July 15, 2020

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Thiel Happenings

95 Tomcats qualify for PAC Spring Academic Honor Roll

95 Tomcats qualify for PAC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninety-five Thiel College student-athletes were named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2020 semester recently.

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Mercer County and Hope Center executive serving first term as Thiel College trustee

Mercer County and Hope Center executive serving first term as Thiel College trustee

Michael P. Walton is serving his first three-year appointment on the Thiel College Board of Trustees.

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Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment completes Executive Leadership Academy

Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment completes Executive Leadership Academy

Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo recently completed a year-long higher education leadership program.

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President Traverso hosts online meeting

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., held an online town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon with families and incoming students. She talked about campus preparations for handling COVID-19 and some of the logistics for the upcoming fall semester.

IDs to be required for screening

Employees are reminded to bring their Thiel College identification card with them to the screening station when they arrive on campus. The screening team will be using a swipe card system to streamline the process.

DocuCenter hours and delivery update

The DocuCenter hours have changed. It is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Daily delivery to the Thiel Post Office will begin again when classes resume. Deliveries are scheduled to arrive around 10 a.m.

For more information, contact the DocuCenter at ext. 2267.

Student News

Alumni, faculty and staff join retreat for launch of inaugural M.B.A. classes

Alumni, administrators and faculty came together to kick off the inaugural cohort of Master of Business Administration students on July 8 during a retreat at The Grand Resort in Warren, Ohio.

Among the speakers were Board of Trustees member Rod E. Wilt ’86, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., and program director Anthony Kos, Ph.D.

Students are working on either a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Business Administration in Leadership through a specialized and accelerated one-year program at the College.

The M.B.A. in Leadership is a collaborative effort with the College’s Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations.

M.B.A. students will learn in an intense accelerated cohort-based experiential residential learning environment. Graduates will be connected to the Thiel College network that includes C-level executives in a variety of industries and companies.

The program features an individualized experiential learning environment that includes intensive project-based coursework, work on team projects in cohorts that build long term relationships, and a required graduate assistantship to work on campus or in businesses.

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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).

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:

  • Nicholas Samson, Director of Choir and Bands

And says farewell to:

  • Angella Bradley, admissions counselor 
  • Barbara Samson, The Learning Center administrative assistant

CARES Act information

The recently passed CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) provides increased protections and benefits to health plans. These include enhancements to Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts that now cover over-the-counter products and telehealth appointments.

For more detailed information and updates regarding this plan and others, log on to your Employee Navigator. Benefit and relief information will be posted there for your convenience.

If you have any questions, email a member of the Human Resources department Jennifer Clark, Kim Braden ’01 or Kris Whaling.

COVID-19 Employee Assistance Plan

The Human Resources department also has information on the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Plan. Thiel College and Guardian are now providing the WorkLifeMatters Employee Assistance Program through Integrated Behavioral Health to support you and your family. These services are provided at no cost and are available through July 31, 2020

Highmark is extending coverage for Coronavirus testing.

From now until Sept. 30, Highmark will waive all in‑network virtual medicine and telehealth visit costs. Plus, Coronavirus testing, as long as it’s recommended by a medical professional, and in‑network hospital treatment of Coronavirus are covered at no charge, too.

Events

Campus Events

Lunch & Learn: Life of a College Athlete
Friday, July 17 at noon
Online

Discover what life is like as a Thiel Tomcat student-athlete when you attend this Lunch & Learn session.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345. 

Lunch & Learn: Student Activities & Campus Involvement
Tuesday, July 21 at noon
Online

There’s always something to do at Thiel College. Attendees will discover what student clubs and organizations the College hosts.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345. 

Lunch & Learn: Merit Scholarships and How to a Win Full–Tuition Award
Friday, July 24 at noon
Online

Learn more about merit scholarships and how students can win a full-tuition scholarship to Thiel College.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345. 

Lunch & Learn: Physician Assistant Program Overview
Wednesday, July 29 at noon
Online

Learn more about the College’s newest graduate degree program in physician assistant.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345. 

Lunch & Learn: Understanding Your Class Schedule
Friday, July 31 at noon
Online

First-year students are encouraged to attend this Lunch & Learn session and take a deep-dive into class schedules.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345. 

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Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published every other week during the summer break. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out July 29, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, July 27 to be published in that week’s edition.



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