August 27, 2015

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

 

MESSIAH 411

Make Plans to Attend the Movie on the Green 

Human Resources is once again partnering with the Agapé Center and Student Involvement and Leadership Programs to host an outdoor movie event. Pixar’s Inside Out will be showing on a 40’ tall screen on Friday, Sept. 18 on Eisenhower Lawn at 7:30 p.m. Coinciding with Family Weekend, this event is open to all employees and their families as well as students and their families. More information will follow in next week’s Intercom. Mark your calendar!

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions—joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness—conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Lenovo “Tiny” computers in Classrooms

Throughout the summer, ITS has upgraded all the teacher stations with brand new Lenovo PCs. These PCs are very compact and fast compared to what we previously had in classrooms. Since they are so much smaller, we have actually been receiving calls that they cannot be located, so we wanted to share these pictures, located in this blog article (http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/archives/6255) and some additional information regarding these new PCs.

The new PCs are located in the same spot where the old computers were in classrooms. However, due to their size, we have found that they are sometimes missed or assumed to be some equipment other than a computer.

They have two USB ports in the front for easy access if you need to use a USB drive. If you find the need to reboot the PC, make sure you remove any USB drives as this will prevent the PC from rebooting properly. The connection for the audio is also in the front, so you will note that an audio cable will be plugged in there as well. Please do not disconnect it as this will stop sound from playing through the speakers in the room.

Lastly, these new computers do NOT have a DVD drive. Therefore, if you need to use a DVD drive for any reason in class and do not have a laptop that has one, you will need to contact HelpDesk or via the Loaner Equipment Form to borrow one.

We hope you will find these new PCs a vast improvement over what was previously available in our classrooms. However, if you do have your own laptop, we do highly recommend that you bring and use that in class as it will always be the fastest, most reliable way to get your classes running on time and smoothly.

If you have any questions\concerns, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 4444 or by e-mailing helpdesk@messiah.edu. 

Mentor a First Generation, First-Year Student

Following the campus-wide viewing of the documentary film, “First Generation,” we received positive feedback from faculty and staff noting that the film did much to raise their awareness of the barriers these students face. For many of these students, the landscape of the college campus with its rules, policies, deadlines and expectations can be intimidating. To help our First Gens successfully navigate their first year of college, we invite YOU to “adopt” a student to mentor. We are looking to recruit faculty and staff to match with each of our entering first generation, first-year students. This commitment will require a couple of hours of your time each month. Taking the time to connect with the student over a meal or coffee each month, with perhaps a handwritten note of encouragement now and again, could make a big difference in a young person’s first year of college. If you are interested in participating as a mentor volunteer, please email Laura Julius, administrative assistant to the registrar/coordinator of student retention ljulius@messiah.edu. 

Clothes Dryer Fires

Doing laundry is most likely part of your everyday routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? The National Fire Protection Association offers these few simple safety tips to help prevent a clothes dryer fire. Click on the link and take the time to read tips that could save you and your family from the tragedy of a house fire. 

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For Sale:

Home for sale. The quaint community of Morningside homeowners has a beautiful location, ideal distance to Messiah Collage, minutes from the highway with sounds of the creek just out back. New heat pump and “smart” hot water heater.  Enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking this lovely back yard. This townhouse offers 3 bedrooms,  2 1/2 baths, and so much more!Family room, dining room connected with kitchen, island, new sliding glass door leading to deck. Master suite: walk-in closet, carpeting, full bath and cable ready; Bedrooms 2 and 3: closets, carpeting and full bathroom. Walk-out basement. .05 acres; 1375 sq. ft.; Built in 1996; Taxes: $2495; HOA fee $30/month; 309 sq. ft. in the basement; central air. For details please contact jmatlak@messiah.edu.

Baby items: Winnie the Pooh crib-$200, Winnie the Pooh changing table-$75 or both for $225. Graco Pack N’ Play (hardly used)-$40, Bounce Bounce Baby Activity seat-$15, vibrating baby seat-$15, Lil Tykes Cozy Coupe police car-$25. All in good condition. Contact Tom at 717-525-4091 or email to trhoads@messiah.edu. Have pictures of everything but crib. 

For Rent:

Townhome to share includes: One bedroom in desired Mayapple golf community in Carlisle. Rental features: furnished queen size bedroom, private full bath, private sitting room, half bath, and use of kitchen, deck and outdoor area. All utilities included plus high speed internet. Street parking. Female, non-smoking, no pets. $450.00/month. Call Laurie at 717-385-6213 to view photos and schedule time to view property. 

Free:

2 Wooden desks in fair condition; one large, one small. E-mail quist@messiah.edu if interested. 

Job Opportunities:

Messiah College has a current opening for the full-time position of dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Health. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/6957.

Job-related questions may be directed to Randy Basinger, provost, at RBasinge@messiah.edu.

Messiah College has a current opening for the full-time position of assistant director of annual giving, phonaton & web marketing. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/6932.

Job-related questions may be directed to Beth Clark, director of annual giving, at BClark@messiah.edu. 

The Early Learning Center has a current opening for the temporary, as needed position of substitute teacher (preschool). For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/5028.

Job-related questions may be directed to Lilian Schultz, administrative assistant to the Early Learning Center, at LSchultz@messiah.edu.

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