May 10, 2018

May 10th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Roman 15:13

NEWS

The Department of Education and Teacher Education Program were well represented at the Partners for Connections in Education Conference in Cape May, New Jersey last week. Don Murk and VISTA Coordinator Kaitlyn Neuman ’17 talked about the VISTA project at Downey Elementary in Harrisburg in a seminar titled, “Parents as Partners through Transitioning Leadership.” Tina Keller and seniors Jessica Gallup and Kelsey Bechtel presented “Connecting College Students with Migrant Education Students through eSTEAM Saturdays.” “Co-Teaching as a Model for Student Teaching: A Win-Win Partnership” was presented by Jennifer Fisler and Julie McGill.

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Scott Hwang, assistant director of multicultural student programs, has accepted a new position as associate director of The Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Scott has cared and advocated for our multicultural students since the fall of 2013. He chaired the committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations for the past five years and advises the Multicultural Council. Scott has led the efforts in inclusivity training across campus. His last day will be Friday, May 11.

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On Wednesday, May 3, College Press graphic designer Ashley Todd received a gold (first place) ACUP Award for her design of a marquee for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, printed last fall for the Theatre department. Ashley’s design was one of many entries received from college and university print shops around the country. The ACUP Award ceremony is held each May at the conclusion of the Association of College and University Printer’s annual three-day educational conference. This is Ashley’s second gold award this year. She received her first gold award from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association back in March. Please join us in congratulating her on this exceptional accomplishment.

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Tara Bowers Savarino, adjunct instructor of music, was recently selected to serve as a judge for the Music Theatre High School Men’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Auditions, being held in Las Vegas in June 2018. Mrs. Savarino viewed submissions by regional contestants competing to advance to the live final rounds, which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 NATS National Conference. In previous years, Mrs. Savarino has had three of her own private vocal students advance to the national round of NATS, with one being selected as a national finalist. She maintains a private voice studio in Mechanicsburg and teaches Applied Voice to Music Theatre and Commercial Music majors.

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Fall 2018 early arrivals

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 2), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Friday, Aug. 17, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 31 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Thursday, Aug. 2–Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person. Please contact Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu with any questions.

Join us May 22 for the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22 as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will enjoy lunch refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. A performance by the student group Seven and conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed HERE. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will announce the recipients of the 2018 Performance Awards. We hope you join us!

Laptop tune-ups during May Development Week

It’s time for annual laptop tune-ups. This happens annually during May Development Week. Tune-ups take at least four hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis, so get your laptop in early! Tune-ups include spyware and malware scans and Windows updates as needed. Call the HelpDesk with questions or stop by Hoffman to off drop your laptop.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • The full schedule for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is posted online at edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

Parking

Parking lots ZZ (between the High Center/Old Main and surrounding Old Main) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

  • Employee lot ZZ will be closed all day on Friday, May 11 to allow for setup for the outdoor graduate reception. Employees who are assigned to this lot may park along the railroad tracks or in the visitor’s lot VV. 
  • Please be aware that there is no creek access or parking available in Starry Field parking lot on Saturday, May 12.

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

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19

Schedule and details

The 2018 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Commencement day parking

Employee parking

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

Guest parking

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

Family Weekend 2018

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2018, held September 21-23! The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by June 1. The 2018 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

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Job opportunities

The Office of Student Affairs has an opening for a full-time assistant director of multicultural programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12874. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hansen-Kieffer, vice provost and dean of students, at khansen@messiah.edu.

For sale

Thiery Cabinet Grand Piano: Good Condition. Asking $100. Plays well. Buyer needs to move the piano. Contact Erik Lindquist at elindquist@messiah.edu.

Charcoal smoker grill. Basic charcoal smoker, very lightly used. $25 Contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

Wanted

I am in need of a loving home for my pup. His name is Paco, 7 years old and full of energy. He loves to cuddle, wants a lot of attention and is great with children. For more information, please contact Wendy Perez at wperez@messiah.edu

Grantham house available two weeks in July. House in Grantham available July 15-29 – no rent, in exchange for cat care and plant watering. Contact Janell Paris at jparis@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Grass Volleyball Triples Tournament

Love to play volleyball? Mechanicsburg boys’ volleyball team sponsors a triples grass volleyball tournament for all ages on June 2 at Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg. Pre-register until May 31 for $75 a team. Day of registration is $90. Check in at 8 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. Forms for registration can be found on the mbgsd.org website under Parks and Recreation, volleyball. Contact Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu) with any questions.

 

Thursday, May 3

May 3rd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

John 14:27

NEWS

Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Curry joined Messiah College in 1980 and has been serving as a politics professor for 38 years! Dean and his wife, Jean, plan to relocate to South Carolina. Please come and help celebrate Dean’s years of service and to wish him well on Monday, May 7 from noon to 2 p.m. In Howe Atrium (Boyer Hall). A drop-in reception with light lunch is planned beginning at noon; there will be a brief program to honor Dean beginning at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to send reminiscences, photos, memorabilia or simply your good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled. These may be sent to Sommer Keller, Messiah College, One College Ave., Suite 3018, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or dropped off at the reception. Email submissions are welcome as well at skeller@messiah.edu.

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Dr. Damian Savarino, associate professor of music in the Department of Music, made his seventh solo appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Mozart’s REQUIEM on April 22 with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions, under the baton of Dr. Jeffrey Douma (Yale University).

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The School of School of Science, Engineering and Health invites you to a celebration in honor of the retirement of Sandy Bush, Gary Emberger, Eileen Gardner, Pam Linstedt, Lamarr Widmer and Nancy Woods. The retirement reception will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 12:30 to 2:30p.m. in the Jordan Lounge. Sandy Bush, senior lecturer in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science has served faithfully for 35 years. Gary Emberger has blessed our campus with 36 years of dedicated vocation in biology. Eileen Gardner has served students as the patient simulation laboratory assistant and coordinator since the beginning of the undergraduate nursing program, 33 years ago! Associate Professor Pam Linstedt has been with the Department of Nursing for 22 years. Lamarr Widmer has taught math for three decades in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. For ten years, Nancy Woods has served in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. We invite you to attend and join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these fine educators.

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Please join us for a reception honoring Dr. Nancy J. Patrick, on Thursday, May 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Howe Atrium. Nancy will retire this summer after 16 years of service at the College. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

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Dr. Roseann Sachs, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been appointed to the American Chemical Society’s committee for the development of the national 2020 Organic Chemistry Examination of the ACS, through the ACS Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute. Appointment to this committee is a significant recognition of stature in the chemistry education community.

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School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold three academic camps. FaithWorks@MessiahCollege  is a unique summer experience connecting faith and service. This camp will be held on July 8 – 14 and is open to high school students. Their website is http://www.messiah.edu/info/22711/faithworks

The Young Filmmakers Workshop will be held on June 24 – 29. This camp will provide college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. To learn more about this camp, visit their website http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop will be held July 8 – 12 and offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers. We accept students in rising grades 9-12. To learn more about this workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop

All three workshops offer scholarships, but there is a deadline to have your application in for the scholarship. Each camp has their own individual deadline, so please check out the websites and apply now! The Young Writers and the Young Filmmakers also offer a 5% discount to all Messiah employees. You can receive the discount with your ID number when you register.

Fall 2018 early arrivals

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sunday, Sept. 2), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Friday, Aug. 17, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Friday, Aug. 31 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Thursday, Aug. 2–Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17–30 will be charged $50/person. Please contact Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu with any questions.

Move-in day 2018; volunteers needed

New student orientation and move-in day will be Friday, Aug. 31 and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of volunteers to serve during move-in day 2018. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 31. You can choose a shift of 9 a.m. – noon, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will receive a free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Make change happen. Choose here!

Did you know that Messiah College purchased over 100,000 compostable to-go containers in the fall 2017 semester? That is a lot of waste, both in terms of resources and meal plan dollars. What if there was a better way? What if clicking ‘here’ rather than “to go” on the order screen actually meant something? What if students could reduce their impact on the environment AND save a little money? Every time you choose ‘for here’, you are taking a small step towards a more sustainable future. When a campus community begins taking small steps together, those steps can add up to big change. Beginning Thursday, April 26, when you get your order “for here”, you will receive a $0.25 discount on your order. All you need to do is click “for here” when placing your order in The Falcon or Union Café. The discount will be taken at the register. The discount applies equally to ALL payment types (cash, credit, dining dollars, employee meal plan, etc.).

Important reminder for faculty

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 Fall Semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates posted on the ITS Blog. Click on this link to review the deadlines: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810 Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by Diane Hunsinger approximately 6-8 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack at College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: http://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/331/en/use_of_copyrighted_course_materials. The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager, Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials, and the instructor has the assurance that their coursepack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger at ext. 3895, dhunsing@messiah.edu or copyright@messiah.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

College Guitar Ensemble presents concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Randall Zwally, will present a concert on Saturday May 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Since it will be held on “Cinco de Mayo” we will be including several Latin American pieces. The concert will also include classical guitar, bluegrass (with banjo), blues (with improvisation and resophonic guitar), Irish tunes, Christian hymns and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Join us May 22 for the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will enjoy lunch refreshments and fellowship until 11:30 a.m. A performance by the student group Seven and conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed HERE. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will announce the recipients of the 2018 Performance Awards. We hope you join us!

Summer Flex-Time Program 2018

Beginning on Monday, May 21, the College will again permit the use of summer flexible work arrangements. Implementation of a Summer Flex-Time Program is at the discretion of division executives and directors and requires approval in advance from the appropriate dean, provost or vice president.  If you plan to allow flexible work arrangements this summer, please meet with your teams to discuss.

In work units that generally operate an eight-hour traditional day schedule, Monday through Friday, the Summer Flex-Time Program will permit employees to work for nine hours on four days of the work week, in order to allow for a four-hour day on the fifth day of the work week.  In other units, where work requires employees to be available in the early morning, throughout the evening, and/or on weekends, supervisors may adopt work schedules unique to the respective unit (though consistent with federal standards and regulations for documenting and paying for hours worked).

With the approval of the division executive, work units can design flexible work arrangements that fit the needs of the unit as long as they meet the following criteria:

  1. In every case, a flexible schedule must assure adequate maintenance of the unit’s work responsibilities.
  2. Work units that adopt a Summer Flex-Time Program are required to maintain coverage of essential services for each day of the work week.
  3. Offices with significant contact with students, College guests, and/or off-campus audiences should provide phone coverage and basic office support for all 40 hours of the traditional work week.
  4. A supervisor has every right to limit the number of people who can participate in the flexible work arrangements each week so as to ensure adequate coverage.
  5. Unless the work unit is part of Operations, official work days may not begin before 7 a.m. or end after 6 p.m. Operations may employ different scheduling so as to meet the needs of the unit as long as it is approved by both the appropriate director and the vice president.
  6. Employees must include at least a 30-minute lunch period in each nine-hour day.
  7. Supervisors must approve all arrangements in advance.  Employees must coordinate their individual work plans with their supervisors and receive approval accordingly.
  8. When employees take time off, the sum of all hours reported in a week (regular hours, vacation hours, sick hours, etc.) must equal 40 hours. If an employee worked a 9-hour day during a week in which he/she plans to take vacation, the vacation charged should be less than 8 hours.
  9. For the purposes of overtime calculations, please remember that vacation is no longer included in the calculation per the recent policy changes.
  10. Holiday pay for Memorial Day and July 4 will be 8 hours regardless of revised schedules. Employees on revised schedules who would otherwise work more than 8 hours on those days will need to add the additional hours elsewhere during the weeks of May 28 – June 1 and July 2 – July 6.
  11. The Summer Flex-Time Program may be implemented the week beginning on Monday, May 21, 2018 and may extend as late as Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Again, this is dependent upon the needs of each department and the resulting schedules.  There may units across campus for which flexible work arrangements are simply not possible because of summer demands.

Additional guidelines may need to be established by individual work units in order to allow for an orderly and effective implementation of the summer flex-time practice.  In particular, work units that traditionally work beyond the traditional day schedule will develop guidelines appropriate for the requirements of that work unit.  In every case, plans for flexible work arrangements should be reviewed by the appropriate dean or provost/ vice president.

Business casual

In work units that do not require a standard uniform or dress code, it may be acceptable to implement a business casual dress code for the summer when meetings and appointments do not preclude doing so. It should be noted that business casual is a comfortably relaxed version of classic business attire with no sacrifice of professionalism. It should not be confused with beach or picnic attire. Shorts, t-shirts, jeans and flip-flops are not appropriate for the office.  If the attire currently worn is business casual, this is not an opportunity to dress even more casually.

Questions and suggestions about the Summer Flex-Time Program should be directed to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance and/or the senior administrator responsible for the respective work unit.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Schedule and details

  • The full schedule for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies is posted online at edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

Parking

Parking lots ZZ (between the High Center/Old Main and surrounding Old Main) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

  • Employee lot ZZ will be closed all day on Friday, May 11 to allow for setup for the outdoor graduate reception. Employees who are assigned to this lot may park along the railroad tracks or in the visitor’s lot VV. 
  • Please be aware that there is no creek access or parking available in Starry Field parking lot on Saturday, May 12.

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

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19

Schedule and details

The 2018 Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events is posted online at www.messiah.edu/UGcommencement. This year, this website will also provide a link to the live video stream of the Commencement ceremony. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself will soon receive an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

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

Baccalaureate service/reception parking

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

Commencement day parking

Employee parking

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

Guest parking

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

Fiscal year-end information

Messiah College’s fiscal year ends June 30. Attached are a fiscal year-end processing checklist and calendar to support department efforts in recording charges to the respective fiscal year. Departments are encouraged to review FY18 financial activity and submit identified journal voucher/transfer requests to accounting@messiah.edu. Purchase requests for FY18 may be submitted through Thursday, June 14. FY18 will be closed to prepare for year-end processing and audit on Wednesday, July 18.

The period of delivery generally determines the fiscal year to which a purchase is to be charged.

• Goods and services received on or before June 30 represent FY18 charges.

• Goods and services received on or after July 1 represent FY19 charges.

We are available to assist with questions regarding the College’s Fiscal Year-End Close Schedule via email to accounting@messiah.edu. Additionally, the Accounting Office is offering a fiscal year end information session:

• Monday, May 14: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Larsen LSU 237

Annual Amani Bead Spring Sale

Monday, May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday, May 8 9 a.m. -6 p.m. (please note our late hours on Tuesday!)

Eisenhower Commons

Mother’s Day and graduation are just around the corner: celebrate the mothers and graduates in your life by giving great gifts that give back.  Or you might want to just reward yourself!

Necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, key chains, Kenyan market items and more!

As always, all proceeds support New Life Homes in Kenya.

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Job opportunities

The School of the Humanities has an opening for a part-time digital Harrisburg project manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12839. Job related questions may be directed to David Pettegrew, Associate Professor of History, at dpettegrew@messiah.edu.

The Dept. of Athletics has an opening for an assistant men’s lacrosse coach/administrative coordinator and recruiter. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12815. Job related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, Executive Director of Athletics, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For rent

Sarasota, Florida Condo. Enjoy the fantastic golf course views from the screened lanai of this ground floor, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Condo complex offers 2 heated swimming pools. Located amid the lush surroundings of The Meadows Golf and Country Club that features 3 golf courses, tennis courts and over 13 miles of walking trails. Close to the new University Town Center Mall, I-75, dining, shopping and the gulf coasts finest beaches. Contact Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu for information.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

3v3 Basketball Tournament

Time to dust off your sneakers and hit the basketball court! The “Battle in the ‘Burg” 3v 3 basketball tournament will be held on May 19 at Memorial Park. Divisions are available for current 3rd graders through adults. The event benefits the Mechanicsburg Basketball Boosters. This is a great way to have fun and support the Mechanicsburg Basketball program! Follow the link below to register your team of 3 and take on the competition! Click Here to Register Please send any questions to BattleInMechanicsburg@gmail.com or Ruth Nutt at rnutt@messiah.edu.

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 26th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:16

NEWS

Dr. Nancy J. Patrick, director of the graduate program in education and professor of special education, plans to retire from Messiah College during the summer of 2018. Dr. Patrick joined the Messiah College family in the fall of 2002 when she was hired to write and lead the first Messiah College Pennsylvania Special Education certification teacher education program within the Department of Education. For the following nine years she continued to work in the undergraduate program, until 2011, when she was asked to co-author with Dr. Jenn Fisler the graduate program in education. Since that time, she has lead the graduate program with grace and enthusiasm as she works with teachers at the graduate level, always striving to improve the learning experience for every student—her own students, and their students in turn. Dr. Patrick will take her years of experience and the joy she finds in helping others to her own private practice that she plans to open soon. There she will work to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Please join us as we wish her well and celebrate her years of service at a reception on Thursday, May 3, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Howe Atrium.

Please join us for a reception honoring Linda Tedford, Wednesday, May 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. in Steinbrecher Atrium in the High Center. Linda will retire this spring after 24 years as director of choral activities at Messiah. Linda has received significant recognition as a leader in the choral field, and has contributed in many important ways to both the music program and Messiah as a whole. Please help us celebrate her many years at Messiah!

Senior biology major Samuel Stambaugh presented a talk entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum” to the annual spring meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington held at the Penn State York campus on Saturday, April 14. Given in response to a personal invitation by the meeting organizer who had heard Sam speak at the recent Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, the talk described results from an ongoing senior research project that Sam and collaborator Nicole Clemente are conducting under the direction of Dr. Larry Mylin (biological sciences, Messiah College). In recognition of his outstanding talk, Sam was awarded with the society’s Judith Humphrey Shaw Undergraduate Award. This local project supports ongoing malaria research efforts in Macha, Zambia that are guided by Phil Thuma ’70.

Dr. David Kline will present “A Joint Spatial Model of Opioid Associated Deaths and Treatment Admissions in Ohio” on Thursday, April 26, from 5 – 6 p.m. in Frey 110 (Alexander Auditorium). Dr. Kline is a Messiah alumnus with a Ph.D. in biostatistics from The Ohio State University. He is currently a research scientist at The Ohio State University in the Department of Biomedical Informatics Center for Biostatistics. He was the inaugural recipient of the American Statistical Association’s Lester R. Curtin Award in 2013. David is married to Jennifer Martin who is a Messiah alumna (biology).

Keith Quesenberry recently had an article published about social media and how social media marketing is a lot tougher with trust in social medial plunging. Read the article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/311910

 

Dr. Damian Savarino, associate professor of music in the Department of Music, made his seventh solo appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Mozart’s REQUIEM on April 22 with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions, under the baton of Dr. Jeffrey Douma (Yale University).

The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) has announce the winners of their annual achievement awards and Messiah College Press has been awarded the 2018 IPMA Organizational Impact Award. The Press has earned this award because of a collaborative effort made between Sr. Graphic Designer Ashley Todd and members of our Department of Human Resources and Compliance surrounding the production of a valuable resource brochure for those responding to sexual violence in our campus community. Ashley met a challenging topic with a new approach by presenting the information in an inviting, creative way, while also being sensitive to use imagery that did not trigger a traumatic response within a victim of violence. The imagery selected was inspired by the verse: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5),” with the goal of bringing hope to such a difficult situation. IPMA is the largest association of in-plant printing and mailing professionals. They boast 700 members from all industry segments including higher education, K-12, government, manufacturing, finance, insurance, faith-based, corporate and health care. The IPMA awards serve to recognize print and mail centers for outstanding contributions related to non-production activities within their parent organizations. The award winners will be honored at IPMA’s annual conference, June 10-14, in Costa Mesa, California.

After serving Messiah for nearly 19 years, Registrar Jim Sotherden has lived by “make the right decision for the right reason.”  Over the past seven years, Jim has also served as the coordinator of student retention—the first in Messiah’s history.  Always looking for ways to improve the quality of work while providing the highest level of customer service, Jim has sought out ways to leverage technology to assist the campus in improving its processes. Now that Jim is retiring, he and Joan can devote more time to their granddaughter and cheer on the Orange to victory. Please come and help celebrate Jim’s years of service and wish him well on Monday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a brief program at 12:30 p.m.

MESSIAH 411:

Key return information

This is a reminder from Key Services that any keys you hold and no longer need should be returned to Key Services in the Lenhert maintenance building before the end of the spring semester. The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also, if you are a supervisor to students in work study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer (no later than May 18). It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines. Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost. Please contact Jen Peachey in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 15th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 4 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: http://www.messiah.edu/seh/symposium Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Important film on refugee crisis, with live Q&A with Chinese artist-activist director

The film “Human Flow” is a powerful documentary about the modern refugee crisis by one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese artists and activists. Ai WeiWei’s art has been exhibited in major museums around the world and he himself has been imprisoned for his highly critical stance on Chinese human rights. The film, captured over the course of a year in 23 countries, follows a chain of refugees’ stories that stretches through Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Germany and France. After the screening, attendees will have the special opportunity to participate in a live webcast Q&A with Ai WeiWei himself. Join us this Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema for this free screening and live webcast Q&A. Hosted by the Messiah College Galleries at the School of the Arts and Murray Library. Here’s a trailer to watch and share: https://vimeo.com/241594135

Move-in day 2018 ; volunteers needed

New student orientation and move-in day will be Friday, Aug. 31 and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is in need of volunteers to serve during move-in day 2018. Volunteers are needed in 3-hour time slots to help move new students into their residence halls on Friday, Aug. 31. You can choose a shift of 9 a.m. – noon, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. or noon-3 p.m. You will receive a free t-shirt. Please know that lifting and walking stairs is required. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino at silp@messiah.edu with your availability for that day and t-shirt size by May 31. We look forward to serving with you and thank you in advance for your time and help!

Make change happen. Choose here!

Did you know that Messiah College purchased over 100,000 compostable to-go containers in the fall 2017 semester? That is a lot of waste, both in terms of resources and meal plan dollars. What if there was a better way? What if clicking ‘here’ rather than “to go” on the order screen actually meant something? What if students could reduce their impact on the environment AND save a little money? Every time you choose ‘for here’, you are taking a small step towards a more sustainable future. When a campus community begins taking small steps together, those steps can add up to big change. Beginning Thursday, April 26, when you get your order “for here”, you will receive a $0.25 discount on your order. All you need to do is click “for here” when placing your order in The Falcon or Union Café. The discount will be taken at the register. The discount applies equally to ALL payment types (cash, credit, dining dollars, employee meal plan, etc.).

Open enrollment begins soon 

Monday, May 7, 2018 – Wednesday, May 31, 2018

Messiah College offers eligible employees a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. Open Enrollment is the period in which eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll or change their options for health and welfare benefits. The changes you make during Open Enrollment will be effective July 1, 2018.

EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACTIVELY CHOOSE THEIR BENEFITS THIS YEAR. YOUR BENEFITS WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL OVER TO THE NEW YEAR. 

The process to elect your benefits is changing this year so it is very important to attend an Open Enrollment meeting. The meetings will provide valuable details on upcoming changes to your benefits and the process to choose your benefits. The meetings will also provide you the opportunity to ask questions.

It is very important to take the time to educate yourself about the changes to your benefit plans by attending one of the meetings listed below so you are able to choose the best coverage for you and your family.

 DATE  DAY  LOCATION  TIME
 05/07/2018  Monday  Parmer Cinema  10:30-11:30 a.m.
 05/08/2018  Tuesday  Parmer Cinema  2 – 3 p.m.
 05/16/2018  Wednesday  Parmer Cinema  2 – 3 p.m.
 05/17/2018

EVENING MEETING

 Thursday  Parmer Cinema  8:30-9:30 p.m.

The elections you make during open enrollment will become effective July 1, 2018 and will remain in effect the entire year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) unless you experience a life change status such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, death in the family, etc.

An Open Enrollment Guide will be emailed to you in the coming weeks. It will provide an outline of the benefits available to you for the new plan year and the process to choose your benefits.

Plan to attend one of these important meetings. 

Campus climate survey follow-up

One year ago, in the spring of 2017, a campus climate survey was disseminated to campus in an effort to measure the perceptions and prevalence of discrimination and harassment at Messiah College. 

As analysis of survey results has concluded, several options are available for campus community members to hear these results and look to future response and programming.


Live presentations of the survey results in narrative form will be held:

Thursday, April 26
Noon -1 p.m.
Parmer Cinema

Monday, April 30
1-2 p.m.
Parmer Cinema

All employees are welcome to attend these sessions.

For those interested in reviewing the survey results but unable to attend, a link with secure documents will be provided to campus on May 1, following the live presentations. These documents will include data overview, narrative summary, and FAQ information.

For more information, please see the linked FAQ.

Thank you for your participation in this process, interest in the outcomes, and care for our community.

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time restaurant manager. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12663. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12789.

For sale:

2006 Cadillac DTS V 8. Automatic, Northstar, fully loaded. Excellent condition, one owner. Inspected until April 2019. 57,000.00 miles. $ 6,800. Contact: esternbe@messiah.edu or 717-386-8439.

Thiery Cabinet Grand Piano: Good Condition. Asking $100. Plays well. Buyer needs to move the piano. Contact Erik Lindquist at elindquist@messiah.edu.

Two white, resin deck chaise lounges. Both have adjustable backrests. One 5 years old (in pretty good shape) and one ten years old (slightly scratched, but still usable). $20 for one; $25 for both. Photos available if interested. Contact Sherri Hoffman at SHoffman@messiah.edu or ext. 7326. 

Wanted:

Looking for housemate. New Messiah faculty member looking for young professional to share rental of house near the College, starting this summer. There are several 2- or 3-bedroom houses available between $600–900/month, so the individual rent would come to $300–450/month plus splitting utilities. Contact Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu or 757-514-1421. I’m a 26-year old single engineering professor, the eldest of 11 children, Grove City and U.Va. grad, responsible with housework, a fairly good cook, enthusiastic about reading, hiking, and piano, fun-loving but not too noisy.

A daughter of a Messiah alum is looking for an apartment or room in the Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg area. She has a teaching job in the area, but is looking for a place to rent beginning in May after graduation. Her preference is for a faithful Christian person (preferably a woman) or family that might have a room/space in their house, or possibly a small apartment. If you have a space you think might work, I would be glad to pass your information along: droof@messiah.edu.

Thursday, April 19

April 19th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

Peter 3:8

 

NEWS:

Senior biochemistry major Dan Haas will be presenting his departmental honors research, entitled, “Fluorescent Tagging of HIV-1 Using a Novel Recombinant Protein,” on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. Dan has worked on this project for over two years, under the mentorship of Dr.’s Emily Farrar, Matt Farrar and Jesse Kleingardner. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites you to join us for this presentation. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar.

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Molly Bletz ’11 published an article with other scientists in a prestigious academic journal on the topic, “Shifts in disease dynamics in a tropical amphibian assemblage are not due to pathogen attenuation.” This study appears in the March 30 edition of Science. 

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Congratulations to 2016 biochemistry alumnus, Kelsey Schlegel, who was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Kelsey is a second-year student at Pennsylvania State University and her project is entitled, “Investigating Mn2+ Doped Nanocrystals for Use in Photocatalysis.”

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Senior biology major Samuel Stambaugh presented a talk entitled “Cryopreservation of Human Erythrocytes for Laboratory Culture of Plasmodium falciparum” to the annual spring meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington held at the Penn State York campus on Saturday, April 14. Given in response to a personal invitation by the meeting organizer who had heard Sam speak at the recent Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting, the talk described results from an ongoing senior research project that Sam and collaborator Nicole Clemente are conducting under the direction of Dr. Larry Mylin (Biological Sciences, Messiah College). In recognition of his outstanding talk, Sam was awarded with the society’s Judith Humphrey Shaw Undergraduate Award. This local project supports ongoing malaria research efforts in Macha, Zambia that are guided by Phil Thuma’70.

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Students from Messiah College’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy (MRKT 438), participated in a semester-long case competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The focus of the “live” case was MedExpress, the nation’s leading urgent care company, which wants to increase brand engagement with Generation Z. The competition culminated on April 13 at Chatham University. Eight marketing executives judged twelve teams on their written marketing plans, posters and oral presentations. In just its second year in the competition, Messiah College Marketing won third place, ahead of the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania and West Virginia University, among others. Senior marketing majors Brittany Balmer, Megan Booher, Alicia Stoltzfus and Stephanie Walton represented Messiah College at Chatham, accompanied by Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch.

MESSIAH 411:

Agape Center spring cleaning/chores fundraiser

While Mother Nature may have yet to receive the “memo,” spring is finally here! …And we all know that springtime means spring cleaning. The Agape Center’s international service trip team members are eager to partner with you to help you get your spring cleaning done! This year, we are again offering our annual spring cleaning/chores fundraiser the weekend of Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. We ask that you consider enlisting the help of our student team members and, in return, provide a financial donation that will directly support our International service-learning teams traveling to Bolivia and Nicaragua this summer. We have a variety of timeslots available, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and concluding at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Students will be available to assist you with a variety of your spring-cleaning tasks (i.e., cleaning, painting, organizing, washing cars, etc.). Our students will even babysit to give you a night without the kids! Please see the attached FAQ sheet for more information on our upcoming service trips and fundraiser. Please keep in mind this is an entirely donation-based fundraiser; however, we’d like to recommend a donation of approximately $40 per student. Donations will not be tax deductible, as you are donating in exchange for a “good or service.” Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/CFCYNxj2qvdezf462 Any questions can be directed to Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu or ext. 3898.

Summer access to the Falcon Fitness Center

Details on summer hours, access and memberships for purchase can be found on our website by following this link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22900/falcon_fitness_center/3801/summer_access_and_memberships

New library director selected

The search committee and I are pleased to announce that Linda Poston has been selected as the next director of the Murray Library. She bring strengths in strategic planning, organization, team-building, hospitality and best practices to the directorship. Linda is currently serving as director of the library at Nyack College and in the past has also led both the CCCU’s and the West Chester (NY) area’s librarian professional associations. We look forward to Linda’s planned start on July 1. For those around this summer, please take time to welcome our new director. In the fall, the Library will host a reception for everyone to meet her.

Many thanks to the search committee for their involvement and commitment to a strong process (Peter Powers, Eric Rawson, Tina Keller, Louann Zinsmeister, Travis Weller, Lawrie Merz, Sarah Myers and Deb Roof).

Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology  

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Slate Hill Mennonite Church (seven miles from campus) invites applications for a one quarter time Director of Youth Ministries position.  Full details are available here: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Slate-Hill-Mennonite-Church/jobs/Director-Youth-Ministry-ed9ad869599bd0f5?q=Part+Time+Youth+Pastor&vjs=3 For more information regarding this position feel free contact Lamarr Widmer: widmer@messiah.edu

For sale:

2004 Honda CRV; mileage 158,000. Four door automatic. AC, power doors/windows, CD player, AM/FM radio, moon roof, hitch. Good condition. Asking $2,000. Contact dpoplask@messiah.edu for additional details.

4 in 1 Radio Flyer Tricycle: $30 OBO. Transitions from an infant trike to independent trike. Includes all attachments. In excellent condition. Photos: https://bit.ly/2qAKZc6 & https://bit.ly/2HwadCl Strider Balance Bike: $30 OBO. Green. In excellent condition. Photo: https://bit.ly/2HBSnLv Thule Chariot bike trailer and jogging stroller: $275 OBO. Includes bike, stroller, and jogger attachments. In excellent condition. Photos: https://bit.ly/2EP7Vst & https://bit.ly/2HrzLR0 If interested, please contact lskulstad@messiah.edu

2006 Cadillac DTS V 8. Automatic, Northstar, fully loaded. Excellent condition, one owner. Inspected until April 2019. 57,000.00 miles. $ 6,800.00. Contact: esternbe@messiah.edu or 717-386-8439.

For rent:

Room for rent in Mechanicsburg townhouse. 6360 Creekbend Drive (just off of the Carlisle Pike). 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with finished basement. Currently occupied by three recent Messiah alum looking for a fourth housemate. Tenant will have their own room on the second floor with a shared bathroom. Rent is $400 per month (additional utility cost is split among the tenants). Room will be available in May. If you have any questions or are interested and would like to stop by, please let me, Sierra Kinslow, know! (skinslow@messiah.edu)

Free:

Free to a good mechanic’s home. Circa 2000 Troybilt lawn tractor, 21HP and variable speed drive. Runs but needs work. Replace the drive belts and transmission and rebuild the engine and you’ll have a good lawn tractor. bbrubake@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Looking for housemate. New Messiah faculty member looking for young professional to share rental of house near the College, starting this summer. There are several 2- or 3-bedroom houses available between $600–900/month, so the individual rent would come to $300–450/month plus splitting utilities. Contact Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu or 757-514-1421. I’m a 26-year old single engineering professor, the eldest of 11 children, Grove City and U.Va. grad, responsible with housework, a fairly good cook, enthusiastic about reading, hiking, and piano, fun-loving but not too noisy.

A daughter of a Messiah alum is looking for an apartment or room in the Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg area. She has a teaching job in the area, but is looking for a place to rent beginning in May after graduation. Her preference is for a faithful Christian person (preferably a woman) or family that might have a room/space in their house, or possibly a small apartment. If you have a space you think might work, I would be glad to pass your information along: droof@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership:

You are invited to join Leadercast Central Pa for the Simulcast on May 4. This event will be held at the Farm Show Complex, Commonwealth Ballroom. Registration and more information can be found here: http://leadercast.suasion.us/ Don’t miss out on the largest one-day leadership event in the world! Live-streamed to over 700 locations, Leadercast is viewed by over 100,000 individuals eager to learn and grow as leaders! Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. Attend Leadercast Central PA 2018, themed “Lead Yourself,” and learn from this year’s featured speakers: Jen Bricker, Mae Jemison, Ian Cron, Tripp Crosby, Jim Loehr, Michael Hyatt, Carey Lohrenz, Joe Torre and Andy Stanley.

For more information, you can contact Tina Keul: tkeul@messiah.edu

Art and craft show

The Mechanicsburg Music Alliance’s 4th annual juried art and craft show is on May 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg Middle School. Join us for over 65 vendors featuring unique, handcrafted items. (Great for your Mother’s Day shopping!). There will also be food trucks and FARM SHOW MILKSHAKES on site! For more information contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 12

April 12th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I have loved you with an everlasting love.

