Archive for 2015

December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

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Employee Christmas luncheon

Don’t forget! This year’s employee Christmas luncheon will take place tomorrow from noon-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.

Bethesda Mission’s ministries reach men, women and children in the Harrisburg area, seeking to inspire hope in each person. This mission meshes well with the theme for the luncheon this year—the anticipation and hope of Christmas Eve. To participate in our tradition of charitable giving at this event, please bring an item from the following list to the luncheon:

  • Toothpaste
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Men’s white socks
  • Sports ball (football, soccer, basketball)
  • 1” binder
  • Spiral notebook

We’ve provided another visual to help you remember the list of items! See link. Please contact Human Resources and Compliance with any questions. All donations are optional.

Accounts payable reminder

Accounts payable would like to remind the campus there will be no checks issued for the week of Christmas, Dec. 21-31, 2015. Our checks are processed weekly on Thursdays, so please plan accordingly if you will need a check issued over these periods.

Campus budget forum

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Frey 110. 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 potential increases to tuition, room, board and fees on January 21. The forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Winter recess P-Card reminders

The deadline for allocating December transactions is Jan. 6, 2016, and the deadline for approving December transactions is Jan. 11, 2016. 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.

Phone tips

Incoming calls When calling from off campus, you can reach someone by using 717-796-1800 followed by 1 +extension when the recording comes on.

Extension numbers You can use MCSquare or Outlook to find a person’s extension.

Outside calls When you need to make an outside call, dial 9 first to get an outside line.  If the number you are trying to reach is a 717 area code, you don’t need to dial 717–just dial 9 and the number.

If you need to make an outside call not in the 717 area code, dial 9, 1 and the area code and number.

Feb. 10 workshop explores fresh ways to partner with vulnerable and marginalized people to combat extreme poverty

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to invest in others? Evangelical Seminary has created a one-day event to help those with a passion to use their resources to creatively invest in another’s future. The seminar “Fresh Hope for the Poor: Moving Beyond Charity” brings four successful entrepreneurs together on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Dixon University Center, Harrisburg.

The four entrepreneurs are Peter Greer of Hope International and entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College, Michelle Kime of ImagineGoods, TJ Foltz of HumanKind Water, and Jo Ann Spidle of Ten Thousand Villages. See more in the flyer here.

$50 reminder

Don’t let all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season keep you from a chance to win a $50 gift card. Remember to enter the December Safety Question contest. Entries must be received by Dec. 31. Send your submission to Donna Fink, suite 3015, or email to dfink@messiah.edu.

Holiday safety tips

The Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) off the following tips to help prevent holiday home fires:  

Christmas tree care

  1. Purchase flame retardant metallic or artificial trees.
  2. If you have a real tree, make sure that it has fresh, green needles that aren’t easily broken.  Keep live trees as moist as possible by giving them plenty of water.
  3. Use a sturdy tree stand designed not to tip over.
  4. Keep trees at least three feet away from heat sources, including fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents and candles.
  5. Make sure that any light strings or other decorations for the tree are in good condition and follow manufacturer’s instructions for their use.  Do not use anything with frayed electrical cords.
  6. Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood burning stove.
  7. Safely dispose of trees as they become dry and needles begin to drop.
  8. Dispose of trees through recycling centers or community pick-up services.  Dried-out trees should not be left in a house or garage, or placed against the house or garage.
  9. This NFPA/UL video demonstrates the flammability of a dry Christmas tree versus a tree that has been watered regularly.

Holiday lights and decorations

  1. Always unplug tree and holiday lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  2. Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear.
  3. Some lights are designed specifically for indoor use and some for outdoor use; be sure you are using them correctly.
  4. Avoid overloading electrical outlets by not linking more than three light strands or a maximum of 50 lights for the screw-in bulbs.
  5. Use decorations that are flame-resistant or flame-retardant.
  6. Place decorations at least three feet away from fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents and candles.

Holiday candles

  1. Always extinguish them before leaving the room or going to bed.  Do not leave a room before extinguishing candles.
  2. Never use lit candles to decorate a tree.
  3. Keep them at least three feet away from trees and holiday decorations, and other items that can catch fire like clothing, papers and curtains.
  4. Keep them out of the reach of children.

Early arrivals

If you are bringing back any students for a college related reason before Tuesday, Jan. 5, you will need to submit their name, date of return and reason for return to housing@messiah.edu.  Requests must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 18.

Deposits are due for The 7 Cities of Revelation and the Greek Island of Patmos tour

This week is the deposit deadline for The 7 Cities of Revelation and the Greek Island of Patmos tour (June 3-12, 2016).

To see a full itinerary description of all the sites and activities included in the tour, please see the attached brochure or visit this link:  http://www.tutkutours.com/BIB_Biblical_Turkey_2016.asp.

Please feel free to email me at mramey@messiah.edu or at meg.ramey@gmail.com with any questions.

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Wanted:

Male kitten: looking for a male kitten that is ready to leave his mother and has been checked by a vet. Must be available by Christmas Eve. Please contact Annie Minicuci at aminicuci@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.7 I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 2:10

NEWS

From Kathy Hettinga, professor of art and design 

It was a very good year for design awards for Messiah College!

  • Brianna Jewell and Matthew Listor, students in the Design as Service course, received a design award for their work titled: “National Parks in the Chesapeake” created for the National Parks Conservation Association. Brianna and Matthew worked as a design team—designing, illustrating and overseeing production of the multiple panel/poster brochure for national organization NPCA.
  • Kathy T. Hettinga received a design award for her work titled “[Im]material, Exhibition Announcement” for the Aughinbaugh Gallery, created for Elizabeth Dubin, gallery director. Photography and artwork for the announcement and poster were created by Brenton Good, Kathy T. Hettinga and the Women’s Studio Workshop.
  • The Messiah College students’ and Professor Hettinga’s designs were selected for the 2015 American Graphic Design Awards out of 9,000 entries! The design work will be published in the 250 page Graphic Design: USA’s Design Annual, and on their popular website and digital annuals for desktop, tablet and smartphone. Students Brianna Jewell and Matthew Listor and Professor Hettinga’s design work will be seen alongside design work from Harvard and Yale University, SVA and Parsons, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Adobe, U.S. Olympic Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Editor/publisher Gorden Kaye describes the winning entries as “exceptional.” The 52-year-old competition is presented by Graphic Design USA, the business-to-business magazine for creative professionals. The awards program honors, and encourages recognition of, the power of design to shape commerce, culture and communications.

Personnel changes in graduate programs

As Graduate Programs continues to grow, there are several personnel changes based on new program development, compliance and Messiah’s commitment to excellence. Stephanie Patterson has accepted the position of administrative assistant for occupational therapy, dietetic internship and graduate programs in business and leadership. She will be providing key support to these programs as they intentionally grow to extend the mission of Messiah College, meet the needs of students and seek appropriate accreditation, authorization, etc. Much of her time will be spent preparing the initial application for occupational therapy accreditation in preparation for our first cohort of students who we hope to enroll in the summer of 2017.

As we prepare for the first cohort of DNP students (fall 2016), Ashley Ringquist’s responsibilities have been adjusted to account for this new program. Ashley will now be serving as the administrative assistant to the director of graduate program in nursing and clinical coordinator for the graduate program in nursing. This is an essential role that will ensure that we have quality clinical experiences for our DNP and MSN students and that we are in compliance with various state boards of nursing.

As financial modeling and fiscal management are essential to our graduate programming efforts, we welcome Rebekah Ostby to Messiah College to serve as the graduate programs coordinator. Rebekah is a graduate of Eastern University having earned an undergraduate degree in business management, and she will complete an MBA from Eastern University (August 2016). Most recently, she served as the assistant director of student services/site director of Eastern University, Harrisburg Campus. In her role at Messiah College, she will be responsible for financial modeling, budget preparation, budget monitoring and administrative support projects to support all of our graduate programs.

Dr. Julie Gomboc-Turyan will continue to serve as the assistant director of graduate and nontraditional curriculum, and this restructuring will provide her with dedicated time to address new program/curriculum development, assessment/improvement of current programs and state authorization compliance.

Finally, Dr. Kris Cravey, assistant professor of business, has accepted the appointment of program director of graduate programs in business and leadership. This appointment will be effective January 2016. Kris will continue to serve as a graduate-level faculty member and will be filling the role that was vacated by Rob Pepper, who was recently appointed assistant provost for graduate and nontraditional programs.

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Christmas luncheon collection for Bethesda Mission

Bethesda Mission’s ministries reach men, women and children in the Harrisburg area, seeking to inspire hope in each person. This mission meshes well with the theme for the luncheon this year–the anticipation and hope of Christmas Eve. To participate in our tradition of charitable giving at this event, please bring an item from the following list to the luncheon:

  • Toothpaste
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Men’s white socks
  • Sports ball (football, soccer, basketball)
  • 1” binder
  • Spiral notebook

We’ve provided another visual to help you remember the list of items! See link.

Please contact Human Resources and Compliance with any questions. All donations are optional.

EMPOWER wellness program beginning in January

One of the most successful wellness programs we’ve offered in the past is back! EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition and creates a community of support. Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success. Our goal is to run a program at Messiah on Mondays from noon-1 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 and ending Feb. 29.

At least 15 employees must register for us to be able to offer this program so find a friend and sign up today. If you are not able to attend at least six of the eight sessions, we ask you not to register for the program. Employees can register simply by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Deadline for registrations is Dec. 23. It is open to employees and spouses. You do not need to be insured by Capital Blue Cross to participate.

Here’s what Messiah employees who participated in this program in the past had to say about it:

The program is uplifting. Learning you can eat healthy without going to the extreme was encouraging.” 

Empower was the most effective program I have ever been involved with, I’m still using what I learned two years later! In terms of exercise and weight management it’s the best investment in time you can make.”  

“One of the most beneficial aspects of Empower was that I left the class armed with resources to help me to continue to work toward my health goals.”  

“This is more than just a class, it is a life-learning experience. We were empowered not only with the basics of nutrition and exercise, but more importantly we were given the gift of encouragement.”

“I have signed up for the Empower class twice and loved it! It was great motivation to stay on track. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in leading a healthier lifestyle!”

“If you need encouragement on eating healthier, finding time for exercise and just all around feeling better, go to EMPOWER. It is well worth it!”

Starter spider plants available for your home or office

Spider plants help to improve indoor air quality and are very easy to take care of. I have several starter plants or “spiderettes” available for free. Solid green leaves or green and white striped leaves. Contact Carrie Barlup at cbarlup@messiah.edu if you’d like a plant or two or more! They make great gifts for the holidays.

Still needed: a few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help us 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!

We are still in need of a few people to help us clean up after the event, particularly to box up donations. The members of the HR team would really appreciate your help! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Victoria Johnson, human resources, at VJohnson@messiah.edu by Monday, Dec. 14.

President’s Report, new Bridge site

Last year, Messiah’s editorial team redesigned The Bridge, the College’s quarterly alumni magazine. As the second phase of this redesign, The Bridge now launches its new website, messiah.edu/the_bridge, in conjunction with its President’s Report issue. The revamped website will make it easier to enjoy the magazine in its entirety online and to share articles with friends.  In this issue, look for the year-in-review timeline, the financial report and profiles of outstanding alums.

Prefer a hard copy of the President’s Report issue of The Bridge? Printed copies are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on the third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

As a reader, what do you think of the redesigned magazine and website? Go to messiah.edu/bridgesurvey to take a quick readership survey. Survey participants will be entered to win one of five $50 gift cards to The Campus Store, which can be used on campus or online. The deadline is Jan. 15.

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Job Opportunities:

The Department of Graduate Enrollment and Student Services has a current opening for the part-time position of graduate enrollment coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7556. Job-related questions may be directed to Matt Reitnour, director of graduate and non-traditional enrollment, at MReitnour@messiah.edu.

The Department Human Resources and Compliance has a current opening for the full-time, three-year position of program coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7596

Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, assistant director of human resources and manager of employment, at iblount@messiah.edu.

December 3, 2015

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12

NEWS:

Professor Christine A. Forsythe was elected to serve on The Commission of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design during the annual meeting in Houston last month. The commission is a small group of individuals from various higher educational institutions with art and design programs who review all self-study materials and vote on accreditation for renewal of membership as well as for new membership.

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Junior Shaun Egolf and senior Laura Ritenour were awarded first and second place prizes for their research poster presentations given in early October during the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences hosted at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County campus (UMBC). Posters were also presented by Messiah College students Victoria Koehler, Andrew Nevin and Holly Ross as part of the conference, which included more than 270 presentations by over 325 undergraduate students. The Messiah delegation, coordinated by Sigma Zeta President Bridgette Rodgers also included five other biology students and biological sciences faculty research advisors John Harms and Larry Mylin who each served as judges for the research competition.

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The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Susan Donat, assistant director of curriculum and assessment, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation study, “The relationship among parental style, involvement, influence and undergraduate student success,” achieving her Ph.D. in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Please join our celebration by taking a moment to congratulate Susan on her accomplishment.

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Beth Transue ’93, librarian/collection development coordinator, was appointed as co-chair of the PA Library Association PA Forward Health Literacy committee. This committee coordinates health literacy initiatives across the state in cooperation with local libraries and corporate, government and nonprofit partners.

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Student Honors Presentation, Dec. 4

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Department of Education will sponsor the Student Honors Presentation of seniors Katelyn Kratz and Amanda Sarac, who will discuss the findings from their qualitative study on disability-related children’s books. Within their presentation, they will explain their writing process and read the book that they wrote to fill one gap in that literature.

Both authors are dual education majors in  PreK-4 and special education. Copies of their book will be available for  purchase—and will make lovely Christmas gifts. The event will take place in the Jordan atrium/lounge, from 2-3 p.m., with refreshments.

Still needed: a few good elves

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. 18:

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. 9.

Conference and Event Services closed Dec. 7

Conference and Event Services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 7 until 2 p.m.  If you have an emergency, please call 717-991-9771.

Christmas trees needed for Christmas traditions dance

The Student Activities Board (SAB) is looking for at least six artificial Christmas trees to borrow for their annual student Christmas Traditions dance event being held on campus in Hitchcock Arena on Dec. 12. If you are willing to lend your unused or unwanted artificial tree to SAB for the event please contact Ashley Burkett at sabdances@gmail.com. The trees are only need for one day and you will get it back. Prelit or unlit trees (green or white), five feet and taller.

Last chance to submit items for the spring Highlights brochure!

The Office of Marketing and Communications is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the spring semester. 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 Karen Garlinger (kgarlinger@messiah.edu) no later than TOMORROW (Friday, Dec. 4). To meet press deadlines, late submissions cannot be accepted.

Safety grant

The HM Insurance Group (our workers’ compensation insurance carrier) awarded Messiah College a $5,000 safety grant towards the purchase of an automated stair climbing hand truck. This equipment will aid in moving furniture and large/heavy items up and down stairs in buildings that do not have elevators. An actual demonstration video of the equipment is available on the manufacturer’s website http://catalog.wescomfg.com/item/all-categories/-hand-trucks-power-liftkar-hd-stairclimbing-trucks/274101.

Holiday stamps now available

Holiday postal stamps are now available at the campus post office.

Winter driving safety tips

There are safety hazards unique to winter driving. Read the tips from HM Workers’ Compensation and AAA on driving safely in winter.

Annual campus budget forum is schedule for Jan. 7

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Frey 110. 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 potential increases to tuition, room, board and fees on Jan. 21. The forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Facts about the Messiah College master calendar website

 How to access the website’s Master Calendar:

– From the Messiah College homepage click on Visitors & Neighbors

– Under “events” click on Master Calendar

How to publicize your event on the master calendar:

– Be sure that your event is open to the college community and/or the general public.

– When completing the online virtual EMS request for a new event, check “yes” in the box for the master calendar.

– You may also contact the Conference and Event Services and ask to have your event placed on the calendar.

How to make your event a “featured event”:

– Send a 1-2 paragraph article, PLUS a .jpg file or poster about the event to Conference and Event Services at roomres@messiah.edu.

Get campus cancellations and delays

In the event classes are delayed or canceled, only those students and/or employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a text 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, 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. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media. Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancelation 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.

The Bridge readership survey

Last year, The Bridge revamped its look and content by partnering with Skelton Design of Towson, Md., for a redesign of the print edition. We’d like to know what you think of it! Please go to messiah.edu/bridgesurvey to take a quick readership survey. The deadline is Jan. 15. Survey participants will be entered to win one of five $50 gift cards to The Campus Store, which can be used on campus or online.

Christmas luncheon – collection for Bethesda Mission

Bethesda Mission’s ministries reach men, women and children in the Harrisburg area, seeking to inspire hope in each person. This mission meshes well with the theme for the luncheon this year – the anticipation and hope of Christmas Eve. To participate in our tradition of charitable giving at this event, please bring an item from the following list to the luncheon:

  • Toothpaste
  • Men’s deodorant
  • Men’s white socks
  • Sports ball (football, soccer, basketball)
  • 1” binder
  • Spiral notebook

We’ve even provided a visual to help you remember the list of items! See link.

Please contact Human Resources & Compliance with any questions. All donations are optional.

Reminder to RSVP for the employee Christmas luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the employee Christmas luncheon to the Office of Human Resources & Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 9. 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.

Messiah guitar ensemble concert

The Messiah Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Admission is free. For an example of the ensemble’s performing please view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bAO4bmjYw&feature=youtu.be

Advise a service trip

We’d like to offer the opportunity to employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-term break or spring break. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors.

We’re currently accepting interest for J-term break (Thursday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Jan. 31. Our partnering organizations are Children’s Bible Fellowship in Carmel, N.Y.; Priority 1 Ministries in the Bronx, N.Y.; Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in Pittsburgh, Pa.; and the Steinbruck Center in DC. Spring Break Trips information coming soon! If you’re interested in J-term break (or spring break) and have additional questions, please contact Ashley Sheaffer, asheaffer@messiah.edu.

