January 13, 2022

January 13th, 2022 by INTERCOM

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:5

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Dwayne Safer, CFA, CFP®, associate professor of finance, recently passed the certification exam administered by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards. He was conferred the CFP® designation upon successful completion of the exam, required coursework and performing 6,000 hours of professional experience related to the financial planning process. The CFP exam body of knowledge encompasses areas related to comprehensive financial planning including estate planning, education planning, taxation, investment management, insurance and retirement planning.

Dr. Jenny Dose received the Sharon Johnson Award for Scholarship at the October annual conference of the Christian Business Faculty Association in Nashville, TN. The award is bestowed annually to individuals actively making their intellectual work known among colleagues, students, and the broader business community. Scholars considered for the award demonstrate a life and stream of scholarship that honors God in its focus, makes significant and meaningful contributions to thought and/or practice, opens new lines of research and writing, encourages others to engage in scholarly activity, reflects a life lived in faith integration.

The Registrar’s Office welcomes the new associate registrar for undergraduate programs, Beth Moshier. Beth’s first day at as associate registrar is January 10. She replaces Kathee Clark who has moved to the position of Registrar. Beth joins the Registrar’s Office after serving at Messiah as a Residence Director, First Year Experience since 2017. Additionally Beth’s higher education experience includes interning in the Office of Human Resources and Compliance, teaching GEST 041 – Academic Strategies at Messiah, the Office of the Registrar at Taylor University, Residence Coordinator at University of St. Joseph and a therapist at the University of Hartford. Beth rounds out her professional experience at AIDS Connecticut as a Medical Case Manager. Beth’s office is located in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center, Suite 107.

Professors, Borko Rodic DSc,DPT,OCS,COMT,FAAOMPT and Michael E. Lehr DSc,DPT,OCS,COMT,CSCS, FAAOMPT were honored in Cleveland, Ohio during the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT)’s national conference. As members of the core faculty within the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, each was recognized with the distinguished honors of becoming a manual therapy fellow- FAAOMPT. After completing four years of advanced and highly specialized training in manual therapy, both graduated from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)’s fellowship program. In addition, the DPT program’s most recent CAPTE accreditation review acknowledged the content expertise of the faculty as a whole being a significant strength of the graduate program, while under the leadership of Karl Bergmann, program director, and Rob Pepper, Dean of graduate studies. As core faculty within the DPT program, their professional development journey serves as a model for Messiah University’s health professional student body by embodying lifelong learning.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the men, knowing that from the Lord you receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossian’s 3:23-24

AROUND CAMPUS

Thank you – graduate student holiday giving project

The School of Graduate Studies Fall 2021 Holiday Giving project was a huge success in providing filled pantry bags to on-campus graduate students enrolled in the DPT and MOT programs, the dietetic interns, and graduate assistants. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the entire Messiah community, Messiah Press, and local support from Giant Food stores, Karns, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls, Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Wegmans. Thank you for your support!

New Psychospiritual workbook for graduate students and mental health practitioners

A new STAR: Spiritual Themes Assessment and Reflection Field Experience/Practitioner Workbook is available to complement an Apple Store app of the same name with no fees, ads, or in-purchase requirements. These resources are the product of an ACPE MAP grant and Carol’s sabbatical work to help promote Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist (SIP) certification now offered through Messiah University. Research on the usefulness of this new workbook will be conducted in the Graduate Counseling Department’s field experience classes in spring and summer of 2022. Try out the app by searching for “STAR: Spiritual Themes” in the Apple Store.

New library resources

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.

Bridge to Freedom Children’s Collection

You are invited to celebrate with us as we dedicate a new theme room at Murray Library to house the Bridge to Freedom Children’s Collection. The inspiration for this space and collection was a generous gift of children’s books from Dr. Todd, Lonette, and Bryce Allen grounded in African American history with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement.

The purpose of the collection is to provide educational resources for young children illustrating diverse historical experiences in the ongoing struggle for equality, freedom, and reconciliation.

When: Tuesday, January 18
Where: Lower level of Murray Library (near Theme Rooms)
Dedication Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Ribbon-Cutting: 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 3:30-5 p.m.

MLK Commemoration Week

The MLK Committee is proud to present the 2022 MLK Commemoration Week beginning Monday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan. 22. It is the university’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace, and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

The 2022 events are sponsored by: Multicultural and International Student Programs, Office of Diversity Affairs, Agape Center, Campus Ministries, Multicultural Council, Murray Library, Learning Technology Services, Dining Services, Student Activities Board, and Office of Student Engagement.

Student Employee of the Year nominations

The Student Employment Office is now accepting nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, please nominate them! Any undergraduate student employee may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. Nominees will be judged by committee review and the following prizes will be awarded during National Student Employment Week in April:

• Student Employee of the Year- $150
• Runner-up- $100
• Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each

In addition, the person selected as the Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the State, Regional and National levels. Messiah’s 2020 and 2021 SEOTY went on to be selected as Pennsylvania’s SEOTY!

To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, submit a letter (1.5 page maximum) highlighting the student’s accomplishments and contributions as a student employee via email to the Student Employment Office. Be sure to include examples. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is February 1. To assist you with your submission, see additional details here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21147/supervisors/4061/student_employee_of_the_year

Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Submit your nomination letter to studentemployment@messiah.edu by Feb. 1.

Save the Date

President Kim Phipps will be speaking at the inaugural networking breakfast sponsored by the student club, Beyond the Ceiling. This breakfast will take place on Friday, April 1, from 7 – 9 a.m. in the Martin Commons. So save the date and please consider joining us! More details to come in February.

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Job opportunities

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20544. Job-related questions may be directed to Ashley Jones, director of the career and professional development center at ajones@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an openings for a full-time admissions counselor and admissions counselor for Latino student recruitment position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20574 or https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20628. Job-related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions at dbritton@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department has an opening for a full-time head men’s and women’s swim coach; director of aquatics. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20666. Job-related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin-Hamrock, athletic director at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time director of conference and event services position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20648. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president of operations at kshafer@messiah.edu.

Thriving Together: Congregations for Racial Justice has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant position, working 8 hours a week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20494. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Smith, professor of biblical and religious studies at bsmith@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time baker position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20365. 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 cook II – a.m. shift position, working 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with every Monday, and every other weekend off. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20651. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dining services associate position, working flexible hours: 2, 4, or 6 hour shifts between 7a.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20580. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of Financial Aid has an opening for a full-time financial aid counselor/coordinator of grant processing. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20664. Job-related questions may be directed to Michael Strite, associate director of financial aid, at mstrite@messiah.edu or Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at gearhart@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer, parking enforcement officer and fire safety assistant, working 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20686. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time graphic designer. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20691. Job-related questions may be directed to Nancy Soulliard, creative director at nsoulliard@messiah.edu.

For sale

Mens Vans Mantra snowboard boots, size 10, $15; 58″ Burton Custom Board that has Ride the Crush animation on it, $125; Queen size sleeper sofa, 86″ L x 35″ D, $200. Contact Beth at baumen@messiah.edu

FREE

Free 35mm negative holders. Two three-ring binders with 70 pages designed to hold 35mm film negatives. Free. Contact Les Weiand at weiand@messiah.edu or extension 2901.

Wanted

2 female Messiah students (graduate and senior) are looking for a housemate to share a 3 bedroom house in Grantham. Dale Fogelsanger. 717-623-0735.

Babysitter needed. Looking for a babysitter or daycare to watch my two young children for a few hours each morning. Please contact Nina at kjohnson@messiah.edu

 

December 16

December 16th, 2021 by INTERCOM

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the LORD has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2:10-16

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Brenda Elliott, Ph.D., RN, CNE assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN Programs attended the AACN Transform 2021 Conference in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 3-5. She presented “Closing the gap: Identifying veteran-specific textbook content gaps and veteran-care competencies,” which highlighted the results of two research studies conducted with colleagues Drs. Barbara Patterson (Widener University) and Katie A. Chargualaf (University of South Carolina Aiken).

Elliott was also invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center Nursing Research/EBP Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Dec. 9. The conference theme was “Igniting the spirit of inquiry” and her speech was titled “How the spirit of inquiry has guided a research trajectory focused on improving care of veterans.”

Dr. Kim Fenstermacher provided the welcome and opening remarks for the conference. Poster and podium presentations were delivered by senior nursing students from NURS 405 taught by Dr. Tara Jankouskas.

AROUND CAMPUS

Coffee and conversation with admissions

Are you a parent “in the hunt” for the perfect college for your high school student?
Join John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management, and Kristin Thomas, director of admissions hospitality, for coffee and donuts to share all of your ideas about the best and the worst of the college search process!

