Archive for 2015

May 21

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverb 13:20


Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Damian Savarino will be singing at the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC on Saturday, May 29, 2015. Savarino will be performing as part of a gala event to benefit the Maryland Lyric Opera Company, for which he is contracted to sing in July. For more information on the gala event at the embassy, click here.

The School of Science, Engineering, and Health announces a leadership restructuring in the Department of Engineering, effective August 1, 2015. Dr. Randy Fish will serve as assistant chair of engineering, with responsibilities in the area of recruitment. In this role he will liaise with prospective and incoming students and families and with campus offices related to student affairs before and as engineering students ‘come in the door’ to Messiah’s engineering program. Dr. Brian Swartz will serve as department chair of engineering. Brian’s role includes the traditional areas of department chair responsibilities, with the exception of those related to recruitment and course scheduling for incoming students.

Dr. Carol Buckley was honored with the “Distinguished Paper Award” from the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association. In April, she was invited to represent PERA at the American Research Association’s conference in Chicago. Congratulations to Carol for this noteworthy honor.

Marti Derr, associate professor of nursing (Clinical Track) earned certification in bioethics from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The graduate courses addressed philosophical, theological, and political foundations for the study of bioethics.


Ben Taylor farewell May 28

It is with great sadness that Messiah College announces Ben Taylor will be leaving in June, to move to Bloomington, Ind. Ben will be starting a new position as assistant director of student life at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Ben and Kerrie will appreciate being much closer to both of their families, but will certainly miss the close relationships they’ve developed with their colleagues here on campus.

A  farewell reception for Ben will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union fireplace alcove. If you are able to come by to say farewell, Ben would appreciate the time with his colleagues.

Symposium to be presented October 8

Please join us for The Ernest L. Boyer Center Symposium “Constructing Hope: Inspired Learning in an Age of Accountability” on October 8, 2015. The Keynote title is “Boyer’s Basic School: A Partnership for HOPE” with Patrick Callaghan, Jr , Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction – South Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio.

The symposium will be held from 4-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Registration is required via the website at For more information, contact Tina Keul at

Heat Illness             

With increasing temperatures and more time spent outside working and playing, the potential for heat illnesses also increases. Know how to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke, know the signs of heat illnesses, and know what to do if you or someone else is experiencing the symptoms. Take the time to read the tips that could save a life.

Lyme disease – what you should know

In 2013, 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported in just 14 states. Pennsylvania was one of the 14, as were our neighboring states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. While 30,000 cases were reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), they estimate that there are closer to 300,000 people diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Do you know how Lyme Disease is spread? Do you know the signs and symptoms of it? Do you know what precautions to take? Click on the information link to find out what you should know about this disease that is infecting growing numbers of individuals every year!

Thank you videos

Each year, Human Resources reaches out to our student population to assist in producing special “thank you” videos for the Employee Recognition Reception. This year, we reached out to the entire student population and asked them to tell us what they loved about Messiah or who they loved at Messiah. These tributes from our students were filmed and shown at the Employee Recognition Reception on May 6, and are now available to view online. You can access ‘2015 Student Shout Outs’ from the Employee QuickLinks menu on MCSquare. Students are also able to view the salutes from the Student QuickLinks menu. Enjoy!



The Early Learning Center currently has openings for substitute teachers (Preschool). These are temporary, as needed assignments. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Stacey Griffiths, director of the Early Learning Center, at


Bike for sale. Looking to sell a 2009 TREK820. 54 inch aluminum/steel alloy frame, all SHIMANO components, crossover tires, new Fizik grip tape, overall in great condition. Asking $350 or best offer. 11263991_10206602077395480_5583424909549592316_n.jpg  If interested please contact Josiah Lindquist at

Bikes for sale: Two boys 20″ BMX style bicycles. One red, one silver. Asking $15.00 each. Call Bill Althoff at 253-5196.

Ikea Leksvik six compartment coffee table. Stained wood. Good condition. 47″x23″x21″. $25 obo. If interested, please email Kerry Harker-Roth at

Chairs for sale:  Kitchen chairs, set of 4.  Asking $50.  The seat is natural.  The back and legs are white. Picture Attached.   If interested please contact Ted Gingrich @


3-4 bedroom duplex house for rent in Grantham,  810 Grantham Road, $1190/mo, available July 1.  Also, 3 bedroom apartment  for rent, 706 Grantham Rd, $900, mo, available Aug 1.  Contact Dale Fogelsanger at  717-623-0735 or .