Archive for 2017

January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12 


Dr. Edward T. Arke, professor of communication, recently evaluated a research grant proposal for the National Science Centre in Krakow, Poland. The research project, dealing with Media Literacy measurement, includes Arke’s prior research as part of the literature review.


Messiah College promo video available for your use

The Office of Marketing and Communications launched a brief video—filmed, edited and narrated by alums—about Messiah College to be used in various recruitment strategies. Please share it on personal and College social media pages! The video can be found here.

February Wellness Workshop- must pre-register!

Our last ‘foods demonstration’ was a big success, so this spring we will be offering another one. This time the topic is “Healthy Snacks and Salads.” Eating snacks and salads are quick and easy ways to add nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to your day. Learn how to nutritionally optimize your snacks and salads. This will be held in the foods lab and taste samples will be provided. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by emailing Doug Miller (

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Jordan 63
  • Presenter:Emma Witwer, registered dietician

Summer student employment

If your department plans to hire student employees for summer, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to offering summer employment to a student. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Departments hiring for one or more new positions and/or replacement positions are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to by Feb. 3 to let us know if you will be attending the job fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 24. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or 

Curator Club at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

Sign your child up for Curator Club at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Curator Club provides educational science enrichment on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment for kids in grades 3-5. We also have the CC2 program for kids in grades 6- 8. To register or for more information go to or email us at

Employee fitness program

Over 70 employees participated in our physical activity-tracking program this fall. Due to the strong feedback we received, we are organizing a similar program during the spring semester. The program will be called “Falcon Employee Fitness” and will run for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 5. Registration is now open even though activity recording won’t begin until Feb. 5. Participants who accumulate 1000 minutes of activity/exercise over the 10 weeks, and faithfully record their workouts, will receive a gift card. Exercise your way to greater health this spring. See the wellness website for details: for details.

Winter orientation begins Jan. 26

Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming new and transfer students as they begin their spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 26. You can visit to see the three-day orientation agenda they will follow. Questions about the orientation schedule can be directed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office, ext. 5240 or


Job opportunities

Campus Events currently has an opening for the position of campus events worker II – Jordan, shift 2. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Scott Zeigler, campus events manager, at

Dining Services currently has an opening for the position of administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

College Press at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of junior graphic designer/prepress technician. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne MaGee, director of printing and mailing services, College Press and Postal Services, at

For sale

Tea light holders. Thirteen dozen tea light holders for $10. Contact Gina Hale at

Ford Escape 2002 4 wheel drive. 2002 Ford Escape asking $500 This a 2002 Blue 4 wheel drive Ford Escape with 200,000 miles on the odometer. The inspection is due the end of January. It will need some repairs to pass inspection. Maintenance records are available as is a list of needed repairs. This has been a very reliable vehicle but with a new teen driver in our family our needs have changed and it is time to sell. Please contact Michelle George or 717-808-8206 if you are interested or have questions.