February 19, 2020

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College fundraisers hope campus community’s polar plunge powers one-day campaign

Thiel College fundraisers hope campus community’s polar plunge powers one-day campaign

More than 60 Thiel College students, alumni and employees went for an icy swim in Pymatuning Lake in near-freezing temperatures Monday as a show of their commitment to the institution. On Thursday, Feb. 20, the larger Thiel College community can also show its commitment by contributing to the College’s one-day fundraising campaign, “Match Day.”

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20th anniversary of Soul Food Feast highlights Black History Month activities at Thiel College

20th anniversary of Soul Food Feast highlights Black History Month activities at Thiel College

Thiel College and the Organization of Black Collegiates will be hosting a slate of cultural events for Black History through the end of February, including the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular annual events, the Soul Food Feast.

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New Orford String Quartet adds international flair to Thiel College’s Con Spirito series

New Orford String Quartet adds international flair to Thiel College’s Con Spirito series

New Orford String Quartet performs at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Thiel College’s David Johnson Memorial Chapel as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Series.

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Chemistry major turned businessman talks about benefits of Thiel College’s liberal arts education

President and CEO of FNC, Inc. Fred Haer ’65 was the guest speaker for the Ruth A. Miller Senior Seminar on Feb. 12, 2020. He spoke to the students about how throughout life you have to be open to failure, not accepting of it but just willing to learn from one’s failures and be motivated to accomplish one’s goals and dreams. Also, he advised students to take advantage of the liberal arts college education and retain as much information as possible from different fields.

“Fred Haer took a more scientific approach than the previous speakers. Nonetheless, it was an interesting learning experience, and it was nice to get a different perspective on business. Although Fred was not a business major and did not have much interest in being entrepreneurial at a young age, he developed an extremely successful company in the study of brain activity. He gave us a very depth look at what goes into the study of the brain chemicals. In addition, he described the technological advancements that science has seen in the last few decades.”—Robert Micsky ’20

“It was very interesting to hear that his company has remained private and has a location in Maine, as well as Greenville. It was also quite telling to hear Dr. Haer recount a direct patient experience that was positive, and see his creations are really giving people better quality of life. That is simply amazing.”—Nick Mott ’20

“Fred graduated with a major in chemistry after entering his college career with an interest in chemistry. I believe that attests to the professors Thiel employs. Professors who are passionate about their career and want to make the learning process as enjoyable for their students as it is for them.”—Annmarie Moore ’20

“I admire that the Haers reach out to help continue their growing business. From the handout, we learned that Eunice Ning Tang ’19 was at a Thiel networking event when she met Jill and was offered a job opportunity at FHC Inc,  Thiel gave both Fred and Jill their education and now they are giving back by serving on the Board of Trustees and by giving opportunities for students to continue their careers.”—Nathan Catalano ’20

“When asked how he stayed positive through failures and the struggles of being a business owner with little experience, Mr. Haer responded that he laughs a lot and learned early ‘how dumb he was.’ This may seem self-deprecating, but by this, he meant that he wasn’t afraid to admit when he didn’t know something and asked for help when he needed it. This is an incredibly important lesson for each of us to learn. His candid response reminded each of us all need help at times and encouraged us to grow through what we go through, learning from our mistakes and doing better next time.”—Mariel Hanley ’20

“He also stated that Thiel is a great school and that because the students are getting that liberal arts education, they are becoming more well-rounded individuals and are learning and experiencing more than just their specialization.”—Maggie Whalen ’20

Student News

Priority packaging deadline for FAFSA is March 1

Thiel’s Financial Aid Office wants to help students and their families secure the funding they need. To be considered for the most aid, the office strongly encourages students and parents to complete the FAFSA and all requirements by March 1.

For more information, contact Cindy Farrell ’77 at ext. 2178.

Jostens Class Ring representatives on campus Feb. 20

Representatives of Jostens will be on hand on Feb. 20 in the Howard Miller Student Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make arrangements for class rings.

Keep up with everything happening at the Pedas Center

Read about news and events happening at the James Pedas Communication Center. The blog also includes a link to the College’s newest media outlet, Tomcasts. Tomcast Productions offers all of the Thiel College and James Pedas Communication Center student-developed podcasts.

The blog features activities from around the Department of Media, Communications and Public Relations and its students. The page features news events from all the campus media outlets.

For more information, contact Kyle Woody, Ed.D. at ext. 2851.

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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. 26, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Feb. 24 to be published in that week’s edition.


Special Notes

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).

Office of Communications and Marketing 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.

Events

Campus Events

Common Hour: Practice What We Teach - Aligning Classrooms with Inclusion
Thursday at 11 a.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Inclusive pedagogy is necessary for college classrooms today. This session will provide the framework on how to create inclusive classrooms through a variety of equitable practices for both faculty and student success.

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

Psi Chi Movie Night
Thursday at 9 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Join the members of Psi Chi for a special showing of Disney’s “Inside Out.” Admission to the movie is one non-perishable food item or $1, which will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center. Psi Chi will provide pizza, chips and drinks.

For more information, contact Angela Campbell ’20.

STEM Visit Day
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College campus

Thiel College will host prospective high school students looking to pursue a major in a STEM-related field. Also, any student interested in environmental safety management is encouraged to RSVP to learn about the new program and experience all that Thiel College has to offer.

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

Greenville Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Saturday from 3&ndashl;4:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The GSO Winter Concert celebrating The Four Bs: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and the Beatles!

For more information, contact David Reimold.

Get Psyched for Thiel
Monday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thiel College campus

Thiel College will host prospective high school students looking to pursue a major in psychology. Thiel will highlight different aspects of both the majors offered and the department.

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

Twilight Tour Experience
Feb. 26 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.

Common Hour: Zuzu Acrobatics
Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Zuzu Acrobatics presents an acrobatic and dance performance in honor of Black History Month. 

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

20th Annual Soul Food Feast
Feb. 27 from 5–7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

The 20th annual Organization of Black Collegiates hosts its Soul Food Feast! Members of OBC prepare a special dinner for the Thiel College community and the TC Soldiers will perform.

For more information, contact Tyrique Coston ’20.

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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