February Students of the Month
Kayla Ohlin, an accounting and business administration major (with a minor in English) from New Middletown, Ohio, is well known on campus. An honors student, she is a member of Alpha Chi, Lambda Sigma (sophomore), Chi Eta Sigma (commerce) and Sigma Tau Delta (English) honoraries. A stellar student who continually pushes herself, Ohlin has pursued international travel experiences to Mexico, Spain and South Korea and is very committed to service and civic activities on campus, in Greenville and in her hometown. With her intelligence, motivation, compassion, work ethic and values, she has incorporated herself fully into the life of Thiel College. She plans to become a certified public accountant after graduation.
Katelyn Young, a senior biology major from Monongahela, Pa., is an excellent student who performs exceptionally and is consistently engaged in the classroom. An honors student, whose honors project is a history of her grandfather, a former Lutheran minister, she is very active on campus. She is a member of Lambda Sigma sophomore honorary, concert band and the Tomcat Marching Pride. She is a member of the Dean’s List consistently and is a Thiel Presidential Scholarship recipient. Young is respected by her fellow students who value the assistance she willingly provides when needed. She plans to attend medical school in the future.
Fourth Annual Library Research Awards
Join the Langenheim Memorial Library staff as they present the fourth annual Library Research Awards on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
Please come out and support this year's award recpients as they present their papers.
Top Research Award Recipients:
Chelsea Meister, course: American Presidency
"The Presidencies of Clinton & Reagan and Their Approval Ratings"
Matthew Turk, course: Middle Period American History
"U.S. and British Northern Border Diplomacy: 1812-1846"
Research Award Honorable Mention:
Julie Mitchell, course: Diplomatic History of the United States
"War in Vietnam"
Kourtney Polvinale, course: Honors OWE I
"The Effects of Anti-Psychotic Medications on Schizophrenia"
Keeton Ritter, course: Historical Methods
"The 7th United States Infantry Regiment at the Battle of New Orleans"
Top Writing Award Recipient:
Caitlin Ferry, course: Linguistics
"Signing for the Hearing Child"
Writing Award Honorable Mention:
Emily Whipple, course: Linguistics
"A Pragmatic Linguistic Study of an Effective Classroom Teacher"
Founders’ Day is Tomorrow!
If you’d like to attend the Founders’ Day Convocation and reception that follows, RSVP to email@example.com.
Please join the campus community as we celebrate Founders’ Day on Thursday, Feb. 7 and honor our distinguished colleagues and members of the Greenville community. Harvey and Uta Childs will receive the A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award and Dr. Bill Robinson, professor of performing arts will be awarded Professor of the Year. Additional faculty members to earn recognition are:
Dr. Christopher Stanisky, chemistry, Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Mary Theresa Hall, English, Distinguished Teacher Award.
Dr. Dan Eppley, religion, Distinguished Scholar Award.
Kathryn Gray, music, Distinguished Adjunct Award.
Five staff awards will be presented during the ceremony. Receiving honors are:
Rhonda Laird, student life, Distinguished Innovator Award.
Jonathan Shearer, information technology, Distinguished Newcomer Award.
Amy Schafer, athletics, Distinguished Extra Effort Award.
Joseph Webb, multicultural affairs, Distinguished Outreach Award.
Robert Schaller, maintenance, Distinguished Service Staff Award.
Warren Keck, business administration, will receive a special commendation for years of service to the College.
Thiel Equestrians Show at Findlay University
Four of the 17 Thiel College Equestrian Club members traveled to Findlay University to compete at the first horse show of the semester. They endured cold weather and sore muscles from riding lessons to get ready for the show and their hard work paid off. They came back to Thiel with two third places, two fourth places, one fifth and one sixth places. Intercollegiate shows are comprised of seven to eight riders in each class and six places are given based on the judge’s opinion of the rider’s ability. The students competed at a Zone 6 Region 1 competition where they competed against the top two intercollegiate teams in the nation. Showing for Thiel were Megan O'Dell, Kimberly Ault, Jessica Dailey and Elaine Kelley. Erika Leonhard traveled along to video the show.—by Jenna Malnar
Student-Athletes of the Week
Morgan Berg, first-year exploratory student from Cleveland, Ohio, set a new standard in the 60-meter hurdles for the Thiel College women’s track and field team Saturday at the Mount Union College Jim Wuske Invitational. Berg finished her preliminary 60-meter hurdles run in 9.47 seconds Saturday, a new women’s track and field record, then went on to finish second in the event when she completed the 60-yard stretch in 9.65 seconds in the finals.
Jerrold Roosa, sophomore criminal justice major and wrestler from Randolph, N.Y., helped the Tomcats to a fourth-place finish at the 27th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament at Baldwin Wallace University Saturday. Roosa went 3-1 at the tournament and finished second in the 174-pound bracket. Listed as an honorable mention for the top 10 on the most recent D3Wresle.com rankins, Roosa is 23-8 on the season.
My family and I would like to thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers, cards and flowers during my mother’s illness and her recent passing. Times like these force us to reflect and count our blessings, and working with so many caring and compassionate souls is a great blessing indeed.—Kurt Ashley
Thiel College welcomes:
Chris Pipkin, public safety
Summer Wark, housekeeping
Individual counseling sessions will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the National City Conference Room.
Interested individuals must contact George Loughry to schedule a specific appointment time. He can be reached by phone or email.
George M. Loughry
ING Financial Advisors, LLC
Black History Month Events
Soul Food Feast
Sunday, Feb. 10, 5 p.m.
The Galleria, HMSC
Think Fast Game Show
Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., LHR
Monday, Feb. 11 - Saturday, Feb. 16
Details to follow.
The African-American Experience at Thiel College: The Past Present and Future
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., LHR
Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., LHR
Book Club Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m.
Rudisill Room, HMSC
All members of the campus community are invited to read and join the discussion of "Guilty Wives" by James Patterson.
Sigma Tau Delta Induction
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
All administrators, faculty and staff are invited to the 13th annual induction ceremony. The English Department will induct seven students (Jessica Bartko, Allison Gardner, Sean Johnston, Lisa Leonhard, Elizabeth Onegow, Sean Oros and Sara Toombs) into the Alpha Iota Kappa Chapter of the international English honorary society. Dr. Mercedes Gutiérrez Garcia, assistant professor of languages, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Honorees this year are Dr. Christopher Shinkman ’62 (tennis), Rick Freeburg ’75 (track & field/basketball) and Betsy (Brougher) Monaco ’83 (basketball/softball/tennis). In addition, Ken Achenbach ’78 will receive the Athletic Alumni Commendation and Roseanne Gill-Jacobson will receive the Meritorious Service and Commitment Award. Full Bio Information.
If you'd like to attend, please download and complete the RESERVATION FORM and return via ICM to Jack Leipheimer by March 3.
There is Still Time to Donate!
Please contact Debbie Marosy about making your donation to the United Way. All monies stay local!
Support Greenville Area Public Library at 4th Annual Wine Tasting Event
"A Toast to Reading"
Saturday, Feb. 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sample wines from three local wineries and don’t forget our HUGE Chinese auction!
Contact Jennie Kather if you'd like to purchase tickets to the wine tasting event or for more information.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11.