Tomcat Softball Makes the PAC Playoffs!
The complete 2012 PAC Softball Championship Tournament schedule follows:
Thursday, May 3 - Saint Vincent College - Latrobe, Pa.
Game A - #4 Geneva (27-17, 11-7 PAC) at #1 Saint Vincent (23-13, 12-4 PAC) - 11 a.m.
Game B - #3 Westminster (21-17, 11-7 PAC) vs. #2 Thiel (11-7, 18-18 PAC) - 1 p.m.
Game C - Game A winner vs. Game B winner - 3 p.m.
Game D - Game A loser vs. Game B loser - 5 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 2012 - Saint Vincent College - Latrobe, Pa.
Game E - Game C loser vs. Game D winner - 11 a.m.
Game F - Game C winner vs. Game E winner - 1 p.m.
Game G - if necessary - 3 p.m.
Congratulations, Jennifer Behm!
Jennifer Behm, Ed.D., (information technology) was recently promoted to interim director of IT support services and instructional technology, where she will supervise the IT Support Center and the Mouganis Instructional Media Center (MIMC). This reorganization of reporting structure will allow for greater synergy between the two areas, and utilize Behm's doctorate in instructional design to strengthen instructional technology support in the MIMC.
Hawaii Raffle Tickets Still on Sale!
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.
May Students of the Month Announced
Students of the Month at Thiel College are selected by faculty vote from among upper-class students with superior grade point averages.
Three seniors, Elleanor Belleau, Megan Kay and Rachel Wills, were chosen as the Students of the Month at Thiel College for May 2012.
Belleau is a senior accounting and business administration major from Warren, Pa. She is a member of Chi Eta Sigma and Alpha Chi, and has achieved Dean’s List recognition in each of her seven semesters at Thiel. Belleau has been a supplemental instruction leader and peer tutor for elementary statistics and principles of accounting and has also served as the statistician for the wrestling team. In 2011, she was awarded a multi-year scholarship by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and was recently honored with the prestigious PICPA Outstanding Senior Accounting Student award. This summer, Belleau will be an intern in the Pittsburgh office of the Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young, after which she will return to Thiel for the fall semester to complete the 150 credit hours required to be become a CPA.
Kay is a senior elementary education major from Girard, Ohio. Megan excels not only on the volleyball court but with a very active classroom of first graders. Megan recently completed an outstanding semester of student teaching with Mr. Eric Hart’s first graders at Hempfield Elementary School in Greenville. She is a member of the Women’s Volleyball team (co-captain 2011-12), PAC Academic Honor Roll, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Les Lauriers and the Senior Class Gift Committee. Megan has been named to the Dean’s list eight times.
Wills is from Valencia, Pa. and graduated from Mars High School in 2008. She is a biology major with minors in chemistry, biochemistry and medical biology. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta, the Biology national honorary fraternity, Les Lauriers, the Thiel College Honors Program and Chi Alpha Sigma, the college athlete honor society. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society and is a member of the softball team. She has been an assistant for the Biology Department for two and a half years. She is currently exploring opportunities in the biotechnology field.
community news & events
Shenango Valley Choral Celebrates 40 Years
with Music and Memories Anniversary Concerts
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Hillside Presbyterian Church
2 N. High Street, Greenville, Pa.
Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
237 West Silver Street, Sharon, Pa.
Tickets at the door: $10 Adult; $8 Senior; $6 Child.
Steelpan Virtuoso Liam Teague to perform at Passavant Center
Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the Greenville High School Steel Band welcome steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague for a joint concert at the Passavent Center. Advance tickets available from the Greenville Band Boosters for $10 each. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Students admitted for free. For more information or tickets, e-mail email@example.com
Annual Empty Bowls Project of Mercer County
Wednesday, May 16, 4 - 8 p.m.
109 Sharpsville Ave., Suite A, Sharon, Pa., 16146
Join us at the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County for a simple meal of soup and bread and take home a handcrafted bowl. Tickets are now available. Handcrafted bowls and Chinese auction items are needed. For more information, call 724-981-0353. Check out the website at www.emptybowlsmc.com.
Rally on the River
Sponsored by Shenango Conservancy & Shenango River Watchers
Sunday, June 3
Shuttles run from 8:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Lunch (hot dogs, chips, drink) Noon – 2 p.m.
Live music 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Drop your boat (canoe or kayak) at the put-in below the dam in Pymatuning State Park near Jamestown, Pa.; drive to Riverside Park in Greenville; park your vehicle; from there, take the shuttle back to the put-in and then hit the water! Rain or shine…all class one water, no portages or obstructions. Approximately an 8½ mile reach. Typical single kayak paddle time is about 2½ to 3 hours.
3rd Annual Pink Angels Golf Scramble
Thursday, June 21
Greens of Greenville
Women’s Event Registration 7: 30 a.m.; Shotgun start, 8 a.m. $220/foursome includes coffee, muffins, greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.
Men’s Event Registration 1:30 p.m.; shotgun start, 2 p.m. $220/foursome includes greens fees, cart, dinner, auction and prizes.
All proceeds benefit local men and women undergoing cancer treatment. Donations of $50 hole sponsorships, Chinese auction baskets or silent auction items (i.e. the use of a vacation home, artwork, NFL tickets, jewelry, golf packages, gift certificates, etc.) are now being accepted. Registration deadline is June 1. Please contact Kathleen Christiansen, 724-588-9757, with questions, for more information or to register.
10th Annual Strawberry Festival & Auction
Sunday, June 24, 1 - 4 p.m.
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley
One Elston Way, Hermitage, Pa., 16148
Serving delicious, complimentary strawberry desserts! Featuring live and Chinese autions, 50/50 raffle, progressive raffle for a 40" Toshiba HD LCD TV (valued at $695–supported by Eckley’s TV & Appliance Center). Auction items include: gift baskets, gift certificates, art, autographed sports memorabilia, golf packages, toys and much more! Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. Gifts to this fund are used soley for benevolent and unfunded care. Ridgewood Shenango is a collaborative service of St. Paul’s and UPMC Horizon.
Summer Wark, housekeeping (PT, temp.)
Lorna Nagel, equestrian club coach
Jenna Malnar, equestrian club coach
Carol Kuznicki, housekeeping, moves from part time to full time
From the Wellness Committee
Discount Tickets Available in HR
Discount combo tickets for Waldameer Park/Water World are available in the Human Resources office. Price is $21.50 per ticket.
Sunday, May 6
Baccalaureate Service, 10 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Dedication—Class of 2012 Tree, 11:15 a.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Gala Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.
(For Graduates and Guests—Reservations Necessary)
Dining Hall, HMSC
Faculty Robing, 1 p.m.
Graduate Robing, 1 p.m.
Commencement Exercises, 2 p.m.
Commencement Reception, 3:30 p.m.
HMSC Terrace and Lawn
Blue-Gold Club Golf Scramble
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