Archive for 2020

Jan. 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.

Philippians 3:13-14


What does it look like when a follower of Jesus runs a business? Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy, examined that question by studying 50 faith-based businesses, uncovering eight practical answers. He has recently published his findings as a book entitled, “Christian-Owned Companies” (9 to 5 Media, 2019), which tells the story of each company and how it operates as a ministry. For more information, see


Advisors needed! 2020 domestic service trip

The Agapé Center for Service and Learning is currently seeking advisors for J-term and spring break domestic service trips. Advisors serve alongside students, assist student leaders in facilitation of reflection and devotions, and assist in any problem-solving that may arise. All costs are covered for advisors and, if you are eligible, you can apply for a missions/service leave request through Human Resources (HR) so that you wouldn’t have to use vacation time! For information about specific trip locations, please visit: If you’re interested in serving as an advisor or have questions, please contact Shardé Hardy (

Hiring summer student employees

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2020, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers. The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20. Departments hiring summer student workers are required to attend the job fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department or are being rehired from the prior summer. Please send an email to Belinda Conrad by Feb. 7, to let us know if you will be attending the Job Fair. All summer hires, including current student employees and prior-summer student employees, must be processed and approved for hire by submitting a hiring proposal via the system. Summer hiring proposals are due no later than March 27. If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, ext. 2900 or

Welcome to Enrollment Management

We have exciting news to share! Bethany Parliament-Chevalier has been hired as the new director of enrollment management operations. Bethany is a Messiah alumna with a master’s degree in history and education from Columbia University who began her career as an enrollment recruitment coordinator for Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus. In 2014, as an associate director of admissions at Dickinson, she was a Slate implementation co-captain specializing in external-facing data collection forms, event forms and deliver, although she cross-trained in other areas. Most recently, she served there as the senior data analyst/associate director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Bethany’s first day was Jan. 2. Please join us in welcoming her to the team!

Free personal training

Did you (or should you) make a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising regularly? If so, our Applied Health Science Senior Seminar class is offering free personal fitness consulting during the spring semester. Any Messiah employee wanting to get started on a regular program of cardiovascular exercise is eligible. The program will begin the first week of February. Participants must be available for a short weekly meeting with their assigned student, and must be willing to engage in at least four 20-30 minute cardiovascular workouts during the week. These workouts will be individually designed for you, based on your interests, goals, and current fitness level, and can be completed whenever and wherever you choose. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your journey toward an improved sense of well-being. Here’s what one employee had to say following his experience this fall: “I lost 16 pounds and moved from a fair to an excellent fitness rating during the semester. You’ll also be surprised at the habits you naturally change while going through this program.” If you are interested in participating in this popular, highly successful program, email Doug Miller ( immediately.

Delay/closure information and text alerts

If it becomes necessary to delay or cancel classes due to weather on the Grantham campus and at the Winding Hill facility, only those students and employees who have signed up for text alerts will receive a text notice regarding such a delay or closure. A delay or closure notification will also be placed on the home page of the College’s website, as well as being available by calling the emergency information line at 717-691-6084; a recording will provide you with a date and time of the most recent message. Morning announcement are made no later than 6:30 a.m. If in doubt, please check the website or call the information line if you are not signed up for text alerts. This information is NOT provided to the local media. Employees involved in snow removal, facilities, campus events, and dining should follow the instructions given by their respective supervisory staff during a delay or closure.

Text alerts

For the safety of our students and employees, and in order to be compliant with federal law, The Clery Act, Messiah College’s method to notify students and employees of critical emergency situations is provided through the college’s Text Alert System. If you have not signed up for Text Alert, please do so today. The text alert sign-up can be found on FALCONlink by typing the words text alert system in the search box. Attached are instructions to complete the sign up.

MLK Commemoration Week

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Student Programs is proud to present the 2020 MLK Commemoration Week beginning Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 25. It is the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

Student Employee of the Year Award

In an effort to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our student employees, the Student Employment Office is pleased to announce Messiah’s first annual Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, this is your chance to express your appreciation. Any undergraduate who has been employed a minimum of three months full-time or six months part-time between June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 (students who started no later than the beginning of fall semester) may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. The following prizes will be given in a Student Employee of the Year Celebration ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 during our Student Employee Appreciation Week event.

  • Student Employee of the Year- $150
  • Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each
  • In addition, the person selected as the Messiah College Student Employee of the Year will be automatically nominated for additional awards at the state, regional and national levels.

The contributions made by all student employees are important; however, this award seeks to acknowledge the student whose performance is exceptional in one or more areas including, but not limited to, leadership, problem solving, customer service, teamwork, or going above and beyond to greatly exceed expectations for the position. Nominees will be judged by committee review in the following areas: communication, digital technology, problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, intercultural fluency, career management, leadership, and teamwork.

To nominate a student for the SEOTY Award, complete and submit the nomination form (found here) via email to Belinda Conrad. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is Feb.10. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by sending in a nomination.


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 Feb. 1 to May 15. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager at

For sale

Camper for sale. 2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite Travel Trailer 30′. Kitchen and u-shaped dinette slide out, power awning, satellite, outdoor kitchen, bunk house in the back. Comfortably sleeps 10. Great buy on a well-built and equipped travel trailer that is in great condition. Equalizer hitch included. $10,935 Email:

Guitar for sale. Mitchell 6-string, model MO100S VS. Excellent condition. Used 2 semesters for lessons. Includes capo, electronic tuner, strap, humidifier and an extra set of strings. $120 obo. Photos available upon request. For additional information contact:

Two Bluetooth keyboards designed for use with an iPad. The Logitech comes with a case and operates on 4 AAA batteries; the Kensington has a long-lasting internal battery that recharges with a micro-USB (provided). $5 each. Contact Ted Davis:

Tools for sale. DeWalt circular saw (worm drive)–$55; Delta 10″ compound miter saw–$75; sturdy metal stand to mount tools (saws, drills, etc.)–$30 Also, roadside assistance kit (new)–$25 email for more info or pix: