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February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Corinthians 10:13

NEWS:

Given the retirement of Jonathan Lauer at the end of January, I’m pleased to announce that Lawrie Merz and Beth Transue will be serving as co-interim directors of the Murray Library until July 1. Lawrie Merz will assume responsibilities for caring for the library facilities and serving on the search committee for a new director. Beth Transue will be providing leadership of the Library Committee, supervising budgeting, and serving on the steering committee for the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. Lawrie and Beth will split supervisory responsibilities for library faculty and staff and as well as serving on Academic Council. Please congratulate them on their interim appointments.

MESSIAH 411:

Farewell reception for Jonathan Lauer

Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library for almost three decades retired Feb. 1.  Join us in bidding our colleague and friend Godspeed at a reception in the Howe Atrium of Boyer Hall on Fri., Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jonathan and Cathleen will be relocating to Washington, D.C., in the spring, if you wish to apprise them of favorite retreats in or around the area.

You’re invited to send reminiscences, photos or memorabilia or simply good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled.  These may be sent to the library c/o C. Fieser, suite 3002, or dropped off at the reception.  Email submissions are welcome at cfieser@messiah.edu.

Personal branding – networking breakfast

Networking Breakfast – “Personal branding that benefits others” Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21 Speakers: David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry

Businesses often invest significant time and energy to build their brands. Individuals should do the same, not just for their own benefit but for the good of the organizations they serve, as well as for others. But, what is a personal brand and how should people go about building theirs?

Messiah College marketing professors David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry are well-qualified to answer these questions. Both have written books related to personal branding and each brings considerable experience to bear on what has become an increasingly important, but often misunderstood topic.

Join us at the next Messiah College Business Alumni networking breakfast to hear Hagenbuch and Quesenberry share their unique perspectives and learn how strong personal brands can have positive impact beyond their owners.

For more information about the speakers, http://www.davidhagenbuch.com http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com

Itinerary: 7–7:30a.m. | Registration and networking 7:30–9a.m.| Event Speaker 9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons Register at http://attend.com/mcba221

Student travel

It has come to our attention that while the College may provide transportation for students on an academic field trip, some students may wish to drive themselves. If this is the case, students must complete the “Academic Transportation Release Form.” The release form is attached to this email and located on the Operations website found here.

Upcoming Into the City Mini events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be taking students to visit the following organizations during the upcoming spring semester. While there, we will tour their facilities, hear from various staff members through panel presentations, and have opportunities to network and ask questions. All trips are free to students. Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe – March 6, 2-7 p.m. (networking dinner included) Webstaurant Store – April 4, 1-5 p.m. St. Luke’s University Health Network – April 9, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Soccer Shots – April 16, 2– 5 p.m. Please encourage students to sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/21116/upcoming_events. For more information please contact Abby Book at abook@messiah.edu

Kitchen safety

One in three house fires begin in the kitchen. Read the helpful reminders from the U.S. Fire Administration’s website to keep your kitchen safe.

1920s musical comedy “The Boy Friend” opens Thursday night

The Jazz Age lives on! Let Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance take you to the glitz and glam of 1920s France in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” opening this Thursday night and running for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are buy one, get one free! Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. “The Boy Friend” runs Feb. 8—11 and 15—18. 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. Get your tickets today!

Teaching and Learning Initiatives announces its spring Professional Learning Communities

The Teaching and Learning Initiative is pleased to announce its Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for the spring semester. The following groups are open to faculty for registration: • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education • Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education • Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition • Teaching Squares – Classroom Sharing Please feel free to email Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu with any questions you may have about the PLCs or to register for one. Space is limited, so please sign up soon if you are interested in participating. We invite you to join your colleagues for inspiring times of fellowship and learning in our PLCs this spring! Full details and descriptions are available here.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The Office of Student Affairs anticipates an opening for a full-time residence director for the next academic year. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12302

The Department of Athletics has an opening for a full-time coordinator of Athletics Communication. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12310 

FREE:

FREE Beanbag Chair fill. The library has six large boxes of brand new bean bag Styrofoam filler that is no longer needed and we would love to share. If you are in need, please email ksteiner@messiah.edu.

 

Thursday, Feb. 1

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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

Romans 8:28

 

Thank you for your interest in the INTERCOM. There are no new submissions this week. Please check back next week for up-to-date happenings at Messiah College.

 

January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.  And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

Timothy 4:17

NEWS:

David Hagenbuch, professor of marketing, authored an article about personal branding in the January issue of Marketing News, a monthly print publication of the American Marketing Association. The piece titled “5 Keys to Surviving a Personal Brand Attack” is also available online at: https://www.ama.org/publications/MarketingNews/Pages/5-keys-to-survive-personal-brand-attack.aspx David Hagenbuch and fellow Messiah College marketing professor Keith Quesenberry are the featured speakers for the upcoming Messiah College Business Alumni breakfast, which will explore “Personal Branding that Benefits Others.” The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Martin Commons. More information and registration details are available at: https://events.attend.com/f/1383782635 The breakfast is open to the general public; everyone is welcome to attend. More information about David and Keith’s work related to personal branding is available at http://www.davidhagenbuch.com and http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Widdowson as Messiah College’s new registrar beginning July 1. She has served as senior associate registrar for the past several years. Please congratulate Carrie on her coming new appointment. As part of this transition, for the next year, Dr. John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management, will assume the leadership responsibilities of the retention team, which had been part of the registrar’s responsibilities. The registrar will continue to be an important member of the retention team. In addition, the academic support services of The Learning Center, The Office of Disability Services, and Supplemental Instruction will also report to Dr. Chopka. The long-term structure for retention and academic support services will be reviewed during the coming year.

Bill Strausbaugh Associate Provost/ Vice President of Information Technology

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Given the retirement of Jonathan Lauer at the end of January, I’m pleased to announce that Lawrie Merz and Beth Transue will be serving as co-interim directors of the Murray Library until July 1. Lawrie Merz will assume responsibilities for caring for the library facilities and serving on the search committee for a new director. Beth Transue will be providing leadership of the Library Committee, supervising budgeting, and serving on the steering committee for the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. Lawrie and Beth will split supervisory responsibilities for library faculty and staff and as well as serving on Academic Council. Please congratulate them on their interim appointments.

Bill Strausbaugh Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provost

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Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library for almost three decades, will retire Feb. 1. Join us in bidding our colleague and friend Godspeed at a reception in the Howe Atrium of Boyer Hall on Friday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jonathan and Cathleen will be relocating to Washington, D.C., in the spring, if you wish to apprise them of favorite retreats in or around the area. You’re invited to send reminiscences, photos, memorabilia or simply your good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled. These may be sent to the library c/o C. Fieser, Suite 3002, or dropped off at the reception. Email submissions are welcome at cfieser@messiah.edu.

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Voice student makes Harrisburg Symphony debut!

Ellen Shockey, senior music theatre major and voice student of Tara Savarino, recently participated in a master class with Scott Coulter, Broadway performer and music theatre clinician. The master class was sponsored by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Shockey was selected as a soloist, and she will be debuting with the Symphony as part of their Jerry Herman Pops Concert on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. More information about the concert can be found at http://www.harrisburgsymphony.org/201718-pops-series/.

James Lim and Abbie Weinel, both Musical Theatre BFA sophomores in Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance, were selected to perform in Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, January 28, at 3 p.m. Messiah College, in collaboration with HSO hosted a masterclass with HSO’s Broadway Legacy Concert guest artists, Scott Coulter and John Boswell. Abbie and James were selected from the masterclass to perform a Jerry Herman duet with HSO. Tickets and more performance information may be found at: http://www.harrisburgsymphony.org/201718-pops-series/

W-2s now available

W-2s for 2017 wages have been mailed out to your current payroll address. Most of you will be receiving your W-2s at your home address. Some international students and employees residing on campus will receive their W-2s via your campus mail address. Employees may contact the Payroll Office if the W-2 is not received by Feb. 14. In addition to the paper W-2 form, W-2s are now accessible to current student and non-student employees via Employee Self-Service. This electronic W-2 form is an acceptable form for IRS, state, and local submissions. The online W-2 form is accessible by following the directions outlined below. To safeguard your privacy, always remember to close your browser when you are done reviewing your personal information. Student Employees: 1. Go to the Home tab on MC Square 2. Select “Self Service Main Menu” from the “Need to Know” channel 3. Follow the Employee | Tax Forms |W2 Wage and Tax Statement links 4. NOTE: The printable version with require re-entry of your network password Administrative/Faculty/Staff Employees: 1. Go to the Home tab on MC Square 2. Select “Employment Details” under the “Employee Quicklinks” channel 3. Follow the Tax Forms | W2 Wage and Tax Statement link 4. NOTE: The printable version with require re-entry of your network passwor

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For sale:

Brand new Apple Macbook Pro. Purchased new in Oct. 2017. 15’’ screen (latest model, minus the “touch bar”). 16GB Ram, 256 GB SSD drive, AppleCare warranty until October 2020. 4 usb ports, 2 thunderbolt 2 ports, sd card port, hdmi port, etc. New in box with all documentation and power supply. Asking $1600. Contact Todd Christopher (Lottie manager) at tchristopher@messiah.edu

Pottery. Two pieces of finished pottery. Both pieces stand 7.5 – 8’’.  $10/each. Contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Americana collectiblesFrom the Mary Ellen Beary Patch Boyd’s bear to a framed, primitive American flag and many accessories for a complete look.  The framed print does have two small chips on corners.  All other items in good condition.  $40.  Contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Free:

Gently used twin mattress and metal floor frame that was used as the trundle portion of a bed. Local delivery available. Please email Karen Blair at kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted:

In search of: short-term small furnished apartment. A family friend is moving to the area in February for a six-month work obligation and is looking for a small apartment to stay in by himself for the duration, within an easy commute to Harrisburg. He is a young adult and college graduate. I will send all possibilities to him, if any exist through this network. Thank you! Amy Cook acook@messiah.edu

 

January 8, 2018

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

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 40:31

NEWS:

Beth Trott Clark has transitioned from her position of director of Annual Giving to teaching in the Messiah College Graduate Program.

We are deeply grateful for Beth’s five years of service to the Annual Giving team and to the entire Office of Development. Beth has a deep passion for the mission of Messiah College and has worked to strengthen messaging to our alumni, parents and friends that underscores the important role that donors play in the lives of both current and future generations of students. She has been a wonderful asset to development, and we are very glad she will remain a part of the Messiah community.

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Update your vehicle information, quicker and easier

The Department of Safety is introducing a new procedure to request an employee parking permit or change vehicle information on your current parking permit. Please log into MCSquare and click on “Employees.” In the Employee Quicklinks drop down box, choose “FalconPark,” click on “Employee Vehicle Registration (Web Form)” and fill in the requested information. To view the fill in form, click here: https://ssb.messiah.edu/apex/f?p=401:1:12246488770591

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

This semester, the Falcon Fitness Center is offering an unlimited membership that allows you to join all of our group exercise classes from now until the last week in April. Learn more by going to our website: https://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter.

Student travel

It has come to our attention that while the College may provide transportation for students on an academic field trip, some students may wish to drive themselves. If this is the case, students must complete the “Academic Transportation Release Form”. The release form is attached to this email and located on the Operations website found here.

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Job opportunities:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time admissions assistant for the Visit Experience. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12103. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristin Thomas at kthomas@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time executive assistant to the vice president for operations. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12114. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Table and chairs. Wood table and 4 chairs for kitchen or dining room. Table is 40” x 54” (and expands to 72” with 18” leaf). Chairs have upholstered seats (tan fabric). $450. Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Brand new Apple Macbook Pro. Purchased new in Oct. 2017. 15’’ screen (latest model, minus the “touch bar”). 16GB Ram, 256 GB SSD drive, AppleCare warranty until October 2020. 4 usb ports, 2 thunderbolt 2 ports, sd card port, hdmi port, etc. New in box with all documentation and power supply. Asking $1600. Contact Todd Christopher (Lottie manager) at tchristopher@messiah.edu

2011 Chevy Malibu. 101,000 miles, runs great and well-maintained. Black exterior, black/gray cloth interior, very clean. Alloy wheels. Asking $5,850. Pictures and more specs can be found here: https://cargur.us/lk98h For more information, contact James McCoy at mccoyctbc@gmail.com or Dani at dmccoy@messiah.edu.

Free:

Base Cabinets & Countertops. Four wooden base cabinets (36″ W x 23″ D x 29″ H) suitable for garage or workshop. Formica countertops (24″ D x 7′ L) for base cabinets. Contact John at jmeyer@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In search of: short-term small furnished apartment. A family friend is moving to the area in February for a six-month work obligation and is looking for a small apartment to stay in by himself for the duration, within an easy commute to Harrisburg. He is a young adult and college graduate. I will send all possibilities to him, if any exist through this network. Thank you! Amy Cook acook@messiah.edu

 

 

 

January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

 

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

James: 1:19-20

NEWS:

Keith Quesenberry, assistant professor of marketing, was recently quoted in the New York Times article “Yes, More Facebook Friends Are Asking You for Money” on Dec. 26. He also published an article in Harvard Business Review “The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make”  on Jan. 2.

Dr. Dottie Weigel, Graduate Program in Higher Education, was appointed to the editorial board for The Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The Journal is a semiannual, refereed publication providing current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions.

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EMPOWER is back!

One of the most popular wellness programs we’ve offered at Messiah is back for the spring semester. EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support.

Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and strengthened by a community of support within the workplace.

We are offering the 8-week program on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 29. We can only offer the program if we get at least 15 employees to register, so find a friend and sign up today. Please only register if you are able to attend at least six of the eight sessions. Register by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 15.

Career and Professional Development Center announces spring semester Pizza with Professionals sessions

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the following Pizza with Professionals sessions:

Jan. 18 – Fellows Programs, noon-1 p.m., Jordan 374
Feb. 16 – AMES Companies, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Boyer 237
Feb. 21 – Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema
Feb. 27 – Select Medical, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema
Feb. 28- Church World Service, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema

During these sessions a representative (often a Messiah College alum) will talk about the organization, their own career path and any job or internship opportunities available. This will be followed by a brief question and answer session. Free pizza will be served.

Your help is appreciated in passing this information along to students. Educators are also welcome to attend! Register for sessions via our Upcoming Events page: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21116/upcoming_events

Feel free to contact Abby Book with any questions at abook@messiah.edu.

Rave text alerts

The College utilizes Rave Text Alert to send notifications to both students and employees for campus emergency notifications or college delays/closings. The directions for signing up are provided here. Questions can be directed to Lisa Snyder at ext. 2080 or lsnyder@messiah.edu.

Personal branding – networking breakfast

Networking Breakfast – “Personal branding that benefits others”
Date: Wed., Feb. 21
Speakers: David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry

Businesses often invest significant time and energy to build their brands. Individuals should do the same, not just for their own benefit but for the good of the organizations they serve, as well as for others. But, what is a personal brand and how should people go about building theirs?

Messiah College marketing professors David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry are well-qualified to answer these questions. Both have written books related to personal branding and each brings considerable experience to bear on what has become an increasingly important, but often misunderstood topic.

Join us at the next Messiah College Business Alumni networking breakfast to hear Hagenbuch and Quesenberry share their unique perspectives and learn how strong personal brands can have positive impact beyond their owners.

