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July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

NEWS:

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

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

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

MESSIAH 411:

Free admission to the Oakes Museum of Natural History

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

Employee Summer Film

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

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Job opportunities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For sale:

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

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

Wanted:

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

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

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

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

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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

Proverbs 3:5-6

MESSIAH 411

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Federal Highway Administration

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Job opportunities

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

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

Wanted

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

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

 

 

 

June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart

For they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and humankind.

Proverbs 3: 1- 4

NEWS:

Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson, from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, served as co-chairs for the 2017 Family Science Association’s (FSA) Teaching Family Science Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Since FSA does not have any paid staff, Hamon and Boyd-Soisson were responsible for selecting and contracting a hotel, choosing meal menus and working with restaurants, booking Junkanoo rush performers, preparing and announcing a call for proposals, processing presentation submissions and developing a program, communicating with conference presenters and attendees, and all other logistics for the conference. A record number of participants attended the conference, so FSA accrued many new members as a result. Boyd-Soisson and Lori Smolleck also presented “Assessment of Toy Assignment” and Hamon (with Alexis Phillippi, HDFS ’17) presented “Evaluating a Family Life Education Methodology Course: Student Self-Assessment and Personal Reflections.”

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A Collaboratory team returned on June 13 from Burkina Faso. Four projects were represented on this team: Prosthetic Knee for Burkina Faso; Aeroponics; Energy Monitoring and Management System (EMMS); and Mechanized Percussion Well Drilling (MPWD). These teams worked with Serving in Missions (SIM) and Open Door Development in the remote area of Mahadaga. Michelle Lockwood (engineering) and Tom Austin (Collaboratory associate) advised the team, which included engineering students Vaughn Chambers, Andrew Dunmire, Althea Mavros, Aaron Mishler, Erin Sharkey and Joseph Wambach. Team’s blog: https://collabburkinasu17.wordpress.com/

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Design as Service students Ha Sung Kang, Emily Worth and Stefanie Hadiwidjaja, as part of a five-person team of interdisciplinary, intercollegiate students, progressed to the final phase of the global transdisciplinary design competition, Wege, focused on solutions to environmental problems through sustainability and a circular economy. Professor Kathy T. Hettinga’s students collaborated with Grand Valley State Colleges natural resource students and the Design as Service non-profit client Damascus Citizen for Sustainability, which includes scientists Barbara Arrindell and Ted Auch. The MC team progressed to the final round in a field of teams representing 17 countries from China to the Netherlands to Zimbabwe. The design students also designed a 16-page publication of infographics and illustrations titled “Limited Energy” for Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. http://www.wegeprize.org/news/2016/12/19/teams-announced-for-wege-prize-2017

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From the Office of the Provost

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

Term-tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

Damian Savarino, Department of Music

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

Todd Goranson, Department of Music

Thomas Soerens, Department of Engineering

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Douglas Phillippy, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics

Kim Yunez, Department of Modern Languages

Term-tenure:

Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of Biopsychology 

Term-tenure renewal:

Edward Arke, professor of communication

Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music education

Richard Crane, associate professor of theology

Timothy Dixon, professor of music

John Fea, professor of American history

Daniel Finch, professor of art

Raeann R. Hamon, professor of family science and gerontology

John Harms, associate professor of biological sciences

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

David Pettegrew, associate professor of history

Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies

Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish

Roseann Sachs, professor of chemistry

Brian Smith, associate professor of Hebrew Bible

Timothy VanDyke, associate professor of engineering

David L. Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history

Norman Wilson, professor of history

Kathryn A. Witt, professor of dietetics

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Several Department of Safety employees were honored with the Robert Bunker Award for Outstanding Performance at the 64th Annual Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association conference on June 26 in Princeton, New Jersey. The Bunker Award is presented to an individual employed by a member institution’s security or police department who performed an act which exhibited a risk to life or safety in the course of his or her duties or who performed a life-saving action requiring the highest of professional conduct. Congratulations to dispatcher Steve Smith, Officer Gary Gochenaur, Joshua Armstrong and Carl Meiss as well as supervisor Kevin Prest for their dedication to the safety of the students and employees on our campus.

MESSIAH 411:

Enrollment management welcomes a new employee

The Admissions Office would like to welcome Darlene Baral to our office. She has accepted the position of application processor. Darlene worked as a data entry clerk in the admissions office several years ago. We are pleased that she is returning!

Spring Bridge is here!

Does practice make perfect? Check out the spring Bridge feature 10,000 Hours, in which author Malcolm Gladwell delves into the topic of mastery. What does it take to master a skill? From solving a Rubiks cube to composing a symphony, Messiahs experts weigh in. To view the online version of the magazine, visit 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 lobby area.

Earn $300 with the employee referral bonus program

Refer candidates for campus events positions and earn $300! The Department of Campus Events has multiple positions open (see jobs.messiah.edu) and you can help and earn $300 by recruiting and referring qualified candidates through our Employee Referral Bonus Program. Please see the following link for important guidelines: http://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/1275/Referral_Bonus.docx

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America to campus. There will be 1000+ guests on campus beginning Sun., July 2 through Sat., July 8. This is their 44th year on campus.

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Job opportunities:

Campus Events (custodial) has several full time positions available. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu. For job-related questions, contact Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

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

The Department of General Education has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the assistant dean of general education, common learning, and advising and the director of assessment. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11187. Job-related questions may be directed to Robin Lauerman at rlauerman@messiah.edu.

The Undergraduate Department of Education and the Graduate Program in Counseling have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11114. Job-related questions may be directed to Don Murk at dmurk@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Used android phones needed

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

 

 

 

June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Psalms 130:5

NEWS:

The Development Office recently experienced a restructuring. Because of staffing changes, the following colleagues have new and/or expanded responsibilities.

Bob Feil has been promoted to director of prospect research and record compliance. While continuing his important work in the area of donor prospect research, Bob will serve as the liaison between the Development Office and the Business Office and the Development Office and IT.

Maria Sweeney-Rippon received a promotion to the coordinator of donor records. In this new position, she will be responsible for coordinating the comprehensive donor data record process, including retrieving reports on giving, compiling mailing lists, and preparing annual endowment reports, which includes coordinating the writing of thank you notes that student scholarship recipients send to donors.

Cady Sullivan has been promoted to the assistant director of annual giving, phonathon, and digital philanthropy. In her expanded role, Cady will continue in her good work related to annual giving and phonathon. In addition, she will become the key point person for online giving and related social media fundraising.

Beth Clark, director of annual giving, has generously agreed to add supervision of gift processing to her portfolio of duties. Since more than 80% of all gifts fall under the annual giving category, placing gift processing under the annual giving umbrella makes strategic sense.

Susan Mayernick now serves as a senior development officer and planned gift advisor. In this enhanced role, she will strengthen her focus on the Lancaster county area, as well as increase our collective efforts in planned giving.

Mark Templeton will continue in his role as the senior advancement representative and Heritage Society coordinator, but will now report directly to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts. In addition to cultivating the Bucks-Mont region (Bucks and Montgomery counties), Mark leads the efforts and activities of our Heritage Society, those donors who have included Messiah in their estate or deferred giving plans.

Pam Thomas, coordinator for gift processing, will now also serve as the administrative assistant for annual giving. In addition to serving as the key gift processor on campus, Pam will provide administrative support to the annual giving team. All donation checks should still be dropped off at Pam’s office, which will move from the McBeth Advancement Center to Old Main 334 later this summer.

Please join me in wishing all of them well in their new roles!

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Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson, from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, served as co-chairs for the 2017 Family Science Association’s (FSA) Teaching Family Science Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Since FSA does not have any paid staff, Hamon and Boyd-Soisson were responsible for selecting and contracting a hotel, choosing meal menus and working with restaurants, booking Junkanoo rush performers, preparing and announcing a call for proposals, processing presentation submissions and developing a program, communicating with conference presenters and attendees, and all other logistics for the conference. A record number of participants attended the conference, so FSA accrued many new members as a result. Boyd-Soisson and Lori Smolleck also presented “Assessment of Toy Assignment” and Hamon (with Alexis Phillippi, HDFS ’17) presented “Evaluating a Family Life Education Methodology Course: Student Self-Assessment and Personal Reflections.”

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Katie McComb has been hired as the new swim coach and aquatics director at Messiah College. Katie was an NCAA Division I swimmer at the University of North Carolina and has most recently been working as an assistant swim coach and communications manager at the Hershey Aquatic Club. Katie takes over the program from Nancy Luley who coached the Falcons for their first 9 years of competition. More information is available on GoMessiah.com regarding the new coach and the fine job Nancy Luley did coaching the inaugural swim team at the college.

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Kenya Collaboratory team

A Collaboratory team of six students and two advisors returned from Kenya on June 11. Two project teams, Rapid Orthotics for CURE Kenya (ROCK) and Cunningham Clubfoot Brace for Kids, worked with CURE International. ROCK successfully trained several local orthopedic technicians who will print custom prosthetics with the use of an iPad to scan patient limbs, software to modify the image to fit the individual and a 3D printer. The Clubfoot team participated in all aspects of Cure’s Clubfoot Care for Kenya and will use this information to 3D print Cunningham’s revolutionary brace and reduce costs. Tim Howell (engineering adjunct) and Scott Kieffer (Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science) led the team, which included engineering students Bekah Forshey, Luke Redcay, Lyndsy Shaubach, Emma Vogan, Daniel Yeisley and Nathan Chambers. Team’s blog: https://ls1420.wixsite.com/curekijabe2017

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Nicaragua Collaboratory/AROMA team

A Collaboratory/AROMA team returned from Nicaragua on June 8. The Collaboratory Block Press team worked with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA). They successfully tested their prototype and made 24 test blocks. The project gained valuable information on the prototype, which will be used to develop a finished version. The team also managed to connect and learn about the Rama people and the community that they hope to serve in the future. Joshua Good (AROMA) and Thomas Soerens (engineering) advised the team, which included grad student Joseph Saufley and engineering students Brenden Good, Samuel Hsu, Jonathan Robinson and Brandon Shirk.

MESSIAH 411:

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

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For sale:

Girls bike20″ Schwinn, 7 speed, white; excellent condition. $30; Kids bike – 16″ Razor, orange, incl. training wheels. $10; Dining set – table, 6 chairs, china cabinet. $300 or best offer. Email: nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu. Pictures available.

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8

 NEWS:

Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Damian Savarino, recently made his performance debut with the New Jersey Choral Society, under the direction of Maestro Eric Dale Knapp. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Monteverdi’s VESPERS for two performances in Montclair and Ridgewood.

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A Collaboratory team of five students and two advisors returned on June 10 from Zimbabwe. The Solar PV team installed a solar power system on two buildings at the Ekuphileni Bible Institute, where electricity has been very unreliable. Randy Fish (engr) and Dereck Plante (collab) advised the team, which included engineering students: Caleb Bornman, Steven Carpenter, Jessica Kline, David Moretz and Joshua Patterson. Team’s blog: https://solar-pv.tumblr.com/

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Three Collaboratory students (Brianne Roper, Daniel Haas and Lily Gaudreau) of the Diagnostics for Viral Diseases (DVD) team traveled to Macha, Zambia with the BIOL218 Healthcare in the Developing World. May term course taught and lead by Phil Thuma (Johns Hopkins University and Messiah College), Larry Mylin (biological sciences) and Kay Witt (nutrition) to gain information that will aid in future design and direction of the Collab project. In addition to participating in the course, the three Collab students developed a better understanding of needs and limitations for development of appropriate cost effective and reliable diagnostic tests by observing ongoing research and development projects with Macha Research Trust Scientists, or Macha Mission Hospital technologists in laboratories during visits to rural health clinics.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following week day groups to Messiah College:

  • June 16, Men’s soccer
  • June 16-18, Trinity Christian Church of Greater Philadelphia, 255 participants, Boyer Hall and Hostetter Chapel
  • June 18-23, Men’s lacrosse
  • June 18-22, Fishing Camp, 34 attendees
  • June 19-22, Softball
  • June 10-22, Girls little falcon basketball
  • June 21-30, Wrestling

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

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 Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

For sale:

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Marching band shoes and music stand. Formal, high-polished black Dinkles, $12/pair, sizes 8/10 and 10/12; silver collapsible music stand, $5. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8

NEWS:

On May 24, the application of the Department of Engineering to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for a Messiah College SWE section was approved by the national organization. Congratulations to Dr. Emily Farrar, SWE-MC faculty advisor, student leadership and to the department for their dedication to achieving this long-time goal. A celebration for receiving the charter will be hosted by the department in the fall.

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Mathematics Amanda (‘Mandy’) Lohss who was recently accepted as a Project NExT Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America. Project NExT (new experiences in teaching) is a national and competitive professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. Fellows learn together about all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. As a fellow, Mandy will attend targeted professional development seminars at MAA national meetings in July 2017, January 2018, and July 2018. Mandy will be joining our faculty in fall 2017 in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

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The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Holly Myers as administrative assistant. She is no stranger to Messiah College. She provided strong administrative support to the Department of Business and the International Business Institute for a decade before shifting in 2013 to administrative assistant to the graduate program in counseling. Holly and her husband are Messiah graduates, as are their three children. Join us in welcoming her to her new role.

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The President’s Office is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Gehris has accepted the position of executive assistant for the Office of the President. She worked as the administrative assistant for the Office of Human Resources and Compliance for the past year after graduating from Messiah College in 2016. During her four years as a student, Kaitlyn worked as the President’s Office student assistant. Kaitlyn will be responsible for managing the president’s schedule, coordinating events, assisting with presentations and providing President’s Office support. Melissa Cohen will continue in her role as executive assistant to the President and assistant to the Board of Trustees. Melissa manages Board of Trustees communication and oversees the ongoing maintenance of the College’s official documents and records.

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A Collaboratory team of seven students and five advisors returned on June 1 from Oaxaca, Mexico where they completed the construction of a pedestrian truss bridge for the community, working with Trigo y Miel (wheat and honey) through Forward Edge International. The team accomplished their two-week goal of getting the bridge up before the start of the rainy season, when flooding rains keeps some children from getting to the ministry meals. Brian Swartz, Andy Erikson, Scott Heisey, and adjunct Doug Stumpp (all ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Erika Boice, Erin Brenneman, Daniel Gallagher, Daniel Mewha, Connor Reyer, and Nathan Yeoman as well as music and Spanish major Hannah Snavely. Team FB page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=collaboratory%20bridge%20team%20mexico%202017

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MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following groups:

June 9: Harrisburg Academy graduation, High Center

June 9: Manito and Laurel Life, Eisenhower Campus Center

June 11-15: Rotary youth camp, 140 participants, Frey Hall

June 11-15: Women’s basketball

June 12-16: Baseball day camp

June 12-16: Women’s soccer day camp

June 12-16: Summer Theatre Academy, Climenhaga Building

June 14-17: Jazz camp, 80 participants, High Center

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

Reminder: 2016-2017 performance appraisals due June 15

Performance appraisals for all administrative and staff employees, with the exception of employees in operations, are due on June 15. Operations will continue to review their employees during the month of their hiring anniversary. Customized appraisal forms have been established to better support the environment and requirements of different areas of the college. Other areas of the College may continue, this year, to use the standard Word appraisal forms found in the forms section of the Human Resources and Compliance website. All areas will be required to migrate to customized forms for the 2017-18 appraisal process. If you have any questions regarding the review process, please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Campus Store and Textbook Express need help during fall rush. To hear more and learn how to apply see Candy Tritle in the store or contact her at ctritle@messiah.edu, ext. 3050 or 691-6024.

For sales:

Poster rack for retail sale. Make offer. Contact Beth Erikson at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu.

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Psalms 100: 1-2

 NEWS:

Intercultural Office

Danielle Betteridge has completed her interim assignment as the assistant director for International Student Programs and will be moving to Zambia with her husband who works with CURE International. Luiza Cliver will be the new assistant director and will begin the position on July 1. Luiza studied as an international student from Brazil at Messiah College and completed her Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at Trinity College in Dublin. Lydia Skulstad has accepted the part time position of Immigration Advisor/Designated School official. Lydia is an alum of Trinity Western University where she received her Master’s degree in TESOL. Lydia will be advising and supporting our F-1 students.

