Archive for 2017

July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

Proverbs 3:5-6


Online networking opportunity for students and alumni
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month.

For the month of July, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Monday, July 24, noon-1:30 p.m. (Connecting alumni/students in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area), for alumni/seniors
  • Friday, July 28, noon- 1:30 p.m. (Young Alumni), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement at

Safety in work zones
Road construction is everywhere and that means the potential for more accidents. In 2014, a total of 669 work zone fatalities and over 31,000 work zone injuries occurred. Did you know that almost 85% of work zone fatalities were motorists, not workers? Here are some safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe in work zone areas:
Keep your headlights on in a work zone. It’s the law.

  • Always wear your seatbelt. It’s the law.
  • Slow down. Reduce your speed and obey the work zone speed limits.
  • Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe following distance. The largest number of traffic accidents in work zones are rear-end collisions.
  • Obey road signs and be alert for flaggers.
  • Stay focused and watchful. Distracted driving is never good, but it is even more dangerous in work zones. Watch for brake lights of vehicles in front of you and be prepared to react. Expect the unexpected. Use extreme caution when driving through a work zone at night, even if work is not being conducted.
  • Give yourself enough travel time so you are prepared for the unexpected delays and be patient. Avoid work zones. Whenever possible, travel alternate routes.

Source: Federal Highway Administration


Job opportunities

The College Honors Program has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Dean Curry at

The Department of Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at


Apartment/roommate needed
Messiah College graduate and recent Messiah College employee seeking reasonably priced apartment and female non-smoking roommate. Searching for an apartment within 20 minutes of Winding Hill’s campus (preferably not in Harrisburg). Please contact Leah Wagner at if interested.


Sunday, July 30, 7-10 p.m. with special guest LaPeer

We’re hitting the road again this summer on the One Wild Life Acoustic Tour with special guest LaPeer! Each night will be a unique experience. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship at New Cumberland Church of the Nazarene 16th & Brandt Ave, New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 & available at Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at