June 13

June 13th, 2024 by INTERCOM

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

James 4:7

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Recently, many of the admissions counselors attended the annual North American Coalition of College Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) conference at Westmont College in Montecito, California. Sierra Kinslow, associate director of admissions, multicultural recruitment, co-presented with a team of international admissions recruiters from other Christian institutions with a session titled “International Recruitment: Opportunities and Affirmations”. Additionally, she co-presented with Virgil Angeles, assistant director of admissions, social media, on the session titled, “Grow Your Own: Developing and Retaining Your Community of Color”. They highlighted some of the work Messiah has done with recruitment and retention for both students and faculty/staff of color.

BID FAREWELL

The operations division announces the retirement of Brad Markley, director of facility services and Denise Blackley, administrative coordinator, facility services. Individually and collectively, they have led departmental and campus wide initiatives which will impact Messiah University for years to come.

During Brad’s 18 years as director, he has worked tirelessly to bring a professional level of service to campus. Brad created systems, integrated technology and developed employees. His management of utilities and work to bring natural gas to campus has saved the university millions of dollars over the years.

Denise has been instrumental in the development of all aspects of the way the facilities departments are managed. A few highlights include support in the setup and management of a computerized maintenance software package, building identification and record management, and management of the student workers in the facilities areas. Denise has been the “we” behind the leadership team’s “we can do that” response.

The operations division is thankful for the many contributions Brad and Denise have made over the course of their careers. Please stop by, call or email Brad and Denise. Their last day on campus will be Friday, June 28, 2024.

As the division prepares for their retirements, we are pleased to announce Brian Miller has been promoted to the role of director of facility services, and Mark Graybill has accepted the role of director of buildings and grounds. Brian and Mark will lead as co-directors of the division. We welcome Tracy Gaito, administrative assistant, facility services, as the newest member of the facility services team.

AROUND CAMPUS

Fiscal year-end deadline

FY24 fiscal year end is June 30. End-of-year processing and account review is essential for accurate representation of our financial records. Please begin your end of year processing as soon as you are able and complete no later than the due dates below.

Cash and check deposits and transmittals due to Falcon Exchange by June 30. Late acceptance until July 3.

Cash, check and credit card transmittals due to Falcon Exchange by June 30. Late acceptance until July 3.

Journal entries due to accounting by June 30. Late acceptance until July 15.

Transfers between department orgs and accounts due to accounting by June 30. Late acceptance until July 15.

Reminder to proof and review ALL department orgs and accounts (including operating, capital, grant, and special funds reports) by June 30. Not sure what to look for or have questions? We are here to help. Please email Accounting@messiah.edu or call x2324.

Tech Support – Did you know?

-Microsoft limits the number of characters in a filename. The maximum path length is limited to 256 characters including the folder names. If you have a file longer than that, you may be able to see the file and the path, but may not be able to move, delete or rename the file.

-Special characters * : < > ? / \ | and a leading or trailing space should not be used when naming files. While a Mac computer allows some of these characters, Microsoft does not, which creates issues when the files are being synchronized to OneDrive. Please avoid using the above special characters in filenames.

-Personalizing your Messiah laptop with stickers is not recommended, however, if you have done so, please do NOT attempt to remove them when leaving or getting an upgrade. Tech Support will remove them using proper tools and chemicals.

-We provide shredding. Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the Office of Information Security located in the basement of Old Main (High Center side) OM009 to be shredded. Someone will be available for drop-off from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. during the week. Special arrangements (e.g., shredding pick-up) can be made by calling Allen Snook, director of information security, at ext. 6790.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Agape Center has an opening for a full-time director of service learning and community engagement. Job related questions may be directed to Marcelle Giovannetti at: mgiovannetti@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27344.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time dining room supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Todd Christopher at tchristopher@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27328.

Conference Services – sound and lighting, has an opening for a full-time sound and lighting technician. Job related questions may be directed to Spencer Rennels at srennels@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27378.

The Honors Program has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to James LaGrand at jlagrand@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27311

The Office of Student Success and Engagement has an opening for a part-time coordinator of intramural sports. Job related questions may be directed to Curtis Kurtz at ckurtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27275

Human Resources has an opening for a full-time prevention and education specialist. Job related questions may be directed to Inger Blount at iblount@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27232

Applications are now being accepted for the full-time position of executive administrative assistant, Diversity Affairs/program coordinator, faculty development. Job-related questions may be directed to Todd Allen and Cynthia Wells. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27249

Campus Ministries has an opening for a full-time discipleship pastor. Job related questions can be directed to Emily Bingham at ebingham@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/25828.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant swim coach. Job related questions may be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27174.

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time digital marketing manager. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27169.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27107.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Sean Paddock at spaddock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead I. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27164.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering & Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

FREE

Hand sanitizer. The Facilities Department has hand sanitizer available FREE to anyone interested. These are available in gallon and pint sizes. Please pick up at the Lenhert Maintenance Building front office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will share until the supply is gone.

WANTED

Yard games needed.  MJAA, a long-standing summer conference group at Messiah, would like to hold a yard game event while here for their conference in July. They are looking for the following yard game items to borrow for the July 4th event. If you have any these items and would be willing to lend them for that day, it would be much appreciated: badminton set, croquet set, giant Jenga, wooden ladder toss, and cornhole. Please contact Jody Brandt by email: jbrandt@messiah.edu if you have any of these items.

 

 

 

June 6

June 6th, 2024 by INTERCOM

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

                                                                                                                                                             Proverbs 16:24

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Angela Hare attended the 24th biennial national conference of the Association of Christians in Mathematical Sciences at Dordt University, May 29-June 1. Two of the presenters were Dr. Matthew Wright, a 2006 Messiah alumnus and associate professor of mathematics at St. Olaf College and Dr. Devin Pohly (2008), assistant professor of computer science at Wheaton College. Dr. Nick Zoller (2003), professor of mathematics at Southern Nazarene University, was also in attendance.

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As Dean of SSEH, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Anne Reeve to the role of department chair of chemistry and biochemistry, effective Fall 2025. Anne is beginning her 18th year as a faculty member in the department and will bring significant administrative skills and passion to the role. Due to a spring 2025 sabbatical, Anne will begin in her role in Fall 2025, with Dr. Roseann Sachs serving as interim department chair for 2024-25. I’m grateful to Roseann for her service in the upcoming year and to Rick Schaeffer for his departmental leadership in 2023-24. Rick will continue in several significant campus leadership roles

AROUND CAMPUS

The Bridge is here!

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out our PREP feature, a story about gap years and a profile of a student who participated in the Mapping Freedom project. 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 messiah.edu/thebridge.

Fiscal Year End reminders

Please note these important dates related to purchasing during June.

Thursday, June 13

Last day that requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY24 budget are entered – see delivery information above.

Friday, June 14

Budget managers should approve or deny all requisitions in their queue by 5 p.m.

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21

Please contact Purchasing for assistance with urgent requisitions for items that will positively be received by Sunday, June 30, and are to be expensed to the FY24 budget.

Requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY25 budget and FY25 blanket orders can be entered at this time, however, items must not be delivered to campus prior to July 1.  This must be communicated to suppliers in the delivery notes section of the requisition.  Also, please note in the justification section that the requisition is for FY25. The effective date for FY25 blanket orders must be 7/1/24 or later.

Monday, July 1

Requisitions for FY24 goods and services cannot be entered during FY25.  Please contact Purchasing for assistance.

Continue to enter FY25 requisitions and blanket orders.

Delivery Information

Communicate definitive delivery dates with suppliers.  Purchases must be received on campus by Sunday, June 30, in order to be expensed in the FY24 budget.  Please complete the receiving process in One$ource as soon as items arrive on campus.  Be sure to update receiving note stating the date you received the item.   Purchases received on campus July 1, or later will be expensed in the FY25 budget.  This is required by accounting principles, and we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Please contact Purchasing at 717-691-6010 with questions.

EM staffing updates

Elizabeth Murphy was recently hired as the admissions hospitality assistant to replace Amanda Sheffler when she transferred to HNES. Elizabeth is an alum of Houghton and Millersville and most recently served as a teacher at the Christian School of York. You can find her in the admissions lobby from 1 – 5 p.m. daily and contact her via @emurphy (we are discontinuing use of @hospitalityassistant). She will support the admissions team with visits and events and be the primary contact for approval to reserve rooms in the Phipps Welcome Center.

Christen (CC) Marshall will join us mid-June as the new admissions transfer assistant. CC graduated from Messiah as a psychology major and has served Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Pregnancy Services. CC will also be working part-time (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., M-TH) connecting with our prospective transfer students as well as assisting Grad Enrollment with some administrative projects.

Sheryl Sanders has accepted a full-time role in Financial Aid as the loan processing coordinator, replacing Rene’ Murray who is moving to a new position outside of Messiah. Sheryl has been assisting part-time in FA for several years and is excited to take on a new challenge processing loans and counseling students and families about the loan process, as well as supervising the FA student workers.

Fiscal Year End deadline

FY24 fiscal year end is June 30. End-of-year processing and account review is essential for accurate representation of our financial records. Please begin your end of year processing as soon as you are able and complete no later than the due dates below.

Cash and check deposits and transmittals due to Falcon Exchange by June 30. Late acceptance until July 3.

Cash, check and credit card transmittals due to Falcon Exchange by June 30. Late acceptance until July 3.

Journal entries due to accounting by June 30. Late acceptance until July 15.

Transfers between department orgs and accounts due to accounting by June 30. Late acceptance until July 15.

Reminder to proof and review ALL department orgs and accounts (including operating, capital, grant, and special funds reports) by June 30. Not sure what to look for or have questions? We are here to help. Please email Accounting@messiah.edu or call x2324.

New purchasing systems coordinator

The Procurement team is very excited to announce we have a new employee. Dwight Bream has joined Messiah University as the new purchasing systems coordinator and will be taking over all things One$ource. Dwight is located in Old Main 109E (x2912; dbream@messiah.edu). Help us give him a warm welcome – stop by to introduce yourself!

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Honor Program has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to James LaGrand at jlagrand@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27311

The Office of Student Success and Engagement has an opening for a part-time coordinator of intramural sports. Job related questions may be directed to Curtis Kurtz at ckurtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27275

Human Resources has an opening for a full-time prevention and education specialist. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27232

Applications are now being accepted for the full-time position of executive administrative assistant, Diversity Affairs/program coordinator, faculty development. Job-related questions may be directed to Todd Allen and Cynthia Wells. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27249

Campus Ministries has an opening for a full-time discipleship pastor. Job related questions can be directed to Emily Bingham at ebingham@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/25828.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant swim coach. Job related questions may be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27174.

Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time digital marketing manager. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27169.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27107.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Sean Paddock at spaddock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time sous chef. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27257.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead I. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27164.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering & Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of residence life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

For sale

Red reading chair. $15. Measurements: 35″ tall, 28″ wide, 30″ deep. Pillow is included – has a small rip. $15 and pick up from Messiah campus is required. For more information, contact rfirstbrook@messiah.edu.

Blue Grey couch. $20. Measurements: 36″ tall, 57″ wide, 32″ deep. The couch is slightly stained but cushions are firm and legs are sturdy. Price is $20 and pick up from Messiah Campus is required (would fit inside a truck bed or U-Haul minivan). For more information, contact rfirstbrook@messiah.edu.

WANTED

Yard games needed.  MJAA a long standing summer conference group at Messiah would like to hold a yard game event while here for their conference in July. They are looking for the following yard game items to borrow for the July 4th event. If you have any these items and would be willing to lend them for that day, it would be much appreciated: badminton set, croquet set, giant Jenga, wooden ladder toss, and cornhole. Please contact Jody Brandt by email: jbrandt@messiah.edu if you have any of these items.

 

May 30

May 30th, 2024 by INTERCOM

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

ROMANS 15:4

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Brenda Elliott has agreed to serve as program director for the Graduate Program in Nursing, effective June 1. Brenda has been a full-time faculty member and graduate program coordinator for four years. Her vision and administrative gifts have led to numerous program improvements and strong student outcomes. Join us in congratulating Brenda on this new leadership appointment.

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The Procurement team is very excited to announce we have a new employee. Dwight Bream has joined Messiah University as the new purchasing systems coordinator and will be taking over all things One$ource. Dwight is in Old Main 109E (ext. 2912; dbream@messiah.edu). Help us give him a warm welcome – stop by to introduce yourself!

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AROUND CAMPUS

Fiscal Year End information

PURCHASING

Now through June 14

Orders:

Purchase as needed. Stockpiling supplies (including office supplies, t-shirts, chairs, standing desks, etc.) to spend your entire budget is prohibited.

Deliveries:

Communicate definitive delivery dates with suppliers. Purchases must be received on campus by Sunday, June 30 to be expensed in the FY24 budget. Please complete the receiving process in One$ource as soon as items arrive on campus. Be sure to update receiving note stating the date you received the item. Purchases received on campus July 1, or later will be expensed in the FY25 budget. This is required by accounting principles, and we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Open purchase orders:

Budget managers should check the status of open purchase orders. Select the “Encumbrance” column on the Self Service Budget Query.

Contact Purchasing to close any open POs that should not be rolled to FY25.

Examples of POs that should be closed:

  • Blanket PO where the final delivery for the year has been made.
  • PO where goods have not and will never be delivered.
  • PO where the invoice price was lower than the amount entered on the PO.

Thursday, June 13 –

Last day that requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY24 budget are entered – see delivery information above.

Friday, June 14 –

Budget managers should approve or deny all requisitions in their queue by 5 p.m.

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 –

Please contact Purchasing for assistance with urgent requisitions for items that will positively be received by Sunday, June 30, and are to be expensed to the FY24 budget.

Requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY25 budget and FY25 blanket orders can be entered at this time, however, items must not be delivered to campus prior to July 1. This must be communicated to suppliers in the delivery notes section of the requisition. Also, please note in the justification section that the requisition is for FY25. The effective date for FY25 blanket orders must be 7/1 or later.

Monday, July 1 –

Requisitions for FY24 goods and services cannot be entered during FY25. Please contact Purchasing for assistance.

Continue to enter FY25 requisitions and blanket orders.

PURCHASING CARD (P-CARD AND DB-CARD)

Cardholders

Allocate all June Purchasing Card transactions by the end of day Wednesday, July 3. Please allocate posted July transactions at this time as well.

  • If June purchases are for FY25 (example: conference registration for a conference that takes place between July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025), please begin the description with “FY25” and email accounting@messiah.eduwith the date, amount, and coding for the transaction.  Accounting will make an entry so FY25 funds are used.
  • If July purchases are for items received before Sunday, June 30, please begin the description with “FY24.”

Approvers

Approve all Purchasing Card transactions by the end of day Tuesday, July 9. Please approve allocated July transactions at this time as well.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Now through Friday, July 12 –

Invoice processing

If you receive an invoice, please email it to accountspayable@messiah.edu.

Submit all employee and student reimbursements, and expense reimbursements for speakers or contracted services from FY24.

Accounting principles require that all goods and services must be expensed in the year that they are delivered or performed, NOT when the invoice is received. If you have purchased goods or services that were delivered or performed by Sunday, June 30, but do not have an invoice, please contact Accounts Payable for guidance. 

Friday, July 12 –

Final day to submit FY24 invoices to Accounts Payable for processing and payment.

Final day to submit employee and student reimbursements, and expense reimbursements for speakers or contracted services from FY24.

If you receive an invoice for FY24 goods or services after this date, please email it to accountspayable@messiah.edu immediately, noting that it is for FY24.

Please contact Procurement Services at extension 6010 with questions.

2024 Memory Book

We would like to thank all our dedicated employees. You each provide an important service to our community. We would especially like to recognize those individuals included in this year’s memory book, available now to view electronically: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8b46cdc2-b74f-49b8-870e-7b6291705c2c.

EM staffing updates

Elizabeth Murphy was recently hired as the admissions hospitality assistant to replace Amanda Sheffler when she transferred to HNES. Elizabeth is an alum of Houghton and Millersville and most recently served as a teacher at the Christian School of York. You can find her in the admissions lobby from 1 – 5 p.m. daily and contact her via @emurphy (we are discontinuing use of @hospitalityassistant). She will support the admissions team with visits and events and be the primary contact for approval to reserve rooms in the Phipps Welcome Center.

Christen (CC) Marshall will join us mid-June as the new admissions transfer assistant. CC graduated from Messiah as a psychology major and has served Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Pregnancy Services. CC will also be working part-time (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., M-F) connecting with our prospective transfer students as well as assisting Grad Enrollment with some administrative projects.

Sheryl Sanders has accepted a full-time role in Financial Aid as the loan processing coordinator, replacing Rene’ Murray who is moving to a new position outside of Messiah. Sheryl has been assisting part-time in FA for several years and is excited to take on a new challenge processing loans and counseling students and families about the loan process, as well as supervising the FA student workers.

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • Software costs are a significant expense to the University, and there are many options for similar software that Messiah already subscribes to or is free to use. Before looking at “new” software, please check the University Software List for a comparable item. The list is located at https://blogs.messiah.edu/ETS/kb/software-software-list/
    • If an old Microsoft file is saved in a .doc, .xls, or .ppt format, there may be compatibility issues and limitations to new features. To update the file, go to “File” and then “Save As” and save it as the more recent file type version like .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx.
  • Special characters * : < > ? / \ | should not be used when naming files. While a Mac computer allows some of these characters, Microsoft does not, which creates issues when the files are being synchronized to OneDrive. Please avoid using the above special characters in filenames.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for the full-time position of executive administrative assistant, Diversity Affairs/program coordinator, Faculty Development. Job-related questions may be directed to Todd Allen and Cynthia Wells. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27249

Campus Ministries has an opening for a full-time discipleship pastor. Job related questions can be directed to Emily Bingham at ebingham@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/25828.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant swim coach. Job related questions may be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27174.

Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time digital marketing manager. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27169.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27107.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Sean Paddock at spaddock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time sous chef. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27257.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead I. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27164.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of residence life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

For sale

Red reading chair. $15. Measurements: 35″ tall, 28″ wide, 30″ deep. Pillow is included – has a small rip. $15 and pick up from Messiah campus is required. For more information, contact rfirstbrook@messiah.edu.

Blue Grey couch. $20. Measurements: 36″ tall, 57″ wide, 32″ deep. The couch is slightly stained but cushions are firm and legs are sturdy. Price is $20 and pick up from Messiah Campus is required (would fit inside a truck bed or U-Haul minivan). For more information, contact rfirstbrook@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Chicken wire and wine bottles for crafts. I am looking for wine bottles and chicken wire for craft projects. If you have any laying around, I will gladly take it off your hands, it would be nice if it were in decent shape. Thank you. Email me: sportko@messiah.edu

 

May 23

May 23rd, 2024 by INTERCOM

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Thessalonians 5:16-18

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Brenda Elliott has agreed to serve as program director for the Graduate Program in Nursing, effective June 1. Brenda has been a full-time faculty member and graduate program coordinator for four years. Her vision and administrative gifts have led to numerous program improvements and strong student outcomes. Join us in congratulating Brenda on this new leadership appointment.

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The School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the School of Science, Engineering, and Health are pleased to announce that Dr. Kristen Slabaugh has agreed to serve as assistant dean of nursing, effective June 15. Kristen is a graduate of our nursing program, has been a full-time faculty member for 13 years and has had a leadership role in our graduate nursing program for 7 years. She brings tremendous experience and insight to the role. Join us in welcoming Kristen to this leadership appointment.

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2023-2024 TT&P approvals

Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

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

Promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:
Joanna Behm, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Carrie Gorman, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Glafera Janet Matanguihan, assistant professor of biology

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:
Andrew Babyak, associate professor of management
Matt Lewis, associate professor of athletic training
Keith Quesenberry, associate professor of marketing
Carol McGinnis, associate professor of counseling

Term Tenure:
Joanna Behm, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Carrie Gorman, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Glafera Janet Matanguihan, assistant professor of biology
Don Zhao, associate professor of anatomy

Term Tenure Renewal:
Robin Collins, professor of philosophy
David J. Hagenbuch, professor of marketing
Gregg M. Hurley, associate professor of dance
David E. Kasparek, professor of graphic design
Abaz Kryemadhi, professor of physics
Valerie A. Lemmon, professor of psychology
Erik Lindquist, professor of biology and environmental science
Sean C. Matthews, associate professor of art
Timothy W. Schoettle, professor of philosophy
Michael J. Shin, professor of biology

Congratulations to the following retired faculty member who was approved to receive Emeritus Status:

Scott Weaver, associate professor of computer science

_________

Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

This is the third year of the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, which is given to up to two adjunct faculty at Messiah University each spring. Nominations were solicited from all department chairs/program directors, and after careful consideration of these nominations, the Scholarship and Development Committee identified the following two adjunct faculty members to be honored with the 2024 Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at Messiah University.

– Cathay Snyder, adjunct instructor in history
– Karen Paulus, adjunct instructor in chemistry

Congratulations to Cathay and Karen for this recognition of excellence in classroom teaching. The Messiah University community deeply appreciates the award winners, and all our adjunct faculty, for their role in educating women and men toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith at Messiah University.

BID FAREWELL

The Office of Diversity Affairs and the Office of Faculty Development are hosting a drop-in reception to honor the contributions of Lauren Allen, executive assistant/program coordinator, and to celebrate her appointment as experiential learning coordinator for the School of Business at Elizabethtown College. The reception will be Wednesday, May 29, from 2:30 – 4 p.m., in the Fireside Room, Larsen Student Union. Please drop by whenever you can to wish Lauren the best in her new endeavors.

AROUND CAMPUS

CFA Financial Plan competition

Congratulations to Jennifer Choy (senior finance major) and Delainey Gray (junior finance major) for finishing 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the statewide Financial Planning Competition sponsored by the CFA Society of Pittsburgh. This was the 10th year of the competition and over 250 financial plans were submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer will be interning this summer at Fidelity Investments (Charlotte, NC) while Delainey will be interning at Vanguard (Newtown Square, PA).

Congratulations to both!

Messiah University retirement plan notification

Dear Participant:

*Important information about your retirement plan is now available. Please review this information.*

Messiah University is providing the below documents, as required by law, to all participants and employees with balances in our Messiah University Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. The items include:

–Plan Amendment – for current employees only. As communicated on August 22, 2022, Messiah phased out the Enhanced Tuition Reduction Benefit. This amendment serves to finalize that process, effective July 1.
Please note: This change does not impact our regular Tuition Reduction benefits.

–Modifications to Plan Fees – plan fees have been reduced/restructured since the most-recently distributed Annual Fee Disclosure in Fall 2023. The new fees go into effect on July 1.

Additionally, consistent with the SECURE Act 2.0 regulations, Messiah has modified the mandatory cash-out limit for former employees to now require accounts with less than a $7,000 balance to rollover or take a distribution of funds from their account. The previous balance was $5,000. Former employees with more than a $7,000 balance remaining in TIAA and/or more than a $7,000 balance remaining in The Standard are NOT impacted by this change and no action is required. Current employees are NOT impacted by this change and no action is required.

These documents are available by accessing the “Human Resources Benefits Documentation” card on FalconLink. These documents are not required to be available on the website for more than one year or, if later, after it is superseded by a newer version.

Employees may opt out of future electronic copies and may request a paper copy by contacting Don Lerew, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at dlerew@messiah.edu.

2024 Memory Book

We would like to thank all our dedicated employees. You each provide an important service to our community. We would especially like to recognize those individuals included in this year’s memory book, available now to view electronically: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8b46cdc2-b74f-49b8-870e-7b6291705c2c.

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • Microsoft 365 is available for you to install on your computer if you are still running Office 2016. To install it, Open Software Center from your Desktop or Start Menu, Find Microsoft 365 64-bit, Click Install (plan on 10-15 minutes for this process). After installation is complete, navigate to Software Center again. Click Office 365 Taskbar & Start Menu Fix (this will remove those 2016 icons). Sign back into your account.
    • Computer equipment with a Messiah barcode should not be moved/removed from the original location without approval from Tech Support. The equipment is tracked and updated in an inventory system. It is important Tech Support knows the location of all computer equipment and peripherals.
    • Tech Support purchases extended warranties for our Lenovo computers. This is to extend their life and usability for as long as possible as we often repurpose these computers throughout campus after they may have been used by individual employees. If there are any issues with the computer assigned to you, it is important to report it immediately so we can have it repaired without incurring a cost.
    • Any questions? – Email techsupport@messiah.edu, which will generate a support ticket. The ticket will be assigned to an available technician. This ensures your issue receives attention, even if someone is out of the office.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Campus Ministries has an opening for a full-time discipleship pastor. Job related questions can be directed to Emily Bingham at ebingham@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/25828.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant swim coach. Job related questions may be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27174.

Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time digital marketing manager. Job related questions may be directed to Kris Hardy at khardy@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27169.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27107.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014

Facilities Services has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27033.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard at bwickard@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Athletics has a part-time opening for an assistant coach, track and field. Job related questions may be directed to Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27129.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead I. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27164.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of residence life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

For sale

Pop-Tart keychains. $5. Kids love them for their bookbags, etc. Contact me at sportko@messiah.edu or 717-253-2690

Moving Sale and giveaways. Kids bikes (26″ boy, 24″ girl), trampoline, lay-Z-boy sofa and love seat (free), treadmill (free), hedge trimmer, string trimmer, snow blower (all corded), band saw, patio chairs, sleds, tubes, and more.
email nhellgren@messiah.edu for details and pictures.

Dining table and chairs. 3 ft. x 5 ft. dining table and (4) yellow metal chairs, looking to sell ASAP. Asking $125 for all or best offer. The table does have scuffs and scratches on top (can provide pictures). Contact Tovah: twilson@messiah.edu

FREE

Library bookcases available. The library has two bookcases available to anyone who can use them. They are currently in our Graphic Novels room. Cherry wood, 2-sided, 73″ L x 23″ W x 48″ H and blond wood, 73″ L x 12″ W x 42″ H. Must make moving arrangements. Email Liz: ekielley@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

West Shore Chamber Putt it into the Park at City Island

Join other members of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for a unique family-friendly event, on June 13. The event starts at Water Golf on City Island’s 18-hole course for a round of mini-golf and then you can head over to FNB Field for a Harrisburg Senators game and a buffet dinner in the Club. Invite friends, family, or come as a group with your co-workers/department. There are several ticket options available so if you aren’t interested in mini golf, you can head straight to the game! The Harrisburg Senators take on the Bowie Baysox at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Make sure you select the member price when purchasing your tickets. To buy your tickets and review options follow this link:
https://url.us.m.mimecastprotect.com/s/KFJXCKr2M4cL79ywhMvR5j?domain=75krqxcab.cc.rs6.net

 

 

May 16

May 16th, 2024 by INTERCOM

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:7

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2023-2024 TT&P approvals

Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

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

Promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:
Joanna Behm, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Carrie Gorman, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Glafera Janet Matanguihan, assistant professor of biology

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:
Andrew Babyak, associate professor of management
Matt Lewis, associate professor of athletic training
Keith Quesenberry, associate professor of marketing
Carol McGinnis, associate professor of counseling

Term Tenure:
Joanna Behm, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Carrie Gorman, assistant professor of occupational therapy
Glafera Janet Matanguihan, assistant professor of biology
Don Zhao, associate professor of anatomy

Term Tenure Renewal:
Robin Collins, professor of philosophy
David J. Hagenbuch, professor of marketing
Gregg M. Hurley, associate professor of dance
David E. Kasparek, professor of graphic design
Abaz Kryemadhi, professor of physics
Valerie A. Lemmon, professor of psychology
Erik Lindquist, professor of biology and environmental science
Sean C. Matthews, associate professor of art
Timothy W. Schoettle, professor of philosophy
Michael J. Shin, professor of biology

Congratulations to the following retired faculty member who was approved to receive Emeritus Status:

D. Scott Weaver, associate professor of computer science

_________

Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

This is the third year of the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, which is given to up to two adjunct faculty at Messiah University each spring. Nominations were solicited from all department chairs/program directors, and after careful consideration of these nominations, the Scholarship and Development Committee identified the following two adjunct faculty members to be honored with the 2024 Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at Messiah University.

Cathay Snyder, adjunct instructor in history
Karen Paulus, adjunct instructor in chemistry

Congratulations to Cathay and Karen for this recognition of excellence in classroom teaching. The Messiah University community deeply appreciates the award winners, and all our adjunct faculty, for their role in educating women and men toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith at Messiah University.

BID FAREWELL

The Office of the President and the Provost’s Senior Staff is hosting a drop-in reception during May Development Week to honor the contributions of Interim Provost Alison Noble, and to celebrate her appointment as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Fresno Pacific University. The reception will be Thursday, May 16, from 2:30 – 4 p.m., in Howe Atrium. There will be a twenty-minute program starting at 3 p.m., though please drop by whenever you can to wish Alison the best in her new endeavors.

AROUND CAMPUS

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

 Schedule and details

The full schedule for the 2024 Commencement Ceremony for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies is posted online at messiah.edu/gradcommencement. This website will also provide a live video stream of the Commencement ceremony.

Members of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee.

Parking

Parking lots YY (beside the Welcome Center) VV (the visitor’s lot) and TT (along the railroad tracks) and Sollenberger Sports Center will be the primary guest parking lot for this event.

COE and employees may park in the ZZ lot (between the High Center and Old Main and surrounding Old Main). There will be no reserved parking passes issued for this event.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement, please contact Jody Brandt, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6890 or jbrandt@messiah.edu.

Messiah University’s fiscal year ends on Sunday, June 30th.  Transactions initiated during the last months of the fiscal year often warrant additional consideration to ensure that charges are recorded in the appropriate fiscal year.  Please review the timeline for Purchasing, Purchasing Cards (P-Card and DB-Card), and Accounts Payable below and call 717-691-6010 with questions or concerns.  We sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

Fiscal Year End information

PURCHASING
Now through June 14 –

Orders:

Purchase as needed.  Stockpiling supplies (including office supplies, t-shirts, chairs, standing desks, etc.) to spend your entire budget is prohibited.

 Deliveries:

Communicate definitive delivery dates with suppliers.  Purchases must be received on campus by Sunday, June 30 in order to be expensed in the FY24 budget.  Please complete the receiving process in One$ource as soon as items arrive on campus.  Be sure to update receiving note stating the date you received the item.   Purchases received on campus July 1, or later will be expensed in the FY25 budget.  This is required by accounting principles, and we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Open Purchase Orders:

Budget managers should check the status of open purchase orders.  Select the “Encumbrance” column on the Self Service Budget Query.

Contact Purchasing to close any open POs that should not be rolled to FY25.

Examples of PO’s that should be closed:

  • Blanket PO where the final delivery for the year has been made
  • PO where goods have not and will never be delivered.
  • PO where the invoice price was lower than the amount entered on the PO.

Thursday, June 13 –

Last day that requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY24 budget are entered – see delivery information above.

Friday, June 14 –

Budget managers should approve or deny all requisitions in their queue by 5 p.m.

 Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 –

Please contact Purchasing for assistance with urgent requisitions for items that will positively be received by Sunday, June 30, and are to be expensed to the FY24 budget.

Requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY25 budget and FY25 blanket orders can be entered at this time, however, items must not be delivered to campus prior to July 1.  This must be communicated to suppliers in the delivery notes section of the requisition.  Also, please note in the justification section that the requisition is for FY25. The effective date for FY25 blanket orders must be 7/1 or later.

Monday, July 1 –

Requisitions for FY24 goods and services cannot be entered during FY25.  Please contact Purchasing for assistance.

Continue to enter FY25 requisitions and blanket orders.

PURCHASING CARD (P-CARD AND DB-CARD)

Cardholders

Allocate all June Purchasing Card transactions by the end of day Wednesday, July 3.  Please allocate posted July transactions at this time as well.

  • If June purchases are for FY25 (example: conference registration for a conference that takes place between July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025), please begin the description with “FY25” and email accounting@messiah.edu with the date, amount, and coding for the transaction.  Accounting will make an entry so FY25 funds are used.
  • If July purchases are for items received before Sunday, June 30, please begin the description with “FY24.”

Approvers

Approve all Purchasing Card transactions by end of day Tuesday, July 9.  Please approve allocated July transactions at this time as well.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Now through Friday, July 12 –

Invoice Processing

If you receive an invoice, please email it to accountspayable@messiah.edu.

Submit all employee and student reimbursements, and expense reimbursements for speakers or contracted services from FY24.

Accounting principles require that all goods and services must be expensed in the year that they are delivered or performed, NOT when the invoice is received.  If you have purchased goods or services that were delivered or performed by Sunday, June 30, but do not have an invoice, please contact Accounts Payable for guidance. 

Friday, July 12 –

Final day to submit FY24 invoices to Accounts Payable for processing and payment.

Final day to submit employee and student reimbursements, and expense reimbursements for speakers or contracted services from FY24.

If you receive an invoice for FY24 goods or services after this date, please email it to accountspayable@messiah.edu immediately, noting that it is for FY24.

Please contact Procurement Services at extension 6010 with questions.

CFA Financial Plan competition

Congratulations to Jennifer Choy (senior finance major) and Delainey Gray (junior finance major) for finishing 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the statewide Financial Planning Competition sponsored by the CFA Society of Pittsburgh. This was the 10th year of the competition and over 250 financial plans were submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer will be interning this summer at Fidelity Investments (Charlotte, NC) while Delainey will be interning at Vanguard (Newtown Square, PA).

Congratulations to both!

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • Computer equipment with a Messiah barcode should not be moved/removed from the original location without approval from Tech Support. The equipment is tracked and updated in an inventory system and their current locations need to be maintained for insurance and upgrade purposes.
    • After a student graduates and their status is changed to “graduated”, the student will no longer have access to their data and files stored through their Messiah accounts, unless they are transitioning to a Messiah graduate program. If they would like to keep their email account, they will need to complete the Alumnus Email Request Form prior to October 1. This only gives the student access to email. It does NOT provide access to their data.
    • May Development Week and throughout the summer is a great time for laptop tune-ups! Please contact us at techsupport@messiah.edu, call 717-796-4444, or come to the first floor of Old Main if you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address. Tune-ups may take 2 or more hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.
    • Desktop computers used by student employees and adjuncts should NOT be powered off over the summer months. Updates are pushed to the computers during off hours, and it allows Tech Support to check the system for special updates.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Campus Ministries has an opening for a full-time discipleship pastor. Job related questions can be directed to Emily Bingham at ebingham@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/25828.

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014

Facilities Services has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27033.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Athletics has a part-time opening for an assistant coach, track and field. Job related questions may be directed to Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27129.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time pantry lead I. Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27164.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Procurement has an opening for a full-time purchasing systems coordinator. Job related questions may be directed to Stephanie Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26899.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

Admissions has an opening for a part-time admissions transfer assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman at rhoffman@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of Athletic Communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of Residence Life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

Medical bracelet. New. $10. Email: sportko@messiah.edu

FREE

Library bookcases available. The library has two bookcases available to anyone who can use them. They are currently in our Graphic Novels room. Cherry wood, 2-sided, 73″ L x 23″ W x 48″ H and blond wood, 73″ L x 12″ W x 42″ H. Must make moving arrangements. Email Liz: ekielley@messiah.edu

Wanted

Chicken wire and wine bottles for crafts. I’m looking for some wine bottles and chicken wire for some craft projects, if you have any laying around I’ll gladly take it off your hands, it would be nice if it was in pretty decent shape. Thank you. Email me: sportko@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

West Shore Chamber Putt it into the Park at City Island

Join other members of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for a unique family-friendly event, on June 13. The event starts at Water Golf on City Island’s 18-hole course for a round of mini-golf and then you can head over to FNB Field for a Harrisburg Senators game and a buffet dinner in the Club. Invite friends, family, or come as a group with your co-workers/department. There are several ticket options available so if you aren’t interested in mini golf, you can head straight to the game! The Harrisburg Senators take on the Bowie Baysox at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Make sure you select the member price when purchasing your tickets. To buy your tickets and review options follow this link:
https://url.us.m.mimecastprotect.com/s/KFJXCKr2M4cL79ywhMvR5j?domain=75krqxcab.cc.rs6.net

 

May 9

May 9th, 2024 by INTERCOM

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Emerson Powery, interim dean of the School of Arts, Culture and Society and professor of Biblical studies, has agreed to serve as dean of the School of Arts, Culture and Society, effective immediately. Dr. Powery’s leadership and dedication to the faculty and students at Messiah University during his tenure as interim dean have been exemplary, and I look forward to his continued leadership.

I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks, associate professor of English and chair, Department of Language, Literature and Writing, has agreed to serve as assistant dean of the School of Arts, Culture and Society, effective August 1. The contributions Dr. Hasler-Brooks has made as department chair and to university-wide committee service have been outstanding. We look forward to her leadership, expertise and vision in this new role.

I am grateful for their service to the School of Arts, Culture and Society and to the University more broadly and look forward to their leadership in fulfilling our institutional mission.

Alison R. Noble
Interim Provost

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We are so very grateful to every member of our Messiah community for the contributions you make each and every day. We would especially like to recognize our performance award recipients: President’s Award – Shannon Bivens and Drew White; Pride in Performance Award – Virgil Angeles, Aubrey Kleinfeld, Artie “Bud” PaleseStephanie Patterson and Leah Smock; Team Falcon Award – ITS security enhancements team – Joe Bennett, Dan Campbell, Lew Gladfelter, Chad Keene, Allen Snook, Neil Weaver and Tony Wyland; and the Road to Reconciliation Award – Using technology to advance inclusive excellence – Rocky Allinger, Joe Bennett, Sara Brenneman, Cindi Kerns and Hannah McBride. The attached document lists these winners, along with our full-time faculty, staff, and administrative employees reaching milestone years of service; and our adjunct professors who have reached significant load unit categories in the last four years. All employees are invited to our Employee Recognition Picnic on May 13.

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Dr. Damian Savarino, bass professor of music, recently performed with the internationally acclaimed Orchestra Nexus and the Nexus Choral Artists. On April 14, Savarino was a soloist in Monteverdi’s VESPERS 1610 in Newtown, CT which was a joint production with the Connecticut Choral Society. In addition to the orchestra, the performance featured nine soloists and three choirs.

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Dean Angela Hare is pleased to share that Dr. Roseann K. Sachs, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will be serving as assistant dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health in 2024-25. Roseann has served in a loaded support role in SSEH since 2016 and has provided excellent leadership to undergraduate research in the sciences. As assistant dean she will continue this and will work with the school leadership team and the university to plan for optimal and enhanced use of Kline Hall (our oldest academic building). Roseann has 20 years of experience as department chair (2003-2023) and brings significant insight and experience to her role.

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Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch spoke at the national Leadership Summit of the American Marketing Association (AMA), an event held exclusively for AMA professional chapter leaders, which took place May 3-5, in Chicago. His invited talk was titled “Questions are the Key to AI and Ethics.” He has written an article similar to what he shared at the Summit that can be found at https://www.mindfulmarketing.org/mindful-matters-blog/questions-are-the-key-to-ai-and-ethics

BID FAREWELL

After 19 years of service to Messiah, Christy Hanson, dean of experiential learning and leadership development, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity as director of training and development with Clark Associates. Christy started her career at Messiah in the Career Center. As director, she oversaw the merging of career services and the internship program to form the Career and Professional Development Center. Christy co-chaired the task force that developed and implemented the Experiential Learning Initiative and co-chaired the ELI oversight committee. As part of her role as dean of experiential learning and leadership development, she created and managed the Student Leadership Institute, a comprehensive leadership development program for approximately 150 student leaders and advisors at Messiah – a program that has inspired leadership development initiatives at other CCCU institutions. Christy has been actively involved in the Community of Educators during her time at Messiah, consistently seeking to foster connections between curricular and cocurricular programs. Christy’s last day will be May 17. Please join us in acknowledging her and the imprint she has left on Messiah at an open house reception in Howe Atrium on Friday, May 10, anytime from 1 to 3 p.m.

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The Office of the President and the Provost’s Senior Staff is hosting a drop-in reception during May Development Week to honor the contributions of Interim Provost Alison Noble, and to celebrate her appointment as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Fresno Pacific University. The reception will be Thursday, May 16, from 2:30 – 4 p.m., in Howe Atrium. There will be a twenty-minute program starting at 3 p.m., though please drop by whenever you can to wish Alison the best in her new endeavors.

AROUND CAMPUS

Important undergraduate commencement information for employees

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement weekend for the undergraduate Class of 2024 on May 10-11.

Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself have received, or will soon receive, an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee. If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Undergraduate Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Important employee parking information for Baccalaureate (Friday, May 10)

  • From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., the VV (Visitor’s lot) will be closed to employees, so families of our graduates have access to parking for Commencement-related activities.
  • For Baccalaureate, Department of Safety personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Eisenhower Campus Center. There is no shuttle service provided that eveningNote:Messiah employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.  It is also important to note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

 Important employee parking information for Commencement Day (Saturday, May 11).

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail from the Provost’s Office (educators) or directly from their supervisor (staff/administrators). Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas. 
  • All other employees who will be working at the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m.to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.
  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.

Limited HR staffing tomorrow

Human Resources and Compliance staff are attending a professional development program tomorrow, Friday, May 10. There will be very limited staff availability.

Important updates to renting a vehicle for university travel

There have been updates to renting a vehicle through Messiah University’s preferred rental vehicle supplier – including a new website to make reservations as well as improved Emerald Club benefits. Please refer to the Preferred Rental Vehicle Suppliers website for new links and instructions. Contact Steph Sechrist (ext. 2497) with questions.

Susquehanna Chorale to Present 2024 Spring Concert Series

The Susquehanna Chorale will present its Spring concert series, “A Thousand Beautiful Things” on May 17-19 under the direction of Linda L. Tedford.

The series begins on Friday, May 17 at Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19 at The Calvin and Janet High Center for Performing Arts, Messiah University, 4 p.m.

The inspiration for the Chorale’s 2024 spring concerts comes from Craig Hella Johnson’s setting of the Annie Lennox piece, 1000 Beautiful Things. It describes the beauty of life and encourages us to savor those exquisite moments that cause us to pause and appreciate what we have. The program includes Handel’s Sing Unto God, Thomas Tallis’s If Ye Love Me, Mendelsohn’s Richte Mich Gott, as well as Ola Gjeilo’s Iam Sol Recedit and Lux Beata Trinitas. The Chorale will perform gospel spirituals such as Walk Together Children by Anthony Leach and a men’s barbershop-style version of It is Well with my Soul.

The plaintive sound of the oboe and cello will be interwoven throughout the concert and featured in the moving David’s Lamentation and the well-known Gabriel’s Oboe. The concert will conclude with the beloved favorites, When I Fall in Love and “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha.

Chorale accompanist Daniel Dorty, along with guest artists, Jill Haley, oboe, and John Caldwell, cello, will present a pre-concert recital 15 minutes prior to each program. The recital will feature music written by Haley, who is the resident composer for the National Parks.

New this year is our Livestream/On-Demand option! For tickets, visit
www.susquehannachorale.org/performances or call the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036 and choose option 1.

Employee Recognition Picnic – Monday, May 13

All employees are invited to our annual Employee Recognition Picnic, where we celebrate those reaching milestone years of service and performance award recipients. This year the event will be held on Monday, May 13, at Larsen Student Union. Come anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy lunch from a food truck, fellowship, music, and outdoor games. Please see the attached invitation for more details and menu options.

Hersheypark tickets online – Flash Sale

The Messiah University Community Discount Program is excited to announce that Hersheypark is offering Messiah University an online exclusive savings on tickets. This limited time offer:

·   Can be purchased for TWO WEEKS only – Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 15

·   Is only available for Messiah University employees and students

·   MUST be purchased online (fees may apply)

·   Is available through the link provided (click here) and promo code 64475742

·   Choice of tickets are for the summer season (valid thru 9/8/24) for $45.95 OR the remainder of 2024 (valid thru 1/1/25) for $49.95

Business Women’s Forum to be Held at Messiah May 15

Messiah University is hosting the 30th Anniversary Business Women’s Forum (BWF) on Wednesday, May 15 at the High Center. The BWF is the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the central Pennsylvania region. This event is organized by the Carlisle Area Chamber and West Shore Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation. Messiah is a member of both Chambers and this one-day event is wonderful opportunity for business women of all professional levels to network, create business contacts, and develop additional leadership skills in a motivational and supportive environment. You can find more information and registration details at the event website – https://wschamber.org/business-womens-forum-is-next-month-will-you-be-joining-us/

Cybersecurity students awarded DoD scholarship

The Cybersecurity Education Program is thrilled to announce that two of our talented students have been awarded the prestigious Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship (DoD CySP)! Our students’ dedication to cybersecurity and commitment to excellence have truly set them apart. Out of 670 students across the nation who applied for this scholarship, roughly 100 were selected.

