October 2, 2019

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Thiel College student named semifinalist for 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy

Thiel College student named semifinalist for 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy

Thiel College senior linebacker Matt Crawford ’20 on Wednesday was named among the 185 semifinalists for The National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy.

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Thiel College hosting hundreds of students, representatives for Mercer County college fair

Thiel College hosting hundreds of students, representatives for Mercer County college fair

Hundreds of students and representatives from higher education, military branches and trade schools will be at Thiel College from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 as the College hosts the Mercer County Guidance Counselor College Fair in the Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia on the Thiel College campus.

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Public policy program latest bachelor’s degree program added to Thiel College offerings

Public policy program latest bachelor’s degree program added to Thiel College offerings

Thiel College has launched its latest new program for the 2019-2020 academic year—a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

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DRC discussion looks at concussion

Liza Schaef is the Coordinator of the Disability Resource Center. She will occasionally provide updates and important information regarding the center. This week she discusses concussion.

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when a blow or jolt to the head disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Concussion causes physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that last for a varying amount of time. Some symptoms show up right away, but others may not appear for days or weeks after injury. College students may feel pressured to keep up their academic, athletic, work and social activity levels and may be reluctant to seek out help on their ownThe number and severity of symptoms, the speed of recovery, and the impact of symptoms on academic functioning or other activities will be different for each student and can include 

  • Physical Symptomsheadache, nausea, lack of energy, fatigue (physical and mental) dizziness, light-headedness, loss of balance, blurred/double vision and sensitivity to light, increased sensitivity to sound 
  • Cognitive Symptoms: difficulty concentrating/paying attention/organization, trouble with learning new material, memory problems/confusion, difficulty putting thoughts into words, and losing track of time   
  • Social/Emotional Symptoms: mood changes including irritability/anxiousness, depression, feeling easily overwhelmed, more impulsive, becoming withdrawn and wanting to avoid social situations  

The Disability Resource Center will address the needs of students with concussions or mild traumatic brain injury, as this medical diagnosis qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

For more information, contact Liza Schaef at ext. 2063.

Football field parking lot closed until 1 p.m. Thursday

The football field parking lot will be closed Thursday morning for the Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair.

The lot will reopen at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact public safety at ext. 2000.

College safety report available online

The 2018 Annual Security/Fire Safety Report is available for review.

The College community can use the report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus. The Public Safety Department will provide a paper copy of the Annual Security/Fire Report free upon request.

To request a copy contact Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Dennis Bish at ext. 2222. An in-person request can also be made at the Public Safety office on the second floor of the Howard Miller Student Center.

The Thiel College Public Safety Department prepares the report to comply with the requirements of the Pennsylvania College and University Security Information Act and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These laws require that all colleges and universities, provide the information to all currently enrolled students, employees and applicants for employment or admission. 

Sharon Regional Clinic work has begun

Construction of the health clinic—hosted by Thiel College on the bottom floor of the Howard Miller Student Center and staffed by professionals from Sharon Regional Medical Center—began Saturday. Contractors started with concrete demolition in the former game room.

The Thiel College maintenance department asks anyone in the area to use caution and be aware of hazards in the area. 

For more information, contact Brandy Little or at ext. 2175.

Student News

Kleckner, McCoy earn October TLC honors

Dylan Kleckner ’20 and Jordan McCoy ’20 have been named the Thiel Learning Commons Extraordinary Effort Award winners for October.

Kleckner, of New Castle, Pa., is a 2016 Shenango High School graduate and an environmental science major.

McCoy, of Mercer, Pa., is a 2013 graduate of Grove City High School and a communication science and disorders major and a psychology minor.

Class ring orders open on Oct. 9

Representatives from Jostens will be in the Campus Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 for class ring orders.

Students can order their rings or packages and speak to representatives.

Special Notes

Communications collateral

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.


Campus Events

Twilight Tour Experience
Today 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 members. 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.

Mercer County Guidance Counselor College Fair
Thursday, Oct. 3, 9–11:30 a.m.
Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia

More than 80 colleges, universities, and trade schools will attend the college fair for local high school students.

For more information, contact Tammy Shilling at ext. 2173.

Common Hour: Managing everyday anger, frustration and distress
Thursday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Director of Clinical Quality for Sharon Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Services Michele Fuleno will discuss ways to manage stress.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at ext. 2240.

HPI Seminar Series: Eric Zgodzinski ’91
Thursday, October 3, 7–8 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Weekly seminar series sponsored by the Health Professions Institute.

For more information, contact Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D. at ext. 2031.

Common Hour: Criminal Justice Visiting Fellow, Richard Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

A presentation will be given by the second visiting scholar sponsored by Robert Crutchfield, Ph.D. ’71.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at ext. 2240.

Joining Generations Cook Out
Thursday, October 10, 5–7 p.m.
St. Paul’s Senior Living Community

Cookout for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Thiel College and St. Paul’s.

For more information, contact David Hummel ’83 at ext. 2027.

Fortnightly Club Autumn Fest
Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.
Transfer, Pa.

The Thiel Fortnightly Club invites all members of the Thiel community and their family to its annual Autumn Fest. A $2 per adult participation fee is requested to contribute to the Fortnightly Scholarship Fund and offset the cost of the party. The event goes on rain or shine and is held in a barn, so please dress accordingly. If weather permits, there will also be a bonfire. Attendees should bring beverages and a side dish. Mulled wine and apple cider will be available. A kid-friendly assortment of non-soup foods will be provided.

For more information, contact Barbara Long-Cooper ’98 at ext. 2255.


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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Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Oct. 9, 2019. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 7 to be published in that week’s edition.

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