October 7, 2015

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Thiel Happenings

Celebrated announcement and black tie event kick off Thiel College Homecoming

Celebrated announcement and black tie event kick off Thiel College Homecoming

“Forever Gold” begins Friday with several high-profile events, including a special campus-wide announcement in the morning and a black tie optional gala later in the evening to commemorate the day.

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Disability Resource Center Minute

Director of the Disability Resource Center Tami Micsky, M.S.S.A., L.S.W., C.T., will discuss important issues regarding her office in the “Disability Resource Center Minute” in this space each month during the academic year. If you have any questions, contact Micsky at ext. 2063.

This week, she tackles the question "What if ...?"

What if a student approaches you and tells you he or she has a disability? The student asks you to accommodate them individually—without going through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). What do you do?

The DRC discourages this practice for many reasons. First, should you choose to provide accommodations without involving the DRC, you may be subjecting yourself to legal liability. Additionally, the DRC aims to ensure the accommodation process is fair and uniform, which may not be realistic if various people are making subjective determinations of need. Also, a student may become disgruntled if you agree to individually accommodate while another professor refers a student's request to the DRC. Consistency is the key! Please refer students to the DRC so the process of providing equal access remains fair and uniform.

Thiel College hosts college fair

Prospective students fill out information cards at Thiel College's table at last Thursday's college fair.

The Mercer County Guidance Counselors College Fair and Career Day was in Beeghly Gymnasium and hosted more than 80 colleges, universities and trade schools. About 700 students attended the fair. 

Student News

Alpha Chi inducts new class

Twenty-three students were inducted into the Thiel College Pennsylvania Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi on Friday, Oct. 2 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. Alpha Chi, a national honorary fraternity recognizes students who have achieved high academic standing, is one of only four national scholarship societies admitting to membership superior junior and senior students of all majors. On the 290 campuses with chapters, Alpha Chi membership is the highest academic honor that can be awarded. Candidates for membership must have taken a distribution of courses reflective of the liberal arts tradition. In addition, seniors must have earned at least 65 credit hours at Thiel, have an overall GPA of at least 3.6 and be in the top 10 percent of their class; juniors must have earned at least 46 credit hours at Thiel, have an overall GPA of at least 3.7 and be in the top five percent of their class.

The new inductees are Katherine Allgeier, Natalie Beckwith, Elizabeth Carlson, Robert Carpenter, Amanda Cavender, Nathan Flory, Audra Franley, Sara Gerdy, Austin Hall, Victoria Harrison, Victoria Hermann, Sarah Jones, Taylor Ketler, Megan Kidder, Daniel Koller, Amber Martin, Shane Martin, Sara Matczak, Ashley McMillen, Joshua Nichols, Kale Postlewait, Tiffany Rohm, Kelsey Schneider, Kasandra Shawgo and Hanna Tegel.

Current members are Nicholas Cox, Allison Gloor, Cassie Graham, Emily Howard, Lora Kay, Kathleen Kent, June Longbine, Daniel Nolte, Jaden Nozicka, Sean Oros, Kourtney Polvinale, Ashley Reynolds and Kiara Weltner.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College says farewell to:

  • Tanner Hurt, intern assistant track and cross country coach
  • Kristy Maynard, director of student accounts

Early detection key to catching cancer

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield has information regarding recommended screening and early detection exams to discover breast cancer at its early stages.

Download the information sheet  

Makeup flu shots

Free influenza vaccinations for all employees were today. For anyone who missed today's vaccination, alternate days and times will be available at the UPMC Urgent Care facility located on North Hermitage Road in Hermitage. The make-up schedule will be announced when it is confirmed.


Campus Events

Worship on Wednesday
Today at 4 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel

The service is held every Wednesday, excluding Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving break). For more information, contact Pastor Jayne Thompson at ext. 2130.

Homecoming 2015 'Forever Gold'
Various campus locations

View the complete Homecoming 2015 schedule

Thiel Forums
Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

Professor of English and Department Chair Mark DelMaramo, Ph.D., will discuss his nearly month-long pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago last fall, and student Hanna Tegel will give a brief overview of the Washington semester she participated in last year.

Library Research Awards
Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.
Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center

The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by the Langenheim Memorial Library, recognizes exceptional research and writing.

For more information, contact Tressa Snyder, M.L.S. at ext. 2119.

Dr. Zona presentation
Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center

Executive Director of The Butler Institute of American Art Louis Zona, Ph.D., will present "Five Americans Who Changed Art History". The event is free and open to the public.

Community Events

Greenville band spaghetti dinner
Friday at 4-6 p.m.
Greenville High School cafeteria

The Greenville Band Booster Association is holding a spaghetti dinner to raise money to support students in the band. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students and children under 3 are free. Take out orders are available. Meals include salad, bread, spaghetti, meatballs, beverage and dessert.

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