Archive for 2018

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25


Marcelle Giovannetti, Engle Center counselor, was chosen by the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) to receive the 2018 Emerging Leader Award. Marcelle is one of 20 award recipients for professionals in the Northeast, and will be presented with this award at the 2018 NARACES Conference in Burlington, Vermont.

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, served as festival director and principal bassoonist for the 2018 MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina from June 17-July 15. The Christian performing arts festival for talented high school, college and graduate level students (from 21 states and 7 countries) presented four public concerts of major orchestral repertoire and a total of 30 public music performances over four weeks. Todd has served as president of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship/The MasterWorks Festival since October 2017.


Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

……the office of marketing and communications designs all projects being sent off-campus to 200 or more recipients or to prospective students? To initiate your project, please begin by filling out the form at Our project coordinator, Karen Garlinger, will then set up a short meeting to discuss your project goals with the design team.

Health Advocate Fitbit contest

A chance to win a Fitbit Alta through Health Advocate! Your Health Advocate member website and mobile app are packed with resources and expert advice to help you get healthy. As an extra reward for accessing Health Advocate online, from now until Sept. 30, visit your Health Advocate member website or app and enter for a chance to win one of three Fitbit Altas. Two runner-up winners will each receive a Health Advocate prize pack. It’s easy to enter!

Here’s how: • Go to • Type the name of your organization, select it from the drop-down box • In the News section, click on the link advertising the contest—use the orange arrow to scroll through multiple news alerts, if necessary • You will be taken to a web page to fill out your contest entry—fill out all the required fields and click “Submit”

A Farewell to Arms, Sept. 16

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) and Stuart Malina, artistic director of the Harrisburg Symphony, as well as clarinetist Christopher Grymes, will perform a special concert commemorating the centennial of the conclusion of World War I. The program features the sublime Nocturne by Franz Schubert for piano trio, and Olivier Messiaen’s monumental “Quartet for the End of Time” which will include “To the Eternity,” a touching pas de deux choreographed by Alan Hineline, director of artistic programming at CPYB. The event is Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts.

Graduate assistants at Messiah and partner institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 14 new graduate assistants for the academic year 2018-19 both on the Messiah campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and college-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah College community: Emma Cartisano, graduate assistant for off-campus programs; Ashley Doyle, graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse; Nikki Elsaesser, graduate assistant for AROMA; Leyna Gilleland, graduate assistant in academic support and retention; Aaron Gray, graduate assistant in athletics communication; Myranda Kemrer, graduate assistant in women’s volleyball; Trevor Magness, graduate assistant in student involvement and leadership; Keyauna Moore, graduate assistant for academic advising; Chad Muise, graduate assistant in baseball; Nathan Reese, graduate assistant in assessment of student learning. They join six returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year: Tara Freeman, graduate assistant in student retention; Charlito Iwuagwu, graduate assistant in residence life; Leann Zink, graduate assistant in career development; Ashley Leggett, graduate assistant in the Agapé Center; Rachel Robison, graduate assistant in XC/track and field; Justin Sosinsky, graduate assistant in men’s basketball. In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Jamie Armstrong, graduate assistant in residence life at Southern Wesleyan University; Andrew Butler, graduate assistant in men’s lacrosse at Houghton College; Esther Rosier, graduate assistant in multicultural programs at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn; and Tovah Wilson in graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University.

Falcon Fitness Center updates

The Falcon Fitness Center has two exciting announcements! First, the unlimited group exercise membership is back. For only $35 employees can book into any and all of our 15 classes held each week running September 10 – December 7. Go to our website to see the schedule, class descriptions, membership purchasing instructions and how to sign up for classes. Second, the Falcon Fitness Center staff has developed a video exercise library of over 300 videos! These videos have been organized into stand-alone exercise workouts and exercise programs for those looking to start resistance training or add variety to their workout. You can find links to our YouTube Channel and these programs on our website (link above)!

Ad Deum Dance Company presents “Moving Acts of Redemption” Sept. 14 and 15

Ad Deum Dance Company presents “Moving Acts of Redemption” Sept. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., Climenhaga Building, Miller Theater. Founded by dancer and choreographer Randall Flinn, Ad Deum is comprised of over 25 professional dancers from across the world. Their mission is to create and perform moving works of dance that touch at the core of human existence, uplifting the soul and transforming the heart. Ad Deum has performed the works of major choreographers and has toured across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, with commissions by governments and embassies worldwide to perform for major and critical events. Their work has been featured in Dance Spirit and Dance magazine and many articles in renowned arts publications and journals. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

College Press Welcomes Suzanne Travan, customer service manager

College Press welcomes Customer Service Manager Suzanne Travan. Suzanne’s first day was yesterday, Sept. 5. If her name sounds familiar to you, it is because Suzanne previously taught communication design here at Messiah College. Suzanne comes to College Press with years of graphic design, pre-press and teaching experience. With her office situated in Bowmansdale building, she will be responsible for all aspects of quality customer care. Please be sure to stop by and welcome her.

Networking Breakfast

Messiah College Networking Breakfast – Sept. 20, 7 a.m.

Registration: $15

Topic: The Neuroscience of Leadership

How leaders and leadership has changed and looking ahead to 2020. Each attendee will walk away with a clearer understanding of how leaders need to change to meet the changing marketplace and to build a competitive effective organization Speaker – JOHN DAME | business strategist, CEO coach and author Register at

Have copyright questions?

The Copyright Working Group welcomes you to a new semester! We are reaching out to let you know we are here as a resource intended to help educate and guide on copyright. Here’s information to help with copyright questions: • There is a Copyright web page. Link to it here: (Note: It is also linked to Messiah’s homepage under “Faculty & Staff”.) Just some of the things included are: o Fair Use Calculator (to help you determine if your scenario constitutes fair use) o Copyright by Format pages (for videos, images, music, print/texts and more) o Copyright-free resource links • Ask a question of the Copyright Group–we can try to advise on your copyright questions. Use the “Ask a Question” button on the Copyright page or email us at: • Suggest copyright education opportunities—we can try to present programs on campus. Hope you’ll tap these resources!

The Into the City program is headed to Atlanta!

Student applications are now being accepted for the fall Into the City trip to Atlanta! This career immersion program will take place on Oct. 10-13, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels and networking receptions. Organizations represented on this trip include Chick-Fil-A, World Relief, MLK Jr National Historical Park, the WNBA Dream, Pinewood Studios and more! For more information and an online application please encourage students to visit Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Students from all majors and academic years are encouraged to apply. An information session about the trip will be held on Sept. 18 from noon -1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Pizza will be provided. Interested students and educators are welcome to attend and should RSVP for this info session by Sept. 15 at . (Student attendance at the info session is not required for participation in the Into the City trip) ITC is collaboratively sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Development Office.

Rachel Helen Flowers Centennial Celebration

The Rachel Flowers Centennial Committee would like to extend an invitation to members of our campus community to join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Rachel Helen Flowers (1900-1988), the first African American student to graduate from Messiah in 1918.

The following events will be held to commemorate the Flowers Centennial:

Thursday, Sept. 13: “Remembering Rachel Helen Flowers,” Christina Thomas ’14, Parmer Hall, 7 p.m. Followed by light refreshments.

Friday, Sept. 14: “What have you to say? The Life and Activism of Rachel H. Flowers,” exhibition at Murray Library. Open House, College Archives (Murray Library, lower level), noon-4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Rachel Flowers Suite, A Jazz Performance at Hostetter Chapel, 7 p.m. Followed by a dessert reception.

There will be additional information gathered from the college archive and other sources on alums and employees from diverse backgrounds on display. Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Rachel H. Flowers. Please share this information with your colleagues, friends and networks. These events are free and open to the public. With warm regards, Bernardo Michael and Christina Thomas ‘14 Co-Chairs, Rachel Flowers Centennial Committee The Rachel Flowers Centennial Event is made possible with the generous support of the Office of the President, the Office of Diversity Affairs, the Office of Development, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Are you low? Let’s charge you up!

There are now three charging stations on campus courtesy of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Two are mounted on the walls in Howe Atrium (Boyer) and in the Larsen Student Union and one is on a portable stand in the Eisenhower Commons. Each stations features eight industrial-grade braided charging cables (three Apple lightning for iPhone 5 and newer, four Micro-USB for android, and one Type-C for newer devices). So if your device needs a little energy, we’ll charge you up!

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Fall topics include monkeys, bones, the dirt on dirt, and more. To sign up or find out more go to or contact us at ext. 2659.

Murray Library’s fall newsletter

Best wishes from Murray Library for a great fall semester! View our fall newsletter which introduces new library staff, showcases a variety of study spaces and services, provides current statistics and a preview of exciting events and displays for you to enjoy in the coming months. – Linda Poston, director of Murray Library

Oakwood Hills Project information session

Kelly Phipps, president of Rider Musser Development, LLC, will present a short update and overview of the Oakwood Hills Project, which is currently taking shape directly across the road from the College. Kelly will review the project’s aim and purposes, and sketch out the intended use of both the residential and commercial portions of the project. He will also go into further detail about the residential community, and describe what will occur during the next 12 months. The meeting is open to all students, faculty, and staff who wish to attend. All we ask is that you RSVP at so that we can prepare sufficient materials for distribution. Meeting Location: Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary Meeting Date and Time: Monday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.


For sale

Ethan Allen solid cherry antique bedroom set for sale. Full bed with good condition mattress/box spring, wide dresser/mirror and tall dresser. Matched desk available if desired. For pictures contact: Michelle at

House for sale. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, brick colonial duplex with lots of character, possible fourth bedroom, kitchen and dining room updated, All appliances included, fenced in back yard, new roof 2017- located in (467 Lincoln Way East) Chambersburg, PA. Within walking distance to downtown or hospital and convenient location to shopping centers/restaurants. For more information email

Lazy boy Sofa with chaise. Stainguard. No Pets. Comfortable. $50.Contact Michelle at


Forever home needed for Oliver the cat. Oliver, a three-year-old tabby, is in search of a larger home than his current, tiny apartment space. He is declawed, updated on shots, and loves to play. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Molly Janczyk at or 717-357-2999.


Broyhill TV armoire/cabinet, solid wood, 39″ wide, 20″ deep, x 78″ high. Lots of storage. We can assist with loading on your truck, but you will need two to unload. Pictures available, contact