August 4, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

“The Voice of the Tomcats” to receive award at PAC Football Media Day

“The Voice of the Tomcats” to receive award at PAC Football Media Day

This year’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference Football Media Day will be held Tuesday, August 3 in Latrobe, Pa.

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Greenville native turned director and producer tours Thiel College and speaks with students

Greenville native turned director and producer tours Thiel College and speaks with students

Greenville native David McWhirter, a television director and producer, visited Thiel College to tour the James Pedas Communication Center and meet with individuals from Penn-Northwest Development Corp. on Monday.

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Thiel celebrates new science facilities and inaugural class of Physician Assistant students

Thiel celebrates new science facilities and inaugural class of Physician Assistant students

Thiel College celebrated the renovated spaces in Rhodehouse Memorial Science Building and its first class of Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and second class of speech-language pathology students Thursday with faculty and administration members as well as local elected officials and economic development officers.

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All Campus Retreat returns Aug. 17

The All Campus Retreat is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 17. A light continental breakfast and coffee will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Please, RSVP to allow for an accurate count of attendees. 

As is the tradition, faculty and staff will gather in the Lutheran Heritage Room to celebrate the milestone years of service of our colleagues and welcome new members of the campus community. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D. will provide an overview of the Middle States Self-Study process and share information about the virtual campus visit scheduled for Oct. 24-27.

The primary focus of the retreat will be on the strategic planning process now underway. The Strategic Planning Committee has met weekly this summer, working together to draft a set of goals, objectives, and strategies and to update the College’s mission and identity statements. The retreat will be an opportunity to provide a brief overview of the draft document after which there will be an extended interactive session to gain input from the campus community on the draft plan.

Full campus involvement in the retreat is important as we launch a new academic year and advance the Thiel 2026 strategic plan.

Campus Beautification Day is Thursday

Thiel Beautification Day is from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. Available staff members are asked to join the maintenance staff in making Thiel College shine before the start of the fall semester. The extra hands are helpful in refreshing the look of landscaping in our main academic areas.

Each department may have varying availability to participate.

The maintenance team will stage different areas based upon the number of volunteers.

Etc.

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).

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.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Killian Lott, UPMC athletic trainer
  • Brianne Samson, assistant director of choir

And says farewell to:

  • Emily Groves ’21, IT technician
  • Austin Moore, assistant football coach

Events

Football Upperclass Students Report
August 11
Thiel College campus

Upperclass members of the Thiel College Tomcat football team report to campus.

For more information, contact Mike Winslow ’04 at ext. 2137.

Football First-year Students Report
August 12
Thiel College campus

First-year members of the Thiel College Tomcat football team report to campus.

For more information, contact Mike Winslow ’04 at ext. 2137.

BBQ Visit Day
August 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College campus

Prospective students visit Thiel College for an introductory admission information session, a student-led campus tour and a picnic lunch on the quad.

For more information, contact Asheley Miller at ext. 2177.

Cheer & Dance Reports
August 15
Thiel College campus

Members of the Thiel College Cheer & Dance squad report to campus.

For more information, contact Randy Burnett at ext. 2137.

Men’s & Women’s Soccer Reports
August 17
Thiel College campus

Members of Thiel College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams report to campus.

For more information, contact Zachary Walters or Becky Scroger.

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Reports
August 17
Thiel College campus

Members of Thiel College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams report to campus.

For more information, contact Carissa Eichmeyer at ext. 2086.

Women’s Volleyball Reports
August 17
Thiel College campus

Members of Thiel College’s women’s volleyball team report to campus.

For more information, contact Tyler North at ext. 2216.

Women’s Tennis Reports
August 17
Thiel College campus

Members of Thiel College’s women’s tennis team report to campus.

For more information, contact Gabriele Eaborn at ext. 2076.

First-year Student Move-in Day
August 21
Thiel College campus

All Thiel College first-year students move into their dorm rooms and celebrate a special Thiel College welcome.

For more information, contact Bob Phillips ’08 at ext. 2011.

Classes Begin
August 23
Thiel College campus

Fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m.

Opening Convocation
August 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

Members of the College community welcome the Thiel College Class of 2025 and officially kick off the fall 2021 semester

Labor Day – No Classes
September 6
Thiel College campus

No classes will be held in observance of the Labor Day holiday

Community Events

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Day
Aug. 20 at 8 a.m.
Pine Hill Golf Course

The scramble begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes refreshments, hot dogs at the turn, beverages on the course, catered dinner and participation gift.

For more information, contact Mark Batt ’87 at ext. 2157.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published every other week during the summer. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out August 18, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, August 16 to be published in that week’s edition.

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