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)
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.
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Due to the holiday schedule, the Intercom will not be published Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miscellaneous items—30-gallon trash cans, Christmas wreaths and other decorations, potting/gardening kit. See pictures/details here or contact Jason Long at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Electric heater—$30; Electric lawn mower and 100-foot power cord — $50. Prices reduced. See pictures/details here or contact Jason Long at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.