September 27, 2017

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Thiel Happenings

Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

New facility dedications will help College celebrate Homecoming 2017 theme

New facility dedications will help College celebrate Homecoming 2017 theme

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania will celebrate the College’s annual autumn tradition of Homecoming with the theme “Something Old and New, Something Gold and Blue” on Oct. 13-15.

Read the full story in the Newsroom

Campus gathers to welcome Dustin Slomainy home

Dustin Slomainy returned from his third tour of duty to visit campus on Sept. 22. He plans to re-enroll in spring 2018. Slomainy was deployed with the U.S. Army Reserves in Kuwait. Slomainy is a 2005 graduate of Valley High School in New Kensington, Pa.

Academic departments hosting introductory fair

The Academic Departments Fair is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. Games, prizes and refreshments will be available. The fair is a chance to learn about Thiel’s academic programs. More information about requirements for majors, minors and fulfilling the core curriculum, support services and career options will be available.

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

Healthy recipe bake-off contest

Faculty and staff are invited to showcase their favorite healthy recipes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in Weyers Lounge of the Howard Miller Student Center. The categories are broken down into appetizers/soups, entrees, and desserts. The committee asks that anyone who would like to sample the recipes donate $1 at the door. Proceeds will be applied to the funds raised by the Thiel College team attending the Heart Walk on Oct. 19. The votes will be tallied up and the winner of each category will be announced after 1:30 p.m. that same day.

For more information, contact Amber Kimmel at ext. 2247 or stop by the Student Life office.

Student News

Business students tackle outdoor challenges

Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Angelo Giannini took his business students into the woods on Monday to experience some team building activities that included taking on the ropes course and wall climbing obstacles and completing a trust fall.

Ethical leadership students brainstorm with community members

Students in Professor of Business Administration Karen Shaffer’s ethical leadership class held a brainstorming session Tuesday with non-profits from the region. The leaders of the nonprofits were on-campus to pitch ideas to students for their help with various service projects.

Representatives of the United Way of Mercer County and Meals on Wheels, Mercer County Trails Association, Riverside Revitalization Fund, Shenango River Watchers, and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce met with students to discuss ways students could help with service-oriented projects. 


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).

Just Because
Nominee: Tammy Shilling
Comment: Just a little thing that deserves a quick shout-out: Tammy even stayed late on her birthday to help ensure a smooth transition for (new Vice President of Enrollment Management) Ashley Josay Zullo.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Thomas J. Bardsley, men’s lacrosse coach

Flu Shot Clinic

The Thiel College Human Resource office announces this year's Flu Shot Clinic is from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 10 in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. Participants should bring their insurance card to participate.

BC/BS Highmark Insurance will cover 100 percent of the cost, but employees with other insurance should check with their provider first.

For more information, contact Kris Whaling at ext. 2150.


Campus Events

Study Abroad Table
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rotunda Bistro, Howard Miller Student Center

Representatives from Athena Study Abroad will be available to discuss their study abroad options.

For more information, contact Cindy Sutton, Ph.D., at ext. 2084.

Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Recruitment Dinner
Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The annual presentation/dinner to recruit the summer 2018 cohort of Vira I. Heinz Scholarship in Women's Leadership applicants. Presentations will be given by the summer 2017 recipients.

For more information, contact Cindy Sutton, Ph.D., at ext. 2084.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The first TNT of the 2017-2018 academic year is in the Lutheran Heritage Room on Wednesday.

Thiel Fortnightly Club Autumn Fest
Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
1111 Rutledge Road, Transfer, Pa.

Thiel employees and their families are invited for soup, autumn treats and good company. Guests are asked to bring a dessert or side dish and their own beverages. Mulled wine and apple cider will be available. A $2 per adult participation fee will be donated to the Fortnightly Scholarship Fund and be used to offset the cost of the party. The party will be held in a barn. Guests are asked to dress accordingly. If weather permits, a bonfire will be held.

Academic Visit Day
Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Prospective students will be on campus to learn about Thiel College’s academic programs. Visitors will also sit in on a class, talk to students and attend an Academic Department Fair.

For questions, contact the Office of Admission.

Ongoing Events

Worship on Wednesday
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Worship on Wednesday is offered for the entire Thiel College community during the semester. We gather each week for hymns, prayers, a message and Holy Communion. All are welcome!

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

AICUP Conference
Through today
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College hosts the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Conference.

For more information, contact Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator Mike McKinney ’02 at ext. 2600.

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, Oct. 4. The weekly schedule for T-Notes has resumed.

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