January 27, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Walters named Thiel College men’s soccer head coach

Walters named Thiel College men’s soccer head coach

Director of Athletics Amy Schafer recently announced the hiring of Zack Walters as Thiel College’s men’s soccer head coach.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

TNT discusses several topics important to campus

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. gave brief updates on campus construction and answered an array of questions on the return of students to campus during the second Thiel News Time of the spring semester and the first since the start of classes. Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Mike McKinney ’02 and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D. also gave short updates.

IT notifies campus of password policy change

Information Technology sent an email to the campus community outlining upcoming changes to the password policy that go into effect March 1.

Wellness Committee asking employees to wear red on Feb. 5

The Wellness Committee invites employees to wear red on Friday, Feb. 5, National Wear Red Day. The day raises awareness about heart disease and stroke in women. It also serves as a reminder that preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems so that women can live healthier and longer lives.

To raise awareness and show support, wear your favorite red attire on Feb. 5.

Student of the Month nominations close Friday

Nominations for the Student-of-the Month Program are now open. The program recognizes seniors (more than 88 earned credit hours) from any academic department or program. Students are nominated by members of the faculty, staff and administration and are selected based on criteria listed below, which are derived primarily from the Mission Statement of Thiel College. Any nomination submitted in the fall but not selected will carry over to the spring and be considered along with any new nominations. 

  • Scholarship (3.4 GPA or higher after having completed at least four semesters at Thiel College)
  • Ethical and Responsible Leadership
  • Consistently Solid Work Ethic
  • Good Representatives of Departments/Programs at Thiel College 

The nomination form is online. There is no limit to the number of students an employee may nominate but each nominee needs to be on an individual nomination form.

For more information, contact Associate Academic Dean for Student Success Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D. at ext. 2031.

Biggest Loser contest back for 2021

Student News

Quarantine Support Squad still seeking supplies

The Quarantine Support Squad wants to thank everyone who has donated. We have collected a variety of items that will be provided to students who are required to quarantine. We are hopeful that these small gestures of kindness will help the students feel a little more comfortable during their time in quarantine and remind them that we as a campus community are thinking of them.

  • Nutty Bars (Little Debbie)
  • Hershey Bars (regular size)
  • Coffee mugs (can be purchased inexpensively at a dollar store)
  • Instant coffee bags
  • Small hand sanitizers
  • Pocket size tissue packs

Items will be assembled and delivered to students in quarantine as a way to care for and support them. Items can be dropped off at the Office of Student Life. 

Student teachers gather online to prepare for local classrooms

From top left to right: Associate Professor of Education, Co-Director of Teacher Education and Department Chair Nancy Castor, Alexa Banic ’21, Courtnie Roberts ’21, Professor of Education Doug Hazlett, Ph.D.; second row: Wesley Gerber ’21, Hailey Hause ’21, Landon Westover ’21, Amy Meighen ’21, Assistant Professor of Education, Co-Director of Teacher Education, Department Associate Chair Kara Zuschlag; third row: Noah Trimpey ’21, Sarah Padula ’21, Emily Valentine ’21Jonathan Burkley ’21, Shayla Little ’21; fourth row: Sheldon Bourdeau ’21 all met online recently to prepare for their upcoming semester in local classrooms.

  • Roberts and Banic will teach K-3 learning support and third-grade general education at Hermitage School District.
  • Gerber will teach seventh- and eighth-grade learning support and first-grade general education at Conneaut School District.
  • Hause will teach fourth-grade general education and first- and second-grade learning support at Hermitage School District
  • Westover will teach ninth- and 10th-grade social studies at Greenville Area School District.
  • Meighen will teach ninth- and 10th-grade English at Greenville Area School District.
  • Trimpey will teach fifth-grade learning support and fourth-grade general education at Hermitage School District.
  • Padula will teach fourth-grade learning support and third-grade general education at Hermitage School District.
  • Valentine will teach seventh-grade life science and high school biology at Greenville Area School District.
  • Burkley will teach eighth-grade English and ninth- and 10th-grade English at Greenville Area School District.
  • Little will teach fourth-grade learning support and third-grade general education at Hermitage School District.
  • Bourdeau will teach first- and second-grade learning support and fourth-grade general education at Hermitage School District.

Special Notes

Wellness updates

Read the Wellness Committee’s Health and Wellness newsletter for some self-care tips and healthy recipes.


Campus Events

Understanding Your Financial Aid Package
Jan. 28

Thiel College staff members host a virtual session to help students and family members better understand financial aid. Tune in and have all of your financial aid questions answered!.

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

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.

Monday Movie Night: American Skin
Feb. 1
Bly Hall, Academic Center

A Screening of American Skin (2019) directed by Nate Parker, will be shown to students in Bly Hall.

For more information, contact the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Anthony E. Jones Jr.

Religion and Campus Ministry since 1870–Virtual Discussion
Feb. 3

Join us virtually as John Hauser ’71 and Pastor Brian Riddle ’07 present “Religion and Campus Ministry since 1870.” Enjoy a discussion featuring two Thiel alumni as they span the centuries of religion and campus ministry.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations.

Founders’ Day
Feb. 4

Join us as we celebrate the founding of Thiel College at the annual Founders’ Day ceremony!

Virtual Education for a Day
Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

Join us virtually and see what life is like as an education major at Thiel College! Meet with current students and faculty, and have all of your admissions questions answered.

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).

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Feb. 3, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Feb. 1 to be published in that week’s edition.

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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