For more information about the speakers, http://www.davidhagenbuch.com http://www.postcontrolmarketing.com

Itinerary:
7 – 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30 – 9 a.m.| Event Speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location:
Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register at http://attend.com/mcba221

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time regional advancement representative. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12098. Job related questions may be directed to Bob Brown at bbrown@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Amazon Echo. New 2nd generation Amazon Echo for sale. Unopened, still in packaging from shipping. We received it as a present for Christmas, but it isn’t practical in our home. Retails at $99.99, requesting $75. Contact Cady at csullivan@messiah.edu.

Table and chairs. Wood table and 4 chairs for kitchen or dining room. Table is 40” x 54” (expands to 72” with 18” leaf); chairs have upholstered seats (tan fabric). $450. Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Free:

Base Cabinets & Countertops. Four wooden base cabinets (36″ W x 23″ D x 29″ H) suitable for garage or workshop. Formica countertops (24″ D x 7′ L) for base cabinets. Contact John at jmeyer@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

January 3, 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Corinthians 5: 17-21

NEWS:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Orlando, Nov. 15-18. Seventeen undergraduate HDFS students joined three HDFS faculty in attending and contributing to the conference program. Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Lindsay Bower ’17 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Preschool Observation Assignment in Students’ Retention of Child Development Course Concepts and Theories.” Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, and Josiah Harmes ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning and its Impact on the Affective Domain of Learning.” He also co-presented “The Effect of Local Immigration Policy and Enforcement on Midwestern Immigrant Families” with Jorge Chvez, Marlana del Hierro and Omhagain Dayeen. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Verity Hwang ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Creating an FLE Program in an Undergraduate Family Life Education Methodology Capstone Course.” Hamon and Susan Piland ’18 (HDFS) joined other colleagues in presenting a roundtable at the Affiliate Councils Workshop entitled “Mid-Atlantic Council—Over 25 Years of Insight—Engaging Students and Professionals Through the MACFR Annual Conference.” Hamon and Amanda Strong ‘18 (HDFS) also co-presented a paper entitled “Promoting Intergenerational Diversity Outside the College Classroom: The Elder Service Partner Program.”

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Suzanne Smith (Washington State University, Vancouver) had their article “Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline” published in Family Relations, doi:10.1111/fare.12273. Hamon was asked to write the lead article for this special collection which examined the translational nature of family science.

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Save the Date – Retirement reception for Linda Blaine

Campus Events would like to invite you to join us for a retirement reception for Linda Blaine. Please come and help celebrate Linda’s 18 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Frey academic building.

January 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC

In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to offer the following informational sessions during J-term. We invite you to join us for coffee, dessert and conversation on these important topics! Feel free to bring your lunch.

Jan. 11: Cultivating Cultural Intelligence: Preparing Students to Thrive in the Global Workplace
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• A brief presentation on the definitions and increasing value of cultural competence in today’s workplace
• Perspectives from campus educators on how to engage students in this conversation both inside and outside of the classroom
• Discussion of best practices for integrating cultural competency development in course outcomes

Jan. 18: LinkedIn: Why is it such a big deal, and how should I use it?
Noon – 1 p.m. | Boyer 102
Session components:
• Overview of the world’s most popular professional networking platform
• Components of a strong profile
• Highlights of useful functions for educators, including:
o Connecting with students, alumni and colleagues
o Joining professional learning groups
o Sharing and receiving professional recommendations

Jan. 25: StrengthsFinder: A Fresh Look at Your Strengths, How to Leverage Them, and How to Appreciate Differences
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• Last year, over 300 students took the StrengthsFinder assessment to better understand their strengths and how they impact the way they learn, engage with others, and lead. See for yourself why this movement is catching on!
• Participants will have the opportunity to take a complementary assessment, get their results, and learn how they can be applied in many contexts of their personal and professional lives.
• Interested attendees should request a unique StrengthsFinder assessment code from Carol Hall (chall@messiah.edu), administrative assistant, Career and Professional Development Center, by Jan. 18.

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most popular wellness programs we’ve offered at Messiah is back for the spring semester. EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support.

Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a Senior Health Coach and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and strengthened by a community of support within the workplace.

We are offering the 8-week program on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 29. We can only offer the program if we get at least 15 employees to register. So find a friend and sign up today. But only register if you are able to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions. Register by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu. Deadline for registrations is Jan. 15.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

The Experiential Learning Initiative has an opening for a faculty fellow in Service Learning for a three-year term to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Information about the position, as well as application requirements, appear in the attachment.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 15. Please contact Robin Lauermann and Christy Hanson with any questions.

We thank Don Murk for his good work as the inaugural fellow.

Free:

Seven foot Christmas tree. Full foliage with Colorado blue spruce as the inspiration. No lights. Save it from the landfill. Email Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

 

Behold I bring you tidings of great joy. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

NEWS:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the National Council on Family Relations Conference in Orlando, Nov. 15-18. Seventeen undergraduate HDFS students joined three HDFS faculty in attending and contributing to the conference program. Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, and Lindsay Bower ’17 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Preschool Observation Assignment in Students’ Retention of Child Development Course Concepts and Theories.” Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, and Josiah Harmes ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Experiential Learning and its Impact on the Affective Domain of Learning.” He also co-presented “The Effect of Local Immigration Policy and Enforcement on Midwestern Immigrant Families” with Jorge Chvez, Marlana del Hierro and Omhagain Dayeen. Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Verity Hwang ‘19 (HDFS) presented “Creating an FLE Program in an Undergraduate Family Life Education Methodology Capstone Course.” Hamon and Susan Piland ’18 (HDFS) joined other colleagues in presenting a roundtable at the Affiliate Councils Workshop entitled “Mid-Atlantic Council—Over 25 Years of Insight—Engaging Students and Professionals Through the MACFR Annual Conference.” Hamon and Amanda Strong ‘18 (HDFS) also co-presented a paper entitled “Promoting Intergenerational Diversity Outside the College Classroom: The Elder Service Partner Program.”

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Suzanne Smith (Washington State University, Vancouver) had their article “Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline” published in Family Relations, doi:10.1111/fare.12273. Hamon was asked to write the lead article for this special collection which examined the translational nature of family science.

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Associate Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino recently made his singing debut with the Helena Symphony Orchestra (MT) under the direction of acclaimed conductor and Philadelphia native Maestro Allan Scott. Savarino performed the bass solos in Handel’s MESSIAH to a sold-out audience in the Cathedral of St. Helena. All of the contracted soloists, including Savarino, were members of Wade Artist Management in New York City.

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Spring 2018 professional learning communities (PLCs) from the Teaching and Learning Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Initiative will be offering three traditional PLC groups beginning in late February/early March, in addition to the ever-popular classroom sharing opportunity. PLCs will cover a range of relevant topics, from fostering international student success and self-assessment in preparation for term-tenure and promotion, to the new book, Diversity Matters. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Learning Technology Services will also be offering a PLC on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). More details, including dates and descriptions, will be shared in early January.

Titles of Spring 2018 PLCs:

  • Teaching Squares
  • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education
    Diversity Matters – A Look at Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education  Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition
  • Reach Your Diverse Students More Effectively with Universal Design for Learning

More information about these PLCs and the Teaching Tuesday programs will be coming in January. Any questions regarding these Teaching and Learning opportunities may be directed to Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

The fall edition of The Bridge is available

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! Check out our financials, the year in review and a full report of the return of the Wittenberg doors to campus. Read the entire fall issue at: messiah.edu/the_bridge.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale:

Treadmill and weight lifting set. Norditrack Elite 2900 treadmill with less than 500 miles. Motor was replaced at around 425 miles. Runs great. Does not elevate. $150.
Weight set with bench for sale with 196 pounds in weights. $75.
Pictures available of each. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu.

 

 

The INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Jan. 4.  Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Blessings from The INTERCOM.

 

 

 

 

December 14

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 

Luke 2:15-16

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Office closing: Conference Services

The office of Conference and Event Services will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2018, 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. 14, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions 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. 2 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 23, 2018.

If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Save the Date – Retirement reception for Linda Blaine

Campus Events would like to invite you to join us for a retirement reception for Linda Blaine. Please come and help celebrate Linda’s 18 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Frey academic building.

Advise a J-Term break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer employees an opportunity to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term Break 2018, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 4.

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.

We are currently looking for advisors who may be interested in specifically serving with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) and World Impact (Newark, New Jersey).

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, New York)
For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, New York)
This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

World Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making him known through evangelism, follow-up discipleship and planting culturally conducive churches.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Saturday Science Programs at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The OMNH Curator Club Saturday Science Programs begin again in January. There are six activities including weather prediction, local birds and dangerous plants! Curator Club provides educational science enrichment for kids in grades 3-5 and CC2 is for kids in grades 6-8. Program attendees receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a t-shirt and a certificate for three free admissions to bring a friend. Each activity includes a craft or project to bring home. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

Thank You!

Thank you for all the prayers, cards, meals and support my family and I received during my husband’s illness and death. It has been comforting to work alongside so many caring believers.
Blessings to you,
Cathy Poiesz

January 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC

In Collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to offer the following informational sessions during J-term. We invite you to join us for coffee, dessert and conversation on these important topics! Feel free to bring your lunch.

Jan. 11: Cultivating Cultural Intelligence: Preparing Students to Thrive in the Global Workplace
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• A brief presentation on the definitions and increasing value of cultural competence in today’s workplace
• Perspectives from campus educators on how to engage students in this conversation both inside and outside of the classroom
• Discussion of best practices for integrating cultural competency development in course outcomes

Jan. 18: LinkedIn: Why is it such a big deal, and how should I use it?
Noon – 1 p.m. | Boyer 102
Session components:
• Overview of the world’s most popular professional networking platform
• Components of a strong profile
• Highlights of useful functions for educators, including:
o Connecting with students, alumni and colleagues
o Joining professional learning groups
o Sharing and receiving professional recommendations

Jan. 25: StrengthsFinder: A Fresh Look at Your Strengths, How to Leverage Them, and How to Appreciate Differences
Noon – 1 p.m. | Eisenhower Board Room
Session components:
• Last year, over 300 students took the StrengthsFinder assessment to better understand their strengths and how they impact the way they learn, engage with others, and lead. See for yourself why this movement is catching on!
• Participants will have the opportunity to take a complementary assessment, get their results, and learn how they can be applied in many contexts of their personal and professional lives.
• Interested attendees should request a unique StrengthsFinder assessment code from Carol Hall (chall@messiah.edu), administrative assistant, Career and Professional Development Center, by Jan. 18.

Spring 2018 professional learning communities (PLCs) from the Teaching and Learning Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Initiative will be offering three traditional PLC groups beginning in late February/early March, in addition to the ever-popular classroom sharing opportunity. PLCs will cover a range of relevant topics, from fostering international student success and self-assessment in preparation for term-tenure and promotion, to the new book, Diversity Matters. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Learning Technology Services will also be offering a PLC on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). More details, including dates and descriptions, will be shared in early January.

Titles of Spring 2018 PLCs:

  • Teaching Squares
  • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education
    Diversity Matters – A Look at Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education  Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition
  • Reach Your Diverse Students More Effectively with Universal Design for Learning

More information about these PLCs and the Teaching Tuesday programs will be coming in January. Any questions regarding these Teaching and Learning opportunities may be directed to Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

Reminder – Employee Christmas Luncheon

Don’t forget! The Employee Christmas Luncheon is TOMORROW from noon to 2:30 p.m. in  Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. We’ll gather for this annual tradition to enjoy fellowship, a delicious meal, Christmas carols and door prizes! There will also be an opportunity to give in support of Academia Menonita Betania, a Christian, non-denominational school that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Maria.

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For sale

House for sale by owner prior to Jan. 15, 2018 listing. Three-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2,500 sq. ft., 2-car garage with large store room beneath it. Wintertime view of Roundtop, in summer enjoy vegetation easement at tree top level. Light, airy open floor plan. 2 miles from campus in Bowmans Hill development. Come have a look! Call Jonathan Lauer, ext. 3820 or 717-691-8341 jlauer@messiah.edu.

Concert tickets. Two tickets to Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Giant Center in Hershey. The event is Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., section 110, row G, seats 1 and 2.  Face value of $100. Please contact Gordan Beattie 717-440-0408 or Karen Beattie 717-439-3405. First come, first serve.

Ping pong table. Rarely used and in great condition. Legs are on wheels. Table folds for easier storage. Includes net and 2 paddles, $75. Contact Tanya at tleppo@messiah.edu.

Spring Swings Inc. 75 foot Zipline for sale. Email pseibert@messiah.edu for picture and information. $25

Job opportunities:

The Experiential Learning Initiative has an opening for a faculty fellow in Service Learning for a three-year term to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Information about the position, as well as application requirements, appear in the attachment.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Please contact Robin Lauermann and Christy Hanson with any questions.

We thank Don Murk for his good work as the inaugural fellow.

Free:

Free holiday 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 (see designs here), 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 charitywater.org will be happily accepted but are not expected. Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 6, 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 John 14:27

NEWS

Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.  We all wish Dean the best as he now plans for a well-deserved retirement at the end of this academic year.

Accordingly, the Office if the Provost is please to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until the close of business January 9, 2018 and should include a letter explaining your interest/qualifications and a current curriculum vitae.  Send expressions of interest and any questions to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausb@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holiday

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey TODAY, Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. President Phipps will be meet and greeting the students. Please register by calling the Alumni and Parent Relations Office ext. 5252 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2018, 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. 14, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions 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. 2 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 23, 2018.
If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Advise a J-Term break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer employees an opportunity to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term Break 2018, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 4.

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.

We are currently looking for advisors who may be interested in specifically serving with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) and World Impact (Newark, New Jersey).

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, New York)
For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, New York)
This service trip offers numerous ways to serve. Some students may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

World Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
World Impact is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making him known through evangelism, follow-up discipleship and planting culturally conducive churches.

If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Saturday Science Programs at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The OMNH Curator Club Saturday Science Programs begin again in January. There are six activities including weather prediction, local birds and dangerous plants! Curator Club provides educational science enrichment for kids in grades 3-5 and CC2 is for kids in grades 6-8. Program attendees receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a t-shirt and a certificate for three free admissions to bring a friend. Each activity includes a craft or project to bring home. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

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Job opportunities:

The Division of Enrollment Management has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11989. Job-related questions may be directed to Laurie Brantner at lbrantner@messiah.edu.

The Fitness Center has three openings for Group Fitness Instructors in the areas of yoga, pilates and spin. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new director of the College Honors Program  who will begin service on July 1, 2018.  Expressions of interest will be received until close of business January 9, 2018 and should be sent to Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost, at strausba@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Variety of items.     Twin comforter; brand new, navy and black plaid and solid black (reversible) $20. Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $5.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $5, Purses:  All new, never used – $10 each black, reddish pink and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $15.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu.

House for sale by owner prior to Jan. 15, 2018 listing. Three-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2,500 sq. ft., 2-car garage with large store room beneath it. Wintertime view of Roundtop, in summer enjoy vegetation easement at tree top level. Light, airy open floor plan. 2 miles from campus in Bowmans Hill development. Come have a look! Call Jonathan Lauer, ext. 3820 or 717-691-8341 jlauer@messiah.edu.

White Christmas express electric train. Bachman Big Hauler White Christmas Express Electric train with realistic smoke, electric steam sound, operating headlight, 14 feet of original track plus an additional 7 feet of track, $75. Contact pseibert@messiah.edu for pictures or information.

Concert tickets. Two tickets to Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith Christmas concert at the Giant Center in Hershey.  The event is Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., section 110, row G, seats 1 and 2.  Face value of $100.  Please contact Gordan Beattie 717-440-0408 or Karen Beattie 717-439-3405.  First come, first serve. 

2005 Saturn Vue XE – $2250 or nearest offer. We have really enjoyed this car. It looks and drives great. It is very spacious and great for shopping trips, camping trips etc. It has a sun-roof, cd-player, alarm system. Non-smoker, title in hand, well maintained. Inspected and valid until end of June 2018. Contact Diane at dgovender@messiah.edu.

FREE:

Free holiday 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 (see designs here), 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 charitywater.org will be happily accepted but are not expected. Gift wrapping is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu to coordinate drop-off/pick-up or for more information.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.”

Mark 9:23

 

NEWS

Four Messiah College students were winners in the Student Auditions of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, which was recently held at Gettysburg College. Participants came from many colleges and universities in the central Pennsylvania area. Ian Bethmann won the Classical Senior Men division; Nathan Smith won the Classical Sophomore Men division; and Autumn Deck and Britney Yauger were winners in the Classical Junior Women division. Congratulations to these young and talented vocalists who are all students of Dr. Damian Savarino.

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mandy Lohss was an invited speaker in November for Dickinson College’s Math and Computer Science Chat series. Her topic was “Tableaux and the ASEP.”

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Jim Sotherden, registrar and coordinator of student retention, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after having served for 18+ years. We all wish Jim the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is also pleased to announce the opening of an internal search process for a new registrar who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11968.

Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the academic year after leading the Library for 28 years. We all wish Jonathan the best as he begins his retirement.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the opening of a search process for a new director who will begin service on July 1, 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11964

Job related questions may be directed to Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

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Accounts payable holiday payment schedule

The final accounts payable payments in December will be issued on Dec. 21. Please plan by Dec. 12 for a payment on Dec. 21. It is important that all payments for services, honorariums, officials, etc. who performed during 2017 be paid in the 2017 Calendar year to meet IRS tax reporting guidelines. Requisition to Check processing should be 1-2 weeks prior to your payment needs. This is to allow adequate time for vendor setup, IRS verification, approvals and invoice processing. Keep in mind any International supplier payments can take longer due to collection of required IRS forms and verification. Our first payment in 2018 is Jan. 4. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Accounts Payable. Have a safe and happy holidays.

Help us celebrate Wendy Lippert!

The Intercultural Office Staff would like to invite you to join us for Wendy Lippert’s retirement reception. Wendy is retiring after 23 years at Messiah College, having worked diligently to build study abroad into the thriving program it is today!

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in Dining Services and Campus Events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun! Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 15:

Set-up: 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 – noon
Serving: two, 45-minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions
Cleanup: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Blair in Human Resources at kblair@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

December graduate luncheon

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Luncheon. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Martin Commons. There will be no formal program. It is a come and go event with a time to fellowship. Please register online at attend.com/DGL17 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Call for nominations: Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award

The Messiah College Class of 1964 established a student award in recognition of Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger, their class advisor, as part of their 50th Class Reunion celebration. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1935, Wittlinger returned to Messiah and served over 35 years as a teacher and visionary administrator.

The Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award seeks to honor students who demonstrate Wittlinger’s broad academic accomplishments, including his qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication, as they pursue and develop their own academic leadership skills.

Candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates since there is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

To nominate a student, contact the director of the Sider Institute, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, at dcthomas@messiah.edu. Please include the student’s name, verification of junior status and a brief statement explaining why you feel the student merits the award. The final list of top candidates will be contacted to verify academic standing and interviewed by the selection committee. Once selected, the recipient will be presented with the Class of 1964 Wittlinger Award during the Wittlinger Chapel Series in February 2018. The award carries a $500 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due to the Director of the Sider Institute by Dec. 15

Get your tickets today!

*Please note that this production contains mature language and some adult content. *Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Holiday Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to each of you for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a winter craft project for children, a story time, winter photo booth, special discounts in the museum store, drawings for museum gift certificates, and refreshments. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, so invite a friend. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Employee work-related travel policy

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance along with the Payroll Office have both recently received some inquiries regarding the College’s policy on employee work-related travel for staff (non-exempt) employees. We have provided some clarifications to our travel policy which can be found in Section 1.38.14 of the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual on the Human Resources and Compliance website at: https://www.messiah.edu/hrmanual. Please direct questions to Don Lerew or Cindy Briel in the Payroll Office.

2nd Annual Faculty Write-In

The Writing Program, the Writing Center, and the Teaching and Learning Initiative would like to invite faculty members to be a part of the second annual Faculty Write-In at the Writing Center during the J-term 2018.

As hosts for the week, we will offer a private room in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jan. 8-12. There will be a half-hour break each day to share lunch and conversation with fellow participants. Three times throughout the week (beginning, middle and end), there will be specific opportunities provided to share brief updates on progress with colleagues.

From participants, we request a commitment to be present in the Writing Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day and to work specifically on a writing project (as opposed to data crunching or some other auxiliary writing). This opportunity is perfect for those who want to jump-start a writing project that may have been postponed.

We are excited about collaborating to help foster the writing culture at Messiah College and hope that faculty members will consider joining us in the Writing Center for quiet, sustenance and collegial support this J-term. Since space is limited, this opportunity will be available for the first seven people who contact Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu to register.

* Please note, this offer would not work for those who are teaching during J-term given that it entails a six-hour per day commitment.

Messiah Guitar Ensemble concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The program will feature Spanish, Appalachian and Christmas pieces, plus much more. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to host a sale of 100% Fair Trade gifts from around the world. The sale is Dec. 5-7 in the Eisenhower Commons from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Stop by and become part of the Fair Trade story!

Physics demo show

This year’s demos will include gravity and motion demos, levitation, steam power and plasma in a bottle.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110)

After the show, there will be some hands-on demos in the lobby.

Reminder to RSVP for Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 6. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment!

Please contact Kathy Castonguay at KCastong@messiah.edu or ext. 7086 with questions.

Employee Christmas Luncheon, donation opportunity

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering employees the opportunity to give at our Employee Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 15.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, struck a chord in many of our hearts. We contacted several organizations helping with the relief effort on the island and were most inspired by the work of Mennonite Disaster Service, a local charity based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have made several visits to Puerto Rico since September and are doing much needed restoration work. One of their projects includes the rebuilding of a Christian, non-denominational school called Academia Menonita Betania. This school is located in a rural section of Puerto Rico and serves 127 students, three of whom are from the Mennonite community. The destruction to the school was vast – the roof was blown off and water damage was extensive throughout the lower floors. Furniture, books, supplies and all musical instruments were destroyed.

While oftentimes disaster relief efforts benefit from donated goods, the situation in Puerto Rico is particularly complex in the type of aid needed to rehabilitate the country. Most organizations working in-country are not able to handle a deluge of material donations and currently do not have the means of transportation, storage or people-power. Financial contributions, however, do allow organizations like Mennonite Disaster Service to provide on-the-ground food and housing materials as well as skilled volunteers in rebuilding homes and infrastructure.

Your support can fund the following:

$1 – A meal for a volunteer

$5 – One pound of drywall screws

$10 – Hammer

$18 – Bag of cement

$25 – Shovel

$37 – Support a volunteer for one day (travel, meals, lodging)

Donations will be collected prior to the luncheon, in the lobby outside Lottie Nelson Dining Room.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to Mennonite Disaster Service.  Be assured that all donations from Messiah College will go directly to the restoration of the school.

We are very appreciative of President’s Cabinet, who will match our collective donations of $1000 with an additional $500.

In closing, please watch the video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/niv4pw94kn9rhwj/Puerto%20Rico%20video.MOV?dl=0, taken by volunteers at Mennonite Disaster Service.

Thank you

I deeply appreciate your kind expressions of sympathy in my time of sorrow. Thank you for keeping me and my family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sherry Worley

Annual Amani Holiday Sale

Visit our annual Amani Holiday sale Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in Eisenhower Commons. You can help support the wonderful work of New Life Homes in Kenya through your purchase of our hand-crafted Amani bead jewelry or Kenyan market items, including lots of great Christmas gifts, ornaments, nativity scenes etc. all priced between $3 and $40. Amani jewelry, made by Messiah student volunteers, features beads from Kazuri Beads of Nairobi, Kenya, a fair-trade organization that employs over 300 single mothers. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go back to Kenya to support the efforts of New Life Homes of Kenya—a network of best practice homes caring for orphaned and abandoned infants – a beautiful circle of love and hope. Hope you will join us! We accept cash, checks, credit card and Falcon dollars.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities:

The Dept. of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator/clinical instructor in OT. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11910. Job related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown at dperezbrown@messiah.edu.

The Department of Operations has several openings for campus events workers. For additional information and to apply, please see jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Christmas trees — Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-14’ $40. Holly $5/5×1′. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Variety of items:  clothes, purses and more.    Set of three beach wall hangers.  Approximately 5.5’’ x 5.5’’, never used, kept in bubble wrap, $7.  Camera scarf, new, never worn, $7, Purses:  All new, never used – black, $10, reddish pink $15 and neutral/patterned $15, lularoe shirt – XL – worn twice, like new, $18.  Please contact Karen at kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

4K LED Smart Vizio TV (M60-C3), for $485. The TV is a 60 inch 4K LED Smart TV. It has a native 120Hz refreshing rate – effective to 240Hz.
The TV has 5 HDMI Inputs (4 4k 30Hz and 1 4K 60Hz) with 2 HDMI 2.2 inputs. The TV does not have High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The TV is only two years old and is in excellent condition. This model was also the highest rated 4K Smart LED TV in 2015 by CNET.

For more information, please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181 or by e-mail at rreyes@messiah.edu

FREE:

Kittens – Free to Good Home

Looking for homes for 5 kittens. They’re about 6 weeks old and just stopped bottle feeding. 3 tabby males, 1 black female, 1 black/white male. All very sweet. Will only send to indoor only homes. Kittens will be tested for FelV and FIV, given kitten shots and wormed prior to giving away. Contact Cady at CSullivan@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted: 

Couches needed. Minds Matter, a student-run executive organization dedicated to informing and educating peers about mental health, is in need of up to three couches to furnish their new space in the basement of Hoffman. They wish to make their space warm and inviting for the students they serve. Please consider donating old or new couches to help them make this wish a reality. Contact Kelly Striker at mindsmatter@messiah.edu to coordinate your donation. Thank you!