The scholarship award includes full scholarship, stipend for living expenses, summer internships, and employment after graduation.

Join us in celebrating this significant achievement for our students. Their hard work and passion for advancing cyber security are inspiring to all of us.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014

Facilities Services has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Brad Markley at bmarkley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27033.

The department of safety has openings for 3rd shift safety officers. Job related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard at bwickard@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, visit: jobs.messiah.edu.

Athletics has a part-time opening for an assistant coach, track and field. Job related questions may be directed to Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27129.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Procurement has an opening for a full-time purchasing systems coordinator. Job related questions may be directed to Stephanie Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26899.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

Admissions has an opening for a part-time admissions transfer assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman at rhoffman@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of athletic communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of residence life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

A variety of items are for sale below. For additional information on any of the items please email: sportko@messiah.edu

Tooth Fairy jars. $5 or 2/$8. Perfect for putting your child’s lost tooth in, so it does not get lost underneath their pillow.

Cork Keychains. $6 or 2/$10. Really cute and many to choose from.

Pretty sea glass necklaces. $12 each. These make a great gift for a special someone. I have many to choose from. You are free to meet up and peek. I can also send pictures of other available options.

Key fobs. $10. Super cute beaded key fobs that will hold all your keys and make them easier to find. Very stylish and easy to use.

For rent

The commute to Messiah University dragging you down? It is harder to find closer housing than Oakwood Hills Apartments. The beautifully designed apartments of Oakwood Hills offer the ideal blend of comfort, convenience, and style. The dedicated team ensures your satisfaction every step of the way. From responsive maintenance to community events, you will notice Oakwood Hills provides a 10/10 product. Current Messiah employees and graduate students are eligible for rental discounts. Visit Oakwood Hills at https://oakwoodhills.rentpmi.com/ or call to schedule a tour at 717-590-8883.

Needed

Cats need a good home. I have two 8-year-old sister cats looking for a new home. Both Luna and Marcie are house trained and people friendly. They are both black medium haired cats. They have always been together but would also be fine on their own. Free cat tower included! If interested, please email me at lneal@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

MAY 2

May 2nd, 2024 by INTERCOM

 

For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend;

So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:14

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and three FCS students — Kathrine Beck, Jordyn Thompson, and Isabella Benner– attended the PA Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference in Summerdale. Hamon participated in a panel entitled “What’s Happening at our FCS University Programs.” Raeann was also presented the 2024 Outstanding Family and Consumer Science Professional Award. Her nominators lauded her work as impacting “not only the FCS Education students at Messiah, but also K-12 student across the Commonwealth and the Northeast United State. Dr. Hamon has strong collaboration skills, forming partnerships with colleagues, students and community stakeholders. She continues to hone her skills through professional development opportunities, staying abreast of current trends, and acting as a role model for aspiring professionals.”

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Messiah University was well represented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 14 – 16, in Lancaster, Pa.

Kaitlin Gill, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is the current president-elect of the organization. Kaitlin was heavily involved in planning the event as speaker co-chair, served as a judge of the poster presentations, and presided over the awards ceremony luncheon.

Senior nutrition and dietetics majors Will Bray, Jarrett Hoy, Tim Song, Kathleen DiCarlo, Ellie Kauruter and Jamie Zuber presented the research carried out as part of a two semester research course series taught by Amy Porto, professor of nutrition and dietetics and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Graduate students in Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI), Cera Connolly, Sara Masker, Larae Rhine, Megan Riley, Tyler Kuykendall, and Andrew Dudley, also presented their research carried out with community partners and mentored by Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer in dietetics and director of the MS/DI. Both Amy and Michelle attended the conference in support of their students.

Leah Smock, associate director of enrollment for graduate and professional studies, participated as a vendor sharing information about Messiah’s nutrition programs. Messiah University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship was a Bronze Sponsor of the conference.

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Congratulations to Jennifer L. Good, administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health on her recent promotion to the position of state authorization, licensure and  compliance manager at Messiah, beginning May 16. In this full-time role, Jennifer will report to the associate provost and will lead University-wide state authorization, state licensure, financial value transparency (FVT), and gainful employment (GE) compliance. This is a new position, created in response to federal regulations announced in September 2023. Jennifer will support enrollment management and chairs/program directors in communication with current and prospective students and alumni regarding state licensure questions and will coordinate the data collection process across campus offices for filing of compliance reports related to FVT and GE. She has a professional background in compliance, is skilled in establishing structures that are effective and understandable and is known for her careful attention to detail.

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Dr. Kim Fenstermacher, assistant dean of nursing, will be stepping down from her Messiah position effective June 14 and will begin as dean of the School of Nursing at Palm Beach Atlantic University on Aug. 1. We are grateful for Kim’s excellent leadership of both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in her six years of service to Messiah. Under her leadership, the undergraduate nursing program has been ranked #1 in Pennsylvania, due to a student first-time NCLEX pass rate of 100% in all but one of those years.  The program has been named a Best Undergraduate Nursing program by U.S. News and World Report, a Nursing College of Distinction (collegesofdistinction.com), and a Top-Ranked Nursing School (RegisteredNursing.org). In 2020-21, while navigating a myriad of COVID-related challenges, Kim led the department in writing the self-study and preparing for a 2021-22 accreditation review of the BSN, MSN and DNP programs that achieved full accreditation renewal of all programs with no concerns. More recently in Summer/Fall 2023 Kim worked with Messiah Lifeways to submit a proposal for PA approval to launch a Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). Kim is a consummate professional, a compelling educator, a published scholar and a widely known leader in her field.

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I am pleased to announce that Dr. Emerson Powery, interim dean of the School of Arts, Culture and Society and professor of Biblical studies, has agreed to serve as dean of the School of Arts, Culture, and Society, effective immediately. Dr. Powery’s leadership and dedication to the faculty and students at Messiah University during his tenure as interim dean have been exemplary, and I look forward to his continued leadership.

I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks, associate professor of English and chair, Department of Language, Literature and Writing, has agreed to serve as assistant dean of the School of Arts, Culture and Society, effective August 1. The contributions Dr. Hasler-Brooks has made as department chair and in university-wide committee service have been outstanding. We look forward to her leadership, expertise and vision in this new role.

I am grateful for their service to the School of Arts, Culture and Society and to the University more broadly and look forward to their leadership in fulfilling our institutional mission.

Alison R. Noble
Interim Provost

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We are so very grateful to every member of our Messiah community for the contributions you make each and every day. We would especially like to recognize our performance award recipients: President’s Award – Shannon Bivens and Drew White; Pride in Performance Award – Virgil Angeles, Aubrey Kleinfeld, Artie “Bud” Palese, Stephanie Patterson and Leah Smock; Team Falcon Award – ITS security enhancements team – Joe Bennett, Dan Campbell, Lew Gladfelter, Chad Keene, Allen Snook, Neil Weaver and Tony Wyland; and the Road to Reconciliation Award – Using technology to advance inclusive excellence – Rocky Allinger, Joe Bennett, Sara Brenneman, Cindi Kerns and Hannah McBride. The attached document lists these winners, along with our full-time faculty, staff, and administrative employees reaching milestone years of service; and our adjunct professors who have reached significant load unit categories in the last four years. All employees are invited to our Employee Recognition Picnic on May 13.

BID FAREWELL

After 25 years of dedicated teaching and research mentoring in the Biological Sciences at Messiah University, it is time to bid farewell to Larry Mylin as he embarks on a new chapter of life: retirement!

Please stop by and join us for a celebratory gathering filled with memories, stories and well wishes as we celebrate Larry’s remarkable career and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Date: May 7
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Venue: Second floor lounge – Jordan Science Center

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After 19 years of service to Messiah, Christy Hanson, dean of experiential learning and leadership development, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity as director of training and development with Clark Associates. Christy started her career at Messiah in the Career Center. As director, she oversaw the merging of career services and the internship program to form the Career and Professional Development Center. Christy co-chaired the task force that developed and implemented the Experiential Learning Initiative and co-chaired the ELI oversight committee. As part of her role as dean of experiential learning and leadership development, she created and managed the Student Leadership Institute, a comprehensive leadership development program for approximately 150 student leaders and advisors at Messiah – a program that has inspired leadership development initiatives at other CCCU institutions. Christy has been actively involved in the Community of Educators during her time at Messiah, consistently seeking to foster connections between curricular and cocurricular programs. Christy’s last day will be May 17. Please join us in acknowledging her and the imprint she has left on Messiah at an open house reception in Howe Atrium on Friday, May 10, anytime from 1 to 3 p.m.

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After nine years serving the campus community in the department of safety, Bryce Wickard is moving to Pittsburgh. Please join us in the Howe Atrium on Tuesday, May 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to celebrate Bryce and wish him well as he begins a new chapter in his life journey. Light refreshments will be served. Best Wishes, Bryce!

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After 28 years, this will be my final semester at Messiah University. I want to express my appreciation for the many wonderful friendships I have made with people across campus during my time here. It has been an honor to serve alongside you. For those who wish to stay in touch, my email address is eric.seibert.phd@gmail.com.
Eric A. Seibert, professor of Old Testament

AROUND CAMPUS

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 21st Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 3 in Frey, Jordan, and Kline academic buildings. The work of more than 283 co-authors (students from within the school, off campus collaborators and Messiah University faculty mentors) will be represented in ninety-four presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be given in multiple venues throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: https://www.messiah.edu/sehsymposium

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Susquehanna Chorale to Present 2024 Spring Concert Series

The Susquehanna Chorale will present its Spring concert series, “A Thousand Beautiful Things” on May 17-19 under the direction of Linda L. Tedford.

The series begins on Friday, May 17 at Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19 at The Calvin and Janet High Center for Performing Arts, Messiah University, 4 p.m.

The inspiration for the Chorale’s 2024 spring concerts comes from Craig Hella Johnson’s setting of the Annie Lennox piece, 1000 Beautiful Things. It describes the beauty of life and encourages us to savor those exquisite moments that cause us to pause and appreciate what we have. The program includes Handel’s Sing Unto God, Thomas Tallis’s If Ye Love Me, Mendelsohn’s Richte Mich Gott, as well as Ola Gjeilo’s Iam Sol Recedit and Lux Beata Trinitas. The Chorale will perform gospel spirituals such as Walk Together Children by Anthony Leach and a men’s barbershop-style version of It is Well with my Soul.

The plaintive sound of the oboe and cello will be interwoven throughout the concert and featured in the moving David’s Lamentation and the well-known Gabriel’s Oboe. The concert will conclude with the beloved favorites, When I Fall in Love and “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha.

Chorale accompanist Daniel Dorty, along with guest artists, Jill Haley, oboe, and John Caldwell, cello, will present a pre-concert recital 15 minutes prior to each program. The recital will feature music written by Haley, who is the  resident composer for the National Parks.

New this year is our Livestream/On-Demand option! For tickets, visit
www.susquehannachorale.org/performances or call the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036 and choose option 1.

Employee Recognition Picnic – Monday, May 13

All employees are invited to our annual Employee Recognition Picnic, where we celebrate those reaching milestone years of service and performance award recipients. This year the event will be held on Monday, May 13, at Larsen Student Union. Come anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy lunch from a food truck, fellowship, music, and outdoor games. Please see the attached invitation for more details and menu options.

Hersheypark tickets online – Flash Sale

The Messiah University Community Discount Program is excited to announce that Hersheypark is offering Messiah University an online exclusive savings on tickets. This limited time offer:

  • Can be purchased for TWO WEEKS only – Wednesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 15
  • Is only available for Messiah University employees and students
  • MUST be purchased online (fees may apply)
  • Is available through the link provided (click here) and promo code 64475742
  • Choice of tickets are for the summer season (valid thru 9/8/24) for $45.95 OR the remainder of 2024 (valid thru 1/1/25) for $49.95

Business Women’s Forum to be Held at Messiah May 15

Messiah University is hosting the 30th Anniversary Business Women’s Forum (BWF) on Wednesday, May 15 at the High Center. The BWF is the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the central Pennsylvania region. This event is organized by the Carlisle Area Chamber and West Shore Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation. Messiah is a member of both Chambers and this one-day event is wonderful opportunity for business women of all professional levels to network, create business contacts, and develop additional leadership skills in a motivational and supportive environment. You can find more information and registration details at the event website – https://wschamber.org/business-womens-forum-is-next-month-will-you-be-joining-us/

Important undergraduate commencement information for employees

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement weekend for the undergraduate Class of 2024 on May 10-11.

Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself have received, or will soon receive, an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee. If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Undergraduate Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Important employee parking information for Baccalaureate (Friday, May 10)

  • From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., the VV (Visitor’s lot) will be closed to employees so families of our graduates have access to parking for Commencement-related activities.
  • For Baccalaureate, Department of Safety personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Eisenhower Campus Center. There is no shuttle service provided that evening. Note: Messiah employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.  It is also important to note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

 Important employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 11).

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail from the Provost’s Office (educators) or directly from their supervisor (staff/administrators). Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employees who will be working at the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.

 

  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.

 

  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • Tech Support purchases extended warranties for our Lenovo computers. This is to extend their life and usability for as long as possible as we often repurpose these computers throughout campus after they may have been used by individual employees. If there are any issues with the computer assigned to you, it is important to report it immediately so we can have it repaired without incurring a cost.
  • May Development Week and throughout the summer is a great time for laptop tune-ups! Please contact us at techsupport@messiah.edu, call 717-796-4444, or come to the first floor of Old Main if you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address. Tune-ups may take 2 or more hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time director of certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/27014

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Procurement has an opening for a full-time purchasing systems coordinator. Job related questions may be directed to Stephanie Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26899.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

Admissions has an opening for a part-time admissions transfer assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman at rhoffman@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of athletic communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of Residence Life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

Items for sale below. For additional information on any of the items please email: sportko@messiah.edu

  • Spider Plants in mason jars. $10. So cute in mason jars where you can watch them sprout and grow. They grow perfectly in water, no soil needed. Jars available with the word faith in white or the word grace in glass etching. More photos available upon request: sportko@messiah.edu
  • 2024 Graduation t-shirts. New. $15 each. More photos and sizes available by request.

For rent

The commute to Messiah University dragging you down? It’s harder to find closer housing than Oakwood Hills Apartments. The beautifully designed apartments of Oakwood Hills offer the ideal blend of comfort, convenience, and style. The dedicated team ensures your satisfaction every step of the way. From responsive maintenance to community events, you’ll notice Oakwood Hills provides a 10/10 product. Current Messiah employees and graduate students are eligible for rental discounts. Visit Oakwood Hills at https://oakwoodhills.rentpmi.com/ or call to schedule a tour at 717-590-8883.

Needed

Cats need a good home. I have two 8-year-old sister cats looking for a new home. Both Luna and Marcie are house trained and people-friendly. They are both black medium haired cats. They’ve always been together but would also be fine on their own. Free cat tower included! If interested, please email me at lneal@messiah.edu.

 

April 25

April 25th, 2024 by INTERCOM

 

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all.

Without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Messiah University hosted the 99th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS) over the weekend of April 12 – 14. 322 students and faculty from thirty-four educational institutions across Pennsylvania registered to attend the conference. 17 Messiah students (Evangeline Soerens, Michael Azar, Ruby Ramsey, Austin Grove, Marian Ambrosino, Bryan Jones, Tyler Jahraus, Caleb Smith, Mary Michael, Caleb Richert, Caleb Thurber, Sarah Condon, Abigail Casey, Ava Foster, Nathan Saxe, Unimakon Undieh, and Laurel Gaston) delivered oral or poster presentations describing work done in collaboration with Messiah faculty (Larry Mylin, John Harms, David Foster, Erik Lindquist, Randy Cassell, Janet Matanguihan, Rick Schaeffer, Jeff Erikson, and Michael Shin). David B. Olsen (’83, Ph.D.) delivered a keynote address following the Saturday evening banquet describing work of Merck and collaborating scientists to identify and characterize new classes of anti-malarial drugs. An unexpected discovery, chemo-vaccination, suggests that chemical inhibition of malaria parasites allowed for induction of long-lasting immunity in the experimental model. Messiah Alumni hosted three lunchtime career panels for student attendees. A healthcare panel was co-chaired by Kristin (Wallace) Kreider (’11, PA), Daniel Kreider (’12, MD), Daniel Wingert (’14, MD), Andrew Nevin (’18, MD) and Rebekah (Jones) Nevin (’19). An Organismal and Field Biology panel was co-chaired by David Jackson (’99), Leo “Rick” Donovall (’03, MS), Ben Hepler (’12, MS), Kristin (Sicher) Coury (’14, MS) and Erik Lindquist (Ph.D., distinguished professor of biology and environmental science, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences). David Olsen (’83, Ph.D.) shared insights in an Industry panel. A total of 122 Messiah students and faculty registered to attend the conference. Larry Mylin (’80, Ph.D., professor of biology, biological sciences department) served as the local organizing host. BIG “shout outs” go to conference services, catering services, and the faculty and student volunteers for their much-appreciated support of what was a wonderful and fast-paced meeting.

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Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and three FCS students — Kathrine Beck, Jordyn Thompson, and Isabella Benner– attended the PA Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference in Summerdale. Hamon participated in a panel entitled “What’s Happening at our FCS University Programs.” Raeann was also presented the 2024 Outstanding Family and Consumer Science Professional Award. Her nominators lauded her work as impacting “not only the FCS Education students at Messiah, but also K-12 student across the Commonwealth and the Northeast United State. Dr. Hamon has strong collaboration skills, forming partnerships with colleagues, students and community stakeholders. She continues to hone her skills through professional development opportunities, staying abreast of current trends, and acting as a role model for aspiring professionals.”

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Messiah University was well represented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 14 – 16, in Lancaster, Pa.

Kaitlin Gill, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is the current president-elect of the organization. Kaitlin was heavily involved in planning the event as speaker co-chair, served as a judge of the poster presentations, and presided over the awards ceremony luncheon.

Senior nutrition and dietetics majors, Will Bray, Jarrett Hoy, Tim Song, Kathleen DiCarlo, Ellie Kauruter and Jamie Zuber presented the research carried out as part of a two semester research course series taught by Amy Porto, professor of nutrition and dietetics and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Graduate students in Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI), Cera Connolly, Sara Masker, Larae Rhine, Megan Riley, Tyler Kuykendall, and Andrew Dudley, also presented their research carried out with community partners and mentored by Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer in Dietetics and director of the MS/DI. Both Amy and Michelle attended the conference in support of their students.

Leah Smock, associate director of Enrollment for Graduate and Professional Studies, participated as a vendor sharing information about Messiah’s nutrition programs. Messiah University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship was a Bronze Sponsor of the conference.

BID FAREWELL

After 25 years of dedicated teaching and research mentoring in the Biological Sciences at Messiah University, it is time to bid farewell to Larry Mylin as he embarks on a new chapter of life: retirement!

Please stop by and join us for a celebratory gathering filled with memories, stories and well wishes as we celebrate Larry’s remarkable career and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Date: May 7
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Venue: Second floor lounge – Jordan Science Center

AROUND CAMPUS

School of Science, Engineering, and Health Symposium

The 21st Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 3 in Frey, Jordan, and Kline academic buildings. The work of more than 283 co-authors (students from within the school, off campus collaborators and Messiah University faculty mentors) will be represented in ninety-four presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be given in multiple venues throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: https://www.messiah.edu/sehsymposium

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Important updates to renting a vehicle for university travel.

There have been some updates to renting a vehicle through Messiah University’s preferred rental vehicle supplier – including a new website to make reservations as well as improved Emerald Club benefits. Please refer to the Preferred Rental Vehicle Suppliers website for new links and instructions. Contact Steph Sechrist (x2497) with questions.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret, a festival of student-directed and fully produced one act plays and a musical theatre cabaret on April 26-28! Each performance will include a selection of productions on a rotating basis. Please see the full schedule for details. Join us for fresh, inventive, and innovative story telling!

The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret
A festival of student-directed and fully produced one act plays and the musical theatre cabaret, Shoeless Joe!
April 26 – 27 at 8 p.m.
April 27- 28 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Performance Schedule- Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m.:
Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret
One
Two
Three
Clap
Directed by Susan Hurley

“Sure Thing”
By David Ives
Directed by Solangie Almeyda

“A Tale of Two Spectators”
By Peter Manos
Directed by Reannah Weiss

“I Dream Before I Take the Stand”
By Arlene Hutton
Directed by Megan Eich

Performance Schedule- Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.:
“Trifles”
By Susan Glaspell
Directed by Ashlyn Moore

“Foreign Gifts”
By Nina Kossman
Directed by Meredith Hensel

“Happily Ever After?”
By Laura Sebastian
Directed by Hannah Wilburn

“Graceland”
By Ellen Byron
Directed by Makayla Peltz

“A Castle Broken Apart”
By James Hanson
Directed by Ella Shane

Tickets: $10—Adults $7—MU Students (w/ID), MU Employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) & Seniors (60+) Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door.

Rhonda Sider Edgington, organist

April 27, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

Organist and central Pennsylvania native Rhonda Sider Edgington brings a creative and eclectic musical voice to the stage. With a diverse repertoire and wide-ranging musical interests, she has garnered praise for her innovative programming, imaginative use of registrations and exhilarating performances. Edgington performs a diverse repertoire for the organ, including 17th-century Northern German music, 19th- and 20th-century French compositions, and contemporary works. Her recitals have engaged audiences across the United States.

Ticket prices are $10 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.

or as available. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

Airport drivers needed.

