Archive for 2019

May 30

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13


Falcon Exchange limited hours, May 30

On May 30, Falcon Exchange will be closed in the morning for an employee training event. It will be open 2:30-3 p.m. ONLY.

Curators Club/CC2 at the Oakes Museum

There is still time to register your children for Saturday science programs at the Oakes Museum. Curators Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) will be meeting on various Saturdays throughout the summer, with topics including the scientific method, recycling, and a creek study, among others. For more information and to register, go to

FY20 admissions event calendar

The admissions visit team is pleased to announce the event schedule for the 2019-2020 school year featuring new and improved Falcon Fridays – summer event days designed for prospective students and families explore our campus, ask questions, sample our delicious food, hear from the deans and, hopefully, inspire them to sign up for an Open House or Spotlight Day in the fall! We consider all employees to be honorary members of our team in welcoming guests to campus and deeply appreciate your joyful and hospitable spirits. Erin Sanno, admissions events manager, will be in touch with faculty and staff invited to participate directly in any specific event days.

Guests on campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Evangelical Congregational Church – May 29-31
  • Harrisburg Academy Commencement – May 31
  • Northern Baseball Boosters Reception – June 2
  • Family & Closely Held Business Workshop – June 4
  • Rotary Scholarship Awards Dinner – June 5

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Summer driving hazards

Think icy and snowy roads create the most hazardous driving conditions? Think again! According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, summer months have more fatal car accidents than winter months! AAA notes that the 100 days succeeding Memorial Day are the deadliest on the roads – and average of 10 people die in vehicle accidents every day. Why is summer driving so dangerous?

  • Summer storms and thunder showers can cause hazardous conditions for driving: slippery roads, hydroplaning, flash flooding, downed trees, even hail!
  •  With school out, there are more teens on the road. Their lack of experience (and often lack of attention) can lead to more accidents. Teens are more likely to be involved in car accidents than any other age group.
  • There is more road congestion as families hit the highways for vacations. In addition, vacationing drivers are often traveling unfamiliar roads so they may be driving too slowly or making sudden stops and turns.
  •  The chance for tire blowouts increases during hot weather as the air inside your tires expands from the heat. The chances of your engine overheating also increase when the weather is hot; if this happens, pull over to let it cool down.
  • Road construction increases during the summer resulting in delays, detours, and road rage.
  • More bicycles and motorcycles are on the road when the sun is shining. Because they are more difficult to see than other vehicles, you need to be alert for them at all times.
  • Children are outside playing more in the summer, increasing the chances of a child darting into the street and in front of your vehicle.
  • More people are walking and jogging which means you need to be alert for pedestrians, especially during early morning and evening hours when dark clothes make it more difficult to see them.
  • The sun’s bright glare can temporarily blind you if you aren’t wearing appropriate sunglasses.
  • And dehydration can be a very real safety concern on long drives if you don’t keep a bottle of water handy. Likewise, if you break down or are stranded for any length of time, you want to make sure you have water available, especially if you have young children with you. Don’t get careless with your driving because you don’t have to worry about black ice or bitter cold. Remember that summer driving has its own set of safety hazards!


Job Opportunities

College Press and Postal Services has an opening for a full-time bulk mailroom technician and mass email administrator. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bill Althoff, college press and postal services production manager at

For rent

Apartment for Rent. Available Aug. 1, a second story, two bedroom, one bath apartment for professional or retired persons(s) is available for rent. A large living room and oversized eat-in kitchen provide a spacious living area. Laundry facilities on premises. Off-street parking is also provided in this 3-unit complex located west of the borough of Shiremanstown. No pets and no smoking permitted. Water, trash, sewer included in rent. Interested parties should contact or Prowell Management at: or call 717-364-6764.


West Shore Christian Academy and Harrisburg Christian School enrolling for Fall 2019

Have you considered Christian education for your preschool, elementary or high school child(ren)? West Shore Christian Academy (WSCA) and Harrisburg Christian School (HCS) have educated the children of Messiah College employees for over 40 years. WSCA and HCS are currently enrolling for the 2019-20 school year in grades pre-K3 through 12th grade (including dual enrollment courses through Messiah College). Some classes/grades are close to full – so don’t delay if you are interested in a fall 2019 start. Contact Mary Beth Gilge, director of admissions at 717-737-3550 x144 or to learn more about WSCA’s and HCS’s mission to sharpen minds, deepen faith, and develop gifts.