January 12, 2017

January 12th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For no word from God will ever fail.

Luke 1:37

NEWS

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

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

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

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

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2017 MLK Commemoration Series

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

Employee mileage reimbursement rate change

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

January wellness workshop

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

Here are the details:

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

Group exercise classes beginning soon

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

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

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

Jadu training sessions for spring semester available

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

 

Homecoming Affinity Reunion memo

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

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

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

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of January, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device.

To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at olivia.Snare@messiah.edu.

Spring semester “Pizza with Professionals” series

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

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for summer, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to offering summer employment to a student. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 3 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 24. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu. 

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Job Opportunities

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

For sale

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

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

 

 

January 1, 2017

January 5th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Psalm 51: 10-12

NEWS

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

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

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

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Applications are now being accepted for Into the City Nashville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Annual campus budget forum

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

2017 MLK Commemoration Series

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

Employee mileage reimbursement rate change

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

January Wellness Workshop

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

Here are the details:

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

Group exercise classes beginning soon

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

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

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

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For sale

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

For rent

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

 

 

 

December 22

December 22nd, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Luke 2: 8 – 11

NEWS

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

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

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

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INTERCOM will continue Jan. 5

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

EMPOWER needs a few more employees

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

Christmas week at Grantham Church

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Annual campus budget forum

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

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Job opportunities

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

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

For rent

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

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

December 15

December 15th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

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

Luke 2:15-20

NEWS

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

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

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Employee Christmas luncheon

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

Employee Christmas Luncheon: toy donations

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

Advising a J-Term service trip

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

Thank you for considering!

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

 

Winter Newsletter/Honor Roll of Donors

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

EMPOWER needs a few more employees

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

Christmas week at Grantham Church

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For rent:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 7

December 8th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

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

Matthew 1:18-25

NEWS

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

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

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

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

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Toy collection for Employee Christmas Luncheon

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

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

 

College guitar ensemble in concert Saturday Dec. 10

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

Spring semester early arrivals

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

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

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

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! This fall issue details the academic year in review with a timeline of College events; a financial report; campus milestones; Homecoming; student scholarship; athletic highlights; profiles of students, alumni and educators; and so much more. Please view the online version of the magazine at messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the front lobby.

Employee Referral Bonus Program

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

Safety Committee channel on MCSquare

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

Applications are now being accepted for Into the City Nashville

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

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

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

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

Christmas Tree Fires

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

Fall research symposium

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

Christmas closure access

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

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

Safety recalls

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

Advising a J-Term service trip

Dear Employees,

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

Thank you for considering!

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

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For sale:

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

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

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

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

For rent:

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

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

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

Wanted:

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

 

November 30, 2016

December 1st, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

John 3:16

NEWS:

The Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS) honored Nance McCown, associate professor of communication, with the 2016 Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in Public Relations at a banquet on Nov. 10. The McDowell Award recognizes an individual for sustained excellence in the field of public relations, in both the profession and the community. The award is presented annually in memory of the late senior vice president of marketing and corporate relations with Capital Health System, today’s PinnacleHealth System. Ernie set the standard for professionalism and community service with his good works and lifetime example.

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

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In mid-October, senior Sung Bo (Joseph) Yoon (biology; coauthor, John Harms) was awarded first prize in his section for his research poster presentation at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences hosted at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County campus (UMBC). Messiah College seniors Arielle Raugh (biology; coauthor, Larry Mylin) and Anthony Bogetti (chemistry; coauthor, Roseann Sachs) also presented research posters at the competition, which included more than 280 presentations. Biological sciences faculty research mentor John Harms served as a judge for the research competition.

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Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will deliver two invited plenary talks at I Conferência Nacional Cristãos na Ciência, at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Sao Paolo. This is the first annual meeting of a new organization of Christian scientists in Brazil. Information about the conference is at http://www.cristaosnaciencia.org.br/conferencia/.

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Messiah College, Design as Service was invited to participate in a special report that Graphic Design: USA publishes each fall entitled “Socially Responsible and Sustainable Design.” The professional design organization spotlighted a dozen designers / design organizations in their magazine and website. Professor Kathy T. Hettinga was asked to write about the work her design students–Francis Miller, April Nguyen and Rebecca Adams—accomplished with the national client Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. The student team designed an award-winning, expansive, illustrated publication, working closely with Director and Chief Scientist Barbara Arrindell of DCS. The Socially Responsible and Sustainable Design issue includes designers from New York to Chicago to Texas that have “embraced the notion of responsibility writ large—linking environmental responsibility to social responsibility, designing for good and positive social change (Responsible Design Matters, pg. 28, GDUSA).” Messiah College, Design as Service is featured on page 46: https://issuu.com/gdusa/docs/october2016

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 1-5. Twelve HDFS students joined Robert Reyes and Raeann Hamon in attending. Robert Reyes participated in a roundtable discussion with more than 200 attendees on “Social Justice Strategies to Address the Elephant in the Classroom or the Family Room: Race and Racism in America –Latino Families and Immigration.” Robert also presented “Use of a Poverty Simulation Workshop and Its Impact on High Order Cognitive Learning.” Annie Insley, a sophomore HDFS major, presented a paper written by Erin Boyd-Soisson (Erin was not able to attend due to her father’s funeral) entitled “The Contexts of Child Abuse: Using an Ecological Model to Help Students Understand the Complex Factors Associated with Child Abuse.” During the same symposium entitled “Engaging Classroom Exercises for Teaching Family Theories,” Raeann Hamon (co-authored with Annette Kolb ’17 FCS—and Sam Wilcock) presented “Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory.” Raeann was also invited to participate on a panel addressing “What Can You Do with Your Family Science Degree? Career Plans and Speed Mentoring” for student and new professional members. Finally, Raeann was presented the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring. Check out the HDFS Department Facebook page for pictures.

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Professor Michael Zigarelli of the Department of Business recently published a book on leadership entitled “Soccer Field, Mission Field: 100 Coaches Reveal How They Play for Something More.” The basic research question of the project is: “What does it look like when a follower of Jesus leads a team?” Coaches who participated in the study have, collectively, more than 1,500 years of coaching experience at the professional, college and high school level.

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Congratulations to Nancy J. Frank, clinical liaison coordinator in the Department of Nursing, who recently became a certified nurse educator by passing the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator exam. Certification as a nurse educator is a mark of distinction for nurse educators who demonstrate expertise in the specialty role of nursing education. Specifically, the mission of the Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program is to recognize excellence in the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator.

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Dennis Weller, conference and event coordinator, has been elected to serve as Regional Director Elect for his professional organization, Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Coordinators – International. This region includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the countries of Greece, Israel and the United Kingdom. Through this organization, Dennis is also working towards certification as a Collegiate Conference and Events Professional. This program encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association.

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December graduate reception

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Reception. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, a message from alumna Erica Young Reitz ‘02, and the presentation of gifts to December graduates from President Kim Phipps. Please register online at attend.com/DG16 to let us know if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Changing counter hours at Falcon Exchange

Effective Dec. 1, the Falcon Exchange will be changing its counter hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make note of this change so that we may better serve our Messiah College community. We are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or department email. Any questions should be directed to Elliott Sternbergh at ext. 7245 or esternbe@messiah.edu.

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here! This fall issue details the academic year in review with a timeline of College events; a financial report; campus milestones; Homecoming; student scholarship; athletic highlights; profiles of students, alumni and educators; and so much more. Please view the online version of the magazine at messiah.edu/the_bridge. Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the front lobby.

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most successful wellness programs we’ve offered in the past is back! EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support. Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach, and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and supported by colleagues within the workplace. We are offering the 8-week program on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. We must have at least 15 employees register for us to be able to offer this program. So, find a friend and sign up today. But please, only register if you are able to attend at least six of the eight sessions. Employees can register simply by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu . Deadline for registrations is Jan. 3, 2017.

Habitat for Humanity — Home for the Holidays Concert

The popular “Home for the Holidays” concert presented by the Eaken Piano Trio will return for the 26th consecutive year. This year’s show will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center, 340 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania at 7 p.m. For further information, go to the following link. http://harrisburghabitat.org/event/27th-home-for-the-holidays-show/

Office of Conference and Event Services closed

The Office of Conference and Event Services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. – 2.p.m. In the event of an emergency, please call ext. 6009 for further instructions.

RSVP – Employee Christmas Luncheon

To ensure that we prepare adequately, please send your RSVP for the Employee Christmas Luncheon to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance by Wednesday, Dec. 7. The RSVP card, located on your invitation, is also your entry into the raffle drawing. Please note that you must be present to win. We’re looking forward to a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment!

Toy collection for employee Christmas luncheon

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

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

Still needed: A few good elves

Each year, employees volunteer to help us at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year. It’s fun!

Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 16:

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

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaitlyn Gehris, human resources, at kgehris@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

College guitar ensemble in concert, Saturday Dec. 10

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

Spring semester early arrivals

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

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

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

Christmas break closure

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

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

Safety Committee channel on MCSquare

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

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of December, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thursday, Dec. 15: 8- 9:30 p.m. (athletics/sports majors), for alumni and students
  • Monday, Dec. 19: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting Messiah alumni in NYC area), alumni/seniors
  • Friday, Dec 30: noon- 1:30 p.m. (golden grads), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at Olivia.Snare@messiah.edu.

Open House at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 – 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop, drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717- 691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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Job opportunities

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for the position of communication specialist. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9749. Job-related questions may be directed to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu.

Financial Services currently has an opening for the position of senior accounting analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9747. Job-related questions may be directed to Christine Hartman, director of financial services & controller, at chartman@messiah.edu.

The admissions office currently has an opening for the position of admissions counselor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9736. Job-related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions, at dbritton@messiah.edu.

For sale

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

Acoustic String Bass, $3,500. Romanian made, hand carved. Purchased from Shank’s Strings Shop (Elizabethtown, PA; www.shankstrings.com/home). Lightly used. Excellent condition as per recent re-evaluation by Michael Shank. Price includes bass, padded case ($300value) and other supplies. Also available are two German bows and one hard-sided, zipper bow case. Contact Larry Mylin at lmylin@messiah.edu or text or call Linda at 717- 940-6848.

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

Electric washer and dryer (Kenmore), $50 each. The washer is slightly scuffed due to moving. Prices are negotiable. Interested please email wschultz@messiah.edu or call 717-650-4860 for pictures. Please arrange your own pick up.

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

For rent

Within a ten-minute walk to the college, first-floor apartment with two bedrooms, two baths, study, living-dining area, kitchen, basement garage, fenced-in backyard. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Dec. 1; $925 monthly. Call Paul Nisley at 717-766-4937.

Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen, bath. Has off-street parking. Ideal for young couple or a single person. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Jan. 1; $425 monthly. Call Paul Nisley at 717-766-4937.