Residence LifeWe are pleased to announce that Beth Moshier will be the new residence director for Witmer Hall. Beth is a Messiah College alum, and she received her Master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. Paula Hoffman will be moving from Witmer Hall to Bittner Hall as the new assistant director of Residence Life for the first year experience. We are sad to announce that Dave Downey, director of residence life, has submitted his resignation. He accepted a position as the associate pastor of community and mission at Hope Church in Oakdale, Minnesota. His last day at Messiah will be June 9. We are currently in the process of hiring his replacement. We are also very sorry to say goodbye to Kevin Williams, assistant director of residence life, Harrisburg and special interest housing. Kevin has accepted a position as the director of residence life and restorative justice coordinator at Bluffton University in Ohio. His last day on campus was May 26. We wish both Dave and Kevin well as they take their talents to new places. They both have had a significant impact on Student Affairs, our students and our community during their time here in Grantham.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following group to campus:

  • June 1-2, Lutheran Synod, 600 attendees in the High Center
  • June 5-9, field hockey mini falcons

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

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

  • Thursday, June 15: 8- 9:30 p.m. (non profit/human services majors), for alumni and students
  • Monday, June 26: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the NYC area), alumni/seniors
  • Friday, June 30: noon- 1:30 p.m. (golden grads), for alumni

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

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Development Office has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and planned/leadership gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10956. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The Office of Human Resources currently has an opening for the position of human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10999 Job-related questions should be directed to Inger Blount, assistant director of Human Resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Five-bedroom home for sale. 5-bedroom, 2 bath home for sale. Listing price $191,000. To see pictures, visit http://tiny.cc/SloverRoad . To view the property, call our realtor, Ruth Ann Zimmerman at 717-512-8676. We hope that our home will be filled with love as it has been for the past 40 years. Gene and Emily Chase

Poster rack for retail sale. Make offer. Contact Beth Erikson at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu.

Miscellaneous:

Private Violin Lessons. Do you know a budding young violinist? Private violin lessons are important for further developing their musical skills, and summertime provides a great opportunity to invest in that development. My son, Daniel Hagenbuch, will be offering violin lessons to middle school and elementary students this summer at our home in Mechanicsburg. Daniel is a member of the Mechanicsburg Senior High School Orchestra, the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the OMB Violin Trio, which he started (http://tinyurl.com/l5f9382). He also enjoys playing piano and composing music. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length, at reasonable rates. For more information, feel free to contact me: David Hagenbuch, dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Reliable used car. Seeking to buy a very reliable used car for my teens. Must be in good condition with airbags and relatively low mileage for the age of the car. Contact Mike at mzigarelli@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 25

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms 121: 1- 2

NEWS:

Messiah Dining Services Bakery was awarded 1st place honors in the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Baking Championship – Sweet Bites for Better Sight, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Proceeds from the event benefit the development and installation of an eye clinic at the Hamilton Health Center. The award winning dessert created by Messiah’s Kathy Eberly and Beverly Spangler was a chocolate chip cookie dough tartlet with cream cheese and salted caramel, finished with a hand-piped chocolate garnish inspired by the rotary club logo. Congratulations!

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On May 16, Dr. Gene Chase, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science, spoke to a pastor’s conference at Valley Bible Church in Middlebury, Vermont on the topic Loving Gays. Dr. Chase gave two talks, each followed by discussion. His first talk focused on the social—encouraging pastors to welcome gays in their congregation, using the “belong, believe, behave” model, and encouraging them to have “centered-set” thinking instead of “bounded set” thinking (to borrow from Paul Hiebert’s insights). His second talk focused on the theological—encouraging them to agree with Jesus and St. Paul about what they say about sexual minorities.

MESSIAH 411:

Bringing back students early in August

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sun., Aug. 27), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Tues., Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Mon., Aug. 14, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Fri., Aug. 25 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Aug. 2 – Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17 – 30 will be charged $50/person.

Summer academic camps for high school students

Do you have a rising 9th-12th grader who will be sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, the week after school lets out? Send them to a summer academic camp sponsored by the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences, June 25-29. We will be offering Biz Academy, Know the FACS Camp, Sustainability Camp, Teach U, and Psychology Camp. Give your student a week that will not only be fun, but may help shape their future by showing them the varied directions a college education in these majors would take them. Messiah employees receive a 5% discount! To learn more visit messiah.edu/camps or contact Val Drobel at ext. 5068.

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Fri., Aug. 11. Questions or business outside these hours may be directed to falconexchange@messiah.edu or ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following group to campus:

  • June 1-2, Lutheran Synod, 600 attendees in the High Center
  • June 5-9, field hockey mini falcons

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Faculty Development department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the Director of Faculty Development. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10909. Job-related questions may be directed to Rhonda Jacobsen at rjacobse@messiah.edu.

The Development Office has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and planned/leadership gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10956. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. 3- bedroom, 2-bath, detached 1,591 sq. ft. ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, 2 car garage, attic storage above garage, walking paths, community pool and more. List price $259,900. Purchase interest; call 717-484-9968. Renter interest will be entertained. Renters can call Kim at 717-608-0953.

Five-bedroom home for sale. 5-bedroom, 2 bath home for sale. Listing price $191,000. To see pictures, visit http://tiny.cc/SloverRoad . To view the property, call our realtor, Ruth Ann Zimmerman at 717-512-8676. We hope that our home will be filled with love as it has been for the past 40 years. – Gene and Emily Chase

Love seat, excellent condition, $65; 2 complete sets of inside shutters that will cover two windows, a total of 4 shutters, each shutter is 28″x 16″, $20 for all. Contact baumen@messiah.edu. Pictures available.

For rent:

Furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 baths home for rent in Camp Hill Borough available 6/1/17 through 7/31/18. No smoking, prefer no pets. Rent and utilities are negotiable. Contact vcilento@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

House/dog sitter. In search of a house/dog sitter July 19 through August. House is located in Etters, Pennsylvania. During your stay, we would need you to take care of our black lab, Doolin, as well as stay at the house in the evenings. Please contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu.

Reliable used car. Seeking to buy a very reliable used car for my teens. Must be in good condition with airbags and relatively low mileage for the age of the car. Contact Mike at mzigarelli@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Roundtop Mountain Adventure – The Beat Goes On

PLEASE JOIN US!

Sat., May 27, Roundtop Mountain Resort, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OGO balls, alpine traverse, canopy crawls, cedar maze, tree house zips, the woods, bumper boats, scenic chair lift rides, switchback tower, mini vertical trek/zip line*, corn hole, caricature drawings, food, music, and more, including the new SUPER SLIDE which looks like a ton of fun!

Ticket prices:

$25 each; $85.00/family four pack *mini vertical trek/zip line tour tickets: +$10/each (limited availability) Online ticket sales and details at www.peytonwalker.org

The Beat Goes On benefits The Peyton Walker Foundation. Peyton was a 2012 Trinity High School graduate that passed away at the age of 19 from sudden cardiac arrest. The Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest incidents through education, screenings, and training. For more information contact: linda@peytonwalker.org or Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu.

Thurs., May 18

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

NEWS:

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, has been named to an advisory board at the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. The first meeting of the board is May 23 in Washington, D.C., and the work will continue for two years.

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We are pleased to announce that Kevin Ogden has accepted the position of director of the fitness center. Kevin is a Messiah College alum and currently works at Results Therapy and Fitness in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In his new role, Ogden will be managing the fitness center and working collaboratively with others to provide a holistic wellness program to the campus. He will begin this new position on June 12. As we anticipate the opening of the facility it is important for the community to note the following dates.

  1. The fitness center will officially open on Tues., Aug. 29 (hours to be determined).
  2. There will be an employee open house on Tues., Aug. 22, from 3-5 p.m.
  3. The building dedication will be Thurs., Oct. 19.

We are excited about the Falcon Fitness Center and all it has to offer for both students and employees. Because we anticipate significant use, the facility will only be open for use by students, employees and their immediate families (age 16 and over). The College will assess usage following this initial year to determine whether external memberships will be considered. Access will be regulated by ID card, so everyone using the Falcon Fitness Center will need a current Messiah College ID card. The indoor walking track will continue being open for alumni and community members (no ID is needed for this). Later in the summer, more information will come out regarding classes and equipment training.

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Matthew Farrar, assistant professor of physics, gave the keynote address at the American Association of Physics Teachers Central Pennsylvania Section (AAPT-CPS) meeting at the University of Scranton on April 21-22. The title of the presentation was “Seeing Anew: How Advances in Microscopy are Changing the Life Sciences.”

Associate Professor of Physics Abaz Kryemadhi and students Lindsey Barner ’17, Alex Roth ’17, Jacob Mohler ’18 and Andrew Grove ’18 spent spring break working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago, Illinois. They performed testing on a new dark matter detection prototype they have developed as part of a NASA funded project.

On March 7, Associate Professor of Physics Niklas Hellgren gave an invited talk at Lehigh University titled “Inside Intel – The Materials Science of Advanced Microprocessors”, as part of their Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Seminar Series.

MESSIAH 411:

Messiah College Night at the Senators!

Join Messiah College staff and families for a fun night out at a Harrisburg Senators game on June 10! Box seat tickets are discounted at $7 per ticket. Messiah College’s group, Seven, will perform from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Game time: 6 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and instructions on how to purchase your discounted tickets.

Bringing back students early in August

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sun., Aug. 27), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Tues., Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Mon., Aug. 14, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Fri., Aug. 25 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Aug. 2 – Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17 – 30 will be charged $50/person.

Important reminder to faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2017 fall semester work submission 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: Messiah faculty is notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials

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

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

Move-in day volunteers needed

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of employee volunteers to serve during Move-in day 2017. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Fri., Aug. 25. You can choose a shift : 8 -11 a.m., 10 a.m.-1p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will also receive a boxed lunch and free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

2017 Performance Award recipients announced    

The following employees received performance awards at the May 3 Recognition Reception. The citations for each can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The Pride in Performance Award is given to individuals in recognition of exceptionally consistent, superior performance.  This year’s recipients are:

Nicole Benner, nutritionist; dietitian

Andy Erikson, engineering technician

Donna Herman, campus events worker

Derek Mauldin, sound and lighting technician

Rachel Shenk, assistant director of admissions for telecounseling and recruitment

Alisa Wacker, admissions assistant for international recruitment

The President’s Award is for notable employee action or accomplishment that is well beyond the scope of the employee’s regular day-to-day activities and assignments. This award went to:

Robin Lauermann, assistant dean of general education and common learning; professor of politics; director of academic advising 

We introduced the Intercultural Excellence Award this year to recognize an individual who provided leadership to fostering intercultural awareness and furthered support for diverse students and employees at Messiah. The inaugural award went to:

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

The Team Falcon Award is a means for the College to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative that advanced departmental or college-wide goals.

There were two teams recognized this year:

Into the City

  • Joanna Barnhouse                            Dwayne Keiffer
  • Abby Book                                            Jay McClym
  • Christy Hanson                                                   

Touching Base

  • Cindy Burger                                       Eleanor Muir
  • David Downey                                    Amy Nicols
  • Mallory Griest                                    Julie Price
  • Kris Hansen-Kieffer                        Amy Slody
  • Josiah Hatfield                                  Bryce Watkins
  • Paula Hoffman                                  Kevin Williams
  • Lynn Maynard                                   Doug Wood
  •  Caleb Miller                                       Rebecca Woodruff
  • Norma Miller

Please join us in congratulating these employees on their significant contributions to the College!

SSC closes for the summer

On Thurs., May 24 at 5 p.m., the Sollenberger Sports Center will close for the summer to allow for the completion of construction. Access to the Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science offices will be available via the stairs near the wrestling room. The Athletics team and coach offices have been relocated to ECC basement or to Boyer 422. We appreciate and thank you for the ongoing patience everyone has shown during the construction. The project will be completed for the start of the new academic year.

Last chance to Increase your impact with the payroll deduction program

Did you know that if each employee enrolled in payroll deduction would increase their giving by just $1 per paycheck, we would raise almost $4,000 in additional dollars to support Messiah College students? As we near the end of our fiscal year, we invite our payroll deduction participants to consider increasing your generous support, because $1 per paycheck adds up to make a difference. As an additional way of saying ‘thank you’, any employee who increases their giving by at least $1 per paycheck by May 22 will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Target gift card! Thank you, again, for committing to make a financial difference for all of our students. Visit www.messiah.edu/give to increase your gift today. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Clark, director of annual giving, at bclark@messiah.edu

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Part-time summer teacher/tutor: Are you good at explaining concepts in basic algebra and science? Can you help a high school student complete homework assignment in these subjects over the summer? Do you like to tutor and be a role model to younger students? If so, this opportunity might be for you.

Role: Be a teacher/tutor for a 9th grade student. Drive the student to and from class at a local high-school. Tutor the student in the completion of homework and preparation for exams. Hang out and do a variety of non-academic activities together. Hours: 20 hours per week. June 1 – July 28. Please call 724-816-0308 for more details or email Michael Nagel at mnagel@messiah.edu.

The Division of Finance has an opening for a full time budget manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10867 Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning at dwalker@messiah.edu

The School of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full time graduate enrollment counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10889 Job-related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew, director of graduate enrollment at amathew@messiah.edu

The Faculty Development department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the Director of Faculty Development. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10909. Job-related questions may be directed to Rhonda Jacobsen at rjacobse@messiah.edu.

The President’s Office currently has an opening for the full time position of executive assistant to the President’s Office. A position description may be found at: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10922. If you are interested in applying for this position, please schedule an appointment to meet with Inger Blount, assistant director of human resources and manager of employment services. She can be reached at iblount@messiah.edu or at ext. 3941. Please make all inquiries by May 24.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full time records specialist.  For additional information and to apply, please see:  http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10894.  Job related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew at amathew@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Three bedroom, 2 bath detached 1,591 sq. ft. ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, 2 car garage, attic storage above garage, walking paths, community pool and more. List price $259,900. Purchase interest, call 717-484-9968. Renter interest will be entertained. Renters call Kim at 717.608.0953.

Camping trailer for sale. Coleman Fleetwood pop-up camping trailer for sale. In great shape. Asking $2500. For pictures or to come see it, email nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu

For rent:

Furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 baths home for rent in Camp Hill Borough available 6/1/17 through 7/31/18. No smoking, prefer no pets. Rent and utilities are negotiable. Contact vcilento@messiah.edu

Room for rent. One of five rooms available for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 1520 N 2nd St., Harrisburg. Available early August. 20 minutes from Messiah. House is fully furnished (excluding bedroom) with furniture and kitchen supplies. Washer and dryer in house. On-street parking. Rent is $350, plus utilities split among tenants. Email rhaqq@messiah.edu or call/text 413-695-3256 for more details.

Miscellaneous:

Private Violin Lessons. Do you know a budding young violinist? Private violin lessons are important for further developing their musical skills, and summertime provides a great opportunity to invest in that development. My son, Daniel Hagenbuch, will be offering violin lessons to middle school and elementary students this summer at our home in Mechanicsburg. Daniel is a member of the Mechanicsburg Senior High School Orchestra, the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the OMB Violin Trio, which he started (http://tinyurl.com/l5f9382). He also enjoys playing piano and composing music. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length, at reasonable rates. For more information, feel free to contact me: David Hagenbuch, dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

House/dog sitter. In search of a house/dog sitter July 19 – August. House is located in Etters, Pennsylvania. During your stay, we would need you to take care of our black lab, Doolin, as well as stay at the house in the evenings. Please contact Abby Love at alove@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Bowmansdale Church of God presents: 2017 VBS Christmas in July

Sun., July 9 – Thurs., July 13; 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ages 3-12 To register online: Go to www.bowmansdalecog.org click on more options, click on activities, fill out the VBS registration form at the bottom of the screen, then mail it in or email it to the address on the website.  If you have further questions feel free to reach out to Annie Minicuci at aminicuci@messiah.edu. We hope to see you there

Memorial 5k run and 1 mile walk/run

The annual Sam Mizrahi 5k run and one mile walk/run will be held at Northern High School on Sun., May 21 at 1 p.m. This low key walk/run supports a scholarship for a graduating senior and a camp for kids with diabetes. Place winners receive Fitzgerald Pottery. There are also lots of door prizes. Contact Jennifer Fisler for more information (jfisler@messiah.edu).

Art and Craft Show.

Love supporting the creative arts? You’re invited to a juried show of unique handcrafted items at the 3rd annual MMA Art and Craft Show on Sat., May 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg High School. The event features over 60 vendors, concessions and a chicken BBQ. Proceeds benefit the Mechanicsburg music programs. Photos of our vendors’ work are available at https://www.facebook.com/craftshow.mma/ For more information contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu.

Huge Church Yard Sale.

Multi-family Yard Sale to benefit August 2017 short-term mission trip to Portugal with Teach Beyond will be held at Immanuel CMA, located at 800 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, Sat., May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lawn furniture, fishing poles, household items, and much more! For more information contact Allyson Patton at apatton@messiah.edu.

 

 

May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Philippians 2:13

 

NEWS:

Cindi Tomes, instructional designer, is now Cindi Kerns. Cindi was happily married to John Kerns on Sun., April 30. Greet her with a “Hello, Mrs. Kerns!” the next time you see her and you will likely get a big smile in return. Congratulations, Cindi and John!

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As we look to meet the future needs of the college, it is sometimes important to take a close look at how we structure our departments so they are better positioned to meet challenges. Over the past few months, we have been considering how to best structure our campus events leadership so that we can diversify how we manage the department. As a result, the following changes have been made in the leadership of the campus events department:

Scott Zeigler will move to the position of facility compliance/inventory control. He will be responsible for contracts as they relate to campus events (pest control, window washing, etc.). He will also be responsible for compliance in all three of the facility departments (maintenance, grounds and campus events). In that role, he will conduct regular compliance inspections, follow up with corrective actions, manage hazardous waste, universal waste, biohazard waste and trash/recycling.

George Blackburn has been promoted to the campus events manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall daily operation and management of the campus events/laundry department. George will plan, organize and coordinate all of the campus events and laundry staff.

Jim Fackler has been promoted to the campus events assistant manager. In his new role, he will provide direction on the daylight shift central campus, campus events staff and provide management for the residence halls campus events staff.

Laura Price has been promoted to the campus events staff and event coordinator. In her new role, she will be responsible to work with human resources for interviewing and hiring for vacant positions in the department. Laura will also work closely with the Office of Conference and Event Services, be responsible to coordinate and organize the set-up and teardown of special events, and be responsible for classroom set-up and event support.

Theresa Day has been promoted to the campus events assistant manager for second and third shifts. She will be responsible for directing the second and third shift campus events cleaning schedules and event set-ups.

Dino Minoglio has been promoted to the second shift campus events supervisor. He will coordinate the campus events activities as they relate to cleaning and events that are held on the second shift.

Dwight Allshouse has been promoted to the third shift campus events supervisor. He will be responsible for supervising the third shift campus events staff and providing support to the cleaning of our central campus buildings.

Heidi Shultz has moved to the supervisor of campus events in the residence halls. She will be responsible for providing direction to the campus events residence hall staff. She will also coordinate and provide set-ups for events that are held in the residence halls and provide support in the summer months for the conference guest that stay in our student housing buildings.

Over the summer months, this leadership team will be working together to streamline processes and services in the department. If you have work that requires a staff member to complete for you, we request that you send in a work order or call ext. 6011. Please join me in congratulating these staff members as they begin their new roles. If you have, any questions please feel free to contact Brad Markley, director of facility services.

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Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, presented a keynote on May 9 to the Penn State University Career Development Professionals Conference at University Park on the topic “Internships: The Current State in Higher Education, Trends, and Future Thoughts.” He also presented a two hour workshop at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association annual conference in April.

MESSIAH 411:

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Fri., May 12- Sat., May 13

Schedule and details

The 2017 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events for Fri., May 12, and Sat., May 13, is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the College’s first live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

  • Prior to the Baccalaureate service and reception, traffic personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. College employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.
  • The Department of Safety asks that all guests walk from where traffic control personnel direct you to park. (Shuttle service is not provided Friday evening.)
  • To avoid safety hazards, please do not stop in the middle of the roadway to drop off your party. If you have questions regarding parking or drop-off locations for guests with a disability, please contact Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984.
  • Please note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.

Commencement day parking

Employee parking 

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail. Employees MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas. All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony should ask their supervisor where their designated parking area will be that day.
  • Members of the COE and other employees coming to campus that morning should use the Mill Road/South Entrance in order to avoid congestion with visitor traffic.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist that they are directed to their reserved parking areas on campus. It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

Guest parking

Any questions regarding parking for Commencement weekend may be directed to Events Officer Liz Williams at ext. 3984.

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • This year, Messiah College is pleased to hold the inaugural Commencement Ceremony dedicated for graduates of the School of Graduate Studies. The schedule of events and details for the 2017 Graduate Studies Commencement celebration is posted online at messiah.edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Fiscal Year End 2017 – financial close checklist and calendar

Messiah College’s fiscal year 2017 (FY17) ends June 30. The attached end of fiscal year processing checklist and calendar are provided to support department efforts to record charges in the appropriate fiscal year. Departments are requested to begin review of FY17 financial activity now and submit journal voucher/transfer requests to accounting@messiah.edu. To further assist departments in processing end of year transactions and record keeping between FY2017 and FY2018, the Accounting Office is offering a fiscal year end information session onTues., May 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Larsen 237

Thank you! Questions regarding the fiscal year end close schedule can be emailed to accounting@messiah.edu.

Move-in day volunteers needed

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of employee volunteers to serve during Move-in day 2017. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 25. You can choose a shift : 8 -11 a.m., 10a.m.-1p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will also receive a boxed lunch and free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Summer break P-Card reminder

Dear cardholders and approvers:

Please complete all P-Card allocations/approvals prior to leaving for summer break. If a purchase has not posted to your account prior to your last workday, please arrange with the P-Card administrator to have it allocated. If you do not work during the summer but typically approve transactions for someone who does, please arrange for a delegate to approve transactions during your absence over the summer. Direct any questions to Steph Sechrist at ext. 2211 or by email to: pcard@messiah.edu.

Thank you.

2017 Performance Award recipients announced    

The following employees received performance awards at the May 3 Recognition Reception. The citations for each can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The Pride in Performance Award is given to individuals in recognition of exceptionally consistent, superior performance.  This year’s recipients are:

Nicole Benner, nutritionist; dietitian

Andy Erikson, engineering technician

Donna Herman, campus events worker

Derek Mauldin, sound and lighting technician

Rachel Shenk, assistant director of admissions for telecounseling and recruitment

Alisa Wacker, admissions assistant for international recruitment

The President’s Award is for notable employee action or accomplishment that is well beyond the scope of the employee’s regular day-to-day activities and assignments. This award went to:

Robin Lauermann, assistant dean of general education and common learning; professor of politics; director of academic advising 

We introduced the Intercultural Excellence Award this year to recognize an individual who provided leadership to fostering intercultural awareness and furthered support for diverse students and employees at Messiah. The inaugural award went to:

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

The Team Falcon Award is a means for the College to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative that advanced departmental or college-wide goals.

There were two teams recognized this year:

Into the City

  • Joanna Barnhouse                            Dwayne Keiffer
  • Abby Book                                            Jay McClym
  • Christy Hanson                                                   

Touching Base

  • Cindy Burger                                       Eleanor Muir
  • David Downey                                     Amy Nicols
  • Mallory Griest                                     Julie Price
  • Kris Hansen-Kieffer                         Amy Slody
  • Josiah Hatfield                                   Bryce Watkins
  • Paula Hoffman                                   Kevin Williams
  • Lynn Maynard                                    Doug Wood
  •  Caleb Miller                                       Rebecca Woodruff
  • Norma Miller

 Please join us in congratulating these employees on their significant contributions to the College!

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Department of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time graphic designer. For additional information and to apply, please see  http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10891. Job related questions may be directed to Nancy Soulliard at nsoulliard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Nursing has an opening for a part-time clinical liaison/placement coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10774. Job-related questions may be directed to Nancy Woods at nwoods@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time application processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10777. Job-related questions may be directed to Pamela Shook at pshook@messiah.edu.

The Department of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the Graduate Counseling Program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10765. Job-related questions may be directed to Heather Barto at hbarto@messiah.edu.

The Division of Finance has an opening for a full-time budget manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10867 Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, vice president for finance and planning at dwalker@messiah.edu.

Part-time summer teacher/tutor: Are you good at explaining concepts in basic algebra and science? Can you help a high school student complete homework assignment in these subjects over the summer? Do you like to tutor and be a role model to younger students? If so, this opportunity might be for you.

Role: Be a teacher/tutor for a 9th grade student. Drive the student to and from class at a local high-school. Tutor the student in the completion of homework and preparation for exams. Hang out and do a variety of non-academic activities together. Hours: 20 hours per week. June 1 – July 28. Please call 724-816-0308 for more details or email Michael Nagel at mnagel@messiah.edu.

For sale:

U-2 tickets available for Pittsburgh concert. Four tickets to see U2 and The Lumineers at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Seats are Section 512; Row M. $400 (face value plus fees) or best offer. Email earke@messiah.edu for more information.

Terra-cotta chiminea. Lightly used, 38″ chiminea. Great for a patio or backyard. Includes iron stand, chiminea and weather cover. $50 OBO. Contact shoffman@messiah.edu for pictures or more information.

New Women’s Adidas Running Shoe: Never worn, size 8.  $15.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovcyqq3cvrxmdh1/2017-05-09%2013.32.02.jpg?dl=0 2T girls clothing:  Mostly 2T, a few 18-24 months pieces.  Generally in very food used condition.  $80 or best offer.  Images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1fszmyew6pic7x/2017-05-09%2013.29.33.jpg?dl=0 Shoes: 6 pairs – runners, crocs, winter (sizes 6-8) – 2 swimsuits and size large reusable swim diaper – 9 long-sleeve shirts – 16 short-sleeved t-shirts – 4 tank tops – 11 dresses (summer and winter) – 5 sweaters – 9 pants – 8 shorts/capris – 3 skirts – 9 PJ sets (summer and winter) – Some socks, 1 pair of tights, and a package of 2T-3T pull ups included. Phil & Ted Traveler Crib: In like-new condition, black. $50 OBO Image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/19uiu4sz6xt58w4/2017-05-09%2013.34.05.jpg?dl=0 or read more about it here: https://philandteds.com/us/Products/Sleep/traveller#.WRICmVLMxE4 (it is the previous model to this one, but basically the same) Please contact nskulstad@messiah.edu

For rent:

Two and three bedroom apartment available Aug. 1. Students welcome. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Vacation Rental in Sarasota, Florida. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor 2/2 1100 sq. ft. condo. Condo complex offers two heated swimming pools. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features three golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Contact Brad Markley for more information at ext. 3500 or bmarkley@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Memorial 5k run and 1 mile walk/run

The annual Sam Mizrahi 5k run and one mile walk/run will be held at Northern High School on Sun., May 21 at 1 p.m. This low key walk/run supports a scholarship for a graduating senior and a camp for kids with diabetes. Place winners receive Fitzgerald Pottery. There are also lots of door prizes. Contact Jennifer Fisler for more information (jfisler@messiah.edu).