Archive for 2015

September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.

Psalm 25:10


Todd Goranson, associate professor of music, presented a duo saxophone recital with Dr. Holly Hubbs (Ursinus College) on June 17 for the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.

Todd also served as bassoon faculty from June 28-July 12 at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. The MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced students of the classical performing arts (orchestra, choir, theater, improvisation, opera scenes, and dance) and is the largest Christian performing arts festival of its kind in North America.



LCC Representative to Visit Campus

On Oct. 1 and 2, Franklin Brown, a representative of LCC International University will be on campus to talk with students and faculty about opportunities for students to study in Lithuania.

If you are interested in inviting Franklin to speak briefly in your classes about the program or would like to meet with him one-on-one, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at or ext. 6089.

Franklin will be hosting an information session for at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Larsen 237. Please feel free to share this with interested students. 

LCC International University serves 600 students from a number of Eastern European nations. Students travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia as well as Latvia and Estonia during this unique learning experience. Courses in accounting, business, communication, conflict studies, economics, English, history, literature, marketing, social science and theology are offered each semester.

To learn more about the program, visit

The Ernest L. Boyer Center Symposium Oct. 8

You are invited to join us for The Ernest L. Boyer Center Symposium “Constructing Hope: Inspired Learning in an Age of Accountability” on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event runs from 4-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel.

The Keynote title is “Boyer’s Basic School: A Partnership for HOPE” with Patrick Callaghan Jr., director for elementary education, Worthington City Schools, Worthington, Ohio.

Registration required via the website at  Registration deadline is Oct 2. For more information, contact Tina Keul at

Rhonda Sider Edgington to perform Oct. 4

Messiah College and the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present Rhonda Sider Edgington, international organist under management, on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in Parmer Hall.  Rhonda has played concerts in northern Europe on instruments such as the Arp Schnitger organs in Norden and Steinkirchen; the Jugend Ahrend organ in Bremen’s St. Martini Church; and a mean-tone instrument with subsemitones in Bremen-Walle. She has played recitals throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including venues such as Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis; St. Paul’s Episcopal in Buffalo; and Fourth Presbyterian and Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. A friend of many varied styles and repertoire for the organ, Rhonda has also played in four national conventions of the Organ Historical Society. Rhonda’s father, Dr. Ronald Sider, introduced the applied organ major at Messiah College. Before Messiah College had any pipes organs, Ron Sider taught on an electronic organ, and then helped to raise money to purchase pipe organs on campus. Rhonda and her husband Mark live in Holland, Michigan with her children Isaac and Esther. Open Seating; no tickets is required. Please contact Susan Mayernick with questions at 717- 766-2511, ext. 7282.

Summer issue of THE BRIDGE coming September 21

How do you quantify a calling? The summer issue of The Bridge explores that very topic in a feature about science and faith by grad student Matthew Fenton ’13, ’16 MA. Several of our Messiah experts, students and alumni weigh in.

Also, be sure to check out profiles of some members of the Class of 2015 to see what they’re up to. From working at a Nashville recording label to interning for a federal senator, six outstanding grads tell their stories.

Please be sure to view the magazine in its entirety September 21 at:

Hard copies of The Bridge are 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.

KidStuff Coupon Books available through Early Learning Center

The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books are now available through our Center! KidStuff Coupon Books are only sold through schools and our center earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell. Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff that are great for gifts too!

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Lily Schultz at or call ext. 5043. Payment is due by Wednesday, Oct. 7. Thank you for your kind support.

Autumn Hazards

Although the change in season brings unique beauty to the world around us, it also brings unique safety hazards. Be aware:

AS YOU WORK OUTSIDE– Fall planting and pruning, harvesting and house maintenance (ex., cleaning rainspouts, washing windows, etc.) expose you to increased safety hazards.

  • If ladders are used, you should be aware of precautions you need to take; review Section 13 of the Messiah College Safety Manual for Ladder Safety tips.
  • Pest control, stinging insects and exposure to ticks are very real concerns. Watch out for hidden nests; wear clothing to protect your arms and legs; wear hats and boots; use insect repellent. When finished with your work, shower and inspect yourself for ticks and bites.
  • Power tools such as chain saws have inherent safety hazards. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s manual for any power tool you are using. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. For chainsaws, OSHA provides a tip sheet on safety.

AS YOU START UP THE USE OF HEATING SYSTEMS Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be DEADLY. It’s produced by burning wood and wood by-products, natural gas, propane and kerosene fuels and coal. Be sure your furnaces, wood stoves and space heaters are cleaned properly for the season. Don’t forget chimney cleaning to remove creosote build-up which can cause house fires.

CHANGES IN WEATHER introduce new safety hazards!

  • Sudden storms can make driving difficult, reducing visibility and increasing the potential for slippery roads. Debris in the roadway can occur from fallen limbs and trees. Even wet leaves can present slippery driving conditions.
  • Power outages may occur. When generators are used to provide power during storms, remember that carbon monoxide is a very real danger. Be sure you are familiar with your generator, how to use it safely and where to locate it to prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide in the home.

SCHOOLS ARE BACK IN SEASON This means school buses are on the roads and so are school children. Know the laws around school bus safety and follow them. Watch out for children walking to and from schools and to and from bus stops, especially in those early morning hours before total daylight.

FLUIt’s that time of year—the start of flu season. Be sure you get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible.

Remember to keep safety in mind so that you can enjoy the crisp autumn air, the leaves changing colors, the pumpkins and apple picking…injury free!

New Tool for Potential Class Use and Student Assessment
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) would like to introduce faculty to a new tool that you might find helpful in your classes and/or for assessment of student learning. “InterviewStream” is a web-based video interface that allows students to practice for an interview, rehearse an elevator pitch or improve their public speaking. Students respond to a series of pre-recorded interview questions from their computer. They can review their own responses, but these can also be shared with CPDC staff and faculty. We have already worked with a few faculty members to create their own accounts and use this tool for a course assignment. Faculty may customize questions, review student responses at their convenience and provide feedback. On Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in Boyer 222, we will demo the InterviewStream technology for anyone interested. If you would like to attend the short 30-minute demo, please e-mail Dwayne Keiffer at to RSVP. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Fun Fact: Did you know the Messiah College HR department uses InterviewStream to perform their initial screening of job candidates at Messiah College?



For Sale:

2013 Toyota Sienna LE; 27,500 miles; Inspection to July 2016; $21,500.00; Pictures; Contact Susan Shannon at


Seeking to buy a gently used color computer monitor; all sizes considered.  Please contact

Job Opportunities:

Campus Events has an opening for the full-time position of Campus Events Worker II, Larsen/Floater. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at

Campus Events has a current opening for the full-time position of Campus Events Worker I, High Center. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at

Dining Services has a current opening for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at