Archive for 2017

October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

([A Psalm] of David.)

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth

Psalms 37: 1- 9


Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed a concert at Duke Divinity School 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 from 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.

Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry, was selected by her alma mater, Westmont College, to be among 80 alumni honored at this year’s 80th Homecoming Gala as one whose life exemplifies Westmont’s mission “to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.”


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” Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. 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 bestseller list in 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

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 17 for confidential document shredding. The Shredding Solutions truck will be located in the service area parking spots outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed.

What can be shredded?
All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED. Documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (a paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions

Normal shredding needs:
Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two hours scheduled. Plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Please note: The shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m., so we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.)

Special shredding needs:
If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 12. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Discount wholesale club membership enrollment

The Community Discount Program is offering discount memberships to wholesale clubs for the month of October. Please review the information below for details on the programs offered by each club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club – $35 for 12 months for Inner Circle membership; $75 for 12 months for BJ’s Reward membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, print and complete the application. (Contact the purchasing department at ext. 6010 or for a copy of the application). If paying by credit card, the application can be emailed to our BJ’s representative, Angie Kriner-Doorfee, at If paying by check, please mail the application and check to Angie Kriner-Doorfee, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 540 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. This membership offer is valid through Oct. 31. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside The Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 or Tuesday, Oct. 24. Bring your Messiah College ID and pay with cash or a check to receive the exclusive coupon savings plus a $10 Sam’s Club gift card. This offer is not available in the store.

Costco Wholesale – $60 for 12 months Gold Star Membership; $120 for 12 months for Executive membership. To begin a new membership or to renew an existing one, you must bring a Costco special offer flyer and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location (5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) by October 31.  (Contact the purchasing department ext. 6010 or for a copy of the special offer flyer.) New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with gold star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership.

Please contact or call ext.6010 with questions.

Grandparents Day 2017

On behalf of the Office of Development, we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the students and employees for warmly welcoming more than 550 grandparents to our Messiah College campus Oct. 5. We are deeply appreciative for the gracious hospitality shown to our grandparent guests by the campus community in spite of challenges brought by such a large number of visitors.
Grandparents Day is a great team effort and we are incredibly thankful for our colleagues in conference services, dining services, college ministries, public safety, admissions, Oakes Museum staff, School of the Arts, residence life, admissions and the advancement division for making this 9th annual event such a success. Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra special “student” visitors in your classroom!

Digital security (Hacktober) workshops

Plan to attend Learning Technology Service’s (LTS’s) October workshops on digital security in Hoffman 106 (the Innovation Zone). Email with questions.

Passwords – Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11a.m. – noon
What makes a password strong? Why should I care? Come discuss the purpose and benefits of strong passwords and how to manage them.

Digital Security Awareness – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – noon
Considering the benefits and hazards of online activities can make users more aware of potential risks and rewards. A greater awareness reduces potential dangers. Implement new practices, such as think before you click.


Please join us in congratulating David Dixon, Wendy Lippert, Ashley Todd and Suzanne Travan, the winners of the contest in this year’s Welcome Packet. The contest asked employees to update their emergency contact information and cell phone information in MCSquare. They each won a $50 gift card to Amazon.

The contest may have passed, but it is not too late to ensure that your information is current in MCSquare. Please update this information if you have not already done so.

Please also join us in congratulating Campus Events for winning a pizza party for their department, sponsored by HR&C! Many thanks to Wendy Perez and her group for submitting the winning photos. If you would like to view the winning photos, please head over to the Office of Human Resources Facebook page.

New process for expense and mileage reimbursement requests

Procurement Services and Accounts Payable are implementing a new process to automate expense and mileage reimbursement requests. Training for the new process is currently under way and must be completed by the end of October. The current paper process will be discontinued as of October 31.

If you submit expense or mileage reimbursement requests and have not been contacted for training, please call extension 6010 or email

2017 Religion and Society Lecture

The Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C. will give a lecture titled, “Passing Over: A Theology of Migration” at Messiah College on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.

Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher and an award-winning author and film producer. He is currently an associate professor of theology and global affairs and the faculty director of the global leadership program at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses U.S. Latino Spirituality, Christian Spirituality and the Heart’s Desire and Social Change. He lectures widely in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. For more information, please contact

Thank you for your donations

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance, in conjunction with Student Involvement and Leadership, would like to thank everyone who attended the Movie on The Green. Your generous response resulted in a donation of $1060.75 to the Houston Food Bank to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Job opportunities:

Dining Services has an opening for a cook II. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at

For sale:

2005 Nissan Maxima SE.V6 3.5 L 134,000 miles, dark blue, new plugs at 125,000 miles,
four newer Michelin all-season tires, new battery, new brakes and rotors turned down, plus a
Bose sound system with six CD changer. Original owner. Interior in immaculate condition.
Asking $4950. Call Bill Althoff at 717-253-5196.


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