Yale professor, author highlights Thiel College Earth Week celebration

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Grade schoolers to Ivy Leaguers will help Thiel College celebrate its 17th annual Earth Week with events on April 7 and 8. All events are free and the public is invited to explore this year’s theme, “Warm Temperature Experiences of the Earth.”

Elementary students will take part in a workshop Tuesday at the Rissell-Schreyer Dome where they will learn about science and the environment. The Carnegie Museum is supplying several activities and Beta Beta Beta, the Thiel College biology honorary society, will be conducting informative sessions. Yale University Professor John Roemer, Ph.D., will cap the two-day celebration with his presentation, “Sustaining Human Welfare in a Warming Planet: It Is Possible!” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Event Schedule

For more information, contact co-directors of the Global Institute at Thiel College, Anna Reinsel, Ph.D., at (724) 589-2821 or Christopher Stanisky, Ph.D., at (724) 589-2132.

About Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. 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.