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November 6

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thessalonians 5:15-18

 

NEWS

Paula Hoffman, who has been serving as the Bittner residence director and assistant director of residence life – first year experience, has decided to pursue new opportunities outside of Residence Life, which includes serving part-time as a counselor for In Him Christian Wellness. Ines Yoon, who has currently been serving as interim Bittner residence director, will continue as full-time Bittner RD through May 2020. Please direct any Bittner matters to Ines (iyoon@messiah.edu). Josiah Hatfield has agreed to continue as interim assistant director through May 2020. Any first year experience matters should be directed to Josiah (jhatfield@messiah.edu). We are grateful for Paula’s years of service in Residence Life and appreciate Ines and Josiah’s leadership.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Vinayak Sakore attended the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit in Santa Monica, CA, Oct. 15-17. This interactive workshop revolves around a simulated ransomware cyber-attack. Vinny hosted a 90-minute tabletop discussion and led a session on cyber threat intelligence.

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The quarterly online magazine ‘God and Nature’, published by the American Scientific Affiliation, included the lead article ‘A Glimpse of God through Mathematics’, by Dr. Doug Phillippy, professor of mathematics, in the Fall 2019 edition.

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Dwayne Safer, CFA, assistant professor of finance, recently passed the Level 2 exam of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) program. As a result of successful completion of the exams, he has received the prestigious CAIA designation and is one of 11,000 global investment professionals with demonstrated expertise in alternative investment valuation and analysis.

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President’s Open Door Day

President Phipps will host an Open Door Day on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door Day will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 207 starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 19. Open Door Day is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Multi-Dimensional Leadership – networking breakfast

We are also excited to announce the next breakfast scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21. Register at http://attend.com/mcba1121

In a world where the one thing you can count on is change, leaders need to be able to adjust and adapt. Multi-dimensional leaders not only adapt to the environments they are currently leading in, they can also take their leadership on the road. Come hear Rob Parker share his thoughts on successfully navigating multiple leadership transitions from non-profit CEO to entertainment executive, to executive coach, and currently real estate developer. At a time in history when few of us will finish our careers where we start, come hear how one alumnus embraced both the change and the adventure.

Featured Speaker: Rob Parker, president of Pinewood Forest

Alumnus Rob Parker ’82 has over thirty five years of high-impact leadership on a local, national and international level, including 30 years as a president/CEO. Growth-oriented executive with experience in both corporate and non-profit ventures, as well as blended models that integrate philanthropy into core business strategy. Entertainment executive experience with Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum artist. New urbanist design and town building, connected to the film industry, Transformational leader that enjoys creating a compelling vision, crafting a strategy, building a powerful team and then delivering exponential results.

Nativities wanted

Murray Library is again displaying unique crèches from around the world and would love to include yours! If you have a nativity set that is handmade, from another country or antique, we would love to borrow it to share with our library visitors. We would need it from Nov. 27 until approximately Dec. 20. All items will be kept in a locked case, so no worries about delicate pieces. Contact Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu for questions or to submit your nativity.

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Job opportunities:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time director of enrollment management operations. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16070. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Wade, associate vice president for enrollment management, at swade@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has a full time opening for a community safety officer, 3rd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16073. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at cburger@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has a full time opening for a campus events worker, 3rd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16086. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a temporary, part-time research and data coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16095. Job related questions may be directed to Julie Gomboc-Hellam, director of graduate school curriculum and student services, at jgomboc@messiah.edu.

Free:

Free Bowflex Ultimate 2 home gym. Squat, preacher curl, leg extension attachments Very good condition, no longer needed. You will need to pick up. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu.

For rent:

Apartment for rent. Available immediately, a second story, 2 bedroom, and one bath apartment for professional or retired persons is available for rent. A large living room and oversized eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Laundry facilities located on premises. Off street parking is also provided in this 3 unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking permitted. Water, trash, sewer included in rent. Interested parties should contact lsnyder@messiah.edu.

Rental in Grantham. Half duplex for rent at 2716 East Street, Mechanicsburg, 17055 (directly behind the Messiah College Lenhert building). Newly renovated kitchen, all new flooring and paint throughout, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, 1344 sq. ft. $1050 per month plus electric, 1/2 oil heat and 1/2 heat pump, water, sewer, and trash. Contact baumen@messiah.edu for a link to photos.

Wanted:

Request for childcare. Currently looking for childcare in the Dillsburg/Grantham area for my twin daughters to begin when they are 6-9 months old (Feb. /March 2020). Two days a week (Mondays and Fridays). Would need to drop off @ 7:45 a.m. and pick-up 5:15 p.m. Please contact Emily Grimes for more information, egrimes@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

Free Concert on Nov. 10 by Silver, Wood, and Ivory

On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., Saint Bartholomew’s United Church will host the musical duo Silver, Wood and Ivory from Lititz, PA. Two Women, 19 Flutes and Recorders, Piano, Harp and a Whole Lot of Friendship! Mark your calendar for this uplifting musical journey. Free to attend; a freewill offering will be taken. Saint Bartholomew’s United Church – ELCA is located at 1204 Grand Valley Rd, Hanover, PA 17331. All are welcome! For more information feel free to contact Sarah at smyers@messiah.edu

 

 

October 31

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Corinthians 10:13

 

NEWS

Paula Hoffman, who has been serving as the Bittner residence director and assistant director of residence life – first year experience, has decided to pursue new opportunities outside of Residence Life, which includes serving part-time as a counselor for In Him Christian Wellness. Ines Yoon, who has currently been serving as interim Bittner residence director, will continue as full-time Bittner RD through May 2020. Please direct any Bittner matters to Ines (iyoon@messiah.edu). Josiah Hatfield has agreed to continue as interim assistant director through May 2020. Any first year experience matters should be directed to Josiah (jhatfield@messiah.edu). We are grateful for Paula’s years of service in Residence Life and appreciate Ines and Josiah’s leadership.

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Five Messiah College Department of Business students (Sarah Blessing, James Chopka, Courtney Hampton, Corinne Mahoney and Noah Thomas) recently traveled to Williamsport to compete in the Innovation Challenge, part of America250PA, a statewide initiative aimed at engaging Pennsylvanians in the commemoration and celebration of the nation’s upcoming 250th birthday. Messiah College’s integrated marketing communication (IMC) plan was one of two chosen from the northwest region to advance to the state finale, which will be held in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19. Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch is leading the team.

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Important reminder to faculty – 2020 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2020 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located 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 the administrative assistant to ITS/copyright specialist (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the 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, administrative assistant to ITS/copyright specialist, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Contract investigators conducting reference/background checks on campus

The Department of Safety wants to remind all employees of the protocol in place for contract investigators coming on to campus. A contract investigator is a non-campus employee who is contracted by an agency to check the backgrounds of present and former students. The agency could be a subcontractor of the government, from a state or local agency or from the military. These individuals ARE REQUIRED to stop at the Department of Safety office FIRST before going on to campus to visit other departments. When they stop at the Department of Safety first, we check their credentials, we require to see a release form signed by the student that they are conducting the check on, and we have them complete a “sign-in” form. If all these items are provided, we provide them with a Department of Safety investigator ID card, a temporary parking permit, and they will have a copy of the sign-in form that is signed by our department. If an investigator shows up in your office, you should be asking to see the sign-in form that is filled out by our office and the Department of Safety investigator ID card as well.

If you do not see both of these, you should not be providing any information to them. Kindly advise them that there is a protocol in place for investigators to be on campus and that they must first go to the Department of Safety office (located in Greenbriar, gray building on the left as they exit the main entrance to campus) to get permission and an ID before you will provide any information to them. If they refuse to come to our office, or if they continue to request the information, please call the Dispatch Office at ext. 6005 (on campus phone) or by cell at 717-691-6005. Let the dispatcher know what is going on and an officer will be sent to your location to speak with the investigators.

Please understand that some of these contract investigators are from a law enforcement agency and may have a holstered firearm on them. This can cause alarm to others on campus if seen. This is why we require them to stop at our office first so we know who is on campus and know that they have been cleared to be here. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Department of Safety and ask to speak to a supervisor; ext. 6005 or 717-691-6005.

Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe.

A Community Conversation – “Opioids Not Needed: Identifying Alternatives. Improving Quality of Life”

Opioids are not the only answer to managing pain. Join Geisinger Holy Spirit and the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies for an informative community conversation, “Opioids Not Needed: Identifying Alternatives-Improving Quality of Life,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Messiah College’s High Center. Emceed by ABC27’s Amanda Peterson, a panel of medical experts including: Dr.Theresa Burick, Dr. Michael Suk, Dr. Amy Humphrey, and Shan Padda of Harvard Medtech will discuss alternatives to opioid use for pain management.

Learn more at www.messiah.edu/caring The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office in Eisenshower, online or by phone 717-691-6036.

Star Power! Fusion Energy Scientific Frontiers

Dr. Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Nuclear Fusion is the energy source of the sun and stars – this presentation will explain for the lay audience what fusion is and how we are going about it. It will introduce the key scientific and engineering challenges we have been tackling, why fusion is so difficult, and what we still have to learn.

Deadline TODAY for fall reservations

If you are planning a fall 2019 event that involves more than a room reservation with food, the deadline to request an EMS room reservation is TODAY. Reservations that include tech, setup needs or parking for off-campus vehicles will not be accepted beginning Friday, Nov. 1. You may continue to make requests for spring or summer 2020. Contact roomres@messiah.edu with any questions.

“Can a Scientist believe in Miracles?” lecture

Christianity can’t be true if science disproves the possibility of a miracle such as the Resurrection. But does science really do this? For an adequate answer, we need to understand what science is and what a miracle is. Dr. Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will provide a thoughtful examination of these two topics in his free lecture sponsored by The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science, the Messiah College Honors Program, and College Ministries. Dr. Hutchinson has spoken many times at Veritas Forum events at universities across the country where he has responded to questions by both believers and skeptics. He will speak at Messiah College on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. This is a free event; no ticket required.

Best Semester program rep visit

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Jordan Smith, a representative from Best Semester will be on campus to talk to students about any of their 10 semester long programs. https://www.bestsemester.com/

If you are interested in meeting with him to learn more about the program or in having him speak briefly to your class(es), please contact Katie Rousopoulos in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or krousopoulos@messiah.edu

Also, please feel free to share with your students that Jordan will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons.

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.

The Oregon Extension program rep visit

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Star Tarrant, a representative from The Oregon Extension, will be on campus to talk to students about the semester-long program. https://www.oregonextension.org/

If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the program or in having her speak briefly to your   class(es), please contact Katie Rousopoulos in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or krousopoulos@messiah.edu  Also, please feel free to share with your students that Star will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons.

2019 CultureCONNECT Lecture

Black Italians and digital diaspora in contemporary Italy Please join the Department of Communication for the 2019 CultureCONNECT lecture, featuring filmmaker and activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu. Clips from his films will be shown and discussed in Parmer Cinema on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 pm. Kuwornu will address themes and issues that are most important to the current generation of Black Italians, who are among the global Black diaspora and live in a nation that refuses to grant them citizenship.

Fred Kudjo Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-filmmaker-lecturer, born and raised in Italy and based in Brooklyn. Kuwornu began working in film with Spike Lee, as part of the crew of “Miracle at St. Anna” (2008). His own films quickly followed,”Inside Buffalo” (2010), “18 Ius Soli” (2016), and “Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” (2016). Kuwornu is the founder of Do The Right Films Entertainment, a production company based in New York that promotes the importance of racial and ethnic diversity in Italy and Europe using film and other art forms as tools for building a more inclusive society (www.dotherightfilm.nyc).

A reception will follow in Howe Atrium.

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For sale

Electric basses. Fender USA Tony Franklin Fretless precision electric bass guitar. Sunburst finish. Unlined ebony fretboard. E string has a Hipshot de-tuner, which lowers the E string to a low D with the flip of a switch!Strap locks, leather fender strap. Hard shell case. Asking $1,200. Fender Bass VI six string electric bass guitar. “Pawn Shop” edition. Candy apple red. Comes with tremelo arm, gig bag, strap locks, strap, and an extra set of strings. Mint condition. Asking $900. For more information: tchristopher@messiah.edu

Two dressers with mirrors: $30/each, two pair of end tables: $20/pair, XL Roof Bag” $30. Email pjohnson@messiah.edu for additional details.

For rent

Apartment for rent. Available immediately, a second story, 2 bedroom, and one bath apartment for professional or retired persons is available for rent. A large living room and oversized eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Laundry facilities located on premises. Off street parking is also provided in this 3 unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking permitted. Water, trash, sewer included in rent. Interested parties should contact lsnyder@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

Free Concert on Nov. 10 by Silver, Wood, and Ivory

On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., Saint Bartholomew’s United Church will host the musical duo Silver, Wood and Ivory from Lititz, PA. Two Women, 19 Flutes and Recorders, Piano, Harp and a Whole Lot of Friendship! Mark your calendar for this uplifting musical journey. Free to attend; a freewill offering will be taken. Saint Bartholomew’s United Church – ELCA is located at 1204 Grand Valley Rd, Hanover, PA 17331. All are welcome! For more information feel free to contact Sarah at smyers@messiah.edu

 

 

October 24

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

 

If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

 

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President’s Open Door Day

President Phipps will host an Open Door Day on Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door Day will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 207 starting at 1p.m. on Oct. 30. Open Door Day is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

An Evening with Chris Thile, Oct.29  

Mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer and radio personality Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Messiah College Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and now host of the radio program, “Live from Here,” is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. A Grammy winner for his work on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan, he also won a Grammy for “Bass + Mandolin” with Edgar Meyer.In 2018, Punch Brothers released the Grammy-winning “All Ashore,” which Pop Matters described as “a call to savor, to pay attention, to step back from the hustle and bustle and remember the importance of being calm.”

For more information visit arts.messiah.edu. 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

Employee photo days           

Are you looking to have an employee photo taken or updated? The OMC will be offering employee photo days. We are scheduling 15 minute time slots for individual or department group photos. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation. To schedule click here. Please be prompt and bring your smile! More dates will be added within the week.

Archives administration changes

Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Messiah College has merged the three archives that exist on its campus: the Archives of Messiah College, the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives, and the Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives. The merger creates opportunities for operational and administrative efficiencies while simultaneously allowing each unit to maintain its own unique identity and collecting policy under a common mission: to preserve and provide access to materials that document the history of Messiah College, its faculty, its alumni, and its founding denomination, the Brethren in Christ Church. Devin Manzullo-Thomas, who formerly oversaw the work of the Boyer Center Archives, will provide leadership to the merged archives as director of archives. Glen Pierce, who formerly directed the work of the College and Brethren in Christ archives, will continue in a revised role as archives assistant.

Multi-Dimensional Leadership – networking breakfast

We are also excited to announce the next breakfast scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21. Register at http://attend.com/mcba1121

The topic will be multi-dimensional leadership.

In a world where the one thing you can count on is change, leaders need to be able to adjust and adapt. Multi-dimensional leaders not only adapt to the environments they are currently leading in, they can also take their leadership on the road. Come hear Rob Parker share his thoughts on successfully navigating multiple leadership transitions from non-profit CEO to entertainment executive, to executive coach, and currently real estate developer. At a time in history when few of us will finish our careers where we start, come hear how one alumnus embraced both the change and the adventure.

Featured Speaker: Rob Parker, president of Pinewood Forest

Alumnus Rob Parker, ’82 has over thirty five years of high-impact leadership on a local, national, and international level, including 30 years as a president/CEO. Growth-oriented executive with experience in both corporate and non-profit ventures, as well as blended models that integrate philanthropy into core business strategy. Entertainment executive experience with Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum artist. New urbanist design and town building, connected to the film industry, Transformational leader that enjoys creating a compelling vision, crafting a strategy, building a powerful team and then delivering exponential results.

2019 American Democracy Lecture

Join us for the 2019 American Democracy Lecture on Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of Politics and International Relations are pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Levitsky, professor of government at Harvard University and New York Times best-selling author. Dr. Levisky has published extensively on authoritarian regimes and the rise of despots and will draw on his book “How Democracies Die,” to discuss the warning signs and the crucial elements needed to protect a free democracy. A reception and a book-signing event will take place immediately following the lecture. We do hope that you will join us for this important and timely discussion.

Annual soup and dessert sale

The Division of Finance and Planning’s annual soup sale to benefit local families for Christmas will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Limited seating will also be available for your dining pleasure. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbeque sandwich for $2 or a dessert for $1. At this time, soup options are: carrot, cheeseburger, cheesy broccoli, chicken noodle, chili, creamy crab, pizza, shrimp bisque, turkey chili, vegetable beef and venison chili.

We are also collecting any size diapers for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food!

Spend an Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will

George Will speaks on “The Political Argument Today” on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 500 newspapers in the U.S. and in Europe. In addition, he serves as a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. For 32 years, beginning as a founding member in 1981, he was a panelist on ABC television’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being “One Man’s America.” In 1990, Will published “Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball,” which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months. Will was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto. Will served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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.

Important reminder to faculty – 2020 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2020 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located 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 the administrative assistant to ITS/copyright specialist (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the 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, administrative assistant to ITS/copyright specialist, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Contract investigators conducting reference/background checks on Campus

The Department of Safety wants to remind all employees of the protocol in place for contract investigators coming on to campus. A contract investigator is a non-campus employee who is contracted by an agency to check the backgrounds of present and former students. The agency could be a subcontractor of the government, from a state or local agency or from the military. These individuals ARE REQUIRED to stop at the Department of Safety office FIRST before going on to campus to visit other departments. When they stop at the Department of Safety first, we check their credentials, we require to see a release form signed by the student that they are conducting the check on, and we have them complete a “sign-in” form. If all these items are provided, we provide them with a Department of Safety investigator ID card, a temporary parking permit, and they will have a copy of the sign-in form that is signed by our department. If an investigator shows up in your office, you should be asking to see the sign-in form that is filled out by our office and the Department of Safety investigator ID card as well.

If you do not see both of these, you should not be providing any information to them. Kindly advise them that there is a protocol in place for investigators to be on campus and that they must first go to the Department of Safety office (located in Greenbriar, gray building on the left as they exit the main entrance to campus) to get permission and an ID before you will provide any information to them. If they refuse to come to our office, or if they continue to request the information, please call the Dispatch Office at ext. 6005 (on campus phone) or by cell at 717-691-6005. Let the dispatcher know what is going on and an officer will be sent to your location to speak with the investigators.

Please understand that some of these contract investigators are from a law enforcement agency and may have a holstered firearm on them. This can cause alarm to others on campus if seen. This is why we require them to stop at our office first so we know who is on campus and know that they have been cleared to be here. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Department of Safety and ask to speak to a supervisor; ext. 6005 or 717-691-6005.

Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe.

A Community Conversation Opioids Not Needed: Identifying Alternatives. Improving Quality of Life.

Opioids are not the only answer to managing pain. Join Geisinger Holy Spirit and the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies for an informative Community Conversation – Opioids Not Needed: Identifying Alternatives-Improving Quality of Life, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Messiah College’s High Center. Emceed by ABC 27’s Amanda Peterson, a panel of medical experts including: Dr.Theresa Burick, Dr. Michael Suk, Dr. Amy Humphrey, and Shan Padda of Harvard Medtech will discuss alternatives to opioid use for pain management.

Learn more at www.messiah.edu/caring The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office in Eisenshower, online or by phone 717-691-6036.

FY20 Annual Plan and FY19 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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For sale

Electric basses. Fender USA Tony Franklin Fretless precision electric bass guitar. Sunburst finish. Unlined ebony fretboard. E string has a Hipshot de-tuner, which lowers the E string to a low D with the flip of a switch!Strap locks, leather fender strap. Hard shell case. Asking $1,200. Fender Bass VI six string electric bass guitar. “Pawn Shop” edition. Candy apple red. Comes with tremelo arm, gig bag, strap locks, strap, and an extra set of strings. Mint condition. Asking $900. For more information: tchristopher@messiah.edu

Wanted

Swap. Have an instant pot? Want an air fryer? Will trade. Interested? Email me: asigel@messiah.edu

 

October 17

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 28-31

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President’s Open Door Day

President Phipps will host an Open Door Day on Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. Open Door Day will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 207 starting at 1p.m. on Oct. 30. Open Door Day is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fall 2019 Shred Day

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Shredding Solutions will provide a truck on campus for confidential document shredding. The truck will be located at the top of the access road between Frey Hall and the library (located where the access road and the brick walkway meet) 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 and 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 (a paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions

Normal shredding needs: Please bring all the paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.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 before the close of business Thursday, Oct. 17. For special requests or other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Come view two art exhibitions from the Bowden Collection, Oct. 18 – Nov. 2

Please join us at Messiah’s Homecoming Weekend as we celebrate the opening of two concurrent exhibitions of German expressionist prints on loan from the collection of Sandra and Robert Bowden at The Galleries at Messiah College. A lecture by Dr. Daniel Siedell, Biblical Imagination in Modern Art, will be given on Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center.

“Was God Dead?” highlights the role that Biblical imagery played in German expressionist printmaking with 60 works by artists like Beckmann, Corinth, Dix, Kandinsky, Kollowitz, Schmidt-Rotluff, Munch and others.

Oct. 18 – Nov. 26 in the Aughinbaugh Gallery, Climenhaga Building

Matthaus Evangelium is a series of 33 lithographs depicting scenes from the Gospel of Matthew by Otto Dix and printed by the Berlin publisher Klibor in 1960.

Oct. 18 – Nov. 26 in the High Center Galleries (upper and lower levels)

Gallery hours

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Evenings and weekends with High Center events

High Center and Climenhaga Galleries hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m., daily for more details, visit arts.messiah.edu.

An Evening with Chris Thile, Oct.29  

Mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer and radio personality Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Messiah College Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and now host of the radio program, “Live from Here,” is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. A Grammy winner for his work on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan, he also won a Grammy for “Bass + Mandolin” with Edgar Meyer.In 2018, Punch Brothers released the Grammy-winning “All Ashore,” which Pop Matters described as “a call to savor, to pay attention, to step back from the hustle and bustle and remember the importance of being calm.”

For more information visit arts.messiah.edu. 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

Archives administration changes

Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Messiah College has merged the three archives that exist on its campus: the Archives of Messiah College, the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives, and the Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives. The merger creates opportunities for operational and administrative efficiencies while simultaneously allowing each unit to maintain its own unique identity and collecting policy under a common mission: to preserve and provide access to materials that document the history of Messiah College, its faculty, its alumni, and its founding denomination, the Brethren in Christ Church. Devin Manzullo-Thomas, who formerly oversaw the work of the Boyer Center Archives, will provide leadership to the merged archives as director of archives. Glen Pierce, who formerly directed the work of the College and Brethren in Christ archives, will continue in a revised role as archives assistant.

2019 American Democracy Lecture

Join us for the 2019 American Democracy Lecture on Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of Politics and International Relations are pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Levitsky, professor of government at Harvard University and New York Times best-selling author. Dr. Levisky has published extensively on authoritarian regimes and the rise of despots and will draw on his book “How Democracies Die,” to discuss the warning signs and the crucial elements needed to protect a free democracy. A reception and a book-signing event will take place immediately following the lecture. We do hope that you will join us for this important and timely discussion.

Save the Date Human Library Project – Unjudge Someone

Please Save the Date of April 1, 2020 to attend the 3rd Annual Messiah College Human Library Project in Murray Library.

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 3rd annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty 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. Please save the date of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from noon-4 p.m. (you can read one or multiple books depending upon your schedule).

If you would like to be a “book” and tell your story, please contact Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services.

What is the “second tuition” for students?

The CCCU recently referred to the high cost of textbooks as students’ second tuition. This affects student retention and student success! During Open Access week (Oct. 21-27), the Library is offering 2 programs on open educational resources (OERs) and other free options in lieu of expensive textbooks. Both programs are designed to fit into a lunch hour (bring your bag lunch; cookies and coffee available!)

Wednesday, Oct. 23 (noon-12:50 p.m.), in the Learning Commons: Hear from faculty members who have adopted either open access textbooks or e-books available from the library, and also hear about a database of open access textbooks worth exploring.

Thursday, Oct. 24 (12:00-1:00), in the Athenaeum: Lunch and a movie. Watch the film “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship,” a documentary that focuses on the need for open access to scholarship and exposes the $25.2 billion that flows

Halloween Safety

Did you know children are hit and killed by a vehicle two times more often on Halloween than any other day of the year? If you’re a driver, use extra caution and drive slower during the hours of trick or treat. And if you’re a parent, here’s some tips to keep your chid(ren) safe during this fun time:

• Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight (with fresh batteries), glow stick, or even light-up shoes for visibility. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes.

• Avoid costumes and accessories that create tripping hazards. Costumes that drag on the ground, ill-fitting shoes or high-heels, and masks that don’t allow full visibility create walking hazards.

• Don’t allow your children to cut across yards; obstacles could exist that aren’t readily visible in the evening. Stress that they should walk, not run; stay on sidewalks and in cross-walks as much as possible; and look both ways before crossing streets.

• Only trick or treat at houses with outside lights on. Residents who do not wish to be bothered by trick or treaters often have their lights turned off as a sign; respect their preference.

• Young children should be escorted by an adult. If your child is older and going without adult supervision, establish a pre-planned route and curfew time. Make sure s/he has a cell phone to contact you in the event of an emergency.

• Have your child wait until you can inspect the treats. Discard anything slightly or not completely wrapped. If your child has food allergies, read the ingredients carefully.

Halloween should be a fun-filled holiday for children. Please do your part to keep it that way.

Chicago Semester program rep visit

On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22, Sara (Van Gorp) Chiang, a representative from Chicago Semester will be on campus to talk to students about studying in Chicago, IL.

This program offers a variety of tracks. The 16-week semester program delivers a custom-tailored Chicago experience designed to prepare students for their chosen career – and life after college. The Chicago Semester staff work closely and collaboratively with the student to place them in a full-time internship that matches their interests.

If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the program or in having her speak briefly to your class(es), please contact Katie Rousopoulos in the Intercultural Office at X 6089 or krousopoulos@messiah.edu

Also, please feel free to share with your students that the Sara will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons both days.

To learn more about the program, please explore:

https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/3725/chicago_semester

Spend an Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will

George Will speaks on “The Political Argument Today” on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 500 newspapers in the U.S. and in Europe. In addition, he serves as a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. For 32 years, beginning as a founding member in 1981, he was a panelist on ABC television’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being “One Man’s America.” In 1990, Will published “Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball,” which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months. Will was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto. Will served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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.

Children’s book sale

Come visit our Children’s Book Sale, October 21 and 22, 4:30-6:30 PM!

Hardback books $2, Paperback books $1.

Sale is in the old ELC, basement of Hostetter Chapel. Proceeds go toward the Donald A. Murk and Steven B. Hayes urban scholarship. 

Annual soup and dessert sale

The Division of Finance & Planning’s annual soup sale to benefit local families for Christmas will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Limited seating will also be available for your dining pleasure. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbeque sandwich for $2 or a dessert for $1. We are also collecting diapers (any size) for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food!

Fall Photo Days

There’s been a large request for individual and group department photos. Whether you are a new employee or need an updated headshot, the dept. of OMC will be scheduling a series of Fall Photo Days. Please look in next week’s issue of the INTERCOM for dates and times. Sign up electronically and don’t forget to bring your smile.

 

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

NEWS

Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, had the article “Family Folklore” published in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages and Intimate Relationships.

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Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, provided workshops at the PA FCCLA Advisors Retreat in Wilkes-Barre. Erin presented on “Child Development and Care: Sociodramatic Play and Early Childhood Development” and Raeann presented “Interactive Activities to Engage Students in Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecology Theory.”

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Passport services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($110 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available.

Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah College. Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Come view two art exhibitions from the Bowden Collection, Oct. 18 – Nov. 2

Please join us at Messiah’s Homecoming Weekend as we celebrate the opening of two concurrent exhibitions of German expressionist prints on loan from the collection of Sandra and Robert Bowden at The Galleries at Messiah College. A lecture by Dr. Daniel Siedell, Biblical Imagination in Modern Art, will be given on Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center.

“Was God Dead?” highlights the role that Biblical imagery played in German expressionist printmaking with 60 works by artists like Beckmann, Corinth, Dix, Kandinsky, Kollowitz, Schmidt-Rotluff, Munch and others.

Oct. 18 – Nov. 26 in the Aughinbaugh Gallery, Climenhaga Building

Matthaus Evangelium is a series of 33 lithographs depicting scenes from the Gospel of Matthew by Otto Dix and printed by the Berlin publisher Klibor in 1960.

Oct. 18 – Nov. 26 in the High Center Galleries (upper and lower levels)

Gallery hours

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Evenings and weekends with High Center events

High Center and Climenhaga Galleries hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m., daily for more details, visit arts.messiah.edu.

Archives administration changes

Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Messiah College has merged the three archives that exist on its campus: the Archives of Messiah College, the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives, and the Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives. The merger creates opportunities for operational and administrative efficiencies while simultaneously allowing each unit to maintain its own unique identity and collecting policy under a common mission: to preserve and provide access to materials that document the history of Messiah College, its faculty, its alumni, and its founding denomination, the Brethren in Christ Church. Devin Manzullo-Thomas, who formerly oversaw the work of the Boyer Center Archives, will provide leadership to the merged archives as director of archives. Glen Pierce, who formerly directed the work of the College and Brethren in Christ archives, will continue in a revised role as archives assistant.

The summer issue is here!

The summer Bridge is here! Be sure to read the article “Why I Give,” which features the profiles of several Messiah alums and why they give back. Hard copies of the magazine can be found in the Eisenhower and Boyer lounges and always in the reception area of the third floor of Old Main.

http://www.messiah.edu/the_bridge

Murray Library October 2019 newsletter

What’s New at Murray Library? Check out our October newsletter and read about our current exhibits and upcoming events, meet one of our library staff and hear from our director. View newsletter here.

Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • LEPC SARA Summit – Oct. 10
  •  SynAudCon – Oct. 10-11
  •  PPA Ethics Educators conference – Oct. 11
  •  High school men’s basketball tournament – Oct. 12
  • 567 Workshops – Oct. 14 and 16

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Equipment donations

Doing some fall cleaning? The Winding Hill facility is in need of the items listed below. If you’re interested in helping us grow our equipment and supplies for the Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy student open labs, please contact rostby@messiah.edu with a photo of your item(s).

  • Standard wheelchairs with removable arm and leg rests
  • Rolling walkers with 5 inch fixed wheels
  • Single point canes
  • Axillary adult crutches
  • Loftstrand adult crutches 

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For sale

Items for sale. Yellow plasma riding toy in good used condition. $25 obo. Huffy green machine riding toy in good used condition. $35 obo Breckwell P24i pellet stove. Approximately 7 years old and little finicky. Full of pellets. Best bought by someone who knows how to operate or looking to buy for parts. $250 obo. (You must pick up) Email hcicero@messiah.edu or call 717-557-1409. Photos available on request.

Baby and toddler items. Cherry crib and mattress – $30, cherry changing table and pad – $15, additional contour pad – $10, 2 organic cotton changing pad covers – $8 each, cherry mini crib and mattress – $50, pink mini crib dust ruffle – $5, Boppy pillow with jungle and floral covers – $20, Fisher Price cradle swing – $45, Fisher Price bouncer – $10, 4 interlocking foam floor mats – $10, Babies R Us inflatable tub – $5. Also assorted cloth diapers, new or gently used, individual or by lot – price negotiable. Email owen@messiah.edu for pictures.

FREE

Free daisies. Sharing my abundance of Shasta daisies. Free for the asking. They spread through the roots and are very easy to grow, as is evidenced by the 900 blooms I had last year! It’s time to thin the patch. Contact me to get your free bag of roots: lweiand@messiah.edu

 

 

October 3

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

John 6:37

NEWS

Congratulations to Denise Albert, College Press and Postal Services bulk mailroom lead technician, who successfully achieved her USPS Mailpiece Design Professional certification. Denise is now certified to review designed publications intended for mailing and render judgments in regards to USPS standards. The course Denise completed included topics such as postal addressing standards, classes of mail and processing categories, barcode formats, reply mail and designing for automation.

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“In Matter and in Mode” faculty exhibition, artists’ talk and reception

This exhibition features selected work by full and part-time members of the Messiah College Art and Design faculty. The exhibition encompasses a variety of approaches to the concepts, materials and methods of art-making, design and exhibition curation. It provides a setting for dialogue between students and their mentors, and an opportunity for the greater community to engage with the creative endeavor of this talented faculty. Exhibition runs Sept. 13-Oct. 9.

Join us for the artists’ talk and reception on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4: 15 p.m. in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery in the Climenhaga Building. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity

Have you checked out Messiah College’s newest online resource, MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity? Check out this growing collection of Messiah College’s research, archival collections, and creative works. This free, online resource is available worldwide. Visit https://mosaic.messiah.edu/.

Email mosaic@messiah.edu to become a contributor or to ask questions!

Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test Friday, Oct. 4 at Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories like music, sports, film, literature, history and many other random topics. We’ll keep the good times rolling with snacks. Gather a group of friends to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams!

The summer issue is here!

The summer Bridge is here! Be sure to read the article “Why I Give,” which features the profiles of several Messiah alums and why they give back. Hard copies of the magazine can be found in the Eisenhower and Boyer lounges and always in the reception area of the third floor of Old Main.

http://www.messiah.edu/the_bridge

 

 

Fall 2019 Shred Day

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Shredding Solutions will provide a truck on campus for confidential document shredding. The truck will be located at the top of the access road between Frey Hall and the library (located where the access road and the brick walkway meet) 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 and 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 (a paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions

Normal shredding needs: Please bring all the paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.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 before the close of business Thursday, Oct. 17. For special requests or other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Wholesale club membership events

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of October. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $25 for 12 months for new Inner Circle membership; $40 for 13 months for renewed Inner Circle membership. To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Cash or check only, please. This offer is not available in stores.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months for Club membership; $100 for 12 months for Plus membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 or Tuesday Oct. 29. Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or check. New memberships will receive a $10 Sam’s Club gift card and renewed memberships will receive a gift bag full of free Sam’s Club merchandise. New and renewed memberships receive a free rotisserie chicken and other discounts on in-club items. This offer is not available in stores.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months for a Gold Star membership; $120 for 12 months for an Executive membership. To begin a new or renewed membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash, credit card or check. *New memberships will receive a Costco gift card. This offer is not available in stores.

Please contact Steph Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu or call x2497 with questions.

Messiah preferred rental vehicle supplier – Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is Messiah’s preferred rental vehicle supplier. Enterprise offers competitive rates regionally and nationally, and will drop off and pick up vehicles on campus. A mid-size/intermediate car accommodates most travelers’ needs and costs just $35.50 per day. A 12 or 15-passenger van costs $97 per day. All required insurance is included in these rates. Click here for additional details.

Please note

  • If available, College-owned pool vehicles must be used for College travel. Review section 6.3 of the Messiah College Expenditure Policy for details and exceptions.
  • Employees/Students must be College-approved drivers prior to renting a vehicle. Details here.
  • Rental vehicles must be paid for with a College-issued purchasing card.

Emerald Club

Joining the Emerald Club is not required but can simplify your rental experience.

  • You will not have to be present to sign for the vehicle when it is dropped off. Enterprise can leave the vehicle in the visitor lot. Keys can be picked up at the Dispatch window at your convenience.
  • Enterprise will email rental receipts to you, streamlining purchasing card allocations.
  • Click here to sign up. Instructions can be found here.

Reserving a vehicle by telephone

  • Call 717-975-5586
  • To obtain our contract rates, state you are calling from Messiah College. Account – XZ57B73
  • Make pick up and return arrangements. (College or Enterprise branch location)

Reserving a vehicle online

  • Use Messiah’s dedicated website.
  • Select pick up/return arrangements (College or Enterprise branch location) Instructions here.

Picking up Enterprise vehicles on campus

Enterprise will drop off vehicles in the visitor parking lot, VV on the attached map.

  • If you are an Emerald Club member and made arrangements for the car to be dropped off on campus, keys can be picked up from Dispatch. You will be required to present ID and sign a log sheet verifying that you picked up the keys.
  • If you are not an Emerald Club member, be sure you understand the pick-up/return arrangements – you must be present to sign for the vehicle.

Returning Enterprise vehicles on campus (Emerald Club and non-Emerald Club members)

  • Park the vehicle in the visitor parking lot, VV on the attached map and lock the doors.
  • Immediately take the keys to the dispatch window and identify that you are returning an Enterprise rental vehicle. You will be required to present ID and sign a log sheet verifying that you returned the keys.
  • Email Rachel.A.Plotycia@ehi.com to confirm that the vehicle has been returned. This is an important step and helps eliminate extra charges.

Dispatch is not responsible for LOST KEYS, solving delivery or rental issues, OR VERIFYING DAMAGES TO RENTAL VEHICLES. Please contact Enterprise directly at 717-975-5586.

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For sale

Glass dishware and serving set. Glass dishes and matching set for sale. Barely used – excellent condition. $40 for everything or best offer. Includes: 8 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 bowls, 2-tier serving platter, 1 very large bowl, 1 serving bowl, 4 small, serving platters. Contact: egilmore@messiah.edu.

1999 Honda Civic CX for sale. Silver 2-door hatchback. Automatic transmission. One owner. Just over 179,000 Miles. Regularly serviced with recent August 2019 inspection. Asking $1,900. For further information call or text Dave: 717-385-0021.

2009 Pontiac Vibe for sale. Car runs great and is inspected through July 2020. It has 134K miles and some minor scratches/dents. Battery is one year old. Asking $3,700. Can be found on FB marketplace or request photos. Contact: lzimmerman@messiah.edu.

Items for sale. Yellow plasma riding toy in good used condition. $25 obo. Huffy green machine riding toy in good used condition. $35 obo Breckwell P24i pellet stove. Approximately 7 years old and little finicky. Full of pellets. Best bought by someone who knows how to operate or looking to buy for parts. $250 obo. (you must pick up) Email hcicero@messiah.edu or call 717-557-1409. Photos available on request.

Furniture: 4-piece sectional couch with a recliner on each end, storage drawer, beverage table, 112″ L, 32.5″ D, 37″ H. Very good condition. Pictures upon request. $150 OBO. Contact baumen@messiah.edu

Baby and toddler items. Cherry crib and mattress – $30, cherry changing table and pad – $15, additional contour pad – $10, 2 organic cotton changing pad covers – $8 each, cherry mini crib and mattress – $50, pink mini crib dust ruffle – $5, Boppy pillow with jungle and floral covers – $20, Fisher Price cradle swing – $45, Fisher Price bouncer – $10, 4 interlocking foam floor mats – $10, Babies R Us inflatable tub – $5. Also assorted cloth diapers, new or gently used, individual or by lot – price negotiable. Email owen@messiah.edu for pictures.

Wanted

Equipment donations

Doing some fall cleaning? The Winding Hill facility is in need of the following items. If you’re interested in helping us grow our equipment and supplies for the Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy student open labs, please contact rostby@messiah.edu with a photo of your item(s).

  • Standard wheelchairs with removable arm and leg rests
  • Rolling walkers with 5 inch fixed wheels
  • Single point canes
  • Axillary adult crutches
  • Loftstrand adult crutches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 26

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

For no word from God will ever fail.

Luke 1:37

NEWS

Congratulations to Mandy Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics, and her husband, Shane, on the Sept. 20 arrival of their daughter, McKenzie Jade. McKenzie weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. All are doing well and the family is enjoying their new blessing.

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Susanna Caroselli, professor emerita of art history, was invited to contribute a chapter to the book, “Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other,” edited by Miriamne Ara Krummel and Tison Pugh (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). The book has just been awarded the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize presented biennially by Idaho State University. The committee cited the “range of creative approaches” that have “much to offer teachers of multicultural literature and religious studies who want to explore the historical roots of prejudice with their students.”

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Homecoming and Family Weekend volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for HFW 2019! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Friends of Murray Library 2019 annual dinner and meeting

Join us Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in Martin Commons for the Friends of Murray Library annual dinner and meeting. Kathy T. Hettinga will return to Messiah College to share her work and discuss the process of artist’s books. In her presentation, “Creating Artist’s Books from Object to Identity,” Hettinga will discuss the concepts behind her work and the projects she designed for her students.Drawing from her comprehensive background in drawing/illustration, book arts/typography, photography/scanning, collage and printmaking, Professor Hettinga led and pushed students to excellence in art and design, resulting in their work being published over a dozen times in international design journals. The Kathy T. Hettinga Student Artists’ Book Archive at Murray Library was created from the extensive student book art created under her direction. These works reveal the remarkable depths of meaning and beauty created by her students in response to Hettinga’s guidance and direction.

The event will be held in Martin Commons, with a meal served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is Oct.  4. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at tsheaffer@messiah.edu or ext. 7181.

Passport services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($110 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available.

Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah College. Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Visiting alumni program

We want to celebrate our alumni! Help us help you! Tell the Alumni and Parent Relations Office when you have alumni returning to campus.

What we offer for visiting alumni:

  • Gift bag for the alum
  • Electronic parking pass
  • Meal ticket for Lottie Nelson Dining Hall
  • Alum’s name, reason for visit and sponsor listed on monitor in the ECC Commons
  • Acknowledgement in the Intercom – both sponsoring department/class and alumni

What we ask of you:

  • Give us as much notice as possible.
  • Complete the online form on FalconLink and select Visiting Alumni Registration.

 

MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity

Have you checked out Messiah College’s newest online resource, MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity? Check out this growing collection of Messiah College’s research, archival collections, and creative works. This free, online resource is available worldwide. Visit https://mosaic.messiah.edu/. Email mosaic@messiah.edu to become a contributor or to ask questions!

Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test Friday, Oct. 4 at Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories like music, sports, film, literature, history and lots of other random topics. We’ll keep the good times rolling with snacks. Gather a group of friends to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams!

Intro to Introprofessional Education Panel presentation

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to offer our annual panel presentation that introduces the topic of Interprofessional Education (IPE) to all students, faculty and staff. All are welcome to attend but this is of special interest for those involved with applied health sciences, athletic training, dietetic internship and nutrition, occupational therapy and pre-OT, physical therapy and pre-PT, and nursing.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel as we welcome panelists from various health professions to hear how they implement IPE in real-world applications. Our guests will discuss their educational backgrounds, professions, and how an interprofessional approach in their setting is beneficial to delivering quality patient care. The program will conclude with time allotted for Q & A from the audience. Light refreshments will be available. An electronic recording of this event will be produced. Please contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam with any questions at jgomboc@messiah.edu.

Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • TheoCon Film – Sept. 26
  • Verber Dental Group – Sept. 27
  • Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association – Sept. 27
  • TheoCon – Sept. 28

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College! We appreciate your flexibility with parking on these dates.

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For sale

Glass dishware and serving set. Glass dishes and matching set for sale. Barely used – excellent condition. $40 for everything or best offer. Includes: 8 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 bowls, 2-tier serving platter, 1 very large bowl, 1 serving bowl, 4 small, serving platters. Contact: egilmore@messiah.edu

1999 Honda Civic CX for sale. Silver 2-door hatchback. Automatic transmission. One owner. Just over 179,000 Miles. Regularly serviced with recent August 2019 inspection. Asking $1,900. For further information call or text Dave: 717-385-0021.

2009 Pontiac Vibe for sale. Car runs great and is inspected through July 2020. It has 134K miles and some minor scratches/dents. Battery is one year old. Asking $3,700. Can be found on FB marketplace or request photos. Contact: lzimmerman@messiah.edu

 

 

 

Sept. 19

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

NEWS

Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, as a PA State FCS Action Committee member, participated in the FCS Education Northeast Region Summit in Arlington, Virginia, Sept. 15-16, as part of the National Partnership for recruiting, preparing, and supporting FCS education.

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Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a concert at Duke Divinity School (Duke University) on Sept. 7 with The New Caritas Orchestra under the baton of theologian/musician Jeremy Begbie. The orchestra was comprised of 37 Christian orchestral musicians from top orchestras and music schools from the U.S., including the Boston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony. The concert, titled “Creation and New Creation” was presented in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.

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Rod Gilfry, baritone, to perform Sept. 20

Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Messiah College Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

A two-time Grammy award nominee, Rod Gilfry most recently received a Grammy award nomination for his performance in the title role of Messiaen’s monumental opera “Saint François d’Assise” in Amsterdam. Best known for his work in opera, he also appears frequently in musical theater classics and is an acclaimed recitalist and concert artist. He has recently appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Alberto Roc in the American premiere of Thomas Ades’s “The Exterminating Angel,” as well as Danilo in “The Merry Widow” opposite Susan Graham. He also has appeared in leading roles with the Santa Fe Opera, Korea National Opera, Los Angeles Opera and New York City Opera, among others. “ … the singer of choice for new American operas.” — Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

For more information visit arts.messiah.edu. 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.

Trekking to Tokyo- an employee wellness program

Tracking our daily steps (or step equivalents) often helps us get closer to our daily goal of 10,000 per day. We’re hoping this 10-week wellness program beginning on Sunday, Sept. 22 will do just that. The good news is that ANY activity counts, not just walking. An easy chart and recording form converts all types of aerobic activity to steps. Those who submit their previous week’s total (online) by Monday at midnight each week, and also average 40,000 steps per week will be eligible for free prize drawings at the end of the program. Weekly emails will highlight our progress as well as interesting walking and 2020 Tokyo Olympic facts. For a free pedometer, email Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Register today at: https://livemessiah.sharepoint.com/sites/MessiahEmployeeWellness

Fall Curators Club/CC2 Information

The Oakes Museum of Natural History offers Saturday science enrichment program for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th graders. Among the questions we’ll be exploring this fall: Can animals count? Why do some animals have stripes and spots? How can some species survive in sub-zero temperatures? Support your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity by signing them up for Curators Club/CC2! More information can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/oakes.

Banned Books Week at Murray Library

What do Winnie the Pooh, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl and the Bible have in common? They were all banned at one time or another! Join Murray Library as we celebrate Banned Books week from Sept. 23-27. Visit displays highlighting some of the banned books that are in our collection and come by our table where you can check off how many of these books YOU have read.

“Stop the Bleed” training offered

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. When severe, uncontrolled bleeding occurs, every second counts. The Department of Homeland Security launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to raise public awareness and knowledge on how to prevent these deaths. In an effort to better prepare our campus community for any emergency, “Stop the Bleed” training will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 26 to all employees and all students. This training will be conducted by employees of the Geisinger Holy Spirit Education Center. All sessions will be held in Hostetter Chapel. Sessions are scheduled for 1:30-2:30, 2:45-3:45 and 4-5 p.m. Openings are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for one of these training sessions, go to FalconLink. Search for Training and click on the All Training Classes link that appears. Click on the drop down arrow under Click Here to See Available Classes. Select Stop the Bleed and then click on the pencil icon in front of the session you prefer; follow the directions to register.

Homecoming and Family Weekend volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for HFW 2019! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

International Day of Peace

“The Arts of Peace,” a campus commemoration of the International Day of Peace, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Legacy Park (the rain venue is the High Center Recital Hall). This year the annual event is organized by the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in partnership with the School of the Arts. Local, national and world peace will be promoted through prayer, music, spoken word and dance.

Susquehanna Valley FCU ATM new machine and new location

The Susquehanna Valley FCU ATM has been updated and has a new location on the 2nd floor of ECC. The new ATM is located in the lounge between Lottie Nelson Dining Hall and the Falcon Exchange. The SVFCU ATM participates on the CU$, Star, Visa, Plus, MasterCard (which includes Cirrus and Maestro), Accel and MoneyPass ATM networks.

Friends of Murray Library 2019 Annual Dinner & Meeting

Join us Friday Oct. 25 at 6p.m. in Martin Commons for the Friends of Murray Library Annual dinner and meeting. Kathy T. Hettinga will return to Messiah College to share her work and discuss the process of artist’s books. In her presentation, “Creating Artist’s Books from Object to Identity,” Hettinga will discuss the concepts behind her work and the projects she designed for her students. Drawing from her comprehensive background in drawing/illustration, book arts/typography, photography/scanning, collage and printmaking, Professor Hettinga led and pushed students to excellence in art and design, resulting in their work being published over a dozen times in international design journals. The Kathy T. Hettinga Student Artists’ Book Archive at Murray Library was created from the extensive student book art created under her direction. These works reveal the remarkable depths of meaning and beauty created by her students in response to Hettinga’s guidance and direction.

The event will be held in Martin Commons, with a meal served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is October 4. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at tsheaffer@messiah.edu or ext. 7181.

Online timesheets are coming!

The Web Time Entry (WTE) system has been used with the student employee’s for over a year with great success.  Payroll has slowly been moving the staff employee’s to this system since early 2019.  That means for some of you this is already something you use regularly.  The time has come to move all areas to the new system.  With WTE all hours are recorded, reviewed and approved online.  This means no paper timesheets to print out, no signatures to get and no mailing it to payroll, plus it is accessible through your cell phone.

  • Who is affected by this change?

All hourly staff that currently use paper timesheets AND those that approve their timesheets.

  • What does this mean to you? 

It means that all time reporting and approvals will be done through Self-Service.

  • When will this happen? 

All staff will start using this system with the Sept. 29-Oct. 12 pay period.  You should be receiving an email with more details and instructions for you to print out.

  • Where will I get instructions or have questions answered? 

Printable instructions will be included in an email.  In addition, there are currently 2 training sessions set for Parmer Cinema à Sept. 24 from 1-2 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  All staff are invited since there was no real training for the smaller groups that have already started this process.

  • Whom do you contact with questions or concerns?

The Payroll Office (Cindy ext. 2903 or Wendy ext. 2902) will be able to help you.

Campus Climate website

The Campus Climate website has been re-designed for ease of use. Check in regularly for updates as we “move the needle” as programming is developed and implemented in order to meet our priorities.

https://www.messiah.edu/campusclimate

Questions regarding Campus Climate may be directed to Todd Allen and/or Inger Blount at campusclimate@messiah.edu

Visiting alumni program

We want to celebrate our alumni! Help us help you! Tell the Alumni and Parent Relations Office when you have alumni returning to campus.

What we offer for visiting alumni:

  • Gift bag for the alum
  • Electronic parking pass
  • Meal ticket for Lottie Nelson Dining Hall
  • Alum’s name, reason for visit and sponsor listed on monitor in the ECC Commons
  • Acknowledgement in the Intercom – both sponsoring department/class and alumni

What we ask of you:

  • Give us as much notice as possible.
  • Complete the online form on FalconLink and select Visiting Alumni Registration.

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For sale

Furniture for sale.

  1. Antique Chair ($25) – https://bit.ly/2kf0pTv
  2. Ikea Poang Armchair ($25)
  3. Expedit/Kallax 2×2 shelf ($30) – https://bit.ly/2x6SM3H
  4. Expedit/Kallax 1×1 shelf ($15) – https://bit.ly/2kf2aA5

Please contact Lydia at lskulstad@messiah.edu

Hersheypark tickets for sale. Three Hersheypark tickets for sale – all ages – 1 day admission. Tickets expire on 9/29/19. Single ticket price $30; two tickets – $55; three tickets – $80. Cash or check accepted. Contact Tracy Thomas at tthomas@messiah.edu or ext. 5237.

Wanted

Roommate for recent Messiah grad. May 2019 Messiah College graduate, Jason Polansky is looking for a roommate to share his two-bedroom OakWood Hills apartment, located walking distance from campus. If you know of someone who may be interested, please have him contact Jason at jp1377@messiah.edu or 301-606-4480.

 

 

September 12

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life.

Ecclesiastes 5:18 

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Strategic Planning and Prioritization Forums

Two Strategic Planning and Prioritization Forums for employees will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 in Parmer Hall. The first session will be held from 11 a.m. -noon and the second will be held from 3-4 p.m. Please choose the time that best suits your schedule. The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and members of the President’s Cabinet. The presentation will be followed with time for a Q&A session. All employees are encouraged to attend.

“In Matter and in Mode” faculty exhibition, artists’ talk and reception

This exhibition features selected work by full and part-time members of the Messiah College Art and Design Faculty. The exhibition encompasses a variety of approaches to the concepts, materials and methods of art-making, design and exhibition curation. It provides a setting for dialogue between students and their mentors, and an opportunity for the greater community to engage with the creative endeavor of this talented faculty. Exhibition runs Sept. 13-Oct. 9.

Join us for the artists’ talk and reception on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4: 15 p.m. in the Aughinbaugh Arts Gallery in the Climenhaga Building. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester

The Career and Professional Development Center has an exciting line-up of Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester. During these one-hour sessions, a speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about his/her career path, current organization and any job or internship openings available there. Free pizza is provided. Please encourage students to join us. Interested educators are invited to attend, as well! To register for any of the events, visit https://www.messiah.edu/career-events. All events will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum.

Sept. 18, Sperry Labs: Andrew Brown’03 will speak to students about his experiences as senior product manager at EA (Electronic Arts), game designer at Play Impossible and his current role as co-founder of the digital consulting firm Sperry Labs.

Oct. 1, alums in the food industry: Five Messiah alumni who are successful entrepreneurs in the food industry will share about their career paths. Panelists are Stephanie Perry ’99, owner of Yellow Bird Café; Heidi Tucker’09, co-owner of Sunshine Bakery; Jeff ’08 and Emily Mitchell ’08, owners of Lancaster Cupcake; and Jeff Conrady’85, owner of the Square Bean.

Oct. 14, Philadelphia Eagles: Bre Grignano ’09 will talk about her game day media/public relations position with the Philadelphia Eagles. She will also speak about Greater than Me, the sports ministry nonprofit she recently founded.

Oct. 30, panel on gap-year experiences: Students will be able to ask questions of panelists and learn what it is like to serve with a nonprofit for a year after college, go abroad on a missions trip before starting full-time employment and participate in a short-term professional fellowship to gain experience and make connections.

Oct. 22, Philadelphia Project: Students will learn more about this urban ministry, which serves the community of Philadelphia through educational programs, home repair and summer ministry experiences. Opportunities are available for internship and volunteer positions.

Copyright help

Do you feel overwhelmed by the topic of copyright and sometimes wonder if you are unintentionally breaking copyright? Do you want some help to keep you in compliance? There is a Copyright page listed under “For Faculty and Staff” from the Messiah homepage. It provides helpful information on fair use, on copyright guidelines relating to videos, music and more. You can also ask a question of the Copyright Working Group. We try to be a resource for the campus on copyright issues.

MUSIC FOR PIANO TIMES TWO III “War and Peace I”

Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the great novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, this first of two programs focuses on Tolstoy’s love of the piano, as well as the deep historical connections between the Russian and French cultures, which produced some of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts. Stuart Malina, artistic director of the Harrisburg Symphony, and Richard Roberson, dean of the Messiah College School of the Arts, will join piano faculty Patrice Ewoldt and Ya-Ting Chang to perform music for two pianos by Chopin, Chaminade, Milhaud and Debussy, and will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s iconic “1812 Overture.”

For more information, visit arts.messiah.edu. Ticket prices are $10 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.

ROD GILFRY, baritone to perform Sept. 20

Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., Messiah College Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

A two-time Grammy award nominee, Rod Gilfry most recently received a Grammy award nomination for his performance in the title role of Messiaen’s monumental opera “Saint François d’Assise” in Amsterdam. Best known for his work in opera, he also appears frequently in musical theater classics and is an acclaimed recitalist and concert artist. He has recently appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Alberto Roc in the American premiere of Thomas Ades’s “The Exterminating Angel,” as well as Danilo in “The Merry Widow” opposite Susan Graham. He also has appeared in leading roles with the Santa Fe Opera, Korea National Opera, Los Angeles Opera and New York City Opera, among others. “ … the singer of choice for new American operas.” — Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

For more information visit arts.messiah.edu. 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.

MCBA Networking Breakfast – Purpose-driven Business

Topic: The Purpose-driven Business Speaker, Quintin Frey, retired president of Turkey Hill Dairy

A business owned by a Christian should be viewed as a beach head for good in the war between good and evil. Our businesses are small territories captured by God’s people on the front lines to express tangibly the Kingdom of God to people. The way in which we operate our businesses should contrast with the business practices of the world and reward owners and employees with the dignity intended by God when He created us to do good works. Our businesses can express in very practical ways God’s provision and love for people when we establish the purpose-driven business. Registration is $15.

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055

7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event speaker

9 a.m. | Event concludes.

Guests are encouraged to stay and network. Employees can register online using their departmental org/acct numbers: http://attend.com/mcba919

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

Group exercise classes have started at the fitness center. $35 for an unlimited semester membership gives you access to over 150 classes. Visit our website to sign up, see the schedule or learn more! https://www.messiah.edu/falconfitnesscenter We hope to see you there!

Open house for new career studio space

The Career and Professional Development Center invites all members of our community to an open house Thursday, Sept. 12 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our renovated career studio, made possible by a donation from Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe. Check out the new space, meet our student career coaches and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Hope to see you there! *There will be a brief dedication ceremony at 9:15 a.m. to honor Martin’s for their generosity and longstanding commitment to hiring Messiah College interns and graduates.

Threefold Cord Women’s Choir presents “Love Is”

This Messiah College sponsored choir will perform “Love Is,” an exploration of love as defined by the ancient Greeks. While there is no admission charge, donations will be accepted to support Love the Hill, a non-profit working alongside the people of Allison Hill, Harrisburg. The performance will take place on Sept. 14 at 7p.m. at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Camp Hill.

Text alert system

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s text alert system. If you have not signed up for text alerts, please do so today. For instructions, please see the attached document.

New catering manager

Linda Nye has been promoted to the position of catering manager effective Sept. 1. Please contact Linda at ext. 5251 to request on and off campus catering services from Two Bridges Catering.

TEP and Boyer Center scholarship reception

Please join us in celebrating the awarding of senior teacher education and Boyer Legacy scholarships at a reception today (Sept. 12) from 4-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. The following students will be honored: Claire Marino, Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship; Julia Pearl, Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award; Kayla Flemmens, Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award; Alexis Robinson, Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award; Ben Baddorf and Logan Buffington, Boyer Legacy Award.

September 2019 newsletter

What’s new at Murray Library? Read about our events and exhibits, hear from our director and find out more about Friends of Murray Library. View newsletter here.

“Stop the Bleed” training offered

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. When severe, uncontrolled bleeding occurs, every second counts. The Department of Homeland Security launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to raise public awareness and knowledge on how to prevent these deaths. In an effort to better prepare our campus community for any emergency, “Stop the Bleed” training will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 26 to all employees and all students. This training will be conducted by employees of the Geisinger Holy Spirit Education Center. All sessions will be held in Hostetter Chapel. Sessions are scheduled for 1:30-2:30, 2:45-3:45 and 4-5 p.m. Openings are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for one of these training sessions, go to FalconLink. Search for Training and click on the All Training Classes link that appears. Click on the drop down arrow under Click Here to See Available Classes. Select Stop the Bleed and then click on the pencil icon in front of the session you prefer; follow the directions to register.

Trekking to Tokyo- an employee wellness program

Tracking our daily steps (or step equivalents) often helps us get closer to our daily goal of 10,000 per day. We’re hoping this 10-week wellness program beginning on Sunday, Sept. 22 will do just that. The good news is that ANY activity counts, not just walking. An easy chart and recording form converts all types of aerobic activity to steps. Those who submit their previous week’s total (online) by Monday at midnight each week, and also average 40,000 steps per week will be eligible for free prize drawings at the end of the program. Weekly emails will highlight our progress as well as interesting walking and 2020 Tokyo Olympic facts. For a free pedometer, email Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Register today at: https://livemessiah.sharepoint.com/sites/MessiahEmployeeWellness

Fall Curators Club/CC2 Information

The Oakes Museum of Natural History offers Saturday science enrichment program for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th graders. Among the questions we’ll be exploring this fall: Can animals count? Why do some animals have stripes and spots? How can some species survive in sub-zero temperatures? Support your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity by signing them up for Curators Club/CC2! More information can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/oakes.

Find the falcon contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the find the falcon contest from the welcome newsletter distributed at Community Day. Congratulations to Tina Keul who won the $25 Amazon gift card for locating the image on the 2nd page. If you did not receive the newsletter, please stop by Human Resources to pick up your copy.

MOSAIC, Messiah’s Institutional Repository

We’re officially launching Mosaic, Messiah’s Institutional Repository, on Tuesday, Sept. 17! Join us as we celebrate the first public viewing of Mosaic, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity. Funded by the Sawyer Digital Initiative, the institutional repository is Messiah’s showcase of intellectual output of its staff and students. All staff, COE and students are warmly invited to celebrate, learn and enjoy snacks at Teaching Tuesday on Sept. 17 in Parmer Cinema at 9:30 a.m.

Banned Books Week at Murray Library

What do Winnie the Pooh, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl and the Bible have in common? They were all banned at one time or another! Join Murray Library as we celebrate Banned Books week from Sept. 23-27. Visit displays highlighting some of the banned books that are in our collection and come by our table where you can check off how many of these books YOU have read.

Messiah Press and Postal Services has updated turnaround times needed for graphic design and print.

Please allow as follows:

  • For simple black and white and/or color printing including syllabuses, exams, fliers, postcards and posters that are smaller than “12 x 18”: 4-5 business days
  • For higher quantities and items involving bindery such as booklets that are under 36 pages: 6 to 10 business days
  • For complex offset printing including booklets that are over 36 pages: 10 to 15 business days
  • For basic offset printing such as letterhead or envelopes: 8 to 10 business days
  • For wide or large format printing (larger than 12” x 18”): 6 to 10 business days
  • For ALL projects that require graphic design, please allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks (includes the print schedule)

Please note: The turnaround schedule above does NOT include the time needed for bulk mailings.

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Job opportunities

The Athletics Department has an opening for a part time assistant softball coach. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15783. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Weaver, head softball coach, at aweaver@messiah.edu.

