Archive for 2016

November 3

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13


Todd Goranson, associate professor of music, performed a series of master classes and recitals with Trio Atlantis in Karlstad and Karlskoga, Sweden from Oct. 17-23, 2016. Concert venues included the estate of Alfred Nobel and the historical Nedre Ulleruds church, as well as mini-concerts for the Il Sistema music students in Karlstad. Earlier in the year, he performed as soloist and provided a series of saxophone and bassoon clinics at the Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 2016) and served on the faculty of the Masterworks Festival (June-July 2016).



Messiah College Choral Arts Society will present Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2017 in Parmer Hall at Messiah College. Auditions for this year’s ensemble will be held Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2017 at Messiah College. Please Contact Kelly Athey at or call 717-766-2511, ext. 3310 to schedule your audition. Rehearsals for the Messiah College Choral Arts Society take place on Tuesday evenings (7:15-9:30 p.m.). Rehearsals will take place in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Hall in the High Center.

New resource for teaching and learning: 20-Minute Mentor programs

As part of our Teaching and Learning Initiative, Messiah College now has a 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription that provides access to a broad range of faculty development topics. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful resource for ideas on how to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of their popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription 1. Go to 2. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the authorization code box, enter our group authorization code MESSIAH248 and click Submit

Please note: entering the authorization code is done only once.

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library 1. Go to 2. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forget your password?” to reset it. 3. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Please do not share the authorization code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call 608-246-3590, ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also email Fisler, professor of education director of teaching & learning

Training for supervisors of student employees

The Student Employment Office is offering training sessions for supervisors of student employees on Nov. 9 and 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Frey 110, Alexander Auditorium. This training will include an overview of student employment procedures such as hiring and onboarding, disciplinary processes, employment policies, summer hiring, etc. If you supervise student employees and/or handle the administrative duties involved with student employees, please plan to attend one of the sessions. For additional information, contact Belinda Conrad at ext. 2900 or

Mocktails networking event – Nov. 9

Every year, Eyas, the Student Alumni Council, partners with the Career and Professional Development Center to host an evening of professional development for students. “Dining for Dummies” and “Mocktails” as these events are known, feature networking education for our students, by providing an etiquette dinner followed by a mock-cocktail networking reception. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni. While the dining component is only open to students, Mocktails is a great opportunity to invite alumni back to campus and celebrate their achievements post-college while allowing them to speak into the lives of current students. Because we realize that many of our alumni have a strong affinity with their professors and/or advisors, we hope that you might be able to help identify and invite alumni to participate in this student-engagement, networking experience. Additionally, we would like to invite you to attend and encourage your current students to sign up for either, or both events. Your presence may break down some barriers for our students and alumni to create a relaxed and positive networking experience for all involved.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ashley Sider ( If you have alumni in your circle who you feel would be a good fit for this opportunity, please pass along the details below. We appreciate your partnership in helping make connections and making this opportunity beneficial for all students!

  • Who: Messiah College students and alumni
  • What: Mocktails (featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic cocktails)
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7- 8:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. in Jordan Atrium
  • Where: Messiah College, The Oakes Museum (registration in Jordan Lobby)
  • Why: To assist current students in professional development, specifically focused on networking.
  • Dress: Business casual

Please register at Students can register at for Dining for Dummies and/or Mocktails. For questions or additional information, please contact

United Way employee pledge drive launched

Please note: Employee pledge drive forms should be sent to Kathy Castonguay, Suite 3015.

The annual employee pledge drive launched last week and will run through Friday, Nov. 11. By donating to The United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) during the pledge drive, you can help support programs focusing on acute needs such as education intervention. For example, in Cumberland County, 20% of children are not proficient in reading; the numbers rise to 33% in Dauphin County. To begin to address disparities in school readiness and achievement, the United Way sponsors after-school, mentoring and youth development programs. Last year, 12,954 children received critical support through these initiatives. To learn more about this program and others that help individuals and families address education issues go to Donating to the United Way is an opportunity for you to help realize solutions to problems in our community. One hundred percent of your contribution is directed to local programs and services.

You can:

  • Specify the non-profit recipient
  • Select one of four focus areas (health, education, income or basic needs) or
  • Allow the United Way to apply your donation to the area of greatest need

Please contact Kathy Castonguay, human resources and compliance, with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

  • Friday, Nov. 4: Brian Kipe, 2001 – Preparing for Medical School Presentation; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sach
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: Barb Bingham, 2003, Judith Turnbaugh McCrea 2001, Donya Galen, 1993, Kim Williamson, 1984 – presenting to HDFS classes; sponsoring faculty, Jason Lehman
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Julie Fenton, 2014 – presenting a seminar for the Bio/Chem department; sponsoring faculty, Roseann Sachs

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.


Job opportunities

The athletics department at Messiah College currently has an opening for summer sports camp coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, executive director of athletics and fundraising; assistant professor, at

Dining Services at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of catering sales coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

For sale

Solid Oak Armoire w/crown molding (store 32″ wide TV or computer or can be used for clothing) $225.Doors fold into side of cabinet. Matching Solid Oak Lighted Books cases w/crown molding, One has 5 shelves, the other with 3 shelves and double doors at bottom, $100 each., Bar Stools (3) Black wrought iron with floral tapestry upholstered seats 27.5″ seat height w/scroll back, $20 each or all 3 for $50, Chocolate Brown leather chair and a half wall hugger recliner to flat position, $125. (All items in great condition- non-smoker) Pictures are available upon request. Contact Teri Rader at for more info. Moving must sell these items.

Decorative mirror. Very sturdy. (From Pier 1) $35 and wooden accent table $50. See this link for pictures. Contact if interested.