Archive for 2023

February 9

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14


The Multicultural and International Student Programs (MISP) office is pleased to announce that they have hired Lita Godoy as the new international student programs advisor. Lita is an alumna of Messiah and continues to work as an immigration attorney in the greater Harrisburg area. Lita will be working 25 hours a week in the MISP Office and will be a resource for questions regarding F-1 visa regulations and the Friendship Family program. Please welcome Lita and feel free to contact her at


Degree Works update coming this semester!

The Office of the Registrar and Information Technology Services are excited to announce that changes are coming to the Degree Works degree audits. The new look, called “Responsive Dashboard”, provides a device-adaptable and mobile-friendly student dashboard with a fresh, clean look that is ADA compliant for accessibility. Access to the current version of Degree Works (Classic Dashboard) will continue through the spring 2023 semester. Stay tuned for FAQs and informational videos about the new look of DegreeWorks coming to your Messiah email.

The Center for Public Humanities host the 2023 Humanities Symposium

The 2023 Humanities Symposium will be held Feb. 20-24. To view the week’s sessions, you can visit The keynote address will be held on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The speaker will be T. Alexander Aleinikoff, professor and director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School in New York City. The event is free, but a ticket is required. Please contact the ticket office at 717-691-6036.

Benefit plan Summary Annual Report

Every year the University is required to share the attached Summary Annual Report for the Messiah University benefit plan.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Crimes of the Heart

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley opening on Feb. 16! Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for opening night!

Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
Directed by Ed Cohn

Feb. 16-18 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 18-19 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building
Due to mature subject content, this play is not recommended for children.

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazlehurst — she is the caretaker of the sisters’ cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for shooting her abusive husband, Zackery Botrelle. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own “crimes of the heart.”

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including 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.

Employee parking reminders from the Department of Safety

All employees must register their vehicle(s) with The Department of Safety and park in their assigned lot. Employees should have a current blue parking permit hangtag.

To register for a permit or to update your vehicle(s) go to Falcon Link and click on Falcon Park for options.

Employees are to park in their respective assigned lot location, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., while classes are in session.

Please take time to review the University “campus parking map” and the “employee traffic code” at the Department of Safety website by clicking the quick link “vehicle parking information”. You are responsible for abiding by the parking and traffic regulations.

When on Messiah University property, your permit must be visible from the outside of the vehicle. Please place your assigned parking permit hangtag on your rear-view mirror while parked for maximum visibility and to avoid receipt of a citation.

Contact our Dispatch Office with questions or to report parking concerns. The safety team is available 24/7 at 717-691-6005. Consider saving this number in your cellphone as a resource.

As a community, thank you for your partnership as we advance the mission of Messiah University. Please email if you have any questions.

With much appreciation, The Department of Safety

Messiah University vehicle reservation reminders

When using a fleet vehicle, you are responsible for filling the gas tank before returning the vehicle, if the tank is less than ¾ full, and for removing all trash and personal belongings from the vehicle upon your return to campus.

• Each vehicle is equipped with an EZ-Pass transponder. On the green vehicle receipt card (which you receive in the key bag), please be sure to indicate whether or not the EZ-Pass transponder is in the vehicle. This question is at the top of the green card, and you will check YES or NO. (We use this to track any missing transponders).

• The approved driver list is updated weekly, and can be found on FalconLink. Please be sure to check the list for potential drivers prior to making a vehicle reservation.

• Students expire one year from the approval date; employees expire two years from the approval date. You will see the “approved” date on the approved driver list.

• Documentation needed to renew or become an approved driver:

o Application for approved driver status
o Motor vehicle request form (MVR Form)
o Safe driving program training
o Copy of proof of auto insurance (if you are on a parent’s policy, you need to provide a copy of the declaration page, listing you as an insured driver).

• Submit all necessary documents to: University receptionist – Debbie Farver at or drop them off at the receptionist desk – ECC lobby. (Please allow 2 weeks of processing time to renew your driver status or to become an approved driver).

• MVR forms are sent to the University’s insurance broker, who determines a “pass” or “fail” designation based on the matrix provided in University the Fleet Policy. (The MVR falls under the umbrella of the fair credit reporting act, but a credit report is NOT run when processing an MVR form).

• Van tests for 15-passenger vans can be scheduled AFTER you receive your approved driver status. (Once you are van approved, you do NOT have to re-take the test when you renew your driver status).

• Vehicle reservations should be requested through EMS. You will provide the necessary information, and select the number of vehicles and types of vehicles needed for your reservation, according to those which are available. The University receptionist (or someone in her absence) will review the vehicle request and complete the final confirmation within 24-hours of the request.

• If you need to set-up an EMS account, please contact Randy Heintzelman at


Job opportunities

The Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics has an opening for a full time director of cybersecurity education. Job related questions may be directed to Angela Hare at For more information and to apply, please visit:”

The Department of Residence Life has an opening for a first year residence director. For more information and to apply, please visit Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm at

Murray Library has an opening for a full-time collection strategies librarian. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job related questions may be directed to Linda Poston at

Dining Services has several part and full-time positions including a catering supervisor, dining associates, and cooks. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related 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 as well openings for part-time seasonal groundskeepers. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill at

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

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:

For sale

Boy’s jeans. Size 14. Never worn, 2 for $15. Email:

Handmade mason jar wall decoration. $15 Email:


In search of a free or inexpensive working microwave and coffee pot. Please let me know if I can take one off your hands. Email: