December 16, 2020

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Thiel Happenings

Newsroom Highlights

Enjoy these stories recently posted in the Newsroom.

Thiel graduate returns to lead men’s volleyball program

Thiel graduate returns to lead men’s volleyball program

Thiel College Director of Athletics Amy Schafer recently announced that Dylan Lasher ‘15 has returned to his alma mater to serve as the head coach for men’s volleyball.

Read the full story in the Newsroom

Christmas wishes from Thiel College

Firewall and internet upgrades to take place over break

Information Technology will work on firewall and internet upgrade projects during the upcoming Christmas break.

The upgrade begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 23. Internet services and Moodle will not be available while the upgrade is taking place. It should take between 2–4 hours to complete. The project is a bandwidth upgrade to help with remote learning and video streaming.

On Dec. 28-29, server hardware upgrades will take place. During these upgrades, most of Thiel College’s internal and external services will be affected. This will shut down a large part of our infrastructure. The internet won’t be affected but Moodle, Office 365, printing, The Hub, file shares, PowerCampus, and internal/external websites will all be affected. This upgrade is to speed up access to Thiel College server resources and decrease processing times for applications.

IT is trying to keep any downtime to a minimum and planning as best we can to keep as many services functioning during these times.

Student News

Thiel Choir Sings ‘Carol of the Bells’

Faculty and staff members discuss job hunting and employment prospects

Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D. appeared on Youngstown television with tips for job seekers, and Professor of Education Doug Hazlett, Ph.D. was featured on the career recruiting website Zippia discussing insights into the education market.


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).

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Jan. 6, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, Jan. 4 to be published in that week’s edition.

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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Jacqueline Guthrie, housekeeper


Campus Events

MLK Award nominations due
Friday, Dec. 18

Nominations for the Martin Luther King Jr. Award Celebration are due Friday. The categories are M.L.K. Student Service Award; M.L.K. Faculty/Staff Service Award and M.L.K. Community Service Award

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones.

Student Arrival Begins
Sunday, Jan. 17
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Thiel College students will begin to arrive back on campus for the spring 2021 semester.

Classes Begin
Monday, Jan. 25
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Classes begin for the spring 2021 semester.

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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