Archive for 2015

January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (NRSV)


Associate Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises” published on Read it here:

Willam Stowman served as guest conductor for the Susquehanna Valley Honors Band held in Milton, Pa. Jan. 16-17. Stowman conducted the middle school portion of the festival that involved nearly 100 students from the surrounding area. The program included works for the developing wind band and the concert was performed at Milton Area High School. Messiah College Master’s Alum Brett Hosterman was the festival host.

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Winter Orientation begins next Jan. 29

Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin the spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 29. Visit to see the three-day orientation agenda they will follow. Any questions about the orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, at ext. 5240 or

Retirement reception for employee set for Jan. 29

A reception honoring the service of Sandy Kline will be held in the Private Dining Room on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 2-4 p.m. Sandy will be retiring after more than 23 years of service to ITS at Messiah College. During those years, Sandy has distinguished herself as an excellent organizer, manager of expenses, general problem solver and a caring, dependable coworker. Her service and example will be missed by all. Please stop in during that time to join us in wishing Sandy the best in her retirement.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Feb. 16 open house

Do you know a student who is in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit our Open House on Monday, Feb. 16. Students can take a closer look at our 80+ majors, tour campus, enjoy a special lunch in the dining hall and spend time interacting with Messiah students, professors and staff. Students and their family members can register to attend at We invite you to share this link with prospective students and their family members, along with the reasons you love being a part of the Messiah College community! We would love to have them visit and extend them a warm welcome for the day.

Donate to The Grand Auction to benefit international service trips

All employees are invited to participate in a fundraiser auction for our international service trips. We want students to learn the significance of involving their local community in international mission—in prayer, fundraising and raising awareness—and are piloting an auction that includes students and Messiah employees. There will be a silent auction and a live auction on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union.

What we’re hoping for from you is two-fold:

1)      Donate items or services that would benefit students OR that other employees would bid on. Be creative! Examples include activities with students, food, gifts, etc.

2)      Stop by the silent auction on Feb. 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union to bid on a number of items donated from employees and students, like yard work, housecleaning, childcare and handmade items.

To donate, please fill out the following form and be as descriptive as possible:

Thank you for your consideration. Questions can be directed to Ashley Ober at

Have great news? Send our way!

The Office of Marketing and Communications is constantly looking for newsworthy stories and information about Messiah to share on our website and through social media. If you have a great story about students, faculty or employees, please send to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at The news should be timely, relevant and of interest to prospective students, parents, alumni or the community. High resolution photos (or the ability to obtain them) are a bonus! Due to the high volume of events on our campus, social media is rarely used for promotion of upcoming events, except for major events like Homecoming and Commencement.

Also, if you are an expert on a particular subject, please send that information to Danielle Ran as well, as she can use this information to reply to media requests when applicable.

Summary Annual Report available

Messiah College is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah College Defined Contribution Retirement Plan on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure

Room N1513

Employee Benefits Security Administration

U.S. Depart of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.


Positions available:

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Retail Restaurant Operations Manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

The Department of Dining Services has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Restaurant Operations Manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at