Archive for 2015

March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

May the God of  hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Romans 15:3


Messiah’s graduate program in education was recently ranked as 8th in the nation for Top Online Masters in Education programs by Twenty-five programs were featured in the ranking, and the complete listing can be found here. Best Colleges ranked schools according to admissions, enrollment, graduation and retention rates. In these categories, ranked schools not only outperformed schools offering master’s degrees in education, but also average higher graduation and retention rates than all accredited schools offering online master’s degree in any subject.

Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “2 Key Lessons in Brand Building” published on Read the article here.

Messiah 411

Current issue of The Bridge magazine

“Everyone should be more thoughtful, courteous, discreet, creative, encouraging and genuine in their use of social media.”

Curious about which Messiah College staffer spoke so eloquently on the subject of integrity in the digital age? Then, you’ll need to read the feature “Are You Sure You Want to Download That?” in the winter issue of The Bridge. Please be sure to view the magazine in its entirely online here.

Hard copies of The Bridge now will be available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

Shredding Solutions on campus for confidential document shredding March 25

On Wednesday, March 25, 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 from 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.

Fall textbook responses due April 1

Undergrad and grad school fall 2015 textbook responses will be due Wednesday, April 1. If you are unable to submit your orders by this date for any reason, kindly contact Aleisha Wildon via email to provide a likely alternative submission date. On the Textbook Express’ web page we have now posted information that you may find helpful including: due dates for each term, textbook lists from previous semesters, a blank textbook requisition form and a faculty FAQ. See more details here.

Pre-filled textbook order forms will be emailed to your Messiah email address as soon as we receive notification from the registrar’s office that the course schedule has been finalized (on or about March 27). Printed forms will no longer be sent to you through campus mail.

In order to be compliant with the federal Higher Education Opportunities Act, implemented on July 1, 2010, the due date was established to coincide with student registration. The HEOA requires that colleges must, “to the maximum extent practicable,” make the textbook information for courses accessible to students by the point at which they register for that term. As orders are received from faculty, they will be vetted and posted online in a timely manner. Posted textbook information can be found here so that you can answer student inquiries easily.

Reminder for summer student employment

If you are planning on hiring student employees for the upcoming summer, hiring proposals should be submitted via by April 3. A hiring proposal should be submitted for each summer student employee. The summer student pay period begins May 10 and ends August 30. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring, contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or Further details on summer student employment can be located here.

If you are aware of students that are interested in summer employment, please encourage them to apply here.


For sale:

Viking pop-up camper (1998 model). Sleeps five. Awning included. Good condition. $1500. Contact or 717-766-7838.

Devilbiss Model GB5000 Generator – 5000 Watts output, gasoline engine, 2 110v outlets, 2 220v outlets, less than 1 hour use. Picture attached. Asking $400.00 Contact

Outside organization announcement:

Harrisburg Academy is proud to continue offering a renewable $10,000 Corporate Merit Scholarship to new students entering grades 5 through 11, when a parent is a full-time employee of a corporate partner, such as Messiah College. Applications for merit scholarships, testing, and need-based financial aid are all currently being accepted. The next visit day is Friday, April 17, 2015. Please contact to learn more.