Archive for 2017

October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

James 1:6


The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that Stephanie Patterson has accepted the position of administrative assistant to the dean. Having joined the Messiah College community in 2013, Patterson has spent most of her time in Graduate Programs, most recently supporting the Occupational Therapy and Dietetic Internship programs. Her enthusiasm and commitment to the college are evident. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie.

Randall Zwally, senior lecturer in music, attended, by special invitation from the U. S. Dept. of State, the Swearing-In Ceremony, in Washington, D. C. of the new U. S. Ambassador to Guatemala, Dr. Luis Arreaga, on Oct. 17. After the ceremony Dr. Arreaga invited Zwally to come to Guatemala this summer to present a series of classical guitar concerts and lecture recitals. Zwally’s association with Guatemala developed during his time of study at the National Conservatory of Music of that country.


Web services open door hours today from 2-4pm

The Web Services team, Kris Hardy and Ramon Fritschi, will be available Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. We are available to answer your Jadu questions or help you strategize your next website project.

No need to register; just stop by at any time.

On campus internships

The Career and Professional Development Center is looking to establish a comprehensive list of on-campus internships, particularly for students who are unable to access off-campus opportunities. If you have not hosted an intern in a while or you would like to create an internship opportunity for a student, please contact the CPDC, or 717-691-6016.

Soup and dessert sale

Eight members of the Engle Center Team are participating in this year’s Harrisburg Marathon Relay. They have formed two teams of four and each team hopes to raise enough money to provide for a clean water well in a village in India that currently has no access to clean water.

Last year, four of our staff members ran for this cause, and this year we have doubled our efforts! Our desire for people to live in good health extends beyond our campus and to the other side of the world. Help us make a dent in eliminating water-borne illness!

Here’s one great way to support us:

Soup and dessert sale

When: Monday, Oct. 30: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Engle Center waiting room
Soup: cup – $2.50 quart $10
White chicken chili
Pepperjack tomato Chicken corn Tortellini

Dessert $1 each

For more information on our fundraising efforts, please check out the links below:
(be sure to check out the really cool video at the end of each link)

Thank you for your support!

Team Engle (and Adi, too!)

Homecoming pedometer challenge winners

Congratulations to the top three teams in our Homecoming Pedometer Challenge!

First Place: Synchronicity (average steps/member on Saturday – 21,900)
Members: Lyndsay Grimm, Kris Hansen-Kieffer, Doug Wood and Becky Woodruff

Second Place: OAPR (average steps/member on Saturday – 17,057)
Members: Jay McClymont, Michelle Shellenberger, Ashley Sider and Olivia Snare

Third Place: Hoco Hikers (average steps/member on Saturday – 10,196)
Members: Jonathan Bert, Abby Love, Derek Mauldin and Dennis Weller

“Healthy Holidays” cooking demonstration

On Monday, Oct. 30 the employee wellness program is sponsoring a cooking demonstration (with free treats for all!) from 5-5:45 p.m.. This wellness workshop is titled “Healthy Holidays” and will be held in Jordan 63. Come learn how you can make the holidays healthier for your loved ones. Email Doug Miller at if you are interested in attending.


Job opportunities:

The Department of Graduate Programs has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to the director of occupational therapy and to the director of dietetics.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Rebekah Ostby at

For sale:

2014 Honda CRV EX. 68,000 miles, runs perfectly well. A few scratches. Black exterior, black cloth interior. Sun roof, back-up cameras, very clean. Asking $16,000. Pictures and more specs can be found here: For more information contact:

For rent:

House for rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house in Winding Hills for rent. Less than ten minutes from Campus. Fenced yard and 2-car garage. Access to walking trails and community pool. Washer/Dryer included. $1700/month plus utilities. Available November 1. Contact Kimberly at 717-608-0953.


ISO Board Games for LSU. The Larsen Student Union has a great new addition this school year – a 10-foot high, glass cabinet full of table games (think family game night)! The students can’t seem to get enough of these games and the Student Involvement and Leadership Programs office would love to fill it with event more games that you might be storing at home and no longer use. Please consider donating your unused games to the SILP office (in any condition), M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just drop them off to the reception desk. Multiple copies will be shared around campus. Any questions, please email or call extension 5240. Thank you!

FAMILY PET NEEDS NEW HOME. Eight year old male Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) needs a new home due to our family moving. Free to a good home. Please contact Bryce at


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.