Archive for 2020

Jan. 16

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

but those who hope in the Lord with renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 31


Dr. Charlene Lane, assistant professor of social work, was a featured keynote speaker at the annual Everyday Lives conference at Hershey which was hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. Topic: The Post Traumatic Growth Perspective: Understanding the culture of individuals with complex needs and their families. Date presented: Tuesday, Jan. 7.


Advisors needed for 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 (

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.

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.

Library closure for MLK observance

As part of the College’s annual observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will close Sunday night, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. and will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 2t, at 7:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

Lactation room available on campus!

A Lactation Room has been created for the use of breastfeeding members and guests of our campus community. This is a comfortable private space intended for breastfeeding and pumping as needed. The Lactation Room is located in Kline 015. This room is located within Kline 017 within the nursing laboratory in the basement of Kline. The room is equipped with seating, a table, electrical outlets, a locking door and curtains for privacy. Upon use, please remember to lock the door, pull the curtains, and flip the door sign to indicate that the room is in use. We hope that this space will be useful in supporting the breastfeeding needs of our community. Please contact Rachel Lippert at with questions.



The Information Technology Services Department has an opening for a full time programmer/analyst 1. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of information services, at

The Dining Services Department has a full time opening for a retail restaurant shift supervisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Campbell, retail restaurant operations manager, at

The Department of Dining Services has two full time opportunities for shift supervisors. For more information and to apply, please visit: (9-month position) or (12-month position). Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, 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:

 Heated, free-standing aluminum towel rack with six bars, about 35 inches high by 22 inches wide. Works like new on standard household power plug. $25 OBO. Contact Ted Davis, ext 6840 or