June 5, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College awards degrees to members of the Class of 2019

Thiel College awards degrees to members of the Class of 2019

Thiel College awarded diplomas to its graduates during its 145th Commencement Exercises on May 5.

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Children’s Hospital Foundation gives Thiel College Phi Theta Phi fraternity special recognition

Children’s Hospital Foundation gives Thiel College Phi Theta Phi fraternity special recognition

Thiel College fraternity Phi Theta Phi was recognized with the “Leaps and Bounds” Award at the annual Corporate and Community Dinner of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation on May 8.

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Members of the Class of 2019 share their Thiel stories 

From meeting someone they will spend the “rest of their life with” to taking her first airline flight to discovering new interests (from L-R) T.J. Fisher ’19, Terri Eddy ’19, Erika Hiwiller ’19, Anthony Donnorummo ’19, Tim Jackson ’19, Joelle Reitz ’19 and Danyelle Lucido ’19 share advice for younger students and stories about what makes Thiel College special.  

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Schmoll awarded regional Rotary award

Greenville Rotarian and president-elect and Thiel College Senior Vice President for Finance and Management Bob Schmoll was presented a “Person of Action” award at the 2019 Rotary District 7280 Conference held in Erie, Pa. recently.

Hodge Institute brings faculty together

Thiel College faculty members recently completed the seventh annual Dr. Edwin Hodge Jr. Institute for Teaching and Learning for summer 2019.

Funded by the Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund, the Hodge Institute is an intensive, cross-disciplinary faculty development workshop that takes place each summer.

Faculty members met in departmental/small groups in early May to assess positives and negatives in the curriculum, as well as in teaching strategies. After meeting in groups, faculty members came together to present and discuss their conclusions. The goal is to have a refined curriculum that meets the needs of students and faculty members.

The Bell available online and in print

The latest edition of The Bell is out.

The latest edition of The Bell contains great photographs from campus events and an exploration of the many different ways the campus creates community. Read the heart-warming story of the baseball team stepping in to support their friend Tom Sun ’19 for senior recognition, how about 50 years later Commencement speaker William Strickland Jr. rekindled his love affair with the College or how Greek philanthropies are making a difference across the region. 


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).

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 19, 2019. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, June 17 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes...

  • Samantha Miller, housekeeper

and says farewell to...

  • Krista Oros, housekeeper

Waldameer Park Discount

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

Summer Hours updates

TC Café

The TC Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays for lunch. Price is $6.25 (cash only). Several options, including salad bar, are available.

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

Northwest Synod Assembly
June 13–15
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College will host members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Northwest Pennsylvania Synod for their annual assembly.

Summer BBQ Visit Day
June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prospective students will be visiting Thiel College for an introductory admission information session, a student-led campus tour and a picnic lunch on our beautiful quad.

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.

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

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