November 19

November 19th, 2020 by INTERCOM

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Thessalonians 5:18

 

NEWS

Messiah University botanist, Janet Matanguihan, has published in the Christ Animated Learning blog through the Christian Scholars Review. The title of her piece, “A Word in Season for the Weary,” is the latest installment in this series. This encouraging word offers Janet’s insights on how we Christian professors can impact our hurting, pandemic-ravaged world.

In addition, last week, Janet published an article entitled “Fundamental Shifts in Research, Ethics and Peer Review in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Journal of Korean Medical Science. Her coauthor is Edward Barroga of the Graduate School of Nursing Science at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan.

Please join the Department of Biological Sciences is congratulating Janet on this global contribution to the sciences.

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We celebrate the tremendous professional service of Scott Kieffer, professor of exercise science, who was awarded the service award of the Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Not only did Scott receive this award; the annual award has been named for him: the H Scott Kieffer Service Award. (Kudos to MARC-ACSM for naming the award while the honoree is living!)

Scott has worked tirelessly for MARC-ACSM for many years, most recently as the executive director. His service has benefited our students, faculty and even our labs with shared equipment. More broadly, he has clearly made his mark on the ACSM organization and his profession.

Congratulations, Scott!

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Four alumni “returned” to campus this fall to give presentations (by Zoom) that included career insights and research descriptions. Christina Fuji ’12 (MOT, OTR/L) and Kevin Markovic’09 (DPT) shared in a presentation entitled, “Career Insights from Alumni: Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy” on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Stephanie Schell ’13, Ph.D., described experiences in graduate school and Postdoctoral research in a presentation entitled, “Putting the puzzle pieces together: My experiences researching systemic autoimmunity and inflammatory skin disease” on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Arielle Raugh ’17, Ph.D.-candidate, described research aimed at understanding the immune-mediated causes of type I diabetes while maintaining a healthy work-life balance in a seminar entitled, “From Science to Soap: The Making of a Scientist” on Wednesday, Nov. 11. These seminar “visits” were organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and our local SGA-sponsored chapter of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society.

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well-represented at the 2020 National Council on Family Relations virtual annual conference. Dr. Paul Johns presented, “Husbands’ Experience of Being Trusted by Their Wives: A Rare Focus on Recipients of Trust.” Dr. Raeann Hamon chaired a symposium of six papers entitled, “Expanding High Impact Teaching in Family Theories.” Hamon presented one of the papers, “Illustrating Family Systems Theory with a Family Sculpting Activity.” Hamon also served as past chair of the Advancing Family Science Section, chair-elect of the International Section, and member of the board for the Journal of Family Theory and Review. Dr. Robert Reyes facilitated a plenary entitled, “Global Health Disparities among Families in the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Reyes is also an incoming Board member for NCFR, serving as treasurer. Three HDFS students also virtually attended the conference.

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Dr. Emily Farrar, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has accepted a full-time position as a medical communications consultant with Boston Strategic Partners, a global health industry analytics and communications firm.  She will begin her employment with BSP in December at the close of our fall 2020 semester. The selection process for this position was rigorous and competitive. Congratulations to Emily on her successful application.

Emily is a 2010 graduate of our engineering program and is in her fifth year as an assistant professor. During her time as a Messiah faculty member she has established herself as a talented teacher, accomplished scholar and a well-loved and committed advisor and mentor. Emily has had a significant impact on our biomedical engineering program and on the lives of many of her students.

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The INTERCOM will resume in December

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the INTERCOM will not publish on Nov. 26. The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Dec. 3. We’re wishing you a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

A Note of thanks to the Engle Center

It is with gratitude that I offer my sincere thanks to the Engle Center staff for their tireless and committed care to keep our Messiah community safe and healthy during the fall 2020 semester. You have gone above and beyond the usual dedication you exhibit each year as you have listened, evaluated, and treated students and employees with empathy and professionalism under challenging circumstances. Please know that your thoughtful, knowledgeable care is noticed and appreciated. Thank you!

Retirement card shower for Kathy Lawlis

For nearly 40 years, Kathy Lawlis has faithfully served Messiah students as a nurse in the Engle Center. Known for her caring approach to students and colleagues, Kathy will be greatly missed when she retires at the end of this semester. Please join us in showering Kathy with cards of appreciation and congratulations for her years of services. Cards can be sent to Kathy at Box 3028, and we will send them on to her at her home. Thank you!

Global University Trading Challenge

Congratulations to the Messiah University investing team that finished 21st in the global CME University Trading Challenge with an ending portfolio value of $710,125. The annual trading competition, which began Oct. 4, included more than 500 undergraduate and graduate teams from colleges and universities worldwide. Each team begins with a $500,000 notional portfolio to invest in the futures markets and Messiah’s team generated a +42% gain in the month-long competition (compared to the S&P 500 which returned -3% for the month of October).

Messiah’s team outperformed formidable competition from schools such as Cornell, Duke, NYU, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Rutgers and UNC among others.

Congrats to the Messiah University team consisting of Mo Lutz, Makayla Miller and Daniel Preziosi.

Ten Thousand Villages online Gift Festival hosted by The Collaboratory

This year there is an alternative to the annual in-person Gift Festival at Messiah University. November 16-22 shop online to support artisans all over the world who are also experiencing hardships due to the pandemic. Shop online and have your Ten Thousand Villages purchases delivered right to your home address!

Use the promo code and your online purchases will continue to benefit Ten Thousand Villages Mechanicsburg and Messiah University Collaboratory. During the dates of the sale, get free shipping on orders over $50!

Shop our website: www.tenthousandvillages.com and type code in promo box during checkout: MESSIAH20

2020 Fall Senior Series concludes this weekend with “Till Death Do We Art” and “Where the Apple Falls”

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to conclude the 2020 Fall Senior Series this weekend with the premieres of original productions “Till Death Do We Art” and “Where the Apple Falls: A Julie Andrews Story.” Join us for an evening of performance, created and performed by department seniors Rachel Rochet and Ellen Grace Diehl. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah livestream!

Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours (includes one 10-minute intermission)

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“Till Death Do We Art”

Created and Performed by Rachel Rochet and Elizabeth Volpe
with Accompaniment by Maddie Felix

What defines The Arts? The Sciences? The Humanities? We tend to divide these disciplines into different categories, but are they really as separated as we think? Journey with us, as we explore art as the connecting thread between the disciplines—the tapestry on which we weave our lives, whether we are a painter, teacher, chemist, or poet.

Estimated Runtime: 1 hour

“Where the Apple Falls: A Julie Andrews Story”

Created by Ellen Grace Diehl
Performed by Ellen Grace Diehl and Aria Walker
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt
with Accompaniment by Michaela Walker

Featuring excerpts from
“Homework: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years”
by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton

Julie Andrews has written over 30 books with her daughter Emma. Now, faced with the task of writing a memoir, Emma and Julie team up to recall stories from their respective childhoods. Through a series of interviews and musical numbers, the mother/daughter duo discover just how similar they really are. Featuring several familiar numbers from Julie’s career and excerpts from her second memoir “Homework,” “Where the Apple Falls” is an unexpected behind-the-scenes story of what it’s like to have Mary Poppins as a mom.

Estimated Runtime: 1 hour

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research provides access to a wide array of up-to-date university statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other university-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page (http://www.messiah.edu/offices/research/). Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for other reports.

Congratulations!

We congratulate Holly Schall as the winner of the third prize drawing for a submission to Covid Chronicles@Messiah! Please check out submissions included in the collection here.

Christmas Shopping (and free T-shirts!) at the Oakes Museum

The Oakes Museum will be open for socially distanced Christmas shopping on Friday Nov. 20 and Monday Nov. 23, 11a.m.- 4 p.m. We will be giving a free t-shirt to every shopper, while supplies last!

Malaria Research

Students Mina Diep and Matthew O’Neil described results of research they are conducting with Larry Mylin (biological sciences) to support ongoing research of the Macha Research Trust (Zambia) at the Future of Malaria Research Conference that was hosted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute on Friday, Nov. 13. The shared presentation entitled, “Shelf-life study of Human Erythrocytes Cryopreserved for Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum” was enthusiastically received by the Zoom audience that included investigators and students from around the globe.

After COVID-19, what is the future of families? – A virtual conversation

This afternoon (today, Nov. 19), the Honors Program is hosting a panel on the question “After COVID-19, what is the future of families?” Five panelists involved in different aspects of family and social services–Dr. Raeann Hamon ,’83 Dr. Erin Boyd-Soisson, Jennifer Grove’97, Jason Lehman ‘04, and Veronica Kelly ’18 will be addressing this question from their respective areas of training and experience. After their virtual conversation, panelists will respond to questions submitted by listeners.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m.
https://messiah.zoom.us/s/93021157657

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Job opportunities

Messiah Press has an opening for a full-time printing and bindery technician. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18006. Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Althoff, Messiah Press production manager at balthoff@messiah.edu.

For sale

Everlast MMA 70lb Punching/Boxing Bag with hanging chains in great condition. Includes Everlast L/XL gloves and Everlast wraps. Asking $59. If interested, please call and leave message at ‪(717) 620-9670 or email Deana at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

Free

Free: dining room table. Solid wood, painted white. In good condition. (Chairs in photo are not included.) Contact nskulstad@messiah.edu

Lost and found

Kat’s peanut butter spoon. Looking to return Kat’s spoon that was found this summer, in Kelly Apartments.  You can reach me in Naugle A125 (right inside the door), or ext. 3918, and ask for Stacy.

Needed

Looking for fire pits and firewood!

The Department of Residence Life is looking for employees willing to lend their fire pits and donate firewood. We are hoping to celebrate the RAs and all their sacrifices through having a fun outdoor event.

If you are willing to lend your fire pit or donate firewood for us to use, please contact RD Julie Price at (717) 796-5224 or RD Amy Nicols at (717) 796-5210. We are also willing to coordinate pick-ups if you are not able to drop it off on campus.

Please let us know either Friday, Nov, 20 or Saturday, Nov. 21 as the event is on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Thank you all so much!

 

November 12, 2020

November 12th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

Psalm 62:5

NEWS

Messiah University botanist, Janet Matanguihan, has published in the Christ Animated Learning blog through the Christian Scholars Review. The title of her piece, “A Word in Season for the Weary”, is the latest installment in this series. This encouraging word offers Janet’s insights on how we Christian professors can impact our hurting, pandemic-ravaged world.

In addition, earlier this week, Janet published an article entitled “Fundamental Shifts in Research, Ethics and Peer Review in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Journal of Korean Medical Science. Her coauthor is Edward Barroga of the Graduate School of Nursing Science at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan.

Please join the Department of Biological Sciences is congratulating Janet on this global contribution to the sciences.

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Spring faculty 2021 semester work submission deadlines

Please click here to view the 2021 Spring Faculty Work Submission deadlines for course packs, lab manuals, documents posted in Canvas, and other course materials requiring copyright clearance and/or duplicating.

Questions?  Visit the Messiah Copyright website

Fair Use Evaluation Tool

Important:  If you plan to sell a course pack or lab manual to students in the Follett Store, notify the Follett store manager, 717-796-1800 x3050. Note Kevin McCann is no longer at Messiah.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding copyright and your course materials.

Jigsaw puzzle library

Pandemic puzzle shortage? No problem! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time as the holidays are approaching. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

Fall 2020 Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located along University Drive in front of the VV lot and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. This is especially important if you are one of the many that are moving in the next few weeks.

Note: This is a later date than normal due to there not being a fall break this semester.

What can be shredded?

All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.)

Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (a paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions:

Normal shredding needs

Please bring all the paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1:00 PM, we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.).

Special shredding needs

If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, director of information security, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made before the close of business Thursday, November 20th.

Due to the anticipated high volume of special arrangements anyone with a move date of November 23/24, that requires the storage of Shred Day documents needs to make arrangements as soon as possible. With the probability of sensitive data that is often shredded on these days, Information Security would like to have the documents securely stored, before your move date, so that the documents are not accidentally moved.

Congratulations

We congratulate Doose Ahua, a graduate student from Dakar, Senegal, as the winner of the second prize drawing for a submission to Covid Chronicles@Messiah!  Please check out submissions included in the collection here.

Poster exhibit

Thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian Institution, Murray Library and Messiah Press present a poster exhibit titled: “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II”. The exhibit traces the story of Japanese national and Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Young and old lived crowded together in hastily built camps under the constant watch of military guards while brave Japanese American men risked their lives fighting for the United States. The poster exhibition encourages viewers to engage in dialogue about how this happened and through themes of identity, immigration, prejudice, civil rights, courage, and what it means to be an American. The poster exhibit is located on easels throughout the upper level of the library. It will remain on display until the end of the fall semester.

2020 Fall Senior Series debuts Friday with “Words We Wish We Said”

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the 2020 Fall Senior Series, which debuts this weekend with the premiere of original production “Words We Wish We Said.” Join us for an evening of performance, created and performed by department seniors Bryanna and Ryan. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

Estimated Runtime: 1 hour (no intermission)

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“Words We Wish We Said”

Created by Ryan Wong and Bryanna Pye
in Collaboration with Jim Hy
Performed by Ryan Wong, Bryanna Pye, and Jim Hy
with Direction from Katie Anne Phykitt
Choreographed by Ryan Wong and Julia Mary Register

Living in a world that encourages independence, society stigmatizes emotions as a sign of weakness. Humans believe the lie that they are alone in their feelings and brokenness. Many emotions and experiences are universal, but people convince themselves no one else feels the same way. If we could open up to those around us, maybe we could realize that we’re not that different. Everyone has unspoken stories they are yearning to communicate; words give us the power to reclaim our relationships, our perspectives, and our lives.

An off-chance encounter between two strangers gives them the chance to learn from a new perspective. As they start to open up about their hopes and regrets, they discover that maybe they’re not so different after all.

*Please note that this performance contains mature language and content (depression, reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

New book published by Dr. Mfum-Mensah

Congratulations to Dr. Mfum-Mensah on his new recently published book, “We Come as Members of the Superior Race: Distortions and Education Policy Discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Westerners have long represented Africans as “backwards,” “primitive,” and “unintelligent,” distortions which have opened the door for American philanthropies to push their own education agendas in Africa. We Come as Members of the Superior Race discusses the origin and history of these dangerous stereotypes and western “infantilization” of African societies, exploring how their legacy continues to inform contemporary educational and development discourses. By viewing African societies as subordinated in a global geopolitical order, these problematic stereotypes continue to influence education policy and research in Sub-Sahara Africa today.

Join us via Zoom Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. to hear Dr. Mfum-Mensah discuss his new book and learn more!

https://messiah.zoom.us/j/96426421595
Meeting ID: 964 2642 1595
Passcode: 646816

Global University Trading Challenge

Congratulations to the Messiah University investing team that finished 21st in the global CME University Trading Challenge with an ending portfolio value of $710,125. The annual trading competition, which began Oct. 4, included more than 500 undergraduate and graduate teams from colleges and universities worldwide. Each team begins with a $500,000 notional portfolio to invest in the futures markets and Messiah’s team generated a +42% gain in the month-long competition (compared to the S&P 500 which returned -3% for the month of October).

Messiah’s team outperformed formidable competition from schools such as Cornell, Duke, NYU, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Rutgers and UNC among others.

Congrats to the Messiah University team consisting of Mo Lutz, Makayla Miller and Daniel Preziosi.

Ten Thousand Villages online Gift Festival hosted by The Collaboratory

This year there is an alternative to the annual in-person Gift Festival at Messiah University. November 16-22 shop online to support artisans all over the world who are also experiencing hardships due to the pandemic. Shop online and have your Ten Thousand Villages purchases delivered right to your home address!

Use the promo code and your online purchases will continue to benefit Ten Thousand Villages Mechanicsburg and Messiah University Collaboratory. During the dates of the sale, get free shipping on orders over $50!

Shop our website: www.tenthousandvillages.com and type code in promo box during checkout: MESSIAH20

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For sale

Santa’s own artificial Christmas tree, prelit Middleberry model, 7.5 feet tall. This stunningly beautiful, convincingly real tree must be seen to be appreciated. Comparable quality trees today sell for $800-1200. This one is ten years old, but looks brand new. First $120 gets it, but you must pick it up at my home about 2 miles from campus. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

Santa key. What child would not love to have this cute key to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? They’ll be so excited knowing that even though they don’t have a chimney that dear old Santa will still be able to get into their home to leave them lots of amazing gifts. (Keys vary in design)

Keys can be personalized with: name(s), family name, address, or whatever you’d like on the back. $7 each or 2 keys for $12. Located in Naugle A125 (right inside the door), you can either pick up here, we can meet somewhere or for ($3) keys can be mailed anywhere in the US. PayPal or cash accepted. For more information contact Stacy at ext. 3918.

2003 Subaru Forester. $2800 Very good condition. 137K miles. Manual transmission. Electric windows and locks. Clean interior. Great in all weather. Please email nskulstad@messiah.edu

Lost and found

Kat’s peanut butter spoon. Looking to return Kat’s spoon that was found this summer, in Kelly Apartments.  You can reach me in Naugle A125 (right inside the door), or ext. 3918, and ask for Stacy.

FREE

Toner cartridges. The FREE printer cartridges below are available:

HP LASERJET 42A Black Print Cartridge (1)

HP LASERJET 49A Black Print Cartridge (2)

Please email the financial aid office @ finaid@messiah.edu to arrange pick up. These toner cartridges are free for anyone to pick up directly at the financial aid office located in the basement of old main.

 

 

November 4, 2020

November 5th, 2020 by INTERCOM

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

Timothy 2:1-3

 

NEWS

Messiah University botanist, Janet Matanguihan, has published in the Christ Animated Learning blog through the Christian Scholars Review. The title of her piece, “A Word in Season for the Weary”, is the latest installment in this series. This encouraging word offers Janet’s insights on how we Christian professors can impact our hurting, pandemic-ravaged world.

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Fall photo contest

The Oakes Museum, Office of Sustainability and Earthkeepers are sponsoring a Fall Photo Contest!

Categories:
– Wildlife
– Earthkeeping in practice
– Beauty in nature
– Beauty in the built environment

Deadline for submission is the last day of classes, Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Photos must be taken on the Grantham campus of Messiah University during the 2020 fall semester.

All winning photos will be displayed January – May 2021 in the Oakes Museum.

Prizes will be given to the grand prize winner for each category.

Everyone is invited to view the winners at an Open House on Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m.!

All entries must be sent digitally to oakesmuseum@messiah.edu, one submission/email.
– Please include the category for your submission.
– All files should be .jpg .tiff or .png.
– Editing images is only allowed for minor changes to exposure, color, sharpness or cropping. Conversion to black and white is also allowed. No other edits are allowed including but not limited to any removal or additions of features in the image.

Photos will be judged by representatives from both the Office of Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

We reserve the right to withdraw an image from consideration if we believe it to have violated any of the above conditions.

Murray Library’s November newsletter

What’s New at Murray Library? Open our November newsletter to meet one of our work-study students, read about our events and exhibits, and find information regarding our resources, services, and more!

Roadmap to Medicare Webinars

ROADMAP TO MEDICARE WEBINARS

HTA is once again presenting Roadmap to Medicare webinars.

Come learn…
• What is Medicare? Costs and coverages
• When and how to enroll
• Initial enrollment vs special enrollment and how to avoid penalties
• Enroll vs defer if not retiring at age 65
• Cost-benefit analysis; employer coverage vs Medicare when still working

Wednesday, Nov. 11
6 p.m. EDT
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6745966040959508239

Tuesday, Nov. 17
3 p.m. EDT
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1088535612865617935

Young Writers Workshop Journal

This summer the Young Writers Workshop was able to conduct their workshop online. Under the tutelage of Abigail Baia, MFA, School of the Humanities special projects coordinator and published author and Katy Trice 2019 English major alum, 18 students brought their writing skills to the next level! These teen writers spent the last few months writing, editing, and revising the short stories they started during the workshop. Many of these stories let you into the minds of high school students as they deal with the world around them, especially during the pandemic.

Abigail has worked with the students and designed this wonderful journal of the students’ work. When you purchase this journal, all the revenue that Messiah University receives will go to support the scholarship fund for the 2021 Young Writers Workshop.
Please follow this link to purchase this journal through Amazon. This journal will make a great gift for the holidays!

Thank you in advance from the School of the Humanities and all the future students who will benefit from the scholarships!

Here is the link to embed into the announcement. – https://www.amazon.com/Young-Writers-Workshop-Journal-University/dp/B08KH3SBWL/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?cv_ct_cx=young+writers+workshop&dchild=1&keywords=young+writers+workshop&pd_rd_i=B08KH3SBWL&pd_rd_r=0811f38f-ea13-4ebe-8cb2-a9ef7a630b69&pd_rd_w=Pg5nX&pd_rd_wg=OasC1&pf_rd_p=5be4970c-0256-4afe-9550-68021bd84e5b&pf_rd_r=XRY0EED9HRTVCCPH3CGV&psc=1&qid=1604402792&sr=1-1-791c2399-d602-4248-afbb-8a79de2d236f

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Job opportunities

The Information Technology Services department has an opening for a full time ITS administrative support specialist. For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17923. Job related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Departments of Social Work and Psychology and the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17953. Job related questions may be directed to Charles Seitz, department chair, social work at cseitz@messiah.edu

For sale

Messiah fleet vehicle for sale. Ford Fusion 2017 with 100,300 miles. State inspection and emissions inspections expires in December. Being sold as-is with no warranty. Asking $5500.00. Contact Brad Markley at extension 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu for more information.

Bike for sale. Gary Fisher classic mountain bike. 26-inch wheels, cantilever breaks, grip-shifters, and a classic triple crank. This is a great bike for anyone looking to ride with the kids, get around town, or hit a trail or two. A few scratches on the frame and wear on the saddle, but the components work great. Recently I tuned the shifting and it works great. Size is 19in (measuring from the top of the seat tube to the bottom bracket). Approximate fit for someone 5’8″ to about 6’1″. Asking $150 obo.

Email Brandon Hoover if interested: bhoover@messiah.edu

Pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/YjkGbeyKkgau2xwo8

AC window unit. Thermostat controlled AC window unit. Approx. 12,000 BTU. In great shape and will cool about 600-800 sq./ft. very well. Retails for $350. Asking $100 obo.

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3mFuuC2mCttgrdwB7

If interested email Brandon: bhoover@messiah.edu

Santa’s own artificial Christmas tree, prelit Middleberry model, 7.5 feet tall. This stunningly beautiful, convincingly real tree must be seen to be appreciated. Comparable quality trees today sell for $800-1200. This one is ten years old, but looks brand new. First $120 gets it, but you must pick it up at my home about 2 miles from campus. Contact Ted Davis (tdavis@messiah.edu).

 

October 29, 2020

October 29th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

NEWS

Dr. Dottie Weigel (graduate program in higher education) presented with two graduate students who are part of the GA Partnership Program: Maggie Bolden (Gonzaga University) and Malissa Giannetti (Catawba College) at the 2020 NASPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference. The conference presentation focused on using critical reflection as a strategy to narrow the search for graduate internships and career opportunities in higher education.

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Beth Transue ’93, information literacy librarian, co-presented with Rob Lesher ’93, PaLA PA forward program manager, and Robin Vittek, director of Mt. Lebanon Library, at the Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference. The presentation, “Big Statements with Project Outcome” provided examples of assessment using an assessment tool, Project Outcome in public and academic library settings. Beth presented how Murray Library uses Project Outcome to assess student perception of information literacy sessions in First Year Seminar and Created and Called for Community.

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Open Door Days via Zoom – Save the Date

President Phipps will host a series of Open “Door” Zoom sessions to continue her practice of meeting individually with students, faculty and staff regarding topics that are important to them.

Admin/Staff Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Oct. 30
noon – 3 p.m.

Student Open “Door” Zoom
Wednesday, Nov. 4
2 – 5 p.m.

Faculty Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Nov. 6
noon – 3 p.m.

The Zoom link for each day will be sent via mass email to the appropriate audience prior to the session. Upon arrival, guests will be placed in a waiting room until Pres. Phipps is ready to begin. Please note that the Open “Door” Zoom sessions will still be administered on a first-come, first-served basis in fifteen-minute intervals. In order to keep things moving smoothly, please ensure that your microphone and/or webcam are working prior to logging on. Thank you in advance for your patience as we try a new way to honor this long-standing tradition! Reach out to Karin Bisbee, kbisbee@messiah.edu, with questions.

The Birds” opens Thursday Oct. 29

Ready for some laughs? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Aristophanes’ classic Greek comedy “The Birds,” which premieres Thursday Oct. 29 and runs throughout the week to Tuesday Nov. 3. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“The Birds”
Written by Aristophanes
Directed by Ed Cohn

Written by Aristophanes, “The Birds” is a comedy looking at demagogues and their rise to power. The story follows Pisthetaerus and Euelpides, two Athenians who set out in search of a better life. Eschewing the city life they’ve known— which is crowded, noisy, and full of annoying pests such as poets, lawyers, philosophers, and tax collectors— they seek out Epops, King of the Birds, who might advise them of the ideal place to settle. However, seeing the life of the birds, the two decide to convince Epops and the rest of the birds to build a Utopian city in the sky called Cloud Cuckoo Land!

Performances are Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 2-3 @ 8 p.m., and Nov. 1 @ 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

Fall 2020 Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located along University Drive in front of the VV lot and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. This is especially important if you are one of the many that are moving in the next few weeks.

Note: This is a later date than normal due to there not being a fall break this semester.

What can be shredded?

All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.)

Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (a paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions:

Normal shredding needs

Please bring all the paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1:00 PM, we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.).

Special shredding needs

If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, director of information security, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made before the close of business Thursday, November 20th.

Due to the anticipated high volume of special arrangements anyone with a move date of November 23/24, that requires the storage of Shred Day documents needs to make arrangements as soon as possible. With the probability of sensitive data that is often shredded on these days, Information Security would like to have the documents securely stored, before your move date, so that the documents are not accidentally moved and

Career and Internship Expo – Wednesday, Nov. 4

Regardless of where students are at in their college journey, the CPDC’s annual Expo is a great opportunity to explore future internship, summer, seasonal, and/or full time job options. This year’s event will held online using Handshake. Students will have the opportunity to interact with employers in 1:1 or group settings via video chats.

Educators are also welcome to attend any employer group sessions to learn more about various organizations, and are encouraged to share the info about the Expo with their students of all class years and majors.

Expo Quick Facts:

WHAT: Virtual Career and Internship Expo
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 4
TIME: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (students can sign up for sessions at any point during this time frame)
PLACE: Handshake – click here to register and see listing of participating employers: https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/17299/student_preview?token=-1IE4v6ZiAJbeNyn0S2vlsf-U-yDvQ6SUgKW6j-6d8mFh7dq5SWmBQ

Submit your video today.

Murray Library invites all students, faculty and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in CovidChronicles@Messiah, in Mosaic, our institutional repository. Please create a video response to the question What has been sources of encouragement and support for you during this time?” All entries will receive a free Cafe Diem drink and be included in the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7.   by Nov. 8.

We congratulate Damian Savarino as the winner of the first $25 Amazon gift card drawing for his submission to Covid Chronicles@Messiah! Please check out submissions included in the collection here.

DNP progam granted accreditation

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) granted accreditation to the Messiah University Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The accreditation is for the maximum length of time (five years) and extends to Dec. 31, 2025. While the vote happened this fall, the accreditation action is effective as of March 2, the first day of the program’s recent CCNE on-site evaluation. The program met all accreditation standards with no compliance concerns. Special thanks to Dr. Kim Fenstermacher, Dr. Kristen Slabaugh, Dr. Louann Zinsmeister, Dr. Nancy Woods, Beth Aumen, Ashley Ringquist, Lisa Brubaker, and additional faculty, staff and administrators who have worked over the past several years to successfully launch Messiah University’s first doctoral program and to be granted CCNE accreditation.

Rob Pepper, assistant provost/dean of the school of graduate studies

After COVID-19, what is the future of education?

This afternoon (Thursday. Oct. 29), the Honors Program hosts three panelists who will be talking about the question “After COVID-19, what is the future of education?” Our panelists are:
Dr. Kim Phipps, president of Messiah University
Dan Steinfield ’96, head of School at Delaware County Christian School
Jordyn Moyer ’14, 8th grade English language arts teacher at Halifax Middle School
After their virtual conversation, panelists will respond to questions.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
https://messiah.zoom.us/s/99653322604

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Job Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Development has an opening for the position of assistant director of faculty development for teaching and learning, beginning with fall 2021. Serving within an integrated office of faculty development, the assistant director is loaded at 6LU per academic year with 2 weeks summer stipend and provides leadership for programming that supports university priorities in teaching. This includes overseeing the Teaching and Learning Fellows program, coordinating Teaching Tuesdays and Professional Learning Communities, and organizing the peer mentoring program for new faculty. The assistant director also works closely with the director of faculty development to plan and implement initiatives that advance the mission of the office of faculty development, including delivering new educator and new faculty orientation programs.

Applicants should: demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and identity of Messiah University; exemplify excellence in teaching, including commitments to connecting Christian faith and learning and inclusive excellence; exhibit capacity to effectively use educational technology in teaching; display the ability to collaborate well with others; and maintain confidentiality with personnel matters.

Qualifications:
• Minimum education required: Doctorate
• Experience required: 5 years of teaching in higher education
• Status: ranked faculty appointment

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Letters of interest and position-related questions should be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, director of faculty development (cwells@messiah.edu). Priority application deadline is Nov. 13; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Information Technology Services department has an opening for a full time ITS administrative support specialist. For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17923. Job related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services Department has an opening for a part-time cook. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17935. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Departments of Social Work and Psychology and the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17953. Job related questions may be directed to Charles Seitz, department chair, social work at cseitz@messiah.edu

The Department of Safety has a full time opening for a community safety officer, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17942. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at cburger@messiah.edu.

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions in various departments are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

For sale

Messiah fleet vehicle for sale. Ford Fusion 2017 with 100,300 miles. State inspection and emissions inspections expires in December. Being sold as-is with no warranty. Asking $5500.00. Contact Brad Markley at extension 3500 or email bmarkley@messiah.edu for more information.

Bike for sale. Gary Fisher classic mountain bike. 26-inch wheels, cantilever breaks, grip-shifters, and a classic triple crank. This is a great bike for anyone looking to ride with the kids, get around town, or hit a trail or two. A few scratches on the frame and wear on the saddle, but the components work great. Recently I tuned the shifting and it works great. Size is 19in (measuring from the top of the seat tube to the bottom bracket). Approximate fit for someone 5’8″ to about 6’1″. Asking $150 obo.

Email Brandon Hoover if interested: bhoover@messiah.edu

Pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/YjkGbeyKkgau2xwo8

AC window unit. Thermostat controlled AC window unit. Approx. 12,000 BTU. In great shape and will cool about 600-800 sq./ft. very well. Retails for $350. Asking $100 obo.

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3mFuuC2mCttgrdwB7

If interested email Brandon: bhoover@messiah.edu

 

 

October 22

October 22nd, 2020 by INTERCOM

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

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Submit your video today!

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What have you learned about life and yourself during this time?  Have your priorities, perspectives, and values changed in any way?”

All entries will receive a free Café Diem drink and be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by October 25.

After COVID-19, what is the future of international travel?

This afternoon (Thursday. Oct. 22) the Honors Programs hosts 3 panelists who will respond to the question “After COVID-19, what is the future of international travel?” Panelists are: Katie Rousopoulos, director of off-campus programs at Messiah University; Jeff Boyd (‘97), owner of Untamed Path Adventures; and Mike LaGrand, director of alliance analytics and pacific planning at United Airlines. After their virtual conversation, panelists will respond to questions. Thursday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. https://messiah.zoom.us/j/94726037001.

Open Door Days via Zoom – Save the Date

President Phipps will host a series of Open “Door” Zoom sessions to continue her practice of meeting individually with students, faculty and staff regarding topics that are important to them.

Admin/Staff Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Oct. 30
noon – 3 p.m.

Student Open “Door” Zoom
Wednesday, Nov. 4
2 – 5 p.m.

Faculty Open “Door” Zoom
Friday, Nov. 6
noon – 3 p.m.

The Zoom link for each day will be sent via mass email to the appropriate audience prior to the session. Upon arrival, guests will be placed in a waiting room until Pres. Phipps is ready to begin. Please note that the Open “Door” Zoom sessions will still be administered on a first-come, first-served basis in fifteen-minute intervals. In order to keep things moving smoothly, please ensure that your microphone and/or webcam are working prior to logging on. Thank you in advance for your patience as we try a new way to honor this long-standing tradition! Reach out to Karin Bisbee, kbisbee@messiah.edu, with questions.

The Birds” opens Thursday Oct. 29

Ready for some laughs? Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Aristophanes’ classic Greek comedy “The Birds,” which premieres Thursday Oct. 29 and runs throughout the week to Tuesday Nov. 3. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“The Birds”
Written by Aristophanes
Directed by Ed Cohn

Written by Aristophanes, “The Birds” is a comedy looking at demagogues and their rise to power. The story follows Pisthetaerus and Euelpides, two Athenians who set out in search of a better life. Eschewing the city life they’ve known— which is crowded, noisy, and full of annoying pests such as poets, lawyers, philosophers, and tax collectors— they seek out Epops, King of the Birds, who might advise them of the ideal place to settle. However, seeing the life of the birds, the two decide to convince Epops and the rest of the birds to build a Utopian city in the sky called Cloud Cuckoo Land!

Performances are Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 2-3 @ 8pm, and Nov. 1 @ 3pm

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

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Job opportunities

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance has an opening for a part-time human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17897. For job-related questions, please contact Inger Blount, director of human resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

The office of faculty development has an opening for the position of assistant director of faculty development for teaching and learning, beginning with fall 2021. Serving within an integrated office of faculty development, the assistant director is loaded at 6LU per academic year with 2 weeks summer stipend and provides leadership for programming that supports university priorities in teaching. This includes overseeing the Teaching and Learning Fellows program, coordinating Teaching Tuesdays and Professional Learning Communities, and organizing the peer mentoring program for new faculty. The assistant director also works closely with the director of faculty development to plan and implement initiatives that advance the mission of the office of faculty development, including delivering new educator and new faculty orientation programs.

Applicants should: demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and identity of Messiah University; exemplify excellence in teaching, including commitments to connecting Christian faith and learning and inclusive excellence; exhibit capacity to effectively use educational technology in teaching; display the ability to collaborate well with others; and maintain confidentiality with personnel matters.

Qualifications:
• Minimum education required: Doctorate
• Experience required: 5 years of teaching in higher education
• Status: ranked faculty appointment

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Letters of interest and position-related questions should be directed to Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, director of faculty development (cwells@messiah.edu). Priority application deadline is Nov. 13; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For sale

Grantham Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse nestled in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Covered front entry welcomes you into this home that has been well maintained and tastefully decorated. Wood floors throughout the first and second floors. There are large, bright windows throughout the home providing lots of natural light. Cozy living room is the perfect place to unwind. The eat-in kitchen provides plenty of cabinet space and Center Island. Deck, with recently replaced boards, is just off the kitchen offering a great spot to dine outdoors, watch wildlife and enjoy the spectacular view of woods and Yellow Breeches Creek! The 2nd floor provides 3 spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in closet and master bath. There is a convenient laundry area in the 2nd floor hallway. The lower level is fully finished with large windows, lots of storage, office area, and family room space that could be used as a 4th bedroom, playroom or virtual school room! Walk out access to the backyard from the lower level. Low monthly HOA fee which includes trash and lawn care. Very close to Messiah University and local Grantham Park. Convenient access to Rt. 15, PA Turnpike.

Please contact Courtney Brennan at 717-673-0675 for additional details or Skyla at miller@messiah.edu.

Address is: 820 Yorkview Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Pictures are available here: https://www.facebook.com/tedbrennanteam

For rent

Apartment for rent. One bedroom apartment – Mechanicsburg Borough near Rakestraws Ice Cream, less than 5 miles from Messiah. Spacious and newly remodeled 800 sq. ft. apartment. Off street parking. Laundry hookups and plenty of basement storage. Long history of Messiah employee and alumni rentals. Call Rick at 717-557-7738.

Wanted

Seeking household donations. I volunteer with a team of Messiah alumni with the Adopt an Apartment program through the Brethren Housing Association. We furnish apartments for single moms and their children transitioning out of homelessness. We are always looking for donations of furniture and household items in excellent condition. More info on the program can be found at https://www.bha-pa.org/adopt-an-apartment. If you have items to donate, please email photos to jgehman@messiah.edu.

 

October 15

October 15th, 2020 by INTERCOM

 

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Romans 13:1

NEWS

For two months this past summer, professor of marketing David Hagenbuch made racial reconciliation the focus of his Mindful Marketing blog. After offering his opinion on how the field can contribute to social healing, he invited three others to share their perspectives as guest bloggers: current Messiah business administration major Will Young IV, Messiah marketing alumna Abbigail (Facey) Jones, and Dr. Sonja Martin Poole, associate professor of marketing at the University of San Francisco.

CommPRO, a business-to-business digital publisher and professional development and event production firm headquartered in New York City, republished each of the articles, which can be found at the following links:

“Listen and Act, for Marketing and Racial Reconciliation,” by Will Young IV
https://www.commpro.biz/listen-and-act-for-marketing-and-racial-reconciliation/

“Business Today: The Best Path to Racial Justice,” by Abbigail Jones
https://www.commpro.biz/businesss-best-path-to-racial-justice/

“How Marketing Still Needs Racial Redemption,” by Sonja Martin Poole
https://www.commpro.biz/how-marketing-still-needs-racial-redemption/

“Can Marketing Make a Difference?” by David Hagenbuch
https://www.commpro.biz/can-marketing-make-a-difference/

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Jigsaw puzzle library

Pandemic puzzle shortage? No problem! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time as the holidays are approaching. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

Extra Welcome Week t-shirts

The SILP office has extra gray volunteer Welcome Week t-shirts. If you would like a shirt, please come pick one up in the SILP office (top of the steps in the Union). Sizes we currently have available are S, M, and L. If you have any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

Submit your video today!

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What have you learned about life and yourself during this time?  Have your priorities, perspectives, and values changed in any way?”

All entries will be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by October 25.

Spring faculty 2021 semester work submission deadlines

Please click here to view the 2021 Spring Faculty Work Submission deadlines for course packs, lab manuals, documents posted in Canvas, and other course materials requiring copyright clearance and/or duplicating.

Questions?  Visit the Messiah Copyright website

Fair Use Evaluation Tool

Important:  If you plan to sell a course pack or lab manual to students in the Follett Store, notify the Follett store manager, 717-796-1800 x3050. Note Kevin McCann is no longer at Messiah.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding copyright and your course materials.

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Job opportunities

The Engle Center has an opening for a temporary RN slated to work immediately through approximately November 24. For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17890. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Lucas, health services coordinator at mlucas@messiah.edu.

The office of human resources and compliance has an opening for a part-time human resources administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17897. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources at iblount@messiah.edu.

For sale

Grantham Townhome. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse nestled in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Covered front entry welcomes you into this home that has been well maintained and tastefully decorated. Wood floors throughout the first and second floors. There are large, bright windows throughout the home providing lots of natural light. Cozy living room is the perfect place to unwind. The eat-in kitchen provides plenty of cabinet space and center island. Deck, with recently replaced boards, is just off the kitchen offering a great spot to dine outdoors, watch wildlife and enjoy the spectacular view of woods and Yellow Breeches Creek! The 2nd floor provides 3 spacious bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in closet and master bath. There is a convenient laundry area in the 2nd floor hallway. The lower level is fully finished with large windows, lots of storage, office area, and family room space that could be used as a 4th bedroom, playroom or virtual school room! Walk out access to the backyard from the lower level. Low monthly HOA fee which includes trash and lawn care. Very close to Messiah University and local Grantham Park. Convenient access to Rt. 15, PA Turnpike.

Please contact Courtney Brennan at 717-673-0675 for additional details or Skyla at miller@messiah.edu.

Address is: 820 Yorkview Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Pictures are available here: https://www.facebook.com/tedbrennanteam

For rent

Apartment for rent. One bedroom apartment – Mechanicsburg Borough near Rakestraws Ice Cream, less than 5 miles from Messiah. Spacious and newly remodeled 800 sq. ft. apartment. Off street parking. Laundry hookups and plenty of basement storage. Long history of Messiah employee and alumni rentals. Call Rick at 717-557-7738.

Wanted

Seeking household donations. I volunteer with a team of Messiah alumni with the Adopt an Apartment program through the Brethren Housing Association. We furnish apartments for single moms and their children transitioning out of homelessness. We are always looking for donations of furniture and household items in excellent condition. More info on the program can be found at https://www.bha-pa.org/adopt-an-apartment. If you have items to donate, please email photos to jgehman@messiah.edu.

FREE

Drywall compound – FREE. Two buckets of Sheetrock brand joint compound available for free. No longer needed for a home project. Contact Beth at btransue@messiah.edu

 

 

October 8

October 8th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Corinthians 13:11

NEWS

The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) print awards took place on Sept. 23 in Kearney Missouri and Messiah Press came away with three awards this year.
• The “Allice’s Adventures in Wonderland” marquee won a first place Gold award
• The Oakwood Hills ribbon cutting ceremony program won a silver award
• And the “Dancing Prayers” marquee took bronze

Congratulations to all of Messiah’s talented graphic designers and to the entire Messiah Press team.

The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions Magazine.

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Extra Welcome Week t-shirts

The SILP office has extra gray volunteer Welcome Week t-shirts. If you would like a shirt, please come pick one up in the SILP office (top of the steps in the Union). Sizes we currently have available are S, M, L, 2XL, and 3XL. Some sizes are fairly limited so they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

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For rent

House for rent in Grantham. 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

For sale

Single Family Home for sale in Dillsburg. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with over 3,200 square feet of living space located in Dillsburg (Northern Schools). House is in the desirable Greenbriar Glen neighborhood. Walk a block down the sidewalk and you are in Logan Park. Walk half a mile the other direction to the local library or less than a mile to get to the coffee shop on the square!

Home features a two-car garage, walkout finished basement, and first-floor master suite. Master bathroom has a large jetted tub as well as a walk-in shower and double sinks. Living room and kitchen space have vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace. Kitchen features large island, stainless steel appliances, and huge gas range. Hardwood floors continue into the dining room and guest bathroom. Deck overlooks a level yard where you’ll see deer, fox, and lots of birds. The second level of the home has 2 bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom, and a bonus room with hardwood floor and skylights – perfect for an office, nursery or playroom. The finished basement has a full bedroom, family room, and full bathroom, as well as a gas fireplace and large built-in shelving. The home has PLENTY of storage.

This house will be listed with a realtor in the coming weeks. Contact Jonathan Bert at jbert@messiah.edu if you have any interest in seeing the home prior to it being listed in this competitive market. Asking price is $379,900.

Zillow page and exterior photos available here: https://www.zillow.com/homes/426-Woodland-Dr-Dillsburg,-PA,-17019_rb/67585441_zpid/

 

 

October 1

October 1st, 2020 by INTERCOM

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

NEWS

Congrats to Dr. Mindy Smith on her recently published article, “An Intervention to Support Collegiate Student-Athletes in the transition to Meaningful Lifetime Physical Activity” in Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://journals.humankinetics.com/…/4/1/article-p75.xml. Mindy is an assistant professor in applied health science in the health, nutrition and exercise department and director of student wellness.

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“Antigone”
Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

COVID Chronicles

Murray Library invites all students, faculty, and staff to create and submit a short video (5 minutes or less) to be included in Covid Chronicles @Messiah, in Mosaic (our institutional repository).  Please create a video response to the question “What would you like people in the future to know about what life is like during this pandemic?”

All entries will be included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Please enter your submission using this form: https://forms.gle/fPkrzc3LmnxXe8sB7 by Oct. 11.

Murray Library’s October Newsletter

There is a lot happening in Murray during October. See what our exhibits are, meet our director in the Staff Spotlight, find out about submitting a video to the Covid Chronicles, and check out our services, resources, and more! View our newsletter here.

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Job opportunity

Messiah Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time postal services clerk and campus courier. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17833. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, post office supervisor at dcampbell@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has full-time openings for campus events workers, first shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit one of the following links:
1st Shift – http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17849
1st Shift, Residence Hall – http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17847
Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, campus events assistant manager at lprice@messiah.edu.

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath half house at 810 Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, available Nov. 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

 

 

 

September 24, 2020

September 24th, 2020 by INTERCOM

Do everything in love.

Corinthians 16:14

NEWS

Dr. Kristen Slabaugh was selected to participate in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Mentoring Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each participant is paired with an experienced nurse practitioner (NP) leader and provided with opportunities to further develop leadership knowledge and skills associated with the NP educator role. Congratulations, Dr. Slabaugh!

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will do a Zoom talk for Dartmouth College students at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The presentation, “Swallowing a Modern Jonah: How Not to Defend Christian Faith,” is based on a research project he did 20 years ago that was featured on two BBC radio programs. Next month, he will do another event for the same audience. ZOOM ID = 992-9383-6782 and PASSWORD = 504957. The event is sponsored by The Dartmouth Apologia: A Journal of Christian Thought (https://www.dartmouthapologia.org/apologia/).

The scientific journal Diversity recently published a study by professor of biology and environmental science, Dr. Erik Lindquist, with research colleagues from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, University of Panama, University of the Andes (Colombia), and San Diego State University. Their research article, represents the first complete examination of species phylogenetics, geographic distribution and paleogeology related to the critically endangered harlequin frogs of Central America. Lindquist will be co-presenting their findings at the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution in March 2021.

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Fall photo contest

The Oakes Museum, Office of Sustainability and Earthkeepers are sponsoring a Fall Photo Contest!

Categories:
– Wildlife
– Earthkeeping in practice
– Beauty in nature
– Beauty in the built environment

Deadline for submission is the last day of classes, Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Photos must be taken on the Grantham campus of Messiah University during the 2020 fall semester.

All winning photos will be displayed January – May 2021 in the Oakes Museum.

Prizes will be given to the grand prize winner for each category.

Everyone is invited to view the winners at an Open House on Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m.!

All entries must be sent digitally to oakesmuseum@messiah.edu, one submission/email.
– Please include the category for your submission.
– All files should be .jpg .tiff or .png.
– Editing images is only allowed for minor changes to exposure, color, sharpness or cropping. Conversion to black and white is also allowed. No other edits are allowed including but not limited to any removal or additions of features in the image.

Photos will be judged by representatives from both the Office of Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

We reserve the right to withdraw an image from consideration if we believe it to have violated any of the above conditions.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2) is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. At Messiah’s Murray Library, we support our community’s freedom to read.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Murray Library is offering a fun matching game of quotes from classic, frequently challenged books. Match the quote to the book and submit your answers by Oct. 2 for a chance to win a free Cafe Diem drink. The dropbox is located right inside the entrance of the library.

Follow the library on social media to see the library staff’s favorite banned/challenged books! Facebook and Instagram: MUMurrayLibrary

“Antigone” opens Thursday, Oct. 1

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to open our 2020-2021 Season with “Antigone,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 and runs throughout the week to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Performances will be free and available for viewing on the Messiah Livestream!

“Antigone”
Written by Sophocles
Directed by Katie Anne Phykitt and Daniel Inouye

Brothers Polyneices and Eteocles died at each other’s sword. The newly appointed King Creon praises Eteocles as worthy of a burial with military honors but deems Polyneices a traitor to his country and decrees he shall be left unburied. Antigone is a fierce battle of wills between Antigone, who believes in loyalty to family and honor to the divine, and Creon, who believes in loyalty to the state and honor to the law. Antigone was written in roughly 441 BC, but its themes of fervent activism, feminism, political dissent, and justice make this play so relevant, it could have been written yesterday. This production places the action of the story in the present day and uses a modern lens to view an ancient story.

Performances are Oct. 1-3 & 5-7 @ 8 p.m., and Oct. 4 @ 3 p.m.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production!

* Please note that this production contains some mature content (reference to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. *

 

CLASSIFIEDS

FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4

 

 

September 17

September 17th, 2020 by INTERCOM

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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Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z7YpLkxbRbSLLgDTLkBYLA

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pouLJ3oSQnWB_bRu0ewRyw

PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZZrn-vBPQOqaHhN5L5944g

Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_srmy1BADSmWGbguHziJ4SA

Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KQYALeSxTpmwicspnzkONA

LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47_5cIFuQqyNBrmTGvkutQ

Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qsRxbK75SsGnaFy4dydwjw

“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Panelists:
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yX1Fx_qaRwC5Nu9No8NYFw

“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at https://messiah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsbNV2KYSnSgaDhg5HS2qw

PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to Open VPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email helpdesk@messiah.edu for further assistance.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

Weekly Trivia

Trivia! Think you know your stuff? Look for our weekly trivia question about Messiah University every Monday morning. The trivia box is located right inside the library doors so submit your answer and you could win a free Cafe Diem beverage. All entries this semester will be submitted for some awesome MU swag!

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17451. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17337. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time restaurant operations manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17803. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested: dschmidt@messiah.edu

Three window air conditioner units for sale. Used but work well. We are moving to central air and no longer need the units. $25 each. 1) Frigidaire 10,000BTU. 2) Frigidaire 5,000 BTU. 3) Haier 5,200BTU. Contact Beth Transue, btransue@messiah.edu

FREE

Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: msider@messiah.edu or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4754