January 2, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

A look back at the College’s Top 10 stories from 2018

A look back at the College’s Top 10 stories from 2018

Recognition from Forbes magazine, a state redevelopment grant, program achievement and students being featured on the “Today Show” mark some of 2018’s memories. Looking back on the year, the following are the Top 10 stories based on the number of views in the Thiel College newsroom, media attention and social media impact.

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Three Thiel College students selected for civic engagement and global leadership scholarship

Three Thiel College students selected for civic engagement and global leadership scholarship

Three Thiel College students have been selected for the annual Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. Each student will receive a $5,000 grant for their first international trip to study abroad in a country of their choosing.

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Alumnus Winslow returns to lead football team

Mike Winslow ’04 has been named the 27th head football coach. A native of Hermitage, Pa., Winslow is a 2004 graduate Thiel College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He is also a Reynolds High School alumnus.

Winslow returns to Thiel after spending the last 11 seasons as the offensive coordinator at Albright College in Reading, Pa. A member of the Middle Atlantic Conference and NCAA Division III, the Lions compiled a record of 78-44 over the last 11 seasons, made nine postseason appearances, won two conference championships (2008, 2015) and twice qualified for the NCAA playoffs (2009, 2015).

All-campus mini-retreat set to kick off new year

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., will address the campus community at an all-campus mini-retreat at 8 a.m. Jan. 8 in the Lutheran Heritage Room. Breakfast will be served in the Bistro at 7:30 a.m. An agenda will be emailed to all employees prior to the retreat.

For more information, contact Amy Taczanowsky at ext. 2155.


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. The next edition will be out Jan. 9, 2019. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Jan. 7 to be published in that week’s edition.

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Special Notes

Office of Communications and Marketing Essentials

Email signatures, brand resources, job request form all available online

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.

Note of Thanks

Dear Friends at Thiel College,

On behalf of my entire family, we wish to thank you for all the personal condolences and the arrangement sent, for the recent passing of my mother, Sylvia Reinhart. My family is grateful to you all during our great loss. 

Very Sincerely,
Cindy Moyer and family

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes

  • Mary Mason, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders & Program Director for the M.S. Speech Language Pathology
  • Gregory Kingston, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
  • Michael Winslow ’04, football coach

Holiday hours for campus resources

Campus Store

The Campus Store is closed until Jan. 9. It is available online.

Rissell-Schreyer Dome

Community walking hours in the dome have begun. The dome is open from 8 a.m. to noon for walking.


Campus Events

Students return
Tuesday, Jan. 8

Residence Halls open at noon; dining hall open from 4:30–6 p.m.; and the  Rotunda Bistro opens at 6 p.m.

Spring 2019 classes begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Student Teaching Seminar
Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon 
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Education Department faculty meets with the student teachers.

For more information, contact Nancy Castor at ext. 2065.

Common Hour: Study Abroad/Away
Thursday, Jan. 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. –7:30 pm
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel students will share about their experiences studying abroad or away.

For more information, contact Cindy Sutton, Ph.D., at ext. 2119.

Community Events

St. Paul’s Job Fair
The Keifer Building at St. Paul’s
Thursday, Jan. 10 10–11 a.m. and 3–4 p.m.

St. Paul’s Without Walls home-based services is hosting a job fair for people interested in becoming care partners and companions.

For more information, call 724-589-4740.

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