October 21

October 21st, 2021 by INTERCOM

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

NEWS

On July 1, 2020, Messiah College officially became Messiah University. In the months leading up to that name change, College Press renamed itself and rebranded. The department, which had been known across campus for nearly 50 years as “College Press,” became “Messiah Press” and with that name change came a slew of promotional activity, new signage, new forms, new web pages and a new on-line ordering system.

On Oct. 13, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) recognized that campaign and Messiah Press with the In-House Promotional Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in promotional vehicles and/or campaigns developed by and used to promote an in-house corporate publishing facility. The Awards Committee expressed a deep appreciation for the planning and purpose of the campaign as well as the remarkable graphic design and the impressive results, all of which occurred while working through pandemic related challenges.

Founded in 1964, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all segments’ in-house printers and mailers. The more than 700 members of IPMA are managers and directors from in-plant printing and mailing facilities throughout the United States. IPMA is headquartered in Kearney, MO. For more information, visit www.ipma.org

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Fueled by Failure: Unlikely Paths to Success

Please join us in Murray Library on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. to hear from six panelists who will share about some of the failures in their lives and how God used those failures to bring them to new and better places. Panelists include Amy Nichols, director of international student programs; Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life; Robin Lauermann, professor of politics; Donald Pratt, retired professor of engineering; Isabelle Meredith, adjunct instructor in language, literature and writing; and Jay McClymont, director of alumni and parent relations. Please encourage students to attend, as we highlight the importance of resilience, determination and faith in the midst of trial and disappointment.

Development staff transition

It is with regret that I announce that Mark Templeton will be leaving his alma mater as of Friday, Oct. 29.

Mark will become a development officer for the Brethren in Christ denomination. The good news is that Mark will only be across the train tracks in the Brethren in Christ denominational office – but the very sad news is that he will no longer be in Old Main.

Over the past nine years, Mark has served in various gift officer capacities within the Development Office. His winsome attitude and dedication to our Christ-centered mission have enabled him to forge strong relationships with donors of Messiah, particularly Heritage Society members, Retired Educators, and our Bux-Mont Council. The impact of his good work will continue long into the future. We are deeply grateful for Mark’s tenure at Messiah and wish him the very best!

Jon Stuckey, associate VP for development

Jigsaw puzzle library

With the change in seasons, come see the restock of autumn and fall themed puzzles! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time over break or holidays. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

Employee chapel

You are invited to an employee chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall. Music will be provided by the Worship Community. Stephen Gallaher will offer the message. We welcome you to join your colleagues in this special time of worship together.
Please note: As per campus-wide regulation, we require that all attendants wear a mask, preferably a KN95 as provided to you by the University.

2021 Culture Connect: Transnational Branding, “the Girl Who Can,” and Postfeminist Edutainment

On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 pm in Boyer Hall’s Parmer Cinema, Dr. Nicoletta Marini-Maio (Dickinson College) and Dr. Ellen Nerenberg (Wesleyan University) will explore the production, aesthetics, narrative, reception, and circulation of Winx Club (2004- ), a cartoon series and a multinational merchandising system ideated, developed, and produced multinationally and multilingually by Rainbow Productions, Loreto, Italy. A reception in Howe Atrium will immediately follow the event.

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Mendelssohn Piano Trio presents “Unity in Variety: Musical Path to Reconciliation”, High Foundation Recital Hall, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn considered unity in variety the essence of the beautiful. Through masterpieces by Brahms and Ravel, Mendelssohn Piano Trio explores this idea and its broader implications for reconciliation in our increasingly fractured society. Mendelssohn Piano Trio explores both meanings of the word “reconciliation:” restoration of peaceful and friendly relationships, as well as making things compatible with each other.

The program includes Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major and Ravel Piano Trio. Brahms wrote his Sonata Op. 100 as a reconciliation gift to his friend, violinist Joseph Joachim and his wife, after their contentious separation which even involved a legal battle in which Brahms testified on wife’s behalf. The Ravel Piano Trio, written on the eve of World War I, is a perfect example of great artist’s ability to reconcile seemingly incompatible cultural influences such as French baroque forms, jazz harmonies and Javanese dance rhythms.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Campus-wide health protocols are published on the Together@Messiah website
https://www.messiah.edu/together and are subject to change. Please see the “Events and Gatherings” tab.

Messiah University requires indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.

Any specific guidelines for arts events will be updated at arts.messiah.edu.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. Boyer 231. Daniel Beers’17– will speak on “Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement.” Sponsoring faculty: James LaGrand.
Friday, Oct. 29, Olivia Kimmel ’17 will participate in a panel discussion. Sponsoring faculty: Kimberly Fenstermacher.

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee, and notification to the Messiah University campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please utilize the online form on FalconLink – Visiting Alumni Registration.

Admissions and Welcome Center open house

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
After getting your passports made in Eisenhower, stop over to the Admissions and Welcome Center open house. Visit each office and get the AWC passport stamped, and enjoy some light refreshments. Place your AWC passport in a collection box for a chance to win a great prize! We can’t wait to see you.

Supervisor Series 2021-2022

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is excited to present a new series of informational sessions for supervisors. The attachment includes information for the entire series. There will be a special incentive for attending all of the sessions! Our first session is:
Supervisor Responsibilities in Addressing Harassment and Harm
Presentation by: Hannah McBride and Amanda Coffey
Friday, Oct. 29, noon -1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel
Please use this link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/cxyrVjH
Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation, if you wish.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer to work the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri., Sat., Sun, every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20230. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, safety director, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, second shift, M-F 3:15pm-11:45pm. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20227. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has multiple full-time and part time position openings, see jobs.messiah.edu for more details and to apply! Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Thule Gateway Pro 2 bike trunk rack (excellent quality): trunk bike rack securely holds two bikes, is easy to use, and folds for compact storage. Nearly new condition; used three times. I can send photos if needed. Asking $145 or best offer. Email: elindquist@messiah.edu

Glass top dining room table for sale. 66”x39” glass table beveled top, separate rectangular shape base. Metal base light tan. $75 or best offer. Contact: wgunning@messiah.edu

Sawyer Slide projector. Slide projector with slide trays and extra bulbs. $75 or best offer. Contact: wgunning@messiah.edu

Wanted

Off campus student housing needed. 25 year old female looking for off campus housing relatively close to campus. Looking for small apartment, in-law quarters, or even room to rent. Non-smoker, doesn’t drink. Please send info or inquiries to nsaccary@messiah.edu

 

 

 

October 14

October 14th, 2021 by INTERCOM

Trust in the Lord forever,

for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:4

 

 

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Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center Dedication Celebration

Please join us! All Messiah students and employees are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony of the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center on Friday, Oct. 15. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Dr. Thomas and Linda Pheasant Entrance Plaza (the building entrance facing the campus green) followed by a dessert reception inside the building. The rain location for the ceremony will be inside the building. (Note: the University will be hosting a private outdoor luncheon prior to this ceremony to show appreciation for the trustees and friends whose generosity made this new facility and campus green space possible for our campus community.) Please direct any questions to Yonette Schneider at YSchneider@messiah.edu.

You’re invited!

Join us Monday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Murray Library 19th Annual Dinner Meeting and Program. Devin Manzullo-Thomas will share findings from his forthcoming book, Exhibiting Evangelicalism: Commemoration and Religion’s Purpose of the Past, about the history of evangelical museums in America. In the United States, museums are respected cultural institutions and are viewed as places for education, tourism or the cultivation of civic virtue – supposedly secular purposes. But many museums challenge this simple characterization, including museums owned and operated by evangelical Christians. Devin will describe how these sites came to exist, the narratives they promote, and how they impact public culture in the United States today.

The event will be held in Howe Atrium and Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall), with a meal being served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is Oct. 15. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at tsheaffer@messiah.edu or ext. 7181.

Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and acknowledge several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, society and Messiah University.

 

Friday, November 5 · 6:00 p.m.

Martin Commons

Served Dinner: $15/person · $120/table of 8

 

With the postponement of the Alumni Awards Ceremony last year due to COVID restrictions, this fall we will honor our 2020 recipients:

  • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Dr. Shauna L. Nefos-Webb ’04
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Dr. Glenn D. Focht ’86
  • Alumni Christian Award: Wendell Gehman’89
  • Alumni Appreciation Award: George A. and Barbara J. Parmer

Seats are limited and you must pre-register for this event before Oct. 29, by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 717-796-5252. (As a Messiah University employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or personal credit card depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in the event.)

If you have additional questions, please contact Yonette Schneider, MA’16, executive coordinator for advancement events, at YSchneider@messiah.edu.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research provides access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page (http://www.messiah.edu/offices/research/). Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for other reports.

Textbook Adoption dates for spring 2022

Undergrad: Opens Oct. 27 and Due Nov. 3
Grad: Opens Oct. 18 and Due Nov. 1

In order to obtain the most from the Slingshot Choice program as well as to prepare for the likelihood of continued supply chain disruption due to COVID-19, we are asking Messiah faculty (or designated admins) to submit their course material adoptions in a timely way through the Slingshot Pro Adopt tool (formerly Butler Central) available using your Messiah SSO. For your convenience, we have also added a card on FALCONlink that you can favorite.

Once Spring adoptions have opened for your division, instructors will begin receiving notifications from Slingshot Pro Adopt system about adoption submission and reminders.

Please note that emails from messiah@slingshotedu.com are not junk, phising or spam. This is how we communicate with you about your adoptions so please be sure to pay close attention to these messages.

Please check your inbox for a mass email with additional details and instructions.

Thank you in advance for prioritizing this very important task!

United Way Campaign 2021

On Oct. 12, we all received an email from President Phipps encouraging us to give towards this year’s United Way Campaign. As a reminder the campaign will be from Oct. 25-Nov. 5. All employees will receive an email on Oct. 25 from ecommunity@uwcr.org. There will be a link contained in the email that will allow you to donate electronically.

Please consider supporting Harrisburg United Way as they are celebrating 100 years of service. If you need assistance with the electronic giving site please contact Gina Hale at ghale@messiah.edu.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for part-time dining services associates. Flexible shifts customized to your availability, work a 2, 4 or 6 hour shift anywhere between the hours of 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20120. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, second shift, M-F 3:15-11:45 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20227. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a full-time associate registrar for undergraduate programs position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20208. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark, associate registrar, at kclark@messiah.edu.

The Department of Athletics has an opening for a temporary, part-time medical assistant. This position will work M, W, F, 6:15-8:45 a.m., performing COVID-19 surveillance testing for athletes. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20212. Job-related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin-Hamrock, athletics director, at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu.

The Cafe @ Winding Hill has an opening for a part-time dining services associate position, working 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Fri. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20219. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Aquatics has an opening for a temporary lifeguard position, working 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20222. Job-related questions may be directed to Katie McComb, director of aquatics, at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer to work the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri., Sat., Sun, every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20230. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, safety director, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

For sale

Thule Gateway Pro 2 bike trunk rack (excellent quality): trunk bike rack securely holds two bikes, is easy to use, and folds for compact storage. Nearly new condition; used three times. I can send photos if needed. Asking $145 or best offer. Email: elindquist@messiah.edu

Glass top dining room table for sale. 66”x39” glass table beveled top, separate rectangular shape base. Metal base light tan. $75 or best offer. Contact: wgunning@messiah.edu

Sawyer Slide projector. Slide projector with slide trays and extra bulbs. $75 or best offer. Contact: wgunning@messiah.edu

Seeking

Off campus student housing needed. 25 year old female looking for off campus housing relatively close to campus. Looking for small apartment, in-law quarters, or even room to rent. Non-smoker, doesn’t drink. Please send info or inquiries to nsaccary@messiah.edu

 

October 7

October 7th, 2021 by INTERCOM

By wisdom a house is built,

And by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:3

NEWS

Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN-BSN Programs, virtually presented with two colleagues at the 2021 Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) Annual Convention in Orlando, FL held Sept 29 – Oct 3. Their presentation was titled, “Applying social determinants of health to impact veteran health outcomes.”

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Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of Music, had his saxophone solo/chamber/concerto CD project released on the Mark Masters label in summer 2021. The album, titled Cantilena, is named after a work that the late American composer Theodore Hansen wrote for Goranson. The project also includes the first commercial recordings of Paul Harvey’s ‘Trio’, Catherine’ McMichael’s ‘Eclectic Trio’, and David Gillinghams’s ‘American Counterpoint’. The album features collaborations with Triforia Winds, Messiah music faculty members Patrice Ewoldt and Jocelyn Goranson, as well as the Messiah Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Goranson also presented a lecture and question and answer session for the undergraduate music majors at Corban University (Salem, Oregon) on Sept. 14. Titled “Strategies for Overcoming Performance Anxiety”, the lecture presented an explanation of the most common anxiety symptoms that musicians encounter in performance situations, as well as an evidence-based approach to prevent and overcome this symptoms.

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Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center Dedication Celebration

Please join us! All Messiah students and employees are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center on Friday, Oct. 15. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Dr. Thomas and Linda Pheasant Entrance Plaza (the building entrance facing the campus green) followed by a dessert reception inside the building. The rain location for the ceremony will be inside the building. (Note: the University will be hosting a private outdoor luncheon prior to this ceremony to show appreciation for the trustees and friends whose generosity made this new facility and campus green space possible for our campus community.) Please direct any questions to Yonette Schneider at YSchneider@messiah.edu.

Visa IntelliLink rebrand – now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise

Effective Sept. 25, Visa-IntelliLink Spend Management is now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise. The main changes are the new product name, new logo and updated branding in the user-interface. All functionality remains the same. In addition to the new name and brand, there is a new URL to access the application.

For the Desktop Version
**Please update any bookmarks or saved website links**
The new URL will be: https://identity.enterprise.spendclarity.visa.com
For some time following the transition date, Visa will automatically redirect users to the new URL if they log in using the old one, even if they have saved the current URL as a favorite.
The list of supported browsers includes the latest versions of:
• Firefox • Chrome • Microsoft Edge • Safari •

For Mobile App Users
The Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise relaunch for the mobile app took place on Sept. 25, the name has been updated in the App Store® and Google Play™ Store and the new Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise mobile app is now available. If you currently use the existing Visa IntelliLink Spend Management mobile app, you will need to update it to see the changes take effect on your device. Simply access your app store and hit Update. If you don’t proactively access your app store, you will receive a notification prompt when you open the old app, reminding you to update.

All Purchasing Card documentation available on our website will be updated with the new name and links as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact pcard@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

Deadline for submitting fall 2021 EMS events

Monday, Nov. 1 is the deadline to submit your fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted, as will any event for 2022. Email roomres@messiah.edu with any questions.

Important dates to remember are Friday, Oct. 8, Saturday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Dec. 3. These dates are blackout dates and no other events requiring services may be scheduled. If you do not need any services on these dates, please email your request to roomres@messiah.edu.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:15 p.m., Frey 241, Samantha Galeano 2005 – will speak about incentive compensation plans. Sponsoring faculty: Jennifer Dose
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Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 231, Daniel Beers will speak on “Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement.” Sponsoring faculty: James LaGrand.

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee, and notification to the Messiah University campus via the Intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please utilize the online form on FalconLink – Visiting Alumni Registration.

Interprofessional education panel event

Please join us for the first event from the newly formed University-wide Interprofessional Education Committee! We’ll hear from health professionals in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nurse practitioner, social work, counseling, and dietetics about their educational pathways and collaboration in their work settings. Snacks and a Q&A session to follow the event.

Who: Anyone interested in health professions
What: Interprofessional education panel event
Where: High Recital Hall or on Zoom: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/94843220827
When: Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Why: Learn about each professional and how they work together

Note: Masking is required for this event. Use of KN95s preferred.

Contact Kristen Slabaugh kslabaugh@messiah.edu for more information. 

This Friday – Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Oct. 8 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories, including a special round in honor of homecoming weekend. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams!

Pulitzer Prize winner to deliver American Democracy lecture at Messiah University

The Center for Public Humanities in conjunction with the Department of History-Politics and International Relations will host the annual American Democracy Lecture on Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., in the High Center’s Parmer Hall. This year’s featured speaker is Yale History professor Dr. David Blight, whose talk, “‘My Voice, My Pen, My Vote’: Frederick Douglass and American Democracy,” draws on his 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning title, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” A book signing and reception immediately follow the lecture.

2022 Spring Semester – Faculty Work Submission Deadlines

A Note to Faculty: Please Read

Due to the new Campus Store vendor’s textbook subscription service, Slingshot Choice, the due dates for faculty submissions of copyright and non-copyrighted material have been adjusted. With enrollment in this new service, the Campus Store aims to deliver a student’s required course materials, including course packets and lab manuals, to the students a week before the semester starts.
As a result, the Campus Store needs these materials to be received into their inventory sooner than in the past.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Below are the new dates.

Deadline Dates for Spring Semester 2022 (begins Monday, January 10, 2022)

October 11, 2021:
* Course packs and lab manuals for sale in the Campus Store requiring copyright clearance
* Course materials requiring copyright clearance (posted in Canvas, library reserve, class handouts)

November 15, 2021:
* Course packs and lab manuals not requiring copyright clearance
*Complete web form for:
*Electronic copyrighted course materials posted in Canvas
* Print course packs/lab manuals for sale to students in Messiah University Campus Store that REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print lab manuals/course packs for sale to students in the Campus Store that DO NOT REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print course materials placed on library reserve or used as a classroom handout

Important: If you plan to have a course packet or lab manual, please add this item to your course in Slingshot Pro as a custom product. Enter the title (i.e. CHEM 106 Lab Manual), your name as author, Messiah Press as publisher and choose Coursepack as Product Type. Include any additional context in the Additional Comments section. If you have questions, please contact Aleisha Wildon at x3070.

Questions? Contact Cathy Weaver, Messiah Press customer service representative, at ext. 3896 or copyright@messiah.edu

New library items

New at Murray Library! Click here to see what items are new to the shelves at the library. Educators are invited to submit orders to their liaison librarian at any time and will be purchased as funds are available.

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Job opportunities

The Cybersecurity Education Department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to work 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20123. Job related questions may be directed to Vinny Sakore, director of cybersecurity education at vsakore@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University has an opening for a full-time assistant registrar position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20154. Job-related questions may be directed to Ed Wichrowski, senior associate registrar, school of graduate studies at ewichrowski@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, residence hall, M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20131. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, third shift, M-F 8 p.m.-12 a.m.. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20128. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Department of Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/sports turf leader position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19950. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Department of Theatre has an opening for a full-time technical director. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19927. Job-related questions may be directed to Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre, chair at dinouye@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has openings for PT and FT positions! To apply, please visit the following links. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

FT Catering Supervisor: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19671

FT Pantry Lead I: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19798

FT Retail Restaurant Shift Supervisor: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19965

PT Cook PM: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20118

PT Dining Services Associate: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20120

For sale

Multiple items for sale from our family’s fall cleaning. Some items are new and have never been used.

Black & Decker Weed-Wacker with two spools of line
Kid’s Scooter
Hamilton Beach BlendMaster Hand Blender (Never Been Used)
In-line Skates – Men’s/Women’s, Both Size 8; Knee and elbow pad sets
Revell Model Car Kit (New)
Oster Steamer / Rice Cooker (Never Been Used)
Racquetball Racquet with 2 cans of balls
Croquet Set for 6 players
Cast-Iron Magazine Rack
27-piece Crystal Punch Bowl Set
Homedics Foot Salon Deluxe

Please email Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu for more details and prices.

Custom 3D Printer with accessories for sale.

Modified Creality Ender 3
Big Tree Tech SKR Mini E3 V2.0 mainboard
Micro Swiss direct drive
Micro Swiss print head
Antclabs BLTouch v3.1
Raspberry Pi 3b v1.2
All needed power cables

Plus:
*Borosilicate glass print bed
*Original and Replacement Creality print bed
*Original tool kit
*DIY’d filament drybox
*DIY’d filament dryer
*15 Extra .04 print nozzles
*3/4 roll blue PETG, 1/2 roll white PLA, and 1/4 roll black PLA (matterhackers)
*Other various hardware (screws, nuts, etc.)

Asking a VERY negotiable $225. Contact stravan@messiah.edu

Sony HD Camcorder with extras, selfie stick, wireless microphone, gorilla tripod, hiking monopod, and camera bag. Asking $75. Contact: tgingrich@messiah.edu

Free:

Bags and bags of shredded paper. I have approximately 40 – 30 gallon trash bags of shredded paper. It would be great for almost anything … storing valuables, packing things to ship, you name it. But I need to get them out of my basement. Bring a truck and they’re all yours! Contact: sportko@messiah.edu

Found:

I found a black bike cover blowing in the wind last week in the parking lot behind Fry Apartments. If it’s yours you can contact me at ext. 3918 and if I’m not here let me know where I can reach you. Thank you.

 

September 30

September 30th, 2021 by INTERCOM

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12

News

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce Emily Warren ‘21 as project coordinator. Emily moves into the role as Darcy Griffiths has transitioned to purchasing systems coordinator in procurement. Please join us in welcoming Emily back to Messiah.

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On Sept. 22, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) announced that Messiah Press has been recognized with 3 Silver In-Print awards and a special recognition for Messiah’s COVID response pieces. These printed materials were developed by Messiah Press Graphic Designer and Adjunct Instructor for Communications, Heather Seaman. The silver awards are for the Department of Theatre Antigone marquee, a flier for The Department of Theatre production The Birds, and the Department of Sustainability, Sustainable Living certificates. The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions Magazine. Please join us in congratulating Heather and the entire Messiah Press production team on their excellent work.

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With deep appreciation for 11 years of service, we wish Messiah University Registrar, Carrie Widdowson, the very best in her retirement this upcoming January. Carrie served first as associate registrar from 2011 to 2018 before becoming registrar – a role that has always been key especially with the development of new programming and in responding proactively to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to announce that Kathee Clark, associate registrar, has accepted the position of registrar at Messiah University. Prior to joining Messiah in 2018, Kathee served in a variety of roles at Lancaster Bible College and, during her tenure as associate registrar at Messiah, has become an experienced and respected colleague. Kathee will transition into the role of registrar beginning Dec. 1.

Please join us in wishing Carrie well as she moves into retirement and Kathee fulfillment and success in her leadership role.

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Update on card stunt event

Despite our best efforts to recruit the amount of individuals needed for the Oct. 5 card stunt event, we do not have enough volunteers to make the event possible. Unfortunately, we have chosen to cancel the event and we are not planning to reschedule.

 

Voctave, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

A cappella sensation Voctave has over 150 million online views of their videos, and their latest album, The Corner of Broadway and Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at #3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The group has performed with GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Jody McBrayer. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Voctave’s seven albums are digitally available on all platforms.

“Voctave brings vocal magic” – Orlando Sentinel

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Campus-wide health protocols are published on the Together@Messiah website
https://www.messiah.edu/together and are subject to change. Please see the “Events and Gatherings” tab.

Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.

Any specific guidelines for arts events will be updated at arts.messiah.edu.

In search of panelists

The Office of Student Success is partnering with Murray Library to present a panel event entitled “Fueled by Failure: Unlikely Paths to Success” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. We are seeking panelists who would be willing to share their story of a failure in their life that God used to change their trajectory and lead them to a new place that was like nothing they had imagined. The idea is to inspire students to embrace their failure and not fear it, as growth can be exponential in those experiences. We are planning for the 4 panelists to be asked questions shared with them in advance followed by a Q & A session with the attendees.

If you would be willing to join us to share your story, please contact Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu and Jocelyn Clippinger at jclippinger@messiah.edu by Oct. 8.

Passport applications

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, Oct. 26, to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 12-18 weeks.

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 or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf

Please contact agapecenter@messiah.edu if you have questions.

You’re invited!

Join us Monday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Murray Library 19th Annual Dinner Meeting and Program. Devin Manzullo-Thomas will share findings from his forthcoming book, Exhibiting Evangelicalism: Commemoration and Religion’s Purpose of the Past, about the history of evangelical museums in America. In the United States, museums are respected cultural institutions and are viewed as places for education, tourism or the cultivation of civic virtue – supposedly secular purposes. But many museums challenge this simple characterization, including museums owned and operated by evangelical Christians. Devin will describe how these sites came to exist, the narratives they promote, and how they impact public culture in the United States today.

The event will be held in Howe Atrium and Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall), with a meal being served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is Oct. 15. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at tsheaffer@messiah.edu or ext. 7181.

Visa IntelliLink rebrand – now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise

Effective Sept. 25, Visa-IntelliLink Spend Management is now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise. The main changes are the new product name, new logo and updated branding in the user-interface. All functionality remains the same. In addition to the new name and brand, there is a new URL to access the application.

For the Desktop Version
**Please update any bookmarks or saved website links**
The new URL will be: https://identity.enterprise.spendclarity.visa.com
For some time following the transition date, Visa will automatically redirect users to the new URL if they log in using the old one, even if they have saved the current URL as a favorite.
The list of supported browsers includes the latest versions of:
• Firefox • Chrome • Microsoft Edge • Safari •

For Mobile App Users
The Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise relaunch for the mobile app took place on Sept. 25, the name has been updated in the App Store® and Google Play™ Store and the new Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise mobile app is now available. If you currently use the existing Visa IntelliLink Spend Management mobile app, you will need to update it to see the changes take effect on your device. Simply access your app store and hit Update. If you don’t proactively access your app store, you will receive a notification prompt when you open the old app, reminding you to update.

All Purchasing Card documentation available on our website will be updated with the new name and links as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact pcard@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

Deadline for submitting fall 2021 EMS events

Monday, Nov. 1 is the deadline to submit your fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted, as will any event for 2022. Email roomres@messiah.edu with any questions.

Important dates to remember are Friday, Oct. 8, Saturday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Dec. 3. These dates are blackout dates and no other events requiring services may be scheduled. If you do not need any services on these dates, please email your request to roomres@messiah.edu.

Murray Library’s October newsletter

What’s happening in Murray Library this October? View our newsletter here.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:15 p.m., Frey 241, Samantha Galeano 2005 – will speak about incentive compensation plans. Sponsoring faculty: Jennifer Dose
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Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 231, Daniel Beers will speak on “Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement.” Sponsoring faculty: James LaGrand.

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee, and notification to the Messiah University campus via the Intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please utilize the online form on FalconLink – Visiting Alumni Registration.

Interprofessional education panel event

Please join us for the first event from the newly formed University-wide Interprofessional Education Committee! We’ll hear from health professionals in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nurse practitioner, social work, counseling, and dietetics about their educational pathways and collaboration in their work settings. Snacks and a Q&A session to follow the event.

Who: Anyone interested in health professions
What: Interprofessional education panel event
Where: High Recital Hall or on Zoom: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/94843220827
When: Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Why: Learn about each professional and how they work together

Note: Masking is required for this event. Use of KN95s preferred.

Contact Kristen Slabaugh kslabaugh@messiah.edu for more information.

Department of Safety

We are pleased to announce the following promotions in the Department of Safety.
Bryce Wickard – director of safety
Valerian Curd – clery compliance coordinator
Sean Klingman – supervisor of patrol and field training officer
John Naccarato – fire and safety systems coordinator

Also, please welcome the following as new officers in the department:
Andrew Helwig – 2nd shift community safety officer
Miranda Hogue – 3rd shift community safety officer
Bill Viney – 3rd shift community safety officer

Lecture by Dr. Hans Boersma

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Honors Program is pleased to host Hans Boersma, one of the foremost Christian public intellectuals and churchmen of our time. Dr. Boersma is the Saint Benedict Servants of Christ Professor in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. He has also taught at Regent College and Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Dr. Boersma is the author of several books and articles on a wide range of topics in theology, the interpretation of Scripture, and religious history. His lecture, “Seeing the Face of God: On Choosing the Better Part,” is on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7  p.m. in Parmer Hall, and is free and open to the public.

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Job opportunities

The Division of Advancement is currently accepting applications for the position of executive coordinator and project manager for advancement and strategic partnerships. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20066. Job-related questions may be directed to Barry Goodling, vice president for advancement, at bgoodlin@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time cook pm position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20118. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Calling All High School Workers! Dining Services has openings for temporary, 10-25 hour a week positions in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. All applicants must be age 14 & up. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20034. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, residence hall, M-F 10am-2pm. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20131. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, third shift, M-F 8pm-12am. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20128. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Department of Cybersecurity Education has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to cybersecurity education position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20123. Job-related questions may be directed to Vinny Sakore, director of cybersecurity education, at vsakore@messiah.edu.

The Department of Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew leader position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20135. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an openings for part-time dining services associate positions, shifts are flexible and variable anywhere from 7am to 8:30pm in support of Lottie Dining Hall breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20120. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Watercolor Portraits by Commission. Portraits painted from your photographs would make a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift this year. Loved ones or beloved pets. Contact Susan at sgetty@messiah.edu for more details.

Multiple items for sale from our family’s fall cleaning. Some items are new and have never been used.

Black & Decker Weed-Wacker with two spools of line
Kid’s Scooter
Hamilton Beach BlendMaster Hand Blender (Never Been Used)
In-line Skates – Men’s/Women’s, Both Size 8; Knee and elbow pad sets
Revell Model Car Kit (New)
Oster Steamer / Rice Cooker (Never Been Used)
Racquetball Racquet with 2 cans of balls
Croquet Set for 6 players
Cast-Iron Magazine Rack
27-piece Crystal Punch Bowl Set
Homedics Foot Salon Deluxe

Please email Bob Feil at rfeil@messiah.edu for more details and prices.

Custom 3D Printer with accessories for sale.

Modified Creality Ender 3
Big Tree Tech SKR Mini E3 V2.0 mainboard
Micro Swiss direct drive
Micro Swiss print head
Antclabs BLTouch v3.1
Raspberry Pi 3b v1.2
All needed power cables

Plus:
*Borosilicate glass print bed
*Original and Replacement Creality print bed
*Original tool kit
*DIY’d filament drybox
*DIY’d filament dryer
*15 Extra .04 print nozzles
*3/4 roll blue PETG, 1/2 roll white PLA, and 1/4 roll black PLA (matterhackers)
*Other various hardware (screws, nuts, etc.)

Asking a VERY negotiable $225. Contact stravan@messiah.edu

Wanted

Storage space needed. Indoor storage space wanted to rent for 5’x8’ trailer.
Please email Bill at balthoff@messiah.edu if you have a space available to rent.

 

September 23

September 23rd, 2021 by INTERCOM

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

 

NEWS

Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center Dedication Celebration

Please join us! All Messiah students and employees are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center on Friday, Oct. 15. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Dr. Thomas and Linda Pheasant Entrance Plaza (the building entrance facing the campus green) followed by a dessert reception inside the building. The rain location for the ceremony will be inside the building. (Note: the University will be hosting a private outdoor luncheon prior to this ceremony to show appreciation for the trustees and friends whose generosity made this new facility and campus green space possible for our campus community.) Please direct any questions to Yonette Schneider at YSchneider@messiah.edu.

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Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Glass Menagerie

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present The Glass Menagerie for our Fall 2021 Black Box production. Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night! You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production as we approach the show.

The Glass Menagerie
Written by: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Ed Cohn

From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles — alcohol, movies and writing for Tom and a collection of glass animals for Laura — which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfields are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions.

Poorman Black Box Theater:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3;
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes, 10 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—Adults $7—MC Students (w/ID), MC Employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) & Seniors (60+)
*Tickets are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night!* Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University
Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. See arts.messiah.edu for event updates. 

Voctave, Oct. 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

A cappella sensation Voctave has over 150 million online views of their videos, and their latest album, The Corner of Broadway and Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at #3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The group has performed with GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Jody McBrayer. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Voctave’s seven albums are digitally available on all platforms.

“Voctave brings vocal magic” – Orlando Sentinel

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Campus-wide health protocols are published on the Together@Messiah website
https://www.messiah.edu/together and are subject to change. Please see the “Events and Gatherings” tab.

Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.

Any specific guidelines for arts events will be updated at arts.messiah.edu.

Be a part of Messiah’s first-ever card stunt event!

In April 2020, Messiah was planning to produce a unique, professional video to introduce Messiah University to the world on July 1, 2020. The “card stunt”-style video was to serve as the reveal of the new Messiah University logo from our former college logo. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this video was postponed.

We are excited to share that we are planning to perform the rescheduled card stunt—with a whole new script—in just a few short weeks!

We need 150 more volunteers to make this event a success!

  • WHAT: Messiah University’s first-ever card stunt event and video (See a sample)
  • WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 5 (rain date: Oct. 6), 9:30-11 a.m. (this time includes refreshments, video briefing and completing the card stunt) NOTE: Volunteers are now needed for just 1.5 hours total (versus the previously announced 2.5 hours.)
  • WHERE: Shoemaker Field
  • WHO: Messiah employees and students (Sign up with a group of your friends and colleagues!)
  • Though the event is outside, the University will provide each participant a KN95 mask at the field to be used when social distancing is not possible.
  • Cider and donuts will be served

Employees may view more information at messiah.edu/cardstunt and register to volunteer by using this link or the link on that website. Confirmation and additional details will be sent to registered volunteers as we near the filming date.

Please contact Sherri Hoffman, marketing coordinator, or Danielle Ran, director of communications, with additional questions.

Reminder: free card-sharing program

Dear Messiah Community,

If you know of someone on our campus who could use a kind word of encouragement or appreciation, the employees of Messiah Press and Postal Services invite each of you to utilize the free card-sharing program on our web site.
Click here and follow the instructions provided, we will take care of the rest.
https://www.messiah.edu/encouragementcards

Marketing and Communications design project initiation timeline update

The Office of Marketing and Communications design team creates all projects being sent off-campus to 200 or more recipients or to prospective students.

For a typical project created in the office of marketing and communications, please plan for a minimum of 6 weeks to produce it. (Previously, the timeline was 5 weeks.) This allows our team 4 weeks to design 3 drafts to perfect your project and 2 weeks for Messiah Press to print it. Please allow more time for mailing, variable data and specialty paper. To initiate your project, please begin by filling out the form at messiah.edu/projectinitiation a minimum of 6 weeks before the project is needed. Early planning is always appreciated and key to getting your project completed on-time! Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team.

Compliance communications

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance maintains an electronic archive that houses copies of any and all communications related to compliance that are distributed across campus. This includes, but is not limited to: notifications that are sent out annually for compliance purposes, notifications related to campus incidents, and communications sent out when onboarding new students or employees.

As you distribute compliance-related communications, please send an electronic copy to jsmithmyer@messiah.edu. If you are unsure as to whether or not something fits into the compliance communications category, please send it and HR will determine its relevance.

In search of panelists

The Office of Student Success is partnering with Murray Library to present a panel event entitled “Fueled by Failure: Unlikely Paths to Success” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. We are seeking panelists who would be willing to share their story of a failure in their life that God used to change their trajectory and lead them to a new place that was like nothing they had imagined. The idea is to inspire students to embrace their failure and not fear it, as growth can be exponential in those experiences. We are planning for the 4 panelists to be asked questions shared with them in advance followed by a Q & A session with the attendees.

If you would be willing to join us to share your story, please contact Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu and Jocelyn Clippinger at jclippinger@messiah.edu by Oct. 8.

Passport applications

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, Oct. 26, to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 12-18 weeks.

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 or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University.

Applications can be downloaded at https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf

Please contact agapecenter@messiah.edu if you have questions.

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Job opportunities ↓

Calling all high school workers! Dining Services has openings for temporary, 10-25 hour a week positions in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. All applicants must be age 14 and older. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20034. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full-time graduate enrollment counselor, working 35 hours a week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19942. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost / dean of the school of graduate studies at rpepper@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, residence hall. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19858. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu

Technology Services has an opening for a full-time system administrator/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18764. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland, executive director of administrative technology services at wyland@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant shift supervisor position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19965. Job-related questions may be directed to Andrew White, restaurant manager, union cafe, at awhite@messiah.edu.

The Department of Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/sports turf leader position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19950. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of development and capital campaigns. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19385. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, executive director of development at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Division of Advancement is currently accepting applications for the position of executive coordinator and project manager for advancement and strategic partnerships. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20066. Job-related questions may be directed to Barry Goodling, vice president for advancement at bgoodlin@messiah.edu.

September 16

September 16th, 2021 by INTERCOM

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Timothy 2:1-2

NEWS

In honor of the 20th anniversary of events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Dr. Brenda Elliott (Department of Nursing), along with the co-editors and two other chapter authors of their 2020 book titled, “Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nurse faculty” were invited by Springer Publishing to deliver a virtual webinar on Sept. 9. The talk titled, “ Honoring military veterans: Four approaches to achieving a veteran-centered nursing practice” focused on the need for nurses to understand military culture, the impact of the MISSION Act on veterans in community healthcare settings, common injuries associated with military service, and strategies for nurse educators to enhance student learning of veteran-centered care in the classroom/clinical.

Educational Technology Services (ETS) is delighted to announce Vicki Swope in the role of help desk support (tier I). Vicki joins Messiah from her previous role as computer and library aide at Northern York High School. Her experience there, assisting both teachers and students with technology support, positions her for a seamless transition as she helps to support ETS’ help desk. Please join us in warmly welcoming Vicki to Messiah.

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Volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Glass Menagerie

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present The Glass Menagerie for our Fall 2021 Black Box production. Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night! You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production as we approach the show.

The Glass Menagerie
Written by: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Ed Cohn

From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles — alcohol, movies and writing for Tom and a collection of glass animals for Laura — which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfields are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions.

Poorman Black Box Theater:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3;
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes, 10 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—Adults $7—MC Students (w/ID), MC Employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) & Seniors (60+)
*Tickets are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night!* Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University
Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. See arts.messiah.edu for event updates.

Curator Club at the Oakes Museum!

Hello! This fall we are back to offering our Curator Club/ CC2 for kids in 3rd – 8th grade! Topics include studying the fish of the Yellow Breeches, learning about big cats, trees and winter survival. Curator Club (3-5 graders) meets 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. and CC2 (6-8 graders) meets 12:15-2:30 p.m. Register online!

Help Messiah and help your budget

Messiah University employees have the opportunity to earn extra money!

Are you interested in earning extra money to increase your savings, help save for vacations, or the upcoming Christmas season? Earn $25 an hour in addition to your current salary! Please see attachment.

Stunt card video: take 2!

Yesterday, you received a mass email from President Phipps regarding an upcoming “card stunt” we are planning to perform at Messiah University! If you recall, back in April 2020, Messiah partnered with Kivett Productions out of Orlando, Florida, to produce a unique video that would reveal the new Messiah University logo from our former college logo. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

WHAT

The exciting news is that we have rescheduled this card stunt and video (with a new script!) in just a few weeks.

WHO

To make this a success, we will need 200 volunteers from across campus, and that is where you come in! You are invited to be a part of this fun and distinctive video. A key goal of this project is to showcase that it is the people of Messiah that make our campus community such a special place.

WHEN

Filming will occur on Shoemaker Field on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon (rain date: Oct. 6, same time and location). While the actual shoot will not take the entire time, volunteers must be available for the entire window on both days, which will include a briefing by the director, placement of individuals for the card stunt, and the filming itself. Light refreshments will be served for those who participate.

REGISTER

If you’d like to volunteer, please discuss with your immediate supervisor before registering. Supervisors, please make every effort possible to allow employees to participate if they wish.

You may register to volunteer by using this link. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Confirmation and additional details will be sent to registered volunteers as we near the filming date.

Please contact Sherri Hoffman or Danielle Ran with additional questions.

Video Tutorials for Classroom Technologies

Educational Technology Services (ETS) recently posted a Classroom Technologies article in the ITS Blog (available to all employees and students). This article includes video tutorials on the use of teacher stations in Standard and Enhanced classrooms, with and without remote participants.

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Job opportunities

Calling all high school workers! Dining Services has openings for temporary, 10-25 hour a week positions in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. All applicants must be age 14 and older. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20034. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

♦ For sale

Watercolor Portraits by Commission. Portraits painted from your photographs would make a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift this year. Loved ones or beloved pets. Contact Susan at sgetty@messiah.edu for more details.

Bikes for sale.

Schwinn Badger grey and red bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $30 obo
Kent Sierra Madre bike (adult) – $30 obo
Diamondback white and teal bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $50 obo

All need to be serviced. Call Helena – 717-557-1409 – I can send photos or bring bikes to campus

Glass patio table and 5-chair set. $200. Contact: hmyers@messiah.edu

 

 

Thursday, September 9

September 9th, 2021 by INTERCOM

“The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride.”

Ecclesiastes 7:8

 

NEWS

Dr. Brenda Elliott and two colleagues published findings of a research study in Nurse Educator titled, “Analysis of content gaps in prelicensure textbooks to meet veteran care competencies.” The article reports a secondary analysis of identified content gaps in prelicensure nursing textbooks with veteran care competency (knowledge, skills and attitudes) domains. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001024 an article video is available on the journal webpage at https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/default.aspx

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Staffing updates from Enrollment Management

We have elevated Kristin Thomas’ role to director of admissions hospitality. This new position will sit on the admissions directors’ leadership team, co-chair the new Admissions Visit and Event Advisory Team and direct the development of all visit, event and hospitality programming. She will also continue to give leadership to student workers and the ambassador team.

Kristin has hired Amanda McCarty as our new admissions hospitality assistant. She will be working 1-5 p.m. all year in the admissions lobby. Amanda comes to us from Northpoint Bible College in Massachusetts where she served in a variety of roles in admissions. She is also enrolled in the higher education master’s program here at Messiah.

Given the importance we are placing on attracting a more diverse student body and developing cultural intelligence among our team members as key themes both in our strategic plan and our mission to be reconcilers in Christ, we are thrilled to announce that Sierra Kinslow has been promoted to associate director of admissions, multicultural recruitment. Sierra is a strong leader who is passionate about reconciliation. We are excited to see her guide and influence the Division of Enrollment Management in matters related to recruiting and retaining multicultural and international students and first-generation students.

You may have heard that Chad Muise accepted a head coaching position at Houghton College and that Molly (Janczyk) Bruce has accepted a position working in financial advising with Kingdom Focused Financial Group in Dillsburg, PA (affiliated with Thrivent). They were both valuable members of our team whom we will miss dearly. In their absence, Nate Litman will be adding the coordination of telecounseling to his current responsibilities.

Virgil Angeles has been promoted to coordinator of social media, in addition to continuing in his position as admissions counselor. He will be responsible for the enhancement of our admissions department’s multiple social media accounts with the goal to increase prospective student engagement. He has also transitioned into the role of liaison for the of music, art and design, and theatre and dance departments.

We have hired two recent alumni to fill their admissions counselor positions:
Catherine Arke is a May 2021 marketing graduate of Messiah. She served as a RA her last two years at Messiah and has worked in the Admissions Office through the school year and summers since she was a first-year student. Catherine will serve students who come from York and Adams counties, as well as New England.
• Josh Gerber is a May 2021 graduate of Messiah with a double major in biblical and religious studies and business. At Messiah, he was involved in leading men’s ministry and was a work study student in the BRS department. Josh will serve students coming from Western PA, Downstate NY (including NYC and Long Island), the South and Midwest.

As we are hoping to resume travel this fall, we have hired Jennifer Weaver as our temporary traveling recruiter through November. Jennifer is a 2003 political science graduate of Messiah. After graduating, she attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary and received her master of divinity. More recently, she worked as a residence hall advisor at Lancaster Mennonite School. We are thankful for her representation of Messiah at off-campus events.

As you may have heard, Teresa Stover retired from the financial aid team at the end of July. Congratulations to her in this important decision! She has trained Lori McGill Sarago to take over as financial aid technical coordinator. In the short year that Lori has been with us, she has shown excitement to be working in the Messiah environment, a great willingness to learn and the flexibility to take on new tasks, making her the perfect choice for this role. As we embrace the challenge to make the financial aid process more digestible for students and families, this role will be key in coordinating with the financial aid team, the enrollment management operations team and with colleagues in student financial services to communicate effectively.

Financial Aid is also excited to welcome two new members to their team:
Chris Ackley will serve as financial aid counselor/coordinator of grant processing. Chris joins us from Dickinson College where he was most recently employed as the assistant director of financial aid. Chris arrives from Dickinson with eight years of increasing levels of responsibility in financial aid and will serve our students well through this role.
• Sheryl Sanders will serve as financial aid office assistant for 15 – 20 hours per week. Sheryl comes to us with a robust background in office administration, including time working at Lancaster County Christian School. Most recently, Sheryl has been self-employed as an interior designer.

In all of this, please join me in congratulating Leslie Bencivenga in her promotion to executive assistant for enrollment management. This role and title acknowledge the excellent work Leslie performs in supporting the EM leadership team, collaborating with partners across campus, and working with external firms and vendors to serve our prospective students and their families.

John Chopka
Vice president for enrollment management

Please see the attached org chart for additional details.

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The Campaign for Messiah University: Learning for Life, Transforming the World

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share exciting news regarding our current capital campaign – The Campaign for Messiah University: Learning for Life, Transforming the World. This campaign supports our vision to educate students for a lifetime of learning opportunities, including engaging our students and alumni beyond the undergraduate and graduate programs to include certificates and enhanced learning courses. This campaign encompasses several broad areas that support our efforts to fulfill our vision. They include: the Messiah fund and scholarship aid, scholarship and program endowments, new facilities, and estate planning gifts.

We have already reached several milestone accomplishments, including the construction of the Larsen Finance Lab, Martin Dining Commons, the Falcon Fitness Center, Sawyer Gymnasium, Jordan Court in Hitchcock Arena, a new lacrosse field, the resurfacing of Anderson Field, and, most recently, the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Further, we have significantly increased scholarship endowment and direct aid resources for our students. In fact, we have received $70 million toward our $75 million goal! Our plan is to reach the goal by December 31, 2022.

The public phase of the campaign launches Thursday, September 16, and we encourage you to follow along with our progress over the next set of months.

Sincerely,

Barry Goodling
VP for Advancement

If you have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact Dr. Jon Stuckey, associate vice president for development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Messiah University YouTube Channel

Messiah University’s official YouTube channel was launched by the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) in 2010 to host the videos the OMC team produced to strategically communicate the story, brand and distinctive programs of Messiah to prospective students and their families (i.e. branding and academic program videos). Over time, OMC expanded the use of Messiah’s YouTube channel to host videos it created that may be of interest to current students and their families, employees and alumni (i.e., Commencement videos, Community Day year-in-review videos). While OMC currently produces a limited number of videos that serve key marketing communication clients, goals and initiatives at Messiah, it does not manage broader video production for campus clients. However, over the past decade, OMC has opened up Messiah’s YouTube channel to house some videos that are produced outside OMC and that meet certain criteria. Criteria for consideration to host a video on Messiah’s YouTube channel can be found here.

Volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Murray Library’s September 2021 newsletter

What’s happening in Murray Library this September? View our newsletter here.

View Year of Reconciliation events

The Year of Reconciliation website is live and features a Calendar of Events that announces a variety of public events for the year. Please visit www.messiah.edu/reconciliation to peruse upcoming events. If your department would like to have your reconciliation-themed event included on our calendar, please contact blorow@messiah.edu.

Curator Club at the Oakes Museum!

