Today at Thiel
2010 EARTH WEEK EVENTS AT THIEL COLLEGE
March 23, 2010
GREENVILLE, PA—The 12th annual Thiel College Earth Week celebration is scheduled from April 12 to 16 and features a series of lectures, presentations, performances and workshops that revolve around a theme of “Taking Care of the Earth.”
All Earth Week events are free and open to the public. Events are held in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center on Thiel’s campus unless noted otherwise.
Monday, April 12
- Nosh with the Profs #1: “Justice There and Here—Learning from Burkina Faso and Nicaragua”—Noon
Featuring Dr. David Buck, associate professor of history, and Dr. Fatimata Pale, professor of biology
- “A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”—7 p.m.
A one-man dramatic presentation by Al Staggs that brings the audience to the prison cell where Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor and theologian, awaits execution and introduces them to his struggles with evil, injustice and God.
Tuesday, April 13
- Nosh with the Profs #2: “Communicating Care through Film”—Noon
Featuring Dr. Laurie Moroco, associate professor of communication, and Dr. Victor Evans, assistant professor of communication
- “Cheshire Ohio” with Eve Morgenstern—7 p.m.
Morgenstern, a photographer and documentarian from Brooklyn, N.Y., discusses her experimental documentary about the buy-out and bulldozing of an entire Ohio River town.
- I and I—9 p.m.
Reggae/hip-hop band from Meadville, Pa., performs.
Wednesday, April 14
- Nosh with the Profs #3: “Nature Alive: Creation Chronicling Itself”—Noon
Featuring Dr. Joyce Cuff, professor of biology, and Dr. Curt Thompson, professor of religion
- “The Green God: Can Religion Save the Planet?”—7 p.m.
Dr. Mark I. Wallace of Swarthmore College explores the intersection of Christian theology, critical theory, environmental studies and postmodernism. He is the author of numerous books, including the newest, “Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future,” which will be published in April.
Thursday, April 15
- Elementary Student Workshop—9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Gymnasium
Area grade school students (grades 4-6) are invited to participate in the workshop “Taking Care of the Earth.” Presenters from the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh will join with Thiel faculty and students in demonstrations and other activities. This workshop is also open to home schooled children; to reserve a spot, call Dr. Joyce Cuff at 724-589-2066.
Friday, April 16
- The Thiel Choir in Concert— 7:30 p.m., David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Earth Week concert featuring The Thiel Choir and Thiel Handbell Ringers.
All of the events throughout the Earth Week celebration are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Global Institute of Thiel College and the Community Building Initiative. Questions can be directed to co-directors of the Global Institute, Dr. Curt Thompson at 724-589-2016, Dr. Joyce Cuff at 724-589-2066 or Dr. Derek Nelson at 724-589-2191.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,000 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.