Archive for 2022

April 28

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

And in Your loving kindness, cut off my enemies

And destroy all those who afflict my soul,

For I am your servant.

PSALM 143:12


Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s undergraduate online courses.

This year, choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer undergraduate courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 19th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held on Friday, April 29 in Frey, Jordan and Kline academic buildings. The work of more than 250 co-authors (students from within the school, off campus collaborators and Messiah University faculty mentors) will be represented in 104 presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be given in multiple venues throughout the day. A detailed schedule and program is available on the Symposium website at:

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Important undergraduate commencement information for employees

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement weekend for the undergraduate Class of 2022 on May 6-7.

Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Commencement Committee. If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Undergraduate Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or

Important employee parking information for Baccalaureate (Friday, May 6)

  • From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., the VV (Visitor’s lot) will be closed to employees so families of our graduates have access to parking for Commencement-related activities.
  • For Baccalaureate, Department of Safety personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Eisenhower Campus Center. There is no shuttle service provided that evening. Note: Messiah employees do not receive reserved parking for Baccalaureate.  It is also important to note that Baccalaureate is a ticketed event; see the Commencement web site for details.

 Important employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 7).

Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass via campus mail from the Provost’s Office (educators) or directly from their supervisor (staff/administrators). Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

  •  All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to arrive on campus no later than 8:15 a.m. in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.
  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day. 

The Susquehanna Chorale presents A Celebration in Song!

Performances are on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at the Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey; and Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg. Tickets for both may be purchased through the Messiah University Box Office, and audience members are invited to a reception following each performance.

“Celebrate with us as we commemorate our legacy: 40 years of enriching lives through song,” said artistic director and conductor Linda Tedford. “Experience our joy as we come together with renewed excitement for singing to an audience in live performance.”

The Susquehanna Chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 37 auditioned singers. Since its founding by Tedford in 1981, the group has been praised for its “ethereal blend,” “unparalleled tone,” and strong emotional connection to the music. The May concerts will feature songs that have delighted its listeners for four decades, including sacred motets, early American hymns, love songs, and African American spirituals. There are songs that reflect heartfelt faith, common experiences, and powerful emotions. Concert repertoire includes signature Chorale favorites like Schubert’s Holy, Holy, Holy and Bruckner’s Locus Iste; Philip Stopford’s poignant Do Not Be Afraid; two classic early American folk hymns, Down to the River to Pray and No Time; and Java Jive, made famous by Manhattan Transfer. The concert will conclude with Rollo Dilworth’s Shine the Heavenly Light, and a special performance of Shenandoah as the Susquehanna Chorale is joined by several alumni.

For more information, call 717.533.7859, email or see

Encourage your students to consider May 2023 CC in Zambia!

Experience rural southern AFRICA!!!
We have openings for the May 2023 Zambia Cross-Cultural Course.

Join our May 2023 group to examine the history, geography, and political environment, and culture of Zambia through readings, formal and informal conversations, guest speakers, visits to cultural and historical sites, and a village homestay. Much time will be spent around Macha (Macha Mission Hospital and Macha Research Trust) where we will focus on rural community life, health, education, community development, and international aid issues. Zambia in general, and Macha as a microcosm, have been affected by the “big three” diseases of poverty (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria). Experience life among a welcoming community that has risen to these challenges!

Special feature: Our cross-cultural course includes a unique week-long internship/professional shadowing component. One week of our time at Macha is devoted to arranging opportunities for students to interact with (“shadow”) professionals in Macha whose responsibilities relate to the student’s academic major and/or career interests. Shadowing opportunities can be organized for individuals or student groups with interest(s) in clinical healthcare, laboratory research, education (primary or secondary), physical or occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, nutrition, politics, business administration, accounting, Christian Ministries, athletics, psychology, communications, counseling, and even criminal justice. More options are available! Join us and learn about challenges and opportunities uniquely afforded by the location and culture for a variety of professions!

We routinely end the trip by getting soaked in the spray from Victoria Falls (a true Wonder of the World!) and a two-day camping safari in neighboring Botswana. Few things can top seeing and hearing elephants, lions, hippos, giraffes, etc. up close in their natural setting! And, view the night sky filled with southern constellations!

Please contact Larry Mylin ( if you want more information. Or, check out our Terra Dotta May 2023 Zambia trip site. Register soon!

2022 Fall 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 Fall Semester 2022 (begins Tuesday, August 23)

May 18:
* 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)

June 13:
* 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

SPLICE 2022!

Join us Sunday, May 1, beginning at 2 p.m., in Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall, to see our much anticipated, annual SPLICE Student Film Festival!! No tickets required, so plan to arrive early for best seating.

Reception to follow in Howe Atrium.

Note: Some films feature sensitive topics or contain strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

History program senior honors presentation-Chloe Kauffman

On Friday, April 29, in Boyer 131, beginning at 3:30 p.m., senior Chloe Kauffman will present her research on, “Masculinity, Male Friendship, and Same-Sex Interactions in 18th Century America: The Relationship of Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens.”

Amidst the great political change of eighteenth-century America, the concepts of gender and sexuality were brought into new conversation surrounding the Revolution and the new nation. The shifting understandings of gender and sexuality, especially masculinity and male sexuality, were integral to society in both the public and private sphere. One of the unique facets within these sociocultural changes was the “heroic friendship,” an intimate friendship between two young men built upon the values of the early American public sphere–civic virtue, intellect, and status, to name a few. The debate lies in if the “heroic friendship” should be included as a valid category in the history of homosexuality; using the relationship of Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens, a case can be made that the “heroic friendship” blurs the lines of platonic male love and therefore should be considered an important element in the history of same-sex sexuality.


Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions, at

The Post Office has an opening for a full-time postal services clerk and campus courier. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at

Student Success and Engagement has an opening for a part-time student success coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Jocelyn Clippinger, director of student success, at

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services, at

Information Technology Services has openings for (2) full-time programmer/analyst positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to John Luft, director of enterprise application support at

For sale

Electric scooter. Ninebot max kick scooter. Lightly used. Seat and turn signals included. Top speed 18 MPH. Range 30 miles. Can connect to smart phone for additional features. Now asking $350. Contact:

Great for Mother’s Day –Sunflower Key Fobs – Cute, handmade, adorable key fobs, available in 4″ and some are 6″. $5 each. I have them with me if you’d like to stop by Naugle and see them in person.  MANY other crafts available. All make great gifts for graduation, Mother’s Day, and birthdays etc. Feel free to email for more information and pictures. Contact Stacy at

Great for Mother’s Day – Handmade earrings. These would make a great gift for your mom – handmade and really cute. Made with cork or faux leather; some other materials used. These pictures do not do them justice. They are so cute. They’d be perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduation, or just to say “I love you”, or “thanks for being my friend”, whatever the occasion. I have many to choose from, you’re welcome to stop by Naugle and browse through all of my craft items. I have too many to post. Email me to set up a time: Monday – Friday until 4 p.m. All items $5. Thank you for looking. Contact Stacy at

Moving boxes. Lots available: 40 legal (11x16x24); wardrobe (tall and medium); miscellaneous. Negotiable price (i.e. v low). Contact Dan:


Board games, puzzles, relaxation items for education department students. We are creating an oasis of calm in the midst of the end of the semester work load. If you have donations of board games, puzzles, adult coloring books, or any other ideas for relaxation the education department can put them to great use! You can place your donations outside Tina Keller’s office-Boyer 405.