May 22, 2014

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful. I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:8-9 (NRSV)

News

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Patterson has accepted the position of administrative assistant to the associate provost for graduate and non-traditional programs and administrative assistant to the director of the graduate programs in business and leadership. Stephanie will be transitioning into this role throughout the summer as she moves out of her current role as administrative assistant to the director of the graduate program in nursing. Stephanie brings outstanding credentials, a strong work ethic, amazing initiative and boundless energy that will undoubtedly provide the support necessary for continued growth in our graduate and non-traditional programs. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie to her new role.
John Addleman, associate provost for graduate and non-traditional programs and Rob Pepper, director of the graduate program in business and leadership

Bill Strausbaugh, vice president of IT/associate provost, participated on a panel with representatives from Millersville University and the University of Pennsylvania to discuss cost containment in information technology. The panel was part of a workshop hosted at Villanova University for IT professionals.

I would like to thank everyone for your kindness, your prayers and your cards following the home-going of my mother. Your caring compassion is so greatly and sincerely appreciated.
Scott Zeigler, campus events manager

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No Intercom May 29

Due to staffing issues, there will not be an issue of the Intercom May 29. The next issue will be available June 5.

Announcements from the office of the provost

Congratulations to Richard T. Hughes, distinguished professor of religion, who has been awarded emeritus status.

I am pleased to announce the following new faculty members for fall 2014:

David N. Dixon, associate professor of communication
B.A., Messiah College, 1988; M.A., Wheaton College graduate school, 1993; Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 2000.

Heather S. Dravk, senior lecturer in French
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 1993; M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2002.

Krista Hamlen Imbesi, senior lecturer of film and digital arts
B.A., Messiah College, 2009; M.F.A., SUNY University at Buffalo, 2012.

Christine A. Robinson, assistant professor of mathematics
B.S., Wheaton College, 2006; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008, 2013.

Jeffrey A. Stroup, assistant professor of nursing (clinical track)
B.S., University of St. Francis, 2004; M.S., Mansfield University, 2013.

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been approved for term tenure renewal for the five-year period, Aug. 1, 2014 to July 31, 2019:

Caleb D. Miller, professor of philosophy

Donald G. Pratt, professor of engineering

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been approved for term tenure for the five-year period, Aug. 1, 2014 to July 31, 2019:

Abaz Kryemadhi, assistant professor of mathematical sciences

Anne (Nancy) B. Woods, associate professor of nursing

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been promoted to full professor effective Aug. 1, 2014:

Erin F. Boyd-Soisson, associate professor of human development and family science

Nancy J. Patrick, associate professor of special education

Anita N. Voelker, associate professor of education

Tymberley A. Whitesel, associate professor of theatre

Anne (Nancy) B. Woods, associate professor of nursing

Seeking contacts in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area for “Into the City”

By now, you may be familiar with the “Into the City” career immersion program collaboratively sponsored by the Career Center, office of alumni and parent relations and the office of development. If not, check out a newly released video that captures the essence of the program. We are gearing up for our next destination to Charlotte, N.C. scheduled for fall break 2014. The itinerary for this program typically entails a diverse set of company site visits, alumni panel presentations and a networking reception. We’re calling on our collective Messiah community to request referrals from your respective networks. If you have connections in the greater Charlotte area (alumni or otherwise) who might be a good fit for some aspect of this educational opportunity, we would appreciate hearing about them. Please email your suggestions to chanson@messiah.edu.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The fall semester 2014 work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates listed in this document.

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

June is National Safety Month

Each week of the month, the National Safety Council will be focusing on a safety topic relevant to most workplaces and most households. For the first week, the topic is “Prescription Painkillers.” Information provided in the tip sheet includes the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs.

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Positions available:

The Department of Financial Operations has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Director of Financial Operations and Controller. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3754. Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, at DWalker@messiah.edu.

The Department of Financial Operations has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Director of Financial Planning and Budget. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3757. Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, at DWalker@messiah.edu.

Free:

VHS tapes from the Library — The Library is weeding out many of the VHS tapes in multiple subject areas. This will be an ongoing summer project. The tapes will be placed on carts in the library lobby. Please come and take a look.

Wanted:

Help wanted/light construction work—Small business (aluminum spouting installation/cleaning) in Mechanicsburg is immediately seeking part-time and/or full-time workers for summer season or beyond. Wage starts minimally at $10/hour; potentially higher with experience. No previous experience is necessary; owner will train. For additional details call 717-796-7711.

For sale:

Nordic Track recumbent R400 exercise bike in good condition—$125; Oak secretary desk—Good condition, marks on top, three drawers, 40 in. tall × 32 in. wide × 16 in. deep, $30; Dog crate and bed—For medium-sized dog, $30; Oster mixer with shredder/slicer and blender attachments—$30; Coleman 13 ft. x 11 ft. screen tent—$15; HP Photosmart all-in-one printer C309—$25; Samsonite soft roof top carrier—$10.Call John at 717-919-1091 or email at jaddlemn@messiah.edu.

Home for sale by owner—Walking distance to Cumberland Valley Schools. 2,500 sq. ft.; four bedrooms; two-car garage; fireplace; front and back porches with a new deck and patio; brand new master suite and remodeled kitchen; new carpets in all rooms. If interested, come for coffee and dessert one evening to take in the house and the sunset. By next month, we will turn over the house to a realtor, but we would prefer to sell to a Messiah family. If interested, contact Anita Voelker at avoelker@messiah.edu or 717-773-6331.

Upright freezer—$75; Battery operated Neuton mower and two batteries— $100; Blue plastic rain barrel—$50; Blue plastic barrel—$15; Cherry storage cabinets—$25; Wood-canvas canoe—$500; Eight-foot plastic garden fencing—$15 obo. For more information, call 330-449-9008 or email rstevick@messiah.edu.

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