September 15, 2021

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Thiel climbs up U.S. News & World Report rankings, recognized for graduates’ social mobility

Thiel climbs up U.S. News & World Report rankings, recognized for graduates’ social mobility

Thiel College was ranked as the top school in western Pennsylvania overall and recognized for the social mobility of its graduates among the Regional Colleges in the North in the 37th edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today.

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Thiel College Kappa Sigma hosts second annual 9/11 stair walk at Riverside Park amphitheater

Thiel College Kappa Sigma hosts second annual 9/11 stair walk at Riverside Park amphitheater

On Friday, Sept. 10, members of the Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma took part in a symbolic walk at Greenville’s Plimpton Graul Amphitheater in Riverside Park in memory of the first responders who perished in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Staff members discuss Tomcat Way during meeting

Staff members gathered Tuesday for a campus-wide discussion of including the Tomcat Way, the College’s new developmental model for student success, into their dealings with students and their student-workers.

Faculty members met last week to discuss the Tomcat Way.

The next TNT is an online meeting is at noon Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Rite Aid also hosting flu shot clinic for employees

The Rite Aid Flu Shot Clinic is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 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.

Student News

Tree planting event being planned for November

Saturday, Nov. 20 has been designated by the environmental group One Tree Planted as Pennsylvania’s tree planting day.

Professor of Biology Fatimata Palé, Ph.D. is hoping to put together a team of students, employees to participate in the state’s tree planting event.

One Tree Planted has planted trees in more than a dozen US states, across three Canadian provinces, and in Mexico. Their projects restore forests in the wake of major wildfires like those in Paradise, California; repair damage caused by industry and resource extraction; and even support the endangered Southern Resident Orca of the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, contact Palé at ext. 2114.

American Chemical Society hosting regenerative medicine expert

The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates on campus is hosting a speaker presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in Bly Hall. The speaker is Director of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine William Wagner, Ph.D. 

He is a distinguished professor of Surgery, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  Recently Dr. Wagner received the 2021 Founder’s Award from the Society for Biomaterials and elected fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.  His research lab specializes in cardiovascular engineering with focuses on medical device biocompatibility, tissue engineering, and imaging. 
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is a research institute partnered with the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  McGowan Institute scientific and clinical researchers focus on advancements in tissue engineering, cellular therapies, and artificial and biohybrid organ devices.  The institute also provides education and training in regenerative medicine to the scientific and clinical communities.


Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Hope Pietrocarlo, admissions counselor

Special Notes

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 at ext. 2240 for contact information to RSVP to Donna Barton.

Events

Campus Events

Common Hour: Aero Quartet Concert
September 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Fischoff Award-winning Aero Quartet will perform for the Thiel community during a special Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series performance.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

Common Hour: Aero Quartet Concert
September 16 at 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The Fischoff Award-winning Aero Quartet will perform for the Thiel community during a special Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series performance.

For more information, contact Monica Adametz at ext. 2240.

Common Hour: Reptile Farm
September 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, HMSC

Stop by to interact with several different species of reptiles.

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

Suicide Prevention Speaker
September 23 from 6–8:00 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

The Thiel College Counseling Center hosts a special guest speaker to discuss suicide prevention.

For more information contact Melanie Broadwater ’96 at ext. 2754.

Instant Decision Day
September 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College Campus

High school students are invited to visit campus and will have the opportunity to apply to Thiel, bring their transcripts and board scores, and walk away with a decision on their acceptance before the end of the day.

For more information, contact admissions at ext. 2345.

Etc.

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.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out September 22, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, September 20 to be published in that week’s edition.

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