Archive for 2012

July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

But I do not count my life of any value to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 20:24 (NRSV)


An article by Doug Wood, associate dean of students, was published in the latest issue of “The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development,” “Growth.” The article was a review of the book “Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other” by Sherry Turkle (New York, Basic Books, 2011).

Messiah 411

Summer conference groups for week of July 19

Messiah College will be hosting the following groups in the upcoming week:

Chinese Christian Church (225 attendees), July 19-22

Boys’ Soccer Camp (400 attendees), July 22-26

Boys’ Basketball Camp (200 attendees), July 22-26

Messiah College Orchestra Camp (60 attendees), July 22-28

Registration open for MC One$ource Demo Days 

Registration is now open for the department of procurement’s MC One$ource Demo Days. Join us to see a demonstration of the new eProcurement solution MC One$ource. Experience a streamlined purchasing process from requisition through invoice. Space is limited. Sign up for one of our Demo Days under “Employee Training” on the “Employee” tab on MCSquare.   

Library to become Murray Library and Learning Commons 

Significant renovations have begun and will continue throughout the fall semester. The Library will remain open throughout construction and there will be no diminution of services other than a one-semester hiatus for Café Diem. Never fear, the coffee shop will return better than ever and will anchor one end of a large, open expanse for informal and group study with enhanced technology and access to electrical outlets. 

In January, our reconfigured space will accommodate three additional academic student services: Writing Center, Learning Center and Disabilities Services, all to occupy space to the left of the entrance in what is now the chat-friendly group study area. Combined with well-established library services, the Learning Commons will be a one-stop-shop for academic student success. The building will also receive a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system for improved climate control. 

A display including architectural drawings, photos, a sample board of color and textures finishes and descriptions highlighting the many changes underway is available for your review in the display case of the library foyer. 

Work has already begun on the lower level and most of the office area to the right of the entrance is now stripped bare for demolition slated to begin the week of July 16. Changes already operative on the entrance level include condensing our bound periodical footprint to the upper level of the two-level stacks, appropriating the lower level as the new location for CDs, scores and VHS/DVDs. The video booking process for classroom use is the same as ever and faculty are encouraged to book early and often! 

We welcome your visits and appreciate your patience as we anticipate a significantly updated look and feel in one of Messiah’s architectural gems. We look forward to introducing you to the Murray Library and Learning Commons in January 2013. Our plan is to keep you abreast of developments in the Murray Library throughout the renovation process via regular email updates. 

Bill Strausbaugh, chief information officer, and Jonathan D. Lauer, library director

New procedure in place for reserving rooms in the McBeth Alumni Center 

Due to the relocation of the office of alumni and parent relations (OAPR) from the McBeth Alumni Center to the Eisenhower Campus Center, office of alumni and parent relations will no longer be scheduling the McBeth Conference Room. 

Effective immediately, the office of the vice president for advancement will be scheduling both the Climenhaga Homestead and the McBeth Conference Room. Reservations for either facility can be made by visiting Any questions about this change may be directed to Barry Goodling, vice president for advancement, at ext. 3620.


For sale:

2002 Gulf Stream Conquest travel trailer — RV is a model C30 BHS. Has roof AC, power vent, refrigerator/freezer, furnace, microwave, also has a 14 ft. slide out. Refer questions to Bob  at bweaver@messiah or ext. 3840.