Thiel Forums Announced for Spring 2013
Posted January 11, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa.—This spring, the Faculty Executive Committee of Thiel College will host the Thiel Forum Initiative each month through April. Each Forum is presented from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
The Thiel Forums feature faculty, students, staff and administrators presenting their academic research, projects and publications. It also will provide an opportunity for faculty who were on sabbatical or who attained faculty awards to share their research and study experiences with the community.
The spring 2013 presenters are:
Jan. 17: Dr. Cindy Sutton, sociology, will discuss her sabbatical research; and students Leah Kook, Joslyn Cook and Emily Friedrich, who will present their study abroad experiences as Vira I. Heinz Scholars.
Feb. 21: Dr. Ellen Lippert, art, will discuss her forthcoming book and speak about publishing; Dr. Chris Stanisky, chemistry, will discuss grant writing. Students Kourtney Polvinale, Amos Moon and Kara Brussard will demonstrate their talents in ballet, guitar and violin respectively. PLEASE NOTE: THE FEB. 21 FACULTY FORUM WILL BE HELD IN THE LUTHERAN HERITAGE ROOM.
March 21: Dr. David Buck, history, , will discuss his recent trip to Nicaragua as a recipient of both a sabbatical and the Rowley Endowment Scholarship, and the two students who accompanied him on the trip: Brooklyn Ishman and Rebecca Crawford.
April 11: Dr. Robert Wells, political science, will share his research on the propaganda activities of the Committee on Public Information (CPI) during World War I; Dr. Fatimata Pale, biology, will discuss her year-long sabbatical in Africa; and Study Abroad Coordinator Dr. Matt Morgan will present Thiel’s study abroad opportunities. Senior Ryan Pepper also will discuss his chemistry research.
The Thiel Forum is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is an independent Lutheran liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located on a 135-acre campus in Greenville, Pa. Committed to combining the best of the liberal arts tradition with career and life skills, the Thiel College faculty offers a high quality undergraduate education to more than 1,000 students across more than 60 majors and minors in 19 discipline areas that inspire, challenge and prepare students to succeed.