Archive for 2017

September 14

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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

Roman 14:1


Devin Manzullo-Thomas has been appointed as lecturer in the humanities. Since 2013, Devin has served Messiah College as director of the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies and as the archives coordinator for the Ernest L. Boyer Center.


Pizza with Professionals Schedule – Fall 2017

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the fall 2017 schedule for the Pizza with Professionals series. All events will be held from noon – 1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema unless otherwise noted.

Please encourage students to attend these events, during which they will have an opportunity to hear from a speaker (usually a Messiah College alumnus) about their career path, current job and available opportunities within their organization. Educators are more than welcome to attend as well! RSVP for each event at

Sept. 25 – Women in Leadership Panel (Hostetter Chapel)
Oct. 4 – Hope International
Oct. 6 – Careers in Crisis Pregnancy Fields
Oct. 19 – Nestle
Nov. 2 – GoCorps
Nov. 7 – Under Armour
Nov. 14 – The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (4-5 PM)
Nov. 15 – Mennonite Central Committee

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, PA), Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, NY), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, NY), and Rolling Ridge Retreat Center (Harpers Ferry, WV).

Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York (Carmel, NY)
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, NY)
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 & 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 a or ext. 2294.

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,

Digital Literacy – Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Messiah College’s Strategic Plan (2016-2020) includes an action step toward meeting the needs of a changing student body with a focus on digital proficiency. In light of this, a study conducted in the spring of 2017 assessed the digital literacy of our first-year students. What is digital literacy? What does it mean to be digitally literate? How digitally literate were our first-year students in 2017? How can we better meet the needs of our students with a focus on digital proficiency?

This fall, Cindi Kerns, Beth Transue, Susan Shannon, Maude Yacapsin, Julie Gomboc-Turyan and Rocky Allinger will host a professional learning community (PLC) on digital literacy. We will share a small number of resources related to seven digital literacy competencies and discuss applications/practices for furthering Messiah College’s mission toward digital proficiency.

Location: Virtually through a Zoom meeting (synchronously) and Canvas Digital Literacy PLC (asynchronously), and in person at Winding Hill 140

Dates/Time: Sept. 14 – Oct. 26 (Every Thursday excluding Fall Break from 3-4 pm)

Topics by Week:
• Sept. 14 – Information Research and Retrieval
• Sept. 21 – Information Validation
• Sept. 28 – Information Management
• Oct. 5 – Processing and Presentation of Information
• Oct. 19 – Awareness of Digital Integrity and Social Responsibility
• Oct. 26 – Team-based Learning in Digital Environments

Indicate your interest to be a part of this PLC by emailing, and we will send you an appointment for your calendar that includes the link to a Zoom room and the link to the Canvas site. We look forward to collaborating with you on this topic.


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

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time Campus Events (Custodial) Worker, 3rd shift. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price at

For rent:

Townhouse available for rent just off campus. This is a nicely decorated and ready to move in 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse. 1150 sq feet of finished space. Wood laminate flooring (Oak on first level, Cherry on second level) and includes a finished and carpeted basement. Up to date appliances and window treatments are included. It is located in walking distance of the college. If interested, please contact Les Weiand (


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