August 10, 2017

August 10th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Roman 8:28

NEWS

Please welcome Allen Snook, Messiah’s new data security analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Allen’s extensive experience and security certifications will serve him well in his new role. Allen comes to Messiah from Rite-Aid where he served as an information security analyst and he enjoys volunteering in the community. Please join ITS in welcoming Allen to Messiah College.

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Please welcome Jordan Pereira, graphic designer, to the Office of Marketing and Communications. Jordan comes to us from California State University in Fullerton. A 2016 Cal State grad Jordan has experience working at an ad agency and local California news websites and magazines. Most recently, she’s been working as a freelance graphic designer. Her first day was Aug. 2. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to Messiah College and the advancement team.

MESSIAH 411:

Plan to attend Community Day on Aug. 22

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tues., Aug. 22 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Shaeffer Courtyard, in front of Climenhaga Building (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu.

Free mattresses available

Campus Events will have its annual mattress giveaway from Tues., Aug. 8 – Fri., Aug.11 in the North Complex Main Lounge (fishbowl) from 7:30 to 4 p.m. daily. These are college size mattresses measuring 78x36x8 are available for free. They are 10 years old and show a variety of wear. You will need to bring your own moving power, because our staff will not be able to assist as they are preparing resident halls for student arrivals. No reservations will be taken. Thank you for helping us to recycle the mattresses. Contact Scott Zeigler at szeigler@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Retirement reception for Holly Windsor

Please come and help celebrate Holly Windsor’s 14 years of service to the College and wish her well in her retirement. The reception will be on Thurs., Aug. 10, 4 – 6 p.m. in the 1st floor Alcove in Boyer Hall.

Clarification on employee moves

With the information below, we are hoping to clear up any confusion as it relates to employee moves.

What do I do if an employee is moving from one office to another?

Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: furniture is assigned to an office/space and does not move with the employee.

How will I get keys for my new office?

Complete the Key Request Form found on MCSquare under Employee Forms. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee, under Employee Forms click on All Forms, then under Operations, click on Key Request Form.

What do I do if I have a piece of furniture that needs moved which is not “assigned” to my office/space?

Submit a Maintenance Work Order found on MCSquare http://mcsquare.messiah.edu. Click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

What do I do if computers and/or telephones need to be moved within a space?

Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare Landing Page under Employee Quick Links. Visit http://mcsquare.messiah.edu, click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: computers are inventoried and assigned to specific persons/locations and modular jacks may need to be activated.

What do I do if there is a new employee hired or a current employee departmental transfer? Nothing, this is cared for at the time of hire and/or transfer through internal notification by Human Resources.

Catering department changes

Things are changing in the Catering department in order to make your life more flavorful and easier! With the fall season quickly approaching, we are thrilled to announce our new 2017 fall seasonal menu is now available. Each item was thoughtfully selected to offer an exciting twist on those iconic fall flavors we all love and look forward to, so please check it out. Please visit our website at www.messiah.edu/catering to view the new fall seasonal menu. We are confident that your taste buds will be satisfied and leave you wanting more! The catering website will also contain a new electronic catering waiver form. This form replaces the catering exception form. We simply ask that it be completed at least 15 days prior to the actual event date. While this does make the submission process much more convenient, the policy for doing so has not changed. If you have any questions regarding this, please reference our catering policies which can also be found on our website or contact us at 717-796-4095. We look forward to working with you all and making each event a delicious success!

Changes to employee family ID card activation and eligibility

Spouses and dependent children between the ages of 16-18 of benefit-eligible employees are able to receive a Messiah College family ID card from the Falcon Exchange. Moving into this new academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reset our family ID card system.  To do this, we will be inactivating all existing Family ID cards on Aug. 24. Once an ID card is inactivated, it will cease to work until our office reactivates it.

If your spouse and eligible child(ren) currently have family ID cards and you would like those cards to remain active:

  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account before Aug. 24 and ask that your family member’s ID cards remain active.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.If your spouse and eligible child(ren) do not currently have a family ID card, but you would like them to have a card:
  • Please bring your spouse and eligible children by the Falcon Exchange in person to ask that they be issued a family ID card.
  • Please ask your family members to bring photo ID such as a driver’s license or high school ID.I didn’t see this announcement until after Aug. 24 but would like the ID cards that were already issued to my spouse and eligible child(ren) to be active:
  • You should email Falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah employee email account and ask that your family member(s) ID cards be reactivated.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.Please note the age range of dependent child ID cards is changing from ages 14-21 to the new age range of 16-18. Cards previously issued to dependent children outside of the current range of 16-18 will not be reactivated. If your child is younger than 16, please bring them to Falcon Exchange when they reach their 16 birthday and a new ID card will be issued to them.

Please email Falconexchange@messiah.edu or call us at ext. 7213 with any questions you may have. 

