Archive for 2019

August 29

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.

Ecclesiastes 10:4


Dr. Caroline Maurer, dean of the school of business, education and social sciences (BESS), has accepted a position as director of global engagement at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Her last day at the College will be Sept. 13. We appreciate Maurer’s leadership during the past six years. Her focus on faculty support and development, community engagement and international education along with her passion for Christian higher education will be missed. We wish her the best in her new position.

Dr. Peter Powers, dean of the school of humanities, has agreed to also serve as interim dean of BESS during this upcoming year. Stephanie Patterson will continue as administrative assistant for the school. The transition to new interim leadership will begin Aug. 26.


Student parking permit pick-up

Permits for those students who preregistered for parking will be available for pickup at the below locations.  Students are to be parked in their assigned lots no later than Monday, Sept. 2.

New students

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Friday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Returning students only

Conference Services Desk 1st floor ECC Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Brubaker Auditorium 1st floor ECC Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lobby outside Falcon Exchange 2nd floor ECC Monday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please refer all questions on student parking permits to the Falcon Exchange at x7213 or

Employee parking permits

New employees – To request a parking permit or register a new vehicle:

  • From Messiah College homepage, under Faculty & Staff “QUICKLINKS,” log into “FALCONLINK.”
  • Search for FalconPark in the search box.
  • Click on “Employee Vehicle Registration” (web form). (Please be sure that you continue until you reach a page that reads, “Completed” and gives you a reference number.) Your parking permit will be sent to you through campus mail.

Previously registered employees – You do not need to re-register. Your current, orange parking permit has an expiration date of August 2019 but is actually valid until August 2020.

By Sept. 2, all employees must park in their assigned employee lot, which is specified on your employee parking hangtag. If your lot is completely full, please call Dispatch at ext. 6005. Please refer all questions on existing and new employee parking permits to JoAnn Schaeffer at ext. 7147 or

Welcome to Enrollment Management!

Enrollment Management is excited to announce the addition of two new team members: Marianne Ramirez Gomez ’19 will join us as an admissions counselor, coordinator of Latino student recruitment Aug. 15. She served as student body vice president, an ambassador and member of the Multicultural Council; worked as a student in admissions and in the Multicultural Office; and was an R.H. Flowers scholar.  She has been an intern for the Latino Hispanic American Community Center in Harrisburg and a community service volunteer for two summers in her home city of Reading. Gomez will have domestic territory in southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York City, central Maryland, Washington, D.C., Florida and the Southwest. She will also assist in planning and supporting Multicultural Scholarship Days and serving on the Ambassador Leadership Team.

Sierra Kinslow ’17 will join us as the assistant director of admissions, multicultural recruitment Sept. 2. She has worked in the graduate admissions office for the last two years as a graduate enrollment counselor, and she’ll finish her master’s degree in higher education in May 2020. As a student, she served as an undergraduate admissions student worker, ambassador and Amigo scholar. Kinslow will work with domestic students from Dauphin County and serve our international students. She will lead strategy related to domestic underrepresented student recruitment and international student recruitment and manage the Martin and R.H. Flowers Multicultural Scholarship process.

Please join us in welcoming them!

Work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ITS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at or ext. 4444.

New graduate assistants at Messiah and partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 12 new graduate assistants for the academic year 2019-2020 on the Messiah campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to put the educational theories gained through classroom instruction into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. Our graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and college-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah College community: Arkel Brown, graduate assistant in women’s basketball and athletic diversity; Nancy Diaz, graduate assistant in student retention; Hunter Harris, graduate assistant in wrestling; Amanda Jones, graduate assistant in softball; Alex Kipp, graduate assistant in men’s basketball; Matt Kovach, graduate assistant in the Agapé Center; Michael Pagano, graduate assistant in athletics communication; and Ryan Speer, graduate assistant in cross country/track and field.

They join nine returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree program and GA positions this year. Emma Cartisano, graduate assistant for off-campus programs; Ashley Doyle, graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse; Leyna Gilleland, graduate assistant in academic support and retention; Aaron Gray, graduate assistant in athletics communication; Myranda Kemrer, graduate assistant in women’s volleyball; Trevor Magness, graduate assistant in student Involvement and Leadership; Keyauna Moore, graduate assistant for academic advising; Chad Muise, graduate assistant in baseball; Nathan Reese, graduate assistant in assessment of student learning.

In addition, four of our students in the Graduate Program in Higher Education have been placed as graduate assistants at partner institutions: Maggie Bolden, graduate assistant in residence life at Gonzaga University; Horacia Carryl, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University; and Malissa Giannetti and Kimberly Lopez, graduate assistants in residence life at Catawba College.

They join three returning graduate assistants at partner institutions: Andrew Butler, graduate assistant in men’s lacrosse at Houghton College; Esther Rosier, graduate assistant in advising and freshman studies at Saint Francis College, Brooklyn; and Tovah Wilson, graduate assistant in residence life at Bluffton University.

