August 22, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Renowned Donald Sinta Quartet opens Thiel College’s Con Spirito concert series

Renowned Donald Sinta Quartet opens Thiel College’s Con Spirito concert series

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, is hosting the Donald Sinta Quartet as part of the first concert in the 2018-2019 Con Spirito Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel.

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Local food drive led by first-year students at Thiel College launches service learning project

Local food drive led by first-year students at Thiel College launches service learning project

First-year students, faculty advisors and peer mentors at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, will begin a community food drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on August 25.

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Miller, Farrell and Eakin’s years of service highlight Thiel College’s celebration of milestones

Miller, Farrell and Eakin’s years of service highlight Thiel College’s celebration of milestones

Twenty-nine faculty and staff members were recognized for their years of service during the campus retreat August 21 at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania.

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Employee retreat, picnic kicks off exciting academic year

Tuesday morning started with the annual all-campus retreat. Employees were briefed on the state of the college and then attended breakout sessions all morning.

These sessions addressed a variety of topics.

  • Great Colleges to Work For survey results
  • New academic programs update
  • Marketing and branding information
  • Diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Performing arts’ role in student engagement
  • Athletics review
  • Admissions
  • Capital planning
  • Faculty-student research

The day culminated in the employee picnic.

Walkway done; gateway work continues

The Amelia Earhart Drive entrance is now open. Work to the entrance signs will continue but will not affect the traffic and entrance to the College.

Duquesne hosting symposium in memory of alumnus Madura 

The American Chemical Society Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee selected Duquesne University to host the Fall 2018 symposium entitled “Frontiers of Computational Chemistry: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Experiment – A Symposium in Memory of Dr. Jeffry D. Madura.”  The students were inspired to apply for the symposium because of the support of Jeffry Madura, Ph.D. ’80 and his encouragement for them to develop leadership qualities. The students invited distinguished and respected scientists to present their work and had an overwhelming response from researchers who wanted to honor Madura’s legacy. The symposium is in Boston and continues through Thursday.

Madura passed away March 14, 2017. He was a 1980 graduate of Thiel College and received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Purdue University. He joined Duquesne in 1998 and rose to the rank of professor. Jeffry is the son of Bonnie Madura who worked in the Thiel College’s Langenheim Memorial Library.

Communications materials and online job request available

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

Opening Convocation on Aug. 30 kicks off new Common Hour

The annual Opening Convocation celebration which welcomes first-year students into the Thiel College community will be the first Common Hour event on Aug. 30.

The Convocation, which includes the traditional march up Brother Martin’s Walk by first-year students, had previously been part of move-in day. The ceremony was moved to allow sophomores, juniors and seniors to participate in the event.

Common Hour programming will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays during the academic year. No classes or practices are scheduled during that time.

Other upcoming Common Hour events:

  • Sept. 6: Greg Butcher, Ph.D., will profile the Health Professions Institute, Stamm Lecture Hall of the James Pedas Communication Center
  • Sept. 13: Thiel College faculty will lead a discussion of the U.S. Constitution, Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center
  • Sept. 20: Con Spirito Concert: Donald Sinta Quartet, David Johnson Memorial Chapel
  • Sept. 27: Homecoming program, Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes...

  • Clay Colley, Adjunct Professor of Piano
  • John Chittom, intern assistant soccer coach
  • Ashley Day, assistant softball coach
  • Carissa Eichmeyer, men’s and women’s cross country coach

HB Retirement Planning meeting

Retirement plan financial advisors, William Ferguson and Jack Ryan, from HB Retirement, will be available for one-on-one meetings with Thiel employees on Aug. 30 and Sept. 14. 

Spouses are invited. Employees can also bring statements from other investment accounts to the meeting, too. 

DocuCenter hours; delivery schedule

The DocuCenter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The DocuCenter will make one trip daily at 10 a.m. to the Thiel College post office with completed jobs and to pick up jobs that have been left to be printed.

Notification of completed jobs will be sent by email. If the items are needed before the next delivery time, make arrangements to have them picked up at the DocuCenter.

For more information, contact the DocuCenter at ext. 2267.

Events

Campus Events

Welcome Weekend
Aug. 24–26
Thiel College Campus

First-year students move in Friday. 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
Friday 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
Friday 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
Saturday 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
Sunday
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
Sunday 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
Monday
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
Monday 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
Thursday 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 Thursday.

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

Etc.

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 weekly. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Aug. 27 to be published in that week’s edition.



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