April 29

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”

Proverbs 17:28

NEWS

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with computer science graduate, Hoang Nguyen, recently published a paper entitled “Identifying metal binding amino acids based on backbone geometries as a tool fo metalloprotein engineering.” The paper was published in Wiley’s “Protein Science” journal. Hoang is currently a graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Charlene Lane, LCSW and Joy Hammond, social work student in the graduating class of 2021, proposal entitled “COVID 19 and Anti-Asian sentiments” was accepted to the national Association of Christian Social-Workers annual conference scheduled for November 20, Glendale California.

MESSIAH 411

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the undergraduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 8 at Shoemaker Field.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at messiah.edu/2020UGcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at messiah.edu/UGcommencement
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above websites will provide a livestream of the ceremonies.

These websites will also provide a link to the live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services. Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking (Friday, May 7)

  • Please be aware that traffic will be heavy on campus the evening of Friday, May 7, and that Department of Safety personnel will be directing guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Starry Athletic Complex for the service, which is being held outdoors this year on Shoemaker Field. It is important to note that Baccalaureate is a private, ticketed event. See the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 8).

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass. Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.

  • All employees coming to campus that day should use the main campus entrance.

  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their assigned work time, in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.

  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

 

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 15, Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the graduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 15 in Hitchcock Arena, in Sollenberger Sports Center.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above website will also provide a live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services.
  • Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

Parking

Parking lots TT (along the railroad tracks and behind Sollenberger Sports Center) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the School of Graduate Studies Commencement Committee, at rostby@messiah.edu.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 18th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held live via Zoom on Friday, April 30 8:20 a.m. -5 p.m. This annual event showcases student and faculty innovation, creativity, and productivity. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. View the full program at http://huggs.messiah.edu/seh_symposium/symposium.php. Explore the schedule of oral and poster presentations, abstracts, author index, and more by clicking links at the top of the page.

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Email SEHSymposium@messiah.edu to receive the symposium Zoom passcode.

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

The Falcon Exchange will be transitioning to summer office hours beginning Monday, May 10. Summer hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Any questions can be directed to the Falcon Exchange at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Murray Library’s May 2021 Newsletter

See what’s happening at Murray Library in May!
Find out about our Exam Cram activities happening next week, read about our displays, meet one of our student workers, and hear from our Director. View our May newsletter here.

Oakes Museum open during finals week!

Take a break during finals week and visit the Oakes Museum!

The museum will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will have coloring sheets and puzzles to help you relax, or just come to visit the animals!

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Ryan Althoff, a senior mathematics major/finance minor, for placing 1st in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Ryan’s submission was chosen by 22 judges from a competitive field of over 200 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

CLASSIFIEDS

For sale

Ethan Allen dining room set. Beautiful cherry stained wood dining room set with table, 4 chairs, and 2 armchairs. Two table leaves and protective table padding included. Asking $400 obo. Email scrone@messiah.edu for more details.

Wanted 

Used Car for Undergrad Student. A Messiah student with high financial need is seeking a used car to attend regular and necessary healthcare appointments in the local area. She will be living on campus this summer and is hoping to purchase the car within the next month. Replies and/or questions can be directed to Amy Slody at aslody@messiah.edu. Thank you in advance for helping us find a car for this student.

OUTISDE ORGANIZATION

Looking  for childcare

Greater Grace Bible Fellowship in Boiling Springs is looking for a babysitter for bible studies and special events. Next need is May 15th from 9am-1pm. $15/hr. Contact greatergracebiblefellowship@gmail.com if you may be interested or contact sportko@messiah.edu

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