A Message from the Dean
Dear Thiel Parents,
You are cordially invited to join us on campus this November 2 and 3 for our annual Thiel College Family Weekend. This year we are hosting The Dueling Pianos following our very important Academic Honors Convocation on Friday night. Then on Saturday we have a variety of activities and programs taking place throughout the day. Please click here for more information about the weekend and a full schedule of events.
In this newsletter you can also see and read about a number of other events and happenings around campus. As our students are now enjoying the fall break, I hope most of you are able to spend some quality time with your son or daughter. It's hard to believe we are about half way through the first semester.
As always, I want to thank you for subscribing to this publication. Please be sure to write back if you ever have any questions about anything, or if you have any special requests for future mailings.
Mike McKinney, ‘02
Dean of Students
Students will be able to access their mid-term grades on Wednesday, October 17. They can access them using their self-service account on campus. Mid-term grades are not mailed home. So parents are encouraged to talk to their son or daughter about how they are doing academically. If your son or daughter has questions or concerns about his or her midterm grades, you should direct him or her to speak with the course instructor. If your son or daughter decides that he or she wants to withdraw from the course (receiving a "W"), students will be allowed to do so up until Wednesday, October 24. Anyone interested in doing that should go to the Academic Records Office.
Registration for Spring Term will begin on the following dates below for each class level. During the registration period, students are expected meet with their academic advisor and then register online.
Please make it a point to encourage your son or daughter to register as quickly as possible. That way they will have better chances of getting into all of the classes they would like. If you find they are having trouble registering, please encourage them to contact their advisor or visit the Academic Records Office. We can help them through the process if they are experiencing difficulty.
Seniors October 27
Juniors October 31
Sophomores November 3
Freshmen November 7
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October Students of the Month
Katey Ann Williams, a senior business communication major from Shelocta, Pa., is an outstanding Thiel student, academically, professionally and personally. With a 3.92 GPA, Katey demonstrates creativity and hard work in and out of the classroom. She is a student assistant in the Office of Disability Services, handling confidential and sensitive information professionally and dependably, and works as a note taker and test reader. She also works with the library staff, helping to develop themes and activities for National Library Week. She currently serves as president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, a staff writer for The Thielensian and a member of several honor societies—Lamba Pi Eta (communication), Chi Eta Sigma (commerce) and Alpha Chi (national honorary). She is a member of the Dean’s list and a recipient of several scholarships.
Amanda Pye, a senior biology major from Montville, Ohio, has demonstrated excellence in both her major (3.74 GPA) and her overall studies (3.80 GPA) at Thiel while staying active and involved on campus. She is completing an independent study project in which she is analyzing the different rates of injuries at varying levels of contact in interscholastic sports in Ohio. She has proven to be a leader in laboratory settings and a dedicated mailroom employee. Amanda is a member of three honor societies—Beta Beta Beta (biology), Order of Omega (Greek life) and Les Lauriers (senior honor society)—as well as a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She also is an Irene Wintersteen Scholar for Women in Science. Amanda plans to apply to graduate school in physical therapy.
Student-Athletes of the Week
Senior women’s volleyball player and business administration major, Megg Andrews of Canfield, Ohio was named women's student-athlete of the week. Anddrews helped the Tomcats sweep Marietta 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-17) on Oct. 5. She recorded four kills and a .333 hitting percentage with one assist, one dig and three blocks in the match. On the season, Andrews leads the Tomcats with 55 blocks (.86 per set) and is third on the team with 81 kills (1.27 per set).
Ethan Ludwig, senior linebacker on the Tomcat football team, was named men’s student-athlete of the week. An environmental science major from East Liverpool, Ohio, Ludwig helped spark Thiel’s comeback win over Saint Vincent Saturday when he intercepted a second-quarter pass at the Bearcat 31-yard line and took it to the house down the near side of the field for the Tomcats’ first touchdown of the game. Ludwig was second on the Thiel defense Saturday with 11 total tackles. He has 58 tackles on the season and is third in the PAC with an average of 9.7 tackles per game.
Previous Student-Athletes of the Week
|10/01||Steve Morgan||Men's Cross Country|
|10/01||Mary Oakey||Women's Soccer|
|9/17||Kelly Barzak||Women's Volleyball|
|9/11||Matt Fiore||Men's Golf|
|9/11||Alyssa Chine||Women's Volleyball|
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The Performing Arts
Thiel Players' Fall Productions
The Thiel Players will be holding their fall production Thursday, November 1 and Saturday, November 3 in the William A. Robinson Theater. They will be performing two, one-acts. The first is called The Exonerated and it is the story of five innocent people sentenced to death row and their struggle to get free. The other one-act is called Love, Loss and What I Wore, a contemporary comedy written by Nora and Delia Ephron, still showing on Broadway. The performances will kick-off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 1. They will also hold two performances for Family Weekend Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are free and reservations can be made by calling 724-589-2029 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thiel Family Weekend
Nov. 2 and 3, Thiel Campus
Download an RSVP Form
International Food Fair
Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Galleria (ground floor of the HMSC)
The price is $8.25/person; children under 10 years of age, $4/per child.