Archive for 2021

October 21

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9


On July 1, 2020, Messiah College officially became Messiah University. In the months leading up to that name change, College Press renamed itself and rebranded. The department, which had been known across campus for nearly 50 years as “College Press,” became “Messiah Press” and with that name change came a slew of promotional activity, new signage, new forms, new web pages and a new on-line ordering system.

On Oct. 13, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) recognized that campaign and Messiah Press with the In-House Promotional Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in promotional vehicles and/or campaigns developed by and used to promote an in-house corporate publishing facility. The Awards Committee expressed a deep appreciation for the planning and purpose of the campaign as well as the remarkable graphic design and the impressive results, all of which occurred while working through pandemic related challenges.

Founded in 1964, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all segments’ in-house printers and mailers. The more than 700 members of IPMA are managers and directors from in-plant printing and mailing facilities throughout the United States. IPMA is headquartered in Kearney, MO. For more information, visit


Fueled by Failure: Unlikely Paths to Success

Please join us in Murray Library on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. to hear from six panelists who will share about some of the failures in their lives and how God used those failures to bring them to new and better places. Panelists include Amy Nichols, director of international student programs; Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life; Robin Lauermann, professor of politics; Donald Pratt, retired professor of engineering; Isabelle Meredith, adjunct instructor in language, literature and writing; and Jay McClymont, director of alumni and parent relations. Please encourage students to attend, as we highlight the importance of resilience, determination and faith in the midst of trial and disappointment.

Development staff transition

It is with regret that I announce that Mark Templeton will be leaving his alma mater as of Friday, Oct. 29.

Mark will become a development officer for the Brethren in Christ denomination. The good news is that Mark will only be across the train tracks in the Brethren in Christ denominational office – but the very sad news is that he will no longer be in Old Main.

Over the past nine years, Mark has served in various gift officer capacities within the Development Office. His winsome attitude and dedication to our Christ-centered mission have enabled him to forge strong relationships with donors of Messiah, particularly Heritage Society members, Retired Educators, and our Bux-Mont Council. The impact of his good work will continue long into the future. We are deeply grateful for Mark’s tenure at Messiah and wish him the very best!

Jon Stuckey, associate VP for development

Jigsaw puzzle library

With the change in seasons, come see the restock of autumn and fall themed puzzles! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time over break or holidays. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

Employee chapel

You are invited to an employee chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall. Music will be provided by the Worship Community. Stephen Gallaher will offer the message. We welcome you to join your colleagues in this special time of worship together.
Please note: As per campus-wide regulation, we require that all attendants wear a mask, preferably a KN95 as provided to you by the University.

2021 Culture Connect: Transnational Branding, “the Girl Who Can,” and Postfeminist Edutainment

On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 pm in Boyer Hall’s Parmer Cinema, Dr. Nicoletta Marini-Maio (Dickinson College) and Dr. Ellen Nerenberg (Wesleyan University) will explore the production, aesthetics, narrative, reception, and circulation of Winx Club (2004- ), a cartoon series and a multinational merchandising system ideated, developed, and produced multinationally and multilingually by Rainbow Productions, Loreto, Italy. A reception in Howe Atrium will immediately follow the event.

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Mendelssohn Piano Trio presents “Unity in Variety: Musical Path to Reconciliation”, High Foundation Recital Hall, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn considered unity in variety the essence of the beautiful. Through masterpieces by Brahms and Ravel, Mendelssohn Piano Trio explores this idea and its broader implications for reconciliation in our increasingly fractured society. Mendelssohn Piano Trio explores both meanings of the word “reconciliation:” restoration of peaceful and friendly relationships, as well as making things compatible with each other.

The program includes Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major and Ravel Piano Trio. Brahms wrote his Sonata Op. 100 as a reconciliation gift to his friend, violinist Joseph Joachim and his wife, after their contentious separation which even involved a legal battle in which Brahms testified on wife’s behalf. The Ravel Piano Trio, written on the eve of World War I, is a perfect example of great artist’s ability to reconcile seemingly incompatible cultural influences such as French baroque forms, jazz harmonies and Javanese dance rhythms.

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.

Messiah University requires indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.

Any specific guidelines for arts events will be updated at

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming following alumni back to campus:
Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. Boyer 231. Daniel Beers’17– will speak on “Philosophical Roots of the Abolitionist Movement.” Sponsoring faculty: James LaGrand.
Friday, Oct. 29, Olivia Kimmel ’17 will participate in a panel discussion. Sponsoring faculty: Kimberly Fenstermacher.

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.

Admissions and Welcome Center open house

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
After getting your passports made in Eisenhower, stop over to the Admissions and Welcome Center open house. Visit each office and get the AWC passport stamped, and enjoy some light refreshments. Place your AWC passport in a collection box for a chance to win a great prize! We can’t wait to see you.

Supervisor Series 2021-2022

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance is excited to present a new series of informational sessions for supervisors. The attachment includes information for the entire series. There will be a special incentive for attending all of the sessions! Our first session is:
Supervisor Responsibilities in Addressing Harassment and Harm
Presentation by: Hannah McBride and Amanda Coffey
Friday, Oct. 29, noon -1 p.m., Hostetter Chapel
Please use this link to sign up:
Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation, if you wish.


Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer to work the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri., Sat., Sun, every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, safety director, at

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, second shift, M-F 3:15pm-11:45pm. 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

Dining Services has multiple full-time and part time position openings, see for more details and to apply! Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at

For sale

Thule Gateway Pro 2 bike trunk rack (excellent quality): trunk bike rack securely holds two bikes, is easy to use, and folds for compact storage. Nearly new condition; used three times. I can send photos if needed. Asking $145 or best offer. Email:

Glass top dining room table for sale. 66”x39” glass table beveled top, separate rectangular shape base. Metal base light tan. $75 or best offer. Contact:

Sawyer Slide projector. Slide projector with slide trays and extra bulbs. $75 or best offer. Contact:


Off campus student housing needed. 25 year old female looking for off campus housing relatively close to campus. Looking for small apartment, in-law quarters, or even room to rent. Non-smoker, doesn’t drink. Please send info or inquiries to