Archive for 2017

August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 10:12 



Please welcome Carmen (Rocky) Allinger, Messiah’s new instructional designer in Learning Technology Services (LTS). Rocky’s education and experience will serve her well in her new role. She has a bachelor’s in English and secondary education from Shippensburg University, and a master’s in education/instructional technology from St. Joseph’s University. She comes to Messiah College from HACC where she served as the coordinator, Center for Instructional Design. Rocky is energetic and excited to serve the Messiah Community. You will find Rocky on Hoffman’s first floor directly across the hall from the Innovation Zone. Feel free to stop in and say hi.


Please welcome Kimberly Phillips, budget manager, to the Office of Finance and Planning. Kimberly brings both higher education and corporate financial experience to this position. She is no stranger to Messiah as she previously served our students as an adjunct instructor in the accounting program. Kimberly’s first day was Monday, Aug. 7. Please join us in welcoming Kimberly to the finance division and Messiah College.


Engle Center Counselor Marcelle Giovannetti, and international student Gloria Igihozo were chosen as panelists for the 2017 PASSHE Women’s Consortium conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The theme for this year’s conference is: “We Are Stronger Together- Intersectionality in a Diverse World.” Marcelle and Gloria will share their personal experiences centered on their panel topic – Stories Untold: Intersectionality woven into personal narrative among immigrant, refugee and international students. More information about the conference can be found at


New student orientation and Welcome Week begins Aug. 25

The Here and Now is this year’s theme for Welcome Week 2017. Messiah College is excited to welcome our incoming first-year and transfer students as they begin their orientation on Fri., Aug. 25. You can visit to see the full four-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Every employee will receive a handout via campus mail early next week that you can carry with you and use as a reference tool if you will be on campus on Aug. 25. You may encounter new students and their families that have questions about where they need to be, who they need to contact, etc. This is a very handy guide. Any questions about the activities on Aug. 25 can be directed to the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, ext. 5240 or

Clarification on employee moves 

With the information below, we are hoping to clear up any confusion as it relates to employee moves.

What do I do if an employee is moving from one office to another? Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare under Employee Quick Links. Visit, click Employee, click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: furniture is assigned to an office/space and does not move with the employee. 

How will I get keys for my new office? Complete the Key Request Form found on MCSquare under Employee Forms. Visit, click Employee, under Employee Forms click on All Forms, then under Operations, click on Key Request Form.

What do I do if I have a piece of furniture that needs moved which is not “assigned” to my office/space? Submit a Maintenance Work Order found on MCSquare Click Employee on the left, Click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

What do I do if computers and/or telephones need to be moved within a space? Complete the Employee Move Request Application found on MCSquare Landing Page under Employee Quick Links. Visit, click Employee on the left, click Employee Quicklinks on the right.

Please note: computers are inventoried and assigned to specific persons/locations and modular jacks may need to be activated.

What do I do if there is a new employee hired or a current employee departmental transfer?

Nothing, this is cared for at the time of hire and/or transfer through internal notification by Human Resources. 

Catering department changes

Things are changing in the catering department in order to make your life more flavorful and easier! With the fall season quickly approaching, we are thrilled to announce our new 2017 fall seasonal menu is now available. Each item was thoughtfully selected to offer an exciting twist on those iconic fall flavors we all love and look forward to, so please check it out. Please visit our website at to view the new fall seasonal menu. We are confident that your taste buds will be satisfied and leave you wanting more! The catering website will also contain a new electronic catering waiver form. This form replaces the catering exception form. We simply ask that it be completed at least 15 days prior to the actual event date. While this does make the submission process much more convenient, the policy for doing so has not changed. If you have any questions regarding this, please reference our catering policies which can also be found on our website or contact us at 717-796-4095. We look forward to working with you all and making each event a delicious success! 

Changes to Employee Family ID Card Activation and Eligibility

Spouses and dependent children between the ages of 16-18 of benefit-eligible employees are able to receive a Messiah College family ID card from the Falcon Exchange. Moving into this new academic year, we are taking the opportunity to reset our family ID card system.  To do this, we will be inactivating all existing Family ID cards on Aug. 24. Once an ID card is inactivated, it will cease to work until our office reactivates it.

If your spouse and eligible child(ren) currently have family ID cards and you would like those cards to remain active:

  • You should email from your Messiah employee email account before Aug. 24 and ask that your family member’s ID cards remain active.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.If your spouse and eligible child(ren) do not currently have a family ID card, but you would like them to have a card:
  • Please bring your spouse and eligible children by the Falcon Exchange in person to ask that they be issued a family ID card.
  • Please ask your family members to bring photo ID such as a driver’s license or high school ID.I didn’t see this announcement until after Aug. 24 but would like the ID cards that were already issued to my spouse and eligible child(ren) to be active:
  • You should email from your Messiah employee email account and ask that your family member(s) ID cards be reactivated.
  • Please include in your email the name of your spouse and the name of each of your dependent children between the ages of 16-18. Please include the birthdates of your dependent children.Please note the age range of dependent child ID cards is changing from ages 14-21 to the new age range of 16-18. Cards previously issued to dependent children outside of the current range of 16-18 will not be reactivated. If your child is younger than 16, please bring them to Falcon Exchange when they reach their 16 birthday and a new ID card will be issued to them.

Please email or call us at ext. 7213 with any questions you may have. 

OMC using Easy Projects, new project management system 

As of July 2017, the Office of Marketing and Communications transitioned to using Easy Projects as its project management system. This system allows a more fluid online proofing and scheduling environment. We will personally discuss how to work within this system when you initiate your next project with us. Moving forward, please use this form to initiate your next design project:

To learn more about the types of projects we work on, please see the attached document describing our procedures.

Employee Chorale at Community Day

We will gather any interested employees to sing one choral piece at next Tuesday’s Community Day service. One rehearsal – Monday at noon. Interested? Questions? Email Douglas Curry at to register interest. We want to make sure we have enough copies of music! 


Job opportunities:

The Office of Admissions has a part-time opening for an admissions assistant for the visit experience. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Kristen Thomas at

For rent: 

2-bedroom second floor apartment located on quiet Trent Rd in Colonial Park is available for Sept. 1. Apartment features eat in kitchen with balcony. Bedrooms include large closets. Also a large closet in living room. Laminate flooring in bedrooms/living room. Ceramic tile in kitchen/bathroom. Each unit has a storage locker. Coin operated laundry facilities on-site. Off street parking. Rent includes water, sewer, trash removal, snow removal, lawn care. Tenant pays electric which includes the heat/hot water and a new in-wall air conditioning unit, cable and phone. No smoking. Small pets may be considered with an additional fee. Rent: $750.00/month. One-month rent and one-month security deposit due at lease signing. Please contact Su Deitch at or 717 648-7573 if interested. Pictures available on request.


Car cover. OxGord brand car cover for small car; bought for VW Cabrio.  Premium fitted waterproof car cover with storage bag.  Contact Amanda:


Two women, a Messiah employee and student, are looking for another woman to fill the third bedroom in their house, one half of a duplex on Simpson Street in downtown Mechanicsburg. She will have her own unfurnished room, and share a bathroom, kitchen and living room. There are a washer and dryer and lots of storage in the basement, and a small yard outside. One cat currently resides in the house as well. Commute time to Messiah is roughly 15 minutes. Rent is very low (less than $400/month per person, including all utilities) if there are three roommates, and the landlord is kind and easygoing. Available October 1, but earlier might be possible if needed. Contact Alison Williams at










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