Archive for 2020

September 17

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9


Into the City (virtual) trip to California!

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce its virtual Into the City trip to California! During the second week of October we will be featuring online career chats with numerous alumni from the CA region. Please read below for a full schedule and additional information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (educators and staff are welcome to join in as well!)

ITC California Schedule of Events:
(please note: the password for all events is ITCVirtual)

Netflix – Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
Speaker: Ashli Aldrich ’04, program manager, talent mobility at Netflix
Register at

“California Dreamin’ – What its really like to live and work on the Golden Coast” – Monday, Oct. 5, 3– 4p.m.
Panelists: TBD
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PFM Asset Management – Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lesley Murphy ’05, senior managing consultant
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Google – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Gin ’07, software engineer
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Levi – Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – 1 p.m.
Speaker: Tim Murphy ’05, director of brand operations
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LinkedIn – Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth Gin ’08, senior user experience researcher
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Disney – Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leah Pendorf ’11, consumer insight manager at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
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“Attending Graduate School in California” – Friday, Oct. 9, noon – 1 p.m.
Phoebe Chua ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, UC Irvine
Anna Love ’16, Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UC Irvine
Sarah Kistler ‘17, MA in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Elliot Rossomme ’17, Ph.D. Candidate in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
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“Working for Big Tech in the Silicon Valley” – Friday, Oct. 9th, 4 – 5 p.m.
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• Gain an inside perspective on many key organizations in CA
• Network with notable Messiah alumni
• Understand what it is like to live and work in CA
• Learn more about various job and internship options in the CA region

Visit for more information and to register for all online ITC California sessions.

Windows update and activation errors for remote users

While working remotely for an extended period of time, you may get a Microsoft Activation Error or an error regarding missing Windows updates. To resolve this, please connect to Open VPN and work while connected for a day. This should resolve the issue. If it does not, please email for further assistance.

Work-study/inactive computers

Please power on all work-study and other inactive computers. Since these computers have not been in use for an extended period of time, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at or ext. 4444.

Mass email communications for graduate students

A new email group has been added to the Mass Email system called All On-Campus Graduate Students. When sending out mass emails that include graduate students, please consider whether the communication should go to All Graduate Students (of which the majority take all coursework online) or if it should only go to graduate students who have coursework at Winding Hill.

Weekly Trivia

Trivia! Think you know your stuff? Look for our weekly trivia question about Messiah University every Monday morning. The trivia box is located right inside the library doors so submit your answer and you could win a free Cafe Diem beverage. All entries this semester will be submitted for some awesome MU swag!


Job opportunities

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time sous chef. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

Facility Services has an opening for a general maintenance mechanic, 2nd shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Miller, facility maintenance manager, at

The Dining Services department has an opening for a full-time restaurant operations manager. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

For sale

Tools–Delta 10″ miter saw, $50; DeWalt circular saw, $40; ROLA roof rack for Mazda CX5, $150. Please contact Dan Schmidt if interested:

Three window air conditioner units for sale. Used but work well. We are moving to central air and no longer need the units. $25 each. 1) Frigidaire 10,000BTU. 2) Frigidaire 5,000 BTU. 3) Haier 5,200BTU. Contact Beth Transue,


Freezer (27×24, 36 deep), refrigerators, dining room set (table, chairs, buffet, china cabinet), bedroom set, assorted chairs, two living room couches (somewhat faded), garden tools (shoves, rakes, hedge clippers, weed whackers, etc.), 33-inch vinyl records (mainly pre-20th century music), laundry items (washer and dryer), kitchen stove. Other items available on inquiring.

Contact Morris and Leone Sider at:

Email: or call: 717-766-7767 or 717-766-4754