August 23, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

Breakout sessions, employee recognition and band performance highlight retreat and picnic

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., led the welcome and opening presentation for Tuesday’s retreat. New to the campus retreat was the recognition of employee service milestones. President Traverso said this will be an annual feature of the retreat so employees can be recognized in front of their coworkers.

Five years

Eric Allen, Nancy Castor, Robert Clune, Deborah Egelsky, Janet Groves, Jared Johnson, Ph.D., Linda Nochta, Russell Richins, Ph.D.; Bob Schmoll; Sarah Swerdlow, Ph.D.; Edward Topoleski ’02; Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D.

10 years

Vicki Cousley; Rose Egelsky; Daniel Eppley, Ph.D.; Jeonghun Kim, Ph.D.; Allen Morrill; Deborah Schreiber, Jie Wu, Ph.D.; Stacey Yake.

15 years

Mario Marini ’91; Michael McKinney ’02; David Shaffer; Gary Witosky ’79, Angelo Giannini.

30 years

Patrick Hecking, Ph.D.

35 years

William Moore

The morning events were followed by breakout sessions hosted by various departments. Tours were given of the new track and field and science connector facilities. In the evening, the family picnic had to be moved indoors due to an afternoon thunderstorm. The family picnic was followed by a band performance in the Quad.

Eclipse brings staff and faculty together

Many Thiel College staff and faculty grabbed a break Monday afternoon to take in the solar eclipse. Assistant Director of Digital Marketing Mike McElroy snapped the picture of the eclipse and the different employees around campus witnessing the event.

Thiel Fortnightly Club hosting continental breakfast

The Women of Thiel College and their spouses and partners are invited to a continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Ruth Heil is hosting the event at 10 Redwood Drive, Greenville, Pa.

The Thiel College Fortnightly Club, founded in 1922, is a social organization for the women of Thiel College. Fortnightly sponsors a book club and various social events throughout the school year. There is an annual $10 fee to join the organization, which may be paid either at the breakfast or at the second event. The $10 dues go to offset the cost of events and support a scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Barbara Long-Cooper ’98 at ext. 2255.

Refer a student program accepting recommendations

Referrals and word-of-mouth are leading sources for prospective students. Members of the Thiel family are among the best advocates for the College. The refer a student program is a great way to introduce relatives, family friends or co-workers who have children who are considering colleges.


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 ...

  • Evan Gruver, senior admissions counselor
  • Jack Finch Jr., intern assistant football coach


Campus Events

First-Year Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend


  • Move-in and check-in, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Community Fair, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Lunch, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Opening Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
  • Parents depart, 4:45 p.m.
  • Welcome picnic, 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule, visit the First-Year Student Orientation website.

Welcome Weekend in the Chapel
Sunday at 10 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Worship service as part of our First-Year Welcome Weekend. Morning Prayer begins at 10 a.m. followed by faculty and staff presentations.

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

Popcorn Friday
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rotunda Bistro, HMSC

Enjoy free popcorn before Thiel’s special season-opening night game on Thursday, Aug. 31. Popcorn will be available Fridays before each home football game throughout the season.

Sept. 9 from 9-11 a.m.
Beeghly Gymnasium

The Thiel College Cheer and Dance teams will be hosting a Zumbathon in Beeghly Gymnasium from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 9. Admission to the Zumbathon is $10. A basket raffle will also be held. All proceeds benefit the cheer and dance team and will be used to offset the costs of attending competitions.

For more information, contact Amber Kimmel at ext. 2247.

Community Events

Lace—A World of Wonder exhibition
Through September
Greenville Area Public Library

An exhibit of handmade lace made by members and friends of Lacers of the Lake will be on display at the Greenville Public Library and will be supplemented with vintage lace, books and photos. The program “A Brief History of Lace Construction” will be presented at 6 p.m. September 26 at the library.  Both events are free and open to students and faculty.

Crafters and vendors needed
Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m.
St. Paul’s, O.D. Anderson Pavilion

Crafters and vendors are needed for the Vendors Village during its 20th annual Car Cruise and BBQ. Booth spaces are 10-foot squares.

For more fees and more information, call 724-588-9613, ext. 1136 or ext. 1415.

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