February 2

February 2nd, 2023 by INTERCOM

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Matthew 12:15

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Paula Johnson, Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, has been appointed as the chair of ACAPT’s National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Task Force (NEDIC) on Physical Therapy Education and Career Advancement Pathways.

As a nationally recognized expert, Paula attended the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) invitation only summit in June of 2022. Data from that summit was analyzed and themes were developed for further action. The task force that Paula chairs will be working over the next 18 months to utilize information from the NEDIC summit and collect and analyze additional data related to pathways to DPT program admission and post-professional leadership roles. The task force will then propose policies, guidelines, best practices, standards and/or resources for adoption and implementation within academic physical therapy.

We congratulate Paula on this honor.

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The following students from the theatre and dance program were invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier this month. Emma Hehn, a senior BFA musical theatre major performed in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. She performed monologues form Brighton Beach Memoirs, Where You Can’t Follow and a scene from Silent Sky. Out of around 200 participants, she was selected as one of the finalists for the competition. Elizabeth Volpe, a senior BFA musical theatre major performed in the Musical Theatre Initiative Competition. She sang cuts from “I’m Your Man” from Meet John Doe and “Everybody Loves Louis” from Sunday in the Park with George and was selected as a finalist for the competition. Elisaveta Alekumova, a senior B.A. theatre major was one of only six students invited to participate in the Stage Directors and Choreographers Program at the festival. For her work directing the play, “The Arithmetic of Memory” she was selected as the regional runner up for the SDC program. If you see these students, please congratulate them on their artistic/scholarly achievements and for representing Messiah with distinction.

AROUND CAMPUS

Student Employee of the Year nominations

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

  • Student Employee of the Year: $200
    • Runner-up: $100
    • Honorable Mention Awards (2): $50 each

In addition, the person selected as Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the state, regional and national levels.

To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, complete the form found here: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSiiZ7ZFQ0NNYO

For additional details to assist you with your submission, see the attachment found here. Nominations are due by Feb. 10. Contact the Student Employment Office at studentemployment@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

Employee Worship Service

Please join us for an employee worship service on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9:30 am in Parmer Hall. Our community pastor, Stephen Gallaher, will be sharing the message “From Generation to Generation.” If you are interested in joining an employee choir to help lead the congregational hymns, please contact Staci Davis (sdavis@messiah.edu or x5300).

Church Choir Festival – you’re invited

Messiah is hosting its first Church Choir Festival on Feb. 5 from 1-6 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Join the Concert Choir, worship and music majors, Doug Curry, Joy Meade and Mina Choi for an afternoon of corporate singing in a variety of styles and forms. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please learn more through the attached form or through our website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/23854/church_choir_festival

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Shoeless Joe

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to invite you to join us for our spring musical theatre cabaret “Shoeless Joe” on Feb. 4 and 5 in the Grace Pollock Dance Studio! “Shoeless Joe” is a new cabaret every time, uniquely built for each new cast! This spring’s “Shoeless Joe” is titled Almost Normal!! Be on the lookout for the “Shoeless Joe” tradition- the crazy socks giveaway during the show. Seating is limited, so get your free tickets now!

Shoeless Joe- Almost Normal!!
A New Cabaret Every Time! Uniquely Built for Each New Cast.
Directed by: Susan Hurley

Featuring:
– Nathan Hurley
– Alysse Whaley
– Emma Hehn
– Aria Walker
– Alden Walker
– Abby Crispin
– Elizabeth Volpe
– Bob Feil

February 4 at 8 p.m.
February 5 at 3 p.m.
Grace Pollock Dance Studio, Climenhaga Building

Estimated run time: 50 minutes

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

Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call

The Admissions Office and Campus Ministries will be hosting Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call, a day of worship and conversation, on April 22. The event is tailored to both youth groups and their leaders and will include worship, a keynote speaker, and breakout sessions designed for individuals of various stations (students, youth pastors, volunteers, etc.). We are encouraging anyone with connections to youth ministries or leaders to spread the word and extend an invitation! Individuals can find more details and register for the event at: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/5025/refuel_encouraging_and_equipping_for_gods_call?utm_content=refuel-invite&utm_source=ug-slate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=org-drop.

Please direct questions to Josh Gerber at jgerber@messiah.edu

Murray Library’s February 2023 newsletter

What’s New in the Library? Read our February newsletter containing the latest news on events and displays, staff, and more! See attachment.

Employee award nominations

Do you work with someone who has gone above and beyond expectations this year? Nominate them for recognition at this spring’s Employee Recognition Picnic! (Save the date – the picnic will be on Tuesday, May 9. More information will be announced later.)
Nominations will be accepted through March 1. Please see the attached document for more details. Here are the links to the nomination forms:
Pride in Performance: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6FLQ9YgvDkTrczQ
President’s Award: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q6iBfFMread5oq
Road to Reconciliation Award: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6g8315w1St7DO7A
Team Falcon Award
: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wJxpgjtq7BWoKi

Advisors needed for spring break service trips

The Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement is currently looking for advisors for our Domestic Spring Break service trips who might be willing to serve alongside students as they engage with diverse communities.

Spring Break service trips will take place March 4-11. All costs are covered for trip advisors. Because we seek to make our service trips an opportunity for student leaders to grow and develop skills in leading, reflection and facilitation, the trip advisor simply serves as a resource and encouragement for student leaders and assists in any problem-solving that may arise.

Currently we are looking for advisors who may be interested in serving with the following places:

Praying Pelican (Fort Myers, FL)
Vigilant Hope (Wilmington, NC)

If you are interested or would like more information, please email Abby Anderson at servicetripsga@messiah.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Degree Works update coming this semester!

The Office of the Registrar and Information Technology Services are excited to announce that changes are coming to the Degree Works degree audits. The new look, called “Responsive Dashboard”, provides a device-adaptable and mobile-friendly student dashboard with a fresh, clean look that is ADA compliant for accessibility. Access to the current version of Degree Works (Classic Dashboard) will continue through the spring 2023 semester. Stay tuned for FAQs and informational videos about the new look of DegreeWorks coming to your Messiah email.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

Did you know…?

A Purchase Order is a legally binding contract between Messiah University and the vendor? By accepting the purchase order, the supplier agrees to Messiah’s terms and conditions, which are sent with every PO. Having a legally binding contract help protects Messiah University. This is why purchasing with a PO is preferred over using your P-Card. Contact us with questions x6010.

VOCES8

Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
High Center, Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertoire both in cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under).

PLEASE NOTE: Orchestra and First Balcony seating is sold out. Tickets for Upper Balcony can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 717-691-6036, Option #1.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a first year residence director. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23737. Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm, at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time collection strategies librarian. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22838. Job related questions may be directed to Linda Poston, at poston@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor, dining associates, and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Groundskeeping has an opening for a full-time athletic fields groundskeeper/crew lead as well openings for part-time seasonal groundskeepers. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23614. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time 3rd shift safety officer. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23602 or contact Bryce Wickard with any questions at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Employee Referral Bonus Programs provides a cash incentive of $500 for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration, or full-time faculty. For more information and to see if you qualify for the position, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20587/applicants/969/employee_referrals

For sale

Nightstand for sale, brand new, still in box. Rustic nightstand/end/side table with 1 drawer and 1 door for living room or bedroom. Walnut finish, 13.8″D x 19.2″W x 29″H.
Asking $40. apatton@messiah.edu

Wall mirror for sale. Wall mirror with gold-tone frame. 37 1/2 x 25 1/2. Will bring to campus. $10 Photo available. tmcloughlin@messiah.edu

Found

Found bracelet. A bracelet was found on the floor in Hostetter Chapel after the employee Christmas event on Dec. 21. If you are missing a bracelet, please call Staci Davis at x5300 to identify and claim.

Wanted

Looking for a glass cutter. Does anyone have the ability to drill a hole into a glass bottle? I have 3 bottles that I would like to have put a hole in so I can put a string of lights in them. Send me an email, sportko@messiah.edu, or call and leave a message at x 3918. Thank you.

 

 

Jan. 26

January 26th, 2023 by INTERCOM

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

Romans 14:12-13

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Office of Faculty Development is genuinely pleased to welcome Elise Buchanan as our new administrative assistant. Elise completes our support team in an integrated Office of Faculty Development, alongside Lauren Allen who serves as program coordinator for faculty development. Elise’s responsibilities include support for teaching and learning programs, the Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Academy, and the faculty development website. Please join us in warmly welcoming Elise into the Messiah community!

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Nathan Bos will speak on “Chat-GPT: where it came from, what it does, and how to realize its potential for the liberal arts” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Bos is most suited to address this timely matter as a result of his wide-ranging AI-related research over the past 25 years at MITRE’s Innovation Center for Data and Human-Centered Solutions, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics laboratory, and the University of Michigan’s School of Information. The event is open to all members of the Messiah community.

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Paula Johnson, Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been appointed as the chair of ACAPT’s National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Task Force (NEDIC) on Physical Therapy Education and Career Advancement Pathways.

As a nationally recognized expert, Paula attended the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) invitation only summit in June of 2022. Data from that summit was analyzed and themes were developed for further action. The task force that Paula chairs will be working over the next 18 months to utilize information from the NEDIC summit and collect and analyze additional data related to pathways to DPT program admission and post-professional leadership roles. The task force will then propose policies, guidelines, best practices, standards and/or resources for adoption and implementation within academic physical therapy.

We congratulate Paula on this honor.

 AROUND CAMPUS

Upcoming Passport Service Day 1/31

The Agape Center for Local & Global Engagement is hosting another Passport Service Day on campus at the end of January!

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 6-8weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($130 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)

Applications can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport.html

Photo services will also be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University. IMPORTANT NOTE: if you need your photo taken please do NOT wear a white or very light colored shirt or camoflauge.

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

Open house for new physical therapy clinic at Winding Hill

This fall Messiah University and Phoenix Physical Therapy announced a partnership that brought an inter-professional outpatient clinic to Messiah’s Winding Hill, the same facility that hosts Messiah’s accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy programs.

You are invited to an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8 -10 a.m. to tour the new facility at Winding Hill and enjoy refreshments as we publicly open this new clinic. Feel free to invite a friend or colleague along to this event who you think may have interest in learning more and touring this space. The event is free, however we need folks to RSVP so we can best plan – to register please visit the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Events Page at https://wschamber.org/.

Hiring summer student employees

In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.in Eisenhower Commons. Departments hiring summer student workers should plan to have a representative available at the Job Fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department during the academic year or are being rehired from the prior summer.
Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan your summer student hiring:

Ø February 3: Summer position requests/modifications due

Ø February 10: RSVP for Job Fair due and summer postings due

Ø February 22: Summer Job Fair

Ø March 31: Summer hiring proposals are due. A hiring proposal must be submitted for each student who will be working this summer.

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2023, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.

If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, student employment coordinator, at ext. 2900 or studentemployment@messiah.edu.

Student Employee of the Year nominations

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

• Student Employee of the Year: $200
• Runner-up: $100
• Honorable Mention Awards (2): $50 each

In addition, the person selected as Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the State, Regional and National levels.

To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, complete the form found here: https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NSiiZ7ZFQ0NNYO

For additional details to assist you with your submission, see the attachment found here. Nominations are due by Feb. 10. Contact the Student Employment Office at studentemployment@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

Procurement Made Easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you Know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

Did you know…
Where to attach that?
** Order attachments – go to the supplier as an attachment to the purchase order email
– estimates / quotes / order acknowledgements
– contracts (should be signed copy)
– special delivery instructions (this can also be typed in the special instructions box if brief)
– email correspondence with supplier prior to purchase order for reference
– proofs for t-shirts, plaques, awards, etc.
** Justification attachments – do NOT go to the supplier but are visible internally by purchasing, accounts payable, budget manager, or for historical reference
– invoices for payment (if retrofit requisition, which should be limited and special circumstances)
– receipts for reimbursement to non-employees and students (Be sure the date, an itemized list of items purchased, vendor name, and totals are all visible on the receipt. Missing information will cause a delay in payment)
– internal Messiah emails supplementing the justification for the purchase, indicating the org / account, supervisor request to pay an honorarium to a guest lecturer or performer
– copy of the event flyer or announcement to supplement the justification
As always, call with questions x6010

Church Choir Festival – you’re invited

Messiah is hosting its first Church Choir Festival on Feb. 5 from 1-6 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Join the Concert Choir, Worship and Music Majors, Doug Curry, Joy Meade and Mina Choi for an afternoon of corporate singing in a variety of styles and forms. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please learn more through the attached form or through our website: https://www.messiah.edu/info/23854/church_choir_festival

Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call

The Admissions Office and Campus Ministries will be hosting Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call, a day of worship and conversation, on April 22. The event is tailored to both youth groups and their leaders and will include worship, a keynote speaker, and breakout sessions designed for individuals of various stations (students, youth pastors, volunteers, etc.). We are encouraging anyone with connections to youth ministries or leaders to spread the word and extend an invitation! Individuals can find more details and register for the event at: https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/5025/refuel_encouraging_and_equipping_for_gods_call?utm_content=refuel-invite&utm_source=ug-slate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=org-drop.

Please direct questions to Josh Gerber at jgerber@messiah.edu

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining services has part-time openings for Lottie Nelson workers. Available shifts are daily from 5-7 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 7p.m. on weekends- perfect for high school students. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/23252.Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at lprice@messiah.edu

Groundskeeping has an opening for a full-time athletic fields groundskeeper/crew lead. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23614. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, at mgraybill@messiah.edu

The Employee Referral Bonus Programs provides a cash incentive of $500 for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration, or full-time faculty. For more information and to see if you qualify for the position, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20587/applicants/969/employee_referrals

The department of safety has an opening for a full-time 3rd shift safety officer. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23602 or contact Bryce Wickard with any questions at bwickard@messiah.edu

For sale

House for sale in Grantham. 810 Grantham Rd duplex and lot. Contact Dale Fogelsanger. 717-623-0735. dfogelsa@messiah.edu

Nightstand for sale, brand new, still in box. Rustic nghtstand/end/side table with 1 drawer and 1 door for living room or bedroom. Walnut finish, 13.8″D x 19.2″W x 29″H.
Asking $40. apatton@messiah.edu

 

 

Jan. 19

January 19th, 2023 by INTERCOM

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:8

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Brenda Elliott, assistant professor in nursing and Jessica Lahr, adjunct faculty in nursing (UG online), along with their colleague Sue Burt (Shenandoah University), published their research study examining home care providers (therapy, nursing, and social work) experiences caring for patients during the COVID pandemic. The study is published in the Jan/Feb issue of Home Healthcare Now and is titled “Walking into a COVID petri dish: Home care providers experiences during a pandemic.” https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000001141

Brenda Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN programs co-authored a research manuscript titled “Faculty perspectives of teaching and facilitating learning transfer in VBSN programs” in the Jan/Feb issue of Journal of Professional Nursing.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2022.12.001

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Todd Goranson, professor of music, presented an invited lecture titled
“Mental and Musculoskeletal Health for the Saxophonist: Performance Anxiety and Injury Prevention” at the 43rd annual US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium on January 14. The lecture provided an evidence-based approach to the understanding and prevention of anxiety symptoms during performance, as well as prevention of injuries that are common to woodwind instrumentalists. This year’s International Saxophone Symposium was hosted by the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

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The Office of Faculty Development is genuinely pleased to welcome Elise Buchanan as our new administrative assistant. Elise completes our support team in an integrated Office of Faculty Development, alongside Lauren Allen who serves as program coordinator for faculty development. Elise’s responsibilities include support for teaching and learning programs, the Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Academy, and the faculty development website. Please join us in warmly welcoming Elise into the Messiah community!

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Nathan Bos will speak on “Chat-GPT: where it came from, what it does, and how to realize its potential for the liberal arts” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Bos is most suited to address this timely matter as a result of his wide-ranging AI-related research over the past 25 years at MITRE’s Innovation Center for Data and Human-Centered Solutions, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics laboratory, and the University of Michigan’s School of Information. The event is open to all members of the Messiah community.

 

AROUND CAMPUS

The Bridge is here!

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out the coverage of our campaign celebration, a feature about employees who left the corporate world to work in academia at Messiah 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 messiah.edu/thebridge.

Upcoming Passport Service Day 1/31

The Agape Center for Local & Global Engagement is hosting another Passport Service Day on campus at the end of January!

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 6-8weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($130 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)

Applications can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport.html

Photo services will also be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University. IMPORTANT NOTE: if you need your photo taken please do NOT wear a white or very light colored shirt or camoflauge.

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

Benefits – Who to Contact

We begin 2023 without Su Deitch managing our benefits. While we miss her, we’re happy for this milestone in her career and wish her all the best in retirement. Please see the following important information regarding contacts in Human Resources for your benefits related questions.

Jennifer Smithmyer, employee health and wellness coordinator (jsmithmyer@messiah.edu), has been working closely with Su to transition responsibilities and this week officially assumes responsibility as employees’ first point of contact for most benefits questions. Specifically, Jen is our employee contact for the following:
• health, vision, and dental plan enrollment questions. Questions related to plan details, network providers, etc. should be directed to the website: https://www.highmarkbcbs.com/home/ or call the appropriate number on the back of your insurance card.
• maternity/paternity leaves
• short-term disability
• workers’ compensation and information regarding the reporting of on-the-job injuries
• family medical leave and general leaves of absence

Retirement – Don Lerew, assistant director of human resources (dlerew@messiah.edu)

Educational assistance programs – Karen Blair, HR data manager (kblair@messiah.edu)

New employee benefits orientations – There are also changes as it relates to benefits orientations for new employees, as well as for faculty who are interviewing. If you are in the process of or anticipating hiring full-time, staff, administrators, or faculty, please contact Staci Davis, HR specialist (sdavis@messiah.edu), for information related to these changes.

Still not sure who to contact? You can always email humanres@messiah.edu or call x5300 and we’ll be happy to direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

Open house for new physical therapy clinic at Winding Hill

This fall Messiah University and Phoenix Physical Therapy announced a partnership that brought an inter-professional outpatient clinic to Messiah’s Winding Hill, the same facility that hosts Messiah’s accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy programs.

You are invited to an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8 -10 a.m. to tour the new facility at Winding Hill and enjoy refreshments as we publicly open this new clinic. Feel free to invite a friend or colleague along to this event who you think may have interest in learning more and touring this space. The event is free, however we need folks to RSVP so we can best plan – to register please visit the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Events Page at https://wschamber.org/.

Hiring summer student employees

In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.in Eisenhower Commons. Departments hiring summer student workers should plan to have a representative available at the Job Fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department during the academic year or are being rehired from the prior summer.
Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan your summer student hiring:

Ø February 3: Summer position requests/modifications due

Ø February 10: RSVP for Job Fair due and summer postings due

Ø February 22: Summer Job Fair

Ø March 31: Summer hiring proposals are due. A hiring proposal must be submitted for each student who will be working this summer.

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2023, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.

If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, student employment coordinator, at ext. 2900 or studentemployment@messiah.edu.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you Know?” section of the Intercom.  Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

Did you know…Some products require approval from different departments on campus prior to purchase if they fall into certain categories?  For example, all IT equipment must go through IT.  Purchasing the wrong charging cord for a device can cause damage.  Refer to the Purchasing Product Approval guide for reference, or call x6010.

Employee video devotional

Please use the following link: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=7139798&node=30202825&a=3604192&autoplay=1 to watch Stephen Gallaher’s new employee devotional.
If you would like to contact our community pastor, please email Stephen at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining services has part-time openings for Lottie Nelson workers. Available shifts are daily from 5-7 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 7p.m. on weekends- perfect for high school students. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/23252.Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at lprice@messiah.edu

Groundskeeping has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew lead. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23614. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, at mgraybill@messiah.edu

The Employee Referral Bonus Programs provides a cash incentive of $500 for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration, or full-time faculty. For more information and to see if you qualify for the position, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20587/applicants/969/employee_referrals

Jan. 12

January 12th, 2023 by INTERCOM

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Ted Davis, professor emeritus of the history of science, recently led two sessions on “history and science and religion” for the Oxford/CCCU faculty development project, “Supporting Structures: Innovative Collaborations to Enhance STEM Research at CCCU Member Institutions.” He will also take part in events related to the opening of the exhibit, “Scripture and Science: Our Universe, Ourselves, Our Place,” including a session for journalists, at the Museum of the Bible on January 19. In that connection, he will lead a tour of the exhibit when the University Honors Program visits on January 21.

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The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is delighted to welcome Amelia Crouse, HR assistant to our team. Amelia is a recent Messiah grad with a degree in public relations.  Her responsibilities include support of the recruitment and employment data functions.

Please join us in welcoming Amelia!

__________

Brenda Elliott, assistant professor in nursing and Jessica Lahr, adjunct faculty in nursing (UG online), along with their colleague Sue Burt (Shenandoah University), published their research study examining home care providers (therapy, nursing, and social work) experiences caring for patients during the COVID pandemic. The study is published in the Jan/Feb issue of Home Healthcare Now and is titled “Walking into a COVID petri dish: Home care providers experiences during a pandemic.” https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000001141

Brenda Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN programs co-authored a research manuscript titled “Faculty perspectives of teaching and facilitating learning transfer in VBSN programs” in the Jan/Feb issue of Journal of Professional Nursing.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2022.12.001

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Travel reminders

As travel restrictions continue to lift, procurement services would like to remind you of the following:

  • Please refer to section 6 of Messiah University’s Expenditure Policy prior to making travel arrangements for University business. Details include:
  • General travel principles
  • Air travel
  • Travel by car/van
    • A university owned pool vehicle must be used when available
    • If not available, use the vehicle selection worksheetto determine the most cost effective alternative
    • Employees must be an approved driver to use a pool vehicle or a rental car
  • Travel related business expenses
  • Travel related business meal expense guidelines
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental vehicle supplier for Messiah University and should be used for regional and national university travel.  Details here.
  • As stated in the purchasing card manual, cardholders should notify the purchasing card administrator with dates and location of travel at least 2 weeks prior to departure.  Plans will be communicated to M&T Bank to ensure out of area purchases are not flagged as fraud and declined.

Questions can be directed to Procurement Services x6010.

Trivia night at Murray Library

You’re invited! Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Jan. 13 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams! All Messiah employees are welcome.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about procurement at Messiah University.

DID YOU KNOW?…

The procurement website is loaded with information?  From forms needed to how-to instructions, you can find answers to many of your questions.  Or…simply call: purchasing x6010; purchasing cards x2211.

Benefits – Who to Contact

We begin 2023 without Su Deitch managing our benefits. While we miss her, we’re happy for this milestone in her career and wish her all the best in retirement. Please see the following important information regarding contacts in Human Resources for your benefits related questions.

Jennifer Smithmyer, employee health and wellness coordinator (jsmithmyer@messiah.edu), has been working closely with Su to transition responsibilities and this week officially assumes responsibility as employees’ first point of contact for most benefits questions. Specifically, Jen is our employee contact for the following:
• health, vision, and dental plan enrollment questions. Questions related to plan details, network providers, etc. should be directed to the website: https://www.highmarkbcbs.com/home/ or call the appropriate number on the back of your insurance card.
• maternity/paternity leaves
• short-term disability
• workers’ compensation and information regarding the reporting of on-the-job injuries
• family medical leave and general leaves of absence

Retirement – Don Lerew, assistant director of human resources (dlerew@messiah.edu)

Educational assistance programs – Karen Blair, HR data manager (kblair@messiah.edu)

New employee benefits orientations – There are also changes as it relates to benefits orientations for new employees, as well as for faculty who are interviewing. If you are in the process of or anticipating hiring full-time, staff, administrators, or faculty, please contact Staci Davis, HR specialist (sdavis@messiah.edu), for information related to these changes.

Still not sure who to contact? You can always email humanres@messiah.edu or call x5300 and we’ll be happy to direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

“Out of Service” technology

Educational Technology Services (ETS) occasionally has “out of service” technology available for donations, and reviews requests for donations twice a year. Employees aware of a charitable organization’s specific technology need may submit a request for donations form for “out of service” technology.

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Job opportunities

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining services has part-time openings for Lottie Nelson workers. Available shifts are daily from 5-7 p.m. and between 9a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends- perfect for high school students. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/23252.Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at lprice@messiah.edu

The Department of Safety has openings for both third shift safety officer and dispatcher. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard at bwickard@messiah.edu

Dining services is down a very significant number of student employees during the spring semester and they need your help! This opportunity is available to current full-time Messiah employees only. If you can serve in Lottie during one of the shifts listed below, you will earn $20 per hour and receive a meal voucher for use in Lottie, the Falcon, or Union (you may work in Lottie over your lunch hour with supervisor approval).

Available shifts:
LUNCH Monday through Friday*
11 a.m. – noon (5 openings each day)
noon – 1 p.m. (5 openings each day)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.(4 openings each day)
DINNER 7 days a week* –
6 – 8:30 p.m. (4 openings each day)
*You may work one lunch shift and the dinner shift on the same day, but no more than one lunch shift per person, per day.

December 22

December 22nd, 2022 by INTERCOM

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Messiah recently announced its partnership with Phoenix PT, collaborating on the opening of an outpatient clinic located at the University’s Winding Hill location. Messiah is pleased to announce that the new clinic has opened on schedule and is now accepting new patients!

The clinic, named Phoenix PT, OT, AT at Messiah University Winding Hill, provides comprehensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training services to the local community. Phoenix offers a wide range of services including helping patients to recuperate from an injury, prehab before surgery or recover from a recent illness. Located in the same facility as Messiah’s accredited DPT and MOT programs, the clinic also provides Messiah students with opportunities for observation and hands-on training.

The clinic’s director is Kelly Thomas Clancy, PT, DPT, an ‘06 Messiah alum and a former Messiah soccer player who was part of the University’s 2005 national championship team. Kelly brings more than 13 years of experience caring for patients in various settings. Her clinical expertise includes manual therapy for the treatment of conditions related to general orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as Kinesio Taping, vestibular rehabilitation, and workers’ compensation injuries.

All members of the Messiah community are invited to stop by Winding Hill to meet Kelly and learn more about Phoenix PT or visit https://phoenixphysicaltherapy.com/mechanicsburg/ for clinic hours, information about the full range of services offered or to request an appointment.

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Employee video devotional

Please use the following link: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=6989969&node=29283435&a=374300375&autoplay=1 to watch Stephen Gallaher’s next employee devotional.
If you would like to contact our community pastor, please email Stephen at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

Getting a new phone? Maintain access to your Messiah account by setting up a secondary MFA method!

The preferred method for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the use of the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. This is the most secure and easiest to use option for securing your Messiah University account.

However, the Microsoft Authenticator app will not transfer your Messiah account between your old and new phone. It is highly recommended that you set up at least one additional method for MFA as a back-up such as a text message or a call to your personal cell phone. This will allow you to sign into your Messiah account and reset Microsoft Authenticator to use on your new phone!

Steps for setting up a secondary MFA method and how to regain access to your account if you do get a new phone can be found in our MFA FAQs at https://www.messiah.edu/mfa

The INTERCOM will resume January 12

A reminder the INTERCOM will resume, after break, on Thursday, Jan. 12. We wish you a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about procurement at Messiah University.

DID YOU KNOW?…the Procurement Services team wishes you each a beautiful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Look for more tips in 2023!

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For sale

2014 Specialized Tri/Road Bike. 56″ frame. Shimano Claris 175 pedal system. Lots of extras including bottle holders, aero bars, tire kit, and 2 specialized helmets. Also included:  barely used Travel Trac indoor trainer. $800. Email John: jzeigler@messiah.edu

Wanted

Barbie house. I’m looking for a Barbie house for my 5-year-old granddaughter. Please email Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

 

 

December 15

December 15th, 2022 by INTERCOM

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

“Peace Carol,” a composition by adjunct music professor John Devorick received its premiere at a recent concert of the Eagle Singers, a select choir from Eagle View Middle School, under the direction of Messiah alum Dru Deitch (née Kepner). Another composition by Professor Devorick, “Litanies,” will be published by GIA Publications in 2023.

Josiah Hatfield (beloved RD here at Messiah for the past 10.5 years), has accepted a position as assistant director of New Student and Family Programs at Butler University, which begins in early January. Josiah has been an incredible servant leader here at Messiah and his presence and ongoing contributions will certainly be missed! Josiah’s last day will be Dec. 22.

Additionally, Vic Canavra (former apartment RD of Fry and Smith) moved on to other job opportunities in mid-November and we are delighted that Jaz Velazquez joined the RD team on Dec. 1. Jaz served as a 2-year RA in Solly and Witmer. Her undergrad degree was HDFS and she will be in this apartment RD role while pursuing her master’s in Higher Education here at Messiah. Welcome, Jaz!

On Dec. 9, Brenda Elliott, assistant professor in nursing, co-presented a webinar titled “Integrating Veteran-specific Content into RN-BSN Courses” to members of the National RN-Baccalaureate Faculty Forum (NRFF). The NRFF is a national organization that supports faculty teaching in RN-BSN programs across the United States. The focus of the presentation was to discuss how nursing faculty can strategically teach content related to the military/veteran population and assess veteran-care competency of students enrolled in RN-BSN programs.

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Intercom schedule

A reminder Dec. 22 is the last INTERCOM until the New Year. The INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Jan. 12.

Retirement Celebration for Su Deitch

Su has been a beloved member of the human resources and compliance team for over 17 years and is retiring at the end of the month. Please stop by our office (118 Old Main) on Monday, Dec. 19, 2 – 4 p.m. to wish her well and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

Susquehanna Chorale to Perform traditional Candlelight Christmas concerts

The Susquehanna Chorale, a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 40 auditioned singers, will present its traditional Candlelight Christmas concert series in December. The programs will be conducted by Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford.

This year, the Chorale’s program will feature Members of the Messiah University Brass in a performance of John Rutter’s inspirational three-movement Gloria, as well as other works.

The program also includes a majestic opening processional, Personent Hodie, Jim Clements’ Gabriel’s Message and Eric Whitacre’s hauntingly beautiful Lux Aurumque. The Chorale is certain to bring holiday cheer with their performance of Jerry Rubino’s setting of It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and a whimsical, not-to-be-missed performance of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Traditional songs and carols follow, including an audience sing-along of Mack Wilberg’s Joy to the World. The evening concludes with the Chorale surrounding the audience for the traditional finale, Silent Night.

Performances are Friday, Dec. 16 in the Calvin and Janet High Centerat 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17 at Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18 at Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg 4 p.m.

A pre-concert instrumental recital will be presented by the Messiah University Brass 15 minutes prior to each performance. A reception for the audience and singers is planned following each program.

Tickets may be purchased through the Susquehanna Chorale website at https://susquehannachorale.org/performances or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at 717- 691-6036, option #1. All tickets purchased in advance include a processing fee. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Employee Christmas event

All Messiah employees are invited to a special Christmas event on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 2-4 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. We are excited to share with you “A Charlie Brown Christmas” followed by the Eric Byrd Trio performing music from the famous Vince Guaraldi soundtrack. Please come spend time together enjoying this nostalgic movie, music, and of course, Christmas cookies! This will also mark the end of the 12 Days of Christmas prize giveaways, so maybe we’ll even be treated to a visit from Buddy the Elf and Mrs. Claus…you won’t want to miss it!

The Human Library 2023 – Unjudge Someone

Please save the date of Wednesday, April 5 to attend the 5th Annual Messiah University Human Library Project.

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 5th annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about procurement at Messiah University.

DID YOU KNOW?
All furniture purchases must go through the Procurement Services Office? Benefits are:
o Consistency across campus
o Preferred pricing through furniture suppliers
o Warranty provided
o Known quality and durability
o Assembly and delivery directly to your space

Furniture purchased for Messiah must withstand the heavier use of an institution. Often, cheaper furniture would need to be replaced more frequently. Furniture should not be purchased elsewhere without permission from the Procurement Services office. Call with questions ext. 6010.

Getting a new phone? Maintain access to your Messiah account by setting up a secondary MFA method!

The preferred method for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the use of the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. This is the most secure and easiest to use option for securing your Messiah University account.

However, the Microsoft Authenticator app will not transfer your Messiah account between your old and new phone. It is highly recommended that you set up at least one additional method for MFA as a back-up such as a text message or a call to your personal cell phone. This will allow you to sign into your Messiah account and reset Microsoft Authenticator to use on your new phone!

Steps for setting up a secondary MFA method and how to regain access to your account if you do get a new phone can be found in our MFA FAQs at https://www.messiah.edu/mfa

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Job opportunities

The Registrar’s office has a full-time opening for the position of administrative assistant to the registrar. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23470. Job-related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark, registrar, at kclark@messiah.edu.

For sale

Penn State jacket (never worn). NEW – $150
For all you Penn State fans, here is a gift that either you or someone special on your Christmas list will appreciate. Size large, and new with tags still attached.
More pictures and info are available by contacting Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas.

2014 Specialized Tri/Road Bike. 56″ frame. Shimano Claris 175 pedal system. Lots of extras including bottle holders, aero bars, tire kit, and 2 specialized helmets. Also included:  barely used Travel Trac indoor trainer. $800. Email John: jzeigler@messiah.edu

Wanted

Student In need of Christmas-break housing

Dear Messiah community,

We have a female student in need of a place to stay over the Christmas break. If you would be open to hosting her, please contact me at dwood@messiah.edu and I’ll provide more information. Thanks much!

Barbie house. I’m looking for a Barbie house for my 5 year old granddaughter. Please email Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

 

 

 

December 8

December 7th, 2022 by INTERCOM

 

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

Luke 2:14

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Keith Quesenberry, assistant professor of marketing, had an education journal article published “Engaging the Disengaged: Implementing a No-Tech Policy After Years of Adding Tech to the Classroom” in the September issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. It includes his research, assessment, and reflection upon his attempts to reengage students in the physical classroom post-COVID and amidst the proliferation of constant class use of smartphones and laptops. https://mosaic.messiah.edu/bus_ed/40/
https://mosaic.messiah.edu/bus_ed/40/

Todd Goranson, professor of music, will complete his associate of science degree in registered nursing through the Harrisburg Area Community College weekend nursing program this week. His graduation pinning ceremony on Dec. 13 marks the completion of 22 credit hours of lab science and mathematics coursework, 37 credits of registered nursing courses, and 525 clinical hours at medical facilities since the summer of 2020. An advocate for musicians’ mental and musculoskeletal health, Todd is excited to use his knowledge and new credentials in his teaching and outreach.

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Retirement Celebration for Su Deitch

Su has been a beloved member of the human resources and compliance team for over 17 years and is retiring at the end of the month. Please stop by our office (118 Old Main) on Monday, Dec. 19, 2 – 4 p.m. to wish her well and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

You’re Invited: MOT Research Symposium

You are invited to the Occupational Therapy program’s annual Research Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the Jordan Science Center (Hollinger Lounge 150/152) on Messiah University’s main campus. Come and go as you please, while enjoying light refreshments. This year, students will share their year-long descriptive research studies on the following topics:

  • Teacher perceptions on the use of flexible seating
    Perceptions of OT students with disabilities regarding accommodations
    § Social & leisure participation in those with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
    § OT and PT use of sensory evaluation and treatment with those with neurological conditions
    § Healthcare students’ experience of burnout
    § Understanding of occupational therapy among organizations serving those experiencing homelessness
    § Recently graduated OT perceptions of spirituality in their education and their practice

Please reach out to gradot@messiah.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Employee Christmas Event

All Messiah employees are invited to a special Christmas event on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 2-4 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. We are excited to share with you “A Charlie Brown Christmas” followed by the Eric Byrd Trio performing music from the famous Vince Guaraldi soundtrack. Please come spend time together enjoying this nostalgic movie, music, and of course, Christmas cookies! This will also mark the end of the 12 Days of Christmas prize giveaways, so maybe we’ll even be treated to a visit from Buddy the Elf and Mrs. Claus… you won’t want to miss it!

Tim Warfield’s “All Star” Jazzy Christmas, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of saxophonist Tim Warfield’s “Jazzy Christmas” recording. Selected by the New York Times as one of the “Top 20 Best Holiday Listens” of 2013, his recording vividly showcases a collection of traditional holiday songs, performed from a jazz perspective. The musical program features new takes on familiar material such as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night,” but also lesser-known gems like Claude Thornhill’s “Snowfall.” Joining Warfield will be guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Neil Podgurski, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, bassist Rodney Whitaker, drummer Clarence Penn and vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Naxos: free music streaming

Need a festive soundtrack for wrapping presents and trimming the tree? Music streaming database, Naxos, contains many imaginative and beautiful albums of carols and other Christmas music, from ancient to modern. Many of the albums are by critically acclaimed choirs and orchestras. Stream an entire album or create a personal account for setting up playlists. This service is available to all Messiah students and staff, on or off campus. The database contains full recordings for all seasons throughout the year, including over 2.7 million state-of-the-art classical music tracks. http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://messiah.naxosmusiclibrary.com

The Human Library 2023 – Unjudge Someone

Please save the date of Wednesday, April 5, to attend the 5th Annual Messiah University Human Library Project.

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 5th annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers.

Travel reminders

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

  •  Please refer to section 6 of Messiah University’s Expenditure Policy prior to making travel arrangements for University business. Details include:
  • General travel principles
  • Air travel
  • Travel by car/van
    • A university owned pool vehicle must be used when available
    • If not available, use the Vehicle Selection Worksheet to determine the most cost effective alternative
    • Employees must be an approved driver to use a pool vehicle or a rental car
  • Travel related business expenses
  • Travel related business meal expense guidelines
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental vehicle supplier for Messiah University and should be used for regional and national university travel.  Details here.
  • As stated in the Purchasing Card Manual, cardholders should notify the Purchasing Card Administrator with dates and location of travel at least 2 weeks prior to departure.  Plans will be communicated to M&T Bank to ensure out of area purchases are not flagged as fraud and declined.

Questions can be directed to Procurement Services x6010.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

DID YOU KNOW…

All requisitions must be through the approval process by 5PM on Friday afternoon to be paid in the following week’s check run? This allows the accounting team to prepare Messiah’s accounts to cover the payments. It takes 24 hours to move money from Messiah’s many assets to cover the proposed check run. Last minute payment requests run the risk of the funds not being available. Call with questions x6010.

Cognos unavailable Dec. 8 – 9 for upgrade

On Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, ITS will be working with our contractor to upgrade our Cognos version 11 software. The Cognos environment will be available no later than Monday, Dec.12. We hope to have it up by the end of the day on Dec. 9.

Holiday shopping at the Oakes Museum

During the week of finals (12/12-12/16) the Oakes Museum gift Shop will be open for staff and students to shop! The gift shop will also be 20% off! Shop for puppets, books, geodes, activity boxes and more!

Dates and times we will be open are:
Monday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Job opportunities

Residence Life has an opening for interim residence director to work January through May 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23426.
Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

For sale

Penn State jacket (never worn). NEW – $150
For all you Penn State fans, here is a gift that either you or someone special on your Christmas list will appreciate. Size large, and new with tags still attached.
More pictures and info are available by contacting Laura Price at lprice@messiah.edu.
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas.

Wanted

Caregiver needed. My family is looking for a full-time (potentially live-in) caregiver for my elderly mother. Duties would include housekeeping, meal preparation, and assistance with daily activities, driving, and companionship. If you know someone who may be interested, please contact me at csteffan@messiah.edu.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION

Susquehanna Chorale to Perform Traditional Candlelight Christmas Concerts

The Susquehanna Chorale, a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 40 auditioned singers, will present its traditional Candlelight Christmas concert series in December. The programs will be conducted by founder, artistic director and conductor Linda L. Tedford.

This year, the Chorale’s program will feature Members of the Messiah University Brass in a performance of John Rutter’s inspirational three-movement Gloria, as well as other works.

The program also includes a majestic opening processional, Personent Hodie, Jim Clements’ Gabriel’s Message and Eric Whitacre’s hauntingly beautiful Lux Aurumque. The Chorale is certain to bring holiday cheer with their performance of Jerry Rubino’s setting of It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and a whimsical, not-to-be-missed performance of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Traditional songs and carols follow, including an audience sing-along of Mack Wilberg’s Joy to the World. The evening concludes with the Chorale surrounding the audience for the traditional finale, Silent Night.

Performances are Friday, Dec. 16 at the Calvin and Janet High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 at Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg 4 p.m.

A pre-concert instrumental recital will be presented by the Messiah University Brass 15 minutes prior to each performance. A reception for the audience and singers is planned to follow each program.

Tickets may be purchased through the Susquehanna Chorale website at https://susquehannachorale.org/performances or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at (717) 691-6036, Option #1. All tickets purchased in advance include a processing fee. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

 

December 1

December 1st, 2022 by INTERCOM

He will proclaim

justice to the nations.

Matthew 12:18

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

On Wednesday Nov. 9, Dwayne Magee, director for Messiah Press, presented his research on the business advantages of internalizing support services before the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. The presentation, which introduced his white paper “Obtaining Value Through Vertical Integration,” examined the case of a mysterious 19th century shipwreck and compared that mishap with the closing of a 21st century in-plant.

__________

Keith Quesenberry, assistant professor of marketing, had an education journal article published “Engaging the Disengaged: Implementing a No-Tech Policy After Years of Adding Tech to the Classroom” in the September issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. It includes his research, assessment, and reflection upon his attempts to reengage students in the physical classroom post-COVID and amidst the proliferation of constant class use of smartphones and laptops. https://mosaic.messiah.edu/bus_ed/40/
https://mosaic.messiah.edu/bus_ed/40/

 AROUND CAMPUS

Oakes Museum Holiday Open House

Join us at the Oakes Museum for our Holiday Open House!

Saturday Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission will be free for all, and we will be offering a 20% discount at the gift shop! There will also be a holiday craft and story time for children, a photo booth and holiday cookies!

Hope to see you there!

You’re Invited: MOT Research Symposium

You are invited to the Occupational Therapy program’s annual Research Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the Jordan Science Center (Hollinger Lounge 150/152) on Messiah University’s main campus. Come and go as you please, while enjoying light refreshments. This year, students will share their year-long descriptive research studies on the following topics:

  • Teacher perceptions on the use of flexible seating
    § Perceptions of OT students with disabilities regarding accommodations
    § Social & leisure participation in those with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
    § OT and PT use of sensory evaluation and treatment with those with neurological conditions
    § Healthcare students’ experience of burnout
    § Understanding of occupational therapy among organizations serving those experiencing homelessness
    § Recently graduated OT perceptions of spirituality in their education and their practice

Please reach out to gradot@messiah.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present “The Fall Senior Series,” an evening of performance created and presented by department seniors.

The first weekend, Dec. 2-3, features original productions by seniors Elisaveta Alekumova, Mikayla Broome, Aria Walker and Elizabeth Volpe in Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building.

The following weekend, Dec. 9-10, features an original performance by seniors Faith Gestewitz and Hannah Colegrove, as well as a musical theatre directed study performance by Emma Hehn and Sammi Shuma in the Grace Pollock Dance Studio, Climenhaga Building.

The Fall Senior Series
Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.
Featuring seniors Elisaveta Alekumova, Mikayla Broome, Aria Walker and Elizabeth Volpe
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

“Ayini Ha’Melech”
Created by Elisaveta Alekumova and Mikayla Broome

“You Know What They Say…”
Created by Aria Walker and Elizabeth Volpe

Dec. 9-10 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.
Featuring seniors Faith Gestewitz and Hannah Colegrove, along with musical theatre directed study performance by seniors Emma Hehn and Sammi Shuma
Grace Pollock Dance Studio, Climenhaga Building

“Intrinsic Value”
Created by Faith Gestewitz and Hannah Colegrove

A musical theatre directed study live performance
By Sammi Shuma and Emma Hehn

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

Advent Scripture and Song Service

The Honors Program is hosting an Advent Scripture and Song Service on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Join us for an enjoyable time together reading God’s Word and singing as we celebrate the Advent Season. All are welcome!

Tim Warfield’s “All Star” Jazzy Christmas, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of saxophonist Tim Warfield’s “Jazzy Christmas” recording. Selected by the New York Times as one of the “Top 20 Best Holiday Listens” of 2013, his recording vividly showcases a collection of traditional holiday songs, performed from a jazz perspective. The musical program features new takes on familiar material such as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night,” but also lesser-known gems like Claude Thornhill’s “Snowfall.” Joining Warfield will be guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Neil Podgurski, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, bassist Rodney Whitaker, drummer Clarence Penn and vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

DID YOU KNOW…

all One$ource approvers should update their availability in the system when they will be out of the office? This will ensure that approvals will automatically escalate to the next level and not be suck waiting for someone who is not available. Instructions can be found here, or simply call x6010.

HersheyPark Christmas Candylane discount tickets

The Messiah University Community Discount Program is excited to announce that HersheyPark is offering an exclusive 45% savings on tickets to Christmas Candylane. This limited time offer:

– can be purchased for ONE WEEK onlyhttp://www.messiah.edu/documents/intercom/HP.pdf – Tuesday, Nov. 29 @ 6AM – Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:59 p.m.
– is only available for Messiah University employees
– MUST be purchased online (fees may apply)
– is available through this link (https://tinyurl.com/MESUNITKTS) and promo code 13102
– tickets are valid at HersheyPark Christmas Candylane, select dates through January 1, 2023

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Office of Student Success and Engagement has an opening for a part-time student success coordinator to work 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23279. Job-related questions may be directed to Jocelyn Clippinger, director of student success, at jclippinger@messiah.edu.

Dining Servies has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor, retail restaurant shift supervisor, and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Dining services has part-time openings for Lottie Nelson workers. Available shifts are daily from 5-7 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekends- perfect for high school students. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/23252.Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: jobs.messiah.edu. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at lprice@messiah.edu

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time collection strategies librarian. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/22838. Job-related questions may be directed to Linda Poston, at poston@messiah.edu.

International Student Programs has an opening for a part-time International student programs advisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/22429/. Job related questions may be directed to Amy Nicols, at anicols@messiah.edu.

The Office of Faculty Development has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.messiah.edu/hr/postings/22812. Job related questions may be directed to Cynthia Wells, at cwells@messiah.edu.

Full-time Messiah employees can earn extra money ($20 per hour) this academic year by serving meals and completing other tasks as needed in Dining Services. The following shifts are available in Lottie Nelson: Mon-Thurs 12-3 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m.; Fri 12-3 p.m.; Sat 6-8:30 p.m.; and Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. The Union Café has shifts available Sun-Thurs 6-9:30 p.m. For scheduling or additional information, please contact Todd Christopher (tchristopher@messiah.edu) for Lottie Nelson and Andrew White (awhite@messiah.edu) for the Union Café.

The Employee Referral Bonus Programs provides a cash incentive of $500 for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration, or full-time faculty. For more information and to see if you qualify for the position, please visit: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20587/applicants/969/employee_referrals#:~:text=Messiah%20has%20established%20an%20Employee%20Referral%20Bonus%20Program%2C,you%20receiving%20a%20%24300%20bonus%20for%20the%20referral.

For sale

Small Kitchen Island. Ikea Tornviken, off-white with oak top and shelves. Only used for three months, in very good condition. $225. Contact David: owen@messiah.edu

Wanted

Wrestling shoes, kid size 1-2. I’m looking for a pair of wrestling shoes size 1-2 for a child. Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Caregiver needed. My family is looking for a full-time (potentially live-in) caregiver for my elderly mother. Duties would include housekeeping, meal preparation, and assistance with daily activities, driving, and companionship. If you know someone who may be interested, please contact me at csteffan@messiah.edu.

FREE

The Office of Marketing and Communications has two brochure/flyer display holders available. These are for wall mounting. Also, a foldable white board with metal easel is available. These items are on a first come, first serve basis. Location: third floor, Old Main, in hallway under coat rack.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Meeting location needed

Muddy Waters Anabaptist Community, a new Anabaptist-Mennonite church in Cumberland County, is looking for a meeting place that has seating for 50-75 people on Saturday evenings, 4-8 p.m. We’d prefer a place where we can set out food and plug in slow cookers for a fellowship meal after our 5 p.m. worship service. If you know of a possible meeting location, please contact Ron Hershey at rrhershey@verizon.net, Linda Mininger at lhmininger@gmail.com or David Weaver-Zercher at dzercher@messiah.edu.

November 17

November 17th, 2022 by INTERCOM

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:16-17

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Biological sciences alumna Molly Bletz was interviewed by and quoted in a recent story published by Katherine J. Wu for The Atlantic. “We’re Giving Up on the (Frog) Pandemic” describes work by scientists around the world to stave off a fungal pathogen that has decimated amphibian species everywhere. Bletz has worked on this disease since her first publication with Erik Lindquist in 2011. She is the David H. Smith Conservation Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston, specializing as a disease ecologist and conservation biologist. A link to the article is here: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/11/frog-pandemic-bd-fungus-amphibian-extinction/671956/

A select group of Messiah voice majors won their respective categories in the Student Auditions of the local chapter (Allegheny Mountain Chapter) of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). The competition was held in-person – the first time since 2019 – at Susquehanna University. The winners were Kacie Watkins (1st year; student of Damian Savarino), Victoria Lang (sophomore; student of Damian Savarino), Abby Weller (Sophomore; student of Damian Savarino), Brielle Finkbeiner (junior; student of Tara Savarino), Julie Knott (junior; student of Damian Savarino), and Maira Myers (junior; student of Damian Savarino). Please join the department of music in congratulating these accomplished young singers!

Brenda Elliott, department of nursing, was recently invited to contribute to an Editorial in Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. Elliott and her research partners discuss building a program of research to support teaching, student learning, and faculty development through their experience as a team. The editorial, titled Launching a Successful Program of Research in Nursing Education, is now available in the Nov/Dec issue
https://journals.lww.com/neponline/Fulltext/2022/11000/Launching_a_Successful_Program_of_Research_in.2.aspx

This work received recognition from Dr. Beverly Malone, President and CEO of the NLN: https://mailchi.mp/fb4ec7484959/nln-member-update-honoring-nursing-education-excellence-12043580?e=fd1f79c6cd

AROUND CAMPUS

The INTERCOM will continue Dec. 1

Due to Thanksgiving break, the INTERCOM will not publish next week. The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Dec. 1.

As a reminder, all submissions must be in by Tuesday at 4 p.m. to be considered for the weekly publication.

Thanksgiving additional time off

Messiah University is so very grateful to each and every employee for all that you do to better our community. In order to give you additional time for rest and/or holiday preparation, employees may leave four hours early on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 23). Non-essential hourly employees and essential hourly employees not required to work during the early dismissal period will simply document a normal day (with regular hours) on their time sheet. Essential employees who are required to work during this time will document it just as they would for Thanksgiving Day and the day after. Happy Thanksgiving!

Susquehanna Chorale Youth Choral Festival, Nov. 20

The critically acclaimed Susquehanna Chorale and three of its educational choirs will present the Chorale’s annual Youth Choral Festival on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend.

This inspiring intergenerational event, which inaugurates the Susquehanna Chorale’s 41st season, features the Susquehanna Chorale, the Children’s Chorale, the Susquehanna Youth Chorale, and the Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale. The concert will include selections from the traditional choral repertoire, spirituals, and folk songs from around the world. The “family” of choirs will come together to perform the program finale, Mack Wilberg’s Anthem of Peace, conducted by Artistic Director, Founder, and Conductor Linda L. Tedford.

Tickets are available now through the Chorale’s website, www.susquehannachorale.org, or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036, option 1. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

2022 Nobel Prize Seminar – November 29

Please plan to attend the 12th annual “Nobel Prize Seminar” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:15 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). The seminar includes Nobel prizes awarded in physics presented by Abaz Kryemadhi, chemistry presented by Jesse Kleingardner, and medicine presented by Erik Lindquist.

‘Moving with the Seasons, Never Fixed in Stone’: Native American Identity in the 21st Century” – lecture by Dr. R. David Edmunds

This lecture by R. David Edmunds, professor of history at the University of Texas in Dallas, is hosted by the Honors Program and will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall.

Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano and Valerie M. Trujillo, piano present “Songs of Japonisme”

High Foundation Recital Hall, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

“Songs of Japonisme” surveys the musical influence of the Japonisme movement in the art song repertoire of the early 20th century, with works by both Japanese and Western composers in Japanese, English, French, German and Czech. This performance will feature a collection of art songs linked by music and poetry from an era prior to World War II, a time of mutual admiration between Japan and the Western world.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Campus Christmas Gathering

All employees and students are warmly invited to welcome the holiday season with a Campus Christmas Gathering, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. Join us near the Murray Library steps for Christmas music, a short Advent message, seasonal refreshments and hot drinks. Chapel credit will be offered

Procurement made easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.
DID YOU KNOW…
the Procurement Office notifies W.B. Mason of Messiah University’s holiday closure schedule, but does not notify other suppliers? Be sure to note holiday closures in delivery notes on new requisitions. If you are expecting a delivery, contact the supplier directly to inform them when the campus will be closed. Questions? Call x6010

Oakes Museum Holiday Open House

Join us at the Oakes Museum for our Holiday Open House!

Saturday Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission will be free for all, and we will be offering a 20% discount at the gift shop! There will also be a holiday craft and story time for children, a photo booth and holiday cookies!

Hope to see you there!

Wrap-Around plan document and summary plan description

Messiah University is required to provide employees with a comprehensive document that outlines our benefit plans. This document is called the wrap-around plan document and summary plan description. It was distributed in April 2022 to all existing employees and is available in the on-boarding process for new employees.

Effective July 1, 2022, Messiah moved from the Guardian dental plan to the United Concordia dental plan. Due to that change, the Wrap-Around Plan Document and Summary Plan Description has been updated. The updated document is attached for your review.

Office renovations

The Conference and Event Services office located in Suite 224 will be in the process of renovations starting Monday Nov. 28 and continuing through Jan. 2, 2023. A temporary office will be set up for them in Hostetter room 113. Due to the limited space available in 113, team members will be splitting time when possible, working from home and coming into the office. The office phone will be transferred to the temporary location.

Employee video devotional

Please use the following link: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=6280681&node=28000744&a=682984014&autoplay=1 to watch Stephen Gallaher’s next employee devotional.
If you would like to contact our Community Pastor, please email Stephen at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

Student Honors Presentation by Ty Bair

Join us on Wednesday, Nov.30, at 5:30 pm, in Boyer 235, as Ty Bair shares his research on, “China’s Growth and Uncertain Future in Global Politics.” Much of the stability found in China comes as a result of the Chinese Communist Party’s ability to maintain a steady increase in economic standing for its citizens since the end of the Cultural Revolution. As recent signs that this growth could be reaching a stagnation point, will this turmoil significantly affect China’s standing in the global community as a cultural and economic influence? Ty is a Politics and International Relations major.

Theatre Department – spring musical announcement

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance is announcing a change to our spring 2023 musical production. While we were originally scheduled to produce, Little Women: The Musical, circumstances have changed that now prevent us from moving forward with this show. After careful consideration, the Theatre and Dance department will instead produce Stephen Sondheim’s classic fairy tale adaptation, Into the Woods. All currently sold tickets for Little Women: The Musical will automatically transfer to the new show. If you would like to cancel your tickets due to this change, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717.691.6036 or via email at tickets@messiah.edu

Based on the Brothers Grimm most popular folk tales, Into the Woods is a reimagining of what can happen when beloved fairy tale characters are thrown together while pursuing their dreams and wishes. The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine bring to life characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack (down from his beanstalk), the Baker and his wife, a pair of princes in search of their brides, and the big bad wolf who is on the lookout for his next meal. It intertwines these stories in increasingly dramatic and humorous ways and asks what comes after the “happily ever after” and whether the journey through the woods was worth it in the end.

Into The Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Performance Dates:
March 23-25, 31 and April 1 @ 8 p.m.; March 26 and April 2 @ 3 p.m.
*Estimated run time – 2 hr. 45 min with a 15 min intermission included
March 30 @ 10 a.m. special daytime school matinee performance of Act One of the show.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Multiple openings for positions in Campus Events (custodial) and Dining Services.
To view a listing of all open positions, please see jobs.messiah.edu

For sale

Small Kitchen Island. Ikea Tornviken, off-white with oak top and shelves. Only used for three months, in very good condition. $225. Contact David: owen@messiah.edu

FREE

The Office of Marketing and Communications has a large supply of frames and a few office photos available, since their office update. All items are on a first come, first serve basis. Items are located on the third-floor hallway of Old Main, below the coat rack.

Wanted

Wrestling shoes, kid size 1-2. I’m looking for a pair of wrestling shoes size 1-2 for a child. Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

West Shore Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

You are invited to the West Shore Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Shiremanstown UM Church on Sunday evening, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. The event is organized by the Mechanicsburg Area Council of Churches, Temple Beth Shalom, the B&H Islamic Center, and students from the PACS Program and the BRPS Department. Donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted and given to New Hope Ministries. For more information, contact George Pickens (gpickens@messiah.edu).

Meeting location needed

Muddy Waters Anabaptist Community, a new Anabaptist-Mennonite church in Cumberland County, is looking for a meeting place that has seating for 50-75 people on Saturday evenings, 4-8 p.m. We’d prefer a place where we can set out food and plug in slow cookers for a fellowship meal after our 5 p.m. worship service. If you know of a possible meeting location, please contact Ron Hershey at rrhershey@verizon.net or Linda Mininger at lhmininger@gmail.com or David Weaver-Zercher dzercher@messiah.edu

Nov. 10

November 10th, 2022 by INTERCOM

Isaiah 12:4-5

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. And on that day you will say, “Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Biological Sciences alumna Molly Bletz was interviewed by and quoted in a recent story published by Katherine J. Wu for The Atlantic. “We’re Giving Up on the (Frog) Pandemic” describes work by scientists around the world to stave off a fungal pathogen that has decimated amphibian species everywhere. Bletz has worked on this disease since her first publication with Erik Lindquist in 2011. She is the David H. Smith Conservation Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston, specializing as a disease ecologist and conservation biologist. A link to the article is here: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/11/frog-pandemic-bd-fungus-amphibian-extinction/671956/

AROUND CAMPUS

2022 Annual American Democracy Lecture with Michael Dobbs

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Parmer Hall, at 7 p.m. for the 2022 American Democracy Lecture with best-selling author Michael Dobbs. As a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, Dobbs had a front row seat to the collapse of Communism, covering landmark events such as the breakup of the Soviet Union, the rise of Solidarity in Poland, and the Tiananmen protests in China.

Dobbs has written six books on the Cold War and World War II, including the widely acclaimed One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, on the Cuban missile crisis. His latest book, King Richard, Nixon and Watergate: An American Tragedy, was named New York Times critics’ “Top Book of 2021.”

Free tickets are required for this event. To reserve, please go to www.purplepass.com/michaeldobbs  or contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036. A book signing and reception will immediately follow the lecture

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Steel Magnolias

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present our fall mainstage production of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling opening on Nov. 10! Tickets are on sale now and are buy-one-get-one Free for opening night!

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Directed by Elizabeth Angelozzi

Nov. 10-12, 18-19 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 13 and 20 at 3 p.m.
*Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. special school performance
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Building

Steel Magnolias is set over the span of 3 years and tells the story of a group of friends, neighbors, and clients of hairstylist, Truvy Jones. The beginning of the play focuses on young Shelby who is preparing for her upcoming wedding. As Shelby’s story progresses, we learn about her struggles with Type 1 diabetes, and her mother’s concern about her leaving the nest and starting a family of her own. Although the ladies argue and tease each other, their friendship and sense of community holds them together. We see this at various points of crisis during the play and, ultimately, at the end when Shelby decision to go against her doctor’s orders and have a child has dire consequences.

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes. There will be one 15 minute intermission.

Tickets: $10—Adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) and seniors (60+)
**Tickets are buy-one-get-one free for opening mght! ** Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Mocktails” will be held Nov. 15

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

Mocktails will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Oakes Museum of Natural History.

Interested alumni and employers can REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, Nov. 8. Educators are also welcome and encouraged to attend and can register via this link.

Student registration can be completed use THIS LINK . All students should arrive at 5:50 p.m. for a brief educational session on professionalism and networking.

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

Susquehanna Chorale Youth Choral Festival, Nov. 20

The critically-acclaimed Susquehanna Chorale and three of its educational choirs will present the Chorale’s annual Youth Choral Festival on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend.

This inspiring intergenerational event, which inaugurates the Susquehanna Chorale’s 41st season, features the Susquehanna Chorale, the Children’s Chorale, the Susquehanna Youth Chorale, and the Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale. The concert will include selections from the traditional choral repertoire, spirituals, and folk songs from around the world. The “family” of choirs will come together to perform the program finale, Mack Wilberg’s Anthem of Peace, conducted by Artistic Director, Founder, and Conductor Linda L. Tedford.

Tickets are available now through the Chorale’s website, www.susquehannachorale.org, or by calling the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036, option 1. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

‘Moving with the Seasons, Never Fixed in Stone’: Native American Identity in the 21st Century” – lecture by Dr. R. David Edmunds

This lecture by Dr. R. David Edmunds, professor of history at the University of Texas in Dallas, is hosted by the Honors Program and will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Blue Christmas

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and  Dance is pleased to present Blue Christmas on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but required due to limited seating. Join us as Messiah University dance students acknowledge the struggles and challenges of this broken and fallen world with this lament-driven dance experience. Reflect with us through the medium of dance with this intimate evening of words, music, and dance that will tenderly prepare us all for the joyous season of Advent.

Blue Christmas
Directed by: Gregg Hurley

Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

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

Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano and Valerie M. Trujillo, piano present “Songs of Japonisme”

High Foundation Recital Hall, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

“Songs of Japonisme” surveys the musical influence of the Japonisme movement in the art song repertoire of the early 20th century, with works by both Japanese and Western composers in Japanese, English, French, German and Czech. This performance will feature a collection of art songs linked by music and poetry from an era prior to World War II, a time of mutual admiration between Japan and the Western world.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Central Pennsylvania Forum for Science and Faith Presents Fall Lecture

Please join as we welcome retired professor of the history of science and former director of the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Science and Faith, Dr. Ted Davis, back to the lecture stand.
Davis will speak on the topic: Why History Matters: Exposing the Ideological Roots of the “Conflict” Model of Christianity and Science
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110)

COLLABATHON 2022– RACE to GIVE

Site team trips allow for students to steward their God-given gifts and knowledge to serve others both locally and internationally. Through this experience, the students develop professionally and socially through teamwork and grow in cultural awareness and the realization of how service to others is a product of their Christian identity.

On Sunday, Nov. 13, students from the Collaboratory will be running in the Harrisburg marathon to bring awareness and financial support to students traveling on Collaboratory Site Team trips in 2023.
✔️100% of the proceeds will be distributed among all students traveling with a Collab project team in 2023.
✔️A MATCHING CHALLENGE has been established that will DOUBLE every dollar given up to $10,000.
✔️Our goal is to raise $1,000 for every mile of the marathon = $26,200

⏰ Giving will be open for 24 hours, on race day, Sunday, Nov.13!

To give visit messiah.edu/collab

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for Cooks as well for the following:

Retail Restaurant Shift Supervisor (FT)

Catering Supervisor (FT)

Please see Job openings for more information and to apply.

High school workers – jobs in Lottie Do you know a high schooler, age 14 and up, who wants to earn extra money? Dining is hiring high school students to work in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, during the academic year, shifts from 5-7 p.m. during the week and between the hours of 9 a.m. -7 p.m. on the weekends. To apply, visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23252.

Dining services associate. Do you know someone looking for part-time, flexible work? A retiree looking to re-enter the workforce? The Dining Services department has openings for dining services associates that include flexible scheduling between the hours of 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days per week, up to 25 hours/week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23024.

Questions related to any dining positions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu

For sale

BOWED PSALTERY. Folk instrument. Alto bowed psaltery has 2-1/2 octaves going down to middle C (32 strings). Body size is approximately 26″ x 9 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ with pins; weighs approx. 3 to 3/12 lbs. Curly maple back and sides, with cedar soundboard and walnut bridge. $200 includes psaltery, case, bows, music books, and support stand for attaching to tripod (tripod not included) for double-bowing. Info at https://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/bowed-psalteries Contact Sandy: soravec@messiah.edu

Charbroil gas grill. 4-burner Charbroil gas grill. Used one season and has been cleaned. Cover included. No gas bottle. $50 OBO. tmcloughlin@messiah.edu.