November 21, 2018

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College psychology and business students awarded student of the month honors

Thiel College psychology and business students awarded student of the month honors

Thiel College awarded Kristyn Kinner ’19, of Alba, Pa., and (Eunice) Xin Ning Tan ’19, of Klang, Malaysia, November Student of the Month honors.

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International piano virtuoso performing free concert at Thiel College’s Con Spirito series

International piano virtuoso performing free concert at Thiel College’s Con Spirito series

Alexander Gavrylyuk, a virtuosic pianist and Steinway artist, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Thiel College’s David Johnson Memorial Chapel as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Series.

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Elementary students see chemistry in action

Devan Van Vliet ’20 displays the outcome of his chemistry experiment during Sunday’s Kids & Chemistry program at Thiel College.

Benefits open enrollment meetings are Nov. 28

Benefit eligible employees (spouses welcome) are encouraged to attend an open enrollment session in the Sawhill-Georgian Room at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • Open enrollment is at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28

Representatives of the College’s medical, vision & dental, and retirement plans will attend and be available to answer questions. 

New this year is the “Employee Navigator” system. Employees will learn how to use this tool to compare plans and make selections for the 2019 plan year.

Email Kris Whaling to reserve a spot in one of the sessions.

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 continues 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.

Student News

Thiel accounting and finance Students visit Youngstown State

On Nov. 9, 17 Thiel accounting and finance majors attended the 22nd annual Accounting and Finance Student/Practitioner Day sponsored by the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. The day was filled with informative presentations and a chance to network with accounting and finance professionals working in a variety of specialties within these professions. Accounting firms and companies of all sizes were present with their representatives available to chat throughout the day.

Students could attend numerous breakout sessions on topics of interest regarding possible career paths in the accounting and finance professions. These sessions included overviews of the opportunities available in public, governmental, forensic, managerial accounting, the financial services industry and graduate school. Additional sessions addressed big data in financial fields and practical ethics for young financial professionals. In addition, a networking event provided students the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the professionals in attendance. The students were especially enthusiastic about the keynote presentation by Alfonzo D. Alexander, Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer of the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy and President of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust.

English Club, WING raising money for child with rare cancer

The English Club and Women Inspiring the Next Generation are holding a fundraiser from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 to sell rubber bracelets. The proceeds will help pay for cancer treatments for Mackenzie Palmeri, a 12-year-old girl from Akron, Ohio. She has been diagnosed with A.R.M.S, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. A presentation is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 in Stamm Lecture of the James Pedas Communication Center and will feature a video call with Mackenzie’s mother to discuss Mackenzie’s story and answer any questions the Thiel community might have.

For more information, contact Sophia Kostoff ’22.

Department of Education hosting Thiel-Greenville Education Carnival

Thiel College Education Department students will be running carnival-style games in the gymnasium for Greenville elementary students from 10–11 a.m. Nov. 30. Each game will have a free small prize. Large group games for students will also be happening in the center of the gym.

For more information, contact Annika Schul ’19 or Nancy Castor.

Special Notes

New email signatures available

A Dropbox folder has been set up with instructions and the materials necessary to create new email signatures. Employees can find other Thiel College-branded resources including letterhead, logos and PowerPoint slides in the same folder.

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.


Thanksgiving Recess
Nov. 21–25
Thiel College Campus

No classes held during Thanksgiving Recess.

Sunday, Nov. 25

  • Residence halls open at noon
  • Dining Hall open from 4:30–6 p.m.
  • Rotunda Bistro opens at 6 p.m.

Classes resume Monday, Nov. 26 at 8 a.m.

Tuesday Chapel
Nov. 27 from 11:15–11:45 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Director of Langenheim Memorial Library Allen Morrill speaks as part of our Chapel talk series. 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!

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

Dietrich Honors Institute Symposium
Nov. 27 6:30–9 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.

Con Spirito Concert: Alexander Gavrylyuk
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Alexander Gavrylyuk, a virtuosic pianist and Steinway artist, will perform a free concert as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Series.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.


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).

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, Nov. 26 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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