Archive for 2015

October 15, 2015

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

Exodus 15:13


Messiah College students Hannah Busenitz and Nathan Solberg won Design Awards for “design work for Public Service.” Their T-shirt fundraiser designs for a national and international non-profit were selected from over 6,000 entries. Hannah Busenitz designed and illustrated a T-shirt for the national non-profit The Clean Water Fund out of Washington D.C., working with Jon Scott the Director of Corporate Relations. Nathan Solberg designed and illustrated a T-shirt for the international non-profit Solidarity Uganda, working with Messiah College alum Phil Wilmot, a member of the Team of Directors located in Uganda.

The T-shirt designs were created in Publication Portfolio, Design as Service, a course taught by Professor Kathy T. Hettinga. The winning designs are published in the recent Graphic Design USA issue. The Messiah College student design work may also be viewed on the GD USA website: The student designers were up against professional designers, and their award winning work is 1 out of 9 in the Public Service category, which includes such design firms as Pepsico Innovation, Pentagram, Vogue Italia, Parsons Corporation and Sam Houston State University, among others.


“See Diversity Anew”

All Administrative and Staff Employees –

Please join us for a viewing of “42”, The Jackie Robinson story.

If you have not already registered for the discussion portion of the “See Diversity Anew” event, please visit and register by Monday, Oct. 19.

Invite someone you know to Messiah’s Oct. 31 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 Saturday, Oct. 31. 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 th Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit 

“Kanye’s Temple: The Hyper- Religiosity of Pop Culture, to be addressed Nov. 3

Gregory Alan Thornbury, president of The King’s College and Messiah College alum (’93) will address the topic, “Kanye’s Temple: The Hyper- Religiosity of Pop Culture” on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Many Christians accept the narrative of a sacred-secular divide: people who have “faith” and those who don’t. But is this account of culture true? Thornbury will argue that even today America remains, as Flannery O’Connor once observed, “a Christ-haunted landscape.” Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Chapel credit will be given for this event. To obtain a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office or visit The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Honors Program and the Office of the President. For more information, contact the Messiah College Honors Program at or 796-1800, ext. 7099. 

Thank you for your hospitality

Thank you for your assistance and hospitality as Admissions welcomed 315 students and their family members for our Monday, Oct. 12 Open House. It was a standing-room-only event! While we celebrate strong numbers for our recruitment events, we do acknowledge the hard work that comes with welcoming and accommodating so many visitors while classes are in session. Based on the comments we received from visiting families, our community shined! We also appreciate the many employees who parked off site to make room for our guests. Our next Open House is on Saturday, Oct. 31. We will also be hosting three Friday Spotlight Days on Nov. 6, 13 and 20 that may require special accommodation. We will monitor the registration counts for these events and let you know of special requests related to parking and assistance. THANK YOU!

– John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management

Save the date for the employee Christmas luncheon  

Please plan on joining us for the annual employee Christmas luncheon on Friday, Dec. 18, from noon – 2:30 p.m. As is our tradition, it will be a time of fellowship, fine food and festive entertainment. Save the date!

Unavailability of the Online Safety Data Sheet System

Our Safety Data Sheet (SDS) online access system is contracted with the 3E Company. Beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, the 3E Company will be upgrading their system to add additional redundancy and reduce the time required to recover in the event of a disaster. During this maintenance upgrade, the 3E online services will be temporarily interrupted. This upgrade may take up to four hours.

For immediate assistance during this time, the emergency phone number for their Contact Center may be used. The Contact Center can assist with SDS access and will be able to email, fax or even read the SDS to you. The phone number for the Contact Center is 1-800-451-8346; it is also posted on most campus phones.

If you have any questions regarding this information or the SDS system, please contact Donna Fink.

Need a Passport?

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be visiting campus to process passport applications.

When:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Where:  Eisenhower Commons

Time:  10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You need to bring your:

  1. Photo
  2. Documents – birth certificate, driver’s license PLUS A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE (Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID, along with a copy of their ID)
  3. Completed application
  4. Fees

Applications can be downloaded at

Proceeds from Movie on the Green benefit Central PA Foodbank

Donations and proceeds from the Movie on the Green, attended by approximately 700 people, totaled $2,108. Thank you to our sponsors, which included The Standard, Dining Services and Human Resources & Compliance, for helping to defray our costs and make the donation to the Central PA Foodbank possible. It was a good time for a good cause!


For Sale:

2004 Fleetwood by Coleman Sedona Popup camper. Very good condition. Air Conditioning, propane furnace, refrigerator, sink, 2-burner stove, stabilizer jacks, awning, king bed, double bed, fold down dining table, outdoor grill. Asking $3,995.00. Call Bill at ext. 3904 or

Several baby and toddler items. Bounce Bounce Baby Activity seat-$15.Vibrating Bouncer seat-$15. Lil Tykes Cozy Coupe Police car-$25. Evanflo Folding stroller-$25. Disney Umbrella Stroller-$5. Pictures available. If interested please contact Tom at or 717-525-4091. 


Operation Wildcat HUGE Indoor yard sale
Operation Wildcat will be holding a HUGE INDOOR yard sale at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic- 1050 S. York Street) Oct. 30 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. Toys, games, books, knic knacs, decorative items, clothing for children and adults, holiday items and more! All proceeds go to help families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. Donations for the sale will be accepted at the church on Oct. 29 starting at 4 p.m. For more information, please email

Help Needed: Operation Wildcat is in need of volunteers on Oct. 29 to set up the yard sale at McBic Church on S. York Street. Set-up starts at 4 p.m. and goes until we’re done! Pizza and desserts for all who volunteer! We also need volunteers to work at the sale on Oct. 30 and 31. For more information – contact Ramona Fritschi at or call 717-773-1988.