February 16

February 16th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

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London Internship Program: Internship manager and representatives to visit campus in March

On March 2, London Internship Manager Joe Dwyer, along with U.S. Representatives Kelly Lampe and Mary Rogers, will be on campus to talk to students about studying and interning with the London Internship Program. Students from a wide range of majors have participated with the program, which includes opportunities for students to intern with a member of Parliament. If you are interested in having Joe, Kelly and/or Mary speak to your classes about opportunities to participate in these programs, please contact Wendy Lippert at wlippert@messiah.edu or by calling ext. 6089. You can also set up an appointment to meet with our guests if you would like to talk with the group. Our guests will be hosting a student information session in Larsen 237 at 3:30 p.m. Please encourage interested students to attend. For more information about the London Internship Program, please browse: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1078/london_internship_program

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting open door hours on Friday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

Community Discount Program at Messiah College

Did you know Messiah College has a Community Discount Program (CDP)? The CDP provides our students and employees an opportunity to purchase retail products and services from local businesses at discounted rates. Messiah College has agreements with over 40 local businesses! Check out the Community Discount Program website and search for participants by selecting categories (recreation, food, travel, services and retail).

Please read each offer carefully:

  • In most cases, you receive the discount by showing your Messiah College ID.
  • Some businesses offer the discount at only one location, require a discount code or provide specific instructions to receive the discount.

Support our local business community and save money. Enjoy a yogurt at Sweet Frog – Mechanicsburg; have fun jumping at Sky Zone – Mechanicsburg or get your oil changed at Jack Williams Tire and Auto – all locations, all at a discounted price! Please email suggestions for new businesses to communitydiscounts@messiah.edu.

Advise a spring break service trip

The Agape Center will be sending out over 50 students to participate in spring break service trips, which will take place March 11-19. We are currently looking for employee advisors who might be interested in serving alongside our students. In addition to service participation, advisors aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. Our partnering organizations include: Praying Pelican (Miami, Florida), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York), WorkFest (Mt. Vernon, Kentucky), AROMA Cross Ministries/Habitat for Humanity (Charlotte, North Carolina), and Interfaith (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

Praying Pelican: Praying Pelican is a Christ-based, short-term international mission’s organization that assists in serving the needs of indigenous local churches, pastors and communities around the world. The non-profit organization provides participants with the opportunity to engage with lower income children, while also serving the local homeless population.

Priority One Ministries: This service trip focuses on issues of hunger and homelessness. Some participants may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, participants may have the opportunity to work with children in an after-school tutoring program.

WorkFest: WorkFest, also known as the Christian Appalachian Project, is a Christian-based organization out of Eastern Kentucky. This organization’s mission is to serve the poor, while building a sense of community in an ecumenical Christian environment. This service trip focuses on areas of companionship and serving at-risk youth.

Interfaith: The Interfaith program is an exciting, transformative, week-long experience for individuals who wish to acquire an understanding of major world religions, dialogue with members of those faith communities and collectively serve the common good. Areas of interest include social injustice and religious diversity. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu by Thursday, Feb. 23.

Administrators report online

The Payroll Office is pleased to announce that we will be switching to online submission of your monthly leave reports for all administrators for the February report. Over 40 reports were successfully submitted in the test phase for the January cycle. We would like to thank those individuals who agreed to be part of our test group. Watch for instructions in an email message next week. Questions can be addressed to Les Weiand at payroll@messiah.edu.

Campus Climate Survey

We will distribute a Campus Climate Survey measuring discrimination within our community during the week of Feb. 20. This initiative is designed to gather data that will inform our evaluation and development of institutional programming and services. Specifically, we encourage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students and administrators—to share their experiences with us. In doing so, we seek to identify the best opportunities to enhance our inter-cultural competence; develop targeted prevention initiatives; and provide educational programming that drives our institution’s commitment to being a wholly hospitable community, embracing diversity and ending inter-personal violence. Surveying is a best practice across institutions of higher education and as we work to better serve our ever-shifting population demographics and community needs, consistently identifying experiences of discrimination on our campus is a critical process. As such, this survey begins a process for Messiah College, in accordance with our own strategic plans, to launch annual surveys measuring community experiences, perceptions and programs. Our goal is to develop a consistent practice of evaluating pieces of the College’s campus climate every February. Please look for upcoming reminders and a link to the survey via your Messiah College email address. The survey will be active for responses until March 10. We are grateful for your participation in this endeavor.

New ID cards

Falcon Exchange is pleased to introduce newly updated ID cards for Messiah College students, employees and alumni. The new ID cards feature additional technological capabilities not present in the current cards. Further announcements regarding these new ID card features will be communicated to you, in partnership with the Information Technology Services Department, as they are made available. We will begin printing the updated ID cards for the new incoming fall 2017 class starting with those students attending the Accepted Student Preview Day events this spring, beginning with the event scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 17. Please see sample student version of card attached. Current students, employees and alumni will receive the updated version of the ID cards as they naturally appear in our office due to loss of card, expired card, etc. Your present ID card will continue to function as it always has and you should continue to use it until you need a card replacement or are instructed otherwise. Please contact Falcon Exchange at ext.7213 or falconexchange@messiah.edu with any questions.

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 3

Please save the date for the annual gathering to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. The Employee Recognition Reception will be held on Reading Day, May 3, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. More details will be shared later in the spring.

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Job opportunities:

Facility maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance mechanic (preventative). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10191. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

Facility Maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance mechanic (zone). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10156. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Studio upright piano for sale, $900. Pictures at https://goo.gl/photos/V1hpqVRMx94CM6jE9. Contact Gene chase@messiah.edu to try it out; only a mile from campus.

Attention crafters! Getting ready for spring crafting? I have several six pane, wooden window sashes. 27″ x 32″ Great for photo projects. Sample available in H105. $15/each, first come first served. Contact: ctomes@messiah.edu or message me at 717-743-6735.

Help needed:

TRANSPORTATION NEEDED! Help! I am a professor in the Department of Music at Messiah College and, due to a severe knee injury and surgery, cannot drive myself to and from work! I have no work restrictions – I just can’t drive! I am appealing to anyone who might have a flexible enough schedule to help me out by driving me to and from work, even if only for short period of time. (I will need transportation for some time, but would be extremely grateful to anyone who could help me for even a few days). I live in the borough of Mechanicsburg (near Northside Elementary School), about 15 minutes from campus. If you are able to help (or know someone who could!), please contact me: Dr. Damian Savarino: dsavarin@messiah.edu or call at 717-691-9278. Thank you!

 

 

 

February 9, 2017

February 9th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Roman 15:13

NEWS:

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, contributed a chapter on “Early Modern Protestantism” to the second edition of the book, “Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction,” edited by Gary Ferngren and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book was released last month. For more information, see https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/science-and-religion.

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Rezumania is back, starting Feb. 14

It’s time for Rezumania! Students can get helpful resume advice on-the-spot from a CPDC career coach anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 or Thursday, Feb. 16. Rezumania is located in Eisenhower Commons both days. Free popcorn and cotton candy will be available! Please help us spread the word by notifying students of this popular event. (Note: the CPDC also offers resume drop in hours for students every day, except Friday, from 2 – 4 p.m., all semester long!)

Pennsylvania Mathematics Education Coalition town-hall meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Pennsylvania Mathematics Education Coalition will host Ms. Beth Olanoff, the special assistant to the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, who will preside over an overview and discussion of the state’s plan for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This town-hall meeting is open to all professionals with an interest in high-quality mathematics education: K-12 teachers, mathematics teacher educators, special educators, curriculum specialists, and administrators. All are welcome to the event that will be held in Kline Hall, room 120, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Experience the wonders of Narnia like you never have before! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” in Miller Theater. A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil. Students are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets now, as all performances are selling fast. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” runs Feb. 9-12. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7 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.

Networking breakfast now taking registration

Topic: Making Networking Work

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m. (registration and networking, 7-7:30 a.m.)

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons

Event cost: $15

Business and other professionals need to do networking well, yet they’re rarely taught how to network effectively, nor are they given opportunities to practice their networking skills in earnest. At its upcoming breakfast, the Messiah College Business Alumni association will address these deficiencies and suggest how networking can be a kingdom-building act. Every MCBA event involves networking, but at this breakfast, networking will be the main course.

Mike True, senior associate, talent development and marketing in Messiah College’s Career and Professional Development Center, will open the event by sharing several best practices in networking and inviting guests to add their own. After this networking primer, attendees will have the opportunity to put their networking skills in play through several rounds of “speed networking.” This breakfast promises to be one of the most exciting and interactive MCBA events yet. It will be almost impossible for people to leave without enhancing their networking skills and expanding their networks. We hope you’ll come and network with us! This event is open to EVERYONE! Register at http://attend.com/MCBA217.

Events deadline

Friday, March 10 is the deadline to submit your Spring 2017 event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or require ticket sales. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. Call room reservations (ext. 6009) with any questions.

Important Dates:

April 20 – Service Day, must be an evening event after 5p.m.

April 21 – We cannot accept requests for any more events

April 25 – Service Day rain date

May 3 – Reading Day, we cannot accept requests for any more events

May 12 – We cannot accept requests

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours on Friday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted the week of Feb. 26 – March 3. This training consists of a demonstration of the use of the extinguisher and then the opportunity for each participant to experience “hands-on” practice in extinguishing a “fire.” Training on the types of fires and extinguishers as well as initial instruction on the P.A.S.S. system for using extinguishers is provided via an online course which must be completed prior to the actual hands-on session. There are several sessions offered each day. To sign up for a time that fits your schedule, go to:

  • MC-Square
  • Employee tab
  • Employee quicklinks
  • Employee training (students should go to the Student tab à Student training.)
  • Click on the session (date/time) that you wish to attend and follow the instructions for registering.

This year, all employees and students who complete both the Qualtrics and hands-on training will be eligible for a prize drawing. A $25 Amazon gift card will be awarded to two lucky participants. The winners will be announced the week of March 6. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747. Employees, please inform your supervision of the session for which you register.

Passport processing on Campus and alert to PA residents about Real ID

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 23, to process passport applications. Applicants need to bring their photo, documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College PA Residents Alert.

You may be aware that Pennsylvania is one of seven states that have not complied with the government mandate to incorporate REAL ID requirements for driver’s licenses in order to use them for identification purposes for air travel entrance (even in the US) entrance into federal buildings, and military bases. If PA does not comply or obtain an extension. In the near future, PA driver’s license holders will need another form of compliant identification, such as a passport to use for these purposes. This may be a good time to secure a passport if you currently do not have one. For more information about Real ID, check out this statement issued by PennDOT: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Identity-Security/Pages/Real-ID-Act.aspx Applications can be downloaded at www.messiah.edu/passport Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Inclement weather reminder

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

Nominations now being accepted for Performance Awards

Have you been impressed or inspired by the contributions made by a fellow employee during the last year?  Do any of the statements below describe a colleague?  If so, please consider nominating that colleague for a Pride in Performance Award.  The Pride in Performance Award is used to recognize an employee based on the following criteria:

  • The employee has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and remarkable proficiency in his/her assigned duties;
  • The employee has demonstrated hospitality, customer focus, and has been active in promoting a pleasant working environment;
  • The employee has demonstrated dependability, innovative ways to manage work and effective problem-solving;
  • The employee has been committed to professional development and enhancing his/her skill set.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Prior recipients are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients.  Nominations must be submitted, using the Pride in Performance Nomination Form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms by Friday, March 10th.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May. All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in Human Resources.

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Job opportunities:

The Payroll Office at Messiah College has an opening for the full time position of payroll coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10126. Job-related questions may be directed to Don Lerew, HRIS and payroll manager, at dlerew@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Studio upright piano for sale, $900. Pictures at https://goo.gl/photos/V1hpqVRMx94CM6jE9 . Contact Gene chase@messiah.edu to try it out, just 1 mile from campus.

 

February 2, 2017

February 2nd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

NEWS

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, has upcoming speaking engagements in Minnesota and Texas. On Jan. 26 , Ted held a public conversation about science and religion with Florida State philosopher Michael Ruse (who does believe in God) at the University of Minnesota, followed the next day by a public lecture, “Galileo and the Garden of Eden: Galileo’s Hermeneutics, Modern Christians, and Natural History,” for the Center for Early Modern History at the university. On Feb. 2, he will speak on “Why Christianity is Good for Science” at the The Tandy Institute for Archaeology, part of the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

On Jan. 31, PBS aired the documentary “The Race Underground” that tells the story of the design and building of the first subway system in the United States in Boston. Dr. Don Pratt, professor of engineering, served as the technical consultant for the production, including designing all of the animations. The Boston subway trains were the third in the world to use electric traction. The prodigious inventor and electrical engineer Frank Sprague is featured in the documentary, and part of Don’s role was to decipher Sprague’s notes and sketches. The program is available for viewing online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/race-underground/player/ . Congratulations to Don for his work on this project.

Todd Goranson, associate professor of music, performed a series of New Year’s concerts as guest principal bassoonist with the Huang He (Yellow River) Symphony in Zhengzhou, China from Dec. 29-Jan. 6. While in China, he also performed in a chamber concert with members of the MasterWorks Festival faculty from the U.S. Todd’s chamber ensemble, Trio Atlantis (with Swedish musicians Erik Hagstrom and Britta Holger), was the subject of a feature article in the February 2017 issue of Umgås Magazine, a publication that focuses on the intersection of Swedish and American cultures. A digital version of the article can be found at http://www.umgasmagazine.com/trio-atlantis-classical-swedish-music/

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Passport processing on campus in February

Representatives from the Cumberland County courthouse will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 23, to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring their photo ID, documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College. Applications can be downloaded at www.messiah.edu/passport. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” debuts Thursday night

Experience the wonders of Narnia like you never have before! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” opening this Thursday night in Miller Theater. A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil. Tickets for opening night are buy one, get one free! Students are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets now, as all performances are selling fast. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” runs Feb. 2-5 and 9-12. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7 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.

Networking breakfast now taking registration

Topic: Making Networking Work

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m. (registration and networking, 7-7:30 a.m.)

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons

Event cost: $15

Business and other professionals need to do networking well, yet they’re rarely taught how to network effectively, nor are they given opportunities to practice their networking skills in earnest. At its upcoming breakfast, the Messiah College Business Alumni association will address these deficiencies and suggest how networking can be a kingdom-building act. Every MCBA event involves networking, but at this breakfast, networking will be the main course.

Mike True, senior associate, talent development and marketing in Messiah College’s Career and Professional Development Center, will open the event by sharing several best practices in networking and inviting guests to add their own. After this networking primer, attendees will have the opportunity to put their networking skills in play through several rounds of “speed networking.” This breakfast promises to be one of the most exciting and interactive MCBA events yet. It will be almost impossible for people to leave without enhancing their networking skills and expanding their networks. We hope you’ll come and network with us! This event is open to EVERYONE! Register at http://attend.com/MCBA217.

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours on Friday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

2017 Alumni Awards recipients announced!

The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole.

Young Alumnus Achievement Award – Aaron Faro ’03. This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah College within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award – Dr. Kimathi Choma ’97 and Dr. Tosha Sampson Choma ’97. Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College.

Alumni Christian Service Award – John Arthur Brubaker ’59. This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity.

Alumni Appreciation AwardDorothy and the late Ralph Larsen. This award recognizes an individual(s) who has/have contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution).

Please save the date for Saturday, April 1, for the Alumni Awards Dinner, which will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Additional event details and ticket information will be coming in the next few weeks. Questions? Please contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252.

Events deadline

Friday, March 10 is the deadline to submit your Spring 2017 event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or require ticket sales. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. Call room reservations (ext. 6009) with any questions.

Important Dates:

April 20 – Service Day, must be an evening event after 5p.m.

April 21 – We cannot accept requests for any more events

April 25 – Service Day rain date

May 3 – Reading Day, we cannot accept requests for any more events

May 12 – We cannot accept requests

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 February, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: 8- 9:30 p.m. (Business/Accounting majors), for alumni and students
  • Friday, Feb. 24: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Alumni networking), for alumni
  • Monday, Feb. 27: Noon- 1:30 p.m. (Connecting Alumni in the Boston area), for alumni/seniors

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.

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For sale:

Toy John Deere Tractor Power Loader w/trailer – $150, Radio Flyer 2 seat wagon – $50, Outside sling swing for swing set – $10, Lightning McQueen sleeping bag – $5, Boy’s 12″ bike (red) – $10, small inflatable bounce house – $60, LG dehumidifier – $100. If interested call 443-280-0096 or email macunning@verizon.net.

 

 

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January 26, 2017

January 25th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

‘’Very truly I tell you; whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

John 5:24

NEWS

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, has upcoming speaking engagements in Minnesota and Texas. Today, Jan. 26 , he is doing a public conversation about science and religion with Florida State philosopher Michael Ruse (who does believe in God) at the University of Minnesota, followed the next day by a public lecture, “Galileo and the Garden of Eden: Galileo’s Hermeneutics, Modern Christians, and Natural History,” for the Center for Early Modern History at the university. On Feb. 2, he will speak on “Why Christianity is Good for Science” at the The Tandy Institute for Archaeology, part of the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

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February Wellness Workshop- must pre-register!

Our last ‘foods demonstration’ was a big success, so this spring we will be offering another one. This time the topic is “Healthy Snacks and Salads.” Eating snacks and salads are quick and easy ways to add nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to your day. Learn how to nutritionally optimize your snacks and salads. This will be held in the foods lab and taste samples will be provided. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by emailing Doug Miller (dmiller@messiah.edu).

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Jordan 63
  • Presenter: Emma Witwer, registered dietician

Employee fitness program

Over 70 employees participated in our physical activity-tracking program this fall. Due to the strong feedback we received, we are organizing a similar program during the spring semester. The program will be called “Falcon Employee Fitness” and will run for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 5. Registration is now open even though activity recording won’t begin until Feb. 5. Participants who accumulate 1000 minutes of activity/exercise over the 10 weeks, and faithfully record their workouts, will receive a gift card. Exercise your way to greater health this spring. See the wellness website for details: http://www.messiah.edu/info/20897/wellness for details.

2016 College Senior Survey Results Available

The Office of Institutional Research administered the College Senior Survey to senior students during Spring 2016. Check out the institutional research webpage for an infographic of key findings (http://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/1691/college_senior_survey_css).

Winter orientation begins Jan. 26

Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 26. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1973/winter_orientation_-_january to see the three-day orientation agenda they will follow. Questions about the orientation schedule can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Winner announced of reserved parking space

Congratulations to Neryamn Nieves, winner of the Employee Christmas Luncheon reserved parking space drawing. Neryamn will receive a reserved parking space, marked with signage, through June 30, in the area of her choosing. Thank you for everyone’s participation.

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For sale

Ford Escape 2002 4 wheel drive. 2002 Ford Escape, asking $500. This a 2002 Blue 4 wheel drive Ford Escape with 200,000 miles on the odometer. The inspection is due the end of January. It will need some repairs to pass inspection. Maintenance records are available as is a list of needed repairs. This has been a very reliable vehicle but with a new teen driver in our family our needs have changed and it is time to sell. Please contact Michelle George mgeorge@messiah.edu or 717-808-8206 if you are interested or have questions.

Toy John Deere Tractor Power Loader w/trailer – $150, Radio Flyer 2 seat wagon – $50, Outside sling swing for swing set – $10, Lightning McQueen sleeping bag – $5, Boy’s 12″ bike (red) – $10, small inflatable bounce house – $60, LG dehumidifier – $100. If interested call 443-280-0096 or email macunning@verizon.net.

 

January 19, 2017

January 19th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12 

NEWS

Dr. Edward T. Arke, professor of communication, recently evaluated a research grant proposal for the National Science Centre in Krakow, Poland. The research project, dealing with Media Literacy measurement, includes Arke’s prior research as part of the literature review.

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Messiah College promo video available for your use

The Office of Marketing and Communications launched a brief video—filmed, edited and narrated by alums—about Messiah College to be used in various recruitment strategies. Please share it on personal and College social media pages! The video can be found here.

February Wellness Workshop- must pre-register!

Our last ‘foods demonstration’ was a big success, so this spring we will be offering another one. This time the topic is “Healthy Snacks and Salads.” Eating snacks and salads are quick and easy ways to add nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to your day. Learn how to nutritionally optimize your snacks and salads. This will be held in the foods lab and taste samples will be provided. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by emailing Doug Miller (dmiller@messiah.edu).

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Jordan 63
  • Presenter:Emma Witwer, registered dietician

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for summer, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to offering summer employment to a student. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 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. 3 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 24. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu. 

Curator Club at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Sign your child up for Curator Club at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Curator Club provides educational science enrichment on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment for kids in grades 3-5. We also have the CC2 program for kids in grades 6- 8. To register or for more information go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes or email us at curatorsclub@messiah.edu

Employee fitness program

Over 70 employees participated in our physical activity-tracking program this fall. Due to the strong feedback we received, we are organizing a similar program during the spring semester. The program will be called “Falcon Employee Fitness” and will run for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 5. Registration is now open even though activity recording won’t begin until Feb. 5. Participants who accumulate 1000 minutes of activity/exercise over the 10 weeks, and faithfully record their workouts, will receive a gift card. Exercise your way to greater health this spring. See the wellness website for details: http://www.messiah.edu/info/20897/wellness for details.

Winter orientation begins Jan. 26

Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 26. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1973/winter_orientation_-_january to see the three-day orientation agenda they will follow. Questions about the orientation schedule can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities

Campus Events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II – Jordan, shift 2. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9942. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

Dining Services currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9949. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

College Press at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of junior graphic designer/prepress technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9945. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne MaGee, director of printing and mailing services, College Press and Postal Services, at dmagee@messiah.edu.

For sale

Tea light holders. Thirteen dozen tea light holders for $10. Contact Gina Hale at ghale@messiah.edu.

Ford Escape 2002 4 wheel drive. 2002 Ford Escape asking $500 This a 2002 Blue 4 wheel drive Ford Escape with 200,000 miles on the odometer. The inspection is due the end of January. It will need some repairs to pass inspection. Maintenance records are available as is a list of needed repairs. This has been a very reliable vehicle but with a new teen driver in our family our needs have changed and it is time to sell. Please contact Michelle George mgeorge@messiah.edu or 717-808-8206 if you are interested or have questions.

 

January 12, 2017

January 12th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For no word from God will ever fail.

Luke 1:37

NEWS

President Kim Phipps has been recognized with Credo’s 2017 Courageous Leadership Award. Presented on Jan. 5 during the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidents’ Institute, the Courageous Leadership Award is given annually to recognize an innovative leader in independent higher education. To qualify for the award, a college or university president must have served for at least five years in a leadership position at their current institution, and are selected for demonstrating:

  • Institutional growth across enrollment, fundraising and retention;
  • A proven track record of fostering collaborative relationships among individuals and teams within his/her institution;
  • Acknowledgement by peers as being an advocate and champion of higher education;
  • Articulation and execution of a clear vision for the future of his/her institution;
  • Proven innovation in operations, academics, net revenue, strategic planning, student success, or other critical areas; and
  • Strategic, game-changing planning for, and investments in, campus spaces and places.

“We could not think of a more deserving recipient for this award than President Kim Phipps,” said Tom Gavic, president of Credo, the strategic consulting firm for independent higher education that sponsors the award, during the award presentation. “Kim is such an engaged educator and leader, who has given so much to her students and to higher education.”

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Dr. Edward T. Arke, professor of communication, recently evaluated a research grant proposal for the National Science Centre in Krakow, Poland. The research project, dealing with Media Literacy measurement, includes Arke’s prior research as part of the literature review.

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2017 MLK Commemoration Series

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2017 MLK Commemoration series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10-21. It’s the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster.

Employee mileage reimbursement rate change

The IRS has announced an adjusted mileage reimbursement rate, of $0.535 cents per mile for car, van, pickup truck or panel truck, effective Jan 1. Messiah College has adopted the rate decrease. Mileage reimbursement requests, regardless of travel date, should be calculated using the new rate of $0.535 cents per mile. Please note, this rate is for reimbursement requests only and does not impact the College’s internal charges for use of fleet vehicles.

January wellness workshop

Our January wellness workshop is titled “Depression – more than just the blues”. This is an important topic that touches all of us in one way or another. Mark your calendar today, so you don’t miss this workshop.

Here are the details:

  • Date and time – Thursday, Jan. 12, noon -12:45 p.m.
  • Location – Parmer Cinema
  • Presenter- Eleanor Muir, director of counseling and health services

Group exercise classes beginning soon

Employees will have the opportunity to participate in four different group exercise classes this semester. Each class has a $20 registration fee, and participants must register and pay the fee at the 2nd floor reception counter in Larsen prior to the first class.

In some cases, space is limited, so if you are interested, register today.

  1. Zumba – Sundays, 3-4 p.m., beginning Feb. 5; meets in Brubaker
  2. Pilates – Eight Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Feb. 8; meets in Brubaker
  3. Yoga – Eight Wednesdays, 5-5:45 p.m., beginning Feb. 8; meets in Boyer 231
  4. Resistance Bands – Eight Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 9; meets in Boyer 231

Jadu training sessions for spring semester available

Jadu training sessions for the spring semester are available for employees and work studies to register for online. Please visit messiah.edu/training to learn more and to register. Please contact Ramona Fritschi at rfritschi@messiah.edu for more information.

 

Homecoming Affinity Reunion memo

Each year at Homecoming, the College hosts various “spotlight” reunions to highlight specific schools, groups and learning communities. Two individual academic schools will be highlighted during Homecoming weekend and will allow that school to display its achievements and facilities while providing a place where faculty can enjoy reconnecting with alumni. The schedule for the next three years is below:

  • Homecoming 2017- Interdisciplinary Areas and Extracurricular groups (Agape Center, Residence Life, SGA, etc.)
  • Homecoming 2018- School of Science, Engineering and Health; School of the Humanities; and the College Honor’s Program
  • Homecoming 2019- School of Business, Education and Social Sciences and School of the Arts

The Schools that are not spotlighted in the current year and wish to continue to host a reunion on Homecoming Weekend may be asked to organize events off campus. Please see the attached memo for additional information. Any questions can be directed to Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu.

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 January, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

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.

Spring semester “Pizza with Professionals” series

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the spring semester line up for the “Pizza with Professionals” series. Please encourage your students to attend these events – free pizza is provided! Faculty and staff are also very welcome to attend.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for summer, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to offering summer employment to a student. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 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. 3 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 24. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu. 

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Job Opportunities

The Athletics Department at Messiah College currently has an opening for part-time men’s volleyball coach. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9880. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For sale

Tea light holders. Thirteen dozen tea light holders for $10. Contact Gina Hale at ghale@messiah.edu.

Washing machine. 2013 Samsung front-loading washer for sale, $100 or best offer. Used but runs well. Located in Mechanicsburg – must pick up. Product details provided here: http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/wf/36/5b/wf365btbgwra2/WF365BTBGWR.pdf. Contact Cindy at cagoncillo@messiah.edu.

 

 

January 1, 2017

January 5th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 51: 10-12

NEWS

We are excited to welcome Lori Chance to Messiah College as the sustainability program coordinator. With a master’s degree in community psychology and a background in sociology, psychology and work in non-profit organizations, her interests include community organizing and awareness, social change and sustainability. Raising her two children, now 16 and 13, on a 17-acre farm has allowed her to explore her own passion for creation care and land stewardship. On their farm, they house several horses and chickens which help to support the important nutrients that go into their family gardens. Lori is excited to join the office and work with an enthusiastic team of students in their efforts to protect the earth and make a healthier future for Messiah’s campus and the community. Please welcome Lori as you walk by the sustainability office in Eisenhower.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications is excited to welcome Livia Ungurean ‘16 as its new communication specialist. Livia will write content across a variety of institutional marketing and communication platforms including print and web communications, advertising and social media. She will also serve as the department editor, and will be responsible for the annual update of Messiah’s academic profiles (MCAPs). She will begin at Messiah Jan. 17. Thank you for warmly welcoming Livia back to her alma mater!

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Pete Ramsey was elected President of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) in December. PTC provides educational opportunities for turfgrass professionals and helps to fund turfgrass research for golf courses and athletic fields at Penn State University. This is a two-year term and Pete has served on the PTC Board since 2008.

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Applications are now being accepted for Into the City Nashville

Our next Into the City trip will be to Nashville from Sat., March 11 – Wed., March 15 (the first half of spring break). Please encourage interested students to apply by Jan. 9 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1OocaPheXtHcwDz.

Into the City is a career exploration and professional development program that leverages the expertise of Messiah alumni, parents and friends to expose students to life, work and community in an urban context. In addition to having free time to explore the city of Nashville, student participants will discover answers to the following questions through visits to various companies and personal connections to Messiah alumni:

  1. How has my Messiah education prepared me for the world of work?
  2. What types of career opportunities exist in a given organization?
  3. What are the range of workplace cultures and values, and what is a good fit for me?
  4. How can I practically connect with professionals and enhance my network?
  5. What do employers look for in new graduates?
  6. What are the various stages of career progression?
  7. How can I best articulate the value I bring to a professional context?

Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center with any questions at ext. 6016.

January 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC, part of teaching and learning initiative

The career and professional development of our students doesn’t just occur in one department on campus. We recognize that it takes a community. We also recognize that faculty is a significant source of influence in students’ discernment and development processes. In an effort to enhance our shared efforts to assist students in this journey, the Career and Professional Development Center is offering a three-part series during J-term to address critical issues on this topic.

All faculty members are invited to join us for these events. Brown Bag Lunches will be held in Larsen 237 from noon – 1:15 p.m. on January 10, 17, and 24.  Please feel free to bring your own lunch or to pick up something in The Union before we begin.  If you have any questions about these events, please contact Deana Baddorf at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

Jan. 10: Professionalism and Career Readiness: What employers are saying about new graduates’ session components:

  1. A survey of national trends on what employers are noticing in the new graduates in their transition to the world of work
  2. A discussion on the expectations and role of colleges/universities in the development of professional competencies of students
  3. Feedback from a panel of local employers who routinely hire new college graduates

Jan. 17: What you should know about millennials and the world of work session components:

  1. Overview of generational differences in their approach to work
  2. Highlights of the millennial generation and their values
  3. Strategies for managing or working effectively with millennials

Jan. 24: Faculty roundtable on strategies for promoting professionalism in the classroom session components:

  1. A panel of faculty sharing ideas for integrating career development and encouraging professionalism in the classroom

 Annual campus budget forum

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, and a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on potential increases to tuition, room, board and fees on Jan. 23. The budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

2017 MLK Commemoration Series

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2017 MLK Commemoration series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10 – 21. It’s the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster.

Employee mileage reimbursement rate change

The IRS has announced an adjusted mileage reimbursement rate, of $0.535 cents per mile for car, van, pickup truck or panel truck effective Jan 1. Messiah College has adopted the rate decrease. Mileage reimbursement requests, regardless of travel date, should be calculated using the new rate of $0.535 cents per mile. Please note, this rate is for reimbursement requests only and does not impact the College’s internal charges for use of fleet vehicles.

January Wellness Workshop

Our January wellness workshop is titled “Depression – more than just the blues”. This is an important topic that touches all of us in one way or another. Mark your calendar today, so you don’t miss this workshop.

Here are the details:

  • Date and time – Thursday, Jan. 12, noon -12:45 p.m.
  • Location – Parmer Cinema
  • Presenter- Eleanor Muir, director of counseling and health services

Group exercise classes beginning soon

Employees will have the opportunity to participate in 4 different group exercise classes this semester. Each class has a $20 registration fee, and participants must register and pay the fee prior to the first class, at the 2nd floor reception counter in Larsen.

In some cases, space is limited, so if you are interested, register today.

  1. Zumba – Sundays, 3-4 p.m., beginning Feb. 5; meets in Brubaker
  2. Pilates – 8 Wednesdays, 11:30-12:15 p.m., beginning Feb. 8; meets in Brubaker
  3. Yoga – 8 Wednesdays, 5-5:45 p.m., beginning Feb. 8; meets in Boyer 231
  4. Resistance Bands – 8 Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 9; meets in Boyer 231

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For sale

Phil & Ted Traveller Crib $60 or best offer. Used but in like-new condition. Black. Only weighs 7 pounds and packs up small enough to fit in an airplane’s overhead compartment. Image: http://bit.ly/2iI8PgF

For rent

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg. Available Now. 20 minutes from campus. First floor: Living room furnished with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; Dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; Third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. For pictures or any other questions contact: rhaqq@messiah.edu or 717-818-7636

 

 

 

December 22

December 22nd, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Luke 2: 8 – 11

NEWS

Congratulations to Michelle Lucas, RN and health services coordinator at the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, who recently became a certified ambulatory care nurse by passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center Ambulatory Care Certification exam. Certification is a mark of distinction for nurses who demonstrate expertise in their area of specialty and recognizes excellence in nurses practicing in ambulatory care. We are privileged to have Michelle on our team!

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Engle Center Counselor Marcelle Giovannetti, MS, NCC, CADC, LPC, was recently recognized for her contribution to the substance use disorder field and elected to serve a four year term on the PA Certification Board of Directors. The PA Certification Board (PCB) offers credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. Additionally, the PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, auxiliary professionals, recovery specialists and intervention professionals in the state of Pennsylvania. PCB advocates for quality, comprehensive, substance abuse and other behavioral health services and offers management to related organizations.

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Pete Ramsey was elected president of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) in December. PTC provides educational opportunities for turfgrass professionals and helps to fund turfgrass research for golf courses and athletic fields at Penn State University. This is a two year term and Pete has served on the PTC Board since 2008.

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INTERCOM will continue Jan. 5

Due to the Christmas break, there will be no issue of the INTERCOM on Dec. 29. The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 5.

EMPOWER needs a few more employees

We are hoping to offer a popular on-site wellness program beginning in January, but we need a few more employees to sign up. EMPOWER is an 8-week program that uses interactive sessions with a motivational health educator as well as colleague support to guide individuals into a lifetime of success in weight management. But this program is much more than just a weight management course! The skills and knowledge you gain are guaranteed to improve your overall well-being in many areas. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. But we are a few employees short of meeting our required number for offering the class. The registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2017, so sign up today. Simply email Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu to indicate your interest. Participants must be able to attend at least 6 of the 8 meetings, and will be eligible for prize-drawings. EMPOWER may the New Year’s resolution you’ve been looking for!

Christmas week at Grantham Church

Please join us at Grantham Church for worship and celebration of the Christmas season at these three special events:

Lessons and Carols with Friends, Wednesday, Dec. 21: This special intergenerational Advent/Christmas event features Nine Lessons (scripture) and Nine Carols (choral and congregational), following a pattern established at King’s College in England almost a century ago. If you interested in participating as a singer or musician, come to rehearsal at 5 p.m. Then at 6:30 p.m., everyone is invited to a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall, after which we will move to the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m., for the reading and singing.

Christmas Eve candlelight service, Saturday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Prepare for Christmas by gathering with family and friends to sing Christmas carols and songs. The service concludes with a traditional candle-lighting.

Christmas Sunday worship service, Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m.: Our multigenerational gathering is characterized by a meaningful and engaging mix of modern, traditional and global forms and styles. Pastor David Flowers will conclude his Advent series Ancient Words with a special Christmas message “Emmanuel Has Come!”

We hope to see you there!

Annual campus budget forum

The annual campus budget forum is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, and a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on potential increases to tuition, room, board and fees on Jan. 23. The budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

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Job opportunities

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker III – Witmer B/Kelly. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9869. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of head men’s and women’s swim coach; director of aquatics. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9872. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For rent

Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk of the college.  Ideal for single person or young couple. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen and bath.  The apartment has central AC, washer and dryer, good off-street parking.  Utilities include oil heat, sewer and garbage collection. $425/monthly. Please contact pnisly@messiah.edu or call 717-766-4937.

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Available Now. 20 minutes from campus. First floor: Living room furnished with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; Dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; Third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. For pictures or any other questions contact: rhaqq@messiah.edu or 717-818-7636

December 15

December 15th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2:15-20

NEWS

Congratulations to Michelle Lucas, RN and health services coordinator at the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, who recently became a certified ambulatory care nurse by passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center Ambulatory Care Certification exam. Certification is a mark of distinction for nurses who demonstrate expertise in their area of specialty and recognizes excellence in nurses practicing in ambulatory care. We are privileged to have Michelle on our team!

Engle Center counselor Marcelle Giovannetti, MS, NCC, CADC, LPC, was recently recognized for her contribution to the substance use disorder field and elected to serve a four year term on the PA Certification Board of Directors. The PA Certification Board (PCB) offers credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. Additionally, the PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, auxiliary professionals, recovery specialists and intervention professionals in the state of Pennsylvania. PCB advocates for quality, comprehensive, substance abuse and other behavioral health services and offers management to related organizations.

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Employee Christmas luncheon

See you tomorrow for the Employee Christmas Luncheon from noon – 2:30 p.m. in Lottie Nelson!

Employee Christmas Luncheon: toy donations

All toy donations should be UNWRAPPED and brought to the Employee Christmas Luncheon. We will have an area set up outside of Lottie for you to drop off your donation before the event. For additional information on how to participate, please see the attachment.

Advising a J-Term service trip

We’d like to offer the opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term break. Through service with diverse communities, we hope students will experience enriching and challenging growth which will help to foster learning of oneself, of the needs of others, and of the role that service plays in society through a lens of Christian faith. 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. J-Term service trips will take place Thursday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 29. We are currently looking for an advisor who may be interested in specifically serving with Priority One Ministries, which is described below. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Emily Callon at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Thursday, Dec. 22. To learn more about advising a service-learning trip, please visit: http://www.messiah.edu/info/22577/advise_a_service-learning_trip

Thank you for considering!

Priority One Ministries (Bronx, NY) This service trip focuses on issues of hunger and homelessness. Some participants may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, participants may have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program. To learn more, visit: http://www.priority1ministries.org/ 

 

Winter Newsletter/Honor Roll of Donors

The Office of Development would like to extend our deep gratitude to our colleagues who financially investing in our students. We are so grateful for the sacrifice, love and dedication you display through your giving. Please find our Winter Newsletter attached. It highlights how your investments impact the lives of our students. As part of this newsletter, you’ll find the Honor Roll of Donors list which spotlights our beloved donors (that’s you!). Thank you again for your generosity!

EMPOWER needs a few more employees

We are hoping to offer a popular on-site wellness program beginning in January, but we need a few more employees to sign up. EMPOWER is an 8-week program that uses interactive sessions with a motivational health educator as well as colleague support to guide individuals into a lifetime of success in weight management. But this program is much more than just a weight management course! The skills and knowledge you gain are guaranteed to improve your overall well-being in many areas. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. But we are a few employees short of meeting our required number for offering the class. The registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2017, so sign up today. Simply email Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu to indicate your interest. Participants must be able to attend at least 6 of the 8 meetings, and will be eligible for prize-drawings. EMPOWER may the New Year’s resolution you’ve been looking for!

Christmas week at Grantham Church

Please join us at Grantham Church for worship and celebration of the Christmas season at these three special events:

Lessons and Carols with Friends, Wednesday, Dec. 21: This special intergenerational Advent/Christmas event features Nine Lessons (scripture) and Nine Carols (choral and congregational), following a pattern established at King’s College in England almost a century ago. If you interested in participating as a singer or musician, come to rehearsal at 5 p.m. Then at 6:30 p.m., everyone is invited to a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall, after which we will move to the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m., for the reading and singing.

Christmas Eve candlelight service, Saturday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Prepare for Christmas by gathering with family and friends to sing Christmas carols and songs. The service concludes with a traditional candle-lighting.

Christmas Sunday worship service, Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m.: Our multigenerational gathering is characterized by a meaningful and engaging mix of modern, traditional and global forms and styles. Pastor David Flowers will conclude his Advent series Ancient Words with a special Christmas message “Emmanuel Has Come!”

We hope to see you there!

January 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Series with the CPDC, part of teaching and learning initiative

The career and professional development of our students doesn’t just occur in one department on campus. We recognize that it takes a community. We also recognize that faculty is a significant source of influence in students’ discernment and development processes. In an effort to enhance our shared efforts to assist students in this journey, the Career and Professional Development Center is offering a three-part series during J-term to address critical issues on this topic.

Jan. 10: Professionalism and Career Readiness: What employers are saying about new graduates’ session components:

  1. A survey of national trends on what employers are noticing in the new graduates in their transition to the world of work
  2. A discussion on the expectations and role of colleges/universities in the development of professional competencies of students
  3. Feedback from a panel of local employers who routinely hire new college graduates

Jan. 17: What you should know about millennials and the world of work session components:

  1. Overview of generational differences in their approach to work
  2. Highlights of the millennial generation and their values
  3. Strategies for managing or working effectively with millennials

Jan. 24: Faculty roundtable on strategies for promoting professionalism in the classroom session components:

  1. A panel of faculty sharing ideas for integrating career development and encouraging professionalism in the classroom 

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For rent:

Single family one level cottage for rent in Camp Hill school district. Home is newly renovated throughout with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Mobility friendly design. Off street parking with garage. Available beginning January 15. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact lharper@messiah.edu if interested. 

Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk of the college.  Ideal for single person or young couple. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen, and bath.  The apartment has central AC, washer and dryer, good off-street parking.  Utilities include oil heat, sewerage, and garbage collection.  $425/monthly. Please contact pnisly@messiah.edu or call 717-766-4937.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 7

December 8th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Matthew 1:18-25

NEWS

The Messiah College Concert Choir and the Susquehanna Chorale (ensemble-in-residence at Messiah), joined forces with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra to present performances of the Faure Requiem on Nov.  11, 12 and 13. Performances were held in Parmer Hall and at the Forum in Harrisburg. Audience response to these performances was enthusiastic, and the experience was further indication of the ongoing commitment to collaboration between the three groups.

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Kristopher Cravey, assistant professor of business and director of the graduate business and leadership programs, assisted Day & Zimmermann, a century-old, family-owned company based in Philadelphia,, in securing a $950 million contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide construction and maintenance services to TVA’s nuclear generation fleet. In an industry facing steep cost pressures, TVA, based on research from the University of Tennessee, adopted a Vested Outsourcing Model to develop a “What’s In It For We” contracting model that is tied to mutually desired outcomes. Dr. Cravey was asked by Day & Zimmermann to help craft and co-present their proposal response and is supporting the negotiation of the Vested contract agreement. TVA’s nuclear generation fleet provides energy to more than 4.5 million homes and businesses. The following link provides more information on the contract award: http://www.energycentral.com/news/tva-awards-950-million-contract-day-Zimmerman

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Congratulations to Matthew and Emily Farrar, assistant professors of physics and engineering, on the birth of their second child. Finnian Jude Farrar was born on Tuesday, Nov.  22, at 2:34 a.m. He weighed 7 lb., 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. Everyone is doing well.

Please join Information Technology Services (ITS) in welcoming Wallace (Wally) Macon, ITS security analyst, to the campus community. Wally will be responsible for coordinating IT security initiatives, promoting information security awareness and compliance within the campus community as well as developing and delivering training on various aspects of information security. Wally comes to us upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force. When you see Wally, please give him a warm welcome — we are excited he is here. – Bill Strausbaugh, vice president for information technology and associate provost

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Toy collection for Employee Christmas Luncheon

In the spirit of Christmas, we are again offering the opportunity to give. This year we are supporting the good work of Mission Central by providing Christmas gifts to children in an elementary school (K-8th) in a distressed neighborhood. To participate, please bring an item from the list below or see attachment:

    • cars and trucks
    • Lego sets
    • arts & crafts
    • musical instruments
    • footballs, soccer balls and Frisbees
    • baby dolls
    • kitchen play sets
    • stuffed animals
    • jewelry and bead kits
    • board and card games

 

College guitar ensemble in concert Saturday Dec. 10

The Department of Music will present the Messiah College Guitar Ensemble in concert on Saturday Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. The performance will have a Christmas theme and will feature student soloists Avery Bouffard, August Fackler, Lori Nowaczyk and Josh Song. The event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Spring semester early arrivals

Campus residences are closed between noon on Friday, Dec. 16 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you are bringing students back to campus for a college-related reason before Tuesday, Jan. 3 and they will need access to their on-campus rooms or apartments, you must submit the following information by Friday, Dec. 9:

  • Name of student
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Student’s housing assignment (if known)
  • Date of return
  • Reason for return

Any questions can be directed to Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu or housing@messiah.edu.

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! This fall issue details the academic year in review with a timeline of College events; a financial report; campus milestones; Homecoming; student scholarship; athletic highlights; profiles of students, alumni and educators; and so much more. Please view the online version of the magazine at 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 third floor of Old Main in the front lobby.

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Want to share the experience of working at Messiah College with others? Have a friend, relative or colleague that you feel would be a good fit at Messiah and help Messiah succeed? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, consider referring the individual for a position at the College. Not only can you help the College, but the College has a way to thank YOU for the help. Messiah has established an Employee Referral Bonus Program, coordinated through Human Resources, whereby referrals who are hired by the College can lead to you receiving a $300 bonus for the referral. Full details and conditions of the Employee Referral Bonus Program, including the process of making a referral as well as the conditions for receiving a bonus, can be reviewed in the Messiah College Policy and Procedure Manual. A copy of the referral form is located here. The College thanks you for your assistance in identifying strong candidates for employment at Messiah.

Safety Committee channel on MCSquare

Did you know there is a (workplace) Safety Committee channel on MCSquare? It’s found on both the employee and student tabs. On this channel are the meeting minutes for each monthly meeting; the dates for upcoming meetings; and links to information such as the list of committee members, near miss incident report form, and the anonymous safety suggestion form. You can also find additional information on the workplace safety committee including its by-laws in the safety manual, section #20.

Applications are now being accepted for Into the City Nashville

Our next Into the City trip will be to Nashville from Sat., March 11 – Wed., March 15 (the first half of spring break). Please encourage interested students to apply by Jan. 9 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1OocaPheXtHcwDz.

Into the City is a career exploration and professional development program that leverages the expertise of Messiah alumni, parents and friends to expose students to life, work and community in an urban context. In addition to having free time to explore the city of Nashville, student participants will discover answers to the following questions through visits to various companies and personal connections to Messiah alumni:

  1. How has my Messiah education prepared me for the world of work?
  2. What types of career opportunities exist in a given organization?
  3. What are the range of workplace cultures and values, and what is a good fit for me?
  4. How can I practically connect with professionals and enhance my network?
  5. What do employers look for in new graduates?
  6. What are the various stages of career progression?
  7. How can I best articulate the value I bring to a professional context?

Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center with any questions at ext. 6016.

Christmas Tree Fires

Along with the Christmas season come some unique safety hazards. One of them is the increased fire potential from Christmas lights and decorations. A dry tree can catch fire and burn faster than newspaper. There are many short videos on YouTube of Christmas tree fires. The two things they all have in common: the tree is totally engulfed and the fire has spread to surrounding furnishings in less than one minute AND the trees were dry (not being watered regularly). Please take a minute to view this demonstration. This video also shows why it is essential to practice an evacuation plan with your family. Notice the black smoke which is quickly generated and can make visibility and breathing almost impossible. Just a few minutes can indeed make a difference!

Fall research symposium

TONIGHT! Senior and Junior level students from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Psychology will summarize the results of semester and year-long research studies during tonight’s Annual Fall Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held in multiple venues between 6- 9 p.m. TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 8). Concurrent oral presentation sessions will be held in Kline 120 and Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium) beginning at 6 p.m. The Symposium will conclude with poster presentations that will be held in the Jordan Lobby between 8:20-9 p.m. Join us to learn about and appreciate the amount and variety of novel research being done by our students! The Symposium Program is available through this link. Contact Symposium Coordinator Larry Mylin (lmylin@messiah.edu; Department of Biological Sciences) if you have questions.

Christmas closure access

Messiah College Christmas Closure Campus and all buildings including the Winding Hill facility will be closed and secured at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and access to campus will be prohibited from that time. The official holiday per Human Resources is as follows: the College is closed starting Friday, Dec. 23 and reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 6 a.m. During this holiday closure, access to college facilities will be limited to employees who are required to be on campus as required by their job responsibilities. To ensure the safety of everyone, no one will be permitted access to campus during this time unless pre-approved. The following information is provided to those that are required to report to campus.

  1. All requests for access must be submitted to the employee’s appropriate vice president/dean along with rationale as to why they MUST be on campus during the closed time. Included in this request would be the date and times access is needed. For example: sports teams, persons in SEH that need to care for animals in Kline/Jordan. A person that just wants to work in their office will not be approved access. Use attached form.
  2. All requests must be submitted by Dec. 12.
  3. The appropriate vice president/dean will forward the requests to the vice president for operations for final discussion and approval Dec. 13-15.
  4. All persons requesting permission will receive communication by Dec. 16 as to whether approval was granted. This communication will include the process of what to do when they are on campus.
  5. All approved personnel will be placed on a list at the Dispatch Office.

Safety recalls

DEHUMIDIFIERS: There have been more than 2,000 reported incidents of dehumidifiers overheating. About 450 fires have been reported, resulting in more than $19 million in property damage. This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep. They were sold at AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400. View model information here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall-Following-450-Fires-and-19-Million-in-Property-Damage

Advising a J-Term service trip

Dear Employees,

We’d like to offer the opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over J-Term break. Through service with diverse communities, we hope students will experience enriching and challenging growth which will help to foster learning of oneself, of the needs of others, and of the role that service plays in society through a lens of Christian faith. 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. J-Term service trips will take place Thursday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 29. We are currently looking for an advisor who may be interested in specifically serving with Priority One Ministries, which is described below. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Emily Callon at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Thursday, Dec. 22. To learn more about advising a service-learning trip, please visit: http://www.messiah.edu/info/22577/advise_a_service-learning_trip

Thank you for considering!

Priority One Ministries (Bronx, NY) This service trip focuses on issues of hunger and homelessness. Some participants may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, participants may have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program. To learn more, visit: http://www.priority1ministries.org/ 

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For sale:

Christmas trees. Live fir and spruce. 4-7’ $25. 8-12’ $40. Located at 9680 Carlisle Rd, Dillsburg. Delivery available. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Violin for sale.1950’s German-made, full-size student Violin for sale. Blonde finish, one-piece back, restored by Waltersdorff. Includes black case and (2) bows. For pictures and more information, please contact Misty via email: mspangler@messiah.edu.

Five bedroom home for sale by owner. Mechanicsburg School District. Less than 10 minutes from campus. Open floor plan. Roomy eat-in kitchen with new granite countertops. Asking $224,000. Contact cwickey@messiah.edu.

7 sets of window blinds, 43” x 64”.  Only used one year.  Great condition.  Purchased at JC Penney.  $25 each.  Contact hmyers@messiah.edu

For rent:

Two apartments for rent. First floor 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Jan. 1. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in the bedrooms. Both bedrooms include walk-in closet. Large closet in living room. In-wall air conditioner in living room. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. One reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $750/month. One month rent and $750.00 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717-648-7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

One bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Feb. 15, 2017. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in bedroom. Walk in closet in bedroom. In wall air conditioner in bedroom. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. 1 reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $600/month. One month rent and $600 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717-648-7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

Single family one level cottage for rent in Camp Hill school district. Home is newly renovated throughout with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Mobility friendly design. Off street parking with garage. Available beginning January 15. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact lharper@messiah.edu if interested.

Wanted:

Seeking roommate to share Harrisburg apartment. A single man seeks the same to share a two bedroom apartment in Allison Hill, Harrisburg. Rent is $250 per month, utilities included. Available Jan. /Feb. 2017. Please contact George at 717-829-5941.