July 23, 2014

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Thiel Happenings

Impending Pedas completion highlights summer work

The James Pedas Communication Center is on track for a completion date of Aug. 1. The punch list walk-through for the interior and exterior of the building was completed July 1. Thiel College is working with local officials to get the Certificate of Occupancy. Landscaping is underway and depending upon weather should be completed within the next two weeks.

The James Pedas Communication Center will be dedicated during Homecoming Oct. 4. The theme for this year's homecoming celebration is 'Discover the Difference.'

Several other projects are on schedule and should be completed this month:

Locker Rooms

  • A wall was added to the women's locker room area to create two locker rooms.
  • New lockers will be installed along with new flooring and lighting. 
  • The existing women’s varsity locker room is getting painted and new lights are being added.
  • The men’s varsity locker room renovation includes the replacement of wooden lockers, new flooring and lighting.

Fitness Center

A check in area and second set of doors will provide better security to the fitness center. The project includes a new storage area, check in/monitoring area and a second set of doors to control outdoor air entering the fitness area.

Academic Records Office

The upgrades to the Records Office on the first floor of Roth Hall are moving forward with a projected completion date within the next two weeks.

The renovation included the removal of existing wood paneling, installation of drywall and replacement of existing lighting, electrical outlets, data drops, ceilings, flooring and furniture.  The design will be similar to the renovations done to the other offices on the first floor last summer.  

Smith named Director of Alumni Relations

Kraig Smith ’12 has accepted the position of Director of Alumni Relations with the Advancement team.

He will attend a professional conference and several Midwest alumni relations events beginning July 30.  His first day at Thiel in the new role will be Monday, Aug. 4.

Smith graduated from Thiel with forensic accounting, business administration, and accounting degrees.


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Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Daniel Ross, Intern Asst. Football Coach
  • Adam Roche, Men's Volleyball Coach
  • Jessica Weaver, Resident Director
  • Alex Hines, Resident Director
  • Alana Smith, Resident Director
  • Andrew Hindman, Resident Director
  • Kenneth Burns, Resident Director 
  • Joseph Smay Jr., Env. Science
  • Scott Andrejchak, Env. Science
  • Brian Bronson, Education
  • Kayla Baldwin, Religion
  • Matthew Dieter, Education
  • Julie Harris, Education
  • Brian Tokar, Education
  • Christine Cianci, Director of Student Health Services
  • Sheldon Loughner, Intern Asst. Football Coach
  • Samantha Bellman, Housekeeper

... and says farewell to:

  • Andrew Walizer, Admissions
  • Amber Nichols, Admissions
  • Jennifer Pruzinsky, Admissions
  • Elizabeth Stuyvesant, Student Loan Specialist
  • Chad Hickman, Resident Director
  • Ryan Prescott, Resident Director
  • Annaleza Jones, Asst. Athletic Trainer
  • Kristen Moreland, NCAA Intern
  • Corey Brown, Resident Director
  • Indiana Bogdan, Resident Director
  • Stephanie Wilson, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Chris Limle, Men's Soccer Coach
  • Donte Jones-Jeter, Intern Asst. Football Coach


Campus Events

All-campus Retreat
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Employee Family Picnic
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5 p.m.

Alumni Events

Alumni Day at Kennywood Park
Sunday, August 24

Community Events

Fresh Grounds Open Mic
Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

The public open mic is for musicians of all ages, their friends and families. All types of music welcome. Christian coffee house with professional stage, lights, sounds system, sound engineer. Register for a spot at 1:30 p.m. and event begins at 2. Musicians have up to 20 minutes each. Supportive environment for beginners, students.

Perry Paws 5K
Wednesday, July 30, 7 p.m.

A 5K run/walk and kids fun run at the Sheakleyville Fairgrounds. Cost is $20 per runner and $1 for the Kid's Fun Run. Proceeds benefit the Commodore Perry cross country team and the Commodore Perry Elementary PTO. For more information, email commodoreperrypto@yahoo.com.

Greenville High School Junior Class 5K
Sept. 6, 9 a.m. registration

Part of the Main Street Fall Festival, the race is a fundraiser to support the prom and yearbook. Registration is on Main Street near Fox's Pizza. The race starts at 10 a.m. Online registration is $15. Race day registration is $20. A race t-shirt is $10.

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