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

One bedroom/1 bath apartment in quiet Colonial Park neighborhood available Feb. 15, 2017. Thirty minutes from the College. Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile floor includes stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Laminate flooring in living room. Carpet in bedroom. Walk in closet in bedroom. In wall air conditioner in bedroom. Coin operated laundry on premises. Storage locker in basement. 1 reserved parking spot in addition to on-street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, and trash removal. Tenant pays electric, cable, phone. Rent: $600/month. One month rent and $600 security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at 717.648.7573 or billsrentals@comcast.net.

Wanted:

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

November, 17

November 17th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all his people I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1: 15-16

NEWS:

Dennis Weller, conference and event coordinator, has been elected to serve as Regional Director Elect for his professional organization, Association of Collegiate Conference & Event Coordinators – International. This region includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the countries of Greece, Israel and the United Kingdom. Through this organization, Dennis is also working towards certification as a Collegiate Conference and Events Professional. This program encourages expanded knowledge through individual inquiry, participation in the profession and the Association.

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science was well represented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 1-5. Twelve HDFS students joined Robert Reyes and Raeann Hamon in attending. Robert Reyes participated in a roundtable discussion with more than 200 attendees on “Social Justice Strategies to Address the Elephant in the Classroom or the Family Room: Race and Racism in America –Latino Families and Immigration.” Robert also presented “Use of a Poverty Simulation Workshop and Its Impact on High Order Cognitive Learning.” Annie Insley, a sophomore HDFS major, presented a paper written by Erin Boyd-Soisson (Erin was not able to attend due to her father’s funeral) entitled “The Contexts of Child Abuse: Using an Ecological Model to Help Students Understand the Complex Factors Associated with Child Abuse.” During the same symposium entitled “Engaging Classroom Exercises for Teaching Family Theories,” Raeann Hamon (co-authored with Annette Kolb ’17 FCS—and Sam Wilcock) presented “Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory.” Raeann was also invited to participate on a panel addressing “What Can You Do with Your Family Science Degree? Career Plans and Speed Mentoring” for student and new professional members. Finally, Raeann was presented the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring. Check out the HDFS Department Facebook page for pictures.

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Last year’s opera production, ”The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland–presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance and directed by Dr. Damian Savarino–received 2nd Place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production competition for the 2015-2016 season. Other productions which placed in the same division were produced by Western Washington University and the University of Montana. This is the second Messiah College production in three years to place in this competition – Dr. Savarino’s production of ”The Medium” by Gian Carlo Menotti received 1st Place in the 2013-2014 season.

MESSIAH 411:

No Intercom on Nov. 24

Due to Thanksgiving, the Intercom will not publish Nov. 24. The next issue will be Dec. 1. Thank you for your understanding.

Library special projects fund call for proposals; deadline Dec. 9

The Library and Library Committee are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the library Special Projects Fund. This Fund allows departments, faculty or programs to improve the library collection by applying for and using additional funds from outside their department library allocation. The distribution of funds will be determined through a proposal process coordinated by the Library Committee. Faculty, departments or programs are invited to submit proposals for the Special Projects Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Dec. 9.

We invite proposals that would build the library collection in the following ways:

  1. Support new majors, programs or curricular concentrations (undergraduate)
  2. Support interdisciplinary projects
  3. Address underdeveloped areas of the library collection
  4. Make one-time, large purchases such as important reference works
  5. Address changing media formats
  6. Address changing cultural or pedagogical needs. Please review the document about this fund on the Special Projects Fund website, http://www.messiah.edu/info/21167/library_services/1877/special_projects_fund, for complete information and a link to the online proposal form, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHupnttxj5gp7REZ6t4HbEIsItCHHX0ot4J48Seq0UuiQ8nQ/viewform.

Please direct any questions about this fund or the proposal process to your liaison librarian. Submit completed applications via the online proposal form. You may alternatively submit them to Beth Transue, librarian/collection development coordinator, box 3002 or btransue@messiah.edu. The Library Committee looks forward to reviewing your proposals this fall. 

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 9. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from December 2015-December 2016 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

“Holiday Help” fundraiser

The Agape Center’s International Service-Learning teams are doing a fundraiser in which you can receive help with holiday-related work! Students from all three upcoming outreach teams —those going to Bolivia, Nicaragua and Northern Ireland—will be working with you to complete necessary tasks to get ready for the holiday season. On Dec. 3, from either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., teams of three students will be available to assist with tasks of the following nature: wrapping gifts, putting up Christmas decorations (indoor and outdoor), cooking, cleaning (indoors and out), babysitting or any additional holiday needs our teams are capable of undertaking. This fundraiser is based entirely on donation, and it is suggested that you donate $40 per student for each session. Please fill out the form (link below) to describe what you would like help with and your personal contact information. Sign-ups are open until Sunday, Nov. 27. You will hear from me on Tuesday, Nov. 29 about which timeslot and how many students you will have. If you have a task that isn’t one of the above five, please provide details on what we can do to help you. Thank you for allowing our teams to be able to serve in these communities to further Christ’s Kingdom! If you do have further questions, please contact me, Emily Callon, at the Agape Center by email (nismoffice@messiah.edu) or by phone at ext. 3898.

Holiday open house at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop and drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717-691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Changing counter hours at Falcon Exchange

Effective Dec. 1, the Falcon Exchange will be changing its counter hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make note of this change so that we may better serve our Messiah College community. We are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or department email. Any questions should be directed to Elliott Sternbergh at ext. 7245 or esternbe@messiah.edu.

Nobel Prize Seminar on Nov. 29
Plan to attend the 7th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in Physics, presented by Dr. Niklas Hellgren; Chemistry, presented by Dr. Roseann Sachs; and Medicine, presented by Dr. Michael Shin. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

IT equipment sale
ITS will be having a sale of used computer equipment this semester. This sale will be “Cash & Carry.” If paying by check, please make it out to Messiah College. We have made every attempt to ensure the equipment is working. However, all equipment will be sold as is. No refunds or returns. The desktop and laptop computers available have no operating system and no software installed due to licensing constraints. Outlets will be available at time of purchase to test power if desired. All equipment will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Where: Witmer (old dorm lab next to current dance studio area on lowest level) during hours listed. No Hoffman sales!

When: Nov. 28, 30 and Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dec. 6, 8 from 9-10:30 a.m.

What: Windows laptop computers – $100; Windows desktop computers – $140; Mac desktop computers – $288; Monitors – $10

If you have any questions, please contact Berte Thompson (bthompso@messiah.edu) or Tina Deloglos (cdeloglos@messiah.edu).

EMPOWER is back!

One of the most successful wellness programs we’ve offered in the past is back! EMPOWER is an on-site weight management program that enables participants to move forward in meeting personal goals, provides helpful knowledge in the areas of physical activity and nutrition, and creates a community of support. Through eight weekly meetings, utilizing interactive engagement with a senior health coach, and individual sharing, participants are guided into a lifetime of weight management success, and supported by colleagues within the workplace. We are offering the 8-week program on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19. We must have at least 15 employees register for us to be able to offer this program. So find a friend and sign up today. But please, only register if you are able to attend at least 6 of the 8 sessions. Employees can register simply by emailing Doug Miller at dmiller@messiah.edu . Deadline for registrations is Jan. 3, 2017.

Speaking engagement

Ted Davis, professor of the History of Science, will deliver two invited plenary talks at I Conferência Nacional Cristãos na Ciência, at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Sao Paolo. This is the first annual meeting of a new organization of Christian scientists in Brazil. Information about the conference is at http://www.cristaosnaciencia.org.br/conferencia/.

Needed: A few good elves

Each year, in the spirit of the season, employees volunteer to help with setup, serving, and cleanup at the Employee Christmas Luncheon. This allows our colleagues in dining services and campus events to more fully participate in the event. If you haven’t participated before, or if you’ve had a great time volunteering in the past, we need you this year…and it’s fun!

Please consider volunteering for one of the following time slots on Friday, Dec. 16:

·         Set-up: 9- 10:30 a.m. or 10:30-noon.

·         Serving: Two, 45 minute shifts during lunch; meet at 11:40 a.m. for instructions

·         Cleanup: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaitlyn Gehris, Human Resources, at kgehris@messiah.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The Department of Education hosts Alison Bancroft’s student honors presentation

On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Boyer’s Parmer Cinema, Alison Bancroft will present her student honors project, “Cue 1: Literacy—Utilizing Drama Techniques in the Literacy Classroom.” During the hour, Alison will perform three classroom dramas and feature a nine-lesson curriculum digital book. Says Alison, “Drama has changed my life. See how it can change the way you teach. We’ve got magic to do . . . .” Refreshments will be served.

Student timesheets for week ending 11/19/16

Due to the Thanksgiving Break, all student timesheets for week ending 11/19/16 must be in the Payroll Office by Monday, Nov. 21. This allows the payroll staff enough time to process the timesheets for the Dec. 2 payroll.

P-Card user interface update

Visa has made a number of improvements to the IntelliLink Spend Management system that will become effective for Messiah College on Monday, Nov. 21. Video and quick reference guides can be found at the following link: http://www.messiah.edu/info/21036/instructions. If after you have accessed IntelliLink and familiarized yourself with the new look and have questions or need additional assistance, I will be available in Boyer Hall 337 on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. – noon; Monday, Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The African Children’s Choir

Be sure to join us as the African Children’s Choir performs at Grantham Church on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and rhythmic gospel favorites. In spite of the tragedies that have marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining. We’re looking forward to seeing you at this inspirational performance! Admission is free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the concert. The African Children’s Choir will also be performing in chapel at Messiah on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29. Host families are needed for them from Sunday night until Wednesday morning (Nov. 27-30). If you are interested in hosting a chaperone and between 2-3 children, contact Douglas Curry at dcurry1@messiah.edu.

Choral Arts auditions

Messiah College Choral Arts Society will present Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017, in Parmer Hall.  Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2017, at Messiah College.  Please contact Kelly Athey at kathey@messiah.edu or call 717-766-2511 ext. 3310, to schedule your appointment.  Rehearsals for the Messiah College Choral Arts Society take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.  Rehearsals will talk place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall, in the High Center.

 

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Job opportunities:

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker II – Hostetter/Murray Library. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9691. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

The Collaboratory at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of program manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9687. Job-related questions may be directed to Doug Flemmens, interim director of the Collaboratory for strategic partnerships and applied research, at dflemmens@messiah.edu.

Dining Services is accepting applications for the position of catering supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9557. Job-related questions may be directed to Derrick Trent, catering manager, at dtrent@messiah.edu.

For rent:

First floor apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college, two bedrooms, two baths, study, living-dining area, kitchen, basement garage, fenced-in backyard. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Dec. 1; $925 monthly. Call 717-766-4937. For rent: Walk-in basement apartment within a ten-minute walk to the college. One bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen, bath. Off-street parking. Ideal for young couple or a single person. Includes washer and dryer; oil heat, sewerage, garbage collection. Available Jan.1; $425 monthly. Call 717-766-4937.

