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September 12

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

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

Ecclesiastes 5:18 

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Strategic Planning and Prioritization Forums

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

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

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

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

Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright help

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit arts.messiah.edu. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

ROD GILFRY, baritone to perform Sept. 20

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

Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series

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

For more information visit arts.messiah.edu. Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

MCBA Networking Breakfast – Purpose-driven Business

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

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

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

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

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event speaker

9 a.m. | Event concludes.

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

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

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

Open house for new career studio space

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

Threefold Cord Women’s Choir presents “Love Is”

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

Text alert system

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

New catering manager

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

TEP and Boyer Center scholarship reception

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

September 2019 newsletter

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

“Stop the Bleed” training offered

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

Trekking to Tokyo- an employee wellness program

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

Fall Curators Club/CC2 Information

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

Find the falcon contest

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

MOSAIC, Messiah’s Institutional Repository

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

Banned Books Week at Murray Library

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

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

Please allow as follows:

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

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

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Job opportunities

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

For sale

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

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

For rent

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

 

Sept. 5

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

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

Zephaniah 3:17

NEWS

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

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Retirement reception

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

Farewell reception for Caroline Maurer

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

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

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

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

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

Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Into the City – Upstate New York

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

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

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

Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the great novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, this first of two programs focuses on Tolstoy’s love of the piano, as well as the deep historical connections between the Russian and French cultures, which produced some of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts. Stuart Malina, artistic director of the Harrisburg Symphony, and Richard Roberson, dean of the Messiah College School of the Arts, will join piano faculty Patrice Ewoldt and Ya-Ting Chang to perform music for two pianos by Chopin, Chaminade, Milhaud and Debussy, and will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s iconic “1812 Overture.” For more information, visit arts.messiah.edu. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

MCBA Networking Breakfast – Purpose-driven Business

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

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

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

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event speaker

9 a.m. | Event concludes.

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

Hersheypark discount tickets

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

Open house for new career studio space

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

Messiah Press and Postal Services copy request changes

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

The link to My Order Desk is as follows:

myorderdesk.com/messiah

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

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

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

Your login is your Messiah College user name and password.

Please note: all files must be submitted as PDFs.

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

These instructions are available at:

messiah.edu/info/20180/online_copy_order

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

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

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Job opportunities

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

For sale

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

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

For rent

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

August 29

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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

Ecclesiastes 10:4

NEWS

Dr. Caroline Maurer, dean of the school of business, education and social sciences (BESS), has accepted a position as director of global engagement at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Her last day at the College will be Sept. 13. We appreciate Maurer’s leadership during the past six years. Her focus on faculty support and development, community engagement and international education along with her passion for Christian higher education will be missed. We wish her the best in her new position.

Dr. Peter Powers, dean of the school of humanities, has agreed to also serve as interim dean of BESS during this upcoming year. Stephanie Patterson will continue as administrative assistant for the school. The transition to new interim leadership will begin Aug. 26.

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Student parking permit pick-up

Permits for those students who preregistered for parking will be available for pickup at the below locations.  Students are to be parked in their assigned lots no later than Monday, Sept. 2.

New students

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Friday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Returning students only

Conference Services Desk 1st floor ECC Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please refer all questions on student parking permits to the Falcon Exchange at x7213 or falconexchange@messiah.edu

Employee parking permits

New employees – To request a parking permit or register a new vehicle:

  • From Messiah College homepage, under Faculty & Staff “QUICKLINKS,” log into “FALCONLINK.”
  • Search for FalconPark in the search box.
  • Click on “Employee Vehicle Registration” (web form). (Please be sure that you continue until you reach a page that reads, “Completed” and gives you a reference number.) Your parking permit will be sent to you through campus mail.

Previously registered employees – You do not need to re-register. Your current, orange parking permit has an expiration date of August 2019 but is actually valid until August 2020.

By Sept. 2, all employees must park in their assigned employee lot, which is specified on your employee parking hangtag. If your lot is completely full, please call Dispatch at ext. 6005. Please refer all questions on existing and new employee parking permits to JoAnn Schaeffer at ext. 7147 or jschaeffer@messiah.edu.

Welcome to Enrollment Management!

Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of two new team members: Marianne Ramirez Gomez ’19 will join us as an admissions counselor, coordinator of Latino student recruitment Aug. 15. She served as student body vice president, an ambassador and member of the Multicultural Council; worked as a student in admissions and in the Multicultural Office; and was an R.H. Flowers scholar.  She has been an intern for the Latino Hispanic American Community Center in Harrisburg and a community service volunteer for two summers in her home city of Reading. Gomez will have domestic territory in southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York City, central Maryland, Washington, D.C., Florida and the Southwest. She will also assist in planning and supporting Multicultural Scholarship Days and serving on the Ambassador Leadership Team.

Sierra Kinslow ’17 will join us as the assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment Sept. 2. She has worked in the graduate admissions office for the last two years as a graduate enrollment counselor, and she’ll finish her master’s degree in higher education in May 2020. As a student, she served as an undergraduate admissions student worker, ambassador and Amigo scholar. Kinslow will work with domestic students from Dauphin County and serve our international students. She will lead strategy related to domestic underrepresented student recruitment and international student recruitment and manage the Martin and R.H. Flowers Multicultural Scholarship process.

Please join us in welcoming them!

Work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ITS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 12 new graduate assistants for the academic year 2019-2020 on the Messiah campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and college-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah College community: Arkel Brown, graduate assistant in women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Nancy Diaz, graduate assistant in student retention; Hunter Harris, graduate assistant in wrestling; Amanda Jones, graduate assistant in softball; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant in men’s basketball; Matt Kovach, graduate assistant in the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant in athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant in cross country/track and field.

They join nine returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year. Emma Cartisano, graduate assistant for off-campus programs; Ashley Doyle, graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse; Leyna Gilleland, graduate assistant in academic support and retention; Aaron Gray, graduate assistant in athletics communication; Myranda Kemrer, graduate assistant in women’s volleyball; Trevor Magness, graduate assistant in student Involvement and Leadership; Keyauna Moore, graduate assistant for academic advising; Chad Muise, graduate assistant in baseball; Nathan Reese, graduate assistant in assessment of student learning.

In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in residence life at Gonzaga University; Horacia Carryl, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University; and Malissa Giannetti and Kimberly Lopez, graduate assistants in residence life at Catawba College.

They join three returning graduate assistants at partner institutions: Andrew Butler, graduate assistant in men’s lacrosse at Houghton College; Esther Rosier, graduate assistant in advising and freshman studies at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn; and Tovah Wilson, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University.

Welcome Week theme and schedule

Messiah College will be welcoming our new students to campus for the start of Welcome Week Friday, Aug. 30. Our theme for Welcome Week this year is “ALL IN” as we encourage students to take ownership of their Messiah experience, fully committing to their new community and responsibilities. Our theme verse is Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

A full schedule of events is available on the Welcome Week website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21334/welcome_week. If you have any questions regarding Welcome Week, please reach out to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs (silp@messiah.edu, ext. 5240).

Retirement Reception

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

Employee referral bonus program

Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. For full program guidelines, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/employee-referral.

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

The Career and Professional Development Center is happy to announce the fall schedule of Into the City Mini trips. These trips are designed to provide students with an in-depth look at a local organization and typically include a tour, a chat with employees, networking time and information about any job or internship openings. Please encourage students to register ASAP as space is limited. Students can sign up online at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events . Educators are also very welcome to attend, please email abook@messiah.edu if interested. • Carlisle Sports Emporium – Sept. 11, Leave at 2 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we travel to one of the region’s top entertainment complexes (which is owned by a Messiah alum) to learn more about how the organization operates and the job and internship possibilities that are available there (with a little bit of time to play and explore the venue as well!). This event is open to students from all majors and may be of special interest to those interested in event planning, social media, marketing, sales, sports or outdoor activities. • ITC Mini to Katapault Makerspace – Oct. 17, Leave at 2:30 p.m. and return by 5 p.m. Students will be explore a local “makerspace” and learn about the many jobs and internships available with Katapault. We will also meet the many alumni who are employed there and hear about their initiatives in engineering, global relief work and business development. This event is open to any major; students with a background in engineering, computer science, business or global development may be especially interested in attending.

Into the City – Upstate New York

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

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

Copyright help

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

Lawrie Merz for the Copyright Working Group

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Dining Services Department has an opening for a full-time catering manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15740. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

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

FOR SALE

Beautiful Honda VT750DC Shadow 750 Spirit (2002).This bike has been garage-kept and has never had any issues. It has 10,000 miles on it and a trickle-charger hooked up to it. Cover included. Email me if you’d like to see it (bwiens@messiah.edu). Asking $2,500 (kbb price). Picture here: https://imgur.com/MmIuBnI

Dirt Devil carpet shampooer. Full-size 1-gallon capacity. $40 Slinky Solar Energy experiment kit. Discover the power of the sun with over 35 experiments. New, $10 For ages 8 and up. Please email Carol at chall@messiah.edu

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

Bowflex Ultimate 2 for sale. Like new, includes preacher curl attachment, leg raise attachment, and squat attachment. Asking $200. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu Also, Coleman clamshell style car top cargo carrier. Good condition, asking $25.00. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu 

WANTED

House/dog sitter. Seeking house sitter for Oct. 1 – Oct. 18 for parents’ home. House located in Etters, PA. Dog is a very friendly black lab. Contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

August 22

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

Chronicles 22:13

NEWS

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, had an article entitled “Family Science” published in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships.

Dr. Caroline Maurer, dean of the school of business, education, and social sciences (BESS), has accepted a position as director of global engagement at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Her last day at the College will be Sept. 13. We appreciate Dr. Maurer’s leadership over the past six years. Her focus on faculty support and development, community engagement, and international education along with her passion for Christian higher education will be missed. We wish her the best in her new position.

Dr. Peter Powers, dean of the school of humanities, has agreed to also serve as interim dean of BESS during this upcoming year. Stephanie Patterson will continue as administrative assistant for the school. The transition to new interim leadership will begin on August 26.

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Save the date: Community Day

All employees are warmly invited to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ State of the College address. Refreshments will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the High Center patio. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the president’s office and board of trustees, at kbisbee@messiah.edu or ext. 5220.

Student parking permit pick-up

Permits for those students that preregistered for parking will be available for pickup at the below locations.  Students are to be parked in their assigned lots no later than Monday, Sept. 2.

New Students

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Friday, August 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Returning Students Only

Conference Services Desk 1st floor ECC Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please refer all questions on student parking permits to the Falcon Exchange at x7213 or falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Employee choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day?! Email Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu. We HOPE to sing Jeffery Ames’ rousing gospel piece, “Let Everything that Hath Breath”. Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Levi Greenly, a senior finance major in the Department of Business, for successfully passing Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 250,000 candidates sat for the CFA exams worldwide and the pass rate for Level I was only 41%. Levi’s test score placed him well above the 90th percentile for all the candidates who took the Level I exam in June. The 6-hour exam covered topics in economics, statistics, accounting, corporate finance, equity/fixed income analysis and derivatives. Messiah College has been a member of the CFA University Affiliation program since 2018, which enabled Levi to receive a full scholarship to take the exam. We wish Levi continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

Employee Parking Permits

New employees – To request a parking permit or register a new vehicle:

  • From Messiah College Homepage, under Faculty & Staff “QUICKLINKS”, Log into “FALCONLINK”.
  • Search for FalconPark in the search box.
  • Click on “Employee Vehicle Registration (Web Form) (Please be sure that you continue until you reach a page which says, “Completed” and gives you a reference number.) Your parking permit will be sent to you through campus mail.

Previously registered employees – You do not need to re-register. Your current, orange parking permit has an expiration date of August 2019, but is actually valid until August 2020.

By Sept. 2, all employees must park in their assigned employee lot, which is specified on your employee parking hangtag. If your lot is completely full, please call Dispatch at ext. 6005. Please refer all questions on existing and new employee parking permits to JoAnn Schaeffer at ext. 7147 or jschaeffer@messiah.edu.

Welcome Week theme and schedule

Messiah College will be welcoming our new students to campus for the start of Welcome Week on Friday, August 30. Our theme for Welcome Week this year is “ALL IN” as we encourage students to take ownership of their Messiah experience, fully committing to their new community and responsibilities. Our theme verse is Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

A full schedule of events is available on the Welcome Week website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21334/welcome_week. If you have any questions regarding Welcome Week, please reach out to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs (silp@messiah.edu, ext. 5240).

Welcome to Enrollment Management!

Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of two new team members: Marianne Ramirez Gomez ’19 will join us as an admissions counselor, coordinator of Latino student recruitment on August 15. She served as student body vice-president, worked as a student in admissions and the multicultural office, was an ambassador, member of the Multicultural Council and an RH Flower recipient. She has been an intern for the Latino Hispanic American Community Center in Harrisburg and a community service volunteer for two summers in her home city of Reading. Marianne will have domestic territory in southeastern PA, Philadelphia, New York City, central Maryland, Washington DC, Florida and the southwest. She will also assist in planning and supporting Multicultural Scholarship Days and serving on the Ambassador Leadership Team. Sierra Kinslow ’17 will join us as the assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment on     Sept. 2. She has worked in the graduate admissions office for the last two years as a graduate enrollment counselor, and she’ll finish her master’s degree in higher education in May 2020. As a student, she served as an undergraduate admissions student worker, ambassador and amigo scholar. Sierra will work with domestic students from Dauphin County and serve our international students. She will lead strategy related to domestic underrepresented student recruitment and international student recruitment and manage the Martin’s and R.H. Flowers Multicultural Scholarship process. Please join us in welcoming them!

Multicultural student orientation

Within our commitment to student success and engagement at Messiah College is a strong drive to foster a sense of belonging for all of our students. Based on sound academic research and data, we recognize that students of color face unique challenges on predominantly white campuses. To address this, the Intercultural Office hosts a Multicultural Student Orientation to provide opportunities for our incoming students of color to make early connections with each other and with key educators prior to participating in Welcome Week activities. Please join us in warmly welcoming our students of color and their families to campus on Thursday, Aug. 29, as they arrive for Multicultural Student Orientation and become part of our Messiah College community!

Graduate TESOL students provide ESL camp for Christian school

Four graduate TESOL students, under the direction of their professor, Dr. Jan Dormer, recently provided the instruction for an ESL Camp at Delaware Co. Christian School. The fourteen ESL students had just arrived from China, and ranged from grades 7 to 11. The diverse topics covered in the week of ESL classes ranged from PA ecosystems to group work expectations in American education to an introduction to the Bible. Additional informal English language development occurred through fun outings such as kayaking and a scavenger hunt at King of Prussia mall. Our Graduate TESOL Program is anticipating a strong partnership with Delaware Co. Christian School as they seek to meet the needs of their international students.

Work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ITS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and partner institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 12 new graduate assistants for the academic year 2019-2020 both on the Messiah campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and college-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah College community: Arkel Brown, graduate assistant in women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Nancy Diaz, graduate assistant in student retention; Hunter Harris, graduate assistant in wrestling; Amanda Jones, graduate assistant in softball; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant in men’s basketball; Matt Kovach, graduate assistant in the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant in athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant in cross country/track and field. They join nine returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and graduate assistant positions this year. Emma Cartisano, graduate assistant for off-campus programs; Ashley Doyle, graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse; Leyna Gilleland, graduate assistant in academic support and retention; Aaron Gray, graduate assistant in athletics communication; Myranda Kemrer, graduate assistant in women’s volleyball; Trevor Magness, graduate assistant in student involvement and leadership; Keyauna Moore, graduate assistant for academic advising; Chad Muise, graduate assistant in baseball; Nathan Reese, graduate assistant in assessment of student learning. In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in residence life at Gonzaga University; Horacia Carryl, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University; and Malissa Giannetti and Kimberly Lopez, graduate assistants in residence life at Catawba College. They join three returning graduate assistants at partner institutions: Andrew Butler, graduate assistant in men’s lacrosse at Houghton College; Esther Rosier, graduate assistant in advising and freshman studies at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn; and Tovah Wilson graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University.

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Job opportunities

The Dining Services Department has a full time opening for a retail restaurant shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15694. Job related questions may be directed to Stephen Musti, restaurant manager II at smusti@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/15709. 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

For sale

Multiple items for sale:

  • Student trumpet (Yamaha) with case ($120)
  • ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX 5 without side rails ($140)
  • Privacy cover for cargo area in Mazda CX 5 ($75)
  • Roadside assistance bag of tools, etc. ($25)
  • SportRack J-hooks for roof rack–good for carrying kayaks ($25/pair)
  • Text 610-703-4314 for more info or contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Beautiful Honda VT750DC Shadow 750 Spirit (2002).This bike has been garage-kept and has never had any issues. It has 10,000 miles on it and a trickle-charger hooked up to it. Cover included. Email me if you’d like to see it (bwiens@messiah.edu). Asking $2,500 (kbb price). Picture here: https://imgur.com/MmIuBnI

FREE

Used kitchen stove in good condition. A used kitchen stove in good condition is available FREE for the taking to anyone willing and able to pick it up from our home in Dillsburg. Contact Randy Basinger at rbasinge@messiah.edu if interested or for more information. 

WANTED

House/dog sitter. Seeking house sitter for Oct. 1 – Oct. 18 for parents’ home. House located in Etters, PA. Dog is a very friendly black lab. Contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

August 14

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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

Zephaniah 3:17

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The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Leanne Rutt, the Messiah College Master of Occupational Therapy assistant program director will begin as the MOT program director starting Aug. 25; this coincides with the start of the fall 2019 graduate semester. Leanne has been a key contributor to the success of Messiah’s ACOTE accreditation process, has strong teaching gifts and deep connections to the central PA OT community. She recently completed her OTD at Thomas Jefferson University. She brings energy, excitement and experience in teaching, administration and clinical OT practice to the program. We are thankful for the work of interim director, Dr. Paula Kramer, who provided critical leadership to the MOT Program during the ACTOE accreditation process.

Employee choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day?! Email Doug Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu. We HOPE to sing Jeffery Ames’ rousing gospel piece, “Let Everything that Hath Breath”. Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Levi Greenly, a senior finance major in the Department of Business, for successfully passing Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 250,000 candidates sat for the CFA exams worldwide and the pass rate for Level I was only 41%. Levi’s test score placed him well above the 90th percentile for all the candidates who took the Level I exam in June. The 6-hour exam covered topics in economics, statistics, accounting, corporate finance, equity/fixed income analysis and derivatives. Messiah College has been a member of the CFA University Affiliation program since 2018, which enabled Levi to receive a full scholarship to take the exam. We wish Levi continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

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Job opportunities:

The Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Department has an opening for a full time graduate enrollment counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15665. Job-related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew, director of graduate enrollment, at amathew@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has a full time opening for a rounds cook to work the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15594. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu

For sale:

Bass guitar for sale. Wine red 5-string Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

Multiple items for sale:

  • Student trumpet (Yamaha) with case ($120)
  • ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX 5 without side rails ($140)
  • Privacy cover for cargo area in Mazda CX 5 ($75)
  • Roadside assistance bag of tools, etc. ($25)
  • SportRack J-hooks for roof rack–good for carrying kayaks ($25/pair)
  • Text 610-703-4314 for more info or contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Wow Furniture 3-panel room divider, 71 inches high, about 4 feet wide when expanded. Parisian theme in pastel colors. Brand new, never used. $25. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu

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Free for pickup at my home near campus: A pair of Ethan Allen twin beds, including headboards, footboards and metal frames. Good for a spare room or vacation home. Also, a separate wheeled metal frame for a double or queen bed in excellent condition. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu. Photos available on request.

Used kitchen stove in good condition. A used kitchen stove in good condition is available FREE for the taking to anyone willing and able to pick it up from our home in Dillsburg. Contact Randy Basinger at rbasinge@messiah.edu if interested or for more information.

 

 

 

August 8

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

NEWS

The provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Fenstermacher as assistant dean of nursing, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Fenstermacher will serve as chief nursing administrator for all Messiah College undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This comprehensive leadership model centralizes and subsumes the roles of the undergraduate department chair and the director of graduate programs and facilitates focused vision and streamlined oversight for all aspects of our nursing program. Reporting to Fenstermacher, Louann Zinsmeister will lead as coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS), and Kristen Slabaugh will lead as coordinator of the doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioner (DNP-FNP). Nancy Frank will serve as assistant coordinator of undergraduate nursing.

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Earlier this summer, Professor of the History of Science Ted Davis presented papers at two conferences in the UK, one at Queen’s University Belfast and one at the University of Birmingham.

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Farewell reception

We invite members of the campus community to join us in celebrating Cindy Agoncillo’s contributions to Messiah College and the Office of Marketing and Communications design team. Her last day is August 20. She will be leaving to step into a new role as pastor-in-residence at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church. Enjoy refreshments and wish Cindy well at a drop-in reception on Monday, Aug. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. We look forward to honoring Cindy’s 5 years of contributions and service to the College.

Guests on campus

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

  • Laurel Life Meeting – Aug. 9
  • Softball ID Camp – Aug. 9-10

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College! Our conference and camp season officially ends on August 10. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with our office and your hospitality to our many guests.

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Job opportunities:

The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15645. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services at jluft@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Bass guitar for sale. Wine red 5-string Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

FREE:

Free for pickup at my home near campus: A pair of Ethan Allen twin beds, including headboards, footboards and metal frames. Good for a spare room or vacation home. Also, a separate wheeled metal frame for a double or queen bed in excellent condition. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or tdavis@messiah.edu. Photos available on request.

 

 

AUGUST 1

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm: 100:5

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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:

  • Girls Soccer Team Camp – Aug. 1-3
  • Falcon Friday Admissions Event – Aug. 2
  • Chinese Community Church Retreat – Aug. 2-4
  • NCAA Volleyball Clinic – Aug. 3
  • Boys Volleyball Camp – Aug. 4-7
  • Girls Soccer Residential Camp – Aug. 4-7
  • Transition Advisors Tax Seminar – Aug. 6 and 8

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

Aug. 2: final Falcon Friday with early closure

Thank you to all staff and faculty who have contributed to the success of this summer’s Falcon Fridays! The Admissions team is deeply appreciative of your service and flexibility as we pilot this program. We are expecting over 111 prospective students to join us this Friday for a total of at least 326 guests. If you are on campus, please give these families a warm, Messiah welcome! Also, please be aware, both the Admissions and Financial Aid offices will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 following the completion of our final Falcon Friday of the summer.

Please welcome Deb Hartranft, our new graphic designer

The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Deb Hartranft to our team in her role as our new full-time graphic designer. Deb comes to us from Think Baseline, a branding and design agency, in Frederick, Maryland. She’s a 2016 graduate of Susquehanna University where she was also a student designer in the university communications office. Please join our office in welcoming Deb to Messiah College.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full time admissions counselor, coordinator of latino student recruitment. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15589. Job related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions, at dbritton@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full time campus events worker, residence hall. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/15627. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Discounted Hersheypark tickets. Limited supply – Hersheypark tickets valid through Sept. 29. Cost $35.50. Contact Michelle Shellenberger at ext. 5252 or mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

2005 Volvo S40.Great first car! Automatic transmission, leather interior and moon roof. Runs well. Headliner is tacked and could be replaced. A/C needs recharged. Blue book Fair value listed as $2757. Asking $2550 or best offer. Contact Michelle Shellenberger for questions or more photos at ext. 5252 or mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

Pier 1 tufted, jute and wool area rug, 6′ x 9′. Asking $85. Good condition, worn in some spots. Retailed for $200. Email Ramona at rfritschi@messiah.edu.

 

 

July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Psalm 34: 17-20

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Save the date: Community Day

All employees are warmly invited to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ State of the College address. Refreshments will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the High Center patio. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the president’s office and board of trustees, at kbisbee@messiah.edu or ext. 5220.

Guests on Campus

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

  • Boys Lacrosse ID Camp – July 25-27
  •  St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India – July 25-28
  •  High School Baseball Camp – July 27-28
  •  Pleasantville Presbyterian Service Trip – July 27-28
  •  Girls Volleyball Skills Camp – July 28-31
  • Boys Soccer Residential Camp – July 28-31
  • Chamber Music in Grantham – July 28-August 4
  • VISTA Service Orientation – July 29-31
  • PA Baptist State Congress of Christian Education – July 29-Aug. 2
  • Girls Volleyball Prospect Camp – July 31-Aug. 3

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

Training provided at Messiah for volunteers in church-based ESL programs

Last week Dr. Jan Dormer provided two full days of training for volunteers in church-based ESL programs. Many adult immigrants rely on the free ESL classes provided by churches, and yet churches often do not have personnel trained in TESOL to run and teach in these programs. Training sessions such as this one can help to fill the gap, by providing some information about teaching and learning English for volunteers in such programs. We had 23 participants, for two days of intensive training. Messiah College is pleased to play a small role in the service churches are providing for their local immigrant communities.

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For sale

Bass guitar for sale. Wine Red 5-String Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450. Contact Ashley Barnes at barnes@messiah.edu or text 717-682-8521 for more info.

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Console piano. We are moving and need to downsize, but would like to give our George Steck console piano to a good home. If you are interested, please let Joanna Hadley-Evans at jhadley@messiah.edu know as soon as possible. Recipient must be able to pick up and transport the piano from Lake Meade in East Berlin. Good condition and and picture available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/10nihc45ahc827qt16luk/Furniture%20Sale.gdoc?dl=0&rlkey=r7k952urksc1c1uqzrl4otq1w

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Brindle, Clouser and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. will host a neighborhood yard sale. Items for sale include: books, puzzles, free videos, dorm fridge, clothing, kids’ items, tools, jewelry, Crystal D’Arc crystal, other glassware, Christmas, household items, more – also food stand and someone will be collecting crayons for recycling. For additional information contact aringquist@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

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.