Archive for 2016

September 15

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12


Messiah’s Lynn Masser, Dining Services chef, recently had one of her recipes featured on The turkey panini on whole grain bread is served with spinach, tomato, Gouda cheese and cranberry chutney. Look for it on the Lottie menu next week.


You are invited to join the winners of the 2016-17 Teacher Education Program & Ernest L. Boyer Center Scholarship Awards at a reception in their honor Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4-5 p.m. in Howe Atrium of Boyer Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Award winners are Michaelah Gehman, Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship; Alissa Rogers, Ethel Brandt Bigham Education Award; Benjamin Webber, Terry L. Stoudnour Education Award; and Grace Westfall, Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship. These students will be presenting excerpts from the essay submitted for the scholarship application.


Biology professor Erik Lindquist has published a research article with students and colleagues from Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) and the Universidad Simón I. Patiño (Bolivia) on disease resistance in Andean cloud forest and puna species of treefrogs. This publication is a third research article stemming from his sabbatical and ongoing work in Bolivia. It is featured in the quarterly journal, Herpetological Review.


President’s “Open Door” day

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” day on Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon 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. Room 206 will have a sign-in sheet on Open Door day. Please call the president’s office at ext. 2820 if you have any questions.

September employee wellness workshop

Our September wellness workshop will be a cooking demonstration titled “Carb Conscious.” If you are counting your carbohydrates to manage blood sugars, for weight loss or other health reasons, this workshop is for you. A registered dietitian from Capital BlueCross will create a carbohydrate conscious recipe for participants to sample, while discussing the different types of carbohydrates in the diet and ways to control portions that are appropriate for everyone! The workshop will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4-4:45 p.m. in Jordan 63 (the Foods Lab). There are still spots available, but space is limited. Anyone attending MUST sign up before Sept. 16, by emailing Doug Miller at

Falcon gymnastics kids program

The Falcon gymnastics program for kids is getting ready to “roll” on Sept. 15. Any faculty or staff (or friends) who have children interested in a fun, non-competitive gymnastics learning experience should contact Dar Miller at The 5-8 year-old class meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The eight year-old and older class meets Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 p.m. The program runs from September to February, and all classes meet in the wrestling room in the Sollenberger Sports Center.

Alumni film to be featured at Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival

A film produced by Messiah alumni entitled “There Were Giants” will premiere during the 3 p.m. block of the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg. The film documents the profound story of The Harrisburg Giants, the first Eastern Negro League baseball team to integrate in 1954. Produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Humanities Student Fellows Program, the documentary features interviews with former players and local historians that reveal the Giant’s true history of racial reconciliation in an era of segregation. You won’t want to miss it! Tickets are available for purchase at

The summer issue of The Bridge publishes Sept. 20

Want to know more about graduate studies at Messiah? The summer issue of The Bridge provides an overview of the School of Graduate Studies in the feature “Advancing by Degrees.” Learn how Messiah is extending its mission through master’s and doctoral programs. Also, be sure to check out our Commencement 2016 coverage and senior spotlights. View the magazine in its entirety at Sept. 20. 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.

Powered industrial trucks

OSHA has regulations around the use of powered industrial trucks (ex., fork lifts). The College’s compliance program for this equipment is now documented in Section 27 of the safety manual. Leadership in areas where such equipment is used should review this written program for compliance. 

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2016. Volunteers are needed in one to two-hour time slots on Saturday, Oct. 15 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at with your availability for that day by Friday, Sept. 30. We look forward to serving with you!

Movie on the Green

The Movie on the Green event is on Friday, Sept. 23.

  • Location: Eisenhower Lawn
  • Time: Concession stand opens at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.



Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

  • Communication alum – Janice (Baldwin) McLeod ’90 – Wednesday, Sept. 14
  • English alum – Joseph McClure ’04 – Wednesday, Sept. 21
    • Sponsoring faculty: Ed Arke
  • Biological Science alum –  Joshua Stone, Ph. D. ’10 and Nicole (Trimmer) Stone ’09 – Tuesday, Sept. 20
    • Sponsoring faculty: Lawrence Mylin

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please send an email to to begin the visiting alumni process and alert the office of returning alumni.

Advise a fall beak service trip

The Agapé Center would like to offer the opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over fall break. Through service with diverse communities, we hope students will experience enriching and challenging growth which will help to foster learning of oneself, of the needs of others, and of the role that service plays in society through a lens of Christian faith. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. Fall break service trips will take place Thursday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 23. Our partnering organizations include: Catholic Charities (Baltimore, Md.), Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, N.Y.), AROMA Cumberland Pointe (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and the Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, N.Y.). We are currently looking for an advisor who may be interested in specifically serving with the Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York, which is described below. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at by Friday, Sept. 23. Thank you for considering!

Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, N.Y.)—For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city at-risk youth and children with disabilities through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Our students will participate in discipleship ministries—similar to vacation Bible school—working with youth populations. Furthermore, students will receive an in-depth orientation that includes team-building and population-specific training.


For sale:

Changing table ($120) and two-piece girl’s bedroom furniture set ($320) for sale. The two-piece set is a full white wooden dresser (top is brown) with a matching white wooden desk/book shelf combination. A twin white metal bed frame with inset springs is also available for sale. Contact Allyson Patton to see additional pictures.

Townhouse for sale one mile from campus, priced to sell, less than one mile from campus in Bumble Bee Hollow! Beautiful end unit townhouse featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen w granite counter tops & breakfast bar, large living room w hardwood floors, first floor laundry & 1/2 bath. The master bedroom has a full BR, upstairs has wall-to-wall carpet. Outside patio. Included in this development: playground, gym, basketball court, swimming pool, lawn care and snow removal. Call Laurie ext. 2820.


Unused board games from your cupboards and closets! I would love to have a collection of board games in my residence hall lounge for residents to de-stress and make memories with. Budgets being as they are, I wondered if anyone might have family board games or group games that you are no longer using. If so, please email me at and/or drop them off at the Residence Life office in Eisenhower 2nd floor for Bittner Hall.