June 20, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College professor recognized as a top teacher by Pennsylvania diversity publication

Thiel College professor recognized as a top teacher by Pennsylvania diversity publication

Thiel College Professor of Biology Fatimata Palé, Ph.D., was recently selected as an outstanding runner-up for the Professor of the Year competition in Talk Magazine, a Pennsylvania magazine covering diversity and inclusion issues in higher education.

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Frangakis Family Trust recognized for funding Thiel College gateway beautification projects

Frangakis Family Trust recognized for funding Thiel College gateway beautification projects

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces former Board of Trustee member John Frangakis has been recognized for his charitable contributions to the College that will fund a series of gateway beautification projects.

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Angelica Perez-Johnston presents at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Angelica Perez-Johnston presents at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Angelica Perez-Johnston, director of first-year experience and transition programs at Thiel College, presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator’s 2018 Closing the Achievement Gap Conference recently.

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Cycling Club completes 55-mile Women’s River Ride 

Pictured (L-R) first row: Talia O’Brien ’20, President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., Susan Calderbank, Diann Kuder, Shirley Myers; second row: Ellen Banick, Paula Bittler, Laura Orczeck ’88, Katherine Orczeck ’18, Jessica Orczeck ’19; third row: Fred Kiser ’66 and Martin Black; missing Chelsea Costello ’14 and Tammi Costello.

On June 16, 12 women from the Thiel College community embarked on the second annual women’s ride, a 55-mile bike ride through the woods. This multigenerational women’s trip included students, alumnae, college staff and women from the Greenville area. Starting from Sandy Creek, continuing along the Allegheny River and Oil Creek State Park trails, the ride finished in Titusville where the riders spent the night in refurbished rail cars at The Caboose Motel.

“The opportunity to share knowledge and strengthen our bonds defined the weekend and will continue across the year,” said club president Talia O’Brien ’20.

The trip was sponsored by the Thiel College Cycling Club and was also supported by Thiel’s Student Government Association and the Mercer County Trails Association, the TCCC has more plans to bring College and community together during Peddle the Lakes (Sept. 1) and with a Homecoming ride (Sept 29).

For more information on these upcoming rides, contact  O’Brien

Student News

Student gathering data on red-backed salamanders for GNC project

Grant Milne ’19 got hands-on experience in the field and in the lab this summer. The environmental science major from Portville, N.Y. is taking part in the GNC Student/Faculty Research Institute.

Students prepare traditional Chinese meal for St. Paul’s residents

In May, Chinese students Zechen Huang ’20 and Hongyu He ’19 planned a dinner for St. Paul’s residents. The two traveled to Cleveland twice to purchase supplies from a large Chinese grocery store. The first time to prepare a test-run lunch May 15 and the second time to buy their menu items for the actual dinner on May 24.

St. Paul’s reimbursed the students for the food purchases. The food was delicious, but the cooking arduous—three hours both times—and each time they prepared four different main courses, along with whole-fish soup, vegetables and a light dessert. The students also decorated the dining space with Chinese lanterns.

After the dinner, the students spoke about food customs in China and in their respective provinces. They also gave some background on the dishes.

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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).


Special Notes

Casting call for extras and photo models

The College needs help celebrating and promoting the Haer Family Science and Arts Connector. A photographer is on campus Thursday, June 21 for a photo shoot for the new building. The photos are being taken to highlight the space and the architecture of the building. Faculty and staff members and students are needed for each location. Openings begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day (see schedule). Faculty and staff who have student workers who can be spared, please contact Dominick DiRienzo at ext. 2188. Student workers should be dressed in business casual and/or Thiel gear. Please, no graphic T-shirts, ripped jeans or apparel branded from other institutions (high school or college).

  • 8:30 a.m. 2nd floor Atrium view #1: Professor and/or staff member and 4-7 students
  • 9:30 a.m. 2nd floor Atrium view #2: Professor and/or staff member and 4-7 students
  • 10:30 a.m. 1st floor Atrium view #1:Professor and/or staff member and 4-7 students
  • 11:30 a.m. 1st floor Field Bio Lab: Professor and/or staff member and 3-4 students
  • 1 p.m.  1st floor Data Analysis: Professor and/or staff member and 3-4 students
  • 2:15 p.m.  1st floor office space: Professor and/or staff member and 3-4 students
  • 3:30 p.m. 2nd floor Faculty Research: Professor and/or staff member and 4-5 students
  • 4:30 p.m.  2nd floor Microscope Suite: Professor and/or staff member and 4-5students

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to: 

  • Michael Beck, housekeeper
  • Kelly Muffley ’13, intern assistant women’s basketball and tennis coach
  • Linda Nochta, executive assistant to the president
  • Jeffrey Octave, admission counselor
  • Connor Warren, graduate assistant trainer

All-Campus Retreat

The All-Employee Campus Retreat is Tuesday, Aug, 21.

Campus Store Orientation Days hours

The Campus Store will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Monday during Orientation Days.

For more information, email the Campus Store.

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

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the next edition of T-Notes will be out July 11. 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, July 9 to tnotes@thiel.edu to have your items published in that week’s edition.

Events

Campus Events

New Student Orientation
Friday from 8:30 a.m.
Campus-wide

Members of the Class of 2022 are on campus to prepare for the new academic year.

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

New Student Orientation
Monday from 8:30 a.m.
Campus-wide

Members of the Class of 2022 are on campus to prepare for the new academic year.

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

Community Events

Ask an Expert series
June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The Keifer Building, 341 East Jamestown Road

St. Paul’s “Ask an Expert” series will discuss the “Ins and Outs of Estate Planning” with attorney Carolyn Hartle and financial professional Ken McEwen ’73.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.

RSVP to gfay@sp1867.org or call 724-589-4667.

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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