Thiel Players Present Little Shop of Horrors
Look out! Here comes Audrey II!
The curtain rises on the Thiel Players’ spring musical production, “Little Shop of Horrors” March 29, 30 and 31 in the William A. Robinson Theater at Thiel College.
Written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken, this classic, high-energy musical tells the story of Seymour, played by sophomore Casey Rose, a down-on-his-luck nerd who works in a florist shop on Skid Row, owned by Mr. Mushnik, played by junior Joey Hertzog. Seymour is secretly in love with his co-worker Audrey, played by sophomore Leah Kook, who is dating a sadistic dentist, played by freshman Jeffrey Koudelka. With the shop about to close down, Seymour stumbles onto a new breed of flytrap, which he dubs “Audrey II”, voiced by senior Hubert McCarthy. The shop rockets to fame, but no one knows the dark secret Seymour keeps about Audrey II.
The whole story is told by three narrating Skid Row urchins, Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette, played by freshman Amy Boxer, junior Abby Kusserow and senior Chanel Jenkins respectively. Throughout the show, the audience also meets other colorful inhabitants of Skid Row played by Seo Hyun Park, Brittany Patten, Sarah Jefferson, Timothy Hutton, Conor King, Kia Lewis-Polite, Sara Toombs, John Grondwalski, Kaile Jump, Kristen Yauger, Sohui Lee, Annie Camp and Sam Slaven.
Show times are 8 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 31. There is no admission fee to the production but reservations are required. For reservations, call ext. 2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, phone number, number of tickets needed and which performance you’d like to attend.
Thiel Fund March Madness has Begun!
The first round of “playoffs” takes place this Friday, March 9. After 4:30 p.m. on Friday, all donors will be counted and we will announce the team winners on Monday!
Also, all current Thiel Fund donors (those who have given from July 1, 2011 to present) are entered into our weekly Wednesday Winner prize drawings! Congratulations to today’s winner, Kateri Linn! She received a $50 gift card to La Isla Restaurant!
Thank you for supporting the Thiel Fund! For questions regarding Thiel Fund March Madness, call Lauren Zuschlag at ext. 2042 or e-mail email@example.com.
Collection for the Cardillo Family
As some may know, Rachel Cardillo '08, daughter of Maryann Cardillo (college advancement) recently underwent surgery to remove a malignant pediatric brain tumor from her cerebellum. While the surgery was hugely successful, to be safe, Rachel must now undergo radiation and chemo therapy at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh due to the type of tumor and its location. This will be a huge undertaking for her family, both emotionally and financially, as they will have to travel to Pittsburgh several times a week while Rachel undergoes treatment.
Gifts of cash, gas station gift cards or restaurant gift cards are being collected to help ease the burden of travel expenses associated with her treatment. If you are willing to help this wonderful family, please contact either Megan Adams or Barbara Long-Cooper. Thank you in advance for anything you are willing to give … every little bit helps!
Last week (Feb. 26-March 3) campus collected 480 lbs. of bottles and cans! Thiel College is in 36th place in its division (.91 lbs./student). Keep up the great work!
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.
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.
First Intern of the Year Named
Congratulations to Brandon Bukovinsky, our first ever Intern of the Year. He was nominated by his employer (Deist Industries), along with 19 other interns over this academic year.
A panel reviewed nominations and voted on their choice for this new award. Bukovinsky joined 48 other interns and employers at the first intern of the year banquet, held Thursday, March 1 in the Sawhill-Georgian Room.
Student-Athletes of the Week
Phil Double, a senior secondary education/history major and baseball player from Evans City, Pa., lead the Tomcats to 6-4 victory over Otterbein University Saturday afternoon with his five-RBI performance. His three-run double in the fifth inning gave Thiel the spark it needed to notch its first win of the 2012 season. Double was named an all-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) honorable mention pick in 2011 while also earning a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team.
His research project, "The Battle of Stalingrad: Clash of Hitler’s and Stalin’s Ideology and Psychology," won an Exemplary Library Research Award in February. He has been named to the Dean’s List in each of his seven semesters and has earned a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll after each of his three seasons.
Kelley Bellia, a first-year neuroscience major and lacrosse player from Beaver Falls, Pa. scored three goals for the women’s lacrosse squad last week, including a two-goal effort in Saturday’s loss to visiting Allegheny College. She has scored twice on free position shots and has recorded four ground balls so far for the Tomcats.
Bellia, named to the Dean’s List after the Fall 2011 semester, was a participant in the College's Academic Departmental Chair Scholarship Competition.
Men’s Tennis Earns PAC Player of the Week
The President’s Athletic Conference announced on Monday, March 5 that Collin McAndrew, first-year student and men’s tennis player from Dayton, Ohio has been named the conference’s player of the week.
McAndrew was the lone double-winner for the Tomcat netters in their 5-4 non-conference win over D’Youville in Erie Sunday. He teamed with Richard Parks for an 8-2 win at first doubles, then clinched the team victory when he overcame three match points and defeated Rob Amabile 5-7, 7-6 (8), 10-8 TB in second singles, which was the final match to finish with the team score tied 4-4. McAndrew is the first player of the week honoree of the season, and is the first Tomcat freshman to earn player of the week honors since the return of men’s tennis to Thiel’s campus last season.
McAndrew and the Tomcats return to action on Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. when they open Presidents’ Athletic Conference play, hosting the Bison of Bethany College.
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
Spring Craft Show
Presented by Greenville First Baptist Church
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Greenville Moose Family Center, 32 Shenango Street, Greenville, Pa. All proceeds benefit Home Town Missions and Single Moms Ministry. $1.00 entrance fee. Vendors wanted: $30/table with electric or $25/table without electric. Please contact Kathleen at 724-985-4052 for registration information.
Thiel College welcomes:
Gary Hartman, shooting club coach
Charlie Noonan, assistant football coach, intern
Turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 10 at 2 a.m.
March Healthy Highlights
A Good Half Hour —
Worship for All
"Praying the Revolution—The Lord’s Prayer"
Thursday, March 8, 12:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Give us today OUR daily bread—
One powerful pronoun.
The Lord's Supper will be shared
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
presents The American Brass Quintet
Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Faculty and staff are invited to join President and Mrs. Troy VanAken for a
at 6:30 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room
Please respond to the Office of Special Events by Friday, March 16 if you wish to attend the reception and concert.
Kappa Delta Pi education honorary induction ceremony
Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Inductees will be: Kelsey Adair, Alyssa Bertlett, Jacqulyn Buentello, Anthony Corso, Kayce Grimm, Ryan Murphy, Ashley Rable, Mallorie Reynolds, Leanna Yeager and Leah Kook. Please respond to Kateri Linn by March 11 if you wish to attend.
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.
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Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, March 12.