March 20, 2019

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Thiel College hosting local band, rapper and student performers for VH1 Save the Music Fest

Thiel College hosting local band, rapper and student performers for VH1 Save the Music Fest

Students from the Thiel College student radio station, WXTC, are hosting their fifth annual music festival to support the VH1 Save the Music Foundation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 in the Howard Miller Student Center.

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Thiel women’s empowerment group hosts leadership conference for high school girls

Thiel women’s empowerment group hosts leadership conference for high school girls

The Thiel College women’s empowerment and advocacy group, Women Inspiring the Next Generation, hosts their annual leadership conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 as part of their celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Academy Award nominee to speak at Thiel College events

Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Academy Award nominee to speak at Thiel College events

Thiel College is hosting Callie Crossley, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Academy Award-nominated documentary director and television commentator based in Boston, from March 24–28.

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Sandy Parker urges senior seminar students to ‘find their voice’

Former Branch Manager of PNC Bank in Meadville, Pa. Sandy Parker ’82 was the guest speaker for the Ruth A. Miller Senior Seminar on March 13, 2019. Parker spoke to the students about finding their voices, leading in their field and being resilient in the face of any difficulties they may face in the workforce and in life.

“Sandy Parker was a joy to hear from. I was grateful for the opportunity to participate in one of her mock interviews and it helped me a lot. I cannot say enough about her caringness and help she gives to Thiel College. As for her talk on Wednesday the 13th of March, it was very insightful and inspirational.”—Dalton DuBrosky ’19

“The main entrée was a short rib with a stir fry and broccoli and for dessert, three different chocolate sponge rolls. Everything was quite delicious, and I am sure Sandy was impressed by Diana asking her as to what her favorite foods are.”—Gino Russo ’19

“She became a great manager and gave great tips to students on how to manage people like not showing weakness and people’s perception may never change. Sandy Parker also left everyone with a very essential statement, Find your voice!”—Paul Wotus ’19

“She was so successful with her work, Sandy was one of seven employees in all of the PNC workforce to receive the performance award. With this award, Sandy and her family were treated to an extravagant weekend. This included her father being able to ride in a limo for the first time, take advantage of free dining, and was able to meet his idol, Arnold Palmer. Seeing her father have a great time was much more rewarding to Sandy than actually receiving the award.”—Zach Stiglitz ’19

“Throughout her speech, she emphasized the importance of people; particularly, to be kind to your employees and to show them you care. We learned valuable lessons about how to lead, and how to achieve great things in the face of adversity.”—Terri Eddy ’19

“On Wednesday, March 13th, I was given the opportunity to be the captain for the dinner of a marvelous woman, Mrs. Sandy Parker. From Meadville, PA, a graduate of Saegertown High School and Thiel College, life had its journey for her, but she was able to find herself through it all at Thiel and found the man she loved at Thiel as well.”—Diana Sileshi ’19

Student News

Puppies and Bingo make for winning combination

The English Club hosted a “And Bingo was His Name-O” Puppy Bingo event on Sunday. The event raised money for Strayhaven, a local non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Greenville.

There were two puppies, Cecilia and Ivy, in attendance. The English Club raised $60.82 for Strayhaven at the event from donations.

The English Club plans to host “A Game Night of Thrones” game night event during the second to last week of April, which will be free to students and will give the campus a chance to get to know the English Club. Students can learn more about joining the club at the event.

Lambda Sigma pop tab collection continues

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

Exciting new graduation items available at Campus Store

Graduation caps and gowns will be available for purchase in the Campus Store beginning April 17.

Also available in the Campus Store are personalized stoles. Students can stand out at Commencement 2019 by celebrating their individual accomplishments and pride with a personalized stole!

  • International
  • Student-Athlete
  • First-Generation
  • Military
  • …and many more 

Accepting stole orders through April 10.

Students can also pick up a commemorative tassel key chains for just $4, too.


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 27. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, March 25 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes ...

  • Ryan Polichena, police officer
  • ​Robert Trudo, assistant football coach

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​

Student Activities Forum
Today from 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Than Oo and a group of senior psychology students are working together to increase activity attendance and the student experience at Thiel College. The forum’s aim is to have students provide insight into how activities at Thiel could be improved.

 For more information, contact Camren Neal ’19.

WING Leadership Conference
Thursday 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 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 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.

Stratford Excursion Kickoff Party
Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m.
William Robinson Theater

Professors Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., and Jared Johnson, Ph.D., will discuss plans for an excursion to Canada over the 2019 fall break as part of next fall’s new course Stratford Experience. Pizza will be provided at the meeting. 

For more information, contact Johnson at ext. 2146.

WXTC Music Festival
Friday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Join WXTC, Thiel College's student radio station, as it hosts a music festival on campus to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation! The event features local rock favorites Juvenile Characteristics and newly signed hip-hop performer and rapper Young Guy B. Also featuring Thiel College student performers Talia Jackson ’21, Jake Morgan ’19 and Talia O’Brien ’20 performing alt-rock, pop and poetry slam.

The WXTC Music Festival is sponsored by The James Pedas Communication Center, Thiel SGA, the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations, Thiel Student Life and WXTC 88.1FM/TCTV. The event is free and open to the public but donations will be accepted for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

For more information, contact Peg Watts at ext. 2090.

Junior Visit Day
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College campus

High school juniors will get a jump start on their college search! Prospective students will meet with current students, tour campus and have lunch in the cafeteria.

For more information, contact Nancy Reiser at ext. 2345.

Kappa Delta Pi Spring Induction Ceremony
Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Event to induct a new group of education students into the Kappa Delta Pi teaching honors society.

For more information, contact Mary Reames at ext. 2082.

Kappa Sigma 21-Gun Salute
Monday at 6 p.m.
Roth Hall Flag Courtyard

A 21-gun salute kicks off Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Week. Members of the Greenville VFW will be firing guns in honor of military veterans.

For more information, contact Charlie Lichtenwalter ’21.

Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Week Movie Night
Tuesday, March 26 from 8–10:30 p.m.
Bly Lecture Hall, Academic Center

The brothers of Kappa Sigma are screening “Black Hawk Down” as a part of Military Heroes Week. Refreshments will be served

For more information, contact Charlie Lichtenwalter ’21.

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