Archive for 2016

January 7, 2016

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
John 1:6


Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, and Dr. Suzanne Smith (Washington State University Vancouver) served as guest editors for a special issue of the journal Family Science Review, devoted to innovative strategies for teaching family theories. The special issue is a collection of nine peer-reviewed manuscripts and one book review. Family Science Review is the publication of the Family Science Association. Professor Paul Johns, assistant professor of human development and family Science, and two of his students—Rachel L. Kreiger and Caroline M. Hurff—also had their manuscript included in the collection: “My Life as a Therapist”: A Journaling Method for Teaching Systems-Based Family Therapy Theories to Undergraduate Students.” The journal is available at:


Bethesda Mission Donations
Thank you to everyone who donated items for Bethesda Mission at our employee Christmas luncheon. We collected a total of 595 pounds of socks, deodorant, toothpaste, sports balls, spiral notebooks and binders! Our grounds department graciously loaded a pickup truck and delivered the goods prior to Christmas break. Thanks, all!

Safety Contest
Congratulations to Cindy Burger, the winner of the Workplace Safety Committee’s safety contest question for December. She will receive a $50 gift card. The question for December was: In your primary work area, where is the location of the nearest fire pull alarm and AED? We hope everyone took the time to find the location of all emergency equipment and emergency exits for their work location.

Remember that for each of the remaining months of the contest, a question will be distributed to all employees via mass email. All correct answers for the month will go into a prize drawing; each month the prize is a $50 gift card. Watch your email on Monday, Jan. 11 for the next question!

Employee mileage reimbursement rate

IRS has announced an adjusted mileage reimbursement rate of $0.54 per mile for car, van, pickup truck or panel truck effective Jan. 1. Messiah College has adopted the rate decrease. Mileage reimbursement requests, regardless of travel date, should be calculated using the new rate of $0.54 per mile. Please note: this rate is for reimbursement requests only and does not impact the College’s internal charges for use of fleet vehicles.

For your convenience, an updated Mileage reimbursement form will be available at McSquare_EmployeeQuicklinks_BusinessOffice_Forms or click here:

Phone tips

Incoming calls: When calling from off campus, you can reach someone by using 717-796-1800 followed by 1 and the person’s extension when you hear the recording.
Extension numbers: You can use MCSquare or Outlook to find a person’s extension.
Outside calls: When you need to make an outside call, dial 9 first to get an outside line. If the number you are trying to reach is a 717 area code, you don’t need to dial 717–just dial 9 and the number.
If you need to make an outside call not in the 717 area code, dial 9, 1 and the area code and number.


For Sale:
Brown leather reclining easy chair. Contemporary design. Photo here.
Asking $145. Please respond to or 717-691-8341

Chair and a half chocolate brown leather recliner, $225 (purchased for $429). If interested, contact

X-Box games and new amazon fire case: Factory sealed Xbox 360 Just Dance 2015, $20; factory sealed Xbox 360 Just Dance 2016, $35; brand new Amazon Fire 7” 8GB with case, never used just opened to display, $65. Contact Renee at if interested.

For Rent:
Farmhouse in a country setting with lots of backyard space for $1000/month (includes water and trash pick-up). Located 8-10 minutes from campus. Three Bedroom, 2 bathroom with wood fireplace den, family room, dining room and kitchen. Also includes a detached garage with storage space and a front wooden deck, range, refrigerator, frontload washer and dryer. Renters are responsible for electric and oil heat as this is not included in rent. Pets allowed. If interested, contact Marcelle Giovannetti at or 717-350-0610.