Archive for 2016

May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Peter 3:15


The BioLogos Foundation has just launched a Speakers Bureau for public events about Christianity and science. One of the people who will participate is Ted Davis, professor of the history of science. BioLogos was founded by Christian geneticist Francis Collins, who is now director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest funder of scientific research in the world. Ted writes bi-weekly columns for BioLogos.


Congratulations to Adam Stern ’16 (Environmental Science), recipient of a year-long Natural Lands Management Internship at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. Longwood Garden’s internship program is highly competitive. Adam is the first Messiah College student to be chosen for an internship at this world-class public gardens and conservatory.

Messiah 411:

Conference Services personnel changes

Changes in personnel have taken place within the Office of Conference and Event Services for the summer. With Abby Love leaving us for the summer on maternity leave, Randy Heintzelman will be taking on her responsibilities as event coordinator for summer conferences. Randy can be reached at ext. 7227. Cindy Sterling has moved to the office to handle the office manager position. Cindy will be responsible for making day to day room reservations and can be reached at ext. 6009. Please welcome Corinne Frehner. Corinne will be in the Ticket Office and will handle ticket sales and Homestead reservations. Corinne can be reached at ext. 6036.

Curator Club and CC2 at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is open for Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8). These programs provide science education on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Topics include Africa, scientific method, geology and fossils, recycling, a creek study, and North American animals. A flyer is attached. Please visit our website, email us at or contact our office at ext. 2659 with any questions.

Memorial Day safety

The first big weekend of the unofficial start of summer…whether you plan to spend it at home or traveling, playing in the sun or grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, here are some tips to keep you safe:

Traveling plan for your trip. Allow enough time for unexpected delays. Know at least one alternate route. Check your vehicle’s fluid levels and tire pressure before starting your trip. Take along water, snacks and travel games for the kids. Always wear a seatbelt and make sure that all passengers are in the proper restraints. Avoid distractions while driving. Be watchful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians who are all more difficult to see than other vehicles. Never drive under the influence!

Sun and games. If you plan to spend time in the sun, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it often. Wear sunglasses with UV protection and a hat to protect your eyes. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Try to avoid the sun between the hours of 1-4 p.m. if possible.

Picnic food and grilling. Take the proper precautions to keep foods at the right temperatures. Keep dishes covered to prevent insects from joining the meal. Wash your hands frequently if you are preparing and handling foods, especially raw meats. Don’t leave grills unattended when hot or lit and use extra caution if children or pets are nearby. Make sure you grill is clean and inspect the fuel lines before using. Keep it away from buildings and trees or shrubs that could catch on fire if a flare-up occurs. If using charcoal grills, be sure to place used charcoal in a metal container away from combustibles until cool.

Messiah College night at the Senators!

It is Messiah College night at the Senators! The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to join Messiah College staff and families for a fun night out at a Harrisburg Senators baseball game on Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets for box seats are discounted at $9 per ticket. Please see the attached flyer for instructions or visit the following website to order your discounted tickets:

Student “shout out” videos

The Student “shout out” videos, which were shown at the employee recognition reception, can now be viewed in the in MCSquare under Employee and Student quick links.

Announcement of investment changes

The Messiah College Investment committee recently met to review the performance of plan investment choices. After reviewing the investment choices and their performance, the decision was made to change some of the investment options as outlined on the attached announcement.

Upcoming summer conferences

Please welcome the following groups to campus.

May 28-30, Chinese Bible Church of College Park. Expect 300 guests with their main meetings taking place in Brubaker Auditorium.

June 1, Mechanicsburg Area School District Graduation. Expect 2,600 guests for the graduation taking place in Hitchcock Gymnasium.

June 3, The Lower Susquehanna Synod is packing 400,000 nutritionally complete meals that will help feed hungry Pennsylvanians. There will be volunteers coming and going all day from Brubaker Auditorium.

June 4 -5, The Lower Susquehanna Synod Conference. Expect 650 in the High Center.


For sale:

Bicycles and accessories for sale. 2 complete Comfort Deluxe Raleigh bicycles, Ladies 16” frame-26” wheels, Men’s 19” frame-28” wheels, 24 speed, shock-forks, comfort seats, security, mirrors, odometers, tire pump, cup holders. Two helmets. Two bike rack for car. Less than 1000 miles. Excellent Condition, $400. For more information, contact Gina Hale at

20″ Boy’s Avigo Striker-X BMX bicycle. Adjustable seat. Bell. Front and rear caliper brakes; coaster brakes. Gently used. Asking $60 or best offer. Please contact Bob Feil at ext. 2366 or for more details or to make an offer.

Job Opportunities:

College Press at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of junior graphic designer/prepress technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne MaGee, director of printing and mailing services, College Press and Postal Services, at

Outside Organizations:

Summer music campLiving Legacy Church (Hershey) will host its second annual music camp for grades 1-5 (junior camp) and 6-12 (senior camp), June 14-18. The camp will take place at the church, 228 McCorkle Rd, Hershey. The junior camp (9 a.m.-noon) will feature music stations led by Dr. Rachel Cornacchio, while the senior camp (6-9 p.m.) will focus on showing students how to be part of a contemporary worship team. No musical training required. Messiah College’s Seven will lead the senior camp. For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Cornacchio at or go to