See the attachment for more details! 

Ancestry.com (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? By using the link provided here, your Messiah University login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. Please note that this library edition of Ancestry is slightly different than a personal, paid Ancestry subscription. Also, check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation starter at the holidays! Questions? Email librarian Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu.

Capital View Wealth Management – Q&A opportunity

Stop by Boyer Room 130 or 134 on Monday, Dec. 20, or Thursday, Jan. 6, to meet with Dennis Browne or Andy Grace from Capital View Wealth Management. They will be on campus both days from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.to answer questions and give general financial planning information. For an individualized time to go through the financial planning process, please call Capital View directly at 717-412-4966 to schedule an appointment for another day.

The INTERCOM will resume in the New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We want to thank you for your submissions throughout the year. The INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Gym and Pool Night is now Fit & Well

Fit & Well is open to alumni and employees!

Start your new year with us! Registration is now open!

Come by yourself or bring your whole family and join us for a night of fun and fellowship, on Friday, Jan. 7.

Activities include:
• Open gym (basketball, volleyball, Spikeball, Kan-jam, etc.)
• Open pool (6:45-7:30 p.m. or 7:45-8:30 p.m.)
• Open Fitness Center (anyone over 18 yrs. old)
• Games and competitions for prizes
o Free throw competition
o Corn hole challenge
o Paper airplane making competition
Life Long Learning Sessions
o 7 p.m. – “If you don’t snooze, you lose” (Doug Miller)
o 7:30 p.m. – “Forget diet culture, all about intuitive eating” (Amy Porto)
o 8 p.m. – “Healthy aging: Start early or start now” (Kris Hansen-Kieffer)
• Ice cream sundaes in The Falcon

To register, simply go to http://attend.com/fitandwell

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For rent

Studio apartment for rent. Newly renovated studio apartment for rent starting January 2022. 700 SF, open floor plan apt, with kitchen, living and sleeping areas, and 1 full bath. The entire unit has new paint, new carpet, and updated stove and refrigerator. This is a walk-out apartment to a beautiful patio and backyard for you to enjoy. Live in the neighborhood of Camp Hill, 1 block from the Siebert Park. Owners live on the first and second floors. Separate access to the apartment. Parking, water, sewer, trash, electricity, and Wi-Fi are included. Ready to rent January 2022. $825 for a single person, $1050 for two. For more information about this listing, please contact jmcclymont@messiah.edu or call (717) 877-2579.

FREE

Console piano. Free to a good home! Contact dschmidt@messiah.edu for more info.

Wanted

Household donations for BHA Adopt an Apartment. I volunteer with Messiah alumni to furnish apartments for single moms leaving homelessness. Keep us in mind when you have household items you are looking to donate (cutlery, dishes, children’s books/toys, apartment decor, etc.). Here is more info on this wonderful cause: https://www.bha-pa.org/adopt-an-apartment. Contact Jackie Gehman at jgehman@messiah.edu to coordinate donations.

Daycare needed. Looking for local full or part-time daycare starting now for 2 year old. Contact Tom: chilcote@messiah.edu

Tyson Akles is a music major graduating at the end of this semester. His housing arrangement post-graduation fell through. If you have a rental available and would like to consider him as a tenant, please email him at ta1205@messiah.edu. Thanks!

2 female Messiah students (graduate and senior) are looking for a housemate to share a 3 bedroom house in Grantham. Dale Fogelsanger. 717-623-0735.

 

December 9

December 9th, 2021 by INTERCOM

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”

Proverbs 3:27

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently gave a presentation, “Mindful Marketing: Ethical Issues in Marketing,” via Zoom to about 50 students, faculty and friends of Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), Malaysia. MCKL alumna and current Messiah University student Michelle Lo scheduled and helped plan the presentation as part of her Sales Project work in Hagenbuch’s Personal Selling class (MRKT 357) in which students ‘sell’ Messiah University to prospective student influencers such as high school teachers, guidance counselors and youth pastors.

AROUND CAMPUS

Holiday gift sale!

Today, Thursday, Dec. 9 is the last day of the Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons. Shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oakes Museum holiday shopping

The Oakes Museum will be open for holiday shopping:

Dec. 13-14, noon – 4 p.m.

Our gift shop has a variety of books, puppets, animal toys AND our new-this-year activity boxes:
– Fossil dig – become a paleontologist and dig your own fossils!
– Flowers – learn how to press your own flowers and design your own candle holder
– Solve-a-mystery box – solve the puzzles and help us find our key!
– Owl Pellet Dissection kit
– Crack open your own geode!

Streaming films for you and your family

Using your Messiah login credentials, you have access to Swank Digital Campus which provides streaming to films like Black Panther, Captain Marvel, In the Heights, and News of the World. Please enjoy these films on your own or at home with your family. Available titles will change periodically based on the curricular needs of teaching and study.

You also have access to many recent documentaries and dramatic performances from PBS, Ken Burns, BBC Learning, and HBO. Please browse Films On DemandDigital Theatre Plus, and Academic Videos Online (AVON). Video viewing through library streaming services is available to all students, educators and staff with active Messiah network accounts, at any and all global locations. Questions? Email library@messiah.edu.

Ancestry.com (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? By using the link provided here, your Messiah University login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. Please note that this library edition of Ancestry is slightly different than a personal, paid Ancestry subscription. Also, check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation starter at the holidays! Questions? Email librarian Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu.

Coffee and conversation with admissions

Are you a parent “in the hunt” for the perfect college for your high school student?
Join John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management, and Kristin Thomas, director of admissions hospitality, for coffee and donuts to share all of your ideas about the best and the worst of the college search process!

See the attachment for more details!

Messiah Human Library Project – Where Humans Become Open Books

With featured guest speaker, TM Garret

Save the date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers.

Please save the date of March 30 in the afternoon, as well as the evening at 7 p.m. to hear our featured book, Mr. T.M. Garret.

Before he started engaging in civil rights work, TM Garret was a White Supremacist in leading roles in Europe and the USA. Leaving behind an ideology of hate, he now shares his compelling testimony of the journey into and out of the hate movement and the hope for building a more beloved community.

The title of his “human library talk” is “Erasing the Hate: From Neo-Nazi to Peace Activist.”

Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Allen, vice president for diversity affairs, at tallen@messiah.edu or to Liz Kielley, discovery and metadata librarian, at ekielley@messiah.edu.

New library resources

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.

New holiday puzzles in stock

Newly added Christmas and winter themed puzzles have been restocked in the puzzle library curated by Joanna Hadley-Evans. Come see the robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available on loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time over the holidays. 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.

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For sale

Two Echo Dots, still in the box-never used, ready for Christmas! $15  each.
Contact apatton@messiah.edu if interested.

Tooth Fairy bottles. What child would not like a cute little bottle to put their first or second little tooth in so it doesn’t get lost, waiting on the tooth fairy. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact: sportko@messiah.edu

Friendship angels. Cute and adorable friendship angels made from oyster shells. Great to a give a co-worker or your very best friend. $5 each Contact sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918.

Cookies for Santa plate. Cookie plate for Santa, $6, custom personalization plate: $7, plate and mug set: $10. Contact sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918

Love seat. Green and tan plaid. 59″ L x 34.5 W. The love seat has been professionally cleaned and is in very good condition. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

Very nice 8′ artificial Christmas tree, with pre-wired lights and real mini pine cones. Comes with stand. Great for a large space in a home or church. $30 obo. Text Robin Collins/Rebecca Adams at (717) 975-7699 or call (717) 691-7965 and leave a message.

For rent

Rooms for rent. Two Rooms available for rent in a 4 Bedroom house. Looking to rent out two bedrooms in a 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, & libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV Room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra (usually around $100). One room available immediately and the second room from 15th February, 2022. Available till August 1, 2022. Contact: Mary Michael at mm1702@messiah.edu or 717-982-5864.

FREE

Console piano. Free to a good home! Contact dschmidt@messiah.edu for more info.

Wanted

Daycare needed. Looking for local full or part-time daycare starting now for 2 year old. Contact Tom: chilcote@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Susquehanna Chorale Candlelight Christmas Concert

Susquehanna Chorale Candlelight Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, 8 p.m.
Calvin and Janet High Center, Parmer Hall

The nationally acclaimed Susquehanna Chorale, conducted by Messiah’s Professor Emeritus, Linda Tedford, will present its annual Candlelight Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 17, as they commemorate their 40th Anniversary concert season.

The sacred mystery of the season is honored with Gustav Holst’s Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Egil Hovland’s The Glory of the Father, and Matthew Culloton’s In Dulci Jubilo. We proudly feature Dan Forrest’s new work commissioned for the Chorale’s 40th Anniversary, Let the Stable Still Astonish, along with his See Amid the Winter’s Snow, The First Noel, and Good Christian Men Rejoice. Holiday cheer abounds with Mack Wilberg’s Christmas is Coming and Gordon Langford’s Jingle Bells.

This year’s Candlelight Christmas brings back the traditions of glorious music and audience sing-alongs of familiar carols which were absent from our lives last year. You will hear favorites from past concerts – The Work of Christmas, This Christmastide, and the spirituals Rise Up Shepherd and Follow and Go Where I Send Thee – all of which have been included on our new 40th Anniversary double CD, Legacy. The evening concludes with the Chorale’s traditional finale, Silent Night, sung in the round by candlelight. A pre-concert prelude by Dan Dorty, organ, will be presented 15 minutes before the performance.

The performance will additionally be available via livestream. For details, visit us on-line at www.susquehannachorale.org.

The Chorale wishes to thank our Season Sponsors, The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, and The United Service Foundation, as well as our Candlelight Christmas Concert Series Sponsor, The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation.

“The Susquehanna Chorale’s Candlelight Christmas concerts are eagerly anticipated by audience members,” Conductor Tedford said. Join us and make the Candlelight Christmas concert, a treasured celebration in Central Pennsylvania, a part of your holiday traditions!”

For ticket options call the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 or visit www.susquehannachorale.org.

“Portraits of White” presented by Frances Drost

The region’s premier holiday concert experience is once again live, as singer-songwriter Frances Drost presents the eighth annual performance of her popular signature performance at Messiah University. Drost, accompanied by professional instrumentalists and vocalists in an eight-piece ensemble, will offer two shows at Parmer Hall on the Grantham, Pa., campus, Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.

The much-anticipated annual concert grew out of Drost’s Portraits of White CD of original compositions expressing the range of emotions associated with her experience of Christmas—from her love of snow to her struggles with loss. “It is a personal Christmas/winter journey,” Drost says, “from the time I was a little girl right up through my recent years of songwriting. Just like the CD, it is predominantly my music, along with some well-loved and recognizable Christmas selections.”

Tickets are available at 717-691-6036, or at PortraitsofWhite.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2

December 2nd, 2021 by INTERCOM

 

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:42

NEWS

Dr. Tina Keller’s article, “Story Shaping Ideology: Majoritarian Stories of English Learners” was recently published as a chapter in the book “Teaching Practices and Language Ideologies for Multilingual Classrooms” (Chapter 1).

Using interviews, artifacts, email correspondences and lesson plans collected from six white, female, preservice teachers during their student teaching, this chapter focuses on the stories that shaped their ideologies of the emergent bilingual children in their classrooms. The findings indicate the preservice teachers, while having diverse lived experiences, held some common majoritarian stories concerning English learners. In addition to those majoritarian stories already established in the field, there were three additional stories uncovered in this study that significantly influenced the ideologies of emergent bilingual students. The chapter concludes by encouraging teacher educators to unpack story and use it as a vehicle for addressing teacher ideology of emergent bilingual students.

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The applied health science major sent four students to present their research projects at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The conference attracted over 600 physicians, researchers, clinicians and practitioners from a seven-state region. The students, faculty mentors and projects are listed below:

  • Sam Zercher was selected as an Undergraduate Research Award Finalist and presented a Free Communication for his study Continuous and Interval Training Acutely Elevates Serum Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor in Healthy College-age Males
    • Student research team: Grant Myers and Nate Romberger
    • Faculty mentors: Jennifer Thomson and Scott Kieffer
  • Rhianna Gonzales presented a Free Communication entitled The Effect of Meditation on Heart Rate Variability.
    • Student research team: Hannah Logan, Courtney Luckenbill, Spencer Cassel
    • Faculty mentor: Scott Kieffer
  • Kathryn Armstrong presented a Thematic Poster entitled The Influence of CYP1A2 and ADORA2A Polymorphisms and Caffeine Consumption under Anaerobic Conditions
    • Student research team: Michael Sedhom
    • Faculty mentors: Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer
  • Alexa Glatfelter presented a Thematic poster for her project Thrive: Impact of a Mind, Body, Soul Program on Anxiety Symptoms and Quality of Life
    • Faculty mentor: Mindy Smith

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Messiah University is listed in the 2021 Campus Sustainability Index as one of the top schools in the category of “data accuracy.” This category recognizes institutions “for submitting reports between March 2020 and March 2021 with the fewest data accuracy issues. We congratulate the STARS liaisons, data providers and others who work to provide high quality information through STARS.”

STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) uses industry best practices to evaluate and benchmark campus sustainability efforts. Reporting is conducted every three years to intentionally look at how we can operate and educate in ways that consider our human and ecological neighbors.

To see Messiah’s full STARS report and the campus sustainability committee members follow the links below. Many thanks to the Sustainability Committee, Facility Services, and senior leadership for their assistance in providing data.

https://www.messiah.edu/info/20499/about/675/sustainability_committee
https://reports.aashe.org/institutions/messiah-college-pa/report/2021-02-22/

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We have three significant staffing changes in the Office of Development, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Bob Brown will be transitioning to part-time. I am very thankful that rather than embarking on full retirement, Bob has agreed to remain at Messiah, but reduce his hours to part-time status. Bob is an alumnus of Messiah, Class of 1982, and represents the very best of what the Messiah educational experience offers to our students. Bob is a skilled planned giving officer having helped guide literally millions of dollars from generous donors who are alumni, parents and friends to sustain the University’s long-term financial health. I look forward to continue working with Bob!

Abby Book is joining Development. I am delighted to share that Abby Book ’98 is moving from her position in the Career and Professional Development Center to become the director of advancement affinity programs within Development. Over the past several years, Abby has worked closely with the Development team on multiple collaborations – most notably the Into the City career immersion trips. She will retain her involvement with Into the City, but also expand her duties to provide leadership to – among others – our Heritage Society, Women of Influence, Retired Educators, BuxMont Council, and Golden Grad programs. We are excited to bring Abby’s many talents to our team!

Introducing John Zeigler. John Zeigler will be joining us as director of development and capital campaigns. John currently serves as a senior gift officer for his alma mater, Bucknell University. However, John is also a current parent of a Messiah student. John has extensive background in both the law profession and fundraising. We are thrilled that he is joining us as we not only complete the current $75M Campaign for Messiah University, but also plan for future needs of the institution.

Please join me in wishing Bob well as he continues in his new role and in welcoming Abby and John to the Messiah Development team!

Jon C. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Associate VP for Development

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Supervisor Series

Today’s Supervisor Series, Navigating the Complicated Student, will be at noon in Hostetter Chapel. Due to lack of participants, the 4 p.m. session is cancelled. If you haven’t already, please sign up at https://signup.com/go/cxyrVjH.

Messiah University Christmas Concert, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Begin your Christmas season with this beautiful concert featuring a variety of Department of Music ensembles. Messiah College Brass Quintets, Handbells, Men and Women’s Ensembles, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir are among the groups featured in this traditional favorite!

Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $6 for seniors (age 60+); and $3 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

New unit-specific logos available

Some of Messiah’s schools and departments were reorganized as of June 2021. Corresponding unit-specific logos are now available for download. Please visit messiah.edu/unitlogos to download your unit’s logos.

Holiday gift sale!

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory. Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Sale features 100% fair trade items.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Fall Senior Series

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The Fall Senior Series, an evening of performance created and performed by department seniors. The first weekend, Dec. 3-4, features original productions by seniors Caitlin Buswell, Gabrielle Johnson, and Evan Tinsman. The following weekend, Dec. 10 and 11, features original productions by seniors Mackenzie Williams and Liberty Dolence. The evening of performances will begin at 8pm in Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building. Tickets are $5. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information.
*Please note that some performances will contain mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

The Fall Senior Series:
Dec. 3-4 and 10-11 at 8 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Dec. 3-4
Featuring seniors Caitlin Buswell, Gabrielle Johnson and Evan Tinsman

“I’m Okay”
Conceived by Caitlin Elizabeth Buswell
Created and Performed by Caitlin Elizabeth Buswell and Joshua David Murray

“Shattered Glass”
Created by Gabrielle Johnson
Performed by Maddy Oliver and Gabrielle Johnson

“Living; Proof.”
Created by Evan Tinsman

Dec. 10-11
Featuring seniors Mackenzie Williams and Liberty Dolence

“A Night of Exploration”
An Improv through the Benefits of Dance
Created by Mackenzie Williams

“As I Talk to Me”
Created by Liberty Dolence. In collaboration with Emma Hehn with Direction from Jim Hy.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available.

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University:
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.

Connect with us on Social Media!
Facebook: @MUTheatreandDance
Twitter: @MUTheatre_Dance

You’re invited: MOT Research Symposium

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2021 MOT Research Symposium on Dec. 7, from 5-7 p.m. Join us for this open house event and learn about the six research studies that our second-year occupational therapy students have completed this year.

Research topics include:
• Interventions to Treat Shoulder Subluxation
• The Use of Sensory Assessments in OT
• Requirements for School-Based OT Practitioners
• Perceptions of Cross-Cultural Experiences
• Health and Wellness in Older Adults
• Health Management Strategies of Individuals with POTS

We look forward to seeing you in the Hollinger Lounge, located in the Jordan Science Center. Contact the OT Department at gradOT@messiah.edu with any questions.

Christmas with Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the “best in sacred brass music.” By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their eighteen recordings. The King’s Brass, formed four decades ago in Detroit, is comprised of professional musicians from across the country featuring three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the group plays over 150 concerts per year from coast to coast as well as internationally. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King’s Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as “superb in every way” and “innovative and well played.” “Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

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 Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Streaming films for you and your family

Using your Messiah login credentials, you have access to Swank Digital Campus which provides streaming to films like Black Panther, Captain Marvel, In the Heights, and News of the World. Please enjoy these films on your own or at home with your family. Available titles will change periodically based on the curricular needs of teaching and study.

You also have access to many recent documentaries and dramatic performances from PBS, Ken Burns, BBC Learning, and HBO. Please browse Films On Demand, Digital Theatre Plus, and Academic Videos Online (AVON). Video viewing through library streaming services is available to all students, educators and staff with active Messiah network accounts, at any and all global locations. Questions? Email library@messiah.edu.

Employee Christmas Chapel

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall for an Employee Christmas Chapel. There will be music provided by United Voices of Praise, a message from Stephen Gallaher, and congregational Christmas hymns. If you are interested in being part of an employee choir to lead the hymns, please email Staci Davis (sdavis@messiah.edu).

Library newsletter

What’s happening at Murray Library this December? Enjoy reading about our upcoming events, Christmas resources, and more! View our December newsletter here.

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Job opportunities

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time digital marketing manager position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20304. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, associate vice president for marketing and communications, at cgross@messiah.edu or Kris Hardy, director of web and digital marketing, at khardy@messiah.edu.

The Collaboratory has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for strategic partnerships and applied research and a full-time Collaboratory program manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20391 & https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20397. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The School of Arts, Culture and Society has an opening for a part-time special projects coordinator position. Weekly hours are variable, most weeks average approximately 8-10 hours per week, must be available to work 40 hours per week June 13-17 and June 19-24. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20418. Job-related questions may be directed to Peter Powers, dean of the school of arts, culture and society, at ppowers@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer/dispatcher, 3rd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20376. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time baker position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20365. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the vice president for operations position. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20463. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations at kshafer@messiah.edu.

For sale

Need a Christmas gift for the jigsaw puzzler in your family? Table top wooden, hand-crafted jigsaw puzzle board. Size 32” x 42” wide. Tilt or lay flat. Several available. Sized to fit 1000 piece puzzles. Has felt table top protectors. My 81-year-old father is making these puzzle boards. $75. Photos available upon request. Contact lzimmerman@messiah.edu.

Two Echo Dots, still in the box-never used, ready for Christmas! $15.00 each.
Contact apatton@messiah.edu if interested.

Love seat. Green and tan plaid. 59″ L x 34.5 W. The love seat has been professionally cleaned and is in very good condition. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

Great handmade Christmas ornaments – These are made with my grandchildren’s names on them, but I can personalize them. These are not completely finished (rushed for time), they also come with a cute ribbon and a nice hanger. The colors I have are shown here. $6 each or 2/$10. Contact me if you have any questions at extension 3918.

More Christmas Ideas…What Papa would not like to show off his children with this t-shirt? Any name can be used Papa Bear, Grandpa Bear, Poppy Bear, etc. Then add the number of bears. You choose size and color, color for name may vary for the name, but I will try the best that I can to accommodate your choice. $20. Call extension 3918 with any questions.

Christmas idea for those Crypto/Bitcoin enthusiast. You select the size and color. I will do my best to accommodate your choice. Then pick the design you would like. $20 ea. Call extension 3918 with any questions.

Fortnite shirt/sweatshirt – Kids will love one for Christmas. Select the color and size. I will do the best I can for the color (sometimes certain colors are hard to find) $25 ea. Call extension 3918 for questions.

Washer – dryer – toilet decals. Cute decals that spruce up any appliance. I have one for the washer as well, please email for the other picture if interested. Email or call me at sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918.

Cherry armoire for sale. Measurements: 72”high, 42” wide, 24” deep. This armoire is in good condition, and can be used for storage or as a TV and entertainment center (current contents inside the armoire are not included in this sale). When open, the doors slide back into the cabinet. Asking $100, and buyer will need to pick-up. Located in the Winding Hills community, four miles from campus. Please see photos, and contact Debbie Farver at dfarver@messiah.edu, extension 3770, or 717-805-3292.

Perfect for Christmas entertaining:  Royal Ruby Depression Glass Sets

The Anchor Hocking Co. began making Royal Ruby glass in 1939, and it continues to be a popular collector’s item today.  We’re helping a relative pass along some of their pieces from a Ruby Red glassware collection.  Here’s what we have to offer: (Please follow links to view photos.)

  1. Eggnog Set #1– Bowl and six 6 oz. cups – $40
  2. Eggnog Set #2– Bowl and six 6 oz. cups – $40
  3. Tilted pitcher with ten 4 oz. tumblers– $75
  4. Parfait cups (7)– $45
  5. Sherbet/dessert cups/bowls (12)– $80
  6. Sugar and Creamer set– Lidded sugar bowl (1) with creamer pitcher – $40
  7. Handled cups (12), saucers (3), sugar bowls (1 uncovered) and creamer pitchers (1)– $42
  8. Plates and bowls– 9” plate (1), 8” salad plates (4), 7 ½” soup bowls (4), 4 ½” bowls (2) – $75
  9. Vases (4), tumbler (1), tiny tumbler (1)– $25

If you have any questions, please email Deana at dbaddorf@messiah.edu

For rent

Rooms for rent. Two Rooms available for rent in a 4 Bedroom house. Looking to rent out two bedrooms in a 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, & libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV Room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra (usually around $100). One room available immediately and the second room from 15th February, 2022. Available till August 1, 2022. Contact: Mary Michael at mm1702@messiah.edu or 717-982-5864.

End unit townhouse, walking distance to Messiah: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, additional family room/office, 2-car garage. For more information, contact dschmidt@messiah.edu

Needed

Caregiver needed. Live-in caregiver wanted for an aging parent. Location is a comfortable home in Danville, PA. If you know someone who may be interested, please ask them to email David at dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

In-home daycare. Looking for an in-home daycare starting January, for a ten month old.  Contact Nina: kjohnson@messiah.edu

 

 

 

November 18

November 18th, 2021 by INTERCOM

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

NEWS

Dr. Tina Keller’s article, “Story Shaping Ideology: Majoritarian Stories of English Learners” was recently published as a chapter in the book “Teaching Practices and Language Ideologies for Multilingual Classrooms” (Chapter 1).

Using interviews, artifacts, email correspondences and lesson plans collected from six white, female, preservice teachers during their student teaching, this chapter focuses on the stories that shaped their ideologies of the emergent bilingual children in their classrooms. The findings indicate the preservice teachers, while having diverse lived experiences, held some common majoritarian stories concerning English learners. In addition to those majoritarian stories already established in the field, there were three additional stories uncovered in this study that significantly influenced the ideologies of emergent bilingual students. The chapter concludes by encouraging teacher educators to unpack story and use it as a vehicle for addressing teacher ideology of emergent bilingual students.

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Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of the MSN, CAGS, and RN-BSN programs, presented with her colleagues at the Sigma Theta Tau International 46th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, held Nov. 6-10, 2021. Their presentation, titled “Veterans in nursing education: Evidence-based strategies to enhance learning and support transition” was a synthesis of two studies conducted by the research team.

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Please plan to attend the 11th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) or Live Stream (https://portal.stretchinternet.com/messiahadmin/portal.htm?eventId=670094&streamType=video). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Dr. Niklas Hellgren, chemistry presented by Dr. Anne Reeve, and medicine presented by Dr. Scott Kieffer.

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Campus Christmas Gathering

All employees and students are warmly invited to welcome the holiday season with a Campus Christmas Gathering, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Join us near the Murray Library steps for lively Christmas music, a short Advent homily, seasonal refreshments and hot drinks. Chapel credit will be offered. In case of inclement weather, this event will be postponed to Dec. 2.

Travel reminders

As travel restrictions continue to lift, Procurement Services would like to remind you of the following:

  • Please refer to section 6 of Messiah University’s Expenditure Policy prior to making travel arrangements for University business. Details include:
  • General travel principles
  • Air travel
  • Travel by car/van
  • Travel related business expenses
  • Travel related business meal expense guidelines
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental vehicle supplier for Messiah University and should be used for regional and national university travel. Details here.
  • As stated in the Purchasing Card Manual, cardholders should notify the Purchasing Card Administrator with dates and location of travel at least 2 weeks prior to departure.  Plans will be communicated to M&T Bank to ensure out of area purchases are not flagged as fraud and declined.

Questions can be directed to Procurement Services at ext, 6010.

Messiah University Symphony Orchestra with guest artist, Toni Palmertree, soprano, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Timothy Dixon, conductor

Pennsylvania native Toni Marie Palmertree is a soprano praised for her tender, expressive voice (San Francisco Examiner). She has been engaged to sing major roles with leading opera companies in the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera and the San Francisco Opera. In this concert, Toni Marie Palmertree will perform favorites for soprano and orchestra with the Messiah University Symphony Orchestra.

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 Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Supervisor Series

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is excited to announce that we’ve added new times to our upcoming Supervisor Series presentations. All supervisors, whether you supervise other employees or students, are welcome to attend. Please sign up at: https://signup.com/go/cxyrVjH.

Situations and Complaints:
-Thursday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. – Frey 110
-Friday, Nov. 19, noon – Hostetter Chapel

Navigating the Complicated Student – Mental Health Concerns, Accommodations and Other Challenges:
-Thursday, Dec. 2, noon – Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall)
-Thursday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m. – Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall)

Holiday gift sale!

Join us for a Holiday Gift Sale in the Eisenhower Commons that supports Ten Thousand Villages and the Collaboratory. Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Sale features 100% fair trade items.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Fall Senior Series

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The Fall Senior Series, an evening of performance created and performed by department seniors. The first weekend, Dec. 3-4, features original productions by seniors Caitlin Buswell, Gabrielle Johnson, and Evan Tinsman. The following weekend, Dec. 10 and 11, features original productions by seniors Mackenzie Williams and Liberty Dolence. The evening of performances will begin at 8pm in Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building. Tickets are $5. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information.
*Please note that some performances will contain mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

The Fall Senior Series:
Dec. 3-4 and 10-11 at 8 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Dec. 3-4
Featuring seniors Caitlin Buswell, Gabrielle Johnson and Evan Tinsman

“I’m Okay”
Conceived By Caitlin Elizabeth Buswell
Created and Performed by Caitlin Elizabeth Buswell and Joshua David Murray

“Shattered Glass”
Created by Gabrielle Johnson
Performed by Maddy Oliver and Gabrielle Johnson

“Living; Proof.”
Created by Evan Tinsman

Dec. 10-11
Featuring seniors Mackenzie Williams and Liberty Dolence

“A Night of Exploration”
An Improv Through the Benefits of Dance
Created by Mackenzie Williams

“As I Talk to Me”
Created by Liberty Dolence. In collaboration with Emma Hehn with Direction from Jim Hy.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available.

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University:
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.

Connect with us on Social Media!
Facebook: @MUTheatreandDance
Twitter: @MUTheatre_Dance

Graduate Enrollment personnel updates 

This fall the School of Graduate Studies has restructured to ensure that we are prepared to meet current and future enrollment goals:

 Leah Smock has recently been promoted to associate director of enrollment for graduate studies and adult education. Leah will collaborate with enrollment counselors, program directors and undergraduate as she leads Early Assurance and Accelerated Program recruitment efforts. She will also oversee the use of Centralized Application Systems (athletic training, dietetics, occupational therapy and physical therapy). In addition to these new areas of responsibilities she will continue to recruit new students for the Graduate Program in Counseling.

Leah Conner moves from the Registrar’s Office back to Graduate Enrollment. Leah will serve as the assistant director of enrollment for graduate studies and adult education. In this newly expanded role, Leah will serve as the technical lead for the graduate instance of SLATE, Messiah’s CRM system that tracks student inquiries and applications. In addition to this important technical role, Leah will recruit for the Higher Education Program and the Dietetic Internship.

Carly Rippeon, a May 2021 HDFS Messiah alum, and former student work-study in admissions, joins the SGS enrollment team as a full-time graduate enrollment counselor. Carly will be recruiting for the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Athletic Training degrees.

Maranda Monroe will be joining the SGS enrollment team as a full-time graduate enrollment counselor on Nov. 29. Maranda will be recruiting for Graduate Education Programs, Graduate Music Programs and the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Maranda will be transitioning from a full-time role in public school education and is on track to complete the Messiah M.A. in higher education degree in May of 2022.

We continue to accept applications for the Director of Enrollment for Graduate Studies and Adult Education full time position.  Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost/dean of the School of Graduate Studies, at rpepper@messiah.edu.

Oakes Museum holiday shopping!

The Oakes Museum will be open for holiday shopping:
Nov. 22 – for pre-Thanksgiving shopping
Dec. 13-14, noon – 4 p.m.

Our gift shop has a variety of books, puppets, animal toys AND our new-this-year activity boxes:
– Fossil dig – become a paleontologist and dig your own fossils!
– Flowers – learn how to press your own flowers and design your own candle holder
– Solve-a-mystery box – solve the puzzles and help us find our key!
– Owl Pellet Dissection kit
– Crack open your own geode!

Call for Nominations for 2022 – The Class of 1964 Carlton Wittlinger Prize and The Boyer Legacy Award

All educators at Messiah University are invited to nominate candidates for the
Class of 1964 Wittlinger Prize and the Boyer Legacy Award.

These two awards are presented annually by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies and the Ernest L. Boyer Center, respectively, to recognize emerging student leaders who embody particular ideals. The Wittlinger Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger’s (Class of 1935) qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication. Similarly, the Boyer Legacy Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Ernest L. Boyer’s (Class of 1948) ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service.

Eligible candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity and a commitment to service. There is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

Nominations should include the student’s name and a brief statement (no more than 200 words) explaining why the student merits the honor. Students may be nominated for either or both awards.

Both awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 each.

The Wittlinger Award recipient will be recognized during the January 2022 Wittlinger Chapel Series; the Boyer Award recipient will be recognized at the Fall 2022 Teacher Education/Boyer Center Awards Ceremony.

Please submit nominations and direct questions to Jon Stuckey (jstuckey@messiah.edu) no later than Dec. 1.

APHS Conference research presentations

The Applied Health Science major sent four students to present their research projects at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The conference attracted over 600 physicians, researchers, clinicians and practitioners from a seven-state region. The students, faculty mentors and projects are listed below:

  • Sam Zercher was selected as an Undergraduate Research Award Finalist and presented a Free Communication for his study Continuous and Interval Training Acutely Elevates Serum Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor in Healthy College-age Males
    • Student research team: Grant Myers and Nate Romberger
    • Faculty mentors: Jennifer Thomson and Scott Kieffer
  • Rhianna Gonzales presented a Free Communication entitled The Effect of Meditation on Heart Rate Variability.
    • Student research team: Hannah Logan, Courtney Luckenbill, Spencer Cassel
    • Faculty mentor: Scott Kieffer
  • Kathryn Armstrong presented a Thematic Poster entitled The Influence of CYP1A2 and ADORA2A Polymorphisms and Caffeine Consumption under Anaerobic Conditions
    • Student research team: Michael Sedhom
    • Faculty mentors: Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer
  • Alexa Glatfelter presented a Thematic poster for her project Thrive: Impact of a Mind, Body, Soul Program on Anxiety Symptoms and Quality of Life
    • Faculty mentor: Mindy Smith

You’re invited: MOT Research Symposium

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2021 MOT Research Symposium on Dec. 7, from 5-7 p.m. Join us for this open house event and learn about the six research studies that our second-year occupational therapy students have completed this year.

Research topics include:
• Interventions to Treat Shoulder Subluxation
• The Use of Sensory Assessments in OT
• Requirements for School-Based OT Practitioners
• Perceptions of Cross-Cultural Experiences
• Health and Wellness in Older Adults
• Health Management Strategies of Individuals with POTS

We look forward to seeing you in the Hollinger Lounge, located in the Jordan Science Center. Contact the OT Department at gradOT@messiah.edu with any questions.

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For sale

Christmas is just around the corner. Hand decorated Christmas decorations – perfect for grandchildren, neighbors, friends, anyone on your list that’s hard to buy for. These gifts are personalized and people love them. Choose what you you’d like it to say, or chose a name.
$6 ea. or 2 for $10. Larger ones are $7. I’m here on campus in Naugle if you’d like to see them in person. I would be glad to bring them in for you to see. – Stacy x3918

Personalized tea towels. Perfect for that special someone on your list that you don’t know what to give them, to show how much you care. Pastors, grandparents, babysitter etc.,$10/each. Contact Stacy at ext. 3918

Set of 2 light mint green wingback chairs for sale. They’re used but in fair condition. Asking $100 for the set or best offer. Pick up in downtown Gettysburg. To see photos or inquire, email dhartranft@messiah.edu.

Need a Christmas gift for the jigsaw puzzler in your family? Table top wooden, hand-crafted jigsaw puzzle board. Size 32” x 42” wide. Tilt or lay flat. Several available. Sized to fit 1000 piece puzzles. Has felt table top protectors. My 81-year-old father is making these puzzle boards. $75. Photos available upon request. Contact lzimmerman@messiah.edu.

Washer – dryer – toilet decals. Cute decals that spruce up any appliance. I have one for the washer as well, please email for the other picture if interested. Email or call me at sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918.

Perfect for Christmas entertaining:  Royal Ruby Depression Glass Sets

The Anchor Hocking Co. bagan making Royal Ruby glass in 1939, and it continues to be a popular collector’s item today.  We’re helping a relative pass along some of their pieces from a Ruby Red glassware collection.  Here’s what we have to offer: (Please follow links to view photos.)

  1. Eggnog Set #1 – Bowl and six 6 oz. cups – $40
  2. Eggnog Set #2 – Bowl and six 6 oz. cups – $40
  3. Tilted pitcher with ten 4 oz. tumblers – $75
  4. Parfait cups (7) – $45
  5. Sherbet/dessert cups/bowls (12) – $80
  6. Sugar and Creamer set – Lidded sugar bowl (1) with creamer pitcher – $40
  7. Handled cups (12), saucers (3), sugar bowls (1 uncovered) and creamer pitchers (1) – $42
  8. Plates and bowls – 9” plate (1), 8” salad plates (4), 7 ½” soup bowls (4), 4 ½” bowls (2) – $75
  9. Vases (4), tumbler (1), tiny tumbler (1) – $25

If you have any questions, please email Deana at dbaddorf@messiah.edu.

Tooth Fairy bottles. What child would not like a cute little bottle to put their first or second little tooth in so it doesn’t get lost, waiting on the tooth fairy. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact: sportko@messiah.edu

Friendship angels. Cute and adorable friendship angles made from oyster shells. Great to a give a co-worker or your very best friend. $5 each Contact sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918.

Cookies for Santa plate. Cookie plate for Santa, $6, custom personalization plate: $7, plate and mug set: $10. Contact sportko@messiah.edu or ext. 3918

For rent

lovely “raised ranch” style house with three bedrooms, one and a half baths, living room, kitchen, and a separate dining room is available to rent.  Conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood less than a mile from Messiah University, this house features a screened-in carport and an outdoor deck with a beautiful view.  It is in an excellent school district (Mechanicsburg).  Tenants will occupy the main level of the house and have partial access to the lower level which includes laundry facilities and additional storage space. Available January 24 (or if needed, as early as January 1, 2022).  For more information, contact eseibert@messiah.edu, or call 717-697-2010.

Needed

Men for Spring Opera Production.

Have you ever wanted to sing in an opera? Well, here’s your chance!…

NEEDED – men (tenors and basses) to sing in the ensemble of the Spring Opera Production!

Through the Dept. of Theatre and Dance, the spring MainStage production will be
THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD by Gilbert and Sullivan.

WHAT: tenors and basses, of any age, with some vocal ability and music reading ability. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE or OPERA SAVVY NEEDED! Just the willingness to sing, learn and have fun!

WHEN: Ensemble rehearsals will be on Monday evenings, starting Feb. 21 through March 25.

March 28 – April 6 will be work-throughs/run-throughs/tech and dress rehearsals. Performances will be April 7, 8, 9, and 10. That’s basically it!

WHERE: rehearsals will be in the Climenhaga building (Miller Theater) and performances will also be in Miller Theater.

WHY: Because it will be fun – performing in a theatrical production with orchestra and full sets and costumes! And if you’ve never sung in an opera before, this is your chance!

To inquire, please contact Dr. Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.
I’d love to hear from you!

Housing needed. I’m (Bob Feil) posting this on behalf of a woman who recently moved to the area to attend school for the ministry, is attending McBIC, and is looking for a temporary room to rent:

I am a quiet, friendly, and tidy mature student (grandma) from Canada looking for a room to rent in the Mechanicsburg area for six months starting immediately until May 8. Shared living would be nice. Please contact Teresa at teresa@gandy.ca or text 905 399 0889.

Caregiver needed. Live-in caregiver wanted for an aging parent. Location is a comfortable home in Danville, PA. If you know someone who may be interested, please ask them to email David at dhagenbu@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

November 11, Veterans Day

November 11th, 2021 by INTERCOM

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

NEWS

Raeann Hamon (distinguished professor of family science and gerontology), Anna Weikel (HDFS ’23), and Victoria Anders (HDFS minor ’22) presented a resource exchange entitled “The Gift of Being Heard: Offering Hope and Happiness through Telling One’s Story” at the virtual 2021 National Council on Family Relations Conference. Hamon also co-presented an interactive poster with Adrienne Edwards (Winthrop College) and Dee Hill-Zuganelli (Berea College) entitled “Preparing Family Science Graduate Students for Faculty Positions at Teaching Institutions.” Raeann assumed the role of Chair of the International Section at the conclusion of the 2021 meeting.

Dr. Brenda Elliott and co-authors Drs. Katie Chargualaf and Barbara Patterson received the Sigma Capstone International Nursing Book Award for their recent book, Veteran-centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty at Sigma’s 46th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Intercom

The Intercom will not publish on Thanksgiving Day, but will resume the following week. A reminder that the submission deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Much Ado About Nothing

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present Much Ado About Nothing for our Fall 2021 Mainstage 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.

Much Ado About Nothing
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Daniel Inouye

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s wittiest romantic comedies. The story contrasts two pairs of lovers in a clever and suspenseful “battle of the sexes” in an imaginative comedy about the chaos created in the pursuit of love. The bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, are dead-locked in a lively war of words while their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love. Their young sidekicks, Hero and Claudio, start a romance of their own that is threatened by a dastardly plot to separate them. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his bumbling police force, the lovers are ultimately united.

Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center:
November 11-13, 19-20 at 8 p.m.
November 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.
November 18 at 10 a.m., school performance

Estimated Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes, 15 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—adults $7—MC students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and 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.
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.

Employee Town Hall

All employees are encouraged to attend one of two Town Hall Forums on Monday, Nov. 15 in Hostetter Chapel. Choose either the 9 a.m. session or the 3 p.m. session and hear from President PhippsProvost Randy Basinger and VP for Finance and Planning David Walker regarding Messiah’s financial profile and our strengths and challenges. A recording of the session content will be posted to the messiah.edu/prioritization website in the days immediately following the town hall. Questions? Please contact Karin Bisbee at ext. 5220.

Escape(ish) Room at the Oakes Museum!

The Oakes Museum is offering an Escape(ish) Room!
This is a great team-building (and fun!) experience for student clubs, teams or staff departments. It is ideal for groups of 8-25, and you should plan on an hour and a half.

Contact Helena at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with questions, or to book a time for your group/department to test your problem-solving skills!

School of Graduate Studies – Holiday Giving Project

During the month of November, the School of Graduate Studies is collecting pantry items to fill 160 tote bags to distribute to all of our on-campus graduate students. The tote bags will be filled during the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 1 in Winding Hill. Please visit the following link at ttsu.me/ezjund to sign up for donation items, stocking the bags, and writing inspirational messages. These bags will be distributed to Messiah’s Graduate Assistants and students enrolled in the Dietetic Internship, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam at jgomboc@messiah.edu with any questions or special arrangements for drop-off.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming the following alumni back to campus:

Tuesday, Nov. 9, Gabrielle Acker, ’14, Forensic Interviewer with the York County Children’s Advocacy Center, will talk about her job. Enjoy Pizza with Professionals and learn more about this exciting career. Eisenhower Board Room noon – 1 p.m. students eat free.

Thursday, Nov. 11, Benjamin Wise ’16 will talk with students in the Elite Athletic Performance class. Sponsoring faculty: Jeremy Kauffman.

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.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Blue Christmas

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre & Dance is thrilled to present Blue Christmas on November 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but required due to limited seating. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information as we approach the show.

Blue Christmas
Directed by: Gregg Hurley

Feeling challenged by the upcoming holidays?
Reflect, process, and prepare for this season of Advent with us through the media of text, music, and dance.

November 18 at 7 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Building

Free ticketed event: Tickets are required due to limited seating. Reserving tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets can be reserved online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available.

Connect with us on Social Media!
Facebook: @MUTheatreandDance
Twitter: @MUTheatre_Dance
Instagram: messiah_theatre_and_dance

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University.
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.

Travel reminders

As travel restrictions continue to lift, Procurement Services would like to remind you of the following:

  •  Please refer to section 6 of Messiah University’s Expenditure Policy prior to making travel arrangements for University business. Details include:
  • General travel principles
  • Air travel
  • Travel by car/van
  • Travel related business expenses
  • Travel related business meal expense guidelines
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental vehicle supplier for Messiah University and should be used for regional and national university travel. Details here.
  • As stated in the Purchasing Card Manual, cardholders should notify the Purchasing Card Administrator with dates and location of travel at least 2 weeks prior to departure.  Plans will be communicated to M&T Bank to ensure out of area purchases are not flagged as fraud and declined.

Questions can be directed to Procurement Services at ext, 6010.

Messiah University Symphony Orchestra with guest artist, Toni Palmertree, soprano, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Timothy Dixon, conductor

Pennsylvania native Toni Marie Palmertree is a soprano praised for her tender, expressive voice (San Francisco Examiner). She has been engaged to sing major roles with leading opera companies in the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera and the San Francisco Opera. In this concert, Toni Marie Palmertree will perform favorites for soprano and orchestra with the Messiah University Symphony Orchestra.

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 Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Supervisor Series

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is excited to announce that we’ve added new times to our upcoming Supervisor Series presentations. All supervisors, whether you supervisor other employees or students, are welcome to attend. Please sign up at: https://signup.com/go/cxyrVjH.

Situations and Complaints:
-Thursday, 11/18, 4 p.m. – Frey 110
-Friday, 11/19, noon – Hostetter Chapel

Navigating the Complicated Student – Mental Health Concerns, Accommodations and Other Challenges:
-Thursday, 12/2, noon – Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall)
-Thursday, 12/2, 4 p.m. – Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall)

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For sale

Full sized complete bed for sale. 1 Complete Full Sized Bed; asking for $150 or best offer
Includes wooden bed frame with back board, box spring, and pillow top mattress. No damage to mattress and box spring. Some loose pieces on bed frame that can be tightened once fully installed into a space. Can send photos and measurements if desired. Contact rfirstbrook@messiah.edu.
Pick up on campus from Hess Residence Hall.

Great handmade Christmas ornaments – These are made with my grandchildren’s names on them, but I can personalize them. These are not completely finished (rushed for time), they also come with a cute ribbon and a nice hanger. The colors I have are shown here. $6 each or 2/$10. Contact me if you have any questions at extension 3918.

More Christmas Ideas…What Papa would not like to show off his children with this t-shirt? Any name can be used Papa Bear, Grandpa Bear, Poppy Bear, etc. Then add the number of bears. You choose size and color, color for name may vary for the name, but I will try the best that I can to accommodate your choice. $20. Call extension 3918 with any questions.

Christmas idea for those Crypto/Bitcoin enthusiast. You select the size and color. I will do my best to accommodate your choice. Then pick the design you would like. $20 ea. Call extension 3918 with any questions.

Fortnite shirt/sweatshirt – Kids will love one for Christmas. Select the color and size. I will do the best I can for the color (sometimes certain colors are hard to find) $25 ea. Call extension 3918 for questions.

For rent

A lovely “raised ranch” style house with three bedrooms, one and a half baths, living room, kitchen, and a separate dining room is available to rent.  Conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood less than a mile from Messiah University, this house features a screened-in carport and an outdoor deck with a beautiful view.  It is in an excellent school district (Mechanicsburg).  Tenants will occupy the main level of the house and have partial access to the lower level which includes laundry facilities and additional storage space.  Available January 24 (or if needed, as early as January 1, 2022).  For more information, contact eseibert@messiah.edu, or call 717-697-2010.

In need of

Nativity Displays wanted. Murray Library is bringing back our Nativity display this December and are now in search of interesting, unique and fun nativity sets that you might own and would be willing to share for a few weeks. Maybe you have a crèche that you picked up from travels to a far off place, or you have one that has been passed down in your family for generations. We would love to see it! Please email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu by Nov. 19 if you would like to be part of the display.

Housing needed. I’m (Bob Feil) posting this on behalf of a woman who recently moved to the area to attend school for the ministry, is attending McBIC, and is looking for a temporary room to rent:

I am a quiet, friendly, and tidy mature student (grandma) from Canada looking for a room to rent in the Mechanicsburg area for six months starting immediately until May 8. Shared living would be nice. Please contact Teresa at teresa@gandy.ca or text 905 399 0889.

FREE

Murray Library is looking to get rid of a few items. If you or your department might be interested in any, please contact Tracy Sheaffer at tsheaffer@messiah.edu. Click here to view items.

November 4

November 4th, 2021 by INTERCOM

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

~ Psalm 107:1

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Be featured in an Admissions publication!

Students want to hear from YOU #WhyMessiah!!

Admissions and Marketing and Communications would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey and tell us why you love working here. Share a little or a lot then submit a high-resolution photo of yourself, and you might just see your words and face in a mailer 😊

https://mcadmissions.messiah.edu/register/?id=27a157ce-69e1-4dbe-a564-0f11c6162309

The Bridge is here!

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out our coverage of the public launch of the capital campaign, our historic four Commencements, alumni profiles and more. You can find hard copies in the common areas of Boyer, Eisenhower and the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Also, you can read the entire issue online at www.messiah.edu/thebridge.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Much Ado About Nothing

Messiahwww.messiah.edu/thebridge. University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present Much Ado About Nothing for our Fall 2021 Mainstage 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.

Much Ado About Nothing
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Daniel Inouye

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s wittiest romantic comedies. The story contrasts two pairs of lovers in a clever and suspenseful “battle of the sexes” in an imaginative comedy about the chaos created in the pursuit of love. The bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, are dead-locked in a lively war of words while their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love. Their young sidekicks, Hero and Claudio, start a romance of their own that is threatened by a dastardly plot to separate them. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his bumbling police force, the lovers are ultimately united.

Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center:
November 11-13, 19-20 at 8 p.m.
November 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.
November 18 at 10 a.m., school performance

Estimated Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes, 15 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—adults $7—MC students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and 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.
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.

Mocktails” will be held Nov. 16

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, in collaboration with the Career and Professional Development Center, announces our annual evening of professional development for students. “Mocktails” as this event is now known, features networking education for students, followed by a networking reception with local alumni and employers. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni, employers, and friends of the college.

Mocktails will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Admissions and Welcome Center.

Please note that we will be following several Covid protocols for Mocktails. Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that all attendees wear masks at this event. Food and drink will be provided at locations separate from the main networking area so that all interpersonal interactions can occur while participants are masked.

Interested alumni and employers can register at http://attend.com/Mocktails2021alum by Monday, Nov. 9. Educators are also welcome to attend and can register via this link.

Student registration can be completed at http://attend.com/Mocktails2021student. All students should arrive at 5:40 p.m. for a brief educational session on networking.

Please help us spread the word about this event by advertising it to the students you interact with, and any alumni or employers in your circle of influence.

Escape(ish) Room at the Oakes Museum!

The Oakes Museum is offering an Escape(ish) Room!
This is a great team-building (and fun!) experience for student clubs, teams, or staff departments. It is ideal for groups of 8-25, and you should plan on an hour and a half.

Contact Helena at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu with questions, or to book a time for your group/department to test your problem-solving skills!

Murray Library’s November 2021 newsletter

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

Have a fun night and help us thank our donors!

Join us for an enjoyable night of food, entertainment and fellowship at our Messiah Partners “An Evening of Music”!

Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Saturday, Nov. 13

• 6:30 p.m. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres receptions at various locations in the building and meet our students

• 8 p.m. Sit back and relax to a private concert in Parmer Hall showcasing various student groups and musicians

• 8:45 p.m. Conclude this engaging evening with a dessert reception immediately following the concert

We would love for you to be part of this complimentary event and encourage you to bring friends! Dress for this evening is casual attire.

To assist in our planning, please register each guest for this event before Nov. 8. You may do so by calling Yonette Schneider, M.A. ’16, executive coordinator for advancement events, at 717-796-5242 or through messiah.edu/PartnersEvent2021.

Masks are required for all indoor events. Updated guidelines for social distancing and wearing of masks will be provided the week prior to the event for those who indicate their attendance.

New library resources

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.

School of Graduate Studies – Holiday Giving Project

During the month of November, the School of Graduate Studies is collecting pantry items to fill 160 tote bags to distribute to all of our on-campus graduate students. The tote bags will be filled during the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 1 in Winding Hill. Please visit the following link at ttsu.me/ezjund to sign up for donation items, stocking the bags, and writing inspirational messages. These bags will be distributed to Messiah’s Graduate Assistants and students enrolled in the Dietetic Internship, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam at jgomboc@messiah.edu with any questions or special arrangements for drop-off.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming the following alumni back to campus:

Tuesday, Nov. 9, Gabrielle Acker, ’14, Forensic Interviewer with the York County Children’s Advocacy Center, will talk about her job. Enjoy Pizza with Professionals and learn more about this exciting career. Eisenhower Board Room noon – 1 p.m. students eat free.

Thursday, Nov. 11, Benjamin Wise ’16 will talk with students in the Elite Athletic Performance class. Sponsoring faculty: Jeremy Kauffman.

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.

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Job opportunities

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. Please also see the above link for all open positions that have been previously advertised in the Intercom.

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 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.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of advancement affinity programs. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20327. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, executive director of development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Office of Academic Accessibility has an opening for a temporary, part-time, 25 hours a week, academic success testing coordinator, working Mon.-Fri. noon to 5pm. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20309. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Slody, director of the academic success center at aslody@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full-time director of graduate enrollment. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/20275. Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost / dean of the school of graduate studies at rpepper@messiah.edu.

For sale

Christmas is just around the corner. Hand decorated Christmas decorations – perfect for grandchildren, neighbors, friends, anyone on your list that’s hard to buy for. These gifts are personalized and people love them. Choose what you you’d like it to say, or chose a name.
$6 ea. or 2 for $10. Larger ones are $7. I’m here on campus in Naugle if you’d like to see them in person. I would be glad to bring them in for you to see. – Stacy x3918

Personalized tea towels. Perfect for that special someone on your list that you don’t know what to give them, to show how much you care. Pastors, grandparents, babysitter etc.,$10/each. Contact Stacy at ext. 3918

Needed

NEEDED – Men for Spring Opera Production.

Have you ever wanted to sing in an opera? Well, here’s your chance!…

NEEDED – men (tenors and basses) to sing in the ensemble of the Spring Opera Production!

Through the Dept. of Theatre and Dance, the spring MainStage production will be
THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD by Gilbert and Sullivan.

WHAT: tenors and basses, of any age, with some vocal ability and music reading ability. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE or OPERA SAVVY NEEDED! Just the willingness to sing, learn and have fun!

WHEN: Ensemble rehearsals will be on Monday evenings, starting Feb. 21 through March 25.

March 28 – April 6 will be work-throughs/run-throughs/tech and dress rehearsals. Performances will be April 7, 8, 9, and 10. That’s basically it!

WHERE: rehearsals will be in the Climenhaga building (Miller Theater) and performances will also be in Miller Theater.

WHY: Because it will be fun – performing in a theatrical production with orchestra and full sets and costumes! And if you’ve never sung in an opera before, this is your chance!

To inquire, please contact Dr. Damian Savarino at dsavarin@messiah.edu.
I’d love to hear from you!

Nativity Displays wanted. Murray Library is bringing back our Nativity display this December and are now in search of interesting, unique and fun nativity sets that you might own and would be willing to share for a few weeks. Maybe you have a crèche that you picked up from travels to a far off place, or you have one that has been passed down in your family for generations. We would love to see it! Please email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu by Nov. 19 if you would like to be part of the display.

Free

Free batteries. Two used Black & Decker rechargeable batteries available for free (18V, HPB18-OPE) for cordless weed trimmer or other B&D devices. Comes with one charging station and 6 spools of trimming cord. AHare@messiah.edu

October 28

October 28th, 2021 by INTERCOM

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

Isaiah 35:4

 

NEWS

Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN-BSN programs, was invited to contribute a column in the September/October issue of MedSurg Matters! The column she co-authored, titled, “A multimodal approach to enhance nurses’ capacity to care for military veterans” is a synthesis of empirical evidence to facilitate nurses’ development of essential knowledge, skills and attitudes in caring for military and veteran populations. The article was selected for continuing education hours.

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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 in progress

All employees should have received an email on Oct. 22 from ecommunity@uwcr.org. Your unique ID is in the email and when you click the Login it will ask you to reset your password. Since this is the first time Messiah has used the electronic option for giving, you’ll need to create a new password.

In honor of the 100th anniversary, United Way is offering a “Double Your Dollars” matching gift program. New and increased gifts from individuals will be matched up to $1,000 thanks to our generous supporters. Maximize your impact in our community by increasing your gift this year!

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.

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, Nov. 5 · 6 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.

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

On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Be featured in an Admissions publication!

Students want to hear from YOU #WhyMessiah!!

Admissions and Marketing and Communications would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey and tell us why you love working here. Share a little or a lot then submit a high-resolution photo of yourself, and you might just see your words and face in a mailer 😊

https://mcadmissions.messiah.edu/register/?id=27a157ce-69e1-4dbe-a564-0f11c6162309

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.

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.

Employee Town Hall

All employees are encouraged to attend one of two Town Hall Forums on Monday, Nov. 15 in Hostetter Chapel. Choose either the 9 a.m. session or the 3 p.m. session and hear from President Phipps, Provost Randy Basinger and VP for Finance and Planning David Walker regarding Messiah’s financial profile and our strengths and challenges. A recording of the session content will be posted to the messiah.edu/prioritization website in the days immediately following the town hall. Questions? Please contact Karin Bisbee at ext. 5220.

Mocktails” will be held Nov. 16

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, in collaboration with the Career and Professional Development Center, announces our annual evening of professional development for students. “Mocktails” as this event is now known, features networking education for students, followed by a networking reception with local alumni and employers. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni, employers, and friends of the college.

Mocktails will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Admissions and Welcome Center.

Please note that we will be following several Covid protocols for Mocktails. Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that all attendees wear masks at this event. Food and drink will be provided at locations separate from the main networking area so that all interpersonal interactions can occur while participants are masked.

Interested alumni and employers can register at http://attend.com/Mocktails2021alum by Monday, Nov. 9. Educators are also welcome to attend and can register via this link.

Student registration can be completed at http://attend.com/Mocktails2021student. All students should arrive at 5:40 p.m. for a brief educational session on networking.

Please help us spread the word about this event by advertising it to the students you interact with, and any alumni or employers in your circle of influence.

 “The Good Gardener: Learning the Virtues through Embodied Time,” lecture by Emily Maeda

Co-sponsored with the Office of Sustainability.
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., High Center Recital Hall.

In a time when wars, disasters and conflict dominate our daily news feed, what in the world would landscapes and gardens have to offer a broken world? Gardens invite us to attend to the moment, to temporalize space and to “come to our senses.” In a world of mediated experiences, gardens remain stubbornly rooted in time and help us to embody the meaning of hope.

Emily Maeda grew up outside of Boulder on her parent’s farm where she learned to love the beauty of Colorado’s natural environment. She pursued her education in piano performance at both the University of Colorado and Arizona State University, where she also took classes in landscape design. Currently, she serves as vice president of Tree of Life Landscapes, which emphasizes the use of native plants and the design principles of order, unity, and rhythm.

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Job opportunities

House Cleaning Services Wanted. I would like to hire someone for recurring house cleaning, particularly kitchen and bathroom.
Schedule: 1-2 hours every other week, specific time/day TBD based on availability
Location: Dover
Rate: $30/hr
Notes: Cleaning supplies provided, transportation not provided.
Please contact me for further details, Rocky Allinger (callinger@messiah.edu)

For sale

Honda mower for sale. Honda SelectDrive self-propelled walk-behind gas mower for sale: $200. Three years old, sells new for $650. Recently serviced with oil change and sharpened blades. Excellent cut, with bag and mulch options. Comes with bag, replacement filter and owners manual. You pick up at my home near campus. Contact Angela at AHare@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

 

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