Archive for 2012

October 4, 2012

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will go on doing the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
II Thessalonians 3:3-5 (NRSV)


Kathy T. Hettinga’s design as service class partnered with Kiwanis International and UNICEF, which have set a goal of raising $110 million for the ELIMINATE Maternal/NeoNatal Tetanis in Third World Countries with plans to vaccinate over a 100 million mothers. Students designed numerous notecards and holiday cards to create selected packets of 10 different designs for a notecard set and a holiday card set. The chosen cards were selected by a committee from the PA Kiwanis Club and the professor. The clients offset printed 10,000 cards, which are being distributed by Kiwanis Club, Carlisle. The project was spearheaded by Helen Milliron and Ethan MacBeth who acted as the client for the students in Professor of Art and Design Kathy T. Hettinga’s class.

Also, Hettinga’s photograph, “Chinquiquira Mausoleum, Colombia,” has been chosen for the Latin American Fotografia of American Illustration – American Photography. It will be exhibited permanently on “The Archive,” a web gallery of In addition to being included on The Archive, the work will also be presented in a winner’s slide show announcement sent to over 25,000 creative professionals. The distinguished jury included photo and art directors from Loduca, JC Penney, Danilo Black and Latina Magazine. Colleague Kim Yunez  traveled with Hettinga to Colombia to explore the expressions of faith as manifested in memorials, grave markers and church structures.

Congratulations to Jared Rudy, grounds manager, for his recent passing of the Certified Grounds Manager process through the Professional Grounds Management Society. The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) is a national organization that was established in 1911 as a professional society for the individual with the purpose of education and professional advancement. The majority of PGMS members are institutional grounds managers who work for organizations such as colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks and landscape management companies.

Messiah 411

Purchasing and accounts payable to offer limited hours Oct. 11 and 12 

Please note that the purchasing office will operate with minimal staffing on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12. The accounts payable office will be closed Friday, Oct. 12 to observe the fall holiday. Please contact Teri Rader at ext. 2910 for more information.


Positions available:

Catering Lead — The department of dining services currently has an opening for the position of catering lead. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7C position. The catering lead will oversee and assist with all aspects of catered events, preparation, set-up through service, break down and clean up, and is responsible for providing consistent lead/training/assistance to catering staff to ensure standards for quailty, safety, sanitation, presentation and maintenance of customer satisfaction at all times. Education and experience required includes a high school diploma or equivalent as well as two years of experience in hospitality/catering/conference industry. Other requirements include excellent customer service skills; ability to professionally serve high-end catering events; knowledge of front-of-the-house, presentation and great attention to detail; strong leadership and training skills; ability to multi-task; basic computer skills (Excel, Word, etc.); and ability to earn ServSafe certification within 12 months of hire. To apply, please submit a résumé and letter of interest to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechancisburg, PA 17055 or email (Application materials are preferred via email.) A job description is available on the College website.  Job-related questions should be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at ext. 6008. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Web Content Manager — The department of marketing and public relations currently has an opening for the position of web content manager. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. This position maintains areas of the Messiah College website for which the marketing and public relations office has primary responsibility, including the admissions website. The web content manager is responsible for performing regular and systematic reviews of the site to ensure strong and consistent marketing and branding throughout those sites. This position also collaborates with the admissions team to ensure information accuracy, timeliness and relevance on the admissions website; writes, creates, edits and/or coordinates content development and/or repurposing of content, and posts content on the admissions website as well as on other areas of the College’s web site as assigned; assists in the development of web content strategies that include search engine optimization; is responsible for selected homepage content areas (including main images, homepage features and at-a-glance); builds and executes viable project plans and schedules for web content projects; establishes and communicates institutional editorial style standards and guidelines for the web; trains campus users in developing effective web content; and serves as back-up for web services manager. Education and experience requirements include bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or public relations with emphasis in writing and producing multi-media content for the web. Two years of writing, producing and editing content, including text and multi-media content for the web and two years of basic website building experience or equivalent course work are also necessary. Other requirements include demonstrated ability to write, edit and proofread effective, compelling written content for the web; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in creating multi-media content for the web; certification or demonstrated experience and proficiency in search engine optimization (SEO); ability to anticipate and identify web content needs, envision and execute new content ideas and strategies; ability to work as part of a team and also independently; self-motivated and flexible; demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and fluid environment; exceptional attention to detail and deadlines; strong organizational and prioritization skills; excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills; entrepreneurial and creative spirit; must be PC proficient; have experience with broad-based, industry-standard hardware and software; familiarity with Mac environment a plus; experience in HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CMS, CSS, podcasting, ,video capture and editing for the web, wikis and blogs (preferably WordPress); experience using social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Flickr. Occasionally may be called upon to post emergency or event-related information on the homepage during non-working hours. To apply, please submit a résumé, letter of interest, statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email to (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 Deb Sauders, director of print and web communications/assistant director of marketing, at ext. 2350. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For sale:

Upright piano — Spinnet-style Wurlitzer piano. Light brown wood stain finish, in good shape, $75. You haul it away; Sleeper sofa — Light blue and white striped sofabed, upholstered, two sitting pillows, fixed backing, in good condition. Pull-out sofa bed includes a twin size mattress. Also includes mocha colored, velour couch cover. $50, you haul it away. Contact Damian Savarino at or call 717-691-9278.

Dryer — Frigidaire heavy duty electric dryer, $50; 32 in. HD Sony Trinitron tube television — 720p, $125; Blue microfiber couch — 83 in. L × 42 in. D  × 35 in. H, very good condition, $200. Please call Robert or Audrey Reyes at 717-884-1076 (h) or 717-209-2361. 

Kayaks — Barely used Emotion Edge sit-inside kayak. Perfect for medium to large paddlers. Asking $300; Ocean Kayak Sidekick sit-on-top. Seats one adult and one child or pet; can also be paddled solo. Comes with adult seat back and kid’s jump seat. Asking $400. Email Barbara at for photos and additional information.

Home — A rare find. All the look and charm of yesterday in a modern, efficient, Meadow View Estates Victorian home. Walk to schools and community park in this sought after exclusive area with shopping and major highways close by. Perfect for entertaining, with grand, welcoming foyer, Victorian decor featuring magnificent woodwork on all three finished levels. Lower level can be used as in-law quarters, home office or fifth and sixth bedroom with full bath. 324 E. Meadow Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Contact or email to see a link of the home and contact information. 

Solid wood bunk beds — Good condition. Will sell both beds and mattresses for $275 or one bed and mattress for $150. Email for pictures or more information.