Education

Thiel to Break Ground on Science Connector

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College will break ground on a $4.5-million science connector as part of its annual homecoming celebration Oct. 1. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. as President Susan Traverso, the Board of Trustees and members of Thiel’s faculty kick off construction.

The groundbreaking will be followed by a reception in the James Pedas Communication Center.

The project, which connects the Rhodehouse Memorial Science Hall and the Academic Center, will add 7,850 square feet of space that includes laboratories for histology, environmental science, data analytics, and faculty and student research.

“The science connector is a dream come true for Thiel College,” said Lynn Franker, vice president for academic affairs and the college’s dean, in a release. “From the very first day of planning, our wish was to make science visible by revealing and exploring its essential links with teaching and learning across the disciplines of the College.

Added vice president for college Advancement Roberta Leonard, “As we remember 150 years of providing comprehensive liberal arts education, we look forward to the future with an addition that will benefit the academic culture of the whole campus.”

Thiel College’s homecoming celebration begins Sept. 30 with the Sesquicentennial Gala at 7 p.m. After the groundbreaking, the homecoming parade starts at 1:30 p.m., followed by a football game against Washington & Jefferson College at 3 p.m. A full schedule of