Archive for 2018

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Christmas Blessings.

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 20

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:10-14

NEWS

Abigail Young ’19 (music), Dr. Rachel Cornacchio (professor of music education), and Dr. Raeann Hamon (distinguished professor of family science and gerontology) had an article, “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners,” published in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, volume 17, 2019. The complete article is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6ahvsbWSyDUeVIb4ya8Y/full

Hilary Hoover, assistant registrar, and Bob Felix, senior programmer/analyst, co-presented at the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admissions (MSACROA) conference on Nov. 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the new “paperless” degree certification process established for undergraduate programs. In past years, the Registrar’s Office has conducted degree certification for eligible graduates by producing a paper copy of their degree audit and certification cover sheet to their academic department for review and approval. On average, Messiah awards 644 undergraduate students each year. This adds up to a lot of paper, which results in increased time to prepare the documents for distribution, as well as financial cost to the institution. In an effort to create a more efficient process that would save in both monetary and human resources, the Registrar’s Office collaborated with Bob Felix to implement an online certification tool that allows departments to review, approve and submit their certifications online rather than on paper. This paperless approach was tested with a small sample of advisors and department chairs in spring 2018 and was fully launched this fall in anticipation of December graduation. The Registrar’s Office would like to extend appreciation to Bob Felix for his innovative programming and to the department advisors and chairs who participated in this process.

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Falcon Exchange hours

Falcon Exchange window hours on Friday, Dec. 21 are 8 – 11 a.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30, 2019. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11, 2019.

Water shut downs

During the Christmas Break, before classes resume, we will be performing a water shut down in each building. This is in accordance with our water company’s regulations. Below is a tentative schedule when each building’s water will be off. We anticipate the shutdown to take one hour or less. If the back flow preventer in a building is tested and certified, that is all that will be needed at this time. If the back flow preventer fails, we will need to order parts and schedule a time in the near future to make repairs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Russ Ehrich at ext. 3550. Jan. 2

ECC, 8 a.m. Boyer, 9 a.m. Hoffman, 10 a.m. Chapel, 11 a.m. Old Main, 1 p.m. Library, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3

Larsen, 8 a.m. Frey Academic, 9 a.m. High Center, 10 a.m. South Complex, 11 a.m. Jordan, 1 p.m., Mellinger Apts., 2 p.m.

Jan. 4

North Complex, 8 a.m. Smith Apts., 9 a.m. Engle, 10 a.m. Kelly Apts., 11 a.m. Fry Apts., 1 p.m. Witmer, 2 p.m.

Jan. 7

Homestead, 8 a.m. Bowmansdale, 9 a.m. Orchard Hill, 11 a.m.

Retirement reception for Arlene Zimmerman

Please join us for a reception for Arlene Zimmerman, on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Martin Commons. Arlene will retire on Jan. 10, 2019 after 16 years of service in the campus events department on the 2nd shift. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time safety and service dispatcher, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14139. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu. 

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Longeberger basket. Good condition. $8. Pottery vases. Like new.  $5/red . Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

 

December 13

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.'”

Matthew 1:22-23

NEWS

Professor of marketing David Hagenbuch wrote an article titled “Self-Promotion Doesn’t Have to Be Selfish” that the American Marketing Association published in the November/December 2018 issue of Marketing News. The piece is also available online, under the title “Why You Should Use Self-Promotion as a Networking Technique,” at: https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/self-promotion-networking-technique.aspx

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Farewell reception for Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Please join us to wish Faith Minnich Kjesbo well in her next adventure in Sioux Falls, SD. We will be gathering Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Farewell remarks will be around 4 p.m.

Holiday decorating safety

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. Check out the info graphic on decorating safely. In addition, as you decorate, keep these tips in mind from FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. • If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders, out of reach of children, and placed where they cannot be knocked down easily. Never leave them unattended; extinguish them before leaving the house or going to bed. • Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily. For a visual reminder of just how flammable a dry tree can be, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/AZk4vIXCnc8

Murray Library – ILL

The end of the semester is almost here and many interlibrary loan items will be due back to the lending libraries. Please remember to return any ILL’s that may be due before heading off campus for break. Thank you!

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 17, from 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. We wish everyone a joyous Christmas!

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Conference and Event Services Office closure

The office of Conference and Event Services will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 due to a department retreat.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, 3rd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14085. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities has a part-time opening for a special projects coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14111. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Powers at ppowers@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Tall Christmas trees. Fresh-cut, trimmed fir and spruce. 12’-15′ $60-$70. Also, fresh holly $5/8×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd., Dillsburg. Delivery available for $10. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Misc. for sale. Safety First toddler bed rail. Like new. Asking $10. Ludwig Acrolite snare drum with hard shell case and snare stand. Good condition, asking $80. Please email me at balthoff@messiah.edu if interested.

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Longeberger basket. Good condition. $10. Pottery vases. Like new. $10/green (bought at Fitzgerald Pottery) $7/red . Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Dark Blue Full Size Bed Sports Comforter with various sports balls and bats – like new – asking $25; Full size Steelers Comforter bed set that includes comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham and curtain in good shape – asking $35. Queen size floral bedspread/quilt like new – asking $35. L-Shaped Walnut Desk in good shape – asking $35. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for photos or more information.

 

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:18-21

NEWS

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will take part in an advisory board meeting at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian), before Christmas. An exhibit about religion and science in America is being planned for 2021.

Two faculty and four students from the Department of Human Development and Family attended the National Council on Family Relations Conference in November in San Diego. Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, co-presented (with Robin Yaure, Penn State; Debra Berke, Wilmington University) a paper entitled “Assessing intercultural competency and student learning in three family science study abroad programs” as part of a symposium called Sopa to ถั่ว (T̄hạ̀w) [Soup to Nuts]: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Study Abroad Family Science Programs. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, presented “Using Creative Writing to Teach Family Science” (co-authored with Rachel Jones, HDFS ’19) as part of a symposium entitled Enhancing Family Science Classrooms Through Applied Experiences and High-Impact Practices. Hannah Wagner (HDFS ’21) and Hannah Heintzelman (HDFS ’21) co-presented a poster entitled “The Family Folklore Album Project: Students’ Perspectives.” Both Dr. Reyes and Dr. Hamon serve on the Editorial Board of one of NCFR’s journals: The Journal of Family Theory and Review. Dr. Hamon also completed her leadership as Chair of the Advancing Family Science Section at the conclusion of the conference, at which time she will begin her term as Past Chair for two years. Dr. Hamon was also presented a Cognella Innovation in Teaching Award for Family Science the first day of the conference. An announcement of the award recipients is located at: https://www.ncfr.org/news/3-ncfr-members-recognized-innovation-teaching-family-science

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Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Operations Service Excellence Program

The Division of Operations strives to model servant leadership with the mission, “all employees are committed to serving the mission of Messiah College, are innovative in their work and serve the College, Division and their Department with integrity and positive attitudes.” The Operations Division has developed an “Operations Service Excellence Program,” whereas any Messiah College employee and or guest of the College can recognize an employee within the Operations Division. This recognition should be based on the Division’s core values: compassion, hospitality, integrity, commitment, communication and stewardship. A freestanding poster with a tablet of forms will be placed in employee lounges throughout campus. When you interact with an operations employee who has exemplified one of operations’ core values, please take the time to complete one of the forms by simply answering three short questions. On behalf of the Division of Operations, we thank you for supporting our “Service Excellence Program!”

Farewell reception for Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Please join us to wish Faith Minnich Kjesbo well in her next adventure in Sioux Falls, SD. We will be gathering Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Farewell remarks will be around 4 p.m.

Thanks from the Oakes Museum

Thanks to everyone who supported the Oakes Museum of Natural History during our Holiday Open House on Dec. 1. We welcomed more than 700 visitors to the museum that day! If you missed it, remember that the Oakes Museum is open on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. and admission is always free for Messiah students, employees and their families.

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For sale

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Tall Christmas trees. Fresh-cut, trimmed fir and spruce. 12’-15′ $60-$70. Also, fresh holly $5/8×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd., Dillsburg. Delivery available for $10. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

Free

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Free metal filing cabinet. Remington Rand, 3 drawer, metal filing cabinet for letter sized files. 41″ high, 15″ wide, 28″ deep. Works perfectly. Frames for hanging files included – already in the drawers. Works perfectly. Does not lock. Free to good home! Contact Creta Bieber if interested.

Wanted

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

 

 

 

November 29

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm: 25:5

NEWS

Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino, voice instructors in the Department of Music, served as adjudicators in mock auditions for Northern High School’s upcoming production of The Phantom of the Opera. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino worked with students at Dillsburg’s high school to help them prepare for their vocal auditions.

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Materials for Authors’ Exhibit, Dec. 17.

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, Dec. 17. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January – December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the faculty development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned following the event.

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. The one-sheet can be found here.

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 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, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

Things are changing at the Union Café!

Healthy Combo Options at the Grill: As of Monday, Nov. 26, you can choose an apple, banana, carrots or celery sticks in place of fries for your combo. Don’t worry, we are not removing fries from the menu. However, now you can choose whether you want fries, fresh fruit or fresh veggies. Gluten-free options: Pizzas: Did you know the Union Café offers gluten-free pizza? Simply click on the ‘pizza’ category, and select ‘gluten free personal pizza.’ Grill: Instead of a regular bun, you can order a ’gluten-free burger’, served on a gluten-free bun (there is an up-charge for the roll). Deli: You can also order a create-your-own gluten-free sandwich from the deli. Select the ‘gluten-free melt’, and enjoy a made-to-order, gluten-free sandwich (there is an up-charge for the roll). Create-your-own melts and smoothies Speaking of the deli, you can now order create-your-own melts. Order under ’melts’, and get exactly what you want on your melt. And don’t forget that you can also order ‘create your own’ smoothies.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Landmine talk on Thursday, Dec. 6

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Frey 110.

Nativity scenes

Join us in Murray Library from Nov. 28 through Dec. 20 for a display of unique Christmas nativity scenes from around the world. These scenes celebrate the greatest common good, Jesus Christ coming down to us.

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Job opportunities:

Refer a cook and earn $300. Employees who provide a referral that result in a successful hire are eligible for a $300 bonus. See the attached flyer for more information.

For sale:

Double-seat, jogging doll stroller–can accommodate infant to American-girl dolls. Like new, asking $30. Contact Allyson Patton apatton@messiah.edu with any questions.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Multi-generational home for sale. Ever considered multi-generational living? We are selling our home with full in-law apartment. The in-law suite has its own entrance, full-size kitchen, laundry, 2-3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 bathrooms which connects to the main house with one interior door. The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and much more. There’s even a 2-story playhouse and large shed in the one acre yard! Come to the open house this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 – 3 p.m., or we can set up a special showing for you. Check out this link for pictures and info: http://45136.listinginfo.co/ For more information contact Heather Keefer at hkeefer@messiah.edu.

Bikes for sale. An Ignite recumbent exercise bike for $100. Limited use, great for home workouts. A men’s 19 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. A women’s 17 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. Both have had limited use and would be great for young adults. Originally purchased from Holmes Cycling and Fitness. For more information, contact Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu or call ext. 6003.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

FREE:

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted:

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

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White Christmas musical tickets on sale

West Shore Christian Academy presents: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Nov. 29 (7p.m.), Nov 30 (7p.m.) and Dec. 1 (2p.m. and 7p.m.) at the The Pollock Center in Camp Hill. White Christmas is a musical based on the well-loved Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. This cast includes children of Messiah employees and alumni. The Production Team and is led by four Messiah alumni; Rachel Ballasy, BFA musical theatre, Stephanie Cramer, BS music education, Aleta Leatherman, BS music education, and Jon Menkis, BFA visual arts. Tickets can be purchased from the Pollock Center and are $10 for Children/Students (K-12) and $15 for adults. Visit https://thepollockcenter.com for additional information and to order tickets.

 

November 15

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 95: 2-3

 

NEWS

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, Department of Music professors Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino brought Messiah College and private students to compete in the annual Student Auditions hosted by the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at York College. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino also served as adjudicators in the competition. Winners in Dr. Savarino’s studio were Britney Yauger (Senior Women Classical Division), Daphne Rinkus (Freshman Women Classical Division), and Caleb Wenger (Freshman Men Classical Division). Mrs. Savarino had two winners from her private studio in the High School Classical and Music Theatre divisions. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating these talented singers!

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On Nov. 8, thirty-five engineering industry professionals joined seventy Messiah engineering students and their faculty on campus for the second annual Engineering Networking Night. The event was jointly hosted by the ENGR Department, the Society of Women Engineers, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the local professional chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar. Dr. Emily Farrar, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was the primary organizer.

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Rocky Allinger and Cindi Kerns presented Making an Impact: Digital Proficiency at Messiah College at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference in Lewisburg on October 7th, 2018.  The presentation covered the development and implementation of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) at Messiah College. Rocky and Cindi are excited by all they have learned in this first year of the DPI initiative.

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Due to the THANKSGIVING DAY holiday the INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Nov. 29. We wish you a blessed THANKSGIVING.

Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Materials for Authors’ Exhibit – Dec. 17

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January 2018 to December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the Faculty Development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Continues This Weekend

Want to see Shakespeare with a twist? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Tempest,” which continues performances this Friday night and runs for the rest of the weekend in Miller Theater. Shakespeare’s story of shipwreck, magic, vengeance, and reconciliation, this production of “The Tempest” will reimagine the character of Prospero as a woman. On a distant island Prospera waits, betrayed and exiled, spending years plotting her revenge. When fate places her old enemies within her reach, Prospera summons a magical storm that shipwrecks them onto her island. But after all these years, what revenge does she mean to take? “The Tempest” asks us to examine whether old injustices can lead to new hope or whether we repeat our past sins. For Prospera, that choice leads to unexpected consequences and love ultimately paving the way for reconciliation. “The Tempest” runs November 8—11 and 16—18. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. This is a voyage you won’t want to miss — get your tickets today!

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. Tips can be viewed here.

New digital media specialist, Brad Harman

Please welcome Brad Harman, Messiah College’s new digital media specialist. Brad is a graduate of California University of PA where he majored in commercial music technology. His education and experience with audio and visual productions over the past few years will serve him well in his new role. Brad is excited to collaborate with members of the campus on video projects. His office is in the media production suite in the basement of the library. Feel free to stop in to see Brad, contact him at bharman@messiah.edu or submit an LTS media production request form.

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative application due date approaching

Full time faculty interested in applying for the 2019-2020 cohort of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) have until Nov. 30 to submit an application. If you missed the recent Q and A sessions and want to learn more you may want to reach out to Messiah’s current DPI faculty fellows: John Bechtold, Jean Corey, Elizabeth Dubin, Michelle George, Amy Ginck, Kerry Hasler-Brooks, David Hazen, Cynthia Lehman, Sean Matthews, Carol McGinnis, Brian Menkis, David Pettegrew, Amy Porto, Sam Wilcock, and Maude Yacapsin. Or, you may email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with any questions you may have.

Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign kickoff!

On behalf of the Agape Center and the Office of the President, we would like to invite you to participate in the Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign in partnership with the United Way. We hope you’ve received your packet via campus mail for how to give to the efforts of the United Way. In lieu of our usual Employee Christmas Luncheon Donation/Drive, please instead consider making a one-time contribution or payroll deduction for the campaign. You can give with confidence knowing that 98.5% of your gift will go directly to the focus area or non-profit of your choice. We also invite you to United Way Day on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside the Falcon. We’ll have coffee and cookies to thank you for donating! This is a great chance to drop off your form, enjoy a treat and enter a grand prize drawing. **All employees that return forms via campus mail or in person ON or BEFORE Wednesday, Nov. 28 will be entered to WIN 1 of the following of their choice: 4 Hershey Park Christmas CandyLane tickets, 4 Hershey Bears tickets, OR 4 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra tickets. The LAST DAY to mail in forms will be Friday, Nov. 30. Questions or need a form? Please email our Campaign Interns Jocelyn Vanic: jv1229@messiah.edu or Andrew Hernandez: ah1570@messiah.edu. Thank you for considering joining the Employee Giving Campaign supporting the United Way!

Ancestry.com  (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? Your Messiah College login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage, and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. You might also want to check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation-starter around the Thanksgiving dinner table!  Questions about getting started? Email librarian Sarah Myers, smyers@messiah.edu

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 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, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

HP Ink. Several unopened HP 564XL ink cartridges (yellow, magenta, cyan) for sale. Cartridges fit various models of the HP Deskjet, HP Officejet and HP PhotoSmart. Will sell all six for $25. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.

 

November 8

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:8-12

 NEWS

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, co-presented with Dr. Patricia Joergensen from Holy Family University at the annual statewide Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Nov. 1. Their presentation, “Cooperating teachers and college supervisors weigh in: Using voices from the field to inform our model of student teaching,” addressed research questions related to the skill development of novice teachers using the co-teaching model of student teaching. PAC-TE seeks to serve as the voice for professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania by promoting quality preparation programs and opportunities for individual professional development.

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 J-Term and Spring Semester 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/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger several 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 at 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_materials. 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 and 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 at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. 

Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

This exhibition is curated by Sandra Bowden, Christians in the Visual Arts, and will exhibit Nov. 9 — Jan. 25, 2019 in the Climenhaga and High Center Galleries (upper and lower). Join us for the Curator’s Talk and Reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. High Center, High Foundation Recital Hall (Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.,evenings and weekends in conjunction with High Center events.) For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries.

Annual Soup Sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. Soup options include: carrot, cheeseburger, creamy crab, pizza soup, tomato, turkey chili, vegetable beef and a few yet to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

**CANCELLED-How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception

Please note, How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception and exhibition has been cancelled due to artist’s illness. We hope to reschedule this event next year.

Free 1-1 exercise instruction

Need help entering the Fitness Center? Want to learn a new cardio machine? Interested in being walked through one of the pre-designed resistance training programs? Have questions on exercise technique or form? The Falcon Fitness Center is excited to introduce our student leader strength and fitness coach booking system! Go to our website: https://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter, find the booking system on the left navigator, and follow directions to book your 30 minute time slot. Stay active!

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Safety poster contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the safety contest: all winners were student employees! First place went to Cera Gaston, a student employee in Campus Events. The four runner-ups were Treavor Moore, Hannah Lelah, Katie Riggs and Yabets Assefa. Cera received a $50 gift card and the four runner-ups each received a $25 gift card.

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.

 

November 1

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1

NEWS

Through a competitive application process, Dr. Jan Dormer was chosen to serve on TESOL International Association’s “TESOL Standards Professional Council.” Jan is excited about the opportunity to have a voice in national and global conversations regarding the standards that govern English language learning and teaching.

Larry Mylin (biological sciences) delivered a poster presentation on Friday Oct. 26 at the 4th Annual Future of Malaria Research Meeting (Rockville, Maryland) that summarized ongoing efforts designed to support malaria research at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia. The presentation, entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for the Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum,” included contributions by student co-authors Samuel Stambaugh ’18 and Nicole Clemente ’19, and Abhai Tripathi (Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology). The update on efforts to freeze blood collected from uninfected U.S. donors by methods that would allow the blood to be used to culture malaria parasites in developing world settings was received enthusiastically by meeting participants and organizers because of its potential to expand research efforts in the developing world.

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, presented at the National Conference on Co-Teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 25. Her presentation, “Resistance, indifference, and devotion: Responses to co-teaching from the field,” including preliminary findings from her mixed methods sabbatical research project examining student teachers’ and cooperating teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the co-teaching model for student teaching. The National Conference on Co-Teaching is sponsored by St. Cloud State University and the Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration.

Some of our Campus Events workers in the residence halls wore pink Friday, Oct. 26 to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

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How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception

Please join the Russian-born American artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. in the High Center, Parmer Hall, for an artists’ talk and reception. The Kabakovs are internationally recognized as among the most important artists of our generation, in dialogue about their current exhibition, “How to Meet an Angel.” Their talk will highlight a weeklong residency by the Kabakovs at Messiah and will inaugurate the exhibition of their installation, which will continue until Jan. 25, 2019. Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, now living in New York, the work of the Kabakovs asks us to suspend our traditional ways of looking as we consider the limits and possibilities of human experience. Working collaboratively for nearly 30 years, their work extends beyond their experience with the Soviet social and cultural context to engage global ideas of reality and fantasy, hope and fear, power and control. As pioneers of immersive installation art, they move imaginatively between mediums while incorporating a broad range of materials.

Deadline for submitting fall 2018 events

Friday, Nov. 2 is the deadline for submitting requests for fall 2018 events that include technical needs, set-up needs or special permission from the SILP Office. Please plan now for your department end-of-semester or holiday parties; or any other event requiring special needs. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Jan Dormer’s lecture, “Vocation, Cross-Cultural Reconciliation and the Common Good” will take place on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Ben Bliss, leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, Nov. 3

Ben Bliss,”…a truly exceptional tenor.” -National Review

Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall

Winner of multiple international competitions and awards, Ben Bliss has launched a successful international career in the world of opera. While appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in recent years he has sung the roles of Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrando in “Cosi fan tutte,” as well as the Steuermann in “The Flying Dutchman.” He has also appeared in productions at the Seattle Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Life under Mao: a presentation

What was it like living in China during the Cultural Revolution? Was human flourishing possible despite the restrictions? The library is excited to announce a presentation by Dr. Ruth Pickens, who grew up in China under Mao and thoughtfully speaks on her firsthand experience. She has a fascinating and important story to tell and all are invited. The presentation will be on Nov. 5, 7-8 p.m. on the Library’s main floor. The presentation coincides with an exhibit of Ruth’s beautiful and colorful paper cuttings, as well as her copies of Maoist documents and other propaganda, and even her copy of Mao’s “little red book.” Please be sure to view this exhibit in the library, Oct. 26-Nov. 26.

IT equipment sale

ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “cash and carry” for employees only. If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. Basic specs on equipment are: i5 with at least 4 GB of Ram. iMacs have either a 24” or 27” screen. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Where: Fry Apartments B1 – no Hoffman sales!

When: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m. What: * Windows laptop computers – $50 * Windows desktop computers – $25 * iMac computers – $200 *Mac minis – $100 *Mac laptops – $150 *Monitors – $10 If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) at ext. 2560.

Dr. Paul Putz lecture on John Wooden

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Dr. Paul Putz of the Department of History will deliver a lecture titled, “John Wooden, Jesus, and Me: Thinking Historically about the Intersection of Sports and Christianity.” Dr. Putz will discuss how legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden infused his coaching with his faith, and what that fusion reveals about the history of American Christianity in the twentieth century. Please join us in Boyer 335, from 4-5 p.m. to learn more about this inspirational coach. Refreshments will be available.

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

This exhibition is curated by Sandra Bowden, Christians in the Visual Arts, and will exhibit Nov. 9 — Jan. 25, 2019 in the Climenhaga and High Center Galleries (upper and lower). Join us for the Curator’s Talk and Reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. High Center, High Foundation Recital Hall Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Evenings and weekends in conjunction with High Center events. For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries.

Networking breakfast

Leading with Purpose: A unique perspective on Leadership with Purpose that will include handouts like the Lead with Purpose Pledge and the Pillars of Purpose. Attendees will find out what it takes to be a Purposeful Leader. o Topic: The Purposeful Leader o Location: The Martin Commons (located at Lottie Nelson Dining Hall inside the Eisenhower Campus Center at Messiah College | 1 College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055) o Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6 o Itinerary: § 7– 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking § 7:30  – 9 a.m. | Event Speaker § 9 a.m.| Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network o Format: Keynote speakers with time for networking o Event Cost: $15 – You register via http://attend.com/116, to complete the transaction, please include your org/account numbers in space provided and use the promo code internal. A journal voucher will be processed post event.

Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale, sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning, is schedule for Thursday, Nov. 15. from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The sale is located in the payroll lobby, located in the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbeque sandwich for $2 or dessert for $1.

Soup options include: carrot, cheeseburger, creamy crab, pizza soup, tomato, turkey chili, vegetable beef soup and a few more to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoy some homemade food and goodies!

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Job opportunities

The Dept. of Dining Services has two full-time openings for a cook and one full-time opening for a production assistant. Visit jobs.messiah.edu for additional information. Employees who provide a referral that result in a successful hire are eligible for a $300 bonus. Please use this form, https://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms, when submitting your referral.

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Girls Who Code needs your help

Two local Girls Who Code clubs have a fantastic opportunity to write apps for two local museums. We need Android phones and IPhones, iPods and tablets to test the apps. Please contact Lin Taylor if you have any working device or device charger that you would be willing to donate to the clubs. I can give you a tax receipt if you desire. Contact Linda Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu.

 

October 25

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

Luke 1:78-79

NEWS

Dr. Maude Yacapsin, associate professor of education, presented at the National Women in Educational Leadership Conference held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), Oct. 7-10. Her discussion highlighted the importance of how agile leadership and a leader’s comprehensive understanding of online pedagogy are paramount in sustaining quality instruction for teaching and learning. Maude’s work with collaborative and accessible technologies was well received by higher ed leaders and faculty alike. While at UNL, Dr. Yacapsin was invited to attend doctoral candidates’ proposals, dissertation defense presentations and collaborate on future-leader endeavors by her former colleagues in the Department of Higher Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAD). She also had the distinct honor of speaking to a cohort of UNL’s master’s in higher education students on the roles humility and graciousness have as students graduate and continue their careers as servant leaders in higher education.

Beth Transue, librarian, presented her poster, “Above and Beyond: Partnering to Co-Lead and Support Cross Cultural Short-Term Study Abroad Courses,” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference. Beth also served as the exhibits co-chair on the conference committee. The conference took place in Harrisburg on Oct. 14-17.

Jean Corey (Department of English) and David Pettegrew (Department of History) presented a talk titled, “History, Poetry, and Place: Recovering the Lost Voices of the Eighth Ward” at Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference on Oct. 6. The abstract of the talk is available here: https://budsc18.sched.com/event/Fph3/history-poetry-and-place-recovering-the-lost-voices-of-the-eighth-ward

Todd Goranson, professor of music, gave two performances in Karlstad, Sweden on Sunday, Oct. 14. He performed on soprano saxophone with a Sweden-based professional saxophone quartet for morning services at Tingvallakyrka, followed by an evening performance (on bassoon) with orchestra of the Beethoven Mass in C major at the historic Karlstad Cathedral.

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Spend an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman speaks on “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The bestselling author of “The World is Flat” and The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has covered the monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981.

In his latest best-seller, “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology globalization, and climate change. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $10 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Save the date for the 2019 Messiah College Human Library Project

As we seek to promote the Common Good defined as the “dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all people,” you are invited to save the date for this academic year’s Messiah College Human Library Project. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We had an outstanding response to last year’s project so please save the date of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The books will be available from noon – 4 p.m. Closer to the date, there will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot to read/listen to the book of your choice. Questions related to the Messiah College Human Library Project may be directed to Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, Murray Library, at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Deadline for submitting fall 2018 events

Friday, Nov. 2 is the deadline for submitting requests for fall 2018 events that include technical needs, set-up needs or special permission from the SILP Office. Please plan now for your department end-of-semester or holiday parties; or any other event requiring special needs. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding. Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.). Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 25. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Halloween safety

It’s Trick-or-Treat time again. If you have children or grandchildren, read these tips to keep them safe while they enjoy Halloween festivities.

CPDC announces Into the City Mini event to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The next Into the City Mini event will be to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). In addition to dance, CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach, and student affairs. Please help us market this trip by promoting it to your students. Educators are welcome to attend as well! Read on for more details:

MORE INFO: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. Join us as we tour their facilities, interact with Messiah College alumni who are employed there, and participate in a catered networking event. Learn more about CPYB at https://www.cpyb.org/

Payroll Announcement 

The Payroll Office has transitioned to become part of the Office of Human Resources and Compliance as of Oct. 1. All members of the payroll team will continue to perform the same tasks and are located in the same office so there is no change or interruption of services. Please note that the Payroll Office suite number will now be suite 3015 and the fax number will now be 888‐295‐9989.

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 J-Term and Spring Semester 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/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger several 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 at 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_materials. 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 and 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 at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. 

History student presentations

The Department of History is pleased to announce successful student poster presentations at the Pennsylvania Historical Association conference in Lancaster on Oct. 13. Arion Dominique (history), David Michael (business administration), Robin Schwarzmann (history), Anna Strange (history), and Rachel Williams (history) presented on research related to City Beautiful, urban reform, population displacement, and racial segregation in Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania between 1900 and 1950. The poster by Arion Dominique and David Michael, titled “Spaces of Fear: Race, Housing, and Travel in South Central PA” (advised by Bernardo Michael) was awarded first prize by conference judges for its originality, currency and balanced analysis.

Life under Mao: a presentation

What was it like living in China during the Cultural Revolution? Was human flourishing possible despite the restrictions? The library is excited to announce a presentation by Dr. Ruth Pickens, who grew up in China under Mao and thoughtfully speaks on her firsthand experience. She has a fascinating and important story to tell and all are invited. The presentation will be on Nov. 5, 7-8 p.m. on the Library’s main floor. The presentation coincides with an exhibit of Ruth’s beautiful and colorful paper cuttings, as well as her copies of Maoist documents and other propaganda, and even her copy of Mao’s “little red book.” Please be sure to view this exhibit in the library, Oct. 26-Nov. 26.

Friends of Murray Library 2018-2019 Library Research Grant – deadline extended

The Friends of Murray Library 2018-2019 Library Research Grant application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31. This competitive grant supports Messiah student academic research projects that require resources at off-campus libraries. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. Up to $750 per grantee will be awarded in November for the current academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a scholarly paper and presentation to the Messiah community, as well as a poster presentation at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting. Award recipients will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 7. See the library webpage for more information and attached PDF for application details.

IT equipment sale

ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “cash and carry” for employees only. If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. Basic specs on equipment are: i5 with at least 4 GB of Ram. iMacs have either a 24” or 27” screen. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Where: Fry Apartments B1 – no Hoffman sales!

When: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m. What: * Windows laptop computers – $50 * Windows desktop computers – $25 * iMac computers – $200 *Mac minis – $100 *Mac laptops – $150 *Monitors – $10 If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) at ext. 2560.

FY19 Annual Plan and FY18 Annual Plan Status Update

The annual plan for the current academic year, and the annual plan status update for last academic year are available for your review. The documents are located in Falcon Link under the topic strategic planning. Thank you for your commitment to achieving the strategic goals outlined for the college. David Walker, vice president for finance and planning

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Job opportunities

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, second shift campus events worker. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13922. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The president’s office has an opening for a full time executive assistant to the president and assistant to the board of trustees. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13911. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Large farmhouse table. Custom-made 8ft x 3ft farmhouse table for sale. Like new condition. Seats 8 people comfortably – $375. For more information, contact Ashley Sider: asider@messiah.edu

Gretsch Doboro slide guitar. Barely used Gretsch G9200 Boxcar resonator with Padauk fingerboard, square neck. Retails for $360, asking $275.Contact Ashley Sider: asider@messiah.edu

 

October 18

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

NEWS

Dave Foster, professor of biology/environmental science, and Dale Fogelsanger, men’s/women’s cross country/track and field coach/adjunct biology instructor, led sessions on ”Building Commitments of the Heart in Creation Care” at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Study’s 2018 Academic Council to natural science professors from Christian colleges across the nation on Sept. 28-29 in Mancelona, Michigan.

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Dog therapy day scheduled for Oct. 24

Minds Matter will be holding a dog therapy pet event on Oct. 24 as a part of De-Stress Fest. If you have a dog and would like to bring your furry friend to be petted on the Eisenhower lawn between the hours of noon to 3 p.m. (the entire 3 hours is not necessary), please email mindsmatterpresident@messiah.edu or mindsmatterevents@messiah.edu by Oct. 20! We will provide further details as the event is finalized.

Thank you for participating! The club members of Minds Matter

Inclusive Excellence Lecture by Mindy Smith

Please join us for an Inclusive Excellence Lecture presented by Melinda Smith, M.S., senior lecturer in applied health science and director of student wellness, Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). “Confidence, Choice and Connection: Moving into Meaningful Lifetime Activity for All” – Our past experiences, attitudes and motivators drive our perspectives on holistic wellness and physical activity. However, stereotypes and unexamined assumptions pose obstacles for meaningful lifetime activity for all. In order to overcome this, Mindy Smith’s research with final-year student-athletes illuminates the importance of exploring each person’s story in the support of personal wellness. As we recognize practical adaptive strategies to progress past cookie-cutter prescriptions, we empower unique individuals to enjoy diverse opportunities that enhance physical and psychological health. This lecture is an outcome of collaboration between the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Inclusive Excellence Lectures provide Messiah educators and researchers an opportunity to disseminate research that broadens and advances our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion across disciplinary boundaries. Please contact Minoska Villegas at mvillega@ messiah.edu for more information or to propose a presentation.

“Manhood and Womanhood Today”  

All members of the college community and the public are invited to this keynote panel presentation co-sponsored by the College Honors Program and the Office of the President at Messiah College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. It will be a timely, important and informative conversation about men, women and pursuing the common good together. Among the questions to be explored are:

  • How has the relationship between men and women changed in recent decades?
  • Does too much emphasis on difference threaten equality?
  • Should masculinity be weakened or refined?
  • What’s the state of feminism and the sexual revolution today?

Our panelists are particularly well-suited to speak to this important topic. Dr. Agnes R. Howard is instructor of Humanities at Christ College, Valparaiso University, a prolific essayist, and the author of a forthcoming book about the experience of pregnancy. Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and the author of books on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement, and Hip-Hop music.

No tickets are required. For more information about this event, see www.messiah.edu/chp/manhoodandwomanhoodtoday or contact the College Honors Program at collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu.

Save the Date for the 2019 Messiah College Human Library Project

As we seek to promote the Common Good defined as the “dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all people,” you are invited to save the date for this academic year’s Messiah College Human Library Project. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We had an outstanding response to last year’s project so please save the date of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The books will be available from noon – 4 p.m. Closer to the date, there will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot to read/listen to the book of your choice. Questions related to the Messiah College Human Library Project may be directed to Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, Murray Library at ekielley@messiah.edu.

The summer issue of The Bridge is here!

In the summer issue of The Bridge, you’ll find Commencement highlights, a 10-day journey of the “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights Bus Tour” and even an alum who researches penguins for her doctorate. Read the magazine in its entirety at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge 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.

Career and Graduate School Expo – Oct. 24!

140 organizations will be attending the Career and Graduate School Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Brubaker Auditorium from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To see all the employers, go to: https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/6149. Please join us and encourage all students to attend!

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.
Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.). Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 25. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research provides 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 other reports.

Ben Bliss, leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, Nov. 3

Ben Bliss,”…a truly exceptional tenor.” -National Review, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall Winner of multiple international competitions and awards, Ben Bliss has launched a successful international career in the world of opera. While appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in recent years he has sung the roles of Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrando in “Cosi fan tutte,” as well as the Steuermann in “The Flying Dutchman.” He has also appeared in productions at the Seattle Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Halloween safety

It’s Trick or Treat Time again. If you have children or grandchildren, read these tips to keep them safe while they enjoy Halloween festivities.

CPDC announces Into the City Mini event to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The next Into the City Mini event will be to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). In addition to dance, CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach, and student affairs. Please help us market this trip by promoting it to your students. Educators are welcome to attend as well! Read on for more details:

MORE INFO: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. Join us as we tour their facilities, interact with Messiah College alumni who are employed there, and participate in a catered networking event. Learn more about CPYB at https://www.cpyb.org/

Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Jan Dormer’s lecture, “Vocation, Cross-Cultural Reconciliation and the Common Good” will take place on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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Job opportunities:

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time communication specialist. For further information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13895. Job related questions should be directed to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Curio Cabinets. Two identical unfinished wood/glass curio cabinets, each with 3 wooden shelves. Asking $75 for each, or $100 for both. Can help with transportation if needed (from Carlisle.) Email for photos or more information – rsites@messiah.edu.

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Luther Rose Lecture

2018 Luther Rose Lectures with Dr. Vincent Evener at Palm Lutheran Church – Palmyra, Pa

  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Session I: Martin Luther and Medieval Mysticism
  • Session II: Mysticism, the Reformation, and Lutheran Spirituality

Please see flier for registration information or contact Karl at kbergmann@messiah.edu