April Students of the Month Announced
Students of the Month at Thiel College are selected by faculty vote from among upper-class students with superior grade point averages.
Two seniors, Sarah Conte and Joseph Hertzog, were chosen as the Students of the Month at Thiel College for April 2012.
Conte is a psychology and sociology major and a member of Psi Chi, Alpha Chi and many other organizations at Thiel. As a member of the Thiel Honors Program, she completed a project in which she researched the cognitive and emotional responses evoked by different genres of music. In fall 2011, Conte interned at The Center for American Progress, sponsored by the Lutheran College Washington Semester. A native of Russellton, Pa., Conte will be studying for her masters in higher education administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania after she graduates.
Hertzog is a history major with minors in theater and pre-ministry. A native of Butler, Pa., he is the treasurer of Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society), president of The Alliance, SGA representative for the Lutheran Student Movement and a member of Alpha Chi honor society. He also appears regularly on the college’s Dean’s List. Extremely active in The Thiel Players, most recently appearing as Mr. Mushnik in “Little Shop of Horrors”, Hertzog also volunteers for the Summer Butler Little Theater Program. Herzog has participated in two study abroad trips; the first was a mission trip to Tecate and Tijuana, Mexico and the second was to Southern Italy.
The Thiel College Family would like to bid a fond farewell and extend our sincere gratitude to the following retiring faculty members, who all earned emeriti status:
Michael E. Bacon, Ph.D.; physics
Susan E. Cowan, M.S.N., R.N.; biology
Joyce M. Cuff, Ph.D.; biology
Mark R. Vennis, M.S.; athletics
We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni and friends who passed away during April:
Dennis Matteotti ’71
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Thanks to our wonderful team of student callers this spring!
Thiel Fund Update
Thanks to our generous alumni and friends who supported the Thiel Fund through our Spring Phonathon campaign! Our student callers enjoyed talking with you and sharing Thiel stories.
It’s not too late to join your fellow alumni donors and make a gift to the Thiel Fund! The fiscal year closes on June 30, 2012 and we need your help to reach our $1 million goal. Make your gift online, or call (724) 589-2042 to make your gift over the phone. Thank you for your support, and for making a difference in the lives of Thiel students!
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Softball team makes playoffs
The Thiel Tomcat softball team fell in the final game of the PAC Softball Championship to Geneva College 1-0 on May 4 in Latrobe, PA. The team finished 20-20 and completed conference play 11-7. Amanda Callahan, Molly Jo Everett and Ashley Dolan were named to the PAC All-Tournament Team.
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2012 Western States Thiel Choir Tour
The Thiel Choir is staging a 20-day tour across the northern United States, performing nine concerts while traveling through 13 states, four national parks and two Lutheran Church camps (ending at the Pacific Ocean) before flying home.
Repertoire will include works that sing the joys of living and celebrate both life on the prairies and Native American lore.
Olivet Lutheran Church (Sylvania, Ohio)
Bethany Lutheran Church (Crystal Lake, Ill.)
First Lutheran Church (St. Peter, Minn.)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
South Canyon Lutheran Church (Rapid City, S.D.)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Greeley, Colo.)
St. John’s Lutheran Church (Helena, Mont.)
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Missoula, Mont.)
Augustana Lutheran Church (Portland, Ore.)
*All performances begin at 7 p.m.
At each concert, a Thiel College admissions representative will be available to meet with prospective students and alumni at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Michael Bray at 724-589-2149.
Tuesdays at Thiel
June 12 and July 10
A low-key summer visit day for prospective students. Register online!
Lake Chautauqua Alumni Event
Date and more information to be announced.
Next Academic Year
August 27 - Fall semester begins
May 2013 - Education First College Study Tour to Germany and the Alps
Rochester New York Alumni Wine Tasting
Friday, September 7
Thiel Tomcats vs. Rochester Football Tailgate
Saturday, September 8
Thiel College Homecoming 2012: "Around the World"
Save the date! New events scheduled this year. Look for more information in the coming months.
Need to RSVP?
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact Darlene McClintock, Director of Alumni Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 589-2027.