2013 Founders’ Day Scheduled, Honorees Announced
The annual Founders’ Day Convocation will be held in the Lutheran Heritage Room on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. Please join the Thiel community as we honor the following 2013 Founders’ Day honorees:
Bob Schaller, Maintenance Mechanic (Distinguished Service)
Joe Webb, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Distinguished Outreach)
Jonathan Shearer, Web Specialist (Distinguished Newcomer)
Amy Schafer, Head Women’s Softball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director (Distinguished Extra Effort)
Rhonda Laird, Assistant to the Dean of Students and Student Housing Coordinator (Distinguished Innovator)
William Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of Performing Arts (Professor of the Year)
Christopher Stanisky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Distinguished Service)
Daniel Eppley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion (Distinguished Scholar)
Mary Theresa Hall, Ph.D., Professor of English (Distinguished Teacher)
Kathryn Gray, M.M., Adjunct Professor of Music (Distinguished Adjunct)
Warren Keck, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Business Administration (Special Commendation for Years of Service)
A. LOUIS AND BARBARA THIEL AWARD
Harvey and Uta Childs, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Bail USA, Inc.
If you’d like to attend the Founders’ Day Convocation and reception that follows, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31.
First Thiel Forum of the Spring Semester is Tomorrow
All members of the Thiel College community are invited to the first of four Thiel Forums of the spring 2013 semester on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room. Dr. Cynthia Sutton, sociology, will talk about her recent sabbatical experience, and our three Vira Heinz scholarship recipients—Leah Kook, Joslyn Cook, and Emily Friedrich—will discuss their summer 2012 travel abroad experiences. Please support your colleagues and learn about the academic and personal interests of our professors, students and staff members. Please encourage your students and friends to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Join us for subsequent Thiel Forums on: Feb. 21; March 21; and April 11.
Thiel Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21
MLK Day Service
Noon, David Johnson Memorial Chapel Service
"Keeping the Dream!"
Worship led by student minister Ronnell Hunt, and others, and special praise in mime by Sharon, Pa. adult ministry. NOTE: There will not be Campus Ministry Worship on Tuesday, Jan. 22.)
MLK Day Program
2 p.m., Lutheran Heritage Room
Dr. Robert Crutchfield ’71, professor of sociology at the University of Washington; a mime performance by TC Soldiers for God; and food, door prizes and networking. This annual holiday affords us an opportunity to reflect upon the past while seeking hope, determination and an opportunity to act upon the promise of the future.
Biggest Loser Competition Begins Today!
Spring Break will be here before you know it. This makes for the perfect time to get in shape! Today begins our annual Biggest Loser Competition. The competition will take place for the next six weeks leading up to Spring Break. Participants will weigh-in each week, and the individual with the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the competition will be considered the winner (or "Biggest Loser" in this case). A weight inventory will take place in Nurse Despo’s office located on the first floor of the HMSC in the Wellness corridor. Specific weights will remain confidential with only weight loss percentages being shared.
First weigh-ins will be TODAY from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. In order to participate in the competition, you must complete weekly weigh-ins every Wednesday.
Contestants are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE fitness classes being offered through the Intramurals Office.
Student Forms First Thiel College-Sponsored Relay for Life
Thiel College will sponsor a Relay for Life event on April 6 from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.! And you and your organization are invited to be part of this worthwhile project.
Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising opportunity through the The American Cancer Society. Funds raised support cancer treatment, prevention and awareness. All Thiel students and faculty are invited to help make a difference through participation in our Relay.
If your organization is interested in fielding a team, please contact Ryan Hart for further information.
A kickoff event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Bistro. This gathering will include information about Relay, entertainment and food. Sign-up at kickoff to be entered for a chance to win your team a free pizza party during the Relay!
There will be plenty of fun during the event, as teams camp around the field in the Rissel-Schreyer Dome. Each team will work to earn money through fund raisers and personal appeals. While fund raising is a major priority, it is all done through the mission to REMEMBER those who have lost their battle with cancer. Creativity is the name of the game. On the day of the Relay, each team pledges to have one member (or more) taking a turn walking around the field. Food, games and activities will be provided. As Relay for Life is a volunteer event, there is no requirement for an individual participant to be there the entire time, but there is so much fun to be had that it is difficult to leave.
Honor those who have fought this disease and are still with us as we fight back against cancer.
New York City Trip — March 9
Support Greenville’s Relay for Life
Saturday, March 9
(depart late Friday, March 8 from Anderson Coach & Tour parking lot, return early Sunday, March 10)
Price per person = $99 includes transportation and 13 hours on your own in NYC. $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.
Final payment is due Friday, Jan. 25. (Make checks payable to Linda Oman). For more information, contact 724-456-9351
Support Greenville Area Public Library at 4th Annual Wine Tasting Event
Contact Jennie Kather if you'd like to purchase tickets or for more information.
Visit Winter Weekend for a complete schedule of events and to register online.
Jeannie Ashby, financial services
From the Wellness Committee
The Rissell-Schreyer Dome is open for walking Monday through Friday 8 - 11 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 8 p.m.
The driving range is open Monday through Saturday 8 - 10 a.m.
Buckets of golf balls are available for $5. Please note that all times are subject to change without notice.
Visit the Athletic Facilities Schedule
Contact Dan McMillen at ext. 2239 or email@example.com for further information.
Looking for Fulbright Scholars
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The student program is open to college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artsts to study, conduct research and teach abroad. Thiel faculty advisers who have rising senior students interested in study abroad and service to the world should encourage them to apply for the Fulbright Program.
Students must start preparing their applications during their junior year, including a proposal and statement for their project with their chosen institution abroad.
Dr. Fatimata Palé, biology, serves as Thiel’s Fulbright Program coordinator and is available for more information or help in preparing applications to the program.
Contact Debbie Marosy about donating to the United Way.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21.