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July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

NEWS

From July 10-12 the Messiah College Graduate TESOL Program provided a three-day intensive English course for local adult ESL students. Sixteen ESL students were taught by seven TESOL graduate students, as part of their TESOL Methods and internship courses. Directed by Dr. Jan Dormer, the intensive ESL event proved to be beneficial for students and teacher-trainees alike.

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ELC outdoor play equipment

We will be giving all of the outside Early Learning Center playground equipment away for free. The taker will be responsible to dissemble it and move. It must be removed before July 26, 2019. If you are interested, contact Brad Markley at ext. 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu. Any equipment that is removed must be coordinated and scheduled through Facility Services. Offered on a first-come basis.

Guests on Campus

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

• TESOL Training – July 18-22

• Chinese Christian Church – July 19-21

• Boys Soccer Team Camp – July 19-21

• Boys Basketball Camp 2 – July 21-25

• Field Hockey Camp – July 21-25

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes Baseball Camp – July 21-26

• MC Orchestra Camp – July 21-27

• Boys Soccer Little Falcons Camp – July 22-26

• Graduate Classes – July 22-26

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

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15591. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Wade, associate vice president for enrollment management, at swade@messiah.edu.

For sale

Home for sale – Beautiful, move-in-ready, four-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood in Monaghan Township, six minutes from Messiah College. This home has been lovingly cared for, and has extensive landscaping and gardens. Walk-out basement, private yard, and maintenance-free deck. For details visit https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Summer-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448064_zpid/. Questions? Call 717-497-0112 or email jdevorick@messiah.edu.

Furniture for sale. Several items for sale as we are moving/downsizing – buyer must be able to pick up from Lake Meade neighborhood in East Berlin. Please email Joanna Hadley-Evans at jhadley@messiah.edu if interested. 1) 9-piece Pennsylvania House maple dining room set (hutch, buffet, dry sink, table with 3 leaves & 5 chairs); 2) Lane cedar hope chest; 3) Antique dresser; 4) Console piano. Pictures and pricing available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/10nihc45ahc827qt16luk/Furniture%20Sale.gdoc?dl=0&rlkey=r7k952urksc1c1uqzrl4otq1w

Chest freezer for sale. This is a small (approx. 6 cubic feet) chest freezer that is in good working condition. Not sure how old it is but it works well. Asking $20 and I can deliver it to you if local delivery. Contact Dereck at dplante@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

“…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6

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Guests on campus

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

  • Graduate Classes – July 8-19
  • Falcon Friday (Admissions) – July 12
  • Faithworks Camp – July 14-20
  • Girls’ Basketball Team Camp – July 14-18
  • Tennis Camp 2 – July 15-18
  • Boys’ Soccer Day Camp – July 15-19
  • Softball ID Day – July 16

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

ELC outdoor play equipment

We will be giving all of the outside Early Learning Center playground equipment away for free. The taker will be responsible to dissemble it and move. It must be removed before July 26, 2019. If you are interested, contact Brad Markley at ext. 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu. Any equipment that is removed must be coordinated and scheduled through Facility Services. Offered on a first-come basis.

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Jobs

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15500. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager at mgraybill@messiah.edu. bmarkley@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part time administrative assistant, graduate studies in music conducting and dietetic internship. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15523. Job related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

For sale

Home for sale – Beautiful, move-in-ready, four-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood in Monaghan Township, six minutes from Messiah College. This home has been lovingly cared for, and has extensive landscaping and gardens. Walk-out basement, private yard, and maintenance-free deck. For details visit https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/44-Summer-Dr-Dillsburg-PA-17019/60448064_zpid/. Questions? Call 717-497-0112 or email jdevorick@messiah.edu.

2007 Toyota Tacoma, V6, 4WD with access cab, single owner. June 2020 inspection with 150,010 miles. Set up with towing capabilities. Cap over bed area included. Asking $10,000. Contact Dave Shafer at dshafer@messiah.edu or 717-795-8697 for more information.

