June 19, 2014

The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:25-26 (NRSV)

News

Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science, presented a paper which was co-authored with Melinda Burchard, assistant professor of special education, titled “Integrating Special Education and Family Science: Using Bibliotherapy to Address Stress of Parenting a Child with a Disability” at the Family Science Association’s Teaching Family Science Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, presented a paper which was co-authored with Paul Johns, instructor of human development and family science, titled “Integrating Family Life Education Instruction Across the HDFS Curriculum” at the same conference. The conference theme was “Integration Across the Curriculum.”

Learning Technology Services welcomes Julie Gomboc-Turyan in the position of instructional designer. Julie has a PH.D. in communication media and instructional technology and a multidisciplinary background that includes instruction in graphic and interior design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Please stop by Hoffman’s Innovation Zone (first floor) to welcome Julie.

Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Suzanne Smith’s (Washington State University Vancouver) article titled “The Discipline of Family Science and the Continuing Need for Innovation” was just published in the journal “Family Relations” (Volume 63, pages 309-322. DOI: 10.1111/fare.12068). The journal editor noted, “My plan is to publish this paper along with another one currently under review (“Whither Famology? Department Name Trends across Three Decades). In addition to the “bundling” of these papers, a collection of family scholars have tentatively agreed to read and provide comments on the issues highlighted within the two papers. These scholars were part of a symposium held at last year’s NCFR Conference titled “Famology’ is Dead” and “‘Family Science’ is on Life Support: How is the Health of ‘Family Studies?” I am hopeful that the papers in conjunction with the commentary will call attention to what we within family studies programs need to be mindful of if our goal is to promote the health of the field in the near and long-term future.”

Messiah 411

Important information for students arriving early on campus

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival, please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact housing@messiah.edu for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Friday, Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Monday, Aug. 18, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Thursday, Aug. 28 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange.

There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions or changes received between Monday, Aug. 4–Aug. 17 will be charged $10/person and between Aug. 18–30 any changes or additions will be $25/person.

Change in mail delivery services

As previously announced in the President’s Campus Update from Dec. 16, courier mail delivery to all campus offices other than those in Old Main will be discontinued following the end of the 2014 spring semester. However, due to an unforeseen shortage in staffing, it will be necessary to move the date forward by one week. As a result, the last date for full courier mail delivery service will be June 20, 2014.

Beginning June 23, each campus office should pick up their mail at the Campus Post Office daily between the hours of 1 and 3:30 p.m. Large or unusually heavy packages which are not time sensitive will be delivered to campus by the College Press courier during his normal delivery schedule as time permits. A package dolly and mail tubs will also be available to borrow from the campus post office. These can be obtained on a first-come, first-serve basis by inquiring at the customer service window.

In order to maintain security of the mail, the Campus Post Office is asking that there be a designated person or persons who will regularly pick up the mail for each department. The presentation of a Messiah College photo ID card will be required for unknown or unfamiliar staff members. Sending work-study students to pick up mail without prior arrangements to do so is strongly discouraged for security reasons.

Mail delivery to Old Main will still occur between 12 and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions about mail pickup or delivery can be addressed to Bill Althoff at ext. 3904.

Reminder to order tickets for employee night out at Harrisburg Senators game

Just a reminder from human resources to get your tickets to the employee night out at a Senators Game on 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!

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Positions available:

The Department of Information Technology Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Administrative Programmer/Analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/3898. Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at JLuft@messiah.edu.

The department of Grounds Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Grounds Services Manager. For more information and to apply, please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4112. Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services, at BMarkley@messiah.edu.

Murray Library has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Cataloging Technician-B. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4080. Job-related questions may be directed to Elizabeth Kielley, associate librarian and technical services coordinator, at EKielley@messiah.edu.

College Press has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Courier/Bindery Technician. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4084. Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at DMagee@messiah.edu.

Murray Library has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Acquisitions Technician. For additional information and to apply, please see http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4076. Job-related questions may be directed to Elizabeth Kielley, associate librarian and technical services coordinator, at EKielley@messiah.edu.

For sale:

2001 Toyota Corolla — Four-door, AC, CD player, 228K miles, runs well. Asking $2,500. Call Larry at 717-580-2782.

2000 Chevy Blazer — 185k miles; very reliable. 4 × 4 works perfectly, has the 2H auto 4WD 4H and 4L options. Asking $3,000. For more information, contact tmichael@messiah.edu or see this link.

Midnight blue 2005 Honda Odyssey — 125,000 miles in very good condition. Up-to-date in servicing and maintenance. Available in mid to late July 2014. Kelly’s Blue Book value $7,800. Make an offer. Contact B. Michael at 717-763-6836 or 717-602-4118 (cell).

Large solid oak table and 10 solid oak chairs — Table 59 in. x 48 in. oval, with seven 12 in. leaves; when all leaves in length it is 13 ft., wooden holder for leaves, asking $1,500; Black countertop microwave — 1100 watts, $30; Wood TV stand — Doors on both sides open to hold DVDs, $75; Antique mantle — $120; Magic Bullet — Almost new, $40. Can email pictures. For more information, contact egardner@messiah.edu or call Eileen at 717-418-2850.

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