March 11, 2020

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Female leaders at Thiel to discuss women’s issues and celebrate 100th anniversary of suffrage

Female leaders at Thiel to discuss women’s issues and celebrate 100th anniversary of suffrage

The Thiel College event to feature members of its faculty, administration and Board of Trustees celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States but also discussing the continuing issues women face will take place this fall.

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Thiel College sophomore Kaylee Guy earns Thiel Team monthly recognition

Thiel College sophomore Kaylee Guy earns Thiel Team monthly recognition

Kaylee Guy ’22, of Williamsville, N.Y., was named the Office of Admissions Thiel Team Student of the Month for March.

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WXTC Radio’s sixth annual music festival to feature students and local talent

WXTC Radio’s sixth annual music festival to feature students and local talent

The Thiel College student radio station, WXTC 88.1 FM, plans on hosting two Pittsburgh-area bands and a slate of student performers as part of its sixth annual music festival to support the Save the Music Foundation on April 18.

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Center Speech-Language Services open house is March 27

The Center for Speech-Language Services clinic Open House is from 1–5 p.m. March 27 in the Glen Johnson Community Center.

The entire campus community is invited to the Open House. Attendees will get a look at the remodeled space and see the facilities and equipment that will be used in the public clinic.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gongaware at ext. 2881.

Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair set for April 22

Vendors, service providers and area businesses will attend to promote and discuss their services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.

Attendees can register to win gift baskets and pick up giveaways from the businesses.

Representatives for our retirement plans, group health insurance programs, life & disability insurance and occupational health services, will be on hand to provide information and answers to your questions.

There will be refreshments, giveaways, and just for attending the fair you will be entered into a drawing to win one of the many fabulous gift baskets!

For more information, contact a member of the Human Resources team Kris Whaling at ext. 2150, Kim Braden ’01 at ext. 2004 or Jennifer Clark ext. 2858.

Student News

Daffin’s fundraisers for study abroad still on

You can still get Daffin’s for Easter!

While the quarantine of Italy has caused the study abroad program to postpone its planned trip this May. It is expected the trip to Italy will take place during the 2020-2021 academic year. Therefore, the group is still actively fundraising.

If you are interested in having Daffin’s chocolate bars for part of your Easter celebration, please contact Cindy Sutton, Ph.D., at ext. 2084. We currently have a supply of all items (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, caramel, almond, crisp, peanut butter, pretzel candy bars, and chocolate covered pretzels) and are more than happy to put together an order for you!”

Student orator auditions upcoming

Students are invited and encouraged to try out to be the Senior Orator during the 2020 Commencement Exercises.

Auditions are at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 in Room 103 Greenville Hall. Students interested in participating should contact Jared Hanneman, Ph.D.

All participants are expected to come prepared to give a five-minute speech to some faculty and staff. 

For more information, contact Hanneman before Friday, March 27.

When preparing your talk, please use this sentence for the introduction:

“Dr. Traverso, members of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, family, friends, and fellow graduates of the class of 2020: I am grateful for this opportunity to address you on such a joyous and important occasion.”

Workshop to help students write applications

Students interested in fellowships, internships or study abroad opportunities who need help writing an application or statement should plan on attending a workshop from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the VanAken Conference Room of the James Pedas Communication Center.

Advisors will discuss how to write a successful application.

For more information, contact Ellen Lippert, Ph.D.


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.

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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 March 18, 2020. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, March 16 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes


Campus Events

Pre-registration for fall term continues (Juniors)
Thiel College

Registration for classes for the uncoming fall semster for juniors. 

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Common Hour: Vocation, Meaning & Purpose
Thursday at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Campus Pastor Brian Riddle ’07 explores how people can coordinate their gifts and passions with their vocation.

 For more information, contact Pastor Brian Riddle ’07 at ext. 2130.

Business and Accounting Day
Friday from 9:30 a.m.  to 2 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

Thiel College will host prospective high school students thinking of pursuing a degree in business or accounting! Thiel will highlight different aspects of both the majors offered and the department.

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

WXTC Music Festival
Friday at 6 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

WXTC is hosting its annual spring music fest. TrailHeads and Midnight Snack are the headliners along with a lineup of Thiel College students performing.

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

McConnell’s Mill Hike
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
McConnell’s Mill

The Outdoor Recreation Club Hike is organizing a hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park. The group will meet in the Howard Miller Student Center parking lot.

For more information, contact Brent Henderson ’20.

Pre-registration for fall term continues (Sophomores)
Thiel College

Registration for classes for the upcoming fall semster for sophomores. 

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Pre-registration for fall term continues (First-years)
March 18
Thiel College

Registration for classes for the upcoming fall semster for first-year students and all others. 

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00 at ext. 2009.

Community Events

Business and Community Expo
March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rissell-Schreyer Dome

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce’ Business and Community Expo will, among other things, bring together job seekers, employers as well as a wide variety of vendors including local banks, insurance agents, elected officials, medical services, community organizations, service clubs, home improvement companies, and many more.

For more information, contact Mark Batt ’87 at ext. 2157.

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