Archive for 2019

Sept. 5

Thursday, September 5th, 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


We are excited to announce that, Sarah D. Jones, Ph.D., R.N., CNE successfully passed the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator examination! She is now recognized as an expert nurse educator by holding this certificate. In addition to Jones, four other nursing faculty—Marti Derr, Nancy Frank, Kristen Slabaugh and Louann Zinsmeister—hold this prestigious title.


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. Funck 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.

Farewell reception for Caroline Maurer

Please join the Office of the Provost in saying farewell to Caroline Maurer, dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences. A reception will be held in Howe Atrium Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., with brief remarks shared at 3:30 p.m.

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 organizations 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.

Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester

The Career and Professional Development Center has an exciting line-up of Pizza with Professionals events for the fall semester. During these one-hour sessions, a speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about his/her career path, current organization and any job or internship openings available there. Free pizza is provided. Please encourage students to join us. Interested educators are invited to attend, as well! To register for any of the events, visit All events will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum.

Sept. 18, Sperry Labs: Andrew Brown ‘03 will speak to students about his experiences as senior product manager at EA (Electronic Arts), game designer at Play Impossible and his current role as co-founder of the digital consulting firm Sperry Labs.

Oct. 1, Alums in the food industry: Five Messiah alumni who are successful entrepreneurs in the food industry will share about their career paths. Panelists are Stephanie Perry ‘99, owner of Yellow Bird Café; Heidi Tucker ‘09, co-owner of Sunshine Bakery; Jeff ’08 and Emily Mitchell ’08, owners of Lancaster Cupcake; and Jeff Conrady ‘85, owner of the Square Bean.

Oct. 14, Philadelphia Eagles: Bre Grignano ‘09 will talk about her game day media/public relations position with the Philadelphia Eagles. She will also speak about Greater than Me, the sports ministry nonprofit she recently founded.

Oct. 30, Panel on gap year experiences: Students will be able to ask questions of panelists and learn what it is like to serve with a nonprofit for a year after college, go abroad on a missions trip before starting full-time employment and participate in a short-term professional fellowship to gain experience and make connections.

Oct. 22, Philadelphia Project: Students will learn more about this urban ministry, which serves the community of Philadelphia through educational programs, home repair and summer ministry experiences. Opportunities are available for internship and volunteer positions.

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.)


Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., Parmer Hall Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the great novel “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, this first of two programs focuses on Tolstoy’s love of the piano, as well as the deep historical connections between the Russian and French cultures, which produced some of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts. Stuart Malina, artistic director of the Harrisburg Symphony, and Richard Roberson, dean of the Messiah College School of the Arts, will join piano faculty Patrice Ewoldt and Ya-Ting Chang to perform music for two pianos by Chopin, Chaminade, Milhaud and Debussy, and will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s iconic “1812 Overture.” For more information, visit Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

MCBA Networking Breakfast – Purpose-driven Business

Topic: The Purpose-driven Business Speaker, Quintin Frey, retired president of Turkey Hill Dairy A business owned by a Christian should be viewed as a beach head for good in the war between good and evil. Our businesses are small territories captured by God’s people on the front lines to express tangibly the Kingdom of God to people. The way in which we operate our businesses should contrast with the business practices of the world and reward owners and employees with the dignity intended by God when He created us to do good works. Our businesses can express in very practical ways God’s provision and love for people when we establish the purpose-driven business. Registration is $15.

Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055

7- 7:30 a.m. | Registration and networking

7:30 – 9 a.m. | Event speaker

9 a.m. | Event concludes.

Guests are encouraged to stay and network. Employees can register online using their departmental org/acct numbers:

Hersheypark discount tickets

The Messiah College Community Discount Program is excited to announce that we will have representatives from Hersheypark on campus to offer an exclusive deal on tickets good for this year’s Hersheypark in the Dark and/or Christmas Candylane! Stop by the table outside of the Falcon Sept. 10. The Hersheypark representatives will be available from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. and will offer up to a 28 percent savings on tickets. (See flyer for specific pricing). Credit card only, please. This exclusive discount is available to Messiah College students and employees and their family members. The tickets may be used on any one public operating day during the respective seasons in fall 2019. Special pricing is available at this event only.

Open house for new career studio space

The Career and Professional Development Center invites all members of our community to an open house Thursday, Sept. 12 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our renovated career studio, made possible by a donation from Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe. Check out the new space, meet our student career coaches and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Hope to see you there! *There will be a brief dedication ceremony at 9:15 a.m. to honor Martin’s for their generosity and longstanding commitment to hiring Messiah College interns and graduates.

Messiah Press and Postal Services copy request changes

Messiah Press and Postal Services is now requiring that all* simple black and white copy requests be submitted via My Order Desk ONLY.

The link to My Order Desk is as follows:

When you reach the landing page, you will have two options:

  • New to Our Site
  • Sign in as a Returning Customer

New users will be asked to complete a few basic questions thus creating a user profile.

Your login is your Messiah College user name and password.

Please note: all files must be submitted as PDFs.

If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact College Press at extension 6030.

These instructions are available at:

Simple requests include single-/double-sided copies on white or colored bond paper and basic bindery such as collated/stapled or 3-hole drilled

If the work you require is not on the My Order Desk form, you will have to use the College Press Customer Request Form. Go to and choose View All Forms.


Job opportunities

The esports program in the Division of Student Success and Engagement has an immediate 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

For sale

Dirt Devil carpet shampooer. Full-size 1-gallon capacity. $40 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

For rent

Apartment for rent. Available October 1, a second story, 2 bedrooms, 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 located on the 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 or call 717-364-6764.