February 5, 2020

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Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

After eight-year hiatus Thiel College cheer team returning to competitive action Saturday

After eight-year hiatus Thiel College cheer team returning to competitive action Saturday

For the first time in nearly a decade, The Thiel College Tomcats are tumbling back on the competition mat.

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Author Hartman discusses how to incorporate Christianity into business world

The author of “Jesus & Co.” Bruce Hartman discussed business ethics and connecting the lessons of the gospel with today’s business world at the Jan. 29 Ruth A. Miller Senior Seminar.

“The final part of Bruce’s speech was filled with a number of great life lessons and attitudes on how to live life in an ethical way. He began this part of his speech by stating that Jesus can be with you at work. Bruce also pointed out that we can better ourselves in the workplace by being trustworthy, positive and hungry to learn. From this point, Bruce talked about all of the different life lessons that he had, mostly showing how to apply ethical decision making and choices”—Charlie Lichtenwalter ’21

“His main goal was to connect business individuals back to scripture. Bruce was discouraged by many, saying that this book’s ideas were dangerous. Bruce also believes that even if you don’t share his beliefs about Jesus, Jesus’ messages are good messages to learn.”—Angel Bartholomew ’20

“Mr. Hartman gave some great advice to help the students in their future careers. He wanted to make sure that we were going to work in an ethical environment and said that we need to stand up for what’s right in the workforce, and that we are better off to speak up when something is wrong. He said that it is better to lose your job than to do something unethical. He said that any act that is unethical, is unethical no matter who tells you to do it.”—Maggie Whalen ’21

“The speaker for the evening’s senior seminar was Bruce Hartman. Bruce is the author of the book, ‘Jesus & Co., Connecting the Lessons of The Gospel with Today’s Business World.’ Within this book, Bruce wanted to show that there can be a connection between the business world and religion. Bruce told us that he got to a point in his professional life that he lost himself and needed to find a way back to his faith. By writing this book he was able to give back to society, find his way back to his faith, and show that there doesn’t need to be a separation between work and faith.”—Annmarie Moore ’20

“Mr. Hartman firmly believes that morality and ethics are critical concepts for all people in business to understand and apply daily in their careers in order to be successful, happy and fulfilled. In particular, he noted the importance of the Golden Rule and how each of us should make it a habit to follow it each day by treating others with the respect and dignity they deserve. This is an incredibly important lesson that I believe I will carry with me throughout my life and professional career.”—Mariel Hanely ’20

Science Connector to be closed Thursday and Friday

The Science Connector (both floors) will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) at noon to prepare for the Board of Trustees Retreat that will be held there on Friday.

Student News

Healthcare class tours St. Paul’s

Director of the Career Development Center Clarissa Arbuckle ’11 partnered with Greg Butcher, Ph.D.’s HPI 202 “Trends in Healthcare” class for an off-campus tour of St. Paul’s. During the tour, students learned about opportunities for internships, shadowing, and volunteering.  Following a tour of the various neighborhoods within the St. Paul’s community, the students heard from department heads during a lunch and learn networking event. St. Paul’s Medical Director, Dr. Aaron Listopad ’70, an alumnus of the College encouraged students to reach out for shadowing opportunities remarking, “I’m used to having little ducklings around me.”  

“Currently, I am hoping to become a medical imaging technician after radiology school. During our visit to St. Paul’s, I thought of opportunities that would help me reach this goal ... the medical records internship caught my attention when I read over the description because I am taking a medical terminology course,” Victoria Young ’22 said. “This would also be beneficial for me when in the imaging lab because I would be more exposed to the medical administrative side of the job. Knowing how the charts are filled out, how scheduling works, and state regulations among other things would give me an advantage in medical imaging.”


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 Feb. 12, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Feb. 10 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes


Campus Events

Founders’ Day
Thursday, Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The annual celebration that marks the founding of Thiel College. The Founders' Day breakfast reception is in the Bistro at 10 a.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 11 a.m. The Pittsburgh Promise is being honored as the winner of the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award. Select faculty and staff will also be recognized.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.  

Wear Red Day
Friday, Feb. 7 at noon
Bistro, Howard Miller Student Center

Students and employees are encouraged to wear red for women’s health on Feb. 7 and then come to the Bistro to be part of a group photo.

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

Communication For a Day
Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Thiel College is hosting prospective high school students interested in the fast-paced world of communication! Thiel will highlight different aspects of both the majors offered and the department.

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

Academic Honors Convocation
Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

Annual recognition of the academic achievements of students. Professor David Miller ’61 and Ruth Miller will be awarded honorary degrees and Professor David Miller will deliver the keynote address.

For more information, contact Amy Taczanowsky at ext. 2155.  

Poetry Session
Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

A poetry session is set for the Sawhill Georgian Room.

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

Common Hour: Zona Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Louis Zona, Ph.D. H’18, executive director of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and Emeritus Professor of Art History at Youngstown State University will present “Thoughts on Contemporary Art.”

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

Twilight Tour Experience
Thursday, Feb. 13 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.

Community Events

St. Paul’s Ask the Expert
Feb. 27
St. Paul’s Senior Living Community

On Feb. 27, St. Paul’s Senior Living Community 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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