For sale

Furniture: 4-piece sectional couch with a recliner on each end, storage drawer, beverage table, 112″ L, 32.5″ D, 37″ H. Very good condition. Pictures upon request. $200. Contact baumen@messiah.edu

2006 Vibe.Slate- Gray with cloth interior. Asking $2500. Runs great and was just inspected in May, 2019. 152,767 miles. Pictures available upon request. If interested, please contact cmaurer@messiah.edu

For rent

Apartment for rent. Available October 1, a second story, 2 bedrooms, and one bath apartment for professional or retired persons (s) is available for rent. A large living room and oversized eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Laundry facilities located on the premises. Off-street parking is also provided in this 3 unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking permitted. Water, trash, sewer included in rent. Interested parties should contact: mrippon@messiah.edu or ProwellManagement@gmail.com or call 717-364-6764.

 

Sept. 5

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Zephaniah 3:17

NEWS

We are excited to announce that, Sarah D. Jones, Ph.D., R.N., CNE successfully passed the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator examination! She is now recognized as an expert nurse educator by holding this certificate. In addition to Jones, four other nursing faculty—Marti Derr, Nancy Frank, Kristen Slabaugh and Louann Zinsmeister—hold this prestigious title.

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Retirement reception

Please join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in thanking Steve Funck for his work at the college and celebrating in his retirement! A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, between 3:30-5 p.m. in the Hollinger Atrium of the Jordan Science Center. There will be some brief remarks at 4 p.m. Funck worked as a natural sciences laboratory program manager for 12 years, serving the college exceptionally well in the areas of safety, compliance and chemical inventory control and serving the department in all facets of our laboratory program.

Farewell reception for Caroline Maurer

Please join the Office of the Provost in saying farewell to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences. A reception will be held in Howe Atrium Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., with brief remarks shared at 3:30 p.m.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces the fall semester Into the City Mini trips

The Career and Professional Development Center is happy to announce the fall schedule of Into the City Mini trips. These trips are designed to provide students with an in-depth look at a local organizations and typically include a tour, a chat with employees, networking time and information about any job or internship openings. Please encourage students to register ASAP as space is limited. Students can sign up online at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events. Educators are also very welcome to attend. Please email abook@messiah.edu if interested.

• Carlisle Sports Emporium Sept. 11: Leave at 2 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we travel to one of the region’s top entertainment complexes (which is owned by a Messiah alum) to learn more about how the organization operates and the job and internship possibilities that are available there (with a little bit of time to play and explore the venue, as well). This event is open to students from all majors and may be of special interest to those interested in event planning, social media, marketing, sales, sports or outdoor activities.

• ITC Mini to Katapault Makerspace Oct. 17: Leave at 2:30 p.m. and return by 5 p.m. Students will be explore a local “makerspace” and learn about the many jobs and internships available with Katapault. We will also meet the many alumni who are employed there and hear about their initiatives in engineering, global relief work and business development. This event is open to any major; students with a background in engineering, computer science, business or global development may be especially interested in attending.

Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester

The Career and Professional Development Center has an exciting line-up of Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester. During these one-hour sessions, a speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about his/her career path, current organization and any job or internship openings available there. Free pizza is provided. Please encourage students to join us. Interested educators are invited to attend, as well! To register for any of the events, visit https://www.messiah.edu/career-events. All events will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum.

Sept. 18, Sperry Labs: Andrew Brown ‘03 will speak to students about his experiences as senior product manager at EA (Electronic Arts), game designer at Play Impossible and his current role as co-founder of the digital consulting firm Sperry Labs.

Oct. 1, Alums in the food industry: Five Messiah alumni who are successful entrepreneurs in the food industry will share about their career paths. Panelists are Stephanie Perry ‘99, owner of Yellow Bird Café; Heidi Tucker ‘09, co-owner of Sunshine Bakery; Jeff ’08 and Emily Mitchell ’08, owners of Lancaster Cupcake; and Jeff Conrady ‘85, owner of the Square Bean.

Oct. 14, Philadelphia Eagles: Bre Grignano ‘09 will talk about her game day media/public relations position with the Philadelphia Eagles. She will also speak about Greater than Me, the sports ministry nonprofit she recently founded.

Oct. 30, Panel on gap year experiences: Students will be able to ask questions of panelists and learn what it is like to serve with a nonprofit for a year after college, go abroad on a missions trip before starting full-time employment and participate in a short-term professional fellowship to gain experience and make connections.

Oct. 22, Philadelphia Project: Students will learn more about this urban ministry, which serves the community of Philadelphia through educational programs, home repair and summer ministry experiences. Opportunities are available for internship and volunteer positions.

Into the City – Upstate New York

Into the City Upstate New York, Oct. 9-12: We are heading to beautiful upstate New York to visit the many Messiah College alumni in the Buffalo area. Site visits include the Buffalo Bills, New Era Cap, M&T Bank, Jericho Road, Baillie Lumber and more! Students will also be able to tour the spectacular Finger Lakes region with the option of hiking along the waterfall trails and will visit Niagara Falls (which will include a boat ride into the falls aboard the incredible “Maid of the Mist”). Please encourage students from all years and majors to apply. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 20.

To apply, click on: https://intercultural.messiah.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10111 *Interested students and educators are invited to learn more about our trip by attending the ITC Info Session on Sept. 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. RSVP for the info session by 9/7 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72r6GxvTPatkZMh (Attendance at this info session is not necessary to apply to the trip.)

MUSIC FOR PIANO TIMES TWO III “War and Peace I”

Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the great novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, this first of two programs focuses on Tolstoy’s love of the piano, as well as the deep historical connections between the Russian and French cultures, which produced some of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts. Stuart Malina, artistic director of the Harrisburg Symphony, and Richard Roberson, dean of the Messiah College School of the Arts, will join piano faculty Patrice Ewoldt and Ya-Ting Chang to perform music for two pianos by Chopin, Chaminade, Milhaud and Debussy, and will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s iconic “1812 Overture.” For more information, visit arts.messiah.edu. Ticket prices are $10 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.

MCBA Networking Breakfast – Purpose-driven Business

Topic: The Purpose-driven Business Speaker, Quintin Frey, retired president of Turkey Hill Dairy A business owned by a Christian should be viewed as a beach head for good in the war between good and evil. Our businesses are small territories captured by God’s people on the front lines to express tangibly the Kingdom of God to people. The way in which we operate our businesses should contrast with the business practices of the world and reward owners and employees with the dignity intended by God when He created us to do good works. Our businesses can express in very practical ways God’s provision and love for people when we establish the purpose-driven business. Registration is $15.

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055

7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event speaker

9 a.m. | Event concludes.

Guests are encouraged to stay and network. Employees can register online using their departmental org/acct numbers: http://attend.com/mcba919

Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah College Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for this year’s Hersheypark in the Dark and/or Christmas Candylane! Stop by the table outside of the Falcon Sept. 10. The Hersheypark representatives will be available from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. and will offer up to a 28 percent savings on tickets. (See flyer for specific pricing). Credit card only, please. This exclusive discount is available to Messiah College students and employees and their family members. The tickets may be used on any one public operating day during the respective seasons in fall 2019. Special pricing is available at this event only.

Open house for new career studio space

The Career and Professional Development Center invites all members of our community to an open house Thursday, Sept. 12 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our renovated career studio, made possible by a donation from Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe. Check out the new space, meet our student career coaches and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Hope to see you there! *There will be a brief dedication ceremony at 9:15 a.m. to honor Martin’s for their generosity and longstanding commitment to hiring Messiah College interns and graduates.

Messiah Press and Postal Services copy request changes

Messiah Press and Postal Services is now requiring that all* simple black and white copy requests be submitted via My Order Desk ONLY.

The link to My Order Desk is as follows:

myorderdesk.com/messiah

When you reach the landing page, you will have two options:

  • New to Our Site
  • Sign in as a Returning Customer

New users will be asked to complete a few basic questions thus creating a user profile.

Your login is your Messiah College user name and password.

Please note: all files must be submitted as PDFs.

If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact College Press at extension 6030.

These instructions are available at:

messiah.edu/info/20180/online_copy_order

Simple requests include single-/double-sided copies on white or colored bond paper and basic bindery such as collated/stapled or 3-hole drilled

If the work you require is not on the My Order Desk form, you will have to use the College Press Customer Request Form. Go to messiah.edu/info/22806/employees and choose View All Forms.

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Job opportunities

The esports program in the Division of Student Success and Engagement has an immediate opening for a part-time head coach/coordinator of esports. For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15688. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, dean of students, at kvillegas@messiah.edu

For sale

Dirt Devil carpet shampooer. Full-size 1-gallon capacity. $40 Please email Carol at chall@messiah.edu

Wooden dining table with six chairs and leaf.70″ x 38″ with leaf, 58″ x 38″ without leaf. Top is coated veneer (resistant to water marks and heat damage). Great condition except for wear around edge of table. Includes six chairs with fabric seats- easy to recover. Leaf comes with storage bag. Photos upon request. $100. If interested, contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu

For rent

Apartment for rent. Available October 1, a second story, 2 bedrooms, one bath apartment for professional or retired persons(s) is available for rent. A large living room and oversized eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Laundry facilities located on the premises. Off-street parking is also provided in this 3 unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking permitted. Water, trash, sewer included in rent. Interested parties should contact: mrippon@messiah.edu or ProwellManagement@gmail.com or call 717-364-6764.