Archive for 2021


Thursday, August 12th, 2021

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8


The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Vinny Sakore (MBA, CIPT) as our full-time director of cybersecurity education, effective August 1. In this role, Vinny will execute Messiah’s strategic plan to build and manage a top-ranked and comprehensive cybersecurity educational program, including academic programs and industry initiatives. Vinny is not new to Messiah, as he has been a visiting assistant professor of cybersecurity since 2019. Vinny is chief technology officer for NetDiligence and formerly worked for six years as HIPAA Security Office for Verizon until 2017.


Student-parking: instruction for permit pick-up

If you are a new, incoming FIRST YEAR or TRANSFER STUDENT for fall 2021, you may pick-up your Parking Permit at Orientation during Welcome Week, August 20 – 23.

If you are NOT a first year or transfer student, below are the details of where and when to pick-up your parking permit for fall 2021. (Please remember to bring your student ID card with you when you pick-up your permit).

  • August 22 – 23 with Residence Life room packets during curbside pickup
  • August 24 – 25 at the Guest Relations Desk in the ECC lobby (1st floor ECC), 8am – 8pm
  • After August 25 at Student Parking/Box Office, ECC 122, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

For questions, contact Student Parking at 717-691-6036 or visit us at Student Parking/Box Office, ECC 122.

The name of the Ticket Office has changed to the “Box Office

The Messiah University Box Office is utilizing a new ticketing software called PurplePass. Students now have the ability to purchase one (1) MU student ticket per event online through PurplePass with a credit or debit card. The ticketing system requires a valid student ID number in order to get the discounted student rate. We will continue to offer full-service help at the Box Office window for those wishing to purchase tickets with cash, check or Falcon Dollars. We hope that this change allows for greater flexibility and access to purchase tickets for events on campus.

We look forward to returning to in-person events on campus this year! Please visit our website for ticket sales and information.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021-22 School Series

Calling all teachers?! The Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce their 2021-22 School Series. If you know an educator of an elementary, middle or high school student, please pass this along. Special 10 a.m. performances times are being reserved for school students on Nov. 18, “Much Ado About Nothing” and March 1, “A Year with Frog and Toad.”

Questions? Contact Deb Hawkins at or see for more information. Tickets are $1 for the school series and are available by calling the box office at (717) 691-6036. Tickets are now on sale!

Jadu / Xforms help requests

Web services is happy to assist you with your Jadu or XForms questions and requests. These are the tools that run our external website. For assistance, please use the web help form at We have a ticketing system that alerts us when there are requests for assistance and allows us to easily and efficiently work through the issue.

Student parking has moved!

Student Parking has transitioned from Falcon Exchange to Conference and Event Services. Please direct students to the Box Office, located on the 1st floor of the Eisenhower Campus Center, for parking permits and temporary tags. Falcon Exchange will continue to process payments for citations. Safety will continue to handle disputes of citations. Office hours for Student Parking are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Employee Choir at Community Day

Interested in joining the ‘OK Chorale’ this year to sing at Community Day on August 17? Email Doug Curry at Sheet music and/or listening samples can be provided for those who read or hear pitch and love to sing! We will observe appropriate choral distancing in rehearsal and performance, and you are welcome to sing masked or unmasked. Please join us and email Doug to register your interest.

Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Owen Kenny, senior finance major, who successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 25,000 candidates sat for the exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 25%. Owen’s score placed him well above the 90th percentile of all candidates who sat for the exam.

We wish Owen continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!


Job opportunities

The Graduate Program in Education has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Jennifer Fisler, director, graduate program in education at

The Department of Theatre has an opening for a part-time theatre production manager position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre, chair at

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time catering supervisor position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kenji Kanazawa, catering manager, at

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at

For rent

Room available on rent. 1 room available for rent in a 4-bedroom house (three women, all Messiah students have already signed up for three rooms) in Camp Hill. Fully furnished with two baths, sunroom, finished basement, TV room, study, and washer/dryer. Convenient location: 12 minutes from Messiah University, walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, and libraries. Asking $350 per month for a single room, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Mary Michael at or 717-982-5864.

For sale

I AM THE STORM decal. $7 with free shipping if needed. Contact Stacy:


Looking for a rental. In search of a rental for a young family moving back to the area. Three bedrooms are needed. Contact:

Housing Needed. An incoming, male, non-traditional aged (low 30s), transfer student is looking for local housing, but has had challenges renting because he is a student. If you have a rental property and would consider renting to this student, please email Thank you!


Brindle Farms neighborhood yard Sale. Brindle, Clouser, and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Sat., August 21, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Books, puzzles, glassware, holiday items, dinnerware, lemonade and baked goods, kids toys, twin bed linens (pirate, construction, and ninja turtle themes), new items with tags, willow ware, grandfather clock, canvas floor cloths, furniture including like new Full size Sealy Posturepedic bed with foundation and mattress cover,  and many free things. For more information email: