Archive for 2014

August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)


The Office of Enrollment Management welcomes Cassie Foreman and Shayna Reichert as admissions counselors. They are both 2014 Messiah College graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in marketing.
Dana Britton, director of admissions

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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

Welcome Week schedule available

Thursday, Aug. 28 begins the yearly Welcome Week orientation for our incoming class of 2018 and new transfer students to Messiah College. To view the entire Welcome Week schedule of orientation activities, click here or visit our Welcome Week page here.

Any questions about Welcome Week can be directed to the student involvement and leadership programs office at ext. 5240 or

Location change for student computer configuration for Welcome Week 2014

For many years student computer configuration has been in Fry Apartments. This year we are changing location. Student computer configuration for Welcome Week 2014 will take place in the first floor of Frey Hall computer labs. If you are asked for the location of the student computer configuration, please replace Fry Apartments with Frey Hall academic labs for Welcome Week. After Welcome Week we will be back at our normal place of business in Hoffman lobby.

Canvas updates available

There have been some updates to the system during the summer. You may find the following information helpful:

Draft State for Assignments, Modules and Pages

New process for setting Your Home Page

Summary of changes

​Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Information available about copier and printer project implementation

Catch up on important information you need to know about the College copier/printer project implementation here.

Reminders for school bus safety

Schools will soon be back in session across the state and that means school buses will be on the roads and children will be walking along the streets. Keep these safety tips in mind as you are driving:

  • Always follow the speed limits and slow down in school zones and near bus stops.
  • Stay alert for children getting on and off buses and walking to and from bus stops and schools.
  • Be familiar with Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law and comply with it:

Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.

Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.

Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.

If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. This is the only time a motorist does not have to stop for a stopped school bus.

Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania´s School Bus Stopping Law include:

  • $250 fine
  • Five points on your driving record
  • 60-day license suspension
  • A lifetime of regret if a child is injured!

Information on use of fire blankets

The Hazard Communication Program: Chemical Safety Manual (located on MCSquare under the Environmental, Health and Safety channel on both the Employee and Student tabs) has been updated to include the proper use of fire blankets. Although fire blankets have many uses in the labs where they are located, you should NOT wrap yourself in one to extinguish a clothing fire. You should always STOP! DROP! AND ROLL! Rolling yourself in a fire blanket can create a chimney effect, directing the hot, toxic gases and flames into your face, breathing zone and lungs. For more information on when to safely use a fire blanket, refer to section 7, page 33 of the manual. The manual is also available on the human resources and compliance website.


Position available:

The Engle Center has an immediate opening for the limited hour position of Dietician. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Phil Lawlis, Director of Counseling and Health Services, at


Bubble wrap —Loft has 15 large rolls (approximately 8 ft. x 18 ft.) heavy-duty, small bubble wrap that are free for anyone that wants them. Contact Wendell at if you are interested.

For sale:

House — Located at 21 Audubon Park and less than 10 minutes from campus. 1,620- square- foot manufactured mobile home built in 1995. Central air, three bedrooms, two full baths, living room, dining room, nice sized kitchen with pass through counter to family room, family room with stone wood burning fireplace, plus laundry room. Master bedroom features a full bath.  Home has two off-street parking spaces, storage shed and a covered deck.  HOA $320/month includes water/sewer/trash. $55,000. Call 717-502-6430 for appointment.

Wii game console with two controllers and Wii sports game — All in very good condition, not used much. Asking $60. Please call Bill at ext. 3904.

Casio Privia digital piano/keyboard with accessories—  Stand, bench, sustain pedal, power cord, cordless headphones and travel case. Excellent condition, ideal for a family with young learners but no room for an actual piano. Weighted keys make it feel like playing a piano but takes up less than half the space a piano requires. $400. Retail value $525-$550; Juiceman juicer — New, still in box. $30. Retail value $50-$60. Call Samuel Smith at 717-576-4984 or email