Archive for 2017

Thursday, April 13 – Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6


Dr. Theresa Mannah-Blankson, assistant professor of economics, recently presented at the prestigious International Monetary Fund Conference on Gender and Macroeconomicsat the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. Her presentation, “Gender Asset Gap: Does Access to Microfinance Matter?,” was offered during a session about financial inclusion.


Dr. Tiffani Worthy, instructor in the graduate program in business and leadership, was a recently recognized honoree in the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 40 under 40. The 40 under 40 program aims to identify and recognize current and future leaders in various industries and in the community (Philadelphia Business Journal). The Business Journal received over 400 nominations this year, setting a new record. In addition to teaching at Messiah College, Dr. Worthy is actively engaged in leading her non-profit All Things Are Possible (ATAP) Foundation, as well as serving as an executive in training and development for one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation. More information about Dr. Worthy’s background can be found at the following link:


College Press receives award

On April 5, The Association of College and University Printers awarded College Press its 2017 Impression Award for Green Service. This award honors the college or university print shop whose green initiatives have most demonstrated the importance of environmental stewardship. For supporting these efforts, College Press would like to thank the entire campus community as well as industry partners Print Releaf, Toshiba and Printers Green Resource.


Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities; Jean Corey, chair of the Department of English; and Kerry Hasler-Brooks, assistant professor of English attended the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend. Along with them, four students from the School of the Humanities—Hannah Eckstrom, Kaitlin Wingert, Ryan Gephart and Joel Johnson—presented their undergraduate research projects. Johnson presented “Notes of a Non-Native Son”; Eckstrom presented ” The Holistic Community Leadership of African American Educators in Harrisburg, PA from 1877 to 1954″; Wingert presented “The Athlete’s Journal: Composition Theory in the Arena of Competitive Sport”; and Gephart presented “An Analysis of Mass Incarceration Towards a Reformed Penology.” Congratulations to these students for the fine work they have done this year, and thanks to their faculty mentors across the School of the Humanities who have supported them.


The American Chemical Society recently accepted the chapter “Developing General Chemistry II Online: Successes and Challenges of Online Chemistry at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution,” written by associate professor of chemistry Dr. Alison Noble, for its Symposium Series book “Online Approaches to Chemical Education.”


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 

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

Chemistry departmental honors defenses

Elliot Rossomme, senior chemistry ACS certified major, will present his departmental honors defense on April 18 at 4 p.m. in Kline 327. His project, entitled “Electrooptical dynamics of 4-cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl mounted on ZnSe functionalized with alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers” is the result of research performed under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Noble. Please join us for this presentation.

Free screening of “Paper Tigers” on April 18

The Messiah College Teacher Education Program and the Messiah College Education Association invite you to a free screening of “Paper Tigers,” a powerful documentary film about trauma-informed education, April 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. A short time of discussion will follow. “Paper Tigers” explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic
stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School.
After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, the school saw dramatic results and has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies. Visit the film’s website and view their trailer:

Mennonite Central Committee and Sustainability partnership

Do you have unused or unwanted items in your house you’ve been meaning to donate?!? Bring them to campus
to donate them to Mennonite Central Committee between May 4 and May 13. Find one of the four trailers on
campus near the residence halls, which will be opened from 10 a.m.- 7p.m. during finals and move out week.
Please do not bring items to the Office of Sustainability. To help reduce the amount of waste generated on
campus during the week of move out, the Office of Sustainability and Residence Life partnered with MCC
to recover all those resources that are otherwise trashed. Items collected include: Clothing (wearable and unwearable); household items (small appliances, kitchen utensils, etc.); cardboard, books, paper, magazines;
shoes; electronics; unopened food; unopened hygiene products; and more! All donations will benefit MCC’s development,
relief, and missions work around the world. Questions can be directed to or by calling ext. 4785.

Physics demo show

The Messiah College Physics Club invites you to a fun and interactive demo show on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Demos will include fire and lasers, dancing to music, glowing liquids, lightning bolts and more! Bring your friends, kids, grandkids and grandparents! Everyone is welcome!

Join us May 3 at the Employee Recognition Reception

Please join us on Wed., May 3, as we gather to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. This year’s Employee Recognition Reception will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. We will have a time of refreshments and fellowship until 10:20 a.m., accompanied by The Grantham Brass Project. Conveying of awards will follow. The list of employees to be honored can be viewed here. In addition to recognizing service milestones, we will also be announcing the recipients of the Pride in Performance, the Presidental Awards, and the Team Falcon Award. We will also hear from the United Voices of Praise. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Day: Thursday, April 27

We hope you will plan now to participate in Wellness Day events on Thurs., April 27. There will be events happening outside of Lottie from 2-6 p.m., including 9-square in the air, a GaGa ball pit, Spikeball, Pilates, POUND, and music by a Messiah Guitar Ensemble beginning at 4:45 p.m. Indoors, from 2-5 p.m., will be our Wellness Fair in Brubaker featuring valuable health information as well as numerous health screenings. Everything is free. Attendees will also qualify for our prize drawings!


Job opportunities:

The School of Science, Engineering and Health currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Angela Hare, dean, at

The School of the Arts at Messiah College currently has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the dean of the School of the Arts and to the chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. For additional information, and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Richard Roberson, dean, at

The Office of Financial Operations is accepting applications for the position of Falcon Exchange representative. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Lora Harper, manager of financial services, Falcon Exchange, at

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