March 7, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Buddhist Monk Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho, giving free presentations as part of Interfaith Series

Buddhist Monk Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho, giving free presentations as part of Interfaith Series

Rev. Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho, American Zen Buddhist Monk and founder of Blue Mountain Zendo, will be on campus March 15-16 as part of Thiel College’s Interfaith Series and give a free lecture Thursday, March 15.

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Angelica Perez-Johnston presents at the Pa. Black Conference on Higher Education

Angelica Perez-Johnston presents at the Pa. Black Conference on Higher Education

Thiel College Director of First-Year Experience and Transition Programs Angelica Perez-Johnston presented at the 48th annual Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education in Harrisburg, Pa. on Feb. 24.

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Vormelker named finalist for national women’s basketball award

Vormelker named finalist for national women’s basketball award

Jess Vormelker ’19 was recently named a finalist for the 2018 Jostens Trophy.

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Science connector stars as backdrop for Werner Ladder photoshoot

Greenville photographer Nate Leary used the new Haer Family Science and Arts Connector as the backdrop for a photoshoot for Werner Co. WernerCo is an international manufacturer and distributor of access products, fall protection equipment, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment. Werner’s global headquarters are in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and its U.S. headquarters are in Greenville, Pa.

Art, language and Sri Lanka on agenda for next Thiel Forum

The second Thiel Forum of the spring semester will examine French decadence and American art, Sri Lanka and Cuban Spanish. The forum is at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15 in the Stamm Lecture Hall of the Pedas Communication Center.

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art Ellen Lippert, Ph.D.: French Decadence and American Artists: What I Did With My Faculty Scholarship Award;
  • James Pedas Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations Dane Claussen, Ph.D.: Travels to Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites;
  • Assistant Professor of Languages and Chair of the Department of Languages Kristin Carlson, Ph.D.: Book Publication on Cuban-Spanish Phonetics

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

Special Notes

Information Technology update

During the fall 2017 semester, Information Technology ran a security awareness training program with Knowbe4.  The training had a completion rate of 60 percent. 

New training sessions began last week, and IT is aiming for a 90-percent completion rate. Email reminders are being sent.

The training consists of six modules:

  • 2017 Micro-module - Email Spoofing
  • 2017 Micro-module - Safe Web browsing
  • 2017 Micro-module - Social Engineering
  • 2017 Micro-module - Social Media Best Practices
  • 2017 Micro-module - Strong Passwords
  • KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Cybercrime is getting more serious each month. Hackers are getting smarter about ways to trick people into clicking on fraudulent links or opening up malicious attachments in emails. Because of this, it is important that everyone gets comprehensive security awareness training.

An email invite for employees to take part in this training was sent from an address ending in KnowBe4.com. Also, employees should be on the lookout for simulated phishing tests in your inbox.

Events

Campus Events

Family Game Night
Tuesday from 2:30-4 p.m.
Nathan Harter Atrium, Haer Family Science and Arts Connector

The Thiel College Department of Psychology hosts a Family Game Night open house event for all psychology majors and minors.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Psychology and Department Chair Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06 at ext. 2047.

Community Events

Ask an Expert: Long-term Care Insurance
Thursday 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.

Ask an Expert: Discussing your future with your adult children
March 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The Keifer Building at St. Paul’s

Attorney Tye J. Cressman, J.D., and personal financial representative John O’Malley will discuss how to talk about financial and healthcare priorities with adult children.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, email St. Paul’s or call 724-589-4667.

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).

Going the Extra Mile
Nominee: Angelica Perez-Johnston
Nominator: Greg Butcher
Comment: “Angelica went out of her way to address a concern of one of my advisees. When he (and his mother) hadn’t been able to find a solution to the issue, Angelica helped them resolve the problem in a matter of hours.”

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, March 14.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, March 12 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

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