Archive for 2015

September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

     In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

Samuel 18:14


Kathy T. Hettinga, professor of art and design was selected for her alma mater’s 50th Anniversary of the Department of Art and Art History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Her artwork will be part of The “Celebrating ART 50, Fifty Years of Light, 50 Alumni in 50 Years” in the Center Art Gallery, Covenant Fine Arts Center.­­­­

Please join the Teacher Education Program and the Ernest L. Boyer Center in celebrating the accomplishments of our 2015 Teacher Education Program Scholarship Awards winners at a reception in their honor, Thursday, Oct. 1, 4-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium. The awards winners are:

Katherine Edelman, Grades 4-8 Science and Math Concentrations, winner of the Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship

Katelyn Kratz, Grades PreK-4/Special Education, winner of the Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award

Caroline Mills, Grades PreK-4, winner of the Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award

Aubrey Werley, Grades PreK-4, Winner of the Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award

Brad Markley, director of facilities services at Messiah College along with Mark Fennell, business development manager at UGI Performance Solutions co-authored and published an article entitled “Messiah College Drastically Reduces Energy Costs Through Natural Gas and a Combined Cooling, Heat and Power System” for the Catalyst Magazine, a publication for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry.  Click to read the article.


Thank you for your kindness
Thank you so very much for the overwhelming support from the entire Messiah College family during the darkest hours surrounding the death of our Emily. Words can’t begin to express how touched our family was by your prayers and presence in our lives the past several weeks. We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support from Messiah.

To Mark Wirtz and the Dining Services Department: Thank you for providing all the wonderful food. Your thoughtfulness represented “Jesus feeding the 5,000” when our home was loaded with guests and school students. A special thank you to Kathie Shafer, Vice President of Operations, for closing the physical plant during the funeral service. We realized it was probably the busiest time for maintenance during student move-in week. It meant so much to see so many of my friends attending the funeral. We would also like to thank the operations employees for the beautiful flowers. To the Athletics Department, Facility Services and “Colleagues at Messiah College:” Thank you for the flower arrangements sent to the church. To the Physical Plant Employees, Old Main Employees, Swim Team, Women’s Lacrosse Team and others that contributed monetary donations to our family and to our church: We are totally speechless over the amazing generosity extended to us.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

~ Patrick Groft and family

 Grandparents Day 2015

Thursday, October 1 will mark our seventh annual Grandparents Day. The purpose of this annual event is to allow the grandparent(s) and/or elderly mentors of current students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to attend Messiah College and to become familiar with our campus and all it has to offer. Please be sure to warmly welcome our grandparents when you see them on campus. Any questions about this event can be directed to Yonette Schneider, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at

“Open Door” Day

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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 206.   A schedule for these dates and times may be found on the president’s web page.

An evening with journalist and author Bob Woodward

One of America’s preeminent investiga­tive reporters and nonfiction authors, Bob Woodward, will be speaking at Messiah College on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall of the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performance. Mr. Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter and is currently an associate editor there. As a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of Presi­dent Richard Nixon. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

Woodward has authored or coauthored 16 nonfiction books in the last 36 years. All 16 have been national best-sellers and 12 of them have been #1 national nonfiction best-sellers — more #1 national nonfiction best-sellers than any contemporary author. General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets (with ID) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit

Pizza with Professionals

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the fall schedule for our PIZZA WITH PROFESSIONALS series.  Students who attend a PIZZA WITH PROFESSIONALS session will gain in-depth knowledge about a specific organization or career path, increase their professional connections, and learn first-hand from the experiences of others … all while enjoying pizza!

Educators are invited to attend and encouraged to personally invite students to attend as well.

The Fall Schedule for PIZZA WITH PROFESSIONALS is as follows:

GoCorpsMonday, September 28, Boyer 131, register here

PA House of Representatives Wednesday, October 14, Boyer 331, register here

Central Penn Business Journal – Wednesday, October 28, Boyer 336, register here

Chic Fil A Monday, November 9, Parmer Cinema, register here

West Shore Chamber of CommerceTuesday, November 17, Parmer Cinema, register here

* All sessions will be held from noon – 1 p.m.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2015. Volunteers are needed in one to two-hour time slots on Saturday, Oct. 17 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Shardé Hardy at with your availability for that day by Friday, Oct. 2.  We look forward to serving with you!

Text Alert System

For the safety of our students and employees, and in compliance with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The Text Alert system was recently upgraded and now offers more carriers then the previous system. The text alert sign-up is found on MCSquare in the “Need to Know” channel. If you have not loaded this Channel onto your MCSquare tab, please do so. Below is a link to the sign-up instructions. There will be a campus-wide test of this text alert system on Thursday, September 24. Please sign up before this date.

Kids Stuff Coupon Books

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…great for gifts too!

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Lily Schultz at or call ext. 5043. All payment is due by Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  Thank you for your kind support.

Attention P-Card holders

The Image Library, a new feature in Visa IntelliLink Spend Management, has been activated. This feature allows you to upload receipt images directly into your very own image library via an email upload or a web upload. You can upload receipt images whenever you want – you don’t need to wait for the transaction and statement to be loaded into the system first. Click here to view step by step instructions.

Questions may be directed to the P-Card administrator at ext. 2211 or


For Sale:

Black metal twin loft bed (mattress not included).  3 years old and in good condition. Will disassemble into 3-4 pieces. Willing to meet within a reasonable distance.  $75 OBO.  Please contact Robert Reyes at 717-756-2181.

7 –speed Huffy bicycle. 24″ Girls’ Huffy bicycle with Schwinn saddle seat for sale. Excellent condition. Colors: turquoise/pink/white. For more information, please contact

2006 Dodge Dakota SLT. Club Cab Pickup 3.7L V6 SFI OHV, 4 wheel drive, max seating: 5, Auto, AC, PW, power door locks, cruise control, Power steering, tilt wheel, AM/FM stereo, CD (single disc), Dual air bags, alloy wheels, towing package, Kelley Blue Book rating: Fair, PA inspection through 11/15, 115,000 miles. Asking $6,500 or reasonable offer. Call Bob Brown at ext. 2260 or email

Job Opportunities:

Messiah College has a current opening for the full-time position of Graduate Programs Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, interim assistant provost for graduate and nontraditional programs and director of graduate programs in business and leadership, at


Laptop. Looking to buy used laptop (or desktop or ipad, to replace 12 yr. old desktop) for senior citizen parents. Contact Dale, or 717-623-0735.