March 15, 2018

March 15th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Deuteronomy 7:9

NEWS: 

Scott Kieffer, professor of exercise physiology, and two students (Kristen Cofer and Seth Williams) attended the National Health through Fitness Day on Capitol Hill on March 5 and 6. Scott and his students were part of a delegation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Sport Fitness Industry Association to meet and brief members of Congress on the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) that will be voted on in the coming weeks. This is a bipartisan effort that will be part of the Omnibus Bill that will help increase fitness and prevention as part of the overall health care package. In addition, the students were able to meet many former Olympic and professional athletes who support health through fitness that were on hand to support the Bill.

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Three of the voice faculty in the Department of Music appeared in a Guest Artist Recital on Sunday, March 11 as part of the Allegro Academy Concert Series in Easton, Maryland. Tara Bowers Savarino, Laura Petravage and Damian Savarino presented works by Chopin, Fauré, Mozart, Paderewski, Poulenc, Puccini, Schubert, Verdi and Weill. The concert was at the invitation of MM Conducting alumna, Amy Morgan.

MESSIAH 411:

Operations Service Excellence Program

The Division of Operations strives to model servant leadership with the mission, “all employees are committed to serving the mission of Messiah College, are innovative in their work and serve the College, Division and their Department with integrity and positive attitudes.” The Operations Division has developed an “Operations Service Excellence Program,” whereas any Messiah College employee and or guest of the College can recognize an employee within the Operations Division. This recognition should be based on the Division’s core values of Compassion, Hospitality, Integrity, Commitment, Communication and Stewardship.

A freestanding poster with a tablet of forms will be placed in employee lounges throughout campus. When you interact with an Operations employee who has exemplified one of Operations’ core values, please take the time to complete one of the forms by simply answering three short questions.

On behalf of the Division of Operations, we thank you for supporting our “Service Excellence Program!”

Prayer walking: The Messiah way (a wellness initiative for employees)

The Messiah Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for 1-mile prayer walks, a simple discipline guaranteed to reap body, mind, and soul benefits. Prayer walks will be held each week on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m., beginning March 21. All walks will depart from the Library. Silent walking offers an incredible opportunity for us to reflect, respond and renew together.

Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant Lecture

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “The Sins of Cinema: Gender Politics” lecture by Dr. Crystal Downing, professor of English and film studies, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant. The lecture will be held in Parmer Cinema on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The recent #MeToo movement serves as a disturbing reminder of the difficulties women have encountered in the filmmaking industry. Looking through the lens of Dorothy L. Sayers, whose life was transformed by cinema, this presentation explores the triumphs and trials of women behind the camera, beginning with the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era, and ending with clips from films by contemporary filmmakers, their stories of survival and success communicated by film history students.

Veritas Christian study abroad program campus visit

On Tuesday, March 20, Veritas Christian Study Abroad representative Aley Bedair will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study with Veritas programs in Chile, England, France and South Korea. If you are interested in meeting with her to learn more about the programs or in having her speak briefly to your class(es), please contact Faith Minnich Kjesbo in the Intercultural Office at ext. 7373 or fminnich@messiah.edu. Also, please feel free to share with your students that the Aley will host an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information session highlighting their programs: • March 20 (Larsen 237) 4 p.m. (General Information Session) To learn more about these program visit •Veritas Study Abroad Chile: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2512/veritas_chile •Veritas Study Abroad Paris: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2514/veritas_paris •Veritas Study Abroad London: https://www.veritasabroad.com/destinations/england/london •Veritas Study Abroad South Korea: https://www.veritasabroad.com/destinations/south-korea/seoul

Easter egg hunt

Eyas, the Messiah Student Alumni Council, invites you and your family to join us for the annual Messiah College Alumni Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24! 9:30 a.m.: Check-in/pegistration opens (Alumni Plaza outside of Lottie Nelson) 10 a.m.:  9-10 year old egg hunt begins 10:10 a.m.:  6-8 year old egg hunt begins 10:20 a.m.:  3-5 year old egg hunt begins 10:30 a.m.:  0-2 year old egg hunt begins 10-11 a.m.: Snacks and refreshments are served in Legacy Park Register at http://attend.com/egghunt2018

Reminder – Pride in Performance Award nominations due Friday

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 at here.  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 16.  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 Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time safety and service dispatcher, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12485. Job related questions may be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Skywalker Trampoline (Model SWTC1711 Series) – 17′ Oval enclosure in great shape. $200 OBO. See attached photo. Contact Emily at elint@messiah.edu.

 

 

March 8, 2018

March 8th, 2018 by dran

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:2-3

NEWS:

New director of the College Honors Program selected

I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. James LaGrand, professor of American history and director of the core course, as the next director of the College Honors Program. LaGrand’s experience within the QuEST program; teaching of honors sections and service to many students’ honors projects within the College Honors Program; and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences provide a solid foundation upon which to build as the new director. Please congratulate Dr. LaGrand on his new role.

Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost/vice president for information technology  

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Abigail Young, music education major with children and youth services minor, presented “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners” at the 2018 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 2. The poster described an innovative choral program created and run by Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music.

MESSIAH 411:

Reminder about the Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services have collaborated to develop a new online Public Events Calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS).

What types of events are posted on the new calendar? The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria:

• Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol;
• Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences);
• Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community;
• Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative);
• Events can be either free or paid admission.

How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar? Campus event planners may request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” Bloch’s “Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)” for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah College Concert Choir, the Messiah College Choral Arts Society and ensemble-in-residence The Susquehanna Chorale will perform two of the great sacred masterpieces of the 20th century on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall.

Written for a synagogue in San Francisco in the 1930s, “Sacred Service” presents the Sabbath liturgy of that time, but in a setting for full orchestra, baritone and chorus, which Bloch clearly intended for the concert hall as well. Chichester Cathedral in England commissioned Bernstein to write what became “Chichester Psalms” in 1965, and they entered quickly into the repertoire of choirs around the world. The concert will open with more music of Bernstein: “Three Dance Episodes” from the musical “On the Town.”

Ticket prices are $30 for adults; $10 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Signage protocol

* Signs and fliers may only be displayed on designated bulletin boards. They may not be attached to walls, doors or windows.
* Main entrance lobbies need to be clear of free-standing signage displayed on easels. An exception would be that on the day of an event, a sign may be displayed on an easel, directly outside the venue, but must be removed immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation regarding these policies.

Operations Service Excellence Program

The Division of Operations strives to model servant leadership with the mission, “all employees are committed to serving the mission of Messiah College, are innovative in their work and serve the College, Division and their Department with integrity and positive attitudes.” The Operations Division has developed an “Operations Service Excellence Program,” whereas any Messiah College employee and or guest of the College can recognize an employee within the Operations Division. This recognition should be based on the Division’s core values of Compassion, Hospitality, Integrity, Commitment, Communication and Stewardship.

A freestanding poster with a tablet of forms will be placed in employee lounges throughout campus. When you interact with an Operations employee who has exemplified one of Operations’ core values, please take the time to complete one of the forms by simply answering three short questions.

On behalf of the Division of Operations, we thank you for supporting our “Service Excellence Program!”

Summer student hiring reminder

This is a reminder that if your department plans to hire a student for a summer position, you must submit a summer hiring proposal request through jobs.messiah.edu by March 23.

All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department, or has worked previously for your department.

If you will be hiring a student that has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students that attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

March employee workshop

Thursday, March 22, 12:40-1:15 p.m., Parmer Cinema

“Rest and Digest: Responding to Stress!” Learn how you can decrease your vulnerability to stress. This session will present helpful information as well as the opportunity to practice two relaxation activities. The workshop will be led by Engle Center interns Hannah Bingham and Joy Fasick.

