Good Luck Student Teachers!
This week, 14 Thiel College senior education majors took to the field to begin their student teaching experience. Back row (l. to r.): Heather McCloud (Artman Elemetary, third grade), Rebecca West (Artman Elementary, first grade), Ashley Rable (East Side Elementary, sixth grade), Monica Smith (Clarion Area Elementary, fifth grade) Middle row (l. to r.): Josh Shaffer (Greenville High School; math), Rebecca Betteridge (Jamestown Elementary, sixth grade), Abby Charsar (Reynolds High School, English), Walter Santa (Hempfield Elementary, first grade) Front row(l. to r.): Steve Toth (East Side Elementary, fifth grade), Phil Double (Commodore Perry High School, history), David Urey (Reynolds Elementary, fourth grade), Rebecca House (Jamestown Elementary; first grade). Not Pictured: Brittany Anderson (McKeever & Oakview Elementary, kindergarten), Deryk Herold (McKeever & Artman Elementary, kindergarten)
College Colors Day is Friday
Friday, Aug. 31 is National College Colors Day (sponsored by ESPN) – and we’re asking everyone on campus to wear your BLUE and GOLD that day to show your support for the Tomcats (and Division III football) as they begin the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1. If you can, stop by the gym on Friday at noon so we can get a picture of as many people as we can wearing their colors! You can learn more about the day at collegecolorsday.com, including signing up for the Pledge Your Allegiance contest.
Updated Thiel College Identity & Style Guide Available
The new version of the Thiel College Identity & Style Guide is available online at thiel.edu/news/style-guide as a PDF file. This updated edition replaces any previous version. This document aims to assist you in presenting a unified graphic and editorial identity in all College communication, providing for easy visual and style identification for College-produced print and web publications. If you would like to receive a printed version of this guide for your reference, please contact the PR Office at ext. 2855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
upcoming campus events
Welcome Back Concert
Thursday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. - midnight
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Sponsored by OBC. Featuring student performers, door prizes and a dance contest.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend!
Safe Zone Training
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 4 - 5 p.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
Ted Hoover, coordinator of Persad Center’s Community Safe Zone Program, will present "LGBTQ 101." The program offers an overview on issues concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. He will be discussing vocabulary and context, legal issues and more. All student, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, Sept. 6, 3 - 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Welcome Back Service
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 - 3 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Guest pastor and current student Ronnel Hunt will preach to the students, giving words of inspiration and motivation for a successful school year. Thiel College Soldiers for God perform followed by closing words from Pastor Bill Bixby. After the service, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a barbeque at the Glen Johnson Center.
First TNT Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m.
Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC
Join the campus community for coffee, conversation and announcements.
Fortnightly Continental Breakfast
Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. - noon
Rae Johnson’s Home - 206 Lynwood Drive, Greenville
All female Thiel College employees and female spouses or signigicant others of employees are invited to the annual fall breakfast to celebrate the new school year, visit with friends and welcome new women to the Thiel College community. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 724-815-5578.
Dr. Robert Olson, history
Brett Stedman, sociology
Cynthia Crawford-Hetrick, housekeeping
Kayla Lenkner, library
Stephen Minton, athletics volunteer
From the Wellness Committee
August Healthy Highlight: Immunizations
2012 Mercer County Heart Walk Scheduled
Saturday, Sept. 29
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Buhl Park, Shelter #2, Hermitage, Pa.
Unable to attend the walk on Sept. 29? You don't need to attend the Buhl Park event to help raise donations! Sign up to be a member of the Thiel Team at www.heart.org/mercerwalk (search for "Thiel College") and then begin raising funds.
Our goal this year is $1,500, and anyone connected to Thiel—faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends—are welcome to join our team. Raising money is easy and can even be done completely online!
Contact Jennifer Clark at ext. 2858 for more information about how you can participate.
Have your students been reporting that they cannot find your syllabus or assignments? You may have forgotten to make your Moodle courses available to them. By default, all courses are unavailable until the instructors have changed that setting.
How can you tell? When you first log into Moodle, your courses are listed at the top of the course page. If the title of the course is blue or grey, your course is not available to students. If the title is gold, and a heavier font, the course is available; it will appear to them when they log into Moodle, and they will be able to get in.
• To make a course available, enter the course.
• Under "Course Administration", click "Edit Settings."
• A window will open listing many course settings.
• Scroll down until you reach the heading entitled "Availability."
• Then change the drop down option to "This course is available to students."
• Once that has been changed, you must scroll down to the bottom of the window and click the "Save changes" button.
NOTE: Be careful to select this semester’s courses. You do not want to clutter students’ screens with last semester’s courses.
If you’re interested in submitting a story or event to T-Notes, e-mail email@example.com. Our next issue will be Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4.