Thursday, April 13 – Happy Easter!

April 13th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Matthew 28:6

NEWS

Dr. Theresa Mannah-Blankson, assistant professor of economics, recently presented at the prestigious International Monetary Fund Conference on Gender and Macroeconomicsat the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. Her presentation, “Gender Asset Gap: Does Access to Microfinance Matter?,” was offered during a session about financial inclusion.

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Dr. Tiffani Worthy, instructor in the graduate program in business and leadership, was a recently recognized honoree in the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 40 under 40. The 40 under 40 program aims to identify and recognize current and future leaders in various industries and in the community (Philadelphia Business Journal). The Business Journal received over 400 nominations this year, setting a new record. In addition to teaching at Messiah College, Dr. Worthy is actively engaged in leading her non-profit All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Foundation, as well as serving as an executive in training and development for one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation. More information about Dr. Worthy’s background can be found at the following link: http://www.messiah.edu/info/21304/faculty

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College Press receives award

On April 5, The Association of College and University Printers awarded College Press its 2017 Impression Award for Green Service. This award honors the college or university print shop whose green initiatives have most demonstrated the importance of environmental stewardship. For supporting these efforts, College Press would like to thank the entire campus community as well as industry partners Print Releaf, Toshiba and Printers Green Resource.

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Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities; Jean Corey, chair of the Department of English; and Kerry Hasler-Brooks, assistant professor of English attended the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend. Along with them, four students from the School of the Humanities—Hannah Eckstrom, Kaitlin Wingert, Ryan Gephart and Joel Johnson—presented their undergraduate research projects. Johnson presented “Notes of a Non-Native Son”; Eckstrom presented ” The Holistic Community Leadership of African American Educators in Harrisburg, PA from 1877 to 1954″; Wingert presented “The Athlete’s Journal: Composition Theory in the Arena of Competitive Sport”; and Gephart presented “An Analysis of Mass Incarceration Towards a Reformed Penology.” Congratulations to these students for the fine work they have done this year, and thanks to their faculty mentors across the School of the Humanities who have supported them.

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The American Chemical Society recently accepted the chapter “Developing General Chemistry II Online: Successes and Challenges of Online Chemistry at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution,” written by associate professor of chemistry Dr. Alison Noble, for its Symposium Series book “Online Approaches to Chemical Education.”

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Messiah College Easter egg hunt

Eyas, the student alumni council, invites you to join Messiah College alumni, employees and their families for the annual Messiah College Easter egg hunt!

WHEN: Saturday, April 22. Check-in opens at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Eisenhower Campus Center, Messiah College

WHO: The egg hunt will be divided into the following four age groups:

  • 9-10 year olds; start time: 10 a.m.
  • 6-8 year olds; start time: 10:10 a.m.
  • 3-5 year olds; start time: 10:20 a.m.
  • 0-2 year olds; start time: 10:30 a.m.

Please register in advance at http://attend.com/egghunt2017. All children will receive age-appropriate treats found in their eggs. Refreshments will also be served in the Alumni Plaza at the conclusion of the event. For questions regarding the Eggstravaganza, please contact eyas@messiah.edu. 

Networking breakfast registration open

Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Breakfast

Topic: Women in Leadership

Date: Tuesday, April 25

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since the last Messiah College Business Alumni “Women in Business” networking breakfast, our most popular event to date. A panel of accomplished women business leaders shared from their significant experience to illuminate important workplace issues and highlight the unique impact women make in the world of business. Our country and communities have changed over the last three years, making it as important as ever to understand the vital roles that women play at work. On the 10th anniversary of the first MCBA networking event, we are proud to resume this important conversation and appreciate anew women in leadership. Join women and men from businesses and other organizations to participate in this timely discussion, guided by a new panel of esteemed women leaders. There’s much more to learn.

Itinerary:

7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | event speaker

9 a.m. | event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location: Eden Resort and Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster PA 17601-4216

Event cost: $15

This event is open to EVERYONE! Register at http://attend.com/MCBA425

Chemistry departmental honors defenses

Elliot Rossomme, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 18 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Electrooptical dynamics of 4-cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl mounted on ZnSe functionalized with alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Noble. Please join us for this presentation.

Free screening of “Paper Tigers” on April 18

The Messiah College Teacher Education Program and the Messiah College Education Association invite you to a free screening of “Paper Tigers,” a powerful documentary film about trauma-informed education, April 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. A short time of discussion will follow. “Paper Tigers” explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic
stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School.
After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, the school saw dramatic results and has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies. Visit the film’s website and view their trailer: www.papertigersmovie.com.

Mennonite Central Committee and Sustainability partnership

Do you have unused or unwanted items in your house you’ve been meaning to donate?!? Bring them to campus
to donate them to Mennonite Central Committee between May 4 and May 13. Find one of the four trailers on
campus near the residence halls, which will be opened from 10 a.m.- 7p.m. during finals and move out week.
Please do not bring items to the Office of Sustainability. To help reduce the amount of waste generated on
campus during the week of move out, the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life partnered with MCC
to recover all those resources that are otherwise trashed. Items collected include: Clothing (wearable and unwearable); household items (small appliances, kitchen utensils, etc.); cardboard, books, paper, magazines;
shoes; electronics; unopened food; unopened hygiene products; and more! All donations will benefit MCC’s development,
relief, and missions work around the world. Questions can be directed to sustainability@messiah.edu or by calling ext. 4785.

Physics demo show

The Messiah College Physics Club invites you to a fun and interactive demo show on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Demos will include fire and lasers, dancing to music, glowing liquids, lightning bolts and more! Bring your friends, kids, grandkids and grandparents! Everyone is welcome!

Join us May 3 at the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Wed., May 3, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 10:20 a.m., accompanied by The Grantham Brass Project. Conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of the Pride in Performance, the Presidental Awards, and the Team Falcon Award. We will also hear from the United Voices of Praise. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Day: Thursday, April 27

We hope you will plan now to participate in Wellness Day events on Thurs., April 27. There will be events happening outside of Lottie from 2-6 p.m., including 9-square in the air, a GaGa ball pit, Spikeball, Pilates, POUND, and music by a Messiah Guitar Ensemble beginning at 4:45 p.m. Indoors, from 2-5 p.m., will be our Wellness Fair in Brubaker featuring valuable health information as well as numerous health screenings. Everything is free. Attendees will also qualify for our prize drawings!

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Job opportunities:

The School of Science, Engineering and Health currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10459. Job-related questions may be directed to Angela Hare, dean, at ahare@messiah.edu

The School of the Arts at Messiah College currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of the Arts and to the chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. For additional information, and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10491 Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

The Office of Financial Operations is accepting applications for the position of Falcon Exchange representative. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10254. Job-related questions may be directed to Lora Harper, manager of financial services, Falcon Exchange, at lharper@messiah.edu.

For sale:

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 159,000 miles. Fair condition. New inspection good for a year, check engine light is on, but runs fine. Asking $2,200. Contact baumen@messiah.edu

 

April 6, 2017

April 6th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

John: 3-16

NEWS

Bill Strausbaugh, vice president for information systems/associate provost, was asked by Middle States to be part of a two-person team to review innovative start-up proposals submitted to the federal EQUIP program. In 2015, the federal Department of Education launched the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment to provide low-income students with access to new models of education and training. Federal financial aid resources are made available to students in these programs. The Department of Education works with regional accrediting agencies to approve such proposals. One of the programs Bill reviewed involves a partnership between Wilmington University (a regionally accredited university), Zip Code (an organization that trains programmers), and Hacker Rank (an organization that evaluates programmer’s abilities). Students learn programming skills to begin earning an income and then bachelor’s degree options are made available to them through the university.

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Faculty members Jesse Kleingardner, Alison Noble, Anne Reeve, Roseann Sachs and Rick Schaeffer and students Ravenia Arnold, Anthony Bogetti, Autumnn Merrill, Emily Reale, Elliot Rossomme and Megan Steves attended the 253rd National American Chemical Society in San Francisco, April 2-6. Each student presented his or her research conducted at Messiah, and three of the faculty members presented his or her scholarship at a peer-reviewed session.

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Tailgating for Jobs

The Tailgating for Jobs event will be held Wed., April 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the visitor’s parking lot in front of Eisenhower. The Career and Professional Development Center is hosting this first-ever event which features over 35 employers. These employers will be recruiting students for jobs and internships in a casual and fun atmosphere. Freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Please encourage your students to attend. Educators are welcomed.

President’s “open door” day

President Phipps will host an ”open door” day on Thurs., April 27 from 1 -4 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. This will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 206 starting at 1 p.m. on April 27.

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

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 5 – July 28, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students, courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 7 and runs through May 26. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Irish comedy “The Shaughraun” continues this weekend

Experience the joys of a classic Irish comedy! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present “The Shaughraun,” continuing its run this weekend in Miller Theater. Set against the secret Fenian Uprising in Ireland in 1866, “The Shaughraun” is the comic masterpiece of Ireland’s undisputed master of melodrama. Desperate forbidden passions! Damsels in distress! Mustached villains! And a charismatic hero! All conspire for a delightful Irish romp. “The Shaughraun” runs March 30-April 2 and April 6-9. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Chemistry departmental honors defenses

Anthony Bogetti, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 11 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Biocatalytic Reduction of Ketones and Imines” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Roseann Sachs. Please join us for this presentation.

Elliot Rossomme, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 18 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Electrooptical dynamics of 4-cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl mounted on ZnSe functionalized with alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Noble. Please join us for this presentation.

Clowning around at the Special Olympics

Are you looking for a Service Day activity that’s… a little bit different? Klowns for the Kingdom is a group of (very) amateur ‘clowns’ made up of Messiah College students and employees who dress up, put some makeup on and entertain our young athletes at Special Olympics every year. We’re looking for anyone who has an interest in getting a little goofy, wants to learn how to tie balloon animals or has any skill juggling or even riding a unicycle! Please go to http://bit.ly/2nvKEXq to register or to learn more contact rfritschi@messiah.edu.

Announcing the promotion of Sarah Wade

Sarah Wade has been promoted to associate vice president for enrollment management and will assume her new title and responsibilities on Mon., April 3. This role developed out of a desire to address succession planning and leadership development at Messiah College and within enrollment management. In addition to providing dynamic leadership and innovation in her current role, Sarah has participated in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Leadership Development Institute, a program for aspiring senior leaders within the CCCU. She will maintain current reporting lines for international and transfer admissions and add new responsibilities related to campus visits and events, multicultural recruitment and CRM strategy. Please join me in congratulating Sarah for being appointed to this position!

Free screening of “Paper Tigers” on April 18

The Messiah College Teacher Education Program and the Messiah College Education Association invite you to a free screening of “Paper Tigers,” a powerful documentary film about trauma-informed education, April 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. A short time of discussion will follow. “Paper Tigers” explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School. After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, the school saw dramatic results and has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies. Visit the film’s website and view their trailer: www.papertigersmovie.com.

Payroll office welcomes new payroll coordinator

The Payroll Office would like to announce the arrival of our newest team member, Cindy Briel, who started as the new payroll coordinator on March 31. She replaces Missy Huntington who has moved to the accounting analyst role. Cindy will provide oversight for the day-to-day payroll functions. She will be responsible for tax payments, reconciliations and filings as well as W-2s. She will also provide joint leadership to payroll projects and compliance-related items.

New collaboratory program manager

Angela Hare, dean of science, engineering and health, and Doug Flemmens, Collaboratory director, are very pleased to announce that Lori Zimmerman has accepted the position of Collaboratory program manager, effective May 15. Before coming to work at Messiah, Lori and her husband Tim were missionaries with Brethren in Christ World Missions in Honduras. For almost a decade, Lori has not only been the administrative assistant for the School of Science, Engineering and Health, she has also taken a course every semester including summers, and on May 13, she will receive her Messiah B.A. in business administration. Lori is highly qualified for the program manager position; please join us in congratulating her!

