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Feb. 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

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.

Roman 15:13

 

NEWS

Jocelyn Goranson, adjunct instructor of flute and music theory, performed a recital titled “Let the Earth Rejoice” on Jan. 18 during a guest artist visit to Penn State University, where she also taught a masterclass for the Department of Music. She performed the same program on Jan. 27 at St. John’s Hain’s United Church of Christ in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, as part of their Annie Gaul Concert Series. Jocelyn was joined by Baltimore-area clarinetist Dr. Fiona Knoll, and Messiah College graduate Douglas Beach on piano.

Dr. Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise physiology, was quoted in The Strategist (New York Magazine) article “Does the Arc Trainer Really Burn As Many Calories As It Claims?” on Jan. 14. Scott has researched exercisers’ calorie burn in comparison to the machine’s display.

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Mindful marketing tip, 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.

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.

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for 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.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents: • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE. • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID • Completed application • Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

An exhibition in collaboration with the Department of English will take place Feb. 6- March 15 titled “Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” by Julia Kasdorf and Steven Rubin. “Shale Play,” a singular work from an award-winning poet and a veteran documentary photographer, tracks the natural gas boom in the small towns, fields and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania. In the era of the visual and verbal meme, Rubin and Kasdorf pair documentary poems with photographs in a volume that can be held in the human hand and shared, even in communities that lack high speed internet access. A passionate work of listening, looking and witness, “Shale Play” follows the documentarians of the 1930s but in color and contemporary poetics, and once again dares us to care.

Exhibits Feb. 6 – March 15, Climenhaga Building, Climenhaga Galleries (upper) Artist’s Talk/Poetry Reading and Reception: High Center

ADDITIVE PROCESS: Art of Additive Manufacturing Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. It is already undeniable that we are facing a paradigm shift in many forms of art and design as the exciting and rapidly changing digital environment introduces new possibilities. Three-dimensional printing, in particular, has become more refined, common and accessible. As the extension of hands, these new technologies became new tools for pushing the boundaries of the ceramic medium, both regarding concept and materiality. Exhibits Feb. 15-March 14 Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery Artist’s Talk and Reception Friday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m. Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, Steinbrecher Feb. 7, 4:15 p.m.

Pizza with Professionals series for the spring semester announced

The Career and Professional Development Center is offering the following events as part of the spring Pizza with Professional series. All events are held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and free pizza is provided.

Feb. 11: Candoris, Parmer Cinema

Feb. 20: Milton Hershey School, Parmer Cinema

Feb. 22: Deloitte, Murray Library Athenaeum

March 12: Entrepreneurial Careers, Parmer Cinema

During a Pizza with Professionals event, the speaker (typically a Messiah alum) talks to students about their current job and employer, their career path, and discusses any job or internship possibilities that may be available within their organization. Students then have the opportunity for an interactive question and answer session with the speaker. Interested students and educators can sign up for each event at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

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. Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Free 8-week individualized exercise program

The Falcon Fitness Center is excited to offer a new service through our online booking system. Go to http://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter/booking,pick a time on the calendar, select 8-week program, fill out the goal sheet and one of our student strength and fitness coaches will be ready to take you through your 8 week program. See you there!

Gathering of church-based ESL program leaders

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Graduate Program in Education hosted a gathering for those involved in Church-based ESL. Held at the Winding Hill campus, over 50 participants gathered to connect and learn. Many churches and several different programs were represented. Dr. Jan Dormer provided sessions on second language acquisition and English ministry, with ample discussion time for reflecting together on effectiveness and mission. All indicated that they would appreciate more such gatherings, and our program is looking at how we can continue to serve churches that are stepping into the gap to meet the needs of the immigrants in our communities.

Purchasing Card refresher training

Beginning in February, purchasing card refresher training will be required every two years for employees who have a College-issued purchasing card (P-Card or DB-Card). Several months prior to your renewal date, you will receive details about signing up for a refresher class that focuses on common questions and audit issues. Please sign up for a class at your earliest convenience to avoid delays in obtaining your new purchasing card. Questions should be directed to pcard@messiah.edu or ext. 2211.

Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., High Foundation Recital Hall

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio celebrates female composers’ unique contributions to the 400-year tradition of classical music. The program will feature Piano Trios by four female composers from the U.S., France, Germany and the United Kingdom: Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Rebecca Clarke. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series.

Sondheim’s musical comedy “Company” debuts Thursday

What really comes after the “happily ever after?” Find out this weekend, as Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,”* a musical comedy about the complexity of relationships. “Company” opens this Thursday night and runs for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are also buy one, get one free! “From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, “Company” is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.” – From https://www.mtishows.com/company “Company” runs Feb. 7—10 and 14—17. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. * Please note that this performance contains mature content and adult language, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Get your tickets today!

Say hello to Microsoft’s new office icons

ITS has been made aware of upcoming visual changes to the online Microsoft Office365 icons. Initially, this visual change will only affect the online version of these applications. These changes are scheduled by Microsoft for a February rollout.

The Human Library needs books

On Wednesday, April 17, Murray Library and the Office of Diversity Affairs will be hosting the Human Library. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. “And what library is complete without books?” If you would like the opportunity to be a book and tell your story, please sign up at this link: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D. For more information contact Liz Kielley at ekielley@messiah.edu. To learn more about the Human Library organization, visit this website: http://humanlibrary.org/.

New mass email system coming soon to Messiah

Do you ever utilize Messiah’s mass e-mail system to send messages or announcements? Do you have an event you need to promote or important information you need to convey to the campus community? For the past two years, a new mass e-mail system has been in development, one with greater flexibility and improved functionality. We are excited to announce that this upgrade will occur at the end of February. We are currently in our final testing phase and training opportunities will be available in a few weeks. Please sign up for one of the training sessions. These will occur in Parmer Cinema and the dates and times are as follows: Feb. 26: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27:  9 to 10 a.m. You may sign up simply by e-mailing CollegePress@Messiah.edu with your name, e-mail address, phone extension (if applicable), and preferred date for training. Additional training opportunities may be available at a later date if there is need.

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For sale

Child Craft (Chesapeake Bay) honey oak bunk bed set including guard rails and ladder. Matching dresser/dressing table. Very good condition. Pictures available. $150 for bunk beds and dresser or $75 separately. Collection of many Polly Pocket dolls, clothes and accessories $25 for large box full. Ping Pong Table like new $150. If interested, contact pseibert@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Looking for wedding videographer. I am seeking recommendations for a wedding videographer for Aug. 10 in York, Pennsylvania. Please email me at lwagner@messiah.edu if you or someone you know might be interested.

A female Messiah alum and current graduate nursing student is seeking a room to stay in or rent from April to July while she completes clinical rotations. She had secured all clinical sites prior to her husband receiving a job offer and moving to North Carolina. Anything in the Mechanicsburg/Camp Hill/Harrisburg/Hershey areas will be considered. Please contact Kristen at kslabaugh@messiah.edu for more information.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Host family(s) needed

Would you be interested in learning and sharing together in a unique cultural experience with a Christian young adult from another part of the world? The Collaboratory, together with Mennonite Central Committee [MCC] is exploring a first time partnership through the International Volunteer Exchange Program [IVEP]; a yearlong work and service exchange opportunity for young adults aged 18-30. We are currently seeking a host family(s) interested in engaging and including a young adult in their home and family life. Host Families are an integral part of the program, serving as a bridge to the church and community and provide space for an IVEP participant to experience home and family life in a North American context. Host Families have opportunity to host for either half or full year, mid-August through Mid-July. A monthly stipend of $350 is offered to help offset the cost of hosting. Click here to learn more about IVEP Host responsibilities. If you would have interest in this possibility, please contact Doug Flemmens to further the conversation. We can’t move forward without you!

 

Jan. 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Peter 5:6-7

NEWS

Over 30 teachers and school counselors from over nine regional school districts recently gathered at Winding Hill to attend the session, Anxious Kids and Teens: How School Counselors and Teachers Can Make a Difference. Dr. Deedre Mitchell, associate professor of counseling, led the training session and participants had the opportunity to earn PA Act 48 credits. Special thanks to Beth Trott Clark, adjunct counseling instructor, for coordinating this event. Be on the lookout for additional continuing educational opportunities on timely topics.

Jocelyn Goranson, adjunct instructor of flute and music theory, performed a recital titled “Let the Earth Rejoice” on Jan. 18 during a guest artist visit to Penn State University, where she also taught a masterclass for the Department of Music. She performed the same program on Jan. 27 at St. John’s Hain’s United Church of Christ in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, as part of their Annie Gaul Concert Series. Jocelyn was joined by Baltimore-area clarinetist Dr. Fiona Knoll, and Messiah College graduate Douglas Beach on piano.

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a recital program of music by woman composers and arrangers with the Junction Saxophone Quartet at the 2019 U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 12. Also an invited lecturer, Todd presented a one hour talk titled “Fight, Flight or Freeze: Strategies for Coping with Performance Anxiety”. The 41st annual event was hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Winter Orientation begins Thursday, Jan.31

Undergraduate winter orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 31. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Monday, Feb. 4. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/winterorienation to see their three-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions about their orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

An exhibition in collaboration with the Department of English will take place Feb. 6- March 15 titled “Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” by Julia Kasdorf and Steven Rubin. “Shale Play,” a singular work from an award-winning poet and a veteran documentary photographer, tracks the natural gas boom in the small towns, fields and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania. In the era of the visual and verbal meme, Rubin and Kasdorf pair documentary poems with photographs in a volume that can be held in the human hand and shared, even in communities that lack high speed internet access. A passionate work of listening, looking and witness, “Shale Play” follows the documentarians of the 1930s but in color and contemporary poetics, and once again dares us to care.

Exhibits Feb. 6 – March 15, Climenhaga Building, Climenhaga Galleries (upper) Artist’s Talk/Poetry Reading and Reception: High Center, Steinbrecher Feb. 7, 4:15 p.m.

ADDITIVE PROCESS: Art of Additive Manufacturing Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. It is already undeniable that we are facing a paradigm shift in many forms of art and design as the exciting and rapidly changing digital environment introduces new possibilities. Three-dimensional printing, in particular, has become more refined, common and accessible. As the extension of hands, these new technologies became new tools for pushing the boundaries of the ceramic medium, both regarding concept and materiality. Exhibits Feb. 15-March 14 Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery Artist’s Talk and Reception Friday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m. Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery

2019 Alumni Awards recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards. You can click on the recipients’ names to view their LinkedIn profiles. Details regarding the March 30 Alumni Awards Dinner will be providing in February. YOUNG ALUMNA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Melissa (Davis) Stuebing (Class of 2006, psychology)

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 ACHEIVEMENT AWARD – Robert Parker (Class of 1983, education)

Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College

ALUMNI CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD – J. Ron Byler (Class of 1974, communication)

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 – Eldon Fry

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution)

Pizza with Professionals series for the spring semester announced

The Career and Professional Development Center is offering the following events as part of the spring Pizza with Professional series. All events are held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and free pizza is provided. Feb. 11: Candoris, Parmer Cinema Feb. 20: Milton Hershey School, Parmer Cinema Feb. 22: Deloitte, Murray Library Athenaeum March 12: Entrepreneurial Careers, Parmer Cinema During a Pizza with Professionals event, the speaker (typically a Messiah alum) talks to students about their current job and employer, their career path, and discusses any job or internship possibilities that may be available within their organization. Students then have the opportunity for an interactive question and answer session with the speaker. Interested students and educators can sign up for each event at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

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. Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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Job Opportunities

The Dining Services Department has an opening for a full-time dining room supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14307. Job related questions may be directed to Todd Christopher, restaurant operations manager, at tchristopher@messiah.edu.

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time general maintenance mechanic (preventative), 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14305. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum of Natural History has an opening for an on-call museum teaching docent. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14310. Job-related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero, museum director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

Residence Life currently has an opening for a temporary, part-time summer residence director. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14334. Job-related questions may be directed to Amanda Coffey, vice president for human resources and compliance, at acoffey@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time culinary assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13458. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Athletic Training Department has an opening for a full-time coordinator of athletic training services. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14320. Job-related questions may be directed to Kris Hansen-Kieffer, vice provost/dean of students and assistant professor of exercise physiology , at khansen@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Looking for wedding videographer. I am seeking recommendations for a wedding videographer for Aug. 10 in York, Pennsylvania. Please email me at lwagner@messiah.edu if you or someone you know might be interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Host family(s) needed

