Archive for 2023

Jan. 26

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

Romans 14:12-13


The Office of Faculty Development is genuinely pleased to welcome Elise Buchanan as our new administrative assistant. Elise completes our support team in an integrated Office of Faculty Development, alongside Lauren Allen who serves as program coordinator for faculty development. Elise’s responsibilities include support for teaching and learning programs, the Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Academy, and the faculty development website. Please join us in warmly welcoming Elise into the Messiah community!


Nathan Bos will speak on “Chat-GPT: where it came from, what it does, and how to realize its potential for the liberal arts” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Parmer Cinema. Bos is most suited to address this timely matter as a result of his wide-ranging AI-related research over the past 25 years at MITRE’s Innovation Center for Data and Human-Centered Solutions, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics laboratory, and the University of Michigan’s School of Information. The event is open to all members of the Messiah community.


Paula Johnson, Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been appointed as the chair of ACAPT’s National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Task Force (NEDIC) on Physical Therapy Education and Career Advancement Pathways.

As a nationally recognized expert, Paula attended the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) invitation only summit in June of 2022. Data from that summit was analyzed and themes were developed for further action. The task force that Paula chairs will be working over the next 18 months to utilize information from the NEDIC summit and collect and analyze additional data related to pathways to DPT program admission and post-professional leadership roles. The task force will then propose policies, guidelines, best practices, standards and/or resources for adoption and implementation within academic physical therapy.

We congratulate Paula on this honor.


Upcoming Passport Service Day 1/31

The Agape Center for Local & Global Engagement is hosting another Passport Service Day on campus at the end of January!

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, Jan. 31 to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 6-8weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:
• 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)

Applications can be found at

Photo services will also be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University. IMPORTANT NOTE: if you need your photo taken please do NOT wear a white or very light colored shirt or camoflauge.

Please contact if you have questions.

Open house for new physical therapy clinic at Winding Hill

This fall Messiah University and Phoenix Physical Therapy announced a partnership that brought an inter-professional outpatient clinic to Messiah’s Winding Hill, the same facility that hosts Messiah’s accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy programs.

You are invited to an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8 -10 a.m. to tour the new facility at Winding Hill and enjoy refreshments as we publicly open this new clinic. Feel free to invite a friend or colleague along to this event who you think may have interest in learning more and touring this space. The event is free, however we need folks to RSVP so we can best plan – to register please visit the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Events Page at

Hiring summer student employees

In order to assist students with obtaining summer on-campus employment, the Student Employment Office will be holding a summer job fair on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 Eisenhower Commons. Departments hiring summer student workers should plan to have a representative available at the Job Fair unless all summer workers are already actively working for the department during the academic year or are being rehired from the prior summer.
Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan your summer student hiring:

Ø February 3: Summer position requests/modifications due

Ø February 10: RSVP for Job Fair due and summer postings due

Ø February 22: Summer Job Fair

Ø March 31: Summer hiring proposals are due. A hiring proposal must be submitted for each student who will be working this summer.

If your department plans to hire student employees for the summer of 2023, please read the summer hiring information found here prior to proceeding with the summer hiring process or making employment offers.

If you have any questions about summer student employment, please contact Belinda Conrad, student employment coordinator, at ext. 2900 or

Student Employee of the Year nominations

The Student Employment Office is now accepting nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, please nominate them! Any current undergraduate student employee may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. Nominees will be judged by committee review and the following prizes will be awarded during National Student Employment Week in April:

• Student Employee of the Year: $200
• Runner-up: $100
• Honorable Mention Awards (2): $50 each

In addition, the person selected as Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year will be nominated for additional recognition at the State, Regional and National levels.

To nominate a student employee for the SEOTY Award, complete the form found here:

For additional details to assist you with your submission, see the attachment found here. Nominations are due by Feb. 10. Contact the Student Employment Office at if you have any questions.

Procurement Made Easy

In the spirit of communication and education, the Procurement Services Office will be supporting a “Did you Know?” section of the Intercom. Keep a look out each week for helpful facts and tips about Procurement at Messiah University.

Did you know…
Where to attach that?
** Order attachments – go to the supplier as an attachment to the purchase order email
– estimates / quotes / order acknowledgements
– contracts (should be signed copy)
– special delivery instructions (this can also be typed in the special instructions box if brief)
– email correspondence with supplier prior to purchase order for reference
– proofs for t-shirts, plaques, awards, etc.
** Justification attachments – do NOT go to the supplier but are visible internally by purchasing, accounts payable, budget manager, or for historical reference
– invoices for payment (if retrofit requisition, which should be limited and special circumstances)
– receipts for reimbursement to non-employees and students (Be sure the date, an itemized list of items purchased, vendor name, and totals are all visible on the receipt. Missing information will cause a delay in payment)
– internal Messiah emails supplementing the justification for the purchase, indicating the org / account, supervisor request to pay an honorarium to a guest lecturer or performer
– copy of the event flyer or announcement to supplement the justification
As always, call with questions x6010

Church Choir Festival – you’re invited

Messiah is hosting its first Church Choir Festival on Feb. 5 from 1-6 p.m. in Parmer Hall. Join the Concert Choir, Worship and Music Majors, Doug Curry, Joy Meade and Mina Choi for an afternoon of corporate singing in a variety of styles and forms. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please learn more through the attached form or through our website:

Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call

The Admissions Office and Campus Ministries will be hosting Refuel: Encouraging and Equipping for God’s Call, a day of worship and conversation, on April 22. The event is tailored to both youth groups and their leaders and will include worship, a keynote speaker, and breakout sessions designed for individuals of various stations (students, youth pastors, volunteers, etc.). We are encouraging anyone with connections to youth ministries or leaders to spread the word and extend an invitation! Individuals can find more details and register for the event at:

Please direct questions to Josh Gerber at


Job opportunities

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at

Dining services has part-time openings for Lottie Nelson workers. Available shifts are daily from 5-7 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 7p.m. on weekends- perfect for high school students. For more information and to apply, please visit: questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, at

Campus events has several openings for all shifts. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, at

Groundskeeping has an opening for a full-time athletic fields groundskeeper/crew lead. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, at

The Employee Referral Bonus Programs provides a cash incentive of $500 for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration, or full-time faculty. For more information and to see if you qualify for the position, please visit:

The department of safety has an opening for a full-time 3rd shift safety officer. For more information and to apply, please visit or contact Bryce Wickard with any questions at

For sale

House for sale in Grantham. 810 Grantham Rd duplex and lot. Contact Dale Fogelsanger. 717-623-0735.

Nightstand for sale, brand new, still in box. Rustic nghtstand/end/side table with 1 drawer and 1 door for living room or bedroom. Walnut finish, 13.8″D x 19.2″W x 29″H.
Asking $40.