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February 6, 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

But I will sing of your might; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been a fortress for me and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 59:16 (NRSV)


The Internship Center is pleased to welcome Sarah Bartz as our new internship coordinator. She is a 2008 graduate from Lebanon Valley College with a major in psychology. In 2012 she graduated from Kutztown University with a master’s degree in counseling. While at Kutztown, she served as a graduate assistant in two different offices and as the internship coordinator. Sarah will be working part-time, primarily with students in the social sciences.

Messiah 411

Peter Greer and Shane Claiborne to present lecture Feb. 18

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall, Peter Greer, Messiah College alumnus and president and CEO of HOPE International, and Shane Claiborne, Christian activist and co-founder of The Simple Way faith community, will discuss their shared commitment to the Christian faith but often differing views on how to address issues of social justice in their presentation “Beyond Left and Right: A Conversation on Social Justice.” In this important conversation they will address how Christians can transcend ideological divisions in tackling the important issues of social justice confronting national and global society.

Tickets are free by contacting the Ticket Office at ext. 6036. A book signing will follow. The event is sponsored by the Honors Program and Office of the President. Please see attachment for complete details.

Fire extinguisher training offered Feb. 23-28

Hands-on fire extinguisher training is being planned for the week of February 23-28. This training will utilize the Bullex© BullsEye extinguisher training system. This is a combination of an LED simulated flame and a laser training extinguisher which allows hands-on practice without the costly replacement of extinguishants and with no adverse impact on the environment. Our insurance carrier, HM Workers’ Compensation, is loaning this system to us at no cost.

There are several training sessions being offered each day; the number of participants in each session is limited. These sessions have been offered to employees who, due to their job functions, are required to receive annual fire extinguisher training. However, there are still some slots left and these are now being offered to all employees on a “first come-first served” basis.

For more information about the training sessions and to sign up for a session, go to MCSquare, “Employee,” “Employee Training Session.” Click on the session (date/time) that you wish to attend and follow the instructions for registering.

The actual training session will consist primarily of a demonstration of the use of the extinguisher and then the opportunity for each participant to experience “hands-on” training in extinguishing the “fire.” Training on the types of fires and extinguishers as well as initial instruction on the P.A.S.S. system for using extinguishers will be provided to employees via a Qualtrics training program that must be completed prior to attending the “hands-on” session. This Qualtrics training is available by clicking on the following link. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747. Please inform your supervision of the session for which you register.

“Into the City Mini” set for March 6

On Thursday, March 6 the Career Center is heading to Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey for the fifth installment of “Into the City Mini,” a condensed version of the popular two-day Into the City career immersion program. Students will meet with numerous executives and Messiah alumni employed at the organization and will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel presentation about careers within the company. In addition to learning about Hershey Entertainment and Resorts and their recruitment process, students will be challenged to consider the transferability of their Messiah College experience to the workplace. The program will conclude with a networking dinner.

Past attendees of Into the City trips have found that connecting with alumni and employers in such an intimate fashion to have a significant impact on their career planning and decision-making. If you are interested in incorporating this event into a class, please contact the Career Center for more details at ext. 6016 or This event is open to students of all years and majors.