Archive for 2014

April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
Matthew 28:6 (NRSV)


I am pleased to announce that Valerie Drobel has been named the new administrative assistant in the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences. Valerie formerly served for nine years as an administrative assistant at the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church. We are very excited that she has joined our office.
Caroline Maurer, dean of School of Business, Education and Social Sciences

Devin Manzullo-Thomas, director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, recently presented a paper at the Historic Religious Roots and the Future of Higher Education Symposium held at Cedarville University on April 11-12. The paper was titled “Back to the Future: Tracing Messiah College’s Religious Roots, 1909-2009.” The symposium gathered approximately 20 historians from a number of Christian colleges and universities to discuss the religious roots of their various institutions and how those roots have impacted the present identity of the institutions.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Alison Noble was selected for the Penn State University Faculty Fellows Program in the Materials Research Facilities Network for summer 2014. The MRFN faculty fellow program is a partnership between the Center for Nanoscale Science and the Materials Research Institute targeted towards establishing relationships between the MRFN and faculty from primarily undergraduate institutions. Grants are reviewed and competitively awarded by a group of nationally recognized experts in materials characterization.

Randall Zwally, senior lecturer in music, was interviewed on the contemporary Christian music radio station WJTL (FM 90.3) concerning the College’s Workshop for the Christian Guitarist and the new music and worship degree. The WJTL management then decided to send one of their staff members to attend the March 29 workshop to air a live report from the College concerning the activities at the event.

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Retirement reception planned for April 22

Susanna Bede Caroselli, professor of art history, retired at the end of the fall semester 2013. We will honor Susanna’s commitment and faithful service to Messiah College Tuesday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. with a reception in the High Center’s Steinbrecher Atrium. We invite you to join the School of the Arts, the School of Humanities and the department of visual arts as we celebrate Susanna’s achievements.

Student presentation set for April 24

Senior history major Christine Thomas will give her honors presentation “Roots of a Hidden Legacy: The Flowers Family History” on Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Boyer 231. Christina will report her findings on the pursuit of justice and generational journey toward freedom of the Flowers family.  Come and hear about the Flowers family legacy. Refreshments will be served.

Students encouraged to participate in Alumni Mock Interview Day April 25

The Alumni Mock Interview Day is Friday, April 25. Alumni will be on campus to conduct mock interviews with students. Please encourage students to sign up here.

Corporate Partner Merit Scholarships available

Harrisburg Academy is excited to be partnering for a third year with Messiah College to offer merit scholarships to children of full-time Messiah College employees. These merit scholarships are annual, renewable tuition scholarships of $10,000 per student. Applicants must be new students applying to the Academy for enrollment in fifth through 11 grades. An additional round of scholarship applications is being accepted. Upcoming dates to note:

  • April 12, 9 a.m. – Admission/Merit Scholarship Testing Event
  • April 21, 8:30 a.m. – Half-day Visit Opportunity (students will “shadow” in their current grades)
  • May 1 – Application for Merit Scholarship application is due; click here for the 2014-15 Corporate Partner Merit Scholarship application.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Jessica Warren, director of admission and marketing.

Campus Ministries connection

This week is one we describe as Holy Week because of our remembrance of Christ leading to his death and resurrection. In chapel Tuesday, we remembered the “stations of the cross” through a liturgy designed to help us remember. Electives Thursday will focus on the culmination of Lent and the movement toward Good Friday and Easter. While Christmas has gained the popular attention and been captured by the market, Easter remains a less celebrated day in our culture but the heart and soul of our faith. An Orthodox friend visiting from another country could not believe that we did not run through the streets shouting, “He is risen, risen indeed” and exchange valuable gifts. While we may have many ways of remembering this significant event, even in this busy week, we hope you too will engage Holy Week culminating in an Easter celebration.


Position available:

The Department of Safety has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Community Safety Officer, Third Shift.  For additional information and to apply, please see Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at

For sale:

Playground/treehouse slide – Timber-Bilt Green Turbo Tube Slide. Available to purchase in either one or two sections. Contact or 717-645-8589 for pictures or questions.

New Milwaukee router with case – 26,000 RPM, 12 amps, half shank with bits, $200; Gateway Profile 4 all-in-one PC — $75 or best offer; Colman  GEOSport canopy—15 ft. × 15 ft. × 92 in. shade canopy, $50; New CUTCO hunting knife — Model 1789, $180; GOYA guitar with case and tuner — $100. For more information, contact

Outside organization announcement:

Sponsor a Somalian refugee for soccer camp— AROMA (A Revolution of Missional Athletes) local sports ministry is looking for partners to help send four teens from our Walaahos United team to Messiah men’s soccer camp this summer. These boys are Somalian Refugees who have never had the opportunity to attend a soccer camp and truly love the sport. Options are to sponsor a player’s entire week at camp, give a donation toward camp and/or hire our AROMA local sports ministry team (including the players who will attend camp) to do yard work or other odd jobs at your home. Donations are tax deductible. Read more about this wonderful ministry at Danny Thompson’s blog. See a photo of our Walaahos United team here. Please contact Danny Thompson or Jackie Gehman to learn more.

AROMA missions summer sports camp for kids set for July 23-27 — AROMA (Messiah’s sports ministry program) is launching its first ever Awesome Adventure Sports Camp in partnership with West Shore Evangelical Free Church. Athletes from Messiah College will coach kids ages 7-13 during this week-long day camp. Sports include basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, flag football, wiffle ball, floor hockey and “extreme games.” Campers will also engage in daily Bible time with their Messiah coaches, skits, group games and the grand Olympic competition. More information and registration can be found here.