Archive for 2023

September 21

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

1 Johns 3:11


There will be a retirement celebration for Les Weiand – Sept. 26, 2- 4 p.m.

Les is retiring at the end of September. He has been a member of the Messiah Community for over two-thirds of his life… a total of 43 years if we include his 4 years of education! He has been a part of the IT and Payroll departments, and we will miss him greatly. Please stop by the Office of Human Resources and Compliance (118 Old Main) during this open house to wish him well and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

Professor of marketing David Hagenbuch was recently interviewed for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. The segment about accessible toys, which first aired on Sept. 8, can be heard online at:


Congratulations to 2023 family nurse practitioner/doctor of nursing practice graduate Michelle Lucas, lead author, with Brenda Elliott, of “Safety Considerations for Home Care Providers” in Home Healthcare Now, The Interprofessional Journal for Home Health Care and Hospice Clinicians. Read online at:

Home care is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, projected to continue increasing as the population ages. However, there are unique safety concerns associated with home care compared to the more controlled hospital or clinic settings, such as driving distractions, potentially dangerous neighborhoods, and in-home risks categorized as environmental, biological, chemical, and emotional. Each home is essentially a new worksite with its own set of safety hazards, increasing the need for home care providers to be aware of safety risks in these ever-changing environments. Ensuring worker safety is essential to the recruitment and retention of home care workers. This article discusses safety risks unique to home care and offers solutions that increase the safety of home care providers. Education around workplace violence, implementation of evidence-based practices, and establishing and adhering to safety policies are paramount.



Trivia Night at Murray Library

You’re invited! Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Sept. 22 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams! All Messiah employees are welcome.

Do you send emails on behalf of Messiah University (apart from Outlook)?

The Messiah University ITS team continues to add improvements that keep the University and end users safe from cyber threats. If you use software other than Outlook to send email to constituents off campus, we need to make sure your emails are included in Messiah’s DMARC policy. Even if you only send emails one time a year, we need to include the information in our DMARC policy. For more detailed information, please see the mass email on 9/1 titled “Enhancing Email Security at Messiah University.”

Questions to consider:
• Do you use a website, software, or program other than Outlook to send email to external groups?
• Does your office have a service account or group mailbox that is listed as the sender for emails to external sources?
• Does the website, software or program you use send emails notifications as you (i.e. responded to your request)?

Next Steps
To make sure that your information is included in our DMARC policy, please follow these steps:
1. Contact your vendors and software providers and request the following information:
A. Vendor DNS Record
B. IP Address for Public Mail Servers
2. Forward that information to
A. Please use the Subject Line “DMARC Information.”
B. Include the Vendor Name, DNS Record, and IP Addresses.
C. It would be helpful to include the contact information for the account representative or support contact.

Thank you for your help to improve email security and deliverability at Messiah University.

Scholarship Reception

The Ernest L. Boyer Center and Teacher Education Program invite you to join us at our annual reception for scholarship recipients on Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Howe Atrium.

This year’s recipients are Kayley Eshleman, Kiersten Gilmore, Abigail Eid, Carlie Martin, Elizabeth Cullen, and Meredith Gardner.

Friends of Murray Library Annual Dinner and Public Lecture on Oct. 27

Reservations and tickets are now available for the Annual Friends of Murray Library Annual Dinner and Public Lecture at
We invite you to reserve your spot today at our annual dinner which will be in Hostetter Chapel from 6 -7:30 p.m. Following dinner, we will hold a public lecture at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts from 8 – 9 p.m. You won’t want to miss our special guests and the opportunities to reflect on the past 3 decades of Friends! Additionally, we will be joined by nationally recognized special guest and keynote speaker Chad Dion Lassiter, who will be speaking on “The State of Fair Housing: Neighboring Together for Just Action.” Lassiter is an expert in the field of American Race Relations. He also has international experience working on race, peace, and poverty-related issues in Africa, Canada, Haiti, Israel, and Norway, and is called upon frequently by media outlets to provide commentary on race relations and potential solutions. Lassiter is a member of the US Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans and currently serves as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Please contact Tracy Sheaffer at if you have any questions.

Interested in displaying something from your students or department?

Have a class who created something interesting for display? Does your department want to promote themselves in a unique way? Have a really cool collection you would like to share? Murray Library would love to partner with you on creating a display in our large display case. Contact Kimberly Steiner at for more information.

Sphinx Virtuosi: Generations

Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra that serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization–the leading social justice nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprised of 18 accomplished Black and Latinx artists, a critical aim of the Sphinx Virtuosi is to evolve and transform the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming and impassioned community engagement. Its members serve as cultural and diversity ambassadors for audiences and communities around the United States during national tours.

Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, this evening’s program will showcase the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations. Together, the Sphinx Virtuosi seek to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire us and transcend the boundaries of time, history and struggle.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at

Visit for more information.

This engagement of Sphinx Virtuosi is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Job opportunities

Full-time Messiah employees can earn extra money ($20 per hour) this semester by serving meals and completing other tasks as needed in Dining Services. The following shifts are available in Lottie Nelson: Mon. 11am-12:30pm (line server, 2 needed), 11:30am-1pm (salad bar attendant); Tues. 6am-7:30am (line server, 2 needed), 11:45am-12:45pm (line server, 2 needed), 12:30pm-2:15pm (salad bar attendant), 5pm-8pm (dish room workers, 2 needed); Wed. 11am-12:30pm (line server, 2 needed), 12:30pm-2pm (beverage worker), 5pm-8pm (dish room workers, 2 needed), 5pm-8pm (line server, 2 needed); Thurs. 6am-7:30am (line server set up, 2 needed), 11am-12pm (line server), 11:45am-12:30pm (line server, 3 needed), 12:30pm-2pm (salad bar attendant), 5pm-8pm (line server, 2 needed); Fri. 11:45am-12:45pm (salad bar attendant), 12:15pm-2:30pm (line server, 2 needed), 4:30pm-8pm (stir fry attendant); and Sun 12pm-2:30pm (salad bar attendant), 11am-1pm (line server, 2 needed), 1:30-3pm(line server). There are also shifts available every weekday from 9:30am-10:30am (table cleaner) and 10:45-2:30pm (dish room workers, 2 needed). The Union Café has shifts available Monday-Friday 10:45am-2pm (opening and running lunch, 4 workers needed), 5pm-8pm ( dinner: 2 at grill needed and 2 and salad and smoothies needed), and 8pm-10:30pm (closing support, 4 needed). Weekend shifts are also available at the Union from 12pm-2:30pm (opening, 4 needed) and 5pm-7pm (dinner, 4 needed). For scheduling or additional information, please contact Todd Christopher ( for Lottie Nelson and Andrew White ( for the Union Café.

The Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics has an opening for a full-time computer science faculty member. Job related questions can be directed to Niklas Hellgren at For more information and to apply, please visit:

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant swim coach. Job related questions may be directed to Joshua Clarke at For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Oakes Museum of Natural History has an opening for a part-time collections manager. Job related questions may be directed to Helena Cicero at For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Admissions Office has an opening for a full-time admissions counselor for Latino student recruitment. Job related questions may be directed to Virgil Angeles at For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Department of Safety has a full-time opening for a 3rd shift safety officer/dispatcher. Job related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard at For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time safety officer. Job related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard at For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Department of Network Services has an opening for a full-time system administrator/analyst. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland at For more information and to apply, please visit:

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor, culinary assistant, Winding Hill Café operations assistant, and PM cook. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz at

Campus and Building services have a variety of full and part-time openings. Job related questions can be directed to Laura Price at For more information and to apply, please visit:

Dining Services has an opening for part-time baking associate. Job related questions can be directed to Mark Wirtz at For more information and to apply, please visit:

For sale

Vespa for sale. 2009 Vespa GTS250ie with less than 1,000 miles. Bright red. Has not been inspected for several years but otherwise garage stored, and in excellent condition. Asking $4,000 OBO. Email Wanda:

Sea glass necklaces – large selection. Please send me an email for more available photos. All necklaces are newly handmade. A sea glass necklaces makes a great birthday gift or upcoming Christmas gift. Contact Stacy:

Senior 2024 t-shirts and sweatshirts.

T-shirts – $20; Sweatshirts – $30

Several designs to choose from. If you’re interested send me an email and I can send pictures of other design options. I can personalize with a first/last name or school for $5.
I have black and white lettering available, and gray and black t-shirts, gray sweatshirts. If you prefer another color I can do my best to accommodate your request. Contact Stacy:

Two items for sale – both never used.
Fitnation mini walking treadmill: $80
Homedics UV Clean portable sanitizer (good for iPhone, etc.): $15
If interested, please contact

Gallaher farm pumpkins.  Pumpkins for sale at the Gallaher homestead this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Self-service after Saturday. 401 Skyport Rd. Mechanicsburg or call 717-503-7222.


Rental, rental with option to buy or a home for sale needed for a large family with a cat and a dog. Four bedroom with 2 baths are needed. Month to month is preferred, or with an option to buy, or for sale.
Our rental has been sold and we need to be out by end of November.
Please contact Stacy:


Volunteers needed

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is holding an Oktoberfest on Sept. 30. We are in need of volunteers to help with our kids section which includes various activities. Contact Nina Johnson if interested in volunteering: