Archive for 2017

October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33



Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a concert tour of central and southern Sweden with Trio Atlantis, a professional chamber ensemble comprised of Goranson and Swedish instrumentalists Erik Hagstrom and Britta Holger. The tour included seven performances from Aug. 17-28.


Goranson also performed a concert at Duke Divinity School on Sept. 1 with The New Caritas Orchestra under the baton of theologian/musician Jeremy Begbie. The orchestra was comprised of 37 Christian orchestral musicians from top orchestras and music schools in the U.S., including the Boston Symphony, National Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony. The concert, titled “Home, Away & Home Again” was presented in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.


Passport processing on campus and alert to PA residents about real ID

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 24 to process passport applications. Applicants need to bring their photo documents: original birth certificate PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE (non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID), completed application, and fees ($110 check made out to the Department of State and $25 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office) to the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

PA RESIDENTS ALERT: You may be aware that Pennsylvania is one of seven states that have not complied with the government mandate to incorporate REAL ID requirements for driver’s licenses in order to use them for identification purposes for air travel (even in the U.S.) entrance into federal buildings and military bases. If PA does not comply or obtain an extension, in the near future, PA driver’s license holders will need another form of compliant identification, such as a passport to use for these purposes. This may be a good time to secure a passport if you currently do not have one. For more information about Real ID, check out this statement issued by PennDOT:

Applications can be downloaded at

Please contact if you have questions.

An evening with journalist and presidential historian Jon Meacham

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham will speak at Messiah College on “The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. Meacham’s latest Presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list in November 2015. The Times said, “Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, and deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.”

General admission tickets are $25. Messiah College student tickets (with ID) and youth tickets (18 and under) are $10. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit

CIEE Shanghai representative coming to campus

On Oct. 18, Allison Moroney and Katelyn Slotnick, representatives of CIEE Shanghai, will be on campus to introduce students to opportunities to study in China.

If you are interested in meeting with them to learn more about the program or in having them speak briefly to your class(es) 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 Allison and Katelyn will host an information table in Eisenhower Commons on that day and will be hosting the following information session:

• Oct. 18 (Larsen 237) 4 p.m. (General Information Session)
• Oct. 18 (Larsen 237) 5 p.m. (Orientation for spring 2018 participants)

To learn more about this program visit

Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore to speak on campus

Google Vice President Dr. Greg Moore, M.D., Ph.D. will give a campus presentation on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. This event is sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Moore is Google’s senior global healthcare leader. He is a distinguished physician, engineer, innovator, neuroradiologist, technology and clinical informatics professional, and neuroscientist. He is passionate about transforming health care technology to benefit humankind. He is also an advocate for children with special needs and has extensive involvement with medical missions in the developing world. For his Messiah presentation, he will address the interface between technology and global health care.

Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
For more information please contact:

Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) – Every second counts: Plan two ways out

In a fire, seconds count. That’s why the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to plan at least two evacuation routes at work and at home. As a general rule, a fire can double in size every 60 seconds and the black smoke generated from burning synthetics and plastics is not only toxic but can be so dense that it makes seeing impossible. Don’t wait to make an escape plan. Know where building exits are located and how to reach them – even blindfolded. Plan how to provide assistance to anyone who may need help–a co-worker on the job or a family member at home. If you discover the fire, sound the alarm so that others know to evacuate. And whether at work or at home, close doors behind you as you leave the building to help slow down the spread of fire, smoke and heat. Meet outside at an agreed upon location and never go back into a burning building. Call 911 immediately.
For guidance on when and when NOT to attempt to put out a fire at work with an extinguisher, see Section #14 of the Safety Manual, the Emergency Action Plan, Fire Extinguisher Usage.

TODAY: Jadu / Web services open door hours

Do you have a question, issue or need some assistance with your Jadu website? Web services is hosting Open Door hours today from 8:30am-10am in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.  Contact Ramona at


Job opportunities:

The Department of Nursing has an opening for a full time patient simulation laboratory coordinator. Please note that this position begins in Aug. 2018. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Deb Loop at


Chair in excellent condition for sale – $25. Picture attached. Contact Carrie Widdowson at

Ranch home for sale in Cumberland Valley School District, 8 miles from campus, 830 W. Trindle Rd, Mechanicburg. $184,977. Move in ready. 1760 sq. ft. Rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths .60 acre lot with a 3+ car detached garage w/50 amp service. All appliances included. Lots of updates-new kitchen counter tops, new sink, newer bathroom, roof, vinyl siding, 200 amp service, windows, paint and some flooring. Hardwood floors thru out, attic which could be finished, workshop room in bsmt w/Bilco door access and large flat yard w/large tree house to play in. Yard can be accessed from W. Church Rd as well. 1 Year AHS Warranty with acceptable offer. For more information, contact Heather Negley at, x6890 or the listing agent, Alicia Crone at Link to listing


2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse, with unfinished basement at 651 W Lisburn Rd, near Messiah College. Available Nov 1. Newly renovated. Looking for long-term resident. Rent $790 + electricity, water. Contact Dale Fogelsanger, 717-623-0735,


Microwave. I am looking to either borrow or keep a microwave for my temporary residence. Please email me if you have one I could use. Please contact Lyndsay Grimm at