Second Week Back

Hello! Hopefully we have begun to get into the swing of the new school year and feel as though you have found your “niche”. Here are some other great opportunities for you to take advantage of as Messiah College students, along with some announcements about our Commuter Community.

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Into the City 

Atlanta Oct. 10-13, 2018

Apply online at messiah.edu/itc.

Applications due at 5 pm Sept. 26.

SAB is hiring a Cultural Engagement Rep!

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Koinonia 

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a small group where you can tackle tough questions, talk about life, study the Bible or other books? Well, look no further,  because Koinonia Smal Group Ministry is open for sign ups! Koinonia offers an opportunity to get to know other students while growing your relationship with God. Koinonia also offers various events throughout the year for members and leaders of small groups to attend.

Movie on the Green

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Powerhouse

This Thursday, September 13th, Powerhouse will be held in Hostetter @8:30pm not Parmer. Our very own, Jordan Dietrich (original Commuter Council member) will be playing drums! We hope to see you all there.

Peanut Allergy

Please remember once again that the Commuter Lounge is a nut-free space due to severe allergies. Nuts of any kind are not permitted.

 

Commuter of the Month!!!

Dakota Kelso

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Junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Business Commutes from the beautiful Bumble Bee Hollow Community

One of my favorite things to do on campus is hang out by the breeches or partake in shenanigans with my wonderful roommates.

One thing I love about commuting is being a part of multiple communities which gives me the ability to meet more people!

Fun Fact: I have one of the biggest mouths on campus….really, it’s hard to miss me.

Cheers and Changes

Welcome back, Messiah Commuters!

So excited to see you all again for a new school year and I already have lots of announcements. :)

 

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Lockers

Make sure you email commuterservices@messiah.edu if you want a locker for this coming school year. Either I (Cate Cutting) or Sheryl Scaramuzzino will get back to you with your assignments.

 

Commuter Fun Night

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Self Defense Classes

Officer Liz Williams with the Dept. of Safety is going to be holding S.A.F.E. training at the Connection in Fry Residence room A3, these are self defense classes for all female students.

These will be Tuesday the 11th, 18th, and 25th,  from 7-9pm

 

Drop/Add/Withdraw Dates

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Time for a Chapel Series!

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The Last Two Weeks

Stay StrongThis is the last of the Commuter Connection for this year! Thanks for being diligent readers this past 2017-2018.

A chapter over, but so many more to come.

 

Commuter Parking Information for the 2018-2019 Academic School Year

Online Registration takes place between April 26 and May 15. To receive the early registration price of $50/year you must register prior to May $15. Timeslots are allocated based on your class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued. Your online parking registration timeslot is available now.

Locker information

Be sure to clean out your locker by May 18th, as the lockers will be reused for next year. They will be emptied by that day and Commuter Services expects there to be nothing left behind. So please, get your things.

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Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with other commuter students before the year ends, and for a free lunch with KP!

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The Theatre and Dance Department presents this year’s Culmination Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 on either May 4th at 8:00, or May 5th at 2:00.

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Did you realize that you have many things you want to get rid of before the school year ends?

Look no further! Other of Sustainability is partnering with Mennonite Central Committee for the second year in a row to make Move-Out more sustainable. We are accepting used clothing, canned food, appliances, decor, old books, kitchen items, mini fridges, desk decor, and much more!

Messiah Guitar Ensemble Concert

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Randall Zwally, will present a concert on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 pm in the High Foundation Recital Hall. Since it will be held on “Cinco de Mayo” we will be including several Latin American pieces. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Today is service day! For the freshies and transfer students in CCC, I hope that Service Day is a pleasant experience for you.

Here is what’s new this week for commuter students:

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Walkout Against Gun Violence

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Tomorrow… Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. on Eisenhower Lawn, several student organizations are sponsoring a “Walkout Against Gun Violence” event in an effort to bring greater attention to the growing issue of gun violence in our nation. This event coincides with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting and other national walkout events across the U.S.

This event, which is scheduled to last about an hour, is organized by several students in collaboration with many of the Messiah College Student Government Association’s executive organizations, including the Student Activities Board, Multicultural Council, Human Rights Awareness in the Agapé Center, and Minds Matter.Speakers for this event will include: President Kim Phipps, Student Body President Jamie-Claire Chau, as well as other student leaders, faculty and campus administrators. This is not a partisan or political event, and accordingly, we ask that all behavior and expression at the event be respectful, peaceful and avoid divisive discourse. Rather, our stated purposes and goals for this event are:

Purpose: To raise awareness of a growing human rights issue; to demonstrate to the outside community that Messiah College and, by extension, the Christian Church cares about survivors, victims, and all others affected by gun violence; and to not stand by passively and actively engage in the practice of shalom and reconciliation.

Goals:
To demonstrate our commitment to the Brethren in Christ legacy of pacifism
To demonstrate a unified front on behalf of Messiah students, faculty, administrators and staff
To demonstrate that this is not a partisan, politically affiliated event
To increase student and staff engagement in human rights issues by providing resources and ideas for ways they can help
To honor the lives lost to mass shootings, suicide, homicide and all other forms of gun violence

We invite you all to join us at 10 a.m. for this event. Professors and other staff have been made aware in advance of this event. If you have class during this time, you are encouraged to speak to your individual professor, but we cannot guarantee that this will be an excused absence.

During this same week, Human Rights Awareness is displaying a memorial to local victims of gun violence on Eisenhower Lawn. This “Memorial to the Lost” is part of the work of Heeding God’s Call, a Christian organization that works against gun violence nationally. College Ministries and HRA are hosting a Tuesday night chapel on April 17 at 7 p.m. that will be a memorial service for local victims of gun violence.

Thank you!
Your Student Government Association

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Culmination Dance Concert

Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to join the team! Ushers are GetFileAttachmentneeded 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! Show dates and times are as follows:

Friday, May 4th at 8:00pm

Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 pm

 

 

 

The Campus Store is hiring!

Would you like to have a fun job on campus and get an associate discount on merchandise and books? The Campus Store is hiring for next year, click here for more information.

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Department of Communications: Splice Student Film Festival

April 22 @ 7pm

The 2018 Messiah College Student Film Festival “Splice” will be held this Sunday at 7 pm in Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall. This year’s festival will showcase 14 films of varying length and genre.  Reception will follow in Boyer Atrium. Tickets are free, but required.

aprilHere is our lovely April Commuter of the Month

Paige McIntyre

Senior (graduating in December)

Commutes from Mechanicsburg, PA

Favorite thing to do on campus: Go to SAB functions

One thing I love about commuting: being able to spend time with my family while still getting an education.

Fun fact: I have my own catering businesss. I love to cook, bake, and help people throw awesome parties and events.

Rec Sports Officials and Game Managers Needed for Next Year!

The office of Rec Sports is looking for qualified and energetic students who could work as game day supervisors and game officials in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Hours would be flexible and would be between 4:00 – 10:00 PM Monday – Friday.. If interested please apply at: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12674

Just Keep Swimming

Keep SwimmingJust a few more weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking for 2018-2019 School Year

Online parking registration begins April 26 and concludes on May 15. Each student will be assigned a time slot based on class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued, and current class schedule. The earlier your time slot in the registration process the larger the selection of lots you will have. This applies for commuter students with a larger amount of credit hours who hope to park by Jordan and Kline. Early registration is $50/year.

Commuter Parking 2018-2019 Academic Year

 

All Messiah College undergraduate commuter students parking on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year are required to purchase a commuter parking permit and park in the lot designated by their permit.

 COMMUTER PARKING…. COMMON QUESTIONS:

When is online registration?

Registration takes place between April 26 and May 15.  To receive the early registration price of $50/year you must register prior to May 15.

How is my timeslot calculated and when is it available?

Timeslots are allocated based on your class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued. Your online parking registration timeslot is available now.

Which permits are commuter students eligible to purchase?

Subject to availability, commuter students are eligible to purchase either a P1 parking permit or a P parking permit.

I was a resident student this year but am going to be a commuter next year and I do not see P or P1 as a registration option.

Email, call or go to Falcon Exchange immediately for registration assistance.

Is the P1 permit the same as the P permit?

No.  They are separate permits and are not interchangeable.  See chart below.

Can the P1 permit holders park anywhere in the WW lot?

No.  They may only park in the spots specially designated as Commuter parking. (You will see these spaces in the first row closest to the Commuter lounge.)

Can the P1 permit holders park anywhere in the J lot?

Commuters may park in almost all of the spaces in the J lot.  You may not park in the few spaces labeled as handicapped, service or resident.

 

 

Messiah College is Hiring! 

The Campus Events Department is hiring for the summer. Messiah College has an extensive conference and sports camp during the summer months. We are looking to fill positions in support of these programs. The jobs are 40 hours a week for 14 weeks during the 16 week summer (you are given two weeks of unpaid tem off). Room and Board are provided at a very minimal payment by you. However, I am sure that a deal can be made for commuting students that would allow you to be off campus and work (saving you even MORE money!) Visit here if you are interested in being any of the following:

Dorm Worker

Res hall Crew Leader

Shift 1 Campus Events worker

Shift 2 Campus Events Worker

Shift 2 Campus Events Crew Leader (Must have prior experience)

Calling All Commuters! Win a free dinner at Lottie!


Lottie Nelson Dining Hall is conducting research to learn more about commuter student opinions about eating meals in the dining hall. Please answer the following questions, truthfully and to the best of your ability. By completing this survey you will be entered for a chance to win a “one free meal” card that can be used at Lottie Nelson.

Follow this link to complete the survey today!

http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIOj1JHIm6aJga1

**Please Complete by April 18, 2018

 

Volleyball Tournament

Messiah Field Hockey is hosting their 3rd annual volleyball tournament on Friday, april 27! Your team can wear a costume if they would like and the team with the best costume will win a prize! the tournament will take place in Sawyer and Brubaker Gyms from 7-10 pm. The cost is $50/team. Each co-ed team must have 6 players, including a minimum of 3 females and a maximum of 2 NCAA volleyball players. Winners of the tournament will receive a prize!! All proceeds will go towards the future global missions for the Messiah Field Hockey program! Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 25.

What: Volleyball Tournament

When: Friday, April 27 from 7-10pm

Where: Sawyer and Brubaker Gyms

 

 

Pizza with the Prez! *Free Food Friday*

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May 4 @12:30 pm

Free pizza lunch with President Phipps for Commuters! #bethereorbesquare

 

 

 

 

 

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 Free Food Friday is this week on the 9th!

Try and cut out some time to hang out with fellow commuter and have some subs and iced tea. It will start at 12:30 and be a great chance for you to ask questions about Commuter Services and talk about what programming you want to see.

 

Spring Break is March 10 through the 18th. Make sure you are prepared to come to class again on Monday, the 19th!

*ALSO* Follow @messiah.silp on Instagram as the Student Involvement Office, I have a Image result for instagrampersonal project that I will be announcing very soon that you may be interested in hearing about.

Game Night

Come to the Commuter Lounge on March 23rd at 6:00 to hang out and play some games. :) Totally free, bring some snacks. We will have a party.

 

Into the City Opportunities

Into The City Mini the Webstaurant Store

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: Free for students!

Join us as we visit the Webstaurant Store’s corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA and chat with staff and Messiah College Alumni who are employed there. We will be leaving from Eisenhower Circle at 12:00 pm and returning at approximately 6:00 pm. Networking lunch provided. Sign up here.

Into the City (NYC)

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Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Into the City trip to New York City! This career immersion program will take place on April 22-24, and promises students a high-impact, hands-on, educational experience through site visits, alumni panels, and networking receptions. For more information and to learn about the application process, click here.

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Commuter News Flash

SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate Voting is Going On NOW!

Debates have happened, campaigning is over, and now it is time for you―the students―to choose! Below is a link for voting for the 2018-2019 SGA President and Vice President. Each student will only get one vote, and voting lasts until 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Good luck to all candidates!

Happy voting!

This is the link to vote for the 2018-2019 SGA President and Vice President.

2018-19 SGA President/VP Election Ballot: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_867mSJLIO9FcxiR (this link is also posted on the SGA website).

 

Career and Professional Development Opportunity

Into the City Mini Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe- March 6th, 2:00-7:00

Free networking event with alumni employees!

Click here for more information!

 

Free Food Fridays

We are making it a point to have a day where commuters can get together for some food and discuss future programmed events. Join us in the lounge on these dates:

March 9 @12:30

April 6 @12:30

May 4 @12:30 *Pizza with the Prez, K Phipps as a special guest in the lounge

Commuter Game night!

Write it on your calendar to head to the Commuter Lounge for some fun, food, and games! It will be free to come but we encourage bringing snacks.

March 23rd @ 6:00pm. Try and make it, more announcements will be made as we have our Free Food Fridays (mentioned above).

Coffeehouse

Join us for coffeehouse this Sunday at 8:00pm. It will be a blast seeing all of the talented individuals we know and love. Come on out and support the campus talent.

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March Commuter of the Month

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Name: Andrew Douglass

Year: Junior

I commute from: Dillsburg

Favorite thing to do on campus: work in the library and go to Math Club

One thing I love about commuting: The money I save

Fun face about myself: I am a transfer student. I moved to PA recently and live very close to the school.

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Rec Sports will be starting Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee and Softball on March 26th!

If you would like to REGISTER OR JOIN a team, please, follow the instructions listed below.

All teams and players must be registered by Thursday, March 8th. To participate in Rec. Sports this season EVERYONE (Captains & Players) MUST create an imleagues account.

To Create an Account:

1. Go to www.imleagues.com

2. Click “Create Account” in the Top-Right corner.

3. Fill out the Required Information using your Messiah email address. Finish the Account Setup by following the directions in the Confirmation Email.

4. Log-in to your imleagues account.

5. Click “Create or Join a Team.”

6. Select the Sport AND League in which you would like to play.

7. Click the green “Register/ Signup” box.

8. Choose the appropriate option. Team Captains choose: “Create Team”

To join an existing team choose: “Join Team”

To be added to the league if you don’t have a team choose: “Free Agent”

NOTE: Captain’s must create the team FIRST. Once the team is created then all of the players on the roster can join your team.

9. Read and fill out ALL of the required information. This is VERY important.

10. Finish and submit.

For more information on How to Register visit:http://www.messiah.edu/offices/student_affairs/rec_sports/how_to_reg.html

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Back in the Saddle

Howdy Folks!

I hope that your first few weeks of Spring Semester have been going well.

Clean Your Dishes

Just as a reminder, the Frey Commuter Lounge is our home on campus and shared by hundreds that use the space daily. It is important that we take pride in the space we have been given and respect those who come before and after us. Thus, we need to remember to clean used dishes and to wipe off the white boards. Please remember to wash off the white boards. Please remember to wash all dishes that you use and to erase anything you write on the white board walls. We appreciate you taking the time to do this and for keeping our lounge tidy.

Commuter Chapel

Commuter students carrying at leaImage result for hostetter chapelst 12 credits are required to attend seven chapels per semester. Petitions for exemption to the requirement may by made via Self-Service Banner (under the Student Tab) through March 5, 2018. See exemption parameters below. Valid reasons for exemption include:

-academic internship/field placement/practicum that conflicts with the chapel times

-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.)

-ongoing medical issues/emergencies *must include a doctor’s prescription/note, and extent of exemption will be assessed on case by case basis

-parental obligations

Homecoming Committee

Save the date for Homecoming 2018, which will take place October 19-20, 2018! If you love Messiah and want the opportunity to plan one of the 65+ events that take place during Homecoming, then consider joining the 2018 Homecoming Committee! If you are interested, please contact homecoming@messiah.edu and apply there by March 3rd.

New Food!

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Humanities Symposium Dance Concert

GiVim is proud to present “Uprooted: Inner Experiences of Exile” as part of this year’s Humanities Symposium. Performances are Friday at 4:30pm and Saturday at 8:00pm in Poorman Black Box Theater. Admission is free but you must reserve tickets. GetFileAttachment

Student Handbook – Your responsibility to keep updated!

The Student Handbook provides information on various policies, residence life and housing, student involvement opportunities and critical information on safety and crisis procedures. It is available on line here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20852/student_handbook. Changes can and do occur throughout the year and students are responsible to adhere to the most recent update of campus policies. Students will be notified when there are any significant changes through a mass email.

 

 

 

 

One Week To Go

Hey everyone! Only one more week before J Term, please keep an eye out for upcoming events for the spring as they are geared specifically toward commuter students.

Bitez at the Break, last Friday to grab FREE PIZZA in the Commuter Lounge!

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Chapel Schedule

Sign-Ups for Five-Week Chapel Series

S18 First Wave Fivers

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Finger Print and Background Check Info

In November 2017, the State of Pennsylvania changed from Cogent Fingerprinting to IndentoGo. For a number of weeks whilst this was in flux, many employees and students were not able to obtain their FBI clearance. Access to fingerprinting has now been restored under new procedures. The two local fingerprint locations that we recommend are below, but please note that you must first register for an appointment online with the code in the memorandum and take that receipt with you to the location and pay at the facility (you received an email in Outlook about the memorandum).

6483 Carlisle Pike

Suite 104 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

4815 Jonestown Road

Suite 201 Harrisburg, PA 17109

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Come on out to see the Theatre and Dance Department’s production of The Boy Friend!

February 8-10 and 15-17 8:00 PM

February 11 and 18 3:00 PM

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Grad Assistant Positions in the Multi Cultural Office

Were you challenged and transformed by your time off-campus through Messiah College? Are you passionate about exploring other cultures and helping others do the same? Are you interested in a career in higher education and/or international education and wondering what might be the next right step for you in that process? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions (or know someone who would!), we have an opportunity for you!

Intercultural Office’s Off Campus Programs

Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) for Off Campus Programs

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Looking for something to do this Saturday night????

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(Woooa) We’re Halfway There

We can do it guys! Even when it feels like we are 1%.

Just remember what Bon Jovi said. #HalfwayThere

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Come on out to the Lounge for Bitez at the Break for some FREE PIZZA and to meet other commuter students!

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We had a blast this past Friday and would love to see more of you there. :) Make some time Fridays 19th and 26th during your J term lunch break 12-1 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for some extra bucks this spring semester, please give the Shuttle Driver positions a good look! Many HELP WANTED!students on campus need help getting to the Harrisburg International Airport and Amtrak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCKERS

If you need a new locker or decided you no longer need one, please notify us at commuterservices@messiah.edu.

Last Call for Service Trips!

This is a great chance to go on a new adventure and help folks who could really use some love, especially in this cold season. I have been on the Carmel, NY trip twice and loved my experiences there. I plan to come again this J Term. Please check them out!

Catholic Charities (Baltimore, MD)

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, NY)

World Impact (Newark, NJ)

To find more information, click here.

Text Alert

Please make sure you are receiving the text alerts about Messiah’s weather notifications. If we have a delay or a cancellation, you will be notified via text message.  You have received emails through outlook about how to sign in to www.ravealert.com. You will receive a confirmation code, please complete the steps to receive the final confirmation.

J Term Movie

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