Archive for 2013

June 13, 2013

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103 (NRSV)


Michael True, director of the Internship Center, was invited to speak at the employer appreciation luncheon at Binghamton University in New York. His topic, “Smart Move: Developing a Quality Internship Program,” allowed him to interact with several employers, representatives of the Regional Economic Development Council and faculty from the university.

Messiah 411

Farewell reception for Tatiana Diaz planned for June 17 

Tatiana Diaz, director of multicultural programs, a respected colleague and dear friend to many, will be leaving at the end of June. The student affairs division is planning a farewell reception for Tatiana and invites you to join us in saying goodbye as she begins a new journey at Drexel University. On Monday, June 17 from 4-5:30 p.m., we will host a reception for Tatiana in the Fireplace Alcove of the Larsen Student Center. We invite you to attend and join us in wishing her success in her new endeavors!

New summer theatre classes offered through Messiah College Theatre Arts Academy 

The Messiah College Theatre Arts Academy (MCTAA) now offers morning classes in addition to our full, three-week program. 

Session 1: July 8-12 

Acting I:  Improvisation for the Theatre

Technical Theatre and Design I

Playwriting I:  How to Write a Monologue 

Session 2:  July 15-19 

Acting II: Scenes and Short Plays

Technical Theatre and Design II

Playwriting II:  Creating the Two-Person Scene 

Session 3: July 22-26 

Acting III:  Monologues and Audition Skills

Technical Theatre and Design III

Playwriting III:  The 5-Minute Play 

Tuition for one-week morning classes are $75 for one week; $140 for two weeks; $195 for all three weeks of morning only classes! All classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Climenhaga Building. For more information and a registration packet, please visit MCTAA  or contact Dr. Valerie Rae Smith at or at 717-856-8060.

Wellness completion form deadline this week

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.

Ladder safety tips

While ladders are a commonly used tool in workplaces, many people also use ladders in their homes. Here are some ladder safety tips offered by the National Safety Council for any place a ladder is used:

  • Always keep at least three points of contact with the ladder (i.e., two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand).
  • Place the base on a firm, solid surface.
  • A straight or extension ladder should be placed one foot away from the surface it rests against for every four feet of ladder height.
  • When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs, not the side rails.
  • Climb down a ladder one rung at a time.
  • Do not climb with tools in hand; use a tool belt.
  • Keep your body between the ladder side rails when climbing.
  • Do not lean or overreach; reposition the ladder closer to the work instead.
  • Tie down a ladder when using it outdoors and do not use it in windy or inclement weather.
  • Inspect the ladder before use for damage or slippery surfaces.
  • Follow the guidelines or warnings that are displayed on ladders. 

June is National Safety Month. Thank you for helping to keep our Messiah community safe!


For sale:

Dining room set —Dark wood, six-chair set with hutch. Lightly used. Email for photos or information.

New Kindle Fire — $150. My son won a new, in-the-box Kindle Fire from a graduation party. He opened the box and used it for about two hours and decided that he really wants an iPad for college instead. Please contact or 476-1291.

Home — Beautiful townhome two miles from Messiah College in desirable Mechanicsburg school district. Parks and walking trails in the neighborhood. Like new condition. Beautiful, spacious kitchen, three bedrooms with a large bonus room that can serve as an extra bedroom, study or family room. 2,145 sq. ft., 1.5 car garage. Please email for more information or for an appointment. Asking $195,000.