Art Exhibit "Seeing Abstractly" by Kevin McLatchy Opens Tonight
Western Pennsylvania artist Kevin McLatchy’s paintings and works on paper use nature as a metaphor for spiritual and poetic concerns. He holds a studio diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and an M.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art.
The spring exhibit at the Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery opens tonight and will run until April 4. The opening reception is tonight from 5-7 p.m.
Gallery hours: M, W: 9-11 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m., T, Th: 10 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m., and F: 9-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m. (Gallery closed March 10-18 for spring break.)
Career Services Receives Gold Level Certification
The Career Services Office has earned a gold level of certification from OUT for Work and is receiving an award at the annual NACE Conference. OUT for Work is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and support to Career Centers offering specialized services to LGBTQ students and alumni.
Thiel College is in 34th place in its division. Last week (Feb. 19-25) campus collected 318 lbs. of bottles and cans. Great job and keep up the good work!
Please Check Your Grader Reports
Now is a good time to make sure that your students’ grades are being calculated correctly. Moodle’s grading system is very effective, but it is easy to enter items incorrectly or to override its computation functions. Check the category totals and the course totals to see if they accurately reflect the students’ work. If you are not sure, ask Leslie Graul (ext. 2853) or Erika Jones (ext. 2059) to take a look or to assist you.
Habitat for Humanity/Prince of Peace Canned Foods & Paper Products Drive
Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to donate and a student representative will come to you and pick up your donation. Nonperishable canned foods, paper towels, paper plates and napkins are needed most. They will be accepting donations until March 30.
Congratulations Nancy and Damian!
Thanks to all who participated in the recent Information Technology website and e-mail survey. Nancy Solderich (staff) and Damian Buccilli (student) were the lucky winners of a new iPod Touch, congratulations to both of them.
For those curious about the results, some highlights are listed below. Of those surveyed:
- Over 56% of students and nearly 70% of staff visit the Thiel website daily
- 68% of students and 91% of staff describe their website visits as successful in finding information
- About 56% of students and 43% of staff browse the Thiel website on their smartphones
- Almost 65% of students and 35% of staff are fans of Thiel on Facebook
- 89% of students and 91% of staff are satisfied or very satisfied with Thiel’s e-mail system
- Almost 72% of students and 80% of staff think we should not change e-mail systems
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
All faculty, staff and administration are invited to attend the Thiel College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday, March 25. Click here for more information and to download the reservation form.
2012 Employee Recognition Dinner
The following Thiel College employees will be recognized for their years of service at the annual Employee Recognition dinner on Tuesday, April 17.
Please note: recognition is based on meeting a five-year increment in calendar year 2011. If you have questions about the list, please contact Susan Swartzbeck (ext. 2150) or Jennifer Clark (ext. 2858).
5 Year Honorees: April Antell Tarantine, music; Steven Brewer, athletics; Judith Ellis, housekeeping; Douglas Hazlett, education; Ellen Lippert, art; Tim Loomis, athletics; Matthew Morgan, philosophy; Derek Nelson, religion; Ken Stuyvesant, housekeeping; Richard Walcott, library; John Whalen, sociology.
10 Year Honorees: Homer Bloom, information technology; Jennifer Curry, math/computer science; Joan Faltot, psychology; Kevin Fenstermacher, athletics; Ed Fry, information technology; Jack Leipheimer, athletics; Roberta Leonard, college advancement; Linda Mitchell, housekeeping; Kurt Reiser, athletics; Ed Schutte, bookstore; Roger Seiple, maintenance.
15 Year Honorees: Michael Bray, music; Sonya Lapikas, admissions.
20 Year Honorees: Randy Coxson, maintenance; Pamela Despo, student health; Allan Hunchuk, sociology; Kimberly Scobbie, housekeeping.
25 Year Honoree: Tammy Shilling, admissions.
30 Year Honorees: Michael Bacon, physics; Joyce Cuff, biology; Barbara Long-Cooper, faculty services.
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.
Education Majors Attend Teacher Panel
On Wednesday, Feb. 7, a group of education majors had the opportunity to learn from the experiences of three Thiel graduates. Kimberly Banic ’05, a first grade teacher at Reynolds; Tessa Simmons ’09, a kindergarten teacher at West Middlesex and Mark Thompson ’09, a secondary math teacher in the Hermitage School District, joined the Education Department’s students and faculty for a teacher panel organized by Kappa Delta Pi education honorary.
A teacher panel is a great opportunity for education students to hear from professionals other than those who teach in the Education Department. "Although our education classes do an excellent job preparing us for our future as teachers, there are many things you will never find out until you’re on the job," said senior secondary English major Abby Charsar, who helped organize the event. "By having teachers come speak to us on questions we wonder about, we receive insight on the real world of teaching, not just the hypothetical textbook world."
The evening was well-attended by students and faculty as Banic, Simmons and Thompson shared insights they have gained over several years of teaching. "I thought it was really beneficial," said Heather McCloud, a junior elementary education major. "It makes you feel better about life after Thiel College."
—article submitted by Emily Whipple
Student-Athletes of the Week
Corey Brown a senior wrestler and criminal justice studies major from Greenville, Pa. earned his fourth-straight bid to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship and second career Midwest Regional championship on Saturday after securing a hard-fought 9-8 decision over Kameron Olsen of Olivet College in the 133-pound championship finals. Currently 35-1 on the season, Brown entered the Midwest Regional Championship as the nation’s second-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) individual rankings. He became the fifth Tomcat wrestler to earn 100 career victories earlier in the season and the third Tomcat to hit the century mark under head coach Craig Thurber, he joins Kyle Brown ’07 and Corey Murphy ’07. The first Tomcat wrestler to garner all-American honors on three occasions, Brown 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. He also has been named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) after each of his last two seasons and was selected as a PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December 2011.
Carley Cobb a first-year lacrosse player and business administration major from Highland, Md. scored three goals in the women’s lacrosse program’s first-ever varsity game, an 11-9 loss at Ohio Wesleyan University 11-9 Saturday afternoon.
community news & events
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.
38th Annual Country Music Show featuring John Michael Montgomery
Sunday, March 18, Two Big Shows! 1 & 6 p.m.
Allegheny College Auditorium Admission is $22—charge by phone 814-337-5650.
Sponsored by the Meadville Fraternal Order of Police—Col. Lewis Walker Lodge No. 97
The Wellness Committee would like to thank all who participated in the "Strides for Health" and Thiel Walk for Heart kick-off event on Friday, Feb. 17. Thanks also go out to the following individuals for their efforts in making this such a successful event:
- Tim Dunford and Collin McAndrew for leading the group with stretching exercises;
- Nick Gargaro for playing great music during the event;
- Kevin Fenstermacher for gathering prize donations from Thiel Athletics.
And congratulations to the following prize winners:
- Kristy Maynard, Thiel softball shorts
- Linda Mitchell, Thiel softball shorts
- Carol Kuznicki, Thiel track & field t-shirt
- Gary Beatty, Thiel spirit t-shirt
- Greg Perrine, Thiel spirit t-shirt
- Susan Travaglini, Thiel spirit t-shirt
- Anita Lillie, Thiel basketball jersey
- Darlene McClintock, Thiel basketball jersey
- Tracy DiGregorio, Thiel tennis t-shirt
- Cindy Moyer, Thiel tennis t-shirt
- Kurt Ashley, Highmark pedometer
- Cindy McClelland, Highmark pedometer
- Debbie Schreiber, Highmark pedometer
- Julie Graubard, Highmark pedometer
- Terri Alabran, Highmark pedometer
- Nancy Solderich, Footlocker gift card from the Wellness Committee
Jeanne Carlson, former Thiel College reference librarian, and wife of Mr. James Carlson (Department of Psychology chair 1975-90) passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26. Condolences can be sent to: 300 Linden Ponds Way, BC619, Hingham, Mass. 02043.
February is Heart Healthy Month
Contact Jennie Kather about donating to the United Way.
Health Care in Rural Tanzania
presented by Dr. Joyce Cuff
Wednesday, Feb. 29
7 p.m., LHR
Dr. Cuff will discuss her experiences during her sabbatical year in Tanzania, Africa, where she assisted in establishing a clinical laboratory associated with FAME (Foundation for African Medicine and Education). This event is jointly sponsored by the ACS Student Affiliates and Beta Beta Beta of Thiel College.
A Good Half Hour —
Worship in Lent
"Praying the Revolution—The Lord’s Prayer"
Thursday, March 1, 12:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Your Kingdom Come … Now Would Be Good (includes a video clip from a new online interactive broadcast called Darkwood Brew)
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
Pride Week Events
Thursday, March 1 (wear green)
"For the Bible Tells Me So"
8 p.m., Bly Lecture Hall
Discussion on homosexuality and the Bible to be led by Campus Pastor Bill Bixby following the movie.
Friday, March 2 (wear blue)
"Out in the Silence"
8 p.m., Bly Lecture Hall
In conjunction with YSUnity.
Saturday, March 3 (wear purple)
7 p.m. to midnight, LHR
Admission is $5 and includes food, drink, mask and beer to those over 21 (must have ID).
Women’s International Dinner
Support Yourself, Support Her
Monday, March 5, 5 p.m.
Sawhill Georgian Room
Sponsored by W.I.N.G.; Guest speaker, Brenna Jones; Musical performance by Annie Camp. Menu includes soup or salad and bread sticks and meat or vegetable lasagna. Door prizes available.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, e-mail email@example.com. Our next issue will be Wednesday, March 7.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, March 5.