February 21, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Organization of Black Collegiates hosting slate of activities for Black History Month

Organization of Black Collegiates hosting slate of activities for Black History Month

The Organization of Black Collegiates at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, are celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events including their 18th annual Soul Food Feast.

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School district names middle school in honor of Thiel alumnus and decorated soldier killed in action

School district names middle school in honor of Thiel alumnus and decorated soldier killed in action

The Seneca Valley School Board officially approved changing the name of Seneca Valley Middle School to Ryan Gloyer Middle School on Monday to honor the 2004 Thiel graduate and decorated Green Beret, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in November 2016.

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Shawn Williams’ sculptural prints on display at Weyers-Sampson Gallery

Shawn Williams’ sculptural prints on display at Weyers-Sampson Gallery

Shawn Williams screenprints on materials drywall and cement board will be among the pieces featured at the Weyers-Sampson Gallery at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, for the next month.

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Match Day is here! 

The College’s goal is get 200 donors for The Thiel Fund today.

Go to the Match Day website to monitor progress throughout the day.

The event supports The Thiel Fund and is centered around dollar-for-dollar and bonus gift match funds that will be made available in response to gifts from alumni and friends of the College. Along with the match bonuses are a series of videos portraying noted campus personalities, alumni and staff participating in a variety of physical challenges to thank donors for the gifts. When giving dollar amounts reach $25,000; $50,000; $75,000 and $100,000, the videos will be unveiled. Go to the Match Day website to see the videos that have been unlocked.

The challenge continues until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Thiel hosts vigil in memory of Parkland, Fla. shooting victims

Members of the Thiel College community came together Tuesday night to recognize and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The event was covered the Greenville Record-Argus and Sharon Herald.

Student News

Newman describes lessons learned on path to becoming an attorney

Eric Newman ’99 is a civil litigator who studied English, political science and philosophy at Thiel. He spoke at the Feb. 14 edition of the Ruth Miller Business Seminar class of Professor David Miller ’61. Newman turned an apprenticeship at a firm into the first and, so far, only professional stop on his resume.

“One of Eric’s final lessons that really stood out to me was ‘always have a carrot to chase.’ What was meant by this was to always have goals that you are working towards. I like to think that I am a motivated person, and I love having something to work for. Making goals can help a person stay focused and motivated.”—Morgan Reisz ’18

“The second thing that I learned from Eric is to find a support system. His support system happens to be his wife and kids. He said that his wife understands him. She is able to talk and understand if he had a rough day. She is there for the highs and lows of his career and life. He said that you need to find someone who can understand and be there with you no matter what the situation is.”—Tanner Teconchuk ’18

“One of the points stressed during his speech was on the relationship with the client. It is important to the clients, or in our situations possible bosses, to go above and beyond what is given. By going the extra step and paying attention to all the little details, it helps create a bigger picture that could have an overall better benefit. Just as he has to advocate for his clients, we have to advocate for ourselves and our future career. We must develop the persuasive skills to prove that we could be a good fit for a job or promotion.”—Samantha McLaughlin ’18

“He said it is important to know yourself. Knowing yourself means understanding all of your own strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself an honest appraisal of yourself—create a SWOT analysis. Develop persuasive skills. And lastly, know your elevator speech because you never know when you are going to have to give it.”—Dana DePaulo ’18

“He also spoke about how Thiel felt like home to him, and it still does. That’s why he loves to come back and loved his education here. It is a very positive and nurturing environment, so going to graduate school was a big transition. He also emphasized his love for his family and how you need to guard and protect what you love. He always makes sure to have family time on Saturdays, and his kids love it.”—Bradi Osborne ’18

Etc.

Tomcat Tributes

Tomcat Tributes 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).


Events

Campus Events

Harambee African Dance Troupe
Today at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Experience traditional African dancing.

For more information, contact Marquett Samuels ’20.

Biology Honors Society Induction
Thursday at 7 p.m.
First Floor Atrium, Haer Family Science and Arts Connector

An induction ceremony and dinner for members of Beta Beta Beta biology honors society.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Fonner, Ph.D.

Movie Night: Loving
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Bly Hall, Academic Center

“Loving” tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

For more information, contact Marquett Samuels ’20.

OBC Game Night
Friday at 7 p.m.
Game Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Organization of Black Collegiates invites the campus community to stop by, play games, relax and meet members of OBC.

For more information, contact Marquett Samuels ’20.

OBC Cartoon Party
Saturday at 10 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center

The Organization of Black Collegiates is hosting a costume party with music, dancing and snacks. Come dressed as cartoon characters.

For more information, contact Marquett Samuels ’20.

18th Annual Soul Food Feast
Sunday at 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Members of the Organization of Black Collegiates prepare a special dinner for the Thiel College community. TC Soldiers will perform.

For more information, contact Marquett Samuels ’20.

Auditions for WXTC Music Fest
Saturday at 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The WXTC Board of Directors will be selecting performers WXTC Music Fest to benefit VH1 Save The Music. The Music Fest is in March.

For more information, contact Kira Snyder ’18.

Ongoing Events

Aikido
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center

Aikido, a Japanese martial art dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution, meets three times a week for practice. These classes are open to Thiel College students, faculty, staff members as well as the general public. Conversation with the instructor(s) is required before attending the classes.

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

Worship on Wednesday
Wednesdays at 3 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 at ext. 2130.

Catholic Evening Prayer
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Deacon Frank Luciani will lead evening prayer worship services each Wednesday of the academic semester.

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

Spinning Classes
Mondays and Wednesdays
Glen Johnson Community Center

Spinning classes are at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Mondays and 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesdays in the Glen Johnson Community Center.

For more information or to reserve a spinning bike, contact Martin Black at ext. 2372.

Community Events

Ask an Expert: Long-term Care Insurance
March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley, One Elston Way, Hermitage, Pa.

Licensed insurance agent Jeffrey Trimble and attorney Carolyn Hartle, J.D., will discuss financial planning, options for those who have not started planning or don’t have the income to begin planning and an explanation of the five-year look back.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, contact Jennie Kather at 724-589-4646.

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

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