April 25, 2018

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Thiel College, University of Pittsburgh agreement fast tracks students into graduate program

Thiel College, University of Pittsburgh agreement fast tracks students into graduate program

Thiel College students can earn guaranteed admission to The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs as a junior through an agreement signed recently.

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Enrollment open for expanded Thiel College summer online and campus classes

Enrollment open for expanded Thiel College summer online and campus classes

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, is accepting registrations for its new and expanded summer school offerings which will begin May 7; offering both on campus and online course options.

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Thiel College students, faculty attend economic seminar

Faculty members Karen Shaffer, John Gomolchak, J.D., and Doug Kinnear, Ph.D., and 10 students attended the 38th annual Iroquois Club Economic Seminar on April 18 at the Iroquois Boating and Dining Club at Conneaut Lake, Pa.

Alex Streich ’19, Paul Wotus ’19, Zach Stiglitz ’19, Cam Cianci ’19, Justin Pearce ’20, Alivia Sidley ’19, Wesley Hyslop ’20, Brenna Parsley ’20, Madalyn Harding ’18 and Kristen Tate ’18 were the students in attendance.

Speakers included Case Western Reserve University professor and retired executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Mark Sniderman, Ph.D.; chairman of a major New York City investment firm E. Wayne Nordberg; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette David Shribman.

The discussion was moderated by Thiel College Board of Trustee member Dale Deist.

Marketing and Admissions teaming up for Facebook Live broadcast

Members of the Communications and Marketing office and the Office of Admission will be filming another Facebook Live segment at 4 p.m. Friday during Farewell Fest.

Thiel College students will appear as guests and discuss student life and activities available on campus with Farewell Fest as a backdrop.

The videos are intended to reach high school students. To watch the broadcast log into Facebook and go to the Thiel College page at 4 p.m. Friday.

Student News

Psychology honorary adds four students

The Thiel College chapter of Psi Chi, the international society in psychology, inducted (front row L-R) Laura Hardner ’19, Yuanyuan Qu ’18, Angela Campbell ’19, and Jake DeRue ’19 on April 9.

Following inductions and dinner featuring time to honor all of the chapter’s graduating seniors, Kristyn Kinner  ’19 (president), Jessica Orczeck ’18 (vice president), Shelby Friedel ’19 (secretary), Miranda Reesman ’18 (treasurer), and Angela Campbell ’19 (SGA representative) were selected as new officers.

Nu Rho Psi inducts new members

Nu Rho Psi president Joelle Reitz ’19 (left) is pictured with the newest members of Nu Rho Psi, the national neuroscience honor society, Gage Gladysz ’20, Korinna Sherman ’18, Filippo Costanzo ’18 and Miranda Reesman ’19.

Nu Rho Psi was founded in 2006 through the joint efforts of faculty and students at Baldwin-Wallace College, Baylor University and Johns Hopkins University. Membership requires a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 Neuroscience GPA.

Education majors share scholarship

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the international society for key women educators, awarded the $1,000 Caroline Davario Memorial Grant-in-Aid for 2018 to both Marissa Ramirez ’19 and Jessica Vormelker ’19.  

Lambda Sigma adds 18 sophomores

The Rho Chapter of Lambda Sigma Society held its spring induction on Sunday, April 15 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. Members for 2018-19 are Alexa Banic ’20, Sarah Carlson ’20Andrew Cavender ’20, Gabriella Evans ’20Dakota Forrest ’20Jacqueline Galford ’20Ryann Gollings ’20Emily Groves ’20Hailey Hause ’20Kristie Hoover ’20Allyssa Kidwell ’20Sophia Kostoff ’20Kierstin Peabody ’20Jessica Peters ’20Courtnie Roberts ’20Macy Siefert ’20Sydney Turner ’20  and Julia Wagner ’20.

Students are chosen on the basis of scholarship and leadership. Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06 and John Hauser ’71 serve as advisers.

Special Notes

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An Evening of Jazz
Today from 7-9 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Thiel Jazz Band, Thiel JazzCats vocal jazz ensemble and invited jazz bands present “An Evening of Jazz.” The performance is free and open to the public.

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

The Hunting Ground Film Viewing
Thursday from 6:45-9:30 p.m.
James Pedas Communication Center

The documentary “The Hunting Ground” will be shown to raise awareness of sexual assault issues in higher education. A discussion follows the film. This event is hosted by AWARE.

For more information, contact Cassandra LaGrange ’18.

Student Teaching Celebration Luncheon
Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College education students who participated in their student teaching requirement celebrate the end of the semester with a lunch.

For more information, contact Nancy Castor at ext. 2065.

Farewell Festival
Friday from 4-7 p.m.

The annual end-of-semester event to mark the end of the academic year and celebrate graduating seniors.

For more information, e-mail Student Activities.

Student Director Showcase
Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
William Robinson Theater

Thiel College directing students present seven 10-minute plays featuring performances from the Musical Theatre Performance class and Performing Shakespeare class.

For more information, contact Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., at ext. 2029

Outdoor Recreation Club Bonfire
Friday from 8-10:30 p.m.
Down Campus Quad

The Outdoor Recreation Club hosts an end-of-semester bonfire with lawn games and snacks.

For more information, contact Brent Henderson ’20.

Tri–Beta and Biology Department Cookout
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Haer Family Science and Arts Connector

The Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society and the Biology Department host an end-of-semester gathering for students and faculty.

For more information, contact Chris Fonner, Ph.D., at ext. 2099.

eCampus book buy–back
Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rudisill Room, Howard Miller Student Center

eCampus will conduct a textbook buy-back.

For more information, contact Homer Bloom ’02 at ext. 2040.

Order Of Omega Ice Cream Social
May 1 from 7-8 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College Greek students are invited to an ice cream social to relax and mingle during finals week.

For more information, contact Deanna Shaw ’18.

Ongoing Events

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.

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

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.


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, May 2.

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