December 2, 2020

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Thiel professor publishes research highlighting effective teaching methods and personalities

Thiel professor publishes research highlighting effective teaching methods and personalities

Thiel College Associate Professor of Psychology Kristel M. Gallagher, Ph.D. had the results of her research conducted at Thiel College published in two academic journals recently. Both research articles drew upon Gallagher’s expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning, an area of research focused upon improving student learning through the advancement of teaching practices.

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Thiel College Dietrich Honors Institute students present senior thesis projects

Thiel College Dietrich Honors Institute students present senior thesis projects

Seventeen members of the Thiel College Dietrich Honors Institute presented their senior thesis projects on subjects ranging from perceptions of casino gambling to the causes and consequences of sleepwalking during the DHI’s senior thesis symposium on Nov. 14.

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Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. award nominations open

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Thiel College will not be hosting its traditional MLK Award Celebration; but we do want to recognize the work of the students, faculty/staff, and community members. Our theme is “The Celebration of Mindfulness, Love, and Kindness,” and we are accepting nominations for individuals in the following categories from the Tomcat community. 

Please note that this nomination will be invalid unless this form has been fully completed. 

M.L.K. Student Service Award
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Service Award is presented to students who exhibit integrity and demonstrate a commitment to service through an interest in bettering the lives of others. Their deeds and actions reflect the embodiment of Dr. King’s depth of compassion, the importance of education, and pride in their community.

M.L.K. Faculty/Staff Service Award
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty/Staff Service Award is given to faculty/staff members who exceed expectations in the area of service to the community, and who embody the principles of leadership outlined by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. These faculty and staff have volunteered, courageously led efforts in our community, performed extraordinary everyday acts of service, and have shown dedication within the community.

M.L.K. Community Service Award
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award does more than honor its recipients. It also further illustrates the great value of service and community involvement at Thiel College. This award acknowledges the dedication of those individuals who demonstrate the principles of the “Tomcat Family Bond.”

The nomination submission deadline is at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. 

Those nominated will be announced and posted on Thiel’s website on Jan. 18, 2021. 

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones.

Screening station volunteer winners announced

Director of Admission Sonya Lapikas and student Anthony Baileys ’24 were drawn as the screening station volunteers of the week.

The Volunteer Screener Appreciation Prize incentive program open to employees and students who work for the College’s temperature screening stations. Every Friday, winners are randomly drawn by computer from the weekly list of volunteers and will receive a gift card to a store such as Lowes, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Sheetz or a local establishment. Winners will be contacted and announced the following Monday. This program will continue weekly until the end of the fall semester. 

Familar faces in Public Safety and the CDC leaving

Friday is the last day for Director of the Career Development Center Clarissa Arbuckle ’11 and Dec. 10 is the last day for dispatcher/switchboard operator Vicki Hildebrand.

In a campus email Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D. said, “I want to thank Clarissa for her dedication to our students, serving them through multiple roles on campus. I know that those who have worked with her have benefited greatly from the experience.”

In a campus email Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety Dennis Bish said, “I want to thank Vicki for her service to The Thiel Public Safety Department for over 12 years. Her dedication to Thiel College and to the Public Safety Department have been greatly appreciated.”

Alumni collaborate on holiday playlist

The Office of College Advancement and alumni worked together to create a holiday playlist.

Student News

Financial Aid office hosting FAFSA session

The first step to cutting a student’s tuition bill is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

According to an article in Forbes magazine, billions of financial aid dollars go unclaimed each year. The first step to opening access to those resources is the FAFSA.

“The top reasons families don’t file the FAFSA is because they think they won’t qualify for aid,” said Ashley Boucher, spokeswoman for Sallie Mae. “This couldn’t be further from the truth, because nearly all who apply will qualify for something.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/11/15/fafsa-2021-college-financial-aid-covid/3652986001/

Thiel College staff members are hosting sessions on the next two Thursdays to walk students and family members through the process of filing or renewing their FAFSA.

Who: Event host Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid Counselor Justin Gregorich; Thiel College Executive Director of Financial Aid Cindy Farrell ’77 and Student Loan Specialist Michelle Work
When: Noon, Thursday, Dec. 3 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10

Students present on Thiel’s nursing plans

Students in the strategic management class of Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Angelo Giannini presented on Nov. 20 to the College’s faculty and staff on its plans for a nursing program. This was the first time strategic management students presented on a College program rather than an area business.

Video helps celebrate what students are thankful for


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Dylan Lasher, men’s volleyball coach

Thiel College says farewell to:

  • Anita Patterson, housekeeper
  • Destiny Catalano, housekeeper

Events

Campus Events

FAFSA Review Session
Thursday, Dec. 3 at noon
Online

Thiel College staff members are hosting a virtual session via Zoom to walk students and family members through the process of filing or renewing their FAFSA.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Day in the Life of a DHI Student
Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
Thiel College at home

Students admitted to Thiel College for the fall 2021 semester, and who qualify for the Dietrich Honors Institute, are invited to attend this virtual information session about a day in the life of a DHI student.

For more information about how to register, contact the Office of Admission.

FAFSA Review Session
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
Online

Thiel College staff members are hosting a virtual session via Zoom to walk students and family members through the process of filing or renewing their FAFSA.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

You’re Going to Thiel? Now what?
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
Thiel College at home

Students admitted to Thiel for the Fall 2021 semester are invited to attend this virtual information session about the next steps in the college admissions process.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

PA Program Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.
Thiel College at home

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about Thiel College’s Physician Assistant program! Register today to receive the Zoom session credentials.

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

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).

Going the Extra Mile

Nominee: Andy Houpt ’85 and the maintenance crew
Comment: Jean Carr and Janice Schwanbeck said, “The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce sincerely appreciates Andy Houpt and the maintenance crew for their help setting up the Christmas decorations in Central Park. Thank you for helping to spread some Holiday spirit to the Greenville community!”

Going the Extra Mile

Nominee: Decwin Waite
Nominator: Damion Grinnell ’24 
Comment: When we lost the other full time co-worker on midnights shift Decwin stepped up and filled in so that I could easily manage both work and school. She is always pushing me to do well and stay focused. With her, it is always about helping others.

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.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. Only two editions remain in 2020. The next edition will be out Dec. 9, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Dec. 7 to be published in that week’s edition.

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