Archive for 2021

January 14

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thessalonians 5:16-18


Please join the Human Resources and Compliance team in welcoming Staci Davis as the new HR administrative assistant. Staci can be reached at extension 5300 or


COVID at the holidays

How has COVID-19 impacted your holidays, your traditions and your family? Murray Library invites all COE, administrators, students and staff to submit a video, written reflection, photograph, poem or other media to be included in CovidChronicles@Messiah, in Mosaic, our institutional repository. You are a part of history; let’s preserve your experience for future generations. Please enter your submission using this form: Check out submissions included in this growing collection here.

Exhibit opportunities at Murray Library

Would your department, offic or campus organization like to curate a display at Murray Library? We routinely put together displays that are exhibited for a month at a time. You pick the month and the theme and Murray Library provides the space. Various types of spaces are available: trophy case, vitrines, foyer display area and document cases. See photos of the spaces: Email Kimberly Steiner with your interest at

The Career and Professional Development Center is still operating in full gear over the extended winter break!

We’re offering a virtual program for students during the month of January. Please see below for details. Any assistance in promoting this event to students is greatly appreciated:

Job Search Webinar
Friday, Jan. 15
1 – 2 p.m.
Do you have questions about looking for a job or internship, or anything else related to the career development process? If so you won’t want to miss this informative and interactive webinar, which includes the chance to ask a career coach your questions live in a virtual small group setting! Register at (Passcode: career)

*please contact Abby Book with any questions about this program at

In addition, coaching appointments are available for students who have questions or concerns about choosing/changing a major, career path exploration, internship planning, job searching and graduate school, etc. Interested students can contact us at or 717-691-6016, or schedule an appointment online through their Handshake account.

Oakes Museum – Spring Activity Boxes

Let’s get curious and science at home this spring – since the museum is closed to the public, we are bringing the museum to you!

Our Curator Club and CC2 programs will be offered as activity boxes.
Each box will include information on the topic, a link to an introduction/lesson video, craft/activity (all supplies included) and suggestions for additional activities.
Our boxes would be ideal for a younger child to work alongside and adult or sibling.

Curator Club boxes designed for students in grades 3-5
o Rocks and Minerals – Feb. 15
o Seashells – March 1
o Fossils – March 15
o Flowers – March 29
o Insects – April 12
o Solve the Museum Mystery – April 26

CC2 boxes designed for students in grades 6-8
o Owls – February 22
o Fossils – March 8
o Catapult! March 22
o Who Done It? April 5

Boxes ship on the day listed.
Each box is $20 including shipping (continental U.S. only). Check website for deals if you sign up for all of them!

Please visit our website for more information:

Student Employee of the Year nominations

The Student Employment Office is now accepting nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, please nominate them! Any undergraduate student employee may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. Nominees will be judged by committee review and the following prizes will be awarded during National Student Employment Week in April:

• Student Employee of the Year- $150
• Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each

In addition, the person selected as the Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the State, Regional and National levels. Messiah’s 2020 SEOTY went on to win the title of Pennsylvania’s SEOTY!
To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, submit a one-page letter highlighting the student’s accomplishments and contributions as a student employee via email to the Student Employment Office. Be sure to include examples. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is Jan. 29. To assist you with your submission, please consider the following:

• Why do you think your nominee deserves to be Student Employee of the Year? Include some examples.
• What are your nominee’s greatest attributes as they pertain to the job description? Include examples of what your student has done above and beyond standard expectations.
• Describe the quality of work your nominee produces. Include examples.
• What leadership skills has the nominee displayed while working in your department? Include examples of your nominee’s initiative and motivation in the workplace.
• Describe the impact your nominee has had on your department, campus, and/or community as a direct result of work performed.
• What qualities does your nominee possess that makes him or her distinct from other employees?
• Consider how your student displays the NACE core competencies

Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Submit your one-page nomination to by Jan. 29.


Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer, third shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Cindy Burger, director of safety at

The Department of Facility Services has multiple full-time openings for campus events workers, first shift. For additional information and to apply, please visit the following link: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, campus events assistant manager at

For sale

Furnace filters and Foreman grill: Seven furnace filters. 20x25x1, $20 obo. Large Foreman Grill, $5. Contact Beth at:


Requesting household items for Smith quarantine apartments

We will continue to use Smith apartments to quarantine individuals during the Spring semester, as needed. While we received some items last semester to improve these spaces (thank you to those of you who donated!), we are hoping to make them better for next semester.

Now that Christmas is over and you are looking to clear out all the old things for the New Year, maybe you are replacing some things and looking to donate your old items. Do you have a microwave that you are looking to get rid of? A teapot? Pots and pans? Lamps? Or any other household items that you can imagine in an on campus apartment that someone would be staying in while they are quarantined?

The Department of Residence Life would like to collect various items to place in these apartments as we are able. Please email Julie Price at if you are getting rid of anything that might make these spaces more livable for our students.

Thank you and Happy New Year!