Dr. Ken Bain Campus Presentation on March 14
Ken Bain, author of "What the Best College Teachers Do," will address the campus community (all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend) on Thursday, March 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room. A half-hour question and answer session will follow. A reception will cap off the event.
The author will host a small, invitation-only student session on Friday, March 15 in the Sawhill-Georgian Room.
Mark your calendars for what promises to be an extraordinary two-day event!
Apollo’s Fire to Perform March 20
Thiel College presents Apollo’s Fire in concert at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various "affekts," or passions, in the listeners. Cleveland-based Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.
Apollo’s Fire is the 12th concert of Thiel’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, which began in fall 2007. Con Spirito presents concerts each year, featuring top chamber music groups from across the country. The series was created in honor of the late daughter of Dr. Glen Johnson H’88, Thiel College Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, and his wife, LaVonne, generous friends of the college. The home of the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series is the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, dedicated in 2006 and named in honor of the Johnsons’ late son.
For more information about the concert, please contact the Thiel College Office of Special Events at ext. 2240.
Dr. Louis Zona to Present Lecture
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 Wednesday, 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.
Zona has led the Butler since 1981, working to expand its original collection, adding to the museum’s historic and contemporary holdings while conserving its most important historic work. The museum’s physical size also has more than doubled under Zona’s leadership. Zona is professor of art history emeritus at Youngstown State University, where he began teaching in 1970. He holds a bachelor’s degree from YSU, a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a frequent author on art and art history and a recipient of the Gari Melcher’s Medal, awarded to Americans who have significantly contributed to American culture, as well as the Ohio Governor’s Award for Arts Administration and the Butler Medal for Life Achievement in American Art.
Founded in 1919, the Butler is the first structure in the United States built specifically to house a collection of American art.
Criminal Justice Students Visit Greenville Community Court
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.
Restorative justice emphasizes an equal concern for crime victims, offenders and the community. It also seeks to focus on the harm done to persons and relationships rather than only the violation of a law. The Community Court Program has been in operation since April 1999 and is authorized by the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas to serve as a diversionary program for first-time offenders.
Student-Athletes of the Week
Emily Harrigan, sophomore early childhood education major and lacrosse midfielder from West Hartford, Conn., led the Tomcats with eight goals and an assist (9 points) in three games last week. She also recorded five ground balls, four caused turnovers and controlled three draws.
Francis Ahia, junior political science major and lacrosse midfielder from Pittsburgh, led Thiel with two goals and an assist in a season-opening loss to Washington & Jefferson College last week. He also recorded three faceoff wins.
support our campus relay for life
Current fundraisers include:
T-shirts honoring Professor Connie Reinhart’s courageous battle with cancer are on sale now by the Education Department team. ORDER FORM and money due via ICM to Kristen Fedder by Feb. 28 (make checks payable to Duncan Wingard).
A Thiel College Talent/Fashion Show will be held on Friday, March 15 in the Lutheran Heritage Room. Students will show off their fashion and talents and be judged by attendees and a panel of Greenville community members. A trivia game show also will be held at intermission, giving attendees to win cash prizes! Tickets are on sale now in the cafeteria during lunch and dinner times. They are $2 in advance and $4 at the door. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. For more info, contact Ryan Prescott at ext. 2192 or Joe Webb at ext. 2839.
A Duct Tape Art Show, sponsored by the Roth Hall team, will be held on Friday, March 22 (location TBA). View the informational flyer for more information.
Todd Gilcrist, football
and says farewell to:
Charlie Noonan, football
It's a Girl!
Congratulations to Heather (career services) and Dr. Mike (biology) Balas on the birth of their baby girl! Clara Balas was born at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. Both mom and baby are doing fine!
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Awardee Bios and Information.
If you’d like to attend, please download and complete the RESERVATION FORM and return via ICM to Jack Leipheimer by March 3.
Employee Benefits Fair
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Representatives for our retirement plans, group health insurance programs, life insurance and disability income protection, occupational health services, banks/credit unions and other organizations will be available to provide information and answers your questions. Refreshments and Prize Drawings!
Contact Human Resources at ext. 2858 or 2150 by March 5 to reserve table space for your group. Further information regarding set-up times will be provided the week before the event.
Save the Earth Week Dates!
April 8 - 11
Details to follow soon!
If you'd like to read a copy of "Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale" by Tom Wilber, who will present on Wednesday evening of Earth Week, please contact Dr. Curt Thompson.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity
organist Andrew Scanlon
featuring the Holy Trinity Chancel Choir
Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Visit the website for more information.
Volunteers Needed—Hunger in America
Participate in the nation’s largest volunteer-driven study "Hunger in America 2014." Anyone who is interested in working with people, research and can operate a computer is greatly needed!
Contact Summer Knapp at 724-981-0353 if you’d like to help with this important study to help fight hunger in America.
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Deadline for submissions: 5 p.m., Monday, March 4.