Archive for 2016

January 21, 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 8:38-39


Ted Davis to give lectures 

Ted Davis, professor of the history of science, will give a public lecture, “Why Christianity is Good for Science,” on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue & the Common Good in St. David’s, Pa. More information is at Ted is also presenting a three-part series, “Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective,” at Derry Presbyterian Church (Hershey), starting on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 9:15 a.m., and continuing the next two Sundays.

Senior class lights the Swinging Bridge

The Class of 2016 is leaving their legacy by lighting the Swinging Bridge. Their ambitious goal to achieve 85% senior class participation and raise $6,040 by Commencement is underway! If you are interested in joining their philanthropic efforts, please visit Thank you to staff, faculty and students who have already generously contributed! If you have any questions, please direct them to

Winter orientation begins next Thursday, Jan. 28

Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 28. You can visit to see their three-day orientation agenda. Any questions about orientation weekend can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or

Compliance communications

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance maintains an electronic archive that houses copies of any and all communications related to compliance that are distributed across campus. This includes, but is not limited to: notifications that are sent out annually for compliance purposes, notifications related to campus incidents, and communications sent out when onboarding new students or employees.

As you distribute compliance-related communications, please send an electronic copy to If you are unsure as to whether or not something fits into the compliance communications category, please send it and HR will determine its relevance.

Safety recalls

WalMart has recalled Rival Griddles sold between July 2015 – December 2015. The heating element can crack and water can get inside, posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet. For more information including what to do if you have one, and for information about additional safety recalls, refer to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website at

Who could use an extra $50?

It’s not too late to enter the safety contest for January. All entries must be received by Jan. 29 to be included in the prize drawing during the workplace safety committee meeting in February. Submit your answer to January’s question to or Donna Fink, Suite 3015.

Summer student employment reminder

Departments that plan to hire summer student employees are reminded to have summer job postings ready for internal (‘posted/not visible’) posting by Feb. 5. The Summer Job Fair will be held on Feb. 11 in Hostetter Chapel from 12:30-5 p.m. Any departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or one or more replacement student employees are required to attend the job fair. Additional information about summer student employment can be found here. Details about the summer job fair can be found here or by contacting


For sale:

Comfortable living room/den sofa–3-cushion design, beige/mocha, like new. 85″ wide. Asking $425.
Contact Dan Schmidt at

Large collapsible canvas toy box, $20 ( Large set of older stereo speakers (11″, 4″ and 3″ speaker in each), $10. Contact David Owen at for more information.

For rent: 

A fantastic apartment is for rent in downtown Harrisburg and available to move in on Feb. 1 (or earlier if needed)! Please check it out and also share it with anyone who is looking for a great apartment, in a great location, at a great price. My wife, son and I have lived here for three years and loved it. (We are only moving now to get a back yard for our growing son.) We loved the character, the layout, the old style gate elevator, the balconies, the city and river views, and the location next to downtown restaurants, cafes, the YMCA, and other activities like a yoga studio, art galleries and river festivals. The landlord is great, there is ample street parking, and the neighborhood is completely safe. Here is more information about how you can get a viewing: If you have any further questions, please contact Rodney Green at 717-743-6418 or