The Collaboratory is sending five student teams internationally this summer in May and June. If you would be willing to help drive a team to the airport (most are within two hours) or pick up a team from the airport, please email bwatkins@messiah.edu. The likely travel dates will be: 5/17, 5/24,6/1, 6/2, and 6/15. Thanks for considering!

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • May Development Week and throughout the summer is a great time for laptop tune-ups! Please contact us at techsupport@messiah.edu, call 717-796-4444, or drop by the first floor of Old Main if you have any issue that you have found yourself “living with” all year that you’d like addressed. Tune-ups may take 2 or more hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Remote users should connect to Messiah’s VPN at least once a week and work for several hours.  This will allow updates to be installed, along with having your computer “check-in” with the licensing servers on campus.
  • After a student graduates and their status is changed to “graduated,” the student will no longer have access to their files stored through their Messiah accounts (unless they are transitioning to a Messiah graduate program). If graduate students would like to keep their email account, they will need to complete the Alumnus Email Request Form prior to October 1, 2024.  This only gives the student access to email. It does NOT provide access to their files that are outside of email.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time director of safety. Job related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer at kshafer@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26988.

Procurement has an opening for a full-time purchasing systems coordinator. Job related questions may be directed to Stephanie Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26899.

Admissions has an opening for temporary traveling recruiter. Job related questions may be directed to Libby Curd at lcurd@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

Admissions has an opening for a part-time admissions transfer assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman at rhoffman@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

The School of Science, Engineering and Health has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at ahare@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26973

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of athletic communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of Residence Life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director. Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26328.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a temporary records and registration assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark at kclark@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26606.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

House for sale. Semi-detached recently renovated house for sale in Mechanicsburg. Close to Mechanicsburg High School. See MLS listing for complete details and photos. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

A variety of items are for sale below. For additional information on any of the items please email: sportko@messiah.edu

  • Pop-Tart keychains. $5. Kids love them for their bookbags, etc.
  • Spider Plants in mason jars. $10. So cute in mason jars where you can watch them sprout and grow. They grow perfectly in water, no soil needed. Jars available with the word faith in white or the word grace in glass etching. More photos available upon request: sportko@messiah.edu
  • Medical bracelet. $10. New.
  • 2024 Graduation t-shirts. New. $15 each. More photos and sizes available by request.
  • Tooth Fairy jars. $5 or 2/$8. Perfect for putting your child’s lost tooth in, so it does not get lost underneath their pillow.
  • Cork Keychains. $6 or 2/$10. Really cute and many to choose from.
  • Pretty sea glass necklaces. $12 each. These make a great gift for a special someone. I have many to choose from. You are free to meet up and peek. I can also send pictures of other available options.
  • Key fobs. $10. Super cute beaded key fobs that will hold all your keys and make them easier to find. Very stylish and easy to use.

Beginner sourdough workshop. Have you been wanting to try your hand at making sourdough bread but do not know how or where to begin? This is the class for you! Taught by myself, this is a hands-on workshop (approx. 1 ½ hours) that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to bake fresh and nutritious sourdough bread for your family and friends. See the attached flyer for further details.

Wanted

Looking to buy a used vehicle. I am looking to purchase an affordable, used vehicle. Please let me know if you or someone you know of is selling one! My email is rachel.fleagle@messiah.edu.

FREE

Free sofa and love seat. Brown sofa (90″ L x 38″ D x 30″ H) and love seat (64″ L x 38″ x 30″ H) free to a good home. Email jlagrand@messiah.edu for pictures.

 

April 18

April 18th, 2024 by INTERCOM

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

James 1:2-3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Dr. Jason Renn, associate professor of politics, along with seniors J.T. Crocenzi (English), Megan Raab (economics) and Alex Shehigian (public history, digital public humanities minor) attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 8 – 10, in Long Beach, California. NCUR is a prestigious event dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity across all fields of study. J.T.’s project was “Reframing Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway”, and his mentor was Samuel Smith, professor of English; Megan presented “Viability and Efficacy of Savings Groups in Shantytowns” and her mentor was Michael Dolislager, associate professor of economics and economic development; Alex presented “Women’s Role in Shaping the Narrative of US History Textbooks” and her mentor was Sarah Myers, associate professor of history.

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Messiah University hosted the 99th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS) over the weekend of April 12 – 14. 322 students and faculty from 34 educational institutions across Pennsylvania registered to attend the conference. 17 Messiah students (Evangeline Soerens, Michael Azar, Ruby Ramsey, Austin Grove, Marian Ambrosino, Bryan Jones, Tyler Jahraus, Caleb Smith, Mary Michael, Caleb Richert, Caleb Thurber, Sarah Condon, Abigail Casey, Ava Foster, Nathan Saxe, Unimakon Undieh, and Laurel Gaston) delivered oral or poster presentations describing work done in collaboration with Messiah faculty (Larry Mylin, John Harms, David Foster, Erik Lindquist, Randy Cassell, Janet Matanguihan, Rick Schaeffer, Jeff Erikson, and Michael Shin). David B. Olsen (’83, Ph.D.) delivered a keynote address following the Saturday evening banquet describing work of Merck and collaborating scientists to identify and characterize new classes of anti-malarial drugs. An unexpected discovery, chemo-vaccination, suggests that chemical inhibition of malaria parasites allowed for induction of long-lasting immunity in the experimental model. Messiah Alumni hosted three lunchtime career panels for student attendees. A healthcare panel was co-chaired by Kristin (Wallace) Kreider (’11, PA), Daniel Kreider (’12, MD), Daniel Wingert (’14, MD), Andrew Nevin (’18, MD) and Rebekah (Jones) Nevin (’19). An Organismal and Field Biology panel was co-chaired by David Jackson (’99), Leo “Rick” Donovall (’03, MS), Ben Hepler (’12, MS), Kristin (Sicher) Coury (’14, MS) and Erik Lindquist (Ph.D., distinguished professor of biology and environmental science, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences). David Olsen (’83, Ph.D.) shared insights in an Industry panel. A total of 122 Messiah students and faculty registered to attend the conference. Larry Mylin (’80, Ph.D., professor of biology, biological sciences department) served as the local organizing host. BIG “shout outs” go to conference services, catering services, and the faculty and student volunteers for their much-appreciated support of what was a wonderful and fast-paced meeting.

BID FAREWELL

With a mixture of sadness for our loss and joy for her new journey, the Department of Nursing announces Dr. Kristi Barbato’s departure from Messiah University in August 2024. Dr. Barbato is getting married in May and moving with her new husband to the Virginia/D.C. area in June. She will continue to teach her summer courses in the DNP program through August. Kristi joined our faculty team full-time in 2020 after serving as a graduate adjunct faculty for the FNP-DNP program in 2019. She quickly became a beloved friend and colleague. Join us in wishing Kristi many blessings in this next chapter in her life!

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After 25 years of dedicated service, Teri Rader is retiring from Messiah University on May 7. Even if you haven’t worked directly with Teri, undoubtedly her dedicated efforts in accounts payable have significantly supported both you and your department. Her presence will be missed in the finance hallway, and we wish her nothing but the best.
We are happy to announce that Darcy Griffiths will be stepping into the role of accounts payable coordinator upon Teri’s departure. Darcy brings with her years of experience in purchasing here at Messiah, as well as an extensive background in accounting. We are equally excited for both Teri and Darcy as they transition to their next adventures. Join us in congratulating them both.

AROUND CAMPUS

High school students can get a head start on college with Messiah’s dual enrollment

Course registration is now available for Messiah’s summer online sessions. This year students can choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer undergraduate courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit—for a discounted price of only $150 per credit.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Spring Senior Series (April 18-19)

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present the second part of “The Spring Senior Series”, an evening of performance created and presented by department seniors. The performances on April 18-19 feature seniors Hannah Lim and Ashton Ritter in Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building.

The Spring Senior Series
April 18-19 at 8 p.m.
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building

“The Weeds in My Garden”
Created and Performed Hannah Lim and Ashton Ritter

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

Exploring Careers in Healthcare Summer Day Camp

The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to once again offer Exploring Careers in Healthcare summer day camp, June 10-12, for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades this fall. Our camp is designed for students to explore some of the most dynamic healthcare professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, applied health science and nutrition and dietetics, from a faith-based perspective. Patient case studies will provide context for engaging, hands-on activities, demonstrations and panel discussions in state-of-the-art facilities on our main campus and at Winding Hill, led by Messiah’s expert faculty, students, and professional practitioners. If you or someone you know is interested, we invite you to learn more and register at https://www.messiah.edu/healthcareerscamp before June 2. A 10% discount is available to the children of Messiah employees. Scholarships are also available. Email healthcareerscamp@messiah.edu for discount codes and with any questions.

Important updates to renting a vehicle for University travel

There have been some updates to renting a vehicle through Messiah University’s preferred rental vehicle supplier – including a new website to make reservations as well as improved Emerald Club benefits. Please refer to the Preferred Rental Vehicle Suppliers website for new links and instructions. Contact Steph Sechrist (x2497) with questions.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret, a festival of student-directed and fully produced one act plays and a musical theatre cabaret on April 26-28! Each performance will include a selection of productions on a rotating basis. Please see full schedule for details. Join us for fresh, inventive, and innovative story telling!

The Student Directed One-Act Play Festival and Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret
A festival of student-directed and fully produced one act plays and the musical theatre cabaret, Shoeless Joe!
April 26 – 27 at 8 p.m.
April 27- 28 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

Performance Schedule- Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m.:
Shoeless Joe: Musical Cabaret
One
Two
Three
Clap
Directed by Susan Hurley

“Sure Thing”
By David Ives
Directed by Solangie Almeyda

“A Tale of Two Spectators”
By Peter Manos
Directed by Reannah Weiss

“I Dream Before I Take the Stand”
By Arlene Hutton
Directed by Megan Eich

Performance Schedule- Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.:
“Trifles”
By Susan Glaspell
Directed by Ashlyn Moore

“Foreign Gifts”
By Nina Kossman
Directed by Meredith Hensel

“Happily Ever After?”
By Laura Sebastian
Directed by Hannah Wilburn

“Graceland”
By Ellen Byron
Directed by Makayla Peltz

“A Castle Broken Apart”
By James Hanson
Directed by Ella Shane

Tickets: $10—Adults $7—MU Students (w/ID), MU Employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) & Seniors (60+) 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.

Rhonda Sider Edgington, organist

April 27, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

Organist and central Pennsylvania native Rhonda Sider Edgington brings a creative and eclectic musical voice to the stage. With a diverse repertoire and wide-ranging musical interests, she has garnered praise for her innovative programming, imaginative use of registrations and exhilarating performances. Edgington performs a diverse repertoire for the organ, including 17th-century Northern German music, 19th- and 20th-century French compositions, and contemporary works. Her recitals have engaged audiences across the United States.

Ticket prices are $10 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.

Tech Support – Did you know?

