Archive for 2019

August 14

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17


The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Leanne Rutt, the Messiah College Master of Occupational Therapy assistant program director will begin as the MOT program director starting Aug. 25; this coincides with the start of the fall 2019 graduate semester. Leanne has been a key contributor to the success of Messiah’s ACOTE accreditation process, has strong teaching gifts and deep connections to the central PA OT community. She recently completed her OTD at Thomas Jefferson University. She brings energy, excitement and experience in teaching, administration and clinical OT practice to the program. We are thankful for the work of interim director, Dr. Paula Kramer, who provided critical leadership to the MOT Program during the ACTOE accreditation process.

Employee choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day?! Email Doug Curry at We HOPE to sing Jeffery Ames’ rousing gospel piece, “Let Everything that Hath Breath”. Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Levi Greenly, a senior finance major in the Department of Business, for successfully passing Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 250,000 candidates sat for the CFA exams worldwide and the pass rate for Level I was only 41%. Levi’s test score placed him well above the 90th percentile for all the candidates who took the Level I exam in June. The 6-hour exam covered topics in economics, statistics, accounting, corporate finance, equity/fixed income analysis and derivatives. Messiah College has been a member of the CFA University Affiliation program since 2018, which enabled Levi to receive a full scholarship to take the exam. We wish Levi continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!


Job opportunities:

The Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Department has an opening for a full time graduate enrollment counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Allan Mathew, director of graduate enrollment, at

Dining Services has a full time opening for a rounds cook to work the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining 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.

Multiple items for sale:

  • Student trumpet (Yamaha) with case ($120)
  • ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX 5 without side rails ($140)
  • Privacy cover for cargo area in Mazda CX 5 ($75)
  • Roadside assistance bag of tools, etc. ($25)
  • SportRack J-hooks for roof rack–good for carrying kayaks ($25/pair)
  • Text 610-703-4314 for more info or contact Dan Schmidt at

Wow Furniture 3-panel room divider, 71 inches high, about 4 feet wide when expanded. Parisian theme in pastel colors. Brand new, never used. $25. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or


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.

Used kitchen stove in good condition. A used kitchen stove in good condition is available FREE for the taking to anyone willing and able to pick it up from our home in Dillsburg. Contact Randy Basinger at if interested or for more information.