Archive for 2013

July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
II Corinthians 12:9-10 (NRSV)


The admissions office is pleased to announce the addition of four new employees, hired to fill vacancies left through staffing transitions: Rusty Hoffman (’08), Rachel Shenk (’12) and Zach Specht (’13) will be serving as admissions counselors. Allan Mathew (’13) will be coordinator of multicultural recruitment.  Please join us in welcoming these alumni to the enrollment management team.

 Brad Genevro, associate professor of music, served as recording producer for a multitude of groups this spring. These groups included Concordia University Wind Symphony (Chicago, Ill.), UNLV Wind Orchestra (Las Vegas, Nev.), Southern Illinois, Edwardsville Wind Symphony (Edwardsville, Ill.) and the Eastern Wind Symphony (Brunswick, N.J.). 

The third edition (2014) of Professor of History Norm Wilson’s book “History in Crisis? Recent Directions on Historiography” was recently published by Pearson Education. The previous editions (2005 and 1999) were published by Prentice Hall. New to the third edition include an exploration of new theories such as tricontinentalism; an examination of how postmodernism has forced scholars to reassess modernism, modernization and modernity; and digital history. Congratulations to Norm.

Messiah 411

Renovations in Hoffman will affect Learning Technology Services

Hoffman’s first floor is undergoing renovations this summer. The work is planned in three phases and is projected to last six weeks (July 8 – Aug. 16). During this time Learning Technology Services members will shuffle our offices to accommodate the renovation process.

How will this affect you?

We will do our very best to maintain all technology support services we currently provide to the campus.

  1. Canvas Training will continue in Hoffman 215. You will find our scheduled training dates posted on our Canvas web page.
  2. Contact us at ext. 4444 or by emailing with any technology questions or concerns you may have.
  3. Are you moving? Please inform us of any office moves you have planned as soon as possible. We want to assist you with moving your computer and telephone. Please provide a minimum three-day notice if at all possible.

We are excited for the planned changes and will look forward to sharing our new/updated space with you when it is completed.

Don’t get left out…send in your fall public events 

The office of marketing and public relations is again producing a Highlights brochure to promote the public events occurring on campus during the fall semester. In an effort to bring more people to campus, we will mail the brochure to more than 5,000 homes in the community in late Aug. To ensure your public event is included, i.e. a concert, recital, play, lecture, conference, performance or any other event at which you would welcome the general public, please send the event, date, time, place, contact name, admission charge (if any) and contact phone number to Kim Christen at no later than Friday, July 19.

The Highlights brochures have been very well received in the past and demand for them has been high, both on and off campus. If you would like to order a quantity for your own department’s use, please call Kim Christen at ext. 7326. There will be a charge of $12 per 100 brochures (12 cents per copy) to cover the additional printing costs.

Safety reminders about drowning 

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life. 

The Instinctive Drowning Response—so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D. is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents)—of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In some of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s “On Scene” magazines describes the instinctive drowning response. See attachment for complete article.

Learning Technology Services makes update on Canvas

Learning Technology Services is excited to move forward with the transition to Canvas. This is an update on the planning processes associated with the implementation of Canvas. Follow our website for Canvas Information. We are updating this website on a daily basis, so please bookmark the site and visit regularly.

You will find a list of benchmark dates. It is important to remember that, in the implementation process, unexpected delays may occur. It is our goal to make courses available at the earliest opportunity without compromising the quality of the implementation process. Please remain aware that these dates are subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances. Should that occur, we will do our best to keep you informed. You will also find an FAQ page where there is space for you to submit additional questions.



Free ink cartridges —The dining services office has ink cartridges available to any office that can use them. They will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The following cartridges are available:

Canon 3e (magenta)- 1
Canon 3e (cyan) – 1
Canon 3e (yellow) – 1
Canon 30 (black) – 1
Canon 31 (color) – 2
HP23 (color) – 1
HP45 (black) – 1
HP96 (black) – 1
HP97 (color) – 1
HP29 (black) – 1

Please email Michelle Carson to request the ink cartridges.

Used lab cabinetry — We have a number of three-drawer cabinets (20 in. L × 24 in. W × 28.5 in. H), wall cupboard style cabinets (30 in. L × 14.5 in. W × 28.5 in. H) and shelf cabinets (28 in.L × .75 in. W × 9 in. H) available for free. They will be located outside of the back receiving door of the Frey Academic Building (access through the XX lot) from July 11 until July 18. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations will be accepted. If you want any of the pieces, plan accordingly to load and haul them because no assistance will be available. Please contact Scott Zeigler at ext. 2940 if you have any questions.

36 in. screen Sony Trinitron television — PIP (picture in a picture). Great picture quality. Heavy—not a flat screen. Dimensions 38 in. wide × 30 in. tall × 26 in. deep. Contact


Two liter bottle request from The Oakes Museum of Natural History — We are in need of two-liter soda bottles for a science program on July 20. If you have rinsed, two-liter soda bottles that you are willing to donate, please email They may be dropped off at the museum offices (Jordan 056) or we will pick them up.

For rent: 

Apartments — Near Grantham. Two or three bedroom apartments available immediately through Sept 1. $590-$880/month. No smoking or pets. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at or 717-623-0735.

For sale: 

Oak dining room set — Beautiful, large oak dining room table with one extension board, two carved captain chairs and four straight back carved chairs. Asking $30. Contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 or with questions or to request pictures.

Beautiful townhome — Located in Mechanicsburg schools, park with running trails within walking distance. Three or four bedrooms, kitchen and eating area. Click on link for pictures. for more information, contact