THIEL ROOM BEING NAMED FOR THE THIEL CHOIR
FOUNDER DR. MARLOWE JOHNSON
For immediate release July 21,
GREENVILLE, PA - It's been nearly two years since the passing of the founder
of The Thiel Choir, yet the choir's alumni and friends will posthumously honor Dr. Marlowe Johnson on Saturday,
July 24, with the dedication of a campus office named in his memory.
The Dr. Marlowe W. Johnson Music Office in Livingston Hall of the college's Howard Miller Student Center will be
dedicated at 11:45 a.m. Saturday during the Thiel Choir's four-day 50th Anniversary Reunion.
Contributions from alumni and friends made the naming opportunity possible. Johnson, who passed away in September
2002, founded The Thiel Choir in 1953, shortly after his arrival on campus as assistant professor of music. For
33 years he directed the choir, which traveled the eastern United States and Europe. The choir earned international
acclaim under Johnson's direction, and the organization recorded seven albums.
Johnson, who earned professor emeritus status upon his 1986 retirement, remained active with Thiel College and
directed the Thiel Alumni Choir for five years, beginning in 1996.
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THIEL CHOIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
WEEKEND FEATURES SATURDAY CONCERT
For immediate release July 19,
GREENVILLE, PA - The Thiel Choir will hold its 50th anniversary reunion
July 22-25, with a special reunion choir concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, in the Thiel College's Lutheran Heritage
Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
The concert will feature more than 60 voices belonging to past and present Thiel Choir singers. The Thiel Choir
was founded in 1953 by the late Dr. Marlowe Johnson.
The ensemble will be directed by Dr. Michael Bray, Thiel Choir conductor and professor of music, and accompanist
for the concert is Kathryn A. Gray, adjunct professor in the college's music department.
The program will feature sacred and secular music selections. Two composed works by Robert Wetzler, a 1954 Thiel
College graduate, will also be included.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724.589.2149.
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TARGET THIEL FIRST
For immediate release July 16,
Mercer county students and parents are invited to Thiel College for a special
visit opportunity on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
If you are interested in attending this event, please call 1.800.24THIEL or reservation card to make a reservation. We look forward to
FREE TICKETS TO THE MAHONING VALLEY SCRAPPERS GAME
For immediate release July 15,
FREE tickets to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers game are available on a first
come, first serve basis for the Sunday, July 25 game (start time 2:05 p.m.). Contact Jennie Travaglini in the Public
Relations Office (x2188 firstname.lastname@example.org) for details or to reserve tickets.
THIEL COLLEGE'S COMMUNITY FRIEND PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
For immediate release July 14,
GREENVILLE, PA - Thiel College's Community Friend
Program is seeking individuals and families to provide support to international students. Approximately 30 new
students will arrive from countries including India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Nepal.
Volunteers often invite students for home-cooked meals, shopping trips and special family events. International
students benefit greatly from exposure to American family traditions and culture. Volunteers can offer as much
time as they wish and families with children are encouraged to participate.
If interested in becoming a volunteer or for more information, please contact the International Student Services
Office at 724.589.2076.
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THIEL'S COLLEGE FOR KIDS ENTERS 11TH YEAR
For immediate release June 17,
GREENVILLE, PA - Over the course of the next few weeks, Thiel College
will host its 11th annual College for Kids summer educational camp.
Sponsored by the college, the summer camp for children in grades four
through nine will get a small taste of college life by sitting in
college classrooms and take "classes."
Children will experience courses varying from water microbiology to
economics. No tests, no mountains of homework - just an educational
opportunity for students eager to learn.
"It's a great way to introduce elementary and junior high school
students to the college world," said Carol Adzima, College For Kids
director. "Hopefully, this will open some doors to subjects that
Children in grades four to six will be on campus from June 21 to July 2.
Seventh through ninth graders will take classes from July 5 to 9.
Campers will spend morning and afternoons on campus.
For more information about the program, contact Adzima at (724) 589-2232.
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