September 9, 2020

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Thiel College Learning Commons recognizes extra effort students

Thiel College Learning Commons recognizes extra effort students

The Thiel Learning Commons Extraordinary Effort Award recipients for September are Alec Hoffman ’21 and Emily Valentine ’21.

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Anti-racist resources available on Thiel College’s diversity webpage

Anti-racist resources available on Thiel College’s diversity webpage

Thiel College’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion webpage includes digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and links to many more resources tailored for faculty, staff, students, friends of the College and individuals committed to racial equality.

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Employee milestone anniversaries celebrated at online campus gathering

Thiel College recognized 23 employees for their combined service of 350 years Wednesday.

Professor of Chemistry Guru Khalsa, Ph.D., is the longest-tenured active faculty member. She was recognized for her 40 years of service. Also acknowledged for service records of 30 years or longer were Nancy Antonino, Ph.D., lecturer and program coordinator for communication sciences and disorders (30 years of service) and Cinthia McClelland, administrative assistant College Advancement and Elizabeth Young ’96, data analyst, who have both been at Thiel College since 1985.

A complete list of anniversaries, starting with five years and followed by five-year increments.

Five years

  • Kristin Carlson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Languages
  • Kristel Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Justin Gregorich, admissions and financial aid counselor and transfer coordinator
  • Steven Krasinski, system administrator
  • Jenna Malnar, equestrian coach
  • Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and director of the Dietrich Honors Institute
  • Ross Nugent, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Denise Rucci, student accounts specialist

10 years

  • George Branch-Trevathan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion
  • Nancy Katz, academic coach/supplemental learning coordinator
  • Melissa Oakes ’03, Professor of Business Administration
  • Christopher Stanisky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry

15 years

  • David Buck, Ph.D., Professor of History/Associate Dean for Core Curriculum
  • Phyllis Russell, housekeeper
  • Amy Schafer, Director of Athletics

20 years

  • Jesse Amar, M.F.A., Professor of Art
  • Michael Balas, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
  • Anita Lillie, Post Office coordinator

25 years

  • Cynthia Sutton, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology

30 years

  • Nancy Antonino, Ph.D., lecturer and program coordinator for communication sciences and disorders

35 Years

  • Cinthia McClelland, administrative assistant College Advancement
  • Elizabeth Young ’96, data analyst

40 years

  • Guru Khalsa, Professor of Chemistry

“We are so glad for your service,” Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., said. “Your amazing commitment means a lot for the College, for the community and our students. Each of the folks on the list makes the College a special place.”

Screening station and transportation paid opportunities for employees

Paid jobs for hourly employees or salary employees to work the temperature and screening station in the Howard Miller Student Center on the weekends.  The station is open from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Employees will be paid $10 per hour for working the station during weekend hours.  Full-time hourly employees cannot exceed 40 hours per week as a result of working the screening stations, and part-time hourly employees cannot exceed 30 hours per week as a result of working the screening.

Hourly or salary employees can also work as drivers for students needing transportation for COVID-19 testing or doctor’s visits. The College will provide the vehicle and pay will be $11 per hour. Full-time hourly employees cannot exceed 40 hours per week as a result of serving as a driver, and part-time hourly employees cannot exceed 30 hours per week as a result of serving as a driver. 

For more information, contact Mike McKinney ’02 at ext. 2600.

Student News

Student flu shots available on Sept. 22

Appointments are being accepted for flu shots for students.

Student flu shots are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. All attendees must have an appointment.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Chris Cianci ’96 at ext. 2356 or Patty Alfredo at ext. 2195.

Students should bring a copy of his or her insurance card, a copy of vaccinations if not already submitted and the information sheet linked above on the day of flu shots. New Students must submit any pending health forms.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes

  • Scott Morgan, plumber

Fitness Center hours

The fitness center hours are from 2–7 p.m. weekdays. It is open from 1–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Requirements 

  • Open to Thiel students, faculty and staff only 
  • Health Screening Wristband 
  • Thiel ID 
  • Masks (over mouth and nose) are required at all times unless actively using a cardio machine 
  • Safe social distancing at all times 
  • You must sanitize all equipment you have used 
  • maximum occupancy is 25

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 10–11 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 docucenter@thiel.edu.

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. 

Events

Campus Events

Speech-Language Pathology Virtual Open House
Saturday, September 12
Online

Students interested in Thiel College’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program are encouraged to attend this special virtual open house to learn more about the program!

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

Instant Decision Day
Saturday, September 19
Campus and online

Event for high school seniors to come to campus and receive a decision while visiting.

This event is being held both virtually and in-person.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at ext. 2345.

Twilight Tour Experience
Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Campus

Can’t make it to campus during the day? No problem! Join us in the evening for a personalized campus tour experience designed to fit your schedule. Meet with a Thiel College admissions representative and discover the academic program that’s right for you. Bring your transcripts with you to learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Etc.

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 Sept. 16, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Sept. 14 to be published in that week’s edition.



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