EARTH DAY Thiel's Global Institute to host celebration
All of the events are free and open to the public.
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College's Global Institute will sponsor the college's seventh annual celebration of Earth Day from Monday through Friday.
"The Earth's Cry for Justice," the theme for the college's Earth Week 2005 program, will feature a series of free events open to the public. For more information, call (724) 589-2106.
The events for the week include:
U"Cleaning Up the Shenango River:" 3 to 5 p.m. Thiel College students will voluntarily participate in this river cleanup activity.
U"Hearing God's Word in the Cries of the Earth: Global Economics and Christian Faith," public lecture, followed by question-and-answer segment and screening of the film "Hotel Rwanda:" 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center (HMSC).
U"Our Crying World," public lecture: 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC. Dr. Matthew V. Johnson Sr., pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park, Greensboro, N.C., will speak.
UPresentation of the 2005 Leadership and Environmental Education Award: 7:15 p.m., Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC. This award is given to a local educator who has demonstrated exemplary service and leadership in the area of environmental education. This year's recipient is Dave Tomson, a fourth-grade teacher at Mercer Elementary School.
U"The Earth's Cry for Human Rights: Being an Ogchida-quay (Woman Warrior) for the Earth," public lecture: 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC.
U"Earth Cries" workshop: Hundreds of area grade-school pupils will be on the campus of Thiel College from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to participate.
U"A Spirit in Love with the Earth: The Promises of Religious Environmentalism," public lecture: 7:30 p.m. Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC.
USamite and "The Earth's Cry for Justice in Music," open concert: 9 p.m. Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC.
UTree planting and "Prayers for the Earth": 7:45 a.m., Brother Martin's Walk.