Archive for 2012

September 27, 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.
I Peter 4:12-13 (NRSV)

News

Michael True, director of the Internship Center, learned his website – InternQube.com – has been chosen by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Top 75 Websites for Your Career.” Over 700 websites were nominated. Forbes looked for websites which serve as “the best online destinations for interns, job seekers, business owners, established professionals, retirees and anyone else looking to launch, improve, advance or change his or her career.”

Messiah 411

Thank you from the office of development

The office of development would like to send a special thank you to everyone who made a gift to the College last year. As of June 30, 2012, employees donated over $140,000 to the Messiah Annual Fund, scholarships, mission trips, athletics and many other programs in order to have an impact for current students. In addition, 38 percent of current employees participated in the employee giving campaign. Thank you for all that you do for our students, including the generous financial support that you have provided. As a reminder, employees who are enrolled in payroll deduction will be allowed a “denim day” on the last Friday of every month. For questions about the giving campaign, contact Ashley Martin, assistant director of annual giving, at amartin@messiah.edu.

Cherish the Ladies to open this season’s Cultural Series 

Cherish the Ladies, an Irish-American ensemble blending “virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing,” will perform the opening Cultural Series concert in Hostetter Chapel on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased by contacting the ticket office at ext. 6036 or tickets@messiah.edu.

Free one-on-one nutrition counseling on campus 

The NUTR 410 course is looking for “clients” for students to work with during the fall semester for individual nutrition counseling. Because our students are not yet registered dietitians, they are not qualified to counsel on nutritional treatment of disease. Your student counselor will work with you on nutrition issues related to weight loss and/or healthy eating strategies. 

If you are interested, your responsibility will be to meet with your counselor on a weekly basis beginning the week of Oct. 22, at a time that fits your schedule, for 30-45 minutes for approximately six weeks in Jordan Science Center. Additionally, depending on your nutrition concerns, you will likely be asked to keep a food journal or complete other activities throughout the semester. This is a graded experience for the students, so please do not volunteer if you think you may become too busy to regularly meet with the student during the semester during your assigned appointment time. If you volunteer, these students will be counting on you to fully participate in the program. You are welcome to participate in this program even if you have done so in the past. 

Interested persons can email aporto@messiah.edu before Thursday, Oct. 11. In your email, please state your nutrition concerns as well as several one-hour blocks of time that you are available to meet with your student (early mornings, evenings and weekends can be included). This information will be used to match you with a student with the same availability and will become your scheduled appointment time for the six weeks. Client selection will be based on how your availability matches student availability as well as your nutrition concerns in relation to student ability to address those concerns.

Office of alumni and parent relations to transition to Facebook page

As we head into a new academic year, the office of alumni and parent relations has chosen to refocus our social media strategy to be more effective. In light of the changing policies and roles of Facebook, our office has decided to transition to a Facebook page this fall. We will be rolling out the page this week with the Messiah College Alumni Facebook group officially closing at the end of November.

The page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/messiahalumni. Please “like” this page and share it with others as you are able. To see our projected timeline, you can review this attachment. Contact the office of alumni and parent relations if you have any questions or great ideas for this transition.

BJ’s Wholesale Club open enrollment available beginning Oct. 1

BJ’s Wholesale Club open enrollment will run from Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering Messiah employees a 15-month Inner Circle membership for $40 ($10 savings and three additional months) or a 15-month Rewards membership for $80 ($20 savings and three additional months). This offer is not available in the Club or online. For further details, or to enroll or renew, please visit the Procurement Channel on MCSquare. Fill out the registration form and return it to Daisy Anderson in Suite 3012. The next open enrollment will be held in April 2013. Any questions should be directed to Daisy Anderson at ext. 2100.

Classifieds

Campus Events Worker III, Eisenhower Campus Center Building Coordinator, Second-Shift — The department of campus events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker III, Eisenhower Campus Center building coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7C, second-shift (M-F 3:15 – 11:45 p.m., with an occasional weekend) position.The campus events worker III is an experienced custodial position dedicated to building maintenance and cleaning. Responsible for responding to client questions and concerns. In addition, this position is responsible for organizing and coordinating the set-up and tear-down of special events and classrooms as well as event support. This position supervises a teams of work study students. A high school diploma or equivalent is required as is two years’ custodial or events experience; supervisory experience is preferred. Other requirements include ability to read and follow directions/event descriptions;  clean/maintain areas as directed; communicate effectively with others; demonstrate respect for others and act as a role-model to students; basic computer proficiency; ability to lift 50 lbs.; and possession of a valid PA driver’s license. A detailed position description can be found on the College website. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and detailed résumé to Messiah College, Human Resources, suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are preferred via email.)  Job-related questions should be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at ext. 2940. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Campus Events Worker II (Custodial) Floater, Residence Halls — The department of campus events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7B position. The campus events worker II is an experienced custodial position dedicated to building maintenance and cleaning. In addition, this position is occasionally responsible for the set-up and tear-down of special events, classroom set-up and event support. This position may also supervise a team of work study students. Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., share the enthusiasm of being a part of a college community, and have the ability to interact professionally with students and conference guests. Two years of work experience is required; custodial or events experience preferred. To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials are preferred via email.) A job description is available in human resources or on the College website. Job-related questions should be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at ext. 2940. Applications will be reviewed upon request and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Free:

Two oak school desks — Good condition. One 23 in. tall, one 22 in. tall. Each has an under-desk storage area (no lift-up lid). No chairs. Contact Angela: AHare@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Apartment — Newly renovated, second story, two bedroom, one bath apartment for professional or retired persons(s) is available for rent. A large living room and eat-in kitchen provide spacious living area. Off-street parking is also provided in this three-unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking. Utilities not included. Renting at $950 per month. Interested parties should contact Prowell Management at  ProwellManagement@gmail.com or Lisa Syder at lsnyder@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Dining room hutch — Beautiful solid wood dining room hutch. Two-piece, glass cabinets and shelves on top and cabinets, drawers on the bottom. Good condition, asking $100 or obo. Selling because we don’t have a dining room. Email cfaro@messiah.edu for a picture or more information.