Strides for Health Kicks Off Walk for Heart Week
More than 40 faculty and staff gathered in the dome on Friday, Feb. 17 to kick-off Strides for Health, the first Lifestyle Returns Program for 2012 and Walk for Heart Week. 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.
Recyclemania Starts off Strong
Ready, set, recycle! Recyclemania is a nation-wide recycling rally that includes 630 colleges and universities. Josh Emanuelson, co-student greening manager, is coordinating Thiel’s participation in Recyclemania this year which runs through March 31.
After the first week of competition (Feb. 5-11), Thiel College is in 30th place in its division with a rate of 0.31 pounds/person having collected 375 lbs. of bottles and cans. The second week (Feb. 12-18) tally was 388 pounds of bottles and cans. Keep up the good work everyone!
Make Your Class Greener with Moodle!
Gary Witosky, business administration, will demonstrate how he has effectively used Moodle assignments to cut down the on the paperwork for his courses on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 12:55 p.m. in AC-236. Bring your lunch, enjoy your colleagues’ company and watch a brief presentation. Those interested in learning more about adding Moodle assignments to their courses are welcome to join us in the MIMC, AC-235 after the presentation.
College Safety Committee Information
Click here to read the College’s Safety Policy Statement
The 2011-2012 safety committee includes: Donald Aubrecht, public safety; Gary Beatty, maintenance; Pamela Despo, student health services; Sean McConnor, art department; Roberta Mutinelli, student life; Anna Reinsel, environmental science department; Deborah Smith, housekeeping; Kraig Smith, student representative; Tressa Snyder, Office of Special Needs; Susan Swartzbeck, human resources; Kathy Thompson, housekeeping; Craig Thurber, athletics; Jie Wu, mathematics and alternate members: Jennifer Clark, human resources and Marla Barr, housekeeping.
Congratulations to the 2012 Employee Benefit Fair Prize Winners!
- Pat Leskovac, coffee basket
- Debbie Marosy, wine basket
- Melanie Broadwater, umbrella
- Michele Berwick, Hawaii raffle ticket
- Rachel Tumpak, TC travel mugs
- Don Aubrecht, Daffin’s candy
- Julie Graubard, Gallery Grille gift card
- Emily Marshall, laptop bag
From the Safety Committee
- Barb Samson, stepladder
- Dabbie Moffett, rechargeable flashlight
- Kateri Linn, rechargeable flashlight
- Kate Bryant, smoke detector
- Kathy Thompson, smoke detector
- Linda Mitchell, smoke detector
From the Wellness Committee
- Gary Beatty, fruit basket
- Mindy Gosser, t-shirt
- Vic Miskolitz, admissions prize
- Marla Barr, TIAA tote bag
- Maryann Cardillo, Bessemer Credit Union tote bag of goodies
- Susan Richards, First National Bank's Daffin's Gift Card
- Kathryn Gray, PNC Bank/VISA gift card
- Patti Leipheimer, Highmark/Grill and bag of goodies
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.
Sigma Tau Delta Inducts Five New Members
On Sunday, Feb. 19, the English Department inducted five students (Kendall DeLashment, Caitlin Ferry, Kayla Ohlin, Calla Parker and Leanna Yeager) into the Alpha Iota Kappa Chapter of the international English honorary society at a ceremony in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. Congratulations to all!
Student-Athletes of the Week
Corey Brown, a senior wrestler and criminal justice studies major from Greenville, Pa. became the fifth Tomcat wrestler to earn 100 career victories on Saturday, finishing 3-0 and helping the Tomcats to a 3-0 dual meet mark at Case Western Reserve University’s annual Si Ostrech Meet. He improved to 102-24 overall and 32-1 this season in fashion, earning a 22-9 major decision win against RIT’s Dan Haughton, registering a pin fall victory of CWRU’s Frank Hu (1:13), and posting a 21-7 major decision victory over Patrick McKernan of Muskingum. Brown, the third Tomcat wrestler to hit the century mark under head coach Craig Thurber, joins Kyle Brown ’07 and Corey Murphy ’07. He is currently listed as the nation’s second-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) individual rankings. The first Tomcat wrester to garner all-American honors on three occasions, Corey has earned Dean’s List recognition in each of his seven semesters and has twice earned a spot on the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll. Brown has also been named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) after each of his last two seasons. He has been named PAC Wrestler of the Week three times this season and was selected as a PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December 2011.
Kelly Barzak, a junior women’s basketball player and elementary education major from Warren, Ohio averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks and shot 73 percent from the field last week, helping the Tomcat women’s basketball squad finish out the 2011-2012 regular season 2-0. She scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting in Wednesday’s 76-54 road win at Chatham University and tied her season high scoring output with 26 in Thiel’s 63-59 win over Grove City College in their home finale Saturday afternoon. Barzak is currently first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in blocked shots (72), second in field goal percentage (.537), fifth in rebounding (7.6 rebounds/game), and ranks sixth in points per game (14.2 points/game). As of February 16 she was ranked 12th among her Division III counterparts in blocked shots per game (3.0) and 29th in field goal percentage. She 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 also 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 selected as an honorable mention pick following the 2010-2011 women’s basketball season after garnering second team honors following her freshman campaign.
community news & events
Pizza Hut Fundraiser to Reopen Memorial Pool
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 – 8 p.m.
Greenville Pizza Hut, Hadley Road
For more information, contact Angie Zeuch.
Marcellus Shale Drilling Mineral and Royalty Educational Seminar
Presented by FNB Wealth Management
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 – 9 p.m.
Avalon Golf & Country Club at Buhl Park
1030 Forker Boulevard, Hermitage, Pa.
Click here for more information and contact info.
A Toast to Reading: 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Event at the Greenville Area Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Greenville Area Public Library, 330 Main Street, Greenville, Pa.
Tickets can be purchased at the library's circulation desk or at the door on the evening of the event.
$25/person or $40/couple
Featuring wine from: Volant Mill Winery (Volant, Pa.), Wilhelm Winery (Hadley, Pa.) and Heritage Wine Cellars (North East, Pa.) and a great gift basket Chinese auction! Contact Jennie Kather with questions or for more information.
NYC Bus Trip to Benefit Greenville Relay for Life
Depart from Anderson Coach & Travel: 10:30 p.m., March 2
Arrive in NYC: 8 a.m., March 3
Depart from NYC: 9 p.m., March 3
Arrive back at Anderson Coach & Travel: 5:30 a.m., March 4
Cost is $99/person (Make checks payable to: Linda Oman [All proceeds benefit Relay for Life])
Price includes: transportation, 13 hours in NYC on your own, water and snacks on the bus to and from NYC.
Please contact Lauren Oman Zuschlag at ext. 2042 or Roberta Leonard at ext. 2024 by Wednesday, Feb. 29 for more information or if you'd like to attend. (Please do not call Anderson Coach & Travel directly.)
Important Information to Note:
- Arrive at Anderson by 10:15 p.m. on March 2 for the coaches departure. The bus leaves at 10:30 p.m. sharp. Enter the lobby prior to boarding the coach - seats will be assigned.
- Wear comfortable clothes for traveling, the bus will make its last rest stop at a service plaza that will have adequate changing areas for all. Feel free to bring a pillow and small blanket to sleep on the trip!
- You will NOT have access to the bus during the day. You will need to take anything that you want access to with you when you depart the bus.
- We are still looking for people to fill a second bus, if you have any friends that may be interested please let them know! This is a great trip for a great cause!
7th Annual Beer and Wine Taste
Thursday, March 8 , 6 - 9 p.m.
Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio
Enjoy gourmet food, good company, entertainment by the Buddy White Trio, and array of great wines and beer for your tasting. Proceeds to benefit Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown HIV/AIDS Ministry and the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.
$50/person or $350/reserved table for eight.
Click here to view the informational flyer and sponsorship form.
Reminder to all Health Plan and Flex Plan Participants
All 2011 FSA and HRA claims must be submitted to Davevic by the plan deadlines. For assistance with your specific questions, please call Davevic Benefit Consultants at 800-854-4099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Expenses incurred on or before the 15th day of the third month after the end of the Plan Year (March 15, 2012 for plan year 2011) are deemed to have been incurred during the Plan Year. This time after the end of the year is known as the “grace period”.
Claims must be submitted within 60 days after the end of the Plan grace period. This means that expenses for the 2011 Plan Year, including the grace period, must be submitted by May 15, 2012. A copy of the itemized bill must be submitted for each service included in the claim. Claim form is available here.
Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
2011 claims must be submitted no later than March 31, 2012. The Highmark Explanation of Benefits (EOB) must be submitted with each HRA claim. HRA claim form is available here.
February is Heart Healthy Month
Contact Jennie Kather about donating to the United Way.
Common Grounds Book Group
Love Wins by Rob Bell
One-hour open discussions throughout the five weeks of Lent, on brief book sections; day and time TBD by interested participants. Please e-mail Pastor Bill B. if you're interested in joining.
Faith-Walking into Lent
Ash Wednesday Worship "Reality Checks"
Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
A Good Half Hour —
Worship for All
Thursday, Feb. 23
Johnson Memorial Chapel
"Praying the Revolution—The Lord’s Prayer"
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
The Department of Sociology presents Sy Alli, International Security in a Changing Global Landscape
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Bly Hall
Sy Alli is a senior security consultant and executive protection expert for Washington D.C. based Collis & Associates, Inc. Alli has 30 years of professional experience in the private security executive protection and investigative fields. He currently serves as senior security adviser/account manager for a Fortune 500 global manufacturing company.
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 Friday to Joslyne Cook.
Black History Month Events
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.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, e-mail email@example.com. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27.