September 16, 2020

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Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

Thiel College fraternity holds walk to honor steps taken by first-responders during 9/11

Thiel College fraternity holds walk to honor steps taken by first-responders during 9/11

On Friday, Sept. 11, members of the Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma were joined by two volunteer firefighters from a nearby department to take part in a symbolic walk at the Town of Greenville’s Plimpton Graul Amphitheater in Riverside Park in memory of the first responders who perished in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Read the full story in the Newsroom

Pick your Thiel team to donate to for Heart Walk

Thiel College was scheduled to be a host site for the American Heart Association Heart Walk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Due to the pandemic, the in-person portion of the event has been canceled for off-campus groups, but campus groups will meet at the The Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol (Yeager) Stamm ’71 Track & Field Complex and walk an approximately two-mile path through downtown Greenville and ending at the Quad.

Students and employees can contribute to the existing teams or create a team. Eleven teams with about 80 participants are set to participate.

Following the walk, prizes will be awarded based on several different participant criteria.

Flu shots available September 30

The clinic is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Rudisill Room. No walk-in appointments will be accommodated. Employees who would like to participate in the flu shot clinic should bring his/her insurance card or a copy of the insurance card to present to the person giving the shots. BCBS Highmark insurance will cover 100% of the cost of the flu shot. Thiel College is not covering the costs of the flu shots this year. Deductibles will not apply. Employees with other insurance should check with their provider to see if the shot will be covered.

Who: Faculty & staff
What: Flu shot clinic
When: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Location: Rudisill Room

For appointments, contact Kris Whaling at ext. 2150.

The Phoenix accepting submissions

The Phoenix, Thiel College’s creative journal is accepting written pieces and art work for the spring.

The best drawing will be featured on the cover. The best poem (judged by The Phoenix editorial board) will appear on the back cover.

Submission limits

  • Poetry: no more than 10 pages or 15 poems
  • Fiction: no more than 7 single-spaced pages
  • Artwork: no more than 5 black-and-white pieces
  • Photography: no more than 15 black-and-white pictures

Deadlines for submissions are Monday, November 2, 2020, and Monday, February 15, 2021.

Submissions can be sent to The Phoenix or Mary Theresa Hall, Ph.D.

The Phoenix is edited and published by Sigma Tau Delta and the Creative Writing: Poetry class.

For additional information, please contact Co-editors Katie Miller ’21 or Molly Shepler ’22 or advisors Sheila Farr, Ph.D. or Hall.

Volunteers needed for voter registration event

A voter registration event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Howard Miller Student Center hallway.

Member of the Board of Trustees Catherine Mott plans on volunteering for the event, but more volunteers are needed to staff the table.

For more information, contact Barbara Long-Cooper ’98 at ext. 2255.

Student News

Learning in the amphitheater

Professor of Education Doug Hazlett, Ph.D.  and his students went outside last Thursday for class. The 9:30 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. classes spent their time talking over new learning strategies and summarization techniques in the Riverside Park amphitheater.

Peace Corps holding online recruitment meetings

The Peace Corps is still accepting applications for future service. Students are encouraged to apply around eight months prior to when they wish to depart. This way their application can at least be in the system for when we start processing them and inviting people to serve.

Regional events will be held online in September.

The Peace Corps is committed to diversity and first-generation college students.

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.

Speech-Language Pathology open house

The Speech-Language Pathology program hosted an open house on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Special Notes

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. 


  • 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.

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. 


Campus Events

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.

American Heart Association Heart Walk
Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m.
Campus and online

Thiel College hosts an on-campus Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association. This year’s Heart Walk is only open to Thiel College students, faculty and staff. Off-campus visitors are not able to participate due to COVID-19 protocol.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

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

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.

Sophomore Retreat
Oct. 2–3
William A. Passavat Memorial Center

Invited sophomore students at Thiel College will get career counseling and personal strengths analysis. Students will also participate in games and other activities. 

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


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.

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T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Sept. 23, 2020. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, Sept. 21 to be published in that week’s edition.

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