Archive for 2019

March 21

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34


Congratulations to Dr. Robert Reyes, professor of human development and family science, for being elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Congratulations also to Dr. Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, for being elected to the chair-elect position of the International Section of NCFR. NCFR is the premier professional association for understanding families through interdisciplinary research, theory and practice.

Professor of the History of Science Ted Davis will give a plenary address at a conference on “ADAM, THE FALL, & THE GOODNESS OF GOD,” later this month at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Tara Savarino, adjunct instructor of music (voice), was invited to participate in the Rider University Gender & Sexuality Studies Colloquium. She was asked to present her paper, “The Ties that Bind: Examining Feminist Traditions in the Compositions of Libby Larsen, Jeanine Tesori, and India Arie”. The colloquium will take place on April 11.


The winter issue of The Bridge is here!

Check out our feature on family businesses, tips from Messiah experts and profiles of our alumni. Read the entire issue at

Chanticleer coming to Messiah March 29

CHANTICLEER March 29, 8 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Founded in 1978 and praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Winner of two Grammy awards, their performance schedule regularly takes them throughout the U.S. and abroad. Join us as they return to the Messiah stage for their first appearance in magnificent Parmer Hall. “The world’s reigning male chorus” — the New Yorker Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for children (under 18) and Messiah College students (with ID). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

Visiting alumni program update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus: • Tuesday, March 26: Erin Shaffer ’99, Tawny Bernhardt’08, Kari Williams’14, Lindsay Peake’17, Veronica Kelly’17, Elizabeth Kemrer’18– HDFS Career Panel  Sponsor: Raeann Hamon 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, and scroll to the bottom for Visiting Alumni Registration.

Voice student wins in regional competition!

Caleb Wenger, first year performance voice student of Dr. Damian Savarino, entered the National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional competition. The competition was hosted by Nazareth College in Rochester, New York and welcomed students of all levels from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec (including the Ottawa area) and West Virginia. In both the Freshmen Classical Men and Freshmen Music Theatre divisions, Caleb advanced through two levels of the competition to the Finals Concert. In the Finals Concert, he performed one piece from his repertoire for each division and placed 1st in the Classical division and 2nd in the Music Theatre division. Please join the Department of Music in congratulating Caleb!

Artist event: book crafter Dannielle Vincent demonstration

On Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. on the Library’s main floor, College Press and Murray Library welcome book crafter Dannielle Vincent who will be speaking about and demonstrating her work in creatively altering and repurposing books. Dannielle Vincent’s hand-folded book art and patterns caught the attention of the Longwood Gardens staff, who commissioned her to create pieces for their very popular Christmas exhibits. In addition, she was the first artist ever to have their work featured on the cover of Longwood’s Holiday brochure. Through video and hands-on demonstration, Dannielle will demonstrate how she creates a pattern and then folds a book to create a work of art, and will also speak about the steps of starting an online business. A few of her creations are currently on display at Murray Library. For more of her work:

Focus groups

We need your feedback! In response to our Campus Climate Survey conducted in March 2017, the Campus Climate Action Team (CCAT) along with colleagues from the Graduate Program in Higher Education at Penn State University, led by Dr. Dave Guthrie, are hosting focus groups on campus to gather additional information on the perceived intersection of the identified priorities with employee experiences and perspectives. A number of these focus groups have already occurred, but there are more yet to come. If you were already contacted about participating in a particular constituent group, but have yet to sign up, please consider doing so. In addition, if you were not previously contacted, but would like to participate, please sign up for an Open Group which is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 at the following link: If you would like to participate in this effort, but are simply unable to attend a focus group at the days/times identified at the link above, we encourage you to participate by completing and submitting this Qualtrics survey that includes the same prompts used in the focus groups: Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the Campus Climate Action Team: Dr. Todd Allen at and Inger Blount at

Your feedback needed!

This year the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations will be the point of contact for Family Weekend as well as all Homecoming festivities. In order to ensure we are helping to craft a meaningful experience for both our guests as well as our on-campus offices, we’d love your feedback on how to make both of those events effective for your team! Please submit your feedback by clicking here to fill out our survey. 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. George Pickens’ lecture will take place on Tuesday evening, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

Service Day: Serve with Area M Special Olympics

Messiah College, in partnership with Area M, is once again hosting more than 1,100 athletes on April 11 to compete in the 50th Anniversary of the Area M Special Olympic Games. These games cannot happen without your help! While all educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as buddies (and do not need to register), we are currently looking for volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, provide support for swimming or track & field events, and assist in day-of event logistics. Volunteer registration for Special Olympics is now LIVE! To sign-up, visit: Additional information regarding Service Day can be found on our website ( Questions? Please email or call ext. 7255.

Free Welcome Week t-shirts available

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs has left-over Welcome Week t-shirts from 2016 (Under Construction), 2017 (The Here and Now) and 2018 (The Good Life) for free at their office beginning today. The sizes are very random, mostly L, XL, 2XL. You are welcome to stop by for a shirt or two. When they are gone, they are gone! The office is located on the 2nd floor of Larsen Student Union at the top of the main staircase.

Shutting down MCSquare

In the beginning of October, ITS launched Falconlink to the campus community. Since that time, FalconLink has been updated to address minor bugs, add cards and improve the overall user experience. Now that all the content from MCSquare has been moved to FalconLink and quite a few new cards have been created, the time has come to shut down MCSquare. On Tuesday, March 26, MCSquare will no longer be accessible. If you have any bookmarks pointing to MCSquare, they will automatically be directed to FalconLink. 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.


Job opportunity

For sale

Dining room table and six chairs – $250 o.b.o.; matching china cabinet/hutch – $200 OBO. For more information contact Ron Burwell: or 717.525.3391

Home for sale on the Yellow Breeches. Located in Green Lane Farms in Camp Hill. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout, ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Updated baths, kitchen, and kitchen appliances. Brand new roof and freshly painted deck. Email for serious inquiries: Talisha:

For rent

House available late May to early August. About two miles from campus, adjacent to Township Park. Furnished, with a cat. Rent and yard work responsibilities negotiable. Contact David Owen:


Looking for a forever home for my cat. I have an exotic shorthair cat that I need to find a forever home for. He will be 2 in May, is neutered, easily handled for brushing and nail clipping and has a wonderful personality. He is a little shy until he gets to know you, so a house with a lot of noise probably would not be a good fit for him. He gets along with other cats and is a very easy keeper. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact me at