Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz Quartet
On Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 8 to 10 p.m., the Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz Quartet will be performing in the Lutheran Heritage Room in the Howard Miller Student Center at Thiel College.
Moises Borges is a self-taught acoustic guitarist and singer born in the heart of Brazil’s musical state: Bahia. Strongly influenced by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, he grew up experimenting with rhythms such as bolero; baiao; xote; afoxe’; frevo forro’ and especially samba and bossa-nova which are basic to his performances. Borges is dedicated to broadening the audience for Brazilian Jazz by performing solo and with his band throughout the country.
This is a special event sponsored by The Science and Our Global Heritage Program at Thiel College. Admission is free.
NEW SONG—Campus Ministry Worship for All
Tuesday, Nov. 13 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Chapel
Bringing the Song/Bringing the Message:
Student preacher Katie Allegeier lifting up the music of TOBY MAC!
Lunch available to share/to carry out at no cost every Tuesday.
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
Sunday, Nov. 11 - Friday, Nov. 16
Kick-off International Education Week at the annual International Food Fair on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Cost is $8.25 and $4 for children under the age of 10.
View the full schedule for information on the many events that will occur on campus throughout the week.
November Students of the Month Announced
Stephanie N. Dulka, a senior biology and medicinal chemistry major (with minors in medical biology, chemistry and biochemistry) from Alliance, Ohio, carries a heavy load of science and math courses (sometimes carrying 19 credits in science courses alone per semester), but still carries an outstanding GPA and is very involved on campus. She has been a resident assistant, president of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, member of Tri-Beta, member of the softball team for two years, member of the Dean's List each semester and more. She volunteers at St. Paul's and the Good Shepherd Center, is a gymnastics instructor in Greenville and received an Emil A. Lucas Chemistry Scholarship for 2012-2013. Despite the demands on her time, she is positive, considerate and uplifting in her interactions with others. Her plans for the future include medical school to become a physician.
Emily Whipple, a senior English/secondary education certification major from Rochester, Pa., is an active participant in classes and is an inquisitive and astute learner. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (and current president) and was the editor of The Phoenix last year and co-editor this year. She serves as the Student Government Representative for the English Club and secretary of the sophomore honorary, Lambda Sigma, while participating in a variety of volunteer opportunities. In 2011, Whipple was a recipient of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership Scholarship, which enabled her to travel to Spain, and upon her return to Thiel she started a program for Domestic Awareness Week. With her 4.0 GPA, Whipple looks for ways to share her talents and is a tutor at the Writing Lab as well as for other courses. She epitomizes what a Thiel education can do for a student.
Tomcats Fight for the Mercer County Cup
Football team captains for Grove City College (pictured left) and Thiel College pose on the steps of the Mercer County Courthouse with the coveted Mercer County Cup. The fight for the cup is this Saturday at Grove City College. Kick-off is 1:30 p.m. GO TOMCATS!
The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience
Community Conversations at the Greenville Area Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the GAPL will host Ms. Millicent Sparks in the role of the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. This living history performance depicts this 19th century icon by blending accounts of Tubman’s life with an acute sense of Tubman’s personal qualities—her emotional depth, profound spirituality and immense intelligence. Included are Negro spirituals sung by Tubman, often as coded messages designed to facilitate the guiding of her fugitives northward. At the conclusion of the portrayal, Sparks interacts with the audience, responding in character to questions.
"Why Our Health Care System Must Change: What’s Ahead"
Community Medical Ethics Project
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m & 6-8 p.m.
Glen Johnson Community Center at Thiel College
Featuring Diane P. Holder, executive vice president, UPMC, president, UPMC Insurance Services Division, and president and chief operating officer of UPMC Health Plan. Call the Community Medical Ethics reservation line at 724-589-6640 or email Erin Palko to register for the afternoon or evening session. This event is co-sponsored by UPMC Horizon, Thiel College, St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Thank you to all the faculty and staff with whom I’ve had the privilege to work over the last 15-plus years. You and your efforts make Thiel a great institution; it was an honor to serve with you. Best wishes for all the good that is to come!
Open Enrollment Meetings
Thursday, Nov. 15
9 & 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
We will remain with our current carriers for 2013: Medical - Highmark; Vision and Dental - Guardian; Life and Disability - One America/AUL.
You are encouraged to attend a session to learn about any plan and/or premium updates. Also, this is the time to ask questions, make changes to your 2013 medical, dental or vision coverage and complete the required annual forms (Health Savings Account form for those with the High Deductible Health Plan, and a Flexible Spending Account form for those who wish to maintain this type of medical or dependent care account). Representatives from Davevic Benefit Consultants will be here to present plan information and answer your questions.
A Benefit Plan Selection form indicating your current coverage levels will be provided to all full-time employees. This form, as well as any applicable enrollment or change forms, must be completed, signed and submitted to Human Resources no later than Wednesday, Nov. 28.
From the Wellness Committee
upcoming campus events
NATIONAL HOMELESS AWARENESS MONTH
Prince of Peace Employees Share & Speak
Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon
Sawhill Georgian Room
Brandi Kirby will share her fascinating and eye-opening personal journey of homelessness. Natalie Higbee and Lisa Huffman will provide statistics and educational information. All are encouraged to attend.
Monday, Nov. 12
Noon-1:30 p.m. or 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Bly Hall, Academic Center
An 80-minute Federal Career Workshop administered by VeteransVocations.org, Certified Federal Career Counselors.
View informational flyer.
Visit VeteransVocations.org if you plan to attend.
CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
Monday Nov. 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visual creative arts contributions of Native American women (including videos and exhibits that have been handed down through many generations will be on display.
Native Daughters: The Role of Women in Native Society Then & Now
Monday Nov. 12, 4 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Guest speaker, Carla S. Messenger, director of Native American Heritage Programs will present. Sponsored by W.I.N.G. All departments are asked to encourage your students to attend this program and join us for a Q & A session following the program.
Thiel Forum Initiative
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4 to 5 p.m.
Dr. Cynthia Kreisel, history, and Dr. Laurie Moroco, communication, will deliver 20-minute individual presentations on their recent sabbatical experiences. All are encouraged to attend and support your colleagues in their scholarly activities. Students are also highly encouraged to present their research at the Forum. Please contact Dr. Mary Theresa Hall, chair of the faculty, if you are interested in presenting in the spring semester.
Challenge: 24 Competition
Nov. 14, 9 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Sponsored by Kappa Mu Epsilon math honorary. Admmission is $1 (or a non-perishable food item). All admission collected will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center.
Annual Chili Cook-off
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Thursday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Everyone (individuals and groups) is invited to enter and/or taste. Desserts are also welcomed from those not wanting to cook chili. We will sell tickets (3 for $1) for people to buy and put in a jar by the chili(s) they like best. Each chili cooker will pick a charity and all proceeds will be split between the top three vote getters. Contact Martin Bright if you will join this community-enriching competition.
Children’s Book Drive
Nov. 26 - Dec. 10
Please drop off your donations at the post office in the HMSC.
Sponsored by National Student Speech, Sign Language and Hearing Association
Cheer & Dance Youth Clinic
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - noon
Please register by Nov. 16
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, e-mail email@example.com. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12.