For sale:

Acoustic String Bass, $3,500. Romanian made, hand carved. Purchased from Shank’s Strings Shop (Elizabethtown, PA; www.shankstrings.com/home). Lightly used. Excellent condition as per recent re-evaluation by Michael Shank. Price includes bass, padded case ($300value) and other supplies. Also available are two German bows and one hard-sided, zipper bow case. Contact Larry Mylin at lmylin@messiah.edu or text or call Linda at 717- 940-6848.

 

 

 

November 10, 2016

November 10th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

JEREMIAH 29:11

NEWS:

Please join the Department of Music in congratulating all the voice students who competed in the student auditions for the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The student auditions were hosted by Millersville University on Saturday, Oct. 29. As a result, four students either won their categories or were semi-finalists: Britney Yauger, winner in sophomore women (student of Dr. Damian Savarino), Autumn Deck, semi-finalist in sophomore women (student of Dr. Damian Savarino), Sally Graham, semi-finalist in junior women (student of Ms. Elaine Henderson) and Ian Bethmann, winner in junior men (student of Dr. Damian Savarino).

MESSIAH 411:

November wellness workshop

Our November wellness workshop will be presented by three of our nutrition and dietetics students–Brigitte Brady, Brian Hancock and McKenna Welshans. The workshop is titled “Maximize your lunch hour: eat better and keep moving!” The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon-12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Invite a colleague to join you and come find out how you can make the MOST out of your lunch hour.

Annual Authors’ Exhibit: attention educators!

The annual Authors’ Exhibit will be held on Friday, Dec. 9. Please submit hard copies of your publications, exhibits, performance materials, etc. from December 2015-December 2016 for display at this important event held in conjunction with the New Doc’s Tea. Materials can be dropped off at Carol Hostetter’s office in Boyer 101 or put in campus mail to Suite 3008. Materials will be returned to you following the event.

Annual soup sale

The annual soup sale sponsored by the Division of Finance and Planning is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 pm in the payroll office lobby, located on the first floor of Old Main. Enjoy a cup of soup for $3 or a cup of soup and a bottle of water for $4. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. ALL proceeds benefit local families for Christmas. We are also collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items and diapers for the Silence of Mary Homes in Harrisburg. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy some homemade soup!

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of November, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 8- 9:30 p.m. (government majors), for alumni and students
  • Friday, Nov. 18, noon-1:30 p.m. (Messiah College Alumni Networking), for alumni
  • Monday, Nov.28, noon- 1:30 p.m. (Connecting Messiah Alumni in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), for alumni and students

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at Olivia.Snare@messiah.edu.

Employee Christmas luncheon

Please plan on joining us for the annual Employee Christmas luncheon on Friday, Dec. 16, from noon – 2:30 p.m. As is our tradition, it will be a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment. Save the date!

The Department of Education hosts Dayren Soto’s student honors presentation

On Friday, Nov.11, in Boyer 131, senior Dayren Soto will deliver her student honors presentation entitled, “ACKNOWLEDGING SACRIFICIO,” an autoethnography of her experience through public schooling. In it, Dayren will relate her experiences an English Language Learner and how her first experiences in school would not only be difficult for her, but for her Spanish-speaking parents as well. She explores the common stereotypes of Latinos and their assumed disinterest in schooling and how her parents impacted her education. Come and hear Dayren’s autoethnograhy, as she shares the story that his greatly impacted where she is today. Refreshments will follow.

“Holiday Help” fundraiser

The Agape Center’s International Service-Learning teams are doing a fundraiser in which you can receive help with holiday-related work! Students from all three upcoming outreach teams —those going to Bolivia, Nicaragua and Northern Ireland—will be working with you to complete necessary tasks to get ready for the holiday season. On Dec. 3, from either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., teams of three students will be available to assist with tasks of the following nature: wrapping gifts, putting up Christmas decorations (indoor and outdoor), cooking, cleaning (indoors and out), babysitting or any additional holiday needs our teams are capable of undertaking. This fundraiser is based entirely on donation, and it is suggested that you donate $40 per student for each session. Please fill out the form (link below) to describe what you would like help with and your personal contact information. Sign-ups are open until Sunday, Nov. 27. You will hear from me on Tuesday, Nov. 29 about which timeslot and how many students you will have. If you have a task that isn’t one of the above five, please provide details on what we can do to help you. Thank you for allowing our teams to be able to serve in these communities to further Christ’s Kingdom! If you do have further questions, please contact me, Emily Callon, at the Agape Center by email (nismoffice@messiah.edu) or by phone at ext. 3898. Link to sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/mnRnuUjkHZ7bYs993 *Again, sign-ups are due by Sunday, Nov. 27.

December graduate reception

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to invite you to the December Graduate Reception. Come celebrate those students who are on the threshold of Messiah College and the next chapter in their life journey on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, a message from alumna Erica Young Reitz ‘02, and the presentation of gifts to December graduates from President Kim Phipps. Please register online at attend.com/DG16 to let us know if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Winter walking

Whether we like it or not, one day soon winter weather will arrive and we’ll be walking on ice and snow. When this happens, to decrease your chances of a fall, take a moment to review “winter walking tips.”

Holiday open house at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our annual Holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1- 5 p.m. This event is our way of saying “Thank You” to each of you in the community for supporting us throughout the year. There will be a craft project for children, a story time, photo booth, special discounts in the gift shop and drawings for museum gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717-691-6082 or email us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Creativity and copyright in the digital age

Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Parmer Cinema for a presentation on copyright law and issues surrounding the use of digital images. This program will be informative and relevant to all who create or use images in their study and work, particularly to those in marketing, graphic design, printing and related areas. The presenter, Charles Hooker, Esq., is an attorney whose Harrisburg law firm specializes in intellectual property and copyright issues. He represents the Dauphin County Bar Association’s pro bono “Lawyers for the Arts” group. There will be a Q&A time, so bring your questions and copyright scenarios! –Sponsored by Messiah College’s copyright working group, the visual arts department and DCBA.  For more information contact Lawrie Merz at lmerz@messiah.edu.

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For sale:

Decorative mirror. Very sturdy. (From Pier 1), $35, and wooden accent table, $50. See this link for pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqcyk9gnw1upoxu/AABMz8w6xyS6iAUUeaIhDWpza?dl=0 Contact kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

Maytag front loading large capacity washer, in very good condition. Asking $100. Frigidaire ceramic top stove, in very good condition, asking $200. Gold’s Gym treadmill, seldom used, very good condition, asking $200. I have pictures of the items. If interested, please contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or leave a message at 717-525-4091.

Wanted:

My name is Mallory Hess and I’m a junior nutrition and dietetics transfer student. My housing for this spring semester fell through and I was advised to post an ad and see if any faculty/ staff would be willing to house me. I’m more than willing to help out in any way! I’m currently engaged and will be getting married this summer, so I would only be in need of housing for the J-term and spring semester. Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at mh1514@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

November 3

November 3rd, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

NEWS:

Todd Goranson, associate professor of music, performed a series of master classes and recitals with Trio Atlantis in Karlstad and Karlskoga, Sweden from Oct. 17-23, 2016. Concert venues included the estate of Alfred Nobel and the historical Nedre Ulleruds church, as well as mini-concerts for the Il Sistema music students in Karlstad. Earlier in the year, he performed as soloist and provided a series of saxophone and bassoon clinics at the Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 2016) and served on the faculty of the Masterworks Festival (June-July 2016).

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MESSIAH 411:

Messiah College Choral Arts Society will present Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017 in Parmer Hall at Messiah College. Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2017 at Messiah College. Please Contact Kelly Athey at kathey@messiah.edu or call 717-766-2511, ext. 3310 to schedule your audition. Rehearsals for the Messiah College Choral Arts Society take place on Tuesday evenings (7:15-9:30 p.m.). Rehearsals will take place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall in the High Center.

New resource for teaching and learning: 20-Minute Mentor programs

As part of our Teaching and Learning Initiative, Messiah College now has a 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription that provides access to a broad range of faculty development topics. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful resource for ideas on how to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of their popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/sitelicense/registration.html?v=messiah0927 2. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the authorization code box, enter our group authorization code MESSIAH248 and click Submit

Please note: entering the authorization code is done only once.

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/profile 2. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forget your password?” to reset it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Please do not share the authorization code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call 608-246-3590, ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also email support@magnapubs.com.-Jennifer Fisler, professor of education director of teaching & learning

Training for supervisors of student employees

The Student Employment Office is offering training sessions for supervisors of student employees on Nov. 9 and 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Alexander Auditorium. This training will include an overview of student employment procedures such as hiring and onboarding, disciplinary processes, employment policies, summer hiring, etc. If you supervise student employees and/or handle the administrative duties involved with student employees, please plan to attend one of the sessions. For additional information, contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

Mocktails networking event – Nov. 9

Every year, Eyas, the Student Alumni Council, partners with the Career and Professional Development Center to host an evening of professional development for students. “Dining for Dummies” and “Mocktails” as these events are known, feature networking education for our students, by providing an etiquette dinner followed by a mock-cocktail networking reception. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni. While the dining component is only open to students, Mocktails is a great opportunity to invite alumni back to campus and celebrate their achievements post-college while allowing them to speak into the lives of current students. Because we realize that many of our alumni have a strong affinity with their professors and/or advisors, we hope that you might be able to help identify and invite alumni to participate in this student-engagement, networking experience. Additionally, we would like to invite you to attend and encourage your current students to sign up for either, or both events. Your presence may break down some barriers for our students and alumni to create a relaxed and positive networking experience for all involved.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ashley Sider (asider@messiah.edu). If you have alumni in your circle who you feel would be a good fit for this opportunity, please pass along the details below. We appreciate your partnership in helping make connections and making this opportunity beneficial for all students!

  • Who: Messiah College students and alumni
  • What: Mocktails (featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic cocktails)
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7- 8:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. in Jordan Atrium
  • Where: Messiah College, The Oakes Museum (registration in Jordan Lobby)
  • Why: To assist current students in professional development, specifically focused on networking.
  • Dress: Business casual

Please register at http://attend.com/mocktails2016. Students can register at http://attend.com/eyasmockett2016 for Dining for Dummies and/or Mocktails. For questions or additional information, please contact eyas@messiah.edu.

United Way employee pledge drive launched

Please note: Employee pledge drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual employee pledge drive launched last week and will run through Friday, Nov. 11. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support programs focusing on acute needs such as education intervention. For example, in Cumberland County, 20% of children are not proficient in reading; the numbers rise to 33% in Dauphin County. To begin to address disparities in school readiness and achievement, the United Way sponsors after-school, mentoring and youth development programs. Last year, 12,954 children received critical support through these initiatives. To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address education issues go to https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/we_aspire_piece.pdf. Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services.

You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs) or
  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

  • Friday, Nov. 4: Brian Kipe, 2001 – Preparing for Medical School Presentation; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sach
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: Barb Bingham, 2003, Judith Turnbaugh McCrea 2001, Donya Galen, 1993, Kim Williamson, 1984 – presenting to HDFS classes; sponsoring faculty, Jason Lehman
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Julie Fenton, 2014 – presenting a seminar for the Bio/Chem department; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sachs

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please send an email to alumni@messiah.edu to begin the visiting alumni process and alert the office of returning alumni.

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Job opportunities

The athletics department at Messiah College currently has an opening for summer sports camp coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9630. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising; assistant professor, at jcole@messiah.edu.

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of catering sales coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9661. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Solid Oak Armoire w/crown molding (store 32″ wide TV or computer or can be used for clothing) $225.Doors fold into side of cabinet. Matching Solid Oak Lighted Books cases w/crown molding, One has 5 shelves, the other with 3 shelves and double doors at bottom, $100 each., Bar Stools (3) Black wrought iron with floral tapestry upholstered seats 27.5″ seat height w/scroll back, $20 each or all 3 for $50, Chocolate Brown leather chair and a half wall hugger recliner to flat position, $125. (All items in great condition- non-smoker) Pictures are available upon request. Contact Teri Rader at trader@messiah.edu for more info. Moving must sell these items.

Decorative mirror. Very sturdy. (From Pier 1) $35 and wooden accent table $50. See this link for pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqcyk9gnw1upoxu/AABMz8w6xyS6iAUUeaIhDWpza?dl=0 Contact kblair@messiah.edu if interested.

 

Oct. 26, 2016

October 27th, 2016 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

NEWS:

Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations, recently co-presented at the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) with Craig Kimmel, partner at RLPS Architects. The present titled “The Learning Commons: A Modern Version of the Traditional Library” was to share the importance of developing strong collaborative spaces within college libraries for student success. The presentation focused on the process Messiah College’s team went through to develop programming, the challenges of the construction and managing a RACP grant along the student reviews about the renovated space. The success of Café Diem was highlighted as an innovated way to engage the users of the library, while contributing to the financial model of the college.

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The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce Katie Kalata and Holly Ragan as the newest members of the provost’s staff. Katie comes to Messiah College from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with expertise in the Institutional Review Board and project management. Katie will be serving as the provost’s office project coordinator. Holly Ragan joins the campus community with previous executive support experience and will be serving at the administrative assistant to the Office of the Provost. Katie and Holly replace Joanna Hadley-Evans who has transitioned to College Ministries. Please join us in welcoming Katie and Holly.

MESSIAH 411:

Important reminder to faculty – 2017 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2017 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located at on the ITS blog at the following link: http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/7810

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 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 in 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_material. 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 at the 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 course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, administrative assistant to ITS, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Fauré Requiem to be performed at Messiah College

Messiah College is hosting a special performance of Fauré Requiem on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Maestro Stuart Malina and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will join the Susquehanna Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Messiah, along with the Messiah College Concert Choir and soloists for a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful and comforting Requiem. The program will open with Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.” The Susquehanna Chorale and the Messiah College Concert Choir are conducted by Linda Tedford, director of choral activities and artist-in-residence at Messiah College. All tickets are $35. For more information, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 29 open house

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit the college open house on Saturday, Oct. 29. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at www.messiah.edu/openhouse. We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Upcoming lecture for students on vocation and life after college

WHAT: Special presentation on “Holy Grit: What It Is and Why It’s Important for Life after Messiah”

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boyer 131

WHO: Dr. Tim Clydesdale, author of “The Purposeful Graduate” and professor of sociology from The College of New Jersey, will be on campus to share important insights gleaned from his research of college students across the country on what it takes to transition well to life after college. Much of Dr. Clydesdale’s enlightening research on emerging adulthood, vocation and resilience has been funded through the Lilly Foundation, an organization to which Messiah has been well connected. Please consider sharing this opportunity with students in your sphere of influence!

WHY: For any and all students who are discerning answers to the following questions:

  • What is different about the graduates of today and how they approach world of work as compared to previous generations?
  • What is the difference between students who fly versus fall after graduation?
  • How can students balance “dreaming big and purposefully” with managing expectations and realistic setbacks?
  • What does “grit” look like, and how is it developed?

Questions? Contact the Career and Professional Development Center!

Medical treatment for injured student and employees

When an employee is injured while working and needs to seek medical treatment, they are required to use a provider on our panel of physicians (attached) in order for Brickstreet (formerly HM Insurance Group), our workers’ compensation provider, to pay for their treatment. Students who are injured while working and need to seek medical treatment pose a unique problem because often times they do not have transportation to a provider on our panel of physicians. In addition, the Engle Health Center is not on our panel and, as such, the student risks the treatment not being covered there. Students should not go to the Engle Center for a work-related injury. WORKNET Occupational Medicine on the Carlisle Pike provides transportation to their facility for treatment. If an injured student employee needs transportation, please contact WORKNET to arrange for the student to be picked up for treatment and then given transportation back to campus. WORKNET is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a student employee experiences a life-threatening injury, please call an ambulance immediately. Please share this information with others in your area that need to have this information (such as RDs, dining supervisors, campus events supervisors, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: Any work related injuries (whether medical treatment is needed or not) must be reported within three (3) days via the online incident report which is located in MC Square>EMPLOYEE FORMS>HUMAN RESOURCES>INCIDENT REPORT. It is responsibility of the student employee’s supervisor to ensure this is completed and to provide the attached employee acknowledgement form to the injured employee at the time of the injury to sign and send to Human Resources. If you have questions, please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu.

Open house for occupational therapy

Do you know a current college student or graduate who may be interested in pursuing a career as an occupational therapist? If so, please consider encouraging them to attend an open house for Messiah College’s Master of Occupational Therapy program on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Prospective students will have a chance to tour our state-of-the-art educational facility, meet the program director and speak with our graduate enrollment staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Date: Nov. 2
  • Location: Messiah College, Winding Hill Site
  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

In order to reserve a spot, individuals should call 717-691-6002 or email Stephanie Patterson (spatterson@messiah.edu). More information can be found at www.messiah.edu/mot.

New resource for teaching and learning: 20-Minute Mentor programs

As part of our Teaching and Learning Initiative, Messiah College now has a 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription that provides access to a broad range of faculty development topics. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful resource for ideas on how to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of their popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/sitelicense/registration.html?v=messiah0927 2. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the Authorization Code box, enter our group Authorization Code MESSIAH248 and click Submit Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library 1. Go to www.magnapubs.com/profile 2. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forget your password?” to reset it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call 608-246-3590, ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also email support@magnapubs.com

  • Jennifer Fisler professor of education director of teaching & learning

Faculty development workshops

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning will be hosting two faculty development workshops in November for individuals currently using service-learning pedagogy or community engagement within their courses and for those who are interested in doing so in the future.

Workshop #1 – Service-Learning and Student Impact: Discover How Service-Learning Pedagogy Can Enhance Academic Learning Outcomes and Challenge Students’ Development Beyond the Classroom

Service-Learning can lead to positive effects in academic performance, values, self-efficacy, leadership, faith formation and vocation. Come hear from a student panel the ways in which service-learning has impacted their student development beyond the classroom. Their first-hand accounts will illustrate both positive and negative service-learning experiences they have been exposed to, and most importantly, how service-learning has led to transformations in their beliefs, values, and decisions. Refreshments will be provided. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Library Athenaeum

Workshop #2 – Teaching Tuesday: Exploring Service-Learning Pedagogy as a Means for Achieving Learning Outcomes in Inclusivity and Diversity

Experienced service-learning colleagues Jean Corey, Brandon Hoover and Charles Seitz will speak to the advantages of using service-learning pedagogy to achieve learning outcomes related to inclusivity and diversity in the classroom. Specific attention will be given to reflection and in-class activities that achieve learning outcomes and can be adapted across courses and majors. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in Boyer 131.

For more information regarding the upcoming workshops and/or to schedule an individual consultation related to service-learning, please contact Shardé Hardy, shardy@messiah.edu or ext. 7218.

Training for supervisors of student employees

The Student Employment Office is offering training sessions for supervisors of student employees on Nov. 9 and 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Alexander Auditorium. This training will include an overview of student employment procedures such as hiring and onboarding, disciplinary processes, employment policies, summer hiring, etc. If you supervise student employees and/or handle the administrative duties involved with student employees, please plan to attend one of the sessions. For additional information, contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu.

November wellness workshop

Our November wellness workshop will be presented by three of our nutrition and dietetics students–Brigitte Brady, Brian Hancock and McKenna Welshans. The workshop is titled “Maximize your lunch hour: eat better and keep moving!” The workshop will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon-12:45 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Invite a colleague to join you and come find out how you can make the MOST out of your lunch hour.

United Way pledge drive launched

The annual Employee Pledge Drive launched this week and will run through Friday, Nov. 11. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can choose to help support efforts focusing on assisting the residents in our community living below the poverty line. $5.1 million was returned to local families during the 2015 tax season through the Money in Your Pocket program, a community partnership which helps low- to moderate-income working families better utilize state and federal tax credits. To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address critical issues go to https://www.uwcr.org/images/pdf/we_aspire_piece.pdf. Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. 100% of your contribution is directed to local programs and services. You can • Specify the non-profit recipient • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs) or • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need.

Pledge forms should be returned to Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, suite 3015. Please contact Kathy with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

October is Hacktober for ITS!

Recap for Hacktober:

  • Malware is a program or application designed to harm your computer. You can get this on your system via email attachments, links to malicious websites or downloading programs from third party websites.
  • Phishing is normally done via an email intended to get you to provide personal and/or confidential information via a URL or by masquerading as a reputable entity. When in doubt, go directly to the company’s website via your web browser. Microsoft doesn’t tell you to change your Messiah password.
  • Passwords for your accounts should be not be attached to your monitor or under the keyboard. They should not contain any part of your user ID or any other personal information. Special characters are great in a password, but be aware, not all special characters work across all systems.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Facility maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9614. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

Campus Events is accepting applications for the position of campus events worker I. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/9626. Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at szeigler@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Solid Oak Armoire w/crown molding (store 32″ wide tv or computer or can be used for clothing) $225.Doors fold into side of cabinet. Matching Solid Oak Lighted Books cases w/crown molding, One has 5 shelves, the other with 3 shelves and double doors at bottom, $100 each., Bar Stools (3) Black wrought iron with floral tapestry upholstered seats 27.5″ seat height w/scroll back, $20 each or all 3 for $50, Chocolate Brown leather chair and a half wall hugger recliner to flat position, $125. (All items in great condition- non-smoker) Pictures available upon request. Contact Teri Rader at trader@messiah.edu for more info. Moving must sell these items.

Several items for sale: Maytag front loading washer and GE electric dryer, $125 each or $200 for both. Frigidaire glass top stove $200 OBO, Gold’s Gym treadmill, seldom used, $250 OBO. Have pictures of all. If interested, contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu or leave message at 717.525.4091.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Hope International breakfast

Join us as we hear from Peter Greer, HOPE International’s president and CEO, about HOPE’s work providing discipleship, biblically based training, savings services, and small loans to families in poverty around the world. We’ll learn how HOPE invests in the dreams of women and men, empowering them to use the skills God has placed in their hands to provide for their families and strengthen their communities. Please see attached flyer for details about the event or contact Lisa Brubaker at lwbrubaker@messiah.edu.