April 26, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

Valparaiso University leader to kick off inaugural events for Thiel College President Susan Traverso

Valparaiso University leader to kick off inaugural events for Thiel College President Susan Traverso

A day of events Friday, May 5 at Thiel College designed to celebrate the installation and inauguration its 20th president, Susan Traverso, Ph.D., will begin with a chapel service where her friend and colleague, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address.

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College employees honored for reaching service milestones

College employees honored for reaching service milestones

Thirty-two employees of Thiel College, a leading northwest Pennsylvania liberal arts college, were honored for completing service milestones recently.

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Faculty, staff and students inducted into NSLS

The National Society of Leadership and Success held its inductions April 21 in Weyers Lounge of the Howard Miller Student Center.

Commodore Perry High School principal Jeffrey Keeling ’07 was the keynote speaker.

Director of the Disability Resource Center Tami Micsky and Cheer and Dance Coach Amber Kimmel were given the Excellence in Service award. Adjunct Professor of Psychology Joan Faltot and Professor of English Chris Moinet, Ph.D., were given the Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor of Music Michael Bray, D.M.A., and Executive Director of Financial Aid Cindy Farrell ’77 were given honorary membership.

Austin C. Hall ’17 was recognized as the Student Success Story.

New members inducted were Tyrique Coston ’20, Crystal Durachko ’18, Shyann Foreman ’20, Tatyana Godfrey ’17, Alannah Keisling ’17, Sebastian Kolker ’20, Mark Kopinski ’20, Philip Kyle ’18, Yuanyuan Qu ’19 and Annika Schul ’19.

Student News

Michaelis, Quarles earn April TLC award

Hunter Michaelis ’17 and Mercedez Quarles ’17 are the April TLC Extraordinary Effort Award recipients.

Michaelis, of Oakmont, Pa., is a 2013 graduate of Riverview High School and is majoring in media communications with a minor in philosophy. Michaelis has also earned a business certificate.

Quarles, of Cleveland, is a 2012 graduate of Cleveland School of Science and Medicine and is a double major in communications and sociology.


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).


Campus Events

Community Medical Ethics Project
Today at 6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Community Medical Ethics Project, in conjunction with their partners St. Paul’s, Thiel College, UPMC and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, presents a session entitled “Should Age be used to Limit Health Care Spending?” Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Alex John London, Ph.D., is the speaker.

Thiel Jazz Ensemble Concert
Today at 7 p.m.
William A. Robinson Theater

The Thiel Jazz Band is putting on a free and open performance of various pieces.

For more information, contact Andy Erb at ext. 2282.

Sigma Kappa Water Balloon Fundraiser
Friday at 3 p.m.

Sigma Kappa is selling water balloons to raise money for its philanthropy.

For more information, Samantha Kurchena ’20.

Farewell Festival
Friday at 4 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center terrace & lawn

Inflatables, caricaturists, carnival-style foods, gelato, novelties, bubble soccer, cornhole and more will be available for this end of semester celebration.

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

OBC Fashion Show: Flexin’ In My Complexion
Friday at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Organization of Black Collegiates will host its fifth annual fashion show, “Flexin’ In My Complexion” as a fundraiser for the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of America.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’17.

Flute Studio Recital
Saturday at 10 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Thiel Flute Studio presents a concert showcasing work from this school year. The concert will feature solos, duets and small ensembles performing.

For more information, contact Erin Marks.

Thiel Choir & Concert Band Performance
Saturday at 3 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The Thiel Choir and Concert Band present their combined performance titled “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Bray, D.M.A., at ext. 2149.

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.

Community Event

St. Paul’s Colony Tour of Homes
Tuesday from 2-5 p.m.
Keifer Building, St. Paul’s, 339 E. Jamestown Road

Tours of renovated one-bedroom apartments and newly constructed three-bedroom homes will be conducted.

For more information, call 724-588-7610.

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, May 3.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, May 1 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

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