August 19, 2020

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Emeritus Professor of Business David Miller recognized by former President Bush

Emeritus Professor of Business David Miller recognized by former President Bush

Emeritus Professor of Business and Norman P. Mortensen Endowed Chair of Economics David Miller ‘61, H’20 and his wife, Ruth H’20, returned to campus Friday to receive a personal letter from former President George W. Bush in recognition of Miller’s 57 years of teaching at Thiel College.

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Parent Referral Program encourages families to share Thiel College recommendations

Parent Referral Program encourages families to share Thiel College recommendations

Thiel College has developed a recruitment program based on one of its most valuable resources—the parents of current students.

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Nineteenth Amendment centenary exhibit from National Archives on display at Thiel College

Nineteenth Amendment centenary exhibit from National Archives on display at Thiel College

The Langenheim Memorial Library at Thiel College is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment through the entire Fall 2020 semester.

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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA

Liza Schaef is the Coordinator of the Disability Resource Center. She will occasionally provide updates and important information regarding the center. This week she encourages you to watch the video as she discusses the Americans with Disabilities act.

This year marks the passage of the Americans with Disabilities which was signed by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This landmark legislation provides protections against discrimination of people with disabilities in several areas including employment, education, health care, recreation, transportation and housing. The ADA was enacted and signed into law to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and access to opportunities as people without disabilities. This law has impacted the lives of more than 40 million people with disabilities in the United States. Throughout 2020, the Department of Labor will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA through a variety of events all centered around the theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” In honor of this celebration, let us all reflect on ways that we can collectively and as individuals continue to help all members of Thiel College feel included and achieve access to our campus community.

Online TNTs will be held twice a month

Twice-monthly TNTs via Zoom will be held this semester. These Zoom sessions will provide brief updates with time for questions and answers. They will be scheduled at noon on the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month.

The dates this semester are August 25, Sept. 9 and 22, October 14 and 27, and November 11 and 24.

Amy Taczanowsky will email sign-on details for the Zoom TNT calls this semester.

For more information, contact Taczanowsky at ext. 2155.

Wellness Center moves to new location

The Thiel College Wellness Center has relocated. Both Health Services and the Counseling Center are housed in the newly renovated Wellness Center on the ground floor of the HMSC.

All appointments will need to be scheduled in advance.  No walk-ins are permitted at this time.

Students can contact Melanie Broadwater ’98 at 724-589-2754 to schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center.

Students can contact Patty Alfredo at 724-589-2195 to schedule an appointment with Health Services. 

Student News

Student teachers headed to Greenville High School

Pictured (L-R): Sam Faber ’21Marissa Ramirez ’21 and Zach Oliver ’21.

Three students will do their student teaching at Greenville High School this fall.

  • Sam Faber ’21, of Greenville, Pa., is a 2016 Reynolds High School graduate and will teach English.
  • Zach Oliver ’21, of Bridgeport, Ohio, is a 2015 Saint Clairsville High School graduate and will teach biology.
  • Marissa Ramirez ’21, of Amherst, Ohio, is a 2016 graduate of Amherst Steele High School and will teach history.

Instructional Technologist services available to campus

Instructional Technologist Michelle Lentz recently began in her new position. She said she looks forward to assisting students in their educational technology needs.

She has 25 years of teaching experience in secondary and higher education and has taught in-person, hybrid, and online classes. During her years at Butler County Community College, she developed online courses, served on the Learning Management System Review Committee, completed Quality Matters Rubric training, earned QM certification for both of her online courses (College Writing & Research Writing), served as a part-time online instructional support specialist and conducted Blackboard orientations for both students and faculty.

She began teaching Presentational Literacy at Thiel College in fall 2016.

Her office is located at AC 248.

For more information contact Lentz at ext. 2199.

First-year students moved in Sunday

First-year students officially moved in Sunday and began classes on Monday.

The excitement of the return to campus continues this weekend with several planned activities.


  • Ice Cream Food Truck
  • Ax Throwing Rig
  • Student Activities Fair
  • Bingo


  • Caricature Artists
  • Bingo
  • Movie on the Lawn

A set of new Airpods will be given away both days.

Director of Student Activities & Involvement Than Oo said he is planning activities most weekends, which might include bands, a movie or video game tournament on the lawn, food trucks, bingo or a craft.

For more information, contact Oo at ext. 2192.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes

  • Sherwood Raymer, police officer

And says farewell to

  • Loretta Cook, resident director
  • Josie Madden, assistant women’s coach
  • Nicholas Messner, assistant lacrosse coach
  • Ludmilla Miller, languages lecturer
  • Adam Roche, men’s volleyball coach
  • Anthony Rubin, police officer

Fitness Center hours

The fitness center hours until Friday are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2–7 p.m. It is open from 1–7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


  • Open to Thiel students, faculty and staff only 
  • Health Screening Wristband 
  • Thiel ID 
  • Face coverings (over mouth and nose) are required unless actively exercising 
  • Safe social distancing at all times 
  • You must sanitize all equipment you have used 
  • Maximum capacity is 40 

Post Office procedures

The Post Office has an occupancy limit of 15 people.

Patrons who need service at the window, should keep to the right and maintain physical distancing. Patrons picking up packages, should bring his or her ID to swipe for signing purposes.

In an effort to provide mail service for departments and comply with the current safe practice protocol, the Post Office will continue to use the mailing baskets that have been set up in the hallway behind the Art Gallery (across from Student Life and follow signs). 

Mail delivery (rounds) will not resume at this time.

If you need to pick-up/drop off mail to be sent out, there are two baskets provided:

  • Outgoing Mail to be Metered - Please bundle or label with your department for proper accounting
  • Departmental Mail to be picked up - Please take the appropriate bundle and leave any mail that needs to go out in the other bin with your department information.  

Post it notes will be provided.

Departmental mail will be in a labeled ICM envelope. 

Anyone who would like to have a specific campus mailbox set up for a department, provided adequate space is available (one key issued), please contact Anita Lillie to make arrangements. This would provide for secure after business hours mail access. Please note that packages generally do not fit in these boxes.

Window service is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. 

For more information, contact Anita Lillie at ext. 2230.

DocuCenter updates

The DocuCenter has resumed delivery to the Thiel Post Office daily Monday thru Friday. Items will be delivered once daily and will be to the post office between 10a–11 a.m. The DocuCenter will pick up items left at the Post Office at that time. Items can also be emailed to the DocuCenter at

Please include all instructions and a .pdf file. Items not taken delivered to the Post Office can be picked up at the DocuCenter at 18 Ridgeway Ave. during business hours. 

On Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7th  the DocuCenter will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Normal business hours for the DocuCenter for the semester will be weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  


Campus Events

Labor Day Classes
Monday, Sept. 7
Thiel College

Classes will be in session on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Labor Day holiday.

Welcome Back Bash
5 p.m. Friday
Greenville Hall lawn

Ice cream, ax throwing and bingo are some of the activities on the schedule.

For more information, contact Director of Student Activities & Involvement Than Oo at ext. 2192.

Student Activities Fair
5 p.m. Friday
Greenville Hall lawn

Explore student activities at Thiel College during this event.

For more information, contact Director of Student Activities & Involvement Than Oo at ext. 2192.


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).

Going the extra mile

Nominee: Maintenance and Housekeeping
Nominator: Melanie Broadwater ’98

Comment: “We would like to thank maintenance and housekeeping for their assistance in relocating the Wellness Center. Their hard work made this large task much more manageable.”—Melanie Broadwater ’98, Jodie Witherite & Patty Alfredo

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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