Archive for 2019

Feb. 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Matthew 7:7-11


Dr. Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science and chair of the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, is an author of the recently released 12th edition of the book Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport (Williams, Rawson, & Branch: McGraw-Hill Education).

Karl Bergmann, assistant director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, presented at the South Central District Meeting of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Jan. 29. More than 50 attendees watch his presentation titled “Impairment Based Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI).” This was the first time the district had ever done a presentation that was completely virtual, and it was a record attendance for the district. The executive board of the South Central District of the PPTA was elated by the turnout.

Emily Farrar, assistant professor of engineering, and two engineering students—Emma Vogan and Castine Donoff—presented their work on designing and implementing a system for 3D printing prosthetics and orthotics in partnership with CURE Kenya at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) regional conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 8-9. Vogan won second place and Donoff won fourth place in the collegiate competition for their posters and “lightning talks” on this project. The awards will cover their conference expenses, and their work was highlighted at the SWE awards banquet. These projects are part of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. Both students plan to travel to Kenya this summer in order to implement their work with the CURE orthopedic workshop staff at the Kijabe, Kenya hospital.


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Trio Atlantis and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra

March 1, 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall Timothy Dixon, conductor Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series Trio Atlantis will join the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra in a world-premiere performance of a new piece by Swedish composer Johan Gund. Trio Atlantis is a woodwind chamber music project consisting of three distinguished musicians from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Swedish instrumentalists Britta Holger, oboe, and Nils Erik Hagström, clarinet, joined Swedish-American and Messiah faculty member Todd Goranson, bassoon and saxophone, for a series of concerts in Sweden in 2016, including a recital at the former home of Alfred Nobel. The combination of these three musicians has been described as “stellar,” and Trio Atlantis is excited to be making their U.S. premiere performance. All tickets are $5. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

First Annual Lead and Learn Conference coming to Messiah

The Messiah College Graduate Program in Education announces an experiential opportunity for Messiah students. On March 9, Messiah will host the FIRST ANNUAL Keystone Lead and Learn Conference and Ed Camp. Sessions will be held in Boyer Hall and will highlight the works of educators from our community as they work in collaboration with Messiah students and preservice teachers from our area. The conference is free, registration is free. Join us, as we lead and learn at Messiah! Register using this link: Find more information about sessions at this link: Contact Maude Yacapsin for details:

Store closed Feb. 25

The Campus Store will be closed for inventory Monday, Feb. 25. Please plan ahead and make your purchases in advance. We will open again at 9 a.m., Feb.26.

Fire extinguisher training offered to all employees and students

Fire extinguisher training will be conducted Feb. 26 – March 1 in Hostetter Chapel, conference room 113. This training consists of a demonstration of the use of the extinguisher and then the opportunity for each participant to experience “hands-on” practice in extinguishing a “fire.” Training on the types of fires and extinguishers as well as initial instruction on the P.A.S.S. system for using extinguishers is provided via an online course that must be completed prior to the actual hands-on session. There are several sessions offered each day. To sign up for a time that fits your schedule, go to FalconLink; type “training” in the search window; and click on All Training Classes. (You may be asked to provide your login). Click on the drop down arrow in the box under CLICK HERE TO SEE AVAILABLE CLASSES and select Fire Extinguisher Training. From the list that appears, select the session you want. Click on the pencil in front of the session you wish to take and follow the instructions for registering. Employees, please inform your supervisor of the session for which you register. If you have any questions regarding this training, please contact Donna Fink at ext. 5038 or Valerian Curd at ext. 6747.

2019 graduate assistant positions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is offering graduate assistantships on the Messiah campus as well as at several partner institutions such as Catawba College (working with Marcus Washington ’05, MA ’14), Bluffton University, Houghton College and Gonzaga University. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a college or university campus while pursuing their Master of Arts degree in higher education through Messiah. The priority deadline to apply is March 1. Information on available positions can be found here: For questions about the application process or for information about the program, please contact Dottie Weigel, program director, at

Budget development FY20

This year’s budget development process will be opening in the beginning of March. If you have budget responsibility for your area, please watch for additional notifications via email, in the coming weeks. Contact Kimberly Hawkins with any questions in advance of the budget process at

Help us name the new institutional repository and win prizes!

Funded by the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative, the Messiah College institutional repository will go live in 2019. It will be an online showcase that collects, preserves and shares quality scholarship, creative works and historical collections created by the students and educators of Messiah College and makes them freely available to the world. Make your voice heard and help us name it! Submit by Thursday, Feb. 28. Tell us your idea!

2019 Humanities Symposium

The Center for Public Humanities is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Humanities Symposium, going on now through Feb. 22. This year our theme is “For the Common Good,” and we have a week full of speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, dance, music, literature and plenty of opportunities to engage in rich discussions about “For the Common Good.” We are thrilled to welcome the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, as our keynote speaker on Thursday, Feb. 21. To find out more about Edelman and our complete schedule of events, go to

Promotion of Mark Graybill

The College has been advertising and interviewing for a replacement to fill the vacant grounds manager position. We received many qualified applicants for this position from all over the region and conducted interviews. I am pleased to announce that the position was offered to Mark Graybill and he has accepted. Mark has been a member of the Grounds Department for 11 years and most recently served as groundskeeper/sports turf leader. Please join me in congratulating Mark on his promotion. Mark started his new role as the grounds manager on Monday, Feb. 11.

Rescheduled date for the Pizza with Professionals with Candoris

Due to last week’s inclement weather, the Pizza with Professional event with Candoris was postponed. It will now be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. The RSVP link is All interested students and educators are welcome to attend!

Save-the-Date: Homecoming Weekend 2019

Please save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2019, held on Oct. 18 and 19! As a reminder, all events occurring during Homecoming weekend must be approved and planned through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. If you have plans for an event and have not been in contact with our office, please reach out to Ashley Sider, by email or phone (ext. 2490), by May 1. The 2019 Homecoming schedule will be made available by early July at

2019 Alumni Awards Dinner

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes the campus community, Messiah alumni and guests to the 2019 Alumni Awards Dinner where we will recognize and celebrate several individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society or Messiah College. The Alumni Awards Banquet will take place Saturday, March 30 from 5-7 p.m. in Martin Commons. The evening will include a greeting from President Kim Phipps, buffet-style dinner and a program honoring this year’s award recipients. • Young Alumni Achievement Award: Melissa (Davis) Stuebing ’06 • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award: Robert Parker ’83 • Alumni Christian Service Award: J. Ron Byler ‘74 • Alumni Appreciation Award: Eldon Fry Cost: $15 per person Seats are limited and pre-registration by Friday, March 15 is required. To register, please visit As a Messiah College employee, you will have the option to pay via Journal Voucher or via your personal credit card, depending on the nature for your attendance and/or participation in this event. If you would like to reserve an entire table (10 seats, $150), please directly contact the Alumni Office at 717-796-5252. For questions about the event, please contact

Honoring Evie Telfer

Many of you have already heard that Evie Telfer is moving on, but not far. After 22 years of pouring out her love and wisdom in ministry to Messiah College students, Evie has decided to serve as a pastor at Messiah Lifeways. Evie will still be active on campus through Easter, beginning her new role on May 7. Since Evie is an outdoor-loving farm girl at heart, some kind of creekside picnic will be planned for formal farewells later this spring. Join us in prayers of gratitude for Evie’s service, for grace for her new ministry, and for the College Ministries search that will commence soon. – Don Opitz, College Pastor

Multicultural Career Panel and networking event

The Multicultural Council and the Career and Professional Development Center have invited a diverse group of alumni to come to Messiah and share about the transition from college to the workplace. They will share their wisdom on unique challenges that graduates might encounter and how they have navigated the transition. This panel will be followed by an opportunity to network with some major local organizations. Event Details: March 7 panel will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Boyer 131 The Panelists include: Blake Lynch, community policing coordinator, Harrisburg Bureau of Police Alejandro Eduardo Garcia, consultant, Deloitte Dr. Paula V. Boulware-Brown, LCP, clinical supervisor of psychological testing, and Psychology Specialty Groups, Caron Treatment Centers Cjloe Vinoya-Chung, MPH, executive assistant, Office of Deputy Secretary, Department of Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Mini Job Fair and Networking:

The following companies will be available to talk with students about opportunities at their companies:

– UPMC Pinnacle

– Giant/Ahold

– Hershey Entertainment

– YWCA of Harrisburg

Event Details: March 7, job fair/networking 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium

Rescheduled Presidential Lecture Series Promoting the Common Good

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Messiah College will explore how incarnating our mission as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in a rapidly changing and increasingly skeptical cultural context contributes to the common good of church and society – a common good rooted in a Christ-centered commitment to the dignity, welfare and human flourishing of all our neighbors. The Office of the President is sponsoring a lecture series devoted to this exploration.

Todd Allen’s lecture, “Understanding our Civil rights Past, Shaping our Shared Future” will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall. The lecture will be 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A session. Chapel credits will be offered.

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For sale

Alumcraft Jon Boat.12 ft. Jon Boat with anchor, anchor mate, 2 hardback seats, boat trailer and Mikota electric trolling motor. Asking $400 for all. Contact Jeff @ 717-432-2181 or Denise @

1-Day Acuvue Contact lenses. New but boxes have been open so they can’t be returned. My teenager’s RX changes by the month. Purchased at Morrison Associates, Harrisburg for $66/box. Asking $30/box. (2) boxes of -2.25 and (1) box of -2.00. Contact Karen:

Miscellaneous items for sale. We no longer have a use for these, but someone else may: bread maker with owner’s manual $15, 75′ heavy duty extension cord $25, (outdoor) post lights $20 each or all 4 for $60 (picture attached) For other pictures, please contact