August 28, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College plays a starring role in new Coca-Cola college football advertising campaign

Thiel College plays a starring role in new Coca-Cola college football advertising campaign

Thiel College was featured prominently in Coca-Cola’s new college football advertising campaign that debuted Saturday morning on ESPN’s broadcast of “College Game Day.”

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Thiel College Psychology Professor takes passion for statistics to medical school

Thiel College Psychology Professor takes passion for statistics to medical school

Thiel College Associate Professor of Psychology Kristel M. Gallagher, Ph.D., led a summer workshop for future doctors recently at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, N.C.

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Thiel College student among 35 from Pennsylvania to complete women’s leadership program

Thiel College student among 35 from Pennsylvania to complete women’s leadership program

Angela Campbell ’20, a sociology, criminal justice and psychology major with minors in political science and legal studies, was one of just 35 women from Pennsylvania to participate in the competitive National Education for Women’s Leadership Pennsylvania program this summer.

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Look back at first-year student move-in

First-year students arrived on Saturday. Cars were unloaded, laptops handed out, rooms settled and parents said their “goodbyes.” Enjoy the highlights with this new video.

 Thiel College’s YouTube channel

Flickr  See more photos from the day at Thiel College’s Flickr album 

Opening Convocation

A message from President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., to the campus community.

Thank you for a successful orientation weekend and first week of classes. I write to remind you that at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the College hosts its Opening Convocation at the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.

This all-College event is very important. It welcomes our new students and marks the beginning of the academic year.

Opening Convocation
11:30 a.m. Thursday
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

All faculty, staff and students are expected to attend this Thiel College ceremony. The entire community’s participation is essential in making our students feel connected to the campus.

Thursday is the first of the College’s Common Hour events.

I look forward to seeing you all at Thursday’s Convocation as we launch an exciting academic year.

Susan Traverso, Ph.D.
Thiel College President

Fourth annual faculty, staff and student kickball game

Faculty and staff members and students met for the fourth annual kick ball game during move-in weekend.

Wall Directories to be released this week

The 2019-2020 employee wall directory will be released this week and will be delivered through campus mail.

It contains departmental and alphabetized listings for faculty and staff members.

Student News

Food collection, delivery is this week

First-year students will be in the community picking up the bags they dropped off for the annual first-year service project from 6–8 tonight.

Pictured above are some of the first-year students, peer mentors and advisors who sorted and packed the 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food items that were collected last year. Delivery is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday to the Salvation Army and 2 p.m. Sept. 4 to the Good Shepherd.

Student teachers ready for classroom assignments

(From L-R) Cole Duskey '19, of Orrville, Ohio, will be student teaching at Jamestown High School; Michel Duncan '20, of Harrisburg, Pa. will be student teaching at Greenville Elementary School; Paige Scherer '19, of Cranberry Township, Pa. will be student teaching at Seneca Valley; and Joshua Evjene '19, of Orrstown, Pa. will be student teaching at Jamestown High School.


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.

Special Notes

Sharon Regional News and Notes

The weekly update for the Healthy Steps program. 

The schedule for the next month:

  • Buhl Park Fitness Trail 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 24
  • Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol Stamm ’71 Track and Field Complex 5 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 17
  • Pearson Park 11 a.m. Sept. 11

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

Thiel Fortnightly Club breakfast to be held at 40 Eagle St.

The Fortnightly Club was founded in 1922. It provides opportunities for women and families who are connected with Thiel College to engage socially in support of each other and the College. Some of the recent Fortnightly activities have included seasonal gatherings, pre-play receptions, fun special events and a book group. The Fortnightly Club is a great opportunity to get to know other members of the Thiel community, have some fun together, and network.  

Fortnightly Club
Women’s Breakfast
From 9–11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
The President’s House
40 Eagle St.

The breakfast gathering will be an opportunity to review the plans for the year and to brainstorm about possible new activities. The Club is also looking for new leaders and event volunteers. Annual membership dues of $10 cover the costs of the directory, invitations and other operating expenses. The first several gatherings in the fall are open to all, and invitations are sent to the whole College community. After the first gatherings, non-members are welcome to attend as guests of a member. The goal is to strengthen the Thiel community and to support each other. 

For more information to RSVP, contact Amy Taczanowsky at ext. 2155 by August 30.


Campus Events

Common Hour: Opening Convocation
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11:15 a.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The official welcome for the Class of 2023. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will also attend this all-campus event to celebrate the start of a new academic year. A picnic will follow in front of the Howard Miller Student Center Terrace.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events.

Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 2

No classes will be held and campus offices will be closed. The TC Cafe will be open.

Common Hour: Student Activities Fair
Thursday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room

This event highlights many of the clubs and organizations students can become involved in at Thiel College. This year the Student Government Association and Thiel Activities Board are co-sponsoring the event, and students in attendance will have the opportunity to win one of several great prizes.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events.

Community Events

Benefit Barn Dance
Sept. 22 from 2–6 p.m.
Linn Legacy Farm, 35 Linn Tyro Road, Greenville, Pa. 

This dance will accommodate both novice and experienced dancers! Singles and couples welcome. Cost is $25 per person. All ticket sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Dancers without partners will be matched with a dancer from Broken Wheel Squares. New dancers from the Greenville area will be in the covered pavilion learning the basics. At the same time, a plus dance will be in the 100-year old barn. All dancers will join in a high/low dance after dinner in the barn. A buffet meal is included with the ticket purchase.

For more information, email Linn Legacy Farm.

Chamber Wine and Beer Tasting
Sept. 28 from 4–7 p.m.
Pine Hill Golf Course

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual wine and beer tasting event. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest wines and brews in this unique, casual atmosphere. The cost is $25 per person.

For more information or tickets contact Mark Batt ’87 on the second floor of Roth hall or call ext. 2157.

St. Paul’s Events
Sept. 8, 13 and 26
Various locations at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s is hosting a variety of events in September. The car cruise on Sept. 8 includes prizes, raffles, ribs and corn dinners. On Sept. 13, a job fair for the Without Walls program will be held. On Sept. 26, St. Paul’s will have another session of its Ask the Experts series.

For information on any of these programs, contact Jennie Kather at 724-589-4646.

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