Linn Receives Scholarship for National Wrestling Workshop
Jeff Linn, admissions, received a fully-funded scholarship to attend the National Wrestling Coaches Association Leadership Academy in Edwardsville Ill., May 29-31. Linn was chosen among coaches from Division I, II and III institutions.
Twenty-four coaches across the nation were selected to join the Academy this year. The two-day workshop will include presentations from six current and former head wrestling coaches from higher education institutions across the country. The group will be facilitated by Dr. Dan Gould of Michigan State University, a nationally renowned coaching development expert and the architect of the NWCA Leadership Academy. The NWCA and FCA-Wrestling have awarded each coach a full "scholarship" covering transportation, meals, lodging and tuition costs.
Balas Named Secretary for PennACE, Presents at Conference
Heather Balas, career services, was recently voted secretary of the PennACE organization (Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers). She will serve a two-year term and be sworn in at conference this week, where she is also the co-chair of the presenters committee and presenting an interactive session on excellence in social media. PennACE is a collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals that provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.
First Hodge Institute for Teaching and Learning
The first Dr. Edwin Hodge Jr. Institute for Teaching and Learning at Thiel College began on May 14 (and will continue through May 23). This new initiative is focused on fostering highly engaged student learning in seminar settings. The first year of the Hodge Institute focuses on the Freshman Year Experience (FYS) courses. Twenty Thiel College professors are participating and will spend the time sharing and revising the syllabi for their FYS courses based on the knowledge and mentoring presented during the Institute.
New Turf on Stoeber Field
Check for daily updates on campus improvements at Thiel Happenings.
Moreland Named SAAC Athlete of the Month
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) announced that Tomcat softball player Kristen Moreland of Dover, Ohio, was been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athletes of the Month for May 2012.
Moreland graduated summa cum laude with a 3.98 grade point average and was recognized as the lone salutatorian at the College’s 138th Commencement Ceremony, which held on May 6.
She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting, business administration and fine art, along with a minor in English, while receiving departmental honors in each. She also is a recipient of the Dean’s Key, awarded to those students who made the Dean’s List during all eight of their semesters.
A four-year varsity letter winner with the softball program, Moreland’s 251 career strikeouts ranks first on Thiel’s all-time list, while her 21 career wins rank her third and her 34 career complete games tie her for third place. Moreland led the Tomcat softball program in victories in three of her four seasons.
Moreland has been recognized after each of the last three seasons as a member of the PAC Academic Honor Roll and was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete following the 2011 season.
On campus, she wass a member of the English Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, the Business Honorary, Chi Eta Sigma, and the Senior Honorary, Les Lauriers. Moreland had served as the treasurer of the Alpha Chi National honorary and was a member of the National College Athlete Honorary, Chi Alpha Sigma. She was the art editor for the College’s literary magazine, The Phoenix, and was named the College’s Student of the Month for March 2012.
Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.
community news & events
Submit your favorite recipes for the Greenville Area Public Lirbary Cookbook
The Friends of the Greenville Area Public Library is publishing a cookbook and we want to include your recipes! Categories are: appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & side dishes, main dishes, breads & rolls, desserts, cookies & candies, this & that, gluten-free recipes and just for kids.
Simply e-mail your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, home address and phone number.
Contact Jennie Kather at ext. 2188 with questions or for more information. Deadline for submission is May 31.
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 2 and a half to 3 hours.
Benefit for the United Way of Mercer County: Wing King 2012
Thursday, June 21, 5 – 8:30 p.m. (voting ends at 8 p.m.)
Tully’s in downtown Sharon (next to the Lube)
Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Includes free t-shirt for the first 500!
Contact Amy Becher at ext. 2182 for more information or to buy a ticket!
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.
Adult Coed Summer Recreational Soccer League
Shenango Valley Soccer Club is looking for male and female soccer players ages 19 and up to play in a new recreational league that will begin on Sunday, July 1 and run through Sunday, August 26. Games will be played on Sunday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. and will consist of two 30-minute halves. Cost is $25 per player to cover shirt and field fees. Looking for at least four teams to start. A rotational schedule will be set depending on the number of teams registered. Contact Shenango Valley Soccer Club to register.
Samuel Siple, Vice President for College Advancement
Jessica Abinosa, International Admissions Counselor
Melanie Foster, Housekeeping (PT)
Payroll Notice to Exempt Employess
The May pay date for exempt employees is Friday, May 25. Because Monday, May 28 is a federal holiday, direct deposits will be made on Friday, May 25. Recognizing that departments may be closed on Friday, checks and pay advices will be delivered to the campus post office on Thursday, May 24. Please contact the Payroll Office at ext. 2004 with any questions.
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.
Friday, May 25, 9 a.m. shotgun start
The Greens of Greenville
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