Archive for 2014

July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Thus says the Lord: “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies, and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16 (NRSV)

Messiah 411

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 are 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. 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. The sealed bids will be opened 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.

Farewell reception for Beth Lorow and Eunice Hager

All members of the Messiah College community are invited to attend a farewell reception for two members of the marketing and communications team—Director of Communications Beth Lorow and Cultural Series Coordinator Eunice Hager. Please join us on Thursday, July 17, sometime between 3-5 p.m. in the Private Dining Room, located on the second floor of Eisenhower Campus Center.

Beth will be leaving Messiah after eight years of dedicated service to spend more time with her daughter (soon-to-be kindergartner Adele) and her new baby girl, scheduled to arrive in mid-August. Beth’s last planned day in the office will be Aug. 8.

Eunice recently announced her retirement after 17 years in her role of providing leadership to Messiah’s Cultural Series. Her last day was June 30, but she will be on campus to attend this reception and say farewell to campus colleagues.

Both Beth and Eunice have contributed significantly to the work of the Advancement Division and Messiah College during these past many years. I know that many of you have had the opportunity to work with these gifted colleagues, so please join us in wishing them well and thanking them for all they have done for the Messiah community.
Carla E. Gross, executive director of marketing and communications

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.

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.

Important reminders from accounts payable

Please make note of these new fiscal year changes and reminders for requisitions for purchase orders, invoice processing and employee reimbursements.

Please be sure to use the “New Chart of Accounts,” listed here (save pdf to your desktop for reference).

Once the requisition systems open for new fiscal year, do not enter FY14 expenses into the purchase order systems in Banner and One Source. Invoices for FY14 (indicate FY14 in upper right corner of invoice), must be processed through accounts payable (AP) and have the accounting and approval signature on the invoice. All employee reimbursements for FY14 must be submitted for payment to AP no later than July 7; if they are received after that date, they will be rejected. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation with the procurement office.

If you have any questions, contact Teri Rader at ext. 2910 or

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. See attachment for complete details.

Information for making reservations for Climenhaga Homestead

Climenhaga Homestead reservations can now be made using Virtual EMS. When making reservations for lodging, please remember that check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is 10 a.m. Those are the start times and end times that you use. Please call the office of conference and event services at ext.6009 with any questions.

National Safety Council advises how to avoid child deaths in vehicles

Did you know that many children are killed in vehicles and yet no collision is involved in their deaths? If you have young children, grandchildren or simply provide occasional childcare, you should read what the National Safety Council has to say about vehicle safety and children.


Position available:

The Department of Conference Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Sound and Lighting Technician. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Jonathan Bert, Sound, Lighting and Event Coordinator, at

For rent:

Three- to four-bedroom duplex house in Grantham—Located at 810 Grantham Road. $1,190/month.  Contact Dale Fogelsanger at 717-623-0735 or

For sale:

Girl’s bedroom set—Includes bed frame with box spring and mattress, night table with lamp and dresser with mirror. Very good condition. $300 (obo). For more information and pictures, please contact Minoska at

Queen bedroom set—Headboard, two dressers, one night stand. Vintage circa 1975. $100 obo. Photos upon request. Contact or 717-574-8901.

Wood stove—Selling a wood stove capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet. More information and a photo available at

1.4 cu. ft. countertop LG microwave—White, about 1.5 years old. $50. Contact

Investment property in Carlisle—Needs work. Will be good for either rental property or fix and flip home. Email with inquiries please.