July 5, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College biology professor and research assistant hoping to aid amphibian conservation

Thiel College biology professor and research assistant hoping to aid amphibian conservation

The research completed last summer by Thiel College Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Fonner, Ph.D., on amphibian population decline has generated two new research questions during this summer’s Greenville Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute.

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Pedas endowed chair one of four U.S. scholars named to international research committee

Pedas endowed chair one of four U.S. scholars named to international research committee

Thiel College James Pedas Professor of Media, Communication and Public Relations Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., is one of only four U.S. scholars chosen for the Research Committee of the World Media Economics & Management Conference, to be held May 6-9, 2018, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Research Committee will be judging for acceptance abstracts of papers in August and accepting completed papers from mid-December until the end of January 2018.

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$30,000 in science scholarships available exclusively for Mahoning Valley students

$30,000 in science scholarships available exclusively for Mahoning Valley students

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announced that it is accepting additional applications for The Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship program. Students can apply for one of five remaining scholarships that can be used as early as this fall.

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Cobblestone Hotel & Suites celebrates grand opening on Tuesday

The new Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, 81 Hadley Road, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., and several members of the Board of Trustees will be on hand during the celebration to welcome the new business to the community.

Drawings, picnic food and refreshments, and room tours are all a part of the event that runs from noon to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Thiel College signs integrated into Greenville parks

Thiel College is helping to sponsor the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s two parks in Greenville. Both are along Route 18 in the borough.

Veteran’s Park is along Route 18 across from the Sheetz convenience store and Rodney K. Wentling Memorial Park is on the bank of the Little Shenango River on the southern end of the borough.

A ribbon cutting and celebration of the signage and sponsorship will be held in August.


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).

Going the Extra Mile
Nominees: Dave Devenney
Comment: “I would like to thank Dave for his heroic efforts in responding to an accident this past Friday. He got the situation under control, got witness statements and directed traffic. Thiel campus police are an asset to Thiel and the Greenville community.”

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Tammy Lumley, housekeeper

and says farewell to ...

  • Marla Barr, director of housekeeping
  • Aaron McGuiness, women's soccer coach

Waldameer employee discount

Thiel College employees are eligible for a special online discount to Waldameer and Water World Park in Erie, Pa. Follow the link and activate the orange promotional button in the top righthand corner and enter the code THIEL17 (case and space sensitive) when ordering tickets online. The discount saves $4 off a regular combination pass and $2 off a children’s pass.

Campus Store hours

The Campus Store in the Howard Miller Student Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and all orientation days. The store is closed Mondays and Fridays.

For more information, contact Vicki Cousley at ext. 2170.

Important campuswide dates for 2017-2018

Many of the meeting and event dates for the upcoming year have been set.


From 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

  • Wednesday, Oct. 4
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Wednesday, March 14
  • Tuesday, April 10

Employee retreat and picnic

  • Retreat, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 22
  • Picnic, 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22

Employee Christmas Party

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14


Community Events

Blame It On the Movies
July 21-23 & 28-30
William A. Robinson Theater

The Greenville Area Community Theater is performing “Blame It On The Movies” at the William A. Robinson Theater during the last two weekends in July.

Sigma Kappa Walk to End Alzheimer’s
September 9
Sharon, Pa.

The sisters of Sigma Kappa will attend the Sharon, Pa. Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 9. The Alzheimer’s Foundation is one of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropies. Their goal this year is to raise $2,250.

A celebrity bartending night will also be held at The Clark House from 5-8 p.m. July 27 with all proceeds going to the Sharon, Pa. fundraising goal of $50,500.

For more information or to register a team, contact Kelly Sanzari ’13 at ext. 2014.

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, July 19. T-Notes has begun its summer publishing schedule. During the summer, it will be released twice each month. The weekly schedule will resume in August.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, July 17 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

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