Archive for 2021

October 7

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

By wisdom a house is built,

And by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:3


Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN-BSN Programs, virtually presented with two colleagues at the 2021 Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) Annual Convention in Orlando, FL held Sept 29 – Oct 3. Their presentation was titled, “Applying social determinants of health to impact veteran health outcomes.”


Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of Music, had his saxophone solo/chamber/concerto CD project released on the Mark Masters label in summer 2021. The album, titled Cantilena, is named after a work that the late American composer Theodore Hansen wrote for Goranson. The project also includes the first commercial recordings of Paul Harvey’s ‘Trio’, Catherine’ McMichael’s ‘Eclectic Trio’, and David Gillinghams’s ‘American Counterpoint’. The album features collaborations with Triforia Winds, Messiah music faculty members Patrice Ewoldt and Jocelyn Goranson, as well as the Messiah Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Goranson also presented a lecture and question and answer session for the undergraduate music majors at Corban University (Salem, Oregon) on Sept. 14. Titled “Strategies for Overcoming Performance Anxiety”, the lecture presented an explanation of the most common anxiety symptoms that musicians encounter in performance situations, as well as an evidence-based approach to prevent and overcome this symptoms.


Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center Dedication Celebration

Please join us! All Messiah students and employees are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center on Friday, Oct. 15. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Dr. Thomas and Linda Pheasant Entrance Plaza (the building entrance facing the campus green) followed by a dessert reception inside the building. The rain location for the ceremony will be inside the building. (Note: the University will be hosting a private outdoor luncheon prior to this ceremony to show appreciation for the trustees and friends whose generosity made this new facility and campus green space possible for our campus community.) Please direct any questions to Yonette Schneider at

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

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. 

This Friday – Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Oct. 8 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories, including a special round in honor of homecoming weekend. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams!

Pulitzer Prize winner to deliver American Democracy lecture at Messiah University

The Center for Public Humanities in conjunction with the Department of History-Politics and International Relations will host the annual American Democracy Lecture on Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., in the High Center’s Parmer Hall. This year’s featured speaker is Yale History professor Dr. David Blight, whose talk, “‘My Voice, My Pen, My Vote’: Frederick Douglass and American Democracy,” draws on his 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning title, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” A book signing and reception immediately follow the lecture.

2022 Spring Semester – Faculty Work Submission Deadlines

A Note to Faculty: Please Read

Due to the new Campus Store vendor’s textbook subscription service, Slingshot Choice, the due dates for faculty submissions of copyright and non-copyrighted material have been adjusted. With enrollment in this new service, the Campus Store aims to deliver a student’s required course materials, including course packets and lab manuals, to the students a week before the semester starts.
As a result, the Campus Store needs these materials to be received into their inventory sooner than in the past.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Below are the new dates.

Deadline Dates for Spring Semester 2022 (begins Monday, January 10, 2022)

October 11, 2021:
* Course packs and lab manuals for sale in the Campus Store requiring copyright clearance
* Course materials requiring copyright clearance (posted in Canvas, library reserve, class handouts)

November 15, 2021:
* Course packs and lab manuals not requiring copyright clearance
*Complete web form for:
*Electronic copyrighted course materials posted in Canvas
* Print course packs/lab manuals for sale to students in Messiah University Campus Store that REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print lab manuals/course packs for sale to students in the Campus Store that DO NOT REQUIRE copyright clearance
* Print course materials placed on library reserve or used as a classroom handout

Important: If you plan to have a course packet or lab manual, please add this item to your course in Slingshot Pro as a custom product. Enter the title (i.e. CHEM 106 Lab Manual), your name as author, Messiah Press as publisher and choose Coursepack as Product Type. Include any additional context in the Additional Comments section. If you have questions, please contact Aleisha Wildon at x3070.

Questions? Contact Cathy Weaver, Messiah Press customer service representative, at ext. 3896 or

New library items

New at Murray Library! Click here to see what items are new to the shelves at the library. Educators are invited to submit orders to their liaison librarian at any time and will be purchased as funds are available.


Job opportunities

The Cybersecurity Education Department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to work 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Vinny Sakore, director of cybersecurity education at

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University has an opening for a full-time assistant registrar position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Ed Wichrowski, senior associate registrar, school of graduate studies at

Campus Events has an opening for a part-time campus events worker, residence hall, M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 8 p.m.-12 a.m.. 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 Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/sports turf 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 Theatre has an opening for a full-time technical director. 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 openings for PT and FT positions! To apply, please visit the following links. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

FT Catering Supervisor:

FT Pantry Lead I:

FT Retail Restaurant Shift Supervisor:

PT Cook PM:

PT Dining Services Associate:

For sale

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

Sony HD Camcorder with extras, selfie stick, wireless microphone, gorilla tripod, hiking monopod, and camera bag. Asking $75. Contact:


Bags and bags of shredded paper. I have approximately 40 – 30 gallon trash bags of shredded paper. It would be great for almost anything … storing valuables, packing things to ship, you name it. But I need to get them out of my basement. Bring a truck and they’re all yours! Contact:


I found a black bike cover blowing in the wind last week in the parking lot behind Fry Apartments. If it’s yours you can contact me at ext. 3918 and if I’m not here let me know where I can reach you. Thank you.