October 10, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College graduate Mark Batt ’87 returns to lead The Thiel Fund

Thiel College graduate Mark Batt ’87 returns to lead The Thiel Fund

Thiel College graduate Mark Batt ’87 is the new Director of The Thiel Fund at the leading four-year, private college in northwest Pennsylvania.

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Thiel College hosting grand opening for its Pre-K Counts classroom Thursday

Thiel College hosting grand opening for its Pre-K Counts classroom Thursday

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Mercer County Head Start launched a PA Pre-K Counts program at the College’s Glen Johnson Community Center with a kickoff event on Oct. 11.

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Thiel College public safety director recognized by Sons of the American Revolution

Thiel College public safety director recognized by Sons of the American Revolution

Thiel College Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety Dennis Bish was recognized on Oct. 11 by the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the American Revolution with the organization’s Law Enforcement Medal and certificate.

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Pedas Center room dedicated to Mr. Rogers

Fred Rogers H’69 received his first honorary degree from Thiel College in 1969. In recognition of that achievement and Rogers’ commitment to communication as a discipline, the McFeely Rogers Foundation donated the resources to decorate a room in the James Pedas Communication Center in his honor.

A formal dedication event with representatives from the McFeely Rogers Foundation is at 11 a.m. October 30.

Lambda Sigma hosting Blue and Gold Jeans Day fundraiser

Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honorary society, is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 19. Employees who fill out the linked form and drop off the form at the Student Life Offices with $5 donation to Lambda Sigma can wear blue jeans to work on Friday, Oct. 19.

Thiel News Time returns Oct. 23

The next Thiel News Time campus-wide gathering for employees is at noon Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.

Student News

Veterinarian provides career and graduate school insights

Sarah Barefoot, D.V.M. ’08 spoke on Oct. 3 to the HPI 303: Professional Development seminar class. She gave a frank assessment of the world of veterinary medicine and, more broadly, issues many students will deal with in graduate school including self-care, stress management, and financial health. Barefoot was a chemistry major and her advisor, Kathy Frantz, Ph.D., joined Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83 and Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D., for the dinner and presentation.

Medical physicist Albert ’64 and Lois Kasenter ’64 will speak at tonight’s HPI.

“Dr. Barefoot spoke about her experience at Thiel and how they impacted her life after college. She advised us to make sure we take the full advantage at Thiel and make our marks at the College.”—Maggie Nee ’20

“Overall, I enjoyed how passionate she was for her job, patients and workers. Dr. Barefoot’s behind the scenes presentation was inspiring.”—Courtney Campbell ’21

“It really changed my whole outlook on the job. Before, I feel as though I was very ignorant to the world of animal medicine; however, now, I see all hard work and dedication that goes into the job. Sarah showed me that passion and love for what you do are key and will make your job, no matter how hard, worth it.”—Matthew Hess ’20

TLC names October award winners

Thiel Learning Commons has chosen Kyra Farrell ’18 and TJ Fisher ’19 as the October Extraordinary Effort Award recipients. 

Farrell, of Pittsburgh, is a psychology major and philosophy minor. She is a 2014 graduate of Oakland Catholic High School.

Fisher, of Jamestown, Pa., is a health systems and biology major with a minor in education. He is a 2015 graduate of Greenville High School.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Joe Pouliot ’17, instructional technology specialist and A/V coordinator

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!

No Chapel Talk event on Oct. 16 and on Oct. 23 the guest is Deacon Frank Luciani from St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

Twilight Tour Experience
Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.

Prospective students get a personalized campus tour experience. Students will meet with a Thiel College admissions representative.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at ext. 2345.

Government Day
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center

Pennsylvania state Senator Michele Brooks discusses state government with students from various area high schools.

For more information, contact Roberta Leonard at ext. 2024.

Common Hour: Student Practicum Presentations
Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bly Hall, Academic Center

Students will discuss their practicum experiences and the things they are doing to fulfill this requirement and prepare to be engaged citizens in their respective communities.

For more information, contact Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D., ext. 2031.

NSLS speakers series features Dr. Oz
Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Dr. Mehmet Oz will speak as part of a broadcast event sponsored by the College’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. Dr. Oz is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is also the Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Viewers can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast. The event is free and open to all Thiel students and employees.

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.


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