Archive for 2019

January 10

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 30-31


Intercom Submissions

Have you taken a new position within Messiah College? Is your colleague retiring? Does you department have an upcoming event? Have you cleaned out since Christmas and have personal items you’d like to sell? Place a listing in the Intercom.

It’s easy.

Submission procedures are as follows:

1. All submissions for the Intercom should be submitted through this form. Announcements submitted in the comment section of the blog or sent to any other email address are not accepted.

2. For publication in the Thursday newsletter, the announcement must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

3. Submissions may not exceed two publications. Dates do not have to be consecutive.

4. Adding a photo with your submission? Please hyperlink that photo within your submission.

5. If you still have questions contact:

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Rutha Harris, and United Voices of Praise, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall

Join Terell Stafford, artistic director and world renowned trumpet player, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), in a celebratory concert on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Joining JOP will be Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers, and Messiah’s own gospel choir, United Voices of Praise, Eric Byrd, conductor. JOP is an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people and is designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Messiah College students, $5; children under 12 are free. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

2019 MLK commemoration events

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2019 MLK Commemoration series beginning Friday, Jan. 18-24. It is the College’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Advisor needed for international service trip in 2019

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is looking for a co-advisor for our upcoming summer 2019 international service trip to La Mina, Dominican Republic. The trip will take place from July 22-30. The team will be working alongside Food for the Hungry in an effort to improve clean water access for the community. The co-advisor will be responsible for leading a 10-person team. All expenses (i.e., travel, food, accommodations, etc.) are covered. While not required, it is helpful for the individual to know Spanish. For more information regarding advisor expectations or to express interest, please email the international service-learning coordinator, Ashley Leggett, at by Jan. 11.

Changes in the Department of Safety

In order to better meet the safety and educational needs of the campus, the Department of Safety has completed a restructuring, effective Jan. 1.

Cindy Burger is the director of safety and will provide overall direction and oversight to the department.

Lynn Maynard is the supervisor of administrative services and Clery coordinator. He will oversee the Dispatch Office and be the point of contact for Blackboard access. He will be responsible for gathering information from various offices to complete the annual Clery report.

Sean Paddock is the supervisor of events and technology. He will oversee the first shift officers and work with Liz Williams on event support related to traffic and security.

Kevin Prest is the supervisor of patrol and is the field training officer. He provides oversight to second and third shift officers and coordinates training for the staff.

Bryce Wickard is the supervisor of investigation and crime prevention. He will provide leadership to crime prevention programming for students. In addition, he will coordinate various criminal investigations, including Title IX incidents.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces J-term events

The Career and Professional Development Center will be conducting two events in J-term that are open to all students and educators. Please read on for more details. Students and educators can sign up for these events at

1. Careers and Opportunities in Higher Education – a Pizza with Professionals event Wednesday, Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel A panel of Messiah College staff will speak about the many varied positions and career paths available in higher education Students will learn about opportunities available as an undergrad which will give them a head start in this profession. Free pizza will be provided.

2. Into the City Mini to WebFX in Harrisburg, PA Thursday, Jan. 24 – leave Messiah at 2 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. We will tour the offices of WebFX, which has been named the #1 Best Place to Work in PA for three years in a row. Over 20% of their workforce is comprised of Messiah College alumni, and we will have a chance to meet and interact with these alums through a panel presentation and question and answer session. WebFX is hiring so this is a great chance for students to make valuable job and internship connections.

Advisors needed for 2019 domestic service trips

The Agape Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-Term and Spring Break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources so that you would not have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (

Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative Certificate Program

Any employee interested in improving their digital skills may enroll in the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative’s (DPI) Certificate Program courses offered during the 2019 spring semester. The DPI Certificate Program course (DIGC 010) runs from February 4 to May 7.

• Section 1 – Monday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

• Section 2 – Tuesday evening – 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.

To enroll email with course section preference.

Messiah College Choral Arts Society seeks new singers

Do you love to sing? Join Choral Arts Society for the spring semester! Choral Arts is Messiah’s largest choir, and this spring we will perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:30 p.m. To learn more, visit our website and contact Dr. Joy Meade, director of choral activities ( to schedule an audition.

Registrar’s Office closing

The Registrar’s Office will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon – 5 p.m. for an office retreat.

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curator Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter topics include cells and scopes, the science of color, chemical reactions, and more. To sign up or find out more go to or contact us at ext. 2659.


Job opportunities

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for the position of managing director, International Business Institute. For additional information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences at

The Department of Facility Services has an immediate opening for the position of grounds manager. For additional information and to apply, please see: Position-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at

For sale

Nerf gun lot for sale. Lot of 8 Nerf guns and darts Very good condition. Asking $60. Email Bill at


KITTENS. 2-Free female kittens to a good home. Unsure of ages but they are believed to be between 7 – 9 months old. Kittens are litter box trained, loving and great with small children. The kittens are not up-to-date on their shots or vaccines. For more information contact Angela Weaver:


In need of childcare in the Northern Elementary, Dillsburg area starting immediately or closer to start of school year. Childcare for sons 2 and 4 years old. Our 4 year old will start half day kindergarten in August 2019. Open to all childcare options. Please contact Angela Weaver:


Historic church service, January 13

St. Bartholomew’s United Church (ELCA) in Hanover is celebrating its 175th anniversary. During worship on Sunday, Jan. 13, 9 -10:15 a.m., attendees will experience the era of 1844-1884 in a historic service reflective of the traditions and customs of the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations who worshipped there during those times. Social time, coffee, and snacks follow the service. All are welcome! Address: 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover PA, 17331 Website: Contact Sarah Myers at for more information.