October 3, 2018

T-Notes Archives
Next Issue: October 10, 2018

Thiel Happenings

Thiel College makes exclusive Forbes 200 list for grateful graduates

Thiel College makes exclusive Forbes 200 list for grateful graduates

Forbes magazine singled out Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, for the second time in three years for the generosity of its graduates.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Mary Jones making her mark with the Thiel College football team

Mary Jones making her mark with the Thiel College football team

Greenville, Pa. native Mary Jones ’22 is a first-year defensive back for the Thiel College football team. No definitive records exist, but Jones is believed to be the first female non-kicker in the program’s 100-plus year playing history.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Thiel College hosting hundreds of students, representatives for Mercer County college fair

Thiel College hosting hundreds of students, representatives for Mercer County college fair

Hundreds of students and representatives from higher education, military branches and trade schools will be at Thiel College from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 as the College hosts the Mercer County Guidance Counselor College Fair in the Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Take a look back at Homecoming 2018

Flickr  Thiel College’s Flickr gallery

VIDEO: Alumni honored during luncheon at Homecoming

Watch as the College honors Stephen Rowe, Ph.D. ’65 and David Fauth, Ph.D. ’73 with the distinguished alumni award; Carol (Yeager) ’71 and Barry Stamm, M.D. ’70, and Christopher Shinkman, Ph.D. ’62 with the service to Thiel award; and Kyle Fielder ’15 and Antonio Quarterman, Ed.D. ’08 with the young alumni award.

Student News

Phi Theta Phi hosting fall sale

Members of Phi Theta Phi will host a fall sale of pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and hay at Cianci's Motel, 399 Mercer Rd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is part of the organization’s fundraiser for its upcoming walk to Children’s Hospital in December.

STEM tutoring in the Connector

The math and computer science faculty are holding office hours in the Nathan Harter Atrium of the Haer Family Science and Arts Connector in the new STEM-Zone. Office Hours are as follows: Jingnan Xie, Ph.D. 3-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Jeonghun Kim, Ph.D. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays; and Russell Richins, Ph.D. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays. 

Biology professor to present collaborative paper in November

A paper based on the collaborative research project between senior biology students Brooke Gates ’18, Lyndsay Krut ’18, Christopher Simpson ’18, and Hunter Young ’18 and their mentor, Professor of Biology Michael T. Balas, Ph.D., has been accepted for presentation at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America and Entomological Society of Canada in Vancouver, B.C. on Nov. 13. The paper is entitled “Seasonal variation and species association in a Pennsylvania leaf litter ant community.”

The paper reports seasonal variation in the appearance of ants in forest leaf litter, as well as a close association between two of the species that were documented. Balas will present the paper.

Special Notes

HR Notes

The Human Resources department has distributed several documents with awareness and health and wellness tips.

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Dylan Foster, housekeeper

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).

For more information, email the office.


Campus Events

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

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 communion service. All other services are a simple time of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and an inspiring message. All are welcome!

The Oct. 9 talk will be led by Professor of Business Administration and Accounting and Norman P. Mortensen Chair of Economics David Miller ’61.

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

The Thiel Forum
Thursday at 11:!5 a.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Assistant Professor of Communication Ross Nugent, with assistance from Joe Pouliot ’17, discusses his observational documentary filmmaking project, Waterfire Sharon Public Art Event.

Lambda Sigma Induction Ceremony
Sunday at 9 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Lambda Sigma national honor society for second-year students will induct its next class.

For more information, contact Jessica Peters ’21.

WINGO bingo
Sunday at 8 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Women Inspiring the Next Generation start Domestic Abuse Awareness Week with a special bingo event! Prizes will focus on purple, the color that represents domestic abuse awareness as well as stress relief.

For more information, contact Ashley Torres ’19

Stress Less Day
Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rotunda Bistro, Howard Miller Student Center

​Stress Less Day is a free event hosted by the Counseling Center that will offer therapy dogs, chair massages, and succulents for students to plant.

For more information, contact Student Activities.

Thiel Fortnightly Club Autumn Fest
October 13 at 5 p.m.
1111 Rutledge Road, Transfer

The Thiel Fortnightly Club invites all Thiel College faculty and staff members and their family to its annual Autumn Fest at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Bring a side dish. Soup, autumn treats and good company will be provided. Cost is $2 per adult. Proceeds are donated to the Fortnightly Scholarship Fund. The event is held in a barn, so participants should dress accordingly. Event will be held rain or shine and a bonfire is planned if weather permits.

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


Jamestown pizza shop delivers to campus

The 215 Restaurant in Jamestown offers delivery to campus. 

For more information or to order, call 724-932-1222 or download The215 app to order online.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 8 to be published in that week’s edition.

Visit the main website →