June 30th, 2022 by INTERCOM

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 127:3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Dwayne Safer, associate professor of finance, recently taught a weeklong series of workshops to the Girls Who Invest (GWI) program on the campus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. GWI is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. Each summer, GWI’s flagship summer college program consists of four weeks of training where the scholars learn core finance and investment topics followed by a seven-week internship at leading global investment management firms. The 2022 cohort, consisting of rising junior undergraduates, included 207 students from 80 universities representing 75 different majors.

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Ancestry.com (library edition)

Did you know that Murray Library has access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? By using the link provided here, your Messiah University login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. Please note that this library edition of Ancestry is slightly different than a personal, paid Ancestry subscription. Also, check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started. Email library@messiah.edu with questions.

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For sale

Zero gravity lounge chair in great shape. Asking $25. Contact Ted: tgingrich@messiah.edu

Couch (85″ long) and matching love seat (64′ long). Left arm of couch has little padding, excellent condition otherwise, no stains. 9 pillows included. $250. Mechanicsburg pickup. tkeul@messiah.edu

Mugs. Corelle white 11oz mugs. 8 mugs $10 brand new. Contact: tkeul@messiah.edu

Outside game Yardzee $25 – used once. Contact: tkeul@messiah.edu

Vintage wooden barn ladders. Great for decoration, one green 6′, one green 7’6’’, one unpainted 6′. $40 each. Mechanicsburg pick-up. Contact: tkeul@messiah.edu

 

 

June 23

June 23rd, 2022 by INTERCOM

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Corinthians 10:31

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Please stop by the Admissions and Welcome Center lobby on June 30 between 2-4 p.m. for a cake and punch reception honoring vice president of finance and planning David Walker. We wish David all the best in his new role at Dickinson.

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News at your fingertips! Read for free

All staff have free, unlimited access to thousands of newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today (Messiah Login is required, off-campus). Articles are updated daily for up-to-date news. Avoid hitting the paywall for news articles.  Please note that some photos and articles are not licensed for the library’s newspaper databases. Search all newspapers using the Primo Newspaper Search, or search within specific newspapers using the links below. Email library@messiah.edu with questions.

Oakes Museum

Just a reminder:
The Oakes Museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Story time is offered at 10:30 a.m.
A craft, scavenger hunts and tours are available all day

Best of all, the Oakes Museum is FREE for the Messiah Community!
This includes all staff, faculty, alumni, students AND their families!

Juneteenth employee movie event

On Monday, June 27, the University will host an employee movie event in Parmer Cinema showing Harriet, the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Movie times: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. – please come to the showing that best fits your schedule. Popcorn and water will be available at no cost. You can watch a trailer of the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqoEs4cG6Uw.

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Job opportunities

The Honors Program has an opening for a full-time honors program assistant to work 35 hours per week during the academic year and 15 hours per week during the summer months. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22037. Job-related questions may be directed to Jim LeGrand, director of honors program, at jlagrand@messiah.edu.

The Dining Services Department has an opening for a full-time retail restaurant shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22031. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant, dietetic internship and the ADP and graduate programs in nursing. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22017. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

The Counseling Program in the School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time field placement assistant coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21946. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Cook, practicum and internship coordinator for grad counseling, at acook@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time dispatcher, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21974. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Engle Health Center has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22034. Job-related questions may be directed to Doug Wood, associate dean of students, at dwood@messiah.edu.

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21116. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of annual giving and donor communication. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21958. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, associate vice president for development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

June 16

June 16th, 2022 by INTERCOM

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 6:3

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Kristin Thomas, director of admissions hospitality, recently presented two sessions at the Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA) annual conference in Orlando, FL. With Christopher Kwan from Technolutions, she hosted Slate CRM: Reimagining Your Events, highlighting how Slate has been integral in improving the visitor experience and supporting admissions in streamlining communication and managing data. Kristin also partnered with Jessie Van Es and Sydney Jones from University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to present Empowering Students to Make an Impact: Building a Robust Volunteer Student Ambassador Team. Enrollment Management is proud to have Kristin represent Messiah among CIVSA’s 14,000 national and international members!

Several members of the admissions team attended the annual conference sponsored by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). This year’s event was hosted by Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Dana Britton, retiring director of admissions, received the Lifetime Achievement award for her significant contributions to Christian Higher Education. Nate Litman was the recipient of the NACCAP Regional Service Award for his excellent work as a rising leader in Christian College admissions. Congratulations to Dana and Nate for this well-deserved recognition!

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Listen to an audio book this summer!

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. All staff are invited to check out Audio Book CDs from the library’s collection. These CDs are great for road trips. Search for audio book CDs by title in the catalog, Primo, or come browse the Audio Book collections, located near the music CDs.  The Library has The Chronicles of Narnia Series, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, just to name a few.

Thousands of classic titles are freely available as downloadable MP3 files. LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods, other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD. Take a listen to Pride and Prejudice, Pilgrim’s Progress, or works from Shakespeare. Email library@messiah.edu with questions.

SGPS summer highlights

As we are now several weeks into the summer semester, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of what’s happening on campus with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS)! In addition to the hard work happening online, we are excited to welcome several of our students to campus this summer.

June highlights
• Graduate music welcomes nearly 100 online students to campus for intensives between the weeks of June 20 and June 27
• Occupational therapy welcomes a new incoming cohort for orientation on June 17 with classes beginning June 20

July Highlights
• Graduate music welcomes online students to campus for intensives during the weeks of July 11 and July 18
• Graduate counseling, education, higher education, music, and nursing welcome approximately 150 online students to campus for intensives during the week of July 25

August Highlights
• Athletic training begins their first graduate level courses for students in both the accelerated and stand-alone master’s program
• Physical therapy welcomes a new incoming cohort for orientation on August 18 with classes beginning August 22
• Dietetic internship welcomes its final cohort in August!

Please extend a friendly hello to these students as you see them on campus and at Winding Hill!
– School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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Job opportunities

The Dept of Safety has an opening for a full-time dispatcher, 2nd shift.  For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21974.  Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Office of Academic Accessibility has an opening for a part-time academic success testing proctor.  For more information and to apply, please visit:  https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21931.  Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Slody, director of the academic success center at aslody@messiah.edu.

Messiah Press has an opening for a part-time printing and bindery technician.  For more information and to apply, please visit:  https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21667.  Job related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services at dmagee@messiah.edu.

The Facility Maintenance Department has an opening for a full-time electrician.  For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21671.  Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility manager at bemiller@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time winding hill café operations assistant.  For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21948.  Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at: mwirtz@messiah.edu.

We have multiple openings in both Campus Events and Dining Services.  For more information, please visit our website at jobs.messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time project coordinator and executive assistant to the vice president for operations position. For  more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21943. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations at kshafer@messiah.edu.

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21116. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

June 9

June 9th, 2022 by INTERCOM

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

David Walker Farewell Reception: Please stop by the Admissions and Welcome Center lobby on June 30 between 2-4 p.m. for a cake and punch reception honoring Vice President of Finance and Planning David Walker. We wish David all the best in his new role at Dickinson.


 

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, served as co-chair of the 2022 Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, May 22-25 in the Bahamas. The conference theme was “Families as a Source of Strength, Healing and Hope” and the program included peer-reviewed submissions, as well as Bahamian plenary speakers. Hamon also presented a paper with co-authors Erin Boyd-Soisson (professor of human development and family science) and Paul Johns (associate professor of human development and family science) entitled, “Pedagogical strategies that reinforce a family strengths mindset.”


Lauren (Seneca) Walter ’12 M’16 resignation: It is my misfortune to announce the resignation of Lauren Walter, effective July 29, 2022. The silver lining is that we do have her until then!

It has been a privilege to watch Lauren develop her skills from when she first arrived as recent Messiah grad and took on the role of Assistant Director for Annual Giving to the leader she has become as Director of Annual Giving & Donor Communication. Over the course of the past 10 years, Lauren has demonstrated keen insight into the part science / part alchemy / part psychology that is annual giving. She has a strong and diligent work ethic and an ability to strategize in ways that are key to running a highly effective annual giving shop. Currently, annual giving is $75K over last year at this time in dollars in the door and exceeded the overall goal 2 months ahead of the fiscal year end. Moreover, Lauren also exhibited excellent communication skills. She orchestrated the production of the launch video for The Campaign for Messiah University as well as the video to be shown at our campaign celebration on Oct. 15.

Lauren epitomizes the ideal Messiah graduate in all ways.

Please join me in wishing Lauren well with her growing family of Nate, Conner, and new baby. I am deeply grateful for her good work.

Jon C. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Development

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Lunch and Learn: fake news or is it?

How can you tell if something is credible or fake news? What is opinion and what is fact? Discover some tools that we can use to help us figure it out. We will learn what drives fake news, how to recognize it, and how to not pass it on. Let’s learn together!

  • Tuesday, June 14 at noon: Media Literacy: fake news or is it?
    • Librarian: Liz Kielley
    • Bring your lunch to the Library Athenaeum
    • No sign up required
    • Open to all Messiah employees

403(b) Oversight committee member needed.

The 403(b) Oversight Committee is seeking a staff employee to join the committee. If interested, please send your name to Staci Davis at sdavis@messiah.edu.

Juneteenth story hour and dessert picnic

All employees are invited to stop by the Campus Commons green space for a Juneteenth story hour and dessert picnic this Monday, June 13, between 11 a.m. and noon, to enjoy an ice cream treat, tea cake and strawberry lemonade. Please feel free to bring your children, grandchildren or neighborhood kids to take a break, sit under a tree and listen to engaging stories about Juneteenth. If you don’t have any children to bring, just bring yourself! To ensure we have enough treats, please RSVP by tomorrow by visiting https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIC7gE7eYJB456e.

 

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Job opportunities

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

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21116. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Division of Finance and Planning has an opening for a full-time senior accounting analyst – endowment and related funds. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21798. Job-related questions may be directed to Kimberly Hawkins, director of budget and accounting at khawkins@messiah.edu.

AROMA has multiple openings for full-time and part-time positions: FT sports ministry coordinator, PT administrative assistant, PT strength and conditioning coach. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Full-time Sports Ministry Coordinator: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21906

Part-time Administrative Assistant: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21908

Part-time Strength and Conditioning Coach: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21910

Job-related questions may be directed to Aaron Faro, director of aroma sports ministry and athletics recruitment coordinator, at afaro@messiah.edu.

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time project coordinator and executive assistant to the vice president for operations position. For  more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21943. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations at kshafer@messiah.edu.

In Search of:

Housing for the fall. I am searching for a place of residence for the fall.

Depending on availability, I am looking for EITHER:

A small apartment where I, my wife, and two cats might reside…

OR

A room where I would reside and my wife would visit (but without the cats).

Please contact Richard Crane: rcrane@messiah.edu

FREE

Crib Mattress. Standard crib mattress (Sealy CozyRest Extra Firm). Never used, kept in a smoke-free home. Email AHare@messiah.edu for information.

June 2

June 2nd, 2022 by INTERCOM

The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Proverbs 12:22

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Valerie Lemmon, professor of psychology and assistant dean, recently presented two continuing education workshops for psychologists at the 2022 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Convention. Based in part on her original Christian Scholarship Essay, she presented “Clinical Applications of Forgiveness” which also reflected student experiences in two chapel series she co-led with Chuck Jantzi. She co-presented an ethics workshop with Maximilian Shmidheiser, “The Moral Character: Cultivating Embodiment of Ethical Principles”.

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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 Aug. 1:

Promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

Anthony Eseke, assistant professor of communication and public relations
Andrew Hart, assistant professor of theology
Amanda Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics
Joy Meade, assistant professor of music
Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Heather Barto, associate professor of counseling
Melinda Burchard, associate professor of special education
Fabrizio Cilento, associate professor of communication
Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling
Kimberly Fenstermacher, associate professor of nursing
Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of physics
David Owen, associate professor of computer science
Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish
Kristen Slabaugh, associate professor of nursing
Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering
Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology

Term Tenure:

Anthony Eseke, assistant professor of communication and public relations
Kimberly Fenstermacher, associate professor of nursing
Andrew Hart, assistant professor of theology
Amanda Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics
Joy Meade, assistant professor of music
Kristen Slabaugh, associate professor of nursing
Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering

Term Tenure Renewal:

Edward Arke, professor of communication
Edward Cohn, associate professor of theatre
Rachel Cornacchio, professor of music
Richard Crane, professor of theology
Timothy Dixon, professor of music
John Fea, professor of American history
Daniel Finch, professor of art
Todd Goranson, professor of music
Raeann Hamon, professor of family science and gerontology
Robin Lauermann, professor of politics
Bernardo Michael, professor of history
David Owen, associate professor of computer science
David Pettegrew, professor of history and archaeology
Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies
Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish
Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish
Roseann Sachs, professor of chemistry
Damian Savarino, associate professor of music
Brian Smith, professor of Hebrew studies
Thomas Soerens, professor of engineering
Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology
Timothy Van Dyke, associate professor of engineering
David Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history

Library Promotion from Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian:

Sarah Myers, collection development and analysis librarian

Congratulations to the following retired faculty members who were approved to receive Emeritus Status:

John Beaney, professor of modern languages
Edward Davis, professor of the history of science
Christine Forsythe, professor of art
Donald Forsythe, professor of art
John Harles, professor of politics
Caleb Miller, professor of philosophy
Richard Roberson, professor of music
David Vader, professor engineering
Kathryn Witt, professor of dietetics

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FY22 fiscal year end is June 30

End of year processing and account review is essential for accurate presentation 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.

 

Transaction Type Deadline Late Acceptance Until Where Special Instructions
Petty Cash Reconciliation (ALL remaining FY22 expenditures) June 17 June 24 Falcon Exchange
Cash Transmittals/Deposits June 30 July 8 Falcon Exchange Specify FY22 in Description
Cash/Credit Card Transmittals June 30 July 8 Falcon Exchange Specify FY22 at top of form
Journal Entries June 30 July 14 Accounting@messiah.edu Specify FY22 in the Explanation
***Transfers June 30 July 14 Accounting@messiah.edu Specify FY22
General Ledger/Books Closed July 15 Accounting@messiah.edu Questions after this date will be reviewed but may not be eligible for recording

*** Transfers – review ALL department orgs and accounts (including operating, capital, grant, and special funds reports)

Questions should be sent to FalconExchange@messiah.edu or Accounting@messiah.edu.

Lunch and Learn: Ancestry.com and the 1950 Census

Did you know that Messiah employees have access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition)? Find your ancestors and grow your family tree. In April 2022, the 1950 Census was released to the public for the first time, after 72 years. Learn how to find yourself or your family members in the census. Let’s learn together!

  • Tuesday, June 7 at noon: Ancestry.com and the 1950 Census
    • Bring your lunch to Boyer 337 (computer lab)
    • This class will be hands on. Computers provided.
    • Open to all Messiah employees
    • Registration Required (max. 24). Sign up here

MSCHE self-study

As previously communicated, Messiah University is currently in the process of conducting a self-study, part of the institution’s accreditation requirements with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The self-study process includes a written report detailing how the university fulfills the MSCHE standards of accreditation and requirements of affiliation.  As a part of the self-study process, the Messiah community is invited to review and give feedback on draft chapters of the self-study report that have been written by the steering committee and relevant working groups. The draft chapters will be available for review between June 6 – June 20 on the Messiah University Middle States webpage. Comments or feedback can be submitted to selfstudy@messiah.edu. The steering committee appreciates the input and engagement of all members of the Messiah community.

Juneteenth story hour and dessert picnic

All employees are invited to stop by the Campus Commons green space for a Juneteenth Story Hour and Dessert Picnic on Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m., to enjoy an ice cream treat, tea cake and strawberry lemonade. Please feel free to bring your children, grandchildren or neighborhood kids to take a break, sit under a tree, and listen to engaging stories about Juneteenth. If you don’t have any children to bring, just bring yourself! To ensure we have enough treats, please RSVP by tomorrow by visiting https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIC7gE7eYJB456e.

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Job opportunities:

The Engle Center has an opening for a full-time medical director; provider. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21739. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, dean of students and Christian spiritual formation at kvillega@messiah.edu.

Messiah Press has an opening for a part-time printing and bindery technician position, working Aug.-May, 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21667. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services at dmagee@messiah.edu

For sale:

Papa bear shirts. Great t-shirts for Father’s Day! What dad or grandpa would not be proud to wear a t-shirt like this? Papa bear with his baby bears. You can choose any wording you’d like along with the bears: Papa, Daddy, Grandpa, Poppy, Grams, you name it, your choice. $25 ea. Email me with size and info: sportko@messiah.edu

Horse t-shirts for girls. What girl who loves horses would not be proud to wear this shirt? Let them show their love for their horse. Can be personalized. Email me for more information: sportko@messiah.edu

FORTNITE t-shirt or sweatshirt. Yes, Fortnite is still going strong! T-shirt ($15) or sweatshirts ($25), Email for more information: sportko@messiah.edu

Dryer for sale. Less than one year old Whirlpool 7.0-cu ft. vented electric dryer- white. Purchased at Lowes for $599. Asking $400 OBO. Can provide pictures upon request. Pick up from Lewisberry. If interested, please contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu.

Duplex for sale in Grantham. 810 Grantham Rd. Contact: Dale Fogelsanger 717-623-0735

In Search of:

Housing for the fall. I am searching for a place of residence for the fall.

Depending on availability, I am looking for EITHER:

a small apartment where I, my wife, and two cats might reside…

OR

a room where I would reside and my wife would visit (but without the cats).

Please contact Richard Crane: rcrane@messiah.edu

 

 

May 26

May 26th, 2022 by INTERCOM

When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 34:17

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This is the inaugural 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 2022 Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at Messiah University.

Trevor Bunch, adjunct instructor in computer and information science
Linda Gemberling, adjunct instructor for graduate counseling

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

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Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history and assistant provost, recently published two articles in Brethren in Christ History and Life: “Sympathy and Disfavor: The Brethren in Christ and Civil Rights, 1950-1965” (December 2021) and “Words Empty and Hollow? The Brethren in Christ and the Challenge of Race, 1967-1975” (April 2022). The articles explore shifting attitudes about race, racial justice, and the church’s role in addressing social inequality among the Brethren in Christ, Messiah University’s founding denomination. Messiah faculty and graduates appear frequently in the articles. The research and writing of the articles was funded through the Christian Lesher Fellows Program and the Sider Grants Program, both administered by Messiah’s E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies.

The two articles are available to read on Mosaic, Messiah’s institutional repository, using the following links:

https://mosaic.messiah.edu/brps_ed/13/

https://mosaic.messiah.edu/brps_ed/14/

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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 Aug. 1:

Promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

Anthony Eseke, assistant professor of communication and public relations
Andrew Hart, assistant professor of theology
Amanda Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics
Joy Meade, assistant professor of music
Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Heather Barto, associate professor of counseling
Melinda Buchard, associate professor of special education
Fabrizio Cilento, associate professor of communication
Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling
Kimberly Fenstermacher, associate professor of nursing
Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of physics
David Owen, associate professor of computer science
Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish
Kristen Slabaugh, associate professor of nursing
Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering
Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology

Term Tenure:

Anthony Eseke, assistant professor of communication and public relations
Kimberly Fenstermacher, associate professor of nursing
Andrew Hart, assistant professor of theology
Amanda Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics
Joy Meade, assistant professor of music
Kristen Slabaugh, associate professor of nursing
Philip Tan, assistant professor of engineering

Term Tenure Renewal:

Edward Arke, professor of communication
Edward Cohn, associate professor of theatre
Rachel Cornacchio, professor of music
Richard Crane, professor of theology
Timothy Dixon, professor of music
John Fea, professor of American history
Daniel Finch, professor of art
Todd Goranson, professor of music
Raeann Hamon, professor of family science and gerontology
Robin Lauermann, professor of politics
Bernardo Michael, professor of history
David Owen, associate professor of computer science
David Pettegrew, professor of history and archaeology
Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies
Gladys Robalino, associate professor of Spanish
Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish
Roseann Sachs, professor of chemistry
Damian Savarino, associate professor of music
Brian Smith, professor of Hebrew studies
Thomas Soerens, professor of engineering
Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology
Timothy Van Dyke, associate professor of engineering
David Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history

Library Promotion from Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian:

Sarah Myers, collection development  and analysis librarian

Congratulations to the following retired faculty members who were approved to receive Emeritus Status:

John Beaney, professor of modern languages
Edward Davis, professor of the history of science
Christine Forsythe, professor of art
Donald Forsythe, professor of art
John Harles, professor of politics
Caleb Miller, professor of philosophy
Richard Roberson, professor of music
David Vader, professor engineering
Kathryn Witt, professor of dietetics

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It is with a grateful heart to inform the campus community that Betsey Miller has resigned from her position as medical director/certified nurse practitioner. Betsey provided significant leadership to our student and employee communities in helping to manage the COVID-19 crisis and was instrumental in our successful maneuvering through that time. Her care for her patients and the leadership she provided to the Engle Center nursing team will long be remembered. We are very grateful for her commitment to providing excellent care through these years and wish her the best in her next endeavors.

We are also grateful for the stellar service to our student community that Bryce Watkins provided as our housing director. Bryce recently transitioned to serve as the program manager in the Collaboratory and we are thrilled that he’s staying at Messiah.

We are delighted to announce and welcome Courtney Williams who is now serving as Messiah’s newest director of housing. Any housing related inquiries can be directed to Courtney at housing@messiah.edu. Welcome, Courtney!

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FY22 fiscal year end is June 30

End of year processing and account review is essential for accurate presentation 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.

 

Transaction Type Deadline Late Acceptance Until Where Special Instructions
Petty Cash Reconciliation (ALL remaining FY22 expenditures) June 17 June 24 Falcon Exchange  
Cash Transmittals/Deposits June 30 July 8 Falcon Exchange Specify FY22 in Description
Cash/Credit Card Transmittals June 30 July 8 Falcon Exchange Specify FY22 at top of form
Journal Entries June 30 July 14 Accounting@messiah.edu Specify FY22 in the Explanation
***Transfers June 30 July 14 Accounting@messiah.edu Specify FY22
General Ledger/Books Closed   July 15 Accounting@messiah.edu Questions after this date will be reviewed but may not be eligible for recording
         

*** Transfers – review ALL department orgs and accounts (including operating, capital, grant, and special funds reports)

Questions should be sent to FalconExchange@messiah.edu or Accounting@messiah.edu.

Privacy word security

All employees must define a privacy word by June 1. Having a privacy word defined helps to verify your identity and protects your account. After this date, if you contact a Messiah University office for assistance that requires access to or change to your account, you may be asked to provide your privacy word before the office is able to assist you.

Go to www.messiah.edu/empcrs to create your privacy word.

If you have any questions or issues defining a privacy word, please contact ETS – tech support by e-mailing helpdesk@messiah.edu or calling 717-796-4444.

Have a movie night!

All staff are invited to check out DVDs or stream videos from the library’s collection.  If you watch DVDs, search for films in the library catalog, Primo, or come browse the DVD collections. You can search for films by title or by genre – western films, foreign films, animated films, comedy films, etc.  All DVDs circulate for 1 week at a time. Or Stream from Swank Films (Messiah Login is required). Choose from 50 films like Crazy Rich Asians, Black Panther, Black Widow, and Luca. Email library@messiah.edu with questions.

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Job opportunities

The Division of Finance and Planning has an opening for a full-time senior accounting analyst – endowment and related funds. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21798. Job-related questions may be directed to Kimberly Hawkins, director of budget and accounting, at khawkins@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, third shift, M-F 8 p.m.-12 a.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21805. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Whirlpool Washer. Purchased 2 years ago, so it’s practically brand new. It has no agitator. I was use to a front loader, so I wanted to go back to the front loader. If you want to see more pictures or get more information please email me: sportko@messiah.edu

Dryer for sale. Less than one year old Whirlpool 7.0-cu ft. vented electric dryer- white. Purchased at Lowes for $599. Asking $400 OBO. Can provide pictures upon request. Pick up from Lewisberry. If interested, please contact Tom at trhoads@messiah.edu.

Wanted

BARBIE house. My daughter is looking for a Barbie house for her daughter’s upcoming birthday. Do you have one you’d like to sell to me? Please email me: sportko@messiah.edu.

 

 

May 19

May 19th, 2022 by INTERCOM

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Christine Perrin taught at Messiah University for the first time in the late 1990s. Since then, she has taught a variety of courses and in many different capacities. In 2015, she took on the director of writing position alongside teaching creative writing in the English department (now Language, Literature and Writing). This year she directed the Writing Center. What drew her to Messiah University was the range of commitments to a notable diversity of goods harmonized by a fixed pledge to Christ. In turn, two of her three children graduated from Messiah. Many of her students have loved books and life and have pressed their likeness into her being. “To work with so many good and intriguing colleagues has been an astonishing privilege.” After this semester, she will step down from teaching full time to have more time to write and to teach in a variety of other contexts. (Her first order of business is a second book of poems and a novella about the Mandelstams—Osip and Nadezhda during the Bolshevik Revolution).

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This is the inaugural 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 2022 Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at Messiah University.

Trevor Bunch, adjunct instructor in computer and information science
Linda Gemberling, adjunct instructor for graduate counseling

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

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David Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history and assistant provost, recently published two articles in Brethren in Christ History and Life: “Sympathy and Disfavor: The Brethren in Christ and Civil Rights, 1950-1965” (December 2021) and “Words Empty and Hollow? The Brethren in Christ and the Challenge of Race, 1967-1975” (April 2022). The articles explore shifting attitudes about race, racial justice, and the church’s role in addressing social inequality among the Brethren in Christ, Messiah University’s founding denomination. Messiah faculty and graduates appear frequently in the articles. The research and writing of the articles was funded through the Christian Lesher Fellows Program and the Sider Grants Program, both administered by Messiah’s E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies.

The two articles are available to read on Mosaic, Messiah’s institutional repository, using the following links:

https://mosaic.messiah.edu/brps_ed/13/

https://mosaic.messiah.edu/brps_ed/14/

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Join a Summer 2022 Professional Learning Community

Please join us for two Summer 2022 Professional Learning Communities (PLC):

  1. Have a course that needs a tune-up? A full overhaul? Some parts replaced? To be designed and built? Bring it into The Course Workshop. This Professional Learning Community will provide faculty with resources, support, direction and community for revising or developing courses over the summer. Individual faculty goals will drive this PLC so you can cruise into fall. The Course Workshop will be held June 1, 15, 29 and July 13 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This PLC is facilitated by Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, and Tina Keller, associate professor of TESOL education. To register, please contact facdev@messiah.eduby May 20.
  2. You are invited to join Rocky Allingerand Cindi Kerns, instructional designers, to discuss Kosslyn’s brief book on the what, why and how of active learning in online courses. You will share ideas, brainstorm new strategies, and plan application for increasing student engagement online. Active Learning Online will be held via Zoom; the dates and times will be based on participant availability. To register, please contact educationaltechservices@messiah.eduby May 20. Book included in registration.

Campus Store summer hours

The Campus Store’s summer hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday with the exception of the following holidays:

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 – CLOSED
Juneteenth Observed, Monday, June 20 – CLOSED
Independence Day, Monday, July 4 – CLOSED

Please plan your visits accordingly!

The Bridge is here! 

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out our reading feature to get ideas for your summer book list, learn about an alumna working at the National Aquarium, give to the Engle Center expansion and more. You can find hard copies in the common areas of Boyer, Eisenhower and the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Also, you can read the entire issue online at www.messiah.edu/thebridge.

Privacy word security

All employees must define a privacy word by June 1. Having a privacy word defined helps to verify your identity and protects your account. After this date, if you contact a Messiah University office for assistance that requires access to or change to your account, you may be asked to provide your privacy word before the office is able to assist you.

Go to www.messiah.edu/empcrs to create your privacy word.

If you have any questions or issues defining a privacy word, please contact ETS – tech support by e-mailing helpdesk@messiah.edu or calling 717-796-4444.

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Job opportunities

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions in various departments are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

The President’s Office has an opening for a full-time vice president for finance and planning. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21751. Job-related questions may be directed to president@messiah.edu.

The Engle Center has an opening for a full-time medical director; certified registered nurse practitioner. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21739. Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, dean of students and Christian spiritual formation, at kvillega@messiah.edu.

For sale

Teardrop trailer for cozy camping. If you enjoy semi-rustic camping, but you don’t like to sleep in a tent, then this might be the ticket for your next outdoor getaway! My sister-in-law, who recently moved to Central Pennsylvania, is selling her nearly new sleeping camper, and I thought it might be of interest to someone in our community. There is an ad on Craigslist:

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/tro/d/mechanicsburg-teardrop-sleeper-trailer/7479137451.html

The camper has been meticulously cared for since its initial purchase. Sleeps two adults. If interested, you can contact my sister-in-law directly through the Craigslist ad. Since it’s not my trailer, I don’t know all of the details about it, but I’m happy to talk with you at dbaddorf@messiah.edu if you have initial questions. Deana Baddorf

 

 

May 12

May 12th, 2022 by INTERCOM

May he grant you your heart’s desire
and fulfill all your plans!
 May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!

Psalm 20:4-5

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Christine Perrin taught at Messiah University for the first time in the late 1990s. Since then, she has taught a variety of courses and in many different capacities. In 2015, she took on the director of writing position alongside teaching creative writing in the English department (now Language, Literature and Writing). This year she directed the Writing Center. What drew her to Messiah University was the range of commitments to a notable diversity of goods harmonized by a fixed pledge to Christ. In turn, two of her three children graduated from Messiah. Many of her students have loved books and life and have pressed their likeness into her being. “To work with so many good and intriguing colleagues has been an astonishing privilege.” After this semester, she will step down from teaching full time to have more time to write and to teach in a variety of other contexts. (Her first order of business is a second book of poems and a novella about the Mandelstams—Osip and Nadezhda during the Bolshevik Revolution).

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Messiah University Graduate Counseling Associate Professor Carol ZA McGinnis was recently interviewed in a “Connections: Healthy Gambling and Gaming” podcast on the topic of “Women and Gaming.” Here is that web link if you are interested in hearing more on this topic:

https://anchor.fm/connections-podcast/episodes/Women-in-Gaming—S3E3-e1heacb/a-a69u59i

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On Wednesday, April 6, The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) announced in Vancouver, Washington that Kathrynne Shafer, vice president for operations, and her operations leadership team were recipients of the ACUP Impression Award for Collaborative Service.
The award is presented annually to leaders in higher education who collaborate on a project or goal that achieves a positive and impactful outcome. Kathie and the operations directors worked together to create Operations Appreciate Week, a celebration of support services employees whose work throughout the pandemic allowed Messiah to safely and successfully operate through unprecedented challenges.

Please join us in congratulating Kathie and her department directors for their excellent work.

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The School of Science, Engineering and Health congratulates Sang Uk Joo on his appointment as associate professor of sport management at St. Thomas Aquinas College, located just a few miles outside of New York City. Sang has been with the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science for seven years and has been a committed and successful ‘one-man show’ for the sport management major. He is a passionate teacher and mentor as well as a scholar. We are sad to see him go but wish him congratulations and blessings as he begins his new role.

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School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Schedule and details
The full schedule for the 2022 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.

Note: The COE and employees may travel through the south entrance to avoid all the guest traffic at the main entrance. They 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 Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 2755 or rostby@messiah.edu.

Fiscal Year End purchasing information

This information is intended for employees in an effort to reach budget managers, delegates and purchasing card (P-Card and DB-Card) cardholders, approvers and their delegates. If the following does not pertain to you, please disregard. Thank you.

Messiah University’s fiscal year ends on Thursday, June 30. 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. Call 717-691-6010 with questions or concerns. We sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

PURCHASING
Now through June 12 –
Orders:
Purchase as needed but please do not stockpile supplies in order to spend your entire budget.
Deliveries:
Communicate definitive delivery dates with suppliers. Purchases must be received on campus by June 30, in order to be expensed in the FY22 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 July 1, or later will be expensed in the FY23 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 PO that should not be rolled to FY23.
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 9 –
Last day that requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY22 budget are entered – see delivery information above.
Friday, June 10 –
Budget managers should approve or deny all requisitions in their queue by 5 p.m.
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 24.
Please contact purchasing for assistance with urgent requisitions for items that will positively be received by June 30 and are to be expensed to the FY22 budget.
Requisitions for items to be expensed to the FY23 budget and FY23 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 FY23. The effective date for FY23 blanket orders must be July 1 or later.
Friday, July 1–
Requisitions for FY22 goods and services cannot be entered during FY23. Please contact Purchasing for assistance.
Continue to enter FY23 requisitions and blanket orders.
Purchasing card cardholders (P-CARD AND DB-CARD)
Allocate all June purchasing card transactions by end of day Wednesday, July 6. Please allocate posted July transactions at this time as well.
· If June purchases are for FY23 (example: conference registration for a conference that takes place in FY23), please begin the description with “FY23” and email accounting@messiah.edu with the date, amount, and coding for the transaction. Accounting will make an entry so FY23 funds are used.
· If July purchases are for items received before June 30, please begin the description with “FY23.”
Approvers
Approve all purchasing card transactions by end of day Monday, July 11. Please approve allocated July transactions at this time as well.
Accounts Payable
Now through Friday, July 15 –
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 FY22.
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 June 30, but do not have an invoice, please contact Accounts Payable for guidance.
Friday, July 15 –
Final day to submit FY22 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 FY22.
If you receive an invoice for FY22 goods or services after this date, please email it to accountspayable@messiah.edu immediately, noting that it is for FY22.
Please contact Procurement Services at extension 6010 with questions.

Campus Store summer hours

Effective May 9-August, the Campus Store’s summer hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Exceptions are:
Saturday, May 14 – 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Monday, May 30 – CLOSED (Memorial Day)
Monday, July 4 – CLOSED (Independence Day)

Please plan your visits accordingly!

New library resources

Murray Library added many new Ebooks this month. Click here to see a sampling. Educators are invited to contact their liaison librarian at any time with inquiries concerning resources.

Join a Summer 2022 Professional Learning Community

Please join us for two Summer 2022 Professional Learning Communities (PLC):

1. Have a course that needs a tune-up? A full overhaul? Some parts replaced? To be designed and built? Bring it into The Course Workshop. This Professional Learning Community will provide faculty with resources, support, direction, and community for revising or developing courses over the summer. Individual faculty goals will drive this PLC so you can cruise into fall. The Course Workshop will be held June 1, 15, 29 and July 13 at 1p.m. via Zoom. This PLC is facilitated by Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, and Tina Keller, associate professor of TESOL education. To register, please contact facdev@messiah.edu by May 20.

2. You are invited to join Rocky Allinger and Cindi Kerns, instructional designers, to discuss Kosslyn’s brief book on the what, why and how of active learning in online courses. You will share ideas, brainstorm new strategies, and plan application for increasing student engagement online. Active Learning Online will be held via Zoom; the dates and times will be based on participant availability. To register, please contact educationaltechservices@messiah.edu by May 20. Book included in registration.

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Job opportunities

Facility Maintenance has an opening for a full-time electrician position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21671. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at bemiller@messiah.edu.

Messiah Press has an opening for a part-time printing and bindery technician position, working Aug-May, 20 hours per week. . For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21667. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at dmagee@messiah.edu.

For sale

Teardrop trailer for cozy camping. If you enjoy semi-rustic camping, but you don’t like to sleep in a tent, then this might be the ticket for your next outdoor getaway! My sister-in-law, who recently moved to Central Pennsylvania, is selling her nearly new sleeping camper, and I thought it might be of interest to someone in our community. There is an ad on Craigslist:

https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/tro/d/mechanicsburg-teardrop-sleeper-trailer/7479137451.html

The camper has been meticulously cared for since its initial purchase. Sleeps two adults. If interested, you can contact my sister-in-law directly through the Craigslist ad. Since it’s not my trailer, I don’t know all of the details about it, but I’m happy to talk with you at dbaddorf@messiah.edu if you have initial questions. Deana Baddorf

Amazon Fire Tablet 7. 7inch screen. 1GB. Excellent condition. $25. Contact Beth btransue@messiah.edu

Whirlpool Washer. Purchased 2 years ago, so it’s practically brand new. It has no agitator. I was use to a front loader, so I wanted to go back to the front loader. If you want to see more pictures or get more information please email me: sportko@messiah.edu

Papa bear shirts. Great t-shirts for Father’s Day! What dad or grandpa would not be proud to wear a t-shirt like this? Papa bear with his baby bears. You can choose any wording you’d like along with the bears: Papa, Daddy, Grandpa, Poppy, Grams, you name it, your choice. $25 ea. Email me with size and info: sportko@messiah.edu

Horse t-shirts for girls. What girl who loves horses would not be proud to wear this shirt? Let them show their love for their horse. Can be personalized. Email me for more information: sportko@messiah.edu

FORTNITE t-shirt or sweatshirt. Yes, Fortnite is still going strong! T-shirt ($15) or sweatshirts ($25), Email for more information: sportko@messiah.edu

May 5

May 5th, 2022 by INTERCOM

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Isaiah 58:11

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Reception for Provost Basinger: You are cordially invited to a campus reception to honor the good work of Provost Randy Basinger who is retiring in June after serving at Messiah for nearly 40 years. The reception is being held in Howe Atrium on Monday, May 9 from 3-5 p.m. This is a “come-and-go” event with no formal program or planned remarks.

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Messiah University Graduate Counseling Associate Professor Carol ZA McGinnis was recently interviewed in a “Connections: Healthy Gambling and Gaming” podcast on the topic of “Women and Gaming.” Here is that web link if you are interested in hearing more on this topic:

https://anchor.fm/connections-podcast/episodes/Women-in-Gaming—S3E3-e1heacb/a-a69u59i

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Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed as baritone saxophonist with The Four Tops at Maryland Theater in Annapolis on Wednesday, April 13. He was featured as the soloist on classic hits such as “I Got a Feeling” and “Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”. The Four Tops became a staple of the Motown sound in the 1960s and 1970s, and were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2009.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of Curt Rohrer to our team in his role as our full-time graphic designer. His most recent position was the design director at Wavelength Marketing and just before that he was the director of publications and design at the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Please join our office in welcoming Curt to Messiah University.

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Sean Paddock, who has worked for the Department of Safety for 23 years, has been promoted to associate director. Paddock has over 27 years of experience in the safety and security field and carries vital departmental history and investigative experience with him. His dedication to, and knowledge of the operations of our community cannot be matched. We are grateful for his continued service and expertise.

Officer Keith McMann has achieved the position of senior community safety officer specializing in equipment. McMann has been serving our Messiah community for 2.5 years and brought to us over 30 years of experience in campus safety and security. We are blessed by the dedication and experience that McMann brings to our campus.

Officer Jeremy Lippert has achieved the position of senior community safety officer specializing in technology. Lippert has been serving our Messiah community for 2.5 years. Lippert is a 2001 Graduate of Messiah University and has over 10 years of experience in technology/communication. We are thankful for the knowledge and expertise that Lippert offers our campus.

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On Wednesday, April 6, The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) announced in Vancouver, Washington that Kathrynne Shafer, vice president for operations, and her operations leadership team were recipients of the ACUP Impression Award for Collaborative Service.
The award is presented annually to leaders in higher education who collaborate on a project or goal that achieves a positive and impactful outcome. Kathie and the operations directors worked together to create Operations Appreciate Week, a celebration of support services employees whose work throughout the pandemic allowed Messiah to safely and successfully operate through unprecedented challenges.

Please join us in congratulating Kathie and her department directors for their excellent work.

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Important undergraduate Commencement information for employees

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement weekend for the undergraduate Class of 2022 on May 6-7.

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 should have already received 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 6)

  • 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 7).

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 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.in order 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.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day

 Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah University Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for any public operating day during the 2022 season! Stop by the table located in Starry Parking Lot during the Employee Recognition event, May 10. The Hersheypark representatives will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will offer a 44.79% savings on tickets. Credit card only, please. Regular ticket (3 and older) gate rate: $77.80, Messiah rate: $42.95. This exclusive discount is available to Messiah University employees and family members. This special pricing is available at this event only. Please see flyer for more details.

The Susquehanna Chorale presents A Celebration in Song!

Performances are on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at the Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey; and Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg. Tickets for both may be purchased through the Messiah University Box Office, and audience members are invited to a reception following each performance.

“Celebrate with us as we commemorate our legacy: 40 years of enriching lives through song,” said artistic director and conductor Linda Tedford. “Experience our joy as we come together with renewed excitement for singing to an audience in live performance.”

The Susquehanna Chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 37 auditioned singers. Since its founding by Tedford in 1981, the group has been praised for its “ethereal blend,” “unparalleled tone,” and strong emotional connection to the music. The May concerts will feature songs that have delighted its listeners for four decades, including sacred motets, early American hymns, love songs, and African American spirituals. There are songs that reflect heartfelt faith, common experiences, and powerful emotions. Concert repertoire includes signature Chorale favorites like Schubert’s Holy, Holy, Holy and Bruckner’s Locus Iste; Philip Stopford’s poignant Do Not Be Afraid; two classic early American folk hymns, Down to the River to Pray and No Time; and Java Jive, made famous by Manhattan Transfer. The concert will conclude with Rollo Dilworth’s Shine the Heavenly Light, and a special performance of Shenandoah as the Susquehanna Chorale is joined by several alumni.

For more information, call 717-533-7859, email sc@susquehannachorale.org or see messiah.edu/tickets.

2022 Fall Semester – Faculty work submission deadlines

A Note to Faculty: Please Read

Due to the new Campus Store vendor’s textbook subscription service, Slingshot Choice, the due dates for faculty submissions of copyright and non-copyrighted material have been adjusted. With enrollment in this new service, the Campus Store aims to deliver a student’s required course materials, including course packets and lab manuals, to the students a week before the semester starts.

As a result, the Campus Store needs these materials to be received into their inventory sooner than in the past.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Below are the new dates.

Deadline Dates for Fall Semester 2022 (begins Tuesday, Aug. 23)

May 18:
* Course packs and lab manuals for sale in the Campus Store requiring copyright clearance
* Course materials requiring copyright clearance (posted in Canvas, library reserve, class handouts)

June 13:
* Course packs and lab manuals not requiring copyright clearance

*Complete web form for:

*Electronic copyrighted course materials posted in Canvas
* Print course packs/lab manuals for sale to students in Messiah University Campus Store that REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print lab manuals/course packs for sale to students in the Campus Store that DO NOT REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print course materials placed on library reserve or used as a classroom handout

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

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

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Schedule and details
The full schedule for the 2022 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.

Note: The COE and employees may travel through the south entrance to avoid all the guest traffic at the main entrance. They 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 Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 2755 or rostby@messiah.edu.

Help us tell your story

The Office of Development would like to help you tell the story of the philanthropic donors who support your department and students. If there are any donor stories you wish to highlight, please email Abby Book at abook@messiah.edu with any relevant pictures and information. We will ensure that your story is highlighted on our social media, e-newsletters, website, and print mailings!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for benefits begins May 10! Please click here for more information.

Music composition contest winner announced

The ACDA of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the following 2022 Composition Contest winner, Maira Myers, in the Student Category with her piece “The Violet” for SATB and piano.

Maira Myers is a rising junior at Messiah University in the Department of Music. Although she is originally from Harrisonburg, Virginia, she has come to Pennsylvania to pursue music education. Maira specializes mainly in voice and has always loved to sing in choirs. She is part of Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at Messiah University and has also sung in numerous choirs throughout her high school years, including district, honors, and state choir. Maira has always had a love and passion for composing music and recently started taking lessons under Dr. Richard Roberson. Maira is very thankful for the opportunity to continue composing and pursuing music. Her piece will be premiered at the ACDA Summer Conference.

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Job opportunities

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time programmer/reporting analyst position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21601. Job-related questions may be directed to Joe Bennett, director of data innovation and reporting, at bennett@messiah.edu.

Alumni and Parent Relations has an opening for a full-time project coordinator and administrative assistant position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21642. Job-related questions may be directed to Jay McClymont, director of alumni and parent relations, at jmcclymont@messiah.edu.

For sale

Great for Mother’s Day –Sunflower Key Fobs – Cute, handmade, adorable key fobs, available in 4″ and some are 6″. $5 each. I have them with me if you’d like to stop by Naugle and see them in person.  MANY other crafts available. All make great gifts for graduation, Mother’s Day, and birthdays etc. Feel free to email for more information and pictures. Contact Stacy at sportko@messiah.edu

Great for Mother’s Day – Handmade earrings. These would make a great gift for your mom – handmade and really cute. Made with cork or faux leather; some other materials used. These pictures do not do them justice. They are so cute. They’d be perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduation, or just to say “I love you”, or “thanks for being my friend”, whatever the occasion. I have many to choose from, you’re welcome to stop by Naugle and browse through all of my craft items. I have too many to post. Email me to set up a time: Monday – Friday until 4 p.m. All items $5. Thank you for looking. Contact Stacy at sportko@messiah.edu.

Moving boxes. Lots available: 40 legal (11x16x24); wardrobe (tall and medium); miscellaneous. Negotiable price (i.e. v low). Contact Dan: dschmidt@messiah.edu

FREE

Free: New mother baby bundle. Interested? Contact Amanda at asigel@messiah.edu

 

April 28

April 28th, 2022 by INTERCOM

And in Your loving kindness, cut off my enemies

And destroy all those who afflict my soul,

For I am your servant.

PSALM 143:12

AROUND CAMPUS

Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s undergraduate online courses.

This year, 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.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. 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.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 19th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, April 29 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. The work of more than 250 co-authors (students from within the school, off campus collaborators and Messiah University faculty mentors) will be represented in 104 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 undergraduate commencement information for employees

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement weekend for the undergraduate Class of 2022 on May 6-7.

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 should have already received 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 6)

  • 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.

 Important employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 7).

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 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. in order 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.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day. 

The Susquehanna Chorale presents A Celebration in Song!

Performances are on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at the Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey; and Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg. Tickets for both may be purchased through the Messiah University Box Office, and audience members are invited to a reception following each performance.

“Celebrate with us as we commemorate our legacy: 40 years of enriching lives through song,” said artistic director and conductor Linda Tedford. “Experience our joy as we come together with renewed excitement for singing to an audience in live performance.”

The Susquehanna Chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 37 auditioned singers. Since its founding by Tedford in 1981, the group has been praised for its “ethereal blend,” “unparalleled tone,” and strong emotional connection to the music. The May concerts will feature songs that have delighted its listeners for four decades, including sacred motets, early American hymns, love songs, and African American spirituals. There are songs that reflect heartfelt faith, common experiences, and powerful emotions. Concert repertoire includes signature Chorale favorites like Schubert’s Holy, Holy, Holy and Bruckner’s Locus Iste; Philip Stopford’s poignant Do Not Be Afraid; two classic early American folk hymns, Down to the River to Pray and No Time; and Java Jive, made famous by Manhattan Transfer. The concert will conclude with Rollo Dilworth’s Shine the Heavenly Light, and a special performance of Shenandoah as the Susquehanna Chorale is joined by several alumni.

For more information, call 717.533.7859, email sc@susquehannachorale.org or see messiah.edu/tickets.

Encourage your students to consider May 2023 CC in Zambia!

Experience rural southern AFRICA!!!
We have openings for the May 2023 Zambia Cross-Cultural Course.

Join our May 2023 group to examine the history, geography, and political environment, and culture of Zambia through readings, formal and informal conversations, guest speakers, visits to cultural and historical sites, and a village homestay. Much time will be spent around Macha (Macha Mission Hospital and Macha Research Trust) where we will focus on rural community life, health, education, community development, and international aid issues. Zambia in general, and Macha as a microcosm, have been affected by the “big three” diseases of poverty (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria). Experience life among a welcoming community that has risen to these challenges!

Special feature: Our cross-cultural course includes a unique week-long internship/professional shadowing component. One week of our time at Macha is devoted to arranging opportunities for students to interact with (“shadow”) professionals in Macha whose responsibilities relate to the student’s academic major and/or career interests. Shadowing opportunities can be organized for individuals or student groups with interest(s) in clinical healthcare, laboratory research, education (primary or secondary), physical or occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, nutrition, politics, business administration, accounting, Christian Ministries, athletics, psychology, communications, counseling, and even criminal justice. More options are available! Join us and learn about challenges and opportunities uniquely afforded by the location and culture for a variety of professions!

We routinely end the trip by getting soaked in the spray from Victoria Falls (a true Wonder of the World!) and a two-day camping safari in neighboring Botswana. Few things can top seeing and hearing elephants, lions, hippos, giraffes, etc. up close in their natural setting! And, view the night sky filled with southern constellations!

Please contact Larry Mylin (lmylin@messiah.edu) if you want more information. Or, check out our Terra Dotta May 2023 Zambia trip site. Register soon!

2022 Fall Semester – Faculty work submission deadlines

A Note to Faculty: Please Read

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

Deadline Dates for Fall Semester 2022 (begins Tuesday, August 23)

May 18:
* Course packs and lab manuals for sale in the Campus Store requiring copyright clearance
* Course materials requiring copyright clearance (posted in Canvas, library reserve, class handouts)

June 13:
* Course packs and lab manuals not requiring copyright clearance

*Complete web form for:

*Electronic copyrighted course materials posted in Canvas
* Print course packs/lab manuals for sale to students in Messiah University Campus Store that REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print lab manuals/course packs for sale to students in the Campus Store that DO NOT REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print course materials placed on library reserve or used as a classroom handout

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

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

SPLICE 2022!

Join us Sunday, May 1, beginning at 2 p.m., in Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall, to see our much anticipated, annual SPLICE Student Film Festival!! No tickets required, so plan to arrive early for best seating.

Reception to follow in Howe Atrium.

Note: Some films feature sensitive topics or contain strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

History program senior honors presentation-Chloe Kauffman

On Friday, April 29, in Boyer 131, beginning at 3:30 p.m., senior Chloe Kauffman will present her research on, “Masculinity, Male Friendship, and Same-Sex Interactions in 18th Century America: The Relationship of Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens.”

Amidst the great political change of eighteenth-century America, the concepts of gender and sexuality were brought into new conversation surrounding the Revolution and the new nation. The shifting understandings of gender and sexuality, especially masculinity and male sexuality, were integral to society in both the public and private sphere. One of the unique facets within these sociocultural changes was the “heroic friendship,” an intimate friendship between two young men built upon the values of the early American public sphere–civic virtue, intellect, and status, to name a few. The debate lies in if the “heroic friendship” should be included as a valid category in the history of homosexuality; using the relationship of Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens, a case can be made that the “heroic friendship” blurs the lines of platonic male love and therefore should be considered an important element in the history of same-sex sexuality.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21553. Job-related questions may be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions, at smark@messiah.edu.

The Post Office has an opening for a full-time postal services clerk and campus courier. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21520. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at dmagee@messiah.edu.

Student Success and Engagement has an opening for a part-time student success coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21569. Job-related questions may be directed to Jocelyn Clippinger, director of student success, at jclippinger@messiah.edu.

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21557. Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services, at jrharris@messiah.edu.

Information Technology Services has openings for (2) full-time programmer/analyst positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21480. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of enterprise application support at jluft@messiah.edu.

For sale

Electric scooter. Ninebot max kick scooter. Lightly used. Seat and turn signals included. Top speed 18 MPH. Range 30 miles. Can connect to smart phone for additional features. Now asking $350. Contact: tgingrich@messiah.edu

Great for Mother’s Day –Sunflower Key Fobs – Cute, handmade, adorable key fobs, available in 4″ and some are 6″. $5 each. I have them with me if you’d like to stop by Naugle and see them in person.  MANY other crafts available. All make great gifts for graduation, Mother’s Day, and birthdays etc. Feel free to email for more information and pictures. Contact Stacy at sportko@messiah.edu

Great for Mother’s Day – Handmade earrings. These would make a great gift for your mom – handmade and really cute. Made with cork or faux leather; some other materials used. These pictures do not do them justice. They are so cute. They’d be perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduation, or just to say “I love you”, or “thanks for being my friend”, whatever the occasion. I have many to choose from, you’re welcome to stop by Naugle and browse through all of my craft items. I have too many to post. Email me to set up a time: Monday – Friday until 4 p.m. All items $5. Thank you for looking. Contact Stacy at sportko@messiah.edu.

Moving boxes. Lots available: 40 legal (11x16x24); wardrobe (tall and medium); miscellaneous. Negotiable price (i.e. v low). Contact Dan: dschmidt@messiah.edu

Wanted

Board games, puzzles, relaxation items for education department students. We are creating an oasis of calm in the midst of the end of the semester work load. If you have donations of board games, puzzles, adult coloring books, or any other ideas for relaxation the education department can put them to great use! You can place your donations outside Tina Keller’s office-Boyer 405.