Collaboratory director announced

Angela Hare, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health, is pleased to announce that Doug Flemmens will assume the role of director of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, effective July 2017. Doug has been serving as the Interim Collaboratory Director since July 2016. Educated in mechanical engineering (B.S., Penn State) and manufacturing systems engineering (M.S., Lehigh) and with international management experience, Doug brings significant skill, insight and leadership to a complex interdisciplinary organization. We are very pleased to have him continuing with the Collaboratory!

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 April, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thurs., April 20: 8- 9:30 p.m. (health care majors), for alumni and students
  • Mon., April 24: Noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Harrisburg area), alumni/students
  • Fri., April 28: Noon-1:30 p.m. (young alumni), 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.

Reminder – Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 3

Have you marked the date? We will be gathering on Wednesday, May 3 from 10 -11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. There will be a time of food and fellowship as we gather. More details, including the list of honorees will follow next week.

Powered by Purpose – Leadercast group discount

Messiah College Graduate Program in Business and Leadership is proud to partner with Suasion LLC to bring Leadercast 2017 to central Pennsylvania. We’d like to offer any Messiah College graduate student, faculty or staff member who is interested in attending this event a discounted group rate of $85 for the Simulcast or $93.75 for the simulcast and the post event at Messiah. If you are interested in this group rate, please let Tina Keul (tkeul@messiah.edu) know by April 10 and we will compile a list of interested individuals. We need at least eight attendees to qualify for the group rate. Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, providing participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose, features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. For more information on the leader cast event, click here: http://leadercast.suasion.us.

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Job opportunities:

The School of Science, Engineering and Health currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health. For additional information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10459. Job-related questions may be directed to Angela Hare, dean, at ahare@messiah.edu.

The School of the Arts at Messiah College currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of the Arts and to the chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. For additional information, and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10491 Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean, at rroberso@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Push the Rock Harrisburg 5k

Join us for the first Push the Rock Harrisburg 5k on April 8! The run will be held at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg with a start time of 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit Push the Rock programs in the Harrisburg area. For more information and to register, go to https://pushtherock.org/push-the-rock-harrisburg-5k-race/ or you can contact Aaron Faro at afaro@messiah.edu.

 

March 30, 2017

March 30th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8

NEWS

Devin Manzullo-Thomas, director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, presented “From Second Work to Secondary Status: The Shifting Role of Holiness Theology in the Brethren in Christ Church” at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society in Wilmore, Kentucky (March 3-4). His chapter “Sacred Subjects: Religion and Commemoration in America,” will be published in the forthcoming book “The Association for State and Local History Guide to Commemoration,” edited by Seth C. Bruggeman and under contract with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

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Kristopher Cravey, director of the graduate program in business and leadership and assistant professor of business, recently presented to the Leadership Cumberland Fellows on ethical leadership. The presentation focused on the role ethics plays in effective leadership. Discussions centered on leader character development, establishing credibility among followers, developing an ethical framework, and decision-making in right vs. right scenarios. Leadership Cumberland is a non-profit organization focused on engaging and enhancing leadership that serves the community through identified values. Volunteerism, leadership and shaping the future of the workplaces and organizations that serve Cumberland County are their primary objectives. More information on Leadership Cumberland may be found on their website: leadershipcumberland.org.

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Dr. Randy Basinger, Dr. Jim Lagrand, Dr. Sheila Rodriguez and Dr. Cynthia Wells served as our campus team for the 2017 NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education) Conference. NetVUE is a network of over 200 independent colleges and universities devoted to continuing and expanding the work of the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation from the Lilly Endowment. Cynthia Wells also served on a panel addressing “Christian Faith Perspectives on Vocation” as part of a Pre-Conference session for CCCU institutions.

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Tailgating for Jobs

Tailgating for Jobs event will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the visitor’s parking lot in front of Eisenhower. The Career and Professional Development Center is hosting this first-ever event which features over 35 employers. These employers will be recruiting students for jobs and internships in a casual and fun atmosphere. Freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Please encourage your students to attend. Educators are welcomed.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” on April 11

Join us for a special Holy Week performance of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Mendelssohn Piano Trio members Peter Sirotin, violin, and Fiona Thompson, cello, will be joined by Leonid Ferents, violin, and Michael Stepniak, viola, to perform this prayerful and contemplative but also dramatic setting for string quartet. Interspersed with the performance will be short homilies by community religious leaders. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the School of the Arts. The event is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your ticket, stop by or call the Ticket Office at ext. 6036.

Messiah College Easter egg hunt

Eyas, the student alumni council, invites you to join Messiah College alumni, employees and their families for the annual Messiah College Easter egg hunt!

WHEN: Saturday, April 22. Check-in opens at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Eisenhower Campus Center, Messiah College

WHO: The egg hunt will be divided into the following four age groups:

  • 9-10 year olds; start time: 10 a.m.
  • 6-8 year olds; start time: 10:10 a.m.
  • 3-5 year olds; start time: 10:20 a.m.
  • 0-2 year olds; start time: 10:30 a.m.

Please register in advance at http://attend.com/egghunt2017. All children will receive age-appropriate treats found in their eggs. Refreshments will also be served in the Alumni Plaza at the conclusion of the event. For questions regarding the Eggstravaganza, please contact eyas@messiah.edu. 

Volunteer with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,000 athletes to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games on April 20. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as track and field buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for track and field events, assist in day-of event logistics, or even perform as clowns! Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2017areamspecialomessiahcollege.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2017_Messiah College Special O Volunteer Categories). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? Consider proposing a project. Project proposals are due by March 31: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_09hHAYmIf1vajRz. Off-campus sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day will be available in early April. For more information about Special Olympics or Service Day, please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255. We look forward to serving alongside you!

Employee photo day: Wednesday, April 5

If you are in need of a new photo, spring headshot photography for all faculty, staff and department groups will be Wednesday, April 5, from 2 – 4 p.m. on the patio outside Boyer Hall’s Howe Atrium. In the event of inclement weather, the photography will be held inside Howe Atrium. Please sign up for a time slot and arrive within that time slot. To sign up please follow the link: https://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/600/en/photography_request_form_for_portraits. Photography should take about 5 minutes.

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting open door hours on Friday, March 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation – just stop in and visit with us!

Housing a student for the summer

Over the summer (May 10-August 27) we often have a number of students who stay locally to complete and internship or work off campus. These students are looking for affordable housing and aren’t able to sign a yearlong lease. If you have a room in your home that you’d be willing to rent to a student please send the following information to Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu: your name, general location of you house, monthly or weekly cost, description of accommodations and your contact information. We will compile a list of housing options that students can view if they contact us. Putting your information on the list does not commit you to housing a student. We would encourage you to interview any interested students and if it’s helpful to seek references before offering to house them.

Irish comedy “The Shaughraun” opens today! 

Experience the joys of a classic Irish comedy! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present “The Shaughraun,” opening tonight and running for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for tonight’s opening night performance are also buy one, get one free! Set against the secret Fenian uprising in Ireland in 1866, “The Shaughraun” is the comic masterpiece of Ireland’s undisputed master of melodrama. Desperate forbidden passions! Damsels in distress! Mustached villains! And a charismatic hero! All conspire for a delightful Irish romp! “The Shaughraun” runs March 30-April 2 and April 6-9. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Networking breakfast; registration open

Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Breakfast

Topic: Women in Leadership

Date: Tuesday, April 25

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since the last Messiah College Business Alumni “Women in Business” networking breakfast, our most popular event to date. A panel of accomplished women business leaders shared from their significant experience to illuminate important workplace issues and highlight the unique impact women make in the world of business. Our country and communities have changed over the last three years, making it as important as ever to understand the vital roles that women play at work. On the 10th anniversary of the first MCBA networking event, we are proud to resume this important conversation and appreciate anew women in leadership. Join women and men from businesses and other organizations to participate in this timely discussion, guided by a new panel of esteemed women leaders. There’s much more to learn.

Itinerary:

7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | event speaker

9 a.m. | event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location: Eden Resort and Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster PA 17601-4216

Event cost: $15

This event is open to EVERYONE! Register at http://attend.com/MCBA425

Discount wholesale club memberships in April

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

BJ’s Wholesale Club – To begin a new or renew an existing membership print and complete the attached application. If paying by credit card the application can be emailed to our BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, at akrinerdoorfee@bjs.com. If paying by check, please mail the application and check to Angie Kriner-Doorfee, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 540 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. This membership offer is valid from April 1– April 30. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 or Thursday, April 27 . Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card. This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, you must bring a Costco Special Offer Flyer (contact the Purchasing Department at ext. 6010 for a copy of the Special Offer flyer) and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location April 1-April 30. New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with Executive membership. This offer is available only during the month of April. Store location – 5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA. Please contact purchasing@messiah.edu or call ext. 6010 with questions.

Thank you for your Campus Climate Survey participation

We are so grateful to our community for participating in the Campus Climate Survey that was launched this spring. As a reminder, the survey addressed the prevalence of discrimination and violence within Messiah College. We exceeded our participation goal by 39%, our benchmark set in the last Campus Climate Survey Messiah College conducted in 2007. Your thoughtful responses and insights are so appreciated as we seek to evaluate and strengthen our community.

Chemistry departmental honors defense

Anthony Bogetti, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 11 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Biocatalytic Reduction of Ketones and Imines” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Roseann Sachs. Please join us for this presentation.

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For sale

House at 33 Hellam Drive asking $249,900: Over 2500 square feet in this one-owner home located in nearby Kimberly Meadows in Upper Allen Township just 4.2 miles from campus. Spacious family room with brick fireplace opens to deck overlooking corner lot on .29 acres. Four bedrooms, 2½ baths, second floor laundry, two furnished rooms in the walk out lower level plus an unfinished storage area under the two car garage. House was built in 1990 and is in the Mechanicsburg School District. Contact realtor, Deborah Loving, at 717-579-2141 or email dloving@centralpa.com. Listing: https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/mechanicsburg/33-hellam-drive/pid_16348818/

House located at 121 Victoria Drive asking $235,000: This one-owner home is located just six miles from campus. Four bedrooms, 3½ baths, family room, living room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, large foyer and finished basement with a large workshop and office. It offers a one-car garage, large shed, covered front porch and screened in back porch. There is also a deck off the master bedroom addition added to the house in 2008. The house is in the West Shore School District. For more information call 717-795-9886 or email jones@messiah.edu.

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Push The Rock Harrisburg 5k

Join us for the first Push The Rock Harrisburg 5k on April 8! The run will be held at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg with a start time of 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit Push The Rock programs in the Harrisburg area. For more information and to register, go to https://pushtherock.org/push-the-rock-harrisburg-5k-race/ or you can contact Aaron at afaro@messiah.edu.

 

March 23, 2017

March 23rd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot

A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

NEWS

Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science (along with Sarah E. Murphy, Deborah B. Jacobvitz, and Nancy L. Hazen, U of TX at Austin) had an article entitled “Dyadic and Triadic Family Interactions as Simultaneous Predictors of Children’s Externalizing Behaviors” published in Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies (2017), doi: 10.1111/fare.12225

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Devin Manzullo-Thomas, director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, presented “From Second Work to Secondary Status: The Shifting Role of Holiness Theology in the Brethren in Christ Church” at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society in Wilmore, Kentucky (March 3-4). His chapter “Sacred Subjects: Religion and Commemoration in America,” will be published in the forthcoming book “The Association for State and Local History Guide to Commemoration,” edited by Seth C. Bruggeman and under contract with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

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Kristopher Cravey, director of the graduate program in business and leadership and assistant professor of business, recently presented to the Leadership Cumberland Fellows on ethical leadership. The presentation focused on the role ethics plays in effective leadership. Discussions centered on leader character development, establishing credibility among followers, developing an ethical framework, and decision-making in right vs. right scenarios. Leadership Cumberland is a non-profit organization focused on engaging and enhancing leadership that serves the community through identified values. Volunteerism, leadership and shaping the future of the workplaces and organizations that serve Cumberland County are their primary objectives. More information on Leadership Cumberland may be found on their website: leadershipcumberland.org.

