Archive for 2019

September 26

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

For no word from God will ever fail.

Luke 1:37


Congratulations to Mandy Lohss, assistant professor of mathematics, and her husband, Shane, on the Sept. 20 arrival of their daughter, McKenzie Jade. McKenzie weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. All are doing well and the family is enjoying their new blessing.


Susanna Caroselli, professor emerita of art history, was invited to contribute a chapter to the book, “Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other,” edited by Miriamne Ara Krummel and Tison Pugh (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). The book has just been awarded the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize presented biennially by Idaho State University. The committee cited the “range of creative approaches” that have “much to offer teachers of multicultural literature and religious studies who want to explore the historical roots of prejudice with their students.”


Homecoming and Family Weekend volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for HFW 2019! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Friends of Murray Library 2019 annual dinner and meeting

Join us Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in Martin Commons for the Friends of Murray Library annual dinner and meeting. Kathy T. Hettinga will return to Messiah College to share her work and discuss the process of artist’s books. In her presentation, “Creating Artist’s Books from Object to Identity,” Hettinga will discuss the concepts behind her work and the projects she designed for her students.Drawing from her comprehensive background in drawing/illustration, book arts/typography, photography/scanning, collage and printmaking, Professor Hettinga led and pushed students to excellence in art and design, resulting in their work being published over a dozen times in international design journals. The Kathy T. Hettinga Student Artists’ Book Archive at Murray Library was created from the extensive student book art created under her direction. These works reveal the remarkable depths of meaning and beauty created by her students in response to Hettinga’s guidance and direction.

The event will be held in Martin Commons, with a meal served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is Oct.  4. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at or ext. 7181.

Passport services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Courthouse will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to process passport applications.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • 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 or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available.

Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah College. Applications can be downloaded at Please contact if you have questions.

Visiting alumni program

We want to celebrate our alumni! Help us help you! Tell the Alumni and Parent Relations Office when you have alumni returning to campus.

What we offer for visiting alumni:

  • Gift bag for the alum
  • Electronic parking pass
  • Meal ticket for Lottie Nelson Dining Hall
  • Alum’s name, reason for visit and sponsor listed on monitor in the ECC Commons
  • Acknowledgement in the Intercom – both sponsoring department/class and alumni

What we ask of you:

  • Give us as much notice as possible.
  • Complete the online form on FalconLink and select Visiting Alumni Registration.


MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity

Have you checked out Messiah College’s newest online resource, MOSAIC, Messiah’s Open Scholarship and Intellectual Creativity? Check out this growing collection of Messiah College’s research, archival collections, and creative works. This free, online resource is available worldwide. Visit Email to become a contributor or to ask questions!

Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test Friday, Oct. 4 at Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories like music, sports, film, literature, history and lots of other random topics. We’ll keep the good times rolling with snacks. Gather a group of friends to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams!

Intro to Introprofessional Education Panel presentation

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to offer our annual panel presentation that introduces the topic of Interprofessional Education (IPE) to all students, faculty and staff. All are welcome to attend but this is of special interest for those involved with applied health sciences, athletic training, dietetic internship and nutrition, occupational therapy and pre-OT, physical therapy and pre-PT, and nursing.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel as we welcome panelists from various health professions to hear how they implement IPE in real-world applications. Our guests will discuss their educational backgrounds, professions, and how an interprofessional approach in their setting is beneficial to delivering quality patient care. The program will conclude with time allotted for Q & A from the audience. Light refreshments will be available. An electronic recording of this event will be produced. Please contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam with any questions at

Guests on campus

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

  • TheoCon Film – Sept. 26
  • Verber Dental Group – Sept. 27
  • Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association – Sept. 27
  • TheoCon – Sept. 28

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College! We appreciate your flexibility with parking on these dates.


For sale

Glass dishware and serving set. Glass dishes and matching set for sale. Barely used – excellent condition. $40 for everything or best offer. Includes: 8 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 bowls, 2-tier serving platter, 1 very large bowl, 1 serving bowl, 4 small, serving platters. Contact:

1999 Honda Civic CX for sale. Silver 2-door hatchback. Automatic transmission. One owner. Just over 179,000 Miles. Regularly serviced with recent August 2019 inspection. Asking $1,900. For further information call or text Dave: 717-385-0021.

2009 Pontiac Vibe for sale. Car runs great and is inspected through July 2020. It has 134K miles and some minor scratches/dents. Battery is one year old. Asking $3,700. Can be found on FB marketplace or request photos. Contact: