Archive for 2019

May 2

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:13


Michael True, senior associate in the Career and Professional Development Center, has been asked to keynote at several events. In May, he will present the keynote address at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers in Charleston, and present a webinar to the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers. In June, he will present the keynote at Central Penn College’s Business Partnership Breakfast.



Mindful marketing tips

Did you know…

…That you can download official, branded Powerpoint presentations? Please go to and click on the logo button that corresponds to the school you’d like or download the overall Messiah College template. Logos on the template could be used on the opening or closing slide but there’s no need to use them on every slide of your presentation.

Summer Day Camps at the Oakes Museum

Oakes Museum Summer Day Camps offer students entering 8th-12th grades a unique opportunity to learn in the field and lab. Our qualified museum staff will lead each session, along with college professors and professionals offering their expertise as guest speakers.

Herpetology – June 10-12 Gain an understanding of the reptiles and amphibians of central PA, learn collection techniques, analyze the diet of a salamander and use telemetry to track turtles. On the last day, students will meet at Stony Valley (State Game Lands -211, near Dauphin), for a day of herping in the field! (Transportation to Stony Valley is not provided by museum.)

Sustainability – June 17-19 Explore the inside of bee hives and discover the important role pollinators play in our world, see how stream restoration can benefit both humans and the natural world, visit an organic garden, and learn first-hand what it takes to preserve our natural resources and support healthy communities as we work together toward a more sustainable society.

Aquatic Biology – June 24-26 Sample both a limestone stream and a pond to compare the ecology and macroinvertebrates of each aquatic environment, field survey of aquatic salamanders and frogs, and sample fish using seine netting and electrofishing.

Dissection Lab – Survey of the Animal Kingdom – July 24-26 Learn dissecting skills, and use them to gain an overview of the animal kingdom comparing the organ systems of earthworms, clams, squids, grasshoppers, dogfish sharks, pigeons, frogs and fetal pigs.

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Oakes Museum Spring Open House

Join us at The Oakes Museum of Natural History for our Spring Open House! View our exhibition of Daniel Fliehler’s photographs of the Wildlife of Messiah College, meet the photographer, go on a guided hike to hear where/how to take good photos, then enter our Photography Contest* Saturday, May 4, 1 -5 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer
  • 2 p.m. – Guided photography hike
  • 3:30 p.m. – Meet the photographer

There will also be a craft project for children. See the flyer here. Admission is free, so invite a friend. You do not need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the museum office at 717- 691-6082 or email us at if you have questions. *Three winners will be chosen from photographs of the plants, animals or landscapes on campus. The grand prize winner will receive a prize and all winners will have their photos displayed in the museum through August. Daniel is a senior environmental science major and an avid photographer. Visit his website to see more of his work,

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Brian Gilroy, a senior business major/finance minor, for placing 8th in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Brian’s submission was chosen from a competitive field of 250 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 16th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, May 3 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at: Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

The Institutional Repository has a name!

The institutional repository has an official name! 50 naming ideas were submitted and the name, MOSAIC, was selected by the task force! This naming idea came from Andrew Zimmerman. Submissions from Matthew Roth and Earl Henry were also top finalists. MOSAIC stands for Messiah’s Open Scholarship And Intellectual Creativity. The repository will be an online website that will showcase COE and student scholarship and creative works plus college and church archival collections. It will include text, images, sound and video, and will freely share high quality content to users around the world. The institutional repository is funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. The website will go live on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Learn more:

Annual Juried Student Show and reception

Please join the Department of Art and Design for their Annual Juried Student Show 2018-2019, May 3-Sept. 6, in the Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. The President’s Reception with remarks by President Dr. Kim Phipps and Robert Armetta, guest juror of awards takes place on Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m., Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. This reception is free and open to the public. Please see for more information.

Sarah Long from the Department of Politics and International Relations delivers honors presentation

On Tuesday, May 7, Sarah Long will deliver, “The Issue of Funds,” an honors presentation sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research looks into the current atmosphere of social justice movements, and the part education plays as a pathway to change. Within this conversation, the challenges of funding are inevitable. In this presentation, the realities of Pennsylvania public school funding will be addressed, along with policy suggestions for the state to create a more equitable environment for the next generation. Join us in Boyer 131, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be refreshments.

Retirement reception for Kathy Gates

After more than 25 years of service to Messiah College, Kathy Gates will be retiring at the end of May. Kathy began her career at Messiah as the ACS applications processor for Admissions in 1994. In 2006, she began her service as the college receptionist, providing a friendly greeting to all incoming calls, as well as to guests who arrive in the Eisenhower Campus Center. Often referred to as, “the voice of Messiah College,” Kathy is a detail-oriented, friendly and organized employee. Her smile and kind conversation to all who pass by her “window” will be greatly missed! Please join us in thanking Kathy for her service and congratulating her on her retirement by joining us for a reception on Friday, May 24 between 2 – 4 p.m. in the Steinbrecher Atrium in the High Center.

Employee Giving Campaign

As employees, you go above and beyond to ensure our students have a life-changing experience at Messiah College. You refine their knowledge, sharpen their skill sets, encourage their growth and create space for them to discover their passions. Today, we ask you to invest in our students through financial means. Find what is meaningful to you and give. Together, we can empower students through a more affordable and enriched education. Join The Office of Development and our campus community by: • Renewing your payroll deduction: • Enrolling in payroll deduction: • Making a one-time gift: P.S.: Those in the payroll deduction program by May 7 have the opportunity to wear denim the last Friday of each month and are entered to win a 6-month reserved parking spot on campus! Questions? Contact Lauren Walter at

Falcon Fitness Center summer hours and access

The Falcon Fitness Center will start summer hours on Wednesday, May 15. Hours will be 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Visit our website for information on access and guest summer memberships:

Murray Library’s May 2019 newsletter

What’s New at the Library? Check out Murray Library’s May newsletter to read about 2018-2019 highlights, professional news, Friends of Murray Library and more! View newsletter here.


Job opportunities

The Facility Services Department has an opening for a full-time plumber. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services, at or Dan Soltis, facility maintenance supervisor, at

Campus Events is hiring temporary, full-time and part-time workers for the summer months, mid-May to mid-August. First and second shifts are available. You must be 16 years of age to apply. For additional information and to apply, please visit:

The Office of Student Affairs has a part-time opening for administrative assistant – student involvement and leadership programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, director of student involvement and leadership programs, at

For sale

Several items for sale. Child Bellelli bike seat; carries up to 50 lbs.; used, very good condition – $40 Toddler girls bike helmet – $5 Girl’s pink keen sandals (little kid 10); used, good condition – $10 Women’s Mayari Birkenstocks (EU 38; US 7.5); used, very good condition – $40 Women’s Madrid EVA green Birkenstocks (EU 38; US 7.5); used – $10 Please contact

Kubota riding lawn mower and Epson printer.2010 Kubota GR2110 diesel riding lawn mower for sale. 54 inch deck, second set of blades, all wheel drive, garage kept, 600 hours. Asking $4,200. Pictures available here: FREE Epson Stylus CX5000 printer. Questions can be directed to


House cleaning services wanted. I would like to hire someone locally for recurring house cleaning, particularly kitchen and bathroom. Schedule: 1-2 hours every other week, specific time/day TBD based on availability Location: York Springs Rate: $30/hr Notes: Cleaning supplies provided, transportation not provided. Please contact me for further details, Rocky Allinger (


Downey Elementary block party

Saturday May 4, is an exciting day at Downey Elementary School in Harrisburg. It is the annual Block Party with lots of fun and games. Please come out from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and support the partnership with Downey School. Come for the fun and bring your families OR sign up to assist with some of the activities. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: face painting, bounce house attendants or you can sign up to participate in the dunk tank! If you are interested in helping out please contact our AmeriCorps VISTA, Katy Hohenberger at