Archive for 2012

November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

   Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11 (NRSV)

News

America Recycles Day (ARD) is Nov. 15

Join the department of environmental health and safety and the “Green Falcon” along with his cousin “FANDANGO” on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Eisenhower Campus Center Commons to learn more about ARD. You might even get a free gift for just showing up. Hope to see you there. See attachment for complete information.

3rd Annual Physics, Chemistry and Medicine Nobel Prize Seminar set for Nov. 26

Plan to attend this seminar on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. in Kline 120 where cutting-edge science will be presented in a way everybody can understand. See attachment for complete information.

Mark the beginning of Advent with the annual Celebration of the Light

All students and employees are invited to attend and celebrate the traditional start to the Christmas season Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 4:45 p.m. Carol-singing, prayer, scripture reading and the lighting of the campus Christmas tree will all be a part of this year’s advent celebration. Hot chocolate, cider, pumpkin cookies and other seasonal treats will be served. 

Supervisors are asked to provide release time as able to those non-essential employees who would like to attend.

Rain Date: Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center Circle. In case of inclement weather on Nov 29, the event will be held indoors in the Larsen Student Union.

Scheduled power outage set for Nov. 20

On Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m., PPL (our public utility company for electricity) will be repairing one of their switch gear on our campus. This will mean that during these times power will be off to the following buildings: Murray Library, Climenhage Fine Arts, Old Main, the Chapel, and Woodlands. These buildings will be closed during this scheduled power outage. If there should be inclement weather on Nov. 20, this outage/ repair will be on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Any questions concerning this should be directed to facility services at ext. 6011.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead.  The J-Term and Spring 2013 work submission deadlines have been set.  Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates on the attached document. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, copyright and educational support specialist, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Classifieds

Positions available:

Campus Events Worker I High Center (Custodial) — The department of campus events currently has three openings for the position of campus events worker I. These are full-time, 12-month, band 7A positions with varied shifts.  

  •  Shift 3A- Sunday – 9:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.; Monday – 11 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday – off; Thursday and Friday – 11 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.; Saturday 9:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Shift 3C – Sunday and Monday – off; Tuesday – Saturday – 11 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Shift 3D – Sunday – Thursday – 11 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.; Friday and Saturday – off

These positions are responsible for being a contributing member of the cleaning team for the High Center. Job responsibilities include cleaning offices, classrooms and public spaces and minor event support. Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and share the enthusiasm of being a part of a college community as well as have the ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, staff  and conference guests. Cleaning experience is preferred but is not required. To apply, please submit a rèsumè 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 positions are filled. 

Campus Events Worker II (Custodial) — The department of campus events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II (custodial). This is a full-time, 12-month, band level 7B, shift 3B position (Sunday, 1 – 9:30 p.m.; Monday – Wednesday, 11 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, off; Saturday, 1 – 9:30 p.m.) Job responsibilities include leading the night cleaning crew in The High Center for Worship and the Performing Arts and some event support. Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and share the enthusiasm of being a part of a college community. Should have the ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, staff and conference guests. Cleaning experience is preferred but is not required. To apply, submit a rèsumè and cover letter or an application to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, PA  17055 or email  humanres@messiah.edu.  (Applications are preferred via email.) Job-related questions should be directed to Scott Zeigler, manager of campus events, at ext. 2940. A job description is available in human resources or on the College website. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

General Maintenance Technician — The department of facilities currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance technician. This is a full-time, 12-month, band 7D position. This position provides maintenance in and on all Messiah-owned buildings and interfaces with students, employees, contractors and vendors. Education and required experience includes a high school diploma or equivalent.  Formal training program through a vocational school, technical college, apprenticeship or certified training program in general facility maintenance is preferred. Three years of experience in general building maintenance is required including experience with carpentry, painting, roofing, ceilings and doors.  Also must have advanced knowledge in building maintenance; excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills; have the ability to work independently or in a team setting; and know how to problem solve. To apply, please submit a rèsumè and letter of interest 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 Dan Smith, manager of facility maintenance services, at ext. 7151. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Part-time Administrative Assistant for The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research — The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant. This is a part-time, year-round, band 7C position (20 hours-per-week from Aug. 15 – May 15 and 10 hours-per-week from May 16 – Aug. 14). This position serves as a member of the Collaboratory operations team and provides specialized support to the Collaboratory including work on essential travel logistics, financial reporting, and marketing and equipping services to Collaboratory project and travel teams. Areas of responsibility include travel logistics support, monitoring revenue and expenses, generating financial status reports and providing general administrative office support to the director and program manager of the Collaboratory. Education and experience required include an associate’s degree or equivalent; bachelor’s degree preferred. One to two years of administrative support including one to two years of experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting concepts. One year coordinating international travel with/for mission and development organizations as well as one year monitoring revenue and expenses for proper budget allocation and organizational financial health strongly preferred. A detailed position description is available on the College website. Additional information about the Collaboratory may be found here. To apply, please submit a rèsumè, letter of interest, statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email humanres@messiah.edu. (Application materials sent via email preferred.) Position-related questions should be directed to David Vader, director of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, at ext. 2630. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For sale:

Soap — Nice selection of Amish-made bath or gift soaps in a variety of scents, colors and patterns: honeysuckle, lilac, rose, etc. Two or three dollars per bar, depending on size. Contact Rstevick@messiah.edu.

John Deere lawn tractor —John Deere LT 133 lawn tractor, approximately  12 years old, 38 in. mulching/compost deck, five-speed reverse, adjustable deck.  Engine mechanically sound, serviced every year.  Mower deck needs work.  Asking $250. Contact esternbe@messiah.edu or ext. 7245.

Penn State football tickets  – Two tickets for Penn State vs. Indiana,  Saturday, Nov. 17 at Beaver Stadium. Game time 12 p.m., section NA, row 26, seats 1 and 3. Asking  $110 for the two tickets.  These are my season ticket seats.  Contact Darwin at dgaston@messiah.edu .