Archive for 2016

April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalms 34:18


Messiah College student Hannah Busenitz’s award winning t-shirt design is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Clean Water Currents. Hannah Busenitz was selected from among 6,000 entries to win a prestigious national design award for Public Service, published in the journal Graphic Design USA. Clean Water Currents is a national newsletter and notes that the design was produced as part of Professor Kathy T. Hettinga’s design as service class.


After 10 years at the Agape Center, Chad Frey will transition out of his role as director of curricular service learning at the end of this school year. He plans to continue pursuing his calling to community engagement and social entrepreneurship in a variety of venues. Ashley Sheaffer will become the director of the Agapé Center and is pleased to announce Shardé Hardy has accepted the position of assistant director of the Agapé Center. Shardé currently serves as the assistant director of alumni and parent relations and brings a wealth of experience in service-learning, student development, course instruction and event planning. In her previous roles at Concord University and Bluefield College, Shardé worked in service learning with student leaders in the Bonner Scholars program while coordinating local and international service experiences for students. Please join us in congratulating Shardé!


Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities, and Joseph Huffman, distinguished professor of European history, recently attend the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Asheville, NC. Along with them, five students from the School of the Humanities—Cassy Baddorf, Alicia Sims, Jonathan Wolf, Elena Patton and Christina McIntyre—attended and each presented their honors undergraduate research projects. Cassy Baddorf presented “Queen Elizabeth I’s Rhetoric of Leadership”; Alicia Sims presented “Diversifying IT”; Jonathan Wolf presented “Kendrick Lamar and the West African Griot Tradition”; Elena Patton presented “The (Black) Widows of Middlemarch: Imagining Women in Eliot’s Novel”; and Christina McIntyre presented a poster on “Effect of Poverty Deconcentration Policy on Social Capital.” Congratulations to these students for the fine work they have done this year, and thanks to their faculty mentors across the School of the Humanities who have supported them.

Messiah 411:

Payroll and student employment closed for training

The payroll office and student employment office will be closed on Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28 for training. For your convenience, items may be placed in the mailbox located in the lobby of the Payroll Office. If you have any questions, please email Thank you. 

Frey 110 is Alexander Auditorium

Please remember to refer to Frey 110 as Alexander Auditorium when announcing campus meetings and events. Similar to Hostetter Chapel and Parmer Hall, the official name of Frey 110 is Alexander Auditorium. We remain deeply grateful to the Alexander family for providing the funding for this often used and greatly valued facility!

Chemistry and Physics Demonstration Show

Does electricity spark your interest? Are you looking for something explosive to do? Come to the Physics & Chemistry Demonstration Show! The Physics and Chemistry clubs will be hosting a joint show this Friday, April 22, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Kline 120. The show will be geared toward children, but anyone of any age is welcome to attend! Space is limited, so it’s a first come, first serve event.

Join the employee giving campaign

Colleagues, let’s join together and commit to making a financial difference for our students. Invest in our students’ education by participating in the annual employee giving campaign. Whether you can give $1 or $100 per paycheck to the Messiah Fund, your gift makes a difference! It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact on the amount of scholarship aid that is available to our students. We are pleased to announce that Alisa Wacker is our first prize drawing winner for participating in the campaign! Be sure to participate soon so you are eligible for next week’s prize drawing, a $25 gift card to Chipotle. Any employee who has given through the Payroll Deduction Program will also be eligible for a drawing of a reserved parking place for one semester in your assigned parking lot. Grand prize winner will be announced on May 2. Enroll online at or by returning the response card from your employee giving mailer to Suite 3013. Remember to join us to make a difference in the lives of our students!


For sale:

GE refrigerator, 18 cubic feet. built in 2000. $90 obo. Buyer picks it up at our home near campus. Contact Susan at or call 717-802-5447.

HP ink cartridge. One new, unused HP – 564XL High-Yield Ink Cartridge – Photo Black. $15 OBO. Contact Ted Davis (

2004 Fleetwood Sedona popup camper.  Sleeps 5. Air conditioning, stove, refrigerator, water system, propane, outside grill and awning. Double and king pullout beds. Dining table folds into a twin bed. Very good condition, asking $2,800. Call Bill at 253-5196 or ext. 3904.

Townhouse for Sale. Located at 642 Cedar Ridge Lane, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Two-story brick townhouse with two-story height in living room, 1576 square feet. Updated kitchen (all appliances are in excellent condition), three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, separate laundry room (washer and dryer are included), window coverings, new heat pump in 2010, central air conditioning, programmable thermostat, newly painted outside trim and balcony, covered patio in rear, and new roof in 2013. Partially-covered double parking spaces. Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg School District. Independent certified appraisal: $137,000 Price is negotiable, especially with a private sale. For additional information contact Yvonne Martin at or 717-439-6659.

Outside Organizations

Come support the McBIC Middle School and High school mission’s trips! Middle School: East Waterford, PA High School: Chicago, IL

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Time: 5:30- 7 p.m.
  • Location: Mechanicsburg Area Brethren in Christ Church 1050 South York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Tickets in advance: $8, adults $6, ages 12 and under and seniors Ticket sold at the door: $10, all ages Meal includes: spaghetti, meatballs, salad and garlic bread **Bake sale to support the Middle School Missions Trip** Tickets can be purchased by contacting Katey at