Hall Book Review Published
Dr. Mary Theresa Hall, chair of the faculty and professor of English, published a book review of Court Poetry in Late Medieval England and Scotland: Allegories of Authority by Anthony J. Hasler in The Sixteenth-Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies (vol. xliii, no. 2, Spring 2012). Most of the chapters of the book were presented as part of a panel at the 2008 Lacanian Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups conference and considers seven poets—Skelton, Dunbar, Douglas, André, Hawes, Lyndsay and Barclay—who wrote at the royal courts of England and Scotland between 1485, when Henry VII began his reign in England, and 1528, when James V ended his reign in Scotland.
The study treats each monarch’s influence and authority on the political structures of England and Scotland from the psychoanalytic as well as the social, cultural, textual and rhetorical perspectives, thus providing multiple readings of court poetry, and discusses each poet’s relationship with his patrons and poetic predecessors. Hasler supplements the primary readings with other companion pieces and other classical works to depict the tension and interplay between the political and religious traditions in late medieval Scotland and England.
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.
NEW SONG—Campus Ministry Worship for All
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
"Switchfoot Theology: A New Way To Be Human"
Bringing the song, bringing the message:
Pastor Bill Bixby
Lunch available to share/to carry out at no cost every Tuesday.
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
College Fair Scheduled for Oct. 4—No Parking In Gym Lot
Thiel will host the Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the gymnasium. All members of the Thiel campus are encouraged to attend the event. Reminder that faculty, staff and students are NOT to park in behind the gym on Oct. 4. Please call Tammy Shilling at ext. 2173 with questions or for more information.
Spinning Classes Now Being Offered to Students and Employees
Students - Tuesday & Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Glen Johnson Community Building)
Employees - Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Glen Johnson Community Building)
To sign-up, register online at www.imleagues.com/Thiel. Once you create an account you will be able to register for classes. Class registration will start at 7 a.m. on the morning of the class you wish to take. Registration will end 30 minutes before the class begins. View the Registration Guide to assist with the process. Contact Kraig Smith or ext. 2835 with questions.
upcoming campus events
Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series Presents the Jasper String Quartet
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
A pre-concert reception will be held in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the HMSC at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Office of Special Events if you'd like to attend the reception and concert. Call ext. 2240 for more information.
For more details on the performers, visit www.jasperquartet.com.
The Jasper String Quartet is the 11th concert of Thiel's Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, which began in fall 2007.
All Greek Letter Day!
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!
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.
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.
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
Annual Halloween Parade
Saturday, Oct. 27
Central Park, Greenville Sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Registration form
Thiel College welcomes:
Lauren Beran, admissions
Douglas Richards, housekeeping
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC.
(Please note the location change.)
If employees are not able to attend at that time, UPMC Urgent Care facility will offer flu shots the weeks of Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
From the Wellness Committee
Moodle Assignments Clinic
Wednesday, Oct. 3 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Thursday, Oct. 4
4 p.m.; MIMC (AC-235)
This clinic is for faculty and staff who have little or no experience creating assignments in Moodle. We will discuss the various kinds of assignment possibilities and create one of each. We will look at an assignment from the students’ view and see how the various kinds of assignments are graded.
Advance reservations are appreciated: email@example.com or call ext. 2073.
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. 10.
Deadline for submissions:
5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8.