May 22, 2019

T-Notes Archives
Next Issue: June 5, 2019

Thiel Happenings

Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

Coordinator of Thiel College’s environmental safety program joins Pittsburgh table of experts

Coordinator of Thiel College’s environmental safety program joins Pittsburgh table of experts

Thiel College’s Environmental Safety Management program coordinator participated in the Pittsburgh Business Times Ask the Experts discussion about the “growing need for environmental safety management education.”

Read the full story in the Newsroom

Watch stories from Thiel graduates and Commencement highlights

Hear from several Thiel College graduates and see the highlights from the 145th Commencement Exercises that took place May 5, 2019!

Flickr  Thiel College’s Flickr gallery

Student News

Summer class students tour National Aviary

Students in the summer ornithology class of Micheal Balas, Ph.D., toured The National Aviary in Pittsburgh as part of their class recently.

Affiliate News

Heart health the focus of next Healthy Living presentation

Thiel College is hosting Sharon Regional Medical Center’s Director of Cardiovascular Services Debra Yeager and Steward Cardiology Specialist Jamie Kurelko will give the lecture “Getting To The Heart of It All.”

To register for any of the Healthy Living programs, call 800-974-9634.


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).

Going the extra mile
Nominator: Allen Morrill
Nominee: Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06
Comment: “Anna literally went the extra mile leading the Thiel Cycling Club on their 230-mile ride to Washington, DC. It was a joy to watch Anna interact with the students. She found multiple teaching opportunities, as she stopped the ride to point out flora and fauna. Bravo, Dr. R!”

Office of Communications and Marketing Essentials

Email signatures, brand resources, and a 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.

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Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published once every two weeks during the summer. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out June 5, 2019. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, June 3 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to...

  • Delbert Abi Abdallah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Chris Fonner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
  • David Shaffer, Lecturer of Education
  • Mary Reames, Lecturer of Education

Waldameer Park Discount

Thiel College employees are eligible for a discount at Waldameer and Water World in Erie, Pa.

Summer Hours updates

Post Office

The post office will conduct rounds Monday–Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Mail to be processed needs to be to the post office by 3:20 p.m.  On Friday one round will be conducted at 11:30 a.m.  Mail to be processed needs to be to the post office by 1:15 p.m. 

Anyone with a large mailing must contact Anita Lillie at ext. 2230 a day in advance to schedule a drop off time to ensure adequate time to process.

The Post Office will close at 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1:45 p.m. Friday.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tennis court hours at 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lower courts) open seven days a week. The Dr. Barry ’71 and Carol ’70 Stamm Track & Field Complex is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.


Campus Events

Greenville Honor Roll Breakfast
Friday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

A breakfast hosted by Thiel College to congratulate honor roll students from Greenville High School.

For more information, contact Tina Jones.

New Student Orientation
Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Deposited students for the Thiel College Class of 2023 will be on campus to prepare for the 2019-2020 academic year.

For more information, contact admissions at ext. 2345.

Community Events

Riverside Family Campout
June 14–16
Riverside Park, Greenville

A family campout event is at Riverside Park from June 14–16. Events are scheduled throughout the weekend and include a food truck party, movie night, fishing, archery and hatchet-throwing, obstacle course, bike rodeo, cornhole tournament, barbeque, music, bonfire and 5K run.

For more information, contact Fred Kiser ’66 at 724-866-3317.

3rd annual Color Me Happy 5K Race, Roll & Stroll
Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m.
The start/finish line and registration tent are in the parking lot in front of The Villa, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, Pa.

The 3rd annual Color Me Happy 5K Race, Roll & Stroll is June 29 at St. Paul’s. Cost is $15 for racers registered before June 12, after June 12 cost is $20.

Download the flier.

For more information, contact Mimi Dreher at 724-588-9613 ext. 1136.

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