Archive for 2017

March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The LORD is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love.

Psalms 145:8


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:


Dr. Randy Basinger, Dr. Jim Lagrand, Dr. Sheila Rodriguez and Dr. Cynthia Wells served as our campus team for the 2017 NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education) Conference. NetVUE is a network of over 200 independent colleges and universities devoted to continuing and expanding the work of the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation from the Lilly Endowment. Cynthia Wells also served on a panel addressing “Christian Faith Perspectives on Vocation” as part of a Pre-Conference session for CCCU institutions.


Tailgating for Jobs

Tailgating for Jobs event will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the visitor’s parking lot in front of Eisenhower. The Career and Professional Development Center is hosting this first-ever event which features over 35 employers. These employers will be recruiting students for jobs and internships in a casual and fun atmosphere. Freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Please encourage your students to attend. Educators are welcomed.

“Seven Last Words of Christ” on April 11

Join us for a special Holy Week performance of Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Mendelssohn Piano Trio members Peter Sirotin, violin, and Fiona Thompson, cello, will be joined by Leonid Ferents, violin, and Michael Stepniak, viola, to perform this prayerful and contemplative but also dramatic setting for string quartet. Interspersed with the performance will be short homilies by community religious leaders. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the School of the Arts. The event is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve your ticket, stop by or call the Ticket Office at ext. 6036.

Messiah College Easter egg hunt

Eyas, the student alumni council, invites you to join Messiah College alumni, employees and their families for the annual Messiah College Easter egg hunt!

WHEN: Saturday, April 22. Check-in opens at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Eisenhower Campus Center, Messiah College

WHO: The egg hunt will be divided into the following four age groups:

  • 9-10 year olds; start time: 10 a.m.
  • 6-8 year olds; start time: 10:10 a.m.
  • 3-5 year olds; start time: 10:20 a.m.
  • 0-2 year olds; start time: 10:30 a.m.

Please register in advance at All children will receive age-appropriate treats found in their eggs. Refreshments will also be served in the Alumni Plaza at the conclusion of the event. For questions regarding the Eggstravaganza, please contact 

Volunteer with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,000 athletes to compete in the Area M Special Olympic Games on April 20. 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!

Employee photo day: Wednesday, April 5

If you are in need of a new photo, spring headshot photography for all faculty, staff and department groups will be Wednesday, April 5, from 2 – 4 p.m. on the patio outside Boyer Hall’s Howe Atrium. In the event of inclement weather, the photography will be held inside Howe Atrium. Please sign up for a time slot and arrive within that time slot. To sign up please follow the link: Photography should take about 5 minutes.

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.

Irish comedy “The Shaughraun” opens today! 

Experience the joys of a classic Irish comedy! Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present “The Shaughraun,” opening tonight and running for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for tonight’s opening night performance are also buy one, get one free! Set against the secret Fenian uprising in Ireland in 1866, “The Shaughraun” is the comic masterpiece of Ireland’s undisputed master of melodrama. Desperate forbidden passions! Damsels in distress! Mustached villains! And a charismatic hero! All conspire for a delightful Irish romp! “The Shaughraun” runs March 30-April 2 and April 6-9. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at, or at the door as available.

Networking breakfast; registration open

Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Breakfast

Topic: Women in Leadership

Date: Tuesday, April 25

It’s hard to believe it has been three years since the last Messiah College Business Alumni “Women in Business” networking breakfast, our most popular event to date. A panel of accomplished women business leaders shared from their significant experience to illuminate important workplace issues and highlight the unique impact women make in the world of business. Our country and communities have changed over the last three years, making it as important as ever to understand the vital roles that women play at work. On the 10th anniversary of the first MCBA networking event, we are proud to resume this important conversation and appreciate anew women in leadership. Join women and men from businesses and other organizations to participate in this timely discussion, guided by a new panel of esteemed women leaders. There’s much more to learn.


7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | event speaker

9 a.m. | event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location: Eden Resort and Suites, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster PA 17601-4216

Event cost: $15

This event is open to EVERYONE! Register at

Discount wholesale club memberships in April

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of April. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club – To begin a new or renew an existing membership print and complete the attached application. If paying by credit card the application can be emailed to our BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, at If paying by check, please mail the application and check to Angie Kriner-Doorfee, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 540 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. This membership offer is valid from April 1– April 30. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 or Thursday, April 27 . Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings PLUS a $10 Sam’s Club gift card. This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, you must bring a Costco Special Offer Flyer (contact the Purchasing Department at ext. 6010 for a copy of the Special Offer flyer) and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location April 1-April 30. New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with Gold Star membership or a $20 Costco card with Executive membership. This offer is available only during the month of April. Store location – 5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA. Please contact or call ext. 6010 with questions.

Thank you for your Campus Climate Survey participation

We are so grateful to our community for participating in the Campus Climate Survey that was launched this spring. As a reminder, the survey addressed the prevalence of discrimination and violence within Messiah College. We exceeded our participation goal by 39%, our benchmark set in the last Campus Climate Survey Messiah College conducted in 2007. Your thoughtful responses and insights are so appreciated as we seek to evaluate and strengthen our community.

Chemistry departmental honors defense

Anthony Bogetti, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 11 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Biocatalytic Reduction of Ketones and Imines” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Roseann Sachs. Please join us for this presentation.


For sale

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 121 Victoria Drive asking $235,000: This one-owner home is located just six miles from campus. Four bedrooms, 3½ baths, family room, living room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, large foyer and finished basement with a large workshop and office. It offers a one-car garage, large shed, covered front porch and screened in back porch. There is also a deck off the master bedroom addition added to the house in 2008. The house is in the West Shore School District. For more information call 717-795-9886 or email


Push The Rock Harrisburg 5k

Join us for the first Push The Rock Harrisburg 5k on April 8! The run will be held at West Shore Free Church in Mechanicsburg with a start time of 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit Push The Rock programs in the Harrisburg area. For more information and to register, go to or you can contact Aaron at