Archive for 2017

August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2



The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced Danielle Chun ‘17 as a finalist for the 2017 AASHE Sustainability Awards in the undergraduate research category for her outstanding research in sustainability. Winners will be announced during the opening ceremony at the AASHE Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 15. Finalists entries were judged on overall impact, innovation, stakeholder involvement, clarity and other criteria specific to each category. “The Messiah College community is excited for Danielle and honored to have such a passionate student be able to carry out her interests in resolving pressing social and environmental concerns,” says Brandon Hoover, director of sustainability. He adds that with roughly 12 million food insecure families in the U.S. and 40 percent of our food being wasted, Danielle’s research is timely. “I imagine she will make an impact on other institutions as much as she has been on ours.” Danielle’s paper, “The Drivers Behind Edible Food Recovery Programs at Institutions of Higher Education” is the culmination of Danielle’s passion and concern for the environmental protection and community well-being during her pursuit of a degree in economic development (concentration: sustainability). Her research stems from a desire to see the work of food insecurity and food waste coupled to solve the pressing social and environmental challenge that it is. About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE): AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.


Steve Funck has completed all of the requirements for Lifetime Certification in his designation as a certified scientific materials manager (CSMM). Steve is the natural sciences laboratory program manager for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Due to his achievements, he was recognized on Aug. 3 at the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM) Annual Conference. Congratulations!


Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance, authored an article in Transactions Magazine (a publication of the Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association) on why mergers in the community banking space are not likely to proliferate in the near term. The article is available at:


The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Dr. Julie Gomboc-Turyan has been promoted to director of graduate curriculum and student services and assistant professor of education. Julie directly supports new graduate program development efforts as well as student services. She will be assisting with assessment plans, and partnering with others to ensure that graduate-level programs are in compliance with Accreditation, PDE and State Authorization regulations and standards.

Rebekah Ostby has been promoted to finance and projects manager for the School of Graduate Studies. Rebekah is responsible for all financial modeling, budget preparation and budget monitoring for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition she is the point person for the Winding Hill location and serves as the liaison to the property management group, Crabtree and Rohrbaugh.

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to welcome the following three new employees: Leah Wagner: records specialist, School of Graduate Studies. Leah is a 2017 Messiah graduate and is the primary point-person for answering all incoming calls from both current and prospective students. She will be providing support to Graduate Registrar and Graduate Enrollment. Leah’s work-station is located at Winding hill. As an undergraduate student, Leah was a three-year work-study in the Registrar’s Office.

Sierra Kinslow: graduate enrollment counselor. Sierra is a 2017 Messiah graduate. In this role, Sierra will be recruiting graduate students in the education, higher education and conducting programs. As an undergraduate student, Sierra worked in the Admissions Office, having served as an ambassador as well as an intern. Sierra will be located at Winding Hill.

Halima Krugh: graduate enrollment counselor. Halima is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois (BA in communications). Her experience includes project management, sales and public relations in the banking industry, the University of Illinois School of Music, as well as the Pennsylvania-Delaware District Council of The Assemblies of God. Most recently, she has been a development specialist at The Pennsylvania State University, Middletown. Halima will be recruiting graduate students for programs in business and leadership and nursing and will be located at Winding Hill.


LCC Representative to Visit Campus On Sept. 25 and 26, Tara Baker, a representative of LCC International University will be on campus to talk with students and faculty about opportunities for students to study in Lithuania. If you are interested in inviting Tara to speak briefly in your classes about the program or would like to meet with her one-on-one, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at wlippert@messiah.eduor ext. 6089. Tara will be hosting an information session at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Boyer 130. Please feel free to share this with interested students. LCC International University serves 600 students from a number of Eastern European nations. Students travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia as well as Latvia and Estonia during this unique learning experience. Courses in accounting, business, communication, conflict studies, economics, English, history, literature, marketing, social science and theology are offered each semester. To learn more about the program, browse

CPDC announces fall event

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the fall semester schedule of events. Please see attachment for details, and/or visit for information including registration links. Each faculty member will also receive a bookmark which lists all events. Please contact Abby Book at if you would like additional event bookmarks to distribute to your students.


For sale:

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

Piano. Upright grand piano (57″ high by 63″ wide) made by Howard in good working order. Completely rebuilt and refinished with medium walnut stain about 25 years ago. Includes matching bench. $325 or best offer. Contact Jake at or 717-315-5507.

43″ Samsung Plasma TV used, in original box: $225.00, Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat with safety surround pink/grey manufactured 5/06/15: $110, Craftsman 2 1/2 ton jack with 2 matching jack stands: $40, 23″ Acer LCD Monitor used in box: $40, Baby Trend expedition jogging Stroller: $50 Please email or call ext. 6074. Pictures available upon 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 that supposedly have purple flowers (I have yet to see those). Let me know if you want some and how many (I bought 3 total and now have over 100). They are prolific! Email Ramona at Here’s what they look like:

Universal gym. See picture for details. Please contact Don Lerew (ext. 2030) if interested.


In need of Childcare. Looking for an in-home childcare provider for 1 and 3-year-old boys in the Dillsburg or Mechanicsburg area. 25-30 hours/ week. Monday and Tuesday, half days and Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact Angela Weaver at

High school math tutor. Seeking an algebra ll and chemistry tutor for my 11th grade student, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5 p.m., for the academic year. Please share with Messiah students who may be looking for a tutoring job. Please contact Stephanie Patterson at