Prayer walking: The Messiah way (a wellness initiative for employees)

The Messiah Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for 1-mile prayer walks, a simple discipline guaranteed to reap body, mind, and soul benefits. Prayer walks will be held each week on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m., beginning March 21. All walks will depart from the Library. Silent walking offers an incredible opportunity for us to reflect, respond, and renew together.

Recognition reception scheduled for Tuesday, May 22

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 Tuesday, May 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. Please note that this date is a departure from our practice of holding the event on Reading Day. More details will be shared later in the spring.

Prize winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fire extinguisher training in February. We had a total of 238 individuals (153 employees and 85 students) complete this training. As you know, everyone who completed the online and hands-on training was eligible for entry into a prize drawing. This year we had four $25 Amazon gift cards to award. The drawing was held during the Workplace Safety Committee meeting on March 5 and the winners are: Ron Barnes, Denise Blackley, Greg Stallsmith and Katy Bechtold.

A special thanks to our workers compensation insurance carrier, BrickStreet Insurance, who provided the Bullex Simulator and two gift cards.

Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant lecture

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “The Sins of Cinema: Gender Politics” lecture by Dr. Crystal Downing, professor of English and film studies, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Reigsecker Gender Concerns Grant. The lecture will be held in Parmer Cinema on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The recent #MeToo movement serves as a disturbing reminder of the difficulties women have encountered in the filmmaking industry. Looking through the lens of Dorothy L. Sayers, whose life was transformed by cinema, this presentation explores the triumphs and trials of women behind the camera, beginning with the most powerful woman in Hollywood during the silent era, and ending with clips from films by contemporary filmmakers, their stories of survival and success communicated by Film History students.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale

Skywalker Trampoline (Model SWTC1711 Series) – 17′ Oval enclosure in great shape. $200 OBO. See attached photo. Contact Emily at elint@messiah.edu.

For rent

Student off-campus house available Aug 1. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

March 1, 2018

March 1st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew: 11: 28-30

NEWS:

Please welcome Lauren Peters, senior accounting analyst, to the Division of Finance and Planning. Lauren comes to Messiah College from Ahold Financial Services where she served as a senior accountant. She begins her role on March 1. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to Messiah College.

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Over the coming spring, summer and fall, a number of programs and offices across campus will see transitions in leadership.  The Office of the Provost is pleased to provide the following updates and announcements.

Graduate and Undergraduate Education:

Dr. Nancy Patrick, professor of Special Education and director for the Graduate Program in Education, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, having been at Messiah College since 2002. We are grateful for her dedicated and enthusiastic leadership in education and wish her well as she moves toward new opportunities.

After serving as the founding director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative for the previous three years, The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Fisler, professor of Education, will assume leadership of the Graduate Program in Education. Dr. Fisler will also continue to bring her expertise and leadership abilities to the undergraduate teacher education programming at Messiah as the assistant dean of Teacher Education. Please join me in supporting and congratulating Dr. Fisler in her new role.

Faculty Development:

At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen will be stepping down as director of faculty development to devote more time to projects connecting higher education and Christian faith. Rhonda assumed leadership of faculty development in 1996, initiating the Provost’s Seminar and warmly welcoming every incoming class of educators since then. She has been a strong and consistent advocate for faculty, helping educators to discover and maximize their gifts.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry and special assistant to the provost, will assume leadership of the office as director of faculty development, transitioning into the role during the summer of 2018. Dr. Noble’s support for faculty and scholarship, superb work in the classroom, and knowledge of faculty governance structures and policy make her an excellent fit for this position.

There will also be an organizational change in the summer of 2018, bringing the Teaching and Learning Initiative under the larger umbrella of Faculty Development. The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Cynthia Wells, associate professor of higher education and director of The Ernest L. Boyer Center, will assume the role of associate director of faculty development for teaching and learning. Dr. Wells’ expertise in teaching, scholarship and Christian faith and academic vocation make her ideally suited to serving in this capacity.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Noble and Dr. Wells to these new roles. We look forward to their contributions in support of faculty development at Messiah.

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Messiah College was well represented at 2018’s Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference that was held on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences on Friday, Feb. 23. Messiah College contributed as a conference sponsor, and Jennifer Fisler, director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Maya Georgieva, assistant professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “What Not to Do for Effective Learning.” • Valerie Lemmon, associate professor of psychology, Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology, and Shelly Skinner, associate professor of Christian ministries, collaborated for their session “Teaching Grit and Vocation across the Curriculum.” • Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer in mathematics, and Daniel Inouye, assistant professor of theatre, presented on “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah College educators attended the conference, including Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Rocky Allinger, instructional designer; Cynthia Wells, associate professor of higher education/acting director of teaching and learning; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in Spanish/teaching and learning fellow; Megan Gross, assistant professor of nursing; Amy Porto, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics; Sherry Boyce, professor of biology; and Gladys Robalino, chair of modern languages and associate professor of Spanish.

The Office of the Provost:

Over the last year, Dr. Alison Noble has provided support to the Office of the Provost as special assistant to the Provost. Beginning Fall 2018, she will begin a half-time position as assistant provost, with some transitional duties in this role during Summer 2018. In this capacity, she will continue to provide support to the Office of the Provost as well as provide leadership for designated projects, mainly in areas relating to educator and ranked faculty governance and continued facilitation of the new term-tenure and promotion process.

MESSIAH 411:

Employees encouraged to submit nominations for Pride in 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 here. 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 16.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon Award

The Team Falcon Award is an opportunity to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative to advance departmental or College-wide goals.

Eligible groups

Eligible teams include units, departments, task forces and committees or other cross-departmental work groups. The team may be comprised of part-time or full-time staff, administrative and/or faculty employees. Team members recognized must have had significant involvement in the accomplishment of the project, process or initiative. Generally, teams will consist of 3 to 10 individuals. One team will be recognized each year.

Criteria

The Team Falcon Award is used to recognize a work group based on the following criteria:

  • The team made a significant contribution towards achievement of a strategic goal
  • The team exhibited innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The group fostered a team environment that promoted communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the team will be hosted for lunch by the division vice president or provost.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Friday, March 16. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon Award Nomination form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms. 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. 

Safety recalls

Every year thousands of items are recalled for safety issues. Many of these recalls are not well advertised and do not involve products that required registration, so consumers are often unaware of them. Electric kettles, bikes, electric blankets, hair dryers, children’s clothing, children’s toys, mugs, batteries, candles, crossbows, window blinds, mowers, comforters…these are just a few of the recent safety recalls found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018. Be proactive and make a point of reviewing the CPSC information routinely – you may be surprised at what you find.

Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society and/or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. in Martin Commons. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, a buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients. • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Levi Landis ‘03 • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Peter Greer ‘97 • Alumni Christian Service Award: Jacob and Nancy Shenk ’58 • Alumni Appreciation Award: Dean Curry Cost is $15 per person. Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 24 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/alumniawards2018. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (8 seats, $120), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252. For more information about the Alumni Awards or to see a list of previous award recipients, please click here. For questions about the event, please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu.

GO ED Africa and GO ED Mekong representatives to visit campus On Thursday, March 1, GO ED student life coordinators David Reid and Rachel Clarkson-Reid will be on campus to talk to students about studying with the GO ED Programs in Rwanda and Thailand. If you are interested in having them speak to your classes about opportunities to study with GO ED, please contact Faith Minnich Kjesbo fminnnich@messiah.edu or ext. 7373. You can also set up an appointment to meet with David and Rachel one-on-one if you would like to learn more about the program. GO ED will be hosting an information session on Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 102. Please encourage interested students to attend. For more information about the GO ED Programs, please browse: • Africa: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/958/goed_africa • Mekong: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1014/goed_mekong

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Job opportunities

Lifeguards/WSIs needed at a small community pool. Certified lifeguards and WSIs needed. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard or water safety instructor. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapsin at myacapsin@messiah.edu and it will be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania http://www.lakemeade.org/item_list.asp?subcat=114&subtitle=Employment

The Dept. of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time baker. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12433. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For rent

Messiah College male alumni is looking for a roommate to share a 2 bedroom townhouse end unit at 651 W. Lisburn Rd. beginning April 1. Rent is $390 plus 1/2 water and electricity. Please contact Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735 or Caleb McGaughrin 724-541-3047.

 

 

February 22, 2018

February 22nd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, hen make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2: 1-4

NEWS:

Please welcome Lauren Peters, senior accounting analyst, to the Division of Finance and Planning. Lauren comes to Messiah College from Ahold Financial Services where she served as a senior accountant. She begins her role on March 1. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to Messiah College.

Congratulations to Rocky Allinger, Messiah College’s newest VoiceThread (VT) certified educator! Rocky completed her final project for the VT Certificate on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a teaching and learning framework that supports the needs of all learners. Her project supports the Information and Web Technology Committee’s (IWTC) Strategic Plan to “improve accessibility for all in both online and traditional classes by using a universal design approach.” As VT Certified Educators, Cindi Kerns and Rocky Allinger are happy to support other educators as they consider new learning opportunities through the use of VoiceThread.

MESSIAH 411:

Homecoming Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2018, held on October 19 and 20! As a reminder, all events occurring during Homecoming weekend must be approved by and planned through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. If you have plans for an event and have not been in contact with our office, please reach out to Ashley Sider, by e-mail or phone (ext. 2490) by May 1. The 2018 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be made available online by July 1, at www.messiah.edu/homecoming. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration with you and our alumni community! Ashley Sider, assistant director of alumni and parent relations Ext. 2490

Passport processing on campus

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 27 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. Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Spring Break (March 10-18) – advisor needed

The Agapé Center is in search of a faculty or staff advisor for our Spring Break service trip (March 10-18) to Priority One Ministries in the Bronx, New York. Priority One is a Christ-focused, Bible-based, interdenominational short-term ministry that provides cross-cultural urban mission trips for Christ-followers who have a desire to participate in the Great Commission – Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to everyone. The Priority One service trip offers numerous opportunities to serve, including working in the World Vision storehouse; engaging directly with homeless communities; and tutoring in an after school program. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.priority1ministries.org/. Advisors serve alongside our students, aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. In addition, employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1560 hours (or more) per year and have completed at least three years of employment with the College may request to participate in College-sponsored missions or service projects while on short-term paid leave from the College. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY19

This year’s budget development process will be opening in mid-March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 23-28 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. 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, the Employee Tab, Employee Training. (Students should go to the Student Tab, 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 5. 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.

Graduate assistantships available

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Bluffton University and Southern Wesleyan University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in Higher Education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dr. Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

“Teach Us All” film

“Teach Us All,” a documentary that highlights the inequality of education in the U.S. today, traces the roots of segregation and shows how our schools continue to be segregated. The film will be shown Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Dr. Don Murk and Lauren Popeck ’13, a teacher in the Harrisburg City School District, will lead a short discussion following the free showing. The film is sponsored by the Messiah College Teacher Education Program.

2018 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Humanities Symposium, Feb. 19-25. This year our theme is “Home,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, brown bag lunches, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “Home.” We are thrilled to welcome celebrated author Edwidge Danticat as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 22. To find out more about Danticat and our complete schedule of events go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

The Boyer Legacy Award – call for nominations

Consistent with our mission to be good stewards of the Boyer legacy, The Ernest L. Boyer Center annually recognizes an emerging leader through the Boyer Legacy Award at Messiah College. Recipients of the Boyer Legacy Award will demonstrate Dr. Boyer’s broad accomplishments and convictions, including his passionate commitment to viewing education as a means to solving societal challenges and his ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service. In addition to embodying Boyer ideals in academic and co-curricular commitments, eligible candidates must be current juniors who demonstrate academic excellence, including a minimum 3.6 GPA. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates; there is no restriction as to the recipient’s academic discipline. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1948, Boyer returned to Messiah and served for twenty-two years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including five years as chair. Ernie had a deep appreciation for education’s role in transforming society and a special appreciation for Messiah College in its ability to fulfill this noble end. Thanks to the generous support of Center donors, the Center bestows this award annually. Nominations should be submitted to the Ernest L. Boyer Center. Please include the student’s name and a statement (between 250 and 300 words) explaining why the student merits this honor. The list of top candidates will be vetted to verify academic standing, integrity and graduation eligibility for academic year 2018-2019. Once the committee determines its selection, the recipient will be presented with the Boyer Legacy Award during a reception in September. This distinction carries a cash award of $500. Submit nominations to boyercenter@messiah.edu no later than April 6. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, Director of the Ernest L. Boyer Center, at cwells@messiah.edu.

Reminder about the Public Events Calendar on messiah.edu

The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Conference and Event Services have collaborated to develop a new online Public Events Calendar on the College’s website at www.messiah.edu/events. The new calendar is easier to navigate, searchable, filterable and integrates with the events module of Jadu, the College’s web content management system (CMS). What types of events are posted on the new calendar? The primary audience for the new online calendar is prospective students and other off-campus community members. Events posted on the Public Events Calendar should meet the following criteria: • Must have already been approved and room reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services or other appropriate campus events protocol; • Must be open to the general public (would not include private, by-invitation events or events designed for primarily student or employee audiences); • Promotes a cultural, educational or recreational benefit to the community; • Must be sponsored by an official Messiah College entity (student, academic or administrative); • Events can be either free or paid admission. How can I request my campus event be added to the new calendar? Campus event planners may request that their event be added to the new Public Events Calendar (if it meets the above criteria) via an online form they will receive during the room reservation process. Or, if you already have an approved public event for the 2017-18 academic year, and would like to request that it be added to the new calendar, you may submit your request at https://www.messiah.edu/event-request.

2018 Schrag Lecture at Messiah College

Come hear about the experiences of four Anabaptist pacifists arrested and imprisoned during World War I for refusing to enlist in the military. Dr. Duane C. S. Stoltzfus, professor of communication at Goshen College, will deliver the lecture “On the Frontlines of Conscience: An Account of Four Hutterites Sentenced to Hard Labor at Alcatraz during World War I,” on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7p.m. in Parmer Hall in the High Center. The lecture is based on Stoltzfus’ recent book Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of the Hutterites during the Great War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). The event is sponsored by the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College. Contact Devin Manzullo-Thomas (dcthomas@messiah.edu) with any questions.

GO ED Africa/Go ED Mekong, representatives to visit campus

Please see the attached file for details.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Lifeguards/WSIs needed at a small community pool. Certified lifeguards and WSIs needed. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard or water safety instructor. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapsin at myacapsin@messiah.edu and it will be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania http://www.lakemeade.org/item_list.asp?subcat=114&subtitle=Employment

For sale:

Lawn mower. Fiskars StaySharp Max 18 in. Cut Reel Mower w/ grass catcher, $75. Used for only one season under normal conditions. Everything works great! Comes with a never used (new) grass catcher accessory for bagging grass clippings. Contact Maria at mrippon@messiah.edu.

Baldwin Piano. Baldwin 42″ cherry console piano and bench for sale. Very good condition. Made between 1998-1999. Contemporary style. Picture available upon request. Email Pam at pseibert@messiah.edu.

Toaster oven purchased last summer. Never used. Still in box. Asking $15. Contact Susan Shannon sshannon@messiah.edu.

Toyota Highlander 2007 Limited Sport Utility 4D–Bluestone Metallic. Mileage: 89,000; four-door, AWD, automatic, V6/3.3. liter engine, ABS. Leather/power/heated seats; third-row seat (seats seven); AC, power doors/windows, CD player/AM-FM radio/cassette. Front/rear/side air bags; moon roof, privacy glass. Very good condition; asking $9,000. Contact cgross@messiah.edu for photos and details. 

Wanted:

Request for housing opportunities. Any faculty or students who are aware of any housing opportunities starting in June for the new cohort of occupational therapy students, please send the information to Lauren Cross (lcross@messiah.edu). The housing details will be posted on the MOT Facebook page for students to consider local options. Thank you!

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Bus trip to DC/new Museum of the Bible

The Zwingli UCC Youth Group is sponsoring a charter bus trip to Washington, D.C. and the new Museum of the Bible on Sat., March 10. The bus will leave East Berlin from the back of Zwingli UCC (403 W. King St.) at 7 a.m. on Sat., March 10. We will leave Washington D.C. at 7 p.m.to return to East Berlin. Tickets are $60 for adults and $55 for children (12 years and younger). Tickets include cost of charter bus, driver tip and entrance to The Museum of the Bible. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Payment reserves your ticket. Use the attached form and mail check (made out to Zwingli UCC Youth Group) and form to Raeann Hamon in Suite 3047. I hope you will consider attending. Raeann R. Hamon

 

 

February 15, 2018

February 15th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Proverbs 3:3

NEWS:

David Hagenbuch, professor of marketing, has written an article titled “5 Personal Branding Tips for Generation Z,” which the American Marketing Association has published online at: https://medium.com/ama-marketing-news/5-personal-branding-tips-for-generation-z-d081d15d3753

MESSIAH 411:

Passport processing on Campus

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 27 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. Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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

The Jazz Age lives on! Let Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance take you to the glitz and glam of 1920s France in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” performed in Miller Theater.

Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. “The Boy Friend” runs Feb. 15 – 18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. Get your tickets today!

Spring Break (March 10-18) – advisor needed

The Agapé Center is in search of a faculty or staff advisor for our Spring Break service trip (March 10-18) to Priority One Ministries in the Bronx, New York. Priority One is a Christ-focused, Bible-based, interdenominational short-term ministry that provides cross-cultural urban mission trips for Christ-followers who have a desire to participate in the Great Commission – Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to everyone. The Priority One service trip offers numerous opportunities to serve, including working in the World Vision storehouse; engaging directly with homeless communities; and tutoring in an after school program. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.priority1ministries.org/. Advisors serve alongside our students, aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. In addition, employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1560 hours (or more) per year and have completed at least three years of employment with the College may request to participate in College-sponsored missions or service projects while on short-term paid leave from the College. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY19

This year’s Budget Development Process will be opening in mid-March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 23-28 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. 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 à the Employee Tab à 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 5. 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.

Graduate assistantships available

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Bluffton University and Southern Wesleyan University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in Higher Education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dr. Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

Teach Us All film

“Teach Us All,” a documentary that highlights the inequality of education in the U.S. today, traces the roots of segregation and shows how our schools continue to be segregated. The film will be shown Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Dr. Don Murk and Lauren Popeck ’13, a teacher in the Harrisburg City School District, will lead a short discussion following the free showing. The film is sponsored by the Messiah College Teacher Education Program.

2018 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Humanities Symposium, Feb. 19-25. This year our theme is “Home,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, brown bag lunches, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “Home.” We are thrilled to welcome celebrated author, Edwidge Danticat, as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 22. To find out more about Danticat and our complete schedule of events go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

Employees encouraged to submit nominations for Pride in 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 here. 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 16.  Further information on performance awards, can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon Award

The Team Falcon Award is an opportunity to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative to advance departmental or College-wide goals.

Eligible groups

Eligible teams include units, departments, task forces and committees or other cross-departmental work groups. The team may be comprised of part-time or full-time staff, administrative and/or faculty employees. Team members recognized must have had significant involvement in the accomplishment of the project, process or initiative. Generally, teams will consist of 3 to 10 individuals. One team will be recognized each year.

Criteria

The Team Falcon Award is used to recognize a work group based on the following criteria:

  • The team made a significant contribution towards achievement of a strategic goal
  • The team exhibited innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The group fostered a team environment that promoted communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the team will be hosted for lunch by the division vice president or provost.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Friday, March 16. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years.  See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon Award Nomination form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms. 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. 

The Boyer Legacy Award – call for nominations

Consistent with our mission to be good stewards of the Boyer legacy, The Ernest L. Boyer Center annually recognizes an emerging leader through the Boyer Legacy Award at Messiah College. Recipients of the Boyer Legacy Award will demonstrate Dr. Boyer’s broad accomplishments and convictions, including his passionate commitment to viewing education as a means to solving societal challenges and his ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service. In addition to embodying Boyer ideals in academic and co-curricular commitments, eligible candidates must be current juniors who demonstrate academic excellence, including a minimum 3.6 GPA. All educators at Messiah are invited to nominate candidates; there is no restriction as to the recipient’s academic discipline. A graduate of Messiah Junior College in 1948, Boyer returned to Messiah and served for twenty-two years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including five years as chair. Ernie had a deep appreciation for education’s role in transforming society and a special appreciation for Messiah College in its ability to fulfill this noble end. Thanks to the generous support of Center donors, the Center bestows this award annually. Nominations should be submitted to the Ernest L. Boyer Center. Please include the student’s name and a statement (between 250 and 300 words) explaining why the student merits this honor. The list of top candidates will be vetted to verify academic standing, integrity and graduation eligibility for academic year 2018-2019. Once the committee determines its selection, the recipient will be presented with the Boyer Legacy Award during a reception in September. This distinction carries a cash award of $500. Submit nominations to boyercenter@messiah.edu no later than April 6. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, Director of the Ernest L. Boyer Center, at cwells@messiah.edu.

Web services open door hours February 20

The Web Services team (Kris and Ramona) will be available Tuesday, February 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Boyer 337. We are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project.

No need to register, just stop by at any time.

CLASSIFIEDS:

WANTED:

Request for housing opportunities. Any faculty or students who are aware of any housing opportunities starting in June for the new cohort of occupational therapy students, please send the information to Lauren Cross (lcross@messiah.edu). The housing details will be posted on the MOT Facebook page for students to consider local options. Thank you!

 

February 8, 2018

February 8th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Corinthians 10:13

NEWS:

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

MESSIAH 411:

Farewell reception for Jonathan Lauer

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

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

Personal branding – networking breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student travel

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

Upcoming Into the City Mini events

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

Kitchen safety

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

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

The Jazz Age lives on! Let Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance take you to the glitz and glam of 1920s France in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” opening this Thursday night and running for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are buy one, get one free! Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. “The Boy Friend” runs Feb. 8—11 and 15—18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available. Get your tickets today!

Teaching and Learning Initiatives announces its spring Professional Learning Communities

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

CLASSIFIEDS:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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

FREE:

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 1

February 1st, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Romans 8:28

 

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

 

January 25, 2018

January 25th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Timothy 4:17

NEWS:

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

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

Bill Strausbaugh Associate Provost/ Vice President of Information Technology

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

Bill Strausbaugh Vice President for Information Technology/Associate Provost

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

MESSIAH 411:

Voice student makes Harrisburg Symphony debut!

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

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

W-2s now available

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

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For sale:

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

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

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

Free:

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

Wanted:

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

 

January 8, 2018

January 18th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Isaiah 40:31

NEWS:

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

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

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MESSIAH 411

Update your vehicle information, quicker and easier

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

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

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

Student travel

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

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Job opportunities:

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

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

For sale:

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

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

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

Free:

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

Wanted:

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

 

 

 

January 11, 2018

January 11th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

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

James: 1:19-20

NEWS:

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

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

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MESSIAH 411

EMPOWER is back!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rave text alerts

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

Personal branding – networking breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job opportunities:

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

For sale:

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

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

Free:

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