Archive for 2017

Thursday, September 7

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Accept those whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.

Roman 14:1



David Hagenbuch, professor of marketing, authored an article in Business Insider. The opinion piece, titled “An ethicist explains his 4 chief concerns about artificial intelligence,” is available at:

As of this fall, Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry, will be serving in the position of special assistant to the provost. In this capacity, she will be working on special projects on behalf of as well as providing general support to the provost. Alison’s experience and effective leadership on the RFM over the past three year has positioned her well for this position.


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!

Into the City: Chicago

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Into the City trip to Chicago. This career immersion program will take place on October 11- 13, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include Christianity Today, Chicago Bears, LinkedIn, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Semester and more! For more information and an online application please encourage students to visit: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the trip will be held on Mon., Sept. 11 from noon-1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided! Interested students and faculty should RSVP for this info session by 9/9 at (Attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the Into the City trip.) ITC is collaboratively sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Development Office.

Off-Campus program representative to visit campus in October

On Oct. 4 and 5, International Studies Abroad (ISA) program representative Vaughn Thornton will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study with ISA and Veritas programs in Chile, France, Spain and South Korea. If you are interested in meeting with him to learn more about the programs or would like him to speak briefly to your class about the program, please contact Wendy Lippert in the Intercultural Office at ext. 6089 or Also, please feel free to share with your students that Vaughn will have an information table in Eisenhower Commons on those days and will be hosting the following information sessions highlighting these programs: Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Larsen 237 (general information session) Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Larsen 237 (orientation session for students applying to study in Chile, France, Spain or South Korea for spring 2018) To learn more about these programs, visit:

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso: ISA Paris: o Catholic University of Paris o American Business School Paris o The Sorbonne University of Granada: Veritas Chile: Veritas France: Veritas South Korea:

LOOK for safety campus roads

Sign the pledge the week of Sept. 18 to be a safe driver and a safe pedestrian. Pledge tables will be located throughout campus; watch your email for specific locations and times. All employees and students who take the pledge will be entered into a drawing for great prizes including gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks, the Campus Bookstore, Falcon/Union, Dunkin’ Donuts, Wild Wings, Chipotle, Panera, Papa John’s and much more. Winners will be selected on Sept. 27.

Advise a fall break service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is pleased to offer an opportunity for employees to participate in and advise a student service trip over Fall Break. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. Fall Break service trips will take place Thurs., Oct. 12- Sun., Oct. 15. Our partnering organizations include: AROMA Cumberland Pointe (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania), Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York), and Rolling Ridge Retreat Center (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia). Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, New York) For nearly 75 years, CBFNY has worked with inner city, at risk, and disabled youth through summer camp programs consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in team-building, evangelism and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life. Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York) Priority One partners with a number of inner-city organizations, churches and ministries who serve the disadvantaged of NYC. Volunteers connect with several of these organizations to directly impact and serve people, such as: A Breakfast and Lunch Ministry for the homeless; an after-school program for tutoring inner-city children; the World Vision Storehouse and more! If you’re interested in serving as an advisor for Priority One or CBFNY and/or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at by Fri., Sept. 22.

2017 Office of Marketing and Communications change in photography paradigm

 Effective Sept. 15, 2017, the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) is no longer resourced to support photography requests from individual campus departments or offices for their programs or events. OMC relies on a mix of professional and student photographers, prioritizing its resources for student recruitment marketing communications and editorial-specific photography for the Bridge alumni magazine and other institutional news channels.

Moving forward, departments who would like to arrange student or professional photography for their department-specific events may do so by scheduling and providing payment for those services directly with the photographer. To request a list of student and professional photographers that the College has used successfully for past events, please email or

Continued services: 

  • OMC will continue to provide the photography service of taking employee headshots and group shots of faculty and staff for campus communications. This service will be scheduled at multiple points throughout the year, and campus will be notified of these dates via the Intercom and mass email.


  • OMC will continue to provide photography coverage for annual milestone events in the life of the College such as Welcome Week, Homecoming and Commencement (as these photos are used in the Bridge, social media and other OMC communications).


  • Additionally, OMC’s professional photography and image library will continue to be made available for campus’ use in their own communications via the Cumulus digital image archive.

Any questions regarding this announcement may be directed to creative director Nancy Soulliard at or ext. 2294.

Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month. For the month of September, we are hosting the following networking receptions: Thurs., Sept. 21: 8- 8:45 p.m. (science majors), for alumni and students Mon., Sept. 25: Noon-12:45 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Columbus area ), alumni/seniors Fri., Sept. 29: Noon- 12:45 p.m. (Golden Grads), for alumni After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network–all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, graduate assistant for alumni engagement, at

Professional Learning Communities (PLC) – Fall 2017

The Teaching and Learning Initiative is offering three PLCs this semester. All educators are invited to register for a PLC and to lend their voices to the meaningful conversations that will develop in these groups. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a PLC, please contact Deana Baddorf,


Job opportunities:

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the Dean. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer at

For sale:

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.


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 Oct. 1, but earlier might be possible if needed. Contact Alison Williams at

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

Apartment needed. Messiah College graduate, and current Messiah College graduate student seeking reasonably priced apartment near campus. Please contact Will Franken at if interested.