August 25, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College to renew regional rivalry with return of former PAC member to conference

Thiel College to renew regional rivalry with return of former PAC member to conference

Thiel College will renew a Presidents’ Athletic Conference rivalry with a nearby-neighbor with the announcement that Allegheny College will be rejoining the conference, effective July 1, 2022.

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Thiel College cheer squad earns bid to national event

Thiel College cheer squad earns bid to national event

Thiel College cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleaders Association summer camp on August 16-17 in preparation for competing at NCA College Nationals in April 2022.

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Thiel College student teachers set for area classrooms

Thiel College student teachers set for area classrooms

Two Thiel College elementary/special education majors will be student-teaching in the area this fall.

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Campus buzzes with activity as first-year students arrive for Move-in Day

Many members of the Class of 2025 arrived earlier this month, but on Saturday, Aug. 21 the full class was on campus.

Opening Convocation kicks off Common Hour events

On Thursday, College welcomed the newest members of the College community, an outstanding group of first-year, transfer and international students at Opening Convocation in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center. As is the tradition, the new students walked up Brother Martin’s Walk marking the beginning of their academic journey at Thiel, a walk they will repeat when they graduate from Thiel.

New graduate students attended Opening Convocation for the first time and joined in welcoming the new undergraduates.

Employees can help push food drive past its goal

The First-Year Student food drive has been a wonderful success.  So far nearly 5,500 pounds of food was collected. This is almost half a ton more than was collected in 2019, but is still a little short of the goal of 6,000 pounds.

Anyone who wants to help the College reach its goal can contribute a few cans or other non-perishable items can be left in the truck bed of Associate Academic Dean for Student Success and Professor of Neuroscience Greg Butcher, Ph.D. His gray Silverado will be parked behind the Greenville Hall Friday morning. It will have a Thiel flag hanging from it.

For more information, contact Butcher.

Celebration of Life event for Henry Barton is Sept. 18

The widow of Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science Henry Barton, D.A. is hosting a celebration of life event at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Lutheran Heritage Room. Barton taught at Thiel College from 1979 to 2011 and passed away on September 21, 2020.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Monica Adametz for contact information to RSVP to Donna Barton.

Student News


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).

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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Jordyn Merkle, women’s lacrosse coach
  • Sante Carducci ’21, assistant baseball coach

And says farewell to:

  • Aaron Shawgo, police officer 

Retirement send-off

Please join us as we wish Anita Lillie a very happy retirement after 21 years of service to Thiel College! 

1–2 p.m. Friday, August 27
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

We will all miss Anita’s warm smile and friendly greetings from behind the counter at the campus Post Office!

Help Wanted

Given the need to temporarily house some students off-campus as a result of the delays with our residence hall projects, the College is looking to hire individuals to shuttle students to and from campus for classes and other activities.  Both off-campus locations are within a couple of miles from campus.  Drivers will use a College vehicle and be compensated at an hourly rate, and we need drivers for hours within the 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. range (Monday through Friday) and a smaller range on weekends (potentially through the month of September).  This opportunity is open to employees interested in making extra money outside their normal hours, students, or community members.     

If anyone is interested and/or knows of others who might be interested in driving for us, please contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240 for more information.  We could use drivers who can work as many as 40 hours per week, or as little as a few hours per week. 

DocuCenter Holiday Schedule

The DocuCenter will be closing at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 and reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day Weekend.


Campus Events

Sophomore Retreat
August 27-29
Lutherlyn Campground

Thiel College sophomores will participate in community building and engagement exercises, participate in outdoor adventures and have the opportunity to think more deeply about the next few years of their college experiences. This event is free, transportation and meals will be provided, and all Thiel sophomores are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Liza Schaef at ext. 2063

Free Walk-In Vaccination Clinic
August 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The newly FDA-approved Pfizer vaccines are available to Thiel College students, staff, and faculty. No appointment is needed.

For more information, contact Health Services.

Common Hour: Student Activities Fair
September 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Howard Miller Student Center

This event highlights many of the clubs and organizations that students can be become involved with at Thiel.

For more information, contact Than Oo at ext. 2192.

Labor Day – No Classes
September 6
Thiel College campus

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

Free Walk-In Vaccination Clinic
September 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
William A. Passavant Memorial Center

The newly FDA approved Pfizer vaccines are available to Thiel College students, staff, and faculty. No appointment needed.

For more information, contact Health Services.

Zooming in the Archives with Than Oo
September 8 from noon to 1 p.m.

Thiel College Archivist John Hauser ’71, H’20 sits down for a virtual discussion with Director of Student Activities and Involvement Than Oo. The session will be presented via Zoom.

For more information, contact the director of alumni relations David Hummel ’83 at ext. 2027.


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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