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Job opportunities:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time ADS data entry processor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11415. Job related questions may be directed to Pam Shook at pshook@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time admissions assistant for the visit experience. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11411. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristen Thomas at kthomas@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Snare drum and case. Ludwig Acrolite aluminum snare drum with hard plastic carrying case.Great for school bands. Heads are in good condition. Asking $90. Please call Bill at 253-5196 or balthoff@messiah.edu.

Ikea Kivik Burgundy Chair: $60 – comfortable and in excellent condition. Picture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r7xrm9bsgyy1lc7/2017-08-05%2021.53.04.jpg?dl=0 Contact: lskulstad@messiah.edu

Male roommate. Older Messiah student looking for male roommate(s) to share 3 bedroom apartment in Grantham. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2017

August 3rd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

ROMANS 10:9

NEWS

Please welcome Allen Snook, Messiah’s new data security analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Allen’s extensive experience and security certifications will serve him well in his new role. Allen comes to Messiah from Rite-Aid where he served as an information security analyst and he enjoys volunteering in the community. Please join ITS in welcoming Allen to Messiah College.

Please welcome Jordan Pereira, graphic designer, to the Office of Marketing and Communications. Jordan comes to us from California State University in Fullerton. A 2016 Cal State grad, Jordan has experience working at an ad agency and local California news websites and magazines. Most recently, she’s been working as a freelance graphic designer. Her first day was Aug. 2. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to Messiah College and the advancement team.

MESSIAH 411:

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 August, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thurs., Aug. 17: 8-9:30 p.m. (arts/music/entertainment majors), for alumni and students
  • Mon., Aug. 21: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Boston area ), alumni/seniors
  • Fri., Aug. 25: noon- 1:30 p.m. (general 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 alumniengagementga@messiah.edu.

Enhanced tuition reduction benefit

We are pleased to announce that the enhanced tuition reduction benefit has been expanded effective July 1. The new enhancement allows individuals who are not fully vested in the educational assistance benefit to opt into the program in order to receive up to an additional $3,000 per semester in tuition reduction funds for Tier 1 (Messiah College) only. Please note that employees who opt for the enhanced tuition assistance program will be limited to a lesser match on retirement contributions. The retirement plan currently provides the following benefits:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

2.5%                                      3.0%

5.0%                                      6.0%

7.5%                                      9.0%

While utilizing the enhanced benefit, the Messiah contribution would change as follows:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

1.00%                                    0.50%

1.50%                                    0.75%

2.00%                                    1.00%

2.50%                                    1.25%

3.00%                                    1.50%

3.50%                                    1.75%

4.00%+                                 2.00%

In order to use this benefit for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must submit your request by completing the Tuition Reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug .15. If you have already submitted your tuition reduction application, but wish to add the enhanced benefit for tier I only, please resubmit your request by completing the tuition reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug. 15. The Enhanced Tuition Assistance form is normally due at the end of open enrollment; but because of the policy change, forms will be accepted until Aug. 15. This deadline applies only to this year.

Please contact Su Deitch, ext. 7085, if you have any questions.

Free mattresses available

Campus Events will have its annual mattress giveaway from Tues., Aug. 8 – Fri., Aug. 11 in the North Complex Main Lounge (Fishbowl) from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These college size mattresses (measuring 78 x 36 x 8) are available for free. They are 10 years old and show a variety of wear. You will need to bring your own moving power, because our staff will not be able to assist as they are preparing resident halls for student arrivals. No reservations will be taken. Thank you for helping us to recycle the mattresses. Contact Scott Zeigler at szeigler@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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Job opportunities:

The Fitness Center has an opening for a Zumba group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11374 . Job related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

The Fitness Center has an opening for a group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11371. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at kogden@messiah.edu.

Campus Events (custodial) has multiple openings for both 2nd and 3rd shifts. For information specific to each position, please see: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ford Windstar Van. 1999 white Ford Windstar van for sale – runs great. Seating for 7. Inspected until the end of August. Needs a little work. Asking $1,000 or OBO) Any questions and/or to see the vehicle, contact Chris Moyer at 717-829-6343.

Ranch home for sale in Cumberland Valley School District, 8 miles from campus, 830 W. Trindle Rd, Mechanicburg. $189,977. Move in ready. 1760 sq. ft. Rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths .60 acre lot with a 3+ car detached garage w/50 amp service. All appliances included. Lots of updates-new kitchen counter tops, new sink, newer bathroom, roof, vinyl siding, 200 amp service, windows, paint and some flooring. Hardwood floors thru out, attic which could be finished, workshop room in bsmt w/Bilco door access and large flat yard w/large tree house to play in. Yard can be accessed from W. Church Rd as well. 1 Year AHS Warranty with acceptable offer. For more information, contact Heather Negley at hnegley@messiah.edu, x6890 or the listing agent, Alicia Crone at alicia.crone@cbhomes.com. Link to listing https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/pa/mechanicsburg/830-w-trindle-road/pid_19102404/

Tires for sale. 2 Toyo Extensa all season tires for sale. P205/65 R15. Only have about 5,000 miles on them Asking $40/pair. Call Bill Althoff at 253-5196 if interested.

Wanted:

Seeking childcare. Seeking responsible teenager or college student for childcare August 16-18 for 2 boys ages 7 and 11. Contact Michelle @ msanford@messiah.edu or 207-590-6239.

Male roommate. Older Messiah student looking for male roommate(s) to share 3 bedroom apartment in Grantham. dfogelsa@messiah.edu or 717-623-0735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2017

July 27th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely.
Psalms 59:17 

NEWS

Calia Noelle Swartz was born on Tuesday, July 18 to Tawnee and Brian Swartz. Brian is chair of the department of engineering. Calia joins siblings Avery, Caitlin, Eli and Adelyn. All are doing well; congratulations to the Swartz family!

CLASSIFIEDS  

Job opportunities:

Dining Services has multiple openings for part-time dining service employees on a temporary, as needed, basis. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4443. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time chef 1 (p.m.). For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11315. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Ford Windstar Van. 1999 white Ford Windstar van for sale – runs great. Seating for seven. Inspected until the end of August. Needs a little work. Asking $1,000 or OBO) Any questions and/or to see the vehicle, contact Chris Moyer at (717) 829-6343.

Adjustable Basketball Hoop – $75; Brand New Les Mills Body Pump DVD and weights – $50; New unopened Juicer – $20; Kitchen Aid mixer – $50; Orion 70mm telescope (never opened) – $50; Silverplate flatware (8 place settings perfect condition) -$150; I have pics of everything if you would like to see. If interested contact Joy, fea@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Seeking childcare. Seeking responsible teenager or college student for childcare August 16-18 for two boys ages 7 and 11. Contact Michelle @ msanford@messiah.edu or 207-590-6239.

 

July 20, 2017

July 20th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

NEWS:

We are pleased to welcome Lyndsay Grimm as Messiah’s next director of residence life. Lyndsay has served in Christian Higher Education for the past 10 years, serving in Residence Life at Geneva College (PA) and Westmont College (CA) and most recently as the director of residence life at Grove City College (PA). In 2016, Lyndsay received the Ruth Bamford award by the Association for Christians in Student Development for professionals who have made outstanding contributions to ASCD and the field of Student Development. Lyndsay’s first day is Mon., July 31. Please join us in welcoming her to the Messiah College community. 

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MESSIAH 411:

Plan to attend Community Day on Aug. 22

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tues., Aug. 22 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as the presentation of the president’s State of the College address. Refreshments will be available after the gathering from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn (rain location is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch and the Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to attend the gathering and reception. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cohen, executive assistant to the president, at mcohen@messiah.edu

Employee summer film

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be showing the movie Hidden Figures on Tues., July 25 as part of our See Diversity Anew initiative. Show times are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments provided. No tickets are necessary; please plan on attending the movie during your normal working hours.

Extended library hours

This coming week, due to the number graduate courses being held on campus, Murray Library will be extending its hours. Reference librarians will also be available in the library each evening to help with students’ library needs. Murray Library will be open the following hours:

  • Mon.-Thurs., July 24-27: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Fri., July 28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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For sale:

Love seat, excellent condition, $50; marching band shoes, formal, high-polished black Dinkles, $12/pair, sizes 8/10 and 10/12; silver collapsible music stand, $5. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

Room or apartment wanted. Messiah College assistant professor is seeking a reasonably priced room/apartment for the fall and spring semesters (Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg). Please contact Maya Georgieva at mgeorgieva@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Neighborhood yard sale; Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg. Sat., July 22 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Infant and toddler clothes (boys and girls), toys, and equipment, jigsaw puzzles, quilt blocks, lamps, queen size bed frame, dishes, garden veggies, and much more. For more information, contact Ashley  at aringquist@messiah.edu.

Used android phones needed

Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches computer programming to girls, is looking for donations of android phones for two clubs in Harrisburg. We will use your working but unused android smart phones to learn how to write apps. Drop your phones and chargers by Hoffman 211, or contact Lin Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu for more information. Learn more about Girls Who Code at www.girlswhocode.com.

Opportunities to host international students

West Shore Christian Academy (WSCA) in Shiremanstown has about 20 international students who are journeying with us this academic year (2017-2018). Our students come from different parts of the world and we are in need of families to host these students. Host families receive a monthly stipend to assist with a student’s living expenses. This is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ. Will you prayerfully consider hosting one or two of the following students this year?

  1. JP – 5th grade, male from South Korea.
  2. RF – 8th grade, male from Japan.
  3. SW – 11th grade, male from China.
  4. SZ – 11th grade, male from China.
  5. YM – 11th grade, male from China.
  6. TC- 11th grade, male from China.

For more information, please contact Lilian Schultz, lschultz@westshorechristian.org or Beth Clark, bclark@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

July 13th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;  its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

NEWS:

We are pleased to welcome Dereck Kamwesa, assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment, to the enrollment management team. He spent the last eleven years working at Taylor University, his alma mater. There he led domestic underrepresented and international student recruitment efforts and significantly contributed to the increase in diversity on Taylor’s campus. Dereck’s first day was Mon., July 10. Please join us in welcoming him to the Messiah community!

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Please join us in welcoming Karen Blair to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance. Karen is the HR administrative assistant and is responsible for supporting the recruitment function as well as employee events and the HR portion of the staff payroll, among other duties.

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ID2ID, an initiative established by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) in partnership with Penn State University, launches in July. This program pairs instructional designers across higher education institutions for collaborative engagement through a global Google community. This community will address real-world learning design challenges and opportunities in digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education and learning spaces. Cindi Kerns’ acceptance into this inaugural program maintains Learning Technology Services’ commitment to continued growth in supporting the learning processes for students at Messiah College. http://www.id2id.org/

MESSIAH 411:

Free admission to the Oakes Museum of Natural History

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family this summer, then come visit The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Messiah College faculty and staff receive free admission to the museum for themselves and their families on Saturday afternoons from 1- 5 p.m. The museum is home to a collection of Smithsonian quality African and North American mammals, birds, eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects and fossils. The Oakes Museum of Natural History is located in the Jordan Science Center. We hope to see you soon!

Employee Summer Film

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be showing the movie Hidden Figures on Tues., July 25 as part of our See Diversity Anew initiative. Show times are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments provided. No tickets are necessary; please plan on attending the movie during your normal working hours.

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Job opportunities:

The College Honors Program has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11223. Job related questions may be directed to Dean Curry at dcurry@messiah.edu.

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of the Physical Therapy program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11204. Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson at volson@messiah.edu.

The Department of Athletics has a current opening for the position of part-time assistant swim coach. Please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11251 for additional information and to apply. Position related questions should be directed to Katie McComb, head men and women’s swim coach, at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. Please see jobs.mesisah.edu for additional information and to apply. Position-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, Campus Events, at lprice@messiah.edu.

ITS currently has an opening for the position of helpdesk support. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11256 Position related questions should be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum currently has openings for the temporary, part-time positions of museum teaching docents. For more information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11260 Position related questions should be directed to Helena Cicero, interim museum director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

For sale:

New; never used. Build a model of a manufacturing plant with working tanks, pipes, valves and a pump with this unique construction toy. For ages 10+. Retails for $80, asking $50. Call Carol at 717-480-9556, or email chall@messiah.edu https://www.powsciencetoys.com/Hydrodynamic_Deluxe_Building_Set_p/hdbk.htm

Deluxe Scientist Kit. New – contents still in wrapper. 450+ experiments in physics and energy. Learn how to control, transform and use the various forms of energy. Ages 10+, $20. Call Carol 717-480-9556, or email chall@messiah.edu

Wanted:

Room or apartment wanted. Messiah College assistant professor is seeking a reasonably priced room/apartment for the fall and spring semesters (Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg). Please contact Maya Georgieva at mgeorgieva@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Gungor in concert: THE ONE WILD LIFE ACOUSTIC TOUR Sun., July 30, 7-10 p.m. with special guest LaPeer

We’re hitting the road again this summer on the One Wild Life Acoustic Tour with special guest LaPeer! Each night will be a unique experience. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship at New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene, 16th and Brandt Ave., New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 and available at ncnazarene.org. Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at mrippon@messiah.edu.

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Neighborhood yard sale; Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg. Sat., July 22 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Infant and toddler clothes (boys and girls), toys, equipment, jigsaw puzzles, quilt blocks, lamps, queen size bed frame, dishes, garden veggies and much more. For more information, contact Ashley at aringquist@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017

July 6th, 2017 by dran

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

Proverbs 3:5-6

MESSIAH 411

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting 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 virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month.

For the month of July, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Monday, July 24, noon-1:30 p.m. (Connecting alumni/students in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area), for alumni/seniors
  • Friday, July 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 alumniengagementga@messiah.edu.

Safety in work zones
Road construction is everywhere and that means the potential for more accidents. In 2014, a total of 669 work zone fatalities and over 31,000 work zone injuries occurred. Did you know that almost 85% of work zone fatalities were motorists, not workers? Here are some safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe in work zone areas:
Keep your headlights on in a work zone. It’s the law.

  • Always wear your seatbelt. It’s the law.
  • Slow down. Reduce your speed and obey the work zone speed limits.
  • Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe following distance. The largest number of traffic accidents in work zones are rear-end collisions.
  • Obey road signs and be alert for flaggers.
  • Stay focused and watchful. Distracted driving is never good, but it is even more dangerous in work zones. Watch for brake lights of vehicles in front of you and be prepared to react. Expect the unexpected. Use extreme caution when driving through a work zone at night, even if work is not being conducted.
  • Give yourself enough travel time so you are prepared for the unexpected delays and be patient. Avoid work zones. Whenever possible, travel alternate routes.

Source: Federal Highway Administration

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The College Honors Program has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11223. Job related questions may be directed to Dean Curry at dcurry@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11182. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Apartment/roommate needed
Messiah College graduate and recent Messiah College employee seeking reasonably priced apartment and female non-smoking roommate. Searching for an apartment within 20 minutes of Winding Hill’s campus (preferably not in Harrisburg). Please contact Leah Wagner at lwagner@messiah.edu if interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Gungor in concert: THE ONE WILD LIFE ACOUSTIC TOUR
Sunday, July 30, 7-10 p.m. with special guest LaPeer

We’re hitting the road again this summer on the One Wild Life Acoustic Tour with special guest LaPeer! Each night will be a unique experience. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship at New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene 16th & Brandt Ave, New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 & available at ncnazarene.org. Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at mrippon@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 29, 2017

June 28th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart

For they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

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

Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and humankind.

Proverbs 3: 1- 4

NEWS:

Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson, from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, served as co-chairs for the 2017 Family Science Association’s (FSA) Teaching Family Science Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Since FSA does not have any paid staff, Hamon and Boyd-Soisson were responsible for selecting and contracting a hotel, choosing meal menus and working with restaurants, booking Junkanoo rush performers, preparing and announcing a call for proposals, processing presentation submissions and developing a program, communicating with conference presenters and attendees, and all other logistics for the conference. A record number of participants attended the conference, so FSA accrued many new members as a result. Boyd-Soisson and Lori Smolleck also presented “Assessment of Toy Assignment” and Hamon (with Alexis Phillippi, HDFS ’17) presented “Evaluating a Family Life Education Methodology Course: Student Self-Assessment and Personal Reflections.”

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A Collaboratory team returned on June 13 from Burkina Faso. Four projects were represented on this team: Prosthetic Knee for Burkina Faso; Aeroponics; Energy Monitoring and Management System (EMMS); and Mechanized Percussion Well Drilling (MPWD). These teams worked with Serving in Missions (SIM) and Open Door Development in the remote area of Mahadaga. Michelle Lockwood (engineering) and Tom Austin (Collaboratory associate) advised the team, which included engineering students Vaughn Chambers, Andrew Dunmire, Althea Mavros, Aaron Mishler, Erin Sharkey and Joseph Wambach. Team’s blog: https://collabburkinasu17.wordpress.com/

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Design as Service students Ha Sung Kang, Emily Worth and Stefanie Hadiwidjaja, as part of a five-person team of interdisciplinary, intercollegiate students, progressed to the final phase of the global transdisciplinary design competition, Wege, focused on solutions to environmental problems through sustainability and a circular economy. Professor Kathy T. Hettinga’s students collaborated with Grand Valley State Colleges natural resource students and the Design as Service non-profit client Damascus Citizen for Sustainability, which includes scientists Barbara Arrindell and Ted Auch. The MC team progressed to the final round in a field of teams representing 17 countries from China to the Netherlands to Zimbabwe. The design students also designed a 16-page publication of infographics and illustrations titled “Limited Energy” for Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. http://www.wegeprize.org/news/2016/12/19/teams-announced-for-wege-prize-2017

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From the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure, or term-tenure renewal effective August 1:

Term-tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

Damian Savarino, Department of Music

Term-tenure and promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Todd Goranson, Department of Music

Thomas Soerens, Department of Engineering

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Douglas Phillippy, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics

Kim Yunez, Department of Modern Languages

Term-tenure:

Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of Biopsychology 

Term-tenure renewal:

Edward Arke, professor of communication

Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music education

Richard Crane, associate professor of theology

Timothy Dixon, professor of music

John Fea, professor of American history

Daniel Finch, professor of art

Raeann R. Hamon, professor of family science and gerontology

John Harms, associate professor of biological sciences

Bernardo Michael, professor of history

David Pettegrew, associate professor of history

Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies

Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish

Roseann Sachs, professor of chemistry

Brian Smith, associate professor of Hebrew Bible

Timothy VanDyke, associate professor of engineering

David L. Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history

Norman Wilson, professor of history

Kathryn A. Witt, professor of dietetics

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Several Department of Safety employees were honored with the Robert Bunker Award for Outstanding Performance at the 64th Annual Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association conference on June 26 in Princeton, New Jersey. The Bunker Award is presented to an individual employed by a member institution’s security or police department who performed an act which exhibited a risk to life or safety in the course of his or her duties or who performed a life-saving action requiring the highest of professional conduct. Congratulations to dispatcher Steve Smith, Officer Gary Gochenaur, Joshua Armstrong and Carl Meiss as well as supervisor Kevin Prest for their dedication to the safety of the students and employees on our campus.

MESSIAH 411:

Enrollment management welcomes a new employee

The Admissions Office would like to welcome Darlene Baral to our office. She has accepted the position of application processor. Darlene worked as a data entry clerk in the admissions office several years ago. We are pleased that she is returning!

Spring Bridge is here!

Does practice make perfect? Check out the spring Bridge feature 10,000 Hours, in which author Malcolm Gladwell delves into the topic of mastery. What does it take to master a skill? From solving a Rubiks cube to composing a symphony, Messiahs experts weigh in. 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.

Earn $300 with the employee referral bonus program

Refer candidates for campus events positions and earn $300! The Department of Campus Events has multiple positions open (see jobs.messiah.edu) and you can help and earn $300 by recruiting and referring qualified candidates through our Employee Referral Bonus Program. Please see the following link for important guidelines: http://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/1275/Referral_Bonus.docx

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America to campus. There will be 1000+ guests on campus beginning Sun., July 2 through Sat., July 8. This is their 44th year on campus.

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Job opportunities:

Campus Events (custodial) has several full time positions available. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu. For job-related questions, contact Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11204. Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson at volson@messiah.edu.

The Department of General Education has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the assistant dean of general education, common learning, and advising and the director of assessment. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11187. Job-related questions may be directed to Robin Lauerman at rlauerman@messiah.edu.

The Undergraduate Department of Education and the Graduate Program in Counseling have an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11114. Job-related questions may be directed to Don Murk at dmurk@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS:

Used android phones needed

Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches computer programming to girls, is looking for donations of android phones for two clubs in Harrisburg. We will use your working but unused android smart phones to learn how to write apps. Drop your phones and chargers by Hoffman 211, or contact Lin Taylor at ltaylor@messiah.edu for more information. Learn more about Girls Who Code at www.girlswhocode.com.

 

 

 

June 22, 2017

June 22nd, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Psalms 130:5

NEWS:

The Development Office recently experienced a restructuring. Because of staffing changes, the following colleagues have new and/or expanded responsibilities.

Bob Feil has been promoted to director of prospect research and record compliance. While continuing his important work in the area of donor prospect research, Bob will serve as the liaison between the Development Office and the Business Office and the Development Office and IT.

Maria Sweeney-Rippon received a promotion to the coordinator of donor records. In this new position, she will be responsible for coordinating the comprehensive donor data record process, including retrieving reports on giving, compiling mailing lists, and preparing annual endowment reports, which includes coordinating the writing of thank you notes that student scholarship recipients send to donors.

Cady Sullivan has been promoted to the assistant director of annual giving, phonathon, and digital philanthropy. In her expanded role, Cady will continue in her good work related to annual giving and phonathon. In addition, she will become the key point person for online giving and related social media fundraising.

Beth Clark, director of annual giving, has generously agreed to add supervision of gift processing to her portfolio of duties. Since more than 80% of all gifts fall under the annual giving category, placing gift processing under the annual giving umbrella makes strategic sense.

Susan Mayernick now serves as a senior development officer and planned gift advisor. In this enhanced role, she will strengthen her focus on the Lancaster county area, as well as increase our collective efforts in planned giving.

Mark Templeton will continue in his role as the senior advancement representative and Heritage Society coordinator, but will now report directly to Bob Brown, director of planned and leadership gifts. In addition to cultivating the Bucks-Mont region (Bucks and Montgomery counties), Mark leads the efforts and activities of our Heritage Society, those donors who have included Messiah in their estate or deferred giving plans.

Pam Thomas, coordinator for gift processing, will now also serve as the administrative assistant for annual giving. In addition to serving as the key gift processor on campus, Pam will provide administrative support to the annual giving team. All donation checks should still be dropped off at Pam’s office, which will move from the McBeth Advancement Center to Old Main 334 later this summer.

Please join me in wishing all of them well in their new roles!

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Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson, from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, served as co-chairs for the 2017 Family Science Association’s (FSA) Teaching Family Science Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Since FSA does not have any paid staff, Hamon and Boyd-Soisson were responsible for selecting and contracting a hotel, choosing meal menus and working with restaurants, booking Junkanoo rush performers, preparing and announcing a call for proposals, processing presentation submissions and developing a program, communicating with conference presenters and attendees, and all other logistics for the conference. A record number of participants attended the conference, so FSA accrued many new members as a result. Boyd-Soisson and Lori Smolleck also presented “Assessment of Toy Assignment” and Hamon (with Alexis Phillippi, HDFS ’17) presented “Evaluating a Family Life Education Methodology Course: Student Self-Assessment and Personal Reflections.”

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Katie McComb has been hired as the new swim coach and aquatics director at Messiah College. Katie was an NCAA Division I swimmer at the University of North Carolina and has most recently been working as an assistant swim coach and communications manager at the Hershey Aquatic Club. Katie takes over the program from Nancy Luley who coached the Falcons for their first 9 years of competition. More information is available on GoMessiah.com regarding the new coach and the fine job Nancy Luley did coaching the inaugural swim team at the college.

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Kenya Collaboratory team

A Collaboratory team of six students and two advisors returned from Kenya on June 11. Two project teams, Rapid Orthotics for CURE Kenya (ROCK) and Cunningham Clubfoot Brace for Kids, worked with CURE International. ROCK successfully trained several local orthopedic technicians who will print custom prosthetics with the use of an iPad to scan patient limbs, software to modify the image to fit the individual and a 3D printer. The Clubfoot team participated in all aspects of Cure’s Clubfoot Care for Kenya and will use this information to 3D print Cunningham’s revolutionary brace and reduce costs. Tim Howell (engineering adjunct) and Scott Kieffer (Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science) led the team, which included engineering students Bekah Forshey, Luke Redcay, Lyndsy Shaubach, Emma Vogan, Daniel Yeisley and Nathan Chambers. Team’s blog: https://ls1420.wixsite.com/curekijabe2017

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Nicaragua Collaboratory/AROMA team

A Collaboratory/AROMA team returned from Nicaragua on June 8. The Collaboratory Block Press team worked with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA). They successfully tested their prototype and made 24 test blocks. The project gained valuable information on the prototype, which will be used to develop a finished version. The team also managed to connect and learn about the Rama people and the community that they hope to serve in the future. Joshua Good (AROMA) and Thomas Soerens (engineering) advised the team, which included grad student Joseph Saufley and engineering students Brenden Good, Samuel Hsu, Jonathan Robinson and Brandon Shirk.

MESSIAH 411:

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

CLASSIFIEDS:

For sale:

Girls bike20″ Schwinn, 7 speed, white; excellent condition. $30; Kids bike – 16″ Razor, orange, incl. training wheels. $10; Dining set – table, 6 chairs, china cabinet. $300 or best offer. Email: nhellgren@messiah.edu or anoble@messiah.edu. Pictures available.

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2017

June 15th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Psalms 145:8

 NEWS:

Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Damian Savarino, recently made his performance debut with the New Jersey Choral Society, under the direction of Maestro Eric Dale Knapp. Dr. Savarino sang the bass solos in Monteverdi’s VESPERS for two performances in Montclair and Ridgewood.

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A Collaboratory team of five students and two advisors returned on June 10 from Zimbabwe. The Solar PV team installed a solar power system on two buildings at the Ekuphileni Bible Institute, where electricity has been very unreliable. Randy Fish (engr) and Dereck Plante (collab) advised the team, which included engineering students: Caleb Bornman, Steven Carpenter, Jessica Kline, David Moretz and Joshua Patterson. Team’s blog: https://solar-pv.tumblr.com/

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Three Collaboratory students (Brianne Roper, Daniel Haas and Lily Gaudreau) of the Diagnostics for Viral Diseases (DVD) team traveled to Macha, Zambia with the BIOL218 Healthcare in the Developing World. May term course taught and lead by Phil Thuma (Johns Hopkins University and Messiah College), Larry Mylin (biological sciences) and Kay Witt (nutrition) to gain information that will aid in future design and direction of the Collab project. In addition to participating in the course, the three Collab students developed a better understanding of needs and limitations for development of appropriate cost effective and reliable diagnostic tests by observing ongoing research and development projects with Macha Research Trust Scientists, or Macha Mission Hospital technologists in laboratories during visits to rural health clinics.

MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following week day groups to Messiah College:

  • June 16, Men’s soccer
  • June 16-18, Trinity Christian Church of Greater Philadelphia, 255 participants, Boyer Hall and Hostetter Chapel
  • June 18-23, Men’s lacrosse
  • June 18-22, Fishing Camp, 34 attendees
  • June 19-22, Softball
  • June 10-22, Girls little falcon basketball
  • June 21-30, Wrestling

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

Safe campus roads

During the summer we have many visitors to campus: children in camps, conference attendees, and community members enjoying the weather. If you are hosting visitors or have summer employees, please remind them that pedestrians should use cross walks; our campus speed limit is 15 mph; drivers must yield to pedestrians; and watch for parked vehicles that may be pulling out into traffic lanes. Just because school is over doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to safe roads on campus.

