Dietrich Gift Announcement this Saturday, Feb. 11
Reception at 5:30 p.m., announcement at 6 p.m.
Bistro Area and Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center
President Troy VanAken, along with members of the Thiel College Board of Trustees, the Dietrich family and the Dietrich Foundation, will announce the intended use of the $25 million endowment bequest given to the college by William S. Dietrich II during Thiel's annual Winter Weekend celebration.
For those who can't attend the announcement, you can watch it live online here.
Contact Darlene McClintock at ext. 2027 if you’d like to attend any or all of the Winter Weekend Festivities!
Students and instructors should not be manually added and/or removed from courses. Those roster updates have to be done via the Records office. They will make the change(s) in PowerCampus and will reflect in your Moodle course within 24 hours. However, you can add assistants with different privileges to your course without doing any damage.
1. Enter your course.
2. Select Assign Roles in the Administration block.
3. Click on the link of the role that would best fit your needs (there is an brief explanation of each role next to its link also):
- Non-editing Teacher – allows the user to take attendance, grade, but cannot add items to the course, such as Microsoft Word documents or PowerPoint presentations.
- Teaching Assistant – the person with this role can take attendance and add items to your Moodle course.
- Student – DO NOT add to Thiel courses. Students can be added to Campus Community and/or Miscellaneous groups only.
- Guest – Guests have the same privileges as students, but you have to set up your course to accept this role in the course Settings.
- Observer - If you are interested in having people view your Moodle site as a guest with more privileges than a student, then contact Leslie Graul or Erika Jones to create this role for them.
4. Type the name of the person you are adding in the Search box below.
5. When their name appears in the box on the right, select it and then click the Add button in the center. Their name should move to the box on the left.
What if I no longer want this person to have these privileges to my course?
Follow steps 1-3. Instead of typing their name in the box, it should already appear in the box on the left. Select their name and click the Remove button in the center.
Help Support the Re-opening of the Greenville Memorial Swimming Pool
Purchase a $10 Sheetz Coupon Book (a $25 value!) from Coach Angie Zeuch in the women’s basketball office at the fitness center.
Hawaii Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are $20 each. Enter for a chance to win a seven-night stay at a five-diamond resort on Waikiki Beach and round-trip airfare for two! Tickets can be purchased from Jack Leipheimer or Patti Leipheimer in the Student Life Office.
Exemplary Library Research Award Winners
Winners presented their research projects at an awards ceremony in the Lutheran Heritage Room on Thursday, Feb. 2 sponsored by the Langenheim Memorial Library. Pictured from left to right are: Shane Martin ("The Physics Behind the Construction of the Literary Epic" – honorable mention); Philip Double ("The Battle of Stalingrad: Clash of Hitler’s and Stalin’s Ideology and Psychology" – winner); Keeley Criswell ("Medieval Medicine and Its Effects in Medieval Society" – winner); Sara Toombs ("Understanding Bibliotherapy: Origins, Concepts and Prospects" – winner); Joey Hertzog ("Polygamy and Homosexuality in the Mormon Church: A Comparison" – honorable mention); and Samuel Lackey ("1960s Psychology: What Were They Thinking?" – honorable mention). Not pictured: Ken Badstibner ("Double-Edged Sword" – honorable mention).
Student-Athletes of the Week
Matt Butler, a junior chemistry/medicinal chemistry major and member of the wrestling team from Garrettsville, Ohio finished 2-2 at the 165-pound weight class at Saturday’s 26th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament, hosted by Baldwin-Waldwin College. A three-year letter winner with the wrestling program, he is a three-time Dean’s List honoree and currently serves as the president of the College’s American Chemical Society student chapter. Butler is very involved on campus, participating in the College’s annual "Spring Into Action" event, teaming up with other campus organizations and the Greenville community for a campus- and community-wide clean-up day, and the Chemistry Department’s Kids and Chemistry Day.
Kelly Barzak, a junior women’s basketball player and elementary education major from Warren, Ohio averaged 14.0 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Tomcats last week, which included a 17-point performance on the road against Saint Vincent College on Feb. 1. Through 21 games on the season she is currently first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in blocked shots (56), fourth in rebounding (7.9 rebounds/game), and ranks eighth in points per game (12.6 points/game). As of February 2 she was ranked 18th among her Division III counterparts in blocked shots per game (2.9). Barzak has been named to the Dean’s List on four occasions and has earned a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll four times. She was named a Capital One Academic All-District selection for her performance as a member of the women’s volleyball squad during the 2011 season and was named an honorable mention pick following the 2011 women’s basketball season after garnering second team honors following her freshman campaign.
community news & events
Greenville Symphony Orchestra Winter Concerts
Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Hickory High School
Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m. Passavant Center
Edward Groves, SVC Conductor, together with the GSO as they perform a premiere piece composed by Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music at Westminster College. Two 2011 Rising Stars, Macy McBeth and Stephanie Witzorreck, will also perform at the Passavant Center as well as guest conductor, Dr. Tom Pineo. All under the direction of Maestro Michael Gelfand as he celebrates his 10th Anniversary Season with GSO. Tickets at the door: adults, $15; senior citizens, $12; all students and children, free.
Marcellus Shale Drilling Mineral and Royalty Educational Seminar
Presented by FNB Wealth Management
Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Avalon Golf & Country Club at Buhl Park
1030 Forker Boulevard, Hermitage, Pa.
Click here for more information and contact information.
Thiel College welcomes:
Linda Cramer, housekeeping
Deborah Egelsky, housekeeping
Important Tax Notice to all Employees
You may receive a Residency Certification Form for Local Tax Withholding from the tax firm Berkheimer. Please do not complete and return this to the Payroll office, as directed by Berkheimer. You have already completed the necessary form for Thiel payroll records. If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll office at ext. 2004.
February is Heart Healthy Month
Attention Highmark Health Plan Participants
For the 2012 benefit year, you can again earn a $120 incentive payment if you earn at least 120 points in the Highmark Lifestyle Returns program. We will be offering some great Wellness programs in 2012 making it easier to earn points - so don’t delay! Visit www.highmarkbcbs.com to complete your Lifestyle Returns pledge and wellness profile for 2012.
You will receive 30 points ($30 in your April paycheck) just for completing your online pledge by the March 15 deadline. When you complete another 90 points by October 31 you will receive $90 in your December paycheck.
Take a more active role in your health and earn a reward for your efforts. If you have any questions contact Human Resources at ext. 2858 or 2150.
"Strides for Health" is the first Lifestyle Returns program. Click here for more information.
Contact Jennie Kather about donating to the United Way.
A Good Half Hour —
Worship for All
Thursday, Feb. 9
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
Employee Benefit Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Representatives for our retirement plans, group health insurance programs, life insurance and disability income protection, occupational health services, banks/credit unions, YMCA and other organizations will be available to provide information and answer your questions.
Also sign up for Wear Red Day (purchase your heart bracelet for $1—all proceeds benefit the American Heart Foundation) and the first Lifetstyles Returns Program (more details below). There will also be refreshments and prize drawings!
Wear Red Day
Friday, Feb. 17
Show your Thiel spirit and support for the American Heart Association by donating $1 to wear red, a Thiel shirt accessorized with red OR "My HEART Belongs to Thiel College" t-shirt. Also, join us in the dome between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the first LSR program for 2012 Strides for Health.
Hearts to honor a loved one will be available in the dome the week of February 17 – 24. Simply place your donation in the lock box provided and write the name of the person(s) on the heart. Hearts will be displayed all week in the dome!
Faculty/Staff Spelling Bee
Friday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Sponsored by Panhellenic Council. Entry fee is $5 and all proceeds benefit the AIDS walk held in March. RSVP by Feb. 10 to Melissa Beltran or Rochelle Terhune.
Black History Month Events
Monday, Feb 13, Noon
Lutheran Heritage Room (LHR)
Student panel of an African American Experience at Thiel College. Get a close experience of what it is like to be an African American student at Thiel College and in the Greenville Community. Learn what initiatives helped or did not help these students with this transition.
Black History Trivia Game Show
Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., LHR
This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Teams will consist of two-to-four members. Topics will include: African Americans in education, politics, sports, movies, music and history. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to register a team to participate.
OBC Annual Soul Food Feast
Sunday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m., LHR
With guest speaker Jimmy Pugh. Live performance by California University gospel choir and great food that will have you coming back for more.
Safe Zone Training
Monday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., LHR
Professor Ted Hoover and colleagues will join us for an hour session on the importance of safe zone training and how to implement this training year around.
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