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May 23

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS

Sherri Wolgemuth, undergraduate admissions systems coordinator, presented at the PA Slate User Group held on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology on May 21 on ‘Creating Workflows for Your Scholarship Programs.’ Sherri has built and implemented a number of workflows through Slate to streamline the processes for our College Honors Scholarships, our Multicultural Scholarships and the Humanities Scholarship. The offices connected with these scholarships, as well as our admissions team, have been very pleased with how these workflows lessen their workload. Slate has been a very valuable tool for us, but without Sherri’s diligence in research and study, it would not be near as valuable. Thank you, Sherri!

Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure or term-tenure renewal effective August 1:

Term tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

  • Gregg Hurley, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Nathaniel Skulstad, Department of Communication

Term tenure and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

  • Malcolm Gold, Department of Sociology

Term tenure renewal and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

  • Jean Thompson Corey, Department of English
  • David E. Kasparek, Department of Art and Design
  • Michael J. Shin, Department of Biological Sciences

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

  • Nancy McCown, Department of Communication
  • Paul M. Rego, Department of Politics and International Relations

Term tenure renewal:

  •                 Robin A. Collins, professor of philosophy
  •                 Randall K. Fish, professor of electrical engineering
  •                 Jennifer L. Fisler, professor of education
  •                 David J. Hagenbuch, professor of marketing
  •                 Tara Jankouskas, associate professor of nursing
  •                 Charles D. Jantzi, professor of psychology
  •                 Abaz Kryemadhi, associate professor of physics
  •                 Valerie A. Lemmon, associate professor of psychology
  •                 Erik Lindquist, professor of biology and environmental science
  •                 Sean C. Matthews, associate professor of art
  •                 Caleb Miller, professor of philosophy
  •                 Donald A. Murk, professor of early childhood education
  •                 Alison R. Noble, associate professor of chemistry
  •                 Donald G. Pratt, professor of engineering
  •                 Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science
  •                 Timothy W. Schoettle, professor of philosophy
  •                 Charles R. Seitz, Jr., professor of social work
  •                 David T. Vader, professor of engineering 

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Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review: Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately six weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials.

The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.

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

Falcon Exchange has implemented summer hours

Summer window hours of Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. are now in effect for Falcon Exchange. These summer hours are in place through Friday, Aug. 9. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Falcon Exchange limited hours, May 30

On May 30, Falcon Exchange will be closed in the morning for an Employee Training Event and will be open 2:30-3 p.m. ONLY.

Slime Camp at Messiah College

Science Explorers is an outside organization that is hosting a slime camp on campus this summer from July 22-July 26 for kids aged 7-11. They are offering a $20 discount to Messiah employees and their families and friends. Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and use code FF2019. See the camp description below: We’ve taken our after-school club programs from 2018-19 and turned them into a fun-filled, week-long camp that features a new slime every day, in addition to exploring an array of amazing science! In the half day camp, you will make chalkboard slime, all new color changing slime and magnetic slime! In addition, you will build inventions like catapults, discover how electricity and circuits work by making conductive dough, and explore biology as you extract DNA from a banana and dissect an owl pellet. Stay for the full day and you’ll examine anatomy as you make a model lung and observe a real sheep heart, continue our exploration of circuits as you send messages via Morse code and build a metal detector to test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and explore wonders of the earth as you erupt a volcano and experiment with pollination. For ages 7-11.

Curators Club/CC2 at the Oakes Museum

There is still time to register your children for Saturday science programs at the Oakes Museum. Curators Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) will be meeting on various Saturdays throughout the summer, with topics including the scientific method, recycling, and a creek study, among others. For more information and to register, go to www.messiah.edu/oakes.

FY20 admissions event calendar

The admissions visit team is pleased to announce the event schedule for the 2019-2020 school year featuring new and improved Falcon Fridays – summer event days designed for prospective students and families explore our campus, ask questions, sample our delicious food, hear from the Deans and, hopefully, inspire them to sign up for an Open House or Spotlight Day in the fall! We consider all employees to be honorary members of our team in welcoming guests to campus and deeply appreciate your joyful and hospitable spirits. Erin Sanno, admissions events manager, will be in touch with faculty and staff invited to participate directly in any specific event days.

Guests on Campus

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

• Chinese Bible Church of College Park, Maryland – May 25-27

• First Korean Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia – May 25-27

• Mechanicsburg High School Commencement – May 28

• Evangelical Congregational Church – May 29-31

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

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Job opportunities

The School of the Humanities has a part-time opening for a commonwealth monument project coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15329. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Powers at ppowers@messiah.edu.

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time maintenance mechanic (zone). For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15351. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Lenny King, facility maintenance zone supervisor, at lking@messiah.edu.

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time HVAC/refrigeration technician. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15349. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Dan Soltis, facility maintenance supervisor, at dsoltis@messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time graphic designer. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15358. Job related questions can be directed to Nancy Soulliard, creative director, at nsoulliard@messiah.edu.

For sale

Subaru Outback for sale. Selling our 2005 Subaru Outback for $6,000. Maintenance superb (timing belt, water pump, 4 new tires, 4 new struts, and 2 new rear coil springs). Color: beige. Transmission: automatic. Miles: 117k. Comes with a hitch for a bike rack or moving a light trailer load. Contact Brandon: bhoover@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

West Shore Christian Academy and Harrisburg Christian School enrolling for Fall 2019

Have you considered Christian education for your preschool, elementary or high school child(ren)? West Shore Christian Academy (WSCA) and Harrisburg Christian School (HCS) have educated the children of Messiah College employees for over 40 years. WSCA and HCS are currently enrolling for the 2019-20 school year in grades pre-K3 through 12th grade (including dual enrollment courses through Messiah College). Some classes/grades are close to full – so don’t delay if you are interested in a fall 2019 start. Contact Mary Beth Gilge, director of admissions at 717-737-3550 x144 or marybeth.gilge@csagh.org to learn more about WSCA’s and HCS’s mission to sharpen minds, deepen faith, and develop gifts.

 

May 16

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

NEWS

Heather Noll, assistant clinical professor of physical therapy, has been accepted to the distinguished Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program. This is a competitive “train the trainer” program dedicated to improving Parkinson’s physical therapy care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. so they can, in turn, educate physical therapy students. The intensive course is open to only six PT faculty per site, which allows physical therapy educators to immerse themselves in learning the latest evidence-based findings in Parkinson’s research and care.

We are thrilled that Heather will be attending the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Program at Boston University this May.

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Mindy Smith, senior lecturer of health and human performance, was recently recognized at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate commencement ceremony with the American Kinesiology Association Doctoral Scholar award. Congratulations, Mindy!

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Congratulations to Doug Miller, professor of health and exercise science, for being inducted into the 2019 Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. From 1984 through 1992, Miller coached the Messiah women’s track and field team to nine consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference titles. In 1990, the men’s team also won the MAC championship. During his career, the women went 107-18 in dual/triangular meets, and the men were 100-23.

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Retirement reception for Kathy Gates

After more than 25 years of service to Messiah College, Kathy Gates will be retiring at the end of May. Kathy began her career at Messiah as the ACS applications processor for Admissions in 1994. In 2006, she began her service as the college receptionist, providing a friendly greeting to all incoming calls, as well as to guests who arrive in the Eisenhower Campus Center. Often referred to as, “the voice of Messiah College,” Kathy is a detail-oriented, friendly and organized employee. Her smile and kind conversation to all who pass by her “window” will be greatly missed! Please join us in thanking Kathy for her service and congratulating her on her retirement by joining us for a reception on Friday, May 24 between 2 – 4 p.m. in the Steinbrecher Atrium in the High Center.

Undergraduate Commencement information for employees 

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18

Schedule and details

The 2019 Undergraduate Commencement schedule is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. The website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

  • On Friday, May 17, from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., the following employee lots will be closed so families of our graduates have access to parking:
  • ZZ (Old main and High Center) lot;
  • YY lot (Chapel Dr.);
  • TT (Railroad tracks and around Sollenberger Sports Center)
  • Employees assigned to these lots may park in other employee lots, including XX lot (the lot behind Boyer and the Chapel), on Creekside Dr. (in the parking spaces at the swinging bridge) or in Starry. There will be no shuttles that day.
  • Department of Safety personnel will direct guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Eisenhower Campus Center for the service. There is no shuttle service provided that evening. Note: college employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate. It is also important to note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass.  Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.
  • All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.
  • All employees coming to campus that morning should use the Mill Road/South Entrance in order to avoid congestion with visitor traffic.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.
  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.

An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

Save the date for the Employee Recognition Reception!

Please save the date and put the Employee Recognition Reception for 2019 in your schedule! You are welcome to come to cheer on your colleagues even if you are not receiving a service award this year. The date is Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. A beautiful brunch will be a part of this popular event.

Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah College Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for summer 2019! Stop by the table outside of the Falcon after the Employee Recognition Reception on Tuesday, May 21. The Hersheypark representatives will available from 1 – 3 p.m. and will offer a 45% savings on tickets. Credit card only, please. Regular ticket (ages 3 and older) gate rate: $69.80, Messiah rate: $38.50. And, new this year – discounted meal tickets and snack vouchers! This exclusive discount is available to Messiah College employees and family members. The tickets may be used on any one public operating day during the 2019 summer season. This special pricing is available at this event only. Please see flyer for more details.

Laptop tune-up during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete and are completed on a first come, first served basis. So get your laptop in early! The Help Desk will clean your laptop of spyware\malware and also install important updates to your operating system. As always, please bring your equipment in for a checkup or fix whenever you notice that you have a problem. You don’t have to wait until your equipment dies to ask for help! Contact the Help Desk today whenever you have a problem: helpdesk@messiah.edu or 717-796-4444.

Summer flex-time program 2019

Beginning on Monday, May 20, the College will again permit the use of summer flexible work arrangements. Implementation of a summer flex-time program is at the discretion of division executives and directors and requires approval in advance from the appropriate dean, provost or vice president. If you plan to allow flexible work arrangements this summer, please meet with your teams to discuss. Please see the policy for this year attached.

Homecoming/Family Weekend update!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we are making some changes to Homecoming and Family Weekend! Instead of offering two different weekend experiences, we will be merging Family Weekend and Homecoming into one beginning this fall. This year’s date for HFW will be Oct. 18-20. We realize that this change may create questions and unknowns, but we also believe that in change lies endless possibility. We’re excited to begin offering more opportunities for connections between our alumni and parents and we are asking for your support and participation as we move forward. More details on the schedule, registration process and overall event details will be available early July. Thanks again for your support and please contact us with any questions!

Early arrival before Sept. 1

If you plan to sponsor students for an early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 1), please complete the online early arrival request form (www.messiah.edu/earlyarrival) or if you have a large group of students, please submit a list of student names, date and reason for return, employee sponsor and ID number (if known) to housing@messiah.edu by Tuesday, Aug.1. The earliest students may return this year is Monday, Aug. 19, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 30 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any late additions received between Monday, Aug. 5– Friday, Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person.

