Archive for 2017

March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10


Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science will be speaking this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Combine is an annual event where college football players, by invitation only, perform physical and mental tests for coaches, managers and scouts. Eric will be speaking to NFL strength and conditioning coaches and sports dietitians on “The Sport Supplement Market: Emerging Trends.”


2017 Alumni Awards recipients announced!

The Office of Alumni Relations recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole.

Young Alumnus Achievement Award – Aaron Faro ’03. This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has attended Messiah College within the past 15 years for significant contribution to church, vocation, community and/or Messiah College.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award – Dr. Kimathi Choma ’97 and Dr. Tosha Sampson Choma ’97. Recognizes a lifetime of vocational achievement in a manner that embodies the mission of the College.

Alumni Christian Service Award – John Arthur Brubaker ’59. This award recognizes outstanding lifelong service or long-term effort in fulfilling the mandates of the Christian gospel to both serve and sacrifice for the needs of humanity.

Alumni Appreciation AwardDorothy and the late Ralph Larsen. This award recognizes an individual(s) who has/have contributed to the College in an extraordinary manner (long-term professional service; significant volunteer service and/or financial contribution).

Please save the date for Saturday, April 1, for the Alumni Awards Dinner, which will take place from 6- 8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Additional event details and ticket information will be coming in the next few weeks. Questions? Please contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252.

Mock Interview Day set for March 31

The Career and Professional Development Center is conducting Mock Interview Day on Friday, March 31. On this day, alumni will be on campus to conduct practice interviews with students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice interview skills and gain valuable feedback from local alumni professionals. Limited slots are available. Please encourage interested students to sign up at

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.

Employees invited to submit nominations for Team Falcon award

The Team Falcon award is an opportunity to recognize a group or team that collaborated successfully on a significant project or initiative to advance departmental or college-wide goals.

Eligible Groups

Eligible teams include units, departments, task forces, and committees or other cross-departmental work groups. The team may be comprised of part-time or full-time staff, administrative and/or faculty employees. Team members recognized must have had significant involvement in the accomplishment of the project, process or initiative. Generally, teams will consist of 3-10 individuals. One team will be recognized each year.


The Team Falcon award is used to recognize a work group based on the following criteria:

  • The team made a significant contribution towards achievement of a strategic goal
  • The team exhibited innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The group fostered a team environment that promoted communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.


Each member of the team recognized will receive a distinctive commemorative gift and the division vice president or provost will hold a lunch in their honor.

Recommendations for the award

Any employee can nominate a deserving team. The recommendation must be submitted to the division vice president/provost by Wednesday, March 8. Division vice presidents/provost are encouraged to solicit recommendations that cross functional boundaries. Each division vice president/provost will review all submissions for his/her division and select those teams that he/she feels best meet the criteria for the award. President’s Cabinet will vote to select the team to receive the award.

Your recommendation will be confidential; only the employees selected as award recipients will know that their names were offered for consideration. Teams are not eligible to receive a subsequent award for three years. Click this link to see the list of past award recipients. Nominations must be submitted using the Team Falcon award nomination form found here. Further information on performance awards here.

The recipients will be announced at the Employee Recognition Reception in May. All questions regarding nominations should be directed to Kathy Castonguay in Human Resources.

2017 “Spring Senior Series” debuts Friday night

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The 2017 Spring Senior Series, with the premieres of “When There’s No Leaf Left” and “All Things New.” Join us in Poorman Black Box Theatre at 8 p.m. on March 3 and 4 for an evening of entertainment, created and performed by department seniors. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at, or at the door as available.

Office of Marketing and Communications to hold social media “open door” day March 15!

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 any questions you may have about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Stop in anytime March 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Boyer 337 (computer lab) to get one-on-one help! You can contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, at or Livia Ungurean, communication specialist, at We hope to see you there!

Nationally renowned Leadercast coming to central Pennsylvania

Messiah’s Graduate Program in Business and Leadership is partnering with Suasion LLC to host a live simulcast of the nationally renowned Leadercast event on May 5. Last year’s event was named by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Top 14 Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2016.” Leadercast provides participants with the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by a number of widely successful speakers and authors on leadership principles. This year’s simulcast, themed Powered by Purpose features Daniel Pink, Henry Cloud, Suzy Welch, Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Jess Ekstrom, Jim McKelvey, Donald Miller and Tyler Perry. Registrants are also invited to join the Graduate Program in Business and Leadership and Suasion for a follow up event on campus, “Leadership Per Suasion,” on May 18 in Martin Commons from 8-10 a.m., for a panel discussion of area business leaders responding to questions and sharing personal leadership experience. For more event details, speaker profiles, or to register, visit


Job opportunities:

Help Wanted: Part time seasonal help at local plant nursery, York Springs, Pennsylvania: April through October, approx. 20 hours a week (closed Sundays). Responsibilities include: plant care, sales assistance, garden upkeep, and requires lifting and general clean up tasks. Looking for an energetic, dependable person who likes working with people and working outside. If interested, please email contact information to and it will be forwarded to The Hosta Hideaway.

Certified lifeguards. Lake Meade Pool has openings for certified lifeguards this summer. If interested, applicants must be 16 years of age and a certified lifeguard. For more information, please contact: Maude Yacapson at and it be forwarded to Michele Ludy at Lake Meade Community Pool and Property Owners Association (about 20-25 minutes from campus) Forest Drive, East Berlin, PA


For sale:

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.

Bedroom suite including: triple dresser with mirror, armoire, night stand, queen headboard and metal frame. Medium oak colored. Asking $300 for suite. Pictures are available. Contact Beth at

For rent:

End-unit townhouse, two bedrooms, one bath, unfinished basement with washer/dryer hook-ups. Electricity (heat/appliances) and water paid by tenant. Two parking spots. Available April 1. $775/month. Showing Friday, March 3.  Call for an appointment. or 717-623-0735.


Old media devices. In search of old electronic devices such as laser disc and player, film strip and player, microfilm and player, reel-to-reel and player, slides and machine, 8-track and player. (I have cassette tapes/player and VHS/player). This is for my son’s project on the history of formats. Please contact Jenell Paris at