Archive for 2018

October 11

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:3-4


Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch spoke about “How to Build a Strong Brand” at the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce’s AM Strategies for Business Success held on Sept. 25 at the Bridges at Bent Creek. He also recently authored an article for the American Marketing Association titled, “Why Marketers Need to See Service Recovery from a Customer’s Perspective.” The piece is available at:


Mindful marketing tips.

Did you know…

…That you can download your office’s official logos in black, blue and white and various file types? One is even specifically set up for embroidery. Please go to and click on the Download Messiah College logos button on your left to download yours. You will need to log in to access this page.

Spend an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman speaks on “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The bestselling author of “The World is Flat” and The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has covered the monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981.

In his latest best-seller, “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology globalization, and climate change. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $10 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

Dog therapy day scheduled for Oct. 24

Minds Matter will be holding a dog therapy pet event on Oct. 24 as a part of De-Stress Fest. If you have a dog and would like to bring your furry friend to be petted on the Eisenhower lawn between the hours of noon to 3 p.m. (the entire 3 hours is not necessary), please email or by Oct. 20! We will provide further details as the event is finalized.

Thank you for participating! The club members of Minds Matter

Inclusive Excellence Lecture by Mindy Smith

Please join us for an Inclusive Excellence Lecture presented by Melinda Smith. M.S. senior lecturer in applied health science and director of student wellness, Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110). Confidence, Choice and Connection: Moving into Meaningful Lifetime Activity for All Our past experiences, attitudes, and motivators drive our perspectives on holistic wellness and physical activity. However, stereotypes and unexamined assumptions pose obstacles for meaningful lifetime activity for all. In order to overcome this, Mindy Smith’s research with final-year student-athletes illuminates the importance of exploring each person’s story in the support of personal wellness. As we recognize practical adaptive strategies to progress past cookie-cutter prescriptions, we empower unique individuals to enjoy diverse opportunities that enhance physical and psychological health. This lecture is an outcome of collaboration between the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Inclusive Excellence Lectures provide Messiah educators and researchers an opportunity to disseminate research that broadens and advances our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion across disciplinary boundaries. Please contact Minoska Villegas at mvillega@ for more information or to propose a presentation.

Career and Graduate School Expo – Oct. 24!

140 organizations will be attending the Career and Graduate School Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Brubaker Auditorium from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. To see all the employers, go to: Please join us and encourage all students to attend!

The summer issue of The Bridge is here!

In the summer issue of The Bridge, you’ll find Commencement highlights, a 10-day journey of the “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights Bus Tour” and even an alum who researches penguins for her doctorate. Read the magazine in its entirety at Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on the third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

Grandparents Day 2018 – Thank you!

On behalf of the Office of Development, we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the students and employees for warmly welcoming over 500 grandparents to our Messiah College campus last week on Thursday, Oct. 4. We are deeply appreciative for the gracious hospitality show to our grandparent guests by the campus community in spite of challenges brought by such a large number of visitors. Grandparents Day is a great team effort and we are incredibly thankful for our colleagues in Conference Services, Dining Services, College Ministries, Public Safety, Admissions, Oakes Museum staff, Residence Life, the Advancement Division and Messiah Lifeways (shuttle service) for making this 10th annual event such a success. Also, thank you to our COE colleagues for accommodating some extra special “student” visitors in your classroom!

Announcing FalconLink – Messiah’s new portal

FalconLink is Messiah College’s new portal and is replacing MCSquare as the source for finding information and links to commonly used resources. FalconLink displays “cards” that represent documents, forms and resources commonly used at Messiah. Search for a topic (such as “Registration”) and click on the related card to get where you want to go. FalconLink provides the ability to search for what you need – simply “Find,” “Filter,” and “Favorite.” A brief tutorial that explains the basics of Find/Filter/Favorite can be viewed here: You can get to FalconLink here: Every effort was made to include, as cards, the most frequently used links from MCSquare. If you are unable to find a card, or discover a card doesn’t work properly, simply click on the message icon to the right of the search box to let us know. Note: MCSquare will remain available for a short while to assist the College community’s transition to FalconLink.

A very BIG thank you.

A very big thank you to one and all who contributed to our Movie on the Green Event 2018!  This year we were able to send a check to Mennonite Disaster Relief for a grand total of $1302.42!  This generous donation was sent to assist with Hurricane Florence relief. In addition, we were so grateful to the Carlisle Sports Emporium for encouraging people to donate by offering a free mini golf ticket to every person who donated – a value of $9 per person. Thank you for attending and for giving.



Dog crates and beds FREE to a good home. Two large metal dog crates – well-used – are yours if you need them! Large dog beds and leashes/harnesses are also available. Please contact Julie: if you are interested.

Yamaha keyboard. Yamaha YPG625 keyboard available for free. Full keyboard. Sound works fine, but display screen does not display properly. Must arrange pickup. Contact Beth Transue at


Luther Rose Lecture

2018 Luther Rose Lectures with Dr. Vincent Evener at Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra, Pa

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 2-4:30 p.m. Session I: Martin Luther and Medieval Mysticism Session II: Mysticism, the Reformation, and Lutheran Spirituality Please see flier for registration information or contact Karl at

Girls Who Code needs your help

Two local Girls Who Code clubs have a fantastic opportunity to write apps for two local museums. We need Android phones and Iphones, ipods and tablets to test the apps. Please contact Lin Taylor if you have any working device or device charger that you would be willing to donate to the clubs. I can give you a tax receipt if you desire. Contact Linda Taylor at