We are in for the final stretch, Folks!

 

 

You can do it…. we are almost at the final stretch! The weather is FINALLY turning, trees and flowers are blooming, your toes and legs might be seeing daylight for the first time in months! But don’t give up. FINISH STRONG!

BUT… BEFORE YOU DO ANTYHING – TAKE OUR COMMUTER SATISFACTION SURVEY!

YOU MIGHT WIN A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD AND YOUR INPUT IS VALUED!

http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ud406bXbYfYY3H

_____________________________________________________________________________

And what a way to celebrate this time than the annual SAB Spring Fling Dance at Ski Roundup, this Saturday night!

Get your tickets TODAY!!!

SAB_Dances_SpringFling_Poster_1_RGB

Who: YOU

What: SAB Spring Fling semi-formal dance

When: Saturday, April 28th from 8pm-12am

Where: Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort (transportation provided to/from Eisenhower Center and Roundtop)

Why: because celebrate spring and the end of the semester

How: Tickets on sale at ticket office ($8 students, $10 guests; $10 at the door)

_______________________________________________________________

Got Junk? Like to Yard Sale, Thrift Shop?

Need to make a few bucks? Have things to sell before the end of the semester? Sell your things at the Falcon Flea Market on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sellers open to students only. Come sell by yourself or with your roommates, your club, or your group. You all have stuff to sell, why not do it here? (Buyers will be open to the Messiah community that day). Spots are open TODAY at the Larsen Student Union reception desk beginning at 4 p.m. Please bring a $5 cash deposit to reserve your spot (you will receive the money back when you show up at the event). Spots sold until gone. More information about sale rules will be available at Larsen desk.

20 second version:

What: Falcon Flea Market

When: May 5th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Why: Make money and make moving out easier

Sign up: starting TODAY at 4 p.m.

Any questions can be sent to sabspecialactivities@messiah.edu

_________________________________________________________________________

Lost Films – this weekend!

PHANTOM THREAD

SAB_LF_PhantomThread_Poster_RGB

______________________________________________________________________

Culimination 18

Ushers Needed for “Culmination ’18: Spring Dance Concert”

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to join the team! Ushers are needed for “Culmination ’18: Spring Dance Concert” which will be performing on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th. Students who volunteer to usher will also get to see the show for free!

A sign-up sheet is available on the callboard located in the theatre hallway in Climenhaga basement. There are 4 usher positions available for each performance, and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Show dates and times are as follows: Friday, May 4th at 8:00pm Saturday, May 5th at 2:00pm

Ushers should arrive promptly in Climenhaga lobby one hour before show-time, dressed presentably in black and white, and be ready to greet and assist patrons.

Sign up today!

Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome back to Spring Semester – OR – Welcome to Spring Semester: whichever you fit into. If you are a new Commuter to Messiah College, a special WELCOME to you and we hope you are getting well adjusted to campus and we want you to become a regular to the Commuter Lounge, located in the lower level of the Mountain View (resident) Bldg.  Your ID card is all you need to ‘swipe’ in. Come check it out. It’s a beautiful, warm space to study, relax between classes, have a cup of (free) coffee or (free) hot chocolate, use a microwave, store your lunch or dinner in a refrigerator, reserve a locker for your belongings, have access to a printer/copier for your needs, watch some TV, etc.

Any questions about the Commuter Lounge, want to reserve a locker, having issues with ID card access, contact silp@messiah.edu – OR – your neighborly Commuter Student Liaison, Cate Cutting, at commuterservices@messiah.edu.

_______________________________________________________________________

Love to Serve?

Join the Agapé Center for Service and Learning tonight in Boyer from  5-6:30 PM to sign up for incredible service opportunities and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Each of our community partners and local service leaders will be hosting a volunteer orientation in several rooms in Boyer. Check in at the registration table in Howe Atrium in Boyer to learn where your community partner’s orientation will be held. Clearance help will be available from 6-7:30 pm in the computer lab on the 3rd floor of Boyer.

S18 Opportunities Flyer_Page_1

___________________________________________________________________

Chapel for Commuters

Greetings, Commuter Students!

5 second version:

  • Commuter students carrying at least 12 credits are required to attend seven (7) chapels per semester.
  • Petitions for exemption to the requirement may be made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below.

 

As a reminder, Messiah College does have a chapel requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. This requirement is not intended to be onerous, but rather an opportunity to intentionally foster Christ-centered community with our brothers and sisters here at Messiah and deeper discipleship between students and educators and Jesus Christ.

In looking ahead to your return to spring classes and activities and the routine of the school year, we in College Ministries want to remind you of the chapel requirement for all full-time commuting students of seven (7) per semester. That is half of what is required of full-time residential students. We hope this will be helpful in relieving some of the scheduling conflicts that commuters face. All students may submit a Chapel Attendance Petition (accepted through March 5, 2018) if their situations fall within the bounds of valid reasons for exemption, which include the following:

  1. Academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with chapel times
  2. Off-campus work equaling 25 or more hours per week (On-campus jobs do not apply. Supervisors are to arrange your schedules to accommodate the chapel requirement.)
  3. Ongoing (2 weeks or more) medical issues/emergencies  *Must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  4. Parental obligations

We look forward to having you back on campus and for new opportunities to grow and learn together!

College Ministries

___________________________________________________________________

Lost Films for the next few weeks…

Lost Films magnet

___________________________________________________________

Lecrae is coming Friday February 16! Get your tickets NOW!

Lecrae

__________________________________________________________________

APPLY TODAY! Open Student Government Positions!

Calling all students wanting to lead our campus by creating opportunities for growth and service and to represent the voices of our student body! Messiah’s Student Government Association has three different ways for you to get involved. 1) APPLY TO RUN for Student Body President or Student Body Vice President

2) APPLY FOR POSITIONS on the Student Body President’s cabinet SGA will have openings for VP of Diversity Affairs, VP of Finance, VP of Organizations, and Student Review Board Chair. Click the link below to view the specific job description and/or to APPLY NOW.

Visit www.messiah.edu/sga for all applications

_______________________________________________________________

From the Registrar’s Office:   Spring Term Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates

registrar schedule

________________________________________________________________

eyas whiteout

_______________________________________________________________

Happy 2018 and Welcome to J-Term!

evolution-of-selfies-i-wonder-what-2018-is-holding-for-us-2014-2015-2016-2017-GmJyG

BRING IT!

_________________________________________________________________________

IntroducingBitez at the Break!

Pizza lunches for COMMUTERS at the Commuter Lounge every Friday during J-term from 12-1.

FREE!!!  Just show up!  Put it on your calendar and eat before (or after) your J-term class!

______________________________________________________________________________

Time for Wellness: Unlimited Group Exercise Classes Now Available!

Group exercise classes for the spring semester start next week! This semester we will be offering an unlimited membership. This membership gives you the ability to book into each of our 15 classes for the entire 15 weeks that classes are held. Visit our website at www.messiah.edu/falconfitnesscenter or download the Glofox app for more details. We hope to see you there!

_________________________________________________

Weather Delays and Closings

Wondering if the snow or ice is causing a campus delay for classes? Will the campus event be open? You can sign up for Messiah text alerts and receive a text when decisions are made or call the emergency line at 717-691-6084. Sign up for text alerts here.

_________________________________________________________________________________

MLK Commemoration Week starts this Sunday!

7769A MLK Large Poster     7770A MLK 1-14 Napkin Ad Falcon    7770B MLK 1-16 Napkin Ad Falcon

Intercultural Office – Multicultural Programs is proud to present the 2018 MLK Commemoration series beginning this Sunday, Jan. 14-20. It’s the college’s goal to reflect on the vision and Christian ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God’s agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. For all the details on the MLK events, visit www.messiah.edu/mlk or see the poster.

________________________________________________________________________________________

  Special note from the Registrar’s Office:

Registrar

_________________________________________________________________________________

Where do you get your textbooks????

FOR J TERM and SPRING TERM ONLINE TEXTBOOK ORDER PICK UP WILL BE FROM THE REAR DOOR TO THE CAMPUS STORE. It’s simple- FOLLOW THE SIGNS and walk past the post office and mailboxes, turn right and go to the first door on the right side of the hall. Please DO NOT enter the front of The Campus Store nor should you go to the Textbook Express for pick ups. DO go to the Textbook Express for ALL book returns and new purchases.  You’ve got this guys, no problem! Thanks!

___________________________________________________________________________

On-Campus Jobs Available!

The Campus Events Department is hiring for the spring semester beginning with J-term. We are the custodial department and we have a wide variety of jobs and times available.  Most jobs are five days a week with some less; 6 to 10 hours per week (depending on the job). Interested? For job descriptions and to apply follow the link below – http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/10825 Questions? Contact Denise at dblackley@messiah.edu.

__________________________________________________________________________

We Made It! Happy Jingle Christmas Balls!

This is it! The final countdown! Classes are almost done. Finals will be a fleeting memory soon… PROMISE!  A week from now most of you will be sitting at home on the couch under a blanket, eating mom’s cookies, watching Christmas Vacation (again! :-) and wondering what grades you got!  Until then, drink that extra cup of joe, read 1 more chapter and say 1 more prayer.  YOU GOT THIS!

effie

__________________________________________________________________________________

This Friday night… Our Commuter Christmas Party at 6:30pm

Friday Lunche

After that, commuters are welcome to join the rest of campus for Messiah’s Christmas Showcase. Our very own Diethrich brothers will be performing, we wouldn’t want to miss that!

____________________________________________________________________________

SAB Christmas Showcase

Larsen Student Union, Friday Night, 8-10pm

SAB_ST_ChristmasShowcase_Poster_RGB

__________________________________________________________________________

Not ready to study yet? How about the last LOST FILM of the semester???

SAB_LF_Dunkirk_Poster_RGB

____________________________________________________________________________

Speaking of Grades (from the beginning)…. a message from the Registrar’s Office:

FINAL SEMESTER GRADES and GPA information will be officially available by the end of the day Tuesday, December 19.

You may access your grades in MCSquare, Academic Life tab, Registrar Channel. Click your Degree Audit or Student Records Menu and then Academic Transcript.

Always be sure to click the “Process New” button before viewing a degree audit to capture the most recent updates to your record.

Remember, grade processing is a work-in-progress for a couple of days, therefore, you may find temporary differences in GPAs between your degree audit and academic transcript until all grading processes are complete by December 19.

If you require an unofficial printed copy of your grades, complete the Request Grades by Mail form in the Student Records Menu by Thursday, December 14 .

New Student Orientation & Welcome Week Begins August 25th!

16_1299-WelcomeWeek Graphic

Hello New Commuter!

My name is Julie Cline, and I am the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs. In this role my primary responsibilities include planning Welcome Week & Orientation, advising the Student Activities Board (SAB), and overseeing Commuter Services.

I just wanted to introduce myself to you and let you know that I am here to support you. My office is located on the second floor of Larsen Student Union, in the Student Involvement & Leadership Programs Office. Please feel free to stop by my office (229) and introduce yourself, or send me an email to schedule a chat over coffee!

As a commuter student you are welcome to join in all the activities throughout Welcome Week.

The following meetings and/or responsibilities are highly encouraged for all commuter students to attend or complete:

Thursday, August 25th –  

9am-2pm: New Student Check-In (Brubaker Auditorium)  *the lines will be shorter if you come later in the day

5pm-6pm: Commuter Students: Living in Community (Jordan Hall, Hollinger Atrium & Lounge)

6:30pm-7:45pm: Candlelight Service of Worship (Hitchcock Arena)

8:15pm-9:45pm: Meet Your Orientation Group (Brubaker Auditorium)

All Meals on Thursday are complimentary in Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, Eisenhower Campus Center, 2nd floor, 10:30am-6pm

Friday, August 26th

2:00pm-4:00pm: Safety Zone (High Center, Parmer Hall)  *Mandatory Meeting

Saturday, August 27th

10:00am-11:30am: First-Year & Transfer Student Assessment (Hitchcock Arena)

Monday, August 29th

10:30am-12:00pm: Welcome to Messiah: An Introduction to Our Campus (Hitchcock Arena)

1:30pm-3pm: Academic Support & Advising (Begin at Hitchcock Arena)

Tuesday, August 30th

9:30am-10:15am: Convocation (Hitchcock Arena)

 

The following events are fun activities to attend and a great way to get connected:

Friday, August 26th

8:00pm-10:00pm: New Student Social (Larsen Student Union)

7:00pm-9:00pm: Transfer Students Game Night & Ice Cream Social (Larsen Student Union, Fireplace Alcove, 2nd floor)

Sunday, August 28th

6:00pm- 8:00pm: Orientation Group Activity (Eisenhower Lawn)

8:00pm-11:00pm: New Student Coffeehouse (Hitchcock Arena)

Monday, August 29th

4:30pm-7:30pm: New Student Picnic Dinner with the President (Orchard Hill, President’s Residence)

Thursday, September 1st

5:30pm-8:00pm: Student Clubs, Service, & Involvement Fair (Larsen Student Union)

 

 

Please feel free to check out the website http://www.messiah.edu/commuters

Again, Messiah College would love for you to be involved as much as possible! I look forward to your arrival to campus!

Blessings,

Julie Cline, M.A.

Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs

Ext. 3043 | jcline@messiah.edu | Suite 3050

Larsen Student Union