Volunteers Needed for Riverside Park Playground Project
This year, Thiel’s annual "Spring Into Action Day" is actually "Spring Into Action Week"! From Wednesday, April 11 to Sunday, April 15 Thiel College and the Greenville community will combine forces to erect a new playground facility in Riverside Park.
Volunteers are needed—please sign up today! Three shifts ( 8 a.m. - noon; noon - 4 p.m.; 4 - 8 p.m.) will run each day. Help is needed in many areas giving everyone a chance to pitch in!
Contact Kateri Linn at ext. 2349 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up.
Sheriff Gary Hartman Named Shooting Club Coach
Thiel College has announced Sheriff Gary Hartman has been named as coach of the Thiel College Shooting Club, which is now in its second year.
"We are thrilled to welcome Gary as the new coach of the Shooting Club," says Mike McKinney, dean of students. "His training and experience coupled with his many years in law enforcement will help bring the Thiel Shooting Club to the next level."
Hartman was elected Mercer County sheriff in November 2011. He is a graduate of Kaplan University’s criminal justice program, the Mercyhurst Police Academy and Penn State University’s sheriff training and certification program. He has more than a decade of law enforcement experience in Mercer County.
As shooting club coach, Hartman is responsible for the overall management of the Shooting Club program, including recruiting, coordinating training sessions, implementing safety and risk management procedures, and scheduling and oversight of competitions, among other duties.
Hartman is a resident of Greenville, Pa.
After the fifth week of competition, Thiel College is in 37th place in its division. Last week’s total was 394 pounds of bottles and cans. Keep up the good work everyone!
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.
Thiel Fund March Madness Continues!
The final round of "playoffs" takes place this Friday, March 23. Congratulations to the remaining teams: College Advancement/President’s Office and IT/Auxiliary Services! After 4:30 p.m. on Friday, all donors will be counted and we will announce the winning team on Monday.
Also, a reminder that 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, Mario Marini! He received a Wal-Mart gift card.
Thank you for supporting the Thiel Fund! For questions regarding Thiel Fund March Madness, call Lauren Zuschlag at ext. 2042 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity/Prince of Peace Canned Foods & Paper Products Drive
Simply e-mail email@example.com 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.
Student Athletes of the Week
Danielle Massengill, a first-year softball player and criminal justice studies major from North Bend, Wash., appeared in all eight games last week behind the plate for the Tomcats and finished 12-for-23, including three doubles, three triples and five RBIs. Her .522 batting average leads the team and ranks fourth among President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) counterparts, while slugging percentage (.913) is also tops on the squad while ranking second in the conference. Massengill’s top performance during the Tomcats’ spring break trip to the National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., came in their 13-1 win over Franciscan University. She went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs and scored three runs. In Thiel’s extra-inning vicrtory over Macalester College, she was instrumental in the win with a walk-off single. Massengill, named to the Dean’s List after the fall 2011 semester, was selected as one of the College’s Academic Departmental Chair Scholarship winners as a high school senior.
Eric Steininger, a junior baseball player and psychology major from Leechburg, Pa., hit .512 (21-41) and collected at least two hits in seven of the Tomcats’ nine contests at last week’s Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Currently riding a 10-game hit streak, he also drove in 11 runs and scored 13 runs during the Tomcat’s spring break. Steininger currently leads Thiel in most major hitting categories, including batting average (.500), hits (24), RBI (12), runs (15) and doubles (6). His .500 batting average also ranks him second among Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) counterparts while his 24 hits this season have him at the top of the conference leader board. Last season Steininger was named an all-PAC Second-Team selection.
Thiel Wrestlers Honored at National Tournament
The NCAA national wrestling tournament was held March 9 & 10 in La Crosse, Wis. The Tomcats were recognized for their academic excellence by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). They rank seventh in the nation with a GPA of 3.41. Matt Lowry, senior mathematics major with a GPA of 3.92, was recognized as a Scholar All-American for the second consecutive year. Lowry finished in sixth place at the the Midwest Regional national qualifier this year.
Corey Brown (pictured) finished eighth in the nation, earning All-American status for the fourth consecutive season, making him the only Thiel College wrestler in the history of the program to accomplish this feat. He was also named Scholar All-American for the third consecutive season—he carries a 3.74 GPA and is a criminal justice major. Brown finished his career with a record of 108-27.
community news & events
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.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Presents
"The Gloria Consort"
Sunday, March 25, 3:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street Greenville, PA 16125
The concert is free and open to the public. An opportunity will be provided for a free-will offering to support the series.
Eighth Annual Mercer County Chili Cook-off
Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Greenville Moose Family Center
$5/bowl or $10/all you can eat
Your votes determine the winner! This event is co-sponsored by The Literacy Council of Mercer County and the Moose Riders to help provide free adult basic education classes in Mercer County.
Call 724-588-6141 or e-mail The Literacy Council to enter for more information.
A HUGE THANK YOU! To all of our campus friends for the cards and gifts we have received to help with the costs involved with Rachel’s radiation and chemotherapy in Pittsburgh. This is a very trying time for our family, but the outpouring of love from all of you has made this trial a little more bearable. "Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls," said David Thomas and I feel certain that all of your biographies are now not just radiant but are also written in our hearts.
The Cardillo Family
Thiel College says farewell to:
Rachel Tumpak, housekeeping
March Healthy Highlights
AVI’s Annual Spring Food Show
Thursday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Don’t miss out! Vendors will be on hand passing out samples of their products!
A Good Half Hour —
Worship in Lent
"Praying the Revolution—The Lord’s Prayer"
Thursday, March 22, 12:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Forgiveness and Freedom
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 if you wish to attend the reception and concert.
Thiel Players Present
March 29, 30 and 31
William A. Robinson Theater
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.
Kids Night with the Tomcats
Saturday, April 21, 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a night off while your kids play soccer, football, relay races and obstacle courses; bounce on fun inflatables; or participate in coloring and crafts with Thiel student-athletes and coaches in the Rissell-Schreyer Dome. This event is open to children 3 to 12 years old and secure drop-off and pick-up for children will be provided. Cost is $5 per child if registering before April 15; $7 per child after April 15 or at the door. Contact Angie Zeuch, head women’s basketball coach with questions or to register.
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 28.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, March 26.