JEREMIAH 31:3

NEWS:

Senior biochemistry major Dan Haas will be presenting his Departmental Honors Research, entitled, “Fluorescent Tagging of HIV-1 Using a Novel Recombinant Protein,” on Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. Dan has worked on this project for over two years, under the mentorship of Dr.’s Emily Farrar, Matt Farrar and Jesse Kleingardner. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites you to join us for this presentation. Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar.

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Paula Conner Maynard, associate registrar, School of Graduate Studies, attended the 2018 American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conference in Orlando, Florida March 25-28. In collaboration with the registrar from Valparaiso University Law School and associate university registrar from the University of the Pacific, she was the chief presenter for a well-attended session focusing on curriculum management, governance and the role of the registrar’s office.

AACRAO is a non-profit professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development and guidelines for higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology and student services for the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.

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The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2018-19. This inaugural group will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for this fall’s Digital Proficiency Certificate program. Fellows will build upon the intensive by continuing to collaborate through a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share from their experience and the results of their project with their peers on campus.

Congratulations to this first group of faculty fellows:

  • John Bechtold
  • Jean Corey
  • Elizabeth Dubin
  • Michelle George
  • Amy Ginck
  • Kerry Hassler-Brooks
  • David Hazen
  • Cindy Lehman
  • Sean Matthews
  • Carole McGinnis
  • Brian Menkis
  • David Pettegrew
  • Amy Porto
  • Sam Wilcock
  • Maude Yacapsin

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Molly Bletz ’11 has published an article with other scientists in a prestigious academic journal on the topic, “Shifts in disease dynamics in a tropical amphibian assemblage are not due to pathogen attenuation.” This study appears in the March 30 edition of Science. 

MESSIAH 411:

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 4 – July 27, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 17 and runs through May 28. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Nothing but Treble 5K race and fun walk

5K race and fun walk benefiting the extracurricular music programs of Mechanicsburg Area School District. * Closed course around school property and environmental center trails. * Prizes for multiple age groups! * $25 online advance registration by April 1. (includes tech shirt and goodie bag.) * $30 online registration after April 1. (Shirts and goodie bags while supplies last!) * Race starts at 9 a.m. * Join us after the race for the 4th annual Art and Craft show featuring hand-crafted items and food trucks (including Farm Show milkshakes!) *Course tested by Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club

REGISTER HERE: http://falconracetiming.com/event/nothing-but-treble-5k-race-fun-run/ 

Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employees Welfare Benefits Plan

Messiah College is required to publish a copy of the Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employee Welfare Benefit Plan. That report is attached and is also available by request to the U.S. Department of Labor, Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

Be sure to check out the latest issue of The Bridge

In the current issue of The Bridge, we take an in-depth look at why record numbers of U.S. college students are seeking mental health counseling—and Messiah’s approach to the issue. We also highlight several alums who work as photographers, including Brett Seymour ’94 from the National Park Service (who provided a captivating underwater shot that we used as the cover). Pick up a copy in the lounges of Boyer and Eisenhower. Or, read the entire issue online at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Spring Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, April 17, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall 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. 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 (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions Normal shredding needs: Please bring all 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 p.m.; 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, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, April 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Audrey Assad Concert – Parmer Hall, Saturday, April 14

Messiah College Ministries and the music/worship degree program are delighted to host singer/songwriter Audrey Assad for an afternoon workshop and evening concert on Saturday, April 14.  Eric Byrd, Douglas Curry and Dave Helmuth will join for the afternoon workshop portion, which will consider unique ways to wed Scripture (read) and song in contexts of Christian worship.  Please join us, and forward the following link to your pastors, worship pastors, directors of music, etc.!  https://www.messiah.edu/info/23013/audrey_assad_concert_and_workshop.  Tickets can be obtained at the Ticket Office.

Agape Center spring cleaning/chores fundraiser

While Mother Nature may have yet to receive the “memo” – spring is finally here! …And we all know that springtime means spring cleaning. The Agape Center’s international service trip team members are eager to partner with you to help you get your spring cleaning done! This year, we are again offering our annual spring cleaning/chores fundraiser the weekend of Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. We ask that you consider enlisting the help of our student team members and, in return, provide a financial donation that will directly support our International service-learning teams traveling to Bolivia and Nicaragua this summer. We have a variety of timeslots available, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and concluding at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Students will be available to assist you with a variety of your spring-cleaning tasks (i.e., cleaning, painting, organizing, washing cars, etc.). Our students will even babysit to give you a night without the kids! Please see the attached FAQ sheet for more information on our upcoming service trips and fundraiser. Please keep in mind this is an entirely donation-based fundraiser; however, we’d like to recommend a donation of approximately $40 per student. Donations will not be tax deductible, as you are donating in exchange for a “good or service.” Sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/CFCYNxj2qvdezf462 Any questions can be directed to Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu or ext. 3898.

School of the Humanities Summer Academic Camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold three academic camps. FaithWorks@MessiahCollege, which is a unique summer experience connecting faith and service. This camp will be held on July 8 – 14 and is open to high school students. Their website is http://www.messiah.edu/info/22711/faithworks

The Young Filmmakers Workshop will be held on June 24 – 29. This camp will provide college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. To learn more about this camp, visit their website http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop will be held July 8 – 12 and offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers. We accept students in rising grades 9-12. To learn more about this workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop

All three workshops offer scholarships, but there is a deadline to have your application in for the scholarship. Each camp has their own individual deadline, so please check out the websites and apply now! The Young Writers and the Young Filmmakers also offer a 5% discount to all Messiah employees. You can receive the discount with your ID number when you register.

Teacher Education scholarship awards

The Teacher Education Program is pleased to announce the following scholarships awarded for 18-19: Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship – Hannah Pyrzynski, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award – Olivia Rossi, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) Suzanne Joy Johnson Education Award – Lindsay Ledder, Grades 4-8, Science & Math Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award – Gabriella Brooks, Grades PreK-4/Special Education (PreK-8) All awards were based on academic performance, student involvement and a written essay.

Important parking information for commuters, P, P1 and Treona permits

On Thursday, April 19, Messiah College will be hosting Special Olympics for Service Day. This means that the entire Starry Complex is being used, including Treona Lot. The Department of Safety is requiring you to move your vehicles out of P lot and TR lot by Wednesday, April 18 before 6 p.m. There are no exceptions. You will be allowed to move your vehicle back into your assigned lot on Thursday, April 19 after 6 p.m. If you do not move your vehicle, we do reserve the right to have your vehicle towed at your expense. You may move your vehicles to the Pitt Parking Lot. You will not receive a ticket if you park in that lot. However, if you park in any other student lot (such as behind Mellinger or Fry residences) or employee parking lots (such as the Jordan/Kline lot) or in a visitor’s parking space or lot, you will be ticketed. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Liz Williams from the Department of Safety at ewilliams@messiah.edu.

Do you serve or volunteer? We love to know about it!

Dear Colleagues, Messiah College is seeking to learn more about the volunteer and community service of its employees. To do so, we ask that you please complete a very brief, four-question online survey no later than Tuesday, April 17. (You may take the survey using the below link.) http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDTnqzAWKRT9OQZ I am leading a task force that is gathering an institutional data set that demonstrates how Messiah College makes a positive impact on our surrounding community and beyond. We plan to feature this information on a “Promoting the Common Good” web site that will be launched at the start of the 2018-19 academic year as part of this institutional strategic planning theme. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete the survey and help tell the story of how Messiah employees are making valuable contributions in our region. Warm regards, Kim Phipps, President

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Job opportunities:

The Department of Athletics has an opening for a full-time assistant director of athletics for compliance and internal operations. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12306. Job related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising, at jcole@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Autopiano player piano for sale. Estimate that it was manufactured in the 1930s. Inherited as part of a home purchase but don’t have the space to keep it. It is in good condition and does work. Asking $200 OBO. Would need you to move it. For more information please contact Creta Bieber: cbieber@messiah.edu

1996 Honda Accord, 152,500 miles, 2-door, silver. Serviced regularly. CARFAX included. Next inspection due in April 2019. Driven daily. Less than 10,000 miles on tires. Asking $1,200. Contact Les Weiand (weiand@messiah.edu).

Tanning equipment: personal spray tanning machine, along with 2 bottles of tanning solution and a tent -$75.00. Call George at 717-385-3974 or gblackbu@messiah.edu

For rent:

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Available now. First floor: furnished living room with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $375-400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. If you have any questions, or would even like to stop by, let me know! For more information please contact Deb Poplaski at: dpoplask@messiah.edu. Current tenants are Messiah alum. I look forward to hearing from you!

Room for rent in Mechanicsburg townhouse.6360 Creekbend Drive (just off of the Carlisle Pike). 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with finished basement. Currently occupied by three recent Messiah alum looking for a fourth housemate. Tenant will have their own room on the second floor with a shared bathroom. Rent is $400 per month (additional utility cost is split among the tenants). Room will be available in May. If you have any questions or are interested and would like to stop by, please let me, Sierra Kinslow, know! (skinslow@messiah.edu)

HP Ink Cartridges. Unopened HP ink, 564XL in magenta (2), yellow (2) and cyan (1). Make an offer if you are interested. We purchased a new printer and cannot use them. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership:

You are invited to join Leadercast Central Pa for the Simulcast on May 4. This event will be held at the Farm Show Complex, Commonwealth Ballroom. Registration and more information can be found here: http://leadercast.suasion.us/ Don’t miss out on the largest one-day leadership event in the world! Live-streamed to over 700 locations, Leadercast is viewed by over 100,000 individuals eager to learn and grow as leaders! Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. Attend Leadercast Central PA 2018, themed “Lead Yourself,” and learn from this year’s featured speakers: Jen Bricker, Mae Jemison, Ian Cron, Tripp Crosby, Jim Loehr, Michael Hyatt, Carey Lohrenz, Joe Torre and Andy Stanley.

For more information, you can contact Tina Keul: tkeul@messiah.edu

Art and craft show

The Mechanicsburg Music Alliance’s 4th annual juried art and craft show is on May 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mechanicsburg Middle School. Join us for over 65 vendors featuring unique, handcrafted items. (Great for your Mother’s Day shopping!). There will also be food trucks and FARM SHOW MILKSHAKES on site! For more information contact Susan Donat at sdonat@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 5

April 5th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

 

NEWS:

Six students from the Department of Biological Sciences — Matthew Darok, Rebekah Jones, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Andrew Nevin and Sam Stambaugh — and faculty mentors, John Harms and Larry Mylin, attended the 94th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, March 23-25. All students delivered oral research presentations, for which Emily Isaga (“Does a robust CD8+ killer T cell response alter the type(s) of cytokines secreted by CD4+ helper T cells responding to the same tumor antigen?”; 2017 Steinbrecher fellow; Mylin, mentor) was awarded first place and Andrew Nevin (“Implicating gastrin signaling in K-ras mediated tumorigenesis”; Harms, mentor) won honorable mention as part of a meeting-wide competition. Matt Darok was awarded a competitive research grant to fund his ongoing research in Harms’ lab (“In vivo effects of proglumide and gemcitabine combination therapy on pancreatic tumor growth and fibrosis”). The Messiah group was treated to a tour of the laboratory of Dr. Cuong Diep (Messiah class of 2000, and one of Dr. Mylin’s first research students) who is now a tenured faculty member in the Biology Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where the meeting was held.

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Marcelle Giovannetti, Engle Center counselor, will be presenting at the 19th Annual Pennsylvania Certification Board Addictions conference on “Using Intersectionality to Inform Care and Compassion in an Age of Protest and Discord.” The objective of the training is to highlight how intersectionality can be effectively used in the treatment process, to enhance client care and promote inclusivity. The conference will be held April 30-May 1 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Registration is available at https://conference.pacertboard.org/2018-conference-registration.

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Dean Curry, the first and only director of the College Honors Program (CHP) since its inception in 1997, has announced his planned retirement at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Curry joined Messiah College in 1980 and has been serving as a politics professor for 38 years! Dean and his wife, Jean, plan to relocate to South Carolina. Please come and help celebrate Dean’s years of service and to wish him well on Monday, May 7 from noon to 2 p.m. In Howe Atrium (Boyer Hall). A drop-in reception with light lunch is planned beginning at noon; there will be a brief program to honor Dean beginning at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to send reminiscences, photos, memorabilia or simply your good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled. These may be sent to Sommer Keller, Messiah College, One College Ave., Suite 3018, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or dropped off at the reception. Email submissions are welcome as well at skeller@messiah.edu.

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Paula Conner Maynard, associate registrar, School of Graduate Studies, attended the 2018 American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conference in Orlando, Florida March 25-28. In collaboration with the registrar from Valparaiso University Law School and associate university registrar from the University of the Pacific, she was the chief presenter for a well-attended session focusing on curriculum management, governance and the role of the registrar’s office.

AACRAO is a non-profit professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development and guidelines for higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology and student services for the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.

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The Steering Committee of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative is pleased to announce the fellows selected for 2018-19. This inaugural group will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance their pedagogy, thus improving the digital proficiency of their students. These fellows will participate in a summer intensive where they will gain foundational knowledge similar to that of students who register for this fall’s Digital Proficiency Certificate program. Fellows will build upon the intensive by continuing to collaborate through a professional learning community (PLC) during the academic year. Fellows also agree to share from their experience and the results of their project with their peers on campus.

Congratulations to this first group of faculty fellows:

  • John Bechtold
  • Jean Corey
  • Elizabeth Dubin
  • Michelle George
  • Amy Ginck
  • Kerry Hassler-Brooks
  • David Hazen
  • Cindy Lehman
  • Sean Matthews
  • Carole McGinnis
  • Brian Menkis
  • David Pettegrew
  • Amy Porto
  • Sam Wilcock
  • Maude Yacapsin

MESSIAH 411:

Service Day: serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 19, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track and field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2018_Messiah_Special O Volunteer Descriptions). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? We are still accepting on and off-campus project proposals and have extended the deadline for submission. Please submit your project by Friday, April 6: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSK0okkpfQFJU9 Project sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/info/22586/service_day. Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

Summary Annual report for Messiah College Employees Welfare Benefits Plan

Messiah College is required to publish a copy of the Summary Annual Report for Messiah College Employee Welfare Benefit Plans. That report is attached and is also available by request to the U.S. Department of Labor, Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

April Wellness Workshop

Plan now to attend our April Wellness Workshop titled “Exercising for TODAY’S benefits!” on Tuesday, April 10 from 12:40-1:15 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. We all know that regular exercise decreases disease risk and helps with weight control. But does it benefit us TODAY? In this wellness workshop students in the APHS 210 Exercise Psychology class will help you understand some of the immediate benefits of activity. Let them help motivate you to commit to pursuing daily exercise. You won’t want to miss it!

Opioid Addiction: When the Crisis Hits Close to Home, presented on April 9

On Monday, April 9 at 7p.m., Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring a dynamic discussion addressing the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Emceed by abc27’s Alicia Richards, a diverse group of panelists will provide a multidisciplinary view of the crisis. Attendees will leave with resources and knowledge to help affected friends or loved ones. Panelists for this event will include • Dr. Carrie DeLone, medical director, Geisinger Holy Spirit Medical Group • Duane Nieves, director of operations/chief, Holy Spirit EMS • Kristin Varner, director of Carlisle programs, training, and advocacy of The Rase Project • Jordan Barbour, director of clinical operations, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Geisinger Health • Dr. Leah Clarke, licensed counselor, assistant director of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling • Dr. Karl Bergmann, licensed physical therapist, assistant program director of the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy program The event will held in Parmer Hall, of the High Center, with refreshments provided by Two Bridges Catering. Tickets to this event are free, but must be reserved at the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/caring.

Spring budget forum – April 11

The spring budget forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 from 3:45-5 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, followed by a Q&A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY19 budget parameters on April 26. The spring budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day. What is Easy Projects? Easy Projects is the new project management software used by the Office of Marketing and Communications, allowing you to keep all of your marketing design projects in one place. Since implementing Easy Projects in July 2017, many of our clients have had questions about usage. If you are an Easy Projects user and have a questions, join us on Friday, April 13, between 3-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. Karen Garlinger, project coordinator, and Nancy Soulliard, creative director, will be available to walk you through any questions or concerns you have with Easy Projects. You can also access as Easy Projects video and download a how-to PDF online at messiah.edu/EPtraining.

Messiah College Human Library Project

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary. Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 11 from 1- 4:45 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 25 minutes long. You don’t need to have availability to attend for the entire afternoon. A closing reception will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator at ekielley@messiah.edu.

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment 

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of April. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $40 for 13 months for Inner Circle membership; $80 for 13 months for BJ’s Reward membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership complete the application and send it to BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, either by email (akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com) or by mail:

Angie Kriner-Doorfee BJ’s Wholesale Club 540 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please note:  membership renewals can be done three months prior to expiration (i.e. – if your membership expires between now and July, 2018, you may renew during this event to get the special).  This membership offer is valid from April 1 – April 30.  This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months for Club membership; $100 for 12 months for Plus membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 or Wednesday, April 18 .  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card and a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken.  This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months for a NEW Gold Star membership; $120 for 12 months for a NEW Executive membership To begin a new membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash, credit card or a check. New memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership. Please note: this offer is not valid on renewal membershipsThis offer is not available in the store.

Please contact Steph Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu or call ext. 2497 with questions.

WTE for students

WTE (web time entry) for student employees has been making its way onto campus. The Payroll Office has been working on this transition since fall 2017. This new system allows both students and supervisors to use their computer, tablet or phone to enter and send timesheets so they can be done anywhere and at any time that is convenient for the user. The first large group started with the March 25 pay period and they will be submitting their first online timesheets by April 10. Timesheets for the 2nd large group will begin with the April 8 pay period. All of these students are using the online application through the Self-Service portal. Green paper timesheets will no longer be issued to supervisors of these two groups. The last green timesheets are due Tuesday, April 10 for the March 25 to April 7 pay period. Supervisors should be communicating to students about when and how to do the new online timesheets. Training for supervisors will be held in Parmer Cinema on the following dates and times. It is expected that a supervisor or their proxy will attend one of the one-hour training sessions. April 4 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 5 – 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 10 – 9 a.m. April 11 – 2 p.m. Full documentation for both students and supervisors can be found on the payroll website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20336/forms/3793/ Students working in Campus Events, Safety and Laundry will continue to use paper timesheets. These areas will be transitioned as part of our final large group, after some additional testing that is relevant to their area. If anyone has questions, please don’t hesitate to email Cindy Briel at cbriel@messiah.edu or payroll@messiah.edu.

Tailgating for Jobs (and Internships) – April 11

Tailgating for jobs and internships; the informal job and internship fair.

April 11 from 4 – p.m.

Messiah College – visitor’s lot 70 employers registered! This event will be held regardless of the weather conditions. Please encourage all students to attend this fun, informal job and internship fair. No need to dress up. Employers will be in jeans and polo shirts. There will be games, giveaways and freshly-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s. This is for Messiah students and alumni only. A list of employers may be seen at https://messiah.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4236

Spring Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding

On Tuesday, April 17, Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall 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. 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 (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding. Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all 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 p.m.; 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, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, April 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Audrey Assad Concert – Parmer Hall, Saturday, April 14

Messiah College Ministries and the music/worship degree program are delighted to host singer/songwriter Audrey Assad for an afternoon workshop and evening concert on Saturday, April 14.  Eric Byrd, Douglas Curry and Dave Helmuth will join for the afternoon workshop portion, which will consider unique ways to wed Scripture (read) and song in contexts of Christian worship.  Please join us, and forward the following link to your pastors, worship pastors, directors of music, etc.!  https://www.messiah.edu/info/23013/audrey_assad_concert_and_workshop.  Tickets can be obtained at the Ticket Office.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions counselor, slated to begin July 1. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12576. Job related questions may be directed to Rachel Shenk at rshenk@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial), 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12579. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Office of Disability Services has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12586. Job related questions may be directed to Amy Slody at aslody@messiah.edu.

For sale

Cartop carrier. Full-size, hard shell cartop carrier. Asking $35. Please contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu.

FREE

Free cats to good home. I am looking to rehome my sister’s 2 very loving and affectionate cats, Ricky and Lucy. They are 5 years old and she’s had them since they were kittens. They have both been fixed and are NOT declawed. Please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu if interested.

For rent 

Townhouse for rent in midtown Harrisburg area. 435 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Available now. First floor: furnished living room with 2 couches and coffee/end tables; dining room with table and chairs; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher; 1/2 bath; Second floor: 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with washer and dryer; third floor: 2 bedrooms. Storage space in basement; on-street parking. Renting out 4 of the bedrooms individually. Rent: $375-400/month plus splitting all other bills with other tenants (electric, gas, water, trash, etc.) One month rent and $400 security deposit due at lease signing. If you have any questions, or would even like to stop by, let me know! For more information please contact Deb Poplaski at: dpoplask@messiah.edu. Current tenants are Messiah alum. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 29

March 29th, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

NEWS:

The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Kristy Tunnell to our design team. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. Her diverse experience comes from work in advertising and marketing agencies DLD Advertising and Dean Design as well as freelance work for Hershey Entertainment, Primitives by Kathy and various other clients. Please join me in welcoming Kristy to Messiah College.

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On Monday, March 19, College Press graphic designer Ashley Todd received a gold (first place) In-Print Award for a Sustainafest Poster she designed in the fall for the Office of Sustainability. Ashley’s design was one of over 400 entries received from college and university print shops around the country. The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by In-plant Graphics Magazine and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. Ashley will be honored in a ceremony at the IPMA 2018 conference in Costa Mesa, California in June. Please join us in congratulating her on this exceptional accomplishment.

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Congratulations to David Owen, associate professor of computer science, and his wife, Gretta, as they welcomed their new baby daughter born on Wednesday, March 21, during the snow day at 1:14 pm. Gloria Anastasia weighed 8 lb., 6 oz. and joins siblings Gareth, Elliot and Eva. All are home and doing well. Congratulations to the Owens!

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Six students from the Department of Biological Sciences—Matthew Darok, Rebekah Jones, Krysta Goldbach, Emily Isaga, Andrew Nevin and Sam Stambaugh—and faculty mentors, John Harms and Larry Mylin, attended the 94th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, March 23-25. All students delivered oral research presentations, for which Emily Isaga (“Does a robust CD8+ killer T cell response alter the type(s) of cytokines secreted by CD4+ helper T cells responding to the same tumor antigen?”; 2017 Steinbrecher fellow; Mylin, mentor) was awarded first place and Andrew Nevin (“Implicating gastrin signaling in K-ras mediated tumorigenesis”; Harms, mentor) won honorable mention as part of a meeting-wide competition. Matt Darok was awarded a competitive research grant to fund his ongoing research in Harms’ lab (“In vivo effects of proglumide and gemcitabine combination therapy on pancreatic tumor growth and fibrosis”). The Messiah group was treated to a tour of the laboratory of Dr. Cuong Diep (Messiah class of 2000, and one of Dr. Mylin’s first research students) who is now a tenured faculty member in the Biology Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where the meeting was held.

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Rick Schaeffer, Roseann Sachs and Anne Reeve attended the National American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans, along with six students, from March 17 – 21. Seniors Micah Ohlhausen, Kelly Striker, Dan Haas and Daniel Lemen, along with juniors Mark Lauria and Sarah O’Boyle, presented research posters from the work they’ve done with Messiah College faculty mentors. Additional faculty mentors for this research included Jesse Kleingardner, Matt Farrar, Alison Noble and Jennifer Thomson.

MESSIAH 411:

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.

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 4 – July 27, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 17 and runs through May 28. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

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.

Mock Interview Day at the Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting Mock Interview Day on Friday, April 13. On this day alumni and employers will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their interview skills and gain valuable feedback from local professionals. Limited interview slots are available. Please encourage students to sign up ASAP at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iI1YykzFpwAXlz

MLK50: Where do we go from here?

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood outside his room on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. On Wednesday, April 4, Messiah College will join others across the United States and the world in remembering the occasion of his death by remembering the significance of his life and the difference he made to the creation of a more just society. We will commemorate this day by doing several readings along with a panel discussion. Click here to view the daily schedule.

Service Day: serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 19, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track and field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2018specialosignups.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/index.php. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2018_Messiah_Special O Volunteer Descriptions). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? We are still accepting on and off-campus project proposals and have extended the deadline for submission. Please submit your project by Friday, April 6: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSK0okkpfQFJU9 Project sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/info/22586/service_day. Questions? Please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

April Wellness Workshop

Plan now to attend our April Wellness Workshop titled “Exercising for TODAY’S benefits!” on Tuesday, April 10 from 12:40-1:15 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. We all know that regular exercise decreases disease risk and helps with weight control. But does it benefit us TODAY? In this wellness workshop students in the APHS 210 Exercise Psychology class will help you understand some of the immediate benefits of activity. Let them help motivate you to commit to pursuing daily exercise. You won’t want to miss it!

Student survey results

The Office of Institutional Research administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first year and senior student during spring 2017. The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of PA (AICUP) First Year Student Survey was also administered to first year students last spring. Click here (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/1692/national_survey_of_student_engagement_nsse) and here (https://www.messiah.edu/info/21066/assessment/1688/aicup_first-year_student_survey) to view some of the key results.

Opioid Addiction: When the Crisis Hits Close to Home presented on March 9

On Monday, April 9 at 7p.m., Geisinger Holy Spirit and Messiah College School of Graduate Studies are co-sponsoring a dynamic discussion addressing the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Emceed by abc27’s Alicia Richards, a diverse group of panelists will provide a multidisciplinary view of the crisis. Attendees will leave with resources and knowledge to help affected friends or loved ones. Panelists for this event will include • Dr. Carrie DeLone, medical director, Geisinger Holy Spirit Medical Group • Duane Nieves, director of operations/chief, Holy Spirit EMS • Kristin Varner, director of Carlisle programs, training, and advocacy of The Rase Project • Jordan Barbour, director of clinical operations, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Geisinger Health • Dr. Leah Clark, licensed counselor, assistant director of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling • Dr. Karl Bergmann, licensed physical therapist, assistant program director of the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy program The event will held in Parmer Hall, of the High Center, with refreshments provided by Two Bridges Catering. Tickets to this event are free, but must be reserved at the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting messiah.edu/caring.

Spring budget forum – April 11

The spring budget forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 from 3:45-5 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). There will be a presentation by David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, followed by a Q & A session. Following feedback from governance groups, College Council is scheduled to vote on the FY19 budget parameters on April 26. The spring budget forum is open to all employees and attendance is encouraged.

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day

Join us for an EASY PROJECTS Open Door day. What is Easy Projects? Easy Projects is the new project management software used by the Office of Marketing and Communications, allowing you to keep all of your marketing design projects in one place. Since implementing Easy Projects in July 2017, many of our clients have had questions about usage. If you are an Easy Projects user and have questions, join us on Friday, April 13 between 3-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. Karen Garlinger, project coordinator, and Nancy Soulliard, creative director, will be available to walk you through any questions or concerns you have with Easy Projects. You can also access as Easy Projects video and download a how-to PDF online at messiah.edu/EPtraining.

Messiah College Human Library Project

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Please save the date and sign up to reserve a time to read/listen to the book of your choice at: http://libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary Overviews of the books may be viewed on the site. The Human Library Project is Wednesday, April 11: 1-4:45 p.m. in the Murray Library. Please note that you sign up for individual sessions which are 25 minutes long. You don’t need to have availability to attend for the entire afternoon. A closing reception will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum. Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, at ekielley@messiah.edu

Nothing but Treble 5K race and fun walk

5K race and fun walk benefiting the extracurricular music programs of Mechanicsburg Area School District. * Closed course around school property and environmental center trails. * Prizes for multiple age groups! * $25 online advance registration by April 1. (includes tech shirt and goodie bag.) * $30 online registration after April 1. (Shirts and goodie bags while supplies last!) * Race starts at 9 a.m. * Join us after the race for the 4th annual Art and Craft show featuring hand-crafted items and food trucks (including Farm Show Milkshakes!) *Course tested by Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club REGISTER HERE: http://falconracetiming.com/event/nothing-but-treble-5k-race-fun-run/

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment 

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of April. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club – $40 for 13 months for Inner Circle membership; $80 for 13 months for BJ’s Reward membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership complete the application and send it to BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, either by email (akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com) or by mail:

Angie Kriner-Doorfee BJ’s Wholesale Club 540 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please note:  membership renewals can be done three months prior to expiration (i.e. – if your membership expires between now and July, 2018, you may renew during this event to get the special).  This membership offer is valid from April 1 – April 30. This offer is not available in the store. 

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months for Club membership; $100 for 12 months for Plus membership To begin a new or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 or Wednesday, April 18 .  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card and a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken. This offer is not available in the store. 

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months for a NEW Gold Star membership; $120 for 12 months for a NEW Executive membership To begin a new membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.  Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash, credit card or a check. New memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with Executive membership. Please note: this offer is not valid on renewal membershipsThis offer is not available in the store.

Please contact Steph Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu or call ext. 2497 with questions.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Messiah College currently has an opening for a 9 load units per year Director of First Year Courses, to oversee First Year Seminar (FYS) and Created and Called for Community (CCC).The director is responsible for all aspects of course leadership, including section staffing outside undergraduate academic departments, curriculum development, faculty development, instructional support, course promotion and assessment. The director serves on various committees and participates in events to ensure that the CCC course is integrated within the larger educational program. The director partners with the associate dean for General Education, Common Learning and Advising to ensure that appropriate course sections are offered and competently staffed. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a letter explaining your interest and fit for the position. Letters of interest and job-related questions should be directed to Dr. Robin Lauermann, associate dean for General Education, Common Learning and Advising (rlauerma@messiah.edu or ext. 2410). A description is available upon request. Application deadline is April 20, however, applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until the position is filled.

For sale:

Cartop carrier. Full-size, hard shell cartop carrier. Asking $35. Please contact Dan Schmidt at dschmidt@messiah.edu

FREE:

Free cats to good home. I am looking to rehome my sister’s two very loving and affectionate cats, Ricky and Lucy. They are 5 years old and she’s had them since they were kittens. They have both been fixed and are NOT declawed. Please contact mshellenberger@messiah.edu if interested.

 

March 22, 2018

March 22nd, 2018 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.

Joel 2:12-14

NEWS:

The YouTube channel of Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, recently surpassed one-million views. The channel, which features practical workplace advice, is called Christianity 9 to 5 and can be found at www.youtube.com/c/christianity9to5.

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The search committee for the new director of the Murray Library invites your attendance and comment on planned presentations from candidates. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 26, 27 and 28) at 3 p.m. in Parmer Cinema, one candidate per day will present to the campus community for 30 minutes on the topic “What is your vision for the role of the College library within the campus community in the 21st century?” A 30-minute question and answer period will follow each presentation. Feel free to share via email any comments you have about a candidate’s presentation with Bill Strausbaugh at strausba@messiah.edu.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Kristy Tunnell to our design team. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. Her diverse experience comes from work in advertising and marketing agencies DLD Advertising and Dean Design, as well as freelance work for Hershey Entertainment, Primitives by Kathy and various other clients. Please join our office in welcoming Kristy to Messiah College.

MESSIAH 411:

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.

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.

Into the City – New York City

Student applications are now being accepted for the spring Into the City trip to New York City. This career immersion program will take place on April 22-24, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include Bloomberg, WeWork, Warner Music, RedStream Technology, Charity: water, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Museum of Chinese in America, and more! For more information and an online application please encourage students to visit www.messiah.edu/itc. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 4. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the trip will be held on March 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided. Interested students and faculty should RSVP for this info session by March 25 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5gXZ2vt4EOrK5U1. (Attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the Into the City trip.) The Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Development Office collaboratively sponsor Into the City

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.

Dr. Tony Campolo is Coming to Messiah College and area churches March 25-27We are very fortunate to have Dr. Tony Campolo with us next week. Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. You have four opportunities to hear him speak before Easter. On Sunday, March 25, he will speak at 10:30 a.m. at the Grantham Church on “Third Way Allegiance: Following Jesus in an American Empire.” That evening, he will speak at 7 p.m. at Slate Hill Mennonite Church (1352 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill) on “A Christian Witness in a Post-Christian Society” (Q & A to follow). On Tuesday, March 27, Campolo will deliver the annual Peace Lecture at Messiah at 9:45 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. His message is titled “Following Jesus, the Prince of Peace.” That evening, he will speak in an alternate chapel at 7 p.m. in be Parmer Hall, Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on “Contemporary Challenges to Following the Prince of Peace” (Q & A to follow). Both chapels are sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Messiah College. You are invited to come to any (or all!) of these events. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Seibert (eseibert@messiah.edu), ext. 2546.

The Bridge wins Society of Publication Designers award

The cover of the winter 2017 issue of The Bridge (messiah.edu/bridgewinter2017) won a prestigious 2018 merit award from the Society of Publication designers. With thousands of entries worldwide, the SPD’s annual editorial design competition is the largest in the world. Judged by a jury of leading designers, the show produces a unique overview of the year’s best work across print, web, mobile and video mediums. This competition includes not only the best collegiate magazines but the best newsstand magazines worldwide. https://www.spd.org/spd-53-merit-winners/

MLK50, Where do we go from here?

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood outside his room on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. On Wednesday, April 4,  Messiah College will join others across the United States and the world in remembering the occasion of his death by remembering the significance of his life and the difference he made to the creation of a more just society. We will commemorate this day by doing several readings along with a panel discussion. Click here to view the daily schedule.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew leader. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12499. Job related questions may be directed to Pete Ramsey at pramsey@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Registrar has an opening for a full-time associate registrar of Undergraduate Programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12496. Job related questions may be directed to Carrie Widdowson at cwiddowson@messiah.edu.

The School of the Arts has an opening for a part-time performing arts coordinator, beginning July 1. For additional information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12524. Job related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean of the school of the arts, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Designer Purse Bingo

Mechanicsburg Music Alliance, a local nonprofit supporting the extracurricular music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District, is holding a Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Eureka Lodge in Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Prizes are beautiful designer bags. To see photos of the purses, visit https://www.facebook.com/MMADesignerPurseBingo/ Contact Susan Donat for advance tickets.

 

 

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. 

CLASSIFIEDS:

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.

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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.