April 11, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College’s Robinson Theater hosting student production of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Thiel College’s Robinson Theater hosting student production of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces the student theater group, The Thiel Players, will present “Love’s Labour’s Lost” from April 12-14.

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Military Heroes Campaign at Thiel College begins with recognition for veterans’ sacrifices

Military Heroes Campaign at Thiel College begins with recognition for veterans’ sacrifices

Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma recognized the sacrifices of veterans with a 21-gun salute on Monday as part of the organization’s Military Heroes Week.

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Holy Land Bishop and peace prize winner speaking as part of Thiel College’s Interfaith program

Holy Land Bishop and peace prize winner speaking as part of Thiel College’s Interfaith program

Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Munib Younan, an internationally-recognized expert on Christian, Jewish and Muslim relations, is speaking Thursday, April 12 at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, as part of the institution’s Interfaith Series.

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Hula hoops, prizes and local vendors highlight benefit fair

Human Resources thanks everyone who contributed to and attended the Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair.  The providers, local vendors and campus Safety and Wellness committees reported great interactions with and feedback from Thiel employees. We would also like to thank the following departments, vendors and providers for their gift basket contributions:

Thiel College departments and committees that attended or provided baskets were the Safety Committee, Wellness Committee, Admissions, Library, The Learning Commons, the President’s Office, Housekeeping, Student Life, and IT.

Vendors included Reschini, Guardian, Washington National, Henderson Brothers Retirement, Sam’s Club, State Farm, PNC, UPMC and Connect Hearing.

Congratulations to the winners! Human Resources is contacting all of the winners via email.

The “people’s choice” award goes to the President’s Office for their “Grilling Basket.”  Mary Battles (Housekeeping) is the winner!

Students, faculty and staff recognized by NSLS

The National Society of Leadership and Success awarded faculty and staff and inducted its new members Tuesday evening in the Stamm Lecture Hall of the James Pedas Communication Center.

Honorary Membership
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D.

Excellence in Teaching
Lecturer of Religion and Department Chair George Branch-Trevathan, Ph.D.

Excellence in Service
Director of Facilities Mike Shultz

Local Chapter Awards
Lecturer of Education Mary Reames

New student members inducted: Hannah Breene ’21, Joshua Dando ’18, Athena Folino ’18, Sarah Ford ’21, Shelby Friedel ’19, Taylor Guth ’20, Brenten Henderson ’20, Nancy Hritz ’18, Jessica Peters ’21, Dakota Forrest ’20, Chris Felger ’20, Nicholas Sarratori ’18, Gabrielle Saulsbery ’21, Victoria Thompson ’18, Emily Waxter ’19, Jessica Wilson ’18, Shane Young’19, Mathieu Nuss ’19, Alexander Pollock ’20, Marissa Ramirez ’19, Hannah Rossman ’18, Samuel Livingston ’18.

Admissions recruiting for newly formed Thiel Team

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the newly formed Admissions Thiel Team?

Application deadline is Friday.

The unique paid leadership opportunity will support the Admissions Office through campus tours, phone call campaigns, hosting opportunities, recruitment events and more. As a member of the Admissions Office, Thiel Team members are responsible for assisting in the recruitment of new students.

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 16.

Student News

Thiel hosting 39th annual biology research symposium

The Thiel College Department of Biology hosts the 39th Annual Western PA Undergraduate Biology Research Symposium at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Haer Family Science and Arts Connector. The conference will feature student research projects from various colleges and universities from around the western Pennsylvania region. At 11 a.m., Rachel Wills, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will give the keynote address, "My Ph.D. Journey and the Fun Science I Do Now."

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Delbert Abi Abdallah, Ph.D., at ext. 2067

Dr. Akshata Almad addresses HPI

Akshata Almad, M.D., spoke about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Pathogenesis, Modeling & Therapeutic Targets with Health Professions Institute students Friday in the Stamm Lecture Hall of the James Pedas Communication Center. Almad is a research associate faculty in the Department of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from The Ohio State University and then went on to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Her research has been focused on understanding the role of the glial cells–particularly oligodendrocytes and astrocytes in neurological disease and injury.

She has used both rodent models and the human induced pluripotent stem cells as a platform to address her research. She received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Foundation and numerous travel awards including the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Almad has been an active member of neuroscience outreach and of women in science.

Thiel College rugby completes successful inaugural season

In its first season, the Thiel College women’s rugby club team finished second at the Allegheny Rugby Union’s national qualifying tournament on April 7 at Fairmont State (W.Va.) University. The team finished second in the tournament despite only practicing for less than three months.

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).

T-Notes Publishing Schedule

The next issue of T-Notes will be out Wednesday, April 18.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, April 11 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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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to ...

Lori Marti, Academic Affairs administrative assistant 

Events

Military Speeches
Today from  7-9 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

The Xi-Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma invites you to enjoy a series of speeches given by Dustin Slomainy ’18 and Captain of Campus Police Tom Jones. This event is part of Military Heroes Week.

For more information, contact George Cupec ’21.

Sigma Phi Epsilon “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”
Thursday-Saturday
Thiel College Campus

The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon will wear high heels and collect donations along College Avenue as part of their "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" philanthropy. The donations will go to the AWARE shelter in Sharon. Aware, Inc. provides assistance to victims of domestic violence.

For more information, contact Nick Watson ’19.

Chapel Service with Bishop Younan
Thursday from Noon-1 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Bishop Emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land Munib Younan, as well as Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Northwest Synod Bishop Ralph Jones H’05, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Southwest Synod Bishop Kurt Kusserow ’85, Pastor Jayne Thompson and student leaders, will hold a chapel service.

For more information, contact Thompson at ext. 2130

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

Presenters at the final Thiel Forum of the academic year include:

  • Pastor Jayne Thompson: “Adventures with the ELCA,” Part II
  • Nancy Katz and Supplemental Instruction Leaders: TLC’s peer-led collaborative learning sessions (Supplemental Instruction, Group Peer Study, and reviews)

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

Poetry Day
Thursday from 4-5 p.m.
Langenheim Memorial Library

Read and listen to poetry or bring some of your own to share for the opportunity to win prizes as part of National Library Week. 

For more information, contact Tressa Snyder at ext. 2063

Interfaith Lecture Series: Munib Younan
Thursday from 7-9 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Bishop Emeritus from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and the outgoing president of the Lutheran World Federation, Munib Younan will present “Interfaith Engagement in the Holy Land.”

For more information about our Interfaith Lecture Series, contact Pastor Jayne Thompson at ext. 2130

Dodgeball Tournament
Thursday from 8-10 p.m.
Beeghly Gymnasium

The Xi-Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma is hosting a dodgeball tournament open to all as part of Military Heroes Week.

For more information, contact George Cupec ’21.

OBC Fashion Show: Finesse
Friday from 6:30-10 p.m.
William A. Passavant Center

The Organization of Black Collegians is hosting its sixth annual fashion show, “Finesse.” All students are welcome to attend and/or participate.

For more information, contact Sereen Thomas ’18.

Thiel Players: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Friday-Sunday
William A. Robinson Theater

Enjoy the Thiel Players production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” the musical version of one of William Shakespeare’s early comedies. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.

For reservations, email reservations or call 724-589-2847.

Biology Research Symposium
Saturday from 8 a.m. to  1 p.m.
Haer Family Science and Arts Connector

The Thiel College Department of Biology hosts the 39th Annual Western Pa. Undergraduate Biology Research Symposium. The conference features student research projects from various colleges and universities from western Pennsylvania. At 11 a.m., Rachel Wills, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will give the keynote address, “My Ph.D. Journey and the Fun Science I Do Now.”

For more information, contact Delbert Abi Abdallah, Ph.D., at ext. 2067

Spring Fest
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Prospective students will be on campus as part of this day to learn more about the next steps in the college process with Thiel. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of presentations, including ones that focus on admission, financial aid and other student services on campus.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345.

Lambda Sigma Induction
Sunday from 10 a.m. to Noon
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Lambda Sigma honor society for second-year students holds their annual induction ceremony for new members.

For more information, contact Jessica Campbell ’19.

Kappa Mu Epsilon Induction
Sunday from 4-6 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

 The annual new member induction ceremony and dinner for the mathematics honor society.

For more information, contact Rebecca Adams ’18.

Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Thiel College Football team hosts the third annual bone marrow registry drive.

For more information, contact Dan Blume at ext. 2137.

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.

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

St. Paul’s Tour of Homes
May 1 from 2-5 p.m.
The Keifer Building, 339 East Jamestown Road

The tour of homes is free and open to the public and will include a look at two- and three-bedroom homes and one-bedroom apartments. New to come are two-bedroom apartments.

For more information, contact St. Paul’s at 724-589-4646.

Greenville Symphony bus trips
June/August

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is hosting two fundraiser bus trips. 

A tri-county beverage tour in June costs $85 per person. Deadline for reservation and payment is May 26.
A Seneca Niagara Casino Trip in August costs $65 per person. Deadline for reservation and payment is July 7.

For more information, call 724-456-1661.



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