Archive for 2018

February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Corinthians 10:13


Given the retirement of Jonathan Lauer at the end of January, I’m pleased to announce that Lawrie Merz and Beth Transue will be serving as co-interim directors of the Murray Library until July 1. Lawrie Merz will assume responsibilities for caring for the library facilities and serving on the search committee for a new director. Beth Transue will be providing leadership of the Library Committee, supervising budgeting, and serving on the steering committee for the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. Lawrie and Beth will split supervisory responsibilities for library faculty and staff and as well as serving on Academic Council. Please congratulate them on their interim appointments.


Farewell reception for Jonathan Lauer

Jonathan Lauer, director of the Murray Library for almost three decades retired Feb. 1.  Join us in bidding our colleague and friend Godspeed at a reception in the Howe Atrium of Boyer Hall on Fri., Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jonathan and Cathleen will be relocating to Washington, D.C., in the spring, if you wish to apprise them of favorite retreats in or around the area.

You’re invited to send reminiscences, photos or memorabilia or simply good wishes for a memory book that is being assembled.  These may be sent to the library c/o C. Fieser, suite 3002, or dropped off at the reception.  Email submissions are welcome at

Personal branding – networking breakfast

Networking Breakfast – “Personal branding that benefits others” Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21 Speakers: David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry

Businesses often invest significant time and energy to build their brands. Individuals should do the same, not just for their own benefit but for the good of the organizations they serve, as well as for others. But, what is a personal brand and how should people go about building theirs?

Messiah College marketing professors David Hagenbuch and Keith Quesenberry are well-qualified to answer these questions. Both have written books related to personal branding and each brings considerable experience to bear on what has become an increasingly important, but often misunderstood topic.

Join us at the next Messiah College Business Alumni networking breakfast to hear Hagenbuch and Quesenberry share their unique perspectives and learn how strong personal brands can have positive impact beyond their owners.

For more information about the speakers,

Itinerary: 7–7:30a.m. | Registration and networking 7:30–9a.m.| Event Speaker 9 a.m. | Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons Register at

Student travel

It has come to our attention that while the College may provide transportation for students on an academic field trip, some students may wish to drive themselves. If this is the case, students must complete the “Academic Transportation Release Form.” The release form is attached to this email and located on the Operations website found here.

Upcoming Into the City Mini events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be taking students to visit the following organizations during the upcoming spring semester. While there, we will tour their facilities, hear from various staff members through panel presentations, and have opportunities to network and ask questions. All trips are free to students. Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe – March 6, 2-7 p.m. (networking dinner included) Webstaurant Store – April 4, 1-5 p.m. St. Luke’s University Health Network – April 9, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Soccer Shots – April 16, 2– 5 p.m. Please encourage students to sign up for these events at For more information please contact Abby Book at

Kitchen safety

One in three house fires begin in the kitchen. Read the helpful reminders from the U.S. Fire Administration’s website to keep your kitchen safe.

1920s musical comedy “The Boy Friend” opens Thursday night

The Jazz Age lives on! Let Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance take you to the glitz and glam of 1920s France in Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend,” opening this Thursday night and running for two weekends in Miller Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s opening night performance are buy one, get one free! Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, this light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies tells the story of English heiress Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boyfriend. Polly’s father, convinced that any boy who isn’t wealthy will court Polly strictly for her financial situation, forbids her to engage any potential suitors. Honoring his wishes, Polly explains to Tony, the messenger boy with whom she’s fallen in love, that she is no rich girl. “The Boy Friend” runs Feb. 8—11 and 15—18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at 717-691-6036, online at, or at the door as available. Get your tickets today!

Teaching and Learning Initiatives announces its spring Professional Learning Communities

The Teaching and Learning Initiative is pleased to announce its Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for the spring semester. The following groups are open to faculty for registration: • Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education • Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education • Preparing for Term-Tenure and Promotion in a Time of Transition • Teaching Squares – Classroom Sharing Please feel free to email Deana Baddorf at with any questions you may have about the PLCs or to register for one. Space is limited, so please sign up soon if you are interested in participating. We invite you to join your colleagues for inspiring times of fellowship and learning in our PLCs this spring! Full details and descriptions are available here.



The Office of Student Affairs anticipates an opening for a full-time residence director for the next academic year. For additional information and to apply, please visit:

The Department of Athletics has an opening for a full-time coordinator of Athletics Communication. For additional information and to apply, please visit: 


FREE Beanbag Chair fill. The library has six large boxes of brand new bean bag Styrofoam filler that is no longer needed and we would love to share. If you are in need, please email