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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:18-21

NEWS

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will take part in an advisory board meeting at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian), before Christmas. An exhibit about religion and science in America is being planned for 2021.

Two faculty and four students from the Department of Human Development and Family attended the National Council on Family Relations Conference in November in San Diego. Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, co-presented (with Robin Yaure, Penn State; Debra Berke, Wilmington University) a paper entitled “Assessing intercultural competency and student learning in three family science study abroad programs” as part of a symposium called Sopa to ถั่ว (T̄hạ̀w) [Soup to Nuts]: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Study Abroad Family Science Programs. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, presented “Using Creative Writing to Teach Family Science” (co-authored with Rachel Jones, HDFS ’19) as part of a symposium entitled Enhancing Family Science Classrooms Through Applied Experiences and High-Impact Practices. Hannah Wagner (HDFS ’21) and Hannah Heintzelman (HDFS ’21) co-presented a poster entitled “The Family Folklore Album Project: Students’ Perspectives.” Both Dr. Reyes and Dr. Hamon serve on the Editorial Board of one of NCFR’s journals: The Journal of Family Theory and Review. Dr. Hamon also completed her leadership as Chair of the Advancing Family Science Section at the conclusion of the conference, at which time she will begin her term as Past Chair for two years. Dr. Hamon was also presented a Cognella Innovation in Teaching Award for Family Science the first day of the conference. An announcement of the award recipients is located at: https://www.ncfr.org/news/3-ncfr-members-recognized-innovation-teaching-family-science

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Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Operations Service Excellence Program

The Division of Operations strives to model servant leadership with the mission, “all employees are committed to serving the mission of Messiah College, are innovative in their work and serve the College, Division and their Department with integrity and positive attitudes.” The Operations Division has developed an “Operations Service Excellence Program,” whereas any Messiah College employee and or guest of the College can recognize an employee within the Operations Division. This recognition should be based on the Division’s core values: compassion, hospitality, integrity, commitment, communication and stewardship. A freestanding poster with a tablet of forms will be placed in employee lounges throughout campus. When you interact with an operations employee who has exemplified one of operations’ core values, please take the time to complete one of the forms by simply answering three short questions. On behalf of the Division of Operations, we thank you for supporting our “Service Excellence Program!”

Farewell reception for Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Please join us to wish Faith Minnich Kjesbo well in her next adventure in Sioux Falls, SD. We will be gathering Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Farewell remarks will be around 4 p.m.

Thanks from the Oakes Museum

Thanks to everyone who supported the Oakes Museum of Natural History during our Holiday Open House on Dec. 1. We welcomed more than 700 visitors to the museum that day! If you missed it, remember that the Oakes Museum is open on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. and admission is always free for Messiah students, employees and their families.

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For sale

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Tall Christmas trees. Fresh-cut, trimmed fir and spruce. 12’-15′ $60-$70. Also, fresh holly $5/8×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd., Dillsburg. Delivery available for $10. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

Free

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Free metal filing cabinet. Remington Rand, 3 drawer, metal filing cabinet for letter sized files. 41″ high, 15″ wide, 28″ deep. Works perfectly. Frames for hanging files included – already in the drawers. Works perfectly. Does not lock. Free to good home! Contact Creta Bieber if interested.

Wanted

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

 

 

 

November 29

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm: 25:5

NEWS

Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino, voice instructors in the Department of Music, served as adjudicators in mock auditions for Northern High School’s upcoming production of The Phantom of the Opera. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino worked with students at Dillsburg’s high school to help them prepare for their vocal auditions.

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Materials for Authors’ Exhibit, Dec. 17.

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, Dec. 17. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January – December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the faculty development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned following the event.

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. The one-sheet can be found here.

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Holiday gift sale

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Sale features 100% fair trade items.

Things are changing at the Union Café!

Healthy Combo Options at the Grill: As of Monday, Nov. 26, you can choose an apple, banana, carrots or celery sticks in place of fries for your combo. Don’t worry, we are not removing fries from the menu. However, now you can choose whether you want fries, fresh fruit or fresh veggies. Gluten-free options: Pizzas: Did you know the Union Café offers gluten-free pizza? Simply click on the ‘pizza’ category, and select ‘gluten free personal pizza.’ Grill: Instead of a regular bun, you can order a ’gluten-free burger’, served on a gluten-free bun (there is an up-charge for the roll). Deli: You can also order a create-your-own gluten-free sandwich from the deli. Select the ‘gluten-free melt’, and enjoy a made-to-order, gluten-free sandwich (there is an up-charge for the roll). Create-your-own melts and smoothies Speaking of the deli, you can now order create-your-own melts. Order under ’melts’, and get exactly what you want on your melt. And don’t forget that you can also order ‘create your own’ smoothies.

December graduates luncheon

We will be honoring the December graduates at an informal lunch with President Phipps on Friday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a time to celebrate those students who have completed their coursework and will be leaving Messiah College. Come celebrate these students. Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 7. Please register at http://attend.com/dg2018

Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us

Please join the Department of Education for our Fall Research Forum. Dr. Tina Keller will be presenting her topic, “Incarnational Encounters: Stories that Change Us.” The incarnation, God taking on the flesh of man, is a mystery that has captured the imagination of Christians over the ages. Viewing life though this incarnational lens becomes foundational in changing the ways one conceptualizes the world. Most importantly, it fundamentally changes beliefs, or the narratives told about people perceived as being different, or ‘other.’ If Jesus encountered us, so then should we seek to encounter our own ‘other.’ This presentation will describe the background of using narratives as a tool for change. Along with her research of teacher ideology, Dr. Keller will share two stories that challenge us to disrupt narratives of otherness. Mindfulness of the spirit of God in self and in our other challenges the way that one sees the world. Telling and retelling of such stories have the power to create change. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Boyer 131. Light refreshments will follow.

Landmine talk on Thursday, Dec. 6

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Frey 110.

Nativity scenes

Join us in Murray Library from Nov. 28 through Dec. 20 for a display of unique Christmas nativity scenes from around the world. These scenes celebrate the greatest common good, Jesus Christ coming down to us.

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Job opportunities:

Refer a cook and earn $300. Employees who provide a referral that result in a successful hire are eligible for a $300 bonus. See the attached flyer for more information.

For sale:

Double-seat, jogging doll stroller–can accommodate infant to American-girl dolls. Like new, asking $30. Contact Allyson Patton apatton@messiah.edu with any questions.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Runs great. Regular oil changes and maintenance. Normal wear for 13 year old vehicle but no mechanical issues at all. Some minor rust on rear fenders but nothing on the frame. Inspected through 3/19. This has been a great vehicle for our family since it came off the line in 2005. $2500 o.b.o. If interested I am happy to provide more photos. Contact: Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Multi-generational home for sale. Ever considered multi-generational living? We are selling our home with full in-law apartment. The in-law suite has its own entrance, full-size kitchen, laundry, 2-3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 bathrooms which connects to the main house with one interior door. The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and much more. There’s even a 2-story playhouse and large shed in the one acre yard! Come to the open house this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 – 3 p.m., or we can set up a special showing for you. Check out this link for pictures and info: http://45136.listinginfo.co/ For more information contact Heather Keefer at hkeefer@messiah.edu.

Bikes for sale. An Ignite recumbent exercise bike for $100. Limited use, great for home workouts. A men’s 19 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. A women’s 17 inch, 24 speed Giant Cypress bicycle for $75. Both have had limited use and would be great for young adults. Originally purchased from Holmes Cycling and Fitness. For more information, contact Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu or call ext. 6003.

For rent:

House for rent. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 half bath, basement, carport, heat pump/ac, newly remodeled. Convenient location to the West Shore area, approximately 10 minutes from campus. No pets, no smoking. For details email Stephanie Cramer at scramer@messiah.edu or call 717-858-3181.

FREE:

FREE Gift Wrapping. FREE holiday gift wrapping for anyone who is interested! If you don’t like wrapping gifts, don’t have time or struggle to wrap gifts at home without others sneaking a peek, let us take care of it for you! A variety of wrapping paper is available, as well as gift bags, ribbons and bows. All wrapping supplies are included in this free service. For those who wish to give, donations to charity: water will be happily accepted but are not expected (bit.ly/h2ofortheholidays). Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted:

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

A non-traditional nursing student is looking for a room to rent several nights a week. She has a home in Harrisburg, but does not like driving on 15 at night so would like to stay locally (within walking distance of campus) a few nights a week. If you have a room she can rent please contact Marie at ml1423@messiah.edu or Rhonda at rking@messiah.edu

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White Christmas musical tickets on sale

West Shore Christian Academy presents: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Nov. 29 (7p.m.), Nov 30 (7p.m.) and Dec. 1 (2p.m. and 7p.m.) at the The Pollock Center in Camp Hill. White Christmas is a musical based on the well-loved Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. This cast includes children of Messiah employees and alumni. The Production Team and is led by four Messiah alumni; Rachel Ballasy, BFA musical theatre, Stephanie Cramer, BS music education, Aleta Leatherman, BS music education, and Jon Menkis, BFA visual arts. Tickets can be purchased from the Pollock Center and are $10 for Children/Students (K-12) and $15 for adults. Visit https://thepollockcenter.com for additional information and to order tickets.

 

November 15

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 95: 2-3

 

NEWS

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, Department of Music professors Dr. Damian Savarino and Tara Savarino brought Messiah College and private students to compete in the annual Student Auditions hosted by the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at York College. Dr. and Mrs. Savarino also served as adjudicators in the competition. Winners in Dr. Savarino’s studio were Britney Yauger (Senior Women Classical Division), Daphne Rinkus (Freshman Women Classical Division), and Caleb Wenger (Freshman Men Classical Division). Mrs. Savarino had two winners from her private studio in the High School Classical and Music Theatre divisions. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating these talented singers!

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On Nov. 8, thirty-five engineering industry professionals joined seventy Messiah engineering students and their faculty on campus for the second annual Engineering Networking Night. The event was jointly hosted by the ENGR Department, the Society of Women Engineers, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the local professional chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar. Dr. Emily Farrar, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was the primary organizer.

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Rocky Allinger and Cindi Kerns presented Making an Impact: Digital Proficiency at Messiah College at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference in Lewisburg on October 7th, 2018.  The presentation covered the development and implementation of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) at Messiah College. Rocky and Cindi are excited by all they have learned in this first year of the DPI initiative.

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Due to the THANKSGIVING DAY holiday the INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Nov. 29. We wish you a blessed THANKSGIVING.

Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Materials for Authors’ Exhibit – Dec. 17

The annual Authors’ Exhibit and New Docs’ Tea will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018. Please submit your headshot and electronic copies, as well as hard copies, of your publications, exhibits, performance materials etc. from January 2018 to December 2018 for display at this event. Electronic materials can be sent to FacDev@messiah.edu. Hard copies can be sent by campus mail to Suite 3008 or dropped off in the Faculty Development office in Boyer 101. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Continues This Weekend

Want to see Shakespeare with a twist? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Tempest,” which continues performances this Friday night and runs for the rest of the weekend in Miller Theater. Shakespeare’s story of shipwreck, magic, vengeance, and reconciliation, this production of “The Tempest” will reimagine the character of Prospero as a woman. On a distant island Prospera waits, betrayed and exiled, spending years plotting her revenge. When fate places her old enemies within her reach, Prospera summons a magical storm that shipwrecks them onto her island. But after all these years, what revenge does she mean to take? “The Tempest” asks us to examine whether old injustices can lead to new hope or whether we repeat our past sins. For Prospera, that choice leads to unexpected consequences and love ultimately paving the way for reconciliation. “The Tempest” runs November 8—11 and 16—18. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. This is a voyage you won’t want to miss — get your tickets today!

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. Tips can be viewed here.

New digital media specialist, Brad Harman

Please welcome Brad Harman, Messiah College’s new digital media specialist. Brad is a graduate of California University of PA where he majored in commercial music technology. His education and experience with audio and visual productions over the past few years will serve him well in his new role. Brad is excited to collaborate with members of the campus on video projects. His office is in the media production suite in the basement of the library. Feel free to stop in to see Brad, contact him at bharman@messiah.edu or submit an LTS media production request form.

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative application due date approaching

Full time faculty interested in applying for the 2019-2020 cohort of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative (DPI) have until Nov. 30 to submit an application. If you missed the recent Q and A sessions and want to learn more you may want to reach out to Messiah’s current DPI faculty fellows: John Bechtold, Jean Corey, Elizabeth Dubin, Michelle George, Amy Ginck, Kerry Hasler-Brooks, David Hazen, Cynthia Lehman, Sean Matthews, Carol McGinnis, Brian Menkis, David Pettegrew, Amy Porto, Sam Wilcock, and Maude Yacapsin. Or, you may email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with any questions you may have.

Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign kickoff!

On behalf of the Agape Center and the Office of the President, we would like to invite you to participate in the Messiah College Employee Giving Campaign in partnership with the United Way. We hope you’ve received your packet via campus mail for how to give to the efforts of the United Way. In lieu of our usual Employee Christmas Luncheon Donation/Drive, please instead consider making a one-time contribution or payroll deduction for the campaign. You can give with confidence knowing that 98.5% of your gift will go directly to the focus area or non-profit of your choice. We also invite you to United Way Day on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside the Falcon. We’ll have coffee and cookies to thank you for donating! This is a great chance to drop off your form, enjoy a treat and enter a grand prize drawing. **All employees that return forms via campus mail or in person ON or BEFORE Wednesday, Nov. 28 will be entered to WIN 1 of the following of their choice: 4 Hershey Park Christmas CandyLane tickets, 4 Hershey Bears tickets, OR 4 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra tickets. The LAST DAY to mail in forms will be Friday, Nov. 30. Questions or need a form? Please email our Campaign Interns Jocelyn Vanic: jv1229@messiah.edu or Andrew Hernandez: ah1570@messiah.edu. Thank you for considering joining the Employee Giving Campaign supporting the United Way!

Ancestry.com  (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? Your Messiah College login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage, and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. You might also want to check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation-starter around the Thanksgiving dinner table!  Questions about getting started? Email librarian Sarah Myers, smyers@messiah.edu

Open House at Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History invites you to join us for our annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, 20% off all items in the museum gift shop, and drawings for museum gift certificates Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at (717) 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Dec. 4

Please plan to attend the 9th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Matthew Farrar, chemistry presented by Dr. Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Dr. Larry Mylin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

HP Ink. Several unopened HP 564XL ink cartridges (yellow, magenta, cyan) for sale. Cartridges fit various models of the HP Deskjet, HP Officejet and HP PhotoSmart. Will sell all six for $25. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.

 

November 8

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:8-12

 NEWS

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, co-presented with Dr. Patricia Joergensen from Holy Family University at the annual statewide Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Nov. 1. Their presentation, “Cooperating teachers and college supervisors weigh in: Using voices from the field to inform our model of student teaching,” addressed research questions related to the skill development of novice teachers using the co-teaching model of student teaching. PAC-TE seeks to serve as the voice for professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania by promoting quality preparation programs and opportunities for individual professional development.

At the recent 50th anniversary conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid, received two honors. This past year, while serving in the role of PASFAA historian and chairing the Historian Committee, Greg led a group of PASFAA members who prepared a number of historical displays for the conference, including an historical timeline, a museum of historical items from the past 50 years of the Association, and video interviews with twenty past presidents of the Association. For these efforts, the entire committee received the President’s Award. This award is given to ‘an individual or individuals who worked to provide leadership and/or service to the association over the last year and whose actions have helped to advance the goals and objectives of the association for that period of time.’ In addition to this, Greg was awarded Life Membership, which is PASFAA’s highest award and is given to individuals who ‘have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to student financial aid.’ Life Membership is awarded upon approval by a majority of the PASFAA Executive Council. Over the years, Greg has chaired a number of Association committees and served as president in the 2008-09 year. Both honors were recognized by the presentation of a plaque during the Membership Luncheon.

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Messiah College Choristers’ Concert, featuring Dan Forrest

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall A choral festival led by renowned composer Dan Forrest will culminate in a concert featuring select High School Chamber Choirs, as well as Messiah College Women’s Ensemble (Rachel Cornacchio, conductor), Messiah College Brass Choir (Mike Harcrow, conductor), and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Dixon, conductor), in a concert of Forrest’s music, including his “Jubilate Deo.” Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as having an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture (Classical Voice) and superb writing full of spine-tingling moments (Salt Lake Tribune). In the last decade, Forrest’s music has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad, through both smaller works and his major works “Requiem for the Living” (2013), “Jubilate Deo” (2016) and “LUX: The Dawn From On High” (2018). Sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens (over 60); $5 for Messiah College students and employees (with ID); and $3 for youth (under 18). To purchase, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 J-Term and Spring Semester deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. 

Lancaster Learns Conference 2019

Teaching and Learning, as part of the Office of Faculty Development, would like to share an opportunity for educators to submit presentation proposals at the Lancaster Learns Conference to be held at PA College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The mission of Lancaster Learns is “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county” and beyond. This year’s keynote address is Julie Smith, who will be sharing her expertise on media literacy. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 19, 2018. For further information, including the call for proposals, please visit the Lancaster Learns website. Messiah College, through our programs for Teaching and Learning, is a sponsor of the event along with many other regional academic institutions. A large cohort of Messiah educators has attended this local conference in recent years, and benefitted from its opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. We would also like to encourage you to attend the conference even if you will not be presenting that day. Early-bird registration runs through Jan. 29, 2019. The cost is only $50 and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Allen, teachingandlearning@messiah.edu.

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

This exhibition is curated by Sandra Bowden, Christians in the Visual Arts, and will exhibit Nov. 9 — Jan. 25, 2019 in the Climenhaga and High Center Galleries (upper and lower). Join us for the Curator’s Talk and Reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. High Center, High Foundation Recital Hall (Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.,evenings and weekends in conjunction with High Center events.) For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries.

Annual Soup Sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbecue sandwich for $2 and a dessert for $1. Soup options include: carrot, cheeseburger, creamy crab, pizza soup, tomato, turkey chili, vegetable beef and a few yet to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoying some homemade food/goodies!

**CANCELLED-How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception

Please note, How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception and exhibition has been cancelled due to artist’s illness. We hope to reschedule this event next year.

Free 1-1 exercise instruction

Need help entering the Fitness Center? Want to learn a new cardio machine? Interested in being walked through one of the pre-designed resistance training programs? Have questions on exercise technique or form? The Falcon Fitness Center is excited to introduce our student leader strength and fitness coach booking system! Go to our website: https://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter, find the booking system on the left navigator, and follow directions to book your 30 minute time slot. Stay active!

Landmine Talk on Nov. 15

Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other remnants of war create a legacy of violence that persists long after the conflict ends. The sad truth is that these terrifying devices are more likely to kill or maim non-combatants than soldiers, and a high percentage of victims are children. Dr. Don Pratt been advising and mentoring students involved in Humanitarian Demining projects in the engineering department at Messiah College for more than 20 years. These projects have included investigations of a variety of mine detection methods, destruction of munitions, and even improved prosthetic devices for landmine survivors. Recent work has focused on a revolutionary new method of rendering explosives harmless and a new device for defusing IEDs. Come and hear about this exciting research work and the results of field testing, including ongoing work in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Georgia. The presentation will be on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Messiah College’s Choral Arts Society is holding auditions for all faculty, staff and students for the Spring 2019 season. Choral Arts rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the High Center, and this spring the choir will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Joy Meade, director of choral activities, at jmeade@messiah.edu

Safety poster contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the safety contest: all winners were student employees! First place went to Cera Gaston, a student employee in Campus Events. The four runner-ups were Treavor Moore, Hannah Lelah, Katie Riggs and Yabets Assefa. Cera received a $50 gift card and the four runner-ups each received a $25 gift card.

BestSemester study abroad programs visiting campus

Representatives from the CCCU’s study abroad program, BestSemester will be on campus Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m.  Messiah College has approved all nine of their semester-long programs for our students and we want to spread the word!

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For sale

Wood and glass curio cabinets. Two identical wood curio cabinets with glass doors. Unfinished, each with 3 adjustable wood shelves. 58″ high x 34 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ deep. Asking $75/each or $100 for both. Can help with transport if needed (from Carlisle.) Email Becca Sites for photos and more info – rsites@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Seeking to re-home two, adult male cats. Zoe and Bailey are brothers who were found as stray kittens on a family farm. The Hardy’s have offered them a loving home for the past ten years, but are seeking to re-home both cats (ideally together). The cats are de-clawed, neutered, and excellent with children/people. Please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu) for more details if you or someone you know might be interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Historical Society organic turkey raffle

The Newville Historical Society is raffling 20 organic free-range turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and the “dressed” turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 20. I can also bring any winning turkeys to campus on Tuesday. Donations are $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, and $10 for 10 tickets. If you win and don’t want the turkey, you can “pardon” him or her to live out the rest of their life with our chickens and sheep and you can come to visit him or her. For tickets or more information contact Amanda Flagle:  aflagle@messiah.edu.

 

November 1

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 12:1

NEWS

Through a competitive application process, Dr. Jan Dormer was chosen to serve on TESOL International Association’s “TESOL Standards Professional Council.” Jan is excited about the opportunity to have a voice in national and global conversations regarding the standards that govern English language learning and teaching.

Larry Mylin (biological sciences) delivered a poster presentation on Friday Oct. 26 at the 4th Annual Future of Malaria Research Meeting (Rockville, Maryland) that summarized ongoing efforts designed to support malaria research at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia. The presentation, entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for the Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum,” included contributions by student co-authors Samuel Stambaugh ’18 and Nicole Clemente ’19, and Abhai Tripathi (Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology). The update on efforts to freeze blood collected from uninfected U.S. donors by methods that would allow the blood to be used to culture malaria parasites in developing world settings was received enthusiastically by meeting participants and organizers because of its potential to expand research efforts in the developing world.

Jennifer Fisler, professor of education, presented at the National Conference on Co-Teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 25. Her presentation, “Resistance, indifference, and devotion: Responses to co-teaching from the field,” including preliminary findings from her mixed methods sabbatical research project examining student teachers’ and cooperating teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the co-teaching model for student teaching. The National Conference on Co-Teaching is sponsored by St. Cloud State University and the Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration.

Some of our Campus Events workers in the residence halls wore pink Friday, Oct. 26 to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

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How to Meet an Angel: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov artists’ talk and reception

Please join the Russian-born American artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. in the High Center, Parmer Hall, for an artists’ talk and reception. The Kabakovs are internationally recognized as among the most important artists of our generation, in dialogue about their current exhibition, “How to Meet an Angel.” Their talk will highlight a weeklong residency by the Kabakovs at Messiah and will inaugurate the exhibition of their installation, which will continue until Jan. 25, 2019. Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, now living in New York, the work of the Kabakovs asks us to suspend our traditional ways of looking as we consider the limits and possibilities of human experience. Working collaboratively for nearly 30 years, their work extends beyond their experience with the Soviet social and cultural context to engage global ideas of reality and fantasy, hope and fear, power and control. As pioneers of immersive installation art, they move imaginatively between mediums while incorporating a broad range of materials.

Deadline for submitting fall 2018 events

Friday, Nov. 2 is the deadline for submitting requests for fall 2018 events that include technical needs, set-up needs or special permission from the SILP Office. Please plan now for your department end-of-semester or holiday parties; or any other event requiring special needs. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Jan Dormer’s lecture, “Vocation, Cross-Cultural Reconciliation and the Common Good” will take place on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Ben Bliss, leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, Nov. 3

Ben Bliss,”…a truly exceptional tenor.” -National Review

Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall

Winner of multiple international competitions and awards, Ben Bliss has launched a successful international career in the world of opera. While appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in recent years he has sung the roles of Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrando in “Cosi fan tutte,” as well as the Steuermann in “The Flying Dutchman.” He has also appeared in productions at the Seattle Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. 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.

Life under Mao: a presentation

What was it like living in China during the Cultural Revolution? Was human flourishing possible despite the restrictions? The library is excited to announce a presentation by Dr. Ruth Pickens, who grew up in China under Mao and thoughtfully speaks on her firsthand experience. She has a fascinating and important story to tell and all are invited. The presentation will be on Nov. 5, 7-8 p.m. on the Library’s main floor. The presentation coincides with an exhibit of Ruth’s beautiful and colorful paper cuttings, as well as her copies of Maoist documents and other propaganda, and even her copy of Mao’s “little red book.” Please be sure to view this exhibit in the library, Oct. 26-Nov. 26.

IT equipment sale

ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “cash and carry” for employees only. If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. Basic specs on equipment are: i5 with at least 4 GB of Ram. iMacs have either a 24” or 27” screen. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Where: Fry Apartments B1 – no Hoffman sales!

When: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m. What: * Windows laptop computers – $50 * Windows desktop computers – $25 * iMac computers – $200 *Mac minis – $100 *Mac laptops – $150 *Monitors – $10 If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) at ext. 2560.

Dr. Paul Putz lecture on John Wooden

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Dr. Paul Putz of the Department of History will deliver a lecture titled, “John Wooden, Jesus, and Me: Thinking Historically about the Intersection of Sports and Christianity.” Dr. Putz will discuss how legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden infused his coaching with his faith, and what that fusion reveals about the history of American Christianity in the twentieth century. Please join us in Boyer 335, from 4-5 p.m. to learn more about this inspirational coach. Refreshments will be available.

Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe

This exhibition is curated by Sandra Bowden, Christians in the Visual Arts, and will exhibit Nov. 9 — Jan. 25, 2019 in the Climenhaga and High Center Galleries (upper and lower). Join us for the Curator’s Talk and Reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:15 p.m. High Center, High Foundation Recital Hall Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Evenings and weekends in conjunction with High Center events. For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries.

Networking breakfast

Leading with Purpose: A unique perspective on Leadership with Purpose that will include handouts like the Lead with Purpose Pledge and the Pillars of Purpose. Attendees will find out what it takes to be a Purposeful Leader. o Topic: The Purposeful Leader o Location: The Martin Commons (located at Lottie Nelson Dining Hall inside the Eisenhower Campus Center at Messiah College | 1 College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055) o Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6 o Itinerary: § 7– 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking § 7:30  – 9 a.m. | Event Speaker § 9 a.m.| Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network o Format: Keynote speakers with time for networking o Event Cost: $15 – You register via http://attend.com/116, to complete the transaction, please include your org/account numbers in space provided and use the promo code internal. A journal voucher will be processed post event.

Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale, sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning, is schedule for Thursday, Nov. 15. from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The sale is located in the payroll lobby, located in the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3, a barbeque sandwich for $2 or dessert for $1.

Soup options include: carrot, cheeseburger, creamy crab, pizza soup, tomato, turkey chili, vegetable beef soup and a few more to be determined. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and enjoy some homemade food and goodies!

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Job opportunities

The Dept. of Dining Services has two full-time openings for a cook and one full-time opening for a production assistant. Visit jobs.messiah.edu for additional information. Employees who provide a referral that result in a successful hire are eligible for a $300 bonus. Please use this form, https://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms, when submitting your referral.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Who Code needs your help

Two local Girls Who Code clubs have a fantastic opportunity to write apps for two local museums. We need Android phones and IPhones, iPods and tablets to test the apps. Please contact Lin Taylor if you have any working device or device charger that you would be willing to donate to the clubs. I can give you a tax receipt if you desire. Contact Linda Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu.

 

October 25

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

Luke 1:78-79

NEWS

Dr. Maude Yacapsin, associate professor of education, presented at the National Women in Educational Leadership Conference held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), Oct. 7-10. Her discussion highlighted the importance of how agile leadership and a leader’s comprehensive understanding of online pedagogy are paramount in sustaining quality instruction for teaching and learning. Maude’s work with collaborative and accessible technologies was well received by higher ed leaders and faculty alike. While at UNL, Dr. Yacapsin was invited to attend doctoral candidates’ proposals, dissertation defense presentations and collaborate on future-leader endeavors by her former colleagues in the Department of Higher Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAD). She also had the distinct honor of speaking to a cohort of UNL’s master’s in higher education students on the roles humility and graciousness have as students graduate and continue their careers as servant leaders in higher education.

Beth Transue, librarian, presented her poster, “Above and Beyond: Partnering to Co-Lead and Support Cross Cultural Short-Term Study Abroad Courses,” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference. Beth also served as the exhibits co-chair on the conference committee. The conference took place in Harrisburg on Oct. 14-17.

