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January 8, 2018

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS:

Beth Trott Clark has transitioned from her position of director of Annual Giving to teaching in the Messiah College Graduate Program.

We are deeply grateful for Beth’s five years of service to the Annual Giving team and to the entire Office of Development. Beth has a deep passion for the mission of Messiah College and has worked to strengthen messaging to our alumni, parents and friends that underscores the important role that donors play in the lives of both current and future generations of students. She has been a wonderful asset to development, and we are very glad she will remain a part of the Messiah community.

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Update your vehicle information, quicker and easier

The Department of Safety is introducing a new procedure to request an employee parking permit or change vehicle information on your current parking permit. Please log into MCSquare and click on “Employees.” In the Employee Quicklinks drop down box, choose “FalconPark,” click on “Employee Vehicle Registration (Web Form)” and fill in the requested information. To view the fill in form, click here: https://ssb.messiah.edu/apex/f?p=401:1:12246488770591

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

This semester, the Falcon Fitness Center is offering an unlimited membership that allows you to join all of our group exercise classes from now until the last week in April. Learn more by going to our website: https://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter.

Student travel

It has come to our attention that while the College may provide transportation for students on an academic field trip, some students may wish to drive themselves. If this is the case, students must complete the “Academic Transportation Release Form”. The release form is attached to this email and located on the Operations website found here.

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Job opportunities:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time admissions assistant for the Visit Experience. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12103. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristin Thomas at kthomas@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time executive assistant to the vice president for operations. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12114. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Table and chairs. Wood table and 4 chairs for kitchen or dining room. Table is 40” x 54” (and expands to 72” with 18” leaf). Chairs have upholstered seats (tan fabric). $450. Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Brand new Apple Macbook Pro. Purchased new in Oct. 2017. 15’’ screen (latest model, minus the “touch bar”). 16GB Ram, 256 GB SSD drive, AppleCare warranty until October 2020. 4 usb ports, 2 thunderbolt 2 ports, sd card port, hdmi port, etc. New in box with all documentation and power supply. Asking $1600. Contact Todd Christopher (Lottie manager) at tchristopher@messiah.edu

2011 Chevy Malibu. 101,000 miles, runs great and well-maintained. Black exterior, black/gray cloth interior, very clean. Alloy wheels. Asking $5,850. Pictures and more specs can be found here: https://cargur.us/lk98h For more information, contact James McCoy at mccoyctbc@gmail.com or Dani at dmccoy@messiah.edu.

Free:

Base Cabinets & Countertops. Four wooden base cabinets (36″ W x 23″ D x 29″ H) suitable for garage or workshop. Formica countertops (24″ D x 7′ L) for base cabinets. Contact John at jmeyer@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In search of: short-term small furnished apartment. A family friend is moving to the area in February for a six-month work obligation and is looking for a small apartment to stay in by himself for the duration, within an easy commute to Harrisburg. He is a young adult and college graduate. I will send all possibilities to him, if any exist through this network. Thank you! Amy Cook acook@messiah.edu

 

 

 

January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

 

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

James: 1:19-20

NEWS:

Keith Quesenberry, assistant professor of marketing, was recently quoted in the New York Times article “Yes, More Facebook Friends Are Asking You for Money” on Dec. 26. He also published an article in Harvard Business Review “The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make”  on Jan. 2.

Dr. Dottie Weigel, Graduate Program in Higher Education, was appointed to the editorial board for The Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The Journal is a semiannual, refereed publication providing current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions.

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EMPOWER is back!

One of the most popular wellness programs we’ve offered at Messiah is back for the spring semester. EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support.

Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and strengthened by a community of support within the workplace.

We are offering the 8-week program on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 29. We can only offer the program if we get at least 15 employees to register, so find a friend and sign up today. Please only register if you are able to attend at least six of the eight sessions. Register by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 15.

Career and Professional Development Center announces spring semester Pizza with Professionals sessions

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the following Pizza with Professionals sessions:

Jan. 18 – Fellows Programs, noon-1 p.m., Jordan 374
Feb. 16 – AMES Companies, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Boyer 237
Feb. 21 – Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema
Feb. 27 – Select Medical, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema
Feb. 28- Church World Service, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema

During these sessions a representative (often a Messiah College alum) will talk about the organization, their own career path and any job or internship opportunities available. This will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Free pizza will be served.

Your help is appreciated in passing this information along to students. Educators are also welcome to attend! Register for sessions via our Upcoming Events page: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21116/upcoming_events

Feel free to contact Abby Book with any questions at abook@messiah.edu.

Rave text alerts

The College utilizes Rave Text Alert to send notifications to both students and employees for campus emergency notifications or college delays/closings. The directions for signing up are provided here. Questions can be directed to Lisa Snyder at ext. 2080 or lsnyder@messiah.edu.

Personal branding – networking breakfast

Networking Breakfast – “Personal branding that benefits others”
Date: Wed., Feb. 21
Speakers: David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry

Businesses often invest significant time and energy to build their brands. Individuals should do the same, not just for their own benefit but for the good of the organizations they serve, as well as for others. But, what is a personal brand and how should people go about building theirs?

Messiah College marketing professors David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry are well-qualified to answer these questions. Both have written books related to personal branding and each brings considerable experience to bear on what has become an increasingly important, but often misunderstood topic.

Join us at the next Messiah College Business Alumni networking breakfast to hear Hagenbuch and Quesenberry share their unique perspectives and learn how strong personal brands can have positive impact beyond their owners.

For more information about the speakers, http://www.davidhagenbuch.com http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com

Itinerary:
7 – 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30 – 9 a.m.| Event Speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location:
Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register at http://attend.com/mcba221

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time regional advancement representative. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12098. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Brown at bbrown@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Amazon Echo. New 2nd generation Amazon Echo for sale. Unopened, still in packaging from shipping. We received it as a present for Christmas, but it isn’t practical in our home. Retails at $99.99, requesting $75. Contact Cady at csullivan@messiah.edu.

Table and chairs. Wood table and 4 chairs for kitchen or dining room. Table is 40” x 54” (expands to 72” with 18” leaf); chairs have upholstered seats (tan fabric). $450. Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Free:

Base Cabinets & Countertops. Four wooden base cabinets (36″ W x 23″ D x 29″ H) suitable for garage or workshop. Formica countertops (24″ D x 7′ L) for base cabinets. Contact John at jmeyer@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

January 3, 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Corinthians 5: 17-21

NEWS:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Orlando, Nov. 15-18. Seventeen undergraduate HDFS students joined three HDFS faculty in attending and contributing to the conference program. Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Lindsay Bower ’17 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Preschool Observation Assignment in Students’ Retention of Child Development Course Concepts and Theories.” Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, and Josiah Harmes ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning and its Impact on the Affective Domain of Learning.” He also co-presented “The Effect of Local Immigration Policy and Enforcement on Midwestern Immigrant Families” with Jorge Chvez, Marlana del Hierro and Omhagain Dayeen. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Verity Hwang ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Creating an FLE Program in an Undergraduate Family Life Education Methodology Capstone Course.” Hamon and Susan Piland ’18 (HDFS) joined other colleagues in presenting a roundtable at the Affiliate Councils Workshop entitled “Mid-Atlantic Council—Over 25 Years of Insight—Engaging Students and Professionals Through the MACFR Annual Conference.” Hamon and Amanda Strong ‘18 (HDFS) also co-presented a paper entitled “Promoting Intergenerational Diversity Outside the College Classroom: The Elder Service Partner Program.”

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Suzanne Smith (Washington State University, Vancouver) had their article “Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline” published in Family Relations, doi:10.1111/fare.12273. Hamon was asked to write the lead article for this special collection which examined the translational nature of family science.

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Save the Date – Retirement reception for Linda Blaine

Campus Events would like to invite you to join us for a retirement reception for Linda Blaine. Please come and help celebrate Linda’s 18 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Frey academic building.

January 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC

In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to offer the following informational sessions during J-term. We invite you to join us for coffee, dessert and conversation on these important topics! Feel free to bring your lunch.

Jan. 11: Cultivating Cultural Intelligence: Preparing Students to Thrive in the Global Workplace
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• A brief presentation on the definitions and increasing value of cultural competence in today’s workplace
• Perspectives from campus educators on how to engage students in this conversation both inside and outside of the classroom
• Discussion of best practices for integrating cultural competency development in course outcomes

Jan. 18: LinkedIn: Why is it such a big deal, and how should I use it?
Noon – 1 p.m. | Boyer 102
Session components:
• Overview of the world’s most popular professional networking platform
• Components of a strong profile
• Highlights of useful functions for educators, including:
o Connecting with students, alumni and colleagues
o Joining professional learning groups
o Sharing and receiving professional recommendations

Jan. 25: StrengthsFinder: A Fresh Look at Your Strengths, How to Leverage Them, and How to Appreciate Differences
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• Last year, over 300 students took the StrengthsFinder assessment to better understand their strengths and how they impact the way they learn, engage with others, and lead. See for yourself why this movement is catching on!
• Participants will have the opportunity to take a complementary assessment, get their results, and learn how they can be applied in many contexts of their personal and professional lives.
• Interested attendees should request a unique StrengthsFinder assessment code from Carol Hall (chall@messiah.edu), administrative assistant, Career and Professional Development Center, by Jan. 18.

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most popular wellness programs we’ve offered at Messiah is back for the spring semester. EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support.

Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a Senior Health Coach and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and strengthened by a community of support within the workplace.

We are offering the 8-week program on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 29. We can only offer the program if we get at least 15 employees to register. So find a friend and sign up today. But only register if you are able to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions. Register by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 15.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Experiential Learning Initiative has an opening for a faculty fellow in Service Learning for a three-year term to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Information about the position, as well as application requirements, appear in the attachment.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 15. Please contact Robin Lauermann and Christy Hanson with any questions.

