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December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NRSV)

News

Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “The 3 Gifts Entrepreneurs Provide the World” published on Entrepreneur.com. The article has been shared over 400 times on Facebook, 600 times on Twitter and 200 times on LinkedIn.

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No Intercom Dec. 25 and Jan.1

Due to the holiday schedule, the Intercom will not be published Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The next issue will be available Jan. 8.

Farewell Reception for employee set for Dec. 22

A reception honoring the service of Jason Long, network system analyst, will be held in the Private Dining Room on Monday, Dec. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Jason and his wife Dana will be moving to California where he will begin working for Google. During the past eleven years, Jason has distinguished himself as a very creative problem solver, network administrator and programmer. His service and creative mind will be missed. Stop in during that time to join us in saying goodbye to our wonderful colleague.

Revised capital request form available Jan. 5

The Capital Coordination Team has been meeting this fall to review processes and implement changes that facilitate the efficient gathering of information related to capital requests. With good feedback from campus representatives and excellent support from Information Technology Services, a revised capital request form has been created. The form will be available for users to create capital requests beginning Monday, Jan. 5 until Friday, Jan. 30. The timing of this collection will enable senior leadership to provide a focused review of data and prioritize capital acquisitions and improvements for the upcoming budget year. If you have any questions about this process or need further assistance, please contact Jill Hans at jhans@messiah.edu.

Campus budget forum set for Jan. 8

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8 in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, and a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY16 parameters on Jan. 22. The forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Jadu training sessions available for spring semester

Jadu training classes have been added for spring semester. Sessions include: Jadu 101, Jadu 102 and XForms. Please visit http://www.messiah.edu/training for dates and times.

Important information from the office of human resources and compliance

In mid-November, we were informed that Governor Corbett signed House Bill 435, now ACT 153 of 2014, expanding the definition of background check requirements for employees and volunteers who work in higher education. We anticipate that this will result in significant changes in how we conduct background checks for all of our employees. However, implementation of this regulation will move in stages and we are still awaiting guidance on how to apply this law to existing employees and student employees. We do know that we must begin implementation of the first stage. The first stage requires that any employee hired on or after Jan. 1 have the following background checks prior to the start of employment:

  • FBI (Cogent) Fingerprinting Check
  • Child Abuse clearance
  • PA State Police Check

If you or your department have new hires starting on or after Jan. 1, you will need to inform the new hire of this expectation. If you have additional questions, please contact Sharon Robinson, human resources, at ext. 5300.

Reminder Employee Christmas Luncheon set for Dec. 19

This year’s Employee Christmas Luncheon will take place Friday, Dec. 19 from 12-2:30 p.m. in Lottie Nelson Dining Room. Come and enjoy food, fellowship and festive entertainment as we join together to celebrate this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! As a reminder, we will be providing an opportunity to donate school supplies for Dillsburg-based Project Big Love (PBL) at the event. All school supplies collected will go toward PBL’s summer 2015 event. To participate, please bring new items from the following categories, based on your last name:

A – H #2 pencils, pens, eight-pack colored pencils
I – Q two-pocket folders, glue sticks, rounded tip scissors
R – Z erasers, 24-pack crayons, highlighters

The Campus Store has these items available for last minute purchase. All donations are optional and no gift is too small.

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Position available:

The Department of Marketing and Communications has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Marketing and Communication Services Coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5287. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, Director of Marketing and Communications, at cgross@messiah.edu.

Free:

Miscellaneous items—30-gallon trash cans, Christmas wreaths and other decorations, potting/gardening kit. See pictures/details here or contact Jason Long at jlong@messiah.edu. Rockwell/Delta upright belt sander—Working, older model belt sander. The theatre department no longer has any room to store. Must provide own transport. Photos available. If interested, please contact Melissa Mendez at mmendez@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Townhouse in Mechanicsburg—Two bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse unit in Allenview. Basement, garage, carport, washer/dryer hookup, all appliances, central air/heat pump. No pets, non-smoking. $830/month, plus electric and water. One-year lease, security deposit and credit check required, available mid-January. For more information, call 717-608-1262.

For sale:

Electric heater—$30; Electric lawn mower and 100-foot power cord — $50. Prices reduced. See pictures/details here or contact Jason Long at  jlong@messiah.edu. 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS— Red with white convertible top and white interior. Excellent condition and fully restored. For more information, please check link. Any further questions, you may call the number on the ad or contact srichardson@messiah.edu. House — An installment sales agreement is a great way to make owning this home possible. Built in 2001, this beautiful four bedroom, 3.5 bath home with 3,524 sq. ft. of living space sits on 2.85 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in Cumberland County. Valued at $450,000, but now available for $395,000 on a rent-to-own with a reasonable down payment. Includes billiards room, garage space for five cars and many other extras. Partially finished basement. See link for full details. For more information, contact Kathy Gates at kgates@messiah.edu or renovo15@comcast.net.

 

December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
John 16:24 (NRSV)

News

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Barto, assistant professor of counseling, to the position of director of the counseling program and Leah Clarke, assistant professor of counseling, to assistant director of the counseling program. Heather and Leah bring outstanding credentials as counselors and educators and have both been critical parts of the growing counseling program that now enrolls over 225 students in three program tracks. Their appointments are effective immediately. For questions about the programs, feel free to contact Heather, Leah or Holly Myers, administrative assistant for graduate programs in counseling. Please join me in congratulating Heather and Leah as their roles are expanded. Rob Pepper, interim assistant provost for graduate and non-traditional programs

Bradley Genevro, associate professor of music, recently served as recording producer for several schools over the past month. He worked on recording sessions at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and Illinois State University in Normal, Ind. These recordings will be released on the GIA Publications Label and Naxos Label, respectively.

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Erik Lindquist and research colleague, John Cossel, from Northwest Nazarene University have coauthored an article with students titled, “Pathogenic Fungus Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis in Marbled Water Frog Telmatobius Marmoratus: First Record From Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.” This work extended the known range of the disease-causing species well into high elevation zones in the Andes Mountains. See link for more information.

Led by faculty advisor Larry Mylin and student president Matthew Lauver, student members and friends of the Messiah College Beta Lambda Chapter of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society recently supported middle school science fairs at the St. Margaret Mary (Harrisburg) and St. Joseph Catholic (Mechanicsburg) Schools by acting as judges to evaluate more than 150 individual projects. Evaluations provided by our student judges helped school science teachers identify projects appropriate for regional science fair competitions and/or to receive local honorable recognition.

Ray Norman, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH), will be stepping down from his position in February to become director for faith leadership in water, sanitation and hygiene for World Vision International. Ray came to Messiah in 2002 as dean of the School of Mathematics, Engineering and Business, and he assumed his current role after the school restructuring in 2009. We are grateful to Ray for his strong and tireless service to the College and his vision for the SEH. We are pleased that his new position with World Vision may allow for the possibility of continuing to serve as a scholar-in-residence. A search for Ray’s replacement will begin this summer. I am pleased to announce that Angela Hare, professor of mathematics and chair of the department of information and mathematical sciences, has agreed to serve as interim dean beginning on February 13 through the FY15-16 school year.

Senior Evan Shirey was awarded a first place prize for his poster presentation given Oct. 25 during the 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences hosted at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County campus (UMBC). Poster presentations were also given by Messiah College students Matthew Lauver, Caitlin Mason and Katlyn Tyrpak as part of the conference which included presentations by more than 250 students. The students were accompanied by biological sciences faculty research advisors John Harms and Larry Mylin (who also served as a judge).

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Farewell reception for employee Dec. 12

Please join us in celebrating with Craig Dalen, director of sustainability, as he goes forth from Messiah College to pursue other interests. A farewell reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 12 from 3-5 p.m. in Boyer Hall’s Howe Atrium. Please come to wish Craig well.

The Susquehanna Chorale to be featured on WITF

The Susquehanna Chorale, ensemble-in-residence, will be featured in three holiday broadcasts by WITF radio. The program features Rutter’s “Gloria,” music and carols of the season accompanied by the Messiah College Faculty Brass Ensemble, Erik Forst, percussion, and Daniel Dorty, organ. The choir is conducted by Linda L. Tedford, artistic director and founder, Susquehanna Chorale, and director of choral activities. WITF will air The Susquehanna Chorale’s Christmas Concert from last year on the following dates.

Dec. 14 – Full concert airs at 8 p.m. on the Center Stage program
Dec. 24 and 25 – One-hour version of the concert will be broadcast at 9 a.m.

Reminders for students arriving to campus early

If you are having students return to campus before Monday, Jan. 5, we need a list of names from you and when they’ll be returning. The list must be submitted to housing@messiah.edu by Friday, Dec. 12. There is a $10 late fee for any requests received after Dec. 19. Any questions can be directed to Rhonda King at rkind@messiah.edu or ext. 7291.

Campus budget forum set for Jan. 8

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8 in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, and a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY16 parameters on Jan. 22.

The forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged. It is especially important that members of the personnel committees and other governance groups that review and recommend budget parameters attend. Please extend this appointment to the appropriate governance groups.

Winter recess purchasing card reminders

The purchasing card (P-Card) administrator would like to remind you that the deadline for allocating December transactions is Jan. 7 and the deadline for approving December transactions is Jan. 12. If you do not work during January, please make sure that your December transactions are allocated prior to your last work day before winter recess. If a transaction has not posted to your account prior to your last work day, please make arrangements with the P-Card administrator to have it allocated. If you do not work during January but typically approve transactions for someone who does, please arrange a delegate to handle the December approvals in your absence. Questions should be directed to the P-Card administrator at ext. 2211 or to pcard@messiah.edu.

Christmas tree safety reminders

Christmas is a wonderful time of year…a time to celebrate our Lord’s birth. But it can also bring with it unique safety hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers these tips on Christmas tree safety.

Reminder to RSVP for Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the office of human resources and compliance by Friday, Dec. 12. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment! Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at KCastong@messiah.edu or ext. 7086 with questions.

Opportunity to donate school supplies at Employee Christmas Luncheon

“Thank you so much. The event was amazing. We are incredibly grateful for all the wonderful items we received. It is such a blessing to receive things our son needs for school and we are unable to afford. Again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Attendee of Project Big Love’s summer 2014 event

We will be providing an opportunity to donate school supplies for Dillsburg-based Project Big Love at the Employee Christmas Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 19. All school supplies collected will go toward PBL’s summer 2015 event. To participate, please bring new items from the following categories, based on your last name:

A – H #2 pencils, pens, eight-pack colored pencils

I – Q two-pocket folders, glue sticks, rounded tip scissors

R – Z erasers, 24-pack crayons, highlighters

Please note that you can purchase supplies from a specially created display at the Campus Store. All donations are optional and no gift is too small.

Volunteers needed for Employee Christmas Luncheon

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 19.

Set-up: 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon

Serving: Two 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions

Cleanup: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Victoria Johnson, human resources, at VJohnson@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 6

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, May 6, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Please note the change to a morning function. More details will be shared in the spring.

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Positions available:

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Catering Lead. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5223. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at MWirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Conference and Event Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Ticket and Billing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5164. Job-related questions may be directed to Heather Negley, director of conference and event services, at HNegley@messiah.edu.

The College Honors Program has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant to the Director, College Honors Program. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5265. Job-related questions may be directed to Dean Curry, Director of the College Honors Program, at DCurry@messiah.edu.

Free:

Black/gold table lamp—For more information and photos, see this link or contact Jason Long at jlong@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Townhouse in MechanicsburgTwo bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse unit in Allenview. Basement, garage, carport, washer/dryer hookup, all appliances, central air/heat pump. No pets, non-smoking. $830/month, plus electric and water. One-year lease, security deposit and credit check required, available mid-January. For more information, call 717-608-1262.

For sale:

Electric oil-filled radiant space heater—$50; Computer desk with hutch—$30; Electric lawn mower—$80. For more information and photos, see this link or contact Jason Long at jlong@messiah.edu.

1996 ¾ ton 4 × 4 Dodge XLS extended cab pickup truck—V-8, 5.9 liter engine, tow package, 86,000 miles. New inspection and emission good until December 2015. Truck is in excellent condition; new tires, new plugs and wires, new timing chain, new front rotors and bearings, new water pump and hoses, new breaks and break lines, new fuel line, painted two years ago, transmission has 34,000 miles on it. Asking $8,000. Contact bmarkley@messiah.edu if interested.

House—Tons of character on corner lot. Mechanicsburg home close to Messiah College. Like-new condition, built in 2010 but not the cookie cutter you may expect. The large kitchen is great for entertaining and family gatherings. Three large bedrooms on second floor, laundry on first floor, stainless appliances. Inviting wrap-around porch, basement is ready to be finished. Asking $239,900. For more information, contact Shirley Groff, at groff@messiah.edu.

KidStuff Coupon Books—We still have a few family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books available through The Early Learning Center (ELC). KidStuff Coupon Books are only sold through schools and the ELC earns 50 percent or more profit on each book we sell. Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff…great as Christmas gifts! If you are interested or have any questions, please email Lily Schultz at lschultz@messiah.edu or call ext. 5043 by Tuesday, Dec. 23. Thank you for your kind support.

 

December 4, 2014

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11 (NRSV)

News

The Department of Human Development and Family Science had great representation at the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Baltimore, Md. Nov. 19-22. All four faculty and 27 students attended the conference. Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Nicole Nagel (HDFS senior) presented a poster titled “Training up a Child: Amish Parenting Advice in the 1970s and 2000s.” Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, and Ruben Viramontez-Anguiano (University of CO Denver) presented a paper titled “Understanding Latino Families in the Great Lakes: An Ecological Perspective” as part of a symposium on Immigrant Families over the Life Course. Reyes also served as the presider and co-chair of the Latino(a) Research Focus Group meeting. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, was invited to provide a Fellows Roundtable on Strategies for Positioning Family Science for a Strong Future. Hamon also served as chair of a symposium that was devoted to Positioning Family Science for a Strong Future. As part of that symposium, Hamon co-presented a paper titled “Marketing Family Science Programs” with co-presenter Suzanne Smith (Washington State University Vancouver). This symposium was one of the sessions selected to be live-streamed. It is recorded and available at NCFR’s website.

On Nov. 19, Nance McCown presented a paper to the Religious Communication Association in conjunction with the National Communication Association’s annual conference in Chicago. Her paper was titled “Recognizing the Imago Dei in Employee Publics: A Challenge for Christian Public Relations Scholars, Faculty and Practitioners.” In late October, Nance represented Messiah in Washington, D.C., on the CCCU’s American Studies Program Strategic Communication Track development task force, where she was part of curriculum and planning discussions for a new semester-long option available beginning in fall 2015.

A team of faculty and students from Messiah College and Harrisburg University presented recently on the subject of Harrisburg’s City Beautiful movement. David Pettegrew, associate professor of history, Jeff Erikson, assistant professor of biological studies, Rachel Morris (history student) and Rachel Morris (engineering student) teamed up with Albert Sarvis, assistant professor of geospatial technology, and Dan Stolyarov (GIS student) on a presentation for Bucknell University’s conference “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research.” On Nov. 19, the students presented at the opening session of GIS Day at Harrisburg Area Community College to 60 area high school students and led a workshop on using GIS to project and explore the U.S. census data for the city. The working group has recently released the beta version of an interactive map of the buildings and population of Harrisburg in 1900.

Assistant Professor of Music Damian Savarino recently won 1st place in the National Opera Association Opera Production Competition for his Messiah College Opera Workshop production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium.” For the spring 2014 production, Timothy Dixon and members of the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra provided the music and Tom Ryan provided scenic and lighting design. Savarino has been invited to attend the Gala Banquet of the NOA National Convention in Greensboro, N.C. in January to receive the award. Please join the department of music in congratulating Savarino, Dixon and Ryan and the outstanding cast on presenting top-rate student opera which has received the highest national recognition possible.

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Update on College response to Ebola planning

This fall, there has been heightened public attention surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the related isolated cases that occurred in the U.S. Throughout this situation, the College has been proactively monitoring the international and domestic response to Ebola and its impact on college-related travel. The College’s International Risk Management Committee has met as needed this semester and has already been in direct contact with all students and employees whose travel may be impacted for J-Term. Although media coverage of the Ebola outbreak continues to slow, we want to assure the campus community that the Crisis Management Team and the International Risk Management Committee will continue to monitor this international health situation in a measured and proactive way. As such, you are invited to visit the College’s crisis management blog for questions you may have about Ebola and the current state of Messiah College’s response.

Martha Strickland to speak on campus Dec. 4

On Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 335, Martha Strickland, associate professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, will speak on “The Choreography of Conversation across Differences.” As part of a first-year seminar on “Third Culture Kids,” Strickland will use her own research and past experience to consider the importance of context for identity formation. A particular focus will be on how conversations—especially those between and among people with different backgrounds and experiences—affect relationships. Light refreshments will accompany the presentation and all are welcome. For more information, contact dschmidt@messiah.edu​.

Oakes Museum to host Holiday Open House Dec. 6

Join The Oakes Museum of Natural History for the annual Holiday Open House Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at ext. 6082 or oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you there! See attachment for complete information.

Rosa Johnson to speak on campus Dec. 10

Ms. Rosa Johnson, niece and archivist of Dr. Maya Angelou, will present “My Life with Auntie: Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou” Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Recital Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities, Department of English and the Multicultural Council.

College Guitar Ensemble in concert Dec. 13

The Department of Music will present the annual Messiah College Guitar Ensemble concert on Saturday, Dec. 13 in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The curtain time has been changed from its originally scheduled evening time to 1:30 p.m. The performance will have a Christmas theme and will feature student soloists Matthew Wood and Andrew Budd. Several of the students will also demonstrate their improvisation abilities during the performance of a piece that they arranged themselves. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Reminders from accounts payable

The accounts payable office would like to remind you that there will be no checks issued the week of Christmas, Dec. 22-Jan. 2. The deadline is as follows: submit your request/invoices by Friday, Dec. 12 for a check on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Please also note, following IRS tax reporting guidelines, all payments to individuals or company’s providing services to the College must be paid within the calendar year in which the services were provided to meet 1099 Misc Tax form reporting for 2014. Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

Opportunity to sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry in Bolivia

Messiah College has been sending service teams to low-income communities through Food for the Hungry (FH) for nearly 10 years. In 2007, The Agapè Center began a partnership with FH in which we would support two communities to meet their own dreams and goals through the Child-Focused Community Transformation (CFCT) program. This has taken the form of sending teams to aid in relief efforts, conduct community-based studies, create development plans and build infrastructure. With the support from the Messiah College community, these villages have achieved greater health care, education and empowerment as they begin to break the cycle of poverty.

Now another opportunity exists in which we can support the community and FH staff through regular financial sponsorship. Our partner communities, Rodeo and Torotoro, Bolivia have provided on-site experiential and service-learning opportunities for our students that have been key to their personal, spiritual and academic formation. Many of our students and alumni sponsor these communities by establishing a writing relationship with a child from a community and through much-needed monthly financial giving.

We would like to take an opportunity to extend the relational and financial support side of our partnership by encouraging faculty, staff and administrators to consider sponsoring children in these communities. Your money goes directly to health care, education, increasing local church capacity and the modest salaries in FH Bolivia working in these communities; with little administrative overhead.

See the Messiah College CFCT sponsorship site should you wish to join with us in our efforts alleviate poverty in these communities. If you have further questions about our relationship and work in these areas, please contact Ashley Scheaffer, asheaffer@messiah.edu, or Erik and Molly Lindquist, quist@messiah.edu or mlindquist@messiah.edu, who serve as FH advocates and have had several experiences with FH Bolivia.

Reminder to RSVP for Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the office of human resources and compliance by Friday, Dec. 12. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment! Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at KCastong@messiah.edu or ext. 7086 with questions.

Opportunity to donate school supplies at Employee Christmas Luncheon

The theme for this year’s Employee Christmas Luncheon is “Christmas on Main Street, USA.” In that spirit, we are offering the opportunity to give to Project Big Love, an organization in our “backyard” of York County, which reaches out to local families. We will be collecting school supplies for PBL to distribute at their 2015 summer event. Last year 2,500 individuals were served. Members of President’s Cabinet at Messiah are donating funds to purchase backpacks; you can help fill those backpacks with needed supplies. To participate, please bring new items from the following categories, based on your last name:

A – H #2 pencils, pens, eight-pack colored pencils

I – Q two-pocket folders, glue sticks, rounded tip scissors

R – Z erasers, 24-pack crayons, highlighters

To learn more about Project Big Love and their 2015 summer event, please visit this link. All donations are optional and no gift is too small.

Volunteers needed for Employee Christmas Luncheon

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it is fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 19.

Set-up: 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon

Serving: Two 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions

Cleanup: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Victoria Johnson, human resources, at VJohnson@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Positions available:

The Department of Information Technology Services has a current opening for the full-time position of Network Systems Analyst/Manager. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5169. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland, director of network services, at Wyland@messiah.edu.

The Department of Development has a current opening for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant for Prospect Research and Planned/Leadership Gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5158. Job-related questions may be directed to Robert Feil, director of prospect research, at RFeil@messiah.edu.

For sale:

2004 V6 Honda Accord—well-maintained, one owner, 163,000 miles. Fully loaded; leather seats, sunroof, six CD changer, cruise control. Oil changed every 3,000 miles. Normal wear and tear for 10-year-old car, ready to go. $5,250. Contact Susan at sshannon@messiah.edu.

Tama nine-piece drum set—Five drums, two cymbals, top hat, throne and music stand, $575; Sauder student computer desk—$50. Photos available. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

House—Three-bedroom split level house, located in Monaghan Township on N. Grantham Rd., York County, near college athletic fields. Close to campus (10-15 min. walk). House has 2.5 baths, large two-car garage, basement partially finished, custom built kitchen, city water. On-site sandmound septic system. Oil fired forced hot air heat plus heat pump for central air and backup heating. Two outside storage sheds. Lot is approximately 0.7 acres. Ideal location close to campus. For more information, contact ghess@messiah.edu or call 717-766-7838.

Christmas trees—Four to eight ft. live spruce and fir trees. $25. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or
717-623-0735.

Hooker armoire computer desk—Solid wood, dark finish in very good condition. Would make a perfect office space in a home where you may not have a separate room for an office. Doors open with room for monitor, keyboard, printer, books, etc. Has an interior light and built in surge protector. Two small drawers to keep supplies, plus a file drawer. Very solid and heavy. Asking $800. Contact acook@messiah.edu for photo.

Annual Amani Bead Holiday sale—Through Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in Eisenhower Commons. Handcrafted Amani bead jewelry, many Kenyan market items including ornaments, nativity scenes and scarves etc. All priced between $3 and $40. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to New Life Homes, a network of homes in Kenya caring for abandoned and orphaned infants. Cash, checks, credit cards and Falcon dollars accepted. See attachment for complete information.

Electric Lawn Mower—Greenworks 21 in. corded electric push mower. Good condition, great for a modest yard with minimal obstacles (because of the cord). Includes 100 ft. power extension cord (12 gauge wire). $80. Contact Jason Long at jlong@messiah.edu.

Sofa table with two drawers—Top surface has a stone mosaic inlay. Matching end table included. Both are in great condition. Dimensions of the sofa table are: 52 in. w × 31.25 in. h × 17.25 in. d. Dimensions of the end table are 23 in. w × 24 in. h × 21 in. d. Asking $125 or best offer for both pieces; Craftsman style hanging chandelier—Great working condition. Antiqued copper finish with frosted glass. Bottom diameter is 18 in.Uses a 75 watt (max) light bulb.  Asking $35 or best offer; Pottery Barn lamp shade—100 percent cream colored silk. Dimensions are: 9 in. w (top opening), 15.5 in. w (bottom opening), 14 in. high. It has been in a smoke-free and pet-free home the entire time. Asking $25 or best offer; Six 100 percent silk dupioni lined drape panels with matching tiebacks—All are in like-new condition. They have been in a smoke-free and pet-free home the entire time. Each panel has pole pockets and measures 42 in. × 96 in. The color is wheat and they have 100 percent cotton lining.Want to sell as a set, asking $150 ($25 per panel) or best offer. Please contact Maria Sweeney-Rippon for more information or photos, at mrippon@messiah.edu or ext. 5066.

Red 2003 Subaru Outback—105,000 miles, manual, fresh oil change, full set of winter tires mounted on separate rims, summer and winter mats, aftermarket bluetooth phone system. Asking $6,000 obo. For more information, contact Karl Krahn at kkrahn@messiah.edu.

November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16 (NRSV)

News

Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music and director of music education, recently directed the Sweet Soundsations Choir at their annual festival. This event, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania, hosted 192 Junior High School ladies from 21 school districts around central Pennsylvania. The all-day event was held at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.

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Nobel Prize seminar set for Dec. 2

The departments of chemistry and biochemistry; biological sciences; and information and mathematical sciences present the fifth annual Nobel Prize seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Refreshments will be served at 4:45 p.m. 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, Dec. 2 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, Dec. 4 at 4:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center circle. In case of inclement weather on Dec. 4, the event will be held indoors at Larsen Student Union.

Martha Strickland to speak on campus Dec. 4

On Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 335, Martha Strickland, associate professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, will speak on “The Choreography of Conversation across Differences.” As part of a first-year seminar on “Third Culture Kids,” Strickland will use her own research and past experience to consider the importance of context for identity formation. A particular focus will be on how conversations—especially those between and among people with different backgrounds and experiences—affect relationships. Light refreshments will accompany the presentation and all are welcome. For more information, contact dschmidt@messiah.edu​.

Farewell reception for faculty member Dec. 5

Please join us as we celebrate with Anita Voelker as she departs from the Messiah College community after 21 years of teaching to move to Arizona to be closer to family.

On Friday, December 5 from 2-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium, the department of education and the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences invites you to attend an Open House retirement reception on Anita’s behalf. Please come as your schedule permits.

Oakes Museum to host Holiday Open House Dec. 6

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for the annual Holiday Open House Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at ext. 6082 or oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Authors’ Exhibit submissions accepted

In preparation for the annual New Doc’s Tea/Authors’ Exhibit on Dec. 11, please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from January to December 2014. Materials will be returned to you following the event. These can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail, suite 3008. Thanks for submitting your materials.

Thanksgiving safety reminders

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends the many blessings God has given us. But accidents can happen—even on holidays. The National Fire Prevention Association offers tips on a safe Thanksgiving.

It’s nice to share, but keep your illness to yourself

It’s cold and flu season! How can you protect yourself, your co-workers and students, your family and your community from the spread of these and other illnesses? For more information, read the attached.

Winter safety tips

HM Workers’ Compensation (our insurance carrier) has published a newsletter that contains tips on winter safety, including avoiding winter slips and falls, winter walking safety footwear, snow shoveling, driving in winter weather conditions and snow blower safety. Read this very informative document to help stay safe and accident free this winter.

Volunteers needed for Employee Christmas Luncheon

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 19th.

Set-up: 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon

Serving: Two 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions

Cleanup: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Victoria Johnson, human resources, at VJohnson@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Wanted:

Vendors—Vendors still wanted for Holiday Bazaar located at Mountain Ridge Church on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you know someone or are interested in setting up stand, please contact wmcelwee@messiah.edu or call 717-385-8378.

For sale:

Stampin’ Up! supplies—New, in original packaging. Please contact theckman@messiah.edu for list of items.

1978 Honda Hawk 400 motorcycle—8,200 miles, $595; Massey Harris Pony tractor—Includes cultivators, $1,675; Christmas trees—4-8 ft. spruce and fir, $25. Delivery available. For more information, contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Boots—Two pair boys snow boots, size two and three in very good condition, asking $8 each; Boy’s size 5.5 Nike sneakers—Black with blue, very good condition, asking $12; 35 CDs—Mostly Christmas, instrumental new age and classical, $2 each. Please contact Bill at ext. 3904 or balthoff@messiah.edu.

Four 16 in. Chevy mag wheels—Less than 1,000 miles of wear. Four lug-bolt pattern.Came off 2010 Cobolt also fits some Malibu models and other GM models. For more information, contact Bob Weaver at bweaver@messiah.edu.

2001 Jetta TDI—Silver, 45 mpg city, 50 highway mpg. 177,246 miles, new timing belt and oil change, new head lamps and front turn signals, inspected until December 2015. Good condition. Four-door, sun roof, CD player, five-speed stick. Asking $3,500. For more information, contact George Blackburn at gblackbu@messiah.edu.

Wooden bunk beds/loft bed/twin beds—Your choice how you want to set up, includes mattresses, in good condition. $100. For more information, contact shines@messiah.edu.

November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

So that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:15-16 (NRSV)

News

Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “What’s Your Purpose? 5 Reasons You Need to Set One for Your Business” published on Entrepreneur.com. The article has been shared over 2,000 times on Twitter.

The department of music hosted the annual student auditions for the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing on Nov. 1. Elaine Henderson, senior lecturer in music, and Damian Savarino, assistant professor of music, were co-coordinators of the all-day event. Over 200 singers from area high schools, colleges, universities and private vocal studios competed for winner and semi-finalist status, with winners receiving a cash prize.  Messiah College students who won their divisions were Sarah Adams (student of Elaine Henderson), Joel Bauman (student of Elaine Henderson), Jacob Mandell (student of Damian Savarino), Michael Hardenberg (student of Elaine Henderson and Damian Savarino) and Olivia Renkel (student of Tara Bowers Savarino). Semi-finalists were Janine Shuey (student of Elaine Henderson) and Johanna Harcrow (student of Elaine Henderson and Damian Savarino). Please join the department of music in congratulating these fine singers!

Michael True, senior associate for talent development and marketing in the Career and Professional Development Center, delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience in Providence, R.I. He spoke about abilities students need for employment. He also presented a workshop on observation at the annual conference of the National Society for Experiential Education in Baltimore, Md.

The College Press has received notification that its Forest Stewardship Council® Chain-of-Custody Certification has been renewed for the next 12 months. The renewal was awarded after the organization passed an extensive audit by Printers Green Resource LLC in which the auditor reviewed and verified all the organization’s FSC internal chain-of-custody procedures and documentation for accuracy and compliance. Messiah College Press is a member of the InGreen FSC Group which is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Because of its ten principles and 56 strict criteria for operating a forest and addressing the concerns of all those affected by the forest, they are widely accepted as the “Gold Standard” of forest certification programs.  As an FSC certified printer, College Press can add the FSC mark to any qualifying job to show that the piece was produced on responsibly sourced paper. If desired, the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal can be added to the FSC trade marks.

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Students encouraged to participate in Alumni Mock Interview Day Nov. 18

The Alumni Mock Interview Day is Tuesday, Nov. 18. Alumni will be on campus to conduct mock interviews with students. Please encourage students to sign up here.

The division of finance and planning will host the annual soup sale Nov. 18

The division of finance and planning will host the annual soup sale on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of homemade soup and a bottle of water for only $3.50. Soup options include: corn chowder, beefy zucchini, cheeseburger, chicken, beef stew, tomato vegetable, pizza soup (and gluten free pizza soup) to name a few. Baked goods are also available to sweeten up your Tuesday! All proceeds benefit local families in need for Christmas. We are also collecting non-perishable food items for the Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy some amazing homemade soup! See attachment for complete information.

The department of theatre and dance present “Taming of the Shrew” through Nov. 23

The department of theatre and dance presents Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” This high-energy, pop-art rendition of the classic Shakespeare comedy will be held in Miller Theater (Climenhaga Building) on Nov. 13-15 and 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.messiah.edu/tickets or by phone at ext. 6036. For more information and a glimpse behind the scenes, visit the department of theatre and dance on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Nobel Prize seminar set for Dec. 2

The departments of chemistry and biochemistry, biological sciences and information and mathematical sciences present the fifth annual Nobel Prize seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Refreshments will be served at 4:45 p.m. 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, Dec. 2 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, Dec. 4 at 4:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center circle. In case of inclement weather on Dec. 4, the event will be held indoors in the Larsen Student Union.

Annual Authors’ Exhibit submissions accepted

In preparation for the annual New Doc’s Tea/Authors’ Exhibit on Dec. 11, please submit  hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from January 2014 to December 2014. Materials will be returned to you following the event. These can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail, suite 3008. Thanks for submitting your materials.

Reminders about holiday schedules from accounts payable

The accounts payable office would like to remind you that there will be no checks issued the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 24-28 and Christmas, Dec. 22-Jan. 1. Please plan accordingly if you will need checks those weeks for special events, honorariums, etc.

  • Deadline to submit for November check is Friday, Nov. 14 for a check on Nov 20.
  • Deadline to submit for December check is Friday, Dec. 12 for a check on Dec 18.

Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Learning Technology Services offers open door sessions

Learning Technology Services is offering fall open door sessions. These workshops are led by our instructional designers, director of innovation consulting and digital media specialists. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Multimedia (recording media, ensemble and others)

Mobile apps and Canvas

Canvas rubrics and modules

Please visit this link to view the calendar of times to drop in.

Information for recalls look-up by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years. For more information and the link to their web tool, read this bulletin.

Warnings about “black ice”

Black ice is a thin coating of ice that forms on the ground when the temperature dips below freezing; because it is transparent, the walking or driving surface appears wet and nearly invisible, not icy. When you think the ground is wet, beware, it may be ice. For information on safely walking and driving on black ice use this link.

United Way Employee Pledge Drive in final week

We are in the final week of our annual employee pledge drive. Pledge forms are due Friday, Nov. 14. The United Way of the Capital Region provides solutions for local issues by focusing on three areas: health, education and basic needs. Each week during the drive, we are sharing information on a program partner in one of these categories.

Today’s program partner is Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa. Inc. Catholic Charities offers family-based mental health services (FBMHS) which are designed to prevent hospitalization or out-of-home placement of children and adolescents with severe mental illness or emotional problems. These services include therapy, crisis management, case management and family support services. FBMHS also helps to reunite families whose children have been placed outside of the home.

Read how Jennie benefited from Catholic Charities’ family-based mental health services and how this program taught her family how to relate to one another here.

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs)

or

  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at kcastong@messiah.edu with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

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For rent:

Duplex — Three-four bedroom, 1.5 bath duplex near Messiah College, Mechanicsburg School District, $1,100/month. For a family or individuals looking for roommates. For more information call (717)-623-0735 or email dfogelsa@messiah.edu.

For sale:

House — Two miles from Messiah College in Upper Allen Township. Three bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, finished recreation room, great location. For more details contact cwalter@messiah.edu.

Royal 120CX Cash Management System — Great condition. Includes four slots for bills, a removable coin tray and three Perfect Print rolls. Great for a small business. $75 or best offer. Contact hmyers@messiah.edu.

November 6, 3014

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

I am not worthy of the least of all the steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant
Genesis 32:10a (NRSV)

News

The current issue of “Christian Scholar’s Review” contains a review by Ted Davis, professor of the history of science. Davis reviews “Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin,” by Stuart Peterfreund, English professor at Northeastern University.

On Sept. 29, Beth Transue (’93), associate librarian/collection development coordinator, presented a poster, “Not Just Another Assignment: Partnering with Faculty to Assess Student Information Literacy Skills,” at the PA Library Association annual conference. The poster described a recent collaboration with the nursing department to assess student research strategies as part of a larger research paper. On Oct. 29, Beth presented at the annual Cumberland County Library System staff development day. Beth demonstrated favorite apps that could be used at work or at home.

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Don’t get left out…send in your spring public events

The Office of Marketing and Communications is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the spring semester. In an effort to bring more people to campus, we will mail the brochure to more than 4,000 homes in the community in early January. To ensure your public event (i.e. a concert, recital, play, lecture, conference, performance or any other event at which you would welcome the general public) is included, please send the event, date, time, place, contact name, admission charge (if any) and contact phone number to Kim Christen at kchriste@messiah.edu no later than Thursday, Nov. 13.

The Highlights brochures have been very well received in the past and demand for them has been high, both on and off campus. If you would like to order a quantity for your own department’s use, please call Kim Christen at ext. 7326. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.

Opportunity to study the Bible in Turkey

After having led student trips to study the Bible in Turkey, I’ve volunteered to take members of my church in Harrisburg to do the same next summer from June 15-28 and wanted to extend the invitation to any interested adult learners at Messiah, as well. If you have ever considered taking a holiday to the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean coast while also learning more about the Bible and your faith at the same time, consider joining us on a pilgrimage next summer to the “other holy land.” There participants will walk the roads trod by Paul on his three missionary journeys (Acts 13-21) and explore several of the cities and earliest Christian communities to which he wrote letters (Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and more). We will also visit some of John’s “seven churches of Revelation” (Rev. 2-3) and travel across the regions to which Peter wrote his two letters. Since two-thirds of our New Testament books were either written from or to ancient Asia Minor (now modern-day Turkey), this land holds many clues to understanding the Bible better. Consider it an adult Vacation Bible School!

In addition to learning more about the Bible, there will also be free time and opportunities for relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, soaking in calcium hot springs, sampling fabulous Turkish cuisine and coffee, seeing Turkish rugs woven, bartering in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, visiting mosques to understand Muslims and their faith better, learning more about the modern secular state of Turkey and how religion and politics interact in a different country and visiting two UNESCO world heritage sites! Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey really is the place where East meets West and it is a country full of beauty, hospitality and history. Come join the adventure!

If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please email Dr. Ramey at mramey@messiah.edu. Deadline for trip deposits is Nov. 15. For more information, see attachment.

Students encouraged to participate in Alumni Mock Interview Day Nov. 18

The Alumni Mock Interview Day is Tuesday, Nov. 18. Alumni will be on campus to conduct mock interviews with students. Please encourage students to sign up here.

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, Dec. 2 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, Dec. 4 at 4:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center circle. In case of inclement weather on Dec. 4, the event will be held indoors in the Larsen Student Union.

November Wellness Workshops announced

As in the past, November wellness workshops will be presented by some of Messiah’s nutrition and dietetics majors. You won’t want to miss some timely information on these important health topics. Employees are encouraged to attend and faculty are encouraged to invite their students to attend these workshops. The first workshop will be on Wed., Nov. 12 at noon on the topic of “Did the Cavemen Eat Gluten? Should We? Understanding the Paleo and Gluten-Free Diets.” The presenters will be Elizabeth Borders, Kaitlin Gill, Trevor Stutzman and Meghan Zook. The second workshop will be on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at noon on the topic “Nutrition Misinformation: How to Identify Misleading Claims.” The presenters for this workshop will be Kelly Delew, Brittany Horst and Jennifer Myer. Both workshops will be held in Parmer Cinema and will run for 45 minutes.

Messiah Employee exercise totals continue to grow

Over 75 Messiah employees are regularly logging their exercise in the wellness program titled “Messiah Goes to the World Cup.” Since the program began mid- September, we have walked, run, cycled, swum and exercised ourselves to a total of 9,838 miles. That’s a significant accomplishment! In honor of next summer’s World Cup in Canada, we symbolically “send” one member of the women’s soccer team to Canada for every 1,054 miles we collect. Having already sent nine players, our goal is to send the entire team before the semester ends. Keep up the great work. Employees get 30 wellness points for participating in a six-week phase and are allowed to count 60 points for participating in two or more phases. If you missed signing up for this phase, the next one will begin on Dec. 14. Look for announcements for how to sign up as the time gets closer.

Reminder about purchasing card questions

All purchasing card (P-card) correspondence and questions including new card requests, declined or fraudulent transactions, adjusting credit limits, removing international blocks, travel/international travel notifications, IntelliLink issues and allocation/approval assistance should be directed to Tracy Thomas at ext. 2211 or pcard@messiah.edu.

Important information for weather-related delays and closures

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 home page of the College’s website, distributed as a mass email, as well as being 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. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m.

Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancellation of an EVENT hosted at the college will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system or website.

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

United Way Employee Pledge Drive underway

The second week of the annual Employee Pledge Drive is underway. The United Way of the Capital Region provides solutions for local issues by focusing on three areas: health, education and basic needs.  Each week during the drive, we are sharing information on a program partner in one of these categories.

Today’s program partner, The PROGRAM “It’s About Change,” seeks to prevent recidivism by empowering female offenders to lead productive, crime-free lives. The PROGRAM “It’s About Change” provides Saturday Sessions, a six-week program designed for women, children and family members to learn how to spend quality time together in an effort to build stronger family relationships after incarceration. Saturday Sessions enables mothers to take a more active role in their children’s education by encouraging them to get involved in their children’s school activities and to take more of an interest in their children’s academics.

Read how Saturday Sessions played a role in Ms. B’s journey to maintain her relationships with her children and land her dream job here.

One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs)

or

  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at kcastong@messiah.edu with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Save the date for Employee Christmas Luncheon Dec. 19

Please plan on joining us for the annual Employee Christmas Luncheon Friday, Dec. 19, from noon – 2:30 p.m. As is our tradition, it will be a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment. Save the date!

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For sale:

HP laser jet toner — 61X (C8061X) unopened, make an offer; Olympus 50 mm camera — make an offer. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

Shed — 8 ft.×10 ft. storage shed, 2 in.×8 in. frame floor, wood siding. $200. Buyer transports. Shed is currently on cement blocks. For more information, email dfogelsa@messiah.edu or call 717-623-0735.

KitchenAid mixer — White 4.5 qt. stand mixer, used, with bowl, whisk, dough hook, paddle attachments and white quilted cover. $35 Contact mroth@messiah.edu.

October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will abandon you forever.
2 Chronicles 4:6-7 (NRSV)

News

Congratulations to Daniel Finch, associate professor of art, whose mural design was selected as the winning entry in the Susquehanna Art Museum’s mural project competition. To see his design and to read more details about the mural and the museum, follow this link.

Congratulations to Denise Fogelsanger who received a grant from the Capital Area Association for the Education of Young Children. Denise plans to use the monies from this grant to purchase supplies that will assist in the implementation and documentation of children’s projects. Items to be purchased with the grant funds include a video camera, a still camera, clay, canvas panels, air drying putty, sculpting tools, canvas quilt pieces and classroom mailboxes. Denise is excited to begin incorporating additional documentation and exploration into the new curriculum adopted by the Early Learning Center this fall.  This grant will allow Denise and her colleagues to continue their pursuit of excellence in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Associate professor of marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “What’s the Best Way to Market Your Charitable Giving?” published on Entrepreneur.com.

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The department of education fall forum slated for Oct. 30

Dr. Melinda Burchard, will present “Assessing Professional Development Needs and Gains of Teachers for Multi-Tiered Instructional Practices” at the department of education’s fall forum Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Boyer Hall, room 131.

This research presentation is about scale development and utility of the Multi-Tiered Instruction Self-Efficacy Scale (MTISES). The presentation will include the need to assess teachers’ self-efficacy for multi-tiered instructional practices, the scale development process, the research study methods, psychometric properties and the utility of the tool in multi-tiered educational practices. The very strong validity and reliability of this tool will be detailed for use in assessing professional development needs and gains of faculty in response to professional development.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces additions to the “Pizza with Professionals” program

(* denotes events held in partnership with the Agapè Center)

Additionally, we will have “Coffee, Cookies and Conversation” with World Vision on Monday, Nov. 3 from 3-4 p.m. Location TBD. Interested students can RSVP here.

Please encourage your students to register for these events. Educators are also welcome to attend!

Jazz vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd to present lecture and performance on campus Nov.5

Acclaimed vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will present a hybrid lecture and concert titled “What is Jazz?” on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Floyd will be joined by Aaron Graves on piano and Matthew Parish on double bass. This event is sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Ruth Naomi Floyd is a gifted vocalist-composer who has been at the forefront of creating vocal jazz for over 20 years. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, critics have praised Floyd’s music and discography for its distinctive sound of progressive ensemble jazz that is seamlessly blended with explicit Biblical messages of unwavering faith in God.

Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please contact the ticket office at tickets@messiah.edu or ext. 6036. Please see attachment for more information. Alternate chapel credit will be given for students attending this event.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Nov. 10 open house

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit the college Open House on Monday, Nov. 10. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall  and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at www.messiah.edu/openhouse. We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Jobs.messiah.edu training sessions available for student employee supervisors

In preparation for J-term/spring semester hiring, the student employment office is offering training for student employee supervisors on the jobs.messiah.edu recruitment and hiring system.

If you are planning on hiring students and have not yet been trained, or if you would like a refresher on previous training, sign up for one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, Nov. 11: 1-4 p.m., Frey 145

Wednesday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Frey 166

This training will overview the jobs.messiah.edu system and will cover creating position descriptions, posting job openings, reviewing applications and hiring student applicants. Both sessions are identical, so you only need to attend one. If you would like to attend, register on MCSquare at  “Employee” tab, “Employee Training,” “Student Employee Supervisor,” “Jobs.messiah.edu Training.”

For more information, contact Belinda Conrad, at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Messiah College Business Alumni Association to host networking breakfast Nov. 18

Everyone is invited to Messiah College Business Alumni Association networking breakfast Tuesday, Nov. 18. The next networking breakfast is titled “Urban Revitalization: Why a Christian Businessperson Should Care” will feature speaker Alex Hartzler. This event is open to everyone! You do NOT have to be a Messiah alumnus and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.Sponsored by  Mennonite Economic Development  Associates.

Location: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel (4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, Pa. 17111)
Cost: $15

7 – 7:30 a.m., registration and networking
7:30 – 9 a.m., event speaker
9 a.m., event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Opportunity to study the Bible in Turkey

After having led student trips to study the Bible in Turkey, I’ve volunteered to take members of my church in Harrisburg to do the same next summer from June 15-28 and wanted to extend the invitation to any interested adult learners at Messiah, as well. If you have ever considered taking a holiday to the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean coast while also learning more about the Bible and your faith at the same time, consider joining us on a pilgrimage next summer to the “other holy land.” There participants will walk the roads trod by Paul on his three missionary journeys (Acts 13-21) and explore several of the cities and earliest Christian communities to which he wrote letters (Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon and more). We will also visit some of John’s “seven churches of Revelation” (Rev. 2-3) and travel across the regions to which Peter wrote his two letters. Since two-thirds of our New Testament books were either written from or to ancient Asia Minor (now modern-day Turkey), this land holds many clues to understanding the Bible better. Consider it an adult Vacation Bible School!

In addition to learning more about the Bible, there will also be free time and opportunities for relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, soaking in calcium hot springs, sampling fabulous Turkish cuisine and coffee, seeing Turkish rugs woven, bartering in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, visiting mosques to understand Muslims and their faith better, learning more about the modern secular state of Turkey and how religion and politics interact in a different country and visiting two UNESCO world heritage sites! Spanning the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey really is the place where East meets West and it is a country full of beauty, hospitality and history. Come join the adventure!

If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please email Dr. Ramey at mramey@messiah.edu. Deadline for trip deposits is Nov. 15. For more information, see attachment.

National Survey of Student Engagement results available

The office of institutional research administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) during spring 2014. Please look at the institutional research webpage for an infographic aiming to provide an overall picture of the results.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The J-term and spring 2015 work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates listed on the document attached.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Hunsinger, copyright and educational support specialist, at ext. 3895 or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

United Way Employee Pledge Drive launched

The annual employee pledge erive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 14. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region during the pledge drive, you can help support innovative programs like “Money in Your Pocket.”

The Money in Your Pocket Campaign is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the earned income tax credit (EITC) and the child tax credit (CTC).

For tax year 2013, 225 volunteers provided free income tax preparation for low- to moderate-income families, ensuring that they obtained the credits for which they were eligible. A total of 4,707 tax returns were filed, resulting in more than $5.3 million returned to local families. To learn more about this program and others that help families gain income and financial tools to become independent see this link. Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs)

or

  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, at kcastong@messiah.edu with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

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Free:

Green hanging folders — Please email kline@messiah.edu or call Sandy at ext. 7200.

HP 11 printer cartridges —One each: cyan, magenta, yellow. Unopened boxes, unknown age. First-come, first-serve. Pick up in Boyer 104 from Val Drobel.

For rent:

Apartment — Spacious two bedroom, two bath apartment available in Mechanicsburg Borough. $750/month. Tenant pays electric. If interested email sdjones@messiah.edu.

For sale:

MacKissic Mighty Mac shredder-chipper — Model 12PT1100. Manual start, four-wheels allow for tractor/ATV pulling. Information about this model can be found here.  Asking $1,000. Contact Keith at kajones@messiah.edu.

Outside organization announcement:

Messiah College Graduate Programs is excited to once again sponsor the annual Engage Children’s Ministry Conference — This year’s conference will be held Nov. 7 and 8 at the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The conference is coordinated by the Engage Children’s Ministry Network, a group of children’s pastors, directors and leaders representing more than 15 denominations and 30 churches in central PA. Last year over 300 people attended the conference from the Mid-Atlantic region. This conference is quickly becoming the largest of its kind on the east coast.

This year the conference will feature several Messiah College faculty and students in the workshop sessions, as well as Messiah College alumni. In addition, David Black, children’s pastor at Immanuel’s Church in Silver Spring, Md. will be the keynote speaker.

The conference is a great opportunity for those who have a desire to learn more about children’s ministry, teaching counseling and serving those who work in Children’s ministry. By attending all breakouts and the main sessions, attendees can earn one (1) CEU credit from ACSI.

To learn more about the conference, review the list of workshops and to register, visit the website here

October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will abandon you forever.
I Chronicles 28:9 (NRSV)

News

On Oct. 20 the Department of Education’s Carol Buckley hosted a discussion event that focused on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) — “Unraveling Common Core State Standards: Debunking Myths and Setting the Record Straight.” Guest speakers were Joan Gillis, from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, who discussed CCSS from a math perspective and Carrie Soliday from the Lincoln Intermediate Unit who presented CCSS from a language arts standpoint. Their presentations defined the pivotal initiative of CCSS and explored their evolution. There was an informal question and answer segment after the presentations. The event drew a crowd of 81 attendees.

Associate professor of marketing David Hagenbuch recently presented a paper titled “Should Advertising Shock?” at the Christian Business Faculty Association Conference held at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. The paper won the “Best Practice in Teaching Paper Award.”

Please join us in welcoming Kyle Weber, accounting analyst; Dan Custer, research analyst; Heather Ingram, student account coordinator and counselor; Steven Gross, student account coordinator and counselor; L. Jill Hans, director of financial planning and budget; Christine Hartman, director of financial operations and controller. Stephen Beaver was recently promoted to senior accounting analyst and will assume the duties that were previously held by Stephen Badoo. We would like to thank Stephen Badoo, who currently works remotely for the College, for his excellent work and wish him well in his future career endeavors. His assignment will end on Oct. 31. Please note – all interoffice communications for Stephen Beaver, L. Jill Hans, Christine Hartman, Dave Hoffman and Kyle Weber should be addressed to Suite 3012.

Messiah College has a Workplace Safety Committee that is state-certified. This means that it must operate within certain parameters outlined by the state. In doing so, it affords Messiah certain benefits including a 5 percent reduction in our worker’s compensation insurance. The policy and by-laws for the Messiah College Workplace Safety Committee have been added to the Safety Manual, section 20. For a list of Committee members, to review the meeting minutes, or for future meeting dates, refer to the Safety Committee channel on MCSquare (employee tab).

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The Cultural Series presents The Manhattan Transfer: Living Room Sessions Oct. 24

Join Grammy-winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer, in their presentation of “The Living Room Sessions” which takes the audience on a journey from their early days through their long and successful career to the present Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. For ticket information, contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. Information is also available online at messiah.edu/culturalseries.

The Career and Professional Development Center to offer workshop Oct. 27

The Career and Professional Development Center would like to inform students and educators about a special workshop being offered in conjunction with the Career and Graduate School Expo Monday, Oct. 27 at 12:00p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. Lunch will be provided. Interested students and faculty can register here.

Seven Ways to Make Your Graduate School Application Stand Out (and the Seven Deadly Sins of Graduate School Applications” with guest speaker Dr. Don Martin, author of “Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students” and a long-time professional in the field of graduate school admission.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Don Miller
• Educational background: B.A. in Religion from Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Communication from Wheaton College; Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University.
• Spent 28 years in graduate enrollment and student services.
• Was Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid and Dean of Students at Columbia University (Teachers College), The University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism), and Wheaton College (Ill.).
• Former columnist, “US News & World Report.”
• Has made graduate school presentations on college/university campuses in North America, Europe and Asia.

President Phipps to host open door day Oct. 28

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the president in her office on the second floor of Old Main. The president’s conference room adjacent to her office is used as a waiting room. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

Dr. Nancy and Dr. M.J. Heisey to speak on campus Oct. 28

On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Parmer Cinema (Boyer 137) Brethren in Christ scholars Dr. Nancy Heisey and Dr. M.J. Heisey, both Messiah alums, will share presentations based on their current research. Nancy will discuss connections between BIC theology and the writings of early church fathers, while M.J. will discuss the work of BIC relief workers during and after World War II, as well as the archival holdings that make her research possible. For more details, check the Sider Institute website or contact Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin on campus Oct. 30

Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks on her newest book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. As one of the most recognized historians of the day, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive Era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Author of several best-selling books, Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” A contributor both on and off the air to the PBS documentaries “LBJ,” “The Kennedys” and “FDR and Baseball,” Goodwin is the person most turn to for a keen historical perspective on political and current events.

“Lincoln,” the film version of her acclaimed book, “Team of Rivals,” was produced by Steven Spielberg and premiered in Nov. 2012 to rave reviews and multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Dreamworks Studios and Steven Spielberg have also acquired the film rights to “The Bully Pulpit.” General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with Messiah College student ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Passport processing available on campus Oct. 30

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be visiting campus Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Eisenhower Commons from 10:30 a.m.—1 p.m. to process passport applications. You need to bring:

1. Photo

2. Documents – birth certificate, driver’s license PLUS A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE (Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID, along with a copy of their ID)

3. Completed application

4. Fees

Applications can be downloaded here. For more information, contact the Intercultural Office at intercultural@messiah.edu.

Jazz vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd to present lecture and perform on campus Nov.5

Acclaimed vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will present a hybrid lecture and concert titled “What is Jazz?” on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Floyd will be joined by Aaron Graves on piano and Matthew Parish on double bass. This event is sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Ruth Naomi Floyd is a gifted vocalist-composer who has been at the forefront of creating vocal jazz for over 20 years. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, critics have praised Floyd’s music and discography for its distinctive sound of progressive ensemble jazz that is seamlessly blended with explicit Biblical messages of unwavering faith in God.

Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please contact the ticket office at tickets@messiah.edu or ext. 6036. Please see attachment for more information. Alternate chapel credit will be given for students attending this event.

Representative from Oregon Extension on campus Nov. 10-12

Oregon Extension faculty member Heidi Gehman will be on campus Monday, Nov. 10 through Wednesday, Nov. 12 to talk to students and faculty about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension. If you are interested in inviting her to speak in your classes or would like to meet with her one-on-one, please contact Wendy Lippert at wlippert@messiah.edu. Please encourage interested students to attend one of these information sessions:

Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Larsen 237

Nov. 12, 12 p.m., Larsen 237

To learn more about this program, please see this link.

Representative from International Studies Abroad on campus Nov. 17

On Nov. 17 International Studies Abroad (ISA) Program Representative Ashley Tobin will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study with ISA programs in Chile and France. If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the programs or in having her speak to your class(es), please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or wlippert@messiah.edu.
Also, please feel free to share with your students that Tobin will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information sessions highlighting both programs:

Nov. 17, Boyer 237, 4 p.m — General information session

Nov. 17, Boyer 230, 5 p.m. — Orientation session for students applying for spring 2015

Check out the following links to learn more about these programs:

Chile

France

Learning Technology Services offers fall open door sessions

Learning Technology Services is offering fall open door sessions. These workshops are led by our instructional designers, director of innovation consulting and digital media specialists. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia (recording media, ensemble and others)
  • Mobile Apps and Canvas
  • Canvas rubrics and modules

Please visit this link to view the calendar of times to drop in.

Reminders about holiday schedules from accounts payable

The accounts payable office would like to remind you that there will be no checks issued the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 24-28 and Christmas, Dec. 22-Jan. 1. Please plan accordingly if you will need checks those weeks for special events, honorariums, etc. Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Second six-week ‘Messiah Goes to the World Cup’ phase beginning soon

Over 70 employees have been participating in the first phase of the physical activity program titled “Messiah Goes to the World Cup.” After signing up on the Café Well internet site, employees simply log their miles of walking, running and cycling or their minutes of swimming and any other kind of exercise. Together so far, we have accumulated over 5,400 miles — equivalent to 206 marathons! For every 1,050 miles (round trip distance to Montreal) we record, we get to symbolically “send” one of our women’s soccer players to next summer’s Women’s World Cup. So far four players have been selected by the employees participating in the program (Sara Yunez, Marissa Weaver, Holly Burgard, Nikki Elsaessar) and we will be sending our fifth player this week. Join the fun by participating in the second six-week phase, which begins on Oct. 26. If you are a first-timer, or you are a current participant, you still need to register for the second phase. Register today be clicking on the appropriate link(s) below. Employees get 30 wellness points for participating in a six-week phase. Remember, if you want to count your physical activity for wellness points, you MUST sign up for this program.

WALK II RUN II CYCLE II SWIM II EXERCISE II

7th annual Messiah Team Triathlon completed

Seven teams recently participated in the Messiah Team Triathlon on campus, an event requiring teams of three, with each person completing only one leg of the triathlon (800 yd. swim, 12.5 mile ride, or 5K run). This year’s event included  12 employees and nine students. The Wellness Program wants to thank all who participated. Special congratulations to the team of Aaron Faro, Doug Miller and Brian Hager for setting a new Messiah Team Triathlon record in their division (male employees, combined ages <135).

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The J-term and spring 2015 work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates listed on the document attached.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Hunsinger, copyright and educational support specialist, at ext. 3895 or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sakai no longer available after Dec. 31

Effective Dec. 31, Sakai will no longer be available to the campus. This means you will not be able to retrieve any material from it after Dec. 31. Additionally, you will not have access to Sakai during J-term. If you need assistance with retrieving material please contact Learning Technology Services prior to Dec. 22. Please call ext. 4444 or stop by the Innovation Zone in Hoffman and see Julie Gomboc-Turyan or Cindi Tomes.

Check out the latest updates from the ITS blog

Halloween safety tip reminders

See attachment for complete list of safety reminders recommended from www.parents.com/.

Workplace Safety Committee wants to hear what your departments is doing to promote safety

What has your department done to promote or improve safety beyond expected compliance in 2014-15? The Workplace Safety Committee would like to hear your story. Don’t have anything to write? There’s still time to change that – start working on a safety project now! Submit your department’s achievements on the contest entry form by March 27, 2015 and you could win a Safety Break (refreshments) for your area and an extra $500 in your area’s budget for safety improvements. A copy of the entry form is available at the Safety Committee Channel on MCSquare. The winning entry will be selected at the Committee’s April 7, 2015 meeting.

Reminders for fire safety

See attachment for important fire safety reminders.

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Positions available:

The Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy invites applications for the full-time position of Director of the Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5004. Job-related questions may be directed to John Addleman, Associate Provost for Graduate and Nontraditional Programs, at JAddlemn@messiah.edu.

The Early Learning Center has an immediate need for the temporary, as needed, part-time position of  Substitute Teacher, Preschool. For additional information and to apply, please see https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5029. Job-related questions may be directed to Stacey Griffiths, Director of the ELC at sgriffiths@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Vendors for Holiday Bazaar — To be held at Mountain Ridge Church Dec. 13  Direct sales, crafts and food vendors wanted. For more Information, contact wmcelwee@messiah.edu.

Metal detector/rock tumbler — Real ones, not the plastic ones for kids. Contact Jenell at jparis@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Doublewide home — Located at 21 Audubon Park, 1,620 sq. ft., less than 10 minutes from campus. Doublewide home built in 1995. Central air, three bedrooms, two full baths, living room, dining room, nice sized kitchen with pass through counter to family room, family room with stone wood burning fireplace, plus laundry room. Master bedroom features a full bath. Home has two off-street parking spaces, storage shed and a covered deck. HOA $320/month includes water/sewer/trash. List price $69,000. Call 717-502-6430 for appointment.

Outside organization announcement:

The Arts Hub to host Ameranouche at the Grantham Church Oct. 25 — The Arts Hub is pleased to host the award winning and premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States Ameranouche! A veteran of the Newport Jazz Festival this rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, mixed with soul, flamenco and bebop influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous and elegant. Whether they’re playing a musette waltz from 1930 or a funk-inspired original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of gypsy jazz in the 21st century. Join us for this free event!

Join us before the shoe at 6:45 p.m. for an art gallery reception featuring the work of painter Ralph Hocker. Ralph paints beautiful landscapes of central PA and will be sharing several of his pieces with us.  Ameranouche will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Grantham Church is located at 421 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. For more information, contact Rebecca Coover at 717-766-0531 or  rcoover@granthamchurch.org. See these links for additional information. The Arts Hub, Ameranouche, and Ralph Hocker.

October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psalm 62:5 (NRSV)

News

The following award winners will be recognized during Homecoming Weekend. Please join us in congratulating them.

Young Alumnus Achievement Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah College within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College – 2014 Award Winner Matt Zieger ‘01, Founder and Principal of Percapita; Executive in Residence, Forbes Fund.

Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award: Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College – 2014 Award Winner, Kamela K. Patton ’85, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools.

Alumni Christian Service Award: This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity – 2014 Award Winner, Kevin Kelley ‘89, Northeast Region Chaplaincy Administrator, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Alumni Appreciation Award: Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution) – 2014 Award Winner, Lois Beck, Retired Professor.

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No Intercom Oct. 16

Due to staffing issues, Intercom will not be published Oct. 16. The next issue will be available Oct. 23.

Shredding Solutions on campus for confidential document shredding Oct. 14

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of confidential documentation that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. See attachment for complete information.

Join us for Homecoming Weekend 2014

The office of alumni and parent relations would like to invite the Messiah community to join us for Homecoming Weekend 2014 Oct. 17 and 18. We would love to see you there! For a full list of activities and frequently asked questions, visit www.messiah.edu/homecoming. Please email homecoming@messiah.edu with additional questions or concerns.

The Cultural Series presents The Manhattan Transfer: Living Room Sessions Oct. 24

Join Grammy-winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer, in their presentation of “The Living Room Sessions” which takes the audience on a journey from their early days through their long and successful career to the present, on Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. For ticket information, contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. Information is also available online at messiah.edu/culturalseries.

President Phipps to host open door day Oct. 28

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the president in her office on the second floor of Old Main. The president’s conference room adjacent to her office is used as a waiting room. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin on campus Oct. 30

Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak on her newest book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. As one of the most recognized historians of the day, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive Era—that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Author of several best-selling books, Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” A contributor both on and off the air to the PBS documentaries “LBJ,” “The Kennedys” and “FDR and Baseball,” Goodwin is the person most turn to for a keen historical perspective on political and current events.

“Lincoln,” the film version of her acclaimed book, “Team of Rivals,” was produced by Steven Spielberg and premiered in Nov. 2012 to rave reviews and multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Dreamworks Studios and Steven Spielberg have also acquired the film rights to “The Bully Pulpit.” General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with Messiah College student ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

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Position available:

The Registrar’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Registrar. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4892. Job-related questions may be directed to Jim Sotherden, Registrar, at JSotherd@messiah.edu.

For rent:

One bedroom apartment – Very nice and spacious one bedroom apartment located in Mechanicsburg, approximately five miles from campus. This apartment is on the first floor and includes a large eat-in kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout and includes use of a large unfinished basement for storage. Washer and dryer hook-ups (current washer and dryer will be available to stay, if needed.) Water, sewer, trash included with rent, $595 per month. Available any time after Dec. 1. For more information, email Rick at rvanpelt@messiah.edu.

Apartment — Located in the Arlington Hills neighborhood across the street from Hoss’s restaurant and behind the Upper Allen Township building. Two bedroom, one bathroom, second floor apartment is just minutes from Messiah’s campus. Rent is $670/month. Apartment has central air and heat, laundry, deck, two off-street parking spaces and includes a large area in the basement for storage. Apartment will be available on Nov. 1. One year lease required. No pets. Photos available upon request. For more information, contact jbert@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Gym equipment – Weider Pro Power Stack weight system (model # 831.159830), very good condition, pick-up in Grantham. $200 obo. Needs to go to make room in garage for art studio. For more information or photos, email sberger@messiah.edu.

October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:5 (NRSV)

News

Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch contributed to an article published in U.S. News & World Report. The article identifies several marketing tactics that may fool consumers. The article can be found here.

Jenell Paris, department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, published “Work-Life Survival” in “Working Mother,” “What Lies Beneath” in “Level Ground” and “The Church’s Body Issues” (with Hannah Rasmussen) in “Youth Worker Journal.”

Susie Stanley, retired professor of historical theology, published “Covenantal Responses after Nine Minutes of Horror in Newtown,” in “Covenant-Making: The Fabric of Relationship,” Ed. Charles J. Conniry, Jr. and Laura K. Simmons (Pickwick Publications), 2014: 135-145.

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Dr. David Shenk to present lecture Oct. 7

The peace and conflict studies program will host a lecture titled “The Gospel of Peace in a Terroristic World” Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Shenk, a Christian scholar of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Shenk, one of the most widely experienced scholars of Islam in the world, has traveled to more than 100 countries in his work in Christian peacemaking and faithful witness to Christ among Muslims. Shenk has authored, co-authored or edited numerous books and is currently a Global Missions Consultant with Eastern Mennonite Missions with special attention to Islam. The lecture is free and open to the public and it will be followed by a time of Q&A. For more information, contact George Pickens at gpickens@messiah.edu.

Invite someone you know to one of Messiah’s October open houses

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit one of our October undergraduate open houses on Monday, Oct. 13 or Saturday, Oct. 25. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at www.messiah.edu/openhouse. We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Passport processing available on campus Oct. 30

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be visiting campus Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Eisenhower Commons from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to process passport applications. You need to bring:

1. Photo

2. Documents – birth certificate, driver’s license PLUS A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE (Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID, along with a copy of their ID)

3. Completed application

4. Fees

Applications can be downloaded here. For more information, contact the Intercultural Office at intercultural@messiah.edu.

Home fire safety reminders

Oct. 5-11 is National Fire Safety Week. The U.S. Fire Administration provides the following information on fire safety:

More than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 17,500 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead.

Every home should have at least one working smoke alarm
Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It’s inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. A working smoke alarm can double your chances of survival. Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Prevent electrical fires
Never overload circuits or extension cords. Do not place cords and wires under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas. Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark or emit an unusual smell. Have them professionally repaired or replaced.

Use appliances wisely
When using appliances follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions. Overheating, unusual smells, shorts and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover all unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home.

Use alternate heaters with caution
Portable heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.

  • Keep fire in the fireplace. Use fire screens and have your chimney cleaned annually. The creosote buildup can ignite a chimney fire that could easily spread.
  • Kerosene heaters should be used only where approved by authorities. Never use gasoline or camp-stove fuel. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled.

Affordable home fire safety sprinklers are available
When home fire sprinklers are used with working smoke alarms, your chances of surviving a fire are greatly increased. Sprinklers are affordable, and can increase property value and lower insurance rates.

Plan your escape
Practice an escape plan from every room in the house. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire and never to open doors that are hot. Select a location where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Get out, and then call for help.

Teach children
Children under five are naturally curious about fire. Many play with matches and lighters. Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching your children that fire is a tool, not a toy.

Remember older people
Every year over 1,000 senior citizens die in fires. Many of these fire deaths could have been prevented. Seniors are especially vulnerable because many live alone and can’t respond quickly.

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Tropical fish —Red Wag Platies (tropical fish). I have many young (baby and teenager) Red Wag Platies which need a new home. They are pretty freshwater tropical fish which are red with a black tail and top fin. Feel free to take as many or as few as you wish. I would be glad to coach you on what is needed to care for them. They are great beginner fish, friendly, easy to care for, much cleaner than goldfish and stay a nice, small size (grow to 2 in. in adulthood). For more information or photo, call 717-697-2010 or email Seibert@messiah.edu.

Plastic periodical bins — Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Android smartphones for an engineering project — Have you upgraded your cell phone and have an old Android smartphone you’d like to recycle? The engineering department has a need for a few Android smartphones to run apps in the laboratory. While they won’t be connected to any network, they do need to be in working order. Normal wear and tear is not a problem. Please contact Don at ext. 7169 or dpratt@messiah.edu if you have one (or more!) you’d like to see put to good use.

For rent:

Apartment — Located in the Arlington Hills neighborhood across the street from Hoss’s restaurant and behind the Upper Allen Township building. Two bedroom, one bathroom, second floor apartment is just minutes from Messiah’s campus. Rent is $670/month. Apartment has central air and heat, laundry, deck, two off-street parking spaces and includes a large area in the basement for storage. Apartment will be available on Nov. 1. One year lease required. No pets. Photos available upon request. For more information, contact jbert@messiah.edu.

Apartment — Beautiful basement apartment with one full bath, laundry room ,kitchen, eating area, family room with fireplace, storage area, separate entrance , outdoor patio and deck, garage and off-street parking available. Available Oct. 1. Utilities included in rental fee. Call 717-608-0797 or email cpulis@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Two Britax SG Parkway booster seats — 2010/2011 manufacture dates. $50 each. Contact merikson@messiah.edu.

HP laser jet toner — 61X (C8061X) unopened, make an offer; Unopened Canon PIXMA ink tanks – Yellow (CLI-8Y), cyan (CLI-8C), magenta (CLI-8M), black (3) (CLI-8BK) and one Innovera black ink cartridge (IVR-PGI5BK), all $5 each; Olympus 50 mm camera — Best offer. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.