Archive for 2015

October 8, 2015

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

       O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1


Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had an article titled “3 Infallible Principles for Personal Branding from Pope Francis” published on Read the article here.

Tina Keller, assistant professor of TESOL, recently co-authored an article for Children’s Literature in Education entitled, “When Names and Schools Collide: Critically Analyzing Depictions of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children Negotiating Their Names in Picture Books Access.” Read the article here.



Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 12 open house
Do you know a student who’s in the college search process and may be a good fit for Messiah College? Consider inviting them personally to visit the college Open House on Monday, Oct. 12. 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 online 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.

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, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. 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

Grandparents Day 2015

On behalf of the office of development, we offer our sincerest thanks to all students and employees for warmly welcoming over 660 grandparents to Messiah College on Thursday, Oct. 1.  This is a new attendance record beating last year’s 610!  We are deeply grateful for the gracious hospitality shown to our grandparent guests by the campus community despite the challenges brought by such a large number of visitors.

Grandparents Day is a team effort and we are thankful for the colleagues in campus events, dining, college ministries, public safety, facilities, Oakes Museum staff, School of the Arts, admissions and advancement for making the event such a success.  Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra “student” visitors in your classroom.

Attention Mac Users
If you are a Mac user, you have likely heard that Apple OS X El Capitan was released last week. Please do not attempt to upgrade college assigned equipment. As with all new software releases, new bugs are often discovered in the initial rollout period. Updating early may create issues between software applications required for your job and latest Apple OS X update.

Safety Contest
The Workplace Safety Committee is sponsoring a safety contest for 2015-2016. Each month (for six months) a question will be distributed to all employees via mass email. Each question is intended to increase safety awareness across our campus. All correct answers for the month will go into a prize drawing; each month the prize is a $50 gift card. For more information and the first month’s question, watch your mass email next week!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware)!
The goal of this national campaign is to raise awareness about steps each of us can take to stay safer and more secure online.

Here are a few tips all Internet users can leverage to practice cybersecurity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and throughout the year:

  • Use a different password for each site: When a data breach occurs, cyber criminals often sell the information to third parties before the theft is detected. When you reuse the same password, criminals can use this to gain access to your other accounts.
  • Use a password manager: Instead of trying to remember lots of different passwords, a password manager keeps your passwords in an encrypted vault. The best managers allow you to sync across devices, change passwords with a click, log into sites for you, and more.
  • Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a longer, more secure password.
  • Keep it secret: Don’t share your passwords or reveal them to others. No legitimate organization should ever ask you for your password.
  • Beware of unfamiliar or unexpected links and attachments: Links in email, texts, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals steal your information or compromise your computer. Attachments, too! If it looks suspicious, DELETE IT! Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately or offer something that sounds too good to be true. These are often scams. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Protect your privacy: Don’t give sensitive personal, financial, login, business, system or network information to anyone you don’t know or who doesn’t have a legitimate need for it — in person, over the phone, via email, IM, text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Visit for more tips and resources for staying secure online.

Refer a candidate
Want to share the experience of working at Messiah College with others? Have a friend, relative or colleague that you feel would be a good fit at Messiah and help Messiah succeed?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, consider referring the individual for a position at the College. Not only can you help the College, but the College has a way to thank YOU for the help. Messiah has an Employee Referral Bonus Program, coordinated through Human Resources, whereby referrals who are hired by the College can lead to you receiving a $300 bonus for the referral. Please find a copy of the referral bonus form here.

The College thanks you for your assistance in identifying strong candidates for employment at Messiah!

Online project initiation with the Office of Marketing and Communications
Marketing promotional pieces for the College are created through the Office of Marketing and Communications. If you have a project that is communicating to an audience of 200 or more off-campus people, your project should be designed through our office. We also create the display case marquees on campus. A summary of our processes and examples of projects we work on is attached. You can now begin the project initiation process with our office online at or contact our service coordinator, Karen Garlinger. To request a student photographer for an event, you can fill out the form at


Job openings:

The Campus Events Department has a current opening for the full-time position of Campus Events Worker II – South Side Floater. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at

The Department of Safety has a current opening for the full-time position of Supervisor of Patrol – Night Shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety, at

The Department of Dining Services has a current opening for the full-time position of Retail Restaurant Shift Supervisor. 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 Occupational Therapy Graduate Studies has a current opening for the full-time position of Occupational Therapy Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Clinical Instructor in OT. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Darlene Perez-Brown, director of the graduate program in occupational therapy, at


We are looking for part-time, occasional childcare for our 2-year-old daughter. We would need availability on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are open to students with an education background and/or extensive childcare experience. Contact Alex Wisnoski at

For Rent:

Townhouse for rent

Beautiful townhouse in the much desired neighborhood of Beacon Hill, Hunters Ridge. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Open concept layout with the rear facing a private wooded area. Fully finished basement with propane fireplace and full bath. The large master boasts lots of closet space and master bath. New carpet and hardwood flooring. Rent includes all snow and leaf removal, landscaping, mowing, trash and sewer and two reserved parking spaces. Washer and dryer come with the unit. The home is very close to a park, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Find full details here.

For Sale:

Home for sale
Located in Grantham, Mechanicsburg School District. Just reduced to $155,000. Fantastic ranch with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large living room with wood floors. Spacious kitchen with beautiful cabinetry, appliance garage and breakfast bar. Partially finished basement for multiple uses. Unfinished area for storage and laundry. Access to outside from basement gives easy access to workshop. For information, contact Sally Chaplin at 717-350-0289 or

Triple Stroller in excellent condition. Only used a few times. They go for almost 400.00 in the stores. $160.00. Photo attached. Email for more info.