January 18, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

World-renowned vocalist group VOCES8 to perform at Con Spirito concert

World-renowned vocalist group VOCES8 to perform at Con Spirito concert

Thiel College will host the internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble VOCES8 at Thiel College’s David Johnson Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. Feb. 9, as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series.

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Former Atlanta AT&T executive leading College’s Office of Communications and Marketing

Former Atlanta AT&T executive leading College’s Office of Communications and Marketing

Former Atlanta AT&T marketing executive Richard Orr has been announced as Thiel College’s executive director of communications and marketing, effective today.

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Gallery talk showcases Oddi’s work

Sami Kurchena ’20, a conservation biology major from Bridgeville, Pa., was among the students and staff at Tuesday’s art gallery talk for Benedict Oddi. The exhibition is in the Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery and continues through to Feb. 17.

Work progressing on the science connector

Work is progressing on the science connector project, which will add about 8,500 square feet of collaboration, academic and lab space. The connector is on schedule for a July completion date and dedication at Homecoming 2017.

Overnight parking ban

Overnight parking is prohibited in the following lots:

  • Gymnasium parking lot,
  • HMSC parking lot,
  • Roth Hall parking lot,
  • Greenville Hall parking lot, and
  • Employee lot behind the football offices.

This is effective through March 15. The restrictions are enforced seven days per week from midnight to 7 a.m. This parking ban is essential to allow the maintenance staff to clear the lots of snow and ice for students, staff and visitor parking throughout the day.

Student News

Spring 2017 student teachers get prepped for area classrooms 

Student teachers for the spring 2017 semester. Front row (left to right): Jennet Bertmeyer ’17, Lacey Weaver ’17, Ashley Johnson ’17, Keri Alston ’17; back row: Colby Howe ’17Amber Port-Fischer ’17, Natalie Beckwith ’17Alex Horvatits ’17.


Tomcat Tributes

Tomcat Tributes are designed to recognize the teamwork Thiel College employees exhibit each day. Employees can nominate co-workers for recognition in four categories (Random Act of Kindness, Going the Extra Mile, Had a Great Idea, Just Because).

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Richard Orr, executive director of communications and marketing

Safety Committee: Anonymous hotline available to report violations

The Safety Committee reminds employees to use proper protocols for reporting inappropriate behavior or policy violations. Anyone wishing to report anonymously can use the Campus Conduct Hotline. Dial 866-943-5787 to anonymously report any concerns to a third-party.


Campus Events

SGA Blood Drive
Today until 6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Student Government Association hosts the American Red Cross for a blood drive. Donors can register online.

For more information, contact Vice President of Student Life Mike McKinney ’02

Graduation 101 Dinner
Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

An annual event that serves as a preparation for and a countdown to graduation for seniors.

For more information, contact Director of Alumni Relations Kelly Sanzari ’13 at ext. 2014.

Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival
Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
William A. Robinson Theater

Area high school performers will present works from William Shakespeare. The morning performance block is free and open to the public. Audience members may come and go between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., but doors to the stage will only be opened during breaks between individual high school performances.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., at ext. 2029.

Community Events

Rotary Club Valentine’s Day Rose Sale
Through Feb. 3
Around campus

Members of the Greenville Rotary Club on campus will be taking orders for Valentine’s Day roses. The cost is $30 per dozen for red, pink or yellow roses. Orders must be received by Feb. 3 and will be delivered Feb. 14. Sales benefit the Greenville Rotary Club.

For more information, contact Allen Morrill at ext. 2124, Bob Schmoll at ext. 2102 or Mike Shultz at ext. 2167.

St. Paul’s ‘Ask the Expert’
Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
The Kiefer Building at St. Paul’s

Residents of The Colony at St. Paul’s share insights on retirement living. A question-and-answer session will follow a panel presentation.

Download the flier.

For more information, contact Jennie Kather at 724-588-9613, ext. 1209. 


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