February 22, 2017

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Organization of Black Collegiates hosting week of events for Black History Month

Organization of Black Collegiates hosting week of events for Black History Month

Thiel College’s Organization of Black Collegiates will host its 17th annual Soul Food Feast at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center, to cap a full week of events surrounding Black History Month.

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Eight students finalists for national college broadcasting awards

Eight students finalists for national college broadcasting awards

Eight Thiel College students are finalists in five categories for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Mic awards.

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Weyers-Sampson hosting landscape exhibition examining European and suburban Ohio scenes

Weyers-Sampson hosting landscape exhibition examining European and suburban Ohio scenes

Artist Christopher Ryan will open his exhibition “Lucid Moments & Liminal Spaces” at Thiel College with a gallery talk at 3 p.m. February 23, 2017 in the Howard Miller Student Center.

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Match Day exceeds goals; unlocks all match challenges

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., students in Hodge Hall and Curt Wootton, better known to many as Pittsburgh Dad, all played a part in Thiel College’s annual one-day fundraising campaign.

As of noon today, the campaign had raised $175,154.13 and had generated 338 donors. This year’s match day included several different affinity group challenges. Among the specialty groups was an employee challenge, which had 52 donors.

“Match Day 2017 was one of the largest Thiel Fund fundraising days in the College’s history,” said Vice President for College Advancement Roberta Leonard. “We had more than 325 donors participate in the challenges. The Advancement team would especially like to thank the 52 members of the Thiel family who made a gift on Match Day as well as all of our colleagues who give so much of yourselves for the success of this institution. Thank you for all you do!” 

Student News

Johnston offers insights to senior seminar students

Dave Johnston ’71 is a member of the Board of Trustees and is the executive director at Exterior Insulation/Finish Systems. The McLean, Va. resident spoke to students in the senior seminar class of Professor David Miller ’61. He emphasized for students the importance of being a problem solver for their employer, working hard for what they value not for expensive things and taking calculated risks.

“He told us that we should work toward what we value. I have always enjoyed traveling with my mom and travel has become something I value very much. In the future, when I am working, I will keep my love for travel in mind as a goal. He also included a lot of things he learned in classes at Thiel and mentioned his professors by name. I appreciated that because my professors have taught me so much, both in and out of the classroom, and I will benefit from those lessons for the rest of my life.” – Jaclyn Kuzma ’17

“I was blessed to be able to attend the dinner portion of the evening before the formal presentation. The food was excellent as always and the conversation even better. Having a more informal environment to interact with the speaker was a great way to get to know him better. I am glad that we have the opportunity to do this in addition to attending the lecture.” – Dan Wiegmann ’17

“David Johnston gave a great speech about how he was able to advance through his career with only his Thiel College degree. He helped me realize how powerful a Thiel degree can really be and can help you to a bright future. Mr. Johnston explained how it is important to have a competitive nature in the workplace because you have to be willing to do whatever it take to achieve your dreams.” – William Malady ’17

“He said to never stop looking for opportunities because they are out there. Continue keeping your mind open and don’t ever set boundaries for yourself. ‘You set the benchmarks for your own success’ was my favorite quote of his from the night.

“Overall, Dave brought some diversity to the group of speakers that we have had this semester It was interesting listening to his story and learning from his advice. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from him and look forward to the other speakers we will hear from this semester.” – Amanda Zimmerman ’17

“David was able to offer useful and relevant advice for anyone who wants to excel in their professional career. He started his presentation by walking through general guidelines and tips to remember as one progresses through their career. He noted several qualities that individuals must have to succeed, and then went on to explain that eveyone’s career path is different. The several key qualities included: integrity, trustworthiness, character, past accomplishments, past behavior, and ability to know yourself. He also noted that you must find your weaknesses and improve them.” – James Abbs ’17

McNutt, Arnold named TLC Extraordinary Effort winners

Candi Arnold ’17, a psychology major from Transfer, Pa., and Nick McNutt ’17, a double major in neuroscience and psychology from Derry, Pa., were named the Thiel Learning Commons Extraordinary Effort Award recipients for February.

Communication, Neuroscience collaboration leads to new radio show

The campus radio station, WXTC, and the Department of Neuroscience are collaborating on a new radio show, “Brainstorming.” Each Thursday at 9 p.m. on WXTC (88.1 FM), neuroscience students will lead a discussion on topics in brain health with production by WXTC students Dan Wagner ’17 and Jake Clark ’19.

The first show discussed the benefits exercise has on brain health and was hosted by Filippo Costanzo ’17 and Grant Fox ’18


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • James Kaufman, assistant sports information director

February health tips

View the linked fliers for quick reads and insights on several health-related topics. 

Events

Campus Events

Poetry Slam
Today at 7 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

The Organization of Black Collegiates invite students to share original poems or read poems they find inspirational as part of the organization’s Black History Month events.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

OBC Family Feud
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Groups of four to five will compete to answer questions pertaining to black history or current events as part of The Organization of Black Collegiates’ Black History Month events.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

WXTC Music Festival
Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College’s radio station hosts its music festival. The event is free and open to all Thiel students and the community.

For more information, contact Than Oo at ext. 2192.

OBC Hidden Figures Party
Friday at 10 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center

A student dance party with a theme based on the movie “Hidden Figures” will be held as part of The Organization of Black Collegiates’ Black History Month events.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

Laser Tag
Saturday at 6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Laser tag event that is free and open to all Thiel College students.

For more information, contact Trenton Keisling ’15.

OBC “Loving” Screening
Saturday at 8 p.m.
Bly Hall, Academic Center

A screening of “Loving” will be held as part of The Organization of Black Collegiates’ Black History Month events.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

Soul Food Feast
Sunday at 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Members of The Organization of Black Collegiates will prepare a soul food dinner for the Thiel College community as part of the organization’s Black History Month events.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

Ongoing Events

Worship on Wednesdays
Today at 4 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

All are welcome for hymns, prayers, a message and Holy Communion during this weekly service.  

For more information, contact Pastor Jayne Thompson at ext. 2130.

Aikido classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Johnson Community Center lobby

Aikido classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year except on holidays and College breaks. 

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T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, March 1.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, Feb. 27 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

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).

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