Thiel Forum is Tomorrow
Please join the campus community at Thursday’s Thiel Forum from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room. Professors Dr. Ellen Lippert, art, and Dr. Chris Stanisky, chemistry will discuss book publishing and grant proposals, respectively. Three students will perform—Kourtney Polvinale will dance a ballet while Amos Moon and Karen Bussard will be accompanists on the guitar and violin.
Youngstown Fine Arts Brass Quintet to Perform on Campus Monday
The Youngstown Fine Arts Brass Quintet—featuring our own Andy Erb— will be be in recital on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. The event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will feature works by Ewald, Faure, Bach, Duke Ellington and more!
Save the Date (March 14 & 15) for Ken Bain Presentation
Ken Bain, author of "What the Best College Teachers Do," is coming to campus Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15. The author will give a plenary address on Thursday evening, followed by small group activities on Friday morning. Further details (including times and locations) to follow. Mark your calendars for what promises to be an extraordinary two-day event!
Tomcats advance to PAC Tournament Semifinals
The Tomcats defeated the Grove City Wolverines 57-44 Tuesday night at Beeghly Gymnasium in the quarterfinals of the 2013 President’s Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament.
With the win, the third-seeded Tomcats earned a spot in the PAC semifinals, where they will take on the second-seeded Thomas More Saints. Tipoff for the semifinal contest is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Crestview Hills, Ky.
TCEC Wraps Up a Successful Show Season
The Thiel College Equestrian Club (TCEC) finished out their show season on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Oberlin, Ohio. TCEC competed against 13 intercollegiate equestrian teams. Of the 17 equestrian students, three showed at the competition: Kimberly Ault (left), Jessica Dailey (center), and Megan O'Dell (right). The team traveled back to Thiel with one third place, one fourth place, two fifth places and one sixth place. With the horsemanship gains made over the last year, Thiel College could have regional qualifiers next show season! Though the team has finished the competitions for the season, there are nine more weeks of lessons, a trip to the Equine Affaire and a possible natural horsemanship clinic with a Thiel College alum, Indy O'Connor, in the spring or fall. Great job, equestrians! —by Jenna Malnar, equestrian instructor
Student-Athletes of the Week
Meredith Steinmetz, first-year track & field distance runner and biology major from Raritan, N.J., recorded a lifetime-best time and set a new school record in the 5,000-meter run Saturday during the Kent State Tune-Up held at Kent State University. Steinmetz finished the 5,000-meter run Saturday in 19 minutes and 16.30 seconds, which was good enough for 21st-place in the event. She also set a new school record in the one-mile run earlier this season when she crossed the finish line in 5:38.87 for second-place at the Dan Kinsey Invite, which was hosted by Oberlin College.
Adam Matthews, sophomore wrestler and chemistry/pre-pharmacy major from Greenville, Pa., earned his first PAC Championship Friday at the PAC Wrestling Championships, which were hosted by Thiel. Matthews pinned W&J’s Chris Leva in 1:37 and won by major decision over Waynesburg’s Jake Vitolo to earn his first conference title.
support our campus relay for life
Current fundraisers include:
T-shirts honoring Professor Connie Reinhart’s courageous battle with cancer are on sale now by the Education Department team. ORDER FORM and money due via ICM to Kristen Fedder by Feb. 28 (make checks payable to Duncan Wingard).
A Duct Tape Art Show, sponsored by the Roth Hall team, will be held on Friday, March 22 (location TBA). View the informational flyer for more information.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to my Thiel family for the words of encouragement and generous donations received from everyone since my family’s recent house fire. The generosity provided to my family during this very stressful time has been appreciated more than I can ever express. I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of caring people. Thank you so much for being so supportive!
Black History Month Fashion Show
Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., LHR
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.
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Awardee Bios and Information.
If you’d like to attend, please download and complete the RESERVATION FORM and return via ICM to Jack Leipheimer by March 3.
Employee Benefits Fair
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Contact Human Resources at ext. 2858 or 2150 by March 5 to reserve table space for your group. Further information regarding set-up times will be provided the week before the event.
Save the Earth Week Dates!
April 8 - 11
Details to follow soon!
If you'd like to read a copy of "Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale" by Tom Wilber, who will present on Wednesday evening of Earth Week, please contact Dr. Curt Thompson.
There is Still Time to Donate!
Please contact Debbie Marosy about making your donation to the United Way. All monies stay local!
Friends of Mucic at Holy Trinity
organist Andrew Scanlon
featuring the Holy Trinity Chancel Choir
Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Visit the website for more information.
Volunteers Needed—Hunger in America
Participate in the nation’s largest volunteer-driven study "Hunger in America 2014." Anyone who is interested in working with people, research and can operate a computer is greatly needed!
Contact Summer Knapp at 724-981-0353 if you’d like to help with this important study to help fight hunger in America.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, email email@example.com. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25.