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Martin Luther King awards, speaker series highlight upcoming Thiel College diversity events


Martin Luther King awards, speaker series highlight upcoming Thiel College diversity events

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College is hosting several events throughout March and February to recognize, celebrate and focus on diversity.

Online meetings discussing topics around diversity, movies and discussions and an awards ceremony celebrating the contributions of a student, an alumna and a staff member along with a keynote address by Roger Cleveland, Ph.D. are on tap throughout February and March. The events are being put on through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Movies with diversity themes are scheduled to be shown on select Monday evenings at 7 in Bly Hall of the Academic Center. The schedule opened Monday with a screening of American Skin. The remaining movies are One Night in Miami (Feb. 22), Knock Down the House (March 1) and Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (March 29).

Thiel College Courageous Conversation series, which began this past fall, continues from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Aaron Harris, a career consultant at Texas Christian University will lead the online conversation, “Embracing your Blackness.”

Thiel College’s third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony is from 7–8 p.m. This year’s event will be an online celebration of alumna Terri Eddy ’19, student Stacy Reecks ’21 and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Anthony E. Jones Jr.

The second edition of the Thiel College Courageous Conversation series will be led by Clay Sanders, director of athletics and physical education instructor at Mallard Creek STEW Academy. He will discuss “Sports and Social Justice, Is It Synonymous?” Noon, Thursday, Feb. 25

Bertha White, a clinical therapist and CEO of Agent of Change Mental Health Services and Resources, will lead the Thiel College Courageous Conversation, “Overcoming: 2020 Vision in Hindsight/Vision 2021 with Clarity,” at noon March 11.

The final Thiel College Courageous Conversation, “Turning Passion into Purpose,” is at noon March 18 and will be led by Jailyn Stevenson, a resident director at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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