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Documentary film, concert, workshop, tiny house part of College’s 19th annual Earth Week


Documentary film, concert, workshop, tiny house part of College’s 19th annual Earth Week

GREENVILLE, Pa.—From the worldwide issue of melting ice, to songs from around the world, the changing climate is the focus of the 19th annual Earth Week celebration April 10-12 at Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public. This year’s theme is climate change.

Earth activist Lauren Pelon will perform her concert “Earth Tones” to highlight the week’s events on April 11. She will perform with a variety of instruments from countries and cultures around the world.

Other events include a presentation for elementary school students, a screening of the documentary “Thin Ice,” a ceremonial tree planting and a tiny house display.

Event schedule

  • 7 p.m. Monday, Bly Hall, Academic Center — The documentary “Thin Ice” follows geologist Simon Lamb on a search to understand the science behind climate change.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Beeghly Gym and Multipurpose Room — Thiel College students will present a workshop for elementary school children featuring activities from the Carnegie Science Center.
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. Tuesday, David Johnson Memorial Chapel — Students will give a presentation/workshop demonstrating instruments from around the world.
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, David Johnson Memorial Chapel — Pelon, an internationally acclaimed musician, will perform in a unique concert, titled “Earth Tones,” that features songs from around the world and her own compositions. The music and narrative reflect our engagement with nature, our concerns about our rivers, lakes, soil, plant life, and the great personal and social issues we face in creating a sustainable life for the Earth and its creatures, including ourselves.
  • Noon Wednesday, in front of the Howard Miller Student Center —Thiel College students, faculty and staff will plant a tree to mark the week. Participants will gather at the east entrance of the student center.
  • 2– 4 p.m. Wednesday, Howard Miller Student Center parking lot —Thiel College sophomore and CEO of Environmentally Authentic & Robust Tiny Houses (E.A.R.T.H.) Jake Morgan ’19 will display his company’s first mobile tiny house.

The Global Institute of Thiel College, in partnership with the Office of Student Life, sponsors Earth Week at Thiel College.

For more information, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Department Chair Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06 at (724) 589-2821.

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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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