Camp gives high school students access to Thiel College’s advanced media technology

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces its second annual summer media camp for high school students is July 11-15. Camp attendees will spend a week working with Thiel College’s high-definition television equipment and editing software in the state-of-the-art James Pedas Communication Center.

New this year, students will get an immersive college experience. They will stay in campus housing for the week and dine in the Rotunda Bistro on campus. Camp attendees will work with the College’s experienced media and advertising faculty to develop their media creativity. The camp provides students entering grades 9-12 hands-on experience using audiovisual recording techniques and equipment. Attendees will storyboard, film and edit a short production. Students will premiere their production on the camp’s final day.

Camp costs $499, with discounts available.

About the James Pedas Communication Center

The 20,000 square foot Pedas Center opened in 2014. It is home to the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations, as well as the Office of Admission. The academic spaces in the $6.8 million building include the amphitheater style Stamm Lecture Hall, flexible classrooms, collaborative areas and a 24-hour computer lab with more than 20 computers. Trustee emeritus Dr. James Pedas, a 1950 graduate of Thiel College and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the College in 1989, provided the lead gift for the project. Students from all majors benefit from the Pedas Center as they get instruction on how to incorporate modern communication methods into their professional lives. The Pedas Center was recognized in February 2015 as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certified building for its conservation techniques and commitment to renewable resources.

About Thiel College

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 new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master 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 as it celebrates 150 years.