September 1, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College first-year students, faculty and staff members team to collect three tons of food

Thiel College first-year students, faculty and staff members team to collect three tons of food

Thiel College’s third annual community service and learning project for first-year students collected and distributed three-plus tons of non-perishable food items for food pantries at the Good Shepherd and the Salvation Army, school officials announced Friday.

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Thiel College welcomes Fischoff winning Aero Quartet for annual Con Spirito Series

Thiel College welcomes Fischoff winning Aero Quartet for annual Con Spirito Series

Thiel College will host the saxophone group Aero Quartet, the 2021 Senior Wind Division winners of the Fischoff Competition, at 7 p.m. September 16, 2021, at David Johnson Memorial Chapel as part of the college’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series.

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Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment Ashley Josay Zullo highlighted in hometown paper

Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment Ashley Josay Zullo highlighted in hometown paper

Thiel College’s Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo was profiled recently by her hometown newspaper, the Washington, Pa. Observer-Reporter for overcoming the injuries sustained in a terrible car crash during her high school years.

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President Traverso delivers campus updates at TNT

The first TNT of the academic year was held online Tuesday.

TNT, all-campus information sessions, will unfold in a variety of settings and formats. These are important venues, whether in person or virtual, to share timely information with the full campus. Employees are encouraged to join these sessions and bring questions, comments, and announcements for the good of the campus community. 

Traverso discussed important updates on enrollment, capital projects, budget and health and safety will be provided along with an opportunity for announcements about campus events and programs. 
In September, there will be two special in-person TNTs to Introduce “The Tomcat Way,” the new development model for student success and leadership at Thiel. The first of these special TNTs, on Sept. 7, is designed for faculty participation.  The second session on September 14 will be presented for staff.  Faculty and staff may attend either, but presentations at each session will be focused for the intended audience. 
After September, there will be monthly TNTs.  At this point, those sessions are scheduled alternating between in-person and remote, subject to change depending on health and safety protocols. 

Rite Aid flu shot clinic for employees is Sept. 21

The Rite Aid Flu Shot Clinic is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.

Anyone wishing to participate in the clinic should register through the online signup and bring a copy of his or her insurance card to present to the Rite Aid representative. BCBS Highmark insurance will cover 100% of the cost of the flu shot. Deductibles will not apply.  Employees with other insurance should check with their provider to see if the shot will be covered. 

For more information, contact Angela Sorg at ext. 2150.

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

Student Activities Fair is Thursday

This year’s event is from 11 a.m. to noon in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. The event highlights many of the clubs and organizations students can become involved in at Thiel College.


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:

  • Paul Moore, mechanic/locksmith
  • Scott Widmyer, police officer

Special Thank you from Anita Lillie

To the Thiel Family:

My life has been enriched and it has been my pleasure to serve along with such wonderful colleagues and students. Thank you for all of the kind words, cards and hugs on my retirement. I am truly blessed. – Anita Lillie

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

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 is 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.

Dietrich Honors Institute: Be Smart About Stress
September 8 from 5–6:30 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Students enrolled in the Dietrich Honors Institute are invited to attend a dinner where they will be able to share their stress-busting tips and learn strategies for staying productive and peaceful. The session will be presented via Zoom.

For more information, contact the Dietrich Honors Institute director Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D. at ext. 2033.

Common Hour: 9/11 Memorial Service
September 9 from 11 a.m. to noon
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Thiel College community is invited to attend a special memorial service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

For more information, contact the campus pastor Brian Riddle ’07 at ext. 2130.

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T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out September 8, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Tuesday, September 7 to be published in that week’s edition.

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