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

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 5 – July 28, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students—courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 7 and runs through May 26. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Volunteer with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,000 athletes on April 20, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as track and field buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for track and field events, assist in day-of event logistics, or even perform as clowns! Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: http://agapecenter-2017areamspecialomessiahcollege.partnershipplanners.org/volunteer/. Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2017_Messiah College Special O Volunteer Categories). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? Consider proposing a project. Project proposals are due by March 31: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_09hHAYmIf1vajRz. Off-campus sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day will be available in early April. For more information about Special Olympics or Service Day, please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255. We look forward to serving alongside you!

Family Weekend 2017 events needed

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2017, held Sept. 22-24! The Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club oversight has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by May. The 2017 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours on Friday, March 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation – just stop in and visit with us!

Housing a student for the summer

Over the summer (May 10 – August 27) we often have a number of students who stay locally to complete and internship or work off campus. These students are looking for affordable housing and aren’t able to sign a yearlong lease. If you have a room in your home that you’d be willing to rent to a student please send the following information to Rhonda King at rking@messiah.edu: your name, general location of you house, monthly or weekly cost, description of accommodations and your contact information. We will compile a list of housing options that students can view if they contact us. Putting your information on the list does not commit you to housing a student. We would encourage you to interview any interested students and if it’s helpful to seek references before offering to house them.

NMR Spectrometer Open House

You are invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry showcasing its new NMR Spectrometer!  Join us on Tuesday, March 28 from 4-5 p.m. in Jordan 364 and third floor lounge to learn about its impact on student learning and research. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Job opportunities

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

Summer childcare.  Mechanicsburg family seeking responsible, active summer child care provider for 10-year-old twins (boy and a girl). Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (starting week of June 5-mid August). No evening or weekend hours required. Offering competitive wage and two weeks of paid vacation. Candidates should be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and reliable transportation to and from work. Previous child care experience and references strongly preferred; first aid training a plus. Responsibilities include basic supervision, active play and engagement (love of soccer a plus!) and transportation to various local activities (access to car provided). References will be requested for finalist candidate. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest outlining qualifications to cgross@messiah.edu.

For sale

43″ Samsung Plasma TV. in excellent condition comes with remote and in original packaging. Asking $275. Pictures upon request. Contact khelm@messiah.edu .

House at 33 Hellam Drive asking $249,900: Over 2500 square feet in this one-owner home located in nearby Kimberly Meadows in Upper Allen Township just 4.2 miles from campus. Spacious family room with brick fireplace opens to deck overlooking corner lot on .29 acres. Four bedrooms, 2½ baths, second floor laundry, two furnished rooms in the walk out lower level plus an unfinished storage area under the two car garage. House was built in 1990 and is in the Mechanicsburg School District. Contact realtor, Deborah Loving, at 717-579-2141 or email dloving@centralpa.com. Listing: https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/mechanicsburg/33-hellam-drive/pid_16348818/

House located at 459 B St., Carlisle, PA. The house is a salt box style house, 1519 sq. ft., featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights, gas fireplace with new stone and tile work, dining room, updated galley style kitchen, laundry/pantry room, natural gas forced hot air heat, central A/C. House has been completely remodeled and updated, including rewiring in the majority of the home, new plumbing, most HVAC duct work has been replaced, new roof, new water main ran into the house, laminated floors and carpeting, some walls refinished, completely painted, new sliding doors and some new windows. Large shed out back and off street parking. Lots of patio space and screened porch on east side of house. Sits on a large double lot on the corner of B and Cherry Streets. Very close to Carlisle schools and Dickinson College. Asking price $175,200. For more information contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

 

 

March 16, 2017

March 16th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:13-14

NEWS

Assistant Professor of Music Damian Savarino recently performed at Carnegie Hall. He sang the bass solos in Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, as well as Mozart’s Requiem Mass, with Manhattan Concert Productions and the New York Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Savarino has performed as a soloist at New York venues with several organizations including Teatro Grattacielo, Distinguished Concerts International New York, Manhattan Concert Productions and Music Sacra. This recent performance marks his sixth appearance in Carnegie Hall.

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2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2017 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, a buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients.

  • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Aaron Faro ‘03
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Kimathi Choma ’97 and Tosha Sampson Choma ’97
  • Alumni Christian Service Award: John A. Brubaker ‘59
  • Alumni Appreciation Award: Dorothy Larsen and the late Ralph Larsen

Cost is $15 per person. Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 24 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/AlumniAwards2017. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (10 seats, $150), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252. For more information about the Alumni Awards or to see a list of previous award recipients, please click here. For questions about the event, please contact asider@messiah.edu.

Events deadline

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

Important dates:

  • April 20 – Service Day: must be an evening event after 5p.m.
  • April 21 – We cannot accept requests for any more events.
  • April 25 – Service Day: rain date
  • May 3 – Reading Day: We cannot accept requests for any more events.
  • May 12 – We cannot accept requests.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” on April 11

Join us for a special Holy Week performance of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Mendelssohn Piano Trio members Peter Sirotin, violin, and Fiona Thompson, cello, will be joined by Leonid Ferents, violin, and Michael Stepniak, viola, to perform this prayerful and contemplative but also dramatic setting for string quartet. Interspersed with the performance will be short homilies by community religious leaders. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the School of the Arts. The event is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your ticket, stop by or call the Ticket Office at ext. 6036.

Summer student employment reminder

If your department plans to hire students for summer positions, hiring proposals are due by March 24. All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department or has worked previously for your department. If you will be hiring a student who has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students who attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

Faculty development: service-learning and student impact

Have you ever considered using service-learning pedagogy to enhance your course objectives and student learning? The Agapé Center for Service and Learning invites you to attend an upcoming panel focused on the students’ perspective of service-learning in the Library Athenaeum from 9:45-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23. “Service-Learning & 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 firsthand 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 provided. For more information regarding the upcoming workshop and/or to schedule an individual consultation related to service-learning, please contact Shardé Hardy at shardy@messiah.edu or ext. 7218.