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

The Falcon Exchange will change to our summer window hours effective Monday, May 20. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Friday, Aug. 9. Answers to your questions may be available on our web page at: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22313/falcon_exchange. You may also contact Falcon Exchange by email at falconexchange@messiah.edu or phone at ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

RefWorks Contract

Many free citation management tools are now available on web. RefWorks, a legacy citation management tool costing the college approximately $5,000/year, is under-utilized. Library staff, the Educational Technology Committee, and the Information and Web Technology Committee recommend the RefWorks contract not be renewed in July. This means anyone using RefWorks will need to export and move citations from RefWorks to new citation management tool by June 30, 2019. Librarians will lead workshops during May Development week to support those who need to move content from RefWorks to a new citation management tool.

Slime Camp at Messiah College

Science Explorers is an outside organization that is hosting a slime camp on campus this summer from July 22-July 26 for kids aged 7-11. They are offering a $20 discount to Messiah employees and their families and friends. Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and use code FF2019. See the camp description below: We’ve taken our after-school club programs from 2018-19 and turned them into a fun-filled, week-long camp that features a new slime every day, in addition to exploring an array of amazing science! In the half day camp, you will make chalkboard slime, all new color changing slime and magnetic slime! In addition, you will build inventions like catapults, discover how electricity and circuits work by making conductive dough, and explore biology as you extract DNA from a banana and dissect an owl pellet. Stay for the full day and you’ll examine anatomy as you make a model lung and observe a real sheep heart, continue our exploration of circuits as you send messages via Morse code and build a metal detector to test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and explore wonders of the earth as you erupt a volcano and experiment with pollination. For ages 7-11.

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For sale:

Subaru Outback for sale. Selling our 2005 Subaru Outback for $6,000. Maintenance superb (timing belt, water pump, 4 new tires, 4 new struts, and 2 new rear coil springs). Color: beige. Transmission: automatic. Miles: 117k. Comes with a hitch for a bike rack or moving a light trailer load. Contact Brandon: bhoover@messiah.edu

Free:

Free player piano- you move. Converting parlor into in-law quarters, but the piano is in the way. Can you help? Glossy black, presentable. Condition is fair. Player part works but needs work. Includes several antique and newer rolls of music. Contact Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Cornhole boards needed TODAY!

Do you have a cornhole board that we can borrow for this afternoon? The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of 8-10 corn hole boards for our “Leave the Nest” event as part of Senior Week TODAY from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you have one that we can borrow, please email jmcclymont@messiah.edu to coordinate logistics. Thank you!

 

May 9

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,

Galatians 6:4

 

NEWS

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Porto, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, on being elected President of the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Congratulations to Brian Swartz, associate professor and chair of engineering, and his wife, Tawnee, on the May 6 arrival of the newest member of their family, Elekai David. Elekai weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and is 21.5″ long. He will be eagerly welcomed home by siblings Avery, Caitlin, Eli, Adelyn and Calia.

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Medicare education seminar

Human Resources is offering a Medicare education seminar entitled Roadmap to Medicare which will take place on Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in Parmer Cinema. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

 

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

 

Schedule and details

  • The full schedule for the 2019 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is posted online at edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

 

Parking

Parking lots ZZ (between the High Center/Old Main and surrounding Old Main) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu .

 

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18

Schedule and details

The 2019 Undergraduate Commencement schedule is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. The website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

  • On Friday, May 17, from 6 am until 10 pm, the following employee lots will be closed so families of our graduates have access to parking:
  • ZZ (Old main and High Center) lot;
  • YY lot (Chapel Dr.);
  • TT (Railroad tracks and around Sollenberger Sports Center)
  • Employees assigned to these lots may park in other employee lots, including XX lot (the lot behind Boyer and the Chapel), on Creekside Dr. (in the parking spaces at the swinging bridge) or in Starry. There will be no shuttles that day.
  • Department of Safety personnel will direct guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Eisenhower Campus Center for the service. There is no shuttle service provided that evening. Note: college employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.  It is also important to note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass.  Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.

 

  • All employees coming to campus that morning should use the Mill Road/South Entrance in order to avoid congestion with visitor traffic.

 

  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.

 

  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.

An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

 

Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah College Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for summer 2019! Stop by the table outside of the Falcon after the Employee Recognition Reception on Tuesday, May 21. The Hersheypark representatives will available from 1 – 3 p.m. and will offer a 45% savings on tickets. Credit card only, please. Regular ticket (ages 3 and older) gate rate: $69.80, Messiah rate: $38.50. And, new this year – discounted meal tickets and snack vouchers! This exclusive discount is available to Messiah College employees and family members. The tickets may be used on any one public operating day during the 2019 summer season. This special pricing is available at this event only. Please see flyer for more details.

Laptop tune-up during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete and are completed on a first come, first served basis. So get your laptop in early! The Help Desk will clean your laptop of spyware\malware and also install important updates to your operating system. As always, please bring your equipment in for a checkup or fix whenever you notice that you have a problem. You don’t have to wait until your equipment dies to ask for help! Contact the Help Desk today whenever you have a problem: helpdesk@messiah.edu or 717-796-4444.

Summer flex-time program 2019

Beginning on Monday, May 20, the College will again permit the use of summer flexible work arrangements. Implementation of a summer flex-time program is at the discretion of division executives and directors and requires approval in advance from the appropriate dean, provost or vice president. If you plan to allow flexible work arrangements this summer, please meet with your teams to discuss. Please see the policy for this year attached.

Summer group exercise at the Fitness Center

The fitness center is offering a summer group exercise sampler. Classes are Tuesday: 12:15-1 p.m. during June-July. Go to our website to learn more: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22902/group_exercise_classes

Important reminder for faculty Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810 Procedure review: Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

Homecoming/Family Weekend update!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we are making some changes to Homecoming and Family Weekend! Instead of offering two different weekend experiences, we will be merging Family Weekend and Homecoming into one beginning this fall. This year’s date for HFW will be Oct. 18-20. We realize that this change may create questions and unknowns, but we also believe that in change lies endless possibility. We’re excited to begin offering more opportunities for connections between our alumni and parents and we are asking for your support and participation as we move forward. More details on the schedule, registration process and overall event details will be available early July. Thanks again for your support and please contact us with any questions!

Early arrival before Sept. 1

If you plan to sponsor students for an early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 1), please complete the online early arrival request form (www.messiah.edu/earlyarrival) or if you have a large group of students, please submit a list of student names, date and reason for return, employee sponsor and ID number (if known) to housing@messiah.edu by Tuesday, Aug.1. The earliest students may return this year is Monday, Aug. 19, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 30 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any late additions received between Monday, Aug. 5– Friday, Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person.

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Job opportunities:

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15029.

For sale:

Kubota riding lawn mower and Epson printer.2010 Kubota GR2110 diesel riding lawn mower for sale. 54-inch deck, second set of blades, all wheel drive, garage kept, 600 hours. Asking $4,200. Pictures available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZYwk7NGLEgisYwQ9A FREE Epson Stylus CX5000 printer. Questions can be directed to cwiddowson@messiah.edu

Office chair. Tūl microfiber manager chair, with arms and wheels, ideal for a home office. Excellent condition. $30 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext 6840.

7 piece black patio dining set. Includes 4 chairs, 44″ round table, umbrella holder, and small short side table. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu if interested.

Free:

Free player piano- you move. Converting parlor into in-law quarters, but the piano is in the way. Can you help? Glossy black, presentable. Condition is fair. Player part works but needs work. Includes several antique and newer rolls of music. Contact Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Corn hole boards needed by May 16

Do you have a corn hole board that we can borrow for the afternoon? The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of 8-10 corn hole boards for our “Leave the Nest” event as part of Senior Week on Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you have one that we can borrow, please email jmcclymont@messiah.edu to coordinate logistics. Thank you!

 

May 2

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

 

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:13

NEWS

Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, has been asked to keynote at several events. In May, he will present the keynote address at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers in Charleston, and present a webinar to the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers. In June, he will present the keynote at Central Penn College’s Business Partnership Breakfast.

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Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…That you can download official, branded Powerpoint presentations? Please go to www.messiah.edu/presentation and click on the logo button that corresponds to the school you’d like or download the overall Messiah College template. Logos on the template could be used on the opening or closing slide but there’s no need to use them on every slide of your presentation.

Summer Day Camps at the Oakes Museum

Oakes Museum Summer Day Camps offer students entering 8th-12th grades a unique opportunity to learn in the field and lab. Our qualified museum staff will lead each session, along with college professors and professionals offering their expertise as guest speakers.

Herpetology – June 10-12 Gain an understanding of the reptiles and amphibians of central PA, learn collection techniques, analyze the diet of a salamander and use telemetry to track turtles. On the last day, students will meet at Stony Valley (State Game Lands -211, near Dauphin), for a day of herping in the field! (Transportation to Stony Valley is not provided by museum.)

Sustainability – June 17-19 Explore the inside of bee hives and discover the important role pollinators play in our world, see how stream restoration can benefit both humans and the natural world, visit an organic garden, and learn first-hand what it takes to preserve our natural resources and support healthy communities as we work together toward a more sustainable society.

Aquatic Biology – June 24-26 Sample both a limestone stream and a pond to compare the ecology and macroinvertebrates of each aquatic environment, field survey of aquatic salamanders and frogs, and sample fish using seine netting and electrofishing.

Dissection Lab – Survey of the Animal Kingdom – July 24-26 Learn dissecting skills, and use them to gain an overview of the animal kingdom comparing the organ systems of earthworms, clams, squids, grasshoppers, dogfish sharks, pigeons, frogs and fetal pigs.

Visit our website for more information – https://www.messiah.edu/info/22786/events.

Oakes Museum Spring Open House

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our Spring Open House! View our exhibition of Daniel Fliehler’s photographs of the Wildlife of Messiah College, meet the photographer, go on a guided hike to hear where/how to take good photos, then enter our Photography Contest* Saturday, May 4, 1 -5 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer
  • 2 p.m. – Guided photography hike
  • 3:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer

There will also be a craft project for children. See the flyer here. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717- 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions. *Three winners will be chosen from photographs of the plants, animals or landscapes on campus. The grand prize winner will receive a prize and all winners will have their photos displayed in the museum through August. Daniel is a senior environmental science major and an avid photographer. Visit his website to see more of his work, https://danielfliehler.zenfolio.com/.

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Brian Gilroy, a senior business major/finance minor, for placing 8th in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Brian’s submission was chosen from a competitive field of 250 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 16th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 3 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: https://www.messiah.edu/sehsymposium Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

The Institutional Repository has a name!

The institutional repository has an official name! 50 naming ideas were submitted and the name, MOSAIC, was selected by the task force! This naming idea came from Andrew Zimmerman. Submissions from Matthew Roth and Earl Henry were also top finalists. MOSAIC stands for Messiah’s Open Scholarship And Intellectual Creativity. The repository will be an online website that will showcase COE and student scholarship and creative works plus college and church archival collections. It will include text, images, sound and video, and will freely share high quality content to users around the world. The institutional repository is funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. The website will go live on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Learn more: https://libguides.messiah.edu/Mosaic/start

Annual Juried Student Show and reception

Please join the Department of Art and Design for their Annual Juried Student Show 2018-2019, May 3-Sept. 6, in the Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. The President’s Reception with remarks by President Dr. Kim Phipps and Robert Armetta, guest juror of awards takes place on Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m., Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. This reception is free and open to the public. Please see arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Sarah Long from the Department of Politics and International Relations delivers honors presentation

On Tuesday, May 7, Sarah Long will deliver, “The Issue of Funds,” an honors presentation sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research looks into the current atmosphere of social justice movements, and the part education plays as a pathway to change. Within this conversation, the challenges of funding are inevitable. In this presentation, the realities of Pennsylvania public school funding will be addressed, along with policy suggestions for the state to create a more equitable environment for the next generation. Join us in Boyer 131, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments.

Retirement reception for Kathy Gates

After more than 25 years of service to Messiah College, Kathy Gates will be retiring at the end of May. Kathy began her career at Messiah as the ACS applications processor for Admissions in 1994. In 2006, she began her service as the college receptionist, providing a friendly greeting to all incoming calls, as well as to guests who arrive in the Eisenhower Campus Center. Often referred to as, “the voice of Messiah College,” Kathy is a detail-oriented, friendly and organized employee. Her smile and kind conversation to all who pass by her “window” will be greatly missed! Please join us in thanking Kathy for her service and congratulating her on her retirement by joining us for a reception on Friday, May 24 between 2 – 4 p.m. in the Steinbrecher Atrium in the High Center.

Employee Giving Campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education. Join The Office of Development and our campus community by: • Renewing your payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction • Enrolling in payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction • Making a one-time gift: www.messiah.edu/give P.S.: Those in the payroll deduction program by May 7 have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus! Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at lwalter@messiah.edu.

Falcon Fitness Center summer hours and access

The Falcon Fitness Center will start summer hours on Wednesday, May 15. Hours will be 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Visit our website for information on access and guest summer memberships: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/3745/summer_access_and_memberships

Murray Library’s May 2019 newsletter

What’s New at the Library? Check out Murray Library’s May newsletter to read about 2018-2019 highlights, professional news, Friends of Murray Library and more! View newsletter here.

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Job opportunities

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time plumber. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15174. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services, at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Dan Soltis, facility maintenance supervisor, at dsoltis@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15029.

The Office of Student Affairs has a part-time opening for administrative assistant – student involvement and leadership programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15160. Job related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, director of student involvement and leadership programs, at kvillega@messiah.edu.

For sale

Several items for sale. Child Bellelli bike seat; carries up to 50 lbs.; used, very good condition – $40 http://bit.ly/2V046h7 Toddler girls bike helmet – $5 http://bit.ly/2DAaroI Girl’s pink keen sandals (little kid 10); used, good condition – $10 http://bit.ly/2W99sCZ Women’s Mayari Birkenstocks (EU 38; US 7.5); used, very good condition – $40 http://bit.ly/2ILhkaL Women’s Madrid EVA green Birkenstocks (EU 38; US 7.5); used – $10 http://bit.ly/2WbZKzY Please contact lskulstad@messiah.edu

Kubota riding lawn mower and Epson printer.2010 Kubota GR2110 diesel riding lawn mower for sale. 54 inch deck, second set of blades, all wheel drive, garage kept, 600 hours. Asking $4,200. Pictures available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZYwk7NGLEgisYwQ9A FREE Epson Stylus CX5000 printer. Questions can be directed to cwiddowson@messiah.edu

Wanted

House cleaning services wanted. I would like to hire someone locally for recurring house cleaning, particularly kitchen and bathroom. Schedule: 1-2 hours every other week, specific time/day TBD based on availability Location: York Springs Rate: $30/hr Notes: Cleaning supplies provided, transportation not provided. Please contact me for further details, Rocky Allinger (callinger@messiah.edu)

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Downey Elementary block party

Saturday May 4, is an exciting day at Downey Elementary School in Harrisburg. It is the annual Block Party with lots of fun and games. Please come out from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and support the partnership with Downey School. Come for the fun and bring your families OR sign up to assist with some of the activities. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: face painting, bounce house attendants or you can sign up to participate in the dunk tank! If you are interested in helping out please contact our AmeriCorps VISTA, Katy Hohenberger at khohenberger@messiah.edu

 

April 25

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Your faithfulness continues throughout generations; You established the earth, and it stands.

Psalm 74:17

NEWS

Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, has been asked to keynote at several events. In May, he will present the keynote address at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers in Charleston, and present a webinar to the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers. In June, he will present the keynote at Central Penn College’s Business Partnership Breakfast.

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The search committee, the provost and I are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Kate Oswald Wilkins as the new assistant dean of general education and common learning. Kate brings excellent experiences as a department chair, as professor of communication and as director of assessment with her to this role. We look forward to Kate’s planned start on Aug. 1. Please take time to congratulate Kate on her new role as she gives leadership to this essential segment of the Messiah curriculum and to our students’ education. Many thanks to the search committee for their involvement and commitment to a very strong process (Angela Hare, Peter Powers, Gregg Hurley, John Bechtold, Christina Hanson and Carrie Widdowson). Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology

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Messiah College’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy, taught by Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch, participated in a marketing plan competition this semester sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association. The ‘live case’ focused on New York Life’s need to hire more Generation Z employees.

On April 5, three members of the class Olivia Crawford, Sara Mammano and Matthew Zimmerman, traveled to Point Park University in Pittsburgh to participate in the competition finale. Ten other teams competed, including ones from Duquesne University, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh. Marketing professionals judged the schools’ written marketing plans, tabletop poster displays, and oral presentations. Messiah College’s marketing team won first place.

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Retirement recognition for Rhonda and Jake Jacobsen

After serving as educators, scholars and faculty leaders at Messiah College for the past 35 years, Dr. Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, professor of psychology and recent director of faculty development, and Dr. Douglas (Jake) Jacobsen, distinguished professor of church history and theology and coordinator of Christian scholarship, have announced their planned retirement at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Rhonda began her career as a professor of psychology and became the director of faculty development in 1996. In her more than two decades in faculty development, Rhonda served as a support, resource and advocate for faculty scholarship at the College and provided leadership for both new faculty as well as more seasoned Messiah educators.

In addition to his position as distinguished professor of church history and theology, Jake has served for many years as the coordinator of Christian scholarship and college identity, a role through which he created opportunities for faculty to engage with the enlivening ideas and questions of scholarship informed by Christian faith.

In addition to campus leadership, Jake and Rhonda served as co-directors of the Lilly-funded Clergy Leadership program, have published numerous scholarly books and articles, and been sought-after speakers for conferences around the globe. We are pleased to invite the Messiah community to join us in celebrating their dedication and service to the College on Thursday, May 2 from 3-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. A drop-in reception with hors d’oeuvres is planned at 3 p.m. with a program honoring Rhonda and Jake beginning at 4 p.m.

If you would like to contribute notes of appreciation, photos or memorabilia for Rhonda in her role as director of faculty development or Jake in his role as coordinator of Christian scholarship, please send materials to Katie Kalata: kkalata@messiah.edu

Oakes Museum Spring Open House

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our Spring Open House! View our exhibition of Daniel Fliehler’s photographs of the Wildlife of Messiah College, meet the photographer, go on a guided hike to hear where/how to take good photos, then enter our Photography Contest*. Saturday, May 4, 1 -5 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer
  • 2 p.m. – Guided photography hike
  • 3:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer

There will also be a craft project for children. See the flyer here. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717- 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions. *Three winners will be chosen from photographs of the plants, animals or landscapes on campus. The grand prize winner will receive a prize and all winners will have their photos displayed in the museum through August. Daniel is a senior environmental science major and an avid photographer. Visit his website to see more of his work, https://danielfliehler.zenfolio.com/.

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Brian Gilroy, a senior business major/finance minor, for placing 8th in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Brian’s submission was chosen from a competitive field of 250 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 16th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 3 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: https://www.messiah.edu/sehsymposium Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Save the date for the Employee Recognition Reception!

Please save the date and put the Employee Recognition Reception for 2019 in your schedule! You are welcome to come to cheer on your colleagues even if you are not receiving a service award this year. The date is Tuesday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. A beautiful brunch will be a part of this popular event.

Connecting Communities Conference: Building Resiliency and Hope

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences invites you to attend the first annual Connecting Communities Conference. This unique conference is designed to connect Messiah College and our surrounding community to discuss timely societal issues and explore possibilities for the future. This first conference is themed, “Building Resiliency and Hope.” Our Keynote speaker, Mr. Ron Byler, will share with us how communities in Syria and other parts of the world build hope and resilience through their tenacity and commitment.

  • Date: Friday, April 26
  • Where: Hostetter Chapel
  • When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We hope you can join us! Cost is $10 for Messiah employees, $5 for students. Special note: Students may be eligible to use department funds for the cost of registration. To register: https://www.messiah.edu/a/registration/connecting-communities/ Please contact Stephanie Patterson (spatterson@messiah.edu) with any questions.

Class of 2018 “First Destination” Report Now Available

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to provide you with the newly released “First Destination” survey report (https://www.messiah.edu/info/23060/graduates_career_destinations) for the undergraduate Class of 2018. This report highlights employment and graduate school outcomes for 74% of our most recent graduating class. It’s important to note that this report focuses on destinations of alumni specifically within the first 6-9 months after graduation. To see more longitudinal data related to career outcomes, I invite you to visit the Messiah College page on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/19549/people/).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Class of 2019 survey is now live and available to current seniors: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4ZQHThl4M41G9T. Please encourage your students who have confirmed their plans to respond. If you have questions on information included in the attached report, please feel free to contact me or the coordinator of this survey, Abby Book, abook@messiah.edu. Thanks for all you do to support our students’ career and professional development.

The Institutional Repository has a name!

The institutional repository has an official name! 50 naming ideas were submitted and the name, MOSAIC, was selected by the task force! This naming idea came from Andrew Zimmerman. Submissions from Matthew Roth and Earl Henry were also top finalists. MOSAIC stands for Messiah’s Open Scholarship And Intellectual Creativity. The repository will be an online website that will showcase COE and student scholarship and creative works plus college and church archival collections. It will include text, images, sound and video, and will freely share high quality content to users around the world. The institutional repository is funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. The website will go live on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Learn more: https://libguides.messiah.edu/Mosaic/start

Reminder from the Key Services Department

If you’re 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. The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m-4 p.m. If the student is not able to turn the key in to the Lenhert front office during business hours, please contact Key Services for further key return instructions. 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 Jen Peachey in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

Haley Clasen from the Department of Politics delivers Honors Presentation

On Thursday, April 25, Haley Clasen will deliver her honors presentation entitled, “Refugee Integration in Regional Host States: The Comparative Experiences of Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.” Her research investigates the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East. Some refugees have already been in their new host countries Jordan and Lebanon for upwards of five years, and a timeline for return is uncertain at best. Further, host societies struggle under the weight of so many newcomers as existing social, political, and economic tensions are exacerbated. Haley’s presentation will explore the different dynamics refugees experience in these two Levantine host countries.

Join us in Boyer 131, beginning at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Annual Juried Student Show and reception

Please join the Department of Art and Design for their Annual Juried Student Show 2018-2019, May 3-Sept. 6, in the Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. The President’s Reception with remarks by President Dr. Kim Phipps and Robert Armetta, guest juror of awards takes place on Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m., Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. This reception is free and open to the public. Please see arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Changes to the Tier 1 Tuition Reduction Benefit

College Council, upon recommendation from the Personnel Subcommittee, has approved a revision to the Tier I (Messiah College only) tuition reduction benefit. Specifically, the time required to fully vest in Tier I tuition reduction benefits has been significantly reduced. The current benefit requires employees to work for the College for six years in order to be fully vested in the Tier I tuition reduction benefit. Effective July 1, employees will fully vest in Tier I tuition reduction benefits after three years of completed service. The new vesting model is provided below: Full-time Employees Part-time employees (regularly scheduled to work at least 1000 hours/year)

Years vested Full-time employee Part-time employee
After one year 33.3% 16.6%
After two years 66.6% 33.3%
After three years 100% 50%

Any currently eligible employee with less than four years of completed service will be adjusted to this vesting schedule.

Open enrollment for benefits, May 13 – May 31

Messiah College encourages the health and financial well-being of its employees by providing access to quality and affordable healthcare as well as other valuable benefits.

Open Enrollment is the time to assess your benefits and make elections for the new year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020).  This year we will be offering online enrollment as well as access to the Benefit Call Center provided by PECWorksite.

All benefit eligible employees will be required to make their benefit elections online or via the Messiah College Benefit Call Center between May 13, 2019 and May 31, 2019.  Further instruction will be provided when Open Enrollment begins.

The Benefit Center may not have complete information on all the dependents you wish to cover.  When you call the Benefit Center, please have the following dependent information ready: names, date of birth, social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers.

There are important changes to our benefit plans for the FY20 year.  Specifically, although we are staying with Highmark Blue Shield, there are changes in our health plans as well as changes in dental, retirement and the education benefits.  As such, it is important to attend an open enrollment meeting in order to be fully educated on the changes so that you can make informed benefit decisions.

Date Time Location
Monday, May 13, 2019 2:00 pm Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:00 am

3:00 pm

Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 pm Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Noon

7:00 pm

9:00 pm

Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Friday, May 24, 2019 11:30 am Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:30 am Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Noon Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall
Friday, May 31, 2019 10:00 am Parmer Cinema – Boyer Hall

Please feel free to contact Su Deitch at x7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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Job opportunities

The Campus Information Center has an opening for a part-time college receptionist. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15095. Job related questions may be directed to Cindy Sterling, ticket and billing coordinator at csterling@messiah.edu.

For sale

House for sale, 2500 sq ft, 2.3 miles from campus, Mechanicsburg School District, wonderful neighbors. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished basement, 2 car garage. See posting: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/524-Appalachian-Ave-Mechanicsburg-PA-17055/9291607_zpid/?view=public or contact Lori at lzimmerman@messiah.edu.

Pontiac Vibe. Asking $3,000. We’re selling our Pontiac vibe that we’ve owned for a few years. Low mileage per year (< 5000mi/year the last 3 years). Updated inspection (May 2020). New tires. New brakes. Stereo works, but CD player doesn’t. Great car for getting around town. For more information contact Brandon Hoover at bhoover@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, nice yard, quiet neighborhood, newly remodeled, Shiremanstown. No pets, no smoking. $1285/month + utilities. Pictures available upon request. Contact: Stephanie Cramer: scramer@messiah.edu

Wanted

Searching for a female roommate. I am looking for a female roommate to join me in my downtown Mechanicsburg apartment. I have an extra bedroom in my two floor apartment with lots of space. We would share a kitchen, furnished living room and bathroom. The apartment has a deck that overlooks the street. There is on street parking in front of the apartment. Please send me an email if you or someone you know may be interested! Rebekah Smith: rpsmith@messiah.edu.

Cleaning your garage or shed and looking for a place to go with your old pots? We need quart, 1/2 gal., and gallon sized pots. Contact rhamon@messiah.edu. Will pick up.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Fundraiser

Joella is the 3 year old daughter of Mario Migliori, an adjunct professor in the Graduate Business and Leadership program. Joella was born with VACTREL association and went through 15 surgeries by 6 months of age. She is now a healthy toddler who wants you to attend the below awesome event to help give children like her the #giftofgrowingup! Joella’s Bluegrass BASH for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) will be held April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Vibrant – A Christian Church, 1775 Lambs Gap Rd, Mechanicsburg. Featuring local Bluegrass band “Slo-Grass” There will be local BBQ lunch for sale, a silent auction, local craft and vendor tables all for $5 at the door!!! It’s a Win Win!!!!! Help the Kids, Hear great Music, get lunch and shop local!!! The following link is available for anyone who cannot attend the event but would like to donate: https://www.cmnhershey.org/campaign/Joella-s-Blue-Grass-Bash-for-CMN-

Contact Mario for more information at mmigliori@messiah.edu.

Threefold Cord Women’s Choir presents My Scars, His Story

The Threefold Cord Women’s Choir will present My Scars, His Story. Told as a story would be, this program outlines the characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution that exists in the Easter story. Join us on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Grantham Church. There is no admission cost, but donations for Peace Promise will be accepted. www.threefoldcordwomenschoir.com www.peacepromise.org For more information contact Rachel Cornacchio: rcornacchio@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

April 18

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners. Be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’

Luke 24: 6-7

NEWS

The search committee, the provost and I are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Kate Oswald Wilkins as the new assistant dean of general education and common learning. Kate brings excellent experiences as a department chair, as professor of communication and as director of assessment with her to this role. We look forward to Kate’s planned start on Aug. 1. Please take time to congratulate Kate on her new role as she gives leadership to this essential segment of the Messiah curriculum and to our students’ education. Many thanks to the search committee for their involvement and commitment to a very strong process (Angela Hare, Peter Powers, Gregg Hurley, John Bechtold, Christina Hanson and Carrie Widdowson). Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology

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On April 11, Nance McCown, associate professor of communication, served as a guest panelist for the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Public Relations Division’s moderated Spring Twitter Chat. The lively, hour-long, online discussion, entitled “What to do with a Ph.D. in PR,” featured tweeted questions, candid responses and interactions about the diversity of PR careers available inside and outside of academic to those pursuing or already possessing a Ph.D.

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Eleanor Muir, director of counseling and health services, spoke to the West Shore Young Professionals luncheon on April 10. Her topic was “Stress Management for Beginners – and everyone else!”

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The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) has announced that Messiah College Press will be receiving two gold In-Print awards and one silver award for publications produced last fall. The production team shares two of these awards with Senior Graphic Designer Ashley Todd. Ashley’s Genocide Awareness poster design for Human Rights Awareness won gold in the flyer category and her marquee for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s fall production of “Infidel” won silver in the poster category. The College Press production team also shares a gold award in the invitation category with the Office of Marketing and Communications for the design and production of the fall trustee dinner invitation, Opening Doors of Opportunity, designed by Senior Graphic Designer Cindy Agoncillo. The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions Magazine. The awards will be presented at the IPMA annual conference in June. Please join us in congratulating Ashley, Cindy and the entire College Press production team on their excellent work.

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Murray Library serials technician by day, superhero artist by night: Sharon Berger, aka cosplayer Sharon Rose, recently “became” Captain Marvel from Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel in a special episode of the digital series “Marvel Becoming,” along with cosplayers CutiePieSensei and PitchFork Cosplay. “Cosplay” is the act of making and/or dressing up as a character from a comic, movie, video game or book, and it is so much more than simply putting on a costume. Marvel reached out to Sharon to create her suit and appear on camera for this special project. She spent two months researching the suit, creating intricate patterns, sewing layered leather, fabricating EVA foam armor pieces, and paint weathering her armor to create a screen-accurate representation of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel costume. Watch the episode here: https://www.marvel.com/watch/digital-series/marvel-becoming/captain-marvel-marvel-becoming Cosplaying since 2012, Sharon has grown as foamsmith, prop maker, designer, speaker, model, award-winning costumer, and published author and artist. A recognized cosplay guest at East Coast comic conventions, her costuming has been featured on the cover of Cosplay Culture magazine and in numerous geek media sites. Sharon is an admin for SheProp!, a prop making and costume forum exclusively for women costumers and makers. She is also an admin for Full Figured Cosplay, a body positive Cosplay and Comics™ page dedicated to celebrating cosplay inclusivity and diversity. Sharon is a member of the Central PA Heroes Coalition, a nonprofit volunteer team of cosplayers who partner with hospitals, charity groups and community organizations to bring smiles to kids and adults alike. Click here to view picture taken by Judy Stephens.

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Students and faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently attended and presented their research at the American Chemical Society meeting. “Chemistry for New Frontiers.” held in Orlando, Florida, March 31 through April 4. Sarah O’Boyle, Josiah Nisly, Chelsea Sommerville, Ashley Martin, Bailey Rhodes, ad Tori Isley presented research that they have done under the direction of Anne Reeve, Jesse Kleingardner and Rick Schaeffer, who also attended the meeting, as well as Alison Noble and Niklas Hellgren.

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ABCD (Association for Bridge Construction) has named Erin Brenneman (junior, civil engineering) and Nathan Myers (sophomore, civil engineering) co-recipients of their annual student scholarship award.

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Retirement reception for Mike True

We invite members of the campus community to join us in celebrating Mike True’s upcoming retirement. Enjoy refreshments and wish Mike well at a drop-in reception on Tuesday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. We look forward to honoring Mike’s nearly 29 years’ worth of contributions and service to the College in his roles as director of the former Internship Center and senior associate for talent development and marketing in the Career and Professional Development Center.

Spring cleaning fundraiser

The Agape Center is excited to offer our annual spring cleaning/chores fundraiser the weekend of Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28. We ask that you consider enlisting the help of our student team members and, in return, provide a financial donation that will directly support our International Service-Learning teams traveling to Bolivia, Poland and Dominican Republic this summer.

We have a variety of timeslots available, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and concluding at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Students will be available to assist you with a variety of your spring-cleaning tasks (i.e., cleaning, painting, organizing, washing cars, etc.). Our students will even babysit to give you a night without the kids! Please check out our website for more information on our upcoming service trips and fundraiser.

Please keep in mind this is an entirely donation-based fundraiser; however, we’d like to recommend a donation of approximately $40 per student. Donations will not be tax deductible, as you are donating in exchange for a “good or service.”

Interested? Please sign-up (https://forms.gle/PzwuBWnvGui4ZLsq8) by Monday, April 22. Once you have completed the form, a member from the team will be in touch to confirm details!

Any questions can be directed to Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu or Ext. 3898.

Spring budget forums – April 23

Two spring employee budget forums are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 in Hostetter Chapel.

The first session will be held from 11 a.m. – noon

The second session will be held from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Please choose the time that best suits your schedule. The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the College’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, rationale and next steps related to the FY20 budget process. The presentation will be followed with time for a Q&A session. All employees are encouraged to attend.

Employee giving campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education.

Join The Office of Development and our campus community by:

P.S.: Those in the payroll deduction program have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus!

Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at lwalter@messiah.edu

Save the date for the Employee Recognition Reception!

Please save the date and put the Employee Recognition Reception for 2019 in your schedule! You are welcome to come to cheer on your colleagues even if you are not receiving a service award this year. The date is Tuesday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. A beautiful brunch will be a part of this popular event.

Trailers for student move-out?

The Office of Sustainability is working on coordinating a way to partner with Mennonite Central Committee for student move-out to help divert reusable waste from the landfills. We are struggling to secure trailers to collect items in during this time and are wondering if anyone has access to enclosed trailers that are approximately 11 ft x 14 ft in size. We would be looking to use these over the dates from May 8-19, or over the weekends of May 10 and 17. If you or someone you know of has connections to trailers and would be interested in helping out with this program please contact sustainability@messiah.edu.

Connecting Communities Conference: Building Resiliency and Hope

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences invites you to attend the first annual Connecting Communities Conference. This unique conference is designed to connect Messiah College and our surrounding community to discuss timely societal issues and explore possibilities for the future. This first conference is themed, “Building Resiliency and Hope.” Our Keynote speaker, Mr. Ron Byler, will share with us how communities in Syria and other parts of the world build hope and resilience through their tenacity and commitment.

  • Date: Friday, April 26
  • Where: Hostetter Chapel
  • When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We hope you can join us! Cost is $10 for Messiah employees, $5 for students. Special note: Students may be eligible to use department funds for the cost of registration. To register: https://www.messiah.edu/a/registration/connecting-communities/ Please contact Stephanie Patterson (spatterson@messiah.edu) with any questions.

Class of 2018 “First Destination” Report Now Available

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to provide you with the newly released “First Destination” survey report (https://www.messiah.edu/info/23060/graduates_career_destinations) for the undergraduate Class of 2018. This report highlights employment and graduate school outcomes for 74% of our most recent graduating class. It’s important to note that this report focuses on destinations of alumni specifically within the first 6-9 months after graduation. To see more longitudinal data related to career outcomes, I invite you to visit the Messiah College page on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/19549/people/). IMPORTANT NOTE: The Class of 2019 survey is now live and available to current seniors: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4ZQHThl4M41G9T. Please encourage your students who have confirmed their plans to respond. If you have questions on information included in the attached report, please feel free to contact me or the coordinator of this survey, Abby Book, abook@messiah.edu. Thanks for all you do to support our students’ career and professional development.

Julia Clements from the Department of Politics delivers honors presentation

On Tuesday, April 23, Julia Clements of the Department of Politics and International Relations will deliver her student honors presentation entitled, “Privacy in the 21st Century: DNA and the Fourth Amendment.” Julia will present her research findings on DNA familial profiling and address how the use of DNA in the criminal justice field has impacted the United States’ understanding of the Fourth Amendment. Join us from 4-5 p.m. in Boyer 434. There will be refreshments.

Dissertation defended

The Office of General Education, Common Learning and Academic Advising is pleased to announce that Lucas Sheaffer, lecturer of interdisciplinary studies and director of first-year courses, has defended his dissertation. “Damming the American Imagination” focuses the intersection of the southern literary imagination and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Lucas will receive his Ph.D. in English from Temple University in May. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sheaffer!

Miriam Thurber from the Department of Communication delivers Honors Presentation

“Poverty Tourism: rhetorical characterizations of The Other in study abroad, tourism, and missions marketing”–Have you ever considered participating in study abroad, tourism, missions or overseas volunteering? Have you ever traveled to a “developing world” location or encouraged someone else to go? On April 24, at 3 p.m., in Boyer 131, communication honors student Miriam Thurber will present her research on the rhetorical characterizations of The Other found in the marketing of study abroad, tourism, and missions organizations. Not only will the presentation illuminate depictions of The Other, but also challenge listeners to critically think about their own perceptions of Third World people locations. There will be refreshments.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time chef I. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14975. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15029.

Dining Services has multiple openings for the position of cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15016. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for full-time campus events workers. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14656 (1st shift) or http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14658 (3rd shift). Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu

For sale

House for sale, 2500 sq ft, 2.3 miles from campus, Mechanicsburg School District, wonderful neighbors. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished basement, 2 car garage. See posting: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/524-Appalachian-Ave-Mechanicsburg-PA-17055/9291607_zpid/?view=public or contact Lori at lzimmerman@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, nice yard, quiet neighborhood, newly remodeled, Shiremanstown. No pets, no smoking. $1285/month + utilities. Pictures available upon request. Contact: Stephanie Cramer: scramer@messiah.edu

Wanted

Cleaning your garage or shed and looking for a place to go with your old pots? We need quart, 1/2 gal., and gallon sized pots. Contact rhamon@messiah.edu. Will pick up.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

The Threefold Cord Women’s Choir will present My Scars, His Story. Told as a story would be, this program outlines the characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution that exists in the Easter story. Join us on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Grantham Church. There is no admission cost, but donations for Peace Promise will be accepted. www.threefoldcordwomenschoir.com www.peacepromise.org For more information contact Rachel Cornacchio: rcornacchio@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

April 11

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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.

Peter 1:3

NEWS

Amy Porto, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, presented at the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Meeting on April 4 on the topic “Integrating General Education Objectives related to Writing and Experiential Learning into an Undergraduate Dietetics Curriculum through Student Research.”

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Tempest” was recently recognized for excellence by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Region II. Multiple university theater programs are given the opportunity to enter performances to the KCACTF review board for evaluation. “The Tempest” cast received a meritorious commendation for excellence in ensemble performance, and Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre, was awarded a meritorious commendation for excellence in directing for his work on the production. Along with these awards, two student actors — Kelley Hertzler and Ellen Diehl — were nominated to participate in the KCACTF Irene Ryan acting scholarship competition and Nic Schmoyer and Amanda Adams served as their scene partners in the competition. Out of more than 200 participants, Ellen Diehl and her partner Nic Schmoyer were selected to advance to the semi-final round of 32 performers. Brooklyn Duttweiler was also nominated to participate in the conference’s design/tech and management exhibition for her work as the stage manager for “The Tempest.”

Todd Goranson, professor of music, was an invited speaker at The Gospel Coalition 2019 National Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 2. Along with Steve Rooks, professor and chair of dance at Vassar College, Todd presented a talk and Q&A session titled, “Evangelism in the Arts.” The biennial conference, which featured speakers such as John Piper, Don Carson and Benjamin Watson, had over 10,000 attendees. Todd also performed Saint-Saens’ “Symphony No. 3” with an orchestra of Masterworks Festival faculty and alumni during the opening session for the conference on Monday, April 1.

Engle Center Counselor Marcelle Giovannetti will be presenting two sessions at the 2019 Annual Pennsylvania Certification Board Addiction Conference on April 15 and 16. Her presentation topics will address “The Cost of Caring: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in the Profession and facilitating Creative Groups with Memorable Therapeutic Impact.”

Congratulations to Wes Bower, campus post office clerk and student supervisor, who has been elected to serve as the vice president of MARCUMS (Middle Atlantic Region of College and University Mail Services) for the term July 1 through June 30, 2021. MARCUMS is organized to enhance the professionalism and technical expertise of its membership in postal management through education, exchange of information and access to new technologies and processes. Its motto is “Success through Teamwork.”

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Spring 2019 Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding. On Tuesday, April 16, they will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.).

Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, April 11. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 3 – July 26, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 15 and runs through May 28. 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.

Messiah College Human Library Project – Where Humans Become Open Books, with guest speaker and author, Anthony Grooms

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The Second Annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 17, noon – 4 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 30 minutes long with 10 minutes in between sessions. You can feel free to come and go throughout the afternoon. Also this year, guest speaker and author Anthony Grooms will be speaking about “Why Stories Matter” at 12:55 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Announcing the 2019-20 Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative fellows

The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (https://www.messiah.edu/info/22992/digitial_proficiency) is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2019-20. This second cohort will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for the Digital Proficiency Certificate program. (https://www.messiah.edu/info/22995/certificate_program) Fellows will build upon the intensive as they participate in a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share their experience and the results of their project with their peers. Congratulations to this second cohort of faculty fellows:

  • Brandon Hoover
  • Matt Farrar
  • Joy Fea
  • Sean Matthews
  • Amy Porto
  • Jason Renn
  • Gladys Robalino
  • Sarah Myers
  • Tim Schoettle
  • Cynthia Wells
  • Brenda White
  • Stella Ye

Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Story by: Lewis Carroll Adaptation by: Deborah Lynn Frockt Directed by: Annie Sorge

Lewis Carroll’s beloved story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is coming to Miller Theater this spring. Join Alice in her search for the Queen of Hearts and meet the curious creatures and peculiar people she encounters along the way. Children of all ages and adults alike will be entranced by the retelling of this classic tale!

April 11-13 at 7 p.m.

April 14 at 3 p.m.

Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building, Messiah College

Tickets: $10—adults $7—MC Students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) and seniors (60+)

Tickets can be purchased online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. *Recommended for ages 4 & up*

Retirement reception for Mike True

We invite members of the campus community to join us in celebrating Mike True’s upcoming retirement. Enjoy refreshments and wish Mike well at a drop-in reception on Tuesday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. We look forward to honoring Mike’s nearly 29 years’ worth of contributions and service to the College in his roles as director of the former Internship Center and senior associate for talent development and marketing in the Career and Professional Development Center.

Presentations to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science

Seven students performing research in the Department of Biological Sciences—Matthew Darok, Rebekah Jones, Vinh Le, Amber Orner, Christina Perez, Rachel Steckbeck and Justin Sweitzer—and faculty mentors/coauthors, John Harms, Larry Mylin and Michael Shin, attended the 95th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science from March 29-31 at Cedar Crest College, with over 380 in attendance. Each student delivered an oral or poster presentation. Rebekah Jones earned the Women in Science Top Oral Presentation award for her talk, “Prevalence of a variant gastrin receptor RNA and correlating genomic polymorphism in human pancreatic cancer.” Four of the students were 2018 Steinbrecher Summer Research Fellows, and Darok’s research was additionally funded by a grant from the Academy awarded at the 2018 annual meeting.

Spring cleaning fundraiser

The Agape Center is excited to offer our annual spring cleaning/chores fundraiser the weekend of Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28. We ask that you consider enlisting the help of our student team members and, in return, provide a financial donation that will directly support our International Service-Learning teams traveling to Bolivia, Poland and Dominican Republic this summer.

We have a variety of timeslots available, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and concluding at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Students will be available to assist you with a variety of your spring-cleaning tasks (i.e., cleaning, painting, organizing, washing cars, etc.). Our students will even babysit to give you a night without the kids! Please check out our website for more information on our upcoming service trips and fundraiser.

Please keep in mind this is an entirely donation-based fundraiser; however, we’d like to recommend a donation of approximately $40 per student. Donations will not be tax deductible, as you are donating in exchange for a “good or service.”

Interested? Please sign-up (https://forms.gle/PzwuBWnvGui4ZLsq8) by Monday, April 22. Once you have completed the form, a member from the team will be in touch to confirm details!

Any questions can be directed to Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu or Ext. 3898.

Summer Day Camps at the Oakes Museum

Oakes Museum Summer Day Camps offer students entering 8th-12th grades a unique opportunity to learn in the field and lab. Our qualified museum staff will lead each session, along with college professors and professionals offering their expertise as guest speakers.

Herpetology – June 10-12 Gain an understanding of the reptiles and amphibians of central PA, learn collection techniques, analyze the diet of a salamander and use telemetry to track turtles. On the last day, students will meet at Stony Valley (State Game Lands -211, near Dauphin), for a day of herping in the field! (Transportation to Stony Valley is not provided by museum.)

Sustainability – June 17-19 Explore the inside of bee hives and discover the important role pollinators play in our world, see how stream restoration can benefit both humans and the natural world, visit an organic garden, and learn first-hand what it takes to preserve our natural resources and support healthy communities as we work together toward a more sustainable society.

Aquatic Biology – June 24-26 Sample both a limestone stream and a pond to compare the ecology and macroinvertebrates of each aquatic environment, field survey of aquatic salamanders and frogs, and sample fish using seine netting and electrofishing.

Dissection Lab – Survey of the Animal Kingdom – July 24-26 Learn dissecting skills, and use them to gain an overview of the animal kingdom comparing the organ systems of earthworms, clams, squids, grasshoppers, dogfish sharks, pigeons, frogs and fetal pigs.

Visit our website for more information – https://www.messiah.edu/info/22786/events.

Spring budget forums – April 23

Two spring employee budget forums are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 in Hostetter Chapel.

The first session will be held from 11 a.m. – noon

The second session will be held from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Please choose the time that best suits your schedule. The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the College’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, rationale and next steps related to the FY20 budget process. The presentation will be followed with time for a Q&A session. All employees are encouraged to attend.

Meet award-winning children’s book illustrator, Shadra Strickland!

On Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, Shadra Strickland will discuss the process she used in creating the illustrations for Zetta Elliott’s book, “Bird.” These illustrations earned Strickland the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009.

Strickland will present her work, Once I told Uncle Son (an original illustration from “Bird”), to the Friends of the Murray Library. It will be placed in the Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children’s Book Illustration, housed in Murray Library.

In addition, you can view the exhibit, “Telling a People’s Story,” featuring illustrations from children’s picture books that highlight many of the periods of the African American story. The exhibit is on display in the lower level of the Climenhaga from April 1 –30.

Don’t miss either of these exciting events!

Retirement recognition for Jim Krimmel

After 33 years of service to Messiah College, Jim Krimmel will be retiring from teaching. During his time at Messiah he has worked to build an exemplary accounting program – one in which students consistently place well above the national average on the Certified Public Accounting exam and accounting firms actively recruit students. Additionally, he has earned the Barnabas Service Award for his work with Hope International and World Vision and the Excellence in Teaching Award for his exemplary teaching.

It is a great honor to invite you to celebrate his accomplishments and wish him well as he moves into the next season of life. Mark your calendars and join us for a retirement reception.

  • Wednesday, April 24
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Jordan Atrium
  • Hosted by the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences.

Employee giving campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education.

Join The Office of Development and our campus community by:

• Renewing your payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction

• Enrolling in payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction

• Making a one-time gift: www.messiah.edu/give

P.S.: Those in the payroll deduction program have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus!

Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at lwalter@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14705. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

For sale

Recliner and sofa bed. Comfortable recliner (medium brown fabric–$75) and sofa bed (forest green fabric–$100)–both in great condition. For more information contact: dschmidt@messiah.edu

For rent

Adirondack vacation rental. Speculator, NY, walking distance to Camp-of-the-Woods. Main house has three bedrooms, large living room, dining room, well stocked kitchen, washer/dryer on one acre lot. Additional cabin has double bed and 1/2 bath. Converted garage/carriage house sleeps an additional four. Directly across the street from public beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants, adjacent to River Walk nature preserve and ball field/playground. Mountain hikes/trails a short distance. Two Kayaks and canoe available for use. Contact Russ Ehrich at rehrich@messiah.edu for additional information.

Apartment for rent. A must see! This newly refurbished one bedroom apartment is located in Grantham, close to Messiah College. No steps, private off street parking in front. Rent of $700 and equal amount for security deposit. Landlord pays water, sewer and trash removal. Washer and dryer hookup. No pets or smoking. Address: 708A Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Contact Les Weiand, weiand@messiah.edu, ext. 2901, or cell 717-574-3278.

Wanted:

Searching for a female roommate. I am looking for a female roommate to join me in my downtown Mechanicsburg apartment. I have an extra bedroom in my two floor apartment with lots of space. We would share a kitchen, furnished living room and bathroom. The apartment has a deck that overlooks the street. There is on street parking in front of the apartment. Please send me an email if you or someone you know may be interested! Rebekah Smith: rpsmith@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Food trucks at Calvary Church

Calvary Church will be hosting Harrisburg Food Trucks every second Friday of the month beginning April 12! The Food Trucks will be at the playground of Calvary Church located at 203 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg from 4:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Jen Peachey: jpeachey@messiah.edu.

 

April 4

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

John 11:25-26

NEWS

I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, as the next director of undergraduate academic advising. Dr. Robalino’s experience advising across multiple majors, commitment to student success and well-being, significant involvement with the QuEST curriculum, and leadership as a department chair equip her with a solid foundation upon which to build as the new director. Please congratulate Dr. Robalino on her new role. Alison Noble, assistant provost and director of faculty development

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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Kuniak, assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Counseling, who has been elected the 52nd Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) president. Kuniak earned his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University in 2014. He also earned his master’s in counselor education, focusing on marriage, couple and family counseling, from Duquesne in 2008. He is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and has been practicing for over a decade in the areas of family counseling, addictions counseling, and in private practice. In addition to these credentials, Dr. Kuniak is also a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor through NBCC. Read more about this recognition here.

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Join us and Demystify Disability

The Messiah College Social Work Club, The Messiah College Collaboratory and The Messiah College Graduate Program in Education are bringing a special event to the Messiah Community! Please join us as we, together with Uniquely The Same, present “Demystifying Disability” April 3 and 4 in Boyer Hall. Two nights full of informative sessions and community roundtables to talk about disability and share insights prior to Service Day. The sessions are free and all are welcome. Join us each night beginning at 4:30 p.m. for keynote presentations from Cal Clark and Ida Blevins of Uniquely The Same, a showing of “Lives Worth Living,” a documentary about living with disability, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and presentations on the wonderful work being done by students here at Messiah for persons with disabilities. Contact Maude Yacapsin for more information myacapsin@messiah.edu OR look for our posters around campus.

Stop the bleed training offered

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. When severe, uncontrolled bleeding occurs, every second counts. The Department of Homeland Security launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to raise public awareness and knowledge on how to prevent these deaths. In an effort to better prepare our campus community for any emergency, “Stop the Bleed” training will be offered on Monday, April 15 to all employees and all students. This training will be conducted by employees of the Geisinger Holy Spirit Education Center. There are still openings in the session offered in Hostetter Chapel at 2-3 p.m. Openings are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for this training, go to FalconLink. Search for Training and click on the “All Training Classes” link that appears. Click on the drop down arrow under “Click Here to See Available Classes.” Select “Stop the Bleed” and then click on the pencil icon in front of the session; follow the directions to register.

Employee giving campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education. Join the office of development and our campus community by:

P.S.: Those in the payroll deduction program have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus! Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at lwalter@messiah.edu.

Student Employment Week events

National Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 15-19. Please take some time to thank your student employees and to show your appreciation for all their hard work. In fact, we want you to be creative in the way you celebrate your student employees! Send a picture (or pictures) and a brief description to studentemployment@messiah.edu to show us how your department is celebrating Student Employee Appreciation Week. The most creative department will win a pizza party (up to $50 value) for your student employees. For more details and for ideas for celebrating your student employees click here. The Student Employment Office will be hosting the following two events for student employees. Please encourage your student employees attend:

  • April 10: Student Employee Appreciation Station in Hostetter Chapel from 2-4 p.m. We will be celebrating student employees with a Make your Own Cookie Bar and a Candy Bar Station. There will be prizes and giveaways too! Deadline to register is April 2. Click here for more details.
  • April 15: Mad Skillz Workshop in Hostetter Chapel from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This workshop will outline key steps for students in transitioning their Messiah work experience into career readiness. Pizza and soda will be provided. Student employees will be paid for the workshop hour, however space is limited. The registration deadline is April 8. There will also be a $50 gift card giveaway! Click here for more details.

An introduction to OneDrive

Learn about the basic features of OneDrive. This video (1:36) is helpful for seasoned OneDrive users and those new to the application.

Farewell reception

The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is hosting a farewell reception for Sheryl Scaramuzzino on Friday, April 5 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Fireplace Alcove in the Larsen Student Union. Sheryl will be leaving after 15 years of service to Messiah College. Please join us in thanking her for her dedicated service by stopping by, grabbing a snack and wishing her well in her next endeavor.

Spring 2019 Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding. On Tuesday, April 16, they will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

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

Come out for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

You’re invited! Join SGA and SAB by coming out to the ballgame with us for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators next Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. (with fireworks!). Tickets are only $6 for friends and members of the Messiah community.

• See Messiah alumnus and former major league baseball player Chris Heisey throw out the ceremonial first pitch

• Mingle with tables representing the Senior Class Gift Committee, School of the Humanities, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, AROMA summer camps, International Justice Mission and more

• Grab a hot dog and relax during the game

• Enjoy a seventh-inning performance of God Bless America by a group of Messiah students

• Stick around for post-game fireworks!

To take advantage of the Messiah discount, tickets must be purchased in advance through this link: groupmatics.events/event/messiah. We’ll see you there!

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 3 – July 26, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 15 and runs through May 28. 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.

Messiah College Human Library Project – Where Humans Become Open Books, with guest speaker and author, Anthony Grooms

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 2nd annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 17, noon – 4 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 30 minutes long with 10 minutes in between sessions. You can feel free to come and go throughout the afternoon. Also this year, guest speaker and author Anthony Grooms will be speaking about “Why Stories Matter” at 12:55 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Announcing the 2019-20 Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative fellows

The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (https://www.messiah.edu/info/22992/digitial_proficiency) is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2019-20. This second cohort will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for the Digital Proficiency Certificate program. (https://www.messiah.edu/info/22995/certificate_program) Fellows will build upon the intensive as they participate in a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share their experience and the results of their project with their peers. Congratulations to this second cohort of faculty fellows:

  • Brandon Hoover
  • Matt Farrar
  • Joy Fea
  • Sean Matthews
  • Amy Porto
  • Jason Renn
  • Gladys Robalino
  • Sarah Myers
  • Tim Schoettle
  • Cynthia Wells
  • Brenda White
  • Stella Ye

 

Teacher Education Scholarship Awards

Please join us in congratulating the 19-20 winners of the following Teacher Education Scholarship Awards:

  • Claire Marino, Grades PreK-4 and Special Education(PK-8) – Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship
  • Julia Pearl, Grades PreK-4 and Special Education (PK-8) – Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award
  • Kayla Flemmens, Grades 4-8 with Science and Mathematics concentrations
  • Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award
  • Alexis Robinson, Grades PreK-4
  • Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award.

These scholarships were awarded based on a student-submitted essay and resume. The Teacher Education Program, along with the Boyer Center, will celebrate these awards at a reception in September, where students will present excerpts from their essays.

Murray Library’s April 2019 newsletter

What’s New at the Library? So much is happening this month at Murray Library! Check out our April 2019 newsletter to read about the Human Library happening April 17, exhibits that are currently on hand, hear from our director, and find out what Serials Technician Sharon Berger has been up to lately! View our newsletter here.

Retirement recognition for Rhonda and Jake Jacobsen

After serving as educators, scholars and faculty leaders at Messiah College for the past 35 years, Dr. Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, professor of psychology and recent director of faculty development, and Dr. Douglas (Jake) Jacobsen, distinguished professor of church history and theology and coordinator of Christian scholarship, have announced their planned retirement at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Rhonda began her career as a professor of psychology and became the director of faculty development in 1996. In her more than two decades in faculty development, Rhonda served as a support, resource and advocate for faculty scholarship at the College and provided leadership for both new faculty as well as more seasoned Messiah educators.

In addition to his position as distinguished professor of church history and theology, Jake has served for many years as the coordinator of Christian scholarship and college identity, a role through which he created opportunities for faculty to engage with the enlivening ideas and questions of scholarship informed by Christian faith.

In addition to campus leadership, Jake and Rhonda served as co-directors of the Lilly-funded Clergy Leadership program, have published numerous scholarly books and articles, and been sought-after speakers for conferences around the globe. We are pleased to invite the Messiah community to join us in celebrating their dedication and service to the College on Thursday, May 2 from 3-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. A drop-in reception with hors d’oeuvres is planned at 3 p.m. with a program honoring Rhonda and Jake beginning at 4 p.m.

If you would like to contribute notes of appreciation, photos or memorabilia for Rhonda in her role as director of faculty development or Jake in his role as coordinator of Christian scholarship, please send materials to Katie Kalata: kkalata@messiah.edu

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Story by: Lewis Carroll Adaptation by: Deborah Lynn Frockt Directed by: Annie Sorge Lewis Carroll’s beloved story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is coming to Miller Stage this spring. Join Alice in her search for the Queen of Hearts and meet the curious creatures and peculiar people she encounters along the way. Children of all ages and adults alike will be entranced by the retelling of this classic tale!

April 4-6 and 11-13 at 7 p.m.

April 7 and 14 at 3 p.m.

Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building, Messiah College

Tickets: $10—adults $7—MC Students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) and Seniors (60+)

*Tickets are buy-one-get-one free for opening night!* Tickets can be purchased online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. *Recommended for ages 4 & up*

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Job opportunities

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a temporary graphic designer. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14836. Job related questions can be directed to Nancy Soulliard, creative director, at nsoulliard@messiah.edu.

The Department of College Ministries has an opening for a full time student ministries pastor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14879. Job related questions may be directed to Donald Opitz, college pastor, at dopitz@messiah.edu.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has a full time opening for the position of manager, Natural Sciences Laboratory Program. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14804. Job related questions may be directed to Roseann Sachs, chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at rsachs@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has a full time opportunity for an electrical and computer engineering technician. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14882. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, chair, Department of Engineering at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14683. Job-related questions can be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at cburger@messiah.edu.

For sale

Recliner and sofa bed. Comfortable recliner (medium brown fabric–$75) and sofa bed (forest green fabric–$100)–both in great condition. For more information contact: dschmidt@messiah.edu

For rent

Adirondack vacation rental. Speculator, NY, walking distance to Camp-of-the-Woods. Main house has three bedrooms, large living room, dining room, well stocked kitchen, washer/dryer on one acre lot. Additional cabin has double bed and 1/2 bath. Converted garage/carriage house sleeps an additional four. Directly across the street from public beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants, adjacent to River Walk nature preserve and ball field/playground. Mountain hikes/trails a short distance. Two Kayaks and canoe available for use. Contact Russ Ehrich at rehrich@messiah.edu for additional information.

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Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Fundraiser

Joella is the 3 year old daughter of Mario Migliori, an adjunct professor in the Graduate Business and Leadership program. Joella was born with VACTREL association and went through 15 surgeries by 6 months of age. She is now a healthy toddler who wants you to attend the below awesome event to help give children like her the #giftofgrowingup! Joella’s Bluegrass BASH for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) will be held April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Vibrant – A Christian Church, 1775 Lambs Gap Rd, Mechanicsburg. Featuring local Bluegrass band “Slo-Grass” There will be local BBQ lunch for sale, a silent auction, local craft and vendor tables all for $5 at the door!!! It’s a Win Win!!!!! Help the Kids, Hear great Music, get lunch and shop local!!! The following link is available for anyone who cannot attend the event but would like to donate: https://www.cmnhershey.org/campaign/Joella-s-Blue-Grass-Bash-for-CMN-

Contact Mario for more information at mmigliori@messiah.edu.

 

 

March 28

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind.

Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Peter 5:6-8

NEWS

Tara Savarino, adjunct instructor of music (voice), was invited to participate in the Rider University Gender & Sexuality Studies Colloquium. She was asked to present her paper, “The Ties that Bind: Examining Feminist Traditions in the Compositions of Libby Larsen, Jeanine Tesori, and India Arie”. The colloquium will take place on April 11.

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE). She will be representing private colleges and universities. PAC-TE is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to providing opportunities for members’ professional development and strong advocacy for educator preparation within the Commonwealth.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Kuniak, assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Counseling, who has been elected the 52nd Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) president. Kuniak earned his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University in 2014. He also earned his master’s in counselor education, focusing on marriage, couple and family counseling, from Duquesne in 2008. He is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and has been practicing for over a decade in the areas of family counseling, addictions counseling, and in private practice. In addition to these credentials, Dr. Kuniak is also a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor through NBCC. Read more about this recognition here.

Congratulations to Emily Farrar, assistant professor of engineering, and her husband, Matthew Farrar, assistant professor of physics, on the March 20 arrival of their newest daughter, Felicity Jean. Felicity weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and joins siblings Clara and Finnian.

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Mock drill today!

Today, March 28, Messiah College will be coordinating and participating in an emergency drill on campus. The drill will take place in central campus in the area of the YY parking lot, Hoffman and the Library from 9 – 11 a.m. The College is not inviting outside emergency agencies to this exercise. This exercise is required to meet the compliance criteria of the Clery Act. If in your normal business you come to the area of the exercise, please follow the directions of the staff and do not enter the area marked off. This is not a public spectator event. If you are not part of the response teams or are not directly involved with the drill, please avoid this area if possible. The Crisis Management Team and Department of Safety thank you for your cooperation during this mock drill. Exercises such as this help Messiah College meet compliance standards and to improve the effectiveness of our emergency planning.

Summer student hiring reminder

This is a reminder that if your department plans to hire a student for a summer position, you must submit a summer hiring proposal through jobs.messiah.edu by April 4. All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department, or has worked previously for your department. If you will be hiring a student that has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students that attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

Chanticleer coming to Messiah March 29

CHANTICLEER March 29, 8 p.m., Parmer Hall sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

Founded in 1978 and praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Winner of two Grammy awards, their performance schedule regularly takes them throughout the U.S. and abroad. Join us as they return to the Messiah stage for their first appearance in magnificent Parmer Hall. “The world’s reigning male chorus” — the New Yorker Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for children (under 18) and Messiah College students (with ID). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Beyond the Blues: Signs, Symptoms and Support for Children and Teens Facing Depression

Join the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies and Geisinger Holy Spirit for the Partners in Caring Speaker Series on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the High Center, Parmer Hall. An engaging community conversation will include thoughtful insights about depression and how it impacts children and teens during critical periods of development. From biological factors to social stressors, peer and school pressures to family dynamics, youth are challenged to face difficult emotions, including depression. Learn about the signs, symptoms and influencers of depression and practical ways parents, teachers and community members can support our youth. Panelists include: Dr. Kevin Barnes, Dr. Stephen Kuniak, Dr. Charlene Lane, Dr. Deedre Michell and Ms. Amy Waugh.

Join us and Demystify Disability

The Messiah College Social Work Club, The Messiah College Collaboratory and The Messiah College Graduate Program in Education are bringing a special event to the Messiah Community! Please join us as we, together with Uniquely The Same, present “Demystifying Disability” April 3 and 4 in Boyer Hall. Two nights full of informative sessions and community roundtables to talk about disability and share insights prior to Service Day. The sessions are free and all are welcome. Join us each night beginning at 4:30 p.m. for keynote presentations from Cal Clark and Ida Blevins of Uniquely The Same, a showing of “Lives Worth Living”, a documentary about living with disability, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and presentations on the wonderful work being done by students here at Messiah for persons with disabilities. Contact Maude Yacapsin for more information myacapsin@messiah.edu OR look for our posters around campus.

Voice student wins in regional competition!

Caleb Wenger, first year performance voice student of Dr. Damian Savarino, entered the National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional competition. The competition was hosted by Nazareth College in Rochester, New York and welcomed students of all levels from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec (including the Ottawa area) and West Virginia. In both the Freshmen Classical Men and Freshmen Music Theatre divisions, Caleb advanced through two levels of the competition to the Finals Concert. In the Finals Concert, he performed one piece from his repertoire for each division and placed 1st in the Classical division and 2nd in the Music Theatre division. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating Caleb!

