Archive for 2022

September 29

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalms 86:15



Help welcome Gary Nowicki, Messiah’s new vice president for finance and planning, at a casual “come and go” reception on Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board of Trustees room 310 in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Congratulations to three of our nursing faculty. Nancy Frank, PhD, RN, CNE, CMSRN, and Jeff Stroup, DNP, RN, CEN successfully completed doctoral degrees. Nancy received her PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Jeff earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Messiah University. Kristin Shaub, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN received a 2022 National League for Nursing Foundation nursing education faculty scholarship award. Kristin is currently a graduate student in Messiah University’s DNP/FNP program and an adjunct faculty member in the nursing department.

Chanty Webb, Engle Center nurse, has published her second book, Parenting Through the Four Seasons. Chanty is a mother of four with a passion for writing about the challenges that God brings into her life. Her pursuit of writing began 10 years ago when a former NPR journalist joined her church and started an author’s ministry. That encounter provided the catalyst for Chanty to publish her first book, Personal Finances Personal Freedom, and has kept her writing ever since.


Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Silent Sky

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to begin our 2022-2023 season with the fall black box production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson on October 6-9th! Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for Opening Night!

Silent Sky
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Daniel Inouye

October 6 – 8 at 8 p.m.
October 9 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Estimated run time: 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission

Tickets: $10—adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU 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.

Call for nominations

All educators at Messiah University are invited to nominate candidates for the
Class of 1964 Wittlinger Prize and the Boyer Legacy Award.

These two awards are presented annually by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies and the Ernest L. Boyer Center, respectively, to recognize student leaders who embody particular ideals. The Wittlinger Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger’s (Class of 1935) qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication. Similarly, the Boyer Legacy Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Ernest L. Boyer’s (Class of 1948) ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service.

Eligible candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity, and a commitment to service. There is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

Nominations should include the student’s name and a brief statement (no more than 200 words) explaining why the student merits the honor. Students may be nominated for either or both awards.

Both awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 each.

The Wittlinger Award recipient will be recognized during the January 2023 Wittlinger Chapel Series; the Boyer Award recipient will be recognized at the fall 2023 Teacher Education/Boyer Center Awards Ceremony.

Please submit nominations and direct questions to Jon Stuckey ( no later than Dec. 1.

Messiah is transitioning to Tap ID cards

All employees must have a tap ID card for building access and on-campus purchasing.

If you received an employee ID card after February 2017, your card is already tap-enabled. You do not need to upgrade your ID Card.

If you received your ID card BEFORE February 2017, you will need to upgrade your ID card. Since Messiah is requiring this upgrade, you will not be charged for a new ID card. Messiah is transitioning card readers to be tap-only beginning fall break. The ability to swipe for door access and purchases will be deactivated all over campus.

How to Upgrade Your ID card:
1. Email from your Messiah email account with the subject line “Upgrade to Tap ID Card.”
2. Include your name, ID #, and your photo. Note: Only appropriate photos will be accepted. Select a close-up, high quality, digital photo of yourself where you are looking directly at the camera. Do not wear a hat.
3. Send the email by Friday, Oct. 14.
4. The Falcon Exchange will email you when your new tap-enabled ID card is ready.

Messiah issued computers – Cortex XDR Endpoint Security roll out

On Monday Oct. 3, ITS will begin rolling out Cortex XDR to all Messiah-issued Windows PCs and Macs. Cortex XDR is an extended detection and response application that will provide added security on our machines by blocking malware, ransomware, exploits, and fileless attacks.
The installation will complete silently and, in our testing, we have not come across any issues with Cortex XDR preventing known software from running properly.
However, if you do experience any issues with Cortex XDR interfering with or removing software that you use, please let us know by e-mailing or calling 717-796-4444.


For sale

Framed country mute swan photo. Good condition. Approximately 3’ x 3’. $25. Contact:

New Dewalt drill set. This is a brand new drill driver and impact driver combo from Dewalt. It is 20 v and comes with 2 batteries, charging base and bag. Item is new in Box. Box has been opened to take pictures. Asking $175 Contact Theresa Day Pictures available upon request.


Free. Upright piano in Grantham. Contact Dale,


FLUTE NEEDED! Do you have a student level flute, or better, in good working shape that you are willing to lend to an eager student? Then please contact me! My son, who plays saxophone, is practicing flute now in order to increase his skills across the woodwind family. If you can help me (him) out please contact me: Damian Savarino;

Wanted gently-used leather or faux leather couch. If you have a gently-used leather or faux leather couch, and no longer want it, please contact the Department of Communication, at
We are also interested in acquiring a papasan chair, also in good condition.
Thank you!