Archive for 2021

June 23

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10



Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, professor of higher education and director of faculty development, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Editorial Board of Innovative Higher Education.

Messiah 411


Notice of Migration of Murray Library’s Integrated Library Software System
Occurring June 25-29

After 20 years with our current system, the library is moving into the cloud with Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo product. Our data will start migrating over into the new system June 9. This means that we are unable to process any purchase requests or rush processing requests for new materials after June 8.

On Friday, June 25 until Tuesday, June 29, our circulation information, including holds, interlibrary loans, fines and fees, will not be available as we move to the new system. We will be able to check materials out and you may return your items at this time, but the library catalog will not reflect this information until we go live.

During this time, the current library catalog will still be available. If you have saved lists in the library catalog, you will need to download or print them, as they will not carry over into the new system. If you have created links to materials that take you into the library catalog (NOT links into databases), those links will no longer work. Those links will have to be established again once our new system is up and running. The good news is, that in our new system, there is an easy button to copy the permalink. If you need help with this, please contact your liaison librarian.

The plan is for us to be up and running with the new system Tuesday, June 29.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we make this improvement to the services we offer.

Guest Groups on Campus

Please join us in welcoming the following groups to campus the week of Saturday, June 26 thru Friday, July 2.

Baseball Day Camp – June 28-July 2
Girls’ Basketball Lil’ Falcons #2 – June 28-July 1
Entomology Day Camp – June 28-30
Girls’ Lacrosse Elite Camp – June 28
Girls’ Lacrosse Little Falcons/Falcons Skills Camp – June 29-July 2

Calling all Collectors!

Do you collect stamps, or Pez dispensers, or fishing lures? Anything? Would you be willing to bring a few examples and talk about your collection with elementary school age campers at the Oakes Museum for ten minutes sometime during the week of July 19-23? Please contact Kirsten Reinford, special programs manager at if you have a collection you could share. Thank you!


For sale

Teeter Up/inversion table. Name Brand Teeter Up in excellent condition with video and manual. $100. Contact

For rent

2 rooms available for rent in a 4 bedroom house. Looking for two women to rent two bedrooms in a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, and libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Mary Michael at or 717-982-0474.

House for rent in Grantham, 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, half house at 810 Grantham Rd. Available August 1. May also have a 2 bedroom townhouse available Aug 1. Dale Fogelsanger,, 717-623-0735


Furlough housing need: A missionary family from Tanzania is seeking housing in the Harrisburg area for a 6-month furlough beginning August. 1. The family has two boys, ages 8 and 11, no pets and one cat allergy. They would prefer something furnished or semi-furnished. Contact Anne ( or Angela with information.