August 7, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

Athletic, academic and co-curricular activities bringing students back to Thiel this week

Athletic, academic and co-curricular activities bringing students back to Thiel this week

Students in variety of academic, athletic and co-curricular programs begin returning to Thiel College this week.

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Thiel College performing arts professor and department chair Pete Rydberg granted tenure

Thiel College performing arts professor and department chair Pete Rydberg granted tenure

Thiel College Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Pete Rydberg, Ph.D., was recently awarded tenure.

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Thiel College psychology professor Kristel Gallagher awarded tenure

Thiel College psychology professor Kristel Gallagher awarded tenure

Thiel College Associate Professor of Psychology Kristel Gallagher, Ph.D., was recently awarded tenure.

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Randy Coxson retires after 28 years

Randy Coxson retired from the Maintenance Department after 28 years of service. A sendoff was held Thursday, Aug. 1 in Weyers Lounge to show his coworkers’ gratitude for hisyears of service to Thiel.

He plans to move south to warmer weather. 

All-Campus retreat and picnic

The all-campus retreat begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20. A celebratory luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. where faculty and staff will be recognized for 5- and 10-year service anniversaries. 

The annual employee, family and retiree picnic will follow from 4–7 p.m. on the campus lawn and Howard Miller Student Center terrace.

The College provides table service, beverages, main entree and side dishes. Guests are asked to bring a dessert to share and lawn chairs and blankets.

RSVP to the Office of Special Events by August 14.

Student News

Thiel College’s connected community makes student feel at home 

Emily Baker ’22 from nearby Cochranton, Pa. talks about the connection she feels all over campus in this new video.

“It was a very welcoming environment,” Baker said. “Everyone wants you to succeed!”

Throughout the summer, Thiel students and graduates will be the subject of short documentaries about “Why Thiel?”.

 Thiel College’s YouTube channel

Flickr  Thiel College’s Flickr gallery 

Etc.

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.

Connect with Thiel College

    

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published once every two weeks during the summer. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out August 21, 2019. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, August 19 to be published in that week’s edition.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes...

  • Roger Bean, painter/general maintenance
  • Conner Schultheis, intern assistant football coach
  • Jared Wilcox ’14, assistant sports information director
  • Michelle Work, student loan specialist

And says farewell to...

  • James Randy Coxson, groundskeeper/maintenance
  • James Kauffman, assistant sports information director
  • Alissa Miller, athletic trainer

Waldameer Park Discount

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

Sharon Regional save the date

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Sharon Regional is hosting the inaugural Shenango Valley Fitness Fest & Wellness Expo at Buhl Park

For more information about any of these items, contact Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at 724-983-7474.

Events

Campus Events

Marching Band Move-In
Monday, August 12
Thiel College

Members of The Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride move into their housing.

For more information, contact Brian Harris at ext. 2282.

Football Move-In
Wednesday, August 14
Thiel College

Football team moves into their housing.

Fall Sports Move-In
Friday, August 16
Thiel College

Fall sports team members move into their housing.

Marching Band performs at Kennywood
Sunday, August 18 at 11 a.m.
Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh

The Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride perform and spend the day at Kennywood amusement park!

For more information, contact Brian Harris at ext. 2282.

New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 19 at 9 a.m.
Thiel College

New faculty members will be on campus to prepare for the upcoming academic year.

All Campus Retreat
Tuesday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center

Day-long retreat for employees to prepare for the upcoming academic year.

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

Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon
Tuesday, August 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Luncheon to celebrate 5- and 10-year work anniversaries for employees.

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

Employee Picnic
Tuesday, August 20 at 4 p.m.
Thiel College

The annual employee, family and retiree picnic on the campus lawn and Howard Miller Student Center terrace.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

First-year Student Move-In
Saturday, August 24 at 9 a.m.
Thiel College

The full first-year student class arrives and moves into their housing.

Sophomore, Junior & Senior Move-in
Sunday, August 25 at 9 a.m.
Thiel College

Students arrive on campus. The dining hall opens at 11:15 a.m.

For more information, contact Mike McKinney ’02 at ext. 2600.

Classes Begin
Monday, August 26 at 8 a.m.
Thiel College

The 2019-2020 academic year begins.

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

Community Events

Kiwanis Annual Chicken BBQ
Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rust Colony Square Pavilion

The annual chicken BBQ to raise money for the Kiwanis Club service projects is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For tickets, contact Mario Marini ’91 on the second floor of Roth Hall or call ext. 2022.

Cost is $10 and includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll and beverage.



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