January 15, 2020

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Thiel celebrating alumni, faculty, staff and students at College’s Martin Luther King event

Thiel celebrating alumni, faculty, staff and students at College’s Martin Luther King event

Thiel College announces that as part of the celebration and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr., it will host its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Banquet that will honor members of the Thiel College community who embody the ideals of the civil rights leader.

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Fred Staloff’s selected works on display at Thiel College’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery

Fred Staloff’s selected works on display at Thiel College’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery

Thiel College’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery will present the works of Fred Staloff on loan from the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Kos is Thiel College’s fourth Business Department Chair in 60-plus years

Kos is Thiel College’s fourth Business Department Chair in 60-plus years

Anthony Kos, Ph.D., is beginning his second semester as just Thiel College’s fourth chair of the Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration and Accounting since 1956.

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Sandy Parker prepares students for changes that might be awaiting them

On Jan. 8, Thiel College graduate Sandy Parker ’82 spoke at the first Ruth A. Miller Senior Seminar about life and choices. She discussed many aspects of personal and professional life. She told students that what you think you want going into your first-year isn’t always what you want or need.

 “The speaker for the evening of January 8th was Sandy Parker. She and I have crossed paths before when she interviewed me prior to the accounting consortium. Sandy and her husband, Rich, are highly respected members of the Thiel community providing various contributions to the college over the years.”—Griffin Curry ’20

 “As a business major, I really enjoyed listening to Sandy’s methods of management and the deep connection that she had with her employees. While she gave many great quotes and life lessons, what stood out the most to me was how passionate Sandy was about her career. Her speech taught me that it is more important to find a career you enjoy and want to succeed at, rather than simply a higher wage.”—Bobby Micsky ’20

“Lessons learned

  • Perception is everything.
  • What you think you want to do going into Freshmen year isn’t always what you want or what you need.
  • We can’t completely choose our path, but our path chooses us.
  • Plan for what you can and expect for things to go wrong.”—Annmarie Moore ’20

“Was loved by all her employees, she won many awards throughout her career. She used her experiences with her first boss to learn how to manage people, if you make a goal fun then your employees will do it for you.”— Angel Bartholomew ’20

“On the evening of January 8, 2020, Sandy Parker lead an etiquette dinner for the class. We learned how to conduct ourselves during a professional meal as well as the proper way to eat a meal and use utensils. This was a particularly helpful lesson as we ate food considered to be challenging including soup, spaghetti, and brownie sundaes. We also enjoyed a pleasant conversation at the table and were each able to take away valuable lessons for our futures.”—Mariel Hanely ’20

Chocolate bar sale supporting Italy trip

A cohort of students traveling to Italy during May 2020 have begun fundraising to support their trip. Travelers will be selling Daffin’s chocolate bars (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, crispy, almond, peanut butter, caramel and pretzel) and chocolate covered pretzels. All items cost $1.

Please consider buying an item (or two!) to help support this amazing trip. Remember that Valentine’s Day and Easter are just around the corner and Daffin’s chocolates make great gifts.

Anyone interested in placing an order for specific items, please contact Cindy Sutton to put together an order. Anyone who would like to support the travelers, but doesn’t care for chocolate or is trying to lose those holiday pounds, can also make a donation.

Wellness Committee asking campus to Go Red on Feb. 7

The Wellness Committee is celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 7 by asking the campus community to wear red. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

For more information, contact Melanie Broadwater ’98 at ext. 2754.

Student News

Musser, Professor Morgan’s class win FAFSA contests

Sophomore environmental safety management major Nathan Musser ’22 won a 50-inch, 4K ultra HD television as part of the More than Luck FAFSA contest.

The Honors 109 class of Matthew Morgan, Ph.D., had the highest completion percentage and each member of that class received a $10 Campus Store giftcard as part of the contest.


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.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • John Owens, painter
  • Daniel DiSalvo, maintenance

And says farewell to:

  • Libby Purdy, assistant track & field coach
  • Conner Schultheis, assistant football coach

Dome Notes

Dome Walking Hours and 2020 Healthy Steps Program

The Rissell-Schreyer Dome is open to community walkers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon unless a varsity game or practice is taking place.

Sharon Regional Health Center is looking to continue its 2020 Healthy Steps program and needs to know if there are people interested in walking inside the Rissell-Schreyer Dome from January to March. This weekly walk would take place during the day, probably on a Tuesday or Wednesday. 

For more information, contact Lisa Bertolasio at 724-983-7324.


Campus Events

Common Hour: Alumni Career Event
Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Alumni Career Engagement presents professional development activities and will assist students with networking, resumes, LinkedIn and College Central. Students who attend can also win a $50 gift card!

For more information, contact David Hummell ’83 or Clarissa Arbuckle ’11.

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.

Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony
Friday at 4:30 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The campus community is invited to the Alpha Chi induction ceremony.

Lexi Callander ’20Andrew Cavender ’20Jacob Derue ’20Zechariah Dubel ’20Macey Garland ’19Emily Groves ’20Laura Hardner ’20Sophia Kostoff ’20Kiersten Peabody ’20Jacob Paci ’20Chad Pakozdi ’20Crystal Sams ’20 and Taylor Williams ’20 will be inducted. The ceremony is followed a dinner for the inductees and their family.

Alpha Chi is a national honorary fraternity which recognizes students who have achieved high academic standing.

For more information, contact Kathryn Frantz, Ph.D., at ext. 2113.

Martin Luther King Visit Day
Jan. 20 at 8:30 a.m.

High school students are invited to join the Thiel College community as we celebrate a day of intercultural cooperation and inclusion! Learn about admission, academics and student life during this great introduction to campus.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Award Ceremony
Jan. 20 at 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College hosts the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20. The College recognizes individuals who have lead their lives in-line with the service work of Martin Luther King Jr. The award winners were nominated by the Thiel community.

For more information, contact Athony E. Jones at ext. 2193.

Art Exhibition & Gallery Talk
Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery, Howard Miller Student Center

On loan from the Butler Institute of American Art, Thiel College proudly presents the works of Fred Staloff. The opening reception and gallery talk are on Jan. 22 and the exhibition runs through April 3.

For more information, contact Sean McConnor at ext. 2095.

Community Events

2020 Kiwanis Dining Card
On sale now
Greenville region

For $25 a Kiwanis Dining Card has 154 discounts at 50 participating restaurants around the region.

For more information, contact Mario Marini ’91 at ext. 2022.

In Addition

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 Jan. 22, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Jan. 20 to be published in that week’s edition.

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