Archive for 2020

Feb. 6

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9


Congratulations to Teri Witter, RN and staff nurse at the Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services, who recently became a certified ambulatory care nurse by passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center Ambulatory Care Certification exam. Certification is a mark of distinction for nurses who demonstrate expertise in their area of specialty and recognizes excellence in nurses practicing in ambulatory care. We are privileged to have Teri on our team!


Professor of Marketing David Hagenbuch recently had interviews with reporters from the New York Times and FOX43 News. The Times article, “After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself,” and the FOX43 Finds Out segment, “When is the best time to buy a new TV?” can be viewed through the following links:


Matthew Doll art exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden”

Please join us for the opening of Matthew Doll’s exhibition “Night, Desert, Garden” on Friday, Feb. 7 in The Galleries at Messiah College. There will be an Artist’s Talk and reception on Feb. 7 at 4:15 p.m. in the High Foundation Recital Hall, High Center. The exhibition will be located in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery and The Galleries at Messiah from Feb. 7-March 13. Matthew Doll is a painter and graphic designer, and the program director of the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program, where his Disegno/Drawing course serves as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Messiah College art and design students participate in the Orvieto program each semester.

The Career and Professional Development Center announces the spring semester Pizza with Professionals events

The CPDC is hosting many organizations on campus this spring as part of the popular “Pizza with Professionals” series. During each Pizza with Professional event, the speaker (usually a Messiah alum) will talk to students about their career path, current position, and any job or internship opportunities available within their organization. Students will then have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker. Free pizza will also be served.

Please encourage students to attend the following events – educators are welcome as well!

Registration for all Pizza with Professionals events can be done at

All events will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Abby Book:

  • 10 – Panel on Short Term International Opportunities, Parmer Cinema
  • 19 – Panel on Careers with Kids, Eisenhower Boardroom
  • 26 – Careers in Public Health, Library Athenaeum
  • March 26 – PA Counseling Services, Library Athenaeum
  • April 7 –   Clark Associates, Parmer Cinema
  • April 17 – RKL, Parmer Cinema

2020 Humanities Symposium Keynote Address

The speaker for the 2020 Humanities Symposium will be Anthony Ray Hinton. Mr. Hinton, author of the best-selling book, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” has become an advocate for reform in America’s criminal justice system. The location of his address will be in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Live-streaming will occur in the Recital Hall to offer additional seating. Contact the ticket office at 717-691-6036 for ticket information.

Student employment reminders

Do you have an outstanding student working in your department? Nominate them for the Student Employee of the Year Award! The winning student will have bragging rights as Messiah’s first ever Student Employee of the Year, will be awarded $150, and will be nominated for additional awards at the state, regional, and national levels. Two honorable mention prizes of $50 each will also be awarded. In addition, all nominees will be recognized in April during National Student Employee Appreciation Week. Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Nominations are due by Feb.10. Additional information and the nomination form can be found here:

The Summer Student Employment Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20. If your department will be attending the job fair, please send an email to Belinda Conrad by Feb.7 so that we can plan space accordingly. All summer student job postings are due by Feb. 7 as well. Additional information regarding hiring summer student employees can be found here:

Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History

Registration is now open for Saturday Science Programs at the Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College. Curators Club (grades 3-5) and CC2 (grades 6-8) are science enrichment programs on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Winter/spring topics include bears, forensics, raptors and more! The first session is on Feb. 8, so don’t delay! For more information go to or contact the museum at ext. 2659.

Networking breakfast

Join us for a morning of networking! Married to the City Serving Harrisburg throughout an Era of Change: A fireside chat with Rep. Patty Kim and John Sider moderated by Chad Frey Registration is $15 Location: Messiah College, Martin Commons • One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg

7 – 7:30 a.m. | registration and networking 7:30 – 9 a.m. l event speaker 9 a.m. | event concludes, guests are encouraged to stay and network If there is one constant you can count on it’s that things change! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Patty and John discuss their commitment to the Greater Capital Region, growing market opportunities in Harrisburg and important regional changes on the horizon.

Reserve your spot at

Alumni return to campus

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

• Monday, Feb. 10 – David Schlonecker ’99 – Pizza with Professionals – Sponsor CPDC, Abby Book

• Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Caroline Tyler ’14 and Sarah Beale ’09 – Pizza with Professionals – Sponsor CPDC, Abby Book

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes one or more of the following: a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee and notification to the Messiah College campus via the intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please submit your request online –Falcon link and search visiting

NEW! Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College

Announcing the new Summer Vocal Academy of Messiah College! Dr. Damian Savarino, Dr. Joy Meade and Professor Tara Savarino will be running a new summer camp at Messiah this year. The dates are June 17-20 and the camp is for rising 9th graders through graduating seniors. More information can be found at Our mission is to train and inspire young singers in the field of vocal music, both solo and choral. Please visit the link above – we hope to see you this summer!

Student applications now accepted for Into the City – Washington, D.C.

On March 29-31, the Into the City career immersion program will travel to our nation’s capital to visit the many Messiah College alumni living and working in the greater DC area. Site visits include the Washington Nationals, Microsoft, Rwandan Embassy, US Capitol, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, US Secret Service, International Justice Mission, and the Chic Fil A Leadership Development Program. Students must submit an application by March 6. Please encourage students from all years and majors to apply via this link: Students who participate in ITC will experience the following: • The transferability of a Messiah education to diverse post-graduate opportunities • The stages of career progression and maturation, and the critical role of resilience • Exposure to a variety of industries, hiring practices, workplace cultures, and tips for interested candidates • The opportunity to practice demonstrating professionalism, connecting with professionals, developing a network, and articulating their interests and strengths • An orientation to city living, working, and community • Information on generally desired skills, characteristics, and experiences of successful job candidates along with strategies for developing them • Increased confidence regarding career planning and decision-making *Students and educators are invited to learn more about the trip by attending the ITC Info Session on 2/13 at 12:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Free pizza will be provided. RSVP for the info session by 2/11 at

Create a Mini Golf Hole

Murray Library’s 4th annual Mini Golf in the Stacks will be held on Feb. 28 and we are looking for some teams to create holes. We would love to see students work together to make a hole that tells us about their major, what they are learning or the future in that field. We would also enjoy having holes from different departments across campus – in past years there have been representatives from Public Safety, Campus Events, the Engle Center, Nursing Department, EYAS, The Loft, Disability Services, Career Development, the Oakes Museum and more! This is a great way to market the services that you provide for our students. For more information, stop by the ILL office at Murray Library or email Kimberly Steiner at

Giving Day 2020

Dear faculty, staff and administrators, As we approach the spring, I want to share with you an important date for our campus community. On Thursday, April 2, Messiah College will host Give Big, a 24-hour event on social media, to raise funds in support of our students. It’s an exciting day to rally behind the men and women we teach, mentor, work with and care about. Reaching our $125,000 goal in just 24 hours allows us to financially support more students and to enhance their experience at Messiah College. Would you join me by saving this date on your calendar? More information will be made available closer to Giving Day as to how you can collaborate with the Office of Development in using your personal and professional social media accounts in support of our students! Sincerely, Barry Goodling

Student/alumni successfully pass CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Dan McGarvey, senior finance major, who along with alumni Brian Gilroy ’19 and Adam Sylvester ’19 successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 73,000 candidates sat for the December CFA exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 42%.

We wish Dan, Brian and Adam continued success as they move on to Level II of the exam!

Off-campus programs campus visits

Representatives from several study abroad programs will be on campus this semester and we’d love to have you connect with them and provide space to share with your students of the opportunities around the world!

LCC International – Feb. 7: Students get to live and learn from other students from Eastern Europe as they study in Lithuania. Being a larger university, the course offerings include business, theology, communication and psychology.

ISA/Veritas: Wednesday, Feb. 12 – We send students to 6 different locations (Chile, England, S. Korea, S. Africa, France, Spain) ranging in areas of interest for STEM majors, modern languages, dance, business, etc.

Chicago Semester: Monday, Feb. 17 – Located in the heart of the Windy City, students can get hands-on practicum experience while taking classes. They have tracks for social work, communication, art/design, marketing, applied health sciences and more.

LLI Ecuador – March 31: Students experience the Latin American culture up-close and personal as they participate in home stays, participate in an internship or service learning, and take courses regarding faith formation, biological studies, intercultural communications and world religions. If you’re interested in having them in a class, a department meeting, or a friendly little chat over coffee please let us know! Contact the Intercultural Office ext. 2131. Thanks!


Feb. 16, 4 p.m., Parmer Hall This second concert focusing on “War and Peace” commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II by examining the deep cultural shift that happens as a result of war. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) will present the deeply romantic Arensky Piano Trio choreographed by Alan Hineline, followed by the searingly dramatic Shostakovich Piano Quintet, vividly illustrating the changes in human experience brought on by materialism and violence in the 20th century. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio will be joined by Blanka Bednarz, violin professor at Dickinson College; Michael Stepniak, violist and Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory; and dancers from CPYB. Sponsored by the School of the Arts Performing Arts Series and the Center for Public Humanities Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah College students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

Website training available for February

Jadu training sessions and open door hours have been added for February. Please visit to register.


Job opportunities

The Grounds Services department has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions can be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at


Free cat to a loving home. I’m currently looking for a loving home for my Dad’s cat Bella. She has been with us since she was a kitten (8 years). Bella is a very friendly cat who loves to cuddle. She is an indoor cat. I will cover her first vet visit if needed. I currently have two animals and I am not able to keep her. Please contact me if interested. See attached photos. For more information please contact Cherisse: