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October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:5 (NRSV)


Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch contributed to an article published in U.S. News & World Report. The article identifies several marketing tactics that may fool consumers. The article can be found here.

Jenell Paris, department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, published “Work-Life Survival” in “Working Mother,” “What Lies Beneath” in “Level Ground” and “The Church’s Body Issues” (with Hannah Rasmussen) in “Youth Worker Journal.”

Susie Stanley, retired professor of historical theology, published “Covenantal Responses after Nine Minutes of Horror in Newtown,” in “Covenant-Making: The Fabric of Relationship,” Ed. Charles J. Conniry, Jr. and Laura K. Simmons (Pickwick Publications), 2014: 135-145.

Messiah 411

Dr. David Shenk to present lecture Oct. 7

The peace and conflict studies program will host a lecture titled “The Gospel of Peace in a Terroristic World” Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Frey 110. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Shenk, a Christian scholar of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Shenk, one of the most widely experienced scholars of Islam in the world, has traveled to more than 100 countries in his work in Christian peacemaking and faithful witness to Christ among Muslims. Shenk has authored, co-authored or edited numerous books and is currently a Global Missions Consultant with Eastern Mennonite Missions with special attention to Islam. The lecture is free and open to the public and it will be followed by a time of Q&A. For more information, contact George Pickens at

Invite someone you know to one of Messiah’s October open houses

Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit one of our October undergraduate open houses on Monday, Oct. 13 or Saturday, Oct. 25. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register online to attend at We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Passport processing available on campus Oct. 30

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be visiting campus Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Eisenhower Commons from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to process passport applications. You need to bring:

1. Photo

2. Documents – birth certificate, driver’s license PLUS A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE (Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID, along with a copy of their ID)

3. Completed application

4. Fees

Applications can be downloaded here. For more information, contact the Intercultural Office at

Home fire safety reminders

Oct. 5-11 is National Fire Safety Week. The U.S. Fire Administration provides the following information on fire safety:

More than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 17,500 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead.

Every home should have at least one working smoke alarm
Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It’s inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. A working smoke alarm can double your chances of survival. Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Prevent electrical fires
Never overload circuits or extension cords. Do not place cords and wires under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas. Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark or emit an unusual smell. Have them professionally repaired or replaced.

Use appliances wisely
When using appliances follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions. Overheating, unusual smells, shorts and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover all unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home.

Use alternate heaters with caution
Portable heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.

  • Keep fire in the fireplace. Use fire screens and have your chimney cleaned annually. The creosote buildup can ignite a chimney fire that could easily spread.
  • Kerosene heaters should be used only where approved by authorities. Never use gasoline or camp-stove fuel. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled.

Affordable home fire safety sprinklers are available
When home fire sprinklers are used with working smoke alarms, your chances of surviving a fire are greatly increased. Sprinklers are affordable, and can increase property value and lower insurance rates.

Plan your escape
Practice an escape plan from every room in the house. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire and never to open doors that are hot. Select a location where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Get out, and then call for help.

Teach children
Children under five are naturally curious about fire. Many play with matches and lighters. Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching your children that fire is a tool, not a toy.

Remember older people
Every year over 1,000 senior citizens die in fires. Many of these fire deaths could have been prevented. Seniors are especially vulnerable because many live alone and can’t respond quickly.



Tropical fish —Red Wag Platies (tropical fish). I have many young (baby and teenager) Red Wag Platies which need a new home. They are pretty freshwater tropical fish which are red with a black tail and top fin. Feel free to take as many or as few as you wish. I would be glad to coach you on what is needed to care for them. They are great beginner fish, friendly, easy to care for, much cleaner than goldfish and stay a nice, small size (grow to 2 in. in adulthood). For more information or photo, call 717-697-2010 or email

Plastic periodical bins — Contact


Android smartphones for an engineering project — Have you upgraded your cell phone and have an old Android smartphone you’d like to recycle? The engineering department has a need for a few Android smartphones to run apps in the laboratory. While they won’t be connected to any network, they do need to be in working order. Normal wear and tear is not a problem. Please contact Don at ext. 7169 or if you have one (or more!) you’d like to see put to good use.

For rent:

Apartment — Located in the Arlington Hills neighborhood across the street from Hoss’s restaurant and behind the Upper Allen Township building. Two bedroom, one bathroom, second floor apartment is just minutes from Messiah’s campus. Rent is $670/month. Apartment has central air and heat, laundry, deck, two off-street parking spaces and includes a large area in the basement for storage. Apartment will be available on Nov. 1. One year lease required. No pets. Photos available upon request. For more information, contact

Apartment — Beautiful basement apartment with one full bath, laundry room ,kitchen, eating area, family room with fireplace, storage area, separate entrance , outdoor patio and deck, garage and off-street parking available. Available Oct. 1. Utilities included in rental fee. Call 717-608-0797 or email

For sale:

Two Britax SG Parkway booster seats — 2010/2011 manufacture dates. $50 each. Contact

HP laser jet toner — 61X (C8061X) unopened, make an offer; Unopened Canon PIXMA ink tanks – Yellow (CLI-8Y), cyan (CLI-8C), magenta (CLI-8M), black (3) (CLI-8BK) and one Innovera black ink cartridge (IVR-PGI5BK), all $5 each; Olympus 50 mm camera — Best offer. Contact