Archive for 2018

October 18

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13


Dave Foster, professor of biology/environmental science, and Dale Fogelsanger, men’s/women’s cross country/track and field coach/adjunct biology instructor, led sessions on ”Building Commitments of the Heart in Creation Care” at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Study’s 2018 Academic Council to natural science professors from Christian colleges across the nation on Sept. 28-29 in Mancelona, Michigan.


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.

“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

Save the Date for the 2019 Messiah College Human Library Project

As we seek to promote the Common Good defined as the “dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all people,” you are invited to save the date for this academic year’s Messiah College Human Library Project. The Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We had an outstanding response to last year’s project so please save the date of Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The books will be available from noon – 4 p.m. Closer to the date, there will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot to read/listen to the book of your choice. Questions related to the Messiah College Human Library Project may be directed to Todd Allen, special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, at or Liz Kielley, associate librarian/technical services coordinator, Murray Library at

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.

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!

Fall shred day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The truck will be located in the service area parking spots located outside Hoffman Hall and will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed. What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data, all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED and documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.
Shredding instructions: Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled; plan to bring paper between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (please note, the shredding truck will be leaving promptly at 1 p.m.; we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.). Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT security analyst, at ext. 6790. All shredding arrangements must be made prior to the close of business Thursday, Oct. 25. For special requests or for other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.

Facts about Messiah

The Office of Institutional Research provides access to a wide array of up-to-date college statistics. You can view the latest Fact Book, Enrollment Summaries and other college-wide statistics on the Institutional Research web page ( Click on “Check out our Fact Book” or look under “Research” for other reports.

Ben Bliss, leading tenor with the Metropolitan Opera, Nov. 3

Ben Bliss,”…a truly exceptional tenor.” -National Review, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall Winner of multiple international competitions and awards, Ben Bliss has launched a successful international career in the world of opera. While appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in recent years he has sung the roles of Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrando in “Cosi fan tutte,” as well as the Steuermann in “The Flying Dutchman.” He has also appeared in productions at the Seattle Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. 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

Halloween safety

It’s Trick or Treat Time again. If you have children or grandchildren, read these tips to keep them safe while they enjoy Halloween festivities.

CPDC announces Into the City Mini event to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The next Into the City Mini event will be to one of the world’s leading youth ballet companies, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). In addition to dance, CPYB has numerous job and internship possibilities in marketing and communications, development and fundraising, digital media, outreach, and student affairs. Please help us market this trip by promoting it to your students. Educators are welcome to attend as well! Read on for more details:

MORE INFO: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. Join us as we tour their facilities, interact with Messiah College alumni who are employed there, and participate in a catered networking event. Learn more about CPYB at

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. Jan Dormer’s lecture, “Vocation, Cross-Cultural Reconciliation and the Common Good” will take place on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 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.


Job opportunities:

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time communication specialist. For further information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions should be directed to Danielle Ran, director of communications, at

For sale:

Curio Cabinets. Two identical unfinished wood/glass curio cabinets, each with 3 wooden shelves. Asking $75 for each, or $100 for both. Can help with transportation if needed (from Carlisle.) Email for photos or more information –


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