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April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 28:7

 

NEWS

On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/95774448714

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Dr. Brenda Elliott and several colleagues have published an article in the Journal of Professional Nursing titled, “Predictors of student veterans progression and graduation in Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Programs: A multisite study” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.03.008

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Fourteen students from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments delivered oral or poster presentations describing research done with six Messiah University faculty members at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science that was hosted by York College of PA in a fully virtual format (ZOOM) on Saturday, April 10. Mina Diep (Larry Mylin), Annelyse Cruzan (Michael Shin), Nathan Thorne (Michael Shin), Silas Buckwalter (John Harms), John Harms (substituting for Kally Tan), Veronica Woodring (Jen Ness-Myers), and Seth Kabonick (Anne Reeve) delivered oral presentations. Michael Bellerose and Matthew O’Neil (Larry Mylin), Kathryn Armstrong (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Adam Cole (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Noah Scholl (John Harms), Halle Becker (Jen Ness-Myers) and Kylee Kimbel (Jen Ness-Myers) presented posters. The presentations were well received by members of the Academy and most generated multiple questions. Thanks to our dedicated research students and faculty mentors!

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Summer day cmps at the Oakes Museum

The Oakes Museum of Natural History will be offering a variety of summer day camps for students entering 3rd through 12th grades. Options include:
3rd through 5th grade: Survive It! Animal Edition (June 14-18) and Collect It! (July 19-23)
6th through 8th grade: Ecology Camp (July 5-9)
8th through 12th grade: Aquatic Biology/Herpetology (June 21-25), Entomology (June 28-30) and Animal Anatomy (July 12-14)

Scholarships are available, and registration is limited.
Check out our website for more information! https://www.messiah.edu/info/22784/the_oakes_museum/4254/summer_camps

Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert

As part of our 2021 Spring Season, GiViM, the premier dance ensemble for Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert, directed by Gregg Hurley. This eclectic evening of dance features faculty and adjudicated student work with performances on April 23, 8 p.m. and April 24, 2 p.m. in Miller Theater. While this performance will be available for viewing online via Messiah’s livestream, there will also be a small amount of tickets available to the campus community!

Tickets are free on a first-come, first-served basis, open to Messiah campus members only. Tickets can be reserved online at the following links:
www.Purplepass.com/culm21friday April 23, 8 p.m.
www.Purplepass.com/culm21saturday April 24, 2 p.m.

Please be advised that only one ticket is permitted per person, and all tickets must be reserved in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be available online until they sell out or until 30 minutes before ShowTime, whichever comes first.

Tickets are expected to go very quickly, so be sure to get yours today!

Important Note: For the safety of our campus community, all attendees must wear masks and follow campus social distancing guidelines at all times, especially in regard to seating. Please also be aware that all performance details are subject to change, pending any changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Free, ticketed event
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Building
Limited on-campus audience with socially distanced seating

For access to this livestreamed event, click the link above or visit us online at http://www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream

Estimated runtime: 2 hours (one 15-minute intermission)
For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Computers/Windows updates

Remote employees: Please connect to VPN on a weekly basis and work for several hours. This will allow the computer the “check in” with the Messiah network, and get some of the updates needed by the computer.

Campus computers: Please power on ALL computers on campus, including student worker and adjunct computers. Because most of the computers have not been in use for a period of time, they will require software updates, which will happen automatically.

If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or call ext. 4444.

Chemistry students present at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC)

Senior biochemistry majors Sarah Codd and Kadie Goodin made oral presentations at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) held virtually at Lehigh University on April 10. Sarah presented on her work done in collaboration with Anne Reeve and Kadie presented on her work done with Jesse Kleingardner. The presentations were well received by the judges and both students were awarded second place in their categories. Congratulations Sarah and Kadie!

Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s summer online courses.

This year, choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. (CHEM 106 and BIOL 117 include one week of face-to-face instruction on campus.)

Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Teacher Education Program Scholarships 21-22

Please join the Teacher Education Program in congratulating the 21-22 scholarship award winners:

Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award- Sarah Davis
Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship- Leanne Thorn
Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award- Victoria Wheaton
Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award- Shannon Ihrer
Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award-Tariah Rozier

These students submitted essays and resumes that were reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee Scholarship Subcommittee. The scholarships are awarded to students who are in their senior year at Messiah.

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For sale

Rooster decorative. I bought this from Hobby Lobby, but no longer my decor style. I kept this in my living room, and kept my blankets in it for those cool nights. I have another picture of it looking down from the top if you’d like to see it. I am located in Naugle – ext. 3918. $15 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Tree picture 8 x 10. Another one of my many crafts. I can personalize these if you would like with your favorite saying, someone’s name etc., and $10 ea. Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Wanted

Family in need of a rental/or mobile home for sale. My daughter is looking for a larger rental unit with at least 3 bedrooms. She would like to stay in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area, but all areas will be considered. You can email me with the info: sportko@messiah.edu and I can forward it to her. She does work here on campus 2nd shift but her days vary. Thank you.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Operation Wildcat Yard Sale Volunteers

With less than 2 weeks to go, the Operation Wildcat Yard Sale needs your help! Many volunteers are needed to set up, sell and clean up at the sale. Proceeds from the sale help fund the 15 projects that Operation Wildcat supports, which benefit families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. The sale is held at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic) 1050 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Please go to the Time to Sign Up to help – https://www.timetosignup.com/operationwildcat/sheet/1312449

Note: Masks will be worn at all times while indoors.

April 8

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

John 17-4

NEWS

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, had an article on injury prevention published in Vandoren’s music publication, The WAVE. Titled “Simple Steps to Help Woodwind Students Avoid Injury,” the article details technique fundamentals as well as stretches, warm-ups and equipment adjustments that music educators can use to help their students avoid musculoskeletal and nerve entrapment injuries to the hands and wrists. This article appears in The WAVE: Volume 10: Issue 14.

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On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/95774448714

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School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold two academic camps with a commuter option only.
The Young Filmmakers Workshop provides college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. This camp is held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development for students in rising grades 9 – 12. The workshop offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers, poetry readings and other activities. This year we are also offering an online version of the workshop that will be taught separately by one of our faculty members. Please check out the schedules for the two workshops which will be held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about our Young Writers Workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop.

Both workshops offer scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, the application is on the website along with registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to have your application in by May 15.

Murray Library’s April 2021 newsletter

See what is happening this spring at Murray Library! View our April newsletter here.

PSYCamp 2021

We are excited to invite high-schoolers to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 20-24. Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we will offer both an in-person, day camp option, as well as an online option. While we will not be hosting our in-person campers overnight in a residential format, we are excited to welcome them to campus during the day and provide them a taste of what it is like to be a student on campus. This enriching, summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality and biopsychology. If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21685/psychology_camp.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021 Spring Senior Series

“For We Were Loved First” rescheduled dates are Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

For We Were Loved First
Created, choreographed and performed by MacKenzie Harrison and Aimee Kulp

While self-love, romantic love and family love all have moments of joy, we are imperfect— so our love is imperfect, and the joy that we feel when relying on them passes. It is only when God penetrates our hearts that our love can be a truly beautiful and holy thing. And while we would love for that to be the end of the story, even after we start to experience agape love, we still battle the sin on this earth. Human love goes up and down even when we are held in the arms of the Father, but one day we will know love that is perfectly and completely whole.

*Please note that this performance contains mature content (depression, references to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*
Estimated runtime: 1 hour

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

For more information, see arts.messiah.edu
*All details subject to change due to Covid

Reminder from the Key Services Department

If you are a supervisor to students in work-study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer. Keys may be returned in one of four locations.
• (Preferred location) The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. After hours, drop key in the secure mailbox beside the entrance door.
• North Complex fishbowl in the secure mailbox
• South Complex main lobby in the secure mailbox
• Witmer Main Lounge in the secure mailbox.
Do not return keys to the secure mail boxes at Oakwood Hills.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines.

If the student is assigned work/projects during the summer and has a need for their keys after May, an email must be sent to Key Services from their supervisor indicating the revised due date for the key.

Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost.

Please contact Scott Zeigler in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Job opportunities

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, 1st shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18708. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager campus events at lprice@messiah.edu

For sale

Excellent condition twin bed headboard, footboard and rails (classic vertical slat design; warm maple finish) with Sealy twin mattress. Easy slide-together assembly; no tools required. Asking $150. For photos and additional details, email cgross@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Car needed. A Messiah senior graduating this semester is looking for a car to borrow/use for the summer while they are working in the area; they will be heading out to a mission program in the fall. This student is a responsible driver with no prior accidents. They are interested in an automatic transmission, preferably for the end of April to mid-September.
If you know of an opportunity, please contact Hannah McBride at hmcbride@messiah.edu to get in touch with the student.

Car seat. Looking for any kind of free car seat: expired, stained, ripped, dirty, filthy, a bucket seat, a booster, or a convertible. My daughter gets a discount on a new one if she brings in an older model. It doesn’t have to be in good shape, as she’s going to give it to them for the discount. If you have an old car seat laying around that isn’t in use or ready for the trash, please let me know. Thank you. sportko@messiah.edu

 

APRIL 1

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ!

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

NEWS

Beth Transue, information literacy librarian, presented a webinar on March 17 titled, “Revising the Revision: Moving New Information Literacy Instruction for FY Students Online in the Wake of COVID-19” as part of the Create and Communicate webinar series of the PA Library Association College and Research Division. Beth described recent revisions to the information literacy curriculum provided in the FY core courses to increase student engagement and active learning opportunities. Beth described the adaptation of this revised curriculum to COVID-19 online instruction through asynchronous modules in Canvas. Adaptations to this curriculum were made with the assistance of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. The PowerPoint presentation may be viewed through MOSAIC, the university institutional repository. https://mosaic.messiah.edu/libstaff_pub/19/

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After six years of service in our Community of Educators, Dr. Matthew Farrar, assistant professor of physics and chair of the Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics, will be leaving the University at the end of this semester. Matt is a talented teacher, scholar and Collaboratory mentor, and in this current year has been a committed and insightful department chair in his newly merged department. Matt, we are sorry to see you go, we wish you blessings in your new vocation and hope your path continues to cross with Messiah’s.

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Employee strategic planning and budget forum

An employee strategic planning and budget forum will be presented on Thursday, April 8 in Parmer Hall at 3:30 p.m. The session will be available via live stream. It will also be recorded and posted to the Strategic Planning and Prioritization website for reference. All employees are encouraged to tune in.

The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the University’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, next steps related to the FY22 budget process and a brief overview of the proposed strategic plan for FY22-24. An in-person audience will be invited to attend the presentation in Parmer Hall (size of audience is limited by Covid social distancing restrictions). Questions from all employees can be sent to campusstewardship@messiah.edu.

Messiah University vehicle reservation reminders

Please continue to make your vehicle reservations through EMS. Contact Debbie Farver (3770) with any vehicle reservation questions. Debbie is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Please complete your reservation request at least three days prior to your trip date to ensure vehicle availability and complete processing of your request.

“CANCEL” any reservation that you will not be using, so that the vehicle(s) can be available for someone else who might need a reservation. Reservations which are not canceled will be charged a $25 fee.

Before making a reservation, please check the “Approved Drivers List” on FalconLink to be sure that the Approved status for you and/or other drivers is current. (From the “Approved” date, employees expire in two years; students in one year).

Due to Covid restrictions, all travel requires pre-approval from your VP or Provost, and the approval must be sent to Debbie in order to complete the reservation request.

With “Billing” questions, please contact Randy Heintzelman at (7227).

Summary Annual Report available

Messiah University is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah University Health and Welfare Plans on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure
Room N1513
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Depart of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.

Operations Appreciation Week

April 12-16 is Operations Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of the amazing employees that serve our Messiah Community in Dining Services, Safety, Facility Services, Conference and Event Services, Sustainability, Messiah Press and Postal Services and the Campus Store.

Join us by sending a personalized note of appreciation (tomorrow, Friday, April 2nd is the last day to submit a note) to one or all of these departments using this form:
https://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/770/en/words_of_%20appreciation_for_operations_employees

Lecture: “Why I Read Homer to My Children”

On Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m., the Honors Program will host a lecture by Danielle Bennette Dukes, “Why I Read Homer to My Children.” You are cordially invited to attend via livestream @ www.messiah.edu/HomerLecture. Mrs. Dukes’ lecture is one of the keynote events of the Honors Program’s Book of the Year program, in which all first-year students read Homer’s Odyssey together.

Danielle Bennette Dukes is a remarkable woman. She has helped to educate many classical school and homeschool students (including her own six children) through her teaching, writing, and consulting. In doing so, she draws on the various cultures and sub-cultures in which she has dwelled. Her formative experiences as a black woman, a life-long New Orleanian, and a Catholic shape how she reads, thinks, and engages the times. Mrs. Dukes loves many things, including African folk tales, the history and culture of Mardi Gras krewes, traditions of Christian contemplative prayer, and classical literature. Today, when dividing lines between cultures and identities seem increasingly prominent, Mrs. Dukes’ experiences and thoughts are notable. Among the many rich things she has shared with her children are the writings of Homer. On April 6, she will talk about both why she has felt compelled to read Homer to her children and how she has gone about doing so.

Maundy Thursday employee chapel

Please join us for chapel today, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. You may attend in-person at Parmer Hall (seating limited to 150, please click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5ac2ba5fec52-employee) OR watch live online from anywhere by clicking here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/messiahadmin/portal.htm?eventId=636438&streamType=video

School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold two academic camps with a commuter option only.
The Young Filmmakers Workshop provides college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. This camp is held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development for students in rising grades 9 – 12. The workshop offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers, poetry readings and other activities. This year we are also offering an online version of the workshop that will be taught separately by one of our faculty members. Please check out the schedules for the two workshops which will be held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about our Young Writers Workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop.

Both workshops offer scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, the application is on the website along with registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to have your application in by May 15.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Procurement Services has an opening for a full-time, 30 hours per week, purchasing coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18716. Job related questions may be directed to Daisy Anderson, purchasing manager at anderson@messiah.edu.

The Network Services department has an opening for a full-time system administrator/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18764. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland, executive director of administrative technology at wyland@messiah.edu.

FOR SALE

Twin bed and mattress. Excellent condition twin bed headboard, footboard and rails (classic vertical slat design; warm maple finish) with Sealy twin mattress. Easy slide-together assembly; no tools required. Asking $200. For photos and additional details, email cgross@messiah.edu.

Easter plates. These would be a great idea for Easter dinner. You could use them for rolls, cupcakes, candies, brownies, etc., If you have another saying I could do that as well. I have a few other designs if you’re interested, email me and I can send you pictures of the other ones. Plates measure 12.6″ x 12.6″. Plates are made of heavy duty plastic. $8/each or 2/$12. Hand wash only. I’m located in Naugle, ext. 3918 – Stacy Portko, sportko@messiah.edu

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Free items! The SILP office still has a few extra items we no longer need. These items range from office supplies to reusable bags to holiday decor! Check out the updated list of items (and images) to see if you or your office wants any of them. Items can be picked up in the SILP office on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks! 

WANTED

Looking for string lights! International Gala is coming and the ISA/MuKappa Cabinet is looking to “light up” their venue both literally and figuratively. We are on the hunt for warm/yellow-ish patio string lights to use in decorating for this year’s Gala. If you have some string lights (larger bulbs preferred), please let Amy Nicols know at (717) 796-5210 or at anicols@messiah.edu. Thank you all!

Car needed. A Messiah senior graduating this semester is looking for a car to borrow/use for the summer while they are working in the area; they will be heading out to a mission program in the fall. This student is a responsible driver with no prior accidents. They are interested in an automatic transmission, preferably for the end of April to mid-September.
If you know of an opportunity, please contact Hannah McBride at hmcbride@messiah.edu to get in touch with the student.

Car seat. Looking for any kind of free car seat: expired, stained, ripped, dirty, filthy, a bucket seat, a booster, or a convertible. My daughter gets a discount on a new one if she brings in an older model. It doesn’t have to be in good shape, as she’s going to give it to them for the discount. If you have an old car seat laying around that isn’t in use or ready for the trash, please let me know. Thank you. sportko@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

March 25

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

NEWS

Dr. Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies, gave a public talks (virtually) at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian Seminary in Iowa on Monday, March 22. Emerson gave the sermon during their morning chapel service, facilitated an afternoon workshop, and presented during the evening lecture.

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Dr. Gladys Robalino, professor and chair of Spanish, has agreed to serve as the director of the Center for Public Humanities beginning in the 21-22 academic year. Gladys has served regularly on the steering committee of the Center for the Public Humanities, is engaged deeply with our local and university communities, and has proven herself as an excellent administrator and leader in different capacities on campus. All of this besides her good work as a teacher and scholar. I anticipate the many good ways that Gladys will build on the rich legacy of the Center in the coming years. Please also join us in congratulating Gladys on her appointment to this new role.

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2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant

The 2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant application deadline is Friday, April 9. This competitive grant provides Messiah seniors doing their senior honors projects or senior capstone projects an opportunity to experience a taste of graduate school-level research using both Murray Library’s print and digital collections as well as other relevant research materials for their chosen topic located at other institutions or organizations. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. The grantee will be awarded $750 in the spring for the fall 2021 academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a presentation of the overview and process of their research project at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting or alternative venue as appropriate. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 26. See the Library webpage for more information (https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/4149/friends_of_murray_library_2020 ) and view PDF for
application details.

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert, Parmer Hall, March 31, 4 p.m.

Featuring faculty members of the Messiah University, Penn State University, Gettysburg College, as well as Stuart Malina and Members of the Harrisburg Symphony

“This program celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary by exploring three of his most lighthearted works. The “Gassenhauer” Trio, Woodwind Quintet and Septet offer a unique window into the mind of a young genius on a journey from absorbing classical style of Haydn and Mozart to transcending its boundaries. The inventive brilliance, youthful energy and humor of these works were met with enthusiastic admiration of Viennese public. They also laid foundation for Beethoven’s immortal later masterpieces that changed the course of music history.” – Peter Sirotin

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*Event details subject to change. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Connecting Communities Convening

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, will culminate in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to save the date for April 22 and visit the website for additional details and information about registration: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

Student Employee of the Year

The Student Employment Office is pleased to announce that Michael Stefanchik has been selected as Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year. Michael works for the Conference Services Department as a member of the tech crew with Sound and Lighting and was nominated by his supervisor, Luke Niesley.
Additionally, Michael’s nomination was forwarded for consideration at the regional level and Michael was selected by NEASEA (Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators) as Pennsylvania’s Student Employee of the Year.
Please join us in congratulating Michael for this achievement. Michael and all of Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year nominees will be recognized during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 11-17. Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination to recognize the outstanding work of student employees.

Employee strategic planning and budget forum

An employee strategic planning and budget forum will be presented on Thursday, April 8 in Parmer Hall at 3:30 p.m. The session will be available via live stream. It will also be recorded and posted to the Strategic Planning and Prioritization website for reference. All employees are encouraged to tune in.

The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the University’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, next steps related to the FY22 budget process and a brief overview of the proposed strategic plan for FY22-24. An in-person audience will be invited to attend the presentation in Parmer Hall (size of audience is limited by Covid social distancing restrictions). Questions from all employees can be sent to campusstewardship@messiah.edu.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021 Spring Senior Series

Please note *****DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, For We Were Loved First, WILL BE RESCHEDULED. The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT arts.messiah.edu FOR THE LATEST UPDATES**** 

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present their 2021 Spring Senior Series this weekend with the premieres of original productions “For We Were Loved First” and “The Order of Things.” Join us for an evening of performance, created and performed by department seniors MacKenzie Harrison, Aimee Kulp, and Annelise Wardwell.

Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours (includes one 15-minute intermission)
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Please note *****DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, For We Were Loved First, WILL BE RESCHEDULED. The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT

***The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled***

The Order of Things
Conceived by Annelise K. Wardwell
Created & Performed by Annelise K. Wardwell and Jim Hy

Relationships present unique challenges, and they often face strain when the individuals involved lack communication and find themselves on different wavelengths. Familial relationships are no exception to this, as they often make up one of the most fundamental cornerstones of the human experience.
What happens when such a relationship is faced with perhaps the greatest trial imaginable? Will it crumble under the pressure, or will it grow even stronger under the weight of adversity?

*Please note that this performance contains mature language and content, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

Estimated runtime: 45 minutes

Messiah University vehicle reservation reminders

Please continue to make your vehicle reservations through EMS. Contact Debbie Farver (3770) with any vehicle reservation questions. Debbie is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Please complete your reservation request at least three days prior to your trip date to ensure vehicle availability and complete processing of your request.

“CANCEL” any reservation that you will not be using, so that the vehicle(s) can be available for someone else who might need a reservation. Reservations which are not canceled will be charged a $25 fee.

Before making a reservation, please check the “Approved Drivers List” on FalconLink to be sure that the Approved status for you and/or other drivers is current. (From the “Approved” date, employees expire in two years; students in one year).

Due to Covid restrictions, all travel requires pre-approval from your VP or Provost, and the approval must be sent to Debbie in order to complete the reservation request.

With “Billing” questions, please contact Randy Heintzelman at (7227).

Summary Annual Report available

Messiah University is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah University Health and Welfare Plans on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure
Room N1513
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Depart of Labor
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Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.

Lecture: “Why I Read Homer to My Children”

On Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m., the Honors Program will host a lecture by Danielle Bennette Dukes, “Why I Read Homer to My Children.” You are cordially invited to attend via livestream @ www.messiah.edu/HomerLecture. Mrs. Dukes’ lecture is one of the keynote events of the Honors Program’s Book of the Year program, in which all first-year students read Homer’s Odyssey together.

Danielle Bennette Dukes is a remarkable woman. She has helped to educate many classical school and homeschool students (including her own six children) through her teaching, writing, and consulting. In doing so, she draws on the various cultures and sub-cultures in which she has dwelled. Her formative experiences as a black woman, a life-long New Orleanian, and a Catholic shape how she reads, thinks, and engages the times. Mrs. Dukes loves many things, including African folk tales, the history and culture of Mardi Gras krewes, traditions of Christian contemplative prayer, and classical literature. Today, when dividing lines between cultures and identities seem increasingly prominent, Mrs. Dukes’ experiences and thoughts are notable. Among the many rich things she has shared with her children are the writings of Homer. On April 6, she will talk about both why she has felt compelled to read Homer to her children and how she has gone about doing so.

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For sale

Tooth Fairy bottles. These are really cute. They’d be the perfect little extra in the kids Easter baskets this year. What little one wouldn’t be so excited to put their newly lost tooth in this cute little bottle and put it under their pillow for the tooth fairy? (I mean seriously how many times we have put that tooth under the pillow only to go into their rooms at night and fumble around trying to find that tooth) This will make your life much easier and they will have fun putting their newly lost tooth into the bottle and putting it under their pillow. Some designs (printing) vary. But all are very cute. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Bella Multiuse Pressure Cooker for sale. Functions include pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steam and more. Used weekly for two years and works well. Nonstick coating on outside of inner pot is flaking off in places but the nonstick coating on the inside of the inner pot (cooking surface) is still fully intact. We upgraded to a multiuse pressure cooker with additional functions because we have found this unit so useful. Asking price: $30 please contact Beth Transue btransue@messiah.edu.

WANTED

Farmhand Wanted. We are looking to hire one or two “farm hands” to help us this spring. Jobs would entail painting a fence, cleaning out an out building, painting chairs, cleaning a basement etc. We will pay $10 an hour cash after each day. Please feel free to share this and have interested people email me. We are located 15 minutes from campus and some transportation could be arranged if needed. Please contact Tina Keller: tkeller@messiah.edu

Looking for String Lights! International Gala is coming and the ISA/MuKappa Cabinet is looking to “light up” their venue both literally and figuratively. We are on the hunt for warm/yellow-ish patio string lights to use in decorating for this year’s Gala. If you have some string lights (larger bulbs preferred), please let Amy Nicols know at (717) 796-5210 or at anicols@messiah.edu. Thank you all!

 

 

 

MARCH 18

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9

 

NEWS

After 28 years of tremendous service at Messiah University, Dr. David Vader will be leaving us this semester to pursue other opportunities. As professor of engineering and co-founder and director (Emeritus) of the Collaboratory, David’s time at Messiah is marked by excellence, strategic insight and servant leadership. He is a rigorous and supportive educator, particularly in the teaching of thermodynamics. He serves as advisor to the longest-running Collaboratory project that began more than 20 years ago-–hand-powered and electric tricycle design and fabrication for people with disabilities in Burkina Faso, West Africa. As department chair for seven years over the turn of the century, David doubled engineering enrollment and built the Dokimoi Ergatai service-learning model that grew into the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. In 20 years of Collaboratory leadership, he poured his vocational talent into the organization that has become a significant Messiah University distinctive for students across multiple majors. David’s impact on Messiah’s educational model is significant, and more so his personal impact in the lives of countless students. He is an Approved Worker (‘Dokimoi Ergatai’). Interested in knowing what David will be pursuing next? Talk with him!

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The Office of Faculty Development supported a robust representation of faculty participation at 2021’s virtual Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference held on Friday, February 26. Messiah University contributed as a conference sponsor, and Rocky Allinger, instructional designer, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “Can We Teach Empathy?” • Joanna Behm, senior lecturer of occupational therapy, presented on “Inclusive Excellence: The Marriage of CRT and UDL.” • Robin Lauermann, professor of politics, and Elizabeth Kielley, discovery and metadata librarian, collaborated for their session “Using Project Scaffolding and Journals to Promote Metacognition and Critical Citizen.” • Brenda White, senior lecturer of athletic training, presented “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah University educators attended the conference, including Maureen Asper, nursing adjunct instructor; Erin Boyd- Soisson, professor of human development and family science/ teaching and learning fellow; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in Spanish; Charlene Lane, associate professor of social work; Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer of computing, math, and physics; Matt Lewis, associate professor of health and human performance; Devin Manzullo-Thomas, senior lecturer in the humanities/teaching and learning fellow; Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish, Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer of dietetics; and Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology. Please join me in thanking these colleagues for their commitment to excellence in teaching. Cynthia Wells, director of faculty development.

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Fall Photo Contest winners!

Winners of the Fall Photo Contest will be on display in the lobby of the Jordan Science Center from Feb. 25-March 30! This contest was sponsored by Earthkeepers, Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

Here are the categories and winners:

Beauty in the Built Environment
Winner – Kara Jung
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Amber Fogelsanger

Beauty in Nature
Winner – Melissa Farnsworth
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Aimee Kulp

Earthkeeping in Practice
Winner – Amber Fogelsanger
Honorable Mentions – Amber Fogelsanger

Wildlife
Winner – Leanne Tan
Honorable Mentions – Emma Spronk and Sam Operchuck

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3

The Human Library 2021 – Unjudge Someone

Please Save the Date of Wednesday, March 24 to virtually attend the 3rd Annual Messiah College Human Library Project.

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. Click here to sign up today: libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert, Parmer Hall, March 31, 4 p.m.

Featuring faculty members of the Messiah University, Penn State University, Gettysburg College, as well as Stuart Malina and Members of the Harrisburg Symphony

“This program celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary by exploring three of his most lighthearted works. The “Gassenhauer” Trio, Woodwind Quintet and Septet offer a unique window into the mind of a young genius on a journey from absorbing classical style of Haydn and Mozart to transcending its boundaries. The inventive brilliance, youthful energy and humor of these works were met with enthusiastic admiration of Viennese public. They also laid foundation for Beethoven’s immortal later masterpieces that changed the course of music history.” – Peter Sirotin

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*Event details subject to change. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Connecting Communities Convening – It’s time to register!

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, culminating in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to register to attend our event, held on April 22, and visit the website for additional details: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

Operations Appreciation Week

April 12-16 is Operations Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of the amazing employees that serve our Messiah Community in Dining Services, Safety, Facility Services, Conference and Event Services, Sustainability, Messiah Press and Postal Services and the Campus Store.

Join us by sending a personalized note of appreciation to one or all of these departments using this form:
https://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/770/en/words_of_%20appreciation_for_operations_employees

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Residence Life Office has an opening for the position of residence director, upper class for beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18588. Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life, at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

FOR SALE

Easter plates. These would be a great idea for Easter dinner. You could use them for rolls, cupcakes, candies, brownies, etc., If you have another saying I could do that as well. I have a few other designs if you’re interested, email me and I can send you pictures of the other ones. Plates measure 12.6″ x 12.6″. Plates are made of heavy duty plastic. $8/each or 2/$12. Hand wash only. I’m located in Naugle, ext. 3918 – Stacy Portko, sportko@messiah.edu

Tooth Fairy bottles. These are really cute. They’d be the perfect little extra in the kids Easter baskets this year. What little one wouldn’t be so excited to put their newly lost tooth in this cute little bottle and put it under their pillow for the tooth fairy? (i mean seriously how many times have we put that tooth under the pillow only to go into their rooms at night and fumble around trying to find that tooth ) This will make your life much easier and they will have fun putting their newly lost tooth into the bottle and putting it under their pillow. Some designs (printing) vary. But all are very cute. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

SNOOPY. Vintage Snoopy. $10 Contact Stacy Portko – sportko@messiah.edu

Handmade picture. In my “free” time I love to craft. I’ve come to the point where i need to start doing something with them. I have many to choose from, if you’re interested, email me and i can send you pics of what I have. They would be great to decorate your office or your bedroom and or living room. Paintings are 8×10 on canvas. I am located in Naugle, ext. 3918. Price $8 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Rooster decorative. I bought this from Hobby Lobby, but no longer my decor style. I kept this in my living room, and kept my blankets in it for those cool nights. I have another picture of it looking down from the top if you’d like to see it. I am located in Naugle – ext. 3918. $15 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Tree picture 8 x 10. Another one of my many crafts. I can personalize these if you would like with your favorite saying, someone’s name etc., and $10 ea. Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

FOR RENT

Apartment for rent. Single occupant apartment one mile from campus. Available May 1. One year lease. All utilities, cable TV and internet included in rent. Contact Les Weiand at ext. 2901 or 717-574-3278 or weiand@messiah.edu.

FREE

SILP Closet Clean-out: Free items! The SILP office has extra items we no longer need. These items range from office supplies to holiday decor to board games and everything in between! Check out the list of items (and images) to see if you or your office wants any of them. Items can be picked up in the SILP office on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

WANTED

Farmhand Wanted. We are looking to hire one or two “farm hands” to help us this spring. Jobs would entail painting a fence, cleaning out an out building, painting chairs, cleaning a basement etc. We will pay $10 an hour cash after each day. Please feel free to share this and have interested people email me. We are located 15 minutes from campus and some transportation could be arranged if needed. Please contact Tina Keller: tkeller@messiah.edu

Looking for Cat Sitter/House Sitter. Looking for reliable and mature individual to provide occasional house sitting and cat sitting in our home. Due to cat’s older age, the individual must be able to commit to staying in our home a few hours per day and all night overnight. Typical cat and house sitting duties would include food, water, litter and mail. Ability to provide liquid medicine to cat via syringe is a plus but not required. Daily rate for time and duties is negotiable. Current planned trips are a few days in mid-May and one week in mid-August with other possible times as discussed. If interested, please contact Beth Transue, btransue@messiah.edu

Family in need of a rental/or mobile home for sale. My daughter is looking for a larger rental unit with at least 3 bedrooms. She would like to stay in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area, but all areas will be considered. You can email me with the info: sportko@messiah.edu and I can forward it to her. She does work here on campus 2nd shift but her days vary. Thank you.

 

March 11

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

Proverbs 26: 20

NEWS

Adjustments to School of Graduate Studies and Adult Degree Programs

As we continue to grow and mature as a school of graduate studies and as we have launched our adult degree programs we have adjusted some roles and responsibilities to better serve students and meet future growth opportunities.

The director of enrollment for graduate studies and adult education position is currently vacant and a search committee is narrowing down candidates. We hope to have a new director in place as soon as possible. Responsibilities have been expanded to include oversight for ADP and connections with Emerge Education (our OPM provider). In addition, the director will continue to assist us in identifying new program opportunities and ensuring that our program is mission driven, market sensitive, and revenue positive. Until a new director is named, enrollment questions should be directed to Rob Pepper who will be working directly with the graduate enrollment team.

Rebekah Ostby has been named director of operations and finance for SGS and ADP. Rebekah’s role has been expanded to include ADP financial oversight and all Winding Hill operations (excluding Café). She will be providing administrative support to ADP Council, Graduate Council, and will maintaining the Graduate Catalog and connecting with the Office of the Provost on the ADP Catalog. Please continue to reach out to Rebekah in the areas she has previously served you.

Julie Gomboc-Hellam has been named director of graduate and ADP student services and compliance. Julie’s role has been expanded and now includes ADP in addition to graduate student services. She will work alongside colleagues in student success and engagement to ensure that our graduate and adult students have a positive learning experience. Special attention will be paid to orientation, retention, and health and wellness. Julie will be the SGS and ADP point person as we transition to Tree of Life Bookstore. In addition, she will fill the much needed role as the university administrator for NC-Sara, online compliance and state licensure.

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The Office of Faculty Development supported a robust representation of faculty participation at 2021’s virtual Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference held on Friday, February 26. Messiah University contributed as a conference sponsor, and Rocky Allinger, instructional designer, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “Can We Teach Empathy?” • Joanna Behm, senior lecturer of occupational therapy, presented on “Inclusive Excellence: The Marriage of CRT and UDL.” • Robin Lauermann, professor of politics, and Elizabeth Kielley, discovery and metadata librarian, collaborated for their session “Using Project Scaffolding and Journals to Promote Metacognition and Critical Citizen.” • Brenda White, senior lecturer of athletic training, presented “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah University educators attended the conference, including Maureen Asper, nursing adjunct instructor; Erin Boyd- Soisson, professor of human development and family science/ teaching and learning fellow; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in spanish; Charlene Lane, associate professor of social work; Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer of computing, math, and physics; Matt Lewis, associate professor of health and human performance; Devin Manzullo-Thomas, senior lecturer in the humanities/teaching and learning fellow; Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish, Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer of dietetics; and Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology. Please join me in thanking these colleagues for their commitment to excellence in teaching. Cynthia Wells, director of faculty development.

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Compositions by Richard Roberson

Parmer Hall, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty and students from the Messiah University Department of Music will present a program of compositions by Richard Roberson, dean of the School of the Arts. Most of the pieces on the program will receive their first performance. The program will include pieces written over a broad period of time, from the 1970s until now.

Program:
Fanfare for an Uncommon President (2004)
The President’s Brass conducted by Timothy Dixon
Written for the inauguration of Kim Phipps as president of Messiah University

Jeremiah Songs (1974)
Damian Savarino, Bass-Baritone, Patrice Ewoldt, piano
Blake Songs (1977/1980)
Tara Savarino, Soprano, Patrice Ewoldt, piano

Concertante, for Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble (1983)
Todd Goranson, bassoon, Timothy Dixon, conductor

Victimae paschali laudes (1994)
Messiah University Chamber Singers, directed by Joy Meade

Piano Trio (2021) – Movement I
Peter Sirotin, violin, Ai-lin Hsieh, cello, Ya-Ting Chang, piano

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*All performance details are subject to change, pending changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Room request spring deadline

Friday, April 9 is the deadline to submit your spring 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs, or require ticket office support. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. E-mail Room Reservations (roomres@messiah.edu) with any questions.

Important Dates:
• Thursday, March 11 thru Sunday, March 14 – Staycation Events
• Friday, April 2 thru Sunday, April 4 – Good Friday and Easter Weekend
• Monday, May 3 – Thursday, May 6 – Finals Week
• Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 – Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this time period
• Saturday, May 15 – Graduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this day

Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting

The Offices of Academic Advising and Faculty Development invite you to attend the March workshop, “Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting.” This workshop will be led by Dr. Robin Lauermann, Professor of Politics at Messiah University.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Zoom info
https://messiah.zoom.us/j/93374254647

Summary:
It is important for students to consider longer-term academic goals and decisions. However, students can become easily sidetracked when other responsibilities, with assigned times and deadlines, arise. In this workshop, faculty member, Robin Lauermann, will share the process and resources that she uses in advising students to set vocational and academic goals. In addition, advisees will share their perspectives from the experience.

We hope to see you there.

2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant

The 2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant application deadline is Friday, April 9. This competitive grant provides Messiah seniors doing their senior honors projects or senior capstone projects an opportunity to experience a taste of graduate school-level research using both Murray Library’s print and digital collections as well as other relevant research materials for their chosen topic located at other institutions or organizations. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. The grantee will be awarded $750 in the spring for the fall 2021 academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a presentation of the overview and process of their research project at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting or alternative venue as appropriate. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 26. See the Library webpage for more information (https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/4149/friends_of_murray_library_2020 ) and view PDF for
application details.

Library hours

Murray Library will have adjusted hours for the Spring Long Weekend. Please check the website for hours. Librarian assistance will be available through the green Chat button found on the library’s website. CrafTea kits to make a magazine pinwheel will be available, while supplies last, starting on Friday, March 12.

Grantham Community Garden CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Joining the Grantham Community Garden CSA is a great way to get involved with the sustainability community at Messiah University while also receiving great produce! Support the local spray-free production of in-season foods. Get 6-8 different types of fresh produce each week for 22 weeks from May 31 through Oct. 25. In addition, you will also receive bonus items each week for participating in this program! The beginning of the season will start off with kale, broccoli, tomatoes and squash. Throughout the CSA there will be carrots, peppers, beets and lettuce. Onions, garlic and tomatoes will arrive mid-summer along with several other delicious vegetables! Cost is $450/share (one-time payment or monthly payments accepted). Pick Up will be every Monday. Sign up on Qualtrics to reserve your spot! https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CMApCUMEU7FmL3

The Human Library 2021 – Unjudge Someone

Please Save the Date of Wednesday, March 24 to virtually attend the 3rd Annual Messiah College Human Library Project.

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. Click here to sign up today: libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary

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Apartment for rent

Single occupant apartment one mile from campus. Available May 1. One year lease. All utilities, cable TV and internet included in rent. Contact Les Weiand at ext. 2901 or 717-574-3278 or weiand@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

March 4

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.

Isaiah 26:20

 

NEWS

Dr. Jan Dormer has recently published the book, “Language Learning in Ministry: Preparing for Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition” (William Carey Publishers). This book will help to equip missionaries and others with an understanding of the language learning process. It will help both those preparing for language learning and those who provide oversight and mentorship during the language learning period. It will also help families prepare for their children’s language needs as they head into a new culture.

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Recently, Dr. Cathy Coleman, Engle Center counselor, was interviewed twice by CBS21 News. The first interview was a Valentine’s Day-themed conversation about dating during the pandemic. Dr. Coleman’s second interview focused on the existing mental health challenges in communities of color. Congratulations, Dr. Coleman, and thank you for sharing your expertise with our greater community.

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The Human Library 2021

Once again the Office of Diversity Affairs and Murray Library are partnering to host the Human Library on Wednesday, March 24. Because of COVID, this will be a virtual event offered through Zoom and using break out rooms. The book sessions will be at 10-11 a.m., 3-4 p.m., and 7-8 p.m. with our featured book, Gloria Igihozo (Messiah alum and previous book), at noon. More details to follow but currently we are soliciting for Human Library “books.” If you have a story you would like to share, or know of a student or colleague that does, please sign up or share this link http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D (Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 5)

If you are new to the concept of the Human Library, you can read more at https://humanlibrary.org/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz Kielley ekielley@messiah.edu

Connecting Communities Convening

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, will culminate in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to save the date for April 22 and visit the website for additional details and information about registration: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals” Opens Thursday March 4

Get ready to laugh! Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals,” opening Thursday, March 4 and running through Wednesday, March 10.

Performances are free and will be presented via livestream; however, virtual tickets are required to access each day’s performance. Just visit us at www.messiah.edu/tickets to select the day(s) you wish to watch, grab your tickets, and enjoy the shenanigans of this hilarious, family-friendly show!

Please be advised that tickets are not to be shared, and a separate ticket will be required for each performance night. If you know someone who would enjoy this show, please help spread the word and be sure they also get their tickets! For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Don’t miss the fun–get your tickets today! And don’t forget to follow us on social media this week to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and crew.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals”
Written by Ernie Nolan
Directed by Daniel Inouye

Professor TJ Barker and his troupe of traveling theatricals have just arrived at the theatre to begin a performance of their spectacular production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when they realize something is amiss. Not only has the orchestra not arrived, but also five of the hilarious O’Hanlon brothers have been stricken with food poisoning. Now only two actors are left to play the dwarfs! Can Professor Barker rally his troupe and prove that the show can go on? Follow their madcap theatrical adventure as they take turns acting, puppeteering, and becoming the orchestra while performing one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. Through ingenuity and will power, they prove in the end that anything can happen once upon a time.

March 4-6 and 8-10: 7 p.m.
March 7: 3 p.m.

Family-friendly
Free, online ticketed event
Presented via livestream*
*Tickets and livestream access available at www.messiah.edu/tickets

Estimated runtime: 1 hour, no intermission

*Please note that this performance will contain quick bursts of flashing light, similar to a strobe effect.*

Compositions by Richard Roberson

Parmer Hall, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty and Students from the Messiah University Department of Music will present a program of compositions by Richard Roberson, Dean of the School of the Arts. Most of the pieces on the program will receive their first performance. The program will include pieces written over a broad period of time, from the 1970s until now.

Program:
Fanfare for an Uncommon President (2004)
The President’s Brass conducted by Timothy Dixon
Written for the inauguration of Kim Phipps as President of Messiah University

Jeremiah Songs (1974)
Damian Savarino, Bass-Baritone, Patrice Ewoldt, Piano
Blake Songs (1977/1980)
Tara Savarino, Soprano, Patrice Ewoldt, Piano

Concertante, for Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble (1983)
Todd Goranson, Bassoon, Timothy Dixon, Conductor

Victimae paschali laudes (1994)
Messiah University Chamber Singers, directed by Joy Meade

Piano Trio (2021) – Movement I
Peter Sirotin, Violin, Ai-lin Hsieh, Cello, Ya-Ting Chang, Piano

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*All performance details are subject to change, pending changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Room request spring deadline

Friday, April 9 is the deadline to submit your spring 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs, or require ticket office support. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. E-mail Room Reservations (roomres@messiah.edu) with any questions.

Important Dates:
• Thursday, March 11 thru Sunday, March 14 – Staycation Events
• Friday, April 2 thru Sunday, April 4 – Good Friday and Easter Weekend
• Monday, May 3 – Thursday, May 6 – Finals Week
• Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 – Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this time period
• Saturday, May 15 – Graduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this day

Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting

The Offices of Academic Advising and Faculty Development invite you to attend the March workshop, “Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting.” This workshop will be led by Dr. Robin Lauermann, Professor of Politics at Messiah University.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Zoom info
https://messiah.zoom.us/j/93374254647

Summary:
It is important for students to consider longer-term academic goals and decisions. However, students can become easily sidetracked when other responsibilities, with assigned times and deadlines, arise. In this workshop, faculty member, Robin Lauermann, will share the process and resources that she uses in advising students to set vocational and academic goals. In addition, advisees will share their perspectives from the experience.

We hope to see you there.

Murray Library’s March 2021 newsletter

Check out the latest edition of Murray Library’s newsletter! Inside you’ll find information about the Library Student Research Grant, events and exhibits, Human Library, and more! View newsletter here.

Library hours

Murray Library will have adjusted hours for the Spring Long Weekend. Please check the website for hours. Librarian assistance will be available through the green Chat button found on the library’s website. CrafTea kits to make a magazine pinwheel will be available, while supplies last, starting on Friday, March 12.

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Job opportunities

The Grounds Services department has several openings for part-time seasonal groundskeepers. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18533. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Office of Student Affairs has an opening for a temporary, part-time administrative assistant to student involvement and leadership programs. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18523. Job related questions may be directed to Julie Cline, director of student involvement and leadership programs at jcline@messiah.edu.

For sale

NEW 10-qt Air Fryer. BRAND NEW – NEVER OUT OF BOX
PowerXL 1700W 10-qt Vortex Air Fryer Pro Oven with presets and accessories. Includes 4 airflow racks, rotisserie stand, forks and fetch plus recipe books. Asking $100. Email: hbeattie@messiah.edu

Antique Royal typewriter and antique table. $100. Please call Dick Ocker at 717-243-9596.

February 25

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

NEWS

Dr. Jan Dormer has recently published the book, “Language Learning in Ministry: Preparing for Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition” (William Carey Publishers). This book will help to equip missionaries and others with an understanding of the language learning process. It will help both those preparing for language learning and those who provide oversight and mentorship during the language learning period. It will also help families prepare for their children’s language needs as they head into a new culture.

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Department of Nursing: CCNE Accreditation

Dear Messiah University Community,

The Messiah University Department of Nursing will be undergoing a virtual evaluation of our baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program on April 12-14, 2021, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the purposes of accreditation. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

  • To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.
  • To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.
  • To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.
  • To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs – and, thereby in professional practice.

If you would like additional information about CCNE or its standards and procedures, you may visit their web site at https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE.

A very important part of this evaluation is soliciting third-party comment on the nursing program by its communities of interest. I am writing to invite you to submit comments and opinions about the nursing program directly to the CCNE. All comments and opinions submitted to CCNE are held in strict confidence and shared with the on-site evaluation team. All comments must be written, signed, and received by CCNE no later than March 22, 2021. Please send your comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW Suite 750

Washington DC 20001

-Or-

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Messiah University Department of Nursing.

Kind regards,

Kim Fenstermacher, Ph.D., CRNP

Assistant Dean of Nursing

Associate Professor of Nursing

Connecting Communities Convening

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, will culminate in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to save the date for April 22 and visit the website for additional details and information about registration: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

Anita Voelker Literacy Awards given

Congratulations to Education Department honors student, Mikayla Frederick, for receiving funding from the Anita Voelker Literacy Award to purchase books that will support her Education Department Honors Project. She is researching how best classroom teachers can support English Learners. We can’t wait to learn her findings!

Congratulations to Julianna Chen, who was recently awarded the Anita Voelker Literacy Award! Julianna says, “The Anita Voelker Literacy Award helped me work towards enacting change by introducing other teachers to the issue of lack of representation in text and inspiring others on the journey of empowering our students through literacy. Diverse groupings of books were distributed to local classrooms in different grade levels. My hope was that these texts would be used in the classroom as not only a mirror for kids to see themselves, but also a lens through which others could understand the narratives around them.” Click on the photo to see the breakdown of how the purchased books were used.

Fall Photo Contest winners!

Winners of the Fall Photo Contest will be on display in the lobby of the Jordan Science Center from Feb. 25-March 30! This contest was sponsored by Earthkeepers, Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

Here are the categories and winners:

Beauty in the Built Environment
Winner – Kara Jung
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Amber Fogelsanger

Beauty in Nature
Winner – Melissa Farnsworth
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Aimee Kulp

Earthkeeping in Practice
Winner – Amber Fogelsanger
Honorable Mentions – Amber Fogelsanger

Wildlife
Winner – Leanne Tan
Honorable Mentions – Emma Spronk and Sam Operchuck

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3

Congratulations to Boyer and Wittlinger 2021 recipients!

We are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Boyer Legacy Award and the Class of 1964 Carlton Wittlinger Award.

2021 Boyer Legacy Award: Julianna Chen

The Ernest L. Boyer Center annually bestows a Messiah University junior with this award in honor of the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Recipients demonstrate Dr. Boyer’s broad accomplishments and convictions, including his passionate commitment to viewing education as a means to solving societal challenges and his ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service.

Thank you Dr. Tina Keller, who nominated Julianna for the award.

Class of 1964 Carlton Wittlinger Award: Victoria Anders

A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Dr. Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator. The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Dr. Carlton Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own leadership skills.

Thank you Dr. Raeann Hamon, who nominated Victoria for the award.

Both awards include a $1,000 cash prize.

We are grateful for all nominations and look forward to another round of awards in 2022!

Selection committee:
Devin Manzullo-Thomas
Cynthia Wells
Jon Stuckey

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals” Opens Thursday March 4

Get ready to laugh! Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals,” opening Thursday, March 4 and running through Wednesday, March 10.

Performances are free and will be presented via livestream; however, virtual tickets are required to access each day’s performance. Just visit us at www.messiah.edu/tickets to select the day(s) you wish to watch, grab your tickets, and enjoy the shenanigans of this hilarious, family-friendly show!

Please be advised that tickets are not to be shared, and a separate ticket will be required for each performance night. If you know someone who would enjoy this show, please help spread the word and be sure they also get their tickets! For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Don’t miss the fun–get your tickets today! And don’t forget to follow us on social media this week to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and crew.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals”
Written by Ernie Nolan
Directed by Daniel Inouye

Professor TJ Barker and his troupe of traveling theatricals have just arrived at the theatre to begin a performance of their spectacular production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when they realize something is amiss. Not only has the orchestra not arrived, but also five of the hilarious O’Hanlon brothers have been stricken with food poisoning. Now only two actors are left to play the dwarfs! Can Professor Barker rally his troupe and prove that the show can go on? Follow their madcap theatrical adventure as they take turns acting, puppeteering, and becoming the orchestra while performing one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. Through ingenuity and will power, they prove in the end that anything can happen once upon a time.

March 4-6 and 8-10: 7 p.m.
March: 3 p.m.

Family-friendly
Free, online ticketed event
Presented via livestream*
*Tickets and livestream access available at www.messiah.edu/tickets

Estimated runtime: 1 hour, no intermission

*Please note that this performance will contain quick bursts of flashing light, similar to a strobe effect.*

Encouraging one another

Dear Messiah Community,
Let us be reminded that we have hope. Let us remind each other of God’s goodness.
Let us also be reminded that we have each other.
If you know of someone on our campus who could use a kind word of comfort or reassurance, the employees of Messiah Press and Postal Services invite each of you to do so through a new (and free) card sharing program on our web site.
Click here and follow the instructions provided, we will take care of the rest.
https://www.messiah.edu/encouragementcards
Let us find joy in sharing God’s grace with one another.

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Job opportunities

The Engle Center has an opening for a temporary medical assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18450. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Lucas, health services coordinator at mlucas@messiah.edu.

FREE

Free steel toe sneakers. One pair of steel toe sneakers. Size 11x. Barely worn. Free, Ext 3566 or bblackley@messiah.edu

For sale

NEW 10-qt Air Fryer. BRAND NEW – NEVER OUT OF BOX
PowerXL 1700W 10-qt Vortex Air Fryer Pro Oven with presets and accessories. Includes 4 airflow racks, rotisserie stand, forks and fetch plus recipe books. Asking $100. Email: hbeattie@messiah.edu

Antique Royal typewriter and antique table. $100. Please call Dick Ocker at 717-243-9596.

Wanted

Looking for donations of vintage school related materials. The Education Department is working to decorate our resource room with vintage school related materials.

We are looking for the following donations:
Vintage school books
Vintage lunch boxes
Globes
Football Helmet
School Pennant
Chalkboards
Old Hand-crank Pencil Sharpener
or other teacher/school related materials.
We could also use a few Beanbag Chairs/floor pillows.

Email Tina Keller for more information tkeller@messiah.edu

 

FEB. 18

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:27

NEWS

Dr. Brenda Elliott, coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN-BSN in nursing, recently published a book with two colleagues, titled “Veteran-Centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty” https://doi.org/10.1891/9780826135971 

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Todd Goranson, professor of music, co-presented a seminar titled, “Your Bassoon Questions Answered” for the 2021 Texas Music Educators’ Association Annual Conference on Feb. 11. The TMEA Conference, which was held virtually this year, is the largest annual music education conference in the nation with over 30,000 attendees annually. The seminar was co-presented with Lynne Feller-Marshall (Principal Bassoon, Spokane Symphony).
Todd also served in early February as an adjudicator/selector for the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association 2021 All-State High School Jazz Band, selecting the alto saxophonists for the ensemble from applicants throughout the state. Todd has served PMEA in this capacity since 2015.

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Information Technology Services (ITS) welcomes Kim Paull back to Messiah University in the role of ITS administrative support specialist. Kim, an alumna of Messiah, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. Her education and prior experience as general manger and senior accountant for Hot Frog Print Media of Mechanicsburg position her for a smooth transition as she supports ITS’s Administrative Technology Services (ATS) and Educational Technology Services (ETS). Please join ITS in welcoming Kim back to Messiah.

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Virtual recruitment opportunities for students

The Career and Professional Development Center is hosting four virtual recruiting opportunities for students this spring semester. All of these events will be taking place via Handshake, our online job and internship portal. Employers will be recruiting for open job and internship positions during each fair. Students can see lists of participating employers and register for these events via our website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events.

Any assistance in spreading the word about these events is much appreciated!

Health and Human Services Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3-6 p.m.

Central PA Employer Consortium Virtual Job and Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

Government/Non-Profit Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.

Communication/Media/Design Virtual Recruiting Event, Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about these opportunities at career@messiah.edu

 Department of Nursing: CCNE Accreditation

Dear Messiah University Community,

The Messiah University Department of Nursing will be undergoing a virtual evaluation of our baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program on April 12-14, 2021, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the purposes of accreditation. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

  • To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.
  • To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.
  • To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.
  • To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs – and, thereby in professional practice.

If you would like additional information about CCNE or its standards and procedures, you may visit their web site at https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE.

A very important part of this evaluation is soliciting third-party comment on the nursing program by its communities of interest. I am writing to invite you to submit comments and opinions about the nursing program directly to the CCNE. All comments and opinions submitted to CCNE are held in strict confidence and shared with the on-site evaluation team. All comments must be written, signed, and received by CCNE no later than March 22, 2021. Please send your comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street NW Suite 750

Washington DC 20001

-or-

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Messiah University Department of Nursing.

Kind regards,

Kim Fenstermacher, Ph.D., CRNP

Assistant Dean of Nursing

Associate Professor of Nursing

“Drums and Dance” concert opens Saturday

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance, GiViM, and Percussion Ensemble are proud to debut their new artistic collaboration Drums and Dance this weekend. Performances are this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall.

Performances will be viewable online via livestream–just visit www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show! There are also a few tickets still available for in person attendance, available to Messiah campus members only. Tickets can be reserved online at the following links:

www.Purplepass.com/drums20 Saturday, Feb. 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
www.Purplepass.com/drums21 Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 4:30 p.m.

Please be advised that only one ticket is permitted per person, and all tickets must be reserved in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be available online until they sell out or until 30 minutes before Showtime, whichever comes first.

Important Note: For the safety of our campus community, all attendees must wear masks and follow campus social distancing guidelines at all times, especially in regard to seating. Please also be aware that all performance details are subject to change, pending any changes to our on-campus circumstances.

“Drums and Dance”
Directed by Gregg Hurley and Dr. Erik Forst

An artistic collaboration between Messiah University Percussion Ensemble and Messiah’s premier dance ensemble, GiViM.

Saturday, Feb. 20 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 4:30pm

Free, ticketed event
Parmer Hall, Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Limited on-campus audience with social distance seating
Presented via livestream at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream
Estimated runtime: 1 hour, no intermission

Anita Voelker Literacy Awards given

Congratulations to Education Department honors student, Mikayla Frederick, for receiving funding from the Anita Voelker Literacy Award to purchase books that will support her Education Department Honors Project. She is researching how best classroom teachers can support English Learners. We can’t wait to learn her findings!

Congratulations to Julianna Chen, who was recently awarded the Anita Voelker Literacy Award! Julianna says, “The Anita Voelker Literacy Award helped me work towards enacting change by introducing other teachers to the issue of lack of representation in text and inspiring others on the journey of empowering our students through literacy. Diverse groupings of books were distributed to local classrooms in different grade levels. My hope was that these texts would be used in the classroom as not only a mirror for kids to see themselves, but also a lens through which others could understand the narratives around them.” Click on the photo to see the breakdown of how the purchased books were used.

2021 Humanities Symposium: A Conversation on Freedom, March 1-6

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2021 Virtual Humanities Symposium, March 1-6. This year our theme is “A Conversation on Freedom.” We have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, virtual exhibits and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich conversations about Freedom. We are thrilled to welcome our own Dr. Drew Hart (Biblical and Religious Studies) as our opening conversation on “Freedom, Liberation and Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love and Deliverance,” on Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster will deliver our keynote lecture, “Troubling the Narratives of a Democratic Nation:  ‘Whose Stories Are These?’” on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. (Zoom). A leading scholar of rhetoric, literacy, and women’s studies, Royster is author, co-author and editor of several books and numerous articles, including Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women. She is Professor Emerita at Georgia Institute of Technology and at The Ohio State University, and most recently served as Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology (2010-2019).

You can find the complete schedule for the week here. All virtual events are free and open to the public. Register here to receive zoom link and ID to join any session throughout the week. 

The Human Library 2021

Once again the Office of Diversity Affairs and Murray Library are partnering to host the Human Library on Wednesday, March 24. Because of COVID, this will be a virtual event offered through Zoom and using break out rooms. The book sessions will be at 10-11 a.m., 3-4 p.m., and 7-8 p.m. with our featured book, Gloria Igihozo (Messiah alum and previous book), at noon. More details to follow but currently we are soliciting for Human Library “books.” If you have a story you would like to share, or know of a student or colleague that does, please sign up or share this link http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D (Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 5)
If you are new to the concept of the Human Library, you can read more at https://humanlibrary.org/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz Kielley ekielley@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities

The Agape Center has an opening for a full-time assistant director for Global and Local Engagement. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18363. Job-related questions may be directed to Katie Rousopoulos, director of off-campus programs at krousopoulos@messiah.edu.

The Office of Finance and Planning has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to vice president for finance and planning/coordinator for institutional research. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18411. Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning at dwalker@messiah.edu.

For sale

Husqvarna 125BT Back Pack Blower. Runs good. Good condition. Asking $110 Contact: tclarenbach@messiah.edu

FREE

Free steel toe sneakers. One pair of steel toe sneakers. Size 11x. Barely worn. Free, Ext 3566 or bblackley@messiah.edu

Wanted

Looking for donations of vintage school related materials. The Education Department is working to decorate our resource room with vintage school related materials.

We are looking for the following donations:
Vintage school books
Vintage lunch boxes
Globes
Football Helmet
School Pennant
Chalkboards
Old Hand-crank Pencil Sharpener
Or other teacher/school related materials.
We could also use a few Beanbag Chairs/floor pillows.

Email Tina Keller for more information tkeller@messiah.edu

February 11

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Psalm 34:17

 

NEWS

Dr. Dottie Weigel (Graduate Program in Higher Education) and Dr. Mindy Smith (Department of Applied Health Science) recently published an article in the Metropolitan Universities Journal for their special issue, Intersection of Faith and Community Engagement at Urban Institutions (Vol 31. No.3). The article, “The Application of Faith and Learning: Faith-Based Anchor Institutions” is featured here: https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/23986?mc_cid=507eeb5b69&mc_eid=430f27549f

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Dr. Jennifer Ness-Myers (biological sciences) has published a piece on the BioLogos Science and Faith Blog, making the case for vaccinating based on scientific evidential truths. It follows the format of a letter through which she convinced her vaccine-hesitant parents to receive the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. The article is at: https://biologos.org/post/from-a-scientist-to-her-parents

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Having served Messiah for over 17 years, Tracy Thomas, administrative assistant to the vice president for finance and planning, has accepted a position with Capital BlueCross. Tracy’s last day at Messiah will be Feb. 12. Her love for learning and professional growth afforded her the opportunity to provide support to various offices over the years including the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, the School of Business, Education and Social Services, and Finance and Planning. Please join with us in wishing her all the best in her new position.

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The selection committee, the associate provost, provost, and I are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, as the new assistant director of faculty development for teaching and learning. Leah brings stellar experience to this role, including serving as assistant director for the graduate program in counseling, as a new faculty mentor, and as former chair of Term-Tenure and Promotion Committee. She has also been the recipient of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) award. We look forward to Leah’s planned start on Aug. 1. Please take time to congratulate Leah on her new role as she gives leadership to teaching and learning programs within the Office of Faculty Development. I am deeply grateful to the selection committee (Devin Manzullo-Thomas, Anne Reeve) for their insights and commitment to this important search process.

Cynthia A. Wells, associate professor of higher education and director of faculty development.

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Mini Golf in the Stacks – hole creation

Is your department, club or organization looking for a fun way to promote itself as well as give students the opportunity to participate in a safe and fun activity? Murray Library and Campus Wellness and Recreation have the event for you.

Create a mini golf hole for socially-distanced Mini Golf in the Stacks on March 5. It may look a little different this year, but it will be as fun as ever! We are looking for some creative holes that show off what you are doing in your corner of campus – students can design holes that promote their major, clubs can show off what they have to offer or departments can let students know what opportunities there are for them. It’s truly up to you!

Contact Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu to get your questions answered or to sign up to create a hole. We have limited hole space available, so get signed up early.

Addressing Student Anxiety in Academic Advising

Hello All,

The Office of Academic Advising invites you to attend the February workshop, “Addressing Student Anxiety in Academic Advising.” This timely workshop will be led by Dr. Marie Bunner, associate director of academic success program at West Chester University, and by Dr. Courtney Lloyd, Co-Chair, Committee for Advising Excellence, West Chester University.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Zoom Link:
https://wcupa.zoom.us/j/92380746584?wd=bW5MTU1UV0lLRFk3M0NOODdHcHhBQT09
Meeting ID: 923 8074 6584
Passcode: 122341

Summary:

Stress and anxiety among college students is a widespread concern in higher education. Academic advisors work with students on a range of issues where students often identify anxiety as the cause of poor academic performance. Presenters will discuss the prevalence of anxiety among college students and pragmatic approaches to address student anxiety and assist students in managing anxiety while adjusting to college life and academic pressure.

We hope to see you there.

Referral Bonuses for Temporary Campus Events Workers

Campus Events urgently needs your help with temporary employee referrals AND you are eligible for up to a $200 bonus (details below).

Do you know someone who would like to pick up anywhere from 5-40 hours per week of temporary work starting immediately and carrying through the remainder of the Spring Semester?

Temporary workers are urgently needed to clean residence halls between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Refer potential applicants to the following link and advise them to add your name in the referral line of the application: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18238

If they are hired and meet performance and attendance expectations, after 6 weeks both you and your referred temporary employee would receive $100. After 12 weeks of successful work, both you and the temporary employee would receive an additional $100.

Extra opportunity for another $300
If after working in a Campus Events temporary role, they are hired into a regular (non temporary position) you would be eligible for a $300 bonus.

*If more than one referral is submitted for the same candidate, Human Resources will attribute the bonus to the first referral received for that particular candidate.

Virtual Recruitment Opportunities for Students

The Career and Professional Development Center is hosting four virtual recruiting opportunities for students this spring semester. All of these events will be taking place via Handshake, our online job and internship portal. Employers will be recruiting for open job and internship positions during each fair. Students can see lists of participating employers and register for these events via our website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events.

Any assistance in spreading the word about these events is much appreciated!

Health and Human Services Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3-6 p.m.

Central PA Employer Consortium Virtual Job and Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

Government/Non-Profit Virtual Recruiting Event, Wednesday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.

Communication/Media/Design Virtual Recruiting Event, Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about these opportunities at career@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities

The Campus Ministries Department has an opening for a full-time teaching ministries pastor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18304. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, dean of students at kvillegas@messiah.edu.

For sale 

Sea Glass necklaces. $10 each.  I have 3 handmade sea glass necklaces that I have from my homemade collection of crafts. Each is approximately 15 1/2″ long and can easily be slipped over the head. Each comes with its own little draw string bag so you can give it as a gift. Email: sportko@messiah.edu 

Husqvarna 125BT Back Pack Blower. Runs good. Good condition. Asking $110 Contact: tclarenbach@messiah.edu

Wanted 

PUZZLES. Looking to get rid of all those puzzles? I can give them a great home. My 86 year old mom loves doing puzzles and is homebound. She spends her days doing puzzles (all day) and could put some of those puzzles to good use. Please email: sportko@messiah.edu