Archive for 2021

April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 28:7



On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link:


Dr. Brenda Elliott and several colleagues have published an article in the Journal of Professional Nursing titled, “Predictors of student veterans progression and graduation in Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Programs: A multisite study”


Fourteen students from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments delivered oral or poster presentations describing research done with six Messiah University faculty members at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science that was hosted by York College of PA in a fully virtual format (ZOOM) on Saturday, April 10. Mina Diep (Larry Mylin), Annelyse Cruzan (Michael Shin), Nathan Thorne (Michael Shin), Silas Buckwalter (John Harms), John Harms (substituting for Kally Tan), Veronica Woodring (Jen Ness-Myers), and Seth Kabonick (Anne Reeve) delivered oral presentations. Michael Bellerose and Matthew O’Neil (Larry Mylin), Kathryn Armstrong (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Adam Cole (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Noah Scholl (John Harms), Halle Becker (Jen Ness-Myers) and Kylee Kimbel (Jen Ness-Myers) presented posters. The presentations were well received by members of the Academy and most generated multiple questions. Thanks to our dedicated research students and faculty mentors!


Summer day cmps at the Oakes Museum

The Oakes Museum of Natural History will be offering a variety of summer day camps for students entering 3rd through 12th grades. Options include:
3rd through 5th grade: Survive It! Animal Edition (June 14-18) and Collect It! (July 19-23)
6th through 8th grade: Ecology Camp (July 5-9)
8th through 12th grade: Aquatic Biology/Herpetology (June 21-25), Entomology (June 28-30) and Animal Anatomy (July 12-14)

Scholarships are available, and registration is limited.
Check out our website for more information!

Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert

As part of our 2021 Spring Season, GiViM, the premier dance ensemble for Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert, directed by Gregg Hurley. This eclectic evening of dance features faculty and adjudicated student work with performances on April 23, 8 p.m. and April 24, 2 p.m. in Miller Theater. While this performance will be available for viewing online via Messiah’s livestream, there will also be a small amount of tickets available to the campus community!

Tickets are free on a first-come, first-served basis, open to Messiah campus members only. Tickets can be reserved online at the following links: April 23, 8 p.m. April 24, 2 p.m.

Please be advised that only one ticket is permitted per person, and all tickets must be reserved in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be available online until they sell out or until 30 minutes before ShowTime, whichever comes first.

Tickets are expected to go very quickly, so be sure to get yours today!

Important Note: For the safety of our campus community, all attendees must wear masks and follow campus social distancing guidelines at all times, especially in regard to seating. Please also be aware that all performance details are subject to change, pending any changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see for updates.

Free, ticketed event
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Building
Limited on-campus audience with socially distanced seating

For access to this livestreamed event, click the link above or visit us online at

Estimated runtime: 2 hours (one 15-minute intermission)
For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Computers/Windows updates

Remote employees: Please connect to VPN on a weekly basis and work for several hours. This will allow the computer the “check in” with the Messiah network, and get some of the updates needed by the computer.

Campus computers: Please power on ALL computers on campus, including student worker and adjunct computers. Because most of the computers have not been in use for a period of time, they will require software updates, which will happen automatically.

If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at or call ext. 4444.

Chemistry students present at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC)

Senior biochemistry majors Sarah Codd and Kadie Goodin made oral presentations at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) held virtually at Lehigh University on April 10. Sarah presented on her work done in collaboration with Anne Reeve and Kadie presented on her work done with Jesse Kleingardner. The presentations were well received by the judges and both students were awarded second place in their categories. Congratulations Sarah and Kadie!

Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s summer online courses.

This year, choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. (CHEM 106 and BIOL 117 include one week of face-to-face instruction on campus.)

Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit

Teacher Education Program Scholarships 21-22

Please join the Teacher Education Program in congratulating the 21-22 scholarship award winners:

Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award- Sarah Davis
Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship- Leanne Thorn
Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award- Victoria Wheaton
Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award- Shannon Ihrer
Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award-Tariah Rozier

These students submitted essays and resumes that were reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee Scholarship Subcommittee. The scholarships are awarded to students who are in their senior year at Messiah.


For sale

Rooster decorative. I bought this from Hobby Lobby, but no longer my decor style. I kept this in my living room, and kept my blankets in it for those cool nights. I have another picture of it looking down from the top if you’d like to see it. I am located in Naugle – ext. 3918. $15 Stacy:

Tree picture 8 x 10. Another one of my many crafts. I can personalize these if you would like with your favorite saying, someone’s name etc., and $10 ea. Stacy:


Family in need of a rental/or mobile home for sale. My daughter is looking for a larger rental unit with at least 3 bedrooms. She would like to stay in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area, but all areas will be considered. You can email me with the info: and I can forward it to her. She does work here on campus 2nd shift but her days vary. Thank you.


Operation Wildcat Yard Sale Volunteers

With less than 2 weeks to go, the Operation Wildcat Yard Sale needs your help! Many volunteers are needed to set up, sell and clean up at the sale. Proceeds from the sale help fund the 15 projects that Operation Wildcat supports, which benefit families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. The sale is held at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic) 1050 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Please go to the Time to Sign Up to help –

Note: Masks will be worn at all times while indoors.