Archive for 2019

Dec. 19

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

LUKE 2:10-14



The President’s Report issue of The Bridge is here!

The President’s Report issue of The Bridge has published. This issue of the magazine includes our 2018-2019 year in review, the financials, donor profiles and stories of our alumni. To read the magazine in its entirety, visit Hard copies of The Bridge are available in the lounges of Eisenhower and Boyer. As always, additional quantities can be found on third floor of Old Main in the reception area.

State finalists in Innovation Challenge

Five Messiah College Department of Business students (Sarah Blessing, James Chopka, Courtney Hampton, Corinne Mahoney and Noah Thomas) were state finalists in the Innovation Challenge, part of America250PA, a statewide initiative aimed at engaging Pennsylvanians in the commemoration and celebration of our nation’s upcoming 250th birthday. Messiah College’s integrated marketing communication (IMC) plan based on the concept “Keystone Stories” was very well-received at the state finale held in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 19. Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch led the team, which also received great support from Bill Althoff, production manager of College Press and Postal Services, and from Professor of Art Christine Forsythe.

Cooking fires at Christmas

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that in 2013-2017 (latest data available), an average of 470 home cooking fires occurred daily in the United States. Annually, these fires resulted in an average of 550 deaths, over 5,000 non-fatal injuries, and $1.2 billion in property damage. Cooktops were involved in 62% of these fires and electric ranges have a higher risk of fires than gas ranges. Unattended cooking was the leading cause. Each year, cooking fires peak at Thanksgiving and Christmas! As you prepare you Christmas dinner this year, don’t let the other festivities distract you from your cooking. Stay in the kitchen when using your stove. Keep combustibles away from your stove top. Keep your oven and stove top clean to prevent spills from catching fire. Be sure to turn off stove burners and ovens when finished.

Residence Life personnel announcement

Becky Woodruff, Mountain View/Special Interest House residence director and assistant director of residence life – upper class experience for the last 5.5 years, has decided to move on at the end of this month. Residence Life is currently in the process of hiring an interim Mountain View residence director through May 2020. Amy Nicols and Caleb Miller have agreed to continue as interim co-assistant directors of upperclass experience through May 2020. Any upperclass experience matters should be directed to Amy and Caleb. We are grateful to Becky for her years of service in Residence Life and wish her the best in this next chapter. If you would to personally thank Becky, her email is and her last day will be Dec. 31.

Win a Fitbit from Health Advocate

From now until Dec. 31, Health Advocate is running a contest on their member website and mobile app to win a Fitbit Charge 3. If you are interested, Messiah employees are eligible to enter. It’s easy to do: 1. Go to 2. Type in Messiah College, then select it from the drop-down box. 3. In the News section, click on the link advertising the contest—use the orange arrow to scroll through multiple news alerts, if necessary. 4. You will be taken to a web page to fill out your contest entry—fill out all the required fields and click “Submit”

Conference and Event Services closure

The Office of Conference and Event Services, including the Ticket Office and Receptionist, will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 20 until 2 p.m. for a department retreat.

Accreditation visit for Graduate Program in Nursing

The post-BSN to DNP/FNP program at Messiah College will be undergoing an on-site evaluation on March 2-4, 2020, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the purposes of accreditation. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

• To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, institutions of higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.

• To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and outcomes.

• To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.

• To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.

• To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs and, thereby in professional practice.

If you would like additional information about CCNE or its standards and procedures, you may visit their web site at A very important part of this evaluation is soliciting third-party comment on the nursing program by its communities of interest. We invite you to submit comments and opinions about the nursing program directly to the CCNE. All comments and opinions submitted to CCNE are held in strict confidence and shared with the on-site evaluation team. All comments must be written, signed, and received by CCNE no later than Feb. 10, 2020. Please send your comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW Washington D.C. 20001 -or- Thank you for your interest in and support of the graduate program in nursing at Messiah College.


Job opportunities

The Dining Services Department has a temporary opening for a retail operations assistant to work Monday – Friday, 8am to 2pm for the dates February 1 to May 15, 2020. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager, at

The School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences has an opening for a temporary administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Don Murk, chair of the Department of Education, at

Facility Services has an opening for a full-time electrician. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services, at

For sale

Sofa, love seat, 2 end tables and sofa table for sale. I am moving and would like to sell my living room set. 3 working recliners. Best offer, would need to pick up in York. Contact:

For rent

Apartment for rent. Nice one bedroom apartment with bonus room in downtown Grantham. Private off street parking, close to Messiah College and Rt. 15 South. Landlord pays water. Sewer, and trash removal. No pets, no smoking please. $710/month. Contact Les Weiand (


The INTERCOM will resume on Thursday, Jan. 9. Our staff is wishing you a very Merry Christmas!