Archive for 2017

March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot

A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4


Erin Boyd-Soisson, professor of human development and family science (along with Sarah E. Murphy, Deborah B. Jacobvitz, and Nancy L. Hazen, U of TX at Austin) had an article entitled “Dyadic and Triadic Family Interactions as Simultaneous Predictors of Children’s Externalizing Behaviors” published in Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies (2017), doi: 10.1111/fare.12225


Devin Manzullo-Thomas, director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, presented “From Second Work to Secondary Status: The Shifting Role of Holiness Theology in the Brethren in Christ Church” at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society in Wilmore, Kentucky (March 3-4). His chapter “Sacred Subjects: Religion and Commemoration in America,” will be published in the forthcoming book “The Association for State and Local History Guide to Commemoration,” edited by Seth C. Bruggeman and under contract with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.


Kristopher Cravey, director of the graduate program in business and leadership and assistant professor of business, recently presented to the Leadership Cumberland Fellows on ethical leadership. The presentation focused on the role ethics plays in effective leadership. Discussions centered on leader character development, establishing credibility among followers, developing an ethical framework, and decision-making in right vs. right scenarios. Leadership Cumberland is a non-profit organization focused on engaging and enhancing leadership that serves the community through identified values. Volunteerism, leadership and shaping the future of the workplaces and organizations that serve Cumberland County are their primary objectives. More information on Leadership Cumberland may be found on their website:


“Live and learn” this summer with Messiah’s undergraduate online courses

You can make the most of your summer and still earn the college credits you need with the flexibility of Messiah’s undergraduate online courses. Messiah’s eight-week online summer session, which runs June 5 – July 28, provides a personal, interactive experience that works around your summer schedule. In addition to current Messiah students—courses are also open to other college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, community friends and anyone who would like to further their education. All courses are taught by Messiah professors, offering an online educational experience that reflects Messiah’s commitment to academic excellence. Registration for summer session begins April 7 and runs through May 26. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit

Volunteer with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,000 athletes on April 20, to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as track and field buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for track and field events, assist in day-of event logistics, or even perform as clowns! Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: Additional details regarding each available position can be found within the sign-up form (see: 2017_Messiah College Special O Volunteer Categories). Looking to get involved off-campus for Service Day? Consider proposing a project. Project proposals are due by March 31: Off-campus sign-ups and additional information regarding Service Day will be available in early April. For more information about Special Olympics or Service Day, please email or call ext. 7255. We look forward to serving alongside you!

Family Weekend 2017 events needed

Please save the date for Family Weekend 2017, held Sept. 22-24! The Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office is in the beginning stages of collecting all events planned over that weekend. If your office, program area or club oversight has plans for an event and would like to have it promoted in the Family Weekend postcard that is mailed to all undergraduate households this summer (as well as posted online), please contact Sheryl Scaramuzzino ( by e-mail or phone (ext. 5240) by May. The 2017 Family Weekend schedule will be posted online by July 1 at If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration our student families and campus community this fall!

Web Services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours on Friday, March 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation – just stop in and visit with us!

Housing a student for the summer

Over the summer (May 10 – August 27) we often have a number of students who stay locally to complete and internship or work off campus. These students are looking for affordable housing and aren’t able to sign a yearlong lease. If you have a room in your home that you’d be willing to rent to a student please send the following information to Rhonda King at your name, general location of you house, monthly or weekly cost, description of accommodations and your contact information. We will compile a list of housing options that students can view if they contact us. Putting your information on the list does not commit you to housing a student. We would encourage you to interview any interested students and if it’s helpful to seek references before offering to house them.

NMR Spectrometer Open House

You are invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry showcasing its new NMR Spectrometer!  Join us on Tuesday, March 28 from 4-5 p.m. in Jordan 364 and third floor lounge to learn about its impact on student learning and research. Light refreshments will be provided.


Job opportunities

Certified lifeguards. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapson at and it will be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, Pennsylvania

Summer childcare.  Mechanicsburg family seeking responsible, active summer child care provider for 10-year-old twins (boy and a girl). Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (starting week of June 5-mid August). No evening or weekend hours required. Offering competitive wage and two weeks of paid vacation. Candidates should be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and reliable transportation to and from work. Previous child care experience and references strongly preferred; first aid training a plus. Responsibilities include basic supervision, active play and engagement (love of soccer a plus!) and transportation to various local activities (access to car provided). References will be requested for finalist candidate. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest outlining qualifications to

For sale

43″ Samsung Plasma TV. in excellent condition comes with remote and in original packaging. Asking $275. Pictures upon request. Contact .

House at 33 Hellam Drive asking $249,900: Over 2500 square feet in this one-owner home located in nearby Kimberly Meadows in Upper Allen Township just 4.2 miles from campus. Spacious family room with brick fireplace opens to deck overlooking corner lot on .29 acres. Four bedrooms, 2½ baths, second floor laundry, two furnished rooms in the walk out lower level plus an unfinished storage area under the two car garage. House was built in 1990 and is in the Mechanicsburg School District. Contact realtor, Deborah Loving, at 717-579-2141 or email Listing:

House located at 459 B St., Carlisle, PA. The house is a salt box style house, 1519 sq. ft., featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights, gas fireplace with new stone and tile work, dining room, updated galley style kitchen, laundry/pantry room, natural gas forced hot air heat, central A/C. House has been completely remodeled and updated, including rewiring in the majority of the home, new plumbing, most HVAC duct work has been replaced, new roof, new water main ran into the house, laminated floors and carpeting, some walls refinished, completely painted, new sliding doors and some new windows. Large shed out back and off street parking. Lots of patio space and screened porch on east side of house. Sits on a large double lot on the corner of B and Cherry Streets. Very close to Carlisle schools and Dickinson College. Asking price $175,200. For more information contact Beth at