January 13, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

2019 graduate Terri Eddy appointed first young alumni representative to Thiel Trustees

2019 graduate Terri Eddy appointed first young alumni representative to Thiel Trustees

Recent graduate Terri Eddy ’19 was named Thiel College’s first young alumni representative to the Board of Trustees.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Optimism palpable at first campus meeting of 2021

About 90 employees tuned in Wednesday afternoon for the first Thiel News Time of 2021. The online meeting also started with attendees sending one-word descriptions of how they felt about the upcoming semester. The theme from participants was that they were optimistic, nervous, excited and ready-to-go for the new semester.

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. covered a variety of topics:

  • Plans for students’ return to campus 
  • Spring classes
  • Admission statistics
  • Renovation projects and progress
  • Faculty and staff vaccinations
  • Winter and spring athletics

Student life seeks volunteers for move-in

The Office of Student Life is looking for volunteers to help with student move-in next week. Each day about 90 students are scheduled to move in.

All of the paperwork and testing will be done in the Rissell-Schreyer Dome. Screeners are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day next week.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz. Anyone interested in working at a screening station during the spring semester may also contact Adametz.

Still time for the Wellness Committee’s BINGO

The Wellness Committee reminds you that there is still time to complete the Thiel Wellness BINGO Challenge.  All Thiel employees are encouraged to participate as a fun and healthy way to begin the new year. The rules are stated on the BINGO card. The game ends on Jan. 18.

Completed BINGO cards can be scanned and emailed to Jackie Kytchak or sent through ICM by Jan. 22.

A winner will be randomly selected once cards are received.

HR sends message with return to campus protocols

The Fall semester screening process, policies and mitigation efforts for employees remain in effect for the spring semester.

For more information, contact Jennifer Clark.

Student News

Quarantine Support Squad seeks items

Thiel College has created a quarantine support squad to provide additional support to students while quarantining on campus. Packages will be assembled of various items several times a week to send to students who are quarantining on campus. Anyone who would like to help support the squad and students in quarantine can donate the following items:

  • Microwave popcorn
  • Hot chocolate packs
  • Instant coffee bags
  • Chocolate bars
  • Cheap coffee cups
  • Snack bars

For more information or to arrange a donation, contact Jackie Kytchak.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Office of Student Life.


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. 20, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Jan. 18 to be published in that week’s edition.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Angela Sorg, public safety administrative assistant

And says farewell to:

  • Derek Jeziorkowski, police officer
  • Tom Jones, police officer


Campus Events

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.

Dare to Dream Sophomore Retreat
Jan. 21–22
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Sophomore students are invited to a special retreat featuring food, speakers and activities.

For more information, contact Pastor Brian Riddle ’07.

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

Leadership Competition
Jan. 30
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

Accepted students who have exceeded specific academic criteria will be invited to campus to compete for additional scholarship money.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

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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