Archive for 2017

July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;  its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17: 7-8


We are pleased to welcome Dereck Kamwesa, assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment, to the enrollment management team. He spent the last eleven years working at Taylor University, his alma mater. There he led domestic underrepresented and international student recruitment efforts and significantly contributed to the increase in diversity on Taylor’s campus. Dereck’s first day was Mon., July 10. Please join us in welcoming him to the Messiah community!


Please join us in welcoming Karen Blair to the Office of Human Resources and Compliance. Karen is the HR administrative assistant and is responsible for supporting the recruitment function as well as employee events and the HR portion of the staff payroll, among other duties.


ID2ID, an initiative established by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) in partnership with Penn State University, launches in July. This program pairs instructional designers across higher education institutions for collaborative engagement through a global Google community. This community will address real-world learning design challenges and opportunities in digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education and learning spaces. Cindi Kerns’ acceptance into this inaugural program maintains Learning Technology Services’ commitment to continued growth in supporting the learning processes for students at Messiah College.


Free admission to the Oakes Museum of Natural History

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family this summer, then come visit The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Messiah College faculty and staff receive free admission to the museum for themselves and their families on Saturday afternoons from 1- 5 p.m. The museum is home to a collection of Smithsonian quality African and North American mammals, birds, eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects and fossils. The Oakes Museum of Natural History is located in the Jordan Science Center. We hope to see you soon!

Employee Summer Film

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be showing the movie Hidden Figures on Tues., July 25 as part of our See Diversity Anew initiative. Show times are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments provided. No tickets are necessary; please plan on attending the movie during your normal working hours.


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 Graduate Program in Physical Therapy has an opening for the position of administrative assistant for the Doctor of the Physical Therapy program. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Valerie Olson at

The Department of Athletics has a current opening for the position of part-time assistant swim coach. Please see for additional information and to apply. Position related questions should be directed to Katie McComb, head men and women’s swim coach, at

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for campus events workers. Please see for additional information and to apply. Position-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, Campus Events, at

ITS currently has an opening for the position of helpdesk support. For additional information and to apply, please see Position related questions should be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at

The Oakes Museum currently has openings for the temporary, part-time positions of museum teaching docents. For more information and to apply, please see Position related questions should be directed to Helena Cicero, interim museum director, at

For sale:

New; never used. Build a model of a manufacturing plant with working tanks, pipes, valves and a pump with this unique construction toy. For ages 10+. Retails for $80, asking $50. Call Carol at 717-480-9556, or email

Deluxe Scientist Kit. New – contents still in wrapper. 450+ experiments in physics and energy. Learn how to control, transform and use the various forms of energy. Ages 10+, $20. Call Carol 717-480-9556, or email


Room or apartment wanted. Messiah College assistant professor is seeking a reasonably priced room/apartment for the fall and spring semesters (Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg). Please contact Maya Georgieva at


Gungor in concert: THE ONE WILD LIFE ACOUSTIC TOUR Sun., 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 and Brandt Ave., New Cumberland. Tickets are $22 and available at Questions may be directed to Maria Sweeney-Rippon at

Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Neighborhood yard sale; Brindle Road, Mechanicsburg. Sat., July 22 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Infant and toddler clothes (boys and girls), toys, equipment, jigsaw puzzles, quilt blocks, lamps, queen size bed frame, dishes, garden veggies and much more. For more information, contact Ashley at