Archive for 2015

September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always

Chronicles 16:11


Please welcome Derek Mauldin as our new sound and lighting technician. Derek is currently seeking a degree in business administration with a financial planning focus from Liberty University Online. For the past two seasons, he worked as the sound designersound engineermaster electrician at Allenberry Playhouse. Derek is a graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and enjoys golf, singing, songwriting and performing. He attends Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ church where he serves as lighting designer and plays guitar with the worship team. You will find Derek on the second floor of Eisenhower in the office of Conference and Event Services. We are excited to add him to our team. Please make Derek feel welcome as you see him at events across campus.


The Department of Nursing is pleased to announce two significant accomplishments by our faculty.

Debbie Loop, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE recently received international certification as a certified healthcare simulation educator. Currently, there are only 500 individuals worldwide who have achieved this rigorous certification. CSHE’s come from:  Australia, Canada, Chile, Dubai, England, Grenada, Ireland, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Turkey and the United States. This certification provides professional recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, abilities and accomplishments in simulation education.

Sarah D. Jones, Ph.D., RN successfully defended her doctoral dissertation study, “A comparison of hypertension management perceptions, knowledge and stage of change among hospital employees” achieving her PhD in administrative and leadership studies, non-profit sector from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to Debbie and Sarah for these outstanding achievements!


President Phipps to hold an “Open Door” day on Sept. 28

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” day on Monday, Sept. 28 from 1-4 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main, room 207. A schedule for these dates and times may be found on the president’s web page.

Jadu training offered for fall semester

If you are interested in Jadu CMS website editing training, sessions are now posted on MCSquare under Employee Training > Web or at

Please email Ramona Fritschi at with any questions you may have regarding web training.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 13-19

Just Drive PA website offers the following reminders on child passenger safety:

Birth-12 Months: Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat.

1-3 Years: Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. It’s the best way to keep him or her safe. Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness.

4-7 Years: Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat.

8-12 Years: Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: your child should still ride in the back seat because it’s safer there.

Car Seat Selection and Use: Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, and choose a seat that fits in your vehicle. Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions; read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or LATCH system; and check height and weight limits. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements. Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.

Make plans to attend the movie on the green 

Human Resources is once again partnering with the Agapé Center and Student Involvement & 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 the 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. Bring blankets and chairs (rain location is Brubaker).

All proceeds go to the Central PA Foodbank. Suggested donation is $2/student or $10/family. Concessions will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.

See link for further details. Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources, with questions. 


For sale:

Townhouse for sale. Located at 642 Cedar Ridge Lane in Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg School District. Independent certified appraisal in August 2015: $137,000. Price is negotiable, especially with a private sale. Two-story with two-story height in living room. Updated kitchen, roof replaced in 2013, heat pump replaced in 2010. All appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer) are in excellent condition. Three bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, separate laundry room, outside storage area, partially-covered double carport. For more information, contact Yvonne Martin at 717-439-6659 or

Piano for sale. Whitney by Kimball piano. Great condition but needs to be tuned. Call 766-6446 or email 

Job Opportunities:

Facility Maintenance has a current opening for the full-time position of general maintenance mechanic. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of Facility Services, at