Archive for 2014

June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:17-18 (NRSV)


On June 10, Dwayne Magee, director of college press and postal services, traveled to Milwaukee, Wis., and achieved his Graphic Communications Manager Certification through the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). IPMA is a leading international association exclusively dedicated to corporate publishing and distribution professionals who provide graphic design, page layout, copy, print, mail and distribution services to their enterprise. Certification is achieved through demonstrated management experience, professionalism and successful completion of a comprehensive examination. Dwayne is one of 52 internationally who have achieved this prestigious certification, which like other professional certifications has a continuing education requirement. The CGCM is the only certification of its kind in the graphics industry. Dwayne is now a member of the IMPA “Franklin Stamp and Ink Society,” which is an exclusive group of dedicated members who have demonstrated leadership, technological and advanced knowledge in the fields of graphic design, printing and mailing. Please congratulate Dwayne on this outstanding achievement.
Kathie Shafer, vice president of operations

Messiah 411

Volunteers needed for move-in day Aug. 28

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs needs volunteers to help on Move-in Day for the first-year and transfer students when they arrive on campus Thursday, Aug. 28.

If you are available and willing to help these new students move into their residence halls, please email with your name and preference of a morning (9 a.m.-noon) midday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) or afternoon (noon-3 p.m.) time slot. You will also receive a free T-shirt! Please indicate your T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL).

If you are an office supervisor, consider having your staff volunteer on this day. If you supervise work-study students, consider asking your student workers to volunteer as a team.  Everyone receives a free T-shirt!

Please get approval from your supervisor to volunteer if this is during your regularly scheduled work time. Heavy lifting and stair-climbing are likely. Any questions, please contact Sheryl Ezbiansky at ext. 5240 or at the email address above.

Fleet vehicle offered through silent auction

Messiah College will be offering the silent auction sale of a 2003 Mercury Sable fleet vehicle. The car has more than 107,000 miles on it. It was purchased new by the college and all of the maintenance records for service work over the years would be available at the time of purchase. The vehicle will be sold “as is” and “without warranty.” The car can be seen at the Lenhert Building starting June 30. The car is available for staff bidding only. Any person who test drives the car must be on the Messiah College Approved Drivers List. If interested, silent sealed written bids can be given to facility services at the Lenhert Building starting on June 30. The sealed bids will be opened on July 14. The car will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids must start at $3,000. The car is inspected through June 2015. All taxes, registration transfer fees and notary fees will be the cost of the purchaser.

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

The Office of Marketing and Communications 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 early September. 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 18.

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.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located throughout campus

During the spring, the college purchased and installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in strategic locations throughout campus. In addition to the installed AEDs, the Department of Safety vehicles have an AED as well.  Please review the attached document for the AED locations throughout campus so you are familiar.
Kathie Shafer, chair of crisis management

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 most households. For the fourth week, the Council advises everyone to “Put an End to Distracted Driving” and one of the biggest contributors is cell phone use. Follow the advice in the tip sheet for safer travel.

Fireworks safety reminders

With July 4 holiday comes the enjoyment of fireworks. But be careful that the enjoyment doesn’t turn into a tragedy. For recommendations on fireworks safety, see NFPA’s tip sheet.

Collecting Shoes for Project “Big Love 717”

“PROJECT BIG LOVE” is a community effort to provide back-to-school items for children in our community who simply cannot afford things like backpacks, new sneakers, a haircut, school photo, etc.  PROJECT BIG LOVE is gaining momentum with many businesses, churches and non-profit organizations working together in our area to host 5,000 kids at the Northern High School on Saturday, July 26.

Here’s how you can help:

1.)  Donate a new pair of sneakers (or more)! (Boys/Girls sizes:  Kids size 10 to Adult 4.5)

  1. Drop boxes are located in:  Old Main Admissions Entrance, outside the Athletics Office and the entrance of Murray Library

2.)  Sign up to volunteer at the Sneakers Tent on July 26 from 8:00-10:00 AM or 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with other Messiah friends at

3.)    Email Emily Lint at and let her know that you plan to donate sneakers and/or if you signed up to help at the Sneakers Tent on July 26!

For more information on Project Big Love 717, visit their website You can also follow them on Facebook at


Positions available:

The Department of General Education has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean of General Education, Common Learning, and Advising and the Director of Teaching and Learning and Assessment. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Robin Lauermann, Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning, at

The Admissions Office has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Coordinator of Telecounseling and Recruitment. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Joy Ellis, Associate Director of Admissions for Visitation and Telecounseling, at

The Department of Safety has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Supervisor of Patrol – Night Shift. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, Director of Safety, at


Office-sized refrigerator and microwave—Contact Brian

For sale:

Townhouse—Located in Arlington Hills, conveniently close to the college. Two spacious bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large living room, open kitchen and dining area with access to the rear patio. Asking $114,500. Call 717-241-6060 to schedule your showing.

Black patio fire pit —Deep kettle style, only used once. Has complete screen enclosure. Asking $60, photo available; Wii game console with two controllers and Wii sports game — All in very good condition, not used often. Asking $70. Please call Bill at ext. 3904.

The Early Learning Center has three gently-used cribs that meet the new federal requirements for overall crib safety — Selling for $130 per piece. They are all made in the USA and purchased in fall 2012; Two high chairs that were bought in January 2013 —Asking for $30 per chair. Please be on the lookout for more furnishing that we might be selling as we finish up with our renovation at the center. For more information, email or call ext. 5043.

Outside organization announcement:

West Shore Christian Academy has openings for new academic year —West Shore Christian Academy, the region’s largest Middle States Accredited Christian School has several openings for students (PreK-12) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Located just minutes from Messiah College off of Route 15 between Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill, West Shore Christian Academy has provided an excellent Christ-centered education for 40 years. Our certified teachers, relevant curriculum, low student faculty ratio, excellent fine arts programs, PIAA athletics, chapel programming, mentoring groups, community service program and intentionally international community will assist you as you develop, nurture and equip your child to positively influence the world for Christ. To learn more about the school and why so many former and current Messiah employees and alum have chosen WSCA for their child’s education, visit, or contact Molly Miner, director of admissions, at