August 8, 2018

T-Notes Archives
Next Issue: August 22, 2018

Thiel Happenings

Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

Thiel College admissions office creates new team of student workers to serve as ambassadors

Thiel College admissions office creates new team of student workers to serve as ambassadors

The Office of Admission at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, has created one of the largest groups of student employees in one department with its new Thiel Team.

Read the full story in the Newsroom

New Campus Store online and on-campus open

Thiel College is happy to announce that the new online store is now open for business. We hope that you will enjoy the larger/more diverse selection, name brand apparel, larger range of sizes and more of just about everything.

But wait! There’s more! Over the summer, in the campus store, we have been inventorying merchandise, moving some fixtures and getting new merchandise out just in time to re-open Move-in Weekend. Fall store hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and select hours during events and admissions days. Be sure to drop in and say, ‘Hi!’ to the new student workers.

New in the campus store are gift ideas from local craftsmen and artisans, as well as products from some of our entrepreneurial alumni.

Don’t forget employees are eligible for a 15% campus store discount on gift and apparel items (snack food, stationery and sundries excluded).


Thiel employees visiting (or using the link on the Thiel homepage) are encouraged to shop the entire site. However, there is special pricing using the faculty and staff button.

Log in using code: staff2018 and receive savings up to 50% off main site prices. Prices are as published. Discounts are in this area only. Other merchandise is as priced.

You can receive additional discounts by signing up for promotional offers.

Also, Thiel athletics teams will continue to run their fundraising promotions through the new online store. Sign up for promotional offers and you will be notified of these limited time promotions.

Excel students tour Roth Hall; meet with President Traverso

First-year students arrived Monday and began taking class as part of the Excel Opportunity Program. It is designed to provide students with a three-credit hour course that familiarizes them with campus resources with an emphasis on resource utilization. Thirty-two members of the Class of 2022 opted into the program. During their three-week course, students will be connected to campus resources. On Tuesday, the students met with President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., as they toured Roth Hall. 

Office of Communications and Marketing job request form is live

Thiel College community members who need help with communications and marketing initiatives and collateral can now request those services with a job form. The request form is available on the communications and marketing webpage or linked directly below.

Also, a reminder that a Dropbox folder with Thiel College-branded resources including letterhead, logos and PowerPoint slides is available.

For more information, email the office.

Student News

Student continuing progress of GNC research project

Thiel College student researcher Tina Davison ’21 is conducting research into Listeria monocytogenes and the immune system defense against the pathogen. Her research is the continuation of a Greenville Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute project that started in 2015 and is being mentored by the Institute’s Director and Assistant Professor of Biology Delbert Abi Abdallah, Ph.D.


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).

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published every other week during the summer. It will return to its weekly schedule beginning Aug. 22. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, Aug. 20 to be published in that week’s edition.

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.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Elliot Palmeri, graduate assistant athletic trainer
  • Calvin Toliver, assistant football coach
  • Gregory Liberty, assistant intern football coach
  • Austin Sleek, assistant baseball coach
  • Evan Nan, police officer


Campus Events

All Campus Retreat
Aug. 21 from 8–11 a.m.
Thiel College Campus

Thiel College employees are encouraged to attend the annual retreat to kick-off the new academic year!

For more information, contact Amy Taczanowsky at ext. 2155.

Welcome Weekend
Aug. 24–26
Thiel College Campus

First-year students move in on Friday, Aug. 24. Events are scheduled throughout the weekend to welcome new students and familiarize them with campus.

For more information, contact Angelica Perez-Johnston at ext. 2839.

Commuter Student Mixer
Aug. 24 from 6:30–7 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Commuter students are invited to a special Welcome Weekend event to meet other Thiel commuters.

For more information, contact Angelica Perez-Johnston at ext. 2839.

Hypnosis Show with Joshua Seth
Aug. 24 from 7–10 p.m.
William A. Passavant Center

Comedian and hypnotist Joshua Seth performs a special Welcome Weekend hypnosis show! 

For more information, contact the student activities office.

Welcome Weekend Dance Party
Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to midnight
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

First-year students are invited to a dance party hosted by Student Activities! Refreshments will be provided at the event.

For more information, contact the student activities office.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Arrive
Aug. 26
Thiel College Campus

Sophomores, juniors and seniors arrive starting at 9 a.m.

TC Café open from 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Diana Mazur at ext. 2198.

Thiel at Waldameer Day
Aug. 26 from 1–6 p.m.
Waldameer Park, Erie, Pa.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join the Thiel College Class of 2022 for a day of fun at Waldameer! Tickets are $37 per person and include your entry to the park as well as an all-you-can-eat dinner at Waldameer.

For more information, contact Angelica Perez-Johnston at ext. 2839.

First Day of Classes
Aug. 27
Thiel College Campus

Classes begin at 8 a.m. for the fall 2018 semester!

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Student Teacher Breakfast
Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

A breakfast and information session to start the fall semester for student teachers.

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

Opening Convocation
Aug. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Center

A ceremony to recognize and welcome the Thiel College Class of 2022.

For more information, contact Christine Ference at ext. 2052.

Community Events

Understanding Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Sept. 6 at 11 a.m.
St. Paul’s Anderson Fellowship Hall, 339 E. Jamestown Road

Join the St. Paul’s community for a session explaining memory impairment. Event themes will be what the differences are between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, what physical changes are happening to a person with memory impairment and how to best understand and be understood by the person living with a dementia-related disease.

RSVP by Aug. 30.

For more information, email St. Paul's or call 724-589-4646.

Visit the main website →