Archive for 2018

September 27

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6: 14-15


The Department of Business is pleased to announce that the finance major has been accepted by CFA Institute as part of its University Affiliation Program. This status is only given to schools whose degree programs cover at least 70% of the material that appears on the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exams. Messiah College is the 9th institution in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve this prestigious designation at the undergraduate level. As a CFA affiliated institution, Messiah’s finance program is allotted a certain number of scholarships for students to sit for the CFA exams in their senior year and have access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts and other educational resources. The principal contact for this program is Dwayne Safer, CFA.


Grandparents Day 2018 Next week, Thursday, Oct. 4 will mark our 10th annual Grandparents Day! The purpose of this wonderful event is to allow the grandparent(s) and/or elderly mentors of current students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to attend Messiah College and to become familiar with our campus and all it has to offer. (Classes are NOT canceled that day and students are expected to follow their normal schedule.) Please be sure to warmly welcome our grandparents when you see them on campus. Any questions about this event can be directed to Yonette Schneider, special events and donor stewardship coordinator, at

2018 American Democracy Lecture

Join us for the 2018 American Democracy Lecture on Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The Center for Public Humanities and the Department of History are pleased to welcome Dr. Nancy Tomes, distinguished professor of history and winner of the 2016 Bancroft Prize for Distinguished Work in American History. Tomes has also written widely on the history of health and medicine in the United States. Her publications include two award-winning books, “The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women and the Microbe in American Life” and “Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers.” We do hope you will be able to join us as Nancy discuss the health care experience of the American citizen. A reception and books will be available for author’s signature after the lecture.

Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…the Office of Marketing and Communications creates the site marketing marquees you see in the lobbies of the buildings? These marquees help tell the story of our students, faculty alumni and programs to prospective students touring campus. To initiate the design of a new lobby marquee, 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.

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!

Call for nominations – 2019 Alumni Awards

We need your help in identify deserving recipients for the 2019 Alumni Awards. The deadline for award nomination is          Oct. 1. Click here to Nominate an Alum.

Young Alumnus/a Achievement Award: 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 Alumnus/a Achievement Award: This award recognizes long-term vocational excellence in a manner supportive of the mission and standards of Messiah.

Alumni Christian Service Award: 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 Award: Alumni and friends are eligible for this award, which recognizes significant personal service and contribution to Messiah College. This is the only award that can go to a non-Messiah alum.

The following links should be very helpful: Previous Alumni Award Winners Alumni Award Descriptions Nominate an Alum

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming 2018! Volunteers are needed in two-hour time slots on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Off-Campus program reps on campus!

Oregon Extension representative, Star Tarrant and LCC International University representative, Jennifer Messenger, will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, to talk to students and faculty about opportunities for students to study at the Oregon Extension and LCC in Lithuania.

If you are interested in inviting either of them to speak in your classes or would like to meet with them one-on-one, please contact Katie Rousopoulos at

Also, please encourage interested students to stop by their display tables in Eisenhower on either day!

To learn more about these programs and more, please browse:

Presidential Lecture Series: Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian College of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration. Andy Babyak’s lecture, “Working for the Common Good: Individual Fulfillment and Social Well-being” will take place on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Full-day openings at the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center is pleased to announce open enrollment for the 2018/19 school year. We have full-day positions available to the Messiah College community and the community at large. We continually strive to use developmentally appropriate goals for young children as well as children’s interests as a framework for planning the educational program. We assess children’s progress in all aspects of the social-emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical foundations which is a predictor for later school success. The Early Learning Center utilizes the Project Approach as a key component of its curriculum. This inquiry based approach allows children and teachers to engage in in-depth investigations of a topic or idea worth studying, resulting in the strengthening of academic skills and intellectual dispositions in an authentic manner. Children are viewed as capable, competent, curious and creative members of the classroom community. Interested parties please call Tammy Hogan at 717-796-5043 or email for further questions or to schedule a tour of the center. You can also visit our website at and complete an online enrollment form.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus: • Thursday, Oct. 4: Emily Gochenaur ’19, Angelina Bartorelli ’18, Ashley Bell ’12, Lea Fornoff ’18 – Participating in an alumni panel for Social Work Senior Seminar Class; sponsoring faculty: Charles Seitz

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, David John Spurrier ’69, Philip Thuma ’70 – Shared talk on experiences from long term medial missions service at Macha Mission Hospital in Zambia. Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the Intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please submit your request online –Self-Service, General Tab, scroll to the bottom for Visiting Alumni Registration.

Semester-long study abroad information night!

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5-6:30 p.m., there will be information sessions about how students can study abroad for an entire semester. The evening will consist of three, 15-minute presentations (think TED Talk style) from students who have studied abroad at these locations, providing firsthand insight of the good, challenging, awkward and fun that takes place while studying abroad! Student speakers will highlight what the living situations are, their experiences in the classroom, how they navigated public transportation, in-country excursions, the best and worst of foods they tried, and so much more. The hope is for students to hear about multiple programs in just one night by rotating around and self-selecting what programs students want to learn about. In between sessions, we’ll have the opportunity for students to make an advising appointment with one of our Off-Campus Programs staff here on campus to ensure that students are on the right track to make this semester abroad a reality! Please encourage any students you know to come and checkout semester long program options.


Job opportunities

We have an opening for a full-time administrative assistant to support the Departments of Computer and Information Systems; Math, Physics and Statistics; and Art and Design. For further information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions should be directed to Angela Hare, dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health at

Information Technology Services has an opening for a full-time digital media specialist. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services, at

Seeking nanny for Camp Hill home. We are seeking a nanny for our 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, to begin ASAP and continue through the end of the academic school year, possibly extending to next year. Hours can be flexible but would need to cover 25-30 hours a week. The nanny will watch our son in our Camp Hill home while mom works from home. Some experience in early childhood education required, payment arrangements based on experience and education. Contact Fabrizio and Vanessa Cilento at if interested.

For sale

Doll stroller and trailer. Jogging doll stroller (fits baby dolls and American Girl dolls) for sale, $25. Also, trailer for American Girl sized dolls, with dishes, pillows, window treatments–for sale, $25. Both are like-new. If interested, please contact Allyson Patton,

House for sale. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse in Shiremanstown. End unit, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, finished basement and laundry room, enclosed patio, new roof in 2017, off-street parking, lawn care and snow removal provided by HOA. Great location 10-12 minutes to campus and 10-12 minutes to Harrisburg. For more information email Faith Minnich Kjesbo at

Sofa and recliner for sale. Sofa and recliner are in decent condition. We are asking $350 and we can help transport if needed. Preview them here – For more information contact Kris Hardy at

For rent:

Apartment for Rent. Second floor furnished studio apartment in Boiling Springs, PA, 9 miles from campus. Monthly rent of $560 includes electric, heat/AC, water and sewer. (Internet/TV connection is the tenant’s responsibility). Full bath/shower and kitchenette. Nicely furnished with single bed, table/chairs, desk, cupboards/shelves, full walk-in closet. Kitchenette includes small fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee brewer, induction cooktop and a full assortment of kitchenware/table service. Off street parking for one vehicle. No pets, no smokers. Minimum commitment of 3 months. This apartment is priced and furnished for a single adult – not a married couple or set of roommates. Available immediately. For more information email