Archive for 2019

August 8

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12


The provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Fenstermacher as assistant dean of nursing, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Fenstermacher will serve as chief nursing administrator for all Messiah College undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This comprehensive leadership model centralizes and subsumes the roles of the undergraduate department chair and the director of graduate programs and facilitates focused vision and streamlined oversight for all aspects of our nursing program. Reporting to Fenstermacher, Louann Zinsmeister will lead as coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS), and Kristen Slabaugh will lead as coordinator of the doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioner (DNP-FNP). Nancy Frank will serve as assistant coordinator of undergraduate nursing.


Earlier this summer, Professor of the History of Science Ted Davis presented papers at two conferences in the UK, one at Queen’s University Belfast and one at the University of Birmingham.


Farewell reception

We invite members of the campus community to join us in celebrating Cindy Agoncillo’s contributions to Messiah College and the Office of Marketing and Communications design team. Her last day is August 20. She will be leaving to step into a new role as pastor-in-residence at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church. Enjoy refreshments and wish Cindy well at a drop-in reception on Monday, Aug. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Howe Atrium, Boyer Hall. We look forward to honoring Cindy’s 5 years of contributions and service to the College.

Guests on campus

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

  • Laurel Life Meeting – Aug. 9
  • Softball ID Camp – Aug. 9-10

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College! Our conference and camp season officially ends on August 10. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with our office and your hospitality to our many guests.


Job opportunities:

The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services at

For sale:

Bass guitar for sale. Wine red 5-string Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450 OBO. Contact Ashley Barnes at or text 717-682-8521 for more info.


Free for pickup at my home near campus: A pair of Ethan Allen twin beds, including headboards, footboards and metal frames. Good for a spare room or vacation home. Also, a separate wheeled metal frame for a double or queen bed in excellent condition. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or Photos available on request.