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Intercom, April 28

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12


Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, co-edited (with Suzanne Smith, Washington State University Vancouver) a second special issue of the journal, Family Science Review, on the topic of innovative strategies for teaching family theories. The issue is available at:

Hamon and Katherine Bull ’15 (HDFS) also have their paper –entitled “What Do You Have To Offer Me?”: A Relationship Building Activity for Demonstrating Social Exchange Theory—published in this issue:


Dr. Damian Savarino, assistant professor of music, recently performed the bass solos in Mozart’s mass, “Vesperae solennes de confessore,” with the Kutztown University Choir and Orchestra.


Messiah 411:

Join us May 4 at the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Wednesday, May 4 as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 10:20 a.m., accompanied by a student brass quintet. Conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of this year’s performance awards. Student shout-outs will be back as well! We hope to see you there.

Messiah earns its 6th Tree Campus USA award

For the sixth year in a row, the Arbor Day foundation has recognized Messiah College as one of 200 schools for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and fostering a campus community devoted to conservation. To obtain this distinction, Messiah College met five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Messiah takes our call to serve the Creator and all creation seriously and we are proud of this sustained commitment to creation care. For more information see:

Summer academic and sport camp fair

On Wednesday, May 4, stop by the Eisenhower Campus Center Commons, before or after the Employee Recognition Event. Come see what academic and athletic camps will be offered at Messiah College this year. For a list of academic camps, visit For athletic camps, visit

Key Services reminder

This is a reminder from Key Services that any keys you hold and no longer need should be returned to the Lenhert Maintenance building before the end of the spring semester so they can be removed from your name/responsibility. The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Also, if you are a supervisor to students in work study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer (no later than May 13). It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines. Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost. Please contact Jen Peachey in Key Services at ext. 7372 or if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

Fiscal year end 2016 – financial close checklist and calendar

Messiah College’s fiscal year ends June 30. The attached end of fiscal year processing checklist and financial close calendar are provided to support departments initiating end of year financial transactions and department efforts to record charges in the appropriate fiscal year. Additionally, fiscal year end information sessions will be held in May. Select a session by using the “Employee Training” sign up function within MC Square. Departments are requested to begin review of FY16 financial activity now and submit journal voucher/transfer requests to Purchase requests for FY2016 will be accepted through Wednesday, June 15. FY16 will be closed for yearend processing and audit on Friday, July 15. The period of delivery generally determines the fiscal year to which a purchase is to be charged.

  • Goods and services received on or before June 30 represent FY2016 charges.
  • Goods and services received on or after July 1 represent FY2017 charges.

Questions regarding the College’s fiscal year end close can be emailed to The above, coupled with on going efforts by each department, maintain the accuracy in recording the College’s financial transactions. Thank you! 


For sale:

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.

For rent:

Mechanicsburg room for rent.  Room for rent with private bathroom available June 1, in a two year old townhouse. Looking for a female renter that will share townhome with 2008 and 2011 Messiah College graduates. Rent includes:  use of a beautiful spacious kitchen, parking and all utilities, including second floor laundry. The home is conveniently located off the Cumberland Parkway, four miles from Messiah College and across the street from Giant Foods. No pets. Please contact Joanna Barnhouse at or 484-620-4034 for monthly rent details and other information.

Job opportunities:

Alumni and Parent Relations at Messiah College currently have an opening for the position of assistant director. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Jay McClymont, director of alumni and parent relations, at

The Collaboratory at Messiah College is accepting applications for the position of interim director, Collaboratory for strategic partnerships and applied research. For additional information, and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Angela Hare, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health, at