Archive for 2018

Thursday, June 14th, 2018


When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.



Join us in the retirement celebration for Lisa Snyder after serving the college for over 20 years in the division of operations. The retirement reception is Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium.


On June 8, retired senior lecturer of athletic training and director of Messiah’s athletic training program Sandy Bush was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame by the PA Athletic Trainers’ Society. Congratulations to Sandy!


Please come and help celebrate Nu Ha-Dao’s 17 years of service to the College as she prepares to retire. Nu has worked in the Campus Events Department on the third shift in Old Main, library and ECC over the 17 year span. She has always greeted students, employees and guests of the college with a smile and will be missed. The reception will be on Tuesday, June 26, 8 – 9:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room (PDR) in Eisenhower. We hope to see you there!


A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Oaxaca, Mexico. The Village Water Ozonation System (VWOS) team served with Forward Edge International. They checked on a two-year-old installation and explored possible future installation sites. Michelle Lockwood (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students Brandon Blackhurst and Daniel Ma, and psych/public relations major Abigail Poh. Team’s blog: A Collaboratory team returned on June 9 from Nicaragua. The bridge team served with partnering organization, Friends in Action (FIA) in the remote Rama Cay area. The team partially constructed a bridge that will allow 2 areas of the community to be connected during the rainy season. Doug Flemmens (Collab) and John Meyer (ENGR) advised the team, which included engineering students: Sam Gobeille, Dan Mewha, Nathan Myers, Mark Simpkins, Ben Weaver, Eric Weaver, Nathan Yeoman, and film/media studies major Hunter Hill. Joshua Good (AROMA) also joined the team.


Mindful marketing tips: Did you know…

…That you can get a copy of Messiah’s official visual identity manual? To acquire your own copy for reference, please email, let us know how many you’d like and we’ll send them to you via inter-office mail.

Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators

Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. for Messiah College Night at the Harrisburg Senators! Tickets are only $7 and are seated along the first-base line of FNB Field. Use the following link to purchase yours: For questions regarding this event, please contact Karen Blair at

Messiah College Adult ESL Summer Camp 2018

The Graduate Program in Education, under the direction of Dr. Jan Dormer, is hosting an Adult ESL Camp July 11-13, at the Messiah College Winding Hill facility. It is open to English learners, 18 years and older, who are at any English proficiency level. Our placement testing dates are June 25 and 26, so we would like to see students registered by June 16. Here is the registration site:

Green chemistry

As part of the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department’s efforts to promote “Green Chemistry” and enhance safety, the department has just upgraded its system for DNA and protein gel analysis to one that uses stain free gels. Biochemists use gels to separate mixtures of protein or DNA fragments and identify them. However, these molecules are colorless and a system of staining and destaining has typically been needed for observing the gels. The upgrades to the “EZ DOC” system will reduce the exposure to hazardous chemicals used in the process. In addition, it will lower the amount of hazardous chemical waste generated by several pounds per year. While that number does not seem very large, the lowered cost of the disposal is estimated to offset the procurement cost of the upgrade in just two to three years. In addition to this, the department continues to “green” its working space by eliminating old and unused chemicals. The department has reduced its chemical stocks by 63% in the past nine years.

Crime-free vacation

It’s that time of year when vacations are on the increase but, unfortunately, so are crimes. Read the tips on what precautions to take to help you enjoy your vacation without becoming a victim.


Job opportunities:

Dining Services has an opening for a full time cook II. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a part-time records and registration assistant. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Carrie Widdowson, senior associate registrar, at

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial), 2nd shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time campus events worker (custodial) for the Residence Halls. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at

For sale:

Swing set/play structure. Wooden swing set/play structure (fort, swings, slide, climbing wall) $250 o.b.o. We can help, but buyer is responsible for disassembly and hauling. Contact or

Train table with 2 large storage drawers and lots of tracks, trains and accessories (Thomas the Tank Engine, Brio, Melissa & Doug,…) $50. contact or

Kids bikes. Schwinn 20” 7-speed girls bike $30. Razor 16” boys bike, with training wheels $15. Contact or

Golf Clubs – complete set of Square Two clubs. Metal drivers (1, 3, 5), irons (3 through 9), wedge (10), sand wedge (11), and putter. Also included: Palmer ProLite bag and ProTrolley P660 hand cart. Asking $200. Contact Les Weiand, or ext. 2901.

1997 Toyota Corolla for sale. Due for inspection in July and needs some major work to pass. Best for a mechanic or someone who could use it for parts. $500 OBO Contact for more information.

For rent:

For rent in Grantham. Available August 1. 4 bedroom house and 2 bedroom apartment for students, graduates, or family. Contact Dale Fogelsanger at or 717-623-0735.


Chinchilla (or small rodent) cage and supplies available for free to a person who will use them. Supplies include chinchilla food, wood chews, a few toys, and dust bath materials. Contact Bryce Watkins at if interested.

Office Supplies.The Intercultural Office has a supply of 3 ring binders (several sizes and colors), hanging folders, and empty CD cases. Please stop by the office to help yourself to these free items.


Housing and mentorship opportunities

Do you know a recent graduate who will be relocating to the Mechanicsburg area this fall for work or grad school? Pillar House, a housing and mentorship program for young adults, is currently accepting applications for 2018-2019. For more information about becoming a resident or mentor, contact Cindy Agoncillo ( or visit