July 11, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College earns third straight recognition on prestigious Colleges of Distinction list

Thiel College earns third straight recognition on prestigious Colleges of Distinction list

For the third consecutive year, Thiel College—a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania—has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

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Anthony E. Jones begins role as new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Thiel College

Anthony E. Jones begins role as new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Thiel College

Anthony E. Jones is the new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania.

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Students continuing in-depth nicotine study at Thiel College through research institute

Students continuing in-depth nicotine study at Thiel College through research institute

Thiel College Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06, and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Greg Butcher, Ph.D., in a collaborative research endeavor, are investigating the long-term effects of nicotine as a part of the College’s Greenville Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute.

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Thiel hosts American Scholar Group on campus

Students from the American Scholar Group were on campus Tuesday participating in various events and getting a look campus.

Gateway work begins at Thiel College entrance

Work has begun for the gateway beautification project on College Avenue. This renovation is one of two projects funded by the Frangakis Family Charitable Foundation Trust. The redesigned areas will include new and improved signage, landscaping and a re-engineered traffic entry pattern.

Khalsa to discuss influence of connecting art, chemistry

Thiel College Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair G. Rattan K. Khalsa, Ph.D., will attend the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Notre Dame from July 29–Aug. 2.

Khalsa’s presentation, “Art in general chemistry: Impetus for engaged and active learning,” will discuss how the creative applications of chemistry pique student interest and enthusiasm. She will also cover how students composing unique art projects—while conducting experiments to solve specific scientific problems associated with the art—increase group collaboration and excitement in the laboratory. Outcomes of incorporating general chemistry experiments that correlate Beer’s Law with tie-dyeing of silk scarves; acid-base chemistry with preparing designer soap; oxidation-reduction reactions with designing anodized niobium jewelry and indigo tie-dyeing of T-shirts; coordination chemistry with preparing embossed copper patinas; and photochemistry with developing cyanotypes will be covered.

Steiner promoted to senior admission counselor

Admission counselor and 2016 Thiel graduate, Morgan Steiner ’16, was recently promoted to senior admission counselor at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania.

Steiner joined Thiel in 2016. While a student at Thiel, she was a tour guide and interned in the Office of Admission. She oversees a five-state recruiting area, new hire training of counselors and students, manages prospective student communication and is active in the College’s initiative to partner alumni with students. She is a Derry, Pa. native with a B.A. in business administration and marketing management from Thiel College. She is also the color guard advisor for West Middlesex High School.

Student News

Graduating seniors talk about plans after HPI

Members of the Class of 2018 discuss the impact faculty members and the Health Professions Institute had on getting them into graduate programs.

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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

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes...

  • Dennis Bish, chief of police and director of public safety
  • Stephanie Fort, softball coach
  • Brian Harris, director of bands
  • Anthony E. Jones, associate dean for diversity and inclusion
  • Jennifer Lippert, library assistant
  • Paul Shafer, coordinator of environmental safety management program
  • David Waugaman ’15, admissions counselor

and says farewell to...

  • Beth Hetrick, housekeeping
  • Matthew Elko ’18, assistant baseball coach

Employee Day at Waldameer Park and discount code

Faculty and staff can get admission to Waldameer’s amusement and water park for $37 per person and an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet on Aug. 26.

To purchase tickets, stop by the Student Life Office. 

Thiel College employees are also eligible for a special online discount to the park they can use anytime. Follow the link and activate the orange promotional button in the top righthand corner and enter the code THIEL18 (case and space sensitive) when ordering tickets online. The discount saves $4 off a regular combination pass and $2 off a children’s pass.

Events

Campus Events

New Student Orientation
Friday from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Deposited students in the Class of 2022 are coming to campus for registration, financial aid sessions and first-year seminar course overviews.

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

Meet the Alumni Director
July 19 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center Terrace

Alumni from Mercer and Crawford counties are invited to campus to meet the new Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83. Join us for a picnic on the HMSC Terrace and lawn and meet with members of the Office of College Advancement as well as the Alumni Board of Directors.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations.

Twilight Tour Experience
July 19 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Join the Admissions team in the evening for a personalized campus tour experience designed to fit your schedule. Meet with a Thiel College admissions representative and discover the academic program that's right for you. Bring your transcripts with you to learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admissions@thiel.edu.

Summer BBQ Visit Day
July 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

We’re firing up the grill for a summer BBQ! Visit Thiel College this summer for an introductory admission information session, a student-led campus tour and a picnic lunch on our beautiful quad. Learn more about Thiel from our students, faculty and staff while enjoying an afternoon filled with conversation. For questions, contact the Office of Admission at admissions@thiel.edu.

Community Events

St. Paul’s Tour of The Colony Homes
July 25 from 2–5 p.m.
The Keifer Building, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, Pa.

Meet Colony Ambassadors to learn about life at The Colony and take tours of current two- and three-bedroom homes, one-bedroom apartments and the planned two-bedroom apartments with open floor plans, laundry, patios and carports.

For more information, contact the Marketing Department at 724-589-4646.

Color Me Happy 5K Race, Roll & Stroll
Aug. 10 starting at 9:30 a.m.
339 East Jamestown Road

Enter the second annual 5K race hosted by St. Paul’s by July 16 to get the early registration discount ($15 per runner) and before July 26 to receive an official Color Me Happy t-shirt. Fee after early registration period is $20 per runner which includes a race map, runner’s bib and a race t-shirt. 

For more information, contact Mimi Dreher at 724-588-9613 ext. 1136.



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