April 2, 2015

 The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.

Luke 24:5 (NSRV)


Rachel Cornacchio, associate professor of music, presented “Making Choices for the Singing Child” at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association State Conference in Boston. The presentation gave practitioners background in making research based repertoire choices for children in the upper elementary school grades. Music educators from throughout the state were in attendance.

At the 75th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, in Pittsburgh, March 25-28, Larry M. Lake, associate professor of writing, chaired a session “Anthropology in Education and Communication” and presented his study “Beyond the Trophy Picture,” an examination of successful cross-cultural training for short term missions projects. He also officially launched LakeEffect, his anthropological consulting practice which advises on cultural adaptation in education and missions.

On Wednesday, March 25, Dining Services was one of 30 local businesses that participated in the Taste of the Chamber event hosted by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce at the Appalachian Harley Davidson on the Carlisle Pike.  Executive Chef Percell Green was joined by Sous Chef Pat Combs, Catering Chef Andrew White, Catering Lead Linda Nye and Catering Manager Derrick Trent in offering chocolate mousse, Mediterranean hummus fillo cups and edamame hummus fillo cups to 400 attending guests.

The Office of Marketing and Communications is pleased to announce the addition of our new marketing & services coordinator, Karen Garlinger. She comes to Messiah with a background in multimedia sales, customer service and marketing. You are invited to stop by third floor Old Main to introduce yourself and to extend a warm welcome. Karen’s role will be to facilitate and coordinate design projects created through the office of marketing and communications and student photography. Please contact her at kgarlinger@messsiah.edu or extension 7342 to initiate any projects you plan to create that will reach an off-campus audience of more than 200 people. We request five weeks from the beginning of the project to completion. Photography of events can continue to be requested through photography@messiah.edu. Click on this link to download a handy flyer outlining the design services offered by the office of marketing and communications.

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Department of Education to sponsor Honors Presentations next week

The Department of Education is pleased to sponsor two Honors Presentations in April. On Wednesday, April 8, in Boyer 235, from 5- 6 p.m., Mariah Kendrick will discuss the problem of math retention for students during the summer months and how to prevent the summer-slide in “Webcasts and the Retention of Mathematical Knowledge over the Summer Break.” The following afternoon, on Thursday, April 9, in Boyer 131, from 5:30-6:30pm, Melissa Landis will present “’Sound it Out:’ Connecting Students’ Spoken Language to Academic Writing.” In this presentation, Melissa will seek to start the conversation about how to connect students’ language experience with their academic writing.

Pittsburgh Fellow Program to host information event Thursday, April 9

The Pittsburgh Fellows Program will host an information session for students and faculty on Thursday, April 9 from noon-1 p.m. in Jordan 172. Pizza will be provided.

A brief description of this well-respected one-year post-grad program:

The Pittsburgh Fellows Program is a post-undergraduate, leadership development program that recruits and trains highly qualified college graduates to be values-driven, ethical business leaders in the city and region of Pittsburgh. Our goal is to positively impact the city through current and future business leaders who use their resources for the well-being of the whole community. More information can be found here: www.pittsburghfellows.com

While this program has a leadership and business development focus, ALL majors are invited to attend and apply for a fellow position.

If you are able to attend, please REGISTER here.  You are welcome to share this with other faculty or specific students who may have interest.

PLEASE NOTE: The director of the program, Ms. Julie McCormick, will be on campus to interview interested students the afternoon of April 9, following the info session. They have a couple of slots left for this cohort of fellows. If students are interested in an interview slot, they must apply for a fellows position through their website prior to April 9: http://www.pittsburghfellows.com/#!apply-now/c1mu7

“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 8-July 31, 2015, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. Messiah’s summer courses are completed in nearly half the time, and are discounted more than 50 percent as the same courses that are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Courses are open to current students (college-level, qualified homeschooled and high school students), employees, alumni, parents, community friends, and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 14 and runs through June 2. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Young Writer’s Workshop

The Young Writers Workshop is back for the fourth year! It has been such a success that we have many students that keep coming back. We already have several students signed up for this workshop, so make your plans now because we do limit class sizes so the students get the attention they deserve! Our camp is designed to foster a community of young writers through an enriching, summer writing camp environment. It provides college-level writing skills development for student in grades 9-12. It offers intensive courses in creative writing in which students will: produce a portfolio of their own work and present a reading; learn to read and respond to each other’s work effectively; and learn how to revise their work in response to their peers.

Messiah’s Young Writers Workshop is unique in several ways:

– Courses are taught by published Messiah faculty
– Readings and interaction with published writers
– Residential writing camp experience
– The opportunity to help create and publish an e-book that will be made available to the public
– Unique and practical session about how to write a college admissions essay
– A field trip to a museum and Midtown Scholar Bookstore
– Personalized attention ( class sizes limited to 15 students)

Visit our website for further details and registration. Like us on Facebook for updates, readings from past students and so much more! For more information, call 717-796-5073.

Reminder about Intercom Submissions

All submissions for Intercom should be submitted through this form or by emailing intercom@messiah.edu. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog are not accepted. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.      

Anti-Virus Software Changes Coming from ITS

ITS is changing its Anti-Virus software program from AVG to Endpoint. This will happen between now and June 1, 2015. It will be done incrementally, and the details are still being worked out. This change should be transparent to the end users, but the AVG icon in the system tray will be removed. As always, if you experience any issues due to this change, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 4444 or check the blog at helpdesk.messiah.edu.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Have you ever gotten in your car and started driving and ended up at your destination and couldn’t recall all the minutes during your drive? According to the National Safety Council, cognitively distracted drivers can miss up to 50 percent of their driving environment, including stop signs, pedestrians and red lights. And drivers talking on cell phones–handheld or hands-free—are four times more likely to crash. Focusing on anything other than driving–inclduing eating and drinking, reading a map, adjusting a radio, putting on make-up, or talking or texting on the phone while behind the wheel–can put you and others in serious danger. Stay alert and aware while behind the wheel. It could save your life or the life of someone you love.


For Sale:

Three window unit air conditioners $20 each or best offer; Beginner girls bike with training wheels – $20 or best offer; Toddler basketball hoop – $10 or best offer. Call Helena at ext. 2431 or 697-1181. Email: hcicero@messiah.edu.

Outside Organizations

Is learning to ride a horse on your “bucket list?”  Here’s your chance to cross it off!

Total Equine Learning Center in Mechanicsburg is offering a six-week adult riding course that will teach you the basics of horsemanship, riding techniques and safety. Learn to ride western or English on well-trained horses in a roomy indoor ring facility. If the weather is nice, we have an outdoor riding ring. This class will start on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. and will run for six weeks. The cost is only $240 and must be paid in advance. Class size is limited to 5 people so don’t wait! If you have any further questions, contact Joanne Hocker at 766-4035 or Sally Richardson at srichardson@messiah.edu.



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