Archive for 2018

October 4

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:5


Mindful marketing tips.

Did you know…

…That you can learn all about Messiah College’s visual identity and branding at our updated website:

You can now download your official logos, view the athletic logos and download See Anew brand marks for use in your publications.

Delay/closure information

As winter approaches and it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, those students and employees who have signed up for the text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media. Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancellation of an EVENT hosted at the College will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system or website. Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure. — Kathie Shafer, vp for operations

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.

Organizational structure changes in the Division of Finance and Planning

Recent changes were made to the organizational structure of the Division of Finance and Planning to better leverage the skills and expertise of our employees. The changes became effective on Oct.1. Christine Hartman began her new role as senior accountant – audit and taxation. We appreciate Christine’s leadership over the past four years as director of financial services and controller, and look forward to her using her expertise in the areas of audit and taxation for the College. Kimberly Hawkins transitioned from the position of budget manager to director of budget and accounting. She will provide leadership to the budget, accounting and financial reporting functions of the College. Cathy Poiesz’s role as director of student financial services was expanded to provide leadership to the Falcon Exchange while continuing to provide leadership to Student Financial Services. Also of note for our division, Daisy Anderson was promoted from purchasing manager to director of procurement services last year. She provides leadership to accounts payable, procurement services and the purchasing card program.

“Manhood and Womanhood Today”  

All members of the college community and the public are invited to this keynote panel presentation co-sponsored by the College Honors Program and the Office of the President at Messiah College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. It will be a timely, important, and informative conversation about men, women, and pursuing the common good together. Among the questions to be explored are:

  • How has the relationship between men and women changed in recent decades?
  • Does too much emphasis on difference threaten equality?
  • Should masculinity be weakened or refined?
  • What’s the state of feminism and the sexual revolution today?

Our panelists are particularly well-suited to speak to this important topic. Dr. Agnes R. Howard is instructor of Humanities at Christ College, Valparaiso University, a prolific essayist, and the author of a forthcoming book about the experience of pregnancy. Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar is professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and the author of books on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement, and Hip-Hop music.

No tickets are required. For more information about this event, see or contact the College Honors Program at


Job opportunities:

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time, first shift campus events worker, Residence Hall. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at

For sale:

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

Small animal hutch for outdoor (or indoor) containment of rabbits, weasels, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. Mesh floor, with removeable and cleanable undertray. H27.5xW35.8xD17.7 inches. See attached pictures. Two free small animal feeders included. $30, or OBO, please contact Allyson Patton-