Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14 (NRSV)
The faculty in the department of human development and family science attended the Family Science Association’s Teaching Family Science Conference, June 13 and 14 in Annapolis, Md. Paul Johns, instructor in human development and family science, and Katherine Ake (HDFS ‘13) presented “The Decision to Cohabitate: Facilitating Awareness of the Complexities in a Diverse Society;” Erin Boyd-Soisson, associate professor of human development and family science, presented “Using Toys to Illustrate Piagetian Concepts in Infancy;” and Raeann Hamon, professor of family science and gerontology, and Debra Berke (Wilmington University) presented “Creating a Department Plan for Engaged Learning: Preparing our Family Science Graduates for a Globalizing World.”
Farewell reception for employee June 28
The campus community is invited to attend an farewell reception for Seleena Lindsey, learning technology specialist, on her last day of employment Friday, June 28. Please stop in any time between 9 and 10:30 a.m. in the Innovation Zone, Hoffman 106. Come and celebrate Seleena’s contributions to Messiah College during her 10-plus years of service and offer her best wishes on the new chapter in her life. Coffee, tea, donuts and pastries will be served. All are welcome!
Important information from accounts payable office
The accounts payable office will be closed July 1-5. There will be no accounts payable checks issued this week. Our first check run in FY14 will be July 11. If you have FY14 payments that need to be paid prior to July 11, please forward them to email@example.com so we can enter them as FY14 prepaid invoices. Please mark FY14 in the upper right corner of the invoice/expense reporting form.
Reminder for campus parking for outdoor music festival July 4
The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA)will be having their annual conference at Messiah College June 30 through July 6. We can expect 1,200 daily visitors on campus. On Thursday, July 4 they will be having an outdoor music festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Eisenhower Campus Center. The parking lot in front of Boyer Hall and the Murray Library will not be accessible. If you are working that day, please plan accordingly for parking.
The Campus Store offers new summer hours
Beginning on Monday, July 8 the Campus Store will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. These summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 16.
Academic operating hours will begin again on Monday, Aug. 19 and the store will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays when school is in session.
Reminders for fire and emergency evacuation
OSHA has many standards that impact fire or emergency equipment and emergency evacuation. Here are a few of the regulations that you can help Messiah College comply with:
- Maintain clear access to fire extinguishers. There should be nothing stored directly under or in front of them.
- There should be clear access to fire pull alarms. Again, nothing should be stored directly under or in front of them.
- Exits (and exit aisles) should be kept free of obstructions.
- Exit doors should never be locked or blocked in such a manner that they cannot be opened to the outside.
- Exit signs should be lit at all times or made of a “glow-in-the-dark” material that will show up in a power failure.
- There should be no storage in stairwells.
If you notice any compliance issues with these requirements, please take corrective action immediately. If you can correct the problem, do so. If not, report it to area leadership for correction. Thank you for helping to keep Messiah College a safe place to work!
Retirement toolkit available to employees
Messiah College provides a voluntary retirement plan through The Standard to help employees prepare for retirement through contributions to a 403(b). The amount Messiah contributes to the plan is based on the employees’ contributions as follows:
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The department of labor has an online retirement toolkit to help employees identify key issues related to retirement planning. This toolkit goes beyond the retirement plan and discusses topics like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Visit this website for more information.
Administrative Assistant, Departments of History, Communication and Politics — The departments of history, communication and politics currently have an opening for the position of administrative assistant. This is a part-time, 28 hours-per-week, nine-month (approximately Aug. 12 – May 23 annually), band 7C position. This position provides administrative and project support to the three departments. Responsibilities include data entry, project and event coordination, maintaining websites and a high volume of general support responsibilities. Education and experience required includes a high school diploma or equivalent; associate’s degree preferred. A minimum of one to two years of administrative support/secretarial experience is also required. Other requirements include effective communication skills; ability to communicate successfully across departments and with various constituencies, including external contacts; strong organizational skills, including time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; strong computer proficiency including the ability to work independently in Banner, Word, Excel and various databases as well as understand basic web design; and ability to work independently and effectively supervise work study students. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Application materials are preferred via email.) A job description is available in human resources. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, assistant director of human resources/manager of employment and recruitment services, at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed upon request and will be accepted until the position is 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 7B, second shift position. This position works Tuesday – Saturday. This position is 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. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.
Director of Purchasing — The finance division currently has an opening for the position of director of purchasing. This full-time, 12-month, administrative position is responsible for directing activities related to the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services. Purchases vary from standard “off the shelf” goods to highly complex technical items, systems and services. The director of purchasing works independently under consultative direction. The quality of decisions and performance directly affects supplier relations, public image and financial health of the institution. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent customer service. Education and experience required includes a bachelor’s degree in business and management; purchasing certifications desired and four years of purchasing administration experience. Other requirements include excellent communications skills and ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with suppliers and internal customers; strong judgment and decision making skills; proven negotiation skills including the ability to resolve disputes; strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; ability to train users on various software and operational procedures; ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong computer proficiency in Banner, Unimarket, Excel, Word and various databases as well as internet usage; ability to provide guidance and direction to staff and to monitor performance; ability to work reliably, including handling sensitive or confidential information appropriately. 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 email@example.com. (Application materials are preferred via email.) A job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president of finance, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed upon request and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Exerciser/saucer/bouncer — In great condition. Asking $20. Call ext. 7081 if interested or for photo.