The Phoenix, Thiel College’s literary magazine, testifies to the courage of the Thiel community to create, to use our intellects and imagination, and to share the power and wisdom of the writing process and the evolving epiphanies in visual artwork. To obtain a copy of the Phoenix or inquire about submitting to the publication (open to any student, staff and faculty members, or alumnus of Thiel College), contact Dr. Mary Theresa Hall or any member of the editorial board.
In Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix was a beautiful, lone red bird that lived in the Arabian desert for 500 or 600 years and then consumed by itself by in fire, rising renewed from the ashes to start another long life. It is a symbol of regeneration, immortality and hope; as such, it is an appropriate symbol of Thiel College, in particular, and of a liberal arts education.
The English Club at Thiel College seeks to create a community of writers and scholars comprised of individuals who share a deep appreciation for the English language and its rich literary tradition. English Club endeavors to promote a culture of creativity and literary expression through writing-centered activities, social events, intellectual gatherings, and various other forms of campus and community involvement.
Previous events hosted by the English Club include poetry readings, writing workshops, book discussions, theater and film outings, faculty recognition dinners, themed parties, social mixers, and charity functions.
Membership in the English Club is open to anyone who has an interest in writing and literature. Meetings are typically held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Weyers Student Lounge. For more information, please contact Dr. Jared Johnson.
Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honorary society that has served the English discipline for 75 years. It is represented at Thiel by the Alpha Iota Kappa chapter and is open to students who meet the scholastic requirements. Qualifications for membership are available in the English Department.
The Phoenix is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta. Members also participate in peer tutoring, attending and delivering papers at annual English Majors conferences, submitting poems, papers and articles for publication, initiating an English Club, and engaging in a poetry reading and Book Club.