Archive for 2022

March 10

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 6:16 – 19


Damian Savarino, associate professor of music, was the bass soloist with the Greenwich Choral Society and Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 26th in an all-Beethoven program. The full house enjoyed selections from his opera FIDELIO, Mass in C Major, Missa Solemnis and the Choral Fantasy, among others. The program was originally scheduled for March 2020, for the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed, and only able to be performed two years later.


Deadline for submitting spring 2022 EMS events

Friday, March 18 is the deadline to submit your spring 2022 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 through Aug. 14. Email with any questions.

2021-2022 Library Student Research Grant

The 2021-2022 Library Student Research Grant application deadline is Friday, April 8. This competitive grant provides Messiah seniors doing their senior honors projects or senior capstone projects an opportunity to experience a taste of graduate school-level research using both Murray Library’s print and digital collections as well as other relevant research materials for their chosen topic located at other institutions or organizations. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. The grantee will be awarded $750 in the spring for the fall 2022 academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a presentation of the overview and process of their research project at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting or alternative venue as appropriate. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 25. Click here for application details.

Homecoming Weekend 2022

Please save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2022, held on the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1! As a reminder, all events occurring during Homecoming weekend must be approved by and planned through the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. If you have plans for an event this fall and have not been in contact with our office yet, please reach out to Ashley Sider (, via e-mail by April 1. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this time of celebration with you and our alumni community!

OneLife Institute: Christian gap-year program

Messiah University has an established partnership with OneLife Institute. OneLife is a nine-month Christian gap-year program for students who want to grow in their faith, experience genuine community, serve others and travel while earning college credit. In addition to recruiting OneLife students to Messiah upon completion of this program, we are pleased to announce that University faculty and staff dependents are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship to participate in OneLife. If your student is considering a gap year program, check out!

Accounts payable procure to pay deadlines reminder

Accounts payable procure to payment deadline:  We have recently had an influx of last minute requests for procure to payment instances. Knowing that there are many new staff and may not have been passed on the details of procure to pay processing, this is a reminder. A requisition for purchase orders should be done for the goods or services you are purchasing prior to requesting the supplier to provide your order. We pay our suppliers by Visa Supplier Pay or Ach direct deposit, very few receive a check. Requests should be completed in One Source, including receiving, allocation, approval process no later than Friday for a payment to be considered for the following Thursday. However most vendors are setup to pay on NET15, NET30 or NET45 payment schedule. If you receive an invoice, related to a purchase order please be sure to forward to for processing as soon as it is received. We will process it according to the due date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact accounts payable by email or phone extensions 2910 or 2911. We understand emergencies arise, but there has been a high volume for quick turnaround lately. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Employee Award nominations extended

We’ve extended the nomination period…
Do you work with someone who has gone above and beyond expectations this year? Nominate them for recognition at this spring’s Employee Recognition Picnic! You can find more information on the attached flyer. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 14, and can be made using the QR codes attached or by selecting the “Employee Forms” card on Falcon Link. If you would like to read more about our recognition program and awards, please visit

Travel reminders

As travel restrictions continue to lift, Procurement Services would like to remind you of the following:

  •  Please refer to section 6 of Messiah University’s Expenditure Policy prior to making travel arrangements for University business. Details include:
  • General travel principles
  • Air travel
  • Travel by car/van
  • Travel related business expenses
  • Travel related business meal expense guidelines
  • More information can be found on the Travel Services section of the Procurement Services website
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental vehicle supplier for Messiah University and should be used for regional and national university travel.  Details here.
  • As stated in the Purchasing Card Manual, cardholders should notify the purchasing card administrator ( with dates and location of travel at least 2 weeks prior to departure.  Plans will be communicated to M&T Bank to ensure out of area purchases are not flagged as fraud and declined.

Questions can be directed to Procurement Services x6010.

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.

Award-Winning alum to visit campus

Jonathan Stutzman ‘09 (Communications Dept. film alum), an award-winning filmmaker and children’s book author, and artist, Heather Fox who often illustrates Stutzman’s books, will facilitate several sessions and deliver a public reading during a March 21, visit to Messiah. Events include:
• Using Children’s Books in the Classroom Workshop, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Parmer Cinema
• Storytelling through Film Luncheon (invitation only), 12:30-1:30 p.m., HC113
• Path to Publishing Workshop, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Parmer Cinema
• Public Reading, 7-8 p.m., Boyer 131 (time provided for author autographs for those who bring pre-purchased Stutzman titles)
• Reception in Howe Atrium to follow reading

Sponsored by the Departments of Communication; Education; and Language, Literature and Writing, and the School of Arts, Culture and Society.


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

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at

Campus Events has an opening for temporary campus events worker – summer. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Denise Blackley, facility services administrative coordinator, at


Queen mattress and box spring. My wife and I have purchased our first home and would like to upgrade from a full to a queen bed. Please email ( or call/text (757-403-2212) if you have a queen mattress, box spring, or both for a reasonable price. I can pick up from your home.

Looking for a house cleaner to clean my home weekly or bi-weekly depending on hourly rate. Contact if interested!