May 23, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College’s new health systems major providing entry point into healthcare professions

Thiel College’s new health systems major providing entry point into healthcare professions

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces its health systems program that will train students to be leaders in healthcare.

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Nearly 65 percent of Thiel College Class of 2018 earns academic honors during Commencement

Nearly 65 percent of Thiel College Class of 2018 earns academic honors during Commencement

Nearly 65 percent of the Class of 2018 at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, graduated with Latin or departmental honors during the College’s 144th Commencement Exercises on May 6.

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Thiel College student-faculty research collaboration leads to published journal article

Thiel College student-faculty research collaboration leads to published journal article

Thiel College graduate Grant Fox ’18 recently had a technical paper accepted for publication under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Physics Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Greg Butcher, Ph.D.

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One trip complete; cycling club has three spots open for women’s ride

In May, the Thiel College Cycling Club undertook a Cross-Commonwealth Sprint from Greenville to Philadelphia. Frank Jackson ’18, Fred Kiser ’66, Nick McNutt ’17, Cody Wagner ’19, Hunter Young ’18 and staff advisor Martin Black covered 404 miles in four days: From Mercer County’s scenic River Road and the Butler-Freeport Community Trail of Western PA, to the famous Ghost Town Trail of Indiana and Cambria counties, through historic York and Lancaster counties ultimately to Rocky Balboa’s famous statue and Independence Hall of Philadelphia.

Up next, more than a dozen riders will participate in a weekend Women’s River Ride on June 9-10. Five generations will traverse 55 Miles of the Allegheny River and Oil Creek bike trails. Organized by Thiel College Cycling Club, the group will overnight in Titusville’s Caboose Motel and visit the Drake Well Museum before returning to campus. Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. will join student and alumnae riders Rachel Casteel ’19, Talia O’Brien ’20, Jessica Orczeck ’19, Katherine Orczeck ’18, Gabriella Vapenik ’19; Chelsea Costello ’14 and Laura Orczeck ’88. Riders from the Greenville-area community include Ellen Banick, Paula Bittler, Tammi Costello, Diann Kuder and Shirley Myers. Three spots are still available.

For more information, email O’Brien.

Registration deadline is June 4 for Camp Thiel programming

Thiel College is hosting science, electronics, activity and athletic camps this summer. Registration deadlines are June 4 for some programs. Camps are for students of a variety of ages.

Thiel College will reimburse employees $25 per child per camp for each dependent who participates in Camp Thiel programming. For more information, contact Vice President for Student Life Mike McKinney ’02 at ext. 2600.

Four faculty members granted tenure

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Marie Courtemanche, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychology and Department Chair Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06; Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Department Chair Russ Richins; and Assistant Professor of Physics Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D., have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor effective July 1.

Student News

Thiel College recognizes first Baughman Scholarship graduates

The first class of The Emerson A. Baughman, Agnes F. Baughman and David E. Baughman Endowed Scholarship recipients graduated during Thiel College’s 144th Commencement Exercises on May 6.

Pictured above from L-R: Kyle Marini ’18; Melissa Allen ’18; long-time friend of David E. Baughman, Dorothy Armour; Christian McElhaney ’18; Samantha McLaughlin ’18 and Josh Consider ’18.

  • Allen, of Hartstown, Pa., graduated with a major in a religion, theology and youth ministry. She is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School.
  • Consider, of Jamestown, Pa., graduated with majors in psychology and sociology. He is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School.
  • Marini, of Greenville, Pa., graduated with an individualized major in Spanish. He is a 2014 graduate of Greenville High School.
  • McElhaney, of Jamestown, Pa., graduated with a major in business administration. He is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School.
  • McLaughlin, of Jamestown, Pa., graduated with a major in business administration and accounting. She is a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School.

The Emerson A. Baughman, Agnes F. Baughman and David E. Baughman Endowed Scholarship awards full tuition scholarships to graduates of Commodore Perry, Greenville, Jamestown and Reynolds high schools.


Special Notes

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).

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Renee Foust, housekeeper
  • Kathryn Lanfried, speech therapist
  • Amy Taczanowsky, executive assistant to the president

TC Café summer hours

The TC Café is open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for summer lunches. Price is $6.25 and offers several options including salad bar.

T-Notes publishing schedule

The next edition of T-Notes will be out June 6. T-Notes is published twice each month in May, June and July. It will resume its weekly schedule in August.

Send your submissions by noon Monday, June 4 to tnotes@thiel.edu.

Summer school offerings

The first session of on-campus summer classes has begun. Some online classes have also begun, but many of the classes have variable starting dates. The second session of summer courses begins June 4.

Cost is $400 per credit for traditional students for all courses, including internships and $199 per credit for high school students.

For more information, contact Academic Records at ext. 2110.

Campus Store hours

The Thiel Campus Store’s hours for May and June are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The store is closed Mondays and Fridays.

For more information, contact Vicki Cousley at ext. 2170.

Events

Campus Events

Twilight Tour Experience
Today from 6-7:30 p.m.
Campus-wide

A personalized campus tour experience designed to fit busy prospective student schedules at night. Meet with a Thiel College admissions representative and explore academic programs.

RSVP online! For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admissions@thiel.edu or ext. 2345.

Blue-Gold Golf Outing
Friday at 9 a.m.
The Greens at Greenville

Cost is $100 for individuals and $400 for a foursome. The day includes lunch and buffet dinner and hole-in-one contest, skill prizes and team prizes. Sponsorship opportunities still exist.

Community Events

Ask an Expert series
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Keifer Building, 341 East Jamestown Road

St. Paul’s “Ask an Expert” series will feature Ann Druschel, a nurse manager with the Butler Veterans Administration, and Carolyn Kaminski, a licensed social worker with veterans’ affairs experience, for its May 24 event.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, contact Jennie Kather 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.

Etc.

Read the Thielsenian online

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

Connect with Thiel College

The College’s Facebook live series which is hosted by the Office of Admission and features students answering questions about life at Thiel can be viewed on Facebook. Upcoming sessions will discuss orientation, the First-year Experience and Welcome Week.

        



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