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Thursday, September 7

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Accept those whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.

Roman 14:1

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NEWS: 

David Hagenbuch, professor of marketing, authored an article in Business Insider. The opinion piece, titled “An ethicist explains his 4 chief concerns about artificial intelligence,” is available at: http://www.businessinsider.com/an-ethicist-explains-his-4-chief-concerns-about-artificial-intelligence-2017-8

As of this fall, Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry, will be serving in the position of special assistant to the provost. In this capacity, she will be working on special projects on behalf of as well as providing general support to the provost. Alison’s experience and effective leadership on the RFM over the past three year has positioned her well for this position.

MESSIAH 411:

Make plans to attend the Movie on the Green

Human Resources is once again partnering with Student Involvement and Leadership Programs to host an outdoor movie event. Disney’s “Moana” will be showing on a 40′ tall screen on Fri., Sept. 22 on the Eisenhower Lawn at 7:30 p.m. Coinciding with Family Weekend, this event is open to all employees and their families as well as students and their families. More information will follow in future Intercom articles. Mark your calendar!

Into the City: Chicago

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Into the City trip to Chicago. This career immersion program will take place on October 11- 13, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include Christianity Today, Chicago Bears, LinkedIn, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Semester and more! For more information and an online application please encourage students to visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21118/into_the_city_program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the trip will be held on Mon., Sept. 11 from noon-1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided! Interested students and faculty should RSVP for this info session by 9/9 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0uN5Onk1z8MqUGp. (Attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the Into the City trip.) ITC is collaboratively sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Development Office.

Off-Campus program representative to visit campus in October

On Oct. 4 and 5, International Studies Abroad (ISA) program representative Vaughn Thornton will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study with ISA and Veritas programs in Chile, France, Spain and South Korea. If you are interested in meeting with him to learn more about the programs or would like him to speak briefly to your class about the program, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or wlippert@messiah.edu. Also, please feel free to share with your students that Vaughn will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons on those days and will be hosting the following information sessions highlighting these programs: Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Larsen 237 (general information session) Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Larsen 237 (orientation session for students applying to study in Chile, France, Spain or South Korea for spring 2018) To learn more about these programs, visit:

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1022/pontifical_catholic_university_of_valparaiso_chile_international_studies_abroad ISA Paris: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1026/isa_paris o Catholic University of Paris o American Business School Paris o The Sorbonne University of Granada: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2315/university_of_granada Veritas Chile: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2512/veritas_chile Veritas France: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2514/veritas_paris Veritas South Korea: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2714/veritas_christian_study_abroad_south_korea

LOOK for safety campus roads

Sign the pledge the week of Sept. 18 to be a safe driver and a safe pedestrian. Pledge tables will be located throughout campus; watch your email for specific locations and times. All employees and students who take the pledge will be entered into a drawing for great prizes including gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks, the Campus Bookstore, Falcon/Union, Dunkin’ Donuts, Wild Wings, Chipotle, Panera, Papa John’s and much more. Winners will be selected on Sept. 27.

Advise a fall break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer an opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over Fall Break. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. Fall Break service trips will take place Thurs., Oct. 12- Sun., Oct. 15. Our partnering organizations include: AROMA Cumberland Pointe (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania), Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York), and Rolling Ridge Retreat Center (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia). Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York) For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life. Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) Priority One partners with a number of inner-city organizations, churches and ministries who serve the disadvantaged of NYC. Volunteers connect with several of these organizations to directly impact and serve people, such as: A Breakfast and Lunch Ministry for the homeless; an after-school program for tutoring inner-city children; the World Vision Storehouse and more! If you’re interested in serving as an advisor for Priority One or CBFNY and/or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Fri., Sept. 22.

2017 Office of Marketing and Communications change in photography paradigm

 Effective Sept. 15, 2017, the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) is no longer resourced to support photography requests from individual campus departments or offices for their programs or events. OMC relies on a mix of professional and student photographers, prioritizing its resources for student recruitment marketing communications and editorial-specific photography for the Bridge alumni magazine and other institutional news channels.

Moving forward, departments who would like to arrange student or professional photography for their department-specific events may do so by scheduling and providing payment for those services directly with the photographer. To request a list of student and professional photographers that the College has used successfully for past events, please email photography@messiah.edu or kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Continued services: 

  • OMC will continue to provide the photography service of taking employee headshots and group shots of faculty and staff for campus communications. This service will be scheduled at multiple points throughout the year, and campus will be notified of these dates via the Intercom and mass email.

 

  • OMC will continue to provide photography coverage for annual milestone events in the life of the College such as Welcome Week, Homecoming and Commencement (as these photos are used in the Bridge, social media and other OMC communications).

 

  • Additionally, OMC’s professional photography and image library will continue to be made available for campus’ use in their own communications via the Cumulus digital image archive.

Any questions regarding this announcement may be directed to creative director Nancy Soulliard at NSoulliard@messiah.edu or ext. 2294.

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of September, we are hosting the following networking receptions: Thurs., Sept. 21: 8- 8:45 p.m. (science majors), for alumni and students Mon., Sept. 25: Noon-12:45 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Columbus area ), alumni/seniors Fri., Sept. 29: Noon- 12:45 p.m. (Golden Grads), for alumni After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, graduate assistant for alumni engagement, at Olivia.Snare@messiah.edu.

Professional Learning Communities (PLC) – Fall 2017

The Teaching and Learning Initiative is offering three PLCs this semester. All educators are invited to register for a PLC and to lend their voices to the meaningful conversations that will develop in these groups. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a PLC, please contact Deana Baddorf, dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities:

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the Dean. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11592. Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer at cmaurer@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Piano. Upright grand piano (57″ high by 63″ wide) made by Howard in good working order. Completely rebuilt and refinished with medium walnut stain about 25 years ago. Includes matching bench. $325 or best offer. Contact Jake at djacobse@messiah.edu or 717-315-5507.

Wanted:

Two women, a Messiah employee and student, are looking for another woman to fill the third bedroom in their house, one half of a duplex on Simpson Street in downtown Mechanicsburg. She will have her own unfurnished room, and share a bathroom, kitchen and living room. There are a washer and dryer and lots of storage in the basement, and a small yard outside. One cat currently resides in the house as well. Commute time to Messiah is roughly 15 minutes. Rent is very low (less than $400/month per person, including all utilities) if there are three roommates, and the landlord is kind and easygoing. Available Oct. 1, but earlier might be possible if needed. Contact Alison Williams at anwilliams@messiah.edu

In need of Childcare. Looking for an in-home childcare provider for 1 and 3-year-old boys in the Dillsburg or Mechanicsburg area. 25-30 hours/ week. Monday and Tuesday, half days and Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact Angela Weaver at amweaver@messiah.edu.

High school math tutor. Seeking an algebra ll and chemistry tutor for my 11th grade student, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5 p.m., for the academic year. Please share with Messiah students who may be looking for a tutoring job. Please contact Stephanie Patterson at spatterson@messiah.edu

Apartment needed. Messiah College graduate, and current Messiah College graduate student seeking reasonably priced apartment near campus. Please contact Will Franken at will.franken@messiah.edu if interested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2

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 NEWS:

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced Danielle Chun ‘17 as a finalist for the 2017 AASHE Sustainability Awards in the undergraduate research category for her outstanding research in sustainability. Winners will be announced during the opening ceremony at the AASHE Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 15. Finalists entries were judged on overall impact, innovation, stakeholder involvement, clarity and other criteria specific to each category. “The Messiah College community is excited for Danielle and honored to have such a passionate student be able to carry out her interests in resolving pressing social and environmental concerns,” says Brandon Hoover, director of sustainability. He adds that with roughly 12 million food insecure families in the U.S. and 40 percent of our food being wasted, Danielle’s research is timely. “I imagine she will make an impact on other institutions as much as she has been on ours.” Danielle’s paper, “The Drivers Behind Edible Food Recovery Programs at Institutions of Higher Education” is the culmination of Danielle’s passion and concern for the environmental protection and community well-being during her pursuit of a degree in economic development (concentration: sustainability). Her research stems from a desire to see the work of food insecurity and food waste coupled to solve the pressing social and environmental challenge that it is. About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE): AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.

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Steve Funck has completed all of the requirements for Lifetime Certification in his designation as a certified scientific materials manager (CSMM). Steve is the natural sciences laboratory program manager for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Due to his achievements, he was recognized on Aug. 3 at the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM) Annual Conference. Congratulations!

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Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance, authored an article in Transactions Magazine (a publication of the Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association) on why mergers in the community banking space are not likely to proliferate in the near term. The article is available at: http://www.pacbtransactions.com/publication/?i=432208&ver=html5&p=50

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The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Dr. Julie Gomboc-Turyan has been promoted to director of graduate curriculum and student services and assistant professor of education. Julie directly supports new graduate program development efforts as well as student services. She will be assisting with assessment plans, and partnering with others to ensure that graduate-level programs are in compliance with Accreditation, PDE and State Authorization regulations and standards.

Rebekah Ostby has been promoted to finance and projects manager for the School of Graduate Studies. Rebekah is responsible for all financial modeling, budget preparation and budget monitoring for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition she is the point person for the Winding Hill location and serves as the liaison to the property management group, Crabtree and Rohrbaugh.

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to welcome the following three new employees: Leah Wagner: records specialist, School of Graduate Studies. Leah is a 2017 Messiah graduate and is the primary point-person for answering all incoming calls from both current and prospective students. She will be providing support to Graduate Registrar and Graduate Enrollment. Leah’s work-station is located at Winding hill. As an undergraduate student, Leah was a three-year work-study in the Registrar’s Office.

Sierra Kinslow: graduate enrollment counselor. Sierra is a 2017 Messiah graduate. In this role, Sierra will be recruiting graduate students in the education, higher education and conducting programs. As an undergraduate student, Sierra worked in the Admissions Office, having served as an ambassador as well as an intern. Sierra will be located at Winding Hill.

Halima Krugh: graduate enrollment counselor. Halima is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois (BA in communications). Her experience includes project management, sales and public relations in the banking industry, the University of Illinois School of Music, as well as the Pennsylvania-Delaware District Council of The Assemblies of God. Most recently, she has been a development specialist at The Pennsylvania State University, Middletown. Halima will be recruiting graduate students for programs in business and leadership and nursing and will be located at Winding Hill.

MESSIAH 411:

LCC Representative to Visit Campus On Sept. 25 and 26, Tara Baker, a representative of LCC International University will be on campus to talk with students and faculty about opportunities for students to study in Lithuania. If you are interested in inviting Tara to speak briefly in your classes about the program or would like to meet with her one-on-one, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at wlippert@messiah.eduor ext. 6089. Tara will be hosting an information session at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Boyer 130. Please feel free to share this with interested students. LCC International University serves 600 students from a number of Eastern European nations. Students travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia as well as Latvia and Estonia during this unique learning experience. Courses in accounting, business, communication, conflict studies, economics, English, history, literature, marketing, social science and theology are offered each semester. To learn more about the program, browse http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1027/lcc_international_university

CPDC announces fall event

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the fall semester schedule of events. Please see attachment for details, and/or visit www.messiah.edu/career-events for information including registration links. Each faculty member will also receive a bookmark which lists all events. Please contact Abby Book at abook@messiah.edu if you would like additional event bookmarks to distribute to your students.

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For sale:

Honda Shadow 1999 in excellent condition. For pictures and details go to: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/mcy/6264072916.html Priced right for Messiah employees/students: $1500 which is well below KBB. Please email bweins@messiah.edu or call ext. 7114. Interested people can certainly borrow the bike for a few hours.

Mobile Home in Dillsburg. 2006 double wide mobile home located in the Pine Oak neighborhood in Dillsburg. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Very well kept – all appliances included. Move in ready! Asking price is $55,000. Call 717-460-6281 for more information or email ksteiner@messiah.edu.

Piano. Upright grand piano (57″ high by 63″ wide) made by Howard in good working order. Completely rebuilt and refinished with medium walnut stain about 25 years ago. Includes matching bench. $325 or best offer. Contact Jake at djacobse@messiah.edu or 717-315-5507.

43″ Samsung Plasma TV used, in original box: $225.00, Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat with safety surround pink/grey manufactured 5/06/15: $110, Craftsman 2 1/2 ton jack with 2 matching jack stands: $40, 23″ Acer LCD Monitor used in box: $40, Baby Trend expedition jogging Stroller: $50 Please email khelm@messiah.edu or call ext. 6074. Pictures available upon request.

FREE:

Water hyacinth for ponds. Have a pond? I have lots of water hyacinth that I am happy to give to a good (or any) home. They are green floating plants that supposedly have purple flowers (I have yet to see those). Let me know if you want some and how many (I bought 3 total and now have over 100). They are prolific! Email Ramona at rfritschi@messiah.edu. Here’s what they look like: https://fullserviceaquatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/water_hyacinth_farm_pond_plants1.jpg

Universal gym. See picture for details. Please contact Don Lerew (ext. 2030) if interested.

Wanted:

In need of Childcare. Looking for an in-home childcare provider for 1 and 3-year-old boys in the Dillsburg or Mechanicsburg area. 25-30 hours/ week. Monday and Tuesday, half days and Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact Angela Weaver at amweaver@messiah.edu.

High school math tutor. Seeking an algebra ll and chemistry tutor for my 11th grade student, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5 p.m., for the academic year. Please share with Messiah students who may be looking for a tutoring job. Please contact Stephanie Patterson at spatterson@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14 

NEWS:

Please welcome Carmen (Rocky) Allinger, Messiah’s new instructional designer in Learning Technology Services (LTS). Rocky’s education and experience will serve her well in her new role. She has a bachelor’s in English and secondary education from Shippensburg University, and a master’s in education/Instructional Technology, from St. Joseph’s University. She comes to Messiah College from HACC where she served as the coordinator, Center for Instructional Design. Rocky is energetic and excited to serve the Messiah Community. You will find Rocky on Hoffman’s first floor directly across the hall from the Innovation Zone. Feel free to stop in and say hi.

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Engle Center counselor, Marcelle Giovannetti, and international student, Gloria Igihozo, were chosen as panelists for the 2017 PASSHE Women’s Consortium conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The theme for this year’s conference is: “We Are Stronger Together- Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” Marcelle and Gloria will share their personal experiences centered on their panel topic – Stories Untold: Intersectionality woven into personal narrative among immigrant, refugee and international students. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.iup.edu/socialequity/events/passhe-womens-consortium/

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Please welcome Lisa Brubaker as our clinical liaison placement coordinator in the Department of Nursing. Lisa will replace Nancy Frank, who is transitioning to assistant professor of nursing, clinical track. Lisa has a bachelor’s in behavioral science from Widener University and has experience as a substitute teacher in several area school districts. Lisa was the administrative assistant for the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Winding Hill. She and her husband live in Mechanicsburg with their five children. Additionally, Kristen Slabaugh, DNP, CRNP has recently transitioned from an undergraduate teaching role to a primary appointment in the School of Graduate Studies as the coordinator of the DNP program. Kristen is a Messiah College alum (BSN) and earned the MSN from Penn State University and the DNP from the University of South Alabama. Her areas of expertise and interest include women’s health, pediatrics and family practice.

MESSIAH 411:

Wear your new T-shirt Tomorrow for MOVE-IN DAY!

If you will be on campus tomorrow and received a Welcome Week t-shirt at Community Day, be sure to wear it! The Here and Now is this year’s theme for Welcome Week 2017. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students as they begin their orientation tomorrow, Aug. 25. You can visit www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek to see the full four-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions can be directed to the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu. 

Make plans to attend the Movie on the Green Human Resources is once again partnering with Student Involvement and Leadership programs to host an outdoor movie event. Disney’s Moana will be showing on a 40′ tall screen on Fri., Sept. 22 on the Eisenhower Lawn at 7:30 p.m. Coinciding with Family Weekend, this event is open to all employees and their families as well as students and their families. More information will follow in future Intercom articles. Mark your calendar!

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FOR SALE:

Honda Shadow 1999 in excellent condition. For pictures and details go to: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/mcy/6264072916.html Priced right for Messiah employees/students: $1500 which is well below KBB. Please email bweins@messiah.edu or call ext. 7114. Interested people can certainly borrow the bike for a few hours.

Mobile Home in Dillsburg. 2006 double wide mobile home located in the Pine Oak neighborhood in Dillsburg. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Very well kept – all appliances included. Move in ready! Asking price is $55,000. Call 717-460-6281 for more information or email ksteiner@messiah.edu.

FOR RENT: 

2-bedroom second floor apartment located on quiet Trent Rd in Colonial Park is available for Sept. 1. Apartment features eat in kitchen with balcony. Bedrooms include large closets. Also a large closet in living room. Laminate flooring in bedrooms/living room. Ceramic tile in kitchen/bathroom. Each unit has a storage locker. Coin operated laundry facilities on-site. Off street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, trash removal, snow removal, lawn care. Tenant pays electric which includes the heat/hot water and a new in-wall air conditioning unit, cable and phone. No smoking. Small pets may be considered with an additional fee. Rent: $750/mo. One-month rent and one-month security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at billsrentals@comcast.net or 717 648-7573 if interested. Pictures available on request.

FREE:

Water hyacinth for ponds. Have a pond? I have lots of water hyacinth that I am happy to give to a good (or any) home. They are green floating plants with purple flowers. Let me know if you want some and how many (I bought 3 total and now have over 100). They are prolific! Contact Ramona at rfritschi@messiah.edu Here’s what they look like: https://fullserviceaquatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/water_hyacinth_farm_pond_plants1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 10:12 

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 NEWS:

Please welcome Carmen (Rocky) Allinger, Messiah’s new instructional designer in Learning Technology Services (LTS). Rocky’s education and experience will serve her well in her new role. She has a bachelor’s in English and secondary education from Shippensburg University, and a master’s in education/instructional technology from St. Joseph’s University. She comes to Messiah College from HACC where she served as the coordinator, Center for Instructional Design. Rocky is energetic and excited to serve the Messiah Community. You will find Rocky on Hoffman’s first floor directly across the hall from the Innovation Zone. Feel free to stop in and say hi.

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Please welcome Kimberly Phillips, budget manager, to the Office of Finance and Planning. Kimberly brings both higher education and corporate financial experience to this position. She is no stranger to Messiah as she previously served our students as an adjunct instructor in the accounting program. Kimberly’s first day was Monday, Aug. 7. Please join us in welcoming Kimberly to the finance division and Messiah College.

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Engle Center Counselor Marcelle Giovannetti, and international student Gloria Igihozo were chosen as panelists for the 2017 PASSHE Women’s Consortium conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The theme for this year’s conference is: “We Are Stronger Together- Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” Marcelle and Gloria will share their personal experiences centered on their panel topic – Stories Untold: Intersectionality woven into personal narrative among immigrant, refugee and international students. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.iup.edu/socialequity/events/passhe-womens-consortium/

MESSIAH 411:

New student orientation and Welcome Week begins Aug. 25

The Here and Now is this year’s theme for Welcome Week 2017. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students as they begin their orientation on Fri., Aug. 25. You can visit www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek to see the full four-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Every employee will receive a handout via campus mail early next week that you can carry with you and use as a reference tool if you will be on campus on Aug. 25. You may encounter new students and their families that have questions about where they need to be, who they need to contact, etc. This is a very handy guide. Any questions about the activities on Aug. 25 can be directed to the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Clarification on employee moves 

With the information below, we are hoping to clear up any confusion as it relates to employee moves.

What do I do if an employee is moving from one office to another? Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: furniture is assigned to an office/space and does not move with the employee. 

How will I get keys for my new office? Complete the Key Request Form found on MCSquare under Employee Forms. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, under Employee Forms click on All Forms, then under Operations, click on Key Request Form.

What do I do if I have a piece of furniture that needs moved which is not “assigned” to my office/space? Submit a Maintenance Work Order found on MCSquare http://mcsquare.messiah.edu Click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

What do I do if computers and/or telephones need to be moved within a space? Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare Landing Page under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee on the left, click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: computers are inventoried and assigned to specific persons/locations and modular jacks may need to be activated.

What do I do if there is a new employee hired or a current employee departmental transfer?

Nothing, this is cared for at the time of hire and/or transfer through internal notification by Human Resources. 

Catering department changes

Things are changing in the catering department in order to make your life more flavorful and easier! With the fall season quickly approaching, we are thrilled to announce our new 2017 fall seasonal menu is now available. Each item was thoughtfully selected to offer an exciting twist on those iconic fall flavors we all love and look forward to, so please check it out. Please visit our website at www.messiah.edu/catering to view the new fall seasonal menu. We are confident that your taste buds will be satisfied and leave you wanting more! The catering website will also contain a new electronic catering waiver form. This form replaces the catering exception form. We simply ask that it be completed at least 15 days prior to the actual event date. While this does make the submission process much more convenient, the policy for doing so has not changed. If you have any questions regarding this, please reference our catering policies which can also be found on our website or contact us at 717-796-4095. We look forward to working with you all and making each event a delicious success! 

Changes to Employee Family ID Card Activation and Eligibility

Spouses and dependent children between the ages of 16-18 of benefit-eligible employees are able to receive a Messiah College family ID card from the Falcon Exchange. Moving into this new academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reset our family ID card system.  To do this, we will be inactivating all existing Family ID cards on Aug. 24. Once an ID card is inactivated, it will cease to work until our office reactivates it.

If your spouse and eligible child(ren) currently have family ID cards and you would like those cards to remain active:

  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account before Aug. 24 and ask that your family member’s ID cards remain active.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.If your spouse and eligible child(ren) do not currently have a family ID card, but you would like them to have a card:
  • Please bring your spouse and eligible children by the Falcon Exchange in person to ask that they be issued a family ID card.
  • Please ask your family members to bring photo ID such as a driver’s license or high school ID.I didn’t see this announcement until after Aug. 24 but would like the ID cards that were already issued to my spouse and eligible child(ren) to be active:
  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account and ask that your family member(s) ID cards be reactivated.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.Please note the age range of dependent child ID cards is changing from ages 14-21 to the new age range of 16-18. Cards previously issued to dependent children outside of the current range of 16-18 will not be reactivated. If your child is younger than 16, please bring them to Falcon Exchange when they reach their 16 birthday and a new ID card will be issued to them.

Please email Falconexchange@messiah.edu or call us at ext. 7213 with any questions you may have. 

OMC using Easy Projects, new project management system 

As of July 2017, the Office of Marketing and Communications transitioned to using Easy Projects as its project management system. This system allows a more fluid online proofing and scheduling environment. We will personally discuss how to work within this system when you initiate your next project with us. Moving forward, please use this form to initiate your next design project: messiah.edu/projectinitiation.

To learn more about the types of projects we work on, please see the attached document describing our procedures.

Employee Chorale at Community Day

We will gather any interested employees to sing one choral piece at next Tuesday’s Community Day service. One rehearsal – Monday at noon. Interested? Questions? Email Douglas Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu to register interest. We want to make sure we have enough copies of music! 

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities:

The Office of Admissions has a part-time opening for an admissions assistant for the visit experience. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11411. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristen Thomas at kthomas@messiah.edu.

For rent: 

2-bedroom second floor apartment located on quiet Trent Rd in Colonial Park is available for Sept. 1. Apartment features eat in kitchen with balcony. Bedrooms include large closets. Also a large closet in living room. Laminate flooring in bedrooms/living room. Ceramic tile in kitchen/bathroom. Each unit has a storage locker. Coin operated laundry facilities on-site. Off street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, trash removal, snow removal, lawn care. Tenant pays electric which includes the heat/hot water and a new in-wall air conditioning unit, cable and phone. No smoking. Small pets may be considered with an additional fee. Rent: $750.00/month. One-month rent and one-month security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at sdeitch@messiah.edu or 717 648-7573 if interested. Pictures available on request.

Free:

Car cover. OxGord brand car cover for small car; bought for VW Cabrio.  Premium fitted waterproof car cover with storage bag.  Contact Amanda:  asigel@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Two women, a Messiah employee and student, are looking for another woman to fill the third bedroom in their house, one half of a duplex on Simpson Street in downtown Mechanicsburg. She will have her own unfurnished room, and share a bathroom, kitchen and living room. There are a washer and dryer and lots of storage in the basement, and a small yard outside. One cat currently resides in the house as well. Commute time to Messiah is roughly 15 minutes. Rent is very low (less than $400/month per person, including all utilities) if there are three roommates, and the landlord is kind and easygoing. Available October 1, but earlier might be possible if needed. Contact Alison Williams at anwilliams@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[RD1]Please use the edited version from last week’s Intercom.

 

August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Roman 8:28

NEWS

Please welcome Allen Snook, Messiah’s new data security analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Allen’s extensive experience and security certifications will serve him well in his new role. Allen comes to Messiah from Rite-Aid where he served as an information security analyst and he enjoys volunteering in the community. Please join ITS in welcoming Allen to Messiah College.

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Please welcome Jordan Pereira, graphic designer, to the Office of Marketing and Communications. Jordan comes to us from California State University in Fullerton. A 2016 Cal State grad Jordan has experience working at an ad agency and local California news websites and magazines. Most recently, she’s been working as a freelance graphic designer. Her first day was Aug. 2. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to Messiah College and the advancement team.

MESSIAH 411:

Plan to attend Community Day on Aug. 22

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tues., Aug. 22 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 the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Shaeffer Courtyard, in front of Climenhaga Building (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu.

Free mattresses available

Campus Events will have its annual mattress giveaway from Tues., Aug. 8 – Fri., Aug.11 in the North Complex Main Lounge (fishbowl) from 7:30 to 4 p.m. daily. These are college size mattresses measuring 78x36x8 are available for free. They are 10 years old and show a variety of wear. You will need to bring your own moving power, because our staff will not be able to assist as they are preparing resident halls for student arrivals. No reservations will be taken. Thank you for helping us to recycle the mattresses. Contact Scott Zeigler at szeigler@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Retirement reception for Holly Windsor

Please come and help celebrate Holly Windsor’s 14 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be on Thurs., Aug. 10, 4 – 6 p.m. in the 1st floor Alcove in Boyer Hall.

Clarification on employee moves

With the information below, we are hoping to clear up any confusion as it relates to employee moves.

What do I do if an employee is moving from one office to another?

Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: furniture is assigned to an office/space and does not move with the employee.

How will I get keys for my new office?

Complete the Key Request Form found on MCSquare under Employee Forms. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, under Employee Forms click on All Forms, then under Operations, click on Key Request Form.

What do I do if I have a piece of furniture that needs moved which is not “assigned” to my office/space?

Submit a Maintenance Work Order found on MCSquare http://mcsquare.messiah.edu. Click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

What do I do if computers and/or telephones need to be moved within a space?

Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare Landing Page under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: computers are inventoried and assigned to specific persons/locations and modular jacks may need to be activated.

What do I do if there is a new employee hired or a current employee departmental transfer? Nothing, this is cared for at the time of hire and/or transfer through internal notification by Human Resources.

Catering department changes

Things are changing in the Catering department in order to make your life more flavorful and easier! With the fall season quickly approaching, we are thrilled to announce our new 2017 fall seasonal menu is now available. Each item was thoughtfully selected to offer an exciting twist on those iconic fall flavors we all love and look forward to, so please check it out. Please visit our website at www.messiah.edu/catering to view the new fall seasonal menu. We are confident that your taste buds will be satisfied and leave you wanting more! The catering website will also contain a new electronic catering waiver form. This form replaces the catering exception form. We simply ask that it be completed at least 15 days prior to the actual event date. While this does make the submission process much more convenient, the policy for doing so has not changed. If you have any questions regarding this, please reference our catering policies which can also be found on our website or contact us at 717-796-4095. We look forward to working with you all and making each event a delicious success!

Changes to employee family ID card activation and eligibility

Spouses and dependent children between the ages of 16-18 of benefit-eligible employees are able to receive a Messiah College family ID card from the Falcon Exchange. Moving into this new academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reset our family ID card system.  To do this, we will be inactivating all existing Family ID cards on Aug. 24. Once an ID card is inactivated, it will cease to work until our office reactivates it.

If your spouse and eligible child(ren) currently have family ID cards and you would like those cards to remain active:

  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account before Aug. 24 and ask that your family member’s ID cards remain active.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.If your spouse and eligible child(ren) do not currently have a family ID card, but you would like them to have a card:
  • Please bring your spouse and eligible children by the Falcon Exchange in person to ask that they be issued a family ID card.
  • Please ask your family members to bring photo ID such as a driver’s license or high school ID.I didn’t see this announcement until after Aug. 24 but would like the ID cards that were already issued to my spouse and eligible child(ren) to be active:
  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account and ask that your family member(s) ID cards be reactivated.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.Please note the age range of dependent child ID cards is changing from ages 14-21 to the new age range of 16-18. Cards previously issued to dependent children outside of the current range of 16-18 will not be reactivated. If your child is younger than 16, please bring them to Falcon Exchange when they reach their 16 birthday and a new ID card will be issued to them.

Please email Falconexchange@messiah.edu or call us at ext. 7213 with any questions you may have. 

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time ADS data entry processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11415. Job related questions may be directed to Pam Shook at pshook@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time admissions assistant for the visit experience. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11411. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristen Thomas at kthomas@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Snare drum and case. Ludwig Acrolite aluminum snare drum with hard plastic carrying case.Great for school bands. Heads are in good condition. Asking $90. Please call Bill at 253-5196 or balthoff@messiah.edu.

Ikea Kivik Burgundy Chair: $60 – comfortable and in excellent condition. Picture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r7xrm9bsgyy1lc7/2017-08-05%2021.53.04.jpg?dl=0 Contact: lskulstad@messiah.edu

Male roommate. Older Messiah student looking for male roommate(s) to share 3 bedroom apartment in Grantham. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

ROMANS 10:9

NEWS

Please welcome Allen Snook, Messiah’s new data security analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Allen’s extensive experience and security certifications will serve him well in his new role. Allen comes to Messiah from Rite-Aid where he served as an information security analyst and he enjoys volunteering in the community. Please join ITS in welcoming Allen to Messiah College.

Please welcome Jordan Pereira, graphic designer, to the Office of Marketing and Communications. Jordan comes to us from California State University in Fullerton. A 2016 Cal State grad, Jordan has experience working at an ad agency and local California news websites and magazines. Most recently, she’s been working as a freelance graphic designer. Her first day was Aug. 2. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to Messiah College and the advancement team.

MESSIAH 411:

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month.

For the month of August, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thurs., Aug. 17: 8-9:30 p.m. (arts/music/entertainment majors), for alumni and students
  • Mon., Aug. 21: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Boston area ), alumni/seniors
  • Fri., Aug. 25: noon- 1:30 p.m. (general alumni), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement, at alumniengagementga@messiah.edu.

Enhanced tuition reduction benefit

We are pleased to announce that the enhanced tuition reduction benefit has been expanded effective July 1. The new enhancement allows individuals who are not fully vested in the educational assistance benefit to opt into the program in order to receive up to an additional $3,000 per semester in tuition reduction funds for Tier 1 (Messiah College) only. Please note that employees who opt for the enhanced tuition assistance program will be limited to a lesser match on retirement contributions. The retirement plan currently provides the following benefits:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

2.5%                                      3.0%

5.0%                                      6.0%

7.5%                                      9.0%

While utilizing the enhanced benefit, the Messiah contribution would change as follows:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

1.00%                                    0.50%

1.50%                                    0.75%

2.00%                                    1.00%

2.50%                                    1.25%

3.00%                                    1.50%

3.50%                                    1.75%

4.00%+                                 2.00%

In order to use this benefit for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must submit your request by completing the Tuition Reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug .15. If you have already submitted your tuition reduction application, but wish to add the enhanced benefit for tier I only, please resubmit your request by completing the tuition reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug. 15. The Enhanced Tuition Assistance form is normally due at the end of open enrollment; but because of the policy change, forms will be accepted until Aug. 15. This deadline applies only to this year.

Please contact Su Deitch, ext. 7085, if you have any questions.

Free mattresses available

Campus Events will have its annual mattress giveaway from Tues., Aug. 8 – Fri., Aug. 11 in the North Complex Main Lounge (Fishbowl) from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These college size mattresses (measuring 78 x 36 x 8) are available for free. They are 10 years old and show a variety of wear. You will need to bring your own moving power, because our staff will not be able to assist as they are preparing resident halls for student arrivals. No reservations will be taken. Thank you for helping us to recycle the mattresses. Contact Scott Zeigler at szeigler@messiah.edu if you have questions.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities:

The Fitness Center has an opening for a Zumba group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11374 . Job related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

The Fitness Center has an opening for a group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11371. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

Campus Events (custodial) has multiple openings for both 2nd and 3rd shifts. For information specific to each position, please see: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ford Windstar Van. 1999 white Ford Windstar van for sale – runs great. Seating for 7. Inspected until the end of August. Needs a little work. Asking $1,000 or OBO) Any questions and/or to see the vehicle, contact Chris Moyer at 717-829-6343.

Ranch home for sale in Cumberland Valley School District, 8 miles from campus, 830 W. Trindle Rd, Mechanicburg. $189,977. Move in ready. 1760 sq. ft. Rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths .60 acre lot with a 3+ car detached garage w/50 amp service. All appliances included. Lots of updates-new kitchen counter tops, new sink, newer bathroom, roof, vinyl siding, 200 amp service, windows, paint and some flooring. Hardwood floors thru out, attic which could be finished, workshop room in bsmt w/Bilco door access and large flat yard w/large tree house to play in. Yard can be accessed from W. Church Rd as well. 1 Year AHS Warranty with acceptable offer. For more information, contact Heather Negley at hnegley@messiah.edu, x6890 or the listing agent, Alicia Crone at alicia.crone@cbhomes.com. Link to listing https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/mechanicsburg/830-w-trindle-road/pid_19102404/

Tires for sale. 2 Toyo Extensa all season tires for sale. P205/65 R15. Only have about 5,000 miles on them Asking $40/pair. Call Bill Althoff at 253-5196 if interested.

Wanted:

Seeking childcare. Seeking responsible teenager or college student for childcare August 16-18 for 2 boys ages 7 and 11. Contact Michelle @ msanford@messiah.edu or 207-590-6239.

Male roommate. Older Messiah student looking for male roommate(s) to share 3 bedroom apartment in Grantham. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely.
Psalms 59:17 

NEWS

Calia Noelle Swartz was born on Tuesday, July 18 to Tawnee and Brian Swartz. Brian is chair of the department of engineering. Calia joins siblings Avery, Caitlin, Eli and Adelyn. All are doing well; congratulations to the Swartz family!

CLASSIFIEDS  

Job opportunities:

Dining Services has multiple openings for part-time dining service employees on a temporary, as needed, basis. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4443. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time chef 1 (p.m.). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11315. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ford Windstar Van. 1999 white Ford Windstar van for sale – runs great. Seating for seven. Inspected until the end of August. Needs a little work. Asking $1,000 or OBO) Any questions and/or to see the vehicle, contact Chris Moyer at (717) 829-6343.

Adjustable Basketball Hoop – $75; Brand New Les Mills Body Pump DVD and weights – $50; New unopened Juicer – $20; Kitchen Aid mixer – $50; Orion 70mm telescope (never opened) – $50; Silverplate flatware (8 place settings perfect condition) -$150; I have pics of everything if you would like to see. If interested contact Joy, fea@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Seeking childcare. Seeking responsible teenager or college student for childcare August 16-18 for two boys ages 7 and 11. Contact Michelle @ msanford@messiah.edu or 207-590-6239.

 

July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

NEWS:

We are pleased to welcome Lyndsay Grimm as Messiah’s next director of residence life. Lyndsay has served in Christian Higher Education for the past 10 years, serving in Residence Life at Geneva College (PA) and Westmont College (CA) and most recently as the director of residence life at Grove City College (PA). In 2016, Lyndsay received the Ruth Bamford award by the Association for Christians in Student Development for professionals who have made outstanding contributions to ASCD and the field of Student Development. Lyndsay’s first day is Mon., July 31. Please join us in welcoming her to the Messiah College community. 

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MESSIAH 411:

Plan to attend Community Day on Aug. 22

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tues., Aug. 22 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 the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu

Employee summer film

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be showing the movie Hidden Figures on Tues., July 25 as part of our See Diversity Anew initiative. Show times are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments provided. No tickets are necessary; please plan on attending the movie during your normal working hours.

Extended library hours

This coming week, due to the number graduate courses being held on campus, Murray Library will be extending its hours. Reference librarians will also be available in the library each evening to help with students’ library needs. Murray Library will be open the following hours:

  • Mon.-Thurs., July 24-27: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Fri., July 28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

CLASSIFIEDS: 

For sale:

Love seat, excellent condition, $50; marching band shoes, formal, high-polished black Dinkles, $12/pair, sizes 8/10 and 10/12; silver collapsible music stand, $5. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Room or apartment wanted. Messiah College assistant professor is seeking a reasonably priced room/apartment for the fall and spring semesters (Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg). Please contact Maya Georgieva at mgeorgieva@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Neighborhood yard sale; Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg. Sat., July 22 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Infant and toddler clothes (boys and girls), toys, and equipment, jigsaw puzzles, quilt blocks, lamps, queen size bed frame, dishes, garden veggies, and much more. For more information, contact Ashley  at aringquist@messiah.edu.

Used android phones needed

Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches computer programming to girls, is looking for donations of android phones for two clubs in Harrisburg. We will use your working but unused android smart phones to learn how to write apps. Drop your phones and chargers by Hoffman 211, or contact Lin Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu for more information. Learn more about Girls Who Code at www.girlswhocode.com.

Opportunities to host international students

West Shore Christian Academy (WSCA) in Shiremanstown has about 20 international students who are journeying with us this academic year (2017-2018). Our students come from different parts of the world and we are in need of families to host these students. Host families receive a monthly stipend to assist with a student’s living expenses. This is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ. Will you prayerfully consider hosting one or two of the following students this year?

  1. JP – 5th grade, male from South Korea.
  2. RF – 8th grade, male from Japan.
  3. SW – 11th grade, male from China.
  4. SZ – 11th grade, male from China.
  5. YM – 11th grade, male from China.
  6. TC- 11th grade, male from China.

For more information, please contact Lilian Schultz, lschultz@westshorechristian.org or Beth Clark, bclark@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;  its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

NEWS:

We are pleased to welcome Dereck Kamwesa, assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment, to the enrollment management team. He spent the last eleven years working at Taylor University, his alma mater. There he led domestic underrepresented and international student recruitment efforts and significantly contributed to the increase in diversity on Taylor’s campus. Dereck’s first day was Mon., July 10. Please join us in welcoming him to the Messiah community!

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Please join us in welcoming Karen Blair to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance. Karen is the HR administrative assistant and is responsible for supporting the recruitment function as well as employee events and the HR portion of the staff payroll, among other duties.

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ID2ID, an initiative established by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) in partnership with Penn State University, launches in July. This program pairs instructional designers across higher education institutions for collaborative engagement through a global Google community. This community will address real-world learning design challenges and opportunities in digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education and learning spaces. Cindi Kerns’ acceptance into this inaugural program maintains Learning Technology Services’ commitment to continued growth in supporting the learning processes for students at Messiah College. http://www.id2id.org/

MESSIAH 411:

Free admission to the Oakes Museum of Natural History

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family this summer, then come visit The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Messiah College faculty and staff receive free admission to the museum for themselves and their families on Saturday afternoons from 1- 5 p.m. The museum is home to a collection of Smithsonian quality African and North American mammals, birds, eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects and fossils. The Oakes Museum of Natural History is located in the Jordan Science Center. We hope to see you soon!

Employee Summer Film

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be showing the movie Hidden Figures on Tues., July 25 as part of our See Diversity Anew initiative. Show times are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments provided. No tickets are necessary; please plan on attending the movie during your normal working hours.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The College Honors Program has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11223. Job related questions may be directed to Dean Curry at dcurry@messiah.edu.

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of the Physical Therapy program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11204. Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson at volson@messiah.edu.

The Department of Athletics has a current opening for the position of part-time assistant swim coach. Please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11251 for additional information and to apply. Position related questions should be directed to Katie McComb, head men and women’s swim coach, at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. Please see jobs.mesisah.edu for additional information and to apply. Position-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, Campus Events, at lprice@messiah.edu.

ITS currently has an opening for the position of helpdesk support. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11256 Position related questions should be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum currently has openings for the temporary, part-time positions of museum teaching docents. For more information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11260 Position related questions should be directed to Helena Cicero, interim museum director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

For sale:

New; never used. Build a model of a manufacturing plant with working tanks, pipes, valves and a pump with this unique construction toy. For ages 10+. Retails for $80, asking $50. Call Carol at 717-480-9556, or email chall@messiah.edu https://www.powsciencetoys.com/Hydrodynamic_Deluxe_Building_Set_p/hdbk.htm

Deluxe Scientist Kit. New – contents still in wrapper. 450+ experiments in physics and energy. Learn how to control, transform and use the various forms of energy. Ages 10+, $20. Call Carol 717-480-9556, or email chall@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Room or apartment wanted. Messiah College assistant professor is seeking a reasonably priced room/apartment for the fall and spring semesters (Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg). Please contact Maya Georgieva at mgeorgieva@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Gungor in concert: THE ONE WILD LIFE ACOUSTIC TOUR Sun., July 30, 7-10 p.m. with special guest LaPeer

We’re hitting the road again this summer on the One Wild Life Acoustic Tour with special guest LaPeer! Each night will be a unique experience. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship at New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene, 16th and Brandt Ave., New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 and available at ncnazarene.org. Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at mrippon@messiah.edu.

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Neighborhood yard sale; Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg. Sat., July 22 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Infant and toddler clothes (boys and girls), toys, equipment, jigsaw puzzles, quilt blocks, lamps, queen size bed frame, dishes, garden veggies and much more. For more information, contact Ashley at aringquist@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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

Proverbs 3:5-6

MESSIAH 411

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month.

For the month of July, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Monday, July 24, noon-1:30 p.m. (Connecting alumni/students in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area), for alumni/seniors
  • Friday, July 28, noon- 1:30 p.m. (Young Alumni), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at alumniengagementga@messiah.edu.

Safety in work zones
Road construction is everywhere and that means the potential for more accidents. In 2014, a total of 669 work zone fatalities and over 31,000 work zone injuries occurred. Did you know that almost 85% of work zone fatalities were motorists, not workers? Here are some safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe in work zone areas:
Keep your headlights on in a work zone. It’s the law.

  • Always wear your seatbelt. It’s the law.
  • Slow down. Reduce your speed and obey the work zone speed limits.
  • Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe following distance. The largest number of traffic accidents in work zones are rear-end collisions.
  • Obey road signs and be alert for flaggers.
  • Stay focused and watchful. Distracted driving is never good, but it is even more dangerous in work zones. Watch for brake lights of vehicles in front of you and be prepared to react. Expect the unexpected. Use extreme caution when driving through a work zone at night, even if work is not being conducted.
  • Give yourself enough travel time so you are prepared for the unexpected delays and be patient. Avoid work zones. Whenever possible, travel alternate routes.

Source: Federal Highway Administration

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Job opportunities

The College Honors Program has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11223. Job related questions may be directed to Dean Curry at dcurry@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11182. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Apartment/roommate needed
Messiah College graduate and recent Messiah College employee seeking reasonably priced apartment and female non-smoking roommate. Searching for an apartment within 20 minutes of Winding Hill’s campus (preferably not in Harrisburg). Please contact Leah Wagner at lwagner@messiah.edu if interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Gungor in concert: THE ONE WILD LIFE ACOUSTIC TOUR
Sunday, July 30, 7-10 p.m. with special guest LaPeer

We’re hitting the road again this summer on the One Wild Life Acoustic Tour with special guest LaPeer! Each night will be a unique experience. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship at New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene 16th & Brandt Ave, New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 & available at ncnazarene.org. Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at mrippon@messiah.edu.