March 13, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

New leader in place for Thiel College Communication program and James Pedas Communication Center

New leader in place for Thiel College Communication program and James Pedas Communication Center

Kyle Woody is the new executive director of Thiel College’s James Pedas Communication Center and will serve as the James Pedas Endowed Chair of Communication and Assistant Professor of Communication.

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World famous chamber music group making fourth appearance at Thiel’s Con Spirito series

World famous chamber music group making fourth appearance at Thiel’s Con Spirito series

Thiel College presents the Dorian Wind Quintet in concert at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. This event is free and open to the public.

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College hosts forum on new master’s degree program

More than 50 Thiel College employees, community members and representatives of state legislators attended a public session Monday in Stamm Lecture Hall of the James Pedas Communication Center on the addition of a speech pathology graduate program.

Two representatives for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology were on campus on Monday and Tuesday as part of a site visit as the College pursues its first graduate degree program.

Emeritus Professor of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska John Bernthal, Ph.D., and Clinical Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech, Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders at the University of Kansas Debora B. Daniels, Ph.D., toured campus, met with the campus and community members and staff and faculty of Academic Affairs and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The pair will then write a report about their findings at Thiel.

The primary purpose of Monday’s meeting was for Bernthal and Daniels to gauge public opinion on the proposed master’s program. The pair spent a majority of the hour asking questions of the audience.

Student News

Business and education majors named TLC award winners

The Thiel College Learning Commons announces Josh Evjene ’19 and David Pugh ’19 have been named the TLC’s March Extraordinary Effort Award winners.

Pugh, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., is a business, accounting, and marketing major. He is a 2015 graduate of Christopher Columbus (Fla.) High School.

Evjene, of Orrstown, Pa., is a math and secondary education major. He is a 2015 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.) Area High School.

Lambda Sigma collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Lambda Sigma is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. The Ronald McDonald House strives to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources that they need. Lambda Sigma is asking everyone to please save their pop tabs and place them in the donation jars that have been placed around campus.

Every pop tab makes a difference. Take a second to donate your pop tabs and help our friends at the Ronald McDonald House today.

For more information, contact Mikayla Mirich ’21


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 March 20. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, March 18 to be published in that week’s edition.

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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Alisha Burnett, housekeeper

Office of Communications and Marketing Essentials

Email signatures, brand resources, job request form are 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.


Campus Events​

Strayhaven Animal Shelter Crafting Soiree
Tuesday, March 19 from 6–8 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center, Room 101

Thiel College psychology students are completing a service learning project. They are working with Strayhaven to bring awareness to shelter animals. They will be making toys and other items for the animals of Strayhaven and are inviting children from nearby schools as well as College students to participate.

For more information, contact Abigal Bowser ’19.

Study Abroad in Italy
Wednesday, March 20 from noon to 12:45 p.m.
Rudisill Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Informational meeting to determine student interest in a faculty-led study abroad experience. A proposed Educational First 12-day trip to Italy in 2020, which includes visits through Venice, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento and Rome.

For more information, contact Nancy Antonino, Ph.D.

WING Conference
Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
S100, Academic Center

Annual conference for Women Inspiring the Next Generation. This is a day to empower high school girls from area schools and to teach them about leadership. There are speakers and activities throughout the day for them.

For more information, contact Sarah Carlson ’21.

Common Hour: Registration Event
Thursday, March 21 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center

The Thiel College Student Government Association hosts an event for students to celebrate the opportunity to register for Fall 2019 courses.

Con Spirito Concert Series Dorian Wind Quintet
Thursday, March 21 from 7–9 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series features top chamber international music performers. On March 21, the Dorian Wind Quintet will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240

Community Events

St. Paul’s Lunch & Learn
March 21 at 11 a.m.
Headland Friendship Commons at The Villas

St. Paul’s will host a lunch & learn session, “Health Care Today: Taking Ownership of Your Health Care” with Chris Wright ’99, president & CEO of St. Paul’s Senior Living Community since 2016.

For more information, contact Jennie Kather at 724-589-4646.

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