Feb. 21, 2019

February 21st, 2019 by INTERCOM

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Matthew 7:7-11

NEWS

Dr. Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, is an author of the recently released 12th edition of the book Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport (Williams, Rawson, & Branch: McGraw-Hill Education).

Karl Bergmann, assistant director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, presented at the South Central District Meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Jan. 29. More than 50 attendees watch his presentation titled “Impairment Based Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI).” This was the first time the district had ever done a presentation that was completely virtual, and it was a record attendance for the district. The executive board of the South Central District of the PPTA was elated by the turnout.

Emily Farrar, assistant professor of engineering, and two engineering students—Emma Vogan and Castine Donoff—presented their work on designing and implementing a system for 3D printing prosthetics and orthotics in partnership with CURE Kenya at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) regional conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 8-9. Vogan won second place and Donoff won fourth place in the collegiate competition for their posters and “lightning talks” on this project. The awards will cover their conference expenses, and their work was highlighted at the SWE awards banquet. These projects are part of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Both students plan to travel to Kenya this summer in order to implement their work with the CURE orthopedic workshop staff at the Kijabe, Kenya hospital.

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Trio Atlantis and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra

March 1, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall Timothy Dixon, conductor Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Trio Atlantis will join the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra in a world-premiere performance of a new piece by Swedish composer Johan Gund. Trio Atlantis is a woodwind chamber music project consisting of three distinguished musicians from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Swedish instrumentalists Britta Holger, oboe, and Nils Erik Hagström, clarinet, joined Swedish-American and Messiah faculty member Todd Goranson, bassoon and saxophone, for a series of concerts in Sweden in 2016, including a recital at the former home of Alfred Nobel. The combination of these three musicians has been described as “stellar,” and Trio Atlantis is excited to be making their U.S. premiere performance. All tickets are $5. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

First Annual Lead and Learn Conference coming to Messiah

The Messiah College Graduate Program in Education announces an experiential opportunity for Messiah students. On March 9, Messiah will host the FIRST ANNUAL Keystone Lead and Learn Conference and Ed Camp. Sessions will be held in Boyer Hall and will highlight the works of educators from our community as they work in collaboration with Messiah students and preservice teachers from our area. The conference is free, registration is free. Join us, as we lead and learn at Messiah! Register using this link: http://bit.ly/2CCRvWg Find more information about sessions at this link: sites.google.com/view/keystonelead Contact Maude Yacapsin for details: myacapsin@messiah.edu

Store closed Feb. 25

The Campus Store will be closed for inventory Monday, Feb. 25. Please plan ahead and make your purchases in advance. We will open again at 9 a.m., Feb.26.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 26 – March 1 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. 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 that 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 FalconLink; type “training” in the search window; and click on All Training Classes. (You may be asked to provide your login). Click on the drop down arrow in the box under CLICK HERE TO SEE AVAILABLE CLASSES and select Fire Extinguisher Training. From the list that appears, select the session you want. Click on the pencil in front of the session you wish to take and follow the instructions for registering. Employees, please inform your supervisor of the session for which you register. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747.

2019 graduate assistant positions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Catawba College (working with Marcus Washington ’05, MA ’14), Bluffton University, Houghton College and Gonzaga University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in higher education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21768/graduate_assistantships/3210/positions_available. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY20

This year’s budget development process will be opening in the beginning of March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Contact Kimberly Hawkins with any questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Help us name the new institutional repository and win prizes!

Funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative, the Messiah College institutional repository will go live in 2019. It will be an online showcase that collects, preserves and shares quality scholarship, creative works and historical collections created by the students and educators of Messiah College and makes them freely available to the world. Make your voice heard and help us name it! Submit by Thursday, Feb. 28. Tell us your idea! http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2cxcszoRX1V0kfz

2019 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Humanities Symposium, going on now through Feb. 22. This year our theme is “For the Common Good,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “For the Common Good.” We are thrilled to welcome the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 21. To find out more about Edelman and our complete schedule of events, go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

Promotion of Mark Graybill

The College has been advertising and interviewing for a replacement to fill the vacant grounds manager position. We received many qualified applicants for this position from all over the region and conducted interviews. I am pleased to announce that the position was offered to Mark Graybill and he has accepted. Mark has been a member of the Grounds Department for 11 years and most recently served as groundskeeper/sports turf leader. Please join me in congratulating Mark on his promotion. Mark started his new role as the grounds manager on Monday, Feb. 11.

Rescheduled date for the Pizza with Professionals with Candoris

Due to last week’s inclement weather, the Pizza with Professional event with Candoris was postponed. It will now be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. The RSVP link is http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PzToIjCeh5J4a1 All interested students and educators are welcome to attend!

Save-the-Date: Homecoming Weekend 2019

Please save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2019, held on Oct. 18 and 19! As a reminder, all events occurring during Homecoming weekend must be approved and planned through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. If you have plans for an event and have not been in contact with our office, please reach out to Ashley Sider, by email or phone (ext. 2490), by May 1. The 2019 Homecoming schedule will be made available by early July at www.homecoming.messiah.edu.

2019 Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2019 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, March 30 from 5-7 p.m. in Martin Commons. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients. • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Melissa (Davis) Stuebing ’06 • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Robert Parker ’83 • Alumni Christian Service Award: J. Ron Byler ‘74 • Alumni Appreciation Award: Eldon Fry Cost: $15 per person Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 15 is required. To register, please visit http://attend.com/award19. As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via Journal Voucher or via 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 questions about the event, please contact asider@messiah.edu.

