October 31, 2018

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Vira Heinz scholarship winners to share their international experiences for Thiel community

Vira Heinz scholarship winners to share their international experiences for Thiel community

Thiel College’s three Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership winners will discuss at noon Nov. 6 their international experiences to complete the community engagement requirement of their scholarship.

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Business and environmental science students recognized as first Students of Month for 2018-2019

Business and environmental science students recognized as first Students of Month for 2018-2019

Thiel College announces Terri Eddy ’19, of Grange Hill, Jamaica, and Erika Hiwiller ’19, of West Sunbury, Pa., as its October Students of the Month.

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Thiel College community celebrates connection to Mr. Rogers with room dedication

Thiel College community celebrates connection to Mr. Rogers with room dedication

Thiel College leaders celebrated the College’s ongoing relationship with iconic children’s advocate and television host Fred Rogers with representatives of the McFeely-Rogers Foundation and about 15 preschoolers on Tuesday when they dedicated the Mister Fred Rogers Room in the James Pedas Communication Center.

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VIDEO: Watch the Mr. Rogers Dedication

Hang Tough program looking for donations

Thiel College is a drop-off spot for the Hang Tough: Stockings Stuffed with Love & Care program.

Thiel is working in conjunction with Butler Radio Network and Schneider’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning to give cancer patients a special gift.

Stockings are given to patients receiving treatments at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Greenville and Farrell, and Sharon Regional Cancer Care Center in Sharon. These treatments sometimes take hours and the gifts in their stocking help pass the time and put a smile on their face.

Stocking collection is Nov. 3 through Dec. 1. Filled stockings can be dropped off at the Office of Student Life or in Greenville at the State Farm office of Stephanne Burns, 8 Shenango St.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Melissa Oakes ’03 at ext. 2046.

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.

Weyers-Sampson Gallery hosting several artists through November

​The Weyers-Sampson gallery is highlighting the works on paper from several private collections in through November.

Student News

HPI students get experience in speed interviews



Health Professions Institute students participated in a multiple mini-interview session last week. Every seven minutes students rotated to a new station and interacted with a new interviewer. Stations included an active listen scenario, issues in medical ethics, rural healthcare, and others. HPI members want to thank, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Richard Orr, Professor of Philosophy and Dietrich Honors Institute Director Matt Morgan, Ph.D., Senior Admissions Counselor Morgan Steiner ’16, Director of Greenville Neuromodulation Center Ben Beck ’10, Healthcare Consultant Anne Butcher, TJ Fisher ’19 and Joelle Reitz ’19.

Thiel hosts prospectives for marching band visit day

The Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride hosted more than a dozen area high school musicians, color guard members and twirlers to rehearse and perform with the band during halftime of the Tomcats’ football game on Oct. 20 as part of its ninth annual Marching Band Visit Day.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Tomcat Tributes

Going the Extra Mile
Nominee: Jim Kaufman
Nominator: Ed Topoleski ’02
Comment: “(Jim took) the lead on the redesign of the athletics website, which launched on October 24 after months of planning. The new site looks great, is easy to navigate and has an enhanced social media focus.”

Random Act of Kindness
Nominee: Sonya Lapikas
Comment: “Sonya is always a kind and caring person. She does what she can to help everyone and offers a helping hand of support at all times. I believe Sonya does an amazing job with her work and people.”

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).

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Amanda Sharples, housekeeper
  • Derek Jeziorkowski, police officer
  • Jamar Henry, assistant wrestling coach

Events

Campus Events

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner
Today from 6:30-9 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Haller Enterprise Institute presents its annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award to accomplished alumni or friends of the College who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions. The Student Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur awards will also be presented

For more information, contact Professor David Miller ’61 at ext. 2037.

Dietrich Honors Institute Symposium
Today 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.

Pedas Presents: ‘Night of the Living Dead’
today at 8:30 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” turns 50 this month. Did you know the film was shot just an hour south of Greenville? Hear about this and other interesting facts regarding the production, distribution and enduring legacy of the original zombie movie during a brief pre-show presentation.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Refreshments served and door prizes awarded. Admission is free, and the event is open to the Thiel community. Sponsored by the James Pedas Communication Center and hosted by the Pedas Fellows.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Communication Ross Nugent at ext. 2018.

Common Hour: Louis Zona, Ph.D. H’18
Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Executive Director of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and Emeritus Professor of Art History at Youngstown State University Louis Zona, Ph.D. H’18  will discuss his thoughts on contemporary art.

The Vira I. Heinz scholarship awardees host a community engagement experience including a study abroad awareness panel discussing the social and environmental issues around the world.

For more information, contact Quinn Ursprung ’21.

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!

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

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

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.

‘No Action Too Small’ Vira Heinz presentation
Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room

The Vira I. Heinz scholarship awardees host a community engagement experience including a study abroad awareness panel discussing the social and environmental issues around the world.

For more information, contact Quinn Ursprung ’20.

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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, Nov. 5 to be published in that week’s edition.



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