Archive for 2014

February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love — not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
I John 4:9-10 (NRSV)


Brad Genevro, director of bands and associate professor of music, served as a guest conductor for the Louisiana State Music Educators District 7 Band in New Orleans, La., and the Pennsylvania State Music Educators District 1 Band in Pittsburgh, Pa. Between the two festivals Genevro worked with 240 talented high school students and more than 60 public school music educators.

Please welcome Abby Love to the position of guest relations coordinator. Abby will coordinate the Ticket Office and oversee the summer guest relations student crew. She will be working alongside Kathy Gates in the receptionist/ticket office area. Abby is a Messiah alumna who worked for conference and event services as a student supervisor and event expert.

Michael True
, director of the Internship Center, has been approached by Dr. Monica Zimmerman, an alumna of Messiah, to co-write a book for students studying entrepreneurship. The book will be adapted from his book, “InternQube: Professional Skills for the Workplace.” Publication is planned for 2015. Monica is currently professor of management, strategy and entrepreneurship at West Chester University. She is director of the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at the school. Previously, she was academic director for entrepreneurship programs at Fox School of Business, Temple University.

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Pride in Performance Awards nominations due Feb. 28

Have you been impressed or inspired by the contributions made by a fellow employee during the last year?  If so, please consider nominating that colleague for a Pride in Performance Award. The Pride in Performance Award is used to recognize an employee based on the following criteria:

  • The employee has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and remarkable proficiency in his/her assigned duties.
  • The employee has demonstrated hospitality, customer focus, and has been active in promoting a pleasant working environment.
  • The employee has demonstrated dependability, innovative ways to manage work and effective problem-solving.
  • The employee has been committed to professional development and enhancing his/her skill set.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Prior recipients are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. See the list of prior recipients here. Nominations must be submitted, using the Pride in Performance Nomination form found here by Friday, Feb. 28.  Further information on performance awards can be viewed here.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May. All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in human resources, at

Women’s HERstory Month events

The Office of Multicultural Programs presents the March 2014 Women’s HERstory Month events for the Messiah community to attend starting with the kick-off of the film “Girl Rising” on Monday, March 3 in Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall) from 7-9 p.m., followed by a day of events with guest Noorjahan Akbar on Wednesday, March 5 and our annual Lady Falcons Flockin’ the Union on Monday, March 31 in Larsen Student Union from 7-9 p.m.  See the attachment for the complete schedule, details and all sponsors.

Bradley Jacob from Regent University to give pre-law lecture March 4

On Tuesday, March 4 in Kline 120, Bradley Jacob, law professor from Regent University, will be conducting a biblical talk on vocation and calling with an emphasis on law, but will also extend to students of other majors. In his lecture, Jacob will outline how students can discern God’s will for their calling among a variety of competing paths in their lives. No tickets required. Alternate chapel credit will be given.

An evening with Noorjahan Akbar March 5

Noorjahan Akbar, a native of Aghanistan, is a leader in the Afghan gender-equality movement. She led the first march against street harassment in Afghan history and helped open the country’s first all-female Internet café. She has been featured in Forbes’ annual “Most Powerful Women in the World.” Remarkably, she is currently a Dickinson College senior and is the grand-prize winner in Glamour magazine’s “Top 10 College Women” 2013 competition. See the attachment for details on the evening presentation (including slides) as well as the afternoon class. We also look forward to having 2012 Messiah graduate Rachel Obenschain, an MK from Afghanistan, join her friend Akbar for these events!

Cultural Series concludes season with Tim Warfield Sextet March 8

Nationally known, award-winning,York native and Messiah College artist-in-residence saxophonist Tim Warfield Jr. will be joined by some of the finest musicians in jazz Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall of the High Center. Joining him will be trumpeter Terell Stafford, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Chris Beck. Contact the Ticket Office at ext. 6036 or visit All seats are $25.

London Internship Program / Goldsmiths representative to visit campus March 12

On March 12, Arcadia representative Kelly Lampe will be on campus to talk to students about studying and interning with the London Internship Program and studying at Goldsmiths: University of London. Students from a wide-range of majors have participated with these programs.

If you are interested in having Kelly speak to your classes about opportunities to participate in these programs, please contact Wendy Lippert or ext. 6089. You can also set up an appointment to meet with her one-on-one if you would like to talk with Kelly.

Kelly will be hosting a Student Information Session in Larsen 237 at 4 p.m. Please encourage interested students to attend.

More information about the London Internship Program can be found here and Goldsmiths: University of London can be found here.

Applications for “Into the City” now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the spring Into the City trip to Philadelphia! This career immersion program will take place on April 3-4 and promises students a high-impact, hands-on and educational experience. They will receive firsthand exposure to living, working and connecting in the greater Philadelphia area by interacting with Messiah alumni and parents through company site visits and tours, panel presentations, and a networking reception.

Organizations represented include:


American Cancer Society

Children’s Choice

Compass ION Advisors


Lockheed Martin

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia Inquirer

Templeton Foundation

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 14. Spots are limited and fill up quickly, so please encourage your students from all majors and academic years to apply for this educational opportunity. For more information, visit the “Into the City” website.

An INFO SESSION will be offered Wednesday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Hostetter 113.  Students must RSVP to attend at here. Educators are also welcome!

Reminders from conference services

Please remember that March 14 is the deadline for scheduling any event that includes:

1.  A set-up involving tech/AV needs of additional tables, chairs or furnishings.

2.  Serving food to others outside of your group or using college funds to purchase food for the event.

3.  A fundraiser, selling items, showing a film or an event that includes dancing.

4.  An off-campus speaker or an off-campus vendor.

5.  Mass advertising, required tickets or placing an event on the master calendar.

6.  More than 25 off-campus guests at your event.

All such requests will not be approved after the March 14 deadline.

Shredding Solutions on campus for confidential document shredding March 26

On Wednesday, March 26 Shredding Solutions will provide a shred truck on campus that will be accessible beginning at 11 a.m. The shred 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 documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. See attachment for complete information.

International Banquet set for April 5

The International Banquet hosted each spring by the Messiah College International Student Association (ISA)/MuKappa is scheduled for Saturday, April 5. Due to last year’s higher-than-usual ticket demand, ISA/MuKappa wanted to announce the date early enough for everyone to plan accordingly. Tickets will go on sale sometime next month to students first and then to the general public a week after that. Further details will be announced as planning progresses. ISA/MuKappa is a student-run group made up of primarily international students and missionary/transcultural students that, among other things, works to promote global awareness in the campus community.


Job opportunities:

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Lead Cook. For additional information and to apply, please see Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

The Oakes Museum has an immediate opening for the part-time, temporary position of Museum Teaching Docent. For additional information and to apply, please see Job-related questions may be directed to Ken Mark, director of the Oakes Museum, at

The Department of Procurement has an immediate opening for the part-time position of Administrative Assistant, Purchasing. For additional information and to apply, please see . Job-related questions may be directed to Wendy Starner, director of financial operations and controller, at

The Department of Information Technology Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Administrative Programmer/Analyst. For additional information and to apply, please see Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at

For rent:

Two bedroom townhouse — Located less than a mile from Messiah College. One bathroom, convenient second floor laundry, large eat-in kitchen with island, living room, rear deck with storage shed. Off-street parking (two spaces).  Hardwood floors and beautiful tile in the kitchen and bathroom.  Move-in date March 1. Contact Laurie Owens and or April at 717-608-0700 for more information or to schedule a tour.

For sale:

InStep bike trailer — For up to two kids. It includes the hardware for hitching to an adult bike and can be collapsed for storage. $40. Email for more information.

2010 Ford Focus SEL — Excellent condition, Bluetooth, SYNC, sunroof, silver exterior, black leather interior, newly inspected. 40,000 miles, asking $12,200. Can see anytime. For more information, contact or sawproffesorno1@aol.

2009 Volkswagen EOS Lux convertible — Hard-top, 2D, excellent condition, only 23,000 miles. $16,000. Call Laurie Owens at 717-796-5085.

Outside organization announcement:

West Shore Christian Academy now enrolling — West Shore Christian Academy, the area’s largest accredited Christian college-preparatory school is currently enrolling students (PreK-12) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Located off of Route 15 between Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill, West Shore Christian Academy has provided an excellent Christ-centered education for 40 years. Students are immersed in the study of God’s Word though living curriculum, vibrant community and a staff called for the purpose of partnering with parents to help each child grow both academically and spiritually. With low student/teacher ratios, superior academics, fine arts and athletic programs, as well as Bible and weekly chapel programming, West Shore Christian Academy helps families to develop, nurture and equip students to positively influence the world for Christ. To learn more about our Affordable Academic Excellence visit the next open house, March 6  from 7-8:30 p.m., or visit our website for more information, additional dates or to schedule a tour.  Last year more than $300,000 was distributed in financial aid, scholarships and grants.