February 10, 2021

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Martin Luther King awards, speaker series highlight upcoming Thiel College diversity events

Martin Luther King awards, speaker series highlight upcoming Thiel College diversity events

Thiel College is hosting several events throughout March and February to recognize, celebrate and focus on diversity.

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Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery displaying prints from Thiel College’s permanent collection

Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery displaying prints from Thiel College’s permanent collection

Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery is featuring an exhibition of prints from Thiel College’s permanent collection of art until April 2.

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Thiel College education majors certified in two environmental education programs

Thiel College education majors certified in two environmental education programs

Early Childhood/Special Education majors at Thiel College are now certified in two nationally renowned programs, Project Learning Tree and Project WILD.

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Watch the Founders’ Day highlights

Links to portions of the video:

Staff Awards

Faculty Awards

Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award

William King passes on important career tips for Miller students

William C. King, president & CEO of Essential Research, Inc. spoke to students via Zoom at the February 3 Ruth A. Miller Senior Business Seminar about how to prepare for success in searching for job and career opportunities after graduation. King’s presentation covered resume writing, networking, using LinkedIn, preparing an effective elevator speech and tips for interviewing.

“Mr. King’s answer was to stay positive and to never give up when job seeking. That struck me because so many times I wanted to give up or just not worry about it. He really influenced me, and I felt like we related on that topic.”—Anthony Sebastian ’21

“I think it safe to say, my classmates and I will continually revisit this presentation in the coming years. King’s leadership expertise shined throughout the program highlighting what leaders in industry actually want and need out of employees.”—Hannah Uschock ’22

“I also learned that a resume will not land you a job. It is only there to make them want to contact you and get you in for an interview. The interview is where you sell yourself and your skills.”—Jocelyn Bracken ’21

“The lesson I learned is to know your elevator speech like the back of your hand.”—Eligah Flynn ’21

“As a soon-to-be-graduate, I believe Mr. King’s passion and recommendations on how to build a better resume and interview with ease are unmatched. Any student lucky enough to have him be a speaker for their class is set for any interview to come their way.”—Madison Acor ’21

“One of the very important lessons I learned through his presentation was the selling of your benefits not your features. The phrasing of this sentence is so eloquent that it allowed me to understand what he meant right away even though I had never thought of selling my benefits versus selling my features.” —Hailee Hess ’21

“Additionally, he emphasized one important theme throughout his presentation: “be the Tylenol to the company’s pain.” Essentially, when searching for jobs, seek out the problems within the targeted businesses and explain how you can solve them with your skills.”—Emily Baker ’22

“He also talked about how important online sites are in the job search process, whether it be LinkedIn, social media sites and others. Bill talked about how to help make our profiles stand out from others and how important it is to online network and stay in touch with past contacts.”—Delaney Merideth ’21Distinguished Service Award: Housekeeping Department

Student News

TLC names February Extraordinary Effort students

The Thiel Learning Commons named Kristie Hoover ’21 and JoElla Neal ’21 its Extraordinary Effort award winners for February.

Hoover, of Mercer, Pa., is a 2017 graduate of West Middlesex Area Jr.-Sr. High School and an accounting major. She is a member of the Equestrian Club and Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honor society.

Neal, of Harrisville, Pa., is a 2017 graduate of Slippery Rock Area High School and a psychology major. She is a member of Active Minds and the softball team.

Sigma Tau Delta recognized for 20th anniversary

The Executive Director of the English international honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta, recently sent a letter to the Thiel College chapter of the organization in recognition of its 20th anniversary at Thiel.

The organization has had 185 inductees in its time at Thiel College.

Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 and has grown to more than 900 chapters throughout the United States and internationally. Annually the organization provides members with scholarships and awards, makes available various internships, and conducts an international convention that draws over 1,000 participants.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to:

  • Ryan Kuntz, assistant football coach


Campus Events

Thiel College Courageous Conversations, “Embracing your Blackness”
Feb. 11 at noon

Through the lens of culture, community, and collaboration, presenter Aaron Harris, Career Consultant at Texas Christian University, will share strategies from lived experiences and research to increase participants’ level of self-awareness for showing up authentically black.

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones Jr. at ext. 2193.

Virtual Communication for a Day
Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.

Prospective students will learn more about the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations! Students and families will meet with Department Chair Kyle Woody, Ed.D. to learn about everything that Thiel has to offer!

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Tomcat Day (Accepted Student Day)
Feb. 15 at 9:15 a.m.
Thiel College

Accepted students will attend this event both in-person and online and experience campus life at Thiel College. Students and their families will learn about career development and financial aid options at Thiel College!

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Free Box of Sunshine
Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.
Howard Miller Student Center, Lower Lobby

The Counseling Center is handing out a Box of Sunshine while supplies last.

Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Celebration
Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

The College is hosting an online awards ceremony for its Martin Luther King Jr. Award winners.

Alumna Terri Eddy ’19 won the Alumni/Community Service Award. Anthony E. Jones Jr. was named the Faculty/Staff Service Award winner. Stacy Reecks ’21 was awarded the Thiel Student Service Award.

Director of Faculty Development & Diversity Initiatives at Eastern Kentucky University Roger Cleveland, Ed.D., will deliver the keynote address for the event.

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones at ext. 2193.

TC Alumni and Friends Book Club
March 4 at 7 p.m.

An online book club will read and discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The club is open to any Thiel community member.

Join Thiel Connect to learn more about this and other events. Thiel Connect is an online platform open to any member (student, friend of the College, alumnus or alumna, employee, etc.) of the Thiel community

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.


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. 17, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Feb. 15 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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