Archive for 2017

August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14 


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.


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


Please welcome Lisa Brubaker as our clinical liaison placement coordinator in the Department of Nursing. Lisa will replace Nancy Frank, who is transitioning to assistant professor of nursing, clinical track. Lisa has a bachelor’s in behavioral science from Widener University and has experience as a substitute teacher in several area school districts. Lisa was the administrative assistant for the Messiah College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Winding Hill. She and her husband live in Mechanicsburg with their five children. Additionally, Kristen Slabaugh, DNP, CRNP has recently transitioned from an undergraduate teaching role to a primary appointment in the School of Graduate Studies as the coordinator of the DNP program. Kristen is a Messiah College alum (BSN) and earned the MSN from Penn State University and the DNP from the University of South Alabama. Her areas of expertise and interest include women’s health, pediatrics and family practice.


Wear your new T-shirt Tomorrow for MOVE-IN DAY!

If you will be on campus tomorrow and received a Welcome Week t-shirt at Community Day, be sure to wear it! 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 tomorrow, Aug. 25. You can visit to see the full four-day orientation agenda that they will follow. Any questions can be directed to the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, ext. 5240 or 

Make plans to attend the Movie on the Green Human Resources is once again partnering with Student Involvement and Leadership programs to host an outdoor movie event. Disney’s Moana will be showing on a 40′ tall screen on Fri., Sept. 22 on the Eisenhower Lawn at 7:30 p.m. Coinciding with Family Weekend, this event is open to all employees and their families as well as students and their families. More information will follow in future Intercom articles. Mark your calendar!



Honda Shadow 1999 in excellent condition. For pictures and details go to: Priced right for Messiah employees/students: $1500 which is well below KBB. Please email or call ext. 7114. Interested people can certainly borrow the bike for a few hours.

Mobile Home in Dillsburg. 2006 double wide mobile home located in the Pine Oak neighborhood in Dillsburg. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Very well kept – all appliances included. Move in ready! Asking price is $55,000. Call 717-460-6281 for more information or email


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/mo. 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.


Water hyacinth for ponds. Have a pond? I have lots of water hyacinth that I am happy to give to a good (or any) home. They are green floating plants with purple flowers. Let me know if you want some and how many (I bought 3 total and now have over 100). They are prolific! Contact Ramona at Here’s what they look like: