October Students of the Month
Katey Ann Williams, a senior business communication major from Shelocta, Pa., is an outstanding Thiel student, academically, professionally and personally. With a 3.92 GPA, Katey demonstrates creativity and hard work in and out of the classroom. She is a student assistant in the Office of Disability Services, handling confidential and sensitive information professionally and dependably, and works as a note taker and test reader. She also works with the library staff, helping to develop themes and activities for National Library Week. She currently serves as president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, a staff writer for The Thielensian and a member of several honor societies—Lamba Pi Eta (communication), Chi Eta Sigma (commerce) and Alpha Chi (national honorary). She is a member of the Dean’s list and a recipient of several scholarships.
Amanda Pye, a senior biology major from Montville, Ohio, has demonstrated excellence in both her major (3.74 GPA) and her overall studies (3.80 GPA) at Thiel while staying active and involved on campus. She is completing an independent study project in which she is analyzing the different rates of injuries at varying levels of contact in interscholastic sports in Ohio. She has proven to be a leader in laboratory settings and a dedicated mailroom employee. Amanda is a member of three honor societies—Beta Beta Beta (biology), Order of Omega (Greek life) and Les Lauriers (senior honor society)—as well as a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She also is an Irene Wintersteen Scholar for Women in Science. Amanda plans to apply to graduate school in physical therapy.
Haller Entrepreneur of the Year Announced
Kim Tillotson Fleming, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson Inc., will receive the 2012 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Thiel College at a dinner ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room.
Given annually to a business owner who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, the award, now in its 18th year, will be presented by President VanAken and Professor David Miller, executive director of the Haller Enterprise Institute.
Fleming has served as president of Hefren-Tillotson— a privately held Pittsburgh-based firm offering comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services for individuals, foundations, trusts and qualified retirement plans —since 1996 and, in December 2010, was elected to her current positions.
Fleming is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in economics and holds several professional designations. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder, a graduate and board member of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Center for Fiduciary Studies Certification program at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Fleming was selected as a FIVE STAR wealth manager, which is given to wealth managers in Pittsburgh who satisfied key client criteria and scored the highest in client satisfaction.
Service plays an important role in her life and she serves on many boards of local and regional organizations, is a deacon and youth leader at Hiland Presbyterian Church and is actively involved in mission work locally, nationally and internationally. She and her husband, Curt Fleming, have two sons, Grant and Todd.
The Haller Enterprise Institute, originally named the Thiel College Enterprise Institute when it was organized in 1983, was renamed in 1996 when Pittsburgh residents Dr. Henry E. and Grace Mary Haller provided a $1 million gift to develop entrepreneurial education at Thiel College.
Lenkner Presents in Gettysburg
Kayla Lenkner, new circulation librarian, gave a presentation titled ’Making it Relevant: Creating Engaging Information Literacy Experiences for Students’ at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference held in Gettysburg, PA on September 30.
Lenkner co-presented with Meggan Smith, a librarian at Gettysburg College (where Lenkner worked prior to being hired at Thiel). They discussed strategies for supporting upper-level undergraduate research through library instruction and librarian assistance, as well as their experience working closely with Gettysburg College Health Sciences faculty to integrate information literacy and library resources into the curriculum.
Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership
Faculty are being asked to encourage sophomore and junior female students with a 3.0 QPA to consider applying for a $5,000 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship. If you know of students who are interested in studying abroad, leadership development and community service, this program is for them. Contact Dr. Laurie Moroco or visit www.viraheinz.pitt.edu
for more information. The VIH Program is for women with no previous international travel experience. Application deadline is Nov. 1.
Student-Athletes of the Week
Senior women’s volleyball player and business administration major, Megg Andrews of Canfield, Ohio was named women's student-athlete of the week. Anddrews helped the Tomcats sweep Marietta 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-17) on Oct. 5. She recorded four kills and a .333 hitting percentage with one assist, one dig and three blocks in the match. On the season, Andrews leads the Tomcats with 55 blocks (.86 per set) and is third on the team with 81 kills (1.27 per set).
Ethan Ludwig, senior linebacker on the Tomcat football team, was named men’s student-athlete of the week. An environmental science major from East Liverpool, Ohio, Ludwig helped spark Thiel’s comeback win over Saint Vincent Saturday when he intercepted a second-quarter pass at the Bearcat 31-yard line and took it to the house down the near side of the field for the Tomcats’ first touchdown of the game. Ludwig was second on the Thiel defense Saturday with 11 total tackles. He has 58 tackles on the season and is third in the PAC with an average of 9.7 tackles per game.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity present The Canal Street Band
Sunday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street.
The concert is free and open to the public. An opportunity will be provided for a free-will offering to support the series.
Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classical Season Opener
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Powers Auditorium. Tickets on sale at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office at 330-744-0264 or online at younsgstownsymphony.com.
The orchestra under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer will present an all-Russian program featuring pianist Di Wu in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini.
Scarecrows in the Park
Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Saturday, Oct. 27
Central Park, Greenville Sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be annouced at the conclusion of the annual Halloween Parade. Registration form
Pink Tea Party
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
Sponsored by the Pink Angles. Enjoy a ladies night out! Gather your friends and family and join us to support the Pink Angels of Greenville. The evening will include a full tea service, tupperware sales, bingo, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and a fashion show featuring selections from Lin & Lambkins. Please be prepared to support this worthy cause with your purchase of Tupperware, Chinese auction and/or raffle tickets. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required by contacting Debbie Schreiber at 724-253-4667.
Woman-Owned Business and Health Month
October Community Conversation at the Greenville Area Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
An introduction to local female entrepreneurs whose businesses give back to our community. An informal information session including topics such as how they started, what they do and their future outlook for their businesses. UPMC will also present information on and the importance of raising awareness and support for preventing breast cancer.
Annual Halloween Parade
Saturday, Oct. 27
Central Park, Greenville Sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Registration form
Thiel College welcomes:
Linda Nochta, president’s office
and says farewell to:
Cynthia Crawford-Hetrick, housekeeping
TIAA CREF Individual Counseling Sessions
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m.
Schedule your appointment
From the Wellness Committee
Moodle Grade Submission Reminder
You will submit mid-term and final grades from a new location in Moodle. Mid-term/Final Grade Entry is now one of the views available from the drop-down menu near the top of your grades window.
To access this window, go to Grades, then from the Grader Report window, click on the drop down arrow in the view selector which will be showing the Grader Report. Select Mid-term/Final Grade Entry. Next to each student’s name, you will see his or her current course total and then Mid-Term Grade and Final Grade selection boxes. Select the appropriate mid-term grade for each student. To submit the grades, click the Save Mid-Term Grades button at the bottom of that window. The grades will appear in PowerCAMPUS the next day.
You can submit a mid-term grade for a student just one time via Moodle or Self-Service. If you have made a mistake, you will have to contact the Records Office and ask the staff to make the necessary changes in PowerCAMPUS manually.
The deadline for grades submission is noon on Tuesday, October 16.
For help with your Gradebook in Moodle, please contact: Leslie Graul, ext. 2853, or Erika Jones, ext. 2059.
upcoming campus events
All Greek Letter Day Tomorrow!
Thursday, Oct. 11
Photo on the freshman quad at 4:15 p.m.
Were you a Greek? If so, sport your letters in support of our campus Greeks and meet for an all-campus photo!
National Coming Out Day
Thursday, Oct. 11
Wear purple in support of LGBT peers and join others for a make your own sundae bar during lunch and dinner in the Galleria. Tickets will be given out to anyone wearing purple for a chance to win gift certificates to several Greenville restaurants.
National Coming Out Day was started in 1988, the one year anniversary of a national march for gay and lesbian rights in Washington, DC. The purpose of National Coming Out Day is to raise awareness in the community about the lives of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Safe Zone Training
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Denise Holtz—Special Agent with the FBI’s Civil Rights Division in Pittsburgh will be discussing anti-LGBT crime and hate crime, with a focus on the Mathew Shepard/James Byrd III Act—which made LGBT Hate Crime a federal offence. Holtz will also focus on LGBT discrimination in Pennsylvania and legal issues.
Thiel Fortnightly Oktoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m.
Michael & Becky Bray's home
A wide variety of German foods will be served. Please bring your own favorite beverage—cider, coffee and water will be provided—and a lawn chair to enjoy conversing around a campfire. Cost is $5/per person, payable at the event. RSVP to Kathy Thompson at 724-588-9589.
Kids & Chemistry
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
First Floor, Academic Center
A fun-filled afternoon of demonstrations and hands-on activities for elementary students in grades 4 through 6. Contact Kathy Frantz, ext. 2113, if you have a child that would like to attend.
Cultural Trip to see "The Imaginary Invalid"
at the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland
Saturday, Oct. 27, bus leaves from the Robinson Theater at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for faculty and staff; $5 for students. Contact Bill Robinson, ext. 2029, for tickets.
Halloween Costume Contest
Wednesday, Oct. 31, Noon - 2 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Join the campus community for our annual costume judging contest and light refreshments.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15.