Thiel College will begin construction of the $6.5-million James Pedas Communication Center this summer, with completion scheduled in early fall 2014.
Jim Cunningham, artistic director of WQED-FM Pittsburgh and a 1977 graduate of Thiel College, will serve as graduation speaker at Thiel College’s commencement at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in the College’s William A. Passavant Center.
Thiel College invites the community to learn about “Caring for the Earth’s Energy” during the 15th annual Earth Week celebration, April 8 through 11. 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.
Members of Restorative Justice course at Thiel College visited the Greenville Community Court at the District Judge’s Office in Greenville, Pa., on Feb. 19 and witnessed firsthand Pennsylvania’s balanced and restorative justice legislative mandates.
Dr. Louis Zona, executive director of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, will present “300 Years of American Art” at Thiel College on March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Thiel College elected John Barr of Pittsford, N.Y., to its Board of Trustees during the February Board meeting. Barr is the chief marketing officer for Hillside Family of Agencies, a nonprofit human service agency headquartered in Rochester, N.Y.
On Feb. 7, Thiel College will recognize 11 faculty and staff members and Harvey and Uta Childs at the college’s annual Founders’ Day convocation at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
Thiel College will host free Financial Aid Nights on Feb. 12 and 19 in Thiel’s Academic Center. Area high school students and their parents are invited to attend one of these informative sessions to learn about the college financial aid process and receive personal one-on-one assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).