September 29, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel fraternity receives proclamation from Greenville mayor, citation from Pa. legislature

Thiel fraternity receives proclamation from Greenville mayor, citation from Pa. legislature

Thiel College fraternity Phi Theta Phi recently received a proclamation from Town of Greenville Mayor Evan Hereford and a citation from Pennsylvania state Representative Mark Longietti recognizing the organization’s fundraising efforts for Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital through its annual 100-mile walk to Pittsburgh.

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Thiel College political science and public policy major participated in ACLU program

Thiel College political science and public policy major participated in ACLU program

Meadow Campbell ’24, a political science and public policy major, was selected to participate in the American Civil Liberties Union National Advocacy Institute College and Community Program held virtually this summer. Campbell previously participated in the ACLU’s Institute for high school students.

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Thiel Class of 1971 presents largest class gift in school history to preserve and renovate Quad

Thiel Class of 1971 presents largest class gift in school history to preserve and renovate Quad

The Class of 1971 is donating more than $100,000 to Thiel College to create an outdoor gathering space on campus that will improve and maintain this essential space for student and College community use.

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Thiel National Spirit Day kicks off Homecoming Thursday

Homecoming kicks off tomorrow with National Thiel Spirit Day.

All Thiel Community members are invited to show their TC pride by wearing blue and gold 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 alumni@thiel.edu, 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.

There are also a variety of in-person and select online events from Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 3.

“Homecoming weekend is a special time for the Thiel community to come together to celebrate shared experiences and memories,” Vice President for College Advancement Roberta Leonard said. “Every Homecoming at Thiel is a special event, but I am, from the bottom of my heart, looking forward to being able to welcome alumni and friends back to campus.”

 Homecoming at Thiel this year will include an adjusted parade route. The annual tradition will begin at the Moose Club in the Town of Greenville and proceed east on Shenango Street. The parade will turn left on North Penn Avenue and then turn right on Eagle Street. Marchers will turn left on College Avenue before finally ending by with a left on Ridgeway Avenue. The parade is from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Online events will include a worldwide virtual meeting as well as a social media campaign that will have alumni and friends of the College dressed in Thiel gear and colors and competing for prizes.

Thiel College sociology alumnus to deliver talk “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?”

Robert Crutchfield, Ph.D. ’71, a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Washington, will visit the College at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 30 to deliver a Common Hour lecture in Stamm Lecture Hall titled “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?”

Crutchfield received his bachelor’s degree from Thiel College in 1971 before continuing his education at Vanderbilt University where he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees. Aside from his position as Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Crutchfield also has an affiliate appointment in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. His research is focused on labor markets and crime, neighborhoods and crime, race and ethnicity, and the criminal justice system. His book, titled Get A Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime, was published in 2014 by the New York University Press.

Celebration for Cindy Farrell ’77 to be held Thursday

During her 43 years of service, Farrell has forever changed and impacted countless lives, many of which credit her as the reason they were able to continue their education at Thiel. Her vast knowledge and help with students and families is legendary.

The campus community is invited to a celebration at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Friends of Art Lounge of the Howard Miller Student Center to thank Cindy Farrell ’77 for her service to the College and wish her well on her retirement which begins Thursday.

This weekend, she will receive the 2021 Service to the College Award during the Homecoming festivities for her lifelong commitment to students and the College.  This award was voted on by the Thiel College Alumni Association.

Student News

History honorary society inducts new members

Pictured top row from left: James R. Bloomfield, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus), Noah Toy ’23, Nathaniel Meth ’23, Logan Pistorius ’22, Jay Donis, Ph.D., Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D. (Faculty Advisor), and Sean Oros ’15; bottom row from left: Julia Langietti ’23, Lindsey Durboraw ’23, and Hannah Uschock ’22.

Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society) held their inductions on Thursday, September 23 in the Rare Books Room of the Library. New inductees include Nathaniel Meth ’23 and Lindsey Durboraw ’23. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four courses) in history, earned in the classroom, online or through AP or transfer credits (or a combination thereof). A minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and 3.0 GPA overall are required. Once inducted into the society, membership is for life. There will be another induction in the spring for other students of history.

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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 Oct. 6, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 4 to be published in that week’s edition.

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Special Notes

Events

Campus Events

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 alumni@thiel.edu, 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.

Homecoming 2021: Wild With Pride
Oct. 1–3
Thiel College campus and online

Thursday, Sept. 30

  • All Day - Thiel Spirit Day
  • 6-7:30 p.m. - Joining Generations Cookout at St. Paul’s

Friday, Oct. 1

  • 10 a.m. - Blue-Gold Golf Outing (shotgun start)
  • 1–4 p.m. - Campus Tours (starting in the HMSC)
  • 2–4 p.m. - Class of 1970 Wine Tasting Open House
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. - Alumni Career Conversations
  • 4–6 p.m. - Class of 1971 Wine Tasting Open House
  • 4:30–6:30 p.m. - Student & Alumni Networking Reception
  • 6–8 p.m. - Heitzenroder House Dedication
  • 6:30 p.m. - Hall of Fame Reception and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner - New location: Tented Area in the Quad

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • 8–9 a.m. - Worldwide Zoom Call
  • 8:30–10 a.m. - Class of 1970 Reunion Breakfast
  • 8:30–10 a.m. - Class of 1971 Reunion Breakfast and Dedication of the 1971 Quadrangle
  • 10 a.m.–noon - Campus Tours (starting in HMSC)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Alumni and Student Tailgate Zone and Alumni Tent (noon – 3 p.m.)
  • 10:15 a.m. - Dedication for the Entrance to the Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol ’71 Stamm Track & Field Complex
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. - Choir Alumni Gathering - New location: Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - “Welcome Home Tailgate Celebration” co-hosted by Audra (Schell) Ganiear ’93 and son John Ganiear (current Phi Theta Phi president)
  • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - All Tomcat Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Alumni Awards Luncheon - New location: Tented Area in the Quad
  • 1 p.m. - Phi Theta Phi House 42 Ribbon Cutting
  • 1:45–2:15 p.m. - Homecoming Parade
  • 2:30–3 p.m. - Meet Thiel's new Community Leaders
  • 3 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game vs. Westminster
  • Organization of Black Collegiates (OBC) Annual Cookout during halftime show
  • 5–7 p.m. - Sigma Phi Epsilon BBQ
  • 5:30 p.m. - Bonfire for Alumni, Students and Friends - Sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Club
  • 6:30–11 p.m. - Class of 1970 Dinner (Haer Family Science & Arts Connector) - Includes Class photo
  • 6–11 p.m. - Class of 1971 Dinner (Avalon Country Club) - Include Class photo

Sunday, Oct. 3

  • 10:30 a.m.–noon - Classes of 1970 and 1971 Brunch with Faculty
  • 11 a.m.–noon - Service of Remembrance
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - All Tomcat Brunch

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

American Chemical Society Speaker: Dr. William Wagner
Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bly Hall, Academic Center

The Director of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Dr. William Wagner will present as part of the American Chemical Society speaker series.

For more information, contact Katrina Deckinger ’22.

Mercer County Guidance Counselor College Fair
Oct. 7 from 8–11:30 a.m.
Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasia

Representatives of regional colleges, universities, technical schools, businesses, and the armed forces will distribute materials and talk with Mercer County students about colleges and career choices.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at ext. 2345.

Common Hour: Internships 101
Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Learn everything you need to know about both on-campus and off-campus internship opportunities. How to prepare, how to apply and how to succeed.

For more information, contact Liza Schaef at ext. 2063. 

Instant Decision Day
Oct. 8 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 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.

Fall Break
October 9–12
Thiel College Campus

No classes will be held on Monday, October 11, or Tuesday, October 12, due to Fall Break.



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