Archive for 2022

October 6

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts.

Zechariah 8:16


Deadline for Submitting Fall 2022 EMS Events

Friday, Oct. 28 is the deadline to submit your Fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. End-of-the-year requests with service needs received after Oct 28th will be denied.

Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted as will any event for 2023. Email with any questions.

Passport Services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 7-10 weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($130 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University.

Passport applications can be downloaded at this link.

Please contact if you have questions.

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.

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.

Murray Library’s October 2022 Newsletter

What’s happening in the library this month? Click here to see Murray’s newsletter.

See Anew: A Reflection on St. Augustine’s Confessions” a lecture by Anthony Eseke

This lecture hosted by the honors program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110].

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity

Mental Health First Aid Training is being offered to employees on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jordan 1st Floor Atrium. To register, click on the “All Training Classes” card on FalconLink. Space is limited – Reserve your seat today!

Why enroll in Mental Health First Aid Training? One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to help a student, colleague, friend, or family member in need of assistance.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Smithmyer at

New Seed Library at Murray Library. We need YOU!

What’s a seed library?

A seed library is a circulating collection of seeds that people can borrow, plant, harvest, save, and—if all goes according to plan—return to the library for others to borrow. A Seed Library offers opportunities for anyone to try their hand in gardening. In spring 2023, the Murray Library seed library will freely share seeds with any interested gardeners. This will be open to the community. Look for more details in 2023!

How can you help? Please donate your seeds!

-As you harvest your fall plants, save some of the seeds for yourself and bring some to the library.

-Return the seeds in separate baggies or envelopes by their variety to the Library’s circulation desk. Seeds must be dry and free of most residue.

-The seed library accepts seeds for: vegetables, herbs, flowers

-Commercially distributed, opened or unopened seed packets are also accepted.

Thanks to the Office of Sustainability for their support!

Check out our mission, goals, and educational resources:


Job opportunities

The Falcon Exchange has an opening for a full-time falcon exchange representative. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at

For sale

For sale: fishing boat and trailer. Sea Nymph fishing boat (circa 1985) in good condition with 25 HP Mercury outboard motor in very good condition. Off-white exterior with brown interior. Seats 4. Trolling motor, live well and other accessories. Trailer is in good condition with new wheels and tires. We have the title and registration to transfer for the trailer. Title not required for the boat due to model year (pre 1997). Asking $3,000. For photos or more information contact

St. Benedict and St. Christopher Keychain charms. These charms have been blessed by our local priest Fr. Eseke who is also a professor here at Messiah University.
St. Christopher symbolizes safe travels and St. Benedict medals are used in many ways, but always as a protection against evil. Some people bury them in the foundations of new buildings to keep them free from evil influences, while others attach them to rosaries or hang them on the wall in their homes.
$7 each. Please email me at, or I can be reached at extension 3918.


House cleaner. Looking for someone to clean my home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Contact Nina for more information.