We thank Don Murk for his good work as the inaugural fellow.

Free:

Seven foot Christmas tree. Full foliage with Colorado blue spruce as the inspiration. No lights. Save it from the landfill. Email Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

 

Behold I bring you tidings of great joy. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

NEWS:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Orlando, Nov. 15-18. Seventeen undergraduate HDFS students joined three HDFS faculty in attending and contributing to the conference program. Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Lindsay Bower ’17 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Preschool Observation Assignment in Students’ Retention of Child Development Course Concepts and Theories.” Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, and Josiah Harmes ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning and its Impact on the Affective Domain of Learning.” He also co-presented “The Effect of Local Immigration Policy and Enforcement on Midwestern Immigrant Families” with Jorge Chvez, Marlana del Hierro and Omhagain Dayeen. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Verity Hwang ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Creating an FLE Program in an Undergraduate Family Life Education Methodology Capstone Course.” Hamon and Susan Piland ’18 (HDFS) joined other colleagues in presenting a roundtable at the Affiliate Councils Workshop entitled “Mid-Atlantic Council—Over 25 Years of Insight—Engaging Students and Professionals Through the MACFR Annual Conference.” Hamon and Amanda Strong ‘18 (HDFS) also co-presented a paper entitled “Promoting Intergenerational Diversity Outside the College Classroom: The Elder Service Partner Program.”

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Suzanne Smith (Washington State University, Vancouver) had their article “Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline” published in Family Relations, doi:10.1111/fare.12273. Hamon was asked to write the lead article for this special collection which examined the translational nature of family science.

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Associate Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino recently made his singing debut with the Helena Symphony Orchestra (MT) under the direction of acclaimed conductor and Philadelphia native Maestro Allan Scott. Savarino performed the bass solos in Handel’s MESSIAH to a sold-out audience in the Cathedral of St. Helena. All of the contracted soloists, including Savarino, were members of Wade Artist Management in New York City.

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Spring 2018 professional learning communities (PLCs) from the Teaching and Learning Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Initiative will be offering three traditional PLC groups beginning in late February/early March, in addition to the ever-popular classroom sharing opportunity. PLCs will cover a range of relevant topics, from fostering international student success and self-assessment in preparation for term-tenure and promotion, to the new book, Diversity Matters. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Learning Technology Services will also be offering a PLC on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). More details, including dates and descriptions, will be shared in early January.

Titles of Spring 2018 PLCs:

  • Teaching Squares
  • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education
    Diversity Matters – A Look at Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education  Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition
  • Reach Your Diverse Students More Effectively with Universal Design for Learning

More information about these PLCs and the Teaching Tuesday programs will be coming in January. Any questions regarding these Teaching and Learning opportunities may be directed to Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

The fall edition of The Bridge is available

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! Check out our financials, the year in review and a full report of the return of the Wittenberg doors to campus. Read the entire fall issue at: messiah.edu/the_bridge.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale:

Treadmill and weight lifting set. Norditrack Elite 2900 treadmill with less than 500 miles. Motor was replaced at around 425 miles. Runs great. Does not elevate. $150.
Weight set with bench for sale with 196 pounds in weights. $75.
Pictures available of each. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu.

 

 

The INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Jan. 4.  Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Blessings from The INTERCOM.

 

 

 

 

December 14

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 

Luke 2:15-16

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Office closing: Conference Services

The office of Conference and Event Services will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2018, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.

In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 2 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair.

All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 23, 2018.

If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Save the Date – Retirement reception for Linda Blaine

Campus Events would like to invite you to join us for a retirement reception for Linda Blaine. Please come and help celebrate Linda’s 18 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Frey academic building.

Advise a J-Term break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer employees an opportunity to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term Break 2018, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 4.

Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors.

We are currently looking for advisors who may be interested in specifically serving with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) and World Impact (Newark, New Jersey).

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, New York)
For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, New York)
This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

World Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making him known through evangelism, follow-up discipleship and planting culturally conducive churches.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Saturday Science Programs at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The OMNH Curator Club Saturday Science Programs begin again in January. There are six activities including weather prediction, local birds and dangerous plants! Curator Club provides educational science enrichment for kids in grades 3-5 and CC2 is for kids in grades 6-8. Program attendees receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a t-shirt and a certificate for three free admissions to bring a friend. Each activity includes a craft or project to bring home. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

Thank You!

Thank you for all the prayers, cards, meals and support my family and I received during my husband’s illness and death. It has been comforting to work alongside so many caring believers.
Blessings to you,
Cathy Poiesz

January 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC

In Collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to offer the following informational sessions during J-term. We invite you to join us for coffee, dessert and conversation on these important topics! Feel free to bring your lunch.

Jan. 11: Cultivating Cultural Intelligence: Preparing Students to Thrive in the Global Workplace
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• A brief presentation on the definitions and increasing value of cultural competence in today’s workplace
• Perspectives from campus educators on how to engage students in this conversation both inside and outside of the classroom
• Discussion of best practices for integrating cultural competency development in course outcomes

Jan. 18: LinkedIn: Why is it such a big deal, and how should I use it?
Noon – 1 p.m. | Boyer 102
Session components:
• Overview of the world’s most popular professional networking platform
• Components of a strong profile
• Highlights of useful functions for educators, including:
o Connecting with students, alumni and colleagues
o Joining professional learning groups
o Sharing and receiving professional recommendations

Jan. 25: StrengthsFinder: A Fresh Look at Your Strengths, How to Leverage Them, and How to Appreciate Differences
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• Last year, over 300 students took the StrengthsFinder assessment to better understand their strengths and how they impact the way they learn, engage with others, and lead. See for yourself why this movement is catching on!
• Participants will have the opportunity to take a complementary assessment, get their results, and learn how they can be applied in many contexts of their personal and professional lives.
• Interested attendees should request a unique StrengthsFinder assessment code from Carol Hall (chall@messiah.edu), administrative assistant, Career and Professional Development Center, by Jan. 18.

Spring 2018 professional learning communities (PLCs) from the Teaching and Learning Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Initiative will be offering three traditional PLC groups beginning in late February/early March, in addition to the ever-popular classroom sharing opportunity. PLCs will cover a range of relevant topics, from fostering international student success and self-assessment in preparation for term-tenure and promotion, to the new book, Diversity Matters. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Learning Technology Services will also be offering a PLC on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). More details, including dates and descriptions, will be shared in early January.

Titles of Spring 2018 PLCs:

  • Teaching Squares
  • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education
    Diversity Matters – A Look at Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education  Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition
  • Reach Your Diverse Students More Effectively with Universal Design for Learning

More information about these PLCs and the Teaching Tuesday programs will be coming in January. Any questions regarding these Teaching and Learning opportunities may be directed to Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

Reminder – Employee Christmas Luncheon

Don’t forget! The Employee Christmas Luncheon is TOMORROW from noon to 2:30 p.m. in  Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. We’ll gather for this annual tradition to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols and door prizes! There will also be an opportunity to give in support of Academia Menonita Betania, a Christian, non-denominational school that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Maria.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale

House for sale by owner prior to Jan. 15, 2018 listing. Three-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2,500 sq. ft., 2-car garage with large store room beneath it. Wintertime view of Roundtop, in summer enjoy vegetation easement at tree top level. Light, airy open floor plan. 2 miles from campus in Bowmans Hill development. Come have a look! Call Jonathan Lauer, ext. 3820 or 717-691-8341 jlauer@messiah.edu.

Concert tickets. Two tickets to Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Giant Center in Hershey. The event is Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., section 110, row G, seats 1 and 2.  Face value of $100. Please contact Gordan Beattie 717-440-0408 or Karen Beattie 717-439-3405. First come, first serve.

Ping pong table. Rarely used and in great condition. Legs are on wheels. Table folds for easier storage. Includes net and 2 paddles, $75. Contact Tanya at tleppo@messiah.edu.

Spring Swings Inc. 75 foot Zipline for sale. Email pseibert@messiah.edu for picture and information. $25

Job opportunities:

The Experiential Learning Initiative has an opening for a faculty fellow in Service Learning for a three-year term to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Information about the position, as well as application requirements, appear in the attachment.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Please contact Robin Lauermann and Christy Hanson with any questions.

We thank Don Murk for his good work as the inaugural fellow.

Free:

Free holiday gift wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time, or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available (see designs here), as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charitywater.org will be happily accepted but are not expected. Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 6, 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 John 14:27

NEWS

Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.  We all wish Dean the best as he now plans for a well-deserved retirement at the end of this academic year.

Accordingly, the Office if the Provost is please to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until the close of business January 9, 2018 and should include a letter explaining your interest/qualifications and a current curriculum vitae.  Send expressions of interest and any questions to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausb@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holiday

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey TODAY, Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. President Phipps will be meet and greeting the students. Please register by calling the Alumni and Parent Relations Office ext. 5252 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2018, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.
In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 2 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair.
All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 23, 2018.
If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Advise a J-Term break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer employees an opportunity to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term Break 2018, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 4.

Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors.

We are currently looking for advisors who may be interested in specifically serving with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) and World Impact (Newark, New Jersey).

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, New York)
For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, New York)
This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

World Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making him known through evangelism, follow-up discipleship and planting culturally conducive churches.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Saturday Science Programs at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The OMNH Curator Club Saturday Science Programs begin again in January. There are six activities including weather prediction, local birds and dangerous plants! Curator Club provides educational science enrichment for kids in grades 3-5 and CC2 is for kids in grades 6-8. Program attendees receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a t-shirt and a certificate for three free admissions to bring a friend. Each activity includes a craft or project to bring home. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

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Job opportunities:

The Division of Enrollment Management has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11989. Job-related questions may be directed to Laurie Brantner at lbrantner@messiah.edu.

