Archive for 2019

Jan. 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019


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:

Delay/closure information

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcements are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media.

Please note, any notice of a delay and/or cancellation of an EVENT hosted at the College will only be available on the emergency line and not through the text alert system or website.
Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

Networking Breakfast – The Business of Culture

The Business of Culture: Strong leaders understand that a team’s accepted, celebrated behavior plays a significant role in determining organizational success. Identifying core values that describe the desired culture is straight-forward, consistently nurturing that culture to reality while scaling is the real challenge. Come hear Justin Bredeman share what Soccer Shots is doing to intentionally develop culture within their local team and throughout their national franchise system.
This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alum or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.

Speaker: Justin Bredeman’96 CEO at Soccer Shots Franchising
Location: The Martin Commons
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
7 -7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event Speaker
9 a.m.| Event concludes, but guests are encouraged to stay and network
Event Cost: $15 (employees will need to enter org codes and account number and use the promo code STAFF to avoid using a personal credit card.

Register at

Group exercise classes at the Falcon Fitness Center

Our spring group exercise classes have started! A $35 membership gets you access to all our J-term and spring classes. Go to our website to see the schedules and to sign up. We hope to see you there.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

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.

Passport Services – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
• Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
• Completed application
• Fees ($110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check made out to the Prothonotary’s Office)
• Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check made out to Messiah College.

Applications can be downloaded at Please contact if you have questions.

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 – Wednesday 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.

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 Career & Professional Development Center has an opening for the full-time (20 hours per week for the months of June & July) position of Coordinator of Internships and Special Events. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions should be directed to Christy Hanson, director of the Career and Professional Development Center, 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

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions can be directed to Bradley Markley, director of Facility Services, at

For sale

Graco Contender 65 Convertible Carseat – Never used car seat for sale. Still in the box. Manufacture date: 4/2016. Weight range 5-65 pounds. Asking 75$. Contact

Wood stove for sale. Like new, large wood stove for sale. Holds 30″ logs. Comes with stove brick, stove pipe, and thermometer. Asking $350. Email Cindy at

For rent

Harrisburg apartment for rent

A 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment will be available March 1 for rent. Located on Penn Street between Alvero’s Bread and Pastry and Little Amps Coffee Shop. End unit with a washer and dryer in basement. Great rental for roommates or couple. Apartment will be available March 1 but has flexibility on start date for renters. Please contact Lauren at with interest or questions.


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: