Archive for 2020

March 12

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Jeremiah 33:6


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, D.C. Weigel 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. 


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. 

“Under the Veil: Medieval Female Theologians and Their Legacy” lecture by Dr. Sharon Putt

The Gender Concerns Committee and Office of Faculty Development would like to invite you to “Under the Veil: Medieval Female Theologians and Their Legacy” lecture by Dr. Sharon Putt, professor of theology and religion, and recipient of a 2019-2020 Riegsecker Gender Concerns grant. Medieval female theologians thought and wrote innovative, provocative theological treatises for the church and, for centuries, the Christian tradition has, with few exceptions, dismissed and ignored them. During these times of extreme gender inequality, church leaders charged these holy women with ailments such as hysteria, narcissism, neurosis and nymphomania. One of these women, however, gained the respect and the ear of a pope. Benedictine Abbess Hildegard of Bingen left us with hundreds of letters and songs, books on healing, physiology and ecology, as well as theological treatises that, if we listen, address contemporary concerns about earth care and peace-making. Her theology of love for God, each other and the earth reaches across the centuries and remains relevant to any person who has ears to hear and heart to respond. Come and hear Putt explore Hildegard’s thought and seek to find ways to incorporate her ideas into our lives for the benefit of the world in which we live. Join us Wednesday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. in Boyer 131. 

Summer Student Hiring Reminder

If your department plans to hire a student for a summer position, you must submit a summer hiring proposal through for each student by March 27.

All summer student employees must be requested for hire by submitting a summer hiring proposal through the system, even if the student currently works for your department, or has worked previously for your department.

If you will be hiring a student that has not worked for your department previously, please remember that students that attended the Summer Job Fair must be given first priority to openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with summer hiring or would like a list of job fair attendees, please contact Belinda Conrad, or ext. 2900. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here.

Student Trading Competition

Congratulations to the Messiah College investing team currently ranked 1st in the nationwide Bloomberg Trading Challenge. This annual trading competition, which began Feb. 3, includes hundreds of undergraduate and graduate teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. Each team began with a $1 million notional portfolio to invest and Messiah’s top-ranked team has gained $280,000 in 4 weeks relative to a market decline of (15%) over the same time period.

Congrats to the Messiah team consisting of Levi Greenly, Daniel McGarvey, Daniel Preziosi, Montana Lutz and Zach Smith.

Spring Shred Day

Shredding Solutions will be on campus for confidential document shredding with a shred truck on campus from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. The truck will be located at the top of the access road between Fry hall and the library where the access road and the brick walkway meet. Please use this opportunity to purge your office/work areas of documentation that contains confidential information that has met its retention requirements and is no longer needed.

What can be shredded? All forms of documentation containing confidential information can be included in this campus shred day. Secured data and all sizes, color and texture of paper will be accepted. The shredding truck can shred/destroy staples and paperclips, but ALL BINDER CLIPS MUST BE REMOVED. Also, documents in binders will not be accepted. (You will have the opportunity to observe your documents throughout the shredding process if you wish.) Personal documents in small/reasonable amounts (paper box full or less) are also welcome to be brought in for shredding.

Shredding instructions

Normal shredding needs: Please bring all paper for shredding directly to the truck beginning at 11 a.m. It is the goal to complete all shredding needs in the designated two (2) hours scheduled. The shredding truck will leave promptly at 1 p.m., so we suggest arriving no later than 12:45 p.m.

Special shredding needs: If your department has specific needs, special arrangements can be made by calling Allen Snook, IT Security Analyst, at ext. 6790.

All shredding arrangements must be made before the close of business Thursday, Oct. 17. For special requests or other questions, please contact Allen Snook, at ext. 6790.


Job opportunities

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

The Admissions Office has openings for temporary admissions traveling recruiters to work the dates of Aug. 3 thru Nov. 6. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions can be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions, at

The Residence Life Office has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the associate dean of students/residence life. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Doug Wood, associate dean of students at

The Department of Facility Services has multiple openings for full-time campus events workers, second and third shifts. For additional information and to apply, please visit: (2nd shift), or (3rd shift). Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at

The Department of Facility Services has an opening for a full-time campus events third shift supervisor. For additional information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, events/staff coordinator, at

For sale:

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 

Easter Cross. Handmade Easter Cross, will look great on your door or hanging in your office or your home. They would also make a great gift when travelling to friends/family for that great Easter dinner. No two are alike and many to choose from. I’m in Naugle if you’d like to stop by and see them, just let me know ahead of time. $10 each. Contact Stacy at