Want to start the new year with an extra $50 in your pocket?

Congratulations to Diane Hunsinger, the winner of the Workplace Safety Committee’s safety contest question for November. She will receive a $50 gift card. The question for November was: clorox regular bleach is used on campus and is probably found in many homes. Under first aid measures on the Safety Data Sheet, what should you do for ingestion? The correct answer was “C. call a poison control center.”

Remember that for each of the remaining months of the contest, a question will be distributed to all employees via mass email. All correct answers for the month will go into a prize drawing; each month the prize is a $50 gift card. Watch your email on Monday, Dec. 7 for the next question!

Dr. Bernardo Michael sabbatical reflections lecture, Dec. 9
Dr. Bernardo Michael of the history department spent his sabbatical year in South Asia doing research. On Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 131 he will offer reflections on his the research he did during that time in a lecture entitled “In the footsteps of Charles Freer Andrews (1871-1940): Reflections on a Sabbatical Year in South Asia.” The lecture is being co-sponsored by the Department of History, The School of Humanities and the Office of Faculty Development.

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For Sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-12’ $40.  Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Townhome without association fees:  1,740 sq. ft. living space in addition to a finished basement and a one car garage. Approximately one mile from Messiah College. Gas heat , 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, AC, lots  of storage space, thousands of dollars landscaping, porch, patio and basement “garden room” ideal for entertaining. $177,000. Available occupancy February 2016. Call 717-697-1469 or email Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu for more information.

Upright Lester piano. Asking $100, you must make arrangements to move the piano. It is located in Dillsburg. Contact kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

Household items: My brother and his wife have various items they’d like to sell before returning to Malawi as missionaries with BICWM for three more years. Think of it as reduce, reuse, recycle….the “reuse” part. Plus, you’re buying local and helping a missionary family. It’s a win-win-win!  For more information and pictures go to http://home.messiah.edu/~owen/temp/intercom_ad.xlsx or contact David Owen at owen@messiah.edu. They are living in Grantham, in case you want to preview any items over lunch, etc.

Job Opportunities:

The Department of Safety has a current opening for the full-time position of Community Safety Officer, 1st Shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7514. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at CBurger@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Wooden track for Thomas the Train set. Please notify trader@messiah.edu with information and price.

 

 

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November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

Psalm 107:1

NEWS

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) recently held their annual Student Auditions Competition at Susquehanna University.  Several Messiah College voice majors competed, with the following students winning their divisions: Sarah Adams, Upper College Music Theater Women (student of Elaine Henderson); Paige Waldron, Lower College Music Theater Women (student of Elaine Henderson); Ian Bethmann, Sophomore College Men (student of Damian Savarino); and Britney Yauger, First-Year College Women (student of Damian Savarino). The following students were named semi-finalists: Johanna Harcrow, Senior College Women (student of Elaine Henderson); Persephone Marien, Junior College Women (student of Elaine Henderson); Kiya Jackson, Sophomore College Women (student of Damian Savarino); and Autumn Deck, First-Year College Women (student of Damian Savarino).  Please join the Department of Music in congratulating these fine young singers!

Dr. Raeann Hamon and four students from the Department of Human Development and Family Science attended the National Council on Family Relations Conference, November 11-14 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Raeann organized a symposium entitled “Innovative Strategies for Teaching Family Theories” and presented a paper within it: “‘What do you have to offer me?’: A Relationship Building Activity for Demonstrating Social Exchange Theory.” Hamon was also one of five presenters in a symposium entitled “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Family Science Academic Careers,” which was selected to be live-streamed. As a fellow, Dr. Hamon was invited to lead a roundtable on the topic of “Advancing the Discipline of Family Science”. The HDFS students attended poster and plenary sessions, gleaned graduate school information at the university reception, and met numerous scholars in the field. Morgan Luce even won a drawing for three free nights at next year’s conference hotel.

MESSIAH 411

Thanksgiving safety
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment? For some tips on keeping your holiday safe and free of accidents, read the NFPA publication on Thanksgiving Safety.

No Intercom week of Nov. 26
Due to Thanksgiving, the Intercom will not be published Nov. 26. The next issue will be  Dec. 3.

Annual Amani bead holiday sale
Dec. 1 and 2, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Eisenhower Commons

Handcrafted Amani bead jewelry, lots of Kenyan market items including ornaments, nativity scenes, 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. We accept cash, checks, credit cards and Falcon dollars.

New assistant director of annual giving, phonathon and web marketing
I am pleased to announce Cady Sullivan will be joining the Office of Annual Giving team as the assistant director of annual giving, phonathon and web marketing. Cady earned her undergraduate degree from Messiah College and is currently enrolled in Messiah’s Masters in Higher Education program. Her education and professional experience place her in an excellent position to provide strategic planning for the phonathon program, web marketing and fundraising initiatives. In addition, Cady brings expertise and a deep appreciation for our phonathon program, as she was employed as a caller during her undergraduate experience. Cady is passionate about the mission of Messiah College and eager to continue the tradition of helping make a Messiah College education more affordable to our students.
–Beth Clark

Peter Greer to speak about his new book, “Mission Drift”
Please join the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences in welcoming Peter Greer, entrepreneur in residence, for his first speaking event on campus. Peter will be speaking about his new book, “Mission Drift” on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Frey 110.

6th annual Nobel Prize seminar
The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics present the 6th annual Nobel Prize Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5:15 p.m. in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. See attachment for talk descriptions.

We need your vote – alum Kay See Tan a Top 12 finalist!
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is launching a new Young Alumni Award to highlight the significant impact of alumni from Christian colleges and universities. Messiah alum Kay See Tan ’08 has made it to the top 12! Please take a minute to vote for Kay See—it would be great to see a fellow Falcon take the honor! You can vote once a day and must like the CCCU Facebook page to be able to participate. Vote now: http://on.fb.me/1YgrNJE

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!
The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 11. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from Jan. -Dec. 2015 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Seeking six artificial trees
The Student Activities Board (SAB) is looking for at least six artificial Christmas trees to borrow for their annual student Christmas Traditions dance event being held on campus in Hitchcock Arena on Dec. 12. If you are willing to lend your unused or unwanted artificial tree to SAB for the event, please contact Ashley Burkett at sabdances@gmail.com. The trees are only need for one day and you will get it back. Prelit or unlit trees, green or white.  Any height 5 feet and taller. Thank you for your help!

The Oakes Museum of Natural History holiday open house
Join us for our annual holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 5 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. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop, drawings for museum gift certificates and refreshments. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717-691-6082 or at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Budget managers – capital budget requests for fiscal year 2016-2017
Please click here to view a memorandum from Jill Hans, director of financial planning and budget, regarding capital budget requests for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Who couldn’t use a $50 gift card in time for Christmas shopping?
If you wish to be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift card, you must submit your entry for the November safety question by Friday, Nov. 27. All correct responses will be entered into the drawing; the winning entry will be pulled on Tuesday, Dec.  1 at the Workplace Safety Committee meeting. To enter, simply email your name, department and the answer to the following question to dfink@messiah.edu.

Question: A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides information about the chemical substance, including but not limited to health hazard information, physical hazard information, first aid information, and how to contact the manufacture if you need more information. clorox regular bleach is included in the inventory for Campus Events and is probably found in many homes. Under first aid measures on the sds, which of the following should you do for ingestion?

  1. induce vomiting
  2. have the individual drink a glass of milk
  3. call a poison control center
  4. administer a charcoal slurry

SDSs for Messiah College are maintained in an online program. If you need help in using the online SDS system, ask a colleague or refer to this step-by-step procedure.

C.S. Lewis Institute Community Lecture
The C.S. Lewis Institute of central PA is sponsoring their first community lecture this coming Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. with Dr. Ken Boa speaking on the topic “Light in the Darkness: A Christian Response to Increasing Societal Hostility.” This is public, free event (no RSVP required) will be held in Frey Hall auditorium at Messiah College. For more information: http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/webfm_send/4604. Contact Stacy Masshardt at s.masshardt@cslewisinstitute.org  if you have questions.

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For Sale:

Wii console and accessories – remote controllers, sensor, remote charger system, and Wii guitar.  Asking $50 for everything combined.

Master’s gown (regalia) – in great shape, only worn a few times.  Black, decent material and length.  Asking $50. Contact dcurry1@messiah.edu if interested.

For Rent:

A two-bedroom apartment with AC in easy walking distance to Messiah College (just above the soccer field) will be available on Jan. 1 (or as early as December). The apartment has a living-dining room area, kitchen, study, two bathrooms and garage. Appliances: stove, refrigerator, dish washer, washer and dryer. Utilities include oil heat, sewer and garbage collection. $925 a month. Call 717-766-4937 for more information.

Job Opportunities:

The Department of Athletics has a current opening for the full-time position of head women’s volleyball coach. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7448. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, athletic director, at JCole@messiah.edu.

The Department of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs has a current opening for the full-time position of assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7445. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, director of Student involvement and Leadership Programs, at KVillega@messiah.edu.

November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5

NEWS

Kathy T. Hettinga, professor of art and design, has been awarded the Denbo Fellowship at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center—prints and book arts center—located in the arts district of downtown Silver Spring, MD.  The contemporary arts center was founded by noted artist and teacher Helen C. Frederick to provide a conducive environment for artistic collaboration and dialogue. Selected by a panel of professional artists, curators and art administrators, the Fellowship is competitively awarded for artistic merit and quality of the residency plan to create a new body of work. The Fellowship includes 24 hour access to the art center, technical assistance and a stipend. Hettinga will be a Fellow in residency during her upcoming spring sabbatical.

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The Department of Education will host its annual Faculty Fall Forum, featuring Dr. Carol Buckley on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Dr. Buckley will discuss “Changing Math Attitudes: One Family at a Time,” that will provide an in-depth report on her progress on and analysis of such points of research as the impact on student math attitude as it relates to math achievement; her research design; math attitudinal survey (parent and child); and Messiah College student outcome from experiential learning. Please join us for a new perspective on an old problem—with refreshments.

 

Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch and Laureen Mgrdichian of Biola University recently presented a paper titled “Mindful Marketing: A Branded Approach for Instilling Marketing Ethics” at the Christian Business Faculty Association national conference in Virginia Beach. The paper is based on the Mindful Marketing concept David has developed, which utilizes a unique model (the Mindful Matrix), an interactive website (www.MindfulMarketing.org), and a weekly blog (Mindful Matters) to make marketing ethics education more impactful and enduring.

One of David’s Mindful Matters blog posts was recently republished on Quartz, “a digitally native news outlet, born in 2012, for business people in the new global economy.” The article, which examines the ethics and legality of fantasy sports ads, can be read here. If you would like to receive the weekly Mindful Matters blog via email, click here.

 

Dwayne Magee, director of press and postal services, has been named the next President-elect of the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). This is an international organization with 621 members from a variety of businesses that have in-plant printing from higher education, hospital, government, etc. Past presidents have been from Oklahoma, LSU, Ole Miss and Briggs Straton.  Please congratulate Dwayne on his appointment. – – Kathie Shafer, vice president of operations

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Open door day

The open door day with President Phipps, scheduled for Nov. 18, has been postponed.

Upcoming wellness workshop

The next wellness workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from noon -12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. The title of the workshop is “PORTION DISTORTION: The Food You Love in the Size You Need.” It will be presented by nutrition and dietetics students. We hope you’ll plan to attend this informational workshop.

Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm in the Payroll Office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup and a bottle of water for $3.50 or a cup of soup, hot dog and a bottle of water for $5. Soup options include: Beef Vegetable, Cheeseburger, Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken Corn Noodle, Chili, Creamy Crab and Loaded Potato (a gluten-free option). Baked goods will also be available for purchase. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items and diapers for the Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy some homemade soup!

Walking Works program

At last count, 26 Messiah employees are participating in the Walking Works online activity tracking program. Recording daily exercise is a good way to make you accountable for getting in the activity we need each day. So far, 6,197,000 steps have been recorded which equates to 3,106 miles. Remember, any activity can be recorded (the online tracker immediately converts it to an equivalent number of steps so participants can see how close they are to the recommended 10,000 steps/day). Instructions for the easy sign-up can be found at the Messiah Wellness webpage (http://www.messiah.edu/info/20897/wellness). Congratulations to the following participants who won free prizes in the recent drawing: Gina Jablonski, Timothy Knapp, Robin Lauermann, Richard Roberson and Lin Taylor.

Peter Greer to speak about his new book, “Mission Drift”

Please join the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences in welcoming Peter Greer, entrepreneur in residence, for his first speaking event on campus. Peter will be speaking about his new book, “Mission Drift” on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7- 8:30 p.m. in Frey 110.

Oregon Extension faculty member to visit campus

Oregon Extension faculty member Heidi Gehman will be on campus Monday, Nov. 16 – Wednesday, Nov. 18 to talk to students and faculty about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension.

If you are interested in meeting with Heidi or inviting her to speak to your class, please contact Wendy Lippert at wlippert@messiah.edu.

Heidi will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons and will be hosting informational meetings. Please encourage interested students attend:

  • Nov. 17, 2015 – Information Session, 4 p.m. – Boyer 234
  • Nov. 18, 2015 – Information Session,  Noon – Boyer 234

To learn more about this program, please browse: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1066/oregon_extension

Accounts payable reminder

Accounts payable would like to remind the campus no checks will be issued for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Nov. 23-27 and Christmas, Dec. 21-31, 2015. Our checks are processed weekly on Thursdays. Please plan accordingly if you will need a check issued over these periods.

Spring HIGHLIGHTS brochure submissions

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 Karen Garlinger (kgarlinger@messiah.edu) no later than Friday, Nov.20.

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 Karen at ext. 7342. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.

The 7 Cities of Revelation and the Greek Island of Patmos (June 3-12, 2016)

Deposits are due Nov. 15 for anyone wishing to receive the discounted rate. The final date for sign-up and deposits for the trip are Dec. 15.

To see a full itinerary description of all the sites and activities included in the tour, please see the attached brochure or visit this link:  http://www.tutkutours.com/BIB_Biblical_Turkey_2016.asp.

Please feel free to email me at mramey@messiah.edu or at meg.ramey@gmail.com with any questions.

Vote for alum Kay See Tan ’08
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is launching a new Young Alumni Award to highlight the significant impact of alumni from Christian colleges and universities. You are invited to vote for the candidate you believe deserves the honor of being named the 2016 winner. Messiah alum Kay See Tan ’08 is one of the 30 CCCU alums included in the contest, and it would be awesome to see a fellow Falcon take the honor! First round ends Nov. 15! You can vote once a day and must like the CCCU Facebook page to be able to participate. Vote now: http://on.fb.me/1MFE5cA

Needed: a few good elves

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. 18:

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. 9. 

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 11. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from Jan. -Dec. 2015 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

“Better Health Works”, a book from Capital Blue Cross Book, available while supplies last

Capital Blue Cross has donated a limited number of a book “Better Health Works” to be distributed to employees of Messiah College who are covered under the Capital Blue Cross health plans. This is a self-care guide for you and your family. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Better care, lower costs
  • First aid and emergencies
  • Common health problems
  • Living better with chronic disease
  • Staying healthy

The books will be distributed on a first come-first served basis while supplies last. If you would like a book, please stop by Su Deitch’s office in Old Main, room 203 between 7:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.

INTERCOM Information

Due to the upcoming holidays, Intercom will not publish the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Please be reminded that the regular deadline for submission is Tuesday at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please email intercom@messiah.edu.

Free Biometric Screenings

As a part of the PinnacleHealth CARES program, Messiah College has scheduled FREE biometric screenings. While these biometric screenings are provided as part of the Care Connect medical plan, we feel it is important to make them available to all full and part-time employees.

The biometric screening provides an opportunity for early detection of health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.

These screenings have been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in Hostetter 113.

In order for your biometric screening to be accurate, an 8-10 hour fast is required. You may drink water and take any medications you normally take each morning but no other food or drink. Light snacks will be provided after you have your screening.

To make an appointment for your biometric screening, go to

www.pinnaclehealth.org/Messiahbiometrics

Health Risk Assessments

In addition to participating in our biometric screenings, we are asking ALL employees to complete the PinnacleHealth Health Risk Assessment BEFORE Dec. 31. To do this, please visit www.pinnaclehealth.org/CARESHRA, click on the box next to Messiah College, then click “sign up” below the “log in” button. This will prompt you to create a user name and password. An email address and first and last name are required. After logging in, on the right side of the page, you will see “What is your wellness score?” with a banner underneath that says, “Assess your health now!” Click this banner and it will launch the HRA.

Completion of this Health Risk Assessment will assist our Wellness Team in knowing where to focus their educational efforts.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Job Opportunities:

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance has a current opening for the full-time position of human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7424.

Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount at iblount@messiah.edu.

For Sale:

Galileo Astro/Terrestrial Telescope, 1000mm/120mm, great condition – $45 Includes CD-ROM set, Mars eye electronic finder, accessory tray, and pre-assembled tripod. Contact chall@messiah.edu.

 

Free:

Moving boxes of all sizes free to anyone who will pick them up.

Contact Cindy Goforth at ext. 7214

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

West Shore Christian Academy, the region’s largest Christian school, located in Shiremanstown is pleased to welcome the Messiah College Powerhouse Band on Saturday, Nov. 14 for a Night of Worship. This event will also feature national radio personality Brant Hansen from the Word FM. Brant will be sharing his story as well as speaking about the ministry of CURE International. The evening is great for children and adults alike and all proceeds will support the work of CURE International, an international healthcare ministry whose headquarters are in central PA. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. To purchase tickets and/or get directions call 717-737-3550, ext. 129. The event starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets will also be available on the evening of Nov. 14.

The Arts Hub at the Grantham Church is hosting Good Company A Cappella on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. Several of its members are Messiah alums. PLUS…in the Art Gallery is an exhibit of plein air paintings by Peter Emerson, with an art reception at intermission. These events are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there! Contact Shirley Groff, groff@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

November 5, 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

Proverbs 15:30

NEWS

Dr. Ted Davis will be presenting a talk titled “The Bible and Biology: How Did We Get Here?” at the Faith Angle Forum Nov. 16, 2015 hosted by the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) in Miami.  EPPC is Washington D.C.’s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy.

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Beth Transue ’93, librarian/collection development coordinator completed participation in ILEADUSA, a continuing education program that combines technology and leadership skills to address a community need. Her team, Memory Masters, created an instruction manual and online platform to help users collect, organize, store and access digital history materials. Memory Masters applied for and received a grant that provided $1,500 of equipment useful for Messiah College Digital Humanities projects such as capturing oral histories. The ILEADUSA project culminated in a presentation about the project to the PA Secretary of Education and the PA Deputy Secretary of Education/Commissioner for Libraries.

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Dr. Robert Pepper has been appointed assistant provost for graduate programs and nontraditional programs. Rob has been serving as the interim assistant provost and is well positioned to provide the leadership we need at this time in the history of graduate education at Messiah. Please join me in congratulating Rob and wishing him continued success.

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Accounts Payable Reminder

Accounts Payable would like to remind the campus no checks will be issued for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Nov 23-27 and Christmas, Dec 21-31, 2015. Our check are processed weekly on Thursdays. Please plan accordingly if you will need a check issued over these periods.

Save the Date – Tuesday, Nov. 17

The division of finance and planning will host the annual soup sale Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby on the first floor of Old Main. All proceeds benefit local families in need for Christmas. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy some amazing homemade soup! More details will be provided in next week’s edition of the Intercom.

Flu Season

In the U.S., flu season occurs in the winter with outbreaks as early as October and as late as May. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. You do not have to have a fever to have the flu. Young children, elderly, pregnant women and individuals with certain health conditions are extremely susceptible to the flu.

Flu is spread when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk, emitting droplets directly on others or on objects that are then touched by others. People infected with the flu can infect others 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick (and, in some severe cases, even longer).

To prepare for this year’s flu season, the CDC recommends:

  • Getting the yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. The sooner you get it, the better!
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get the flu, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.
  • While sick, limit contact with others.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spreading of germs.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as doorknobs, keyboards, phones, children’s toys, bathroom surfaces, etc.

Mark the Beginning of Advent with the Annual Celebration of the Light

All students and employees are invited to attend the traditional start of the Christmas season at Messiah Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 4:45 p.m. Come join the campus community for carol singing, prayer, scripture reading and the lighting of the campus Christmas tree. 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. 3 at 4:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower Campus Center Circle. In case of inclement weather on December 3, the event will be held indoors in the Larsen Student Union.

Conversations with Reginald Oduor, Kenyan Scholar and Human Rights Activist: Nov. 16 & 17

Monday, Nov. 16: 

7-8 “How Africa Can Help America”

Hostetter Chapel

Tuesday, Nov. 17: 

4:15-5:30 African Philosophy: Thought and Practice

Boyer 336

Kenyan philosopher and activist, Dr. Reginald Oduor is internationally known for his scholarship in political philosophy, ethics and philosophy of religion. Blind since he was a baby, he is also one of Kenya’s leading voices for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Co-sponsored by Diversity Affairs, Intercultural Office, Center for Public Humanities and the departments of biblical and religious studies, philosophy, politics and international relations.

Safety Contest

Congratulations to Nicole Benner, the winner of the Workplace Safety Committee’s Safety Contest question for October. She will receive a $50 gift card. The question for October was: If there is an active shooter situation, when should you sound the fire alarm as part of the response?

The correct answer for October’s question: NEVER sound the fire alarm in a non-fire emergency situation.

Remember that for each of the remaining five months of the contest, a question will be distributed to all employees via mass email. All correct answers for the month will go into a prize drawing; each month the prize is a $50 gift card. Watch your email on Monday, November 9 for the next question!

United Way Employee Pledge Drive

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 13. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support programs focusing on critical needs such as education intervention. Last year, with the assistance of the UWCR, 513 children under the age of three received early intervention services to help with developmental delays like speech and fine motor skills.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address education issues, go to https://www.uwcr.org/how-we-help/focus-care-areas/education.

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100% 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 & compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

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For Sale:

Nordic Track Skier 505 Machine.  Nordic Track simulates the motion of cross-country skiing giving you a great aerobic exercise.  Folds down for storage.  Great condition. Asking $50. Please email Carol at chall@messiah.edu, or call 717-480-9556.

Nordic Trac Rider and Nordic Trac Exerciser. Asking $25 each. Contact Toni at tmichael@messiah.edu. Picture one attached.  Picture two attached.

Two pieces, lighted-glass shelves, approximately 6 1/2 feet high, new condition $175. Contact Toni at tmichael@messiah.edu.

Tama Swingstar drum set—five drums, two cymbals, top hat, throne, music stand, practice pad, stick holder, several pairs of sticks and brushes, $500.  Contact baumen@messiah.edu

Dakao wooden shoes. Size 8, little wear, asking $30. Contact Toni at tmichael@messiah.edu.

Free:

10 fallen trees in various sizes that are available for someone to come and cut up for firewood.  They have been down for at least 6 months, so they would be ready for the winter.  If you really love to cut trees down, we have several (smaller sizes) that you can cut down in addition to the fallen trees.  If you are interested, please contact Sally Richardson at srichardson@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Free Heart Screening Clinic for youth 12-19 years
Hosted by The Peyton Walker Foundation and Pinnacle Health CardioVascular Institute Sunday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg. This free Heart Screening Clinic is open to students in the Central PA region, 12 to 19 years old, who are not currently under the care of a cardiologist. Echocardiograms will also be offered that day on site, free of charge, for those students who are identified as needing additional testing. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required online at peytonwalker.org /events by Friday, November 13. For more information, please contact rfritschi@messiah.edu or call 717-580-7697.

 

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 78:72

NEWS

Kristopher J. Cravey, Ph.D., assistant professor of business in the MBA and MSL programs at Messiah College, was recently elected to serve a 2nd term on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals (NAECP). The NAECP is the premiere professional organization for those who provide alternative dispute and conflict resolution services in highly regulated industries. Established in 1988, the organization has grown from a group of eight Nuclear Employee Concerns Program managers to over 200 members who are managers, attorneys and Human Resource professionals within nuclear utilities, the Department of Energy, and the petroleum industry. By collaborating with professional and regulatory organizations such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Forum has become one of the most influential groups responsible for helping to shape legislation and regulation focused on improving work environments and safety cultures.

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Professor of Art and Design Kathy T. Hettinga’s book art was juried into the College Book Art Association exhibition, “Backstory: Exploring the Boundaries of the Book” at Vanderbilt University. Well-known juror, Tate Shaw, director of visual studies workshop stated, “Deciding upon the books to be in the exhibition was an interesting but difficult process. In the end, we were able to include less than twenty percent of the books submitted. The works we selected all appear to have two things in common: they have a subject beyond just being intricate objects and they attempt to investigate concerns we share publicly by addressing these issues through intimate and personal objects.”

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The HM Insurance Group (our workers’ compensation insurance carrier) awarded Messiah College a $5,000 safety grant towards the purchase of an automated stair climbing hand truck. This equipment will aid in moving furniture and large/heavy items up and down stairs in buildings that do not have elevators. An actual demonstration video of the equipment is available on the manufacturer’s website http://www.wescomfg.com/html/hand_trucks/liftkarhd.htm; click on the video tab.
 

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Dr. Willie Jennings to hold lecture Nov. 3

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Hostetter Chapel, Dr. Willie Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School,  will lecture on “Overcoming the Geographies of Race.”  He won the Grawemeyer Award in Religion (in 2015) for the publication of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which has received wide acclaim in the Academy.  His work investigates the intersection of race, theology and colonialism. He is the first invited guest from the ethnic and area studies major and will serve as the biblical and religious studies’ 2015-2016 “Religion & Society” speaker.

I hope that you will join for the lecture and the reception that will follow. The event has been sponsored by the ethnic and area studies major, the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies and the Center for the Public Humanities.

Networking breakfast – Turning Passion into Profit

Many of us have had ideas for new products or businesses we’ve dreamed of trying.Software developer, marketer and serial entrepreneur Jason Kichline also has hadthose dreams; the difference is he’s done them!

Kichline twice has turned his passions into successful companies. His first businesswas born out of a dorm room at Messiah College. His second one stemmed fromhis desire to provide a technological solution to church worship music challenges.

In fields that require continual evaluation and innovation, entrepreneurs can feel like they are perpetually chasing “version 2.0.” Join us to learn how Kichline’s faith-infused passions have guided him in growing vibrant kingdom-building businesses.

Student Financial Services open house
Student Financial Services and the student employment office will host a pirate-themed open house on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4: -6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to meet the SFS staff and learn more about the services they provide. Please encourage students to stop in the SFS office on the first floor of Old Main. There will be snacks, a gift card giveaway and more.

Mock interview day with alumni

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting a mock interview day on Friday, Nov. 20. On this day, alumni will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. Some interviews will also be available via Skype. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice interview skills with real-world professionals. Limited slots are available. Please encourage students to sign up ASAP at https://www.timetosignup.com/careercenter/view/49903

United Way employee pledge drive launched

The annual employee pledge drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 13. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support programs focusing on critical needs such as prescription affordability. $1,580,878 has been saved on the cost of prescriptions since 2006 through free prescription savings cards issued by the UWCR in our local community.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address health care issues go to https://www.uwcr.org/how-we-help/focus-care-areas/health.

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 and compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

The 7 Cities of Revelation and the Greek Island of Patmos (June 3-12, 2016)

Our group had such a good time last summer traveling around beautiful Turkey (just ask Jonathan and Cathleen Lauer) that I’ve agreed to lead another tour for next summer. This tour will be shorter (only nine days from one weekend to the next) for those who have limited vacation time. This time, the biblical part of the tour will mainly focus on the book of Revelation, so we’ll be visiting all of the seven cities in Turkey as well as the island of Patmos from where John wrote his book. An additional add-on trip to Istanbul is available at the end of the tour for those who have more time.

To see a full itinerary description of all the sites and activities included in the tour, please see the attached brochure or visit this link:  http://www.tutkutours.com/BIB_Biblical_Turkey_2016.asp. Other details, such as costs, travel plans and accommodation are also listed there.

Please feel free to email me at mramey@messiah.edu or at meg.ramey@gmail.com with any questions.

Trick or Treat Time!

Here are some tips to keep Halloween safe:

  • Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight (with fresh batteries), glow bracelet or necklace, or flashing attire for visibility. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes. Light-up shoes are also practical and noticeable on a dark Halloween night.
  • Require well-fitting shoes to be worn, preferably sneakers. While adorable in the store as a costume accessory, children planning to go trick or treat should wear sturdy shoes and not the princess high-heel, too large boots, or other types of shoes often shown with costumes. These often create tripping hazards and very tired feet before the night is over.
  • Avoid costumes that drag on the ground.  Costumes that drag can trip up little feet or get caught on bushes, etc.
  • With the thought of comfort, pick costumes that are bathroom-friendly and pre-plan a bathroom stop along the way (a friends’ house will do and is a good time for a water break as well or at a public facility if driving).
  • Be sure a child’s mask allows full visibility and breathing. Parents should try on masks for size and not hesitate to cut out larger openings for a trick or treater’s comfort. If possible, find a mask that “breathes” and is easy to put on and off. The types of mask that easily can slide up on the head and then pulled down are best. Even better, use non-toxic face paints instead of masks – they won’t obstruct the child’s view as masks sometimes do.
  • Trick or treaters should walk, not run, and should never cut across lawns or driveways. Obstacles could exist that aren’t readily visible in the evening.
  • Only carry flexible props, such as knives, swords, ninja items, etc., that can’t cause injury if a child accidentally falls. No play prop should resemble the real item; and consider leaving play weapons at home and not part of trick or treat night.
  • Only trick or treat at houses with outside lights on. Residents who do not wish to be bothered by trick or treaters often leave off their lights as a sign; respect their preference.
  • An adult should accompany children under 12. If your child is older and going without adult supervision, establish a pre-planned route and curfew time. Make sure s/he has a cell phone to contact you in the event of an emergency.
  • Have your child wait until you can inspect the treats. Discard anything slightly or not completely wrapped. If your child is allergic to nuts, read the ingredients carefully. Be careful of hard candy which can be a choking hazard for very young children.

Information provided by the Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Division and Parents.com

History department annual faith and history lecture

The history department is pleased to announce that its annual faith and history lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in Boyer 235. This year’s lecture will feature senior lecturer Dr. Alexander Wisnoski III. Dr. Wisnoski’s lecture will encompass marital life in colonial Peru and is entitled “Making the Married Life in Colonial Peru: Thoughts on Slavery, Divorce and Church Courts in the Spanish Empire.”

Shared internship experiences

Three students will be speaking about their internship experiences on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 from noon-1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. FREE PIZZA will be provided. This is a great chance for students to learn more about what an internship is like and how it can benefit their future career. Educators are also welcome to attend. Please encourage students to register at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9NscGZ8q74BmC7X

October is national cyber security awareness month (#CyberAware)!

The goal of this national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

Here are a few tips all Internet users can leverage to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year:

  • Use a different password for each site: When a data breach occurs, cyber criminals often sell the information to third parties before the theft is detected. When you reuse the same password, criminals can use this to gain access to your other accounts.
  • Use a password manager: Instead of trying to remember lots of different passwords, a password manager keeps your passwords in an encrypted vault. The best managers allow you to sync across devices, change passwords with a click, log into sites for you, and more.
  • Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a longer, more secure password.
  • Keep it secret: Don’t share your passwords or reveal them to others. No legitimate organization should ever ask you for your password.
  • Beware of unfamiliar or unexpected links and attachments: Links in email, texts, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals steal your information or compromise your computer. Attachments, too. If it looks suspicious, DELETE IT! Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately or offer something that sounds too good to be true. These are often scams. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Protect your privacy: Don’t give sensitive personal, financial, login, business, system or network information to anyone you don’t know or who doesn’t have a legitimate need for it — in person, over the phone, via email, IM, text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Visit StaySafeOnline.org for more tips and resources for staying secure online.

A new look for Canvas is coming Jan 1, 2016

Watch this video for more details. You can also read more about it.

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Job Opportunities:

The School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences has a current opening for the full-time position of Managing Director for the International Business Institute. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7306.

Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences, at CMaurer@messiah.edu.

Student Financial Services has a current opening for the full-time position of Student Account Coordinator and Counselor for Graduate Programs. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7331.

Job-related questions may be directed to Cathy Poiesz at CPoiesz@messiah.edu.

For Sale:

York natural gas 92% efficient single stage up flow furnace. Model GY9S060B12UP11. 60,000 MBH input – 55,000 MBH output. 1200 CFM 115/1/60 voltage. 2″ flue size. 40″ high X 17.5″ wide X 28.5″ deep. New gas valve, control board, flame sensor, and pressure switch. Good for a garage or a home, up to 1500 square feet. 9 years old, works well. $200.00 Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu, or call extension 3500.

Free:

10 week old kittens. Two male, gray and black tabbies still available. Very child-friendly. Born and raised in my daughter’s room! Very cute, of course. Contact Roseann Sachs (rsachs@messiah.edu) if you are interested.

Firewood:   10 fallen trees in various sizes that are available for someone to come and cut up for firewood.  They have been down for at least 6 months, so they would be ready for the winter.  If you really love to cut trees down, we have several (smaller sizes) that you can cut down in addition to the fallen trees.  This is at no charge.

If you are interested, please contact Sally Richardson at srichardson@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Home/apartment for rent: A family of four with two little kids and a dog is looking for a 3 bedroom house/apartment for rent. They can pay up to $650. Please contact Kim at 814-330-4423. They need something as soon as possible. Contact Gladys Robalino: grobalino@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

The Parish Resource Center, a non-profit in Lancaster working with about 80 churches across 17 denominations, is hosting two major events that may be of interested to the Messiah College community. On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., the Center will host a concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy-Award-winning, all-female, all-African-American a cappella ensemble. (All proceeds from ticket sales, after costs, will benefit the Center and the Bright Side Opportunity Center, a nonprofit in Lancaster City providing healthcare, social services, and educational programs.) On Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., the Center will also host an evening with Diana Butler Bass, bestselling author and highly regarded church historian. At the event, Bass will address the question, Is the decline in church membership an opportunity for church growth?

For more information about these events, and to order tickets, please visit parishresourcecenter.org, or contact Devin Manzullo-Thomas at dcthomas@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Psalm 133:1

 NEWS

The Messiah College Dining Services Program was recently selected as the winner of the 13th Annual PRLA (Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association) Excellence in Food Safety Award. This is quite an honor, as this award is open to all restaurants, hotels and dining operations across the state of Pennsylvania. The dining services team will be honored at the Awards Gala being held on Oct. 26 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Pittsburgh. When visiting any one of the venues, please congratulate a dining services employee for this outstanding achievement.

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Reminders about Intercom submissions

The Intercom only accepts submissions from Messiah College email addresses. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. All items must be submitted by e-mail to the Intercom mailbox (intercom@messiah.edu) or by using the online submission form (preferred method). Submissions sent through methods other than those above may not be included. Attachments should be submitted as a Word document or as a PDF file. To read the Intercom guidelines and to access the submission form, please go here.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra at Messiah College
The Legendary Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, with special guests New York Voices will be presenting a Cultural Series concert Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Known as “the greatest swing band in all the land,” the Count Basie Orchestra is still going strong 80 years later with tours that take them all over the world. The Orchestra continues the excellent standards set by Count Basie in swinging and shouting the blues with precision and swing and is still the “most explosive force in jazz!” New York Voices 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the New York Voices and they show no signs of slowing down. Known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend, New York Voices were featured on the 1997 Grammy award-winning recording (Best Large Jazz Ensemble) “Live at Manchester Craftsmen Guild.” Tickets are selling quickly and you won’t want to miss this concert! For more information and ticket prices visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Silent Auction Sale

Messiah College will be offering the silent auction sale of a 1995 Pace American 23’ enclosed trailer. Maintenance records for service work that has been done over the years would be available at the time of purchase. The trailer will be sold “as is” and “without warranty.” The trailer can be seen at the Lenhert Building. The trailer is available for Messiah College employees, faculty, family and friends of anyone who is interested in bidding on it. If interested, silent sealed written bids, with the name and phone number of the bidder, can be given to Facility Services at the Lenhert Building. The sealed bids will be opened on Oct. 30. The trailer will be sold to the highest bidder. Bidding starts at $3,500. The trailer was recently inspected and has new tires. All taxes, registration transfer fees and notary fees will be covered by the purchaser. Any questions can be directed to Brad Markley at ext. 3500.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 31 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 Saturday, Oct. 31. 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.

An evening with journalist and author Bob Woodward

One of America’s preeminent investiga­tive reporters and nonfiction authors, Bob Woodward, will be speaking at Messiah College on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Mr. Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is currently an associate editor there. As a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of Presi­dent Richard Nixon. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national best-sellers and 12 of them have been #1 national nonfiction best-sellers—more #1 national nonfiction best-sellers than any contemporary author. General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware)!

The goal of this national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

Here are a few tips all Internet users can leverage to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year:

  • Use a different password for each site: When a data breach occurs, cyber criminals often sell the information to third parties before the theft is detected. When you reuse the same password, criminals can use this to gain access to your other accounts.
  • Use a password manager: Instead of trying to remember lots of different passwords, a password manager keeps your passwords in an encrypted vault. The best managers allow you to sync across devices, change passwords with a click, log into sites for you, and more.
  • Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a longer, more secure password.
  • Keep it secret: Don’t share your passwords or reveal them to others. No legitimate organization should ever ask you for your password.
  • Beware of unfamiliar or unexpected links and attachments: Links in email, texts, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals steal your information or compromise your computer. Attachments, too. If it looks suspicious, DELETE IT! Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately or offer something that sounds too good to be true. These are often scams. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Protect your privacy: Don’t give sensitive personal, financial, login, business, system or network information to anyone you don’t know or who doesn’t have a legitimate need for it — in person, over the phone, via email, IM, text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Visit StaySafeOnline.org for more tips and resources for staying secure online.

The Seven Cities of Revelation and the Greek Island of Patmos (June 3-12, 2016)

Our group had such a good time last summer traveling around beautiful Turkey (just ask Jonathan and Cathleen Lauer) that I’ve agreed to lead another tour for next summer. This tour will be shorter (only nine days from one weekend to the next) for those who have limited vacation time. This time, the biblical part of the tour will mainly focus on the book of Revelation, so we’ll be visiting all of the seven cities in Turkey as well as the island of Patmos from where John wrote his book. An additional add-on trip to Istanbul is available at the end of the tour for those who have more time.

To see a full itinerary description of all the sites and activities included in the tour, please see the attached brochure or visit this link:  http://www.tutkutours.com/BIB_Biblical_Turkey_2016.asp. Other details, such as costs, travel plans and accommodation are also listed there.

Please feel free to email me at mramey@messiah.edu or at meg.ramey@gmail.com with any questions.

Announcement from School of the Humanities

Please welcome Lucas Sheaffer as the School of the Humanities special projects coordinator. Lucas is an adjunct in the English department and has also worked in the admissions office. He graduated from Messiah College in 2005, received his Master’s in Humanities in 2010 from Penn State University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University working on a dissertation titled “Damming the American Imagination: 1900-1980.” As the special projects coordinator, Lucas’s responsibility will be to promote and implement the Young Writers workshop. He will continue to research and propose similar programming that has the best chance of being self-sustaining financially and to attract students to Messiah College. I would encourage you to give Lucas your support to assist him in developing new programs for our school.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research has provided access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page (http://www.messiah.edu/offices/research/).Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for enrollment summaries, etc.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead.  The 2016 J-Term and Spring Semester work submission deadlines have been set.  Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/6061

 Procedure review:

1.     Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the copyright and educational support specialist (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.

2.     Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link:   http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material     The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.

3.   It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students   notify          Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store & Textbook Express.

4.     VERY IMPORTANT:  Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, copyright & educational support specialist, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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For Sale:

Baseball Cards. Topps, Donruss,  Fleer. Ranging from 1971-1985ish. Some Hall of Famers to Hall of Shamers! Must go! Worth well over $200 will sacrifice all for $150 obo. If interested contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or 717-525-4091.

5 Country-style Kitchen Chairs Solid wood. Made in Yugoslavia (c. 1980) $40 for set of five. Email Jake at djacobse@messiah.edu.

Radial Arm saw w/ stand 10” blade. 11 amps. Motor. Originally purchased 1980. Good Condition. $50 or best offer. Contact Jake at Djacobse@messiah.edu.

Free:

Free to a good home – Two male Maine Coon cats. One is a black cat and the other is a grey tiger cat. Cats are declawed, neutered and have their rabies shots. The cats are about nine years old and can be indoor or outdoor cats. They are brothers and can go to one home or can be separated. If interested please contact Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu or 717-503-3454.

Free shelves and cabinets from the Oakes Museum. Our move from our old storage cabinets to our new mobile storage system is complete! We have numerous kinds of shelves and cabinets available for free on a first come first served basis. Everything is currently in J074 for you to see. Pictures available. If you want one or two or three, all must be removed from J074 by October 30, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Any questions call Ken Mark – ext. 7190

 

 

 

October 15, 2015

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

Exodus 15:13

NEWS

Messiah College students Hannah Busenitz and Nathan Solberg won Design Awards for “design work for Public Service.” Their T-shirt fundraiser designs for a national and international non-profit were selected from over 6,000 entries. Hannah Busenitz designed and illustrated a T-shirt for the national non-profit The Clean Water Fund out of Washington D.C., working with Jon Scott the Director of Corporate Relations. Nathan Solberg designed and illustrated a T-shirt for the international non-profit Solidarity Uganda, working with Messiah College alum Phil Wilmot, a member of the Team of Directors located in Uganda.

The T-shirt designs were created in Publication Portfolio, Design as Service, a course taught by Professor Kathy T. Hettinga. The winning designs are published in the recent Graphic Design USA issue. The Messiah College student design work may also be viewed on the GD USA website: http://gdusa.com/competitions/inhouse-design/2015-inhouse-design-public-service-pro-bono-projects. The student designers were up against professional designers, and their award winning work is 1 out of 9 in the Public Service category, which includes such design firms as Pepsico Innovation, Pentagram, Vogue Italia, Parsons Corporation and Sam Houston State University, among others.

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“See Diversity Anew”

All Administrative and Staff Employees –

Please join us for a viewing of “42”, The Jackie Robinson story.

If you have not already registered for the discussion portion of the “See Diversity Anew” event, please visit https://attend.com/seeanew and register by Monday, Oct. 19.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 31 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 Saturday, Oct. 31. 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.

An evening with journalist and author Bob Woodward

One of America’s preeminent investiga­tive reporters and nonfiction authors, Bob Woodward, will be speaking at Messiah College on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Mr. Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is currently an associate editor there. As a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of Presi­dent Richard Nixon. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national best-sellers and 12 of them have been #1 national nonfiction best-sellers—more #1 national nonfiction best-sellers than any contemporary author. General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact th Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. 

“Kanye’s Temple: The Hyper- Religiosity of Pop Culture, to be addressed Nov. 3

Gregory Alan Thornbury, president of The King’s College and Messiah College alum (’93) will address the topic, “Kanye’s Temple: The Hyper- Religiosity of Pop Culture” on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Many Christians accept the narrative of a sacred-secular divide: people who have “faith” and those who don’t. But is this account of culture true? Thornbury will argue that even today America remains, as Flannery O’Connor once observed, “a Christ-haunted landscape.” Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Chapel credit will be given for this event. To obtain a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office or visit messiah.edu/tickets. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Honors Program and the Office of the President. For more information, contact the Messiah College Honors Program at collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu or 796-1800, ext. 7099. 

Thank you for your hospitality

Thank you for your assistance and hospitality as Admissions welcomed 315 students and their family members for our Monday, Oct. 12 Open House. It was a standing-room-only event! While we celebrate strong numbers for our recruitment events, we do acknowledge the hard work that comes with welcoming and accommodating so many visitors while classes are in session. Based on the comments we received from visiting families, our community shined! We also appreciate the many employees who parked off site to make room for our guests. Our next Open House is on Saturday, Oct. 31. We will also be hosting three Friday Spotlight Days on Nov. 6, 13 and 20 that may require special accommodation. We will monitor the registration counts for these events and let you know of special requests related to parking and assistance. THANK YOU!

– John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management

Save the date for the employee Christmas luncheon  

Please plan on joining us for the annual employee Christmas luncheon on Friday, Dec. 18, 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!

Unavailability of the Online Safety Data Sheet System

Our Safety Data Sheet (SDS) online access system is contracted with the 3E Company. Beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, the 3E Company will be upgrading their system to add additional redundancy and reduce the time required to recover in the event of a disaster. During this maintenance upgrade, the 3E online services will be temporarily interrupted. This upgrade may take up to four hours.

For immediate assistance during this time, the emergency phone number for their Contact Center may be used. The Contact Center can assist with SDS access and will be able to email, fax or even read the SDS to you. The phone number for the Contact Center is 1-800-451-8346; it is also posted on most campus phones.

If you have any questions regarding this information or the SDS system, please contact Donna Fink.

Need a Passport?

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be visiting campus to process passport applications.

When:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Where:  Eisenhower Commons

Time:  10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You need to bring your:

  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 at messiah.edu/passport.

Proceeds from Movie on the Green benefit Central PA Foodbank

Donations and proceeds from the Movie on the Green, attended by approximately 700 people, totaled $2,108. Thank you to our sponsors, which included The Standard, Dining Services and Human Resources & Compliance, for helping to defray our costs and make the donation to the Central PA Foodbank possible. It was a good time for a good cause!

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For Sale:

2004 Fleetwood by Coleman Sedona Popup camper. Very good condition. Air Conditioning, propane furnace, refrigerator, sink, 2-burner stove, stabilizer jacks, awning, king bed, double bed, fold down dining table, outdoor grill. Asking $3,995.00. Call Bill at ext. 3904 or balthoff@messiah.edu.

Several baby and toddler items. Bounce Bounce Baby Activity seat-$15.Vibrating Bouncer seat-$15. Lil Tykes Cozy Coupe Police car-$25. Evanflo Folding stroller-$25. Disney Umbrella Stroller-$5. Pictures available. If interested please contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or 717-525-4091. 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Operation Wildcat HUGE Indoor yard sale
Operation Wildcat will be holding a HUGE INDOOR yard sale at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic- 1050 S. York Street) Oct. 30 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. Toys, games, books, knic knacs, decorative items, clothing for children and adults, holiday items and more! All proceeds go to help families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. Donations for the sale will be accepted at the church on Oct. 29 starting at 4 p.m. For more information, please email rfritschi@messiah.edu.

Help Needed: Operation Wildcat is in need of volunteers on Oct. 29 to set up the yard sale at McBic Church on S. York Street. Set-up starts at 4 p.m. and goes until we’re done! Pizza and desserts for all who volunteer! We also need volunteers to work at the sale on Oct. 30 and 31. For more information – contact Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu or call 717-773-1988.

 

October 8, 2015

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

       O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1

NEWS

Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “3 Infallible Principles for Personal Branding from Pope Francis” published on Entrepreneur.com. Read the article here.

Tina Keller, assistant professor of TESOL, recently co-authored an article for Children’s Literature in Education entitled, “When Names and Schools Collide: Critically Analyzing Depictions of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children Negotiating Their Names in Picture Books Access.” Read the article here.

MESSIAH 411

 

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 12 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, Oct. 12. 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.

An evening with journalist and author Bob Woodward

One of America’s preeminent investiga­tive reporters and nonfiction authors, Bob Woodward, will be speaking at Messiah College on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Mr. Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is currently an associate editor there. As a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of Presi­dent Richard Nixon. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national best-sellers and 12 of them have been #1 national nonfiction best-sellers — more #1 national nonfiction best-sellers than any contemporary author. General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Grandparents Day 2015

On behalf of the office of development, we offer our sincerest thanks to all students and employees for warmly welcoming over 660 grandparents to Messiah College on Thursday, Oct. 1.  This is a new attendance record beating last year’s 610!  We are deeply grateful for the gracious hospitality shown to our grandparent guests by the campus community despite the challenges brought by such a large number of visitors.

Grandparents Day is a team effort and we are thankful for the colleagues in campus events, dining, college ministries, public safety, facilities, Oakes Museum staff, School of the Arts, admissions and advancement for making the event such a success.  Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra “student” visitors in your classroom.

Attention Mac Users
If you are a Mac user, you have likely heard that Apple OS X El Capitan was released last week. Please do not attempt to upgrade college assigned equipment. As with all new software releases, new bugs are often discovered in the initial rollout period. Updating early may create issues between software applications required for your job and latest Apple OS X update.

Safety Contest
The Workplace Safety Committee is sponsoring a safety contest for 2015-2016. Each month (for six months) a question will be distributed to all employees via mass email. Each question is intended to increase safety awareness across our campus. All correct answers for the month will go into a prize drawing; each month the prize is a $50 gift card. For more information and the first month’s question, watch your mass email next week!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware)!
The goal of this national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

Here are a few tips all Internet users can leverage to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year:

  • Use a different password for each site: When a data breach occurs, cyber criminals often sell the information to third parties before the theft is detected. When you reuse the same password, criminals can use this to gain access to your other accounts.
  • Use a password manager: Instead of trying to remember lots of different passwords, a password manager keeps your passwords in an encrypted vault. The best managers allow you to sync across devices, change passwords with a click, log into sites for you, and more.
  • Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a longer, more secure password.
  • Keep it secret: Don’t share your passwords or reveal them to others. No legitimate organization should ever ask you for your password.
  • Beware of unfamiliar or unexpected links and attachments: Links in email, texts, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals steal your information or compromise your computer. Attachments, too! If it looks suspicious, DELETE IT! Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately or offer something that sounds too good to be true. These are often scams. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Protect your privacy: Don’t give sensitive personal, financial, login, business, system or network information to anyone you don’t know or who doesn’t have a legitimate need for it — in person, over the phone, via email, IM, text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Visit StaySafeOnline.org for more tips and resources for staying secure online.

Refer a candidate
Want to share the experience of working at Messiah College with others? Have a friend, relative or colleague that you feel would be a good fit at Messiah and help Messiah succeed?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, consider referring the individual for a position at the College. Not only can you help the College, but the College has a way to thank YOU for the help. Messiah has an Employee Referral Bonus Program, coordinated through Human Resources, whereby referrals who are hired by the College can lead to you receiving a $300 bonus for the referral. Please find a copy of the referral bonus form here.

The College thanks you for your assistance in identifying strong candidates for employment at Messiah!

Online project initiation with the Office of Marketing and Communications
Marketing promotional pieces for the College are created through the Office of Marketing and Communications. If you have a project that is communicating to an audience of 200 or more off-campus people, your project should be designed through our office. We also create the display case marquees on campus. A summary of our processes and examples of projects we work on is attached. You can now begin the project initiation process with our office online at messiah.edu/projectinitiation or contact our service coordinator, Karen Garlinger. To request a student photographer for an event, you can fill out the form at messiah.edu/photographyrequest.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job openings:

The Campus Events Department has a current opening for the full-time position of Campus Events Worker II – South Side Floater. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7262. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at SZeigler@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has a current opening for the full-time position of Supervisor of Patrol – Night Shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7265. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at CBurger@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has a current opening for the full-time position of Retail Restaurant Shift Supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7247.  Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at MWirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Occupational Therapy Graduate Studies has a current opening for the full-time position of Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Instructor in OT. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/7240. Job-related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown, director of the graduate program in occupational therapy, at DPerezBrown@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

We are looking for part-time, occasional childcare for our 2-year-old daughter. We would need availability on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are open to students with an education background and/or extensive childcare experience. Contact Alex Wisnoski at awisnoski@messiah.edu.

For Rent:

Townhouse for rent

Beautiful townhouse in the much desired neighborhood of Beacon Hill, Hunters Ridge. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Open concept layout with the rear facing a private wooded area. Fully finished basement with propane fireplace and full bath. The large master boasts lots of closet space and master bath. New carpet and hardwood flooring. Rent includes all snow and leaf removal, landscaping, mowing, trash and sewer and two reserved parking spaces. Washer and dryer come with the unit. The home is very close to a park, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Find full details here.

For Sale:

Home for sale
Located in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Just reduced to $155,000. Fantastic ranch with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large living room with wood floors. Spacious kitchen with beautiful cabinetry, appliance garage and breakfast bar. Partially finished basement for multiple uses. Unfinished area for storage and laundry. Access to outside from basement gives easy access to workshop. For information, contact Sally Chaplin at 717-350-0289 or schaplin@kw.com.

Triple Stroller in excellent condition. Only used a few times. They go for almost 400.00 in the stores. $160.00. Photo attached. Email dsilar@messiah.edu for more info.