  • You should always report phishing emails to security@messiah.edu. Please do not assume that someone else is reporting it or ITS already knows about it. Reminder: Forwarding the email as an attachment is always preferrable. To forward an email, select the email in question, press Ctrl-Alt-F, and send it to security@messiah.edu.
    • Microsoft has recently updated its Spam Filters which may impact which emails end up in your Junk/Spam folder. It is a good practice to check your Junk/Spam folder regularly. If you received a message that was marked as “Junk” that should not be, you can right-click on the message, scroll down to “Junk,” and select “Not Junk.” This will move the specific message to your inbox. Outlook will display a message asking if you would like to “Always trust email from this sender?” When you check the box, emails from that sender will be routed to your inbox rather than your junk folder.
    • Over the summer months, the tech support team may be updating work study and adjunct desktop computers to new hardware and new software. Please remind adjunct and student employees to make sure they do not keep data on the hard drive of the computers.
    • As the campus switches to the new Zoom phone system, please note the caller ID numbers will appear as 223-285-xxxx until the system is completely switched. Continue to use the 4-digit extension and not the 10-digit phone number to contact others on campus.

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Job opportunities

Procurement has an opening for a full-time purchasing systems coordinator. Job related questions may be directed to Stephanie Sechrist at ssechrist@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26899.

Admissions has an opening for a part-time admissions transfer assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Rusty Hoffman at rhoffman@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26894.

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of athletic communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

Murray Library has an opening for a part-time loan/technical processing technician. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26761.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of Residence Life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26328.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a temporary records and registration assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark at kclark@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26606.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

Jazzy 1113 power chair. Clean and very good condition. 300 lb. capacity with adjustable arms and back. Zero turn capable and 5 speed setting on joystick. Has 2 new batteries. Instructions and charger included. See attached photoAdditional photo here. Pet and smoke-free home. Asking $400. Can deliver locally around Dillsburg area. Contact Densie at dalbert@messiah.edu or Don at 717-728-6235.

House for sale. Semi-detached recently renovated house for sale in Mechanicsburg. Close to Mechanicsburg High School. See MLS listing for complete details and photos. Contact baumen@messiah.edu.

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?p=DE-2121002404-941&k=11594524X3K58&eml=bW92aW5nb25ob21lc2luZm9AZ21haWwuY29t#1

Wanted

Looking to buy used vehicle. I am looking to purchase an affordable, used vehicle. Please let me know if you or someone you know of is selling one! My email is rachel.fleagle@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Dillsburg Community Church craft sale

On Saturday, April 20, the Dillsburg Community Church in Dillsburg will be having a craft sale. The church is located at 412 Mountain Rd, Dillsburg. Hours are 9 a.m. -2 p.m. There will be many crafts made by local vendors in the area. Grab your friends and come check out all the beautiful crafts. Crafts are great for birthdays, bridal and baby showers. You are bound to find something, maybe even a special gift for yourself. Mark your calendars now, so you do not forget. See you there.

 

 

April 11

April 11th, 2024 by INTERCOM

““We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”

Romans 6:9

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Jesse Kleingardner, associate professor of chemistry, along with seniors Abigail Casey, Joseph Vidzicki and Ethan Stroud recently attended the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 17-21, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each student presented their Messiah University research carried out with their mentors Jesse Kleingardner, David Foster, Rick Schaeffer and Seth Burkert. In addition, the students attended talks and posters presenting cutting edge research being done in both chemistry and biochemistry across the country.

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Dr. Kimberly Duetsch, assistant professor of occupational therapy, and Dr. Krystal Robinson-Bert, associate professor of occupational therapy, co-presented a student session entitled, “Can I Get Your Number? How Understanding Your Enneagram Can Facilitate Better Communication & Stress Management in Fieldwork and in the Classroom” at the AOTA Inspire annual conference in Orlando, FL, on March 23.

The occupational therapy faculty team, led by Dr. Krystal Robinson-Bert, presented their poster titled, “Freewheeling: An Introduction to the OT Student Advising Wheel, a Tool Infused by the OTPF–4 for Holistic Advising” at the same AOTA conference.

Dr. Kimberly Duetsch also presented her poster titled, “Student Perspectives on Embedding Coping Strategies and Burnout Education in the Health Care Curriculum” in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Krystal Robinson-Bert, along with alumna Demma Franklin ’23, presented their poster titled, “Current Practice of Somatosensory Impairment” at the AOTA conference. The purpose of this quantitative, cross-sectional survey was to determine occupational and physical therapists’ current practice of assessment and intervention related to somatosensory impairment across the United States.

Dr. Jim Foster, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented his poster titled, “Addressing Group & Population Occupational Dysfunction via Telehealth: A Scoping Review” at the AOTA conference. His poster identified groups and populations in which telehealth was recently utilized to address occupational dysfunction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Leanne Rutt, program director and associate professor of occupational therapy, presented her poster titled, “Occupational Justice: Staff Members’ Understanding of the Role of OT in Organizations Serving Persons Experiencing Homelessness” at the AOTA conference.

Dr. Carrie Gorman, assistant professor of occupational therapy, along with alumni Emily Leeper ’23 and Allison Price ’23, presented their poster titled, “Perceptions of Spirituality in OT Education & Implementation in Practice” at the AOTA conference.

Dr. Joanna Behm, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented her poster titled, “Experiences of Occupational Therapy Students with Disabilities” at the AOTA conference. Along with current students Hannah Mumau and Lauren Viscusi, Dr. Behm also presented a poster titled “Compliance Is Not Inclusion: Exploring the Lived Experience of Disabled OT Students & Practitioners.”

AROUND CAMPUS

High school students can get a head start on college with Messiah’s dual enrollment

Course registration is now available for Messiah’s summer online sessions. This year students can choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer undergraduate courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit—for a discounted price of only $150 per credit.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Employee Worship Service – Tuesday

Everyone is invited to Employee Worship this Tuesday, April 16, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in Hostetter Chapel. An employee choir will present special music, along with congregational singing, and a message by employee community pastor, Stephen Gallaher. We hope to see you there!

Connecting Communities Convening

Register now and join us on Thursday, April 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel to connect with a diverse cross sector of community partners from the Greater Capital Region who will be on campus for the Connecting Communities Convening. You are invited to learn about important neighboring initiatives underway in our region as well as to participate in discussions throughout the day with community leaders about housing and neighboring practices, policies, paradigms and philanthropy. For a program itinerary and/or to register as a member of the Messiah community, visit https://www.messiahconnection.com/.
The Convening is a program of the School of Arts, Culture and Society. Contact Chad Frey at cfrey@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

PSYCamp 2024

We are excited to invite high school students (entering 10th through 12th grade in Fall 2024) to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 23-28! Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we are offering both an overnight residential option and a day-camp commuter option. This enriching summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology and biopsychology.

If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register at: www.messiah.edu/PsychCamp before June 1.
Also, there is a special offer for dependents of Messiah University employees!
Contact PsychologyCamp@messiah.edu for more information.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Culmination ’24 Spring Dance Concert

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the spring dance concert Culmination ’24 on April 12 and 13! Celebrate spring and the dance accomplishments of Messiah University’s theatre and dance department in an offering of favorite dance pieces from the year, new faculty work, student adjudicated creations, and senior capstone projects all in one fun and glorious dance concert!

Culmination ’24
Spring Dance Concert
Directed by Gregg Hurley

April 12 at 8 p.m.
April 13 at 2 p.m.
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building

Estimated run time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
Tickets: $10—Adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and seniors (60+) 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 ten or more.

2024 Alumni Awards recipients announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Alumni Awards. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole. Please save the date for Friday, Nov. 1 for the Alumni Awards Dinner, which will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. in Martin Commons. Questions? Please contact us at 717-796-5252 or alumni@messiah.edu.

Young Alumnus Achievement Award – Dr. Nathaniel D. M. Jenkins (Class of 2011, health and exercise science)
This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah University within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah University.

Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award – Jeffrey F Lehman (Class of 1974, chemistry)
Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the University.

Alumni Christian Service Award – Michele E Struss (Class of 1994, art)
This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity.

Alumni Appreciation Award – Barry G. Goodling (Class of 1979, business administration)
Recognizes an individual(s) who has/have contributed to the University in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution)

Seed Library “Lunch and Learn”

Did colonists have to give up tea breaks after December 16, 1773? Weren’t they also depriving themselves when they tossed tea to the fish? How did they get tea in the first place? Gardener Gary Reneker from Dills Tavern will answer these questions and more at our “lunch and learn” event on April 17 from noon-1 p.m. in the library athenaeum. Remember to bring your own lunch to this FREE event. Register now at https://forms.gle/ChGmNCt8iaYPtB7P9

Boyer Center and TEP scholarship awards

The Ernest L. Boyer Center and Teacher Education Program is happy to announce the following scholarship awards for teacher certification students completing their program in 24-25:

Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award – Ella Talbot, grades 4-8 with English concentration

Ernest L. Boyer Sr. Teacher Scholarship – Rachel Baksa, grades Pre-K – 4

Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award – Alison Coles, grades Pre-K- 4

Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award – Mireliz Bermudez, grades Pre-K -4/special education

Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award – Yvette Celius, grades Pre-K – 4

Exploring Careers in Healthcare Summer Day Camp

The School of Science, Engineering, and Health is pleased to once again offer Exploring Careers in Healthcare summer day camp, June 10-12, for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades this fall. Our camp is designed for students to explore some of the most dynamic healthcare professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, applied health science and nutrition and dietetics, from a faith-based perspective. Patient case studies will provide context for engaging, hands-on activities, demonstrations and panel discussions in state-of-the-art facilities on our main campus and at Winding Hill, led by Messiah’s expert faculty, students, and professional practitioners. If you or someone you know is interested, we invite you to learn more and register at https://www.messiah.edu/healthcareerscamp before June 2. A 10% discount is available to the children of Messiah employees. Scholarships are also available. Email healthcareerscamp@messiah.edu for discount codes and with any questions.

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Job opportunities

Athletics has an opening for a full-time director of athletic communication. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26846.

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time events and administrative coordinator. Job related questions may be related to Ashley Jones at ajones@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26777.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time summer lifeguard. Job related questions can be directed to Joshua Clarke at jclarke@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26788.

Murray Library has an opening for a part-time loan/technical processing technician. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26761.

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a full-time director of Residence Life. Job related questions may be directed to Doug Wood at dwood@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26690.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time evening circulation supervisor. Job related questions may be directed to Sarah Myers at smyers@messiah.edu (Librarian). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26763.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a full-time director, Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Job related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz at bswartz@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26566.

Residence Life has an opening for a full-time residence director (first year). Job related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm at lgrimm@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26562.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time, temporary administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Philip Tan at ptan@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26328.

The Agape Center for Local and Global Engagement has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Paula Holtzinger at pholtzinger@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26176.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a temporary records and registration assistant. Job related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark at kclark@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26606.

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu

Dining services is now accepting applications for summer Lottie workers. Job related questions may be directed to Todd Christopher at tchristopher@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26530.

Campus and Building Services is now accepting applications for summer high school workers. Job related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley at dblackley@messiah.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu/postings/26554.

For sale

Jazzy 1113 power chair. Clean and very good condition. 300 lb. capacity with adjustable arms and back. Zero turn capable and 5 speed setting on joystick. Has 2 new batteries. Instructions and charger included. See attached photo. Additional photo here. Pet and smoke-free home. Asking $400. Can deliver locally around Dillsburg area. Contact Densie at dalbert@messiah.edu or Don at 717-728-6235.