Archive for 2012

October 11, 2012

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth.
Psalm 47:1-2 (NRSV)


Beth Transue (‘93), associate librarian, presented a session “Ebooks in the Academy: From Theory to Implementation,” at the 2012 Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference. Beth was also invited to participate as a panelist on the topic of “Information Literacy: Best Practices and Partnerships,” where she shared about information literacy delivered in NURS405 to senior nursing students and professional nurses from local hospitals in a research roundtable.

Messiah 411

“Red God, Blue God: Religion and Politics in the 2012 Election” topic of lecture Oct. 23

On Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Michael Cromartie will address the questions regarding what role people of faith will and should play in the November election. Michael Cromartie is a noted author and the vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as the director of the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Sponsored by the Messiah College Honors Program. Please see this attachment for complete information.

Representative from BCA Barcelona to be on campus Oct. 23 

Dr. Carmen (Maika) Barbosa-Torralbo, representative of BCA Barcelona, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 23 to talk to students about studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. If you are interested in meeting with her or would be interested in having her speak to your class(es), please contact Gina Hale in the Intercultural Office at ext. 2131 or The representative will be hosting an information session at 5 p.m. in Larsen 237. For more information, see this website

Representative from ISA in Valparaiso to be on campus Oct. 24 

Alvaro Rojas Caamano, representative of ISA, who hosts Messiah’s study abroad program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 24 to talk to students about studying in Chile. Students study Spanish language as well as a variety of humanities and business-related courses may find this program especially suitable. If you are interested in meeting with him or would be interested in having him speak to your class(es), please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or The representative will be hosting an information session at 4 p.m. in Larsen 237. For more information on this program, visit this website.  

Overflow seating available for the Eric Metaxas lecture

All tickets to the Wednesday, Nov. 7 Eric Metaxas lecture in Hostetter Chapel have been claimed. Due to the continued extraordinary demand, there will be a live video feed of the Metaxas lecture broadcast in Frey 110. This overflow seating is also a ticketed event. A limited number of overflow tickets for the Frey 110 live feed are available at the ticket office. Anyone in the overflow venue is still welcome to attend the book signing with Metaxas in Hostetter Chapel lobby following the lecture.

Information on cross-cultural to Rome available Nov. 7 

Jim Sawyer, representative of Temple Rome, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 7 to talk to students about studying abroad in Rome. If you are interested in meeting with him or would be interested in having him speak to your class(es), please contact Gina Hale in the Intercultural Office at ext. 2131 or The representative will be hosting an information session at 12 p.m. in the Eisenhower Board Room. For more information on this program, visit this website

Employee Christmas luncheon scheduled for Dec. 14 

Please plan on joining us for the annual Employee Christmas Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 14 from 12 – 2:30 p.m. As is our tradition, it will be a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment. Save the date!

Save the date for the Employee Recognition Reception May 8 

Please save the date for the annual gathering to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. The Employee Recognition Reception will be held on Reading Day, Wednesday, May 8 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. More details will be shared in the spring. 

Purchasing and accounts payable will be closed hours Oct. 19 

Please note that accounts payable will be closed on Friday, Oct. 19. Questions may be directed to Teri Rader at ext.2910.

Text Alert System sign-up available on MCSquare

The Text Alert System is the College’s means to notify all students and employees of critical emergency situations. The Text Alert sign-up is found on the “Need to Know” channel in MCSquare. If you have not loaded this Channel onto your MCSquare tab, please do so. Once you click on the “Text Alert System,” the next screen provides the necessary instructions to add, modify, or delete information. Please be certain you complete all screens as there is more than one screen requesting information. It is important that all the information provided by students and employees is accurate and up-to-date. Step-by-step instructions for signing up for text alerts through Firefox and Internet Explorer can be found here. More information can be found at the Emergency Response website.

If you have not signed up for text alert, please do so today. If you previously signed up for text alert, please make certain the information you provided at your initial sign-up is accurate by accessing the Text Alert System.

College delays or cancelation information available through text alert system 

In the event classes are delayed or canceled, those students and/or employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the College’s website as well as available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084. A recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. You can also check out the Messiah College home page. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m. Pease note, any notice of a delay and/or cancelation of an event at the College will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system. 

Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure.

—Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations

Amendment to the key policy

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1 there will be a $10 restocking fee for any keys that have been requested and not picked up after 30 days. This fee will be paid by the department of the person requesting the key. Please contact Dan Smith at ext. 7151 with any questions.

Facility fee policy outlined

Were you aware that there are fees for use of Messiah College facilities for co-sponsored events? For example, if you are hosting a meeting of your professional organization on campus, internal room rental fees apply. Please plan accordingly when planning your yearly budgets. To view the full policy and rates, see this attachment. You may also view the policy and the sponsoring department approval form on the employee page of MCSquare under “Employee Forms,” “Conference Services.” If you have questions, please call the office of conference and event services at ext. 6009.



Power cords — Looking for a power cord for a Samsung cell phone and also a battery charging cord for an Olympus point and shoot camera. Willing to beg, borrow or buy either of these. Call 717-829 3979 or 

Highlights magazines — Want to purchase Highlights magazines in readable condition. Contact Jenell at


Stationary bike —The women’s basketball team is looking for someone to donate/lend a stationary bike from Oct. 15 through the end of season. Please contact Mike Miller at

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 $875 per month. Interested parties should contact Prowell Management at or Lisa Snyder at

For sale:

Youth snowboard — Peterline, 133cm, $100; Men’s/youth snowboard boots — Tribute, size 7.5, $25. Pictures available upon request. Contact