Archive for 2021

September 30

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12


The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce Emily Warren ‘21 as project coordinator. Emily moves into the role as Darcy Griffiths has transitioned to purchasing systems coordinator in procurement. Please join us in welcoming Emily back to Messiah.


On Sept. 22, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) announced that Messiah Press has been recognized with 3 Silver In-Print awards and a special recognition for Messiah’s COVID response pieces. These printed materials were developed by Messiah Press Graphic Designer and Adjunct Instructor for Communications, Heather Seaman. The silver awards are for the Department of Theatre Antigone marquee, a flier for The Department of Theatre production The Birds, and the Department of Sustainability, Sustainable Living certificates. The In-Print contest is jointly sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions Magazine. Please join us in congratulating Heather and the entire Messiah Press production team on their excellent work.


With deep appreciation for 11 years of service, we wish Messiah University Registrar, Carrie Widdowson, the very best in her retirement this upcoming January. Carrie served first as associate registrar from 2011 to 2018 before becoming registrar – a role that has always been key especially with the development of new programming and in responding proactively to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to announce that Kathee Clark, associate registrar, has accepted the position of registrar at Messiah University. Prior to joining Messiah in 2018, Kathee served in a variety of roles at Lancaster Bible College and, during her tenure as associate registrar at Messiah, has become an experienced and respected colleague. Kathee will transition into the role of registrar beginning Dec. 1.

Please join us in wishing Carrie well as she moves into retirement and Kathee fulfillment and success in her leadership role.




Update on card stunt event

Despite our best efforts to recruit the amount of individuals needed for the Oct. 5 card stunt event, we do not have enough volunteers to make the event possible. Unfortunately, we have chosen to cancel the event and we are not planning to reschedule.


Voctave, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall

A cappella sensation Voctave has over 150 million online views of their videos, and their latest album, The Corner of Broadway and Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at #3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The group has performed with GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Jody McBrayer. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Voctave’s seven albums are digitally available on all platforms.

“Voctave brings vocal magic” – Orlando Sentinel

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at

Campus-wide health protocols are published on the Together@Messiah website and are subject to change. Please see the “Events and Gatherings” tab.

Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.

Any specific guidelines for arts events will be updated at

In search of panelists

The Office of Student Success is partnering with Murray Library to present a panel event entitled “Fueled by Failure: Unlikely Paths to Success” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. We are seeking panelists who would be willing to share their story of a failure in their life that God used to change their trajectory and lead them to a new place that was like nothing they had imagined. The idea is to inspire students to embrace their failure and not fear it, as growth can be exponential in those experiences. We are planning for the 4 panelists to be asked questions shared with them in advance followed by a Q & A session with the attendees.

If you would be willing to join us to share your story, please contact Kimberly Steiner at and Jocelyn Clippinger at by Oct. 8.

Passport applications

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 12-18 weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($110 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University.

Applications can be downloaded at

Please contact if you have questions.

You’re invited!

Join us Monday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Murray Library 19th Annual Dinner Meeting and Program. Devin Manzullo-Thomas will share findings from his forthcoming book, Exhibiting Evangelicalism: Commemoration and Religion’s Purpose of the Past, about the history of evangelical museums in America. In the United States, museums are respected cultural institutions and are viewed as places for education, tourism or the cultivation of civic virtue – supposedly secular purposes. But many museums challenge this simple characterization, including museums owned and operated by evangelical Christians. Devin will describe how these sites came to exist, the narratives they promote, and how they impact public culture in the United States today.

The event will be held in Howe Atrium and Parmer Cinema (Boyer Hall), with a meal being served by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. Reservation deadline is Oct. 15. If interested, please contact Tracy Sheaffer, library administrative assistant, at or ext. 7181.

Visa IntelliLink rebrand – now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise

Effective Sept. 25, Visa-IntelliLink Spend Management is now Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise. The main changes are the new product name, new logo and updated branding in the user-interface. All functionality remains the same. In addition to the new name and brand, there is a new URL to access the application.

For the Desktop Version
**Please update any bookmarks or saved website links**
The new URL will be:
For some time following the transition date, Visa will automatically redirect users to the new URL if they log in using the old one, even if they have saved the current URL as a favorite.
The list of supported browsers includes the latest versions of:
• Firefox • Chrome • Microsoft Edge • Safari •

For Mobile App Users
The Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise relaunch for the mobile app took place on Sept. 25, the name has been updated in the App Store® and Google Play™ Store and the new Visa Spend Clarity for Enterprise mobile app is now available. If you currently use the existing Visa IntelliLink Spend Management mobile app, you will need to update it to see the changes take effect on your device. Simply access your app store and hit Update. If you don’t proactively access your app store, you will receive a notification prompt when you open the old app, reminding you to update.

All Purchasing Card documentation available on our website will be updated with the new name and links as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions.

Deadline for submitting fall 2021 EMS events

Monday, Nov. 1 is the deadline to submit your fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted, as will any event for 2022. Email with any questions.

Important dates to remember are Friday, Oct. 8, Saturday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Dec. 3. These dates are blackout dates and no other events requiring services may be scheduled. If you do not need any services on these dates, please email your request to

Murray Library’s October newsletter

What’s happening in Murray Library this October? View our newsletter here.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:15 p.m., Frey 241, Samantha Galeano 2005 – will speak about incentive compensation plans. Sponsoring faculty: Jennifer Dose
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Boyer 231, Daniel Beers will speak on “Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement.” Sponsoring faculty: James LaGrand.

Our Visiting Alumni Program includes a small gift, parking pass, possible coupons for lunch or coffee, and notification to the Messiah University campus via the Intercom. Please help us recognize your department for bringing back alumni and welcoming them to campus. Please utilize the online form on FalconLink – Visiting Alumni Registration.

Interprofessional education panel event

Please join us for the first event from the newly formed University-wide Interprofessional Education Committee! We’ll hear from health professionals in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nurse practitioner, social work, counseling, and dietetics about their educational pathways and collaboration in their work settings. Snacks and a Q&A session to follow the event.

Who: Anyone interested in health professions
What: Interprofessional education panel event
Where: High Recital Hall or on Zoom:
When: Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Why: Learn about each professional and how they work together

Note: Masking is required for this event. Use of KN95s preferred.

Contact Kristen Slabaugh for more information.

Department of Safety

We are pleased to announce the following promotions in the Department of Safety.
Bryce Wickard – director of safety
Valerian Curd – clery compliance coordinator
Sean Klingman – supervisor of patrol and field training officer
John Naccarato – fire and safety systems coordinator

Also, please welcome the following as new officers in the department:
Andrew Helwig – 2nd shift community safety officer
Miranda Hogue – 3rd shift community safety officer
Bill Viney – 3rd shift community safety officer

Lecture by Dr. Hans Boersma

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Honors Program is pleased to host Hans Boersma, one of the foremost Christian public intellectuals and churchmen of our time. Dr. Boersma is the Saint Benedict Servants of Christ Professor in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. He has also taught at Regent College and Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Dr. Boersma is the author of several books and articles on a wide range of topics in theology, the interpretation of Scripture, and religious history. His lecture, “Seeing the Face of God: On Choosing the Better Part,” is on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7  p.m. in Parmer Hall, and is free and open to the public.


Job opportunities

The Division of Advancement is currently accepting applications for the position of executive coordinator and project manager for advancement and strategic partnerships. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Barry Goodling, vice president for advancement, at

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time cook pm position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

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 & up. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, residence hall, M-F 10am-2pm. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, third shift, M-F 8pm-12am. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at

The Department of Cybersecurity Education has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to cybersecurity education position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Vinny Sakore, director of cybersecurity education, at

The Department of Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew leader position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at

The Department of Dining Services has an openings for part-time dining services associate positions, shifts are flexible and variable anywhere from 7am to 8:30pm in support of Lottie Dining Hall breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. 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.

Multiple items for sale from our family’s fall cleaning. Some items are new and have never been used.

Black & Decker Weed-Wacker with two spools of line
Kid’s Scooter
Hamilton Beach BlendMaster Hand Blender (Never Been Used)
In-line Skates – Men’s/Women’s, Both Size 8; Knee and elbow pad sets
Revell Model Car Kit (New)
Oster Steamer / Rice Cooker (Never Been Used)
Racquetball Racquet with 2 cans of balls
Croquet Set for 6 players
Cast-Iron Magazine Rack
27-piece Crystal Punch Bowl Set
Homedics Foot Salon Deluxe

Please email Bob Feil at for more details and prices.

Custom 3D Printer with accessories for sale.

Modified Creality Ender 3
Big Tree Tech SKR Mini E3 V2.0 mainboard
Micro Swiss direct drive
Micro Swiss print head
Antclabs BLTouch v3.1
Raspberry Pi 3b v1.2
All needed power cables

*Borosilicate glass print bed
*Original and Replacement Creality print bed
*Original tool kit
*DIY’d filament drybox
*DIY’d filament dryer
*15 Extra .04 print nozzles
*3/4 roll blue PETG, 1/2 roll white PLA, and 1/4 roll black PLA (matterhackers)
*Other various hardware (screws, nuts, etc.)

Asking a VERY negotiable $225. Contact


Storage space needed. Indoor storage space wanted to rent for 5’x8’ trailer.
Please email Bill at if you have a space available to rent.