Archive for 2020

November 4, 2020

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

Timothy 2:1-3



Messiah University botanist, Janet Matanguihan, has published in the Christ Animated Learning blog through the Christian Scholars Review. The title of her piece, “A Word in Season for the Weary”, is the latest installment in this series. This encouraging word offers Janet’s insights on how we Christian professors can impact our hurting, pandemic-ravaged world.



Fall photo contest

The Oakes Museum, Office of Sustainability and Earthkeepers are sponsoring a Fall Photo Contest!

– Wildlife
– Earthkeeping in practice
– Beauty in nature
– Beauty in the built environment

Deadline for submission is the last day of classes, Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Photos must be taken on the Grantham campus of Messiah University during the 2020 fall semester.

All winning photos will be displayed January – May 2021 in the Oakes Museum.

Prizes will be given to the grand prize winner for each category.

Everyone is invited to view the winners at an Open House on Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m.!

All entries must be sent digitally to, one submission/email.
– Please include the category for your submission.
– All files should be .jpg .tiff or .png.
– Editing images is only allowed for minor changes to exposure, color, sharpness or cropping. Conversion to black and white is also allowed. No other edits are allowed including but not limited to any removal or additions of features in the image.

Photos will be judged by representatives from both the Office of Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

We reserve the right to withdraw an image from consideration if we believe it to have violated any of the above conditions.

Murray Library’s November newsletter

What’s New at Murray Library? Open our November newsletter to meet one of our work-study students, read about our events and exhibits, and find information regarding our resources, services, and more!

Roadmap to Medicare Webinars


HTA is once again presenting Roadmap to Medicare webinars.

Come learn…
• What is Medicare? Costs and coverages
• When and how to enroll
• Initial enrollment vs special enrollment and how to avoid penalties
• Enroll vs defer if not retiring at age 65
• Cost-benefit analysis; employer coverage vs Medicare when still working

Wednesday, Nov. 11
6 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, Nov. 17
3 p.m. EDT

Young Writers Workshop Journal

This summer the Young Writers Workshop was able to conduct their workshop online. Under the tutelage of Abigail Baia, MFA, School of the Humanities special projects coordinator and published author and Katy Trice 2019 English major alum, 18 students brought their writing skills to the next level! These teen writers spent the last few months writing, editing, and revising the short stories they started during the workshop. Many of these stories let you into the minds of high school students as they deal with the world around them, especially during the pandemic.

Abigail has worked with the students and designed this wonderful journal of the students’ work. When you purchase this journal, all the revenue that Messiah University receives will go to support the scholarship fund for the 2021 Young Writers Workshop.
Please follow this link to purchase this journal through Amazon. This journal will make a great gift for the holidays!

Thank you in advance from the School of the Humanities and all the future students who will benefit from the scholarships!

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Job opportunities

The Information Technology Services department has an opening for a full time ITS administrative support specialist. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Susan Shannon, director of learning technology services at

The Departments of Social Work and Psychology and the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For additional information and to apply, visit Job related questions may be directed to Charles Seitz, department chair, social work at

For sale

Messiah fleet vehicle for sale. Ford Fusion 2017 with 100,300 miles. State inspection and emissions inspections expires in December. Being sold as-is with no warranty. Asking $5500.00. Contact Brad Markley at extension 3500 or email for more information.

Bike for sale. Gary Fisher classic mountain bike. 26-inch wheels, cantilever breaks, grip-shifters, and a classic triple crank. This is a great bike for anyone looking to ride with the kids, get around town, or hit a trail or two. A few scratches on the frame and wear on the saddle, but the components work great. Recently I tuned the shifting and it works great. Size is 19in (measuring from the top of the seat tube to the bottom bracket). Approximate fit for someone 5’8″ to about 6’1″. Asking $150 obo.

Email Brandon Hoover if interested:


AC window unit. Thermostat controlled AC window unit. Approx. 12,000 BTU. In great shape and will cool about 600-800 sq./ft. very well. Retails for $350. Asking $100 obo.


If interested email Brandon:

Santa’s own artificial Christmas tree, prelit Middleberry model, 7.5 feet tall. This stunningly beautiful, convincingly real tree must be seen to be appreciated. Comparable quality trees today sell for $800-1200. This one is ten years old, but looks brand new. First $120 gets it, but you must pick it up at my home about 2 miles from campus. Contact Ted Davis (