October 23, 2019

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Thiel Happenings

Awarded watercolor landscape artist Thomas McNickle exhibiting his works at Thiel College

Awarded watercolor landscape artist Thomas McNickle exhibiting his works at Thiel College

Artist Thomas McNickle will display paintings from his collection, “Works Revisited,” at Thiel College’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery through December 9.

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Garland, Gladysz earn Thiel College October Student of the Month Honors

Garland, Gladysz earn Thiel College October Student of the Month Honors

Thiel College announces Macey Garland ’20, of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and Gage Gladysz ’20, of Greenville, Pa., as its October Students of the Month.

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Campus offices need to register as student trick or treat stop

Any office that is interested in having students stop by for trick or treat needs to register online.

Thiel College trick or treat is from 1–4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Employee input still needed on Middle States survey

As part of the Middle States self-study process, employees should fill out the linked survey.

The information gathered as part of this process will be used to inform the writing of our self-study narrative for our upcoming accreditation review. The survey only takes a few minutes, responses are anonymous and the survey has been set up to ensure that no identifying information is gathered.

The survey will be open for three weeks.

For more information, contact Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., at ext. 2200.

Student News

Family therapist shares lessons learned as a student

On Oct 10, Phillip Greenwood, Ph.D. ’69, a marriage and family therapist in Lynchburg, Va., spoke at the Health Professions Institute’s seminar series.

“When asked ‘What would you tell your college self?’ Dr. Greenwood answered by saying to not be so hard on himself, and that he doesn’t have to be so perfect. I really took this to heart.  I think that his story was very beautiful and showed that you can reach your dreams even when life throws a curve.”—Matthew Hess ’20

“His life went in a different direction than he originally thought, and he had to make some big life decisions when he was younger. This resonated with me as my first year at Thiel…I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I am pursuing a second degree in counseling psychology as I was originally interested in psychology before neuroscience. If for some reason, I find that I no longer want to work in the physical health field, I think working in the mental health field would also be a good health career for me.”—Julia Wagner ’21

“I find the topic of what Dr. Greenwood does for a living very paramount and essential for a healthy lifestyle. I firmly believe that in order for someone, in particular, a child, to have a greater chance to grow up to live a happy, successful life, then he or she must live in a healthy family environment…  That is why I firmly and adamantly believe that what Dr. Greenwood tries to fix for a living is very critical for healthy lifestyles for people.”—Zachary Lyons ’22

Students show up for majors, minors fair and win prizes

Last Thursday, students explored the majors and minors that Thiel College offers. The students interacted with faculty and their peers from various departments. Brycen Dorfmeister ‘23, Jennifer Fry '22 and Hayli Callahan ’21 won gift cards for attending the event.

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Partner News

World Stroke Day blood pressure screenings

Sharon Regional Medical Center will be conducting free blood pressure screenings in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in recognition of World Stroke Day.

Informational flyers (including the attached flyer) will be available for all participants. Please come join us for a free blood pressure screening!

Also, Sharon Regional has a Healthy Steps program scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 Buhl Park Fitness Trail

Reminder, the weather is cooler and it is getting dark sooner. Be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes, as there are more wet leaves and slippery conditions and bring a flashlight or headlamp just in case.

For more information about any of these items, contact Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela at 724-983-7474 or campus nurse Patty Alfredo at ext. 2195.

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.

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. 30, 2019. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 28 to be published in that week’s edition.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Sam’s Club membership discount available

For a limited time, Sam’s Club is offering a fall membership special to Thiel College employees.

Office of Admission

Cardboard boxes available

The Office of Admission breaks down and throws out several cardboard boxes every month. Anyone who needs boxes can contact Nancy Reiser at ext. 2345.

Events

Campus events

Common Hour: Medical Ethics Speaker - Amy Van Dyke, Ph.D.
Thursday at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Presentation on implicit bias and how it influences the systems of public health.

For more information, contact Special Events.

Thiel Forum: Media in Central Asia
Thursday at 4 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Assistant Professor of Communication of Lana V. Kulik, Ph.D., presents her new book chapter

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

Twilight Tour Experience
Thursday 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.

HPI Seminar Series: Carla Berg ’83
Thursday from 7–8 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Weekly seminar series sponsored by the Health Professions Institute.

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

WXTC Friday Nights: Karaoke
Friday from 6–11 p.m.
Bistro Area, Howard Miller Student Center

Students are invited to  sing songs and eat food

For more information, contact Natalija Kutlesa ’22.

Black Sisters Connected Movie Night
Friday from 8–11:30 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Movie watching event to bring women together.

For more information, contact Diamond Cheatham ’23.

Make a Wish Bingo
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage, Howard Miller Student Center

Chi Omega holds its annual bingo fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

For more information, contact Cassie Gray ’20.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Sunday from 3–5 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The GSO presents its fall concert: October Spooktacular

For more information, contact David Reimold.

DHI Spring Semester Registration
Monday, Oct. 28
Thiel College campus

Dietrich Honors Institute students register for Spring 2020 classes.

For more information, contact Debbie Schreiber at ext. 2110.

Pizza with the Prez
Monday, Oct. 28 from 9–10:30 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

An informal gathering of students with President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., with pizza and beverages provided

For more information, contact Amy Taczanowsky at ext. 2115.

Seniors Spring Semester Registration
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Thiel College campus

Seniors register for Spring 2020 classes.

For more information, contact Debbie Schreiber at ext. 2110.

Vira Heinz Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The 2019 Vira Heinz scholarship cohort present their findings from their international travel.

For more information, contact Jessica Peters ’21.

Twilight Tour Experience
Wednesday, Oct. 30 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.

Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6–9 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The Haller Enterprise Institute presents its annual Entrepreneur of the Year and Student Entrepreneur of the Year awards at a dinner with alumni, friends of the College, and student scholarship recipients.

For more information, contact David Miller ’61 at ext. 2037.

Community Events

Discover Greenville Fall Fest
Friday–Sunday
Various Greenville locations

Discover Greenville, Pa. is celebrating many of events in and around Greenville this weekend. Friday starts Friday Fall Games Downtown from 4–6 p.m. with children's games hosted at Downtown businesses. At 2 p.m. Saturday, the annual Halloween parade will be held. Line up for the event is along Alan Ave. From 7–10 p.m. Friday, the Heritage Days Committee is hosting the Riverside Haunting in Riverside Park. Admission is by donation and the donations will be used for the 2020 Heritage Days celebration. At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Greenville Symphony will perform its Halloween Symphonic Spooktacular Fall Concert at the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.



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