March 17, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Free speech-language pathology appointments available for the community at Thiel College

Free speech-language pathology appointments available for the community at Thiel College

The Thiel College Center for Speech-Language Services is accepting appointments for free speech, language, cognition, voice, and hearing screenings and evaluations.

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Thiel College hosts virtual sessions of national conference for communications students

Thiel College hosts virtual sessions of national conference for communications students

The Thiel College Department of Media, Communications and Public Relations hosted virtual sessions for the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s 81st annual conference at the James Pedas Communication Center recently.

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Thiel College student and professor appear on online film series discussing their work

Thiel College student and professor appear on online film series discussing their work

Thiel College sophomore Samantha DiBucci ’23 and Assistant Professor of Communication Ross Nugent appeared as part of the online series “Film Kitchen” discussing the videos they created.

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First-floor windows installed in Rhodehouse

The rennovations in the Rhodehouse Science Building are continuing. Windows were added to the end of the first-floor hallway.

The Wellness Committee is hosting self-care bingo

The Wellness Committee is hosting a bingo challenge in April. It is focusing on mental/ emotional health throughout the month of April.

Complete rows and/or columns to be entered in the prize drawing.

Send scan or photo of completed card to Jackie Kytchak.

Student News

Miale quizzes students and enlightens them with many tips

Jim Miale ’85 was the featured speaker at the March 10 Ruth A. Miller Senior Business Seminar. Miale is the Vice President of Commercial Banking at ERIEBANK in Meadville, Pa. His presentation focused on the questions “What Can Thiel Do for You?” and “What Can You Do for Thiel?” which he answered by sharing many of his life experiences including his on-going relationship with the College and his fellow alumni.

“I also appreciated the change in lecture style that Mr. Miale had. He not only took the time to get to know us, he also kept our focus by quizzing us with some brain teasers! He wanted to show us different ways to go about a problem or a challenge we may come across. This was beneficial because I feel as though we get complacent in our abilities and almost arrogant in our skills.” Jessica Peters ’21

“He made me notice a theme that every speaker has kind of come into—your path is almost never linear.  People can plan and plan, but that does not mean you will end up where you expected.” Hannah Uschock 22 

“Jim is the Vice President of Erie Bank and told a wonderful story about his journey when choosing colleges and his difficulty deciding. One thing about Thiel is that the administration and faculty care deeply about their students and the well-being of the students. Thiel isn’t the type of college you can find around just any corner. The comradery of the Thiel community is extremely powerful, and I think that is something that Jim and I can relate to.” Anthony Sebastian ’21

“After giving us his life story, he got the class to participate by introducing ourselves, where we are from, class, and why we chose Thiel. Then we took a fun quiz that allowed us to think outside the box and solve a few riddle questions.  Jim then told us about how our Thiel experience was similar and different from his.” Delaney Merideth ’21

“He was able to portray confidence and made himself seem compassionate, approachable, and empathetic. As he went on it was clear that those were some of the crucial skills he had needed throughout his career in banking as well as teaching.”  William Brandsema ’21

“James was a wonderful speaker. I learned a bit about Thiel and how I can give back. He said you make lifelong friends here and it gives me hope that my friends and I will stay connected after college. I think it is incredible that speakers will talk about their friendships and they all say the same thing - you meet great people and you ultimately will be friends for life.” Jocelyn Bracken ’21

“Additionally, Miale shared valuable lessons that he has acquired throughout his professional life. Specifically, he addressed the significance of building relationships and communication, the value of a Thiel education, and the importance of networking. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Miale’s unique career path, his humor, and the knowledge that he offered.” Emily Baker ’22

Two important questions our speaker talked about was “What can Thiel do for you?” and “What can you do for Thiel?”. To start off Thiel has done a lot for me, by not only providing me with a great education, but giving me lifelong friends and amazing memories. Thiel College has allowed me to find a place where professors and the administration truly care about my wellbeing in and outside of the classroom setting, which I am forever grateful for.” Madison Acor ’22

“Miale is a great example of students that make the most of their time at Thiel and use that experience to springboard the rest of their lives.  He is inspiring and should be asked to come and talk to Senior Business Seminar every year.”  Hannah Uschock ’22

“The dinner was amazing as always, but the real dessert was Jim Miale’s presentation. It was light and fun and kept everyone engaged and entertained. He was an involved speaker who seemed very intent on knowing each of us individually and forming connections with us. He knew each of us by name and mentioned references to previous conversations we had with him before he started his presentation. Him doing this really hammered home his main lesson which was to find ways to connect and network with those around you to form long lasting relationships.” Hailee Hess ’21

“This was by far the best meal we have had so far! AVI does an amazing job taking every concierge’s ideas and modeling them into an elegant meal!” Jessica Peters ’21

Brunner, Wood win monthly recognition from the TLC

The Thiel Learning Commons named Kristen Brunner ’21 and Morgan Wood ’23 its Extraordinary Effort award winners for March.

Both students work in the Disability Resource Center.

Special Notes

DocuCenter updates hours

The DocuCenter’s new hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact the DocuCenter at ext. 2267.


Campus Events

Thiel College Courageous Conversations, “Turning Passion, Into Purpose”
Thursday at noon

Resident Director at the University of Illinois at Chicago Jailyn Stevenson leads the discussion will dive into some of the growing pains that come with developing a passion and also identifies steps to breaking through barriers.

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

Fifty Days “Make it to May” Reception
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College seniors are invited to attend this special event to celebrate 50 days until graduation! Thursday is the second day of the "Make it to May" Wine & Dessert Celebration to ensure a safe and socially distanced event. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

For more information, contact Liza Schaef at ext. 2063.

Sciences for a Day
Friday at 9 a.m.
Thiel College

Prospective students will explore what Thiel College’s science programs have to offer! They will meet with Thiel College students and faculty and have admissions questions answered.

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

Thiel College Courageous Conversations, “Turning Passion, Into Purpose”
March 18 at noon

This discussion will dive into some of the growing pains that come with developing a passion and also identifies steps to breaking through barriers.

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

Curious about Grad School?
March 23 at 8 p.m.

Thiel College students are welcome to learn about the grad school application process at this virtual event, held online.

For more information or to get the Zoom link, contact Associate Professor of History, Director of the Dietrich Honors Institute Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D.

Writing professor to host online talk about publishing
March 31 at 6 p.m.

Sigma Tau Delta is holding a campus-wide Zoom event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 where guest speaker Professor Rachael Warmington will present her talk, “Building Your Writer Profile and Navigating the Publishing Process” with a focus on creative writing.

Warmington is an instructor at Seton Hall University. She earned her English B.A. from Montclair State University, English M.A. from Seton Hall University, her MFA at CUNY City College, and is ABD at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Rachael is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal, Watchung Review. She has been published in Journal of Pedagogic Development, The Tower Journal, Poetry in Performance, and BigCityLit. Rachael also enjoys performing her poetry, sharing her fiction, and presenting her scholarly research. 

Those interested in learning more about the publishing process should plan to attend the virtual event.

Community Event

Heritage Day Festival: Greenville Symphony Orchestra Concert
Friday at 4 p.m.
Graul Amphitheater, Riverside Park

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will perform in Graul Amphitheater in Riverside Park during the Heritage Days Festival.


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 March 24, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, March 22 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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