Honoring Evie Telfer

Many of you have already heard that Evie Telfer is moving on, but not far. After 22 years of pouring out her love and wisdom in ministry to Messiah College students, Evie has decided to serve as a pastor at Messiah Lifeways. Evie will still be active on campus through Easter, beginning her new role on May 7. Since Evie is an outdoor-loving farm girl at heart, some kind of creekside picnic will be planned for formal farewells later this spring. Join us in prayers of gratitude for Evie’s service, for grace for her new ministry, and for the College Ministries search that will commence soon. – Don Opitz, College Pastor

Multicultural Career Panel and networking event

The Multicultural Council and the Career and Professional Development Center have invited a diverse group of alumni to come to Messiah and share about the transition from college to the workplace. They will share their wisdom on unique challenges that graduates might encounter and how they have navigated the transition. This panel will be followed by an opportunity to network with some major local organizations. Event Details: March 7 panel will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Boyer 131 The Panelists include: Blake Lynch, community policing coordinator, Harrisburg Bureau of Police Alejandro Eduardo Garcia, consultant, Deloitte Dr. Paula V. Boulware-Brown, LCP, clinical supervisor of psychological testing, and Psychology Specialty Groups, Caron Treatment Centers Cjloe Vinoya-Chung, MPH, executive assistant, Office of Deputy Secretary, Department of Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Mini Job Fair and Networking:

The following companies will be available to talk with students about opportunities at their companies:

– UPMC Pinnacle

– Giant/Ahold

– Hershey Entertainment

– YWCA of Harrisburg

Event Details: March 7, job fair/networking 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium

Rescheduled Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration.

Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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For sale

Alumcraft Jon Boat.12 ft. Jon Boat with anchor, anchor mate, 2 hardback seats, boat trailer and Mikota electric trolling motor. Asking $400 for all. Contact Jeff @ 717-432-2181 or Denise @ dalbert@messiah.edu.

1-Day Acuvue Contact lenses. New but boxes have been open so they can’t be returned. My teenager’s RX changes by the month. Purchased at Morrison Associates, Harrisburg for $66/box. Asking $30/box. (2) boxes of -2.25 and (1) box of -2.00. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

Miscellaneous items for sale. We no longer have a use for these, but someone else may: bread maker with owner’s manual $15, 75′ heavy duty extension cord $25, (outdoor) post lights $20 each or all 4 for $60 (picture attached) For other pictures, please contact cwiddowson@messiah.edu.

Feb. 14, 2019

February 14th, 2019 by INTERCOM

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

 

NEWS

Senior Lecturer of Applied Health and Director of Wellness Mindy Smith received the Pearl Berlin Graduate Student Writing Award for her literature review “Support for Collegiate Student-Athletes in the Transition to Meaningful Lifetime Physical Activity.” The award is given for meritorious writing to a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina (Greensboro), where Smith is a student.

Karl Bergmann, assistant director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, presented at the South Central District Meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Jan. 29. More than 50 attendees watch his presentation titled “Impairment Based Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI).” This was the first time the district had ever done a presentation that was completely virtual, and it was a record attendance for the district. The executive board of the South Central District of the PPTA was elated by the turn out.

Paul Johns, assistant professor of human development and family science, successfully defended his dissertation titled “Husbands’ Experience of Being Trusted by Their Wives: A Heuristic Study.” Johns completed his Ph.D. in professional counseling from Liberty University in December 2018. Congratulations to Dr. Paul Johns!

Emily Farrar, assistant professor of engineering, and two engineering students—Emma Vogan and Castine Donoff—presented their work on designing and implementing a system for 3D printing prosthetics and orthotics in partnership with CURE Kenya at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) regional conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 8-9, 2019. Vogan won second place and Donoff won fourth place in the collegiate competition for their posters and “lightning talks” on this project. The awards will cover their conference expenses, and their work was highlighted at the SWE awards banquet. These projects are part of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Both students plan to travel to Kenya this summer in order to implement their work with the CURE orthopedic workshop staff at the Kijabe, Kenya, hospital.

Amy Porto, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (Didactic Program in Dietetics category). The award is based on exceptional accomplishments and qualifications in the field. She will receive the award at the 2019 Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting (AME) in Pittsburgh March 30.

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Off-campus program reps on campus

Representatives from several semester-long study abroad programs will be on campus over the next few weeks, and we’d love for you to meet them! Would you consider hosting one of them in your classes that day, allowing them to share the variety of opportunities that our students could have studying abroad for a semester? Monday, Feb. 4 – CIEE (China) https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/programs/china/shanghai/china-global-context; Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Living and Learning International (Ecuador) https://www.landli.org/locations/ecuador; Wednesday, Feb. 27 – LCC International University (Lithuania) https://www.lcc.lt/study-abroad-lithuania/; Thursday/Friday, Feb. 28 and March 1 – Chicago Semester (USA) https://chicagosemester.org/; and Wednesday, March 6 – ISA/Veritas ISA – (South Africa, Chile, France, Spain, and England) https://studiesabroad.com/ or https://www.veritasabroad.com/. For a full listing of these programs and more, please check out our website at the following link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20698/off-campus_programs, and to see how they might work well for your major students specifically, check out our department pages here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20916/im_a/1368/academic_advisor/2. If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting or a friendly little chat please let us know! Please contact the Intercultural Office.

Student applications are now accepted for the spring Into the City trip to Philadelphia

Student applications are now being accepted for the spring Into the City program to Philadelphia! This career immersion experience will take place April 7-9 and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include the Philadelphia Eagles, Visit Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Context Travel, Chatham Financial, the Office of the Mayor, Dell Boomi and more! For additional information and an online application, please encourage students to visit www.messiah.edu/itc. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 14. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the program will be held March 6 from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided. Interested students and educators are welcome to attend and should RSVP for this info session by March 4 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqFjucAw292uHat . (Student attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the program). ITC is collaboratively sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Development Office.

Lecture on Anabaptism at Messiah College

 Join the Sider Institute at Messiah College for its annual Schrag Lecture Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. This year’s speaker is Donald Kraybill, senior fellow emeritus at the Young Center at Elizabethtown College. Kraybill’s lecture, “The Power of Elasticity: A Tale of Anabaptism at Two Colleges,” will describe how two Christian institutions—Messiah College and Eastern Mennonite University—tapped into the theological resources of the Anabaptist movement, often in different ways. Learn about the power and malleability of Anabaptism, a theological heritage shared by Eastern Mennonite and Messiah! The lecture is free and open to the public.

Purchasing card refresher training

Beginning in February, purchasing card refresher training will be required every two years for employees who have a College-issued purchasing card (P-Card or DB-Card). Several months prior to your renewal date, you will receive details about signing up for a refresher class that focuses on common questions and audit issues. Please sign up for a class at your earliest convenience to avoid delays in obtaining your new purchasing card. Questions should be directed to pcard@messiah.edu or ext. 2211.

Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., High Foundation Recital Hall

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio celebrates female composers’ unique contributions to the 400-year tradition of classical music. The program will feature piano trios by four female composers from the U.S., France, Germany and the United Kingdom: Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Rebecca Clarke. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series.

Sondheim’s musical comedy “Company” debuts Thursday

What really comes after the “happily ever after?” Find out this weekend, as Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,”* a musical comedy about the complexity of relationships. “Company” opens this Thursday night and runs for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are also buy one, get one free! “From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, ‘Company’ is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – ‘those good and crazy people [his] married friends’ – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.” – from https://www.mtishows.com/company. “Company” runs Feb. 7—10 and 14—17. 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. * Please note that this performance contains mature content and adult language, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Get your tickets today!

Say hello to Microsoft’s new office icons

ITS has been made aware of upcoming visual changes to the online Microsoft Office365 icons. Initially, this visual change will only affect the online version of these applications. These changes are scheduled by Microsoft for a February rollout.

The Human Library needs books

On Wednesday, April 17, Murray Library and the Office of Diversity Affairs will be hosting the Human Library. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. And what library is complete without books? If you would like the opportunity to be a book and tell your story, please sign up at this link: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D. For more information, contact Liz Kielley at ekielley@messiah.edu. To learn more about the Human Library organization, visit this website: http://humanlibrary.org/.

Store closed Feb. 25

The Campus Store will be closed for inventory Monday, Feb. 25. Please plan ahead and make your purchases in advance. We will open again at 9 a.m. Feb.26.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 26 – March 1 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. 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 that 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 FalconLink; type “training” in the search window; and click on All Training Classes. (You may be asked to provide your login). Click on the drop down arrow in the box under CLICK HERE TO SEE AVAILABLE CLASSES and select Fire Extinguisher Training. From the list that appears, select the session you want. Click on the pencil in front of the session you wish to take and follow the instructions for registering. Employees, please inform your supervisor of the session for which you register. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747.

2019 graduate assistant positions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Catawba College (working with Marcus Washington ’05, MA ’14), Bluffton University, Houghton College and Gonzaga University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in higher education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21768/graduate_assistantships/3210/positions_available. For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dottie Weigel, program director, at dweigel@messiah.edu.

Budget development FY20

This year’s budget development process will be opening in the beginning of March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email in the coming weeks. Contact Kimberly Hawkins with any questions in advance of the budget process at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Murray Library’s February 2019 newsletter

Best wishes from Murray Library for a great spring semester! Click on this link to view our February 2019 newsletter that contains professional news, highlights and a preview of a current library display.

Help us name the new institutional repository and win prizes!

Funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative, the Messiah College institutional repository will go live in 2019. It will be an online showcase that collects, preserves and shares quality scholarship, creative works and historical collections created by the students and educators of Messiah College and makes them freely available to the world. Make your voice heard and help us name it! Submit by Thursday, Feb. 28. Tell us your idea! http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2cxcszoRX1V0kfz

2019 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Humanities Symposium, Feb. 18-22. This year our theme is “For the Common Good,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “For the Common Good.” We are thrilled to welcome the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 21. To find out more about Edelman and our complete schedule of events, go to messiah.edu/cphsymposium.

Visiting alumni program

Tell us when you are inviting alumni to return to campus and we can help.

What we offer for visiting alumni: v Gift bag v Electronic parking pass v Meal ticket for Lottie Nelson Dining Hall v Alum’s name, reason for visit and sponsor listed on monitor in the ECC Commons v Acknowledgement in the Intercom – both sponsoring department/class and alumni What we ask of you: v Give us as much notice as possible. v Complete the online form on Self-Service, General Tab. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click Visiting Alumni Registration. Questions: email Michelle Shellenberger, mshellenberger@messiah.edu

Alumni returning to campus

Visiting alumni update Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Sarah Tomasiewicz, Andrea Grove, McKenna Welshans ’17 and Taylor Conrady ’17 participated in a dietetic internship career panel; sponsoring faculty: Michelle Sanford.

• Wednesday, Feb. 20: Timothy Swartz ’15 and Lynda Heller ’14 are participating in an alumni panel to talk about their careers in biology; sponsoring faculty: Lawrence Mylin.

Friday, Feb. 22 Jean Mosley ’13 and Julien Belmear ’17 are participating in Pizza with Professionals; sponsor: Career and Professional Development Center.

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please submit your request online –Self-Service, General Tab, scroll to the bottom for Visiting Alumni Registration.

Reminders to faculty from the office of disability services

Welcome back, faculty!

As we begin the 2019 spring semester, the Office of Disability Services (ODS) would like to share a few reminders with you concerning students who receive accommodations through our office.

  • Confidentiality is vital. Legally, if a student is receiving services from ODS, these services must remain confidential. Please handle accommodations in a way that will draw the least amount of attention to the fact that the student is receiving an accommodation.
  • Accommodations are mandatory. After a student has followed the proper procedure to receive reasonable accommodations through our office, it becomes the institution’s responsibility to honor those accommodations to the best of its ability for his or her well-being. Please encourage and never dissuade a student to make full use of the eligible accommodations.
  • Words matter. Although they may be spoken with good intentions, certain remarks concerning accommodations might have negative ramifications. Please try to stay away from comments concerning a student’s actual need for his or her accommodation. A statement like “You probably won’t need the extra time for this test” can put unnecessary (and possibly detrimental) pressure on a student. It is also a violation of the ADA.  Empathy and sensitivity go a long way!
  • Care makes a difference. You have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with our students in a unique way and to be an encourager during their college years.

We invite you to contact us or to stop by if you have any questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or about our office procedures. We are grateful to work with you for the benefit of our students and welcome you to visit our faculty-geared webpage to learn more about your opportunities to help:  https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/1007/faculty_support.

We are grateful to partner with you,

Amy Slody, Tony Devine and Deana Baddorf

aslody@messiah.edu; adevine@messiah.edu; dbaddorf@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a temporary admissions traveling recruiter to work the dates of Aug. 1 thru Nov. 8. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14481. Job related questions can be directed to Shayna Reichert, associate director of admissions, at sreichert@messiah.edu.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a part-time experiential learning initiative (ELI) coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14491. Job-related questions may be directed to Christy Hanson, director of career and professional development center, at chanson@messiah.edu.

For sale

Numerous items for sale: wooden bookshelf with cabinet $25; Hoover Steam Vac Deluxe SpinScrub carpet cleaner $15; wooden toy chest $15; Polly Pocket collection of dolls and accessories $15; Steelers full-size bed comforter, pillow sham and curtain $15; Panasonic inverter microwave $25. For pictures, contact pseibert@messiah.edu.

Alumcraft Jon Boat.12 ft Jon Boat with anchor, anchor mate, 2 hardback seats, boat trailer and Mikota electric trolling motor. Asking $400 for all. Contact Jeff @ 717-432-2181 or Denise @ dalbert@messiah.edu.

Wanted

A female Messiah alum and current graduate nursing student is seeking a room to stay in or rent from April to July while she completes clinical rotations. She had secured all clinical sites prior to her husband receiving a job offer and moving to North Carolina. Anything in the Mechanicsburg/Camp Hill/Harrisburg/Hershey areas will be considered. Please contact Kristen at kslabaugh@messiah.edu for more information.

Feb. 7, 2019

February 7th, 2019 by INTERCOM

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

Jocelyn Goranson, adjunct instructor of flute and music theory, performed a recital titled “Let the Earth Rejoice” on Jan. 18 during a guest artist visit to Penn State University, where she also taught a masterclass for the Department of Music. She performed the same program on Jan. 27 at St. John’s Hain’s United Church of Christ in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, as part of their Annie Gaul Concert Series. Jocelyn was joined by Baltimore-area clarinetist Dr. Fiona Knoll, and Messiah College graduate Douglas Beach on piano.

Dr. Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise physiology, was quoted in The Strategist (New York Magazine) article “Does the Arc Trainer Really Burn As Many Calories As It Claims?” on Jan. 14. Scott has researched exercisers’ calorie burn in comparison to the machine’s display.

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Mindful marketing tip, did you know…

That you can learn all about Messiah College’s visual identity and branding at our updated website: www.messiah.edu/visualidentity?

You can now download your official logos, view the athletic logos and download see anew brand marks for use in your publications.

Tips for a great presentation

Conference and Event Services created a one-sheet with tips for presenters when using projection and microphones. These tips will help you with some of the technical aspects of a presentation. Tips can be viewed here.

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and 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 717-691-6084; 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.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents: • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE. • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID • Completed application • Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

An exhibition in collaboration with the Department of English will take place Feb. 6- March 15 titled “Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” by Julia Kasdorf and Steven Rubin. “Shale Play,” a singular work from an award-winning poet and a veteran documentary photographer, tracks the natural gas boom in the small towns, fields and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania. In the era of the visual and verbal meme, Rubin and Kasdorf pair documentary poems with photographs in a volume that can be held in the human hand and shared, even in communities that lack high speed internet access. A passionate work of listening, looking and witness, “Shale Play” follows the documentarians of the 1930s but in color and contemporary poetics, and once again dares us to care.

Exhibits Feb. 6 – March 15, Climenhaga Building, Climenhaga Galleries (upper) Artist’s Talk/Poetry Reading and Reception: High Center

ADDITIVE PROCESS: Art of Additive Manufacturing Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. It is already undeniable that we are facing a paradigm shift in many forms of art and design as the exciting and rapidly changing digital environment introduces new possibilities. Three-dimensional printing, in particular, has become more refined, common and accessible. As the extension of hands, these new technologies became new tools for pushing the boundaries of the ceramic medium, both regarding concept and materiality. Exhibits Feb. 15-March 14 Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery Artist’s Talk and Reception Friday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m. Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, Steinbrecher Feb. 7, 4:15 p.m.

Pizza with Professionals series for the spring semester announced

The Career and Professional Development Center is offering the following events as part of the spring Pizza with Professional series. All events are held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and free pizza is provided.

Feb. 11: Candoris, Parmer Cinema

Feb. 20: Milton Hershey School, Parmer Cinema

Feb. 22: Deloitte, Murray Library Athenaeum

March 12: Entrepreneurial Careers, Parmer Cinema

During a Pizza with Professionals event, the speaker (typically a Messiah alum) talks to students about their current job and employer, their career path, and discusses any job or internship possibilities that may be available within their organization. Students then have the opportunity for an interactive question and answer session with the speaker. Interested students and educators can sign up for each event at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

Presidential Lecture Series, Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Free 8-week individualized exercise program

The Falcon Fitness Center is excited to offer a new service through our online booking system. Go to http://www.messiah.edu/fitnesscenter/booking,pick a time on the calendar, select 8-week program, fill out the goal sheet and one of our student strength and fitness coaches will be ready to take you through your 8 week program. See you there!

Gathering of church-based ESL program leaders

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Graduate Program in Education hosted a gathering for those involved in Church-based ESL. Held at the Winding Hill campus, over 50 participants gathered to connect and learn. Many churches and several different programs were represented. Dr. Jan Dormer provided sessions on second language acquisition and English ministry, with ample discussion time for reflecting together on effectiveness and mission. All indicated that they would appreciate more such gatherings, and our program is looking at how we can continue to serve churches that are stepping into the gap to meet the needs of the immigrants in our communities.

Purchasing Card refresher training

Beginning in February, purchasing card refresher training will be required every two years for employees who have a College-issued purchasing card (P-Card or DB-Card). Several months prior to your renewal date, you will receive details about signing up for a refresher class that focuses on common questions and audit issues. Please sign up for a class at your earliest convenience to avoid delays in obtaining your new purchasing card. Questions should be directed to pcard@messiah.edu or ext. 2211.

Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., High Foundation Recital Hall

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio celebrates female composers’ unique contributions to the 400-year tradition of classical music. The program will feature Piano Trios by four female composers from the U.S., France, Germany and the United Kingdom: Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Rebecca Clarke. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series.

Sondheim’s musical comedy “Company” debuts Thursday

What really comes after the “happily ever after?” Find out this weekend, as Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,”* a musical comedy about the complexity of relationships. “Company” opens this Thursday night and runs for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are also buy one, get one free! “From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, “Company” is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.” – From https://www.mtishows.com/company “Company” runs Feb. 7—10 and 14—17. 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. * Please note that this performance contains mature content and adult language, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Get your tickets today!

Say hello to Microsoft’s new office icons

ITS has been made aware of upcoming visual changes to the online Microsoft Office365 icons. Initially, this visual change will only affect the online version of these applications. These changes are scheduled by Microsoft for a February rollout.

The Human Library needs books

On Wednesday, April 17, Murray Library and the Office of Diversity Affairs will be hosting the Human Library. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. “And what library is complete without books?” If you would like the opportunity to be a book and tell your story, please sign up at this link: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37v5VgYD9SA3g5D. For more information contact Liz Kielley at ekielley@messiah.edu. To learn more about the Human Library organization, visit this website: http://humanlibrary.org/.

New mass email system coming soon to Messiah

Do you ever utilize Messiah’s mass e-mail system to send messages or announcements? Do you have an event you need to promote or important information you need to convey to the campus community? For the past two years, a new mass e-mail system has been in development, one with greater flexibility and improved functionality. We are excited to announce that this upgrade will occur at the end of February. We are currently in our final testing phase and training opportunities will be available in a few weeks. Please sign up for one of the training sessions. These will occur in Parmer Cinema and the dates and times are as follows: Feb. 26: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27:  9 to 10 a.m. You may sign up simply by e-mailing CollegePress@Messiah.edu with your name, e-mail address, phone extension (if applicable), and preferred date for training. Additional training opportunities may be available at a later date if there is need.

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For sale

Child Craft (Chesapeake Bay) honey oak bunk bed set including guard rails and ladder. Matching dresser/dressing table. Very good condition. Pictures available. $150 for bunk beds and dresser or $75 separately. Collection of many Polly Pocket dolls, clothes and accessories $25 for large box full. Ping Pong Table like new $150. If interested, contact pseibert@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Looking for wedding videographer. I am seeking recommendations for a wedding videographer for Aug. 10 in York, Pennsylvania. Please email me at lwagner@messiah.edu if you or someone you know might be interested.

A female Messiah alum and current graduate nursing student is seeking a room to stay in or rent from April to July while she completes clinical rotations. She had secured all clinical sites prior to her husband receiving a job offer and moving to North Carolina. Anything in the Mechanicsburg/Camp Hill/Harrisburg/Hershey areas will be considered. Please contact Kristen at kslabaugh@messiah.edu for more information.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Host family(s) needed

Would you be interested in learning and sharing together in a unique cultural experience with a Christian young adult from another part of the world? The Collaboratory, together with Mennonite Central Committee [MCC] is exploring a first time partnership through the International Volunteer Exchange Program [IVEP]; a yearlong work and service exchange opportunity for young adults aged 18-30. We are currently seeking a host family(s) interested in engaging and including a young adult in their home and family life. Host Families are an integral part of the program, serving as a bridge to the church and community and provide space for an IVEP participant to experience home and family life in a North American context. Host Families have opportunity to host for either half or full year, mid-August through Mid-July. A monthly stipend of $350 is offered to help offset the cost of hosting. Click here to learn more about IVEP Host responsibilities. If you would have interest in this possibility, please contact Doug Flemmens to further the conversation. We can’t move forward without you!

 

Jan. 31, 2019

January 30th, 2019 by INTERCOM

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Peter 5:6-7

NEWS

Over 30 teachers and school counselors from over nine regional school districts recently gathered at Winding Hill to attend the session, Anxious Kids and Teens: How School Counselors and Teachers Can Make a Difference. Dr. Deedre Mitchell, associate professor of counseling, led the training session and participants had the opportunity to earn PA Act 48 credits. Special thanks to Beth Trott Clark, adjunct counseling instructor, for coordinating this event. Be on the lookout for additional continuing educational opportunities on timely topics.

