September 11, 2019

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Thiel College drive collects two-plus tons of food to top goal and last year’s total

Thiel College drive collects two-plus tons of food to top goal and last year’s total

Thiel College’s second annual community service project for first-year students collected and distributed two-plus tons of non-perishable food items for food pantries at the Good Shepherd and the Salvation Army, school officials announced Thursday.

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Justus Cotterill exhibition of new work at Thiel College opens with gallery talk on Wednesday

Justus Cotterill exhibition of new work at Thiel College opens with gallery talk on Wednesday

Artist Justus Cotterill will display his new work, “Emotional Rescue,” at Thiel College’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery through Oct. 18.

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Thiel College veterans’ liaison Mike Mason to speak at Patriot Day event

Thiel College veterans’ liaison Mike Mason to speak at Patriot Day event

Thiel College veterans’ liaison Mike Mason is speaking at the Patriot Day event hosted by the Riverside Revitalization Fund for Riverside Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center at Thiel College.

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Join the Thiel Heart Walk team

Thiel College’s Wellness Committee, in partnership with Sharon Regional Medical Center, invites students, faculty and staff members to participate in the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Pearson Park in Neshannock Township.  The walk begins at 10 a.m.

Sharon Regional has donated a bus to provide transportation to and from this event.

For those interested in participating, a sign-up sheet is located in the Student Life Office. A portion of the cost of t-shirts has also been donated by Sharon Regional; therefore, a donation of $5 or more will get the participant a t-shirt. 

If you are not able to attend but would still like to support this very important cause, donations will be accepted in the Student Life Office.

In addition, Daffin’s chocolate bars will be sold in the Student Life Office, Langenheim Memorial Library, The Campus Store and faculty lounge with all proceeds being used toward the Heart Walk.   

For more information about the Heart Walk, contact campus nurse Patty Alfredo at ext. 2195.

Additional updates from Sharon Regional and the Healthy Steps program. 

The schedule for the next month:

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

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

TNT update: First event is Sept. 24

The first TNT of the academic year is at noon Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Sawhill-Georgian Room. President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., will update the campus community on important news and developments for campus. Academic and administrative leaders will also be available to provide news and notes to employees.

TNT gatherings will also be held at noon on Oct. 29 and Nov. 26.

Communication and Marketing logo updates and usage

Employees should update the logos used on institutional materials, including email signatures, letterhead, PowerPoint slides, etc. 

Thiel College has used the shield and wordmark combination as the official institutional logo for more than a year. They are the only approved logo for academic co-curricular and institutional use. Additional athletic logo packages are also available.

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.

Student News

Campbell, Parks named Extraordinary Effort winners

The Thiel Learning Commons Extraordinary Effort Award recipients for September are Angela Campbell ’20 and Lorna Parks ’20.

Parks, of Pittsburgh, is a communications major and is a 2015 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School.

Campbell, of Pittsburgh, is a criminal justice, psychology, and sociology major, and is a 2016 graduate of Plum Senior High School.

Student Activities Fair fills LHR

Students filled the Lutheran Heritage Room for the second Common Hour event, the student activities fair, on Sept. 5.


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).

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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Kirsten Hauser, circulation librarian
  • Jennifer Gongaware, speech-language pathology administrative assistant

and says farewell to:

  • Thomas Gerlach, police officer
  • Dodie Johnson, housekeeper


Campus Events

Common Hour: Mercer County Trails
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Fred Kiser ’66 presents on his work with the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. and the efforts to expand the bike trail  that runs through Greenville. He will discuss ways the trail is being used, the hopes for future use and programming that the organization plans and supports.

HPI Seminar Series: Dr. George Kum-Nji ’05
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Health Professions Institute hosts its weekly seminar series and etiquette dinner for students. The speaker is Dr. George Kum-Nji ’05.

For more information, contact Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Butcher, Ph.D. at ext. 2031.

Twilight Tour Experience
Sept. 18 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Personalized campus tour experiences are designed to fit the schedule of busy prospective students and their family. High school students will meet with a Thiel College admissions representative and learn more about Thiel’s academic programs. 

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at ext. 2345.

Common Hour: Con Spirito concert
Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

2019 Fischoff Award winners Aruna Quartet perform at the Chapel.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events.

Aruna Quartet Con Spirito concert
Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

Aruna Quartet will perform for the community. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events.

Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Recruitment Dinner
Sept. 24 from 5–7:30 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Annual presentation of previous winners and recruitment of new scholarship applicants.

For more information, contact Cindy Sutton, Ph.D.

Employee Flu Shot Clinic
Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rudisill Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College employees should bring their insurance card. The College is not covering the cost of the shot.

For more information, contact Kris Whaling at ext. 2150.

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 Ask the Expert
Sept. 26
St. Paul’s

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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T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Sept. 18, 2019. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, Sept. 16 to be published in that week’s edition.

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