Jean Corey (Department of English) and David Pettegrew (Department of History) presented a talk titled, “History, Poetry, and Place: Recovering the Lost Voices of the Eighth Ward” at Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference on Oct. 6. The abstract of the talk is available here: https://budsc18.sched.com/event/Fph3/history-poetry-and-place-recovering-the-lost-voices-of-the-eighth-ward

Todd Goranson, professor of music, gave two performances in Karlstad, Sweden on Sunday, Oct. 14. He performed on soprano saxophone with a Sweden-based professional saxophone quartet for morning services at Tingvallakyrka, followed by an evening performance (on bassoon) with orchestra of the Beethoven Mass in C major at the historic Karlstad Cathedral.

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Spend an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman speaks on “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The bestselling author of “The World is Flat” and The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has covered the monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981.

In his latest best-seller, “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology globalization, and climate change. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $10 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.

Save the date for the 2019 Messiah College Human Library Project

As we seek to promote the Common Good defined as the “dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all people,” you are invited to save the date for this academic year’s Messiah College Human Library Project. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We had an outstanding response to last year’s project so please save the date of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The books will be available from noon – 4 p.m. Closer to the date, there will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot to read/listen to the book of your choice. Questions related to the Messiah College Human Library Project may be directed to Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, Murray Library, at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Deadline for submitting fall 2018 events

Friday, Nov. 2 is the deadline for submitting requests for fall 2018 events that include technical needs, set-up needs or special permission from the SILP Office. Please plan now for your department end-of-semester or holiday parties; or any other event requiring special needs. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding. Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.). Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 25. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Halloween safety

It’s Trick-or-Treat time again. If you have children or grandchildren, read these tips to keep them safe while they enjoy Halloween festivities.

CPDC announces Into the City Mini event to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The next Into the City Mini event will be to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). In addition to dance, CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach, and student affairs. Please help us market this trip by promoting it to your students. Educators are welcome to attend as well! Read on for more details:

MORE INFO: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. Join us as we tour their facilities, interact with Messiah College alumni who are employed there, and participate in a catered networking event. Learn more about CPYB at https://www.cpyb.org/

Payroll Announcement 

The Payroll Office has transitioned to become part of the Office of Human Resources and Compliance as of Oct. 1. All members of the payroll team will continue to perform the same tasks and are located in the same office so there is no change or interruption of services. Please note that the Payroll Office suite number will now be suite 3015 and the fax number will now be 888‐295‐9989.

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2019 J-Term and Spring Semester deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. 

History student presentations

The Department of History is pleased to announce successful student poster presentations at the Pennsylvania Historical Association conference in Lancaster on Oct. 13. Arion Dominique (history), David Michael (business administration), Robin Schwarzmann (history), Anna Strange (history), and Rachel Williams (history) presented on research related to City Beautiful, urban reform, population displacement, and racial segregation in Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania between 1900 and 1950. The poster by Arion Dominique and David Michael, titled “Spaces of Fear: Race, Housing, and Travel in South Central PA” (advised by Bernardo Michael) was awarded first prize by conference judges for its originality, currency and balanced analysis.

Life under Mao: a presentation

What was it like living in China during the Cultural Revolution? Was human flourishing possible despite the restrictions? The library is excited to announce a presentation by Dr. Ruth Pickens, who grew up in China under Mao and thoughtfully speaks on her firsthand experience. She has a fascinating and important story to tell and all are invited. The presentation will be on Nov. 5, 7-8 p.m. on the Library’s main floor. The presentation coincides with an exhibit of Ruth’s beautiful and colorful paper cuttings, as well as her copies of Maoist documents and other propaganda, and even her copy of Mao’s “little red book.” Please be sure to view this exhibit in the library, Oct. 26-Nov. 26.

Friends of Murray Library 2018-2019 Library Research Grant – deadline extended

The Friends of Murray Library 2018-2019 Library Research Grant application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31. This competitive grant supports Messiah student academic research projects that require resources at off-campus libraries. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. Up to $750 per grantee will be awarded in November for the current academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a scholarly paper and presentation to the Messiah community, as well as a poster presentation at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting. Award recipients will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 7. See the library webpage for more information and attached PDF for application details.

IT equipment sale

ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “cash and carry” for employees only. If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. Basic specs on equipment are: i5 with at least 4 GB of Ram. iMacs have either a 24” or 27” screen. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Where: Fry Apartments B1 – no Hoffman sales!

When: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m. What: * Windows laptop computers – $50 * Windows desktop computers – $25 * iMac computers – $200 *Mac minis – $100 *Mac laptops – $150 *Monitors – $10 If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) at ext. 2560.

FY19 Annual Plan and FY18 Annual Plan Status Update

The annual plan for the current academic year, and the annual plan status update for last academic year are available for your review. The documents are located in Falcon Link under the topic strategic planning. Thank you for your commitment to achieving the strategic goals outlined for the college. David Walker, vice president for finance and planning

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Job opportunities

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, second shift campus events worker. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13922. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The president’s office has an opening for a full time executive assistant to the president and assistant to the board of trustees. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13911. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Large farmhouse table. Custom-made 8ft x 3ft farmhouse table for sale. Like new condition. Seats 8 people comfortably – $375. For more information, contact Ashley Sider: asider@messiah.edu

Gretsch Doboro slide guitar. Barely used Gretsch G9200 Boxcar resonator with Padauk fingerboard, square neck. Retails for $360, asking $275.Contact Ashley Sider: asider@messiah.edu

 

October 18

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

NEWS

Dave Foster, professor of biology/environmental science, and Dale Fogelsanger, men’s/women’s cross country/track and field coach/adjunct biology instructor, led sessions on ”Building Commitments of the Heart in Creation Care” at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Study’s 2018 Academic Council to natural science professors from Christian colleges across the nation on Sept. 28-29 in Mancelona, Michigan.

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Dog therapy day scheduled for Oct. 24

Minds Matter will be holding a dog therapy pet event on Oct. 24 as a part of De-Stress Fest. If you have a dog and would like to bring your furry friend to be petted on the Eisenhower lawn between the hours of noon to 3 p.m. (the entire 3 hours is not necessary), please email mindsmatterpresident@messiah.edu or mindsmatterevents@messiah.edu by Oct. 20! We will provide further details as the event is finalized.

Thank you for participating! The club members of Minds Matter

Inclusive Excellence Lecture by Mindy Smith

Please join us for an Inclusive Excellence Lecture presented by Melinda Smith, M.S., senior lecturer in applied health science and director of student wellness, Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). “Confidence, Choice and Connection: Moving into Meaningful Lifetime Activity for All” – Our past experiences, attitudes and motivators drive our perspectives on holistic wellness and physical activity. However, stereotypes and unexamined assumptions pose obstacles for meaningful lifetime activity for all. In order to overcome this, Mindy Smith’s research with final-year student-athletes illuminates the importance of exploring each person’s story in the support of personal wellness. As we recognize practical adaptive strategies to progress past cookie-cutter prescriptions, we empower unique individuals to enjoy diverse opportunities that enhance physical and psychological health. This lecture is an outcome of collaboration between the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Inclusive Excellence Lectures provide Messiah educators and researchers an opportunity to disseminate research that broadens and advances our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion across disciplinary boundaries. Please contact Minoska Villegas at mvillega@ messiah.edu for more information or to propose a presentation.

“Manhood and Womanhood Today”  

All members of the college community and the public are invited to this keynote panel presentation co-sponsored by the College Honors Program and the Office of the President at Messiah College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. It will be a timely, important and informative conversation about men, women and pursuing the common good together. Among the questions to be explored are:

  • How has the relationship between men and women changed in recent decades?
  • Does too much emphasis on difference threaten equality?
  • Should masculinity be weakened or refined?
  • What’s the state of feminism and the sexual revolution today?

Our panelists are particularly well-suited to speak to this important topic. Dr. Agnes R. Howard is instructor of Humanities at Christ College, Valparaiso University, a prolific essayist, and the author of a forthcoming book about the experience of pregnancy. Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and the author of books on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement, and Hip-Hop music.

No tickets are required. For more information about this event, see www.messiah.edu/chp/manhoodandwomanhoodtoday or contact the College Honors Program at collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu.

Save the Date for the 2019 Messiah College Human Library Project

As we seek to promote the Common Good defined as the “dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all people,” you are invited to save the date for this academic year’s Messiah College Human Library Project. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We had an outstanding response to last year’s project so please save the date of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The books will be available from noon – 4 p.m. Closer to the date, there will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot to read/listen to the book of your choice. Questions related to the Messiah College Human Library Project may be directed to Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, Murray Library at ekielley@messiah.edu.

The summer issue of The Bridge is here!

In the summer issue of The Bridge, you’ll find Commencement highlights, a 10-day journey of the “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights Bus Tour” and even an alum who researches penguins for her doctorate. Read the magazine in its entirety at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on the third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

Career and Graduate School Expo – Oct. 24!

140 organizations will be attending the Career and Graduate School Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Brubaker Auditorium from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To see all the employers, go to: https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/6149. Please join us and encourage all students to attend!

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.
Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.). Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 25. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research provides access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page (http://www.messiah.edu/offices/research/). Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for other reports.

Ben Bliss, leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, Nov. 3

Ben Bliss,”…a truly exceptional tenor.” -National Review, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall Winner of multiple international competitions and awards, Ben Bliss has launched a successful international career in the world of opera. While appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in recent years he has sung the roles of Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrando in “Cosi fan tutte,” as well as the Steuermann in “The Flying Dutchman.” He has also appeared in productions at the Seattle Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. 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.

Halloween safety

It’s Trick or Treat Time again. If you have children or grandchildren, read these tips to keep them safe while they enjoy Halloween festivities.

CPDC announces Into the City Mini event to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The next Into the City Mini event will be to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). In addition to dance, CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach, and student affairs. Please help us market this trip by promoting it to your students. Educators are welcome to attend as well! Read on for more details:

MORE INFO: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. Join us as we tour their facilities, interact with Messiah College alumni who are employed there, and participate in a catered networking event. Learn more about CPYB at https://www.cpyb.org/

Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Jan Dormer’s lecture, “Vocation, Cross-Cultural Reconciliation and the Common Good” will take place on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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Job opportunities:

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time communication specialist. For further information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13895. Job related questions should be directed to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Curio Cabinets. Two identical unfinished wood/glass curio cabinets, each with 3 wooden shelves. Asking $75 for each, or $100 for both. Can help with transportation if needed (from Carlisle.) Email for photos or more information – rsites@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Luther Rose Lecture

2018 Luther Rose Lectures with Dr. Vincent Evener at Palm Lutheran Church – Palmyra, Pa

  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Session I: Martin Luther and Medieval Mysticism
  • Session II: Mysticism, the Reformation, and Lutheran Spirituality

Please see flier for registration information or contact Karl at kbergmann@messiah.edu

 

October 11

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:3-4

NEWS

Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch spoke about “How to Build a Strong Brand” at the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce’s AM Strategies for Business Success held on Sept. 25 at the Bridges at Bent Creek. He also recently authored an article for the American Marketing Association titled, “Why Marketers Need to See Service Recovery from a Customer’s Perspective.” The piece is available at: https://medium.com/ama-marketing-news/why-marketers-need-to-see-service-recovery-from-a-customers-perspective-763dc35b2f1e

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Mindful marketing tips.

Did you know…

…That you can download your office’s official logos in black, blue and white and various file types? One is even specifically set up for embroidery. Please go to www.messiah.edu/visualidentity and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours. You will need to log in to access this page.

Spend an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman speaks on “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The bestselling author of “The World is Flat” and The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has covered the monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981.

In his latest best-seller, “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology globalization, and climate change. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $10 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.

Dog therapy day scheduled for Oct. 24

Minds Matter will be holding a dog therapy pet event on Oct. 24 as a part of De-Stress Fest. If you have a dog and would like to bring your furry friend to be petted on the Eisenhower lawn between the hours of noon to 3 p.m. (the entire 3 hours is not necessary), please email mindsmatterpresident@messiah.edu or mindsmatterevents@messiah.edu by Oct. 20! We will provide further details as the event is finalized.

Thank you for participating! The club members of Minds Matter

Inclusive Excellence Lecture by Mindy Smith

Please join us for an Inclusive Excellence Lecture presented by Melinda Smith. M.S. senior lecturer in applied health science and director of student wellness, Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Confidence, Choice and Connection: Moving into Meaningful Lifetime Activity for All Our past experiences, attitudes, and motivators drive our perspectives on holistic wellness and physical activity. However, stereotypes and unexamined assumptions pose obstacles for meaningful lifetime activity for all. In order to overcome this, Mindy Smith’s research with final-year student-athletes illuminates the importance of exploring each person’s story in the support of personal wellness. As we recognize practical adaptive strategies to progress past cookie-cutter prescriptions, we empower unique individuals to enjoy diverse opportunities that enhance physical and psychological health. This lecture is an outcome of collaboration between the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Inclusive Excellence Lectures provide Messiah educators and researchers an opportunity to disseminate research that broadens and advances our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion across disciplinary boundaries. Please contact Minoska Villegas at mvillega@ messiah.edu for more information or to propose a presentation.

Career and Graduate School Expo – Oct. 24!

140 organizations will be attending the Career and Graduate School Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Brubaker Auditorium from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. To see all the employers, go to: https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/6149. Please join us and encourage all students to attend!

The summer issue of The Bridge is here!

In the summer issue of The Bridge, you’ll find Commencement highlights, a 10-day journey of the “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights Bus Tour” and even an alum who researches penguins for her doctorate. Read the magazine in its entirety at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on the third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

Grandparents Day 2018 – Thank you!

On behalf of the Office of Development, we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the students and employees for warmly welcoming over 500 grandparents to our Messiah College campus last week on Thursday, Oct. 4. We are deeply appreciative for the gracious hospitality show to our grandparent guests by the campus community in spite of challenges brought by such a large number of visitors. Grandparents Day is a great team effort and we are incredibly thankful for our colleagues in Conference Services, Dining Services, College Ministries, Public Safety, Admissions, Oakes Museum staff, Residence Life, the Advancement Division and Messiah Lifeways (shuttle service) for making this 10th annual event such a success. Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra special “student” visitors in your classroom!

Announcing FalconLink – Messiah’s new portal

FalconLink is Messiah College’s new portal and is replacing MCSquare as the source for finding information and links to commonly used resources. FalconLink displays “cards” that represent documents, forms and resources commonly used at Messiah. Search for a topic (such as “Registration”) and click on the related card to get where you want to go. FalconLink provides the ability to search for what you need – simply “Find,” “Filter,” and “Favorite.” A brief tutorial that explains the basics of Find/Filter/Favorite can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cywVE2NTh2Q You can get to FalconLink here: https://falconlink.messiah.edu/ Every effort was made to include, as cards, the most frequently used links from MCSquare. If you are unable to find a card, or discover a card doesn’t work properly, simply click on the message icon to the right of the search box to let us know. Note: MCSquare will remain available for a short while to assist the College community’s transition to FalconLink.

A very BIG thank you.

A very big thank you to one and all who contributed to our Movie on the Green Event 2018!  This year we were able to send a check to Mennonite Disaster Relief for a grand total of $1302.42!  This generous donation was sent to assist with Hurricane Florence relief. In addition, we were so grateful to the Carlisle Sports Emporium for encouraging people to donate by offering a free mini golf ticket to every person who donated – a value of $9 per person. Thank you for attending and for giving.

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FREE:

Dog crates and beds FREE to a good home. Two large metal dog crates – well-used – are yours if you need them! Large dog beds and leashes/harnesses are also available. Please contact Julie: jprice@messiah.edu if you are interested.

Yamaha keyboard. Yamaha YPG625 keyboard available for free. Full keyboard. Sound works fine, but display screen does not display properly. Must arrange pickup. Contact Beth Transue at btransue@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Luther Rose Lecture

2018 Luther Rose Lectures with Dr. Vincent Evener at Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Pa

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 2-4:30 p.m. Session I: Martin Luther and Medieval Mysticism Session II: Mysticism, the Reformation, and Lutheran Spirituality Please see flier for registration information or contact Karl at kbergmann@messiah.edu

Girls Who Code needs your help

Two local Girls Who Code clubs have a fantastic opportunity to write apps for two local museums. We need Android phones and Iphones, ipods and tablets to test the apps. Please contact Lin Taylor if you have any working device or device charger that you would be willing to donate to the clubs. I can give you a tax receipt if you desire. Contact Linda Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu

 

October 4

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:5

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Mindful marketing tips.

Did you know…

…That you can learn all about Messiah College’s visual identity and branding at our updated website: www.messiah.edu/visualidentity?

You can now download your official logos, view the athletic logos and download See Anew brand marks for use in your publications.

Delay/closure information

As winter approaches and it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, those students and employees who have signed up for the text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media. Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancellation of an EVENT hosted at the College will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system or website. Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure. — Kathie Shafer, vp for operations

Presidential Lecture Series: Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian College of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Andy Babyak’s lecture, “Working for the Common Good: Individual Fulfillment and Social Well-being” will take place on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Full-day openings at the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center is pleased to announce open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. We have full-day positions available to the Messiah College community and the community at large. We continually strive to use developmentally appropriate goals for young children as well as children’s interests as a framework for planning the educational program. We assess children’s progress in all aspects of the social-emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical foundations which is a predictor for later school success. The Early Learning Center utilizes the Project Approach as a key component of its curriculum. This inquiry based approach allows children and teachers to engage in in-depth investigations of a topic or idea worth studying, resulting in the strengthening of academic skills and intellectual dispositions in an authentic manner. Children are viewed as capable, competent, curious and creative members of the classroom community. Interested parties please call Tammy Hogan at 717-796-5043 or email earlylearningcenter@messiah.edu for further questions or to schedule a tour of the center. You can also visit our website at www.messiah.edu/elc and complete an online enrollment form.

Organizational structure changes in the Division of Finance and Planning

Recent changes were made to the organizational structure of the Division of Finance and Planning to better leverage the skills and expertise of our employees. The changes became effective on Oct.1. Christine Hartman began her new role as senior accountant – audit and taxation. We appreciate Christine’s leadership over the past four years as director of financial services and controller, and look forward to her using her expertise in the areas of audit and taxation for the College. Kimberly Hawkins transitioned from the position of budget manager to director of budget and accounting. She will provide leadership to the budget, accounting and financial reporting functions of the College. Cathy Poiesz’s role as director of student financial services was expanded to provide leadership to the Falcon Exchange while continuing to provide leadership to Student Financial Services. Also of note for our division, Daisy Anderson was promoted from purchasing manager to director of procurement services last year. She provides leadership to accounts payable, procurement services and the purchasing card program.

“Manhood and Womanhood Today”  

All members of the college community and the public are invited to this keynote panel presentation co-sponsored by the College Honors Program and the Office of the President at Messiah College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. It will be a timely, important, and informative conversation about men, women, and pursuing the common good together. Among the questions to be explored are:

  • How has the relationship between men and women changed in recent decades?
  • Does too much emphasis on difference threaten equality?
  • Should masculinity be weakened or refined?
  • What’s the state of feminism and the sexual revolution today?

Our panelists are particularly well-suited to speak to this important topic. Dr. Agnes R. Howard is instructor of Humanities at Christ College, Valparaiso University, a prolific essayist, and the author of a forthcoming book about the experience of pregnancy. Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar is professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and the author of books on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement, and Hip-Hop music.

No tickets are required. For more information about this event, see www.messiah.edu/chp/manhoodandwomanhoodtoday or contact the College Honors Program at collegehonorsprogram@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, first shift campus events worker, Residence Hall. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13718. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

House for sale. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse in Shiremanstown. End unit, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, finished basement and laundry room, enclosed patio, new roof in 2017, off-street parking, lawn care and snow removal provided by HOA. Great location 10-12 minutes to campus and 10-12 minutes to Harrisburg. For more information email Faith Minnich Kjesbo at fminnich@messiah.edu.

Sofa and recliner for sale. Sofa and recliner are in decent condition. We are asking $350 and we can help transport if needed. Preview them here – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFDLP0fgJaTHqTUK1FCFlez8U9AWBQgpcYy4eBxmjVs/edit?usp=sharing For more information contact Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu

Small animal hutch for outdoor (or indoor) containment of rabbits, weasels, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. Mesh floor, with removeable and cleanable undertray. H27.5xW35.8xD17.7 inches. See attached pictures. Two free small animal feeders included. $30, or OBO, please contact Allyson Patton- apatton@messiah.edu

September 27

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6: 14-15

NEWS:

The Department of Business is pleased to announce that the finance major has been accepted by CFA Institute as part of its University Affiliation Program. This status is only given to schools whose degree programs cover at least 70% of the material that appears on the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exams. Messiah College is the 9th institution in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve this prestigious designation at the undergraduate level. As a CFA affiliated institution, Messiah’s finance program is allotted a certain number of scholarships for students to sit for the CFA exams in their senior year and have access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts and other educational resources. The principal contact for this program is Dwayne Safer, CFA.

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Grandparents Day 2018 Next week, Thursday, Oct. 4 will mark our 10th annual Grandparents Day! The purpose of this wonderful event is to allow the grandparent(s) and/or elderly mentors of current students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to attend Messiah College and to become familiar with our campus and all it has to offer. (Classes are NOT canceled that day and students are expected to follow their normal schedule.) Please be sure to warmly welcome our grandparents when you see them on campus. Any questions about this event can be directed to Yonette Schneider, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at YSchneid@messiah.edu.

2018 American Democracy Lecture

Join us for the 2018 American Democracy Lecture on Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of History are pleased to welcome Dr. Nancy Tomes, distinguished professor of history and winner of the 2016 Bancroft Prize for Distinguished Work in American History. Tomes has also written widely on the history of health and medicine in the United States. Her publications include two award-winning books, “The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women and the Microbe in American Life” and “Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers.” We do hope you will be able to join us as Nancy discuss the health care experience of the American citizen. A reception and books will be available for author’s signature after the lecture.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, please begin by filling out the form at www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation. Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team.

Are you low? Let’s charge you up!

There are now three charging stations on campus courtesy of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Two are mounted on the walls in Howe Atrium (Boyer) and in the Larsen Student Union and one is on a portable stand in the Eisenhower Commons. Each stations features eight industrial-grade braided charging cables (three Apple lightning for iPhone 5 and newer, four Micro-USB for android, and one Type-C for newer devices). So if your device needs a little energy, we’ll charge you up!

Call for nominations – 2019 Alumni Awards

We need your help in identify deserving recipients for the 2019 Alumni Awards. The deadline for award nomination is          Oct. 1. Click here to Nominate an Alum.

Young Alumnus/a Achievement Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah College within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College.

Distinguished Alumnus/a Achievement Award: This award recognizes long-term vocational excellence in a manner supportive of the mission and standards of Messiah.

Alumni Christian Service Award: This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity.

Alumni Appreciation Award: Alumni and friends are eligible for this award, which recognizes significant personal service and contribution to Messiah College. This is the only award that can go to a non-Messiah alum.

The following links should be very helpful: Previous Alumni Award Winners Alumni Award Descriptions Nominate an Alum

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2018! Volunteers are needed in two-hour time slots on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Off-Campus program reps on campus!

Oregon Extension representative, Star Tarrant and LCC International University representative, Jennifer Messenger, will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, to talk to students and faculty about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension and LCC in Lithuania.

If you are interested in inviting either of them to speak in your classes or would like to meet with them one-on-one, please contact Katie Rousopoulos at krousopoulos@messiah.edu.

Also, please encourage interested students to stop by their display tables in Eisenhower on either day!

To learn more about these programs and more, please browse: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20910/semester_long_programs

Presidential Lecture Series: Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian College of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Andy Babyak’s lecture, “Working for the Common Good: Individual Fulfillment and Social Well-being” will take place on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Full-day openings at the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center is pleased to announce open enrollment for the 2018/19 school year. We have full-day positions available to the Messiah College community and the community at large. We continually strive to use developmentally appropriate goals for young children as well as children’s interests as a framework for planning the educational program. We assess children’s progress in all aspects of the social-emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical foundations which is a predictor for later school success. The Early Learning Center utilizes the Project Approach as a key component of its curriculum. This inquiry based approach allows children and teachers to engage in in-depth investigations of a topic or idea worth studying, resulting in the strengthening of academic skills and intellectual dispositions in an authentic manner. Children are viewed as capable, competent, curious and creative members of the classroom community. Interested parties please call Tammy Hogan at 717-796-5043 or email earlylearningcenter@messiah.edu for further questions or to schedule a tour of the center. You can also visit our website at www.messiah.edu/elc and complete an online enrollment form.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus: • Thursday, Oct. 4: Emily Gochenaur ’19, Angelina Bartorelli ’18, Ashley Bell ’12, Lea Fornoff ’18 – Participating in an alumni panel for Social Work Senior Seminar Class; sponsoring faculty: Charles Seitz

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, David John Spurrier ’69, Philip Thuma ’70 – Shared talk on experiences from long term medial missions service at Macha Mission Hospital in Zambia. Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the Intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please submit your request online –Self-Service, General Tab, scroll to the bottom for Visiting Alumni Registration.

Semester-long study abroad information night!

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5-6:30 p.m., there will be information sessions about how students can study abroad for an entire semester. The evening will consist of three, 15-minute presentations (think TED Talk style) from students who have studied abroad at these locations, providing firsthand insight of the good, challenging, awkward and fun that takes place while studying abroad! Student speakers will highlight what the living situations are, their experiences in the classroom, how they navigated public transportation, in-country excursions, the best and worst of foods they tried, and so much more. The hope is for students to hear about multiple programs in just one night by rotating around and self-selecting what programs students want to learn about. In between sessions, we’ll have the opportunity for students to make an advising appointment with one of our Off-Campus Programs staff here on campus to ensure that students are on the right track to make this semester abroad a reality! Please encourage any students you know to come and checkout semester long program options.

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Job opportunities

We have an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to support the Departments of Computer and Information Systems; Math, Physics and Statistics; and Art and Design. For further information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13696. Job related questions should be directed to Angela Hare, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health at ahare@messiah.edu.

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time digital media specialist. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13733 Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services, at sshannon@messiah.edu.

Seeking nanny for Camp Hill home. We are seeking a nanny for our 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, to begin ASAP and continue through the end of the academic school year, possibly extending to next year. Hours can be flexible but would need to cover 25-30 hours a week. The nanny will watch our son in our Camp Hill home while mom works from home. Some experience in early childhood education required, payment arrangements based on experience and education. Contact Fabrizio and Vanessa Cilento at vcilento@messiah.edu if interested.

For sale

Doll stroller and trailer. Jogging doll stroller (fits baby dolls and American Girl dolls) for sale, $25. Also, trailer for American Girl sized dolls, with dishes, pillows, window treatments–for sale, $25. Both are like-new. If interested, please contact Allyson Patton, apatton@messiah.edu.

House for sale. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse in Shiremanstown. End unit, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, finished basement and laundry room, enclosed patio, new roof in 2017, off-street parking, lawn care and snow removal provided by HOA. Great location 10-12 minutes to campus and 10-12 minutes to Harrisburg. For more information email Faith Minnich Kjesbo at fminnich@messiah.edu.

Sofa and recliner for sale. Sofa and recliner are in decent condition. We are asking $350 and we can help transport if needed. Preview them here – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFDLP0fgJaTHqTUK1FCFlez8U9AWBQgpcYy4eBxmjVs/edit?usp=sharing For more information contact Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu

For rent:

Apartment for Rent. Second floor furnished studio apartment in Boiling Springs, PA, 9 miles from campus. Monthly rent of $560 includes electric, heat/AC, water and sewer. (Internet/TV connection is the tenant’s responsibility). Full bath/shower and kitchenette. Nicely furnished with single bed, table/chairs, desk, cupboards/shelves, full walk-in closet. Kitchenette includes small fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee brewer, induction cooktop and a full assortment of kitchenware/table service. Off street parking for one vehicle. No pets, no smokers. Minimum commitment of 3 months. This apartment is priced and furnished for a single adult – not a married couple or set of roommates. Available immediately. For more information email sgetty@messiah.edu.