Family Weekend 2017 events needed

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2017, held Sept. 22-24! The Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club oversight has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino (sscaramuzzino@messiah.edu) by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by May. The 2017 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at www.messiah.edu/familyweekend. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

NMR Spectrometer Open House

You are invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry showcasing its new NMR Spectrometer!  Join us on Tuesday, March 28, from 4-5 p.m. in Jordan 364 and third floor lounge to learn about its impact on student learning and research.   Light refreshments will be provided.

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Job opportunity:

The Office of International Student Programs at Messiah College currently has an opening for full-time assistant director of international student programs. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10344. Job-related questions may be directed to Faith Minnich-Kjesbo, director of the Intercultural Office at fminnich@messiah.edu.

The Office of International Student Programs at Messiah College currently has an opening for part-time immigration advisor, designated school official (DSO). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10348. Job-related questions may be directed to Faith Minnich-Kjesbo, director of the Intercultural Office at fminnich@messiah.edu.

March 9, 2017

March 9th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered in shame.

Psalm 34: 4-5

NEWS

President Kim Phipps and Provost Randall Basinger presented at a Women in Leadership panel at the Council for Christian Colleges and University’s Presidents Conference on January 26. President Phipps also presented on the president’s panel at the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education at Dickinson College on March 3. In both presentations, she shared about Messiah’s commitment to diversity and reconciliation.

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Associate Professor of Chemistry Alison Noble had her essay “Experiencing God’s Love in a Secular Society: A Christian Experience with Socialized Medicine” published in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of “God and Nature,” the magazine of the American Chemical Society. The article is available at http://godandnature.asa3.org/essay-experiencing-godrsquos-love-in-a-secular-society-a-christian-experience-with-socialized-medicine-by-alison-noble.html

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Andrew White wins a Silver Medal from the American Culinary Federation, competing in the Culinary Challenge at the NACUFS Regional Conference. The National Association of College and University Food Services hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Valley Forge March 5-8. Ten college and university chefs competed in the regional culinary challenge after having won their home college competitions. White prepared and served pan-seared pork with a smoky tomato jam and savory grits, receiving third-place honors overall in the competition.

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Jan Dormer from the graduate program in education (GPE) recently added a title to her long list of publications. “What School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners” was released late last year by TESOL Press. In it, Dormer presents school leaders with the foundation, ideas and strategies to not just improve instruction for English language learners, but also to foster richly layered learning environments that embrace multiculturalism and enhance the multilingual classroom to the benefit of all students. The GPE is also pleased to announce the formal launch of the Bridge Center for TESOL website.  “TESOL is a great bridge between people, cultures and languages,” said Dormer. “Through TESOL, we have opportunities to serve and minister to others.” She has created this site to serve as a source of information and free resources for those in the teaching field, the mission field, the service field or for individuals who simply want to help others in their community. Visitors are welcome to download, print, adapt and use anything from the site: http://www.messiah.edu/in…/22225/the_bridge_center_for_tesol

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Into the City Mini to Sight and Sound Theatre

The Career and Professional Development Center is excited to announce the upcoming Into the City mini trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Students will learn more about what it is like to work at Sight and Sound and then enjoy a networking dinner afterward with Lancaster alumni. This event will take place on Monday, April 10. Vans will depart from Eisenhower Circle at 1 p.m. and will return at approximately 8 p.m. There is no cost for this trip. Space is limited, so please encourage interested students to sign up at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4VDv2JbkZuQeEDz. Educators are also welcome to attend.

2017 Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2017 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, a buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients.

  • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Aaron Faro ‘03
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Kimathi Choma ’97 and Tosha Sampson Choma ’97
  • Alumni Christian Service Award: John A. Brubaker ‘59
  • Alumni Appreciation Award: Dorothy Larsen and the late Ralph Larsen

Cost is $15 per person. Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 24 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/AlumniAwards2017. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (10 seats, $150), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717.796.5252. For more information about the Alumni Awards or to see a list of previous award recipients, please click here. For questions about the event, please contact asider@messiah.edu.

Nationally renowned Leadercast coming to central Pennsylvania

Messiah’s graduate program in business and leadership is partnering with Suasion LLC to host a live simulcast of the nationally renowned Leadercast event May 5. Last year’s event was named by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016.” Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose, features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. Registrants are also invited to join the graduate program in business and leadership and Suasion for a follow-up event on campus, “Leadership Per Suasion,” May 18 in Martin Commons from 8-10 a.m., for a panel discussion of area business leaders responding to questions and sharing personal leadership experience. For more event details, speaker profiles or to register, visit leadercast.suasion.us.

Events deadline

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

Important dates:

  • April 20 – Service Day: must be an evening event after 5p.m.
  • April 21 – We cannot accept requests for any more events.
  • April 25 – Service Day: rain date
  • May 3 – Reading Day: We cannot accept requests for any more events.
  • May 12 – We cannot accept requests.

Office of Marketing and Communications to hold social media “Open Door” day

Are you looking to strengthen your department’s social media presence? Do you want to learn how to use the features of the various social media channels? The Office of Marketing and Communications will hold a social media “open door” day to help answer any questions you may have about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Stop in anytime March 15 from 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337 (computer lab) to get one-on-one help! You can contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu or Livia Ungurean, communications specialist, at lungurean@messiah.edu. We hope to see you there!

Summer student employment reminder

If your department plans to hire students for summer positions, hiring proposals are due by March 24. All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the jobs.messiah.edu system, even if the student currently works for your department or has worked previously for your department. If you will be hiring a student who has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students who attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, bconrad@messiah.edu or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

Summary annual report for Messiah College employee welfare benefit plan

Messiah College is required to publish a summary of the annual report for the Messiah College Employee Welfare Benefit Plan. The report for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 is attached. This has been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Winter Bridge available

Check out the winter issue of The Bridge! From celebrating field hockey’s first championship to profiling an avalanche expert, our magazine is packed with campus news, alumni profiles and athletics. Don’t miss our feature about Messiah’s permanent art collection, a collaboration decades in the making.

To view the online version of the magazine, visit 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 the third floor of Old Main in the lobby area.

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 March, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

Thursday, Mar. 16: 8- 9:30 p.m. (engineering majors), for alumni and students

Monday, Mar. 27: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni in the Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Columbus area), alumni/seniors

Friday, Mar. 31: 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.

Fire extinguisher training

Campus-wide annual fire extinguisher training was held during the week of February 27. We had a total of 221 individuals (163 employees and 58 students) complete this training. A special “thank you” to BrickStreet Insurance for lending us the Bullex System. This year everyone who completed both the online and hands-on training was entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Two prizes were awarded during our March safety committee meeting. The prize winners were Melissa Mendez (THEA) and Scott Zeigler (campus events).

International studies abroad (Chile, France, Spain) to visit campus

On March 21, ISA representative Vaughn Thornton, will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study in Chile, France, and Spain. If you are interested in having him speak briefly about the programs to your class(es) or are interested in meeting with him, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at X 6089 or wlippert@messiah.edu.

Also, please feel free to share with your students that Vaughn will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons March 21 and will be hosting:

  • 4 p.m. – general information session (Larsen 237)
  • 5 p.m. – orientation for students applying to Chile, France, Spain for fall 2017 (Larsen 237)

To learn more about these programs, visit:

Faculty development: service-learning & student impact

Have you ever considered using service-learning pedagogy to enhance your course objectives and student learning? The Agapé Center for Service & Learning invites you to attend an upcoming panel focused on the students’ perspective of service-learning in the Library Athenaeum 9:45-10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23. “Service-Learning & 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 firsthand 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 provided. For more information regarding the upcoming workshop and/or to schedule an individual consultation related to service-learning, please contact Shardé Hardy, shardy@messiah.edu or Ext. 7218.

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Job opportunities:

Facility maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance mechanic (zone) second shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10320. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

Part-time seasonal help at local plant nursery, York Springs, Pennsylvania: April through October, approx. 20 hours a week (closed Sundays). Responsibilities include: plant care, sales assistance, garden upkeep; requires lifting and general clean-up tasks. Looking for an energetic, dependable person who likes working with people and working outside. If interested, please email contact information to cseitz@messiah.edu, and it will be forwarded to The Hosta Hideaway.

Summer child care.  Mechanicsburg family seeking responsible, active summer child care provider for 10-year-old twins (boy and a girl). Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (starting week of June 5-mid August). No evening or weekend hours required. Offering competitive wage and two weeks of paid vacation. Candidates should be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and reliable transportation to and from work. Previous child care experience and references strongly preferred; first aid training a plus. Responsibilities include basic supervision, active play and engagement (love of soccer a plus!) and transportation to various local activities (access to car provided). References will be requested for finalist candidate. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest outlining qualifications to cgross@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Bedroom suite including: triple dresser with mirror, armoire, night stand, queen headboard and metal frame. Medium oak colored. Asking $300 for suite. Pictures are available. Contact Beth at bclark@messiah.edu.

Townhome for sale three miles from campus. Move in to this well-kept/clean townhome in English Court. Home features: eat-in kitchen, living room w/access to the deck. Upstairs boasts two nice-sized bedrooms with either being the main bedroom with walk-in closets. Heat pump and central air. Washer/dryer, refrigerator to convey. Plenty of storage space in lower level with two rooms partially finished. Off-street parking and conveniently located to most amenities. Association covers trash, mowing, snow removal and outside maintenance. http://cpml.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=a24e5af3-89b5-4828-8fef-0c791dc7692f&Report=Yes For more information contact Cynthia Tomes at ctomes@messiah.edu.

 

 

March 2, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

NEWS

Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science will be speaking this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Combine is an annual event where college football players, by invitation only, perform physical and mental tests for coaches, managers and scouts. Eric will be speaking to NFL strength and conditioning coaches and sports dietitians on “The Sport Supplement Market: Emerging Trends.”

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2017 Alumni Awards recipients announced!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mock Interview Day set for March 31

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting Mock Interview Day on Friday, March 31. On this day, alumni will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice interview skills and gain valuable feedback from local alumni professionals. Limited slots are available. Please encourage interested students to sign up at https://ttsu.me/iQ0B.

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 3

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

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon award

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

Eligible Groups

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

Criteria

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

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

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the division vice president or provost will hold a lunch in their honor.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Wednesday, March 8. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. Click this link to see the list of past award recipients. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon award nomination form found here. Further information on performance awards here.

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

2017 “Spring Senior Series” debuts Friday night

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The 2017 Spring Senior Series, with the premieres of “When There’s No Leaf Left” and “All Things New.” Join us in Poorman Black Box Theatre at 8 p.m. on March 3 and 4 for an evening of entertainment, created and performed by department seniors. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Office of Marketing and Communications to hold social media “open door” day March 15!

Are you looking to strengthen your department’s social media presence? Do you want to learn how to use the features of the various social media channels? The Office of Marketing and Communications will hold a social media “open door” day to help answer any questions you may have about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Stop in anytime March 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337 (computer lab) to get one-on-one help! You can contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, at dran@messiah.edu or Livia Ungurean, communication specialist, at lungurean@messiah.edu. We hope to see you there!

Nationally renowned Leadercast coming to central Pennsylvania

Messiah’s Graduate Program in Business and Leadership is partnering with Suasion LLC to host a live simulcast of the nationally renowned Leadercast event on May 5. Last year’s event was named by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016.” Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. Registrants are also invited to join the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership and Suasion for a follow up event on campus, “Leadership Per Suasion,” on May 18 in Martin Commons from 8-10 a.m., for a panel discussion of area business leaders responding to questions and sharing personal leadership experience. For more event details, speaker profiles, or to register, visit leadercast.suasion.us.

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Job opportunities:

Help Wanted: Part time seasonal help at local plant nursery, York Springs, Pennsylvania: April through October, approx. 20 hours a week (closed Sundays). Responsibilities include: plant care, sales assistance, garden upkeep, and requires lifting and general clean up tasks. Looking for an energetic, dependable person who likes working with people and working outside. If interested, please email contact information to cseitz@messiah.edu and it will be forwarded to The Hosta Hideaway.

