September 22, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Alumni and friends set to go “Wild with Pride” at the Thiel College Homecoming celebration

Alumni and friends set to go “Wild with Pride” at the Thiel College Homecoming celebration

Thiel College is celebrating its annual Homecoming tradition with a variety of in-person and select online events from Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Thiel College hosts Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair

Thiel College hosts Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair

Thiel College will host the Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair in the Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia from 8–11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 7. Members of the College community are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Con Spirito performers show off their Thiel gear

The Fischoff Award-winning Aero Quartet performed at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel last week as part of common hour and the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series. The College gave the performers some Thiel gear to show off.

Student group hosts walking taco bar for employees

The Staff Appreciation Club, a new student-led organization, was recognized by the Student Government Association this year. The club’s mission is to demonstrate appreciation for the work campus faculty and staff put in for the students. For their first event, they scheduled a walking taco bar luncheon in front of Greenville Hall on Monday.

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

Note of Gratitude

“I would like to thank everyone that sent cards, flowers, emailed, made charitable donations or offered condolences in the passing of my father, Ronald Pfaff. As the bible verse Matthew 5:4 says:  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Thank you each and everyone.” — Debbie Schreiber & family

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Jess Turner, webmaster

Thiel College says farewell to:

  • Denise Urey ’00, registrar

Special Notes


Common Hour: Reptile Farm
Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center

Students and staff are invited to interact with several different species of reptiles.

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

Suicide Prevention Speaker
Thursday from 6–8 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 ’98 at ext. 2754.

Instant Decision Day
Friday 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 the Office of Admission at ext. 2345.

Thiel Spirit Day
September 30, All Day
Thiel College Online

Whether near or far away, all Thiel Community members are invited to show their TC pride by wearing blue and gold! Kick off the Homecoming celebrations and show your school spirit on social media by using #TCproud.

Disclaimer: By submitting a photo using the #TCproud hashtag to any social media platform, or to, you agree to allow Thiel College to use your photos for future marketing purposes. #TCproud is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations at ext. 2027.

Common Hour: Robert Crutchfield, Ph.D. ’71
September 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this Common Hour lecture given by Robert Crutchfield, Ph.D. ’71, titled “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?”

Joining Generations Cookout
September 30 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Rust Colony Square Pavilion, St. Paul’s Senior Living Community

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College and of St. Paul’s Senior Living Community are encouraged to attend the joint cookout being held at St. Paul’s to enjoy an evening of friendship across generations.

For more information, contact David Hummel ’83 at ext. 2027.

Health Professions Institute Speaker Series: Mark Benninghoff ’82
September 30 from 7–9 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Thiel College’s Health Professions Institute hosts a special speaker series during the Fall 2021 semester. Mark Benninghoff ’82, Director of Guidehouse and member of the Thiel College Board of Trustees, will present on Thursday, September 30. All presentations are open to the entire Thiel College community.

For more information, contact Sarahbeth Abalos, R.N., Ph.D. at ext. 2007.


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 29, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, September 27 to be published in that week’s edition.

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