October 14, 2020

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Sophomore accounting major named October Thiel Team member of the month

Sophomore accounting major named October Thiel Team member of the month

Kara Sokol ’23, of Sutersville, Pa. was named the Office of Admission Thiel Team Member of the Month for October.

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TLC recognizes Fry, Peters as Extraordinary Effort students for October

TLC recognizes Fry, Peters as Extraordinary Effort students for October

The Thiel Learning Commons Extraordinary Effort Award recipients for October are Jennifer Fry ’21 and Jess Peters ’21.

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Blue & gold are fall colors at Thiel

As the leaves change, a Thiel College banner stands out against the leaves on Tuesday.

Student News

Turn setbacks into comebacks with the TLC

Turn your setback into a comeback using Thiel Learning Commons resources.

If you are not satisfied with your academic progress, consider contacting an academic coach in TLC.

Visit the TLC link for email addresses or drop by the TLC located on the first floor of the Langenheim Memorial Library. Free peer tutoring, open peer tutoring, and collaborative learning are also available through TLC. Peer tutoring request forms may be downloaded from the TLC toggle in the Student Resource Lounge on Moodle and submitted in person or by email. Scroll down the page of this site for other helpful tools. If your course offers PAL or SI, attend as many sessions as possible. The midterm grades of students attending these sessions is a full letter grade higher than students who are not attending!

Class attendance and study time spent outside class are the two most important factors for academic success.

Reminder for students on class attendance

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D. sent a message to students Wednesday to clarify the attendance policy in light of the current COVID-19 situation.

If a class meets in person, students are expected to attend in person, unless they are in quarantine.

Some faculty have made remote instruction available to students who are not in quarantine, but that is not possible in every class. Frombgen said in the email, “courses focused on discussion, class-based activities, and labs are classes that, by and large, will not shift to remote while students are on campus. Individual remote arrangements can be made for the days a student is in mandatory quarantine, but many classes are not available for remote instruction outside of exceptional arrangements.”

Students who are quarantined must stay in touch with their professors. Students who have a campus job must also communicate with their supervisor, too, if they are in quarantine.

Spring Registration starts soon 

Registration for the spring semester opens at 6 a.m. on the dates listed below:

  • Dietrich Honors Institute: Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Seniors (88 credits and above): Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Juniors (58-87 credits): Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Sophomores (26 to 57 credits): Monday, October 26, 2020
  • All Others (Under 26 credits-first year students and all others): Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Registration resources

Students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering. An advisor can address any academic concerns a student may have as well as assist them with the registration process. Password or log-in issues can be handled by contacting the Solution Center at extension 4000 or on the 1st floor of the academic center.]

Homecoming 2020 court selected

Jess Peters ’21 was voted as Homecoming 2020 queen, and Jon Burkley ’21 was selected as king.

Madison Acor’ 22 and Zach Lyons ’22 were princess and prince. Keara Henry ’23 and Isaac Evans ’23 were duchess and duke. Tess Cadman ’24 and Milan Marseille ’24 were lady and lord.

Special Notes

Fitness Center is closed

The fitness center is closed until further notice.

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

Thiel Team Q&A
Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Admitted students can attend an online question and answer session with the members of the student ambassador team.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Fall Open House
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Event for prospective students to learn more about academics, campus life, and the admission process.

This event is being held virtually and in-person.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.


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: David Hummel ’83
Nominator: Allen Morrill
Comment: “What a great Homecoming last weekend. Without the indefatigable work of David Hummel, it wouldn&#rsquo;t have happened. Being virtual made it that much more difficult to pull off, but David did a great job. Thanks, David.”

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 Oct. 21, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 19 to be published in that week’s edition.

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