Jocelyn Goranson, adjunct instructor of flute and music theory, performed a recital titled “Let the Earth Rejoice” on Jan. 18 during a guest artist visit to Penn State University, where she also taught a masterclass for the Department of Music. She performed the same program on Jan. 27 at St. John’s Hain’s United Church of Christ in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, as part of their Annie Gaul Concert Series. Jocelyn was joined by Baltimore-area clarinetist Dr. Fiona Knoll, and Messiah College graduate Douglas Beach on piano.

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a recital program of music by woman composers and arrangers with the Junction Saxophone Quartet at the 2019 U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 12. Also an invited lecturer, Todd presented a one hour talk titled “Fight, Flight or Freeze: Strategies for Coping with Performance Anxiety”. The 41st annual event was hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Winter Orientation begins Thursday, Jan.31

Undergraduate winter orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 31. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Monday, Feb. 4. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/winterorienation to see their three-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions about their orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

An exhibition in collaboration with the Department of English will take place Feb. 6- March 15 titled “Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” by Julia Kasdorf and Steven Rubin. “Shale Play,” a singular work from an award-winning poet and a veteran documentary photographer, tracks the natural gas boom in the small towns, fields and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania. In the era of the visual and verbal meme, Rubin and Kasdorf pair documentary poems with photographs in a volume that can be held in the human hand and shared, even in communities that lack high speed internet access. A passionate work of listening, looking and witness, “Shale Play” follows the documentarians of the 1930s but in color and contemporary poetics, and once again dares us to care.

Exhibits Feb. 6 – March 15, Climenhaga Building, Climenhaga Galleries (upper) Artist’s Talk/Poetry Reading and Reception: High Center, Steinbrecher Feb. 7, 4:15 p.m.

ADDITIVE PROCESS: Art of Additive Manufacturing Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, although he prefers to introduce himself as a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. It is already undeniable that we are facing a paradigm shift in many forms of art and design as the exciting and rapidly changing digital environment introduces new possibilities. Three-dimensional printing, in particular, has become more refined, common and accessible. As the extension of hands, these new technologies became new tools for pushing the boundaries of the ceramic medium, both regarding concept and materiality. Exhibits Feb. 15-March 14 Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery Artist’s Talk and Reception Friday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m. Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery

2019 Alumni Awards recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards. You can click on the recipients’ names to view their LinkedIn profiles. Details regarding the March 30 Alumni Awards Dinner will be providing in February. YOUNG ALUMNA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Melissa (Davis) Stuebing (Class of 2006, psychology)

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 ALUMNUS ACHEIVEMENT AWARD – Robert Parker (Class of 1983, education)

Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College

ALUMNI CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD – J. Ron Byler (Class of 1974, communication)

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 AWARD – Eldon Fry

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution)

Pizza with Professionals series for the spring semester announced

The Career and Professional Development Center is offering the following events as part of the spring Pizza with Professional series. All events are held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and free pizza is provided. Feb. 11: Candoris, Parmer Cinema Feb. 20: Milton Hershey School, Parmer Cinema Feb. 22: Deloitte, Murray Library Athenaeum March 12: Entrepreneurial Careers, Parmer Cinema During a Pizza with Professionals event, the speaker (typically a Messiah alum) talks to students about their current job and employer, their career path, and discusses any job or internship possibilities that may be available within their organization. Students then have the opportunity for an interactive question and answer session with the speaker. Interested students and educators can sign up for each event at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

Presidential Lecture Series, Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q and A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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Job Opportunities

The Dining Services Department has an opening for a full-time dining room supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14307. Job related questions may be directed to Todd Christopher, restaurant operations manager, at tchristopher@messiah.edu.

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time general maintenance mechanic (preventative), 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14305. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu or Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at dsmith@messiah.edu.

The Oakes Museum of Natural History has an opening for an on-call museum teaching docent. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14310. Job-related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero, museum director, at hcicero@messiah.edu.

Residence Life currently has an opening for a temporary, part-time summer residence director. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14334. Job-related questions may be directed to Amanda Coffey, vice president for human resources and compliance, at acoffey@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time culinary assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13458. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Athletic Training Department has an opening for a full-time coordinator of athletic training services. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14320. Job-related questions may be directed to Kris Hansen-Kieffer, vice provost/dean of students and assistant professor of exercise physiology , at khansen@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Looking for wedding videographer. I am seeking recommendations for a wedding videographer for Aug. 10 in York, Pennsylvania. Please email me at lwagner@messiah.edu if you or someone you know might be interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Host family(s) needed

Would you be interested in learning and sharing together in a unique cultural experience with a Christian young adult from another part of the world? The Collaboratory, together with Mennonite Central Committee [MCC] is exploring a first time partnership through the International Volunteer Exchange Program [IVEP]; a yearlong work and service exchange opportunity for young adults aged 18-30. We are currently seeking a host family(s) interested in engaging and including a young adult in their home and family life. Host Families are an integral part of the program, serving as a bridge to the church and community and provide space for an IVEP participant to experience home and family life in a North American context. Host Families have opportunity to host for either half or full year, mid-August through Mid-July. A monthly stipend of $350 is offered to help offset the cost of hosting. Click here to learn more about IVEP Host responsibilities. If you would have interest in this possibility, please contact Doug Flemmens to further the conversation. We can’t move forward without you!

