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October 6

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts.

Zechariah 8:16

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Deadline for Submitting Fall 2022 EMS Events

Friday, Oct. 28 is the deadline to submit your Fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. End-of-the-year requests with service needs received after Oct 28th will be denied.

Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted as will any event for 2023. Email roomres@messiah.edu with any questions.

Passport Services

Representatives from the Cumberland County Court House will be on campus at the Eisenhower Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 to process passport applications. PLEASE NOTE: the current time for processing passports is 7-10 weeks.

Applicants need to bring the following documents:

  • Original birth certificate, PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • Driver’s license PLUS A PHOTOCOPY OF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  • Copy both front and back of the driver’s license on the same side of the page
  • Non-PA residents also need to bring their Messiah ID along with a photocopy of their ID
  • Completed application
  • Fees ($130 check or money order written to the U.S. Department of State and $35 cash or check written to the Prothonotary’s Office)
  • Photo services will be available. Cost is $10 in cash or check written to Messiah University.

Passport applications can be downloaded at this link.

Please contact agapecenter@messiah.edu if you have questions.

Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Silent Sky

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to begin our 2022-2023 season with the fall black box production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson on October 6-9th! Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for Opening Night!

Silent Sky
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Daniel Inouye

October 6 – 8 at 8 p.m.
October 9 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Estimated run time: 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission

Tickets: $10—adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and seniors (60+)
*Tickets are Buy-One-Get-One Free for Opening Night!* Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Messiah is transitioning to Tap ID cards

All employees must have a tap ID card for building access and on-campus purchasing.

If you received an employee ID card after February 2017, your card is already tap-enabled. You do not need to upgrade your ID Card.

If you received your ID card BEFORE February 2017, you will need to upgrade your ID card. Since Messiah is requiring this upgrade, you will not be charged for a new ID card. Messiah is transitioning card readers to be tap-only beginning fall break. The ability to swipe for door access and purchases will be deactivated all over campus.

How to Upgrade Your ID card:
1. Email falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah email account with the subject line “Upgrade to Tap ID Card.”
2. Include your name, ID #, and your photo. Note: Only appropriate photos will be accepted. Select a close-up, high quality, digital photo of yourself where you are looking directly at the camera. Do not wear a hat.
3. Send the email by Friday, Oct. 14.
4. The Falcon Exchange will email you when your new tap-enabled ID card is ready.

Messiah issued computers – Cortex XDR Endpoint Security roll out

On Monday Oct. 3, ITS will begin rolling out Cortex XDR to all Messiah-issued Windows PCs and Macs. Cortex XDR is an extended detection and response application that will provide added security on our machines by blocking malware, ransomware, exploits, and fileless attacks.
The installation will complete silently and, in our testing, we have not come across any issues with Cortex XDR preventing known software from running properly.
However, if you do experience any issues with Cortex XDR interfering with or removing software that you use, please let us know by e-mailing techsupport@messiah.edu or calling 717-796-4444.

Murray Library’s October 2022 Newsletter

What’s happening in the library this month? Click here to see Murray’s newsletter.

See Anew: A Reflection on St. Augustine’s Confessions” a lecture by Anthony Eseke

This lecture hosted by the honors program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Auditorium [Frey 110].

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity

Mental Health First Aid Training is being offered to employees on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jordan 1st Floor Atrium. To register, click on the “All Training Classes” card on FalconLink. Space is limited – Reserve your seat today!

Why enroll in Mental Health First Aid Training? One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to help a student, colleague, friend, or family member in need of assistance.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Smithmyer at jsmithmyer@messiah.edu.

New Seed Library at Murray Library. We need YOU!

What’s a seed library?

A seed library is a circulating collection of seeds that people can borrow, plant, harvest, save, and—if all goes according to plan—return to the library for others to borrow. A Seed Library offers opportunities for anyone to try their hand in gardening. In spring 2023, the Murray Library seed library will freely share seeds with any interested gardeners. This will be open to the community. Look for more details in 2023!

How can you help? Please donate your seeds!

-As you harvest your fall plants, save some of the seeds for yourself and bring some to the library.

-Return the seeds in separate baggies or envelopes by their variety to the Library’s circulation desk. Seeds must be dry and free of most residue.

-The seed library accepts seeds for: vegetables, herbs, flowers

-Commercially distributed, opened or unopened seed packets are also accepted.

Thanks to the Office of Sustainability for their support!

Check out our mission, goals, and educational resources: https://libguides.messiah.edu/seed/home

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Job opportunities

The Falcon Exchange has an opening for a full-time falcon exchange representative. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23012. Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at jrharris@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

For sale: fishing boat and trailer. Sea Nymph fishing boat (circa 1985) in good condition with 25 HP Mercury outboard motor in very good condition. Off-white exterior with brown interior. Seats 4. Trolling motor, live well and other accessories. Trailer is in good condition with new wheels and tires. We have the title and registration to transfer for the trailer. Title not required for the boat due to model year (pre 1997). Asking $3,000. For photos or more information contact cgross@messiah.edu

St. Benedict and St. Christopher Keychain charms. These charms have been blessed by our local priest Fr. Eseke who is also a professor here at Messiah University.
St. Christopher symbolizes safe travels and St. Benedict medals are used in many ways, but always as a protection against evil. Some people bury them in the foundations of new buildings to keep them free from evil influences, while others attach them to rosaries or hang them on the wall in their homes.
$7 each. Please email me at sportko@messiah.edu, or I can be reached at extension 3918.

Wanted

House cleaner. Looking for someone to clean my home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Contact Nina for more information. Kjohnson@messiah.edu

September 29

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalms 86:15

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Help welcome Gary Nowicki, Messiah’s new vice president for finance and planning, at a casual “come and go” reception on Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board of Trustees room 310 in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Congratulations to three of our nursing faculty. Nancy Frank, PhD, RN, CNE, CMSRN, and Jeff Stroup, DNP, RN, CEN successfully completed doctoral degrees. Nancy received her PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Jeff earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Messiah University. Kristin Shaub, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN received a 2022 National League for Nursing Foundation nursing education faculty scholarship award. Kristin is currently a graduate student in Messiah University’s DNP/FNP program and an adjunct faculty member in the nursing department.

Chanty Webb, Engle Center nurse, has published her second book, Parenting Through the Four Seasons. Chanty is a mother of four with a passion for writing about the challenges that God brings into her life. Her pursuit of writing began 10 years ago when a former NPR journalist joined her church and started an author’s ministry. That encounter provided the catalyst for Chanty to publish her first book, Personal Finances Personal Freedom, and has kept her writing ever since.

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Messiah University Department of Theatre and Dance presents: Silent Sky

Messiah University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to begin our 2022-2023 season with the fall black box production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson on October 6-9th! Tickets are on sale now and are Buy-One-Get-One Free for Opening Night!

Silent Sky
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Daniel Inouye

October 6 – 8 at 8 p.m.
October 9 at 3 p.m.
Poorman Black Box Theater, Climenhaga Building

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Estimated run time: 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission

Tickets: $10—adults $7—MU students (w/ID), MU employees (w/ID), youth (under 18) and  seniors (60+)
*Tickets are Buy-One-Get-One Free for Opening Night!* Tickets can be purchased online at messiah.edu/tickets, by phone at 717-691-6036, or at the door as available. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Call for nominations

All educators at Messiah University are invited to nominate candidates for the
Class of 1964 Wittlinger Prize and the Boyer Legacy Award.

These two awards are presented annually by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies and the Ernest L. Boyer Center, respectively, to recognize student leaders who embody particular ideals. The Wittlinger Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger’s (Class of 1935) qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication. Similarly, the Boyer Legacy Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Ernest L. Boyer’s (Class of 1948) ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service.

Eligible candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity, and a commitment to service. There is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

Nominations should include the student’s name and a brief statement (no more than 200 words) explaining why the student merits the honor. Students may be nominated for either or both awards.

Both awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 each.

The Wittlinger Award recipient will be recognized during the January 2023 Wittlinger Chapel Series; the Boyer Award recipient will be recognized at the fall 2023 Teacher Education/Boyer Center Awards Ceremony.

Please submit nominations and direct questions to Jon Stuckey (jstuckey@messiah.edu) no later than Dec. 1.

Messiah is transitioning to Tap ID cards

All employees must have a tap ID card for building access and on-campus purchasing.

If you received an employee ID card after February 2017, your card is already tap-enabled. You do not need to upgrade your ID Card.

If you received your ID card BEFORE February 2017, you will need to upgrade your ID card. Since Messiah is requiring this upgrade, you will not be charged for a new ID card. Messiah is transitioning card readers to be tap-only beginning fall break. The ability to swipe for door access and purchases will be deactivated all over campus.

How to Upgrade Your ID card:
1. Email falconexchange@messiah.edu from your Messiah email account with the subject line “Upgrade to Tap ID Card.”
2. Include your name, ID #, and your photo. Note: Only appropriate photos will be accepted. Select a close-up, high quality, digital photo of yourself where you are looking directly at the camera. Do not wear a hat.
3. Send the email by Friday, Oct. 14.
4. The Falcon Exchange will email you when your new tap-enabled ID card is ready.

Messiah issued computers – Cortex XDR Endpoint Security roll out

On Monday Oct. 3, ITS will begin rolling out Cortex XDR to all Messiah-issued Windows PCs and Macs. Cortex XDR is an extended detection and response application that will provide added security on our machines by blocking malware, ransomware, exploits, and fileless attacks.
The installation will complete silently and, in our testing, we have not come across any issues with Cortex XDR preventing known software from running properly.
However, if you do experience any issues with Cortex XDR interfering with or removing software that you use, please let us know by e-mailing techsupport@messiah.edu or calling 717-796-4444.


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For sale

Framed country mute swan photo. Good condition. Approximately 3’ x 3’. $25. Contact: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

New Dewalt drill set. This is a brand new drill driver and impact driver combo from Dewalt. It is 20 v and comes with 2 batteries, charging base and bag. Item is new in Box. Box has been opened to take pictures. Asking $175 Contact Theresa Day tday@messiah.edu Pictures available upon request.

FREE

Free. Upright piano in Grantham. Contact Dale, dfogelsa@messiah.edu

Wanted

FLUTE NEEDED! Do you have a student level flute, or better, in good working shape that you are willing to lend to an eager student? Then please contact me! My son, who plays saxophone, is practicing flute now in order to increase his skills across the woodwind family. If you can help me (him) out please contact me: Damian Savarino; dsavarin@messiah.edu

Wanted gently-used leather or faux leather couch. If you have a gently-used leather or faux leather couch, and no longer want it, please contact the Department of Communication, at apatton@messiah.edu
We are also interested in acquiring a papasan chair, also in good condition.
Thank you!

 

 

 

September 22

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
    plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Help welcome Gary Nowicki, Messiah’s new vice president for finance and planning, at a casual “come and go” reception on Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board of Trustees room 310 in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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Tovah Wilson is joining the Office of Development. I am pleased to share that Tovah has agreed to serve as the next director of annual giving and donor communication. Tovah is a double grad of Messiah having both a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Higher Education. Most recently, she was part of the HR team at Messiah. Prior to that, she served in Residence Life at both Messiah and Bluffton University. She has also taught elementary school in Honduras. Tovah has a clear commitment and skillset around building and fostering relationships. I am delighted she will be bringing these talents to the task of engaging a broad constituency of alumni, parents, friends, and other donors into the important educational mission of Messiah University. Tovah’s first day in the Development Office will be September 26th.

Please join me in welcoming Tovah to the Messiah Development team!

Jon C. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Associate VP for Development

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Paper supply shortage

If you are working or plan to work with the Office of Marketing and Communications and/or Messiah Press, please be aware there is currently a global paper shortage. The paper shortage and increase paper prices are projected to persist through 2023. It’s been a challenge to acquire paper and Press spends several hours a week on the phone with vendors.

What does this mean for you?

To combat the shortage and potential delay in paper, the OMC/Messiah Press are asking, when initiating your projects to plan for an extra week, to battle paper delivery.

For all jobs that are created in OMC and then printed at Messiah Press the new time lines are as follows:

Print only: 6 weeks

Print and mail distribution: 7 weeks

Print and mail distribution with variable data: 8 weeks

Your grace and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Scholarship Reception

The Ernest L. Boyer Center and Teacher Education Program will celebrate the 22-23 winners of five scholarships available to teacher certification students in their senior year and the Boyer Legacy Award, Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium. We invite you to join us to recognize their accomplishments.

Scholarship awards will go to:
September Nguyen, Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award
Melissa Johnson, Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship
Micah Wagner, Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award
Maria Cushing-Daniels, Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award
Sidney Stutzman, Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award
Phalika Oum, Boyer Legacy Award

Friends 20th Annual dinner and program with Anita Voelker

Join us Friday Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Murray Library Annual Dinner. We are delighted to welcome Anita Voelker back to campus as our keynote speaker. Anita taught for many years in the Education Department at Messiah University. In her presentation, “A Peek Through the Looking Glass: Why Children’s Books Matter,” Anita will discuss how most readers have one particular children’s book that sustained them in childhood and fortified them in adulthood. C.S. Lewis would agree. He noted that “no book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” Anita’s presentation will enable us to peek through the proverbial looking glass to discover the richness of children’s literature through both images and words. By revisiting this distinctive genre with fresh eyes, we will discover why children’s books matter. The event will be held in Hostetter Chapel, with a meal catered by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. To register, please visit the Friends of Murray Library webpage. Reservation deadline is Oct. 8.

Pricing: $10 students/$25 friends members/$40 non-members

Employee Worship Service volunteers

As the Office of Human Resources and Compliance begins planning our Employee Worship Services for the academic year, it would be helpful to have a list of people who are willing to have an active role in the service. Perhaps you feel called to share a welcome statement or personal testimony; maybe you enjoy reading scripture; sometimes we have need of an employee choir to lead hymns. If these opportunities are of interest to you, contact Staci Davis (sdavis@messiah.edu or ext. 5300) to be added to our contact list. Please indicate in which way you would be willing to serve. Thank you for your consideration!

Seeking student for communications assistant

Do you know a student who is a pithy writer or is considering a future in marketing, communications or public relations? Undergraduate Admissions is seeking a student who will contribute to communication efforts with prospective students. This student will partner with the admissions communications manager and will be involved in activities such as drafting content for e-mails and serving as a primary student contact on social media platforms like ZeeMee and class-specific Instagram accounts. If you have an interested student, tell them to email Diane Titter at dtitter@messiah.edu for more details, or encourage them to apply for the position posted on the Student Employment website.

In search of Mr. Green…

One of the most exciting events the library hosts each year is Live Clue, which brings students into the library to solve a mystery while learning what the library has to offer. Part of this event includes REAL live suspects including Miss Scarlett, Ms. White, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and Mr. Green. At this time, our Mr. Green has retired, leaving us with an opening for someone new to take his place. We would love to see a Messiah employee fill this role, which consists of wandering through the library stacks and interacting with the students who are playing. You would be given all the information you need to answer the questions they might have for you and it’s really about just having fun! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from around 6 – 9 p.m. If you are interesting in joining our team, email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu.

Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center room reservations

When reserving space in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center, please be sure to use the full names of the following spaces, including the names of the generous benefactors:

1st Floor
Parmer Family Lobby – PAWC First Floor

2nd Floor
Steinbrecher Conference Room – PAWC Room 202

3rd Floor
Larsen Conference Room – PAWC Room 307
Messiah Trustees Board Room – PAWC Room 310
Hahn Reception Area (outside Messiah Trustees Board Room) – PAWC Suite 309

Thank you for your help in ensuring we recognize and honor those who made the wonderful new Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center a reality!

2022 Alumni Awards Recipients Announced

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards. These awards are important not only for the tribute they pay to the lives of each recipient, but also as a symbol of the quality of our alumni as a whole. Please save the date for Friday, November 4th for the Alumni Awards Dinner, which will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. in Martin Commons.  Additional event details and ticket information will be coming in the next few weeks.  Questions?  Please contact us at 717.796.5252 or alumni@messiah.edu.

Young Alumna Achievement Award – Amber Jackson, Esq. (Class of 2009, politics)

Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award – Dr. Jeffrey Morris (Class of 1993, mathematics education)

Alumni Christian Service Award – Daniel and Jessica Cotton (Class of 1999, biology and elementary education)

Alumni Appreciation Award – Sharon and Richard ‘70 (Rick) Jordan II

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace Commemoration
Students and faculty from the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and the Departments of Music and Theater and Dance will lead this year’s campus commemoration of the International Day of Peace on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in Parmer Hall.

The “Arts of Peace” will include music, dance, and a time of focused prayer for world peace. For more information, contact Dr. George Pickens, gpickens@messiah.edu

Ballet 5:8 “Baptized Imagination”

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

“Baptized Imagination” is a breathtaking mixed bill with original ballets by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Matthew Rushing, associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Ballet 5:8 is a faith-based company recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. The company creates dynamic and captivating performances drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century.

“Baptized Imagination” will feature well-loved fan favorites including “Día de Los Vivos,” “Gospel Impressions,” “Todo Raba” and more! Additionally, this will be Rushing’s first collaboration with the artists of Ballet 5:8, bringing his world-class choreography to Messiah University. “Día de Los Vivos” is a love letter to those battling clinical depression. “Gospel Impressions” is inspired by artist Makoto Fujimura’s exquisite paintings, The Four Holy Gospels. Slager composes geometric movement that illuminates the gospel stories further and captures Fujimura’s unique paintings through dance. The evening will conclude with “Todo Raba,” meaning “thank you very much” in Hebrew. The ballet is a heartfelt expression of gratitude to God.

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

Visit arts.messiah.edu for more information.

Procurement made easy

Do you know how to request a supplier in One$ource?
Have you struggled with knowing whether to use a P-Card or a requisition?
Do you know how and when invoices are paid?
Do you feel like you “always do it wrong”?

Let us help you!

The Procurement Made Easy review class will cover common mistakes, frequently asked questions, and help you navigate the world of purchasing at Messiah. COVID changed a lot the past few years – time to get back to basics. Even if you have been purchasing at Messiah for years, this class could help make things easier for you.

Procurement Made Easy
Tuesday, Oct. 11
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Parmer Cinema; Boyer Hall

Look for more information and an invitation to the class to come.

Call for nominations

All educators at Messiah University are invited to nominate candidates for the
Class of 1964 Wittlinger Prize and the Boyer Legacy Award.

These two awards are presented annually by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies and the Ernest L. Boyer Center, respectively, to recognize student leaders who embody particular ideals. The Wittlinger Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Carlton O. Wittlinger’s (Class of 1935) qualities of persistence and unselfish dedication. Similarly, the Boyer Legacy Award honors students who demonstrate Dr. Ernest L. Boyer’s (Class of 1948) ardent emphasis that leadership is grounded in service.

Eligible candidates must be juniors with the highest academic promise, including a minimum 3.5 GPA, strong character, integrity, and a commitment to service. There is no restriction as to the major of the recipient.

Nominations should include the student’s name and a brief statement (no more than 200 words) explaining why the student merits the honor. Students may be nominated for either or both awards.

Both awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 each.

The Wittlinger Award recipient will be recognized during the January 2023 Wittlinger Chapel Series; the Boyer Award recipient will be recognized at the Fall 2023 Teacher Education/Boyer Center Awards Ceremony.

Please submit nominations and direct questions to Jon Stuckey (jstuckey@messiah.edu) no later than Dec. 1.

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Job opportunities

Full time Plumber. https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22895

Position related questions may be directed to Brad Markley, director of facility services at bmarkley@messiah.edu

For sale

New Dewalt drill set. This is a brand new drill driver and impact driver combo from Dewalt. It is 20 v and comes with 2 batteries, charging base and bag. Item is new in Box. Box has been opened to take pictures. Asking $175 Contact Theresa Day tday@messiah.edu Pictures available upon request.

WANTED

FLUTE NEEDED! Do you have a student level flute, or better, in good working shape that you are willing to lend to an eager student? Then please contact me! My son, who plays saxophone, is practicing flute now in order to increase his skills across the woodwind family. If you can help me (him) out please contact me: Damian Savarino; dsavarin@messiah.edu

Wanted gently-used leather or faux leather couch. If you have a gently-used leather or faux leather couch, and no longer want it, please contact the Department of Communication, at apatton@messiah.edu
We are also interested in acquiring a papasan chair, also in good condition.
Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Sept. 15

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,

For each one should carry their own load.

Galatians 6:4-5

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Congratulations to Linda Poston, Murray Library director, who was recently elected to the board of the Association of Christian Librarians. Linda was also elected to be association’s president for 2022-2023. The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) is an organization of evangelical Christian academic librarians that seeks to strengthen libraries through professional development of evangelical librarians and spiritual encouragement for service in higher education.

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Nance McCown, professor of communication, co-presented as part of a joint teaching panel titled “Don’t Let Teaching Overwhelm You: Creating Inclusive Classrooms While Protecting Balance” to the Commission on the Status of Women and the Religion and Media Interest Group at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Detroit, MI, in August. Nance’s panel portion was titled, “Co-creating Inclusive Classrooms: Holding Space for Faith.”

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Purchasing Office closed for training

The Purchasing Office will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 15 for department training. No requisitions will be approved in One$ource that day. Please plan accordingly.
For questions, contact Purchasing at ext. 6010.

Celebrating Messiah’s Distinctives: An Employee In-service Event

All administrators, faculty and staff are warmly encouraged to attend the employee in-service event on Sept. 20. Join us in the Sawatsky Lobby (lower level of the High Center) at 8 a.m. for a continental breakfast. The program will begin in Parmer Hall at 8:30 a.m. with a time of worship, including a meditation from Director of Campus Ministries and Teaching Pastor Emily Bingham. President Phipps will deliver the 2022 State of the University address at 8:45 a.m. followed by a review of our Messiah University distinctives through visual presentations and a Messiah-inspired trivia game with great prizes!

Please plan to participate in this important celebration of our Messiah community as we enjoy a morning of fellowship, fun and food together as colleagues.

Messiah enters partnership with local Dunkin

The Office of Development is pleased to announce that the new Dunkin at 1423 South Market St., Mechanicsburg is partnering with Messiah University. Dunkin is offering a 10% discount to anyone who shows a Messiah ID, and will donate 10% of the proceeds from any Messiah-related sale back to the university.

Trivia Night at Murray Library

You’re invited! Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Sept. 16 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams! All Messiah employees are welcome.

Middle States’ Self-Study Report draft available

Accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. are required by their respective accrediting agencies to complete periodic self-studies—a process that involves a significant amount of data collection, analysis and evaluation resulting in a comprehensive institutional report. Messiah University will present our Self-Study Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Middle States) in the spring of 2023. Over the past year and a half, a campus steering team and multiple working groups have analyzed and prepared Messiah University’s Self-Study Report, a process that included soliciting and receiving feedback on draft chapters that were posted earlier this year.

The draft of the 2023 Self-Study Report will be submitted to the review team chair this week and is now available to the community at https://www.messiah.edu/middlestates. The co-chairs of the MSCHE Steering Committee, Laura Miller and Alison Noble, thank the members of the steering committee and working groups for their service in this important process, as well as the larger community for their input.

The draft of the Self-Study will be submitted to Middle States in early 2023 and the MSCHE review team will visit campus on March 12-15, 2023.

Sincerely,
Alison Noble and Laura Miller, co-chairs
Messiah University MSCHE Steering Committee

Music for Piano Times Two IV “Nostalgia and Hope” Sept. 18, 4 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

Migration is one of the most powerful forces in art. It strengthens artists’ connections to their roots while infusing their work with new ideas. Pianists Stuart Malina, Ya-Ting Chang, Patrice Ewoldt and Richard Roberson will explore music for two pianos by composers whose life stories and music were shaped by migration.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

Scholarship Reception

The Ernest L. Boyer Center and Teacher Education Program will celebrate the 22-23 winners of five scholarships available to teacher certification students in their senior year and the Boyer Legacy Award, Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Howe Atrium. We invite you to join us to recognize their accomplishments.

Scholarship awards will go to:
September Nguyen, Ethel Brandt Bigham Endowed Education Award
Melissa Johnson, Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship
Micah Wagner, Suzanne Joy Johnson Endowed Scholarship Award
Maria Cushing-Daniels, Terry L. Stoudnour Endowed Education Award
Sidney Stutzman, Murk-Hayes Endowed Education Award
Phalika Oum, Boyer Legacy Award

Employee video devotional

Please use the following link: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=5891286&node=26264850&a=1301595949&autoplay=1 to watch Stephen Gallaher’s next employee devotional.

If you would like to contact our Community Pastor, please email Stephen at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

Friends 20th Annual dinner and program with Anita Voelker

Join us Friday Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Murray Library Annual Dinner. We are delighted to welcome Anita Voelker back to campus as our keynote speaker. Anita taught for many years in the Education Department at Messiah University. In her presentation, “A Peek Through the Looking Glass: Why Children’s Books Matter,” Anita will discuss how most readers have one particular children’s book that sustained them in childhood and fortified them in adulthood. C.S. Lewis would agree. He noted that “no book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” Anita’s presentation will enable us to peek through the proverbial looking glass to discover the richness of children’s literature through both images and words. By revisiting this distinctive genre with fresh eyes, we will discover why children’s books matter. The event will be held in Hostetter Chapel, with a meal catered by Messiah’s Two Bridges Catering. To register, please visit the Friends of Murray Library webpage. Reservation deadline is Oct. 8

Pricing: $10 Students / $25 Friends members / $40 Non-members

Employee Worship Service volunteers

As the Office of Human Resources and Compliance begins planning our Employee Worship Services for the academic year, it would be helpful to have a list of people who are willing to have an active role in the service. Perhaps you feel called to share a welcome statement or personal testimony; maybe you enjoy reading scripture; sometimes we have need of an employee choir to lead hymns. If these opportunities are of interest to you, contact Staci Davis (sdavis@messiah.edu or ext. 5300) to be added to our contact list. Please indicate in which way you would be willing to serve. Thank you for your consideration!

Seeking student for communications assistant

Do you know a student who is a pithy writer or is considering a future in marketing, communications or public relations? Undergraduate Admissions is seeking a student who will contribute to communication efforts with prospective students. This student will partner with the admissions communications manager and will be involved in activities such as drafting content for e-mails and serving as a primary student contact on social media platforms like ZeeMee and class-specific Instagram accounts. If you have an interested student, tell them to email Diane Titter at dtitter@messiah.edu for more details, or encourage them to apply for the position posted on the Student Employment website.

In search of Mr. Green…

One of the most exciting events the library hosts each year is Live Clue, which brings students into the library to solve a mystery while learning what the library has to offer. Part of this event includes REAL live suspects including Miss Scarlett, Ms. White, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and Mr. Green. At this time, our Mr. Green has retired, leaving us with an opening for someone new to take his place. We would love to see a Messiah employee fill this role, which consists of wandering through the library stacks and interacting with the students who are playing. You would be given all the information you need to answer the questions they might have for you and it’s really about just having fun! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from around 6 – 9 p.m. If you are interesting in joining our team, email Kimberly Steiner at ksteiner@messiah.edu.

Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center room reservations

When reserving space in the Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center, please be sure to use the full names of the following spaces, including the names of the generous benefactors:

1st Floor
Parmer Family Lobby – PAWC First Floor

2nd Floor
Steinbrecher Conference Room – PAWC Room 202

3rd Floor
Larsen Conference Room – PAWC Room 307
Messiah Trustees Board Room – PAWC Room 310
Hahn Reception Area (outside Messiah Trustees Board Room) – PAWC Suite 309

Thank you for your help in ensuring we recognize and honor those who made the wonderful new Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center a reality!

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Job opportunities

Salad cook (pantry lead I), for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22496.

Sous chef, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22577.

FT and PT Cook (p.m.) positions, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer, working 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22668. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

Human Resources has an opening for a full-time human resource assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22736. Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time engineering communications coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22706. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time engineering events coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22709. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

Multicultural and International Student Programs has an opening for a part-time international student programs advisor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22429. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Nicols, director of international student programs, at anicols@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22626. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The Office of Faculty Development has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22812. Job-related questions may be directed to Cynthia Wells, director of faculty development, at cwells@messiah.edu.

The Murray Library has an opening for a full-time collection strategies librarian. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22838. Job-related questions may be directed to Linda Poston, director of the murray library, at poston@messiah.edu.

Grounds Services has an opening for a full-time groundskeeper/crew leader. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22845. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

For sale

Marshall guitar amp (DSL 40C).Gently used Marshall DSL40C valve powered guitar amplifier. Includes footswitch and power cord. Great built in tone or base for pedalboard. $450 (or best offer). Contact Josh: jgerber@messiah.edu

Rigid contractor table saw.10-inch contractor table saw comes with Incra Miter Gauge and a Freud Dado stack set. $350 O.B.O. Contact asider@messiah.edu for more pictures and information.

FREE

Free bunny. Looking for a new home for 2-year-old Olive (“Ollie”, a Holland Lop). Contact chanson@messiah.edu for info.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Get Your Ticket Now! I Am They at Harrisburg Christian School

Messiah University is pleased to be a sponsor of this event! On Sept. 23 at 7p.m., I Am They will be at Harrisburg Christian School https://www.csagh.org/. I Am They is a nationally known Christian band that has performed in our area at Winter Jam. This awesome evening of worship and entertainment also includes the motivational preaching of Bob Lenz of Life Promotions. Bob speaks nationally, including this year at Creation Festival. Local artists Allison Rutherford, as well as Dan and Lauren Smith will also perform. Tickets can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com/events/csagh. All tickets are general admission and sell for $20.

 

 

Sept. 8

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Congratulations to Linda Poston, Murray Library director, who was recently elected to the board of the Association of Christian Librarians. Linda was also elected to be association’s president for 2022-2023. The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) is an organization of evangelical Christian academic librarians that seeks to strengthen libraries through professional development of evangelical librarians and spiritual encouragement for service in higher education.

Todd Goranson, professor of music, performed as bassoonist and solo alto saxophonist at Duke Divinity School (Duke University) on Sept. 2 with The New Caritas Orchestra under the baton of theologian/musician Jeremy Begbie. The orchestra was comprised of 54 Christian orchestral musicians from top US orchestras and music school faculties, including the Boston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. The concert, titled “Cries of Loss and Hope: Marking a Difficult Season in Music and Word” was presented by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts and will be aired on PBS stations in the Carolinas in 2023.

The Division of Student Success and Engagement would like to share the following changes within the Division:

Doug Wood has been promoted from Associate Dean of Students to the Dean of Students replacing Kevin Villegas. He will continue to provide oversight to residence life, housing, Engle Center for Health and Counseling and student conduct. The Associate Dean of Students position has been eliminated.

Christy Hanson has been named Dean of Experiential Learning and Leadership Development and will provide oversight to the Office of Student Engagement as well as the Career and Professional Development Center and the Agape Center for Local and Global Engagement.

Emily Bingham has been named director of campus ministries; she will also continue her role as teaching ministries pastor.

Sarah Axtman has taken the role as the full time coordinator for Student Success and Engagement/executive administrative assistant to the vice provost. Sarah comes to us from Linglestown Life, where she served for 12 years as its full-time director of discipleship for children and youth.

We welcome Carrie Beth Ent into the role of director of health services for the Engle Health Center. Carrie Beth is a certified registered nurse practitioner and was formerly the director of student health at Goucher College.

We also welcome Kimberly Keene as the new full time administrative assistant to the Engle Center for Health and Counseling. She will provide support to both Health and Counseling services.

AROUND CAMPUS

Help us tell your story

The Office of Development would like to help you tell the story of the philanthropic donors who support your department and students. If there are any donor stories you wish to highlight, please email Abby Book at abook@messiah.edu with any relevant pictures and information. We will ensure that your story is highlighted on our social media, e-newsletters, website and print mailings!

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

403(b) Oversight committee member needed

The 403(b) Oversight Committee is seeking an hourly staff employee to join the committee. If interested, please email Staci Davis at sdavis@messiah.edu. The committee usually only meets one time per year. Thank you for your consideration!

Purchasing Office closed for training

The Purchasing Office will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 15 for department training. No requisitions will be approved in One$ource that day. Please plan accordingly.
For questions, contact Purchasing ext. 6010

Celebrating Messiah’s Distinctives: An Employee In-service Event

All administrators, faculty and staff are warmly encouraged to attend the employee in-service event on Sept. 20. Join us in the Sawatsky Lobby (lower level of the High Center) at 8 a.m. for a continental breakfast. The program will begin in Parmer Hall at 8:30 a.m. with a time of worship, including a meditation from director of campus ministries and teaching pastor Emily Bingham. President Phipps will deliver the 2022 State of the University address at 8:45 a.m. followed by a review of our Messiah University distinctives through visual presentations and a Messiah-inspired trivia game with great prizes!

Please plan to participate in this important celebration of our Messiah community as we enjoy a morning of fellowship, fun and food together as colleagues.

Messiah enters partnership with local Dunkin

The Office of Development is pleased to announce that the new Dunkin at 1423 South Market St., Mechanicsburg is partnering with Messiah University. Dunkin is offering a 10% discount to anyone who shows a Messiah ID, and will donate 10% of the proceeds from any Messiah-related sale back to the university.

Trivia Night at Murray Library

You’re invited! Put your knowledge to the test on Friday, Sept. 16 at Trivia Night! Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. at Murray Library! We’ll have four rounds of trivia to test your knowledge in a variety of categories. Gather with your colleagues and/or students to form a team or join up with friendly folks when you arrive. Teams can include up to six players. Awesome prizes await the top three teams! All Messiah employees are welcome.

Middle States’ Self-Study Report draft available

Accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. are required by their respective accrediting agencies to complete periodic self-studies—a process that involves a significant amount of data collection, analysis and evaluation resulting in a comprehensive institutional report. Messiah University will present our Self-Study Report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Middle States) in the spring of 2023. Over the past year and a half, a campus steering team and multiple working groups have analyzed and prepared Messiah University’s Self-Study Report, a process that included soliciting and receiving feedback on draft chapters that were posted earlier this year.

The draft of the 2023 Self-Study Report will be submitted to the review team chair this week and is now available to the community at https://www.messiah.edu/middlestates. The co-chairs of the MSCHE Steering Committee, Laura Miller and Alison Noble, thank the members of the steering committee and working groups for their service in this important process, as well as the larger community for their input.

The draft of the Self-Study will be submitted to Middle States in early 2023 and the MSCHE review team will visit campus on March 12-15, 2023.

Sincerely,
Alison Noble and Laura Miller, co-chairs
Messiah University MSCHE Steering Committee

Music for Piano Times Two IV “Nostalgia and Hope” Sept. 18, 4 p.m., Parmer Hall

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

Migration is one of the most powerful forces in art. It strengthens artists’ connections to their roots while infusing their work with new ideas. Pianists Stuart Malina, Ya-Ting Chang, Patrice Ewoldt and Richard Roberson will explore music for two pianos by composers whose life stories and music were shaped by migration.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.

$500 Employee Referral Bonus

Messiah University is hiring! Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program now provides a $500 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty! Only referrals provided and candidates hired on or after Sept. 1 are eligible. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for multiple positions:

Dining room supervisor, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22432.

Salad cook (pantry lead I), for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22496.

Sous chef, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22577.

FT and PT Cook (p.m.) positions, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer, working 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22668. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

Human Resources has an opening for a full-time human resource assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22736. Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, director of human resources, at iblount@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time engineering communications coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22706. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for a part-time engineering events coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22709. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time executive assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22416. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, interim provost, at anoble@messiah.edu.

For sale

Twin captains bed: twin captains bed with 6 storage drawers on side and 2 long drawers on end. Lights on headboard. Picture available on request. $75. Contact: msanford@messiah.edu

Panasonic Lumix G100 camera. Panasonic LUMIX G100 4k Mirrorless Camera for Photo and Video, Built-in Microphone with Tracking, Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens System, 12-32mm Lens, 5-Axis Hybrid I.S, DC-G100KK (Black) Asking $300 Contact Ted: tgingrich@messiah.edu

Marshall guitar amp (DSL 40C).Gently used Marshall DSL40C valve powered guitar amplifier. Includes footswitch and power cord. Great built in tone or base for pedalboard. $450 (or best offer). Contact Josh: jgerber@messiah.edu

FREE

Cookbooks. I have over 100 like-new cookbooks in a wide a variety of types/nationalities/genres to choose from. Great for all cooking levels and interests. Please contact nsaccary@messiah.edu for more information.

Free bunny. Looking for a new home for 2-year-old Olive (“Ollie”, a Holland Lop). Contact chanson@messiah.edu for info.

Wanted

Wanted Wheelchairs. The Department of Conference and Event Services would like to obtain either free or at a low cost, several additional wheelchairs to assist conference guests who may experience some mobility issues when on campus. Please email Jody Brandt at jbrandt@messiah.edu if you or anyone you know might be willing to provide a used/ gently worn wheelchair. This is a great way to continue to foster an environment of hospitality on campus.

 

September 1

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

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So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 15 new graduate assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply educational theories gained through classroom instruction and put them into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. The graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Meili Belko, graduate assistant for Athletics Marketing & Game Promotions; Victor Canavra, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Hope Flack, graduate assistant for Admissions (Traveling Recruiter); Derek Guissanie, graduate assistant for Campus Ministries; Justin Hoshauer, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Matt Knab, graduate assistant for Student Engagement; Nuria Lane, graduate assistant for Student Success & Retention; Jenna Landis, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off-Campus Programs); Luke Luckenbaugh, graduate assistant for Campus Wellness & Recreation; Drake Porter, graduate assistant for Men’s Lacrosse; Steven Ridings, graduate assistant for Baseball; Matthew Rudisill, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Ester Talamo, graduate assistant for Women’s Volleyball; and Samie Tan, graduate assistant for Academic Advising.

They join six returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree programs and GA positions this year. Abby Anderson, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (service trips); Andrew Bookman, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Maddie Groff, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Willie Hope, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Dillon May, graduate assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field; and David Stevens, graduate assistant for Wrestling.

Additionally, Jeremy Abbey, graduate assistant for Residence Life is beginning his first year at Biola University, one of our partner institutions.

__________

Todd Goranson, professor of music, completed the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine certification through the Performing Arts Medicine Association on July 31. Founded in 1988, PAMA’s mission is to work with and for the health of performing artists through education, research, and a commitment to a deep understanding of the special needs associated with the performing arts.

__________

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently received renewal of their American Chemical Society Approval until 2028, allowing for ACS certification of our majors. The ACS Committee on Professional Training noted, in particular, the department’s thoughtful approach to skill development and use of instrumentation throughout the curriculum, as well as the strong undergraduate research program.

AROUND CAMPUS

Human Resources Office closed today

The Office of Human Resources and Compliance will be closed today, Thursday, Sept. 1, for our annual Planning Day. If you have a matter that can’t wait until Friday, please contact Karin Bisbee in the President’s Office at x5220.

Homecoming volunteers needed

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is in need of employee volunteers to serve at registration for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022! Volunteers are needed in in two-hour timeslots on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested and available to serve in this capacity, please contact Ashley Sider at asider@messiah.edu with your availability. We look forward to serving with you!

403(b) Oversight committee member needed

The 403(b) Oversight Committee is seeking an hourly staff employee to join the committee. If interested, please email Staci Davis at sdavis@messiah.edu. The committee usually only meets one time per year. Thank you for your consideration!

Deadline for Submitting Fall 2022 EMS Events

Friday, Oct. 28 is the deadline to submit your Fall 2021 EMS event requests that include tech/audio needs, set up needs or events that require tickets. End-of-the-year requests with service needs received after Oct 28th will be denied.

Requests that do not require these needs will still be accepted as will any event for 2023. Email roomres@messiah.edu with any questions.

$500 Employee Referral Bonus

Messiah University is hiring! Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program now provides a $500 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty! Only referrals provided and candidates hired on or after September 1, 2022 are eligible. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for multiple positions:

Dining room supervisor, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22432.

Salad cook (pantry lead I), for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22496.

Sous chef, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22577.

FT and  PT Cook (p.m.) positions, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer, working 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22668. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for an engineering communications coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22706. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

The Department of Engineering has an opening for an engineering events coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22709. Job-related questions may be directed to Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering, at bswartz@messiah.edu.

Conference and Event Services has an opening for a temporary, as-needed sound and lighting technician. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22714. Job-related questions may be directed to Luke Niesley, sound, lighting and event coordinator at lniesley@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time executive assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22416. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, interim provost, at anoble@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22626. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant, academic departments. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22017. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

The Department of Human Resources and Compliance has an immediate opening for the full time position of HR Assistanthttps://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22736 . Job-related questions may be directed to Inger Blount, Director of HR at iblount@messiah.edu

For sale

Twin captains bed: twin captains bed with 6 storage drawers on side and 2 long drawers on end. Lights on headboard. Picture available on request. $75. Contact: msanford@messiah.edu

Panasonic Lumix G100 camera. Panasonic LUMIX G100 4k Mirrorless Camera for Photo and Video, Built-in Microphone with Tracking, Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens System, 12-32mm Lens, 5-Axis Hybrid I.S, DC-G100KK (Black) Asking $300 Contact Ted: tgingrich@messiah.edu

Hand Made Sea Glass Necklaces. I can adjust these to any length you’d like, shorter or longer. I have many to choose from. $10 each. Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Handmade earrings. These make great gifts for your co-worker or for someone you’d like to have a little something to give to as a thank you for just being you. I have MANY to choose from. $5 each. Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

Sunflower key fobs – and other kinds as well. Really cute. You’ll want one for yourself and one for your friend too! These are a big seller for me at craft shows. $6 or 2/$10. Contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu

FREE

Cookbooks. I have over 100 like-new cookbooks in a wide a variety of types/nationalities/genres to choose from. Great for all cooking levels and interests. Please contact nsaccary@messiah.edu for more information.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Get Your Ticket Now! I Am They at Harrisburg Christian School

Messiah University is pleased to be a sponsor of this event! On September 23 at 7p.m., I Am They will be at Harrisburg Christian School https://www.csagh.org/. I Am They is a nationally known Christian band that has performed in our area at Winter Jam. This awesome evening of worship and entertainment also includes the motivational preaching of Bob Lenz of Life Promotions. Bob speaks nationally, including this year at Creation Festival. Local artists Allison Rutherford, as well as Dan and Lauren Smith will also perform. Tickets can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com/events/csagh. All tickets are general admission and sell for $20.

 

August 25

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Keith Quesenberry, associate professor of marketing along with Adrienne Wallace of Grand Valley State University won First Place Teaching and Pedagogy Paper Award for the Advertising Division of the 2022 AEJMC National Conference. “A Basecamp For Student Group Projects: Use of Project Management Software in the Classroom was presented in the Refereed Top Paper Session.

__________

Leah Clarke has been appointed the program director of the graduate program in counseling. As you know, Leah has been a longstanding faculty member in the program, and she has served well as the assistant director for the last several years. Leah’s administrative skills along with her understanding of and commitment to the program will be strong assets as she assumes the role of program director.

We are thankful to Heather Barto for her long-term leadership as program director and her continuing work as a faculty member in the program. Heather has also been with the program since its early years, and she has been a significant contributor to the program’s success.

Starting this fall, Maya Georgieva will take on the duties of the clinical mental health track coordinator, joining Kristi Mouttet (marriage, couple, and family) and Sarah Brant-Rajahn (school counseling) to provide good leadership to our three CACREP-accredited Master’s programs.

After serving faithfully and effectively as CMHC track coordinator for eight years, Carol McGinnis will be taking the role of admissions and retention chair for the program. Her enthusiasm for the counseling profession and constant care for students will serve her well in this role.

We also welcome Linda Gemberling as the field placement assistant coordinator to assist with school counseling placements. Linda has worked with many of our practicum students over the past several years and we are excited to have her join us in this new capacity.

All of the faculty and staff look forward to continuing to serve our students well as we adjust to the changes and advancements in the counseling profession.

__________

The office of operations is pleased to announce the hiring of Beth Rhoades as the project coordinator and executive assistant for the vice president of operations. She joins us from Big Springs school district. Beth has a son who is starting his junior year with us. In her role she will be the contact for questions regarding institutional insurance and can provide assistance in getting required certificate of insurance. In the next weeks information regarding notary services will be communicated. Please help welcome her to campus. 

AROUND CAMPUS

New Transact eAccounts app available

The Transact eAccounts app enables your Android or iOS mobile device to be used to securely manage your Falcon and Dining Dollars account balances. It allows you to add funds instantly to your account from your laptop, tablet or phone.

For more details and instructions please refer to the website: https://www.messiah.edu/eaccounts.

Please contact the Falcon Exchange if you have any questions at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Free COVID Tests

As we enter fall semester, please continue to carefully monitor your health and stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. You can find our most up-to-date protocols at our Together@Messiah website: www.messiah.edu/together. While Human Resources will continue to offer free testing on-campus, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the free test kits you can order through www.covid.gov/tests. Even if you’ve already ordered before, you can order up to three times. It’s extremely convenient to have the test kits on hand in the comfort of your own home.

Adjunct/work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ETS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact Technical Support at techsupport@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

New Graduate Assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 15 new graduate assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply educational theories gained through classroom instruction and put them into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. The graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Meili Belko, graduate assistant for Athletics Marketing & Game Promotions; Victor Canavra, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Hope Flack, graduate assistant for Admissions (Traveling Recruiter); Derek Guissanie, graduate assistant for Campus Ministries; Justin Hoshauer, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Matt Knab, graduate assistant for Student Engagement; Nuria Lane, graduate assistant for Student Success & Retention; Jenna Landis, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off-Campus Programs); Luke Luckenbaugh, graduate assistant for Campus Wellness & Recreation; Drake Porter, graduate assistant for Men’s Lacrosse; Steven Ridings, graduate assistant for Baseball; Matthew Rudisill, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Ester Talamo, graduate assistant for Women’s Volleyball; and Samie Tan, graduate assistant for Academic Advising.

They join six returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree programs and GA positions this year. Abby Anderson, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (service trips); Andrew Bookman, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Maddie Groff, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Willie Hope, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Dillon May, graduate assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field; and David Stevens, graduate assistant for Wrestling.

Additionally, Jeremy Abbey, graduate assistant for Residence Life is beginning his first year at Biola University, one of our partner institutions.

Employee video devotional

Fall semester has begun! Our community pastor, Stephen Gallaher, is continuing to provide regular devotional videos. Please view the first Fall video here: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=5758177&node=25169108&a=1454453022&autoplay=1. If you would like to contact Stephen, please email him at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for multiple positions:

Dining room supervisor, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22432.

Pantry lead I, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22496.

Sous chef, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22577.

FT and PT cook (p.m.) positions, for more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time executive assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22416. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, interim provost, at anoble@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research & development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22626. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant men’s lacrosse coach/administrative coordinator and recruiter. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22559. Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Carson, head men’s lacrosse coach, at dcarson@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Couch for saleGreen/tan striped couch with pillows available for sale. Couch is 87.5’’ long, 36.5’’ high, 41’’ wide. Left arm has little padding, excellent condition otherwise, no stains.
$100. Contact Tina Keul at tkeul@messiah.edu

FREE

4′ under counter florescent light fixtures. On Sept. 1 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Facility Services will have 55 brand new 4 foot under counter light fixtures to give away on a first come basis. Stop by the Facility Services office at the Lenhert Building if interested.

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Important update from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

If you have a teen, adult child, family member, or loved one with a disability in PA, there is an important change in available training and support for their employment. Due to the shortage of workforce, and a surplus of some COVID relief funds, the PA Dept of Labor and Industry is ending the waiting list for applicants seeking vocational rehabilitation services! To learn more, here’s the press release: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/Labor-and-Industry-details.aspx?newsid=715&fbclid=IwAR1wyg-qwUQtIgp5OLOKCXl-aGVP7HWWqQDGX3oRfZhSNcEJcVRmvp2pHFE

 

August 18

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Keith Quesenberry, associate professor of marketing along with Adrienne Wallace of Grand Valley State University won First Place Teaching and Pedagogy Paper Award for the Advertising Division of the 2022 AEJMC National Conference. “A Basecamp For Student Group Projects: Use of Project Management Software in the Classroom was presented in the Refereed Top Paper Session.

__________

Leah Clarke has been appointed the program director of the graduate program in counseling. As you know, Leah has been a longstanding faculty member in the program, and she has served well as the assistant director for the last several years. Leah’s administrative skills along with her understanding of and commitment to the program will be strong assets as she assumes the role of program director.

We are thankful to Heather Barto for her long-term leadership as program director and her continuing work as a faculty member in the program. Heather has also been with the program since its early years, and she has been a significant contributor to the program’s success.

Starting this fall, Maya Georgieva will take on the duties of the clinical mental health track coordinator, joining Kristi Mouttet (marriage, couple, and family) and Sarah Brant-Rajahn (school counseling) to provide good leadership to our three CACREP-accredited Master’s programs.

After serving faithfully and effectively as CMHC track coordinator for eight years, Carol McGinnis will be taking the role of admissions and retention chair for the program. Her enthusiasm for the counseling profession and constant care for students will serve her well in this role.

We also welcome Linda Gemberling as the field placement assistant coordinator to assist with school counseling placements. Linda has worked with many of our practicum students over the past several years and we are excited to have her join us in this new capacity.

All of the faculty and staff look forward to continuing to serve our students well as we adjust to the changes and advancements in the counseling profession.

AROUND CAMPUS

Employee Assistance Program

Perspectives, our Employee Assistance Program, has launched an app. Easy, confidential and secure access to the care and resources you need is just a click away. Please see the attached flyer for instructions to get started (access code: messiah).

Free COVID Tests

As we enter fall semester, please continue to carefully monitor your health and stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. You can find our most up-to-date protocols at our Together@Messiah website: www.messiah.edu/together. While Human Resources will continue to offer free testing on-campus, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the free test kits you can order through www.covid.gov/tests. Even if you’ve already ordered before, you can order up to three times. It’s extremely convenient to have the test kits on hand in the comfort of your own home.

Adjunct/work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ETS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact Technical Support at techsupport@messiah.edu or ext. 4444.

Important update from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

If you have a teen, adult child, family member, or loved one with a disability in PA, there is an important change in available training and support for their employment. Due to the shortage of workforce, and a surplus of some COVID relief funds, the PA Dept of Labor and Industry is ending the waiting list for applicants seeking vocational rehabilitation services! To learn more, here’s the press release: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/Labor-and-Industry-details.aspx?newsid=715&fbclid=IwAR1wyg-qwUQtIgp5OLOKCXl-aGVP7HWWqQDGX3oRfZhSNcEJcVRmvp2pHFE

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

Multicultural and International Student Programs has an opening for a part-time international student programs advisor, DSO position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22429. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Nicols, director of international student programs, at anicols@messiah.edu.

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time creative director. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22395. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, associate vice president for marketing and communications, at cgross@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time dining room supervisor position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22432. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time executive assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22416. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, interim provost, at anoble@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for university development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22293. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time (1st Shift) and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has multiple openings for full-time and part-time cook (pm) positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

For sale

Couch for sale. Green/tan striped couch with pillows available for sale. Couch is 87.5’’ long, 36.5’’ high, 41’’ wide. Left arm has little padding, excellent condition otherwise, no stains.
$100. Contact Tina Keul at tkeul@messiah.edu

KitchenAid Stand mixer with two bowls and 3 mixing attachments asking $25. A 42 inch dual fuel Kenmore Elite range with 5 burners and side warming oven and storage drawer– must be able to arrange to pick up the stove. Asking $250. Contact Christine at cforsyth@messiah.edu

 

August 11

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:67

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Please join us, as we say good-bye, to Nancy Soulliard, creative director for the Office of Marketing and Communications.

We will miss Nancy’s talent, skill, creativity and leadership on our team, but we wish her much happiness and success as she starts this next phase of her professional journey – as the creative director for the outpatient division of Select Medical.

Please stop by the Admissions Welcome Center, room 310, on Wednesday, August 17, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. to wish Nancy well. Nancy’s last day in the office will be Monday, August 29.

AROUND CAMPUS

Community Day

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ presentation of the State of the University address. Refreshments and 2022 Community Day t-shirts will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of the High Center. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience.

Employee Assistance Program

Perspectives, our Employee Assistance Program, has launched an app. Easy, confidential and secure access to the care and resources you need is just a click away. Please see the attached flyer for instructions to get started (access code: messiah).

Copying and printing on Campus: updated pricing

Beginning August 15, pricing for copying and printing on campus will be adjusted due to rising paper and supply costs.

  • Pricing BEFORE Aug. 15:
    ~Laser Printers (black) – .08
    ~Laser Printers (color) – .20
    ~Copying or Printing using copiers (black) – .05
    ~Copying or Printing using copiers (color) – .16
  • Pricing AFTER Aug. 15:
    ~Laser Printers (black) – .10
    ~Laser Printers (color) – .26
    ~Copying or Printing using copiers (black) – .06
    ~Copying or Printing using copiers (color) – .20

For further information including locations, training videos and best practices click here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20178/satellite_copiers
For service on a copier or laser printer call Ext.4444 or email techsupport@messiah.edu
To place a copy or order with Messiah Press and keep expenses lower click here:
https://www.myorderdesk.com/messiah
To learn more about Messiah’s partnership with PrintReleaf, click here: https://printreleaf.com/MessiahPress

Laying a Prayerful Foundation – Monday, Aug. 15

Please consider participating in this prayer vigil as we pray for new and returning students, new and returning employees, our Board of Trustees, and our overall campus physical and spiritual well-being.

All are invited to sign up for a 15-minute prayer time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. You may intercede in prayer at any location during your 15-minute slot. There are three openings per time slot and our hope is to have the entire 12-hour vigil covered. Please sign up by clicking https://signup.com/go/QQwKyWB. If you have further questions, please reach out to our community pastor, Stephen Gallaher (sgallahe@messiah.edu) or for questions regarding the sign-up, Staci Davis (sdavis@messiah.edu).

CLASSIFIEDS

Job opportunities

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time creative director. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22395. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, associate vice president for marketing and communications, at cgross@messiah.edu.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has multiple openings for full-time and part-time cook (pm) positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services, at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time executive assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22416. Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, interim provost, at anoble@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for university development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22293. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant, academic departments. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22017. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

International Student Programs has an opening for a part-time international student programs advisor, DSO position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22429. Job-related questions may be directed to Amy Nicols, director of international student programs, at anicols@messiah.edu.

Dining Services has an opening for a full-time dining room supervisor position. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22432. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at mwirtz@messiah.edu.

 

 

 

August 4

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

James 1:19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Please join me in congratulating Brenda Elliott on her upcoming induction into the 2022 Class of Fellows in the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. The induction will take place at the annual Honors Convocation Gala on Friday, Sept. 30 in Las Vegas during the NLN Education Summit. According to the NLN website: “The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways. Fellows are expected to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy, and to support the vision of the National League for Nursing.”

-Kim Fenstermacher and Jennifer Fisler

Please join me in congratulating Karl Bergmann, director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, on being accepted into the APTA Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership. The mission of this fellowship is to develop a community of visionary, innovative and influential directors in physical therapy educational programs to advance the health of society. The 13-month fellowship provides participants with the skills and resources needed to be an innovative and influential leader by addressing the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to function as directors within physical therapy education and leaders in higher education.

-Jennifer Fisler

AROUND CAMPUS

Stay informed with The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university educators and administrators. Get off-campus access, and mobile access (including an iPad app) if you register for a free personal account using your campus email account.

All Messiah staff and students already have automatic, on-campus access. Off-campus Messiah users will need to create a free account to log in to Chronicle.com. Go to Chronicle.com and Sign In to your account, if you already have one, for access. If you do not already have an account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Chronicle.com and click on the “Sign In” link at the top, right-hand side of the page.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up” link to create a free account using your Messiah email address (username@messiah.edu). You also have the option to sign up for The Chronicle’s free email newsletters during the registration process.
  3. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address” email.

Email library@messiah.edu with questions.

Community Day

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ presentation of the State of the University address. Refreshments and 2022 Community Day t-shirts will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of the High Center. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience.

Welcome Week 2022

The Office of Student Engagement is excited to host Welcome Week 2022 for all incoming new & transfer students. New Student Orientation will begin for all students on Friday, Aug. 19 (some students will arrive earlier through particular early arrival programs). Please be aware that there will be many visitors on campus the 19 as our new students arrive to Messiah. Orientation events will continue through Saturday, Aug. 27.

If you would like to participate in Welcome Week and assist with new student arrival on Aug. 19, please submit your interest using this Google form: https://forms.gle/K5Job6LaJMd99qVH9.

The entire Welcome Week 2022 schedule can be found via the Messiah University Guidebook app. In your phone’s app store, search for “Messiah University,” and download the Guidebook app. Within the app, use the “Find Guides” feature to search for “Welcome Week 2022” and download the schedule for this year.

Any questions regarding New Student Orientation can be directed to studentengagement@messiah.edu. Thank you all for your partnership in welcoming our new students!

New Transact eAccounts app available

The Transact eAccounts app enables your Android or iOS mobile device to be used to securely manage your Falcon and Dining Dollars account balances. It allows you to add funds instantly to your account from your laptop, tablet or phone.

For more details and instructions please refer to the website: https://www.messiah.edu/eaccounts.

Please contact the Falcon Exchange if you have any questions at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Summer Devotional Series

To view the third installment of Stephen Gallaher’s summer devotional series, please click the following link: https://messiah.yuja.com/V/Video?v=5547735&node=24362576&a=1201555810&autoplay=1.
If you would like to contact Stephen, our Community Pastor, please email him at sgallahe@messiah.edu or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.

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Job opportunities

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions in various departments are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/. Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at lprice@messiah.edu.

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21116. Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at mgraybill@messiah.edu.

The Department of Communication in the School of Arts, Culture and Society has an opening for a full-time broadcast engineer (film and production studio). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22321. Job-related questions may be directed to David Dixon, department co-chair, communications at ddixon@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for university development. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22293. Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at rfeil@messiah.edu.

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant, academic departments. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22017. Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at msanford@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer/dispatcher, working two 12-hour shifts per week as a dispatcher (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and two 8-hour shifts per week as a safety officer (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.). For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22159. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for a temporary admissions traveling recruiter, working 40 hours per week, August-October. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/21350. Job-related questions may be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions, at smark@messiah.edu.

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time creative director. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22395. Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, associate vice president for marketing and communications, at cgross@messiah.edu.

For sale

Old style school desk with fold up seat. Used for photography. $20. Contact Karen: kgarlinger@messiah.edu

FREE

Loft beds available. Free set of 2 loft beds for children. Matching set (only one has mattress: twin). Pickup from my Dillsburg home: requires some assembly. Contact Angela (Ahare@messiah.edu).

Wanted

Wanted Wheelchairs. The Department of Conference and Event Services would like to obtain either free or at a low cost, several additional wheelchairs to assist conference guests who may experience some mobility issues when on campus. Please email Jody Brandt at jbrandt@messiah.edu if you or anyone you know might be willing to provide a used/ gently worn wheelchair. This is a great way to continue to foster an environment of hospitality on campus.