September 19, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College new student enrollment up 19 percent over last year

Thiel College new student enrollment up 19 percent over last year

The Thiel College Office of Admission has exceeded its enrollment goal for the Class of 2022 and topped last year’s new student population by 19 percent with the recent confirmation that 280 new students enrolled at the leading independent, residential four-year college in northwest Pennsylvania.

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Thiel College inviting alumni and friends to take a “Road Trip” to campus for Homecoming 2018

Thiel College inviting alumni and friends to take a “Road Trip” to campus for Homecoming 2018

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, will celebrate its annual tradition of Homecoming from September 27-30 with its theme “Road Trip.”

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Softball hosting parking fundraiser during Homecoming

The Thiel College softball team is hosting a tailgate lot as a fundraiser during Homecoming. Tailgate spots are available in the lot along College Avenue and across from the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. The spots are 14 feet by 14 feet for $24 and double spots will be 28x14 for $50. Each group can only purchase one double spot due to space limitations. A parking slot for a standard vehicle (no camper vehicles or trailers) is $10.

Spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday or can be reserved by contacting softball coach Stephanie Fort at ext. 2164.

Yom Kippur the focus of Tuesday chapel speaker 

Adjunct Professor of English and Academic Coach Nancy Katz spoke as part of the Tuesday chapel talk series at David Johnson Memorial Chapel. She discussed Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Next week’s speaker is Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83

Student News

Alumna returns to lead discussion at first HPI seminar of 2018

Speech and language pathologist Kayla Thornburg ’11 was the first speaker for last week’s first Health Professions Institute speaker series. Thornburg met with students over dinner and discussed her career path from Thiel College to the Mt. Lebanon School District. Also in attendance was Thornburg’s undergraduate advisor and Chair of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders Nancy Antonino, Ph.D. 

Student feedback

“I thought it was cool that we had grown up in basically the same area, and it reminds me that no matter where you are, you can always achieve your dreams.”

“She told us of how the professors here at Thiel helped her during her time here, and she kept reiterating for us to make strong bonds with our professors and to study for our exams, like the GRE.”

“The speaker also shared her personal career path with our class. She explained the process of taking the GRE and applying to graduate programs in Pennsylvania. She also informed us of the job search process in her field. Learning about her personal career path was very helpful because it helped us understand that everyone’s path to success is different. She also emphasized studying and building a network to help you strengthen yourself as a candidate for graduate programs and future jobs.”

Lessons Learned from the seminar

  • Set time aside to do school work and focus on exam preparations.
  • Make connections throughout your time at school and through different jobs.
  • Keep working, everything may not always go your way, but it’ll work out.

Special Notes

Phone listing note

Director of The Thiel Fund Mark Batt ’87 can be reached at ext. 2157.

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.

For more information, email the office.


Campus Events

Wednesday Evening Prayer
Today 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.

Donald Sinta Quartet Con Spirito Concert
Thursday at 11:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Donald Sinta saxophone quartet performs their unique style of classical music.

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!

The Sept. 25 talk will be led by Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83

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

Community Events

Ask the Expert: Community resources
Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Keifer Building, 341 E. Jamestown Road

Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sam Bellich; Community Counseling Center of Mercer County Chief Executive Officer Kip Hoffman and estate planning attorney Doug Watson will answer questions about services available in the community during the free presentation.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, email St. Paul’s or call 724-589-4646.


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