CLASSIFIEDS

 Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

For sale:

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Marching band shoes and music stand. Formal, high-polished black Dinkles, $12/pair, sizes 8/10 and 10/12; silver collapsible music stand, $5. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

June 8, 2017

June 8th, 2017 by kgarlinger@messiah.edu

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

Psalms 145:8

NEWS:

On May 24, the application of the Department of Engineering to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for a Messiah College SWE section was approved by the national organization. Congratulations to Dr. Emily Farrar, SWE-MC faculty advisor, student leadership and to the department for their dedication to achieving this long-time goal. A celebration for receiving the charter will be hosted by the department in the fall.

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Mathematics Amanda (‘Mandy’) Lohss who was recently accepted as a Project NExT Fellow by the Mathematical Association of America. Project NExT (new experiences in teaching) is a national and competitive professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. Fellows learn together about all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. As a fellow, Mandy will attend targeted professional development seminars at MAA national meetings in July 2017, January 2018, and July 2018. Mandy will be joining our faculty in fall 2017 in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

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The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Holly Myers as administrative assistant. She is no stranger to Messiah College. She provided strong administrative support to the Department of Business and the International Business Institute for a decade before shifting in 2013 to administrative assistant to the graduate program in counseling. Holly and her husband are Messiah graduates, as are their three children. Join us in welcoming her to her new role.

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The President’s Office is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Gehris has accepted the position of executive assistant for the Office of the President. She worked as the administrative assistant for the Office of Human Resources and Compliance for the past year after graduating from Messiah College in 2016. During her four years as a student, Kaitlyn worked as the President’s Office student assistant. Kaitlyn will be responsible for managing the president’s schedule, coordinating events, assisting with presentations and providing President’s Office support. Melissa Cohen will continue in her role as executive assistant to the President and assistant to the Board of Trustees. Melissa manages Board of Trustees communication and oversees the ongoing maintenance of the College’s official documents and records.

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A Collaboratory team of seven students and five advisors returned on June 1 from Oaxaca, Mexico where they completed the construction of a pedestrian truss bridge for the community, working with Trigo y Miel (wheat and honey) through Forward Edge International. The team accomplished their two-week goal of getting the bridge up before the start of the rainy season, when flooding rains keeps some children from getting to the ministry meals. Brian Swartz, Andy Erikson, Scott Heisey, and adjunct Doug Stumpp (all ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Erika Boice, Erin Brenneman, Daniel Gallagher, Daniel Mewha, Connor Reyer, and Nathan Yeoman as well as music and Spanish major Hannah Snavely. Team FB page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=collaboratory%20bridge%20team%20mexico%202017

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MESSIAH 411:

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following groups:

June 9: Harrisburg Academy graduation, High Center

June 9: Manito and Laurel Life, Eisenhower Campus Center

June 11-15: Rotary youth camp, 140 participants, Frey Hall

June 11-15: Women’s basketball

June 12-16: Baseball day camp

June 12-16: Women’s soccer day camp

June 12-16: Summer Theatre Academy, Climenhaga Building

June 14-17: Jazz camp, 80 participants, High Center

New and improved: move request form

A new fully automated employee move form has been designed, thanks to Joe Bennett. Information about this new form is in a document attached to the Intercom, Please begin using this form effective immediately. For any concerns, contact Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations.

Reminder: 2016-2017 performance appraisals due June 15

Performance appraisals for all administrative and staff employees, with the exception of employees in operations, are due on June 15. Operations will continue to review their employees during the month of their hiring anniversary. Customized appraisal forms have been established to better support the environment and requirements of different areas of the college. Other areas of the College may continue, this year, to use the standard Word appraisal forms found in the forms section of the Human Resources and Compliance website. All areas will be required to migrate to customized forms for the 2017-18 appraisal process. If you have any questions regarding the review process, please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources.

New Student Orientation / Welcome Weekend 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, the date for this fall’s new student orientation and move-in day is Friday, Aug. 25. What has traditionally been a Thursday start is now on Friday. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly if your office or department is involved with any aspect of move-in day. The orientation schedule will be posted on the webpage: www.messiah.edu/welcomeweek. Any questions, please contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at silp@messiah.edu or ext. 5240.

CLASSIFIEDS:

Job opportunities:

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time instructional designer. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10992. Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon at sshannon@messiah.edu.

The Campus Store and Textbook Express need help during fall rush. To hear more and learn how to apply see Candy Tritle in the store or contact her at ctritle@messiah.edu, ext. 3050 or 691-6024.

For sales:

Poster rack for retail sale. Make offer. Contact Beth Erikson at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu.

White sheer curtains. 22 brand new white sheers; still in the package.  Size: 60’’ x 84’’, $2.50/ea. Contact Carol Wickey at cwickey@messiah.edu.

Wanted:

FIREWOOD NEEDED! If you happen to have any extra firewood available, I could use it! My family burns the occasional recreational fire during the winter and I need to replenish our supply. If you have it, I will come and haul it away! Please contact Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.