Archive for 2013

June 6, 2013

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
I Corinthians 16:13 (NRSV)


Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently presented a paper titled “Do Dissonant Ad Visuals Cause Consumers to Discount Prescription Drug Side Effects?” at the American Marketing Association’s Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference convenes individuals from higher education and industry, as well as representatives of government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.

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The Alumni Office hits the road for Falcon Nation 2013

College staff and faculty, as well as local community members are invited to join the College in sending off the FalconNation tour on Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Larsen Student Union. Come celebrate the beginning of this great adventure with us! Light breakfast snacks will be served and President Phipps will be attending this event!

** Registration for this event is not necessary.

Volunteers needed for Move-in Day 

The office of student involvement and leadership programs needs volunteers to help on “Move-in Day” for first-year and transfer students when they arrive to campus on Thursday, Aug. 29. If you are available and willing to help these new students move into their residence halls, please email with your name and preference of a morning (9 a.m.-12 p.m.), midday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) or afternoon (12-3 p.m.) time slot. You will also receive a free t-shirt! Please specify  t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) when responding. 

If you are an office supervisor, consider having your staff volunteer on this day. If you supervise work-study students, consider asking your student workers to volunteer as a team. Everyone receives a free t-shirt. Please get approval from your supervisor to volunteer if this is during your normally-scheduled work time. Heavy lifting and stair-climbing are probable. 

Any questions, please contact Sheryl Ezbiansky at ext. 5240 or at the email address above.

Wellness Program completion form deadline approaching

This is a reminder that if you accumulated 100 wellness points during the past academic year, your completion form needs to be received by Doug Miller by Saturday, June 15. You may either email it or send it through campus mail, but it must be received by June 15. Don’t forget, participants must accumulate some points from four different categories and must have a total of 100 points. The categories, options for points within the categories and the completion form can all be found at the wellness website.

Did you know that OSHA has a standard on housekeeping? 

OSHA 1910.22 states that “All places of employment, passageways, storerooms and service rooms shall be kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.” It is your responsibility to maintain good housekeeping in your work area:

  • Keep floors free of tripping and slipping hazards.
  • Don’t accumulate unnecessary items which just add to general clutter and can fuel a fire.
  • Store items in their proper location.
  • Pick up trash and discard properly.

Thank you for helping to make Messiah College a safe place to work!


Position available:

Interim Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach/Assistant Equipment Manager — The deparment of athletics currently has an opening for the postion of interim head men’s lacrosse coach/assistant equipment manager. This is a full-time, interim, 10-month (Aug. 1 – May 31), administrative position. The head coach is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes with differing abilities and skills that pursues Messiah Athletics’ complementary goals of striving for athletic excellence and developing Christian character. This position will also have responsibility for assisting the director of athletics and the associate athletics director for facilities in oversight of specific athletics-related facilities and equipment within the department of athletics. Education and experience required includes a BS/BA in sports administration or related field; master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years coaching experience (preferably two years of head coaching experience) at the college or high school level; playing experience required. Other requirements include ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate program, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel and practice plans; ability to coach, teach and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to lacrosse to make them as competitive as possible; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to be a team player within the athletics department and the College; ability to work cooperatively with other campus departments (such as buildings and grounds, conference services); excellent judgement, problem solving, planning and organization skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional or national committees); and ability to effectively supervise student workers. To apply, please submit a rèsumè, letter of interest, statement of faith and salary requirements to Messiah College, Human Resources, Suite 3015, Mechanicsburg PA 17055 or email (Application materials sent via email preferred.) A detailed job description is available on the College website. Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, director of athletics, at Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

For sale:

Assorted colors of hybrid daylilies — $3.50 each or 20 or more for $3 each. Easy and carefree perennials. Call 717-259-7700.

Desk — Dark tobacco wooden writing desk with fold out drawer for storage or keyboard. Dimensions 47 in. x 22 in., $30.  Hydrojohn Quintana Roo Sleeveless wetsuit — Women’s size large. $35; Miniature lights — 10 boxes of 100 count clear miniature lights with white cord. Lighted length 24.7; total length 27 feet; connect end to end, $30; Old fashioned telephone stand — $10;  Antique rocker – $10  Contact Rhonda at ext. 7291 or

Portable crib with mattress —  Folds for easy storage. Asking $30. Email Pat Gilsbach at to see picture of similar model.

Outside organization announcement:

Community yard sale in Grantham June 8 — The Village of Grantham will be holding a community garage sale on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sales will be set up at individual residences in Grantham.