Archive for 2017

October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.  Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.

Galatians 6: 1- 5


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:

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 or renew an existing membership print and complete the application (contact the purchasing department 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 from Oct.1-31. This offer is not available in the store.

Sam’s Club – $45 for 12 months membership. To begin a new membership or renew an existing membership, come to our on-campus event in the ECC outside of the Falcon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 23 or Tues., 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 renew an existing membership, you must bring a Costco Special Offer Flyer (contact the purchasing department ext. 6010 or for a copy of the special Offer flyer) and your Messiah College ID to the Harrisburg Costco location between Oct. 1- 31. New and renewed memberships will receive a $10 Costco card with gold star membership or a $20 Costco card with executive membership. This offer is available only during the month of October.
Store location: 5125 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA

Please contact or call ext.6010 with questions.

2017 Religion and Society Lecture

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.

Father 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 on U.S. Latino Spirituality, Christian Spirituality and the Heart’s Desire and Social Change. He lectures widely in the United States 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

Civility in the Workplace – networking breakfast

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Speaker: Jeff Coleman, founder and principal, Churchill Strategies
Tension is rising. Click by click, social media is tearing down the curtain between “private” and “public”-personally held beliefs now flood public spaces. The workplace is no longer an oasis of civility. Where are we heading? Is it too late to change course? Jeff’s presentation will help workplace leaders use the national moment to consider their commitment to creating a culture of civility and grace.

Jeff Coleman is the principal of Churchill Strategies, a branding and communications agency in Harrisburg.
7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30- 9 a.m. | Event speaker
9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Messiah College, Martin Commons
Register online at

Family Concert with Messiah College Symphony Orchestra

The Messiah College Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a Family Concert for ALL members of the family (even the very young and the very loud)! This one-hour concert will feature several works including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. After the performance, children in the audience will be invited to try many of the instruments in an Instrument Petting Zoo. The concert will take place at Sat., Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in Parmer Hall of the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Free Admission.

Important reminder to faculty – 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines set

Learning Technology Services would like to remind the faculty that it’s not too early to begin planning ahead. The 2018 J-Term and spring semester work submission deadlines have been set. Please coordinate your needs for your courses with the deadline dates located on the ITS blog at the following link:

Procedure review:

  1. Messiah faculty are notified of the semester work submission deadlines by the administrative assistant to ITS (Diane Hunsinger) approximately 4-6 weeks before the materials are due. This allows ample time to obtain copyright clearance for course materials (if necessary) and production of your course pack in College Press.
  2. Faculty must complete the online course materials form located on the ITS blog at this link: The online form allows you to enter/attach your copyright clearance requests, automatically creates the work requisition, and allows you to attach a PDF file of your course pack or lab manual.
  3. It is imperative that faculty who plan to sell a course pack/lab manual to students notify Aleisha Wildon, course materials manager at the Campus Store and Textbook Express.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT: Following the deadlines allows ample time for production, ensures our students have a positive experience when purchasing and receiving their course materials and the instructor has the assurance that their course pack is available for students to purchase before classes begin.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Diane Hunsinger, administrative assistant to ITS, at ext. 3895. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Office of Marketing and Communications to hold social media “Open Door” day

Are you looking to strengthen your department’s social media presence? Do you want to learn how to use the features of the various social media channels? The Office of Marketing and Communications will hold a social media “open door” day to help answer one-on-one questions you may have about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Open door day will be held Oct. 25 from 2-4:45 p.m. in Boyer 337 (computer lab)! To help plan, please sign up for a time slot here:

You can contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, at or Livia Ungurean, communications specialist, at if you have questions. We hope to see you there!

Halloween safety

Do you have or know children who “trick or treat” at Halloween? If so, you may want to take a minute to read some tips to keep Halloween safety.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research has provided access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page ( Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for enrollment summaries, etc.

Additional Jadu training sessions available

Looking to update your Messiah College website but don’t know how? Visit for newly added training sessions for the fall semester. Contact Ramona Fritschi at with any questions regarding training sessions.


For sale:

2005 Nissan Maxima SE.V6 3.5 L 134,000 miles, dark blue color, 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.

Tickets for Kari Jobe Concert. We have five tickets for the Kari Jobe concert in Reading this Sat, Oct 21. The tickets are for the pre-concert event with Kari Jobe and the concert. $25 each. Contact Beth Clark for more information


Designer purse BINGO

Love purses? You’re invited to attend a designer purse bingo (20 games!) on Sunday, Oct 29. See photos of purses at Additional information on the attached flyer or contact Susan Donat for tickets. All proceeds benefit the music programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.