October 17, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College professor earns doctorate, continuing brain research

Thiel College professor earns doctorate, continuing brain research

Thiel College Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Ronald Anderson, Ph.D. ’07 has completed his doctoral work at Texas Tech University in electrical engineering earlier this year and will continue his research collaboration with Texas Tech in 2019 on several fronts.

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Thiel College Learning Center names October Extraordinary Effort Award Winners

Thiel College Learning Center names October Extraordinary Effort Award Winners

Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces Kyra Farrell ’18 and TJ Fisher ’19 are the recipients of the Extraordinary Effort Award for the month of October by the Thiel Learning Commons.

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Pennsylvania state Senator hosts high school students at Thiel College for Government Day

Pennsylvania state Senator hosts high school students at Thiel College for Government Day

Pennsylvania State Senator Michele Brooks hosted students from 21 high schools from Mercer, Crawford, and Erie counties for Government Day at Thiel College on October 11.

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Launch event to host industry leaders to discuss region’s economy

Thiel College’s new Environmental Safety Management program is hosting a launch event at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haer Family Science and Arts Connector.

Mark Marmo ’93, John Thigpen ’86 and Deborah Weible ’84 along with representatives from area elected officials will discuss how the program will connect the region’s employers with the next generation of qualified environmental and occupational safety professionals.

Bish recognized by state Senate and Sons of the American Revolution

Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., stands with Public Safety Director and Chief of Police Dennis Bish and his family during a recognition ceremony in Weyers Lounge last week.

Bish was given a commendation by the Pennsylvania Senate and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Donate to the sophomore honorary society; wear jeans Friday

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.

Student News

Bike Club celebrates winning team from inaugural Homecoming race

President of the Cycling Club Talia O’Brien ’20 recently presented Cody Dennis ’19, Cody Sines ’19 and Paul Wotus ’19 their medals for winning the inaugural Homecoming bicycle race.

Homecoming weekend hosted a wide array of events for returning alumni and students. One of these included the Saturday morning relay bike race in which teams competed in a 5K relay race around the Glen Johnson Community Center. Each team, using just one bike, raced around the loop 9 times, and because team members had to use the same bike there were multiple pit-stop-like mount/dismount transitions. Team Yellow (Cody Dennis ’19, Cody Sines ’19, and Paul Wotus ’19), clocked in at 10:35, beating out second place Team Blue by four seconds. Tim Jackson ’19, Doug Kinnear, Ph.D., Zeth Palmer ’22 and Bella Vapenik ’19.

Racers bled more than Thiel blue and gold. Cody Dennis dismounted and crashed shoulder first to the ground. About the crash, he said, “No matter how hard you fall, you just have to get back on the bike.”

The spirit of friendly competition was enjoyed by all and the race was followed by three country rides of 7, 13 and 25 miles led by Fred Kiser ’66, Gary Semroc and Kinnear.

“It was great to see such a good turn-out for the relay race and the treks, and we are very excited to attract even more people next year,” President of the Cycling Club Talia O’Brien ’20 said.

Academic Majors Fair includes chance to share #whyIwrite

Assistant Professor of English Melissa Borgia-Askey, Ph.D., is seeking writers to share their stories. Stop by the English table at Academic Majors & Minors Fair at 11:15 a.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room. Write a quick sentence about #whyIwrite. That picture will be shared on Thiel College’s social media as part of National Day of Writing.


Special Notes

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.

Events

Campus Events

Common Hour: Academic Programs Fair
Thursday at 11:15 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Faculty and student leaders from the numerous academic departments will display information about all of the majors and minors currently offered at Thiel College. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about our programs, including potential career paths.

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

Dietrich Honors Institute Symposium
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Students in Thiel College's Dietrich Honors Institute are invited to this biweekly event encouraging intermingling between students from different DHI classes.

 For more information, contact Kyle Marini ’17 at ext. 2015.

Thiel News Time
Tuesday at noon
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Updates from around campus will be delivered at the gathering for employees.

Fall Open House
Saturday at 9 a.m.
Campus 

Prospective students tour campus and meet with a Thiel College admissions representative.

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

Marching Band Preview Day
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center

Area high schools will practice and perform with the Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride during the football game.

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

Scholarship Luncheon
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

At the Annual Endowed Scholarship Recognition Luncheon students meet the benefactors who fund their endowed scholarships.

For more information, contact Cindy McClelland at ext. 2160.

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!

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the guest is Deacon Frank Luciani from St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 22 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.

        



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