Archive for 2022

October 20

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9


2023 Spring Semester — faculty work submission deadlines

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 Spring Semester 2023 (begins Monday, Jan. 9, 2023)

Oct. 14, 2022:
• 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)

Nov. 14, 2022:
• 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

Cybersecurity awareness month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! The Cybersecurity Education Program is pleased to announce the “See Yourself in Cyber” campaign, in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA). Each of us can greatly increase our cybersecurity at work and at home by taking a few basic steps. Follow along at our blog for tips and resources all month long from MU’s Cybersecurity faculty and students:

Alumni Awards dinner invite

Please join us for the 2022 Alumni Awards. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole. The dinner will take place on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. in Martin Commons. Please contact Yonette Schneider at ext. 5242 or email her at Tickets are $20 per person.

2022 Alumni Award Recipients:

Young Alumna Achievement Award – Amber Jackson, Esq. (Class of 2009, politics)

Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award – Dr. Jeffrey Morris (Class of 1993, mathematics education)

Alumni Christian Service Award – Daniel and Jessica Cotton (Class of 1999, biology and elementary education)

Alumni Appreciation Award – Sharon and Richard ‘70 (Rick) Jordan II

COVID vaccine/COVID bivalent booster/Flu shot clinic – Wednesday, Oct. 26

Please see the attached flyer.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: Available to all Messiah employees and students
Where: ECC Commons (near the Falcon and Campus Store)
Which vaccines are available: COVID vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer), COVID bivalent booster (the newest one), and flu shot
There is no out-of-pocket cost, however insurance information will be collected. Please bring your insurance card. Preregistration is strongly recommended. Use the following link:
Contact the Engle Center with questions: or ext. 6035

Remote Messiah computer users

Please remember to connect to Messiah’s Global Protect VPN and work while connected for the day. This will ensure Messiah updates are completed on your computer and the Microsoft license is associated with our Enterprise License.

Guy Penrod concert

Guy Penrod is coming to Messiah University Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Come hear internationally famous southern gospel singer Guy Penrod, best known for his performing as the lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band from 1994 to 2008. His powerful vocals and broad singing are recognized by audiences all over the world. Guy is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winner with his CD, “The Best of Guy Penrod” certified platinum. He has been a repeat guest on the Grand Ole Opry and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
For more event details including pricing information, go to or contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036.

403(b) Retirement Plan amendment

Please see the attached document for an important announcement related to the 403(b) Retirement Plan as it relates to the Excluded Earnings for our plan. This change does not impact our employees in any way. It does not impact the University contributions, your retirement elections or your retirement withholdings. Rather, we are providing this notification as a requirement for operating our retirement plan.


Job opportunities

Senior regional advancement representative. The Development Office has an opening for the position of senior regional advancement representative. This is a full time, year round position. To apply:

Job-related questions should be directed to Jon Stuckey, associate vice president for development, at

Messiah employees can earn extra money this fall semester by assisting the Campus Events department with cleaning bathrooms in the academic buildings. Starting the week of Oct. 24, shifts are available in two hour increments Monday through Fridays between the hours of 5-10 p.m. Let us know what works best with your schedule! We just ask that you commit to working the same two hour shifts each week for the remainder of the fall semester. Plus, you can pick up multiple shifts if you want to earn even more. The pay rate is $25/hour, available to full-time Messiah employees only. This is a great way to earn some extra money for the upcoming holiday season and provide a great service to campus! For scheduling or additional information, please contact Denise Blackley, administrative coordinator for facility services, at or ext. 7145.

Messiah Press has an opening for a full-time bulk mailroom technician and mass email administrator.  For more information and to apply, please visit:  Job-related questions should be directed to Dwayne Magee, director of printing and mailing services, at

Campus Events has the following openings.  Please apply at the links provided for each position. Job-related questions should be directed to Laura Price, campus events assistant manager at

Part-time campus events worker, 8 p.m. to midnight


Full-time campus events worker, 3rd shift – Sunday-Thursday 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.:

Full-time campus events worker, 2nd shift – Monday-Friday 3:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.:

For sale

Bike and bike parts for sale. I’m selling one of my bikes and some parts to go with it. The Craigslist posting is below. Good bike for someone who is 5’6″ to 5’10”. This is a cyclocross bike, but it can be used for all sorts of riding (road, gravel, rail trail, etc. Not a mountain bike). I have all sorts of parts that can set the bike up to fit you and your riding preference. Email me at if you want to talk more.

Portable Ac and heat pump for sale. Black and Decker portable ac and heat pump unit. 12,000 BTU. Works good. $50 Contact:


Garage fridge/freezer. My son is looking for a “garage fridge/freezer” for free or reasonably priced. If you have one to get rid of, please let me know. Toni Michael, ext. 7081.