October 6, 2021

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Thiel College sociology alumnus leads conversation on “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?”

Thiel College sociology alumnus leads conversation on “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?”

Robert Crutchfield, Ph.D. ’71, a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Washington, delivered a Common Hour lecture “Race and Justice: Black Lives Matter?” Thursday afternoon in Bly Hall of the College’s Academic Center.

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Thiel College men’s soccer shuts out opponent, opens conference play with a victory

Thiel College men’s soccer shuts out opponent, opens conference play with a victory

The Thiel College men’s soccer team beat Saint Vincent, 2-0, in both teams’ Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener on Wednesday.

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Two Thiel College faculty members promoted and awarded tenure and two others promoted

Two Thiel College faculty members promoted and awarded tenure and two others promoted

Two Thiel College professors were awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor and two others were promoted to professor for this academic year.

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Class of 1971 celebrates dedication of the Quad

A wide variety of events were recorded.

Also, the Service of Remembrance was streamed by TCTV.

Thiel College classes from 1957 to 2023 registered for Homecoming with Alumni from 23 states coming back to campus. Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83 said about 1,000 people were in Greenville for the weekend and important events such as the Dedication of 40 Eagle Street as the Heitzenroder House as well as dedications of the entrance to the Stamm Track & Field Complex and Class of 1971 Quadrangle. 

St. Paul’s Senior Living Community hosted the Joining Generations cookout with the largest turnout in years. There was a brand new parade route and Bobo the horse returned for the third year. The classes of 1970 and 1971 returned for their 50th reunions on campus.

More than 150 attended the Alumni Awards luncheon with more than 150 people celebrating the accomplishments of the seven alumni.

Employees join together to recognize Farrell’s retirement

A reception was held for Cindy Farrell ’77 on Sept. 30 to celebrate her more than 40-year career at Thiel College. Upon graduating, she became an admissions counselor from 1970-83 before transitioning into the financial aid department. In 1995, Farrell was promoted to Executive Director of Student Financial Services and Accounts, where she has spent the majority of her career.

Health & Wellness October Water Challenge

The Health & Wellness Committee is sponsoring a Water Challenge for October.

Participants should download and use the provided water challenge tracker. Participants can submit the completed form or a picture to Jackie Kytchak

Please begin your tracking today.

For more information, contact Kytchak at ext. 2125.

Annual Security/Fire Safety Report available

A copy of the 2020 Annual Security/Fire Safety Report is available.

The purpose of this report is to equip you with the information you need to stay safe while at Thiel College. We encourage members of the College community to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus.

The Public Safety Department will provide a paper copy of the Annual Security/Fire Report free upon request.

To request a printed copy, contact the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Dennis Bish at  ext. 2222 or in person at the Public Safety office on the second floor of the Howard Miller Student Center.

The Thiel College Public Safety Department prepares this report to comply with the requirements of the Pennsylvania College and University Security Information Act and the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These laws require that Thiel College, as well as other colleges and universities, provide the following information to all currently enrolled students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission. 

Student News

Whalen graduates from PIMS program

Maggie Whalen ’21, of Hubert, N.C., celebrated fulfilling the requirements for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and the requirements for a B.A. in business administration at Thiel College with Professor of Business Administration and Accounting and Department Chair Tony Kos, Ph.D. on September 24.

Special Notes

Employee photos

A photographer from Leary Studios will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 7 in the Rudisill Room of the Howard Miller Student Center to take employee headshots for the directory and web page.

No appointments are necessary.

Any employee who wishes to have an updated photo taken can also stop by.

No appointments are necessary. Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Campus Events

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.

Common Hour: Majors and Minor Fair
Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to noon
Langenheim Memorial Library

All Thiel College students are invited to explore the Colleges academic programs at the annual Majors and Minors fair. First-year students and those who have not declared a major are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Greg Q. Butcher, Ph.D. at ext. 2031. 

Health Professions Institute Speaker Series: Bryan P. Hooks
Oct. 14 from 7–9 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room, HMSC

Bryan P. Hooks, D.O., Chair of Surgery at UPMC, will give a presentation as part of the Fall 2021 Thiel College Health Professions Institute speaker series. All presentations are open to the entire Thiel College community.

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

Speech-Language Pathology Open House
Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center

Students interested in a career in Speech-Language Pathology are encouraged to attend this open house. They will meet with faculty and admissions staff to learn about Thiel College's undergraduate communication sciences and disorders major and the speech-language pathology graduate program.

For more information, contact admissions at ext. 2345. 

Fall Open House
Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thiel College campus

Thiel College will open its doors to invite visitors to tour the campus and learn more about the College’s admission process, athletics, academic programs, and financial aid.

For more information, contact admissions at ext. 2345. 


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. 13, 2021. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Oct. 11 to be published in that week’s edition.

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