Archive for 2016

March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

Proverbs 3:5


Kristin (Sicher) Coury’14, Brennan Neal ’14, and biology professors Michael Shin and Erik Lindquist have received news that their article “Presence and prevalence of Bd (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in central Pennsylvanian woodland vernal pools” will be published in the next issue of the Journal of North American Herpetology. This work represents two years of dedicated data gathering, analysis and manuscript writing effort. Coury currently works as an animal keeper at Robins Nature & Visitor Center at the Baymont Foundation in Richmond, Va. Neal is a science teacher at the Crossroads Christian Academy just outside of Panama City in the Republic of Panama.


President Phipps to host “Open Door” day April 1

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” day on Friday, April 1 from 1-4 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 on “Open Door” day. A schedule for these dates and times may be found on the president’s web page.

Please call the President’s Office if you have any questions.

You’re invited to the 2016 Alumni Awards Banquet

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2016 Alumni Awards Banquet where we will recognize and celebrate four individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, April 2 from 6-8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients.

  • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Angela Lykins Yeh ‘03
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Marlin Benedict ‘76
  • Alumni Christian Service Award: Joanne (“Jodie”) Smiley ‘77
  • Alumni Appreciation Award: David Vader

Cost is $15 per person. Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 25 is required. To register, please visit As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via journal voucher or via your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (10 seats, $150), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252.

African drumming and dance performance

Azaguno, a colorful and vibrant multi-ethnic African drumming and dance ensemble directed by Paschal Yao Younge and Zelma Badu-Younge, and featuring more than 100 Messiah College students, will perform on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The concert will focus on the performance of traditional African, African-American, Caribbean and Latin American music and dance. Through the drum, voice, dance and other visual art forms and paraphernalia, Azaguno brings to the stage a unique African theatrical experience. Tickets are required:

There are many additional opportunities to participate:

  • Tuesday, March 15, 6-8 p.m., Parmer Hall: African drumming clinic; free and open to the public.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 6-8 p.m., Climenhaga Dance Studio: African dance clinic; free and open to the public.

Winter issue of The Bridge is available

What happens when alumni follow their hearts? The winter issue of The Bridge explores that very topic in a feature called “Leaps of Faith.” Our Messiah experts and alumni discuss the steps that lead to change.

Also, be sure to check out “Pieces of our Past” as we take a look at historical items from the Messiah College Archives.

Please be sure to view the magazine in its entirety at

Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

Capital View Wealth Management available on campus for questions

Denny Browne and Andy Grace from Capital View Wealth Management will be on campus on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 for “open office hours” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One advisor will be in the interview room in Eisenhower Campus Center and one advisor will be in Hoffman 206.

If you have questions about the retirement plan, please stop by either of those locations and they will be happy to assist you.

If you are not able to meet with them on those days, you can reach them at 717-412-4966 to set up an appointment or via email at the following email address

Denny Browne:

Andy Grace:

Deadline for spring 2016 room reservations

Thursday, March 24 will be the deadline to submit your spring 2016 event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or require ticket sales. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. Call room reservations (ext. 6009) with any questions.

Open enrollment for preschool 2016/2017

The Early Learning Center is pleased to announce our open enrollment for 2016/2017. We have full-day and half-day programs available to the Messiah College community and the community at large. We continually strive to use developmentally appropriate goals for young children as well as children’s interests as a framework for planning the educational program and assessing children’s progress in all aspects of the social-emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical foundations necessary for later school success.

The Early Learning Center utilizes the Project Approach as a key component of its curriculum. This inquiry based approach allows children and teachers to engage in in-depth investigations of a topic or idea worth studying, resulting in the strengthening of academic skills and intellectual dispositions in an authentic manner. Children are viewed as capable, competent, curious and creative members of the classroom community. Interested parties please call the administrative assistant at 717-796-5043 or email for further questions or to schedule a tour of the center. You can also visit and complete an online enrollment form.

Zipcar is coming to Messiah College!

Wait, what is Zipcar? Zipcar is a membership based car-sharing service—an alternative to car ownership—that will give Messiah College students, faculty and staff 24/7 access to vehicles parked right on campus. The membership includes low hourly and daily rates, gas, insurance and 180 miles per day to get you to wherever you want to go! Members can reserve zipcars online or with a smart phone for as little as an hour up to seven days. Best part? You only have to be 18 years of age to join—international students included! Enjoy the freedom of having a car without the hassle of owning one. It is wheels with no strings attached! Find out more about how it works at or at the campus-wide launch event on Tuesday, March 15. There will be details to follow. In the meantime, check out the attached flier.


For Sale:

Sony television (27″ Trinitron), DVD player and 6 speaker surround sound theater system. Sony multimedia stand and cabinet included. In superb condition. $175 OBO. Photos available upon request. Email if interested.

Dining room table. Counter height dining room table (from Steve Silver Mango Collection), with 4 chairs/stools, and a bench/stool (full ensemble seats 6 people comfortably). Dimensions: width: 54 x depth: 36 x height: 36. Table has an 18″ butterfly leaf that gives you the option of 36 x 54″ table or a 54″ square table. Chairs have ladder backs and upholstered seats. Table and chairs are in great condition and will work great in any gathering room or kitchen. Paid $799 for the set; purchased from N.B. Liebman in October 2015. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Sherri to see photos at or 717-979-6926.

Piano for sale. Baldwin 42″ Cherry console piano and bench for sale. Very good condition. Made between 1998-1999; Contemporary style. Picture available upon request. Email

Job Opportunities:

The Department of Safety has an opening for the position of community safety officer, evening shift. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Lynn Maynard, director of safety & administrative services, at