Your feedback needed!

This year the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations will be the point of contact for Family Weekend as well as all Homecoming festivities. In order to ensure we are helping to craft a meaningful experience for both our guests as well as our on-campus offices, we’d love your feedback on how to make both of those events effective for your team! Please submit your feedback by clicking here to fill out our survey.

Service Day: Serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 11 to compete in the 50th Anniversary of the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track and field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php Additional information regarding Service Day can be found on our website (messiah.edu/agape). Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

Stop the bleed training offered

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. When severe, uncontrolled bleeding occurs, every second counts. The Department of Homeland Security launched the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to raise public awareness and knowledge on how to prevent these deaths. In an effort to better prepare our campus community for any emergency, “Stop the Bleed” training will be offered on Monday, April 15 to all employees and all students. This training will be conducted by employees of the Geisinger Holy Spirit Education Center. There are still openings in the session offered in Hostetter Chapel at 2-3 p.m. Openings are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for this training, go to FalconLink. Search for Training and click on the All Training Classes link that appears. Click on the drop down arrow under Click Here to See Available Classes. Select Stop the Bleed and then click on the pencil icon in front of the session; follow the directions to register.

Employee giving campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education. Join the office of development and our campus community by:

• Renewing your payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction

• Enrolling in payroll deduction: www.messiah.edu/payrolldeduction

Making a one-time gift: www.messiah.edu/give

PS: Those in the payroll deduction program have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus! Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at lwalter@messiah.edu

Student Employment Week events

National Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 15-19. Please take some time to thank your student employees and to show your appreciation for all their hard work. In fact, we want you to be creative in the way you celebrate your student employees! Send a picture (or pictures) and a brief description to studentemployment@messiah.edu to show us how your department is celebrating Student Employee Appreciation Week. The most creative department will win a pizza party (up to $50 value) for your student employees. For more details and for ideas for celebrating your student employees click here. The Student Employment Office will be hosting the following two events for student employees. Please encourage your student employees attend:

• April 10: Student Employee Appreciation Station in Hostetter Chapel from 2-4 p.m. We will be celebrating student employees with a Make your Own Cookie Bar and a Candy Bar Station. There will be prizes and giveaways too! Deadline to register is April 2. Click here for more details.

• April 15: Mad Skillz Workshop in Hostetter Chapel from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This workshop will outline key steps for students in transitioning their Messiah work experience into career readiness. Pizza and soda will be provided. Student employees will be paid for the workshop hour, however space is limited. The registration deadline is April 8. There will also be a $50 gift card giveaway! Click here for more details.

An introduction to One Drive

Learn about the basic features of OneDrive. This video (1:36) is helpful for seasoned OneDrive users and those new to the application. School of the Humanities Summer Academic Camps

School of Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold three academic camps.

FaithWorks@MessiahCollege is a unique summer experience connecting faith and service. Students will learn from our faculty in Bible, ministry and theology, spend time with college student mentors, work alongside others as they invest in their communities and celebrate the gift of their faith and the joy of doing God’s work. This camp will be held on July 14 – 20 and is open to high school students. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/info/22711/faithworks

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 23 – 28. 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, a fieldtrip, poetry readings and other activities. This workshop will be held on June 23 – 28. To learn more about our Young Writers’ Workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop.

All three workshops offer scholarships, but there is a deadline to have your application in for the scholarship. Each camp has their own individual deadline, so please check the websites and apply now!

Farewell reception

The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is hosting a farewell reception for Sheryl Scaramuzzino on Friday, April 5 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Fireplace Alcove in the Larsen Student Union. Sheryl will be leaving after 15 years of service to Messiah College. Please join us in thanking her for her dedicated service by stopping by, grabbing a snack and wishing her well in her next endeavor.

Web services open door hours on Friday, March 29

Your web services team will be available on Friday, March 29 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. They are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project. No need to register; just stop by at any time.

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Job opportunity

The Registrar’s Office has an opportunity for a part-time records and registration assistant – temporary position. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14670. Job-related questions may be directed to Rebecca Drazba, administrative assistant to the registrar at rdrazba@messiah.edu.

For sale

Bowflex Ultimate 2 home gym with preacher curl, leg extension, squat, and lat pull down attachments. In excellent condition. Hundreds of exercise for muscle building or toning. Asking $900.00 or best offer. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

For rent

House available late May to early August. About two miles from campus, adjacent to Township Park. Furnished, with a cat. Rent and yard work responsibilities negotiable. Contact David Owen: owen@messiah.edu

March 21

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

NEWS

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, for being elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Congratulations also to Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, for being elected to the chair-elect position of the International Section of NCFR. NCFR is the premier professional association for understanding families through interdisciplinary research, theory and practice.

Professor of the History of Science Ted Davis will give a plenary address at a conference on “ADAM, THE FALL, & THE GOODNESS OF GOD,” later this month at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Tara Savarino, adjunct instructor of music (voice), was invited to participate in the Rider University Gender & Sexuality Studies Colloquium. She was asked to present her paper, “The Ties that Bind: Examining Feminist Traditions in the Compositions of Libby Larsen, Jeanine Tesori, and India Arie”. The colloquium will take place on April 11.

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The winter issue of The Bridge is here!

Check out our feature on family businesses, tips from Messiah experts and profiles of our alumni. Read the entire issue at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Chanticleer coming to Messiah March 29

CHANTICLEER March 29, 8 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Founded in 1978 and praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Winner of two Grammy awards, their performance schedule regularly takes them throughout the U.S. and abroad. Join us as they return to the Messiah stage for their first appearance in magnificent Parmer Hall. “The world’s reigning male chorus” — the New Yorker Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for children (under 18) and Messiah College students (with ID). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visiting alumni program update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus: • Tuesday, March 26: Erin Shaffer ’99, Tawny Bernhardt’08, Kari Williams’14, Lindsay Peake’17, Veronica Kelly’17, Elizabeth Kemrer’18– HDFS Career Panel  Sponsor: Raeann Hamon Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please submit your request online –Self-Service, General Tab, and scroll to the bottom for Visiting Alumni Registration.

Voice student wins in regional competition!

Caleb Wenger, first year performance voice student of Dr. Damian Savarino, entered the National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional competition. The competition was hosted by Nazareth College in Rochester, New York and welcomed students of all levels from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec (including the Ottawa area) and West Virginia. In both the Freshmen Classical Men and Freshmen Music Theatre divisions, Caleb advanced through two levels of the competition to the Finals Concert. In the Finals Concert, he performed one piece from his repertoire for each division and placed 1st in the Classical division and 2nd in the Music Theatre division. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating Caleb!

Artist event: book crafter Dannielle Vincent demonstration

On Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. on the Library’s main floor, College Press and Murray Library welcome book crafter Dannielle Vincent who will be speaking about and demonstrating her work in creatively altering and repurposing books. Dannielle Vincent’s hand-folded book art and patterns caught the attention of the Longwood Gardens staff, who commissioned her to create pieces for their very popular Christmas exhibits. In addition, she was the first artist ever to have their work featured on the cover of Longwood’s Holiday brochure. Through video and hands-on demonstration, Dannielle will demonstrate how she creates a pattern and then folds a book to create a work of art, and will also speak about the steps of starting an online business. A few of her creations are currently on display at Murray Library. For more of her work: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PreMadeReMade

Focus groups

We need your feedback! In response to our Campus Climate Survey conducted in March 2017, the Campus Climate Action Team (CCAT) along with colleagues from the Graduate Program in Higher Education at Penn State University, led by Dr. Dave Guthrie, are hosting focus groups on campus to gather additional information on the perceived intersection of the identified priorities with employee experiences and perspectives. A number of these focus groups have already occurred, but there are more yet to come. If you were already contacted about participating in a particular constituent group, but have yet to sign up, please consider doing so. In addition, if you were not previously contacted, but would like to participate, please sign up for an Open Group which is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 at the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RY30fNs9iUOpwcEVUm61LjFmz07NjspIhgqNEZSiCSJUNE8zOUg1VlRMUE44S0Q2Rk85WU1BWVpTNCQlQCN0PWcu If you would like to participate in this effort, but are simply unable to attend a focus group at the days/times identified at the link above, we encourage you to participate by completing and submitting this Qualtrics survey that includes the same prompts used in the focus groups: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eD4gjgzwfug8DTn Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the Campus Climate Action Team: Dr. Todd Allen at tallen@messiah.edu and Inger Blount at iblount@messiah.edu.

Your feedback needed!

This year the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations will be the point of contact for Family Weekend as well as all Homecoming festivities. In order to ensure we are helping to craft a meaningful experience for both our guests as well as our on-campus offices, we’d love your feedback on how to make both of those events effective for your team! Please submit your feedback by clicking here to fill out our survey. Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. George Pickens’ lecture will take place on Tuesday evening, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Service Day: Serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 11 to compete in the 50th Anniversary of the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track & field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php Additional information regarding Service Day can be found on our website (messiah.edu/agape). Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

Free Welcome Week t-shirts available

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs has left-over Welcome Week t-shirts from 2016 (Under Construction), 2017 (The Here and Now) and 2018 (The Good Life) for free at their office beginning today. The sizes are very random, mostly L, XL, 2XL. You are welcome to stop by for a shirt or two. When they are gone, they are gone! The office is located on the 2nd floor of Larsen Student Union at the top of the main staircase.

Shutting down MCSquare

In the beginning of October, ITS launched Falconlink to the campus community. Since that time, FalconLink has been updated to address minor bugs, add cards and improve the overall user experience. Now that all the content from MCSquare has been moved to FalconLink and quite a few new cards have been created, the time has come to shut down MCSquare. On Tuesday, March 26, MCSquare will no longer be accessible. If you have any bookmarks pointing to MCSquare, they will automatically be directed to FalconLink. If you are unable to find a card, or discover a card doesn’t work properly, simply click on the message icon to the right of the search box to let us know.

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Job opportunity

For sale

Dining room table and six chairs – $250 o.b.o.; matching china cabinet/hutch – $200 OBO. For more information contact Ron Burwell: rburwell@messiah.edu or 717.525.3391

Home for sale on the Yellow Breeches. Located in Green Lane Farms in Camp Hill. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout, ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Updated baths, kitchen, and kitchen appliances. Brand new roof and freshly painted deck. Email for serious inquiries: Talisha: tm1242@messiah.edu

For rent

House available late May to early August. About two miles from campus, adjacent to Township Park. Furnished, with a cat. Rent and yard work responsibilities negotiable. Contact David Owen: owen@messiah.edu

Wanted

Looking for a forever home for my cat. I have an exotic shorthair cat that I need to find a forever home for. He will be 2 in May, is neutered, easily handled for brushing and nail clipping and has a wonderful personality. He is a little shy until he gets to know you, so a house with a lot of noise probably would not be a good fit for him. He gets along with other cats and is a very easy keeper. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact me at skeefer@messiah.edu.