Archive for 2013

September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.”
I Corinthians 2:9 (NRSV)


Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, has just published his one and only poem, in the latest issue of “Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.” The poem, “On First, Looking into Chapman’s Homer,” uses a famous poem by John Keats to remember Mickey Mantle.

Michael Zigarelli, business professor and author of “The Messiah Method,” was invited to speak to a conference of Chick-fil-A restaurant owners about how the Messiah College soccer program has achieved so much success and how these same principles can enhance business success.

Messiah 411

Career Center to host Open House Sept. 17

All employees and students are cordially invited to the Career Center’s annual Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 17  from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stop by to meet our staff, learn about our services, enter prize drawings and eat some donuts!  We hope to see you there.

“Surviving the Intergenerational Workplace” topic of next business alumni breakfast Sept. 24

As many Americans postpone retirement, the age gap been the oldest and youngest in the workplace continues to expand. Of course, generational differences have always existed, but age-related disparities seem to be increasingly acute, perhaps because of factors such as changing values and asymmetrical adoption of new technology.

  • What are the challenges of working with others who are significantly older or younger than you?
  • How can you respond positively to these challenges in order to ensure your own productivity as well as that of your co-workers?

These are two of the key questions that will be addressed at the upcoming Messiah Business Alumni networking breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. at the Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA 17011. Registration is $15; call the office of alumni and parent relations at ext. 5252. The format of the event will be highly interactive with opportunities for table discussion as well as dialogue among all participants. Leading the conversion will be a pair of human resource experts:

  • Mark Hopkins ’94 (regional director, human resources at Aetna)
  • Holly Paine Magnuson (director, Global Talent Planning and Workforce Analytics at The Hershey Company)

Make plans now to attend what promises to be a stimulating event! Please feel free to bring a friend. 

Special thanks to our sponsor Messiah Lifeways.

An evening with author and analyst David Brooks set for Oct. 3

David Brooks presents the first of the High Center’s inaugural season lectures on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. As a major political and social analyst, New York Times OpEd columnist, and regular analyst with “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and “All Things Considered,” David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. Brooks is author of two books of what he calls “comic sociology” — descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful: “Bobos in Paradise” and “On Paradise Drive.” “Bobos in Paradise” was a New York Times best-seller. His current book titled, “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement,” focuses on why neuroscience and sociology are so important to thinking about politics, culture and the future of America in world society. Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post and many other periodicals. All tickets are $25. To purchase, please contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit

Into the City Chicago applications now accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Into the City destination – Chicago! This career immersion program will take place on Oct. 9-12 (over fall break) and promises students a high-impact, hands-on and educational experience. They will receive first-hand exposure to living, working and connecting in the greater Chicago area by interacting with Messiah alumni and parents through company site visits and tours, panel presentations and a networking reception.

Organizations represented:

Blue Book Services
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Semester
Club Automation
Ernst & Young
Global Getaways
InterVarsity Press
Kemper Insurance
League of Chicago Theatres

**Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 23. Spots are limited and fill up quickly, so please encourage your students from all majors and academic years to apply for this educational opportunity. For more information, visit the Into the City website.

**An info session will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. in Hostetter 113. Students must RSVP to attend. Educators are also welcome!

Into the City is collaboratively sponsored by the Career Center, office of alumni and parent relations and the development office.

Request for proposals for the Library Special Projects Fund

The Library and Library Committee are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the Library Special Projects Fund. This fund allows departments, faculty or programs to improve the library collection by applying for and using additional funds from outside their usual library allocation.

The distribution of funds will be determined through a proposal process coordinated by the library committee. Faculty, departments or programs are invited to submit proposals for the Special Projects Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Nov. 1

We invite proposals that would build the library collection in the following ways:

  1. Support new majors, programs or curricular concentrations (undergraduate only)
  2. Support interdisciplinary projects
  3. Address underdeveloped areas of the library collection
  4. Make one-time, large purchases such as important reference works
  5. Address changing media formats
  6. Address changing cultural or pedagogical needs 

Please review the document about this fund on the library website for complete information. You are then invited to complete the application form online. Please direct any questions about this fund or the proposal process to your liaison librarian. Submit completed applications to Beth Transue, librarian/collection development coordinator, suite 3002 or The Library Committee looks forward to reviewing your proposals. 

What’s New in the Library fall newsletter  

Please see attachment for newsletter.

Messiah Wellness programs announced

The attached brochure titled “Messiah Goes to the World Cup” will explain this year’s wellness programs. Once again employees who accumulate 100 wellness points will experience health care premium savings. Be sure to read about the Messiah Goes to The World Cup exercise program. Registration can begin anytime (details are in the booklet) and the recording of activity begins on Sept. 22. 

When you go to the Café-Well site to register for your specific program, look for the following titles: “Messiah-Walk,” “Messiah-Exercise,” “Messiah-Cycle,” “Messiah-Run” and “Messiah-Swim.” Contact Doug Miller at with questions.

Wellness workshop announced

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Parmer Cinema from 12-12:45 p.m. for the first wellness workshop of the year, “Cycling to Better Health.”

Weight Watchers offered on campus in fall

The Messiah Wellness Program would like to announce the opportunity to participate in a Weight Watchers program this fall on campus. At least 20 employees must sign up in order to offer the 17-week class, which will begin no later than Oct. 18. The cost of the program will be $186, which will be completely reimbursable by Health America at the completion of the program. This is a fantastic opportunity for Messiah employees looking for a holistic, proven approach to weight loss. See attachments for further details. Contact Judy Groop at today if interested. Registration deadline is Sept. 30.

Self-service UPS station at Campus Store

Did you know that there is a self-service UPS shipping station set up outside the Campus Store? Within minutes, you can ship a UPS package with extraordinarily low rates that are less than area competitors! Along with the low cost, UPS offers free tracking and insurance up to $100.

Using this service is easy and convenient! Simply take your package to the self-service station, weigh it, fill in the information on the computer and hit “print.” Your label will print out behind The Campus Store mail counter. Then just take your package to the register in the store, show your ID and pay. The label will be applied inside the store and The Campus Store will ship it out for you!

For training on how to ship UPS for your department, please contact Bill Althoff at 3904.

Reminders about school bus safety

Schools are in session across the state and that means school buses are on the roads and children are walking along the streets. Keep these safety tips in mind as you are driving:

  • Always follow the speed limits and slow down in school zones and near bus stops.
  • Stay alert for children getting on and off buses and walking to and from bus stops and schools.
  • Be familiar with Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law and comply with it.

Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.

Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.

Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn and all children have reached safety.

If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. This is the only time a motorist does not have to stop for a stopped school bus.

Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law include: $250 fine, five points on your driving record and 60-day license suspension.



Drivers — The president’s office is in need of two to three drivers for a conference we are hosting on Oct. 20-22. If you are an approved driver and will have completed the new required insurance paperwork, kindly contact Laurie Owens at ext. 2820.

Housing —1984 graduates have been serving as missionaries with the Latin America Mission for 21 years in San Jose, Costa Rica. We will be taking our next home ministry assignment from April to October 2014 in order to help our son who is graduating from Messiah in May, make the transition to setting up his own apartment. We are in need of housing during this time and are wondering if anyone will be on sabbatical or leaving a home that they would be willing to lend or rent to us for any or all of our time in the U.S. We especially enjoy being near Messiah College. We are willing to talk about “house swapping” if you would like to spend the time in Costa Rica. For more information, contact, or call 717-458-7001.

For sale:

Scooter 2009 — 150cc, automatic transmission, garage-kept, just inspected (good through Sept. 2014), less than 300 miles. Asking $800 obo. Contact Brad Markley at or ext. 3500 for information or pictures.