Archive for 2021

September 16

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Timothy 2:1-2


In honor of the 20th anniversary of events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Dr. Brenda Elliott (Department of Nursing), along with the co-editors and two other chapter authors of their 2020 book titled, “Veteran-centered care in education and practice: An essential guide for nurse faculty” were invited by Springer Publishing to deliver a virtual webinar on Sept. 9. The talk titled, “ Honoring military veterans: Four approaches to achieving a veteran-centered nursing practice” focused on the need for nurses to understand military culture, the impact of the MISSION Act on veterans in community healthcare settings, common injuries associated with military service, and strategies for nurse educators to enhance student learning of veteran-centered care in the classroom/clinical.

Educational Technology Services (ETS) is delighted to announce Vicki Swope in the role of help desk support (tier I). Vicki joins Messiah from her previous role as computer and library aide at Northern York High School. Her experience there, assisting both teachers and students with technology support, positions her for a seamless transition as she helps to support ETS’ help desk. Please join us in warmly welcoming Vicki to Messiah.


Volunteers needed!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The Glass Menagerie

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present The Glass Menagerie for our Fall 2021 Black Box production. Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night! You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our cast and the production as we approach the show.

The Glass Menagerie
Written by: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Ed Cohn

From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles — alcohol, movies and writing for Tom and a collection of glass animals for Laura — which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfields are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions.

Poorman Black Box Theater:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3;
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes, 10 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—Adults $7—MC Students (w/ID), MC Employees (w/ID), Youth (under 18) & Seniors (60+)
*Tickets are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night!* Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

*Important information regarding attending indoor events at Messiah University
Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. See for event updates.

Curator Club at the Oakes Museum!

Hello! This fall we are back to offering our Curator Club/ CC2 for kids in 3rd – 8th grade! Topics include studying the fish of the Yellow Breeches, learning about big cats, trees and winter survival. Curator Club (3-5 graders) meets 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. and CC2 (6-8 graders) meets 12:15-2:30 p.m. Register online!

Help Messiah and help your budget

Messiah University employees have the opportunity to earn extra money!

Are you interested in earning extra money to increase your savings, help save for vacations, or the upcoming Christmas season? Earn $25 an hour in addition to your current salary! Please see attachment.

Stunt card video: take 2!

Yesterday, you received a mass email from President Phipps regarding an upcoming “card stunt” we are planning to perform at Messiah University! If you recall, back in April 2020, Messiah partnered with Kivett Productions out of Orlando, Florida, to produce a unique video that would reveal the new Messiah University logo from our former college logo. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to COVID-19.


The exciting news is that we have rescheduled this card stunt and video (with a new script!) in just a few weeks.


To make this a success, we will need 200 volunteers from across campus, and that is where you come in! You are invited to be a part of this fun and distinctive video. A key goal of this project is to showcase that it is the people of Messiah that make our campus community such a special place.


Filming will occur on Shoemaker Field on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon (rain date: Oct. 6, same time and location). While the actual shoot will not take the entire time, volunteers must be available for the entire window on both days, which will include a briefing by the director, placement of individuals for the card stunt, and the filming itself. Light refreshments will be served for those who participate.


If you’d like to volunteer, please discuss with your immediate supervisor before registering. Supervisors, please make every effort possible to allow employees to participate if they wish.

You may register to volunteer by using this link. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Confirmation and additional details will be sent to registered volunteers as we near the filming date.

Please contact Sherri Hoffman or Danielle Ran with additional questions.

Video Tutorials for Classroom Technologies

Educational Technology Services (ETS) recently posted a Classroom Technologies article in the ITS Blog (available to all employees and students). This article includes video tutorials on the use of teacher stations in Standard and Enhanced classrooms, with and without remote participants.


Job opportunities

Calling all high school workers! Dining Services has openings for temporary, 10-25 hour a week positions in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall. All applicants must be age 14 and older. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

♦ For sale

Watercolor Portraits by Commission. Portraits painted from your photographs would make a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift this year. Loved ones or beloved pets. Contact Susan at for more details.

Bikes for sale.

Schwinn Badger grey and red bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $30 obo
Kent Sierra Madre bike (adult) – $30 obo
Diamondback white and teal bike (older elementary/preteen size) – $50 obo

All need to be serviced. Call Helena – 717-557-1409 – I can send photos or bring bikes to campus

Glass patio table and 5-chair set. $200. Contact: