August 30, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

College’s most diverse class brings an exceptional mix of talent and perspectives to campus

College’s most diverse class brings an exceptional mix of talent and perspectives to campus

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, welcomed one of its most diverse new student classes in its 151-year history Friday.

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Fred Kiser ’66 and the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. named Gameday Honorees

Fred Kiser ’66 and the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. named Gameday Honorees

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, will recognize alumnus Fred Kiser ’66 and the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. as its Gameday Honorees during Thursday’s season-opening home game against Allegheny College.

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Greek Life leading partnership with the United Way for back to school backpack initiative

Greek Life leading partnership with the United Way for back to school backpack initiative

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, has partnered with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and Cumulus Youngstown to support “Backpack Give Back”—a fundraising initiative aimed at distributing 650 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need throughout the Mahoning Valley.

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First-year student move-in and Convocation kick off Welcome Weekend

Members of the Class of 2021 moved in and got settled during first-year student move-in and Opening Convocation on Aug. 25.

Flickr  View photos from move-in and Opening Convocation on Flickr.

‘Lining up’ a new facility

Lane lines and numbers were added to the track on Friday. The new track and field complex will be dedicated at Homecoming 2017. A 5K fun run will be part of the ceremony for the new facility.

The Science Connector project also will be dedicated at Homecoming.

For more information about Homecoming 2017: Something old and new; something gold and blue, contact Alumni Affairs at ext. 2014.

Group will determine plans for connector courtyard

During the campus retreat, many faculty and staff toured the track and field and science connector projects.

Employees asked several questions about the new facilities, but one of the most popular was “What are the plans for the space between the science connector, Rhodehouse Science Building and the Academic Center?”

According to the facilities department, steps will include:

  • seeding the area and having an open grass space
  • determining how best the space would serve the campus.
  • engaging a core group of faculty, staff and students to discuss and present a viable use and design for the space
  • budgeting the plans presented by the group.

A second part of the initial plan is having a discussion about the accessibility of the courtyard. Until the grass is firmly rooted access to the courtyard will be limited, but after that we should have a plan for “how and when it will be accessible for general use.” We feel that this should also be presented to the core group and let them make a suggestion on this point.

Anyone interested in volunteering to lead the core group and assembling individuals for this project should contact Mike Shultz at ext. 2167.

Student News

Thiel student teachers headed to area classrooms

Alexa Sichko ’17, Robert Carpenter ’17 and Jessica (Dailey) Kaufman ’17 are doing their student teaching this fall.

Kaufman, a 2010 graduate of Lakeview High School from Jackson Center, Pa., will be teaching fourth grade and life skills at Greenville School District’s Eastside Elementary.

Sichko, a 2013 graduate of Penns Manor Area High School from Irwin, Pa., will be teaching first grade and life skills at Jamestown Elementary School.

Carpenter, a 2013 graduate of Northern Potter Junior-Senior High from Ulysses, Pa., will be teaching fourth grade and life skills at Jamestown Elementary School.


Events

Campus Events

Special Thursday edition of 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.

Student Activities Expo
Friday from 4-6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC

Student clubs and organizations are showcased for the start of the fall semester.

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

Greenville Community Fest
Saturday from 5-10 p.m.
Downtown Greenville

The Second Annual Greenville Community Fest features a variety of food vendors, crafts, entertainers and more. This event is a partnership between Thiel College, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Borough of Greenville and local businesses.

For more information, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 724-588-7150.

First-year Students Welcome with President Traverso
Sept. 5-8 from 5-6:30 p.m.
40 Eagle Str.

First-year students are invited to a special porch party with President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., and Kent Taylor at their home. Parties are being held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by invitation only.

For more information, contact Linda Nochta at ext. 2155.

Community Impact Fair
Sept. 8 from 1-4:30 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC

An event bringing local community members and business owners to campus in order to meet with Thiel College students looking to fulfill citizenship and leadership projects.

For more information, contact Clarissa Arbuckle ’11 at ext. 2371.

Zumbathon
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.

Thiel Fortnightly Club Continental Breakfast
Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.
10 Redwood Drive, Greenville

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.

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.

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

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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).

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, Sept. 6. The weekly schedule for T-Notes has resumed.

Send your submissions by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 to tnotes@thiel.edu.



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