Archive for 2014

October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psalm 62:5 (NRSV)


The following award winners will be recognized during Homecoming Weekend. Please join us in congratulating them.

Young Alumnus Achievement Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah College within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College – 2014 Award Winner Matt Zieger ‘01, Founder and Principal of Percapita; Executive in Residence, Forbes Fund.

Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award: Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College – 2014 Award Winner, Kamela K. Patton ’85, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools.

Alumni Christian Service Award: This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity – 2014 Award Winner, Kevin Kelley ‘89, Northeast Region Chaplaincy Administrator, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Alumni Appreciation Award: Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution) – 2014 Award Winner, Lois Beck, Retired Professor.

Messiah 411

No Intercom Oct. 16

Due to staffing issues, Intercom will not be published Oct. 16. The next issue will be available Oct. 23.

Shredding Solutions on campus for confidential document shredding Oct. 14

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of confidential documentation that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. See attachment for complete information.

Join us for Homecoming Weekend 2014

The office of alumni and parent relations would like to invite the Messiah community to join us for Homecoming Weekend 2014 Oct. 17 and 18. We would love to see you there! For a full list of activities and frequently asked questions, visit Please email with additional questions or concerns.

The Cultural Series presents The Manhattan Transfer: Living Room Sessions Oct. 24

Join Grammy-winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer, in their presentation of “The Living Room Sessions” which takes the audience on a journey from their early days through their long and successful career to the present, on Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. For ticket information, contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit Information is also available online at

President Phipps to host open door day Oct. 28

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the president in her office on the second floor of Old Main. The president’s conference room adjacent to her office is used as a waiting room. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin on campus Oct. 30

Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak on her newest book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. As one of the most recognized historians of the day, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive Era—that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Author of several best-selling books, Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” A contributor both on and off the air to the PBS documentaries “LBJ,” “The Kennedys” and “FDR and Baseball,” Goodwin is the person most turn to for a keen historical perspective on political and current events.

“Lincoln,” the film version of her acclaimed book, “Team of Rivals,” was produced by Steven Spielberg and premiered in Nov. 2012 to rave reviews and multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Dreamworks Studios and Steven Spielberg have also acquired the film rights to “The Bully Pulpit.” General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with Messiah College student ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the ticket office at ext. 6036 or visit


Position available:

The Registrar’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Registrar. For additional information and to apply, please see Job-related questions may be directed to Jim Sotherden, Registrar, at

For rent:

One bedroom apartment – Very nice and spacious one bedroom apartment located in Mechanicsburg, approximately five miles from campus. This apartment is on the first floor and includes a large eat-in kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout and includes use of a large unfinished basement for storage. Washer and dryer hook-ups (current washer and dryer will be available to stay, if needed.) Water, sewer, trash included with rent, $595 per month. Available any time after Dec. 1. For more information, email Rick at

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

For sale:

Gym equipment – Weider Pro Power Stack weight system (model # 831.159830), very good condition, pick-up in Grantham. $200 obo. Needs to go to make room in garage for art studio. For more information or photos, email