 

Jan. 24, 2019

January 24th, 2019 by INTERCOM

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Psalm 34:17-20

NEWS

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Dr. Robin Lauermann, associate dean of general education, common learning and advising has decided after this spring to return to full-time teaching within the Department of Politics and International Relations for the fall of 2019. During the past eight years, Robin has provided outstanding leadership and accomplished much for both the general education program (QuEST) and for academic advising. In general education, she developed and implemented the branding of General Education as QuEST; oversaw the rewriting of the QuEST learning objectives; put the assessment of student learning in QuEST on a rock-solid foundation; worked collaboratively to create a two-semester writing course sequence in the First Year Seminar and Created and Called for Community courses; provided learning outcome results via infographics on the QuEST website; hired many adjuncts; counseled faculty in the creation and approval of countless cross-cultural courses; provided leadership and workshops during May Development week for various aspects of the program; and was instrumental in the implementation of the Experiential Learning Initiative requirement to name just a few of her accomplishments. In academic advising she oriented scores of new advisors each fall, oversaw the revamping of the advising evaluation instrument, and counseled hundreds of undeclared students among other accomplishments. We will miss Robin’s productivity, passion and insights in these two roles, but are delighted for her and even more for the students who will be inspired by that same passion as she assumes the role of professor of political science on a full-time basis this fall. Bill Strausbaugh, associate provost and vice president for information technology

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How to initiate marketing materials through OMC

If you’re in need of new marketing materials that will target prospective students or an off campus audience of 200 households or more starting your project is a link away: www.messiah.edu/projectinitiation

This link will lead you to a form which gives our department an overview of your needs. Once the form is reviewed, our project coordinator will either set up a meeting or a job timeline for the requested materials.

If you aren’t certain if your job meets our criteria please refer to the attached guidelines here.

2019 Alumni Awards recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Alumni Awards. You can click on the recipients’ names to view their LinkedIn profiles. Details regarding the March 30 Alumni Awards Dinner will be providing in February. YOUNG ALUMNA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Melissa (Davis) Stuebing (Class of 2006, psychology)

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 ALUMNUS ACHEIVEMENT AWARD – Robert Parker (Class of 1983, education)

Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College

ALUMNI CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD – J. Ron Byler (Class of 1974, communication)

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 AWARD – Eldon Fry

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution)

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system. This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman ’96, CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising Location: The Martin Commons Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6 7– 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking 7:30– 9 a.m. l Event Speaker 9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card. Register at http://attend.com/02619

Winter Orientation begins Thursday, Jan.31

Undergraduate winter orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 31. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Monday, Feb. 4. You can visit http://www.messiah.edu/winterorienation to see their three-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions about their orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or silp@messiah.edu.

Off-campus program reps on campus

Representatives from several semester-long study abroad programs will be on campus over the next few weeks and we’d love for you to meet them! Would you consider hosting one of them in your classes that day, allowing them to share the variety of opportunities that our students could have studying abroad for a semester? Monday, Feb. 4 – CIEE (China) https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/programs/china/shanghai/china-global-context Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Living and Learning International (Ecuador) https://www.landli.org/locations/ecuador Wednesday, Feb. 27 – LCC International University (Lithuania) https://www.lcc.lt/study-abroad-lithuania/ Thursday/Friday, Feb. 28 and March 1 – Chicago Semester (USA) https://chicagosemester.org/ Wednesday, March 6 – ISA/Veritas ISA – (South Africa, Chile, France, Spain, and England) https://studiesabroad.com/ or https://www.veritasabroad.com/ For a full listing of these programs and more, please check out our website at the following link: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20698/off-campus_programs and to see how they might work well for your major students specifically, check out our department pages here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20916/im_a/1368/academic_advisor/2 If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting, or a friendly little chat please let us know! Please contact The Intercultural Office.

Spring semester event bookmarks now available

The Career and Professional Development Center is once again offering our event bookmarks free of charge to any interested faculty and staff. These bookmarks list all of our upcoming programs and have been very popular with students and educators alike. Stop by our office to pick up some today! (Each member of the COE will receive one in their mailboxes; please let us know if you need more). All events are also listed electronically at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time security enforcement officer. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14247. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, third shift campus events worker. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14259. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Wood stove for sale. Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at csteffan@messiah.edu.

Red Kidcraft play kitchen. In used condition. Also includes cloth and plastic toy food, pots and pans, and Fisher Price tea set. Asking $40 OBO for everything. Pictures: https://bit.ly/2FGLR8g https://bit.ly/2AWHLF6 Contact lskulstad@messiah.edu

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent. A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at LWalter@messiah.edu with interest or questions.

 

Jan. 17, 2019

January 17th, 2019 by dran

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Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and 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 717-691-6084; 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.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system.
This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman’96 CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising
Location: The Martin Commons
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
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
Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card.

Register at http://attend.com/02619

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

Our spring group exercise classes have started! A $35 membership gets you access to all our J-term and spring classes. Go to our website to see the schedules and to sign up. We hope to see you there.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office)
• Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf. Please contact intercultural@messiah.edu if you have questions.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Wednesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Career & Professional Development Center has an opening for the full-time (20 hours per week for the months of June & July) position of Coordinator of Internships and Special Events. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14237. Job-related questions should be directed to Christy Hanson, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, at chanson@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14229. Job related questions can be directed to Bradley Markley, director of Facility Services, at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Graco Contender 65 Convertible Carseat – Never used car seat for sale. Still in the box. Manufacture date: 4/2016. Weight range 5-65 pounds. Asking 75$. Contact tjankouskas@messiah.edu.

Wood stove for sale. Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at csteffan@messiah.edu.

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent

A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at LWalter@messiah.edu with interest or questions.

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

 

January 10

January 10th, 2019 by INTERCOM

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 30-31

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Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact: intercom@messiah.edu.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11.

Changes in the Department of Safety

In order to better meet the safety and educational needs of the campus, the Department of Safety has completed a restructuring, effective Jan. 1.

Cindy Burger is the director of safety and will provide overall direction and oversight to the department.

Lynn Maynard is the supervisor of administrative services and Clery coordinator. He will oversee the Dispatch Office and be the point of contact for Blackboard access. He will be responsible for gathering information from various offices to complete the annual Clery report.

Sean Paddock is the supervisor of events and technology. He will oversee the first shift officers and work with Liz Williams on event support related to traffic and security.

Kevin Prest is the supervisor of patrol and is the field training officer. He provides oversight to second and third shift officers and coordinates training for the staff.

Bryce Wickard is the supervisor of investigation and crime prevention. He will provide leadership to crime prevention programming for students. In addition, he will coordinate various criminal investigations, including Title IX incidents.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/22535/service_trips If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (shardy@messiah.edu).

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Tuesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email digitalproficiency@messiah.edu with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities (jmeade@messiah.edu) to schedule an audition. https://www.messiah.edu/info/20647/choirs_and_vocal_ensembles/940/choral_arts_society

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon – 5 p.m. for an office retreat.

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to messiah.edu/oakes or contact us at ext. 2659.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for the position of managing director, International Business Institute. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14159.

Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences at cmaurer@messiah.edu.

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14185 Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu.

For sale

Nerf gun lot for sale. Lot of 8 Nerf guns and darts Very good condition. Asking $60. Email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu

FREE:

KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

Wanted:

In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver: amweaver@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Historic church service, January 13

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) in Hanover is celebrating its 175th anniversary. During worship on Sunday, Jan. 13, 9 -10:15 a.m., attendees will experience the era of 1844-1884 in a historic service reflective of the traditions and customs of the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations who worshipped there during those times. Social time, coffee, and snacks follow the service. All are welcome! Address: 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover PA, 17331 Website: http://www.stbart-hanoverpa.org Contact Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu for more information.

 

January 3rd, 2019 by INTERCOM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 27th, 2018 by INTERCOM

Christmas Blessings.

The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10.

December 20

December 20th, 2018 by INTERCOM

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:10-14

NEWS

Abigail Young ’19 (music), Dr. Rachel Cornacchio (professor of music education), and Dr. Raeann Hamon (distinguished professor of family science and gerontology) had an article, “Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners,” published in Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, volume 17, 2019. The complete article is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6ahvsbWSyDUeVIb4ya8Y/full

Hilary Hoover, assistant registrar, and Bob Felix, senior programmer/analyst, co-presented at the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admissions (MSACROA) conference on Nov. 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the new “paperless” degree certification process established for undergraduate programs. In past years, the Registrar’s Office has conducted degree certification for eligible graduates by producing a paper copy of their degree audit and certification cover sheet to their academic department for review and approval. On average, Messiah awards 644 undergraduate students each year. This adds up to a lot of paper, which results in increased time to prepare the documents for distribution, as well as financial cost to the institution. In an effort to create a more efficient process that would save in both monetary and human resources, the Registrar’s Office collaborated with Bob Felix to implement an online certification tool that allows departments to review, approve and submit their certifications online rather than on paper. This paperless approach was tested with a small sample of advisors and department chairs in spring 2018 and was fully launched this fall in anticipation of December graduation. The Registrar’s Office would like to extend appreciation to Bob Felix for his innovative programming and to the department advisors and chairs who participated in this process.

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The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is live

For this special issue of the magazine, check out our year in review and alumni profiles, which include an Olympic bobsled coach, an aide to Philly’s mayor and a Brooklyn chef. You can find all of that information and more at www.messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Falcon Exchange hours

Falcon Exchange window hours on Friday, Dec. 21 are 8 – 11 a.m.

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2019, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment and to facilitate earlier placement of students, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to bconrad@messiah.edu by Feb. 8 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the jobs.messiah.edu system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 29. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or bconrad@messiah.edu

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30, 2019. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at nismoffice@messiah.edu by Jan. 11, 2019.

Water shut downs

During the Christmas Break, before classes resume, we will be performing a water shut down in each building. This is in accordance with our water company’s regulations. Below is a tentative schedule when each building’s water will be off. We anticipate the shutdown to take one hour or less. If the back flow preventer in a building is tested and certified, that is all that will be needed at this time. If the back flow preventer fails, we will need to order parts and schedule a time in the near future to make repairs. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Russ Ehrich at ext. 3550. Jan. 2

ECC, 8 a.m. Boyer, 9 a.m. Hoffman, 10 a.m. Chapel, 11 a.m. Old Main, 1 p.m. Library, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3

Larsen, 8 a.m. Frey Academic, 9 a.m. High Center, 10 a.m. South Complex, 11 a.m. Jordan, 1 p.m., Mellinger Apts., 2 p.m.

Jan. 4

North Complex, 8 a.m. Smith Apts., 9 a.m. Engle, 10 a.m. Kelly Apts., 11 a.m. Fry Apts., 1 p.m. Witmer, 2 p.m.

Jan. 7

Homestead, 8 a.m. Bowmansdale, 9 a.m. Orchard Hill, 11 a.m.

Retirement reception for Arlene Zimmerman

Please join us for a reception for Arlene Zimmerman, on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Martin Commons. Arlene will retire on Jan. 10, 2019 after 16 years of service in the campus events department on the 2nd shift. Please join us as we celebrate her many years at Messiah.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time safety and service dispatcher, 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/14139. Job-related questions can be directed to Lynn Maynard at lmaynard@messiah.edu. 

For rent

House for rent in Grantham. $1,500/monthly for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home just 1/4 mile from campus in historic Grantham. Rent includes electricity, water and sewer. Tenant pays oil and trash bills. Located at 2709 Mill Road. See more details and photos on Zillow.com. Contact efarrar@messiah.edu for more details or call 717-599-6819.

For sale

Cute owl canvas photo and figurine. Cute for a girl’s room or a dorm. Canvas is approximately 16’’ x 20’’. Great condition. $15/for set. Longeberger basket. Good condition. $8. Pottery vases. Like new.  $5/red . Lularoe randy baseball t-shirt. Gently worn. $15. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.