Archive for 2019

Feb. 28

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psalm 23:3


Dwayne Magee, director of college press and postal services, has been appointed to serve on the Postmaster General’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC). MTAC is a venue for the United States Postal Service to share technical information with mailers, and to receive their advice and recommendations on matters concerning mail-related products and services, in order to enhance customer value and expand the use of these products and services for the mutual benefit of mailing industry stakeholders and the Postal Service.

In addition, Dwayne has been re-certified in the Certified Graphic Communications Manager Program. He had to accumulate a minimum of 15 professional credits through sources such as membership in the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), attending IPMA annual educational conference or other educational seminars related to graphic arts; writing published articles related to graphic arts or management; serving as a volunteer leader for IPMA or other professional graphic arts associations; or instructing or lecturing on graphic arts or management. Nearly 400 men and women in the corporate publishing profession have earned the designation. Please congratulate Dwayne on this recognition and service to his profession.


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

Follow Messiah College on Instagram!

instagram (1)Instagram is the currently the most popular social media platform for prospective students researching colleges, and Messiah uses the platform as one of the largest facets of our social media marketing plan. When business accounts surpass 10,000 followers, the tools available to reach our target audience expand exponentially, allowing us to add a unique call-to-action or link in any “story!” You can help us reach 10,000 followers by liking our page (@messiahcollege on Instagram) and by encouraging your audiences to follow Messiah on Instagram!


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

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

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Rescheduled date for the Pizza w/ Professionals with the Milton Hershey School

Due to last week’s inclement weather, the Pizza with Professional event with the Milton Hershey School was postponed. It will now be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. The RSVP link is All interested students and educators are welcome to attend!

You are invited: employee open house


Do you ever have out of town guests, but lack the space to host them? Has your guest bedroom turned into a storage room that is too overwhelming to tackle? Do you enjoy hosting parties or dinners, but dread the food preparation and cleanup required? Do you just need a quick side dish to take to an event? The Office of Conference and Event Services and Messiah’s own Two Bridges Catering invite you to an afternoon open house to explore options to make your life easier. • Tour the Homestead guest rooms • Enjoy light refreshments from Two Bridges Catering • Enter to win a free night at the Homestead or a free 10” cake for your next special occasion. WHEN: Wednesday, March 13 between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Climenhaga Homestead

Campus Climate Action Team

As you may recall, Messiah College conducted a Campus Climate Survey in March 2017 and the results were formally presented and disseminated across campus in the Spring of 2018. Click here to see more information on the results presented.

One of the outcomes of the survey was the formation of a Campus Climate Action Team (CCAT), the purpose of which is to provide a more in depth analysis of the results and to make recommendations to College leadership.

The CCAT includes:

  • Dr. Todd Allen (special assistant to the president and provost for diversity affairs, and professor of communication) and Inger Blount (director of human resources) as co-chairs
  • Bryan Brunk (wrestling coach)
  • Meg Jones Hoover (career coach)
  • Asha Early (sous chef)
  • Dr. Jim LaGrand  (director of the College Honors Program and professor of history)
  • Allan Matthew (director of graduate enrollment)
  • Hannah McBride (violence prevention coordinator).

Specifically, the CCAT has been charged with focusing on the five priorities identified in the survey results by the President’s Cabinet and developing recommendations for education and programming designed to address the priorities. To that end, the CCAT is partnering with colleagues from the Graduate Program in Higher Education at Penn State University. Led by Dr. Dave Guthrie, a team from Penn State will be coming to campus to host focus groups during the months of March and April. The purpose of these focus groups is to gather information on the intersection of the identified priorities with student /employee experiences and perspectives.

The opportunity to sign up for participating in these focus groups will be sent in the coming weeks. The PSU team is finalizing the exact number of focus groups and numbers participants needed. If you are not selected to a particular focus group or your schedule doesn’t permit participating, you will still have the opportunity to provide feedback electronically. Additional information regarding this process will be forthcoming.

Join our conversation with the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Please join us for a Women’s History Month event! A collaboration between the Diversity Committee, the Gender Concerns Committee and the Peace and Conflict Studies program will host a panel and Q&A with members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. SOSS is an organization of Jewish and Muslim women working to build bridges and fight hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice. The conversation will include founding members of SOSS, Sheryl Olitzky and Heba Macksound, and Messiah College’s Dr. Shelly Skinner. All are welcome to attend and hear from these compelling women. Thursday, March 7 – 7 p.m. Parmer Cinema

Nominate an employee for a Pride in Performance award!

It is that time of year again when anyone can nominate a fellow employee for a Pride in Performance Award!

We have made the process a little easier this year; please go here and CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE AWARD and the hidden link will send you to two or three short questions regarding the person you wish to nominate. Please submit by March 8.


Job opportunities

The Engle Center has an opening for a full-time counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions can be directed to Eleanor Muir, director of counseling and health services at

The Office of Student Affairs has a full-time opening for coordinator of student involvement and leadership programs. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Julie Cline, assistant director of student involvement and leadership programs at

For sale

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 $25/box. (2) boxes of -2.25 and (1) box of -2.00. Contact Karen:

Baby Einstein neighborhood friends activity jumper.In good condition, $40. Pictures: Contact: