Spring 2013 Thiel Forums Schedule Announced
The Faculty Executive Committee of Thiel College invites the campus to the Sawhill-Georgian Room on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. for the first Thiel Forum of the spring semester, an event in which faculty, staff, administrators and students can present their academic research, projects and publications. The January 2013 Forum features Dr. Cynthia Sutton, sociology, who will deliver a presentation on her recent sabbatical work. Also featured will be Thiel students Leah Kook, Joslyn Cook and Emily Friedrich who will discuss their summer 2012 study abroad experiences as Vira Heinz scholars. Light refreshments will also be provided.
The remaining Thiel Forums will be held on February 21, March 21, and April 11. Presenters who give permission will be taped and their presentations may be viewed on Moodle, under Faculty Lounge, then click under #2 Thiel Research and Recreation. Please come and support our faculty, students and staff as they share their intellectual and recreational interests! If you are interested in sharing with the Thiel community a project, grant proposal idea, study abroad experience, faculty scholarship award, sabbatical experience, research project or recreational endeavor, please contact Dr. Mary Theresa Hall, chair of the faculty, to be scheduled.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program Features Thiel Alumnus
On Monday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center, the Thiel College MLK Day program will feature guest speaker Dr. Robert Crutchfield ’71, professor of sociology at the University of Washington; a mime performance by TC Soldiers for God; and food, door prizes and networking. This annual holiday affords us an opportunity to reflect upon the past while seeking hope, determination and an opportunity to act upon the promise of the future. Join us for this special event.
Free Fitness Classes for Thiel Employees
This spring, a series of fitness classes will be offered to all employees. These classes are free of charge to any employee. Below is a schedule for this semester.
CARDIOBOX, 8 p.m., Mondays in the Multipurpose Room of the Gym
SPINNING, 5: 30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Glen Johnson Center
If you are interested in participating in the spinning classes, please remember to reserve a bike at www.imleagues.com/thiel. We have a limited quantity of bikes.
ZUMBA, 8 p.m., Wednesdays in the Multipurpose Room of the Gym
On a similar note, the Student Activities Office will also be coordinating another Biggest Loser competition for this semester. Please look for email, Facebook and other messaging in the near future.
NEW SONG—The Song Goes On!
Campus Ministry Worship for All
Tuesday, Jan. 15 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Theme: Shine Jesus Shine!
Lunch available to share/to carry out at no cost every Tuesday.
Thiel Campus Ministry: Welcoming One Another As Christ Welcomes Us
Seeking Applications for Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
A new program, the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector and relationship building efforts between the U.S. and countries abroad. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and function in a "special assistant" role to a senior level official. Fellows gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out a small academic research/study project. Positions are available in Bangladesh, Burma, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Nepal and Western Samoa. For more information about the program, visit us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-public-policy-fellowships.
This program is open to those who have master’s or JD by fall 2013 or be currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Candidates should have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields. Applications are due Feb. 1. Applications are made by candidates and not through Thiel.
Any faculty or staff member who is aware of a Thiel graduate who may qualify for this program is strongly encouraged to get the fellowship information to him or her. Please contact Dr. Fatimata Palé, Thiel College’s Fulbright Program adviser, for more information or with any questions.
Thiel Student Teachers are on the Road Again
Eight senior education majors gathered in the Sawhill-Georgian Room today for final instructions and preparations as they take to the field and begin student teaching in local elementary and high schools tomorrow. Good luck!
Back row, left to right: Kelly Barzak (sixth grade, Hermitage Delahunty Middle Schoole), Dan Gainey (first grade, Reynolds Elementary School), AJ Corso (physics, Reynolds High School), Kaila Hawley (kindergarten, Hermitage Artman Elementary School). Front row, left to right: Julie Mitchell (second grade, Hermitage Artman Elementary School), Diana Slomainy (sixth grade, Commodore Perry), Emily Whipple (English, Reynolds High School) and Jessica Mueller (physics and sixth grade, Commodore Perry).
New York City Trip — March 9
Support Greenville’s Relay for Life
Saturday, March 9
(depart late Friday, March 8 from Anderson Coach & Tour parking lot, return early Sunday, March 10)
Price per person = $99 includes transportation and 13 hours on your own in NYC. $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.
Final payment is due Friday, Jan. 25. (Make checks payable to Linda Oman). For more information, contact 724-456-9351
Ann Camp, post office
Ryan Prescott, student activities
Kristen Whaling, human resources
Tabitha Scobbie, housekeeping
and says farewell to:
Bradley Paulson, football
Contact Debbie Marosy about donating to the United Way.
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