Would you be interested in learning and sharing together in a unique cultural experience with a Christian young adult from another part of the world? The Collaboratory, together with Mennonite Central Committee [MCC] is exploring a first time partnership through the International Volunteer Exchange Program [IVEP]; a yearlong work and service exchange opportunity for young adults aged 18-30. We are currently seeking a host family(s) interested in engaging and including a young adult in their home and family life. Host Families are an integral part of the program, serving as a bridge to the church and community and provide space for an IVEP participant to experience home and family life in a North American context. Host Families have opportunity to host for either half or full year, mid-August through Mid-July. A monthly stipend of $350 is offered to help offset the cost of hosting. Click here to learn more about IVEP Host responsibilities. If you would have interest in this possibility, please contact Doug Flemmens to further the conversation. We can’t move forward without you!

 

Jan. 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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

Psalm 34:17-20

NEWS

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Dr. Robin Lauermann, associate dean of general education, common learning and advising has decided after this spring to return to full-time teaching within the Department of Politics and International Relations for the fall of 2019. During the past eight years, Robin has provided outstanding leadership and accomplished much for both the general education program (QuEST) and for academic advising. In general education, she developed and implemented the branding of General Education as QuEST; oversaw the rewriting of the QuEST learning objectives; put the assessment of student learning in QuEST on a rock-solid foundation; worked collaboratively to create a two-semester writing course sequence in the First Year Seminar and Created and Called for Community courses; provided learning outcome results via infographics on the QuEST website; hired many adjuncts; counseled faculty in the creation and approval of countless cross-cultural courses; provided leadership and workshops during May Development week for various aspects of the program; and was instrumental in the implementation of the Experiential Learning Initiative requirement to name just a few of her accomplishments. In academic advising she oriented scores of new advisors each fall, oversaw the revamping of the advising evaluation instrument, and counseled hundreds of undeclared students among other accomplishments. We will miss Robin’s productivity, passion and insights in these two roles, but are delighted for her and even more for the students who will be inspired by that same passion as she assumes the role of professor of political science on a full-time basis this fall. Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology

MESSIAH 411

How to initiate marketing materials through OMC

If you’re in need of new marketing materials that will target prospective students or an off campus audience of 200 households or more starting your project is a link away: www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation

This link will lead you to a form which gives our department an overview of your needs. Once the form is reviewed, our project coordinator will either set up a meeting or a job timeline for the requested materials.

If you aren’t certain if your job meets our criteria please refer to the attached guidelines here.

2019 Alumni Awards recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards. You can click on the recipients’ names to view their LinkedIn profiles. Details regarding the March 30 Alumni Awards Dinner will be providing in February. YOUNG ALUMNA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Melissa (Davis) Stuebing (Class of 2006, psychology)

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 ACHEIVEMENT AWARD – Robert Parker (Class of 1983, education)

Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College

ALUMNI CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD – J. Ron Byler (Class of 1974, communication)

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 – Eldon Fry

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution)

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system. This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman ’96, CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising Location: The Martin Commons Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6 7– 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking 7:30– 9 a.m. l Event Speaker 9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card. Register at http://attend.com/02619

Winter Orientation begins Thursday, Jan.31

Undergraduate winter orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 31. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Monday, Feb. 4. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/winterorienation to see their three-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions about their orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Off-campus program reps on campus

Representatives from several semester-long study abroad programs will be on campus over the next few weeks and we’d love for you to meet them! Would you consider hosting one of them in your classes that day, allowing them to share the variety of opportunities that our students could have studying abroad for a semester? Monday, Feb. 4 – CIEE (China) https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/programs/china/shanghai/china-global-context Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Living and Learning International (Ecuador) https://www.landli.org/locations/ecuador Wednesday, Feb. 27 – LCC International University (Lithuania) https://www.lcc.lt/study-abroad-lithuania/ Thursday/Friday, Feb. 28 and March 1 – Chicago Semester (USA) https://chicagosemester.org/ Wednesday, March 6 – ISA/Veritas ISA – (South Africa, Chile, France, Spain, and England) https://studiesabroad.com/ or https://www.veritasabroad.com/ For a full listing of these programs and more, please check out our website at the following link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20698/off-campus_programs and to see how they might work well for your major students specifically, check out our department pages here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20916/im_a/1368/academic_advisor/2 If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting, or a friendly little chat please let us know! Please contact The Intercultural Office.

Spring semester event bookmarks now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is once again offering our event bookmarks free of charge to any interested faculty and staff. These bookmarks list all of our upcoming programs and have been very popular with students and educators alike. Stop by our office to pick up some today! (Each member of the COE will receive one in their mailboxes; please let us know if you need more). All events are also listed electronically at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time security enforcement officer. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14247. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, third shift campus events worker. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14259. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Wood stove for sale. Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at csteffan@messiah.edu.

Red Kidcraft play kitchen. In used condition. Also includes cloth and plastic toy food, pots and pans, and Fisher Price tea set. Asking $40 OBO for everything. Pictures: https://bit.ly/2FGLR8g https://bit.ly/2AWHLF6 Contact lskulstad@messiah.edu

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent. A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at LWalter@messiah.edu with interest or questions.

 

Jan. 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for 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.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system.
This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman’96 CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising
Location: The Martin Commons
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
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
Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card.

Register at http://attend.com/02619

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

Our spring group exercise classes have started! A $35 membership gets you access to all our J-term and spring classes. Go to our website to see the schedules and to sign up. We hope to see you there.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office)
• Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Wednesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Career & Professional Development Center has an opening for the full-time (20 hours per week for the months of June & July) position of Coordinator of Internships and Special Events. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14237. Job-related questions should be directed to Christy Hanson, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, at chanson@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14229. Job related questions can be directed to Bradley Markley, director of Facility Services, at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Graco Contender 65 Convertible Carseat – Never used car seat for sale. Still in the box. Manufacture date: 4/2016. Weight range 5-65 pounds. Asking 75$. Contact tjankouskas@messiah.edu.

Wood stove for sale. Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at csteffan@messiah.edu.

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent

A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at LWalter@messiah.edu with interest or questions.

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

 

January 10

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 30-31

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Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11.

Changes in the Department of Safety

In order to better meet the safety and educational needs of the campus, the Department of Safety has completed a restructuring, effective Jan. 1.

Cindy Burger is the director of safety and will provide overall direction and oversight to the department.

Lynn Maynard is the supervisor of administrative services and Clery coordinator. He will oversee the Dispatch Office and be the point of contact for Blackboard access. He will be responsible for gathering information from various offices to complete the annual Clery report.

Sean Paddock is the supervisor of events and technology. He will oversee the first shift officers and work with Liz Williams on event support related to traffic and security.

Kevin Prest is the supervisor of patrol and is the field training officer. He provides oversight to second and third shift officers and coordinates training for the staff.

Bryce Wickard is the supervisor of investigation and crime prevention. He will provide leadership to crime prevention programming for students. In addition, he will coordinate various criminal investigations, including Title IX incidents.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Tuesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon – 5 p.m. for an office retreat.

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for the position of managing director, International Business Institute. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14159.

Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences at cmaurer@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Nerf gun lot for sale. Lot of 8 Nerf guns and darts Very good condition. Asking $60. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Historic church service, January 13

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) in Hanover is celebrating its 175th anniversary. During worship on Sunday, Jan. 13, 9 -10:15 a.m., attendees will experience the era of 1844-1884 in a historic service reflective of the traditions and customs of the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations who worshipped there during those times. Social time, coffee, and snacks follow the service. All are welcome! Address: 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover PA, 17331 Website: http://www.stbart-hanoverpa.org Contact Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu for more information.

 

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Christmas Blessings.

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 20

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:10-14

NEWS

Abigail Young ’19 (music), Dr. Rachel Cornacchio (professor of music education), and Dr. Raeann Hamon (distinguished professor of family science and gerontology) had an article, “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners,” published in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, volume 17, 2019. The complete article is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6ahvsbWSyDUeVIb4ya8Y/full

Hilary Hoover, assistant registrar, and Bob Felix, senior programmer/analyst, co-presented at the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admissions (MSACROA) conference on Nov. 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the new “paperless” degree certification process established for undergraduate programs. In past years, the Registrar’s Office has conducted degree certification for eligible graduates by producing a paper copy of their degree audit and certification cover sheet to their academic department for review and approval. On average, Messiah awards 644 undergraduate students each year. This adds up to a lot of paper, which results in increased time to prepare the documents for distribution, as well as financial cost to the institution. In an effort to create a more efficient process that would save in both monetary and human resources, the Registrar’s Office collaborated with Bob Felix to implement an online certification tool that allows departments to review, approve and submit their certifications online rather than on paper. This paperless approach was tested with a small sample of advisors and department chairs in spring 2018 and was fully launched this fall in anticipation of December graduation. The Registrar’s Office would like to extend appreciation to Bob Felix for his innovative programming and to the department advisors and chairs who participated in this process.

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Falcon Exchange hours

Falcon Exchange window hours on Friday, Dec. 21 are 8 – 11 a.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30, 2019. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11, 2019.

Water shut downs

During the Christmas Break, before classes resume, we will be performing a water shut down in each building. This is in accordance with our water company’s regulations. Below is a tentative schedule when each building’s water will be off. We anticipate the shutdown to take one hour or less. If the back flow preventer in a building is tested and certified, that is all that will be needed at this time. If the back flow preventer fails, we will need to order parts and schedule a time in the near future to make repairs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Russ Ehrich at ext. 3550. Jan. 2

ECC, 8 a.m. Boyer, 9 a.m. Hoffman, 10 a.m. Chapel, 11 a.m. Old Main, 1 p.m. Library, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3

Larsen, 8 a.m. Frey Academic, 9 a.m. High Center, 10 a.m. South Complex, 11 a.m. Jordan, 1 p.m., Mellinger Apts., 2 p.m.

Jan. 4

North Complex, 8 a.m. Smith Apts., 9 a.m. Engle, 10 a.m. Kelly Apts., 11 a.m. Fry Apts., 1 p.m. Witmer, 2 p.m.

Jan. 7

Homestead, 8 a.m. Bowmansdale, 9 a.m. Orchard Hill, 11 a.m.

Retirement reception for Arlene Zimmerman

Please join us for a reception for Arlene Zimmerman, on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Martin Commons. Arlene will retire on Jan. 10, 2019 after 16 years of service in the campus events department on the 2nd shift. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time safety and service dispatcher, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14139. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu. 

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Longeberger basket. Good condition. $8. Pottery vases. Like new.  $5/red . Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

 

December 13

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.'”

Matthew 1:22-23

NEWS

Professor of marketing David Hagenbuch wrote an article titled “Self-Promotion Doesn’t Have to Be Selfish” that the American Marketing Association published in the November/December 2018 issue of Marketing News. The piece is also available online, under the title “Why You Should Use Self-Promotion as a Networking Technique,” at: https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/self-promotion-networking-technique.aspx

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

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.

Holiday decorating safety

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk of a home fire. Check out the info graphic on decorating safely. In addition, as you decorate, keep these tips in mind from FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. • If you do use lit candles, make sure they are in stable holders, out of reach of children, and placed where they cannot be knocked down easily. Never leave them unattended; extinguish them before leaving the house or going to bed. • Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily. For a visual reminder of just how flammable a dry tree can be, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/AZk4vIXCnc8

Murray Library – ILL

The end of the semester is almost here and many interlibrary loan items will be due back to the lending libraries. Please remember to return any ILL’s that may be due before heading off campus for break. Thank you!

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 17, from 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. We wish everyone a joyous Christmas!

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Conference and Event Services Office closure

The office of Conference and Event Services will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 due to a department retreat.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, 3rd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14085. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The School of the Humanities has a part-time opening for a special projects coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14111. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Powers at ppowers@messiah.edu.

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.

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

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.

Misc. for sale. Safety First toddler bed rail. Like new. Asking $10. Ludwig Acrolite snare drum with hard shell case and snare stand. Good condition, asking $80. Please email me at balthoff@messiah.edu if interested.

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Longeberger basket. Good condition. $10. Pottery vases. Like new. $10/green (bought at Fitzgerald Pottery) $7/red . Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Dark Blue Full Size Bed Sports Comforter with various sports balls and bats – like new – asking $25; Full size Steelers Comforter bed set that includes comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham and curtain in good shape – asking $35. Queen size floral bedspread/quilt like new – asking $35. L-Shaped Walnut Desk in good shape – asking $35. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for photos or more information.

 

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