Hello! This fall we are back to offering our Curator Club/ CC2 for kids in 3rd – 8th grade! Topics include studying the fish of the Yellow Breeches, learning about big cats, trees and winter survival. Curator Club (3-5 graders) meets 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. and CC2 (6-8 graders) meets 12:15-2:30 p.m. Register online!

Agape Center Open House

The newly renovated (!!!) Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement is very excited to welcome students and employees to an Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.. We invite our campus community to come check out our new space and learn more about each of our distinctive areas: Service Day, local outreach, service trips and off-campus programs. During this time of meeting and greeting, there will be refreshments, activities and a chance to win gift card giveaways for those who learn about the four areas of our office. We hope to see you there! Feel free to email our office at agapecenter@messiah.edu with any questions.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Theatre has an opening for a full-time technical director. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19927. Job-related questions may be directed to Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre, chair at dinouye@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant position, working 16 hours a week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19882. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full-time graduate enrollment counselor, working 35 hours a week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19942. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost / dean of the school of graduate studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time field placement assistant, working 10 hours a week during the academic year and 5 hours a week during the summer. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19911. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Cook, practicum and internship coordinator, graduate program of , at acook@messiah.edu.

For sale

Two Echo Dots for sale, never used, new in the boxes. $28/each
contact apatton@messiah.edu if interested or with questions.

Watercolor Portraits by Commission. Portraits painted from your photographs would make a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift this year. Loved ones or beloved pets. Contact Susan at sgetty@messiah.edu for more details.

Various Items for sale
1. Ceiling fan, sells for $300, sell for $30, like new.
2. Pumpkin container – I was going to use it for a terrarium (never happened) $10
3. Cross stitch of Christ – (never finished, no time, all supplies are there to finish it) $10
4. Play station – like new $20
5. Signs $10
6. Bacon press $8
7. 1967 cross stitch of corvette (once again no time to finish) $10

8. I am the storm decal, $7 (I can make any decal you want just contact me)
9. American flag to hang on your door. New, and handmade by myself. $30
10. Easter egg wreath $20
11. Dare to be different sign – adorable – new, handmade – $10
12. Shredded paper – my husband has retired and these are all of his files he had to destroy, so he sat for weeks and shredded and shredded, now we need to find out what to do with them all, I have approx. 30+ bags in my basement – make me an offer. They would be great for packing, moving, crafts etc. Please I need to get them out of my basement.

Please contact Stacy Portko: sportko@messiah.edu for more information on any of these items.

Bikes for sale.

Schwinn Badger grey and red bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $30 obo
Kent Sierra Madre bike (adult) – $30 obo
Diamondback white and teal bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $50 obo

All need to be serviced.

Call Helena – 717-557-1409 – I can send photos or bring bikes to campus

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September 2nd, 2021 by INTERCOM

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”

John 8:12

NEWS

Dr. Brenda Elliott and two colleagues published findings of a research study in Nurse Educator titled, “Analysis of content gaps in prelicensure textbooks to meet veteran care competencies.” The article reports a secondary analysis of identified content gaps in prelicensure nursing textbooks with veteran care competency (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) domains. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000001024 An article video is available on the journal webpage at https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/pages/default.aspx

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Congratulations to Leah Conner for her promotion to assistant registrar for the School of Graduate Studies. Leah earned her M.A. in higher education from Messiah this past December. Leah has served as the records specialist supporting Graduate Enrollment and Graduate Registrar’s Office for the past four years. Leah will now focus her time and work to Registrar’s Office tasks for the School of Graduate Studies.

With Leah’s transition to full-time registrar’s office, we welcome Sarah Darr, admissions specialist, to support the Graduate Enrollment Office. Sarah will process admissions paperwork and be a first point of contact for prospective graduate students.

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New lodging page for Messiah guests

Conference and Event Services is pleased to announce a new, easy-to-use lodging page for guests of Messiah University. The previous lodging page listed local hotels, but required guests to call the hotel directly to book. Our new partnership with Campus Travel Management Inc. allows guests to book online with the hotel of their choice. Rates are listed, including any Messiah discount, after dates are selected for the stay. If you have guests coming to campus for meetings or events, please encourage them to use this new system.

The new lodging page is available at https://campustravel.com/university/messiah-university/
As a reminder, the Climenhaga Homestead Guest House continues to serve the Engle Center’s counseling team this fall. If you are using institutional funds to book lodging, you should NOT use the link above. Messiah has lower negotiated rates for internal use only. If you need to contact our preferred hotels for discounted rates, please contact Jonathan Bert in the Office of Conference and Event Services.

Division of Student Success and Engagement

Some departments with the division of SSE have new titles and new employees. Attached are documents displaying the SSE organizational chart, and detailed information regarding who to contact within SSE and Diversity Affairs.

Introducing the new High Center Season

Messiah is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 High Center Season— featuring a mix of distinctive concerts, theatre events and lectures, including lectures by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Blight (Oct. 12), Humanities Symposium speaker Krista Tippet (Feb. 24) and NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison (April 13). Fall brings performances by Voctave (Oct. 2), Soprano, Toni Palmertree, performing with the Messiah University Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 19) and Theatre Messiah’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing (starting Nov. 11). Spring 2022 highlights include the Mendelssohn Piano Trio (Jan. 30) and Azaguno “Nukpɔkpɔ” (April 2). Both the fall and spring seasons include several performances by Messiah’s own artists- and ensembles-in-residence and our celebrated student and faculty ensembles. To view the entire 2021-2022 High Center Season schedule, including additional event details, visit www.messiah.edu/highcenterseason.

While many of the High Center Season events are sponsored by Messiah’s visiting performance series, students and faculty in that school also perform and exhibit a broader calendar of outstanding music, theatre, dance and visual arts events which can be viewed at arts.messiah.edu.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome eight new graduate assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply educational theories gained through classroom instruction and put them into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. The graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Abby Anderson, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Service Trips); Andrew Bookman, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Maddie Groff, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Alexa Groft, graduate assistant for Assessment of Student Learning; Willie Hope, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Dillon May, graduate assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field; David Stevens, graduate assistant for Wrestling; and Lydia Watkins, graduate assistant for Academic Success/Office of Academic Accessibility.

They join five returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree programs and GA positions this year. Brody Beiler, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Gage Bley, graduate assistant for Baseball; Matt Bur, graduate assistant for Student Success & Retention; Liam Dole, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Emily Farwell, graduate assistant for Women’s Volleyball; Taylor Forbes, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off-Campus Programs); Alexa Glatfelter, graduate assistant for Campus Wellness & Recreation; Shannon Rogers, graduate assistant for Academic Advising; Leah Springer, graduate assistant for Student Engagement; and Elisa Warren, graduate assistant for AROMA.

Additionally, Anthony Powe, graduate assistant for Residence Life is serving in his second year at Catawba College, one of our partner institutions.

Student applications now accepted for Into the City Nashville

On October 16-20, the Into the City career immersion program will travel to Tennessee to visit the many Messiah University alumni living and working in the greater Nashville area. Site visits include the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, music producer Sal Oliveri, Regions Bank, the Nashville Soccer Club, musical artist Ben Gallaher, and creative events company CTS.

Interested students must submit an application by September 22nd. Please encourage students from all years and majors to apply via this link – https://www.messiah.edu/itc . (Note: per university regulations all student participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19)

*Students and educators are invited to learn more about the trip by attending the ITC Info Session on Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Free pizza will be provided. RSVP for the info session by Sept. 6 at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2nsKjZMc5KAHQ3k

Feel free to direct any questions to Abby Book at abook@messiah.edu.

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For sale

Love seat. Green and tan plaid.  59″ L x 34.5 W. The couch has been professionally cleaned. Asking $100. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

Two Echo Dots for sale, never used, new in the boxes. $28/each
contact apatton@messiah.edu if interested or with questions.

Various Items for sale
1. Ceiling fan, sells for $300, sell for $30, like new.
2. Pumpkin container – I was going to use it for a terrarium (never happened) $10
3. Cross stitch of Christ – (never finished, no time, all supplies are there to finish it) $10
4. Play station – like new $20
5. Signs $10
6. Bacon press $8
7. 1967 cross stitch of corvette (once again no time to finish) $10

8. I am the storm decal, $7 (I can make any decal you want just contact me)
9. American flag to hang on your door. New, and handmade by myself. $30
10. Easter egg wreath $20
11. Dare to be different sign – adorable – new, handmade – $10
12. Shredded paper – my husband has retired and these are all of his files he had to destroy, so he sat for weeks and shredded and shredded, now we need to find out what to do with them all, I have approx. 30+ bags in my basement – make me an offer. They would be great for packing, moving, crafts etc. Please I need to get them out of my basement.

Please contact Stacy Portko: sportko@messiah.edu for more information on any of these items.

Office table and 4-chair set. Round office table (41″ diameter) and 4-chair (upholstered) set for sale $125. Photos available by request. Contact: elindquist@messiah.edu

Wanted

Laptops. Evangelical University in Ndola Zambia is seeking to provide laptops for their students. If you have a usable laptop that you would like to donate please contact Tina: tkeller@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

August 26

August 26th, 2021 by INTERCOM

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12

NEWS

Lori Nowaczyk (2018 Messiah music graduate and student of senior lecturer Randall Zwally) won, through a national competition, a position in the prestigious U. S. Guitar Orchestra. The ensemble will be performing at New York City’s Kaufman Music Center and in a concert tour in Spain’s cities of Madrid, Seville, and Granada.

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CPDC announces schedule of fall events

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce our schedule of fall 2021 events. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more details and registration information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (all educators and staff are welcome to attend as well!).

Division of Student Success and Engagement

Some departments with the division of SSE have new titles and new employees. Attached are documents displaying the SSE organizational chart, and detailed information regarding who to contact within SSE and Diversity Affairs.

Grant awarded to Murray Library

Murray Library, in coordination with the Athletic Training and Applied Health Sciences programs, was awarded a grant from Pennsylvania Grants for Open and Affordable Learning (PA GOAL). PA GOAL is funded through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and is coordinated through the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. The grant will be used to expand database content and access to the McGraw-Hill AccessPhysiotherapy and the FA Davis Athletic Training databases. E-Textbooks within these databases were chosen and will be used in eight selected courses this academic year. Students in those courses are expected to save thousands of dollars in textbook costs due to the availability of these textbooks in these expanded library resources. Use and student survey data will be used for future subscription decisions. The library wishes to thank faculty in these programs as well as the Office of Finance and Planning, and the Office of Development for their assistance in applying for and using these funds to reduce student textbook costs.

Group Exercise at the Fitness Center

Group exercise is back at the fitness center! We have over 20 classes a week throughout the fall semester. Classes start the week of 8/30 and are free. After that, employees can purchase a $40 membership that gives you access to book into ALL our classes. Just download the Glofox App and type in Falcon Fitness Center as your studio. We hope to see you there!

New graduate assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome eight new graduate assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply educational theories gained through classroom instruction and put them into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. The graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Abby Anderson, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Service Trips); Andrew Bookman, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Maddie Groff, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Alexa Groft, graduate assistant for Assessment of Student Learning; Willie Hope, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Dillon May, graduate assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field; David Stevens, graduate assistant for Wrestling; and Lydia Watkins, graduate assistant for Academic Success/Office of Academic Accessibility.

They join five returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree programs and GA positions this year. Brody Beiler, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Gage Bley, graduate assistant for Baseball; Matt Bur, graduate assistant for Student Success & Retention; Liam Dole, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Emily Farwell, graduate assistant for Women’s Volleyball; Taylor Forbes, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off-Campus Programs); Alexa Glatfelter, graduate assistant for Campus Wellness & Recreation; Shannon Rogers, graduate assistant for Academic Advising; Leah Springer, graduate assistant for Student Engagement; and Elisa Warren, graduate assistant for AROMA.

Additionally, Anthony Powe, graduate assistant for Residence Life is serving in his second year at Catawba College, one of our partner institutions.

Fall employee wellness

Join us this fall semester for Move More… Move Now! Each week we will be looking at a different way to increase our daily movement (think resistance training, mindful movement, functional training, cardio exercises, and more)! Teams of 4 will enter their weekly movement minutes and a winner will ultimately be crowned. We will also have bi-weekly participation prizes. If you are interested find a team and join (link below).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScod3LKQGqsmQf-fH3iIkxuz0_OJOOLCKsUquZ2UzlHVQgjBg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Job opportunities

The Cafe @ Winding Hill has an opening for a temporary, part-time dining services employee position, working 10am-2pm Mon.-Fri. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19701. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Grounds Services has openings for part-time seasonal groundskeeper positions, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19783. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time project coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19707. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, associate provost at anoble@messiah.edu.

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19626. Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at jrharris@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19798. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time catering supervisor position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19671. Job-related questions may be directed to Kenji Kanazawa, catering manager, at kkanazawa@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of development and capital campaigns. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19385. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, executive director of development at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, 2nd Shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19801. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim director of safety at bwickard@messiah.edu.

Technology Services has an opening for a full-time system administrator/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18764. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland, executive director of administrative technology services at wyland@messiah.edu.

FREE

Free photo quality inkjet printer paper. Approximately fifty pages each of 8″x11″ and 4″x6″ sizes. Contact Les Weiand at weiand@messiah.edu or extension 2901.

Need an upholstered chair? Know someone who needs an upholstered chair? Free chair. Additional Pictures can be emailed to you. Contact: cwiddowson@messiah.edu

WANTED

Laptops. Evangelical University in Ndola Zambia is seeking to provide laptops for their students. If you have a usable laptop that you would like to donate please contact Tina: tkeller@messiah.edu

August 19

August 19th, 2021 by INTERCOM

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

Jeremiah 29:11

NEWS

The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Vinny Sakore (MBA, CIPT) as our full-time director of cybersecurity education, effective August 1. In this role, Vinny will execute Messiah’s strategic plan to build and manage a top-ranked and comprehensive cybersecurity educational program, including academic programs and industry initiatives. Vinny is not new to Messiah, as he has been a visiting assistant professor of cybersecurity since 2019. Vinny is chief technology officer for NetDiligence and formerly worked for six years as HIPAA Security Office for Verizon until 2017.

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Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Owen Kenny, senior finance major, who successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 25,000 candidates sat for the exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 25%. Owen’s score placed him well above the 90th percentile of all candidates who sat for the exam.

We wish Owen continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

CPDC announces schedule of fall events

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce our schedule of fall 2021 events. Please visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/23069/upcoming_events for more details and registration information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (all educators and staff are welcome to attend as well!).

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19626. Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at jrharris@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time project coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19707. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, associate provost at anoble@messiah.edu.

For sale

House for sale near athletic fields – open house this Sunday. There is a lovely house for sale on Summit drive. An open house will be held this Sunday from noon – 2 p.m.  https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=DE-335167084981&eml=YmFycmV0dDIwMDBAY29tY2FzdC5uZXQ Please email ltaylor@messiah.edu with any questions.

Seeking

Housing Needed. An incoming, male, non-traditional aged (low 30s), transfer student is looking for local housing, but has had challenges renting because he is a student. If you have a rental property and would consider renting to this student, please email bwatkins@messiah.edu. Thank you!

Items for MU student. Seeking a storage cube (with or without the fabric collapsible cubes) and small flat screen TV for Messiah student. My family has been housing a MU student for several months. Currently the student is getting ready to move into the Oakwood Hills Apartments. This student is financially responsible for herself and seeking a few items to move into her apartment. If you are willing to donate these items or to sell for a nominal fee please contact: kgarlinger@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard Sale. Brindle, Clouser, and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Sat., August 21, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Books, puzzles, glassware, holiday items, dinnerware, lemonade and baked goods, kids toys, twin bed linens (pirate, construction, and ninja turtle themes), new items with tags, willow ware, grandfather clock, canvas floor cloths, furniture including like new Full size Sealy Posturepedic bed with foundation and mattress cover,  and many free things. For more information email: aringquist@messiah.edu.