Founders’ Day Convocation
Thursday, Feb. 2 – 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room
Award winners include:
A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Award Recipient, John M. Hudson, president, Hudson Group, Inc.
Professor of the Year, Joyce M. Cuff, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service, Matthew R. Morgan, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scholar, Michael E. Bacon, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teacher, Kathryn K. Frantz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Adjunct Faculty, Alecia M. Eppley, M.S.
Distinguished Service, Pamela M. Despo
Distinguished Outreach, Jennifer L. Clark
Distinguished Newcomer, Andrew S. Walizer
Distinguished Extra Effort, Deborah A. Schreiber
Distinguished Innovator, Lauren Oman Zuschlag
Spring Semester Reading Group (a community building event)
One of the speakers for Thiel’s 2012 Earth Week Celebration is Wendy Farley of Emory University. You are invited to be part of a group of faculty, administrators and staff who will be reading her most recent book, Gathering Those Driven Away: A Theology of Incarnation (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011). Farley goes through the history of Christianity, identifies those who have been rejected and driven away by the church, and highlights the rich and creative contributions they were making. It’s an earthy book that should prompt good conversations.
Discussions of the book will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Library Classroom. Meeting dates are Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 15, Mar. 29, and April 12 we will have dinner with the author and speaker for that evening. Please express your interest in participating to Curt Thompson (ext. 2106) so that he can order a book for you.
Heather Balas to Attend Chi Omega’s National Leadership Institute
Heather Balas, Career Services, was nominated by Thiel’s chapter of Chi Omega and accepted to attend Chi Omega’s National Leadership Institute.
The weekend flagship session will include leadership training, life balance, values and ethics, decision-making and conflict management and facilitation skills.
The opportunity is supported by a grant given by the Chi Omega Foundation and is only available to a small group of women each year.
Kiwanis Club Selling Dining Cards
The Kiwanis Club of Greenville is selling Dining Cards for $25 each that include deals for 30 area restaurants. Deals include buy one, get one free or buy one, get one half price. Even if you only use the card a couple of times, you will have made back your original donation. All proceeds are distributed locally to Kiwanis Club charities. Contact Mario Marini (Roth Hall, 2nd floor) at ext. 2022 if you have any questions or would like to purchase a card. Thank you for your donation!
Hawaii Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are $20 each. Enter for a chance to win a seven-night stay at a five-diamond resort on Waikiki Beach and round-trip airfare for two! Tickets can be purchased from Jack Leipheimer or Patti Leipheimer in the Student Life Office.
Good Luck Student Teachers!
This week, eight Thiel College senior education majors will take to the field to begin their student teaching experience. Back row (l to r): Jonathan Chaney (biology, Greenville High School), Heidi Smith (second grade, Artman Elementary School), EJ Kruse (math, Greenville High School); Front Row: Rachel Doran (first grade, Reynolds Elementary School), Julie Novotny (second grade Hempfield Elementary School and McKeever Environmental Learning Center), Lee Anne Chiles (second grade, Reynolds Elementary School), Megan Kay (first grade, Hempfield Elementary School) and Elizabeth Yurky (second grade, Hempfield Elementary School).
Thiel says farewell to:
David Grober, college advancement
Corey Russell, football
Congratulations to Cynthia Kreisel, history, who gave birth to a bouncing baby boy (Alexander) on Monday, Dec. 26. He weighed 7 lbs. and 14 oz. Both baby and mother are doing well and are looking forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.
Contact Jennie Kather about donating to the United Way.
Moodle Courses Available
Interested in using Moodle, but have no idea how to get started? Get help setting up your Moodle Course!
Bring materials that you would like to add to your Moodle course to the MIMC (AC-235), Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.
Leslie Graul and Erika Jones will assist you in setting up your course, whether you are transferring items from Blackboard or just posting documents to your Moodle course.
This is an hour-long informal session, but please call ext. 2073 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot and to let us know what you would like to do.
History, Economic Opportunity and the Fracking Process
Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Presented by Thomas Lopus — Marcellus Shale Coalition advisory board member, the first speaker in the Framing Fracking series sponsored by the Community Building Initiative. Learn More
Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Monday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room
Student poetry readings, a mime performance and guest speaker, Pastor Christian Littleton, will present “Pursuing the Dream”. Refreshments will be served. All are invited to celebrate the 30th annual Martin Luther King Day.
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