Archive for 2014

July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
I John 4:12 (NRSV)


We are pleased to announce that Yonette Schneider has been promoted to the position of special event and donor stewardship coordinator. In her 14 years at Messiah College, Yonette has consistently delivered the highest levels of service to campus guests—coordinating all facets of donor-related and other special events on campus. In this new expanded role, she will bring her expertise with event planning to the tasks of thanking and stewarding the many donors who help ensure the financial viability of our educational mission. In particular, she will help build a creative stewardship plan for our donors in ways that resonate with their key areas of interest. Because this position is so closely aligned with the development office, Yonette will now report directly to Jon Stuckey, director of development. Please join us in congratulating Yonette on her well-deserved new position!
Carla Gross, executive director of marketing and communications, special assistant to the president for communication

Beth Transue, associate librarian/collection development coordinator, presented about health literacy and library partnerships in a webinar in July. The webinar was co-sponsored by the PA Library Association and the PA Department of Health. Beth presented about her role as liaison librarian in NURS405, a course which partners with local healthcare systems and increases students’ and nurses’ health information literacy skills while they evaluate medical evidence to improve nursing practice.

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Keith and Kristyn Getty concert for Messiah College community Oct. 2

On Thursday, Oct. 2 the office of development and the office of college ministries are pleased to host Keith and Kristyn Getty for a free, private concert for the Messiah College community. The concert will be held in Parmer Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the Ticket Office with a Messiah College ID card. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

Please note: There will be an additional concert for the general public Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Those tickets will be on sale from the Ticket Office for $20.

Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith and Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Best known for “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), the world-renowned hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe. For more information about the Gettys and their music, please visit

Learn about other cultures by serving as a Friendship Family

With 47 new, incoming international, missionary and transcultural students arriving next month (a record number!), the Friendship Family program is in need of additional employees (individuals and families) to extend caring hospitality to them for the next year. The goal of the Friendship Family program is to provide mutually beneficial friendships between Messiah College employees and their families and these dynamic students.

At the start and end of the academic year, international student programs will organize an event on campus where our Friendship Families and their students can interact with each other. Participating employees are then encouraged to get to know their students and their home cultures by inviting them to join in family activities, attending important events (such as recitals and sports competitions) and offering other forms of hospitality. Although the emphasis is on forming relationships, it also helps us build a network of people who can possibly provide transportation to students as needed.

Please know that this is NOT a host program. While some families may feel comfortable and want to provide housing for their students during breaks when the residence halls are closed, it is NOT a requirement to participate in the overall program. Ideally, the Friendship Families just pray for and spend time with their students, providing open hearts that are ready to learn from each other.

Families or individuals that are current Messiah College employees and are interested in participating in the Friendship Family program should visit our website for more information and to access the online application. The application process helps us to better connect families and students based on their interests, experiences and needs. When you apply you can state whether you would like one or more students and also indicate the level of involvement you are comfortable accepting.

Any questions or concerns may be addressed to Kevin Villegas, director of international student programs, at ext. 2284 or by email at Thank you for supporting our students!

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.

Environmental, health and safety (EHS) audits included in Safety Manual

Each semester, areas throughout the campus that are most impacted by EHS regulations are audited for compliance. The program for these audits is documented in the Safety Manual, Section 10. This program has been updated to now include a final score for each audit based on the number of observations (compliance/safety concerns), the number of repeat/uncorrected observations and the length of time to complete the audit. The lower the score, the better the audit results. Areas are encouraged to strive to lower their scores with each consecutive audit by promptly correcting observations and by self-auditing to prevent issues from re-occurring. The new scoring system will be implemented with the fall semester audits.


For rent:

Apartment — First-floor, two-bedroom, one bath apartment, a large living room and an eat-in kitchen provides a spacious living area. Off-street parking is also provided in this three-unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking. Renting at $800 per month. Interested parties should contact Lisa Snyder at or Prowell Management at or 717-364-6764.


Graphing calculator —Looking to purchase a Texas Instrument calculator for my son entering high school. It can be the TI-NSpire CX, TI-84+ or the TI-83+. Please call Heather Negley at ext. 6890 or email

For sale:

2012 Mazda3 — Garage-kept, Skyactiv (40-plus mpg), automatic, moon roof, grey. Call Dan at 717-697-6975 for more information.

32-note student percussion bell set with rolling case, stand, mallets and drum practice pad; also includes Percussion Home Helper CD and practice book. Purchased from Menchy in 2007, used a few years, still in very good condition. Great for anyone starting out on percussion in school. $100; Small dorm fridge—1.7 cu ft. Used. $25.For more information, contact Neil at

Weider Pro245 weight bench—Adjustable incline. Barbells with six weight rings included (two 10 lb. rings and four 15 lb. rings). $60 obo. For more information or photo, contact Lawrie Merz at

Sound and lighting equipment—The department of sound and lighting has the following items for sale. Please pass this list along to your local church or organization that might have interest. Best offer will be considered on all items. Condition will be disclosed to the best of the department’s knowledge, but all items will be sold “as is.”

Allen & Heath GL3300 32-Channel Sound Console – $600

Carver PM950 Amplifier (two) – $25 each (one bad channel each)

Carver PM420 Amplifier – $25 (one bad channel)

Peavey CS-400 Amplifier – $10 (both volume pots need cleaned; vintage item)

Alesis 3630 – Compressor, $30

Behringer MDX4400 – Compressor (two), $30 each

Behringer MDX2200 – Gate/Compressor, $30

Behringer MDX2100 – Gate/Compressor, $20

Behringer DSP1124P – Feedback Destroyer Pro, $75

Behringer 8024 – Ultra-Curve Pro (two), $100 each

Behringer CX2300 Super X Crossover, $80

Rane ME30 – Graphic Equalizer, $40

Denon DNT620 – CD Player/Tape Recorder, $75

Denon DNT625 – CD Player/Tape Recorder, $50 (CD tray door missing)

Denon DN610-F – CD/Cassette Player, $30

Teac AD-400 – CD/Cassette Player, $20

Technics SL-PD867 – Five-disc CD Player, $20

Panasonic PV-D4744S – DVD/VHS Player, $15

Rapco db100 – Direct Box, $10

Rapco db200 – Stereo Direct Box, $10

Whirlwind Connect EDBI – Direct Box, $15

Whirlwind Director – Direct Box, $20

Yamaha SM151V Speakers (two) – $200/pair (can be used as floor monitors or house speakers)

Peavey SP 2XT Speakers (two) – $75/pair (horns not working; can only be used as subwoofers)

Phillips Conference Microphone System (LBB 3300) with 11 delegate microphone stations (CCS410) – $300 including hard road case

Lancer 575 Follow Spotlight – $500

Chauvet 400G Spotlight – $75

Chauvet HZ-1000 – Ultimate Haze Machine – $50

Chauvet Haze Fluid for Haze Machine – Three gallons for $20

Various microphone stands with round or tripod bases – $5 each

Rapco Audio Snake – 16 channels with four returns – $100

Rolling metal cart with casters – $25

Please contact Jonathan Bert at with offers or requests to view items.