Archive for 2022

October 27

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17


Brenda Elliott, assistant professor in nursing, was invited to write an article in the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses’ journal Med Surg Nursing. Her article appears in the September/October issue and is titled, “Posttraumatic growth in military veterans: Applying research to civilian nursing practice.”

On Oct. 5 Department Chair and Distinguished Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Erik Lindquist was featured in an article by The Guardian. This article is part of their Age of Extinction series, focusing on the extinction of the Chiriquí Harlequin Frog from the Talamanca Mountains of Panama and Costa Rica.
You can read the article here.


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.

United Way Campaign 2022 in progress

All employees should have received an email on Oct. 24 from There was a link contained in the email that allows you to donate electronically.

See the attached flyer for what your donation can provide. Please consider supporting Harrisburg United Way.

If you need assistance with the electronic giving site please contact Gina Hale at

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.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Shoeless Joe

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to invite you to join us for our fall musical theatre cabaret “Shoeless Joe” on Oct. 29-30 in Poorman Black Box Theater! “Shoeless Joe” is a new cabaret every time, uniquely built for each new cast! This fall’s “Shoeless Joe” is Caffeinated! Be on the lookout for the “Shoeless Joe” tradition- the crazy socks giveaway at the end of the show!

Shoeless Joe- Caffeinated!
A New Cabaret Every Time! Uniquely Built for Each New Cast.

Abby Crispin
Aria Walker
Yanira Perez
Ella Murray
Nathan Hurley
Alden Walker
Sierra Emery
Bob Feil

Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theatre, Climenhaga Building

Estimated run time: 40 minutes

Tickets: Free ticketed event

Tickets are required due to limited seating. Reserving tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available.

How to Transform Glittering Vices into Virtuous Gold” – a lecture by Rebecca DeYoung

This lecture by Rebecca DeYoung, professor of philosophy at Calvin University, is hosted by the Honors Program. The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Parmer Cinema [Boyer 137]. All are welcome.

“Cultivating virtues is a noble moral goal, but is it possible? Most of us live most of our lives under the captivity of well-entrenched disordered desires. In this talk, I’ll uncover the common pattern behind all the vices and explain why we find them so enticing. That diagnosis, however, makes breaking free from them seem unlikely, even impossible. To solve this problem, I will argue that we need to move beyond Aristotle to Augustine, and beyond habituation to spiritual transformation, to cultivate Christlike virtues instead.”

CultureCONNECT, the 2022 Annual Lecture, “Public Radio Journalism – Adventures Made Possible”

Award-winning newscaster Korva Coleman will address the roles of journalism and NPR (National Public Radio) in today’s complex news landscape at the Department of Communication’s annual CultureCONNECT Lecture. Coleman is best-known for her work writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts for NPR’s newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary for an in-depth look into the world of public radio journalism. Free tickets are required for this event. To reserve, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036. A reception in the Hostetter Chapel lobby will take place immediately following the lecture. Contact Allyson Patton with any questions,


Job opportunities

The Office of the President is accepting applications for the position of vice provost for student success and engagement. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the office of the president and board of trustees, at

Human Resources has an opening for a part-time human resource assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at

For sale

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 call extension 3918.

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:


Free weighted blanket. I have a “nearly new” weighted blanket (11 lbs.) with a removable cover to pass along. Drop by Boyer 204 or email me to set up a time to check it out: