April 4, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College communications office wins five awards for its publications and programs

Thiel College communications office wins five awards for its publications and programs

The Office of Communications and Marketing at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, has recently been recognized for its communication strategies and print collateral.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Thiel College community comes together for ‘It’s On Us’ grant announcement

Thiel College community comes together for ‘It’s On Us’ grant announcement

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, hosted about 50 students, employees and friends of the College Tuesday in the Howard Miller Student Center to outline how the money from its $30,000 “It’s On Us PA” grant will be used to raise awareness for ending sexual harassment and violence.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Students interview for Haller Scholarship awards

Thirty-six students were interviewed as part of Tuesday’s Thiel College Haller Scholarship Dinner in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College conducted the interviews. Scholarship winners will be announced on the Haller Enterprise Institute website on Monday.

Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair is Tuesday

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

Vendors, service providers and area businesses will attend to promote and discuss their services. Attendees can register to win gift baskets and pick up giveaways from the businesses.

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.

HB representative here Monday and Wednesday

Participants of the Thiel College Retirement Plan can meet with financial adviser Jack Ryan from HB Retirement on Monday and Wednesday in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.

Spouses are welcome to attend and attendees can bring any statements from other investment accounts to the meeting.

Student News

Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society inducts four students

Pictured front row (L-R): Mariel Hanely ’19, Brianna Gibbs ’19 and Elizabeth Grasso ’19; back row: Vincent Mion ’19, Kristina Cotton ’18, David Pugh ’19, Phillip Brewer ’19 and Justin Walter ’19.

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society recognizes the academic achievement of students who participate in The Learning Commons and Act 101 programs. The society inducted Gibbs, Grasso, Hanely, and Pugh, on March 21 in the Library’s Rare Books Room. The inductees were presented with a membership pin and honor cords to be worn at graduation. Current members Mion, Cotton, Brewer, and Walter attended the ceremony and received a pin-upgrade honor based on their fall 2017 semester grade point average of a 3.50 and higher. Honorary (non-student) members who assisted with the ceremony were Donna Barton, Nancy Katz, Noel Stanger ’07 and Diane Donnelly, who also serves as the society’s adviser.

Admissions recruiting for newly formed Thiel Team

Are you interested in becoming a member of the newly formed Admissions Thiel Team?  This unique paid leadership opportunity will support the Admissions Office through campus tours, phone call campaigns, hosting opportunities, recruitment events and more. As a valued member of the Admissions Office, Thiel Team members are responsible for assisting in the recruitment of new students.

Want more information? Stop by the Office of Admission at 4 p.m. Thursday for an information session.

Know someone you think is perfect for this opportunity?

  • Email questions or recommendations to Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo.

Space in the program is limited. Interviews will be conducted the week of April 12.

Campus Store accepting donations to support Greek life philanthropies

Consider visiting the Thiel Campus Store and giving your change to make a change.

The store has launched a campaign to collect funds to support Thiel’s Greek life philanthropies. Each month, September through April, a specific charity will be designated to receive the donations.

The recipient in March was Delta Sigma Phi’s American Red Cross fund. This month’s designee is Kappa Sigma and their commitment to help military heroes.

The counter-top jar is awaiting your visit…and your change. (And it’s big enough for paper money, too.)

For more information, contact Vicki or Betty at ext. 2170.

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: Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06
Comment: “Anna led and organized an Earth Day event for more than 400 students in third-, fourth- and fifth-grade. She did a great job and the students had a good time and learned a lot. Thank you for all of the work and effort that you put in for the event.”

Nominees: Sarah Swerdlow, Ph.D., and Chris Fonner, Ph.D.
Nominator: Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06
Comment: “For all your help with the Earth Week workshop!”

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, April 11.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, April 9 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

History of LGBT+ Issues Panel
Today at 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The LGBT+ Alliance at Thiel College is hosting a panel covering a brief overview of LGBT issues in the United States. Dane Claussen, Ph.D.Kira Snyder ’18 and Laine Robinson ’20 are the panelists.

For more information, contact Snyder.

Senior Class Portraits
Today at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m.
Rudisill Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College seniors can have photos taken for the yearbook. The service is free, and students can order prints through Leary Studios of Greenville.

For more information, contact Ross Nugent.

Campus Cleanup
Thursday at 3 p.m.
Campus-wide

Thiel College student-athletes participate in Division III Week to celebrate the impact of athletics on campus and in the surrounding community. Volunteers will walk the campus to clean up and prepare the grounds for the spring season. 

For more information, contact Amy Schafer at ext. 2212.

Pie Your Coach
Friday at 11:30 a.m.
TC Cafe, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College student-athletes participate in Division III Week to celebrate the impact of athletics on campus and in the surrounding community. Students who pay $1 can pie Tomcat coaches!

For more information, contact Amy Schafer at ext. 2212.

HPI Guest Speaker: Dr. Akshata Almad
Friday at 2 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Dr. Akshata Almad will be on campus to speak about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Pathogenesis, Modeling & Therapeutic Targets. Dr. Almad is currently a Research Associate faculty in the Department of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Greg Butcher, Ph.D., at ext. 2031.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and free for students and children.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

Thiel Performing Arts Combined Concert
Sunday at 3 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

A combined concert featuring the Thiel Concert Band, Thiel Choir and Thiel Chamber Singers. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Julie Neish, D.M.A., at ext. 2149.

Cookie Decoration
Monday at 11 a.m.
Langenheim Memorial Library

Decorate a cookie to celebrate National Library Week.

For more information, contact Tressa Snyder at ext. 2063.

Psi Chi Induction Ceremony
Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Psi Chi psychology honorary society hosts their annual induction ceremony and reception dinner!

For more information, contact Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06.

I Cannot Live Without Books Day
Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Langenheim Memorial Library

National Library Week continues by celebrating the famous quote by Thomas Jefferson, "I cannot live without books." Enjoy a cup of coffee using beans grown at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home.

You’ll also be able to create your own interesting artwork using book pages.

For more information, contact Tressa Snyder at ext. 2063.

NSLS Induction
Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Thiel College's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success holds its induction of new members. A keynote speaker, award ceremony, and drinks and snacks are part of the event.

For more information, contact Chris Cianci ’96 at ext. 2195.

Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Week
April 9-12
Campus-wide

Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma is holding events around campus in recognition of Military Heroes Week. A 21-gun salute will be held at the flag court in front of Roth Hall Monday. A military-themed movie will be shown Tuesday. Veterans Dustin Slomainy ’18 and Tom Jones will discuss military service, and a dodgeball tournament fundraiser will be held Thursday.

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.

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

‘Bus 29’ Production
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Commodore Perry High School

‘Bus 29’ will be performed. It was written by Jim Kerr, the former public relations director at Thiel College, and Norma Leary. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over.

For more information, go to cppanthers.org.



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