Archive for 2012

October 18, 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (NRSV)

Messiah 411

7th annual Career and Graduate School Expo set for Oct. 22

On Monday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium, more than 135 exhibitors will be on campus to recruit for internships, professional employment and graduate school programs. First-year through senior students and alumni from all majors are welcome to attend. A complete list of exhibitors is available on the Career Center’s website.

Benefits for students (and alumni):
* Explore career options, internships, employment openings and/or graduate programs.
* Identify what recruiters seek in ideal candidates in order to be strategic and intentional with their time at MC.
* Realize the transferability of majors and skill sets to a variety of career/graduate school options.
* Practice the art of networking and marketing themselves to recruiters. 
* Students should review Expo F.A.Q.s as well as a tip sheet for making the most of the event.
Members of the Messiah College community are invited to attend the Expo and interact with the employer and graduate school representatives. Your interaction with recruiters assists us as we develop these relationships for our students and alumni. 

New for this year’s Expo!

  • LINKEDIN Photo Booth: from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., students are invited to get a professional head shot taken for free. The portrait will then be emailed to them for use as their LinkedIn profile picture!
  • Grad School admissions fee waivers – several graduate schools are offering these waivers to students who stop by their booth. See our website for complete details.  

For any event-specific questions,  contact Dwayne Keiffer at  

Aughinbaugh Art Gallery opens exhibition Oct. 26

To enhance our understanding of the upcoming exhibition in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, “A Celebration of Fine Art: Modern and Contemporary Art Collections at Messiah College,” the Gallery has arranged for a Messiah graduate and historian to speak about the College’s origins in the Brethren In Christ Church and the College’s and Church’s evolution toward acceptance of the liberal (and especially the fine) arts. We would be honored if you have time to attend the lecture. 

Devin C. Manzullo-Thomas will present “The Visual Arts in the context of the BIC Church” on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Frey 110. This event is free and open to the public. 

Devin Manzullo-Thomas is a member of the BIC church, a graduate of Messiah College, originally from Carlisle BIC and currently serves as assistant editor of “BIC History and Life,” the journal of the BIC Historical Society.

Harrisburg Academy Merit Scholarship 

This past spring, Messiah College partnered with Harrisburg Academy to offer full-time employees’ children the opportunity to apply for a $10,000 renewable merit scholarship at Harrisburg Academy.  

For the 2012-13 academic year, the first recipient of the scholarship is Noah Sweeney, who joined the Academy community this fall as a seventh grade student. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our son and we can already see how the school is a great fit for him. Noah is so excited to be a Spartan!” said Noah’s father, Brian Sweeney, who is the assistant director of constituent relations.

Applying for the merit scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year is simple. Fifth through 11th grade students are eligible to apply for a merit scholarship if one of their parents is employed full-time by Messiah College. The scholarship is renewable for the duration of that student’s enrollment at the Academy. Applications are available through Harrisburg Academy for the 2013-14 academic year and will be accepted immediately. The deadline to submit for this merit scholarship cycle is Feb. 1, 2013. All materials should be mailed to Harrisburg Academy’s Admission Office, 10 Erford Road, Wormleysburg, Pa. 17043. 

Employees of Messiah College can to learn more about this unique opportunity through Amanda Coffey in the human resources department or Harrisburg Academy’s office of admission. The Academy will be at Messiah later this fall to answer employees’ questions and to present the merit scholarship program in greater detail. In addition, there is an open house at Harrisburg Academy on Sunday, Nov. 4. Messiah College families are invited to a corporate partners reception ahead of the open house. See the attached flyers

Specific questions about the Corporate Partners Merit Scholarship should be directed to Jessica Warren, director of admission and financial aid, at 717-763-7811 or via email at

Latest Fact Book and enrollment summaries about Messiah now available 

The latest Fact Book, enrollment summaries and other college-wide statistics are available on the Institutional Research webpage, click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for enrollment summaries, etc.
Laura Miller – assistant director of institutional research and analysis

BJ’s Wholesale Club open enrollment available

BJ’s Wholesale Club open enrollment will run 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.


Position available:

Assistant Director of Annual Giving (II) — The office of development currently has an opening for the position of assistant director of annual giving.  This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative position. The assistant director of annual giving assists the director in various aspects related to securing annual giving support and is especially responsible for enhancing a culture of philanthropy at Messiah College. Education and experience required includes a bachelor’s degree, preferably from Messiah College, and two to three years of development, marketing, sales, or related experience required, or combination of education and experience. Other requirements include excellent interpersonal communication skills; proven success in personal solicitation; ability to recruit, train and motivate students, alumni and parent volunteers; excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task; highly motivated to achieve fundraising goals; and ability to develop and implement new programs. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, rèsumè, statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, One College Avenue, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, 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 Beth Clark, director of annual giving, at ext. 3953. Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 2.


Garage space or inside storage area wanted to rent — For a popup camper for November through April. Please call Bill at ext. 3904 or 642-9548.

For sale:

Frigidaire heavy duty electric dryer — $50; 32 in. HD Sony Trinitron tube television — (720p) $100. Great condition; Blue microfiber couch — 83 in. L × 42 in. D × 35 in. H, very good condition, $150 or best offer. Please call Audrey or Robert Reyes at 884-1076 (h) or 209-2361. 

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

Outside organization announcement:

Messiah College’s PRSSA chapter will host first 5k/1 mile event — SchreiberDash! “Racing for kids with disabilities” is set for Saturday, Nov. 3. 5K Run/One-mile Walk for Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. Games, crafts and more! Race held at West Shore Evangelical Free Church, 1345 Williams Grove Road, Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055 on  Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. 5K Race; 10:45 a.m. One-mile walk. $10 pre-registered; $15 register on race day; kids under three are free. To support and raise awareness of Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, a Pediatric Center based in Lancaster, Pa. that offers premier outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to children with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. Please bring pre-registration forms and payment to the registration table on the day of the event. Download the pre-registration form here. Download the waiver form here. All checks can be made payable to Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. The day will include fun activities for families and children, including a kid’s tent with face paint and games. Also, top finishers in the races will receive a prize. For more information, check out the Facebook event page here.