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May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29

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Annual Laptop Tune-ups

Congratulations on your accomplishment this past year! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigated new ways of utilizing technology to fulfill the University’s mission.

Laptop tune-ups are available again starting in this year’s May Development Week! These tune-ups are available for Messiah-issued laptops only. To encourage physical distancing in our new location on the first floor of Old Main, Educational Technology Services’ (ETS’s) Help Desk will extend laptop tune-ups throughout the summer. If you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ETS Help Desk so we can help!

Tune-ups could take at least 4 hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.

Call 717-796-4444 or email helpdesk@messiah.edu to set up an appointment.

New Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology Course

We are pleased to announce a brand new Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology (EDUC 203) course. Dual enrollment students receive a 90% discount compared to regular part-time tuition rate.
Please feel free to share the attached flyer to help spread the word!

Jigsaw Puzzle Library

Before the summer break, stock up on some puzzles! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time on vacation or as hot summer days require a reprieve in the air conditioning. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a temporary admissions traveling recruiter to work the dates August 9 – November 5, 2021. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18959. For job-related questions, please contact Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions at smark@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department has an opening for a part-time, summer lifeguard. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19078. Job related questions may be directed to Katie McComb, director of aquatics at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19087. Job related questions may be directed to Katie McComb, director of aquatics at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Financial Aid Office has an opening for a part-time financial aid office assistant.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19073. Job-related questions may be directed to Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at gearhart@messiah.edu.

The Financial Aid Office has an opening for a full-time financial aid technical coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19085. Job-related questions may be directed to Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at gearhart@messiah.edu.

The Engle Center and Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dietician. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19066. Job-related questions may be directed to Ellie Muir, director of counseling and health services at emuir@messiah.edu.

For sale

House for sale near athletic fields. Spacious house for sale near the Messiah athletic fields, a short walk from the college. Around 2300 sq. ft. Five large bedrooms, two full baths, on a wooded lot with large windows and a fantastic view of a stream. There is a one bedroom apartment in the basement with its own entrance and a full bath. The lower level also has a two car garage and a large workshop. Call Lin Taylor 717-686-1813.

 

May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24

NEWS

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with computer science graduate, Hoang Nguyen, recently published a paper entitled “Identifying metal binding amino acids based on backbone geometries as a tool fo metalloprotein engineering.” The paper was published in Wiley’s “Protein Science” journal. Hoang is currently a graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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The Dean of Science, Engineering, and Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of Physics, has agreed to serve as department chair of the department of computing, mathematics, and physics, effective May 17. Niklas has the unanimous support of his department faculty. The CMP department in 2021-22 will include 12 full-time faculty and the programs of actuarial science (BS), computer and information science (BS), cybersecurity (BS), digital media (BA), mathematics (BA), physics (BA, BS), and a minor in statistics.

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Dr. Charlene Lane, LCSW and Joy Hammond, social work student in the graduating class of 2021, proposal entitled “COVID 19 & Anti-Asian sentiments” was accepted to the national Association of Christian Social-Workers annual conference scheduled for November 20, Glendale California.

On April 28, nineteen undergraduate pre-health students joined the virtual session ‘Lessons Learned along the Journey’ hosted by Martha Smith. Student guests heard from seniors Sara Stambaugh, Christine Milbrath and Laura Hudson and alumni Andrew Resh (currently attending The University of Maryland School of Dentistry) and Erin Wee (currently attending the accelerated RN/DNP program at Emory University) about tips for studying for medical school admissions tests, preparing a strong application for health professional schools, dealing with setbacks and having a well-rounded undergraduate experience.

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On April 30, 2021, Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor of Nursing and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN programs was invited to present a virtual webinar to an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals and students at Rutgers University Camden School of Nursing with two colleagues titled “A holistic approach to veteran health care in our communities.” The Distinguished Nursing Lecture was delivered on Behalf of the Veterans Serving Veterans Nursing Fellowship Program and was supported by the Health Resources Services Administration of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a grant awarded to Rutgers University Camden School of Nursing. The objectives of the program were to explain contextual influences on the health and wellness of veterans and their families, identify Veterans Affairs and community resources to support veteran healthcare, and link current research and veteran health competencies to veteran-centered care.

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For the second time in three years, Messiah University’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy, taught by professor of marketing David Hagenbuch, won first place in the annual Collegiate Marketing Plan Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Other schools that often participate in the semester-long competition, which is judged by accomplished marketing professionals, include the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and West Virginia University. Messiah University’s marketing program is the only one to place in the top three each of the past four years.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the undergraduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 8 at Shoemaker Field.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/2020UGcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/UGcommencement
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above websites will provide a livestream of the ceremonies.

These websites will also provide a link to the live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services. Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking (Friday, May 7)

  • Please be aware that traffic will be heavy on campus the evening of Friday, May 7, and that Department of Safety personnel will be directing guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Starry Athletic Complex for the service, which is being held outdoors this year on Shoemaker Field. It is important to note that Baccalaureate is a private, ticketed event. See the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 8).

  • Members of the Community of Educatorsand other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass. Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employeeswho will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.
  • All employees coming to campus that day should use the main campus entrance.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their assigned work time, in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.
  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are notpermitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

 

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 15, Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the graduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 15 in Hitchcock Arena, in Sollenberger Sports Center.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above website will also provide a live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services.
  • Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

Parking

Parking lots TT (along the railroad tracks and behind Sollenberger Sports Center) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the School of Graduate Studies Commencement Committee, at rostby@messiah.edu.

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

The Falcon Exchange will be transitioning to summer office hours beginning Monday, May 10. Summer hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Any questions can be directed to the Falcon Exchange at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Annual Laptop Tune-ups

Congratulations on your accomplishment this past year! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigated new ways of utilizing technology to fulfill the University’s mission.

Laptop tune-ups are available again starting in this year’s May Development Week! These tune-ups are available for Messiah-issued laptops only. To encourage physical distancing in our new location on the first floor of Old Main, Educational Technology Services’ (ETS’s) Help Desk will extend laptop tune-ups throughout the summer. If you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ETS Help Desk so we can help!

Tune-ups could take at least 4 hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.

Call 717-796-4444 or email helpdesk@messiah.edu to set up an appointment.

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Ryan Althoff, a senior mathematics major/finance minor, for placing 1st in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Ryan’s submission was chosen by 22 judges from a competitive field of over 200 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

New Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology Course

We are pleased to announce a brand new Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology (EDUC 203) course. Dual enrollment students receive a 90% discount compared to regular part-time tuition rate.
Please feel free to share the attached flyer to help spread the word!

Employee Recognition Picnic

Please join us as we celebrate our dedicated employees who are reaching milestones. We are hosting an Employee Recognition Picnic on Tuesday, May 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Starry Lot. You will be able to choose lunch from Chef de Crepe or Philadelphia Hoagie Company, enjoy dessert from Lancaster Cupcake, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Two Bridges Catering. Bring a chair if you wish (some will be provided) and simply appreciate being together. There is no formal program, so please come as your schedule allows. You may view the list of employees reaching service milestones at https://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/9407/Employee_Honorees_2021.pdf. Certificates, awards, and prizes will be distributed at a later date.

Please contact Staci Davis in Human Resources and Compliance with any questions.

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Job opportunities

The Athletics department has a full-time opening for a head men’s lacrosse coach/camps and clinics assistant coordinator/game day management. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18956. Job-related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock, Athletics Director at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events workers. For more information and to apply, please visit one of the following links: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18708 (FT 1st Shift),
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18862 (FT Residence Hall),
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17569 (PT Weekends)
Job -related questions may be directed to Laura Price, Assistant Manager Campus Events at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Pura Vida inspired bracelets. These make great gifts or just for everyday wearing. Summer is coming and they look really nice with your summer outfits. All different kinds of colors as you can see. Colors for boys and girls.
$6 ea or 2/$10. If you’d like to stop by and see them in person, please contact me at extension 3918.

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Looking for childcare

Greater Grace Bible Fellowship in Boiling Springs is looking for a babysitter for bible studies and special events. Next need is May 15th from 9am-1pm. $15/hr. Contact greatergracebiblefellowship@gmail.com if you may be interested or contact sportko@messiah.edu

 

April 29

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”

Proverbs 17:28

NEWS

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with computer science graduate, Hoang Nguyen, recently published a paper entitled “Identifying metal binding amino acids based on backbone geometries as a tool fo metalloprotein engineering.” The paper was published in Wiley’s “Protein Science” journal. Hoang is currently a graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Charlene Lane, LCSW and Joy Hammond, social work student in the graduating class of 2021, proposal entitled “COVID 19 and Anti-Asian sentiments” was accepted to the national Association of Christian Social-Workers annual conference scheduled for November 20, Glendale California.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the undergraduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 8 at Shoemaker Field.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at messiah.edu/2020UGcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at messiah.edu/UGcommencement
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above websites will provide a livestream of the ceremonies.

These websites will also provide a link to the live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services. Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking (Friday, May 7)

  • Please be aware that traffic will be heavy on campus the evening of Friday, May 7, and that Department of Safety personnel will be directing guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Starry Athletic Complex for the service, which is being held outdoors this year on Shoemaker Field. It is important to note that Baccalaureate is a private, ticketed event. See the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 8).

  • Members of the Community of Educators and other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass. Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employees who will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.

  • All employees coming to campus that day should use the main campus entrance.

  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their assigned work time, in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.

  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are not permitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

 

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 15, Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the graduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 15 in Hitchcock Arena, in Sollenberger Sports Center.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above website will also provide a live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services.
  • Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

Parking

Parking lots TT (along the railroad tracks and behind Sollenberger Sports Center) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the School of Graduate Studies Commencement Committee, at rostby@messiah.edu.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 18th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held live via Zoom on Friday, April 30 8:20 a.m. -5 p.m. This annual event showcases student and faculty innovation, creativity, and productivity. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. View the full program at http://huggs.messiah.edu/seh_symposium/symposium.php. Explore the schedule of oral and poster presentations, abstracts, author index, and more by clicking links at the top of the page.

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Email SEHSymposium@messiah.edu to receive the symposium Zoom passcode.

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

The Falcon Exchange will be transitioning to summer office hours beginning Monday, May 10. Summer hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Any questions can be directed to the Falcon Exchange at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Murray Library’s May 2021 Newsletter

See what’s happening at Murray Library in May!
Find out about our Exam Cram activities happening next week, read about our displays, meet one of our student workers, and hear from our Director. View our May newsletter here.

Oakes Museum open during finals week!

Take a break during finals week and visit the Oakes Museum!

The museum will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will have coloring sheets and puzzles to help you relax, or just come to visit the animals!

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Ryan Althoff, a senior mathematics major/finance minor, for placing 1st in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Ryan’s submission was chosen by 22 judges from a competitive field of over 200 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

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For sale

Ethan Allen dining room set. Beautiful cherry stained wood dining room set with table, 4 chairs, and 2 armchairs. Two table leaves and protective table padding included. Asking $400 obo. Email scrone@messiah.edu for more details.

Wanted 

Used Car for Undergrad Student. A Messiah student with high financial need is seeking a used car to attend regular and necessary healthcare appointments in the local area. She will be living on campus this summer and is hoping to purchase the car within the next month. Replies and/or questions can be directed to Amy Slody at aslody@messiah.edu. Thank you in advance for helping us find a car for this student.

OUTISDE ORGANIZATION

Looking  for childcare

Greater Grace Bible Fellowship in Boiling Springs is looking for a babysitter for bible studies and special events. Next need is May 15th from 9am-1pm. $15/hr. Contact greatergracebiblefellowship@gmail.com if you may be interested or contact sportko@messiah.edu

April 22, 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Mark 3:25

 

NEWS

Fourteen students from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments delivered oral or poster presentations describing research done with six Messiah University faculty members at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science that was hosted by York College of PA in a fully virtual format (ZOOM) on Saturday, April 10. Mina Diep (Larry Mylin), Annelyse Cruzan (Michael Shin), Nathan Thorne (Michael Shin), Silas Buckwalter (John Harms), John Harms (substituting for Kally Tan), Veronica Woodring (Jen Ness-Myers), and Seth Kabonick (Anne Reeve) delivered oral presentations. Michael Bellerose and Matthew O’Neil (Larry Mylin), Kathryn Armstrong (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Adam Cole (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Noah Scholl (John Harms), Halle Becker (Jen Ness-Myers) and Kylee Kimbel (Jen Ness-Myers) presented posters. The presentations were well received by members of the Academy and most generated multiple questions. Thanks to our dedicated research students and faculty mentors!

On April 16, 2021, Kim Fenstermacher, assistant dean of nursing, presented to the South Central Organization of Nurse Leaders on the topic “Educating the Future Nursing Workforce in 2020 and Beyond: Changes and Challenges.” Kim described the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the delivery of nursing education, including the need to replace clinical hours with virtual simulation. She presented several upcoming changes that will challenge nurse educators, specifically related to the curriculum and the licensing exam for registered nurses.

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PSYCamp 2021

We are excited to invite high-schoolers to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 20-24. Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we will offer both an in-person, day camp option, as well as an online option. While we will not be hosting our in-person campers overnight in a residential format, we are excited to welcome them to campus during the day and provide them a taste of what it is like to be a student on campus. This enriching, summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality and biopsychology. If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21685/psychology_camp.

Reminder from the Key Services Department

If you are a supervisor to students in work-study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer. Keys may be returned in one of four locations.
• (Preferred location) The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. After hours, drop key in the secure mailbox beside the entrance door.
• North Complex fishbowl in the secure mailbox
• South Complex main lobby in the secure mailbox
• Witmer Main Lounge in the secure mailbox.
Do not return keys to the secure mail boxes at Oakwood Hills.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines.

If the student is assigned work/projects during the summer and has a need for their keys after May, an email must be sent to Key Services from their supervisor indicating the revised due date for the key.

Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost.

Please contact Scott Zeigler in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Photo Library now available!

Our campus Photo Library has been updated! It is now easier to navigate with photos from the past five years. The categories are re-organized and users are now able to more easily search, view and download images.

To access it:

  • Please contact IT athelpdesk@messiah.edu with your purpose for requesting access. ITS will create an account and let you know when it is ready. You will use your Messiah username and password to access the photo library unless otherwise directed.
  • Then log into and bookmark the new Photo Library at:https://ciweb.messiah.edu/portals/login

Read through this guide to begin using our Photo Library: Photo Library Guide

Please note: These photos are for institutional use only and aren’t for personal or private usage. The login to the previous version of our photo library will no longer work. If you are a member of the admissions, the President’s Office or Messiah Press team, please use the login established for your team.

Summer day camps at the Oakes Museum

The Oakes Museum of Natural History will be offering a variety of summer day camps for students entering 3rd through 12th grades. Options include:
3rd through 5th grade: Survive It! Animal Edition (June 14-18) and Collect It! (July 19-23)
6th through 8th grade: Ecology Camp (July 5-9)
8th through 12th grade: Aquatic Biology/Herpetology (June 21-25), Entomology (June 28-30) and Animal Anatomy (July 12-14)

Scholarships are available, and registration is limited.
Check out our website for more information! https://www.messiah.edu/info/22784/the_oakes_museum/4254/summer_camp

Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert

As part of our 2021 Spring Season, GiViM, the premier dance ensemble for Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert, directed by Gregg Hurley. This eclectic evening of dance features faculty and adjudicated student work with performances on April 23, 8 p.m. and April 24, 2 p.m. in Miller Theater. While this performance will be available for viewing online via Messiah’s livestream, there will also be a small amount of tickets available to the campus community!

Tickets are free on a first-come, first-served basis, open to Messiah campus members only. Tickets can be reserved online at the following links:
www.Purplepass.com/culm21friday April 23, 8 p.m.
www.Purplepass.com/culm21saturday April 24, 2 p.m.

