September 6, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

New program puts College in select group of regional schools offering exercise science major

New program puts College in select group of regional schools offering exercise science major

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces the addition of an exercise science program within the Department of Health and Physical Education. The program will be available to students in fall 2018.

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Ashley Josay Zullo named Vice President for Enrollment Management

Ashley Josay Zullo named Vice President for Enrollment Management

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces Ashley Josay Zullo will lead Thiel’s student recruitment efforts as the new vice president for enrollment management. She begins Sept. 13.

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Andy Erb and his trumpet trio to kick off Thiel Forum

Director of Bands, Instructor of Music/Performing Arts and Department Chair Andy Erb and trumpet trio are the first presenters for this year’s Thiel Forum at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel.

Upcoming schedule

Oct. 12

  • Drs. Cindy Sutton, Ph.D.; Matt Morgan, Ph.D.; and Greg Butcher, Ph.D.: Study Abroad in Germany/Switzerland in May 2016, Spain and Peru in May 2017
  • Russ Richins, Ph.D.: Testing of Numerical Algorithm on a GPU: Results of Faculty Development Grant
  • Shannon Deets, Ph.D.: Leadership: Where Research, Service, and Professional Development Interact: Experiences with the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Emerging Leaders Program

Nov. 16

  • Dane Claussen, Ph.D.: Travels to Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Jared Johnson, Ph.D.: Faculty Development Grant: Spring 2016: “‘The First Order rose from the dark side…you did not’: Unmasking Evil in Abrams’ The Force Awakens
  • Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D.: Attendance at CIC Seminar on Art History at Yale

For more information, contact Mary Theresa Hall, Ph.D., at ext. 2154.

Student News

The Lorax reads to early childhood education majors last week

Early childhood education majors began their science pedagogy class this semester when Professor Julie Harris took students outside and read to them dressed as the Lorax, a character in the children’s book “The Lorax” written by Dr. Suess that chronicles the plight of the environment. Education majors will participate in Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, create science curriculum units, teach science lessons at Jamestown Elementary School and many other hands-on science lessons during the semester.

Thiel College Greek Life collecting for backpack initiative

Members of Thiel College’s Greek Life organizations are collecting school supplies for Mahoning Valley elementary students. Donations can be dropped off Friday in the Student Life office.

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

Students collecting for Hurricane Harvey relief

From 4-7 p.m. Friday, students from Thiel’s radio station, in conjunction with the Office of Student Life, Campus Ministries and many other organizations and groups on campus, are hosting a relief drive for displaced Harvey flood victims. The focus of this relief drive is on personal hygiene items and monetary donations. 

“With all disasters, the focus is usually on food or monetary donations. Sometimes we forget that people who have been evacuated don’t have basic necessities, such as hygiene products,” WXTC Station Manager Kira Snyder ’18 said

People who drop off donations at the Howard Miller Student Center between 4-7 p.m. will be treated to music courtesy of WXTC staff and thank you giveaway items from Thiel’s Office of Student Life. Community members can also drop items and monetary donations off at Fresh Grounds, 172 Main Str., Greenville, Pa. on Friday and throughout the weekend. There will be a donation box for hygiene products outside the campus pastor’s office in the HMSC as well.

Items being collected for this relief effort include bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and feminine hygiene products.

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

May 2018 study abroad to Iceland open to faculty and staff

A program to study geology in Iceland will be held in May.

The trip is open to faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry and Department Chair Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06 at ext. 2821.


Campus Events

First-year Students Welcome with President Traverso
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by invitation only.

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

Community Impact Fair
Friday from 1-4:30 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

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.

Casino Night
Friday from 7-11 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Students are invited to a Casino Night in the LHR.

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

Saturday 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
Saturday 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. Saturday. 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
Sunday 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.


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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