THIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2011 EARTH WEEK EVENTS
March 28, 2011
GREENVILLE, PA—The 13th annual Thiel College Earth Week celebration, “Justice, Just Us and the Earth,” will examine the relation between justice and the Earth through presentations, service projects and workshops. Earth Week at Thiel runs from April 12 through 16. Special attention will be paid during this week’s events to the relationship of the human being to its natural world.
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.
“Children’s Workshop,” Rissell-Beeghly Gymnasium
Tuesday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Area grade school students (grades 4-6) are invited to participate in this workshop where 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. Derek Nelson at 724-589-2191.
“Obstacles to Achieving Food Security: The Case of Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana”
Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Dr. Leland L. Glenna, Penn State University—Glenna is an assistant professor of rural sociology in the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department at Penn State. His research interests include social and environmental impacts of agricultural science and technology, the role of science and technology in agricultural and natural resource policy making, and the social and ethical implications of democratizing science and technology research.
“Cosmic Justice and Early Christians: Beyond the Circles of Hierocles”
Wednesday, April 13, 4 p.m.
Rev. Dr. David Fredrickson, Luther Seminary— Fredrickson is a professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. A graduate of Carleton College, he received an M.Div. from Luther Seminary and later earned three degrees from Yale University—the master of arts and master of philosophy degrees and a Ph.D. in religious studies. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the New Testament, especially the writings of the Apostle Paul.
“Spring into Action Day”
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Howard Miller Student Center parking lot
Join us as we find ways to beautify and care for the natural resources of the Thiel College campus and various community sites, including Shenango River clean-up, Thiel recycling and many more. To sign up, contact Kelly Bailey at 724-589-2027 or Kateri Linn at 724-589-2015.
Earth Week at Thiel College is sponsored by the Global Institute of Thiel College and the Community Building Initiative. Questions can be directed to Dr. Derek Nelson, co-director of the Global Institute, at 724-589-2191.
About Thiel College
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 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.