June 5, 2014

Your name, O Lord, endures for ever, your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages. For the Lord will vindicate his people, and have compassion on his servants.
Psalm 135:13-14 (NRSV)


Sandy Bush, director of the athletic training program, will receive the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society(PATS) Distinguished Merit Award on June 13 at the PATS Convention in Gettysburg, PA. The DMA is awarded to a BOC-certified athletic trainer who has been in practice as an athletic trainer in Pennsylvania for a minimum of 15 years and demonstrates distinguished professional achievement in the practice of athletic training in their respective employment setting including (but not limited to) one of the following: 1) secondary school; 2) college/university; 3) professional sport; 4) clinic/industrial/corporate; 5) educator; or 6) other setting. Sandy is being recognized for a Distinguished Merit Award in the college/university setting. These athletic trainers deserve recognized merit for demonstrated excellence in their primary fields of practice and significant influence on the athletic training profession and the organizations and people they choose to serve.

Ryan Gladwin’98, program director of the Messiah College Philadelphia Campus and an assistant professor of theology and ethics, has accepted a position as an assistant professor of Christian social ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. Ryan is excited about the opportunity to return to South Florida, where he grew up, and to continue to challenge students through his teaching to engage the realities of urban settings and issues of social justice.

Congratulations to Jared Rudy, grounds manager, for his election to serve as the president of the Philadelphia branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). The PGMS is a national organization that was established in 1911 as a professional society for the grounds professional with the purpose of education and professional advancement. The majority of PGMS members are institutional grounds managers who work for organizations such as colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks and landscape management companies. Jared will provide leadership to the Philadelphia branch of PGMS. The Philadelphia branch serves the region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The goal of the Philadelphia branch of PGMS is to grow grounds managers professionally, to educate one another and to promote the green industry and environmental awareness to all.

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Community track and field meets June 5 and 12

“All-comer” track and field meets will be held Thursdays June 5 and 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Messiah College’s Starry Athletic Fields.  The meets are open to all ages. Information is available at www.GoMessiah.com/allcomer.

Library system upgrade

We will be upgrading our library system June 5-6. The library will remain open and items can still be checked out. Our online library catalog may not be available at some point during the transition but that should be temporary. No other library databases are affected by the upgrade.

Employee night out at Harrisburg Senators game

Human Resources is pleased to announce an employee night out at a Senators game June 20! Tickets are only $7 with our promotion code. Bring your family and enjoy the game and fireworks that will follow. Don’t delay; these deeply discounted tickets will go quickly!

Go to this link and then follow the instructions below to purchase tickets:

1. Click on the box that says “Special Offer Code.”

2. Type in the promo code in ALL CAPS: MESSIAH. (The code will not work if it isn’t in all caps!)

3. Click submit.

4. Next click the dark blue plus sign next to Box for seat choices. The promo code only works with box seats.

5. There will be two choices. One for the Messiah $7 Box Seat and one for Web Box. Make sure to order tickets through the Messiah ticket drop down so you get the discounted rate.

6. Choose the amount of seats desired.

7. Click continue.

8. The Ticket Type should say Messiah College.

9. You may also specify which seats you want.

10. After completing these steps, simply follow the on-screen instructions to finish purchasing your tickets!

We hope to see you there!

Family Weekend 2014 activities needed for brochure mailed in August

Family Weekend 2014 will be Sept. 19-21. If your office or department is having an event that you would like considered for submission in the weekend brochure (mailed to all underclassmen families in early August), please send the information to silp@messiah.edu. Only activities or opportunities appropriate for family involvement will be considered. Call ext. 5240 with any questions.

Reserving Climenhaga Homestead and McBeth Advancement Center

Beginning July 1 the Office of Advancement will no longer be handling reservations for the Climenhaga Homestead and the McBeth Advancement Center. All reservations will be handled by Conference and Event Services. Reservations can be made by going to www.messiah.edu/homestead.

HR & Compliance quick tip – reporting hours worked

Non-exempt employees are subject to the provisions of federal and state laws which regulate wages and hours. Federal and state wage laws require that non-exempt employees be paid for all hours worked; hours worked beyond 40 hours/week are considered overtime hours and are compensated accordingly. In addition, College policy requires that non-exempt employees report the time they work on time sheets provided by the Payroll Office. Time worked includes any time not fully relieved of work responsibilities during, or outside of, the employee’s regular work day. Non-exempt employees must report—and be paid for—all time worked, even if the additional time worked was not approved.

Supervisors are responsible for monitoring extra hours worked, including any overtime. Supervisors who fail to ensure that extra hours worked are paid appropriately are subject to employment discipline. Employees working unapproved hours may be subject to disciplinary action. Failure to comply with wage laws by a non-exempt employee not reporting time worked or a supervisor not requiring a non-exempt employee to report time worked can result in disciplinary actions up to, and including, termination of employment.

Exempt employees (including salaried administrative and faculty employees) are not subject to the provisions of federal and state laws which regulate overtime.

June is National Safety Month

Each week of the month, the National Safety Council will be focusing on a safety topic relevant to most workplaces and households. For the second week, the topic is “Slips, Trips and Falls.” Information provided in the tip sheet includes first aid tips, how to be proactive in preventing falls and advice on maintaining your balance. An additional tip sheet helps you to “fall-proof” your home.


Positions available:

The School of Business, Education & Social Sciences has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Director of Academic English Program. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3976. Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, Dean of the School of Business, Education & Social Sciences, at CMaurer@messiah.edu.

The Department of Campus Events has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Campus Events Worker II – High Center, shift 3B. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3983. Job related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, Campus Events Manager, at SZeigler@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Dining Room Supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3891. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, Director of Dining Services, at MWirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Production Assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3893. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, Director of Dining Services, at MWirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Sous Chef. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3925. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at MWirtz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Financial Operations has an immediate opening for the full time position of Accounting Analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3821. Job-related questions may be directed to David Walker, Vice President for Finance and Planning, at DWalker@messiah.edu.

The Department of Graduate Programs has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant to the Director of Graduate Program in Nursing, Clinical Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Nursing, and Administrative Assistant to Director of the Dietetic Internship. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3887. Job-related questions may be directed to Louann Zinsmeister at LZinsmei@messiah.edu.

The Department of Marketing and Communications has an upcoming opening for the full-time position of Director of Communications. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3880. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, at CGross@messiah.edu.

The Registrar’s Office has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Assistant Registrar. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3909. Job-related questions may be directed to Jim Sotherden, registrar, at JSotherd@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an immediate opening for the full time position of Safety and Service Dispatcher, second shift. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3980. Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, Director of Safety and Dispatch Services, at CBurger@messiah.edu.

Service available:

Need someone to watch your kids during the summer? Laura Campbell is able to watch up to two elementary children in our home in Dillsburg. Background check is available. The house is on three acres and has lots of room to run, explore and have a great time! Can watch full-time or even full-time for a few weeks if your kids have a gap between school and when camp starts Please call 717-760-9407 or email dcampbell@messiah.edu.


Looking to buy a used vehicle. If you have one, contact Dale Fogelsanger at dfogelsa@messiah.edu.

Help wanted/light construction work—Small business (aluminum spouting installation/cleaning) in Mechanicsburg is immediately seeking part-time and/or full-time workers for summer season or beyond. Wage starts minimally at $10/hour; potentially higher with experience. No previous experience is necessary; owner will train. For additional details call 717-796-7711.

For rent:

Duplex for rent in Grantham at 810 Grantham Road. Available as entire house or with male roommates for month-to-month or yearly lease. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at  717-623-0735 or dfogelsa@messiah.edu.

For sale:

Seven-piece Pennsylvania House dining room set. Includes five chairs, one Captain’s Chair, beautiful table, 2 table leaf inserts and top pads. Can seat eight with inserts. Excellent condition.  Asking $700. Please contact Cheryl at cbeling@messiah.edu for pictures and more info.

Home in walking distance to Cumberland Valley Schools. 2,500 sq. ft.; four bedrooms; two-car garage; fireplace; front and back porches with a new deck and patio; brand new master suite and remodeled kitchen; hardwood floors in kitchen and great room, new carpets in all rooms. If interested, come for coffee and dessert one evening to take in the house and the sunset. By next month, we will turn over the house to a realtor, but we would prefer to sell to a Messiah family. If interested, contact Anita Voelker at avoelker@messiah.edu or 717-773-6331.

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, sport utility 4-wheel drive; very good shape both interior and exterior; 158,000 miles; roof rack,  4 door, 6 cylinder, 4.0 liter, automatic, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM cassette/CD.  Blue book is $2,900-$3,100; asking $2,600.  For photos or questions, email cburger@messiah.edu or call 717-574-0329.

Five-bedroom house in Grantham with pool and 3 ½ acres of land. Mid-summer a two-bedroom townhouse in Grantham will be for sale. Contact Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu for more information about either property.

Outside organizations:

Calling all Anabaptist Artists! Mennonite World Conference is here in Central PA Summer of 2015, and your help is needed to make it an artful event. I’ve been asked to coordinate some art galleries to be displayed in the PA Farm Show Complex, and your ideas, artwork and efforts are needed to make this happen. A committee will be meeting this fall and winter to plan, so join us! Contact geoff@isleydesign.com if you want to know more.

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