Archive for 2014

July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NRSV)


The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Joanna Hadley-Evans has accepted the position of provost’s office coordinator.  Joanna will be transitioning into the role in August as she moves out of her current role of administrative assistant to the dean, School of the Humanities and the assistant dean of general education and Common Learning.  Joanna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with the variety of processes and systems managed by the office of the provost.  Please join us in welcoming Joanna to her new role.

Bill Strausbaugh, vice president of information technology and associate provost

Charles Seitz has just been appointed as a member of the CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) Commission on Accreditation (COA) for a term effective July 1, 2014—June 30, 2017. The work of the COA fulfills the critically important function of maintaining and advocating for quality in social work education through its accreditation/candidacy of more than 730 social work programs in the United States. In addition, the commission acts as the policy body for developing and interpreting accreditation standards and assuring that policies and procedures are fairly and consistently applied to all social work programs.

Mike True, director of the internship program, attended the Global Internship Conference in Toronto, Canada. He moderated a plenary session on “Tough Issues…No Simple Answers” regarding internships worldwide. For many of the participants, this was the first time they had heard of Messiah. Mike was also interviewed recently for articles by and

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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

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 the 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

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 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.

Learning Technology Services offers workshops

Learning Technology Services is offering Google Workshops and Canvas Applications now through the middle of August. These workshops are led by our instructional designers, director of innovative technology, digital media specialist and Learning Technology Services student worker. Please join us for casual conversation in Hoffman’s Innovation Zone (H106) to discuss ways you can incorporate these tools into your classes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Google Docs (collaborations within Canvas)
Google Sites
Google Drawings (mind maps)
Google Forms

Please visit this link to view the calendar of times to drop in.

Product recall information available

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a website that lists safety recalls for clothing, bicycles, laptops, dehumidifiers, compound bows, power tools, furniture and much more. For details on recalled products, check out the CPSC website.


Positions available:

The Department of Development has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Senior Development Officer. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Brown, Director of Planned and Leadership Gifts, at

The Department of Institutional Research has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Research Analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Miller, Director of Institutional Research, at

For sale:

Assorted colors of day lilies — One of the easiest perennials! $4 each (get three for the price that you’d pay for one at a nursery). Call 717-259-7700.

1997 LoadRite trailer — Tilt bed, torsion axle, working lights, greasable bearings, maximum weight 1,880 lbs. Will need new tires. Paid $1,200 new; asking $400 obo. Email or call Alan at 717-497-5737 with questions or for pictures.