Welcome Week theme and schedule

Messiah College will be welcoming our new students to campus for the start of Welcome Week Friday, Aug. 30. Our theme for Welcome Week this year is “ALL IN” as we encourage students to take ownership of their Messiah experience, fully committing to their new community and responsibilities. Our theme verse is Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

A full schedule of events is available on the Welcome Week website: If you have any questions regarding Welcome Week, please reach out to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs (, ext. 5240).

Retirement Reception

Please join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in thanking Steve Funck for his work at the college and celebrating in his retirement! A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, between 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Hollinger Atrium of the Jordan Science Center. There will be some brief remarks at 4 p.m. Steve worked as a natural sciences laboratory program manager for 12 years, serving the college exceptionally well in the areas of safety, compliance and chemical inventory control and serving the department in all facets of our laboratory program.

Employee referral bonus program

Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. For full program guidelines, please visit:

The Career and Professional Development Center announces the fall semester Into the City Mini trips

The Career and Professional Development Center is happy to announce the fall schedule of Into the City Mini trips. These trips are designed to provide students with an in-depth look at a local organization and typically include a tour, a chat with employees, networking time and information about any job or internship openings. Please encourage students to register ASAP as space is limited. Students can sign up online at . Educators are also very welcome to attend, please email if interested. • Carlisle Sports Emporium – Sept. 11, Leave at 2 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we travel to one of the region’s top entertainment complexes (which is owned by a Messiah alum) to learn more about how the organization operates and the job and internship possibilities that are available there (with a little bit of time to play and explore the venue as well!). This event is open to students from all majors and may be of special interest to those interested in event planning, social media, marketing, sales, sports or outdoor activities. • ITC Mini to Katapault Makerspace – Oct. 17, Leave at 2:30 p.m. and return by 5 p.m. Students will be explore a local “makerspace” and learn about the many jobs and internships available with Katapault. We will also meet the many alumni who are employed there and hear about their initiatives in engineering, global relief work and business development. This event is open to any major; students with a background in engineering, computer science, business or global development may be especially interested in attending.

Into the City – Upstate New York

Into the City – Upstate New York – Oct. 9-12 We are heading to beautiful upstate New York to visit the many Messiah College alumni in the Buffalo area. Site visits include the Buffalo Bills, New Era Cap, M&T Bank, Jericho Road, Baillie Lumber and more! Students will also be able to tour the spectacular Finger Lakes region with the option of hiking along the waterfall trails, and will visit Niagara Falls (which will include a boat ride into the falls aboard the incredible “Maid of the Mist”!). Please encourage students from all years and majors to apply. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 20.

To apply, click on: *Interested students and educators are invited to learn more about our trip by attending the ITC Info Session on Sept. 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. RSVP for the info session by 9/7 at (Attendance at this info session is not necessary to apply to the trip.)

Copyright help

Do you feel overwhelmed by the topic of copyright and sometimes wonder if you are unintentionally breaking copyright? Do you want some help to keep you in compliance? There is a Copyright page listed under “For Faculty and Staff” from the college homepage. It provides helpful information on fair use, on copyright guidelines relating to videos, music, and more. You can also ask a question of the Copyright Working Group. We try to be a resource for the campus on copyright issues.

Lawrie Merz for the Copyright Working Group



The Dining Services Department has an opening for a full-time catering manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

The eSports department has an opening for a part-time head coach/coordinator of esports. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Villegas, dean of students, at


Beautiful Honda VT750DC Shadow 750 Spirit (2002).This bike has been garage-kept and has never had any issues. It has 10,000 miles on it and a trickle-charger hooked up to it. Cover included. Email me if you’d like to see it ( Asking $2,500 (kbb price). Picture here:

Dirt Devil carpet shampooer. Full-size 1-gallon capacity. $40 Slinky Solar Energy experiment kit. Discover the power of the sun with over 35 experiments. New, $10 For ages 8 and up. Please email Carol at

Wooden dining table with six chairs and leaf.70″ x 38″ with leaf, 58″ x 38″ without leaf. Top is coated veneer (resistant to water marks and heat damage). Great condition except for wear around edge of table. Includes six chairs with fabric seats- easy to recover. Leaf comes with storage bag. Photos upon request. $100. If interested, contact Tom at

Bowflex Ultimate 2 for sale. Like new, includes preacher curl attachment, leg raise attachment, and squat attachment. Asking $200. Email Bill at Also, Coleman clamshell style car top cargo carrier. Good condition, asking $25.00. Email Bill at 


House/dog sitter. Seeking house sitter for Oct. 1 – Oct. 18 for parents’ home. House located in Etters, PA. Dog is a very friendly black lab. Contact Abby Love at