Please be advised that only one ticket is permitted per person, and all tickets must be reserved in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be available online until they sell out or until 30 minutes before ShowTime, whichever comes first.

Tickets are expected to go very quickly, so be sure to get yours today!

Important Note: For the safety of our campus community, all attendees must wear masks and follow campus social distancing guidelines at all times, especially in regard to seating. Please also be aware that all performance details are subject to change, pending any changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Free, ticketed event
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Building
Limited on-campus audience with socially distanced seating

For access to this livestreamed event, click the link above or visit us online at http://www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream

Estimated runtime: 2 hours (one 15-minute intermission)
For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Computers/Windows updates

Remote employees: Please connect to VPN on a weekly basis and work for several hours. This will allow the computer the “check in” with the Messiah network, and get some of the updates needed by the computer.

Campus computers: Please power on ALL computers on campus, including student worker and adjunct computers. Because most of the computers have not been in use for a period of time, they will require software updates, which will happen automatically.

If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or call ext. 4444.

Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s summer online courses

This year, choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. (CHEM 106 and BIOL 117 include one week of face-to-face instruction on campus.)

Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Open enrollment for FY22 benefits begins May 1

Messiah University encourages the health and financial well-being of its employees by providing access to quality and affordable healthcare as well as other valuable benefits.

Open Enrollment is the time to assess your benefits and make elections for the new fiscal year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).

Open enrollment for benefits for FY22 will run from May 1 through May 22, 2021.

Please watch for a mass email in the next few weeks providing detailed information and links to the materials.

Please feel free to contact Su Deitch at x7085 or sdeitch@messiah.edu if you have questions.

School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The 18th Annual Symposium of the School of Science, Engineering and Health will be held live via Zoom on Friday, April 30 8:20 a.m. -5 p.m. This annual event showcases student and faculty innovation, creativity, and productivity. More than 150 students from within the school will participate in oral and poster presentations in sessions that are scheduled throughout the day. View the full program at http://huggs.messiah.edu/seh_symposium/symposium.php. Explore the schedule of oral and poster presentations, abstracts, author index, and more by clicking links at the top of the page.

Celebrate the work, creativity and innovation reflected in the rich and diverse variety of oral and poster presentations. Many presentations will describe basic or applied research projects and represent the culmination of months (or years) of effort by graduating seniors. A number of presentations will highlight how talents and resources are being used to address needs in the developing world. Plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the students!

Email SEHSymposium@messiah.edu to receive the symposium Zoom passcode.

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Job Opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a part-time admissions hospitality assistant to work Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18789. Job-related questions may be directed to Kristin Thomas, associate director of admissions, visit and event programming at kthomas@messiah.edu.

The Registrar’s Office has an opening for a part-time records and registration assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18793. Job-related questions may be directed to Rebecca Drazba, administrative assistant to the registrar at rdrazba@messiah.edu.

For Sale

SNOOPYVintage Snoopy. $10 Contact Stacy Portko – sportko@messiah.edu

Pura Vida inspired bracelets. These make great gifts or just for everyday wearing. Summer is coming and they look really nice with your summer outfits. All different kinds of colors as you can see. Colors for boys and girls.
$6 ea or 2/$10. If you’d like to stop by and see them in person, please contact me at extension 3918.

For rent

House for rent. 4 Bedroom 2 bath, house for rent in Camp Hill, across Holy Spirit Hospital. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV Room, washer/dryer. $350/month, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Bernardo Michael at bmichael@messiah.edu or 717-982-4707.

Wanted 

Used Car for Undergrad Student. A Messiah student with high financial need is seeking a used car to attend regular and necessary healthcare appointments in the local area. She will be living on campus this summer and is hoping to purchase the car within the next month. Replies and/or questions can be directed to Amy Slody at aslody@messiah.edu. Thank you in advance for helping us find a car for this student.

 

 

April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 28:7

 

NEWS

On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/95774448714

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Dr. Brenda Elliott and several colleagues have published an article in the Journal of Professional Nursing titled, “Predictors of student veterans progression and graduation in Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) Programs: A multisite study” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.03.008

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Fourteen students from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments delivered oral or poster presentations describing research done with six Messiah University faculty members at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science that was hosted by York College of PA in a fully virtual format (ZOOM) on Saturday, April 10. Mina Diep (Larry Mylin), Annelyse Cruzan (Michael Shin), Nathan Thorne (Michael Shin), Silas Buckwalter (John Harms), John Harms (substituting for Kally Tan), Veronica Woodring (Jen Ness-Myers), and Seth Kabonick (Anne Reeve) delivered oral presentations. Michael Bellerose and Matthew O’Neil (Larry Mylin), Kathryn Armstrong (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Adam Cole (Michael Shin and Scott Kieffer), Noah Scholl (John Harms), Halle Becker (Jen Ness-Myers) and Kylee Kimbel (Jen Ness-Myers) presented posters. The presentations were well received by members of the Academy and most generated multiple questions. Thanks to our dedicated research students and faculty mentors!

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Summer day cmps at the Oakes Museum

The Oakes Museum of Natural History will be offering a variety of summer day camps for students entering 3rd through 12th grades. Options include:
3rd through 5th grade: Survive It! Animal Edition (June 14-18) and Collect It! (July 19-23)
6th through 8th grade: Ecology Camp (July 5-9)
8th through 12th grade: Aquatic Biology/Herpetology (June 21-25), Entomology (June 28-30) and Animal Anatomy (July 12-14)

Scholarships are available, and registration is limited.
Check out our website for more information! https://www.messiah.edu/info/22784/the_oakes_museum/4254/summer_camps

Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert

As part of our 2021 Spring Season, GiViM, the premier dance ensemble for Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Culmination ’21: Spring Dance Concert, directed by Gregg Hurley. This eclectic evening of dance features faculty and adjudicated student work with performances on April 23, 8 p.m. and April 24, 2 p.m. in Miller Theater. While this performance will be available for viewing online via Messiah’s livestream, there will also be a small amount of tickets available to the campus community!

Tickets are free on a first-come, first-served basis, open to Messiah campus members only. Tickets can be reserved online at the following links:
www.Purplepass.com/culm21friday April 23, 8 p.m.
www.Purplepass.com/culm21saturday April 24, 2 p.m.

Please be advised that only one ticket is permitted per person, and all tickets must be reserved in advance; tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets will be available online until they sell out or until 30 minutes before ShowTime, whichever comes first.

Tickets are expected to go very quickly, so be sure to get yours today!

Important Note: For the safety of our campus community, all attendees must wear masks and follow campus social distancing guidelines at all times, especially in regard to seating. Please also be aware that all performance details are subject to change, pending any changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Free, ticketed event
Miller Theater, Climenhaga Fine Arts Building
Limited on-campus audience with socially distanced seating

For access to this livestreamed event, click the link above or visit us online at http://www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream

Estimated runtime: 2 hours (one 15-minute intermission)
For questions, please call the Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Computers/Windows updates

Remote employees: Please connect to VPN on a weekly basis and work for several hours. This will allow the computer the “check in” with the Messiah network, and get some of the updates needed by the computer.

Campus computers: Please power on ALL computers on campus, including student worker and adjunct computers. Because most of the computers have not been in use for a period of time, they will require software updates, which will happen automatically.

If there are any issues, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@messiah.edu or call ext. 4444.

Chemistry students present at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC)

Senior biochemistry majors Sarah Codd and Kadie Goodin made oral presentations at the 2021 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) held virtually at Lehigh University on April 10. Sarah presented on her work done in collaboration with Anne Reeve and Kadie presented on her work done with Jesse Kleingardner. The presentations were well received by the judges and both students were awarded second place in their categories. Congratulations Sarah and Kadie!

Make the most of your summer with Messiah University’s summer online courses.

This year, choose from nearly 60 courses in two different sessions—all at a discounted price. Messiah’s online summer courses cost 60 percent less than the same classes offered during the academic year. Visit our course list to find the online class you, or someone you know, may want to take this summer.

Messiah’s online summer sessions are convenient, interactive experiences that work around busy summer schedules. All courses are taught by Messiah faculty, drawn from Messiah’s curriculum, and designed specifically for an online learning experience that reflects Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence. (CHEM 106 and BIOL 117 include one week of face-to-face instruction on campus.)

Summer courses are open to college-level students, qualified homeschooled and high school students, employees, alumni, parents, and anyone who would like to further their education. The majority of Messiah’s online summer courses meet general education requirements and are transfer friendly—and high school students will find a variety of options for pursuing dual enrolled credit.

Messiah is now enrolling for all summer online sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in registering or learning more, visit messiah.edu/online. To learn more about our dual enrollment program for qualified homeschooled and high school students, visit messiah.edu/dual.

Teacher Education Program Scholarships 21-22

Please join the Teacher Education Program in congratulating the 21-22 scholarship award winners:

Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award- Sarah Davis
Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship- Leanne Thorn
Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award- Victoria Wheaton
Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award- Shannon Ihrer
Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award-Tariah Rozier

These students submitted essays and resumes that were reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee Scholarship Subcommittee. The scholarships are awarded to students who are in their senior year at Messiah.

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For sale

Rooster decorative. I bought this from Hobby Lobby, but no longer my decor style. I kept this in my living room, and kept my blankets in it for those cool nights. I have another picture of it looking down from the top if you’d like to see it. I am located in Naugle – ext. 3918. $15 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Tree picture 8 x 10. Another one of my many crafts. I can personalize these if you would like with your favorite saying, someone’s name etc., and $10 ea. Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Wanted

Family in need of a rental/or mobile home for sale. My daughter is looking for a larger rental unit with at least 3 bedrooms. She would like to stay in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area, but all areas will be considered. You can email me with the info: sportko@messiah.edu and I can forward it to her. She does work here on campus 2nd shift but her days vary. Thank you.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Operation Wildcat Yard Sale Volunteers

With less than 2 weeks to go, the Operation Wildcat Yard Sale needs your help! Many volunteers are needed to set up, sell and clean up at the sale. Proceeds from the sale help fund the 15 projects that Operation Wildcat supports, which benefit families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District. The sale is held at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic) 1050 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Please go to the Time to Sign Up to help – https://www.timetosignup.com/operationwildcat/sheet/1312449

Note: Masks will be worn at all times while indoors.

April 8

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

John 17-4

NEWS

Dr. Todd Goranson, professor of music, had an article on injury prevention published in Vandoren’s music publication, The WAVE. Titled “Simple Steps to Help Woodwind Students Avoid Injury,” the article details technique fundamentals as well as stretches, warm-ups and equipment adjustments that music educators can use to help their students avoid musculoskeletal and nerve entrapment injuries to the hands and wrists. This article appears in The WAVE: Volume 10: Issue 14.

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On Thursday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m., Associate Professor David Owen will present his scholarly project, “Why It is Important for All of Us to Better Understand the Technology We Use Every Day” in fulfillment of the University Christian Faith and Academic Faith Vocation requirement. All educators are welcome to join remotely. Zoom link: https://messiah.zoom.us/j/95774448714

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School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold two academic camps with a commuter option only.
The Young Filmmakers Workshop provides college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. This camp is held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development for students in rising grades 9 – 12. The workshop offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers, poetry readings and other activities. This year we are also offering an online version of the workshop that will be taught separately by one of our faculty members. Please check out the schedules for the two workshops which will be held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about our Young Writers Workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop.

Both workshops offer scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, the application is on the website along with registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to have your application in by May 15.

Murray Library’s April 2021 newsletter

See what is happening this spring at Murray Library! View our April newsletter here.

PSYCamp 2021

We are excited to invite high-schoolers to attend Psychology Camp this year, June 20-24. Psychology Camp provides a fun opportunity for students to explore psychology and the question, “Why do humans do what they do?” This year, we will offer both an in-person, day camp option, as well as an online option. While we will not be hosting our in-person campers overnight in a residential format, we are excited to welcome them to campus during the day and provide them a taste of what it is like to be a student on campus. This enriching, summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality and biopsychology. If you know someone who would be interested in attending, we invite you to learn more and register here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/21685/psychology_camp.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021 Spring Senior Series

“For We Were Loved First” rescheduled dates are Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

For We Were Loved First
Created, choreographed and performed by MacKenzie Harrison and Aimee Kulp

While self-love, romantic love and family love all have moments of joy, we are imperfect— so our love is imperfect, and the joy that we feel when relying on them passes. It is only when God penetrates our hearts that our love can be a truly beautiful and holy thing. And while we would love for that to be the end of the story, even after we start to experience agape love, we still battle the sin on this earth. Human love goes up and down even when we are held in the arms of the Father, but one day we will know love that is perfectly and completely whole.

*Please note that this performance contains mature content (depression, references to suicide) and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*
Estimated runtime: 1 hour

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

For more information, see arts.messiah.edu
*All details subject to change due to Covid

Reminder from the Key Services Department

If you are a supervisor to students in work-study positions, internships, etc., please remind your students that their keys need to be returned prior to their departure for summer. Keys may be returned in one of four locations.
• (Preferred location) The Lenhert front office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. After hours, drop key in the secure mailbox beside the entrance door.
• North Complex fishbowl in the secure mailbox
• South Complex main lobby in the secure mailbox
• Witmer Main Lounge in the secure mailbox.
Do not return keys to the secure mail boxes at Oakwood Hills.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the students turn in their keys before leaving campus. Failure to do so will result in the department being charged the associated fines.

If the student is assigned work/projects during the summer and has a need for their keys after May, an email must be sent to Key Services from their supervisor indicating the revised due date for the key.

Any keys – regardless of whether they are held by employees or students – are subject to a minimum $75 fee per key if they are not returned and/or lost.

Please contact Scott Zeigler in Key Services at keyservices@messiah.edu if you have questions about keys. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Job opportunities

Campus Events has an opening for a full-time campus events worker, 1st shift. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18708. Job related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager campus events at lprice@messiah.edu

For sale

Excellent condition twin bed headboard, footboard and rails (classic vertical slat design; warm maple finish) with Sealy twin mattress. Easy slide-together assembly; no tools required. Asking $150. For photos and additional details, email cgross@messiah.edu.

Wanted

Car needed. A Messiah senior graduating this semester is looking for a car to borrow/use for the summer while they are working in the area; they will be heading out to a mission program in the fall. This student is a responsible driver with no prior accidents. They are interested in an automatic transmission, preferably for the end of April to mid-September.
If you know of an opportunity, please contact Hannah McBride at hmcbride@messiah.edu to get in touch with the student.

Car seat. Looking for any kind of free car seat: expired, stained, ripped, dirty, filthy, a bucket seat, a booster, or a convertible. My daughter gets a discount on a new one if she brings in an older model. It doesn’t have to be in good shape, as she’s going to give it to them for the discount. If you have an old car seat laying around that isn’t in use or ready for the trash, please let me know. Thank you. sportko@messiah.edu

 

APRIL 1

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ!

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

NEWS

Beth Transue, information literacy librarian, presented a webinar on March 17 titled, “Revising the Revision: Moving New Information Literacy Instruction for FY Students Online in the Wake of COVID-19” as part of the Create and Communicate webinar series of the PA Library Association College and Research Division. Beth described recent revisions to the information literacy curriculum provided in the FY core courses to increase student engagement and active learning opportunities. Beth described the adaptation of this revised curriculum to COVID-19 online instruction through asynchronous modules in Canvas. Adaptations to this curriculum were made with the assistance of the Sawyer Digital Proficiency Initiative. The PowerPoint presentation may be viewed through MOSAIC, the university institutional repository. https://mosaic.messiah.edu/libstaff_pub/19/

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After six years of service in our Community of Educators, Dr. Matthew Farrar, assistant professor of physics and chair of the Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics, will be leaving the University at the end of this semester. Matt is a talented teacher, scholar and Collaboratory mentor, and in this current year has been a committed and insightful department chair in his newly merged department. Matt, we are sorry to see you go, we wish you blessings in your new vocation and hope your path continues to cross with Messiah’s.

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Employee strategic planning and budget forum

An employee strategic planning and budget forum will be presented on Thursday, April 8 in Parmer Hall at 3:30 p.m. The session will be available via live stream. It will also be recorded and posted to the Strategic Planning and Prioritization website for reference. All employees are encouraged to tune in.

The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the University’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, next steps related to the FY22 budget process and a brief overview of the proposed strategic plan for FY22-24. An in-person audience will be invited to attend the presentation in Parmer Hall (size of audience is limited by Covid social distancing restrictions). Questions from all employees can be sent to campusstewardship@messiah.edu.

Messiah University vehicle reservation reminders

Please continue to make your vehicle reservations through EMS. Contact Debbie Farver (3770) with any vehicle reservation questions. Debbie is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Please complete your reservation request at least three days prior to your trip date to ensure vehicle availability and complete processing of your request.

“CANCEL” any reservation that you will not be using, so that the vehicle(s) can be available for someone else who might need a reservation. Reservations which are not canceled will be charged a $25 fee.

Before making a reservation, please check the “Approved Drivers List” on FalconLink to be sure that the Approved status for you and/or other drivers is current. (From the “Approved” date, employees expire in two years; students in one year).

Due to Covid restrictions, all travel requires pre-approval from your VP or Provost, and the approval must be sent to Debbie in order to complete the reservation request.

With “Billing” questions, please contact Randy Heintzelman at (7227).

Summary Annual Report available

Messiah University is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah University Health and Welfare Plans on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure
Room N1513
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Depart of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.

Operations Appreciation Week

April 12-16 is Operations Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of the amazing employees that serve our Messiah Community in Dining Services, Safety, Facility Services, Conference and Event Services, Sustainability, Messiah Press and Postal Services and the Campus Store.

Join us by sending a personalized note of appreciation (tomorrow, Friday, April 2nd is the last day to submit a note) to one or all of these departments using this form:
https://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/770/en/words_of_%20appreciation_for_operations_employees

Lecture: “Why I Read Homer to My Children”

On Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m., the Honors Program will host a lecture by Danielle Bennette Dukes, “Why I Read Homer to My Children.” You are cordially invited to attend via livestream @ www.messiah.edu/HomerLecture. Mrs. Dukes’ lecture is one of the keynote events of the Honors Program’s Book of the Year program, in which all first-year students read Homer’s Odyssey together.

Danielle Bennette Dukes is a remarkable woman. She has helped to educate many classical school and homeschool students (including her own six children) through her teaching, writing, and consulting. In doing so, she draws on the various cultures and sub-cultures in which she has dwelled. Her formative experiences as a black woman, a life-long New Orleanian, and a Catholic shape how she reads, thinks, and engages the times. Mrs. Dukes loves many things, including African folk tales, the history and culture of Mardi Gras krewes, traditions of Christian contemplative prayer, and classical literature. Today, when dividing lines between cultures and identities seem increasingly prominent, Mrs. Dukes’ experiences and thoughts are notable. Among the many rich things she has shared with her children are the writings of Homer. On April 6, she will talk about both why she has felt compelled to read Homer to her children and how she has gone about doing so.

Maundy Thursday employee chapel

Please join us for chapel today, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. You may attend in-person at Parmer Hall (seating limited to 150, please click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5ac2ba5fec52-employee) OR watch live online from anywhere by clicking here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/messiahadmin/portal.htm?eventId=636438&streamType=video

School of the Humanities summer academic camps

This summer, the School of the Humanities will hold two academic camps with a commuter option only.
The Young Filmmakers Workshop provides college-level filmmaking skills for students in rising grades 10-12. Students will leave with an understanding of how to be a writer, director, actor, cinematographer and editor. This camp is held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about this camp, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/filmmakersworkshop.

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development for students in rising grades 9 – 12. The workshop offers intensive courses in creative writing taught by published faculty and writers, poetry readings and other activities. This year we are also offering an online version of the workshop that will be taught separately by one of our faculty members. Please check out the schedules for the two workshops which will be held on June 20 – 25. To learn more about our Young Writers Workshop, visit the website at http://www.messiah.edu/writersworkshop.

Both workshops offer scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, the application is on the website along with registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to have your application in by May 15.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Procurement Services has an opening for a full-time, 30 hours per week, purchasing coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18716. Job related questions may be directed to Daisy Anderson, purchasing manager at anderson@messiah.edu.

The Network Services department has an opening for a full-time system administrator/analyst. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18764. Job-related questions may be directed to Tony Wyland, executive director of administrative technology at wyland@messiah.edu.

FOR SALE

Twin bed and mattress. Excellent condition twin bed headboard, footboard and rails (classic vertical slat design; warm maple finish) with Sealy twin mattress. Easy slide-together assembly; no tools required. Asking $200. For photos and additional details, email cgross@messiah.edu.

Easter plates. These would be a great idea for Easter dinner. You could use them for rolls, cupcakes, candies, brownies, etc., If you have another saying I could do that as well. I have a few other designs if you’re interested, email me and I can send you pictures of the other ones. Plates measure 12.6″ x 12.6″. Plates are made of heavy duty plastic. $8/each or 2/$12. Hand wash only. I’m located in Naugle, ext. 3918 – Stacy Portko, sportko@messiah.edu

FREE

Free items! The SILP office still has a few extra items we no longer need. These items range from office supplies to reusable bags to holiday decor! Check out the updated list of items (and images) to see if you or your office wants any of them. Items can be picked up in the SILP office on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks! 

WANTED

Looking for string lights! International Gala is coming and the ISA/MuKappa Cabinet is looking to “light up” their venue both literally and figuratively. We are on the hunt for warm/yellow-ish patio string lights to use in decorating for this year’s Gala. If you have some string lights (larger bulbs preferred), please let Amy Nicols know at (717) 796-5210 or at anicols@messiah.edu. Thank you all!

Car needed. A Messiah senior graduating this semester is looking for a car to borrow/use for the summer while they are working in the area; they will be heading out to a mission program in the fall. This student is a responsible driver with no prior accidents. They are interested in an automatic transmission, preferably for the end of April to mid-September.
If you know of an opportunity, please contact Hannah McBride at hmcbride@messiah.edu to get in touch with the student.

Car seat. Looking for any kind of free car seat: expired, stained, ripped, dirty, filthy, a bucket seat, a booster, or a convertible. My daughter gets a discount on a new one if she brings in an older model. It doesn’t have to be in good shape, as she’s going to give it to them for the discount. If you have an old car seat laying around that isn’t in use or ready for the trash, please let me know. Thank you. sportko@messiah.edu

 

 

 

 

 

March 25

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

NEWS

Dr. Emerson Powery, professor of biblical studies, gave a public talks (virtually) at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian Seminary in Iowa on Monday, March 22. Emerson gave the sermon during their morning chapel service, facilitated an afternoon workshop, and presented during the evening lecture.

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Dr. Gladys Robalino, professor and chair of Spanish, has agreed to serve as the director of the Center for Public Humanities beginning in the 21-22 academic year. Gladys has served regularly on the steering committee of the Center for the Public Humanities, is engaged deeply with our local and university communities, and has proven herself as an excellent administrator and leader in different capacities on campus. All of this besides her good work as a teacher and scholar. I anticipate the many good ways that Gladys will build on the rich legacy of the Center in the coming years. Please also join us in congratulating Gladys on her appointment to this new role.

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2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant

The 2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant application deadline is Friday, April 9. This competitive grant provides Messiah seniors doing their senior honors projects or senior capstone projects an opportunity to experience a taste of graduate school-level research using both Murray Library’s print and digital collections as well as other relevant research materials for their chosen topic located at other institutions or organizations. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. The grantee will be awarded $750 in the spring for the fall 2021 academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a presentation of the overview and process of their research project at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting or alternative venue as appropriate. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 26. See the Library webpage for more information (https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/4149/friends_of_murray_library_2020 ) and view PDF for
application details.

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert, Parmer Hall, March 31, 4 p.m.

Featuring faculty members of the Messiah University, Penn State University, Gettysburg College, as well as Stuart Malina and Members of the Harrisburg Symphony

“This program celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary by exploring three of his most lighthearted works. The “Gassenhauer” Trio, Woodwind Quintet and Septet offer a unique window into the mind of a young genius on a journey from absorbing classical style of Haydn and Mozart to transcending its boundaries. The inventive brilliance, youthful energy and humor of these works were met with enthusiastic admiration of Viennese public. They also laid foundation for Beethoven’s immortal later masterpieces that changed the course of music history.” – Peter Sirotin

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*Event details subject to change. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Connecting Communities Convening

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, will culminate in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to save the date for April 22 and visit the website for additional details and information about registration: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

Student Employee of the Year

The Student Employment Office is pleased to announce that Michael Stefanchik has been selected as Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year. Michael works for the Conference Services Department as a member of the tech crew with Sound and Lighting and was nominated by his supervisor, Luke Niesley.
Additionally, Michael’s nomination was forwarded for consideration at the regional level and Michael was selected by NEASEA (Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators) as Pennsylvania’s Student Employee of the Year.
Please join us in congratulating Michael for this achievement. Michael and all of Messiah’s Student Employee of the Year nominees will be recognized during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 11-17. Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination to recognize the outstanding work of student employees.

Employee strategic planning and budget forum

An employee strategic planning and budget forum will be presented on Thursday, April 8 in Parmer Hall at 3:30 p.m. The session will be available via live stream. It will also be recorded and posted to the Strategic Planning and Prioritization website for reference. All employees are encouraged to tune in.

The presentation will be led by President Kim Phipps and David Walker, vice president for finance and planning, who will share the University’s financial forecast, along with the key challenges, next steps related to the FY22 budget process and a brief overview of the proposed strategic plan for FY22-24. An in-person audience will be invited to attend the presentation in Parmer Hall (size of audience is limited by Covid social distancing restrictions). Questions from all employees can be sent to campusstewardship@messiah.edu.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: The 2021 Spring Senior Series

Please note *****DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, For We Were Loved First, WILL BE RESCHEDULED. The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT arts.messiah.edu FOR THE LATEST UPDATES**** 

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present their 2021 Spring Senior Series this weekend with the premieres of original productions “For We Were Loved First” and “The Order of Things.” Join us for an evening of performance, created and performed by department seniors MacKenzie Harrison, Aimee Kulp, and Annelise Wardwell.

Performances are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

For access to this live streamed event, just visit us online at www.messiah.edu/SOTAlivestream to step into the theatre and enjoy the show. You can also follow us on social media to get more behind the scenes information on our senior creators and the production!

Estimated Runtime: 2 hours (includes one 15-minute intermission)
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Please note *****DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, For We Were Loved First, WILL BE RESCHEDULED. The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT

***The Order of Things will be presented as scheduled***

The Order of Things
Conceived by Annelise K. Wardwell
Created & Performed by Annelise K. Wardwell and Jim Hy

Relationships present unique challenges, and they often face strain when the individuals involved lack communication and find themselves on different wavelengths. Familial relationships are no exception to this, as they often make up one of the most fundamental cornerstones of the human experience.
What happens when such a relationship is faced with perhaps the greatest trial imaginable? Will it crumble under the pressure, or will it grow even stronger under the weight of adversity?

*Please note that this performance contains mature language and content, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*

Estimated runtime: 45 minutes

Messiah University vehicle reservation reminders

Please continue to make your vehicle reservations through EMS. Contact Debbie Farver (3770) with any vehicle reservation questions. Debbie is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Please complete your reservation request at least three days prior to your trip date to ensure vehicle availability and complete processing of your request.

“CANCEL” any reservation that you will not be using, so that the vehicle(s) can be available for someone else who might need a reservation. Reservations which are not canceled will be charged a $25 fee.

Before making a reservation, please check the “Approved Drivers List” on FalconLink to be sure that the Approved status for you and/or other drivers is current. (From the “Approved” date, employees expire in two years; students in one year).

Due to Covid restrictions, all travel requires pre-approval from your VP or Provost, and the approval must be sent to Debbie in order to complete the reservation request.

With “Billing” questions, please contact Randy Heintzelman at (7227).

Summary Annual Report available

Messiah University is required to publish a Summary Annual Report for the Messiah University Health and Welfare Plans on an annual basis. Attached is the Summary Annual Report for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the report at the main office of the Plan and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to:

Public Disclosure
Room N1513
Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Depart of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210

Please contact Su Deitch at ext. 7085 if you have questions.

Lecture: “Why I Read Homer to My Children”

On Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m., the Honors Program will host a lecture by Danielle Bennette Dukes, “Why I Read Homer to My Children.” You are cordially invited to attend via livestream @ www.messiah.edu/HomerLecture. Mrs. Dukes’ lecture is one of the keynote events of the Honors Program’s Book of the Year program, in which all first-year students read Homer’s Odyssey together.

Danielle Bennette Dukes is a remarkable woman. She has helped to educate many classical school and homeschool students (including her own six children) through her teaching, writing, and consulting. In doing so, she draws on the various cultures and sub-cultures in which she has dwelled. Her formative experiences as a black woman, a life-long New Orleanian, and a Catholic shape how she reads, thinks, and engages the times. Mrs. Dukes loves many things, including African folk tales, the history and culture of Mardi Gras krewes, traditions of Christian contemplative prayer, and classical literature. Today, when dividing lines between cultures and identities seem increasingly prominent, Mrs. Dukes’ experiences and thoughts are notable. Among the many rich things she has shared with her children are the writings of Homer. On April 6, she will talk about both why she has felt compelled to read Homer to her children and how she has gone about doing so.

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For sale

Tooth Fairy bottles. These are really cute. They’d be the perfect little extra in the kids Easter baskets this year. What little one wouldn’t be so excited to put their newly lost tooth in this cute little bottle and put it under their pillow for the tooth fairy? (I mean seriously how many times we have put that tooth under the pillow only to go into their rooms at night and fumble around trying to find that tooth) This will make your life much easier and they will have fun putting their newly lost tooth into the bottle and putting it under their pillow. Some designs (printing) vary. But all are very cute. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Bella Multiuse Pressure Cooker for sale. Functions include pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steam and more. Used weekly for two years and works well. Nonstick coating on outside of inner pot is flaking off in places but the nonstick coating on the inside of the inner pot (cooking surface) is still fully intact. We upgraded to a multiuse pressure cooker with additional functions because we have found this unit so useful. Asking price: $30 please contact Beth Transue btransue@messiah.edu.

WANTED

Farmhand Wanted. We are looking to hire one or two “farm hands” to help us this spring. Jobs would entail painting a fence, cleaning out an out building, painting chairs, cleaning a basement etc. We will pay $10 an hour cash after each day. Please feel free to share this and have interested people email me. We are located 15 minutes from campus and some transportation could be arranged if needed. Please contact Tina Keller: tkeller@messiah.edu

Looking for String Lights! International Gala is coming and the ISA/MuKappa Cabinet is looking to “light up” their venue both literally and figuratively. We are on the hunt for warm/yellow-ish patio string lights to use in decorating for this year’s Gala. If you have some string lights (larger bulbs preferred), please let Amy Nicols know at (717) 796-5210 or at anicols@messiah.edu. Thank you all!

 

 

 

MARCH 18

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9

 

NEWS

After 28 years of tremendous service at Messiah University, Dr. David Vader will be leaving us this semester to pursue other opportunities. As professor of engineering and co-founder and director (Emeritus) of the Collaboratory, David’s time at Messiah is marked by excellence, strategic insight and servant leadership. He is a rigorous and supportive educator, particularly in the teaching of thermodynamics. He serves as advisor to the longest-running Collaboratory project that began more than 20 years ago-–hand-powered and electric tricycle design and fabrication for people with disabilities in Burkina Faso, West Africa. As department chair for seven years over the turn of the century, David doubled engineering enrollment and built the Dokimoi Ergatai service-learning model that grew into the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research. In 20 years of Collaboratory leadership, he poured his vocational talent into the organization that has become a significant Messiah University distinctive for students across multiple majors. David’s impact on Messiah’s educational model is significant, and more so his personal impact in the lives of countless students. He is an Approved Worker (‘Dokimoi Ergatai’). Interested in knowing what David will be pursuing next? Talk with him!

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The Office of Faculty Development supported a robust representation of faculty participation at 2021’s virtual Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference held on Friday, February 26. Messiah University contributed as a conference sponsor, and Rocky Allinger, instructional designer, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “Can We Teach Empathy?” • Joanna Behm, senior lecturer of occupational therapy, presented on “Inclusive Excellence: The Marriage of CRT and UDL.” • Robin Lauermann, professor of politics, and Elizabeth Kielley, discovery and metadata librarian, collaborated for their session “Using Project Scaffolding and Journals to Promote Metacognition and Critical Citizen.” • Brenda White, senior lecturer of athletic training, presented “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah University educators attended the conference, including Maureen Asper, nursing adjunct instructor; Erin Boyd- Soisson, professor of human development and family science/ teaching and learning fellow; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in Spanish; Charlene Lane, associate professor of social work; Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer of computing, math, and physics; Matt Lewis, associate professor of health and human performance; Devin Manzullo-Thomas, senior lecturer in the humanities/teaching and learning fellow; Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish, Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer of dietetics; and Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology. Please join me in thanking these colleagues for their commitment to excellence in teaching. Cynthia Wells, director of faculty development.

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Fall Photo Contest winners!

Winners of the Fall Photo Contest will be on display in the lobby of the Jordan Science Center from Feb. 25-March 30! This contest was sponsored by Earthkeepers, Sustainability and the Oakes Museum.

Here are the categories and winners:

Beauty in the Built Environment
Winner – Kara Jung
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Amber Fogelsanger

Beauty in Nature
Winner – Melissa Farnsworth
Honorable Mentions – Ruth Pickens and Aimee Kulp

Earthkeeping in Practice
Winner – Amber Fogelsanger
Honorable Mentions – Amber Fogelsanger

Wildlife
Winner – Leanne Tan
Honorable Mentions – Emma Spronk and Sam Operchuck

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3

The Human Library 2021 – Unjudge Someone

Please Save the Date of Wednesday, March 24 to virtually attend the 3rd Annual Messiah College Human Library Project.

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 3rd annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Click here to sign up today: libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert, Parmer Hall, March 31, 4 p.m.

Featuring faculty members of the Messiah University, Penn State University, Gettysburg College, as well as Stuart Malina and Members of the Harrisburg Symphony

“This program celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary by exploring three of his most lighthearted works. The “Gassenhauer” Trio, Woodwind Quintet and Septet offer a unique window into the mind of a young genius on a journey from absorbing classical style of Haydn and Mozart to transcending its boundaries. The inventive brilliance, youthful energy and humor of these works were met with enthusiastic admiration of Viennese public. They also laid foundation for Beethoven’s immortal later masterpieces that changed the course of music history.” – Peter Sirotin

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*Event details subject to change. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Connecting Communities Convening – It’s time to register!

In conjunction with the Kline Foundation, Messiah is hosting the Connecting Communities Convening. This virtual event with the goal of impacting local, affordable housing and being a good neighbor, culminating in a white paper that encourages and ensures that those seeking public funding for housing initiatives demonstrate their commitment to becoming a good neighbor in the community they intend to serve. We invite you to register to attend our event, held on April 22, and visit the website for additional details: https://www.messiahconnection.com/

Operations Appreciation Week

April 12-16 is Operations Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of the amazing employees that serve our Messiah Community in Dining Services, Safety, Facility Services, Conference and Event Services, Sustainability, Messiah Press and Postal Services and the Campus Store.

Join us by sending a personalized note of appreciation to one or all of these departments using this form:
https://www.messiah.edu/forms/form/770/en/words_of_%20appreciation_for_operations_employees

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Residence Life Office has an opening for the position of residence director, upper class for beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18588. Job-related questions may be directed to Lyndsay Grimm, director of residence life, at lgrimm@messiah.edu.

FOR SALE

Easter plates. These would be a great idea for Easter dinner. You could use them for rolls, cupcakes, candies, brownies, etc., If you have another saying I could do that as well. I have a few other designs if you’re interested, email me and I can send you pictures of the other ones. Plates measure 12.6″ x 12.6″. Plates are made of heavy duty plastic. $8/each or 2/$12. Hand wash only. I’m located in Naugle, ext. 3918 – Stacy Portko, sportko@messiah.edu

Tooth Fairy bottles. These are really cute. They’d be the perfect little extra in the kids Easter baskets this year. What little one wouldn’t be so excited to put their newly lost tooth in this cute little bottle and put it under their pillow for the tooth fairy? (i mean seriously how many times have we put that tooth under the pillow only to go into their rooms at night and fumble around trying to find that tooth ) This will make your life much easier and they will have fun putting their newly lost tooth into the bottle and putting it under their pillow. Some designs (printing) vary. But all are very cute. $3 ea. or 2/$5 Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

SNOOPY. Vintage Snoopy. $10 Contact Stacy Portko – sportko@messiah.edu

Handmade picture. In my “free” time I love to craft. I’ve come to the point where i need to start doing something with them. I have many to choose from, if you’re interested, email me and i can send you pics of what I have. They would be great to decorate your office or your bedroom and or living room. Paintings are 8×10 on canvas. I am located in Naugle, ext. 3918. Price $8 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Rooster decorative. I bought this from Hobby Lobby, but no longer my decor style. I kept this in my living room, and kept my blankets in it for those cool nights. I have another picture of it looking down from the top if you’d like to see it. I am located in Naugle – ext. 3918. $15 Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Tree picture 8 x 10. Another one of my many crafts. I can personalize these if you would like with your favorite saying, someone’s name etc., and $10 ea. Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

FOR RENT

Apartment for rent. Single occupant apartment one mile from campus. Available May 1. One year lease. All utilities, cable TV and internet included in rent. Contact Les Weiand at ext. 2901 or 717-574-3278 or weiand@messiah.edu.

FREE

SILP Closet Clean-out: Free items! The SILP office has extra items we no longer need. These items range from office supplies to holiday decor to board games and everything in between! Check out the list of items (and images) to see if you or your office wants any of them. Items can be picked up in the SILP office on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact email silp@messiah.edu. Thanks!

WANTED

Farmhand Wanted. We are looking to hire one or two “farm hands” to help us this spring. Jobs would entail painting a fence, cleaning out an out building, painting chairs, cleaning a basement etc. We will pay $10 an hour cash after each day. Please feel free to share this and have interested people email me. We are located 15 minutes from campus and some transportation could be arranged if needed. Please contact Tina Keller: tkeller@messiah.edu

Looking for Cat Sitter/House Sitter. Looking for reliable and mature individual to provide occasional house sitting and cat sitting in our home. Due to cat’s older age, the individual must be able to commit to staying in our home a few hours per day and all night overnight. Typical cat and house sitting duties would include food, water, litter and mail. Ability to provide liquid medicine to cat via syringe is a plus but not required. Daily rate for time and duties is negotiable. Current planned trips are a few days in mid-May and one week in mid-August with other possible times as discussed. If interested, please contact Beth Transue, btransue@messiah.edu

Family in need of a rental/or mobile home for sale. My daughter is looking for a larger rental unit with at least 3 bedrooms. She would like to stay in the Dillsburg/Mechanicsburg area, but all areas will be considered. You can email me with the info: sportko@messiah.edu and I can forward it to her. She does work here on campus 2nd shift but her days vary. Thank you.

 

March 11

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

Proverbs 26: 20

NEWS

Adjustments to School of Graduate Studies and Adult Degree Programs

As we continue to grow and mature as a school of graduate studies and as we have launched our adult degree programs we have adjusted some roles and responsibilities to better serve students and meet future growth opportunities.

The director of enrollment for graduate studies and adult education position is currently vacant and a search committee is narrowing down candidates. We hope to have a new director in place as soon as possible. Responsibilities have been expanded to include oversight for ADP and connections with Emerge Education (our OPM provider). In addition, the director will continue to assist us in identifying new program opportunities and ensuring that our program is mission driven, market sensitive, and revenue positive. Until a new director is named, enrollment questions should be directed to Rob Pepper who will be working directly with the graduate enrollment team.

Rebekah Ostby has been named director of operations and finance for SGS and ADP. Rebekah’s role has been expanded to include ADP financial oversight and all Winding Hill operations (excluding Café). She will be providing administrative support to ADP Council, Graduate Council, and will maintaining the Graduate Catalog and connecting with the Office of the Provost on the ADP Catalog. Please continue to reach out to Rebekah in the areas she has previously served you.

Julie Gomboc-Hellam has been named director of graduate and ADP student services and compliance. Julie’s role has been expanded and now includes ADP in addition to graduate student services. She will work alongside colleagues in student success and engagement to ensure that our graduate and adult students have a positive learning experience. Special attention will be paid to orientation, retention, and health and wellness. Julie will be the SGS and ADP point person as we transition to Tree of Life Bookstore. In addition, she will fill the much needed role as the university administrator for NC-Sara, online compliance and state licensure.

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The Office of Faculty Development supported a robust representation of faculty participation at 2021’s virtual Lancaster Learns, a one-day conference held on Friday, February 26. Messiah University contributed as a conference sponsor, and Rocky Allinger, instructional designer, served on the planning committee. In addition to promoting the event in these ways, the Teaching and Learning Initiative provided support to encourage faculty attendance in this regional opportunity to advance excellent teaching in higher education. Several Messiah faculty presented at breakout sessions during the day. • Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling, shared her ideas in a presentation titled “Can We Teach Empathy?” • Joanna Behm, senior lecturer of occupational therapy, presented on “Inclusive Excellence: The Marriage of CRT and UDL.” • Robin Lauermann, professor of politics, and Elizabeth Kielley, discovery and metadata librarian, collaborated for their session “Using Project Scaffolding and Journals to Promote Metacognition and Critical Citizen.” • Brenda White, senior lecturer of athletic training, presented “Best Practices for Teaching First-Generation Latino Students.” Many other Messiah University educators attended the conference, including Maureen Asper, nursing adjunct instructor; Erin Boyd- Soisson, professor of human development and family science/ teaching and learning fellow; Amy Ginck, senior lecturer in spanish; Charlene Lane, associate professor of social work; Cindi Kerns, instructional designer; Cynthia Lehman, senior lecturer of computing, math, and physics; Matt Lewis, associate professor of health and human performance; Devin Manzullo-Thomas, senior lecturer in the humanities/teaching and learning fellow; Sheila Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish, Michelle Sanford, senior lecturer of dietetics; and Jennifer Thomson, associate professor of biopsychology. Please join me in thanking these colleagues for their commitment to excellence in teaching. Cynthia Wells, director of faculty development.

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Compositions by Richard Roberson

Parmer Hall, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty and students from the Messiah University Department of Music will present a program of compositions by Richard Roberson, dean of the School of the Arts. Most of the pieces on the program will receive their first performance. The program will include pieces written over a broad period of time, from the 1970s until now.

Program:
Fanfare for an Uncommon President (2004)
The President’s Brass conducted by Timothy Dixon
Written for the inauguration of Kim Phipps as president of Messiah University

Jeremiah Songs (1974)
Damian Savarino, Bass-Baritone, Patrice Ewoldt, piano
Blake Songs (1977/1980)
Tara Savarino, Soprano, Patrice Ewoldt, piano

Concertante, for Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble (1983)
Todd Goranson, bassoon, Timothy Dixon, conductor

Victimae paschali laudes (1994)
Messiah University Chamber Singers, directed by Joy Meade

Piano Trio (2021) – Movement I
Peter Sirotin, violin, Ai-lin Hsieh, cello, Ya-Ting Chang, piano

Open to on campus faculty, staff and students only. Must show Messiah ID for entrance. Must wear face mask and social distance at all times. This event will be live-streamed.

*All performance details are subject to change, pending changes to our on-campus circumstances. Please see arts.messiah.edu for updates.

Room request spring deadline

Friday, April 9 is the deadline to submit your spring 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs, or require ticket office support. Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted. E-mail Room Reservations (roomres@messiah.edu) with any questions.

Important Dates:
• Thursday, March 11 thru Sunday, March 14 – Staycation Events
• Friday, April 2 thru Sunday, April 4 – Good Friday and Easter Weekend
• Monday, May 3 – Thursday, May 6 – Finals Week
• Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 – Baccalaureate and Undergraduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this time period
• Saturday, May 15 – Graduate Commencement. No events will be accepted for this day

Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting

The Offices of Academic Advising and Faculty Development invite you to attend the March workshop, “Advising for Growth: Encouraging Student Curiosity and Exploration with Goal Setting.” This workshop will be led by Dr. Robin Lauermann, Professor of Politics at Messiah University.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Zoom info
https://messiah.zoom.us/j/93374254647

Summary:
It is important for students to consider longer-term academic goals and decisions. However, students can become easily sidetracked when other responsibilities, with assigned times and deadlines, arise. In this workshop, faculty member, Robin Lauermann, will share the process and resources that she uses in advising students to set vocational and academic goals. In addition, advisees will share their perspectives from the experience.

We hope to see you there.

2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant

The 2020-2021 Library Student Research Grant application deadline is Friday, April 9. This competitive grant provides Messiah seniors doing their senior honors projects or senior capstone projects an opportunity to experience a taste of graduate school-level research using both Murray Library’s print and digital collections as well as other relevant research materials for their chosen topic located at other institutions or organizations. Proposals are selected for funding by an interdisciplinary panel of judges chaired by Linda Poston, library director. The grantee will be awarded $750 in the spring for the fall 2021 academic year. Grant recipient research will culminate with a presentation of the overview and process of their research project at the Friends Annual Dinner Meeting or alternative venue as appropriate. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 26. See the Library webpage for more information (https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/4149/friends_of_murray_library_2020 ) and view PDF for
application details.

Library hours

Murray Library will have adjusted hours for the Spring Long Weekend. Please check the website for hours. Librarian assistance will be available through the green Chat button found on the library’s website. CrafTea kits to make a magazine pinwheel will be available, while supplies last, starting on Friday, March 12.

Grantham Community Garden CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Joining the Grantham Community Garden CSA is a great way to get involved with the sustainability community at Messiah University while also receiving great produce! Support the local spray-free production of in-season foods. Get 6-8 different types of fresh produce each week for 22 weeks from May 31 through Oct. 25. In addition, you will also receive bonus items each week for participating in this program! The beginning of the season will start off with kale, broccoli, tomatoes and squash. Throughout the CSA there will be carrots, peppers, beets and lettuce. Onions, garlic and tomatoes will arrive mid-summer along with several other delicious vegetables! Cost is $450/share (one-time payment or monthly payments accepted). Pick Up will be every Monday. Sign up on Qualtrics to reserve your spot! https://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CMApCUMEU7FmL3

The Human Library 2021 – Unjudge Someone

Please Save the Date of Wednesday, March 24 to virtually attend the 3rd Annual Messiah College Human Library Project.

Immerse yourself in the pages of the books right in front of you. The 3rd annual Human Library Project is where Messiah students, faculty and staff become open books, sharing their personal stories with readers. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Click here to sign up today: libguides.messiah.edu/humanlibrary

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Apartment for rent

Single occupant apartment one mile from campus. Available May 1. One year lease. All utilities, cable TV and internet included in rent. Contact Les Weiand at ext. 2901 or 717-574-3278 or weiand@messiah.edu.