September 5, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

State awards Thiel College $1 million for renovations to College’s main academic space

State awards Thiel College $1 million for renovations to College’s main academic space

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, was awarded $1 million for improvements to laboratories, classrooms and common areas through a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Campus community welcomes first-year students during Opening Convocation

The first Common Hour programming was Opening Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 30. First-year students were welcomed into the Thiel College community by their peers, faculty and staff.

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Watch the Opening Convocation ceremony, which included an address from President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., and presentation of the Class Resolution.

Student News

HPI discussion set for Thursday’s Common Hour

Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D., will present at 11:15 a.m. in Stamm Lecture Hall of the James Pedas Communication Center what the Health Professions Institute is and how it helps students reach their goals of finding a healthcare-related career.

Faculty and staff should also attend to learn more about the Institute's offerings for students.

Thiel Happenings debuting as weekly student newsletter

To reduce email clutter from the Thiel Happenings account, a weekly student newsletter will go out Tuesday afternoons starting Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Thiel Happenings newsletter will contain brief student-focused news and announcements of meetings, events, and student activities.

Common Hour reminders will come out independently as a Thiel Happenings email, but all other notices will be distributed once weekly in an effort to streamline inboxes and reduce clutter.

Faculty and staff wishing to get an announcement published should send an email 9 a.m. the Monday before publication.


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).

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.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Send your event or news to by noon Tuesday, Sept. 12 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...

  • Catherine Cunningham, admissions counselor

and says farewell to...

  • Renee Foust, housekeeper
  • Robert Carpenter ’17, library/Advancement intern

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 Sept. 14. 

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


Campus Events

Gender Studies Ice Cream Social
Today 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.

Outdoor Recreation Club Bonfire
Friday at 7 p.m.
First-year Quad

Members of the Outdoor Recreation Club are hosting a bonfire on the Quad to celebrate the start of the fall semester!

For more information, contact Mike Mason at ext. 2058.

Thiel Fortnightly Club Annual Fall Breakfast
Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon 
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.

Internship Orientation
Tuesday at 11:05 a.m.
Langenheim Memorial Library

All first-time student interns are required to attend this quick internship workshop/orientation to prepare for a fall or spring internship.

For more information, contact Martin Black at ext. 2372.

Tuesday Chapel Service
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
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 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.

Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday at 4 p.m.
S100, Academic Center

Learn more about the upcoming Thiel College trip to China.

For more information, contact Cynthia Sutton, Ph.D., at ext. 2084.

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