March 14, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Aspiring environmental engineer and doctor selected March Students of the Month

Aspiring environmental engineer and doctor selected March Students of the Month

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces Keegan Moss ’18, of Randolph, Ohio, and Korinna Sherman ’18, of Poland Ohio, as its March Students of the Month.

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Seven students represent Thiel sororities and fraternities at Greek leadership conference

Seven students represent Thiel sororities and fraternities at Greek leadership conference

Seven members of Thiel College’s sororities and fraternities attended the Northeast Greek Leadership Association annual conference in Pittsburgh recently.

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Thiel College among a select group chosen for inaugural diversity and civility institute

Thiel College among a select group chosen for inaugural diversity and civility institute

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, is one of 26 institutions selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the inaugural Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute to be held in Atlanta June 3-6. 

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Student retention techniques topic of table talk at TNT

During Wednesday’s TNT, faculty and staff discussed scenarios and strategies to use when dealing with students who are considering leaving Thiel.

Poll gauging interest in campus garden

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., has created a poll to determine if there is interest among the Thiel College community members for a campus garden.

Gardeners interested in helping plan the garden should contact Frombgen at ext. 2200.

Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair coming in April

Thiel College’s Annual Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. 

Area businesses will attend the fair to showcase special offers to Thiel employees. 

Representatives for Thiel’s retirement plans, group health insurance programs, life & disability insurance and occupational health services will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

More reasons to come to the fair...refreshments and giveaways are available, and just for attending the fair, employees will be entered into a drawing to win one of the many gift baskets.

For more information, contact a member of the Human Resources team Kris Whaling at ext. 2150, Kim Braden ’01 at ext. 2004 or Jennifer Clark ext. 2858.

Student News

Operations Management students see theories at work at Ilsco

Students in the Operations Management class of Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Angelo Giannini have been attending class at ILSCO Extrusions. Ilsco General Manager John Thigpen ’86 and Ilsco staff members have been serving as a business lab class so students can see the real-world implications of the operations management class strategies at work.

Fun and games for Psychology Department at Haer Science Connector

Students and faculty from the Department of Psychology gathered Tuesday afternoon for a family game night in Harter Atrium at the Haer Family Science and Arts Connector.

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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).

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, March 21.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, March 19 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

Read the Thielsenian online

What’s happening on campus? Visit the Thielensian website and read the latest articles. 

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Events

Campus Events

Thiel Forum
Thursday from 4-5 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

The second Thiel Forum of the spring semester will examine French decadence and American art, Sri Lanka and Cuban Spanish.

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

Interfaith Lecture Series: Rev. Joriki Baker
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Rev. Ryuun Joriki Baker, Osho, American Zen Buddhist Monk and founder of Blue Mountain Zendo in Andreas, Pa., will present to the community. His presentation titled, “Dharma Talk—A Glimpse into the Art of Zen” is free and open to the public.

Greenville Elementary Spring Carnival
Friday at 10 a.m.
Beeghly Gym

The Department of Education hosts students from Greenville Elementary School for a special carnival featuring games and activities.

For more information, contact Annika Schul ’19.

Dietrich Honors Institute Visit Day
Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus-wide

Prospective students invited to the Dietrich Honors Institute and their family will meet with Institute Director Matthew Morgan, Ph.D., and faculty members, as well as DHI students. 

For more information, email the Office of Admission.

Choir concert: Dreaming of Home
Friday at 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Thiel Choir, the Thiel Chamber Singers and the Mercer High School Chamber Choir collaborate on a free concert open to the public.

For more information, contact Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Julie Neish, D.M.A., at ext. 2149.

Consciousness discussion
Monday from 2-3 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Thiel College Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Pickens, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Greg Butcher, Ph.D., invite Baba Brinkman to discuss consciousness.

For more information, contact Butcher at ext. 2031.

Wish Week
All Week
TC Cafe, Howard Miller Student Center

The sisters of Chi Omega host Wish Week to raise money for their philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each day will feature a different item or activity.

  • Monday: Cupcakes
  • Tuesday: Grab Bag
  • Wednesday: Pie-A-Chi
  • Thursday: Pie-A-Chi
  • Friday: Polar Plunge

For more information, contact Hannah Breene ’21.

NetVUE speaker series: President Susan Traverso, Ph.D.
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education is a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker at this event, followed by a buffet dinner.

RSVP to Linda Nochta.

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: 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.



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