Archive for 2021

December 16

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the LORD. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the LORD has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2:10-16


Brenda Elliott, Ph.D., RN, CNE assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN Programs attended the AACN Transform 2021 Conference in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 3-5. She presented “Closing the gap: Identifying veteran-specific textbook content gaps and veteran-care competencies,” which highlighted the results of two research studies conducted with colleagues Drs. Barbara Patterson (Widener University) and Katie A. Chargualaf (University of South Carolina Aiken).

Elliott was also invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center Nursing Research/EBP Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Dec. 9. The conference theme was “Igniting the spirit of inquiry” and her speech was titled “How the spirit of inquiry has guided a research trajectory focused on improving care of veterans.”

Dr. Kim Fenstermacher provided the welcome and opening remarks for the conference. Poster and podium presentations were delivered by senior nursing students from NURS 405 taught by Dr. Tara Jankouskas.


Coffee and conversation with admissions

Are you a parent “in the hunt” for the perfect college for your high school student?
Join John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management, and Kristin Thomas, director of admissions hospitality, for coffee and donuts to share all of your ideas about the best and the worst of the college search process!

See the attachment for more details! (library edition)

As the holiday season approaches, you might be curious about your family’s history and the branches of your family tree.  Did you know that Murray Library has access to (Library Edition)? By using the link provided here, your Messiah University login information gets you on- and off-campus access to census, immigration, marriage and military records, plus user-submitted family trees. Please note that this library edition of Ancestry is slightly different than a personal, paid Ancestry subscription. Also, check out our genealogy research guide for other FREE online resources to help you get started.  Family history can be a great conversation starter at the holidays! Questions? Email librarian Sarah Myers at

Capital View Wealth Management – Q&A opportunity

Stop by Boyer Room 130 or 134 on Monday, Dec. 20, or Thursday, Jan. 6, to meet with Dennis Browne or Andy Grace from Capital View Wealth Management. They will be on campus both days from 9 a.m. – 3 answer questions and give general financial planning information. For an individualized time to go through the financial planning process, please call Capital View directly at 717-412-4966 to schedule an appointment for another day.

The INTERCOM will resume in the New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We want to thank you for your submissions throughout the year. The INTERCOM will resume Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Gym and Pool Night is now Fit & Well

Fit & Well is open to alumni and employees!

Start your new year with us! Registration is now open!

Come by yourself or bring your whole family and join us for a night of fun and fellowship, on Friday, Jan. 7.

Activities include:
• Open gym (basketball, volleyball, Spikeball, Kan-jam, etc.)
• Open pool (6:45-7:30 p.m. or 7:45-8:30 p.m.)
• Open Fitness Center (anyone over 18 yrs. old)
• Games and competitions for prizes
o Free throw competition
o Corn hole challenge
o Paper airplane making competition
Life Long Learning Sessions
o 7 p.m. – “If you don’t snooze, you lose” (Doug Miller)
o 7:30 p.m. – “Forget diet culture, all about intuitive eating” (Amy Porto)
o 8 p.m. – “Healthy aging: Start early or start now” (Kris Hansen-Kieffer)
• Ice cream sundaes in The Falcon

To register, simply go to


For rent

Studio apartment for rent. Newly renovated studio apartment for rent starting January 2022. 700 SF, open floor plan apt, with kitchen, living and sleeping areas, and 1 full bath. The entire unit has new paint, new carpet, and updated stove and refrigerator. This is a walk-out apartment to a beautiful patio and backyard for you to enjoy. Live in the neighborhood of Camp Hill, 1 block from the Siebert Park. Owners live on the first and second floors. Separate access to the apartment. Parking, water, sewer, trash, electricity, and Wi-Fi are included. Ready to rent January 2022. $825 for a single person, $1050 for two. For more information about this listing, please contact or call (717) 877-2579.


Console piano. Free to a good home! Contact for more info.


Household donations for BHA Adopt an Apartment. I volunteer with Messiah alumni to furnish apartments for single moms leaving homelessness. Keep us in mind when you have household items you are looking to donate (cutlery, dishes, children’s books/toys, apartment decor, etc.). Here is more info on this wonderful cause: Contact Jackie Gehman at to coordinate donations.

Daycare needed. Looking for local full or part-time daycare starting now for 2 year old. Contact Tom:

Tyson Akles is a music major graduating at the end of this semester. His housing arrangement post-graduation fell through. If you have a rental available and would like to consider him as a tenant, please email him at Thanks!

2 female Messiah students (graduate and senior) are looking for a housemate to share a 3 bedroom house in Grantham. Dale Fogelsanger. 717-623-0735.