The Fitness Center has three openings for Group Fitness Instructors in the areas of yoga, pilates and spin. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director of the College Honors Program  who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until close of business January 9, 2018 and should be sent to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausba@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Variety of items.     Twin comforter; brand new, navy and black plaid and solid black (reversible) $20. Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $5.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $5, Purses:  All new, never used – $10 each black, reddish pink and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $15.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu.

House for sale by owner prior to Jan. 15, 2018 listing. Three-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2,500 sq. ft., 2-car garage with large store room beneath it. Wintertime view of Roundtop, in summer enjoy vegetation easement at tree top level. Light, airy open floor plan. 2 miles from campus in Bowmans Hill development. Come have a look! Call Jonathan Lauer, ext. 3820 or 717-691-8341 jlauer@messiah.edu.

White Christmas express electric train. Bachman Big Hauler White Christmas Express Electric train with realistic smoke, electric steam sound, operating headlight, 14 feet of original track plus an additional 7 feet of track, $75. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for pictures or information.

Concert tickets. Two tickets to Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Giant Center in Hershey.  The event is Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., section 110, row G, seats 1 and 2.  Face value of $100.  Please contact Gordan Beattie 717-440-0408 or Karen Beattie 717-439-3405.  First come, first serve. 

2005 Saturn Vue XE – $2250 or nearest offer. We have really enjoyed this car. It looks and drives great. It is very spacious and great for shopping trips, camping trips etc. It has a sun-roof, cd-player, alarm system. Non-smoker, title in hand, well maintained. Inspected and valid until end of June 2018. Contact Diane at dgovender@messiah.edu.

FREE:

Free holiday gift wrapping

FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available (see designs here), as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charitywater.org will be happily accepted but are not expected. Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.”

Mark 9:23

 

NEWS

Four Messiah College students were winners in the Student Auditions of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, which was recently held at Gettysburg College. Participants came from many colleges and universities in the central Pennsylvania area. Ian Bethmann won the Classical Senior Men division; Nathan Smith won the Classical Sophomore Men division; and Autumn Deck and Britney Yauger were winners in the Classical Junior Women division. Congratulations to these young and talented vocalists who are all students of Dr. Damian Savarino.

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mandy Lohss was an invited speaker in November for Dickinson College’s Math and Computer Science Chat series. Her topic was “Tableaux and the ASEP.”

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Jim Sotherden, registrar and coordinator of student retention, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after having served for 18+ years. We all wish Jim the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is also pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new registrar who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11968.

Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after leading the Library for 28 years. We all wish Jonathan the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of a search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11964

Job related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 Calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holidays.

Help us celebrate Wendy Lippert!

The Intercultural Office Staff would like to invite you to join us for Wendy Lippert’s retirement reception. Wendy is retiring after 23 years at Messiah College, having worked diligently to build study abroad into the thriving program it is today!

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in Dining Services and Campus Events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 15:

Set-up: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 – noon
Serving: two, 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions
Cleanup: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Blair in Human Resources at kblair@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Martin Commons. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. Please register online at attend.com/DGL17 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15

Get your tickets today!

*Please note that this production contains mature language and some adult content. *Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Employee work-related travel policy

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance along with the Payroll Office have both recently received some inquiries regarding the College’s policy on employee work-related travel for staff (non-exempt) employees. We have provided some clarifications to our travel policy which can be found in Section 1.38.14 of the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual on the Human Resources and Compliance website at: https://www.messiah.edu/hrmanual. Please direct questions to Don Lerew or Cindy Briel in the Payroll Office.

2nd Annual Faculty Write-In

The Writing Program, the Writing Center, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative would like to invite faculty members to be a part of the second annual Faculty Write-In at the Writing Center during the J-term 2018.

As hosts for the week, we will offer a private room in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jan. 8-12. There will be a half-hour break each day to share lunch and conversation with fellow participants. Three times throughout the week (beginning, middle and end), there will be specific opportunities provided to share brief updates on progress with colleagues.

From participants, we request a commitment to be present in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day and to work specifically on a writing project (as opposed to data crunching or some other auxiliary writing). This opportunity is perfect for those who want to jump-start a writing project that may have been postponed.

We are excited about collaborating to help foster the writing culture at Messiah College and hope that faculty members will consider joining us in the Writing Center for quiet, sustenance and collegial support this J-term. Since space is limited, this opportunity will be available for the first seven people who contact Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu to register.

* Please note, this offer would not work for those who are teaching during J-term given that it entails a six-hour per day commitment.

Messiah Guitar Ensemble concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The program will feature Spanish, Appalachian and Christmas pieces, plus much more. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Physics demo show

This year’s demos will include gravity and motion demos, levitation, steam power and plasma in a bottle.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110)

After the show, there will be some hands-on demos in the lobby.

Reminder to RSVP for Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 6. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment!

Please contact Kathy Castonguay at KCastong@messiah.edu or ext. 7086 with questions.

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service.

Thank you

I deeply appreciate your kind expressions of sympathy in my time of sorrow. Thank you for keeping me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sherry Worley

Annual Amani Holiday Sale

Visit our annual Amani Holiday sale Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in Eisenhower Commons. You can help support the wonderful work of New Life Homes in Kenya through your purchase of our hand-crafted Amani bead jewelry or Kenyan market items, including lots of great Christmas gifts, ornaments, nativity scenes etc. all priced between $3 and $40. Amani jewelry, made by Messiah student volunteers, features beads from Kazuri Beads of Nairobi, Kenya, a fair-trade organization that employs over 300 single mothers. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go back to Kenya to support the efforts of New Life Homes of Kenya—a network of best practice homes caring for orphaned and abandoned infants – a beautiful circle of love and hope. Hope you will join us! We accept cash, checks, credit card and Falcon dollars.

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Job opportunities:

The Dept. of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator/clinical instructor in OT. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11910. Job related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown at dperezbrown@messiah.edu.

The Department of Operations has several openings for campus events workers. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Variety of items:  clothes, purses and more.    Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $7.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $7, Purses:  All new, never used – black, $10, reddish pink $15 and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $18.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu

FREE:

Kittens – Free to Good Home

Looking for homes for 5 kittens. They’re about 6 weeks old and just stopped bottle feeding. 3 tabby males, 1 black female, 1 black/white male. All very sweet. Will only send to indoor only homes. Kittens will be tested for FelV and FIV, given kitten shots and wormed prior to giving away. Contact Cady at CSullivan@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Matthew 21:22

NEWS

Dottie Weigel, graduate program in higher education, presented a pre-conference workshop “Making Learning Meaningful through Integrative Leaning” at the National Conference on Students in Transition in Costa Mesa, California. The annual conference is sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

On Oct. 7, Nance McCown, associate professor of communication, presented findings from her sabbatical research at the Public Relations Society of America’s Educators Academy, the highly competitive, refereed research portion of the PRSA international conference held this year in Boston. Boston University hosted the morning panels and research paper presentations, while afternoon poster sessions and an evening awards reception took place at the Marriott Copy Place. McCown’s paper, based on a qualitative case study including in-depth interviews, participant observation, and internal document analysis, was titled “Non-profit Employee Engagement through internal Communication, Leadership Style, and Workplace Culture.”

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No Intercom on Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Intercom will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 23. It will resume Nov. 30.

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15

United Way employee pledge drive launched

Please note:  Employee Pledge Drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual Employee Pledge Drive runs through tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17.

Currently, 26% of local workers earn poverty-level wages. By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can support the Workforce Development project, which helps help the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they can earn a living wage. Partners including South Central PA Works will help individuals secure and maintain employment with organizations such as PinnacleHealth, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to:  https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100% of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

  • Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs);
  • Specify the non-profit recipient; or
  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Save the Date

The Employee Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Please plan to attend this special holiday celebration to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols, door prizes and more!

Nobel Prize Seminar on Nov. 28

Please plan to attend the 8th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Jennifer Ness-Myers. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Help us Celebrate Wendy Lippert

The Intercultural Office Staff would like to invite you to join us for Wendy Lippert’s retirement reception. Wendy is retiring after 23 years at Messiah College, having worked diligently to build study abroad into the thriving program it is today!

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in Dining Services and Campus Events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 15:

Set-up: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 – noon
Serving: two, 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions
Cleanup: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Blair in Human Resources at kblair@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke” continues this weekend

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present the Tennessee Williams classic “Summer and Smoke,” continuing this Thursday night and running until Sunday in Miller Theater.

Set in Mississippi in the early part of the 20th century, this story follows the relationship between an extremely puritanical Southern girl and a rather un-puritanical young doctor. Each is attracted to the other, but because of their vastly divergent attitudes toward life, they are unable to connect. This play explores the human experience of both body and soul and the consequences of not finding the balance between the two.

“Summer and Smoke” runs Nov. 9 -12 and 16 – 19. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Get your tickets today!

*Please note that this production contains mature language and some adult content. *Recommended for ages 12 and up.

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Martin Commons. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. Please register online at attend.com/DGL17 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Two Bridges Catering

As many of you may be aware, the Catering Department of Dining Services has established a new “identity” in an effort to help widen the goals and opportunities of the department. Two Bridges Catering is now the name to remember as services are offered for college and non-college related functions both on and off campus in the West Shore and Harrisburg Areas.

Whether you are in need of an appetizing lunch, refreshments for a meeting, delicious ideas for a reception, church, or dinner function, or simply want to enjoy something sweet from the Bakery, Two Bridges Catering is here to help! There is even the opportunity to save 25%-40% off the standard prices if you are willing to pick-up the order. Call ext. 4095 or email catering@messiah.edu with inquires.

Two Bridges Catering is also hiring on-call wait staff to assist with events. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and be 18 or older. Current part-time Messiah College employees are welcome to apply, however, this is not meant for those who are already full-time employees or enrolled students. If interested, please visit the job posting at https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11461 or inquire at catering@messiah.edu.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and we look forward your next event!

Be safe when shoveling snow

Cold weather is here and it may not be long until white flakes of snow start falling. While they’re lovely to look at, those light flakes can become very heavy when you have to shovel them off sidewalks and driveways. Here are some tips from BrickStreet Insurance on how to remain safe and injury free during the snow falls of winter.

TODAY: Jadu /web services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web Services is hosting Open Door hours today from 8:15 -10 a.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

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For sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Job opportunities:

The Dept. of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator/clinical instructor in OT. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11910. Job related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown @dperezbrown@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dining services associate. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11918. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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

Scott Kieffer, professor of exercise science, received the Honor Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) on Nov. 4. The award honors him for more than 30 years of service in various roles over the years, most recently executive director since 2012. The organization hosts an annual event with 800 attendees, 170 abstracts/Clinical Case Studies, and 40+ invited speakers.

Sam Boden, sustainability studies and pre-law minor, published his Honors Research titled, “Food Policy Councils in the Mid-Atlantic: Working Towards Justice,” in the Journal of Agriculture Food Systems and Community Development. His work, done in the spring of 2017, focused on the role of localized food councils in Pennsylvania and Maryland and how their organizational structure influences their work toward justice and democracy in the food system.

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Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. Soup options include: cheese broccoli, cheeseburger, chicken and bacon corn, creamy crab, minestrone, pizza soup, tomato bisque, turkey chili and a few yet to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

Off-campus study pre-approval deadline is Dec. 1

Students wishing to study off campus in either domestic or international semester-long programs for fall 2018 must submit their completed preapproval applications by Dec. 1. Students can access the application at http://intercultural.messiah.edu/

If students have questions about programs or the process, they can contact the Intercultural Office at intecultural@messiah.edu or schedule an appointment with Lauren or Wendy at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949afad2ba75-advising

Introducing a new public events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services collaborated to develop a new online public events calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS).

What types of events are posted on the new calendar?

The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria:

  • Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol;
    • Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences);
    • Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community;
    • Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative);
    • Events can be either free or paid admission.

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar?

Moving forward, campus event planners will be able to request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15.

Accounts Payable Holiday Payment Schedule

Accounts Payable will not be processing payments the week of Thanksgiving. If you have a payment need please plan accordingly by Nov. 7, for a payment on Nov. 16, to meet payment expectations. The final payment before Christmas closing will be Thursday, Dec. 21. Please plan accordingly by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for 2017 services, honorariums, officials, etc. be paid the same calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines.

Requisition to check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs and more if a new supplier. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holidays.

Materials for Authors’ Exhibit, Dec. 7

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7.Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January to December 2017 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Darcy Griffiths’ office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

United Way Employee Pledge Drive Launched

Please note:  Employee Pledge Drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched last week and will run through Friday, Nov. 17.

By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support a project that helps the un- and underinsured gain access to health care. Currently, nearly 38,000 people in our region are without medical insurance and thousands more are underinsured. The Access to Health Care project employs four community health workers who connect people to care through a partner or provider of one’s choice.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to:  https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100 percentof your contribution is directed to local programs and services.  You can:

  • Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs)
  • Specify the non-profit recipient

 or

  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions.  Thank you for your consideration.

Web services open door hours Nov. 16

The Web Services team (Kris and Ramona) will be available Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:15-10 a.m. in Boyer 337. We 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.

Save the Date

The Employee Christmas Luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Please plan to attend this special holiday celebration to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols, door prizes and more!

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Job opportunities:

The Intercultural Office has an opening for the assistant director of off campus programs. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11841. Job related questions may be directed to Faith Minnich-Kjesbo at fminnich@messiah.edu.

 

November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than the rich whose ways are perverse. 

Proverbs 28:6

NEWS

Todd Goranson, professor of music, was appointed president of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship and The MasterWorks Festival on Oct. 1. CPAF is an international non-profit arts organization that hosts North America’s largest Christian performing arts festival for orchestra, piano, choral and vocal, theater, and film making students aged 14-30.

Seven students from biological sciences and chemistry and biochemistry (Danielle Delp, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Rebekah Jones, Mark Lauria, Ashlee Leib and Justin Sweitzer) accompanied Dr. Larry Mylin and Dr. John Harms to Penn StateCollege of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 25. There, they had the opportunity to listen to a seminar presentation by Dr. Peter C. Doherty, 1996 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how recognition of virus components by immune T cells is controlled by the genetics of the infected individual. The students were especially delighted by the opportunity to talk personally with Doherty after the seminar about Messiah College and our science program. In his seminar presentation, Doherty talked about topics that relate closely to research currently being conducted on our campus in the laboratories of Mylin and Harms.

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Civility in the Workplace – networking breakfast

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Speaker: Jeff Coleman, founder and principal, Churchill Strategies
Tension is rising. Click by click, social media is tearing down the curtain between “private” and “public”-personally held beliefs now flood public spaces. The workplace is no longer an oasis of civility. Where are we heading? Is it too late to change course? Jeff’s presentation will help workplace leaders use the national moment to consider their commitment to creating a culture of civility and grace.

Jeff Coleman is the principal of Churchill Strategies, a branding and communications agency in Harrisburg.
Itinerary:
7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30- 9 a.m. | Event speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location:
Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register online at http://attend.com/mcba1115

Important reminder to faculty – 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_material. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, administrative assistant to ITS, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

On campus internships

The Career and Professional Development Center is looking to establish a comprehensive list of on-campus internships, particularly for students who are unable to access off-campus opportunities. If you have not hosted an intern in a while or you would like to create an internship opportunity for a student, please contact the CPDC, career@messiah.edu or 717-691-6016.

Accounts Payable requisition to payment

Accounts Payable has received an overload of quick turnaround payment requests. Our expectations are that the campus community is allowing 1-2 weeks for requisition to check processing time. We have high volumes of data to process and cannot meet the 1-3 day payment turnaround times requested. Please plan your check needs accordingly. We understand that urgent situation arise at times and these are handled on a case-by-case basis. Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated. Any questions related to this announcement may be addressed at Accountspayable@messiah.edu.

Introducing a new Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services have collaborated to develop a new online Public Events Calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS).

What types of events are posted on the new calendar?

The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria:

• Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol;
• Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences);
• Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community;
• Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative);
• Events can be either free or paid admission.

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar?

Moving forward, campus event planners will be able to request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

Free showing of Charlotte’s Web

Come to Parmer Cinema on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. for a free showing of the classic Charlotte’s Web. A number of families from Downey Elementary School will be in attendance and all Messiah employees and families are invited to enjoy the movie and make them feel welcome on campus! See you there!

Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies to offer “Partners in Caring” speaker series; first one held Nov. 13

Geisinger Holy Spirit and the Messiah College School of Graduate Studies have partnered to present the “Partners in Caring” Speaker Series, designed to address relevant health and quality of life issues facing residents of south central Pennsylvania. The two entities are excited to work together in their efforts to expand their reach to a broader audience and educate the residents of south central Pennsylvania about the future of healthcare. This Speaker Series is open to the public and will prove to be beneficial to a diverse audience of students from both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The first session, a free community forum on Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative, will be held Monday, Nov. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Messiah College’s Hostetter Chapel.

MyCode collects and analyzes genetic information sequenced from DNA in small amounts of blood given by participating patients. Genetic sequencing, which reads the genes in a person’s genome, finds differences in individual genes. Some of these differences can increase risk for certain medical conditions. Others are helpful, providing protection from disease.

Andy Faucett, director of policy and education at Geisinger, will provide more information about how the MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the largest research projects of its kind in the world, is advancing the science of precision health and directly affecting the lives of Pennsylvania residents. From autism to heart disease, genetic research is helping us to better understand our personalized risks, and shows promise in helping us more effectively treat disease in the future.

To reserve your free tickets for the Nov. 13 event, please call the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036. Reserved tickets can be picked up in advance or held at the Messiah College ticket office. Seating is limited.

United Way Employee Pledge drive launched!

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 17.

Some of the most pressing needs in our region are disparities in school readiness and achievement. Research shows that high-quality pre-kindergarten programs increase a child’s chances of succeeding in school. By donating to the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can support the School Readiness project, which employs early education liaisons who work with schools to tailor approaches to help prepare children for kindergarten.

To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to: https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/united_for_change.pdf

Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100 percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can:

• Select one of four focus areas (Access to Health Care, School Readiness, Workforce Development or Basic Needs)
• Specify the non-profit recipient
or
• Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Victoria Johnson, Human Resources and Compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 2, from 1 – 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Annual Soup Sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

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For sale:

2014 Honda CRV EX. 68,000 miles, runs perfectly well. A few scratches. Black exterior, black cloth interior. Sun roof, back-up cameras, very clean. Asking $16,000. Pictures and more specs can be found here: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/2014-honda-crv/6345999952.html For more information contact:  rcornacchio@messiah.edu

Used fire pit. Asking $30. Cover included. Email cwiddowson@messiah.edu for additional pictures.

Black Tama Imperialstar drum kit.  Five Piece:  18” kick drum, 13” snare, 10”, 12”, 14” toms. drum throme Tama high hat, 18” ride, Sabian 17” crash, Zildjian 16” crash, Zildjian splash cymbal and stands.  Excellent condition with all new heads.  Asking $475.  Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Wanted:

ISO Board Games for LSU. The Larsen Student Union has a great new addition this school year – a 10-foot high, glass cabinet full of table games (think family game night)! The students can’t seem to get enough of these games and the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office would love to fill it with event more games that you might be storing at home and no longer use. Please consider donating your unused games to the SILP office (in any condition), M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just drop them off to the reception desk. Multiple copies will be shared around campus. Any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu or call ext. 5240. Thank you!

FAMILY PET NEEDS NEW HOME. Eight year old male Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) needs a new home due to our family moving. Free to a good home. Please contact Bryce at bwickard@messiah.edu