August 29, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College, Evans Square partner to provide academic and cultural resources for senior residents

Thiel College, Evans Square partner to provide academic and cultural resources for senior residents

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, and Evans Square, an independent senior living facility in Conneaut Lake, announced a partnership Tuesday that will grant residents access to all the academic, athletic and cultural programming at the Greenville-based College.

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Four Thiel College professors promoted to tenure status for 2018-2019 academic year

Four Thiel College professors promoted to tenure status for 2018-2019 academic year

Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Marie Courtemanche, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Chair Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06; Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Department Chair Russ Richins; and Associate Professor of Physics Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D., were all granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania

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September 1 marks Professor David Miller’s 55th anniversary as a Thiel College faculty member

September 1 marks Professor David Miller’s 55th anniversary as a Thiel College faculty member

Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Norman P. Mortensen Chair of Economics David Miller ’61 will celebrate his 55th anniversary of teaching at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, on Sept. 1.

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Thursday’s Opening Convocation launches Common Hour schedule

Convocation is at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center. The ceremony is a welcome to new students to Thiel College and also marks the beginning of the academic year for students, faculty and staff. Convocation is the first “Common Hour” of the school year, and all offices will be closed to allow the entire Thiel community to participate.

Faculty will march in academic regalia. First-year students will attend with their SEMS110 classes.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend with classmates in their major, with teammates from their athletic teams, Greek organizations or Student Government Association.

A special picnic lunch will be served on the HMSC terrace and lawn following the Convocation ceremony.

First-year students moved in then answered some fun questions

Members of the Class of 2022 moved in on Aug. 24. The Thiel College Office of Communications and Marketing asked new students and their family and friends some questions to see how well they knew each other.

Flickr  View photos from move-in and Opening Convocation on Flickr.

Student News

Thiel College student teachers ready for area classrooms

(From L-R) Kylie Bish ’18 is a math and secondary education major from Jamestown, Pa.; Alexandra Pantone ’18 is a math and secondary education major from Pittsburgh; and Jessica Wilson ’18 is an early education and special education major from Kinsman, Ohio.

Bish, a 2014 graduate of Jamestown High School, and Pantone, a 2014 graduate of Baldwin High School, are teaching at senior high math at Jamestown High School.
Wilson, a 2014 graduate of Badger High School, is teaching at Farrell Elementary School.

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.


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).

Going the extra mile
Nominee:  Kristin Carlson, Ph.D.
Nominator: Kristel Gallagher, Ph.D.

Comment: “Kristin goes above and beyond not only for our international students, but also for faculty who work with these students. She is highly responsive to emails and phone calls, always thorough and thoughtful in her responses, and generally just a pleasure to interact with.”

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes...

  • Mark Batt ’87, director of the Thiel Fund
  • Zachary Cooper, intern assistant football coach
  • Joseph Detko, housekeeper
  • Gabriele Eaborn, men’s and women’s tennis 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.


Campus Events

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.

Casino Night
Friday from 7-9 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Kappa Sigma fraternity is sponsoring a night of fun and games as the Lutheran Heritage Room. All students are welcome.

For more information, email Student Activities.

Tuesday Chapel Service
11:15 a.m. Tuesdays
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

A new chapel talk series with speakers from around campus will discuss spirituality and religious topics throughout the semester. The first Tuesday of each month is set aside for a brief Now the Feast and Celebration Holy Communion service. All other services are a simple time of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and an inspiring message. All are welcome!

Upcoming talks for September:

  • September 4 – Pastor Jayne Thompson
  • September 11 – Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Anthony E. Jones
  • September 18 – Adjunct Professor of English and Academic Coach Nancy Katz
  • September 25 –  Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83

 For more information, contact Pastor Jayne Thompson at ext. 2130.

Gender Studies Ice Cream Social
Sept. 5 from 2:30-4 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Come to an ice cream and to learn about the gender studies program and how to get involved in upcoming events. All are welcome!

 For more information, contact Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D. at ext. 2130.

Wednesday Evening Prayer
Sept. 5 from 7-7:30 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Thiel College offers Wednesday Evening prayer hosted by St. Michael's Catholic Church and led by Deacon Frank Luciani, the Roman Catholic campus minister, and members of the community. Evening prayer is offered in the Catholic tradition and is open to all.

 For more information, contact Pastor Jayne Thompson at ext. 2130.

Thiel Fortnightly Club Annual Fall Breakfast
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8
19 Shady Avenue, Greenville

The Thiel College Fortnightly Club, founded in 1922, is a social organization for the women of Thiel College. Fortnightly sponsors a book club and various social events throughout the school year. There is an annual $10 fee to join the organization, which may be paid either at the breakfast or at the second event. The dues to offset the cost of events and support a scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Barbara Long-Cooper ’98 at ext. 2255.

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.

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