Archive for 2022

January 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:5


Dwayne Safer, CFA, CFP®, associate professor of finance, recently passed the certification exam administered by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards. He was conferred the CFP® designation upon successful completion of the exam, required coursework and performing 6,000 hours of professional experience related to the financial planning process. The CFP exam body of knowledge encompasses areas related to comprehensive financial planning including estate planning, education planning, taxation, investment management, insurance and retirement planning.

Dr. Jenny Dose received the Sharon Johnson Award for Scholarship at the October annual conference of the Christian Business Faculty Association in Nashville, TN. The award is bestowed annually to individuals actively making their intellectual work known among colleagues, students, and the broader business community. Scholars considered for the award demonstrate a life and stream of scholarship that honors God in its focus, makes significant and meaningful contributions to thought and/or practice, opens new lines of research and writing, encourages others to engage in scholarly activity, reflects a life lived in faith integration.

The Registrar’s Office welcomes the new associate registrar for undergraduate programs, Beth Moshier. Beth’s first day at as associate registrar is January 10. She replaces Kathee Clark who has moved to the position of Registrar. Beth joins the Registrar’s Office after serving at Messiah as a Residence Director, First Year Experience since 2017. Additionally Beth’s higher education experience includes interning in the Office of Human Resources and Compliance, teaching GEST 041 – Academic Strategies at Messiah, the Office of the Registrar at Taylor University, Residence Coordinator at University of St. Joseph and a therapist at the University of Hartford. Beth rounds out her professional experience at AIDS Connecticut as a Medical Case Manager. Beth’s office is located in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center, Suite 107.

Professors, Borko Rodic DSc,DPT,OCS,COMT,FAAOMPT and Michael E. Lehr DSc,DPT,OCS,COMT,CSCS, FAAOMPT were honored in Cleveland, Ohio during the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT)’s national conference. As members of the core faculty within the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, each was recognized with the distinguished honors of becoming a manual therapy fellow- FAAOMPT. After completing four years of advanced and highly specialized training in manual therapy, both graduated from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)’s fellowship program. In addition, the DPT program’s most recent CAPTE accreditation review acknowledged the content expertise of the faculty as a whole being a significant strength of the graduate program, while under the leadership of Karl Bergmann, program director, and Rob Pepper, Dean of graduate studies. As core faculty within the DPT program, their professional development journey serves as a model for Messiah University’s health professional student body by embodying lifelong learning.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the men, knowing that from the Lord you receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossian’s 3:23-24


Thank you – graduate student holiday giving project

The School of Graduate Studies Fall 2021 Holiday Giving project was a huge success in providing filled pantry bags to on-campus graduate students enrolled in the DPT and MOT programs, the dietetic interns, and graduate assistants. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the entire Messiah community, Messiah Press, and local support from Giant Food stores, Karns, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls, Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Wegmans. Thank you for your support!

New Psychospiritual workbook for graduate students and mental health practitioners

A new STAR: Spiritual Themes Assessment and Reflection Field Experience/Practitioner Workbook is available to complement an Apple Store app of the same name with no fees, ads, or in-purchase requirements. These resources are the product of an ACPE MAP grant and Carol’s sabbatical work to help promote Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist (SIP) certification now offered through Messiah University. Research on the usefulness of this new workbook will be conducted in the Graduate Counseling Department’s field experience classes in spring and summer of 2022. Try out the app by searching for “STAR: Spiritual Themes” in the Apple Store.

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.

Bridge to Freedom Children’s Collection

You are invited to celebrate with us as we dedicate a new theme room at Murray Library to house the Bridge to Freedom Children’s Collection. The inspiration for this space and collection was a generous gift of children’s books from Dr. Todd, Lonette, and Bryce Allen grounded in African American history with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement.

The purpose of the collection is to provide educational resources for young children illustrating diverse historical experiences in the ongoing struggle for equality, freedom, and reconciliation.

When: Tuesday, January 18
Where: Lower level of Murray Library (near Theme Rooms)
Dedication Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Ribbon-Cutting: 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 3:30-5 p.m.

MLK Commemoration Week

The MLK Committee is proud to present the 2022 MLK Commemoration Week beginning Monday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan. 22. It is the university’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace, and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit or see the attached poster for all the events planned.

The 2022 events are sponsored by: Multicultural and International Student Programs, Office of Diversity Affairs, Agape Center, Campus Ministries, Multicultural Council, Murray Library, Learning Technology Services, Dining Services, Student Activities Board, and Office of Student Engagement.

Student Employee of the Year nominations

The Student Employment Office is now accepting nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, please nominate them! Any undergraduate student employee may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. Nominees will be judged by committee review and the following prizes will be awarded during National Student Employment Week in April:

• Student Employee of the Year- $150
• Runner-up- $100
• Honorable Mention Awards (2) – $50 each

In addition, the person selected as the Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the State, Regional and National levels. Messiah’s 2020 and 2021 SEOTY went on to be selected as Pennsylvania’s SEOTY!

To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, submit a letter (1.5 page maximum) highlighting the student’s accomplishments and contributions as a student employee via email to the Student Employment Office. Be sure to include examples. The deadline for nominating a student employee for consideration is February 1. To assist you with your submission, see additional details here:

Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by submitting a nomination. Submit your nomination letter to by Feb. 1.

Save the Date

President Kim Phipps will be speaking at the inaugural networking breakfast sponsored by the student club, Beyond the Ceiling. This breakfast will take place on Friday, April 1, from 7 – 9 a.m. in the Martin Commons. So save the date and please consider joining us! More details to come in February.


Job opportunities

The Career and Professional Development Center has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Ashley Jones, director of the career and professional development center at

The Admissions Office has an openings for a full-time admissions counselor and admissions counselor for Latino student recruitment position. For more information and to apply, please visit: or Job-related questions may be directed to Dana Britton, director of admissions at

The Athletics Department has an opening for a full-time head men’s and women’s swim coach; director of aquatics. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin-Hamrock, athletic director at

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time director of conference and event services position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president of operations at

Thriving Together: Congregations for Racial Justice has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant position, working 8 hours a week. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Smith, professor of biblical and religious studies at

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time baker position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time cook II – a.m. shift position, working 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with every Monday, and every other weekend off. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dining services associate position, working flexible hours: 2, 4, or 6 hour shifts between 7a.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

The Office of Financial Aid has an opening for a full-time financial aid counselor/coordinator of grant processing. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Michael Strite, associate director of financial aid, at or Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer, parking enforcement officer and fire safety assistant, working 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety at

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time graphic designer. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Nancy Soulliard, creative director at

For sale

Mens Vans Mantra snowboard boots, size 10, $15; 58″ Burton Custom Board that has Ride the Crush animation on it, $125; Queen size sleeper sofa, 86″ L x 35″ D, $200. Contact Beth at


Free 35mm negative holders. Two three-ring binders with 70 pages designed to hold 35mm film negatives. Free. Contact Les Weiand at or extension 2901.


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.

Babysitter needed. Looking for a babysitter or daycare to watch my two young children for a few hours each morning. Please contact Nina at