Archive for 2021

November 4

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

~ Psalm 107:1


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Admissions and Marketing and Communications would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey and tell us why you love working here. Share a little or a lot then submit a high-resolution photo of yourself, and you might just see your words and face in a mailer ?

The Bridge is here!

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out our coverage of the public launch of the capital campaign, our historic four Commencements, alumni profiles and more. You can find hard copies in the common areas of Boyer, Eisenhower and the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Also, you can read the entire issue online at

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Much Ado About Nothing University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to present Much Ado About Nothing for our Fall 2021 Mainstage 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.

Much Ado About Nothing
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Daniel Inouye

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s wittiest romantic comedies. The story contrasts two pairs of lovers in a clever and suspenseful “battle of the sexes” in an imaginative comedy about the chaos created in the pursuit of love. The bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, are dead-locked in a lively war of words while their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love. Their young sidekicks, Hero and Claudio, start a romance of their own that is threatened by a dastardly plot to separate them. Near-fatal complications ensue, but with the help of the hilarious Constable Dogberry and his bumbling police force, the lovers are ultimately united.

Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center:
November 11-13, 19-20 at 8 p.m.
November 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.
November 18 at 10 a.m., school performance

Estimated Runtime 2 hours 15 minutes, 15 minute intermission
Tickets:$10—adults $7—MC students (w/ID), MC employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and 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.
Messiah University will be requiring indoor masking in all university buildings for all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. See for event updates.

Mocktails” will be held Nov. 16

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, in collaboration with the Career and Professional Development Center, announces our annual evening of professional development for students. “Mocktails” as this event is now known, features networking education for students, followed by a networking reception with local alumni and employers. This reception gives students a safe space to directly apply and practice their networking skills with alumni, employers, and friends of the college.

Mocktails will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Admissions and Welcome Center.

Please note that we will be following several Covid protocols for Mocktails. Out of an abundance of precaution, we are asking that all attendees wear masks at this event. Food and drink will be provided at locations separate from the main networking area so that all interpersonal interactions can occur while participants are masked.

Interested alumni and employers can register at by Monday, Nov. 9. Educators are also welcome to attend and can register via this link.

Student registration can be completed at All students should arrive at 5:40 p.m. for a brief educational session on networking.

Please help us spread the word about this event by advertising it to the students you interact with, and any alumni or employers in your circle of influence.

Escape(ish) Room at the Oakes Museum!

The Oakes Museum is offering an Escape(ish) Room!
This is a great team-building (and fun!) experience for student clubs, teams, or staff departments. It is ideal for groups of 8-25, and you should plan on an hour and a half.

Contact Helena at with questions, or to book a time for your group/department to test your problem-solving skills!

Murray Library’s November 2021 newsletter

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

Have a fun night and help us thank our donors!

Join us for an enjoyable night of food, entertainment and fellowship at our Messiah Partners “An Evening of Music”!

Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Saturday, Nov. 13

• 6:30 p.m. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres receptions at various locations in the building and meet our students

• 8 p.m. Sit back and relax to a private concert in Parmer Hall showcasing various student groups and musicians

• 8:45 p.m. Conclude this engaging evening with a dessert reception immediately following the concert

We would love for you to be part of this complimentary event and encourage you to bring friends! Dress for this evening is casual attire.

To assist in our planning, please register each guest for this event before Nov. 8. You may do so by calling Yonette Schneider, M.A. ’16, executive coordinator for advancement events, at 717-796-5242 or through

Masks are required for all indoor events. Updated guidelines for social distancing and wearing of masks will be provided the week prior to the event for those who indicate their attendance.

New library resources

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.

School of Graduate Studies – Holiday Giving Project

During the month of November, the School of Graduate Studies is collecting pantry items to fill 160 tote bags to distribute to all of our on-campus graduate students. The tote bags will be filled during the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 1 in Winding Hill. Please visit the following link at to sign up for donation items, stocking the bags, and writing inspirational messages. These bags will be distributed to Messiah’s Graduate Assistants and students enrolled in the Dietetic Internship, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Contact Julie Gomboc-Hellam at with any questions or special arrangements for drop-off.

Visiting alumni update

Please join us in welcoming the following alumni back to campus:

Tuesday, Nov. 9, Gabrielle Acker, ’14, Forensic Interviewer with the York County Children’s Advocacy Center, will talk about her job. Enjoy Pizza with Professionals and learn more about this exciting career. Eisenhower Board Room noon – 1 p.m. students eat free.

Thursday, Nov. 11, Benjamin Wise ’16 will talk with students in the Elite Athletic Performance class. Sponsoring faculty: Jeremy Kauffman.

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.


Job opportunities

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 Please also see the above link for all open positions that have been previously advertised in the Intercom.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a full-time associate registrar for undergraduate programs position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kathee Clark, associate registrar, 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

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of advancement affinity programs. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, executive director of development, at

The Office of Academic Accessibility has an opening for a temporary, part-time, 25 hours a week, academic success testing coordinator, working Mon.-Fri. noon to 5pm. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Slody, director of the academic success center at

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a full-time director of graduate enrollment. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Rob Pepper, assistant provost / dean of the school of graduate studies at

For sale

Christmas is just around the corner. Hand decorated Christmas decorations – perfect for grandchildren, neighbors, friends, anyone on your list that’s hard to buy for. These gifts are personalized and people love them. Choose what you you’d like it to say, or chose a name.
$6 ea. or 2 for $10. Larger ones are $7. I’m here on campus in Naugle if you’d like to see them in person. I would be glad to bring them in for you to see. – Stacy x3918

Personalized tea towels. Perfect for that special someone on your list that you don’t know what to give them, to show how much you care. Pastors, grandparents, babysitter etc.,$10/each. Contact Stacy at ext. 3918


NEEDED – Men for Spring Opera Production.

Have you ever wanted to sing in an opera? Well, here’s your chance!…

NEEDED – men (tenors and basses) to sing in the ensemble of the Spring Opera Production!

Through the Dept. of Theatre and Dance, the spring MainStage production will be
THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD by Gilbert and Sullivan.

WHAT: tenors and basses, of any age, with some vocal ability and music reading ability. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE or OPERA SAVVY NEEDED! Just the willingness to sing, learn and have fun!

WHEN: Ensemble rehearsals will be on Monday evenings, starting Feb. 21 through March 25.

March 28 – April 6 will be work-throughs/run-throughs/tech and dress rehearsals. Performances will be April 7, 8, 9, and 10. That’s basically it!

WHERE: rehearsals will be in the Climenhaga building (Miller Theater) and performances will also be in Miller Theater.

WHY: Because it will be fun – performing in a theatrical production with orchestra and full sets and costumes! And if you’ve never sung in an opera before, this is your chance!

To inquire, please contact Dr. Damian Savarino at
I’d love to hear from you!

Nativity Displays wanted. Murray Library is bringing back our Nativity display this December and are now in search of interesting, unique and fun nativity sets that you might own and would be willing to share for a few weeks. Maybe you have a crèche that you picked up from travels to a far off place, or you have one that has been passed down in your family for generations. We would love to see it! Please email Kimberly Steiner at by Nov. 19 if you would like to be part of the display.


Free batteries. Two used Black & Decker rechargeable batteries available for free (18V, HPB18-OPE) for cordless weed trimmer or other B&D devices. Comes with one charging station and 6 spools of trimming cord.