Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Spring Semester
  • We want to make sure our Ambassador list is up-to-date - if you are graduating in December or studying abroad this spring, please email ambassadors@messiah.edu to let us know
  • As a reminder, ambassador Spring semester training will take place on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:30-5:00 PM

Admissions is hiring work-studies!

  • The Admissions Office and Call Center is hiring for the spring semester!
  • If you are interested in working in the admissions office (giving campus tour during the week, assisting admissions counselors) contact Kristin at KThomas@messiah.edu
  • If you are interested in working in the Call Center (sharing about Messiah with prospective students over the phone) contact Rachel at RShenk@messiah.edu


Hershey Park on Saturday!
  • If you signed up for Hershey on Saturday, look out for a separate email with information about that event.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Updates

Thank you!
  • Thanks for a great semester of providing hospitality to campus guests! This semester you:
    • Hosted 152 overnight visits
    • Gave 120 Open House tours
    • Gave 43 Spotlight Day tours
    • And 81 of you greeted for event days
  • Great job Devin & Caleb for serving on the School of Science, Engineering, and Health panel AND great job Sierra, Regan, and Devin for serving on the guidance counselor panel last week!

Points!

  • Wednesday, November 30 is the last day to accumulate points for the semester.
  • Please have your contact cards returned to the Admissions Office by this date!

Youth Rally

  • We are looking for 2 Ambassadors to attend a youth rally on behalf of the Admissions Office
  • The event is happening from January 6-8 in Ocean City, MD and includes free food, free hotel, and lots of Messiah recruiting!
  • We prefer that you have your Messiah driver's license and that either two male students or two female students sign-up to cover the event.
  • Email ambassadors@messiah.edu by November 30 if you are interested.

Spring Training

  • Save the date for the Ambassador Spring semester training on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:00-5:00.
  • This will be a short training session (1-2 hours) for sign-ups and updates on campus tours and Messiah information.
  • More information and exact times will be sent out in January.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Spotlight day tours/greeting!
    • This Thursday is the last overnight for the semester! If you haven't fulfilled the semester hosting requirements, or you'd like to earn some extra points - this is your chance!

  • Great job Sierra, Regan, & Kenedy the School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences & School of Humanities Spotlight Day student panel!

  • Thank you again everyone that helped out calling for just 30 minutes or several hours at the calling campaign last week! We called a total of 2,132 students and couldn't have done it without you!


Campus Tour Script
It has come to our attention that some of the information being communicated on tours is incorrect. Please pay special attention to these areas on your campus tours:
  • Division III Athletics
    • When talking about Messiah's athletic programs, simply state that "Messiah is an NCAA Division III school with 11 men's and 11 women's varsity teams"
      • Do not specifically state that we are DIII because of the size of the school.
  • Gen Ed/Foreign Language requirements
    • We always want to avoid speaking about ways to "get out of" courses, because that communicates that they are not valuable. For example, you should say -
      • the language placement test "allows you to be placed in the level of a language that is right for you" OR
      • study abroad/cross-cultural courses "allow you to fulfill your language requirement by being immersed in another culture".
  • Film, Media, & Broadcasting Suite
    • Located in Hostetter Chapel, this studio includes a television studio space, a simulated newsroom, an endless floor green screen, a fully equipped control room, a Foley sound studio, and a digital editing suite
    • Fun fact: we have the same type of camera that was used to film the Hobbit!
    • This is a great space for students interested in Digital Media, Film, Communication, and Broadcasting

Upcoming Events
  • Christmas at Hershey!
    • Let's celebrate the end of the semester and Christmastime together with our yearly tradition of going to Hershey Park Christmas Candylane!
    • Admissions will cover the full cost of your ticket (if you RSVP, make sure you can definitely make it!)
    • RSVP here (yes or no) by Friday, November 18
      • If you RSVP, make sure you can definitely make it! If you say yes but then cannot attend, we will ask you to pay for your ticket (each ticket is $16.00)


  • Spotlight Day lunch
    • If you would be available to eat lunch with prospective students this Friday for the School of Science, Engineering, & Health Spotlight Day, please email ambassadors@messiah.edu to let us know (specify which time you are available)
    • Lunch runs from 11:00-11:50 and 12:00-12:50 in the Martin Commons
    • If you do not have a meal plan, we will provide a meal ticket

  • Spring Training
    • Save the date for the Ambassador Spring semester training on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:00-5:00.
    • This will be a short training session (1-2 hours) for sign-ups and updates on campus tours and Messiah information.
    • More information and exact times will be sent out in January.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Spotlight day tours/greeting!
    • The November overnights are posted

Great job Craig, Dani, & Sally at the School of the Arts Spotlight Day student panel!

 
Upcoming Events
  • The Calling Campaign is happening this week!
    • There are still some open time slots for the calling campaign and we would love for each Ambassador to call students from your school/major for at least 30 minutes during this week.
    • Sign-up here!
      • You can use your Messiah email address to access the Google doc!
      • 50 points will be awarded for 30 minutes of calling time, 100 points for 1 hour, etc.

  • Christmas at Hershey!
    • Let's celebrate the end of the semester and Christmastime together with our yearly tradition of going to Hershey Park Christmas Candylane!
    • Admissions will cover the full cost of your ticket (if you RSVP, make sure you can definitely make it!)
    • RSVP here (yes or no) by Friday, November 18


  • Spotlight Day lunch
    • If you would be available to eat lunch with prospective students this Friday for the School of Humanities/Business, Education & Social Sciences Spotlight Day, please email ambassadors@messiah.edu to let us know
    • Lunch runs from 12:00-12:50 in the Martin Commons
    • If you do not have a meal plan, we will provide a meal ticket