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

 

For sale:

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

Bedroom suite including: triple dresser with mirror, armoire, night stand, queen headboard and metal frame. Medium oak colored. Asking $300 for suite. Pictures are available. Contact Beth at bclark@messiah.edu.

For rent:

End-unit townhouse, two bedrooms, one bath, unfinished basement with washer/dryer hook-ups. Electricity (heat/appliances) and water paid by tenant. Two parking spots. Available April 1. $775/month. Showing Friday, March 3.  Call for an appointment.  dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735.

Wanted:

Old media devices. In search of old electronic devices such as laser disc and player, film strip and player, microfilm and player, reel-to-reel and player, slides and machine, 8-track and player. (I have cassette tapes/player and VHS/player). This is for my son’s project on the history of formats. Please contact Jenell Paris at jparis@messiah.edu.

 

February 22, 2017

February 23rd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Philemon 1:7

NEWS

David Pettegrew, associate professor of history, recently participated in a panel organized by the Leadership Cumberland program on the “Value of Higher Education” as part of a day-long seminar on “Power & Pitfalls of Higher Education.” The Leadership Cumberland program brings together individuals from industry, business and educational institutions in Cumberland County for common conversations and seminars.

Dottie Weigel, assistant professor and director of the graduate program in higher education, presented “Life Beyond the Field: Helping First-Year Student Athletes Succeed” with graduate students Sarah Dillon and Rebecca Sheinfled at the National Conference on The First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Georgia (February 2017).

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Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

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

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

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

Nominations now being accepted for performance awards

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

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

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

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

Campus Climate Survey

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

New ID cards

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

Microsoft PowerPoint training

Have you ever watched a presentation and wondered how they created their PowerPoint? Are you looking to more fully utilize this presentation software? Join us this spring as we dig into the many features of Microsoft PowerPoint. A number of sessions will be offered throughout March, ranging from basic usage for newcomers to advanced tips and tricks and best practices for creating presentations. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, which will be held in the Innovation Zone in Hoffman (Hoffman 106), please sign up through the MCSquare Employee Training Channel. Seating is limited, so sign up today!

Not able to attend any of the scheduled sessions? A self-sign up course is available in Canvas that will cover the same topics and provide additional opportunities for hands-on practice. This course can be completed in conjunction with or in place of the in person sessions. There is no need to sign up through MCSquare if you are planning to only complete the Canvas course. The course can be accessed here: (https://messiah.instructure.com/enroll/F8L99E).

In summary, there are three options for this training:

  1. Sign up through MCSquare for the in-person sessions. More details on each session are provided in MCSquare.
  2. Enroll in the Canvas course using the following link: (https://messiah.instructure.com/enroll/F8L99E).
  3. Sign up to attend the in-person sessions AND enroll in the Canvas course. We hope to see you there!

President’s “Open Door” day

President Phipps will host an “Open Door” day on Thursday, March 2, from 9 a.m.-noon, to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. It will take place in the president’s office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main room 206 starting at 9 a.m. on March 2.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon award

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

Eligible Groups

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

Criteria

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

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

Award

Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the division vice president or provost will hold a lunch in their honor

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Wednesday, March 8. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. Click this link to see the list of past award recipients. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon award nomination form found at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20588/employees/972/employee_forms. Further information on performance awards can be viewed at http://www.messiah.edu/info/20733/employee_recognition.

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

Student Leadership Luncheon set for March 9

Please note—select students are invited to attend The Celebration of Student Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, March 9. At this distinctive luncheon, the Career and Professional Development Center and Advancement will honor and recognize student leaders and their service to Messiah College. Our luncheon sponsor is Clark Associates, Inc., a Lancaster-based company. In addition to a catered lunch, all attending students will receive a gift. Student leaders will have the opportunity to hear from the President of WebstaurantStore, Dave Groff, and Messiah alumni employed by Clark Associates, Inc. Finally, we will recognize two $5,000 scholarship award winners for the 2017 Clark Leadership Award. For more information, contact Susan Mayernick at ext. 7282.

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Job opportunities

The Office of Financial Operations is accepting applications for the position of Falcon Exchange representative. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10254. Job-related questions may be directed to Lora Harper, manager of financial services – Falcon Exchange, at lharper@messiah.edu.

For sale

2006 Hyundai Tucson AWD, asking $2,000 or best offer. This is a V-6 silver all-wheel drive 4-door hatch-back, with 184k miles and a roof rack. This vehicle is in nice shape with good tread still on tires and recent inspection (through Nov. 2017). Great vehicle for a college student. Contact Holly Myers if you have interest at hmyers@messiah.edu or 717-309-5753. See attached photo.

2003 Pontiac Bonneville: 6 cylinder, fair condition, inspected in September, new transmission switch, 2 new front wheel bearings. 129,000 miles. $1,500, obo. Contact Beth Aumen at baumen@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

February 16

February 16th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Joshua 1:9

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

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

Web Services open door hours

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

Community Discount Program at Messiah College

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

Please read each offer carefully:

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

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

Advise a spring break service trip

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

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

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

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

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

Administrators report online

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

Campus Climate Survey

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

New ID cards

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

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 3

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

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Job opportunities:

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

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

For sale:

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

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

Help needed:

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

 

 

 

February 9, 2017

February 9th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Roman 15:13

NEWS:

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

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Rezumania is back, starting Feb. 14

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

Pennsylvania Mathematics Education Coalition town-hall meeting

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Experience the wonders of Narnia like you never have before! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” in Miller Theater. A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil. Students are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets now, as all performances are selling fast. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” runs Feb. 9-12. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at www.messiah.edu/tickets, or at the door as available.

Networking breakfast now taking registration

Topic: Making Networking Work

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

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons

Event cost: $15

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

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

Events deadline

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

Important Dates:

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

April 21 – We cannot accept requests for any more events

April 25 – Service Day rain date

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

May 12 – We cannot accept requests

Web Services open door hours

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

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclement weather reminder

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

Nominations now being accepted for Performance Awards

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

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

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

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

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

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

For sale:

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