Archive for 2015

June 18, 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

Psalm 103:13 (NIV) 


Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, presented three sessions during an all-day pre-conference workshop at the 2015 Global Internship Conference at University College Dublin. Faculty and administrators—425 in all—from forty countries participated. Other co-presenters for the pre-conference sessions were from the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, Regent’s College in London, and Aston University in England. 



Please join us in welcoming Candice Tritle as the new campus store manager. Candice comes to Messiah College with many years of retail experience, and we look forward to working with her and Follett as they manage Messiah’s Campus Store.


It’s that time again!  Each year the Office of Alumni Relations recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society and/or Messiah College. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole. We appreciate your help in finding individuals who would a good fit for any of these awards.  

Click here for the Online Nomination Form 

Young Alumnus Achievement Award

This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who attended Messiah College within the past 10 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College.

Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award

Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College.

Alumni Christian Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity.

Alumni Appreciation Award

This award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution) 

Click here to view previous award recipients. 


June is National Safety Month and the safety topic for week #4 is emergency preparedness. Each day of the work week focuses on a different aspect of preparing for emergencies. Be sure to read the link for each day; don’t skip a day and miss important information:

  • Monday – Planning – do you have a plan in case you need to evacuate your home? What will you do if you get separated from your family? Do you know what an emergency contact card is and does each member of your household have one?
  • Tuesday – Seniors and Pets – Do you know senior citizens? Are they prepared for an emergency? Do you have pets? Do you know that pets are not permitted in most disaster shelters? How can you care for your pets during an emergency?
  • Wednesday – Emergency Kit – Do you have an emergency kit? Do you know what should go into one?
  • Thursday – Weather Emergency – Do you know how to prepare for a flood? How to respond during a flood? What to do after a flood? Tornado? Earthquake?
  • Friday – Chemical Emergency – Do you know how to handle chemicals safely in your home? Do you know how to respond to a chemical emergency in your area? What should you do in case of poisoning?



The Department of Conference Services has a current opening for the full-time position of sound and lighting technician. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Jonathan Bert, sound, lighting & event coordinator, at


2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 6 Cylinder, 6 speed shiftable automatic. 151,000 miles. Asking $4,000. View images here –  Contact Kris Hardy at 717-461-1025 if you have any questions or would like to see the car.

Bi-level for sale. Located close to the College in Spacious Acres at 204 Cockleys Drive. It is a bi-level with approx. 2,000 sq. feet including a large screened in porch. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and a lower bedroom that could also be used as an office or exercise room. It has one and a half baths with a single car garage. Lots of updates over the years. Move in ready. House was built in 1966. Asking price: $185,900.Contact Shirley Groff or 372-6356 for owners’ name and phone number.

4 tickets for the U2 concert in Boston. Playing at the TD Garden on July 10, 2015. Will sell all four or in pairs. Seats are lower level, Section 15, Row 26. Selling for face value. Contact Jennifer Fisler at or 717-514-2755.

Longaberger Baskets – Asking $135 for all – View Picture – Please contact Susan Shannon at Bread and Milk Basket – 1987 JW Collection ($60 – $200 on ebay); Slope Vegetable Basket – 1989 ($25 – $39 on ebay); Small Basket w/Leather Handles ($15 on ebay); Large Market Basket w/two Handles ($60 on ebay); Plus – Two extra (non-Longaberger) baskets!


Student/Child size desk. Several student/child size desks available for free. Please contact John Meyer at ext. 7101 or if interested