For rent

One bedroom apartment for rent on Summit Drive. A short walk to the college. Nice, quiet neighborhood. $550/month. Email ltaylor@messiah.edu for more info. No pets.

 

June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Corinthians 13:12

NEWS

We are delighted to announce that Greg Lowe has accepted our invitation to serve as executive director of the newly formed Messiah Business Institute (MBI) to be housed on the Grantham campus. MBI is a consortium of family and closely-held businesses in Central Pennsylvania that seeks to build and support a thriving business community within our region. MBI will offer its members a series of workshops each year provided by regional and national experts, a breakfast speaker series and peer group roundtable discussions. MBI is funded by corporate sponsors and membership fees and will be housed in the advancement division of the College.

Greg Lowe is a recently retired partner of McKonly & Asbury, an accounting firm in Mechanicsburg. His professional experience also includes serving as president of the solutions division of ADT Data Systems/IntelliMark/Technisource; founding and owning a consulting firm focused on small to mid-sized businesses; and serving as district manager for Nestle Foods. He co-owns Classical Academic Press, a publishing company in Camp Hill, where he has six Messiah alumni on staff. He has hired more than 60 graduates during his career.

We look forward to many opportunities for Messiah students to interact with local business leaders—leading to new internships and jobs for our students and alumni.

Barry G. Goodling, vice president for advancement

Andy Babyak, chair of the department of business

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Dogs on campus

Messiah is a beautiful, open campus with lots of green space that provides a wonderful area for dog owners to walk their dogs. However, there are rules pertaining to having a dog on campus.

  1. All dogs MUST be leashed at all times; they are not permitted to run at large at any time.
  2. Dogs are NOT permitted in any campus building.
  3. Dogs are permitted on the Cumberland County side ONLY of the Yellow Breeches. This is the side where all the academic buildings are located.
  4. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE STARRY FIELD SIDE AT ANY TIME; this includes being on any of the athletic fields and in the parking lot areas, including Treona.
  5. All handlers are to clean up after their dogs at all times.

Exemption:  If the dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, the above rules in reference to location areas do not apply.

As a reminder, Monaghan Township has a township ordinance related to dogs running at large on property not belonging to the owner/handler. The Department of Safety will be monitoring Starry Field and if dogs and handlers are found, you will be asked to leave the Starry Field area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Safety at 717-691-6005. Thank you for helping us keep our grounds and athletic fields looking beautiful.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty, alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, please begin by filling out the form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation. Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team. If you’d like updated or new marquees in your building lobby before students are back in the fall, now is the time to schedule production!

Guests on Campus

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

  • Baseball ID – June 27
  •  Verber Dental – June 27
  • 567 Financial Workshop – June 27
  • Upper Allen Baseball – June 28
  • Messianic Jewish Alliance of America – June 29-July 7
  • Girl’s Lacrosse Camp – June 30-July 3

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

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For sale

Kubota Tractor for sale: 2011,BX 2360 Kubota tractor $8,500. Paid $16,000 new 2011. 700 hours, 4-wheel drive, diesel, turf tires, 60 inch mower deck, 48 inch bucket, weight box, three point hitch and draw bar. Garage kept well maintained. Call Dan Smith 717-265-6566 for more information.

Toyota Matrix XRS 2004; 113,814 miles; 6 speed; $3,800. Click here for pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dhjEI1XN3EbcDblbwPG1yfveyfolbL4n. Please contact Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

Bowflex ultimate 2. Bowflex ultimate 2 includes squat attachment, preacher curl attachment, and leg extension attachment. Excellent condition. Asking $300 or best offer. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

2 tickets for sale: Hugh Jackman’s 2019 The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour. Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. at the Capital One Arena, Washington, DC. Seats are in section 107M. Selling at face value cost of $247 per ticket. Please contact Holly Ragan at hragan@messiah.edu if you are interested or know someone who is. Thank you.

 

June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

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The newest issue of The Bridge is available

The spring issue of The Bridge is here—and it’s all about FUN! Check out how our alums find fun in faith, careers, fitness and more. Read the entire issue at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

RefWorks Contract

Many free citation management tools are now available on the web. RefWorks, a legacy citation management tool costing the college approximately $5,000/year, is under-utilized. Library staff, the Educational Technology Committee, and the Information and Web Technology Committee recommend the RefWorks contract not be renewed in July. This means anyone using RefWorks will need to export and move citations from RefWorks to a new citation management tool by June 30.  Those with RefWorks content should set up a time with a librarian to migrate content to Zotero prior to June 30.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty, alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, please begin by filling out the form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation. Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team. If you’d like updated or new marquees in your building lobby before students are back in the fall, now is the time to schedule production!

Guests on Campus

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

  • Falcon Friday (Admissions): June 21
  • Boys Soccer ID: June 21-22
  • Princeton Christian Church: June 21-23
  • Keystone CFO: June 21-25
  • Boys Basketball Camp: June 23-27
  • Psychology Camp: June 23-27
  • Young Filmmakers Workshop: June 23-28
  • Young Writers Workshop: June 23-28
  • Boys Lacrosse Camp: June 23-29
  • Softball Day Camp: June 24-27
  • Theatre Arts Academy: June 24-28

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

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For sale

Kubota Tractor for sale: 2011,BX 2360 Kubota tractor $8,500. Paid $16,000 new 2011. 700 hours, 4 Wheel drive, diesel, turf tires, 60 inch mower deck, 48 inch bucket, weight box, three point hitch & draw bar. Garage kept well maintained. Call Dan Smith 717-265-6566 for more information

Bowflex ultimate 2 includes squat attachment, preacher curl attachment, and leg extension attachment. Excellent condition. Asking $300 or best offer. Call Bill at 717-253-5196.

Toyota Matrix XRS 2004; 113,814 miles; 6 speed; $3,800; Link for pictures. Please contact Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu

Wanted

Looking for a truck to borrow on Friday, 6/21 for 1-2 hours to transport a couch and chair from Mechanicsburg. Will fill up gas tank! Please email bmoshier@messiah.edu if you are able to help.

 

June 13

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 14:1-4

NEWS

Recent Messiah College marketing graduate Jason Polansky and Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch coauthored an article titled, “How Serving Blind Consumers Creates Competitive Advantage,” which CommPro published on May 29. The piece is available at: https://www.commpro.biz/how-serving-blind-consumers-creates-competitive-advantage/

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Associate Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino (bass), sang at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan Concert Production’s 20th Anniversary Concert on May 26. The concert featured the same repertoire as MCP’s first concert from 20 years ago – Mozart’s CORONATION MASS, Fauré’s REQUIEM, and Vivaldi’s GLORIA – as well as its longstanding collaboration with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in the Mozart and Fauré. This was Dr. Savarino’s ninth time performing at Carnegie Hall since 2010.

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Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, attended the 2019 Teaching Family Science Conference on the theme Developing Interculturally Competent Family Science Professionals. Hamon and Boyd-Soisson co-presented two posters and one paper, each with different students as co-authors: “Employing Culturagrams to Enhance Student Understanding of Diverse Families and Parenting Practices” with Rachel Jones’19 (HDFS); “Confronting Ageist Stereotypes through an Elder Mentor Program” with Abby Estes ’21 (HDFS); and “Using the Documentary “Babies” to Demonstrate Cultural Diversity in Caregiving” with Kaitlin Ponchione  ’20 (HDFS) and Taylor Forbes ’20 (HDFS).

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RefWorks Contract

Many free citation management tools are now available on the web. RefWorks, a legacy citation management tool costing the college approximately $5,000/year, is under-utilized. Library staff, the Educational Technology Committee, and the Information and Web Technology Committee recommend the RefWorks contract not be renewed in July. This means anyone using RefWorks will need to export and move citations from RefWorks to a new citation management tool by June 30.  Those with RefWorks content should set up a time with a librarian to migrate content to Zotero prior to June 30.

Guests on campus

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

  • Trinity Christian Church – June 14-16
  • Girls Soccer ID Camp – June 15-16
  • River Camp (Fly Fishing) – June 16-21
  • Swimming Day Camp – June 17-19
  • Baseball Day Camp – June 17-21
  • Girls Soccer Day Camp – June 17-21
  • All Comers Track Meet – June 18
  • Wrestling Challenge Camp – June 19-22

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

Dogs on campus

Messiah is a beautiful, open campus with lots of green space which provides a wonderful area for dog owners to walk their dogs. However, there are rules pertaining to having a dog on campus.

  1. All dogs MUST be leashed at all times; they are not permitted to be left running at large at any time.
  2. Dogs are NOT permitted in any campus building.
  3. Dogs are permitted on the Cumberland county side ONLY of the Yellow Breeches. This is the side where all the academic buildings are located.
  4. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE STARRY FIELD SIDE AT ANY TIME; this includes being on any of the athletic fields and in the parking lot areas, including Treona.
  5. All handlers are to clean up after their dogs at all times.

Exemption:  If the dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, the above rules in reference to location areas do not apply.

As a reminder, Monaghan Township has a township ordinance related to dogs running at large on property not belonging to the owner/handler. The Department of Safety will be monitoring Starry Field and if dogs and handlers are found, you will be asked to leave the Starry Field area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Safety at 717-691-6005. Thank you for helping us keep our grounds and athletic fields looking beautiful.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time chef I. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15426. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15038. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The department of college advancement has an opening for a full time executive assistant to the vice president for advancement. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15452. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Messiah Fleet Vehicle for sale. Messiah College Fleet vehicle for sale. 2003 Mercury Sable Premium LS Sedan, 98000 miles. Vehicle was purchased new by the college and maintenance records are available. Asking $3,000 or best offer. Please contact Brad Markley at extension 6011 or bmarkley@messiah.edu to see the car.

For rent

Sarasota condo for rent. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 condo. Condo complex offers 2 heated swimming pools for residents. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features 3 golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Available monthly now through December. Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu for information.

 

 

June 6

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Exodus 15:2

NEWS

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino (bass), sang at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan Concert Production’s 20th Anniversary Concert on May 26. The concert featured the same repertoire as MCP’s first concert from 20 years ago – Mozart’s CORONATION MASS, Fauré’s REQUIEM, and Vivaldi’s GLORIA – as well as its longstanding collaboration with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in the Mozart and Fauré. This was Dr. Savarino’s ninth time performing at Carnegie Hall since 2010.

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Guests on campus

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

  •  1st Choice Financial Class – June 6
  •  Lower Susquehanna Lutheran Synod – June 6-8
  •  Alumni Track/Cross Country Weekend – June 7-9
  •  Campus Compact of New York & Pennsylvania Alumni Event – June 8
  •  Rotary Youth Leadership Camp – June 9-13
  •  Girls Basketball Skills Camp -June 9-13
  •  Mini Falcons Field Hockey Camp – June 10-14
  •  All Comers Track Meet – June 11
  •  Manito/Laurel Life Event – June 12
  • Central PA Friends of Jazz Camp – June 12-15

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

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Job opportunities

The Office of Student Affairs has a part-time opening for an intercultural programs advisor, designated school official. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15397. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, director of student involvement and leadership programs at kvillegas@messiah.edu.

For sale

Messiah Fleet Vehicle for sale. Messiah College Fleet vehicle for sale. 2003 Mercury Sable Premium LS Sedan, 98000 miles. Vehicle was purchased new by the college and maintenance records are available. Asking $3,000 or best offer. Please contact Brad Markley at extension 6011 or bmarkley@messiah.edu to see the car.

For rent

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

Sarasota condo for rent. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 condo. Condo complex offers 2 heated swimming pools for residents. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features 3 golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Available monthly now through December. Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu for information.

 

May 30

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13

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Falcon Exchange limited hours, May 30

On May 30, Falcon Exchange will be closed in the morning for an employee training event. It will be open 2:30-3 p.m. ONLY.

Curators Club/CC2 at the Oakes Museum

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

FY20 admissions event calendar

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

Guests on campus

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

  • Evangelical Congregational Church – May 29-31
  • Harrisburg Academy Commencement – May 31
  • Northern Baseball Boosters Reception – June 2
  • Family & Closely Held Business Workshop – June 4
  • Rotary Scholarship Awards Dinner – June 5

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

Summer driving hazards

Think icy and snowy roads create the most hazardous driving conditions? Think again! According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, summer months have more fatal car accidents than winter months! AAA notes that the 100 days succeeding Memorial Day are the deadliest on the roads – and average of 10 people die in vehicle accidents every day. Why is summer driving so dangerous?

  • Summer storms and thunder showers can cause hazardous conditions for driving: slippery roads, hydroplaning, flash flooding, downed trees, even hail!
  •  With school out, there are more teens on the road. Their lack of experience (and often lack of attention) can lead to more accidents. Teens are more likely to be involved in car accidents than any other age group.
  • There is more road congestion as families hit the highways for vacations. In addition, vacationing drivers are often traveling unfamiliar roads so they may be driving too slowly or making sudden stops and turns.
  •  The chance for tire blowouts increases during hot weather as the air inside your tires expands from the heat. The chances of your engine overheating also increase when the weather is hot; if this happens, pull over to let it cool down.
  • Road construction increases during the summer resulting in delays, detours, and road rage.
  • More bicycles and motorcycles are on the road when the sun is shining. Because they are more difficult to see than other vehicles, you need to be alert for them at all times.
  • Children are outside playing more in the summer, increasing the chances of a child darting into the street and in front of your vehicle.
  • More people are walking and jogging which means you need to be alert for pedestrians, especially during early morning and evening hours when dark clothes make it more difficult to see them.
  • The sun’s bright glare can temporarily blind you if you aren’t wearing appropriate sunglasses.
  • And dehydration can be a very real safety concern on long drives if you don’t keep a bottle of water handy. Likewise, if you break down or are stranded for any length of time, you want to make sure you have water available, especially if you have young children with you. Don’t get careless with your driving because you don’t have to worry about black ice or bitter cold. Remember that summer driving has its own set of safety hazards!

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Job Opportunities

College Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time bulk mailroom technician and mass email administrator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15391. Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Althoff, college press and postal services production manager at balthoff@messiah.edu.

For rent

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

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

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

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

 

May 23

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

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

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS

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

Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

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

Term tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

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

Term tenure and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

  • Malcolm Gold, Department of Sociology

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

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

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

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

Term tenure renewal:

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

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Important reminder for faculty

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

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

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

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

Falcon Exchange has implemented summer hours

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

Falcon Exchange limited hours, May 30

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

Slime Camp at Messiah College

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

Curators Club/CC2 at the Oakes Museum

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

FY20 admissions event calendar

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

Guests on Campus

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

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

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

• Mechanicsburg High School Commencement – May 28

• Evangelical Congregational Church – May 29-31

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

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Job opportunities

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

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

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

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

For sale

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

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

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

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

 

May 16

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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

Proverbs 3: 5-6

NEWS

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

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

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

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

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Retirement reception for Kathy Gates

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

Undergraduate Commencement information for employees 

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

Schedule and details

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

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day

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

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

Save the date for the Employee Recognition Reception!

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

Hersheypark discount tickets

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

Laptop tune-up during May Development Week

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

Summer flex-time program 2019

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

Homecoming/Family Weekend update!

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

Early arrival before Sept. 1

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

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

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

RefWorks Contract

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

Slime Camp at Messiah College

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

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For sale:

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

Free:

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

Wanted:

Cornhole boards needed TODAY!

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

 

May 9

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

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

Galatians 6:4

 

NEWS

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

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

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Medicare education seminar

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

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

 

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

 

Schedule and details

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

 

Parking

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

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

 

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

Schedule and details

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

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Hersheypark discount tickets

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

Laptop tune-up during May Development Week

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

Summer flex-time program 2019

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

Summer group exercise at the Fitness Center

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

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

Homecoming/Family Weekend update!

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

Early arrival before Sept. 1

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

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Job opportunities:

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

For sale:

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

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

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

Free:

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

Wanted:

Corn hole boards needed by May 16

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