Spring Has Sprung!

Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill!

commuter invite


Service Day!

Service Day will be held on Thursday, April 14.  The College will host Area M Special Olympics and is in need of volunteers – track & field buddies, events workers, and even clowns!  There are also opportunities to volunteer for other service projects (some are located off-campus, while others are on-campus).  To volunteer for all Service Day opportunities, click here.

Note: All educators and students in Created and Called for Community classes will be serving as track & field buddies and do not need to register.

Thank you for your service to the College and the greater community.  If you have any questions, please email agapecenter@messiah.edu or call ext. 7255.

Parking Registration Info

Online parking registration will begin soon for the 2016-2017 academic year.  A timeslot has been made available to all undergraduate students. Timeslots are allocated based on both your class year and number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued. Registration will be available weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the following dates:

April 25 and 26 – Seniors

April 27 and 28 – Juniors

April 29 and May 2 – Sophomores

May 3 – First Year Students

To Identify Your Registration Timeslot:

1.       Log in to MCSquare Self Service Main Menu Student tab Parking System (Bosscars).

2.       Verify your name and ID#. Read the Parking Rules and Regulations.

3.       If prompted, enter your driver license #, contact phone #, and insurance policy details including the name of your insurance company, policy holder name and policy #.

4.       Select Students View Your Timeslot/Request a Permit for the 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. You will see your online registration details. You may register for parking beginning at that time or at any time thereafter weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM until the end of the parking registration period

To Complete Parking Registration:

1.       Log in to MCSquare on or after your designated timeslot weekdays between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM àSelf Service Main Menu àStudent tab àParking System (Bosscars).

2.       Verify your name and ID# and if prompted, input your driver license #, contact phone # and insurance policy details.

3.       Select Students View Your Timeslot/Request a Permit for the 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR.  You will see your online registration details.

4.       Select a parking lot.

5.       Verify vehicle information displayed or add a new vehicle.

6.       To add a new vehicle, you must include make, color, year, and license plate details.

7.       Select vehicle and Request a Permit.

8.       Print the confirmation page and keep it for your records.

Permit Distribution:

1.       Permits will be distributed on the first floor of Eisenhower Campus Center when the residence halls open in August.

*Please note that your parking lot selection is not guaranteed and is subject to change.

Any difficulties with parking registration must be reported immediately to the Falcon Exchange to preserve your space in line and maximize lot availability. We are unable to place you in a lot you were otherwise eligible for if it has filled in the interim. Please contact us at 717-766-2511 ext. 7213 or falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Spring Dance Shows

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Painting Our Prayers Workshop

Do you enjoy painting? Do you enjoy finding unique and creative ways to connect with God? Do you want to experience prayer in a new way?
7 Second Version:
Painting Our Prayers Workshop
Monday, April 11- 6 PM
Hostetter Chapel Room 113
$5- Supplies included
RSVP by April 3 to studentchaplains@messiah.edu
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider joining the prayer team for a “Painting Our Prayers” workshop with guest artist Aletheia Schmidt Mellott. This workshop will take place on Monday, April 11th at 6 PM in Hostetter Chapel room 113 (conference room). The cost for this event is only $5 and all supplies will be included in that price!

The Painting Our Prayers workshop will include some personal sharing from Aletheia, instruction and invitation to paint and talk about painting to play, process and/or celebrate, and then a time of group sharing. Each participant will be given a sheet of yupo paper and will have access to all of Aletheia’s acrylic inks and loads of fun supplies.

RSVP to Jess Jasitt at studentchaplains@messiah.edu by April 3 if you are interested!

Into the city York

Into the City Mini to Wolfgang Candy in York, PA
Tuesday, April 19th (leave campus at 2:00, return at 8:00)

Tour the company, learn more about career opportunities from a Messiah alum, and then connect with alumni professionals at a networking dinner!

RSVP at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Y2mh0pwmBwMYp7

For more info, visit http://www.wolfgangcandy.com/


How to send faxes from campus printers!

To send faxes from campus, you first need to scan your document and save it as a pdf file.  (see directions below)

Then, attach the PDF file to an email and send to:

(10 digit fax number)@eskerondemand.com
*Be sure to always use the area code and no spaces, periods or hyphens.  No subject line is needed.

You can also reference the IT blog at:  http://blogs.messiah.edu/its/sendreceive-faxes-without-using-paper-2nd-edition

Scanning to a pdf file from a Toshiba copier:

1.       Authenticate or “log in” at the copier by either swiping your ID card in the card reader, or by typing in your network user name and password on the touch screen.

2.       Press “scan” button on the console

3.       Touch “email” on the touch screen

4.       Place your original on the glass or in the document feeder

5.       Your email address is automatically entered in the to field

6.       Touch “ok” on the touch screen.

7.       Press green start key on the console to begin your scan.  If you use the document feeder, it will automatically send when done scanning.

8.       If you are scanning from the glass, you can change pages and continue to scan or touch job finish to send your scan

9.       To log out of the copier, touch Function Clear button on the console twice.

10.   Touch yes to logout

11.   Open your email account and locate the email sent from the copier.

12.   Save the attached pdf to your computer.

Scanning to a pdf file from a Lexmark copier:

  1. Authenticate or “log in” at the copier by either swiping your ID card in the card reader, or by typing in your network user name and password on the touch screen.

2.       Place your original in the document feeder face up or on the glass face down

3.       Touch “E-mail” button on the touch screen

4.       Confirm your account by pressing “Next” on the touch screen (there is no charge for scanning)

5.       Your email address is automatically entered in the to field

6.       If you need to enter another email address, touch the keyboard next to the Recipients field, enter the email address manually, and touch Done

7.       Touch “Send it” on the touch screen

8.       When finished, touch “logout” on the touch screen

 Influenza Prevention

Influenza, also known as the flu, is currently widespread throughout Pennsylvania and throughout our communities. Additionally, we are beginning to see an increase in the number of cases of influenza here on campus.

Influenza is a virus that is different from a cold. It typically begins very suddenly and is characterized by the following symptoms.

• Fever/chills
• Body aches
• Cough
• Fatigue
• Headache
• (And sometimes accompanied by congestion, sore throat and/or nausea, but usually not)

Influenza is very contagious, which makes a college community especially susceptible to an outbreak.

The best thing you can do to prevent getting the flu is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, limit exposure to those who are sick and avoid touching your face. Transmission can occur 1 day before getting sick and up to 5-7 days after the illness begins. That means you may be able to pass the flu on to someone else before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick.

If you have flu symptoms, you should visit the Engle Center within the first 48 hours of your symptoms developing, as you may be a candidate for antiviral medication. After the first 48 hours, the medication is not considered effective. If you have flu symptoms: Stay home, cover your cough, wash your hands and rest.

Please feel free to contact us at the Engle Center at 691-6035 or englecenter@messiah.edu with any questions or concerns you may have.

SAB Lost Films Presents: Steve Jobs


Happy Spring!

Hoppy Easter!

Easter Break!

Happy Easter everyone! We hope you have a restful weekend and lots of good time with family. There will be no classes Friday, March 25th- Monday, March 28th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 30th

Save the Date- Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill

All commuters are invited to a special time with President Phipps at Orchard Hill on April 13 from 4:00 – 5:30 for a reception with conversation and light appetizers and desserts. Email invitations will follow. Hope to see you there!

Parking info for next semester

Student Parking Registration FAQ’s

Online parking registration begins April 25 and will conclude on May 3.  Registration is available weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM only.  Each student will be assigned a time slot based on both class year and number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued.  The earlier your timeslot in the registration process the larger selection of lots you will have.

Instructions detailing how to register for parking will follow within the next few weeks.  Please note, when registering, if a parking lot becomes full and closes, you may be notified that you have been assigned to another lot.

Who can participate in the online parking registration process?

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of the end of Spring 2016 semester, AND have a balance due of less than $100 are eligible to participate in the parking registration process.

How can I check to see if I have a balance due on my student account?

You can check your bill through MCSquare Self Service Main Menu Student tab Student Account Account Detail for Term.  If you have a balance due you may make a payment at the Falcon Exchange or on CashNet through MCSquare Self Service Main Menu Student tab Student Account eBill .

What if I am a first-year student with less than 24 credits, but I still need a parking permit?

First-year students who are commuters, live more than 250 miles from campus, are regularly employed during the semester or have a medical need can apply utilizing this registration process.  Appropriate documentation will be required to verify on campus parking eligibility and should be dropped off at the Falcon Exchange during the online enrollment period.

I am going to be an undergraduate commuter student next year.  Do I need a parking permit?

Yes.  You will need to purchase a commuter parking permit during your registration period.

How much is a student parking permit?

Permits purchased during the early registration period which ends on July 31 are $125/year for on campus residents and $50/year for commuters.  Beginning August 1 parking permits are $150/year for on campus residents and $75/year for commuters.

What if I cannot pay my bill before online parking registration begins?

If you have a balance due of $100 or more on your student account and cannot pay the balance in full, you must contact Student Financial Services to discuss your financial obligation and establish eligibility for parking registration at 717-691-6004.

For more information about parking, please visit the Falcon Exchange Student Vehicle Registration website at   http://www.messiah.edu/info/20746/student_vehicle_registration or call 717-766-2511 ext. 7213.

Fitness Center Easter Closing

The fitness center will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 24.
It will be closed for the remainder of the Easter Break, and will reopen at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29.

Be a Messiah Ambassador!

If you love talking about Messiah, we need you to share your experiences with prospective students and families! The Admissions Office is currently accepting Ambassador applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Messiah College Ambassador program is a student leadership program allowing current students the opportunity to interact with prospective students and families! This organization is sponsored by the Admissions Office.

Ambassador responsibilities include hosting prospective students overnight in the residence halls, leading campus tours, attending chapel with campus guests, serving on student panels, and the opportunity to represent Messiah on off-campus recruitment trips. Ambassadors are rewarded with Messiah apparel, fun activities and dinner gatherings, as well as an Ambassador “years of service” gift progression. Ambassadors will be trained at the start of the new academic year.

To apply, fill out the attached application and return it to the Admissions Office, suite 3005, by Tuesday, April 5. Along with the application, two recommendations are required (but the recommendations may be submitted after April 5).

An online version of the application and recommendation form can be found at: http://www.messiah.edu/ambassador-application/

Volunteer at the Oakes Museum!

Why YOU should volunteer at the Oakes Museum:
• Gain knowledge about animals, science, history, & museums
• Interact with museum visitors
• Boost your resume
• Supplement your major
• Develop communication skills
• Get a free T-shirt!!

There are three programs you can choose from to volunteer for:
1. Volunteering for public hours on Saturdays from 1-5 PM
2. Curator Club—a science education program for students in grades 3-5 on select Saturday mornings from 9:30AM-12PM
3. Curator Club 2—a science education program for students in grades 6-8 on select Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4PM

**Students and their families get FREE admission so stop in even if you can’t volunteer!**

Interested? Please contact:

Carissa Brandt
Volunteer Coordinator
Oakes Museum of Natural History

Summer Online Course Info!

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Last Day to Cast Your Vote!

There are three wonderful pairs of candidates for Student Body President and Vice President and the voting has begun! Polls will be open until Thursday, March 24, at 9 p.m. so be sure to cast your ballot before then.

Learn more about your candidates on the Messiah College Student Government Association Facebook page or at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BHCDAN0FAjUIIhQbICCG7L6cEdk1c0aNk8OB1w1GTW0/edit?usp=sharing

VOTE HERE: http://messiah.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2mEYpMKZWQNiYTz

Writing Center Job Opportunities!

Regardless of major, if you are an excellent writer with good interpersonal skills and a desire to help others improve their writing, now is the time to apply for the Writing Center job for Fall 2016.

Please go to http://jobs.messiah.edu and apply. Upload a writing sample (a thesis-driven essay), as well as a brief cover letter indicating your interest in the job and the names of two (2) people who can speak to your writing skills. Application deadline is April 1st, 2016.

David Dzaka, Writing Center Director



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Save the Date- Commuter Reception at Orchard Hill

All commuters are invited to a special time with President Phipps at Orchard Hill on April 13 from 4:00 – 5:30 for a reception with conversation and light appetizers and desserts. Email invitations will follow. Hope to see you there!

No campfires

Messiah College has received complaints from concerned neighbors that students are burning camp fires in the woods that border our campus and their property. These sites include areas off the Fitness Trail which winds through the woods behind our campus and near the ‘Back 40’ acres behind Mellinger apartments. In the very recent past, because of complaints from our neighbors, the Upper Allen Township Fire Marshall has inspected our campus and served us notice. We really wish to be good neighbors and ask all students, employees, and guests not to burn camp fires or bonfires, etc. To clarify – Messiah College prohibits unauthorized burning.

Because of our concerns for the safety of people, animals, our woodlands and because we want to be good neighbors – we will refer any violations of our fire safety policy to campus discipline. If the Fire Marshall and police are involved, there will be additional penalties as well. We don’t wish this for you! Thanks and wishing you a safe and healthy spring.

Roller Coasters & Careers!

Come learn more about the wide variety of professional career options within the amusement park industry and eat free pizza on Monday, March 21st from 11:30-12:30 in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110).

RSVP at http://messiah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EOdIu0TciWq6pL

Open Door Day

President Kim Phipps will host an “Open Door” Day on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet individually with students and employees on topics that are important to them. “Open Door” is an opportunity for you to speak with the President in her office on the second floor of Old Main. A sign-in sheet will be located in Old Main Room 206 on “Open Door” Day. Please call the President’s Office if you have any questions.

Coffee House this Sunday Night!


Registration Information

Summer and Fall 2016 registration is fast approaching! Registration information will be available online beginning Wednesday, March 23 (MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel). Please be in contact with your academic advisor to schedule an appointment. Academic advising begins, Tuesday, March 29. You will be receiving a postcard via campus mail with more registration information.

IMPORTANT: The Registration Request worksheet will not be delivered to your campus mail box. This worksheet can be accessed on MCSquare, Academic Life Tab, Registrar Channel. We will be mailing a limited amount of hard copies of the forms to the academic departments for your advisors.

Questions can be emailed to registrar@messiah.edu or call ext. 6074.

Bollywood Night

Come and celebrate BollywoodNite! Please mark your calendars.
Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Location: Boyer 131
Time: 6:00-10:00PM

Bollywood (the Hindi language film industry based out of Mumbai, India) along with other regional Indian cinemas constitutes the largest film industry in the world. Appealing to audiences world-wide, its distinctive genres complete with music, costumes, and growing corporate muscle have made Bollywood the subject of much discussion and even research. Come join us for an evening of entertainment and discussion. Enjoy snacks and drinks from the Indian subcontinent.

This year we will be screening the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (159 mins, 2013). Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is Indian coming-of-age romantic comedy film, directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. The film stars Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles. Here is a synopsis: Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) and Naina (Deepika Padukone) are just out of college and standing at the crossroads of their lives. Come and see how their lives intertwine starting out as friends and eventually falling in love. More details, including a trailer can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2178470/?ref_=nv_sr_1

A useful introduction to Bollywood can be found in Tejaswini Ganti, Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Cinema, 2nd Edition (New York: Routledge, 2013). A copy of the first edition (2004) is available at Murray Library.

BollywoodNite is organized by the Office of Diversity Affairs.

See you on the 19th of April!

Inclusive Excellence Brown Bag Lunch

On March 18th, Angela Mclver, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Rights Center, will be presenting a lecture entitled: “Fair Housing: How I got Schooled.”

Please come join students and faculty with your own brown bag lunch for a fascinating presentation and discussion.

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00 P.M.
Location: Library Athenaeum

Angela McIver has served as the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2007. She has over 16 years of human service experience, specializing in community partnerships and coalitions affecting adults and youth. She is the co-founder of Women Cultivating Women, an organization that empowers girls and strengths intergenerational relationships among women. In addition to volunteering with several community organizations, Angela serves on the Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and on the Executive Committee for the Black Male Development Symposium. More details on Angela McIver can be found at http://wcc.isc76.org/speaker/angela-mciver/

Angela’s organization: http://fairhousingrights.org/

Additionally reading material on her mission: http://prospect.org/article/tickets-out-poverty-0

The Price is Right!



Ethiopia Cross-Cultural

Visit the land where legend is real, where 13th century King Lalibela carved monolithic-rock churches with the help of angels. Its ancient civilization, in the only African country never colonized, intersects with its contemporary culture. Spend time with hospitable, vibrant, and proud Ethiopians. Trek across mountainous terrain plowed by oxen for 3000 years to the Hudad lodge. Boat on Lake Tana to an island monastery. Examine recent economic and educational development and how it is changing lives in the contemporary village and the urban centers.

Come to find out more about this May 2017 Ethiopia Cross-Cultural Course.
Info sessions are on Tuesday, March 22 or Wednesday, March 23, from 7 to 8 pm, in Boyer 235.


History Club Movie Night!

Anyone looking for something to do this Friday? The History Club will be hosting a Movie Night this Friday, March 18th at 7pm at the Oakes Museum! Professor Wisnoski will be showing a Latin American film (TBA), and there will be free snack! Come enjoy a time of fellowship and fun with your club members! And don’t forget to invite your friends!!

SAB Lost Films Presents: Suffragette




Have a Fun and Safe Saint Patty’s Day!

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Spring Break is HERE!

Next week is spring break. The college will close on March 4th and Re-open on March 14th. Have a great break!

Barnabas Award

Each year, we ask for nominations of students and employees who have demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of ministry, community service, and leadership. The community service that the Barnabas Award seeks to reward is unpaid service that is done off-campus through community partners. The following factors will be given priority in selecting the recipient: 1) The level of spiritual maturity and commitment to ministry and community service; 2) The ability to integrate her/his ministry and community service with other aspects of her/his life and work including academic work, faith perspectives and sense of vocation; 3) The impact of the ministry and service on the community in which she/he served and her/his ability to effectively work with and respect persons with whom she/he worked.

Student and employee finalists will each receive $500 and an additional $500 will be given to the charity of their choice. Also, award winners will receive a hand-crafted basin to symbolize servant leadership as Christ washed the feet of His disciples in humble service and we are called to do likewise.

To submit a nomination, you will need a BasicOne Planner account. If you do not already have an account, click here. Once you have successfully created an account, click here. Nominations are due by March 28, 2016. If you have any questions or would like more information, go to the Agapé Center webpage or email agapecenter@messiah.edu.

Choir Tour

The choir’s 2016 tour, March 9-13, will take the 45 member group to churches and schools in Central and Eastern PA and New Jersey The choir will also present local concerts, in Hershey on March 20; Mechanicsburg, PA on April 17; and on campus in the beautiful Parmer Hall on April 3!
For more information visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/MessiahChoir

Concert Choir 2016 Spring Tour:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Christ United Methodist Church, Landsdale, PA

Thursday, March 10, 2016 Trinity United Methodist Church Mullica Hill, NJ

Friday, March 11, 2016 Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Christ UCC, Bethlehem, PA

Sunday, March 13, 2016 Westminster Presbyterian Church in America Lancaster, PA

Sunday March 20, 2016 First United Methodist Church of Hershey, Hershey PA

Sunday April 3, 2016 Messiah College Parmer Hall

Sunday, April 17, 2016 Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church Mechanicsburg PA

Messiah Advising Instagram!

Greetings from the Office of Academic Advising!
We’re new to Instagram so give us a follow! Academic Advising at Messiah College is now on Instagram as @messiahadvising.  The new account will provide advising tips, keep you up to date with policies, events, and deadlines, and allow you to get to know the advisors on campus. Of course, we will also have great pictures and humorous memes as well!

Don’t forget to follow for the most up to date advising information and best of luck the rest of this semester. Remember that advising is here to assist with any academic issues you may be having.

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