Archive for 2017

February 16

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9


London Internship Program: Internship manager and representatives to visit campus in March

On March 2, London Internship Manager Joe Dwyer, along with U.S. Representatives Kelly Lampe and Mary Rogers, will be on campus to talk to students about studying and interning with the London Internship Program. Students from a wide range of majors have participated with the program, which includes opportunities for students to intern with a member of Parliament. If you are interested in having Joe, Kelly and/or Mary speak to your classes about opportunities to participate in these programs, please contact Wendy Lippert at or by calling ext. 6089. You can also set up an appointment to meet with our guests if you would like to talk with the group. Our guests will be hosting a student information session in Larsen 237 at 3:30 p.m. Please encourage interested students to attend. For more information about the London Internship Program, please browse:

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 on Friday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Boyer 337. No need to make a reservation, just stop in and visit with us.

Community Discount Program at Messiah College

Did you know Messiah College has a Community Discount Program (CDP)? The CDP provides our students and employees an opportunity to purchase retail products and services from local businesses at discounted rates. Messiah College has agreements with over 40 local businesses! Check out the Community Discount Program website and search for participants by selecting categories (recreation, food, travel, services and retail).

Please read each offer carefully:

  • In most cases, you receive the discount by showing your Messiah College ID.
  • Some businesses offer the discount at only one location, require a discount code or provide specific instructions to receive the discount.

Support our local business community and save money. Enjoy a yogurt at Sweet Frog – Mechanicsburg; have fun jumping at Sky Zone – Mechanicsburg or get your oil changed at Jack Williams Tire and Auto – all locations, all at a discounted price! Please email suggestions for new businesses to

Advise a spring break service trip

The Agape Center will be sending out over 50 students to participate in spring break service trips, which will take place March 11-19. We are currently looking for employee advisors who might be interested in serving alongside our students. In addition to service participation, advisors aid student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors. Our partnering organizations include: Praying Pelican (Miami, Florida), Priority One Ministries (Bronx, New York), WorkFest (Mt. Vernon, Kentucky), AROMA Cross Ministries/Habitat for Humanity (Charlotte, North Carolina), and Interfaith (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

Praying Pelican: Praying Pelican is a Christ-based, short-term international mission’s organization that assists in serving the needs of indigenous local churches, pastors and communities around the world. The non-profit organization provides participants with the opportunity to engage with lower income children, while also serving the local homeless population.

Priority One Ministries: This service trip focuses on issues of hunger and homelessness. Some participants may be serving in a storehouse organizing food and other materials for distribution while others might be directly interacting with homeless communities. Additionally, participants may have the opportunity to work with children in an after-school tutoring program.

WorkFest: WorkFest, also known as the Christian Appalachian Project, is a Christian-based organization out of Eastern Kentucky. This organization’s mission is to serve the poor, while building a sense of community in an ecumenical Christian environment. This service trip focuses on areas of companionship and serving at-risk youth.

Interfaith: The Interfaith program is an exciting, transformative, week-long experience for individuals who wish to acquire an understanding of major world religions, dialogue with members of those faith communities and collectively serve the common good. Areas of interest include social injustice and religious diversity. If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have additional questions, please contact Shardé Hardy at by Thursday, Feb. 23.

Administrators report online

The Payroll Office is pleased to announce that we will be switching to online submission of your monthly leave reports for all administrators for the February report. Over 40 reports were successfully submitted in the test phase for the January cycle. We would like to thank those individuals who agreed to be part of our test group. Watch for instructions in an email message next week. Questions can be addressed to Les Weiand at

Campus Climate Survey

We will distribute a Campus Climate Survey measuring discrimination within our community during the week of Feb. 20. This initiative is designed to gather data that will inform our evaluation and development of institutional programming and services. Specifically, we encourage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students and administrators—to share their experiences with us. In doing so, we seek to identify the best opportunities to enhance our inter-cultural competence; develop targeted prevention initiatives; and provide educational programming that drives our institution’s commitment to being a wholly hospitable community, embracing diversity and ending inter-personal violence. Surveying is a best practice across institutions of higher education and as we work to better serve our ever-shifting population demographics and community needs, consistently identifying experiences of discrimination on our campus is a critical process. As such, this survey begins a process for Messiah College, in accordance with our own strategic plans, to launch annual surveys measuring community experiences, perceptions and programs. Our goal is to develop a consistent practice of evaluating pieces of the College’s campus climate every February. Please look for upcoming reminders and a link to the survey via your Messiah College email address. The survey will be active for responses until March 10. We are grateful for your participation in this endeavor.

New ID cards

Falcon Exchange is pleased to introduce newly updated ID cards for Messiah College students, employees and alumni. The new ID cards feature additional technological capabilities not present in the current cards. Further announcements regarding these new ID card features will be communicated to you, in partnership with the Information Technology Services Department, as they are made available. We will begin printing the updated ID cards for the new incoming fall 2017 class starting with those students attending the Accepted Student Preview Day events this spring, beginning with the event scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 17. Please see sample student version of card attached. Current students, employees and alumni will receive the updated version of the ID cards as they naturally appear in our office due to loss of card, expired card, etc. Your present ID card will continue to function as it always has and you should continue to use it until you need a card replacement or are instructed otherwise. Please contact Falcon Exchange at ext.7213 or with any questions.

Employee Recognition Reception scheduled for May 3

Please save the date for the annual gathering to celebrate the commitment of those employees who have reached significant service milestones. The Employee Recognition Reception will be held on Reading Day, May 3, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium. More details will be shared later in the spring.


Job opportunities:

Facility maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance mechanic (preventative). For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at

Facility Maintenance at Messiah College currently has an opening for the position of general maintenance mechanic (zone). For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Smith, facility maintenance service manager, at

For sale:

Studio upright piano for sale, $900. Pictures at Contact Gene to try it out; only a mile from campus.

Attention crafters! Getting ready for spring crafting? I have several six pane, wooden window sashes. 27″ x 32″ Great for photo projects. Sample available in H105. $15/each, first come first served. Contact: or message me at 717-743-6735.

Help needed:

TRANSPORTATION NEEDED! Help! I am a professor in the Department of Music at Messiah College and, due to a severe knee injury and surgery, cannot drive myself to and from work! I have no work restrictions – I just can’t drive! I am appealing to anyone who might have a flexible enough schedule to help me out by driving me to and from work, even if only for short period of time. (I will need transportation for some time, but would be extremely grateful to anyone who could help me for even a few days). I live in the borough of Mechanicsburg (near Northside Elementary School), about 15 minutes from campus. If you are able to help (or know someone who could!), please contact me: Dr. Damian Savarino: or call at 717-691-9278. Thank you!