Archive for 2020

March 5

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1


Having served Messiah College for over 25 years, Paula Maynard, associate registrar for the School of Graduate Studies, has accepted a position as the registrar at Penn State Harrisburg. Paula’s last day with us at Messiah will be March 6. Throughout her career, we always appreciated her expertise and tireless work in support of our students. We all wish her the very best in her new position.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Lindquist, professor of biology and environmental science, on being awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award for summer 2020. The Fulbright Specialist Program is a U.S. Department of State program that matches highly qualified U.S. academics across a range of disciplines with host institutions from over 150 countries to share expertise and make significant contributions to joint projects. Erik will be working at Methodist College – Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) in June and July as the lead panelist on a wildlife trafficking forum. He will also teach MCKL students and work with MCKL faculty on curricular improvement in environmental science, including field experiences and research.

Dr. Dottie Weigel, assistant professor and program director for the Graduate Program in Higher Education, and Katie McComb, head swim coach and graduate student in the Graduate Program in Higher Education, presented a conference session on supporting student athletes during their transition to college at the National Conference on The First-Year Experience in Washington, DC. Dottie also presented a preconference primer on creating and sustaining first-year seminars with colleagues from the John N. Gardner Institute and University 101 Programs at the University of South Carolina.


Welcome Week reservation requests

Due to the high volume of events that occur during the start of each academic year, the offices of Conference and Event Services and Student Involvement and Leadership Programs have made some adjustments to the room reservation process during Leadership Launch Week and Welcome Week. All programs occurring from Aug. 15 through Sept. 5 will be reviewed simultaneously rather than on a first-come-first-served basis. These dates will be reservation blackout dates in EMS. To plan an event during this time, please request a Welcome Week event registration form from and submit the completed form to the same address by March 31. Our hope is to allocate resources in a way that provides the best experiences for your events and their attendees while placing as little strain on events staff as possible. Please direct any questions about this process to We look forward to partnering with you on your events in the fall!

“Seeing and Believing: The Art and Social Science of Interfaith Engagement”

Dr. Roman R. Williams, ’3 Monday, March 23, 4:15 p.m., Parmer Cinema

Join us as we welcome Messiah alum Dr. Williams as he explores a new strategy in interreligious engagement called photovoice, which combines amateur photography and small group conversations to foster empathy, understanding, and relationships among people from different religious backgrounds. By empowering participants to articulate shared experiences and concerns to others in their community, photovoice seeks to raise awareness, foster meaningful relationships, and instigate social change. Sponsored by the College Honors Program.

Academic Summer Camp Leaders

If you are running or helping to run an Academic Summer Camp, please follow the instructions on the Academic Summer Camp website, As with prior years, all directors, counselors, helpers, guest speakers, etc. must be approved by the Payroll Office before they are officially hired and before they may begin work. Complete details are on the website. Following the instructions and procedures found there will assist us in following all legal requirements. Please contact the Payroll Office if you have any questions. Contact the Athletics Office if you have any questions about athletic summer camps.

Messiah University stationery

Please note this reminder and second notice regarding all printing needs and the pending university status change which is slated to occur on July 1.

The University Implementation Team has developed a new stationery package for Messiah University including letterhead, envelopes and business cards. In addition to the change in our name, our address of One College Avenue will be changing to One University Avenue.  All offices, departments and programs must transition to this new university design and the new address. We may begin usage starting July 1.

Additionally, all campus offices, departments and programs must discontinue use of the previous Messiah College stationery design after Sept. 1.

Timeline for ordering Messiah University stationery

Orders for “on-time delivery” (July 1-10) can be placed be placed now and should be submitted prior to 2020 Commencement. May 15 will be the last day orders are accepted for guaranteed on-time delivery.

Billing for updated stationery

Orders will be billed using department organization numbers, the printing account number -6313, and a temporary activity code which has been set up for tracking printing charges related to the name change.

The activity code is CHANGE.

Correct Example: 3075‐6313‐CHANGE

How to order Messiah University stationery

All orders for Messiah Press, including Messiah University letterhead, envelopes, and business cards can be placed on-line at

Questions? If you have any questions about ordering Messiah University print materials, please call Messiah Press at Ext 6030 or email us at

For more information and important dates about Messiah’s transition to university, please visit .

Thank you.

Change your time and batteries

Remember that Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 8. As you change the time on your clocks, it’s also a good time to check your smoke alarms and replace batteries!

Friends Student Chapter bake sale

Friends of Murray Library Student Chapter is having a bake sale fundraiser on March 11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. inside the entrance of Murray Library. Proceeds will go towards student-related library projects. Come support and enjoy a sweet treat!

Help us introduce Messiah University!

There are just a few more months until we become Messiah University—what an exciting time for us as a campus community! To commemorate this milestone, we are producing a unique, professional video that will launch on July 1 to introduce Messiah University to the world. But we need your help!


Per the mass email sent to employees yesterday, Messiah is partnering with Kivett Productions, out of Orlando, Florida, to produce a “card stunt” reveal of the new Messiah University logo from our current college logo.


To make this a success, we will need 200 volunteers from across campus, and that is where you come in! You are invited to be a part of this fun and distinctive video. A key goal of this project is to showcase that it is the people of Messiah that make our campus community such a special place.


Filming will occur on Shoemaker Field on Tuesday, April 7, from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (rain location: Jordan Court.) Volunteers must be available for the entire three-hour window, which will include a briefing by the director, placement of individuals for the card stunt, and the filming itself.


If you’d like to volunteer, please discuss with your immediate supervisor before registering. Supervisors, please make every effort possible to allow employees to participate if they wish. You may register to volunteer by using this link. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Confirmation and additional details will be sent to registered volunteers as we near the filming date.

Please contact Danielle Ran, director of communications, with additional questions.

Successes for Mosaic, Messiah’s Institutional Repository

Exciting news! Mosaic has just had its 10,000th downloaded item!  It was…drum roll, please…Dr. David Pettegrew’s The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey: Integrated Methods for a Dynamic Landscape.  So far, Mosaic content has been viewed in 131 countries, Afghanistan to Zimbabwe! The library is appreciative of those who have contributed and we look forward to including many new collections, from educators and students, soon.

Murray Library’s March 2020 Newsletter

What’s New at Murray Library? Check out our upcoming displays and events and read about Friends of Murray Library. View our newsletter here.


Job opportunities

The Grounds Services Department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper to work the months April – November. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at

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

Conference Services has a full-time opening for a sound, lighting and event coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Jonathan Bert, director of conference and event services, at

For sale

Coins for sale. One set of uncirculated U.S.A Bicentennial coins–one quarter, one Eisenhower dollar, one Kennedy half dollar. $15 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or

Coins for sale. 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar 90% silver coin, UNCIRCULATED. $15 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext. 6840 or

Alison Krauss tickets. Two tickets for Alison Krauss, Tuesday April 28 at 8 p.m. Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading PA. Excellent seats! Center orchestra, 7th Row. Asking what we paid, $151/per ticket. Contact Ed Cohn at

Handmade beaded wrap bracelets and more. In my “spare” time I love doing crafts. One of my favorites is creating wrapped bracelets, earrings, sea glass necklaces. I have soooo many. I can only picture one here, so if you’d like to see more, I can either email you some pictures or you can stop by my office and take a look through all that I have (Naugle). They make great gifts, and with Easter coming up a great little gift for the basket. My wrap bracelets are $15 ea. or 2/$25. Sea glass necklaces are $10. And no two are alike. Email me at

For rent

Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Apartment. Apartment available at 412 West Simpson Street (rear): one-car garage, central air conditioning, dishwasher, gas heat. Landlord pays sewer and trash. No pets. $975/month. Call 717-245-0346 for more information or email

Two bedroom/one bath apartment at 5011 Trent Rd. in the Colonial Park area of Harrisburg will be available April 1. Laminate flooring in living room, carpeted bedrooms. Coin operated laundry on-site. Off street parking. Quiet neighborhood. $825/month includes water, sewer, snow removal and trash. Locked storage area for each apartment. Tenant pays electric which includes electric radiant heat. One month rent and $825 security deposit required.  To schedule a viewing, request pictures or for more information contact Su Deitch at 717 648-7573 or