Archive for 2014

July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Psalm 147:4-5 (NRSV)

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 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 Aug. 4–17 will be charged $10/person and between Aug. 18–30 any changes or additions will be $25/person.

Plan to attend Community Day Aug. 26

All employees are encouraged to gather together for worship and fellowship on Community Day, Tuesday, Aug. 26. This annual Messiah tradition is the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees. President Kim S. Phipps will be sharing her “State of the College” address outlining the College’s key priorities for the coming year. The Community Day gathering is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, followed by light refreshments from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Eisenhower Campus Center lawn (rain location for refreshments is Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall). All offices and departments (except dispatch and Early Learning Center) will close from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. to enable employees to attend the gathering and reception that follows. If you have questions, please contact Anne Barnes, executive assistant to the president, at

Equipment pre-start up checklist added to Safety Manual

An “Equipment Pre-Start Up Checklist” has been added to the Safety Manual, Section 17. The intent of this checklist is to ensure that new, major equipment is in compliance with government regulations and is safe for use before it is put into operation. It is to serve as a reminder of equipment requirements mandated by law. All personnel who are involved in specifying, installing or initiating the use of new equipment should be familiar with this program. Please contact Donna Fink at if you have any questions.


For sale:

Very nice maple bunk bed — In very good condition. Photos available. Asking $125. Call Bill at ext. 3904.

Assorted artificial trees — Used by SAB at a few events; four different styles and heights $10-$15 each; Strathwood Basics all-weather hardwood three-seater benches – Used at one event, beautiful condition. Asking $75 each. Nice for your office or home. Photos available.  Benches located at Larsen Student Union. Cash or check accepted. Contact Sheryl at ext. 5240 or

Outside organization announcement

Frank Sherwin to speak on campus Aug. 2

This summer, St. Thomas Evangelical Congregational Church celebrates 30 years of hosting their North American Family and Youth Conference at Messiah College. They would like to invite the Messiah Community to attend one of their sessions. Frank Sherwin, from the Institute for Creation Research, will be giving a seminar Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Brubaker Auditorium. He will be speaking on “Scientific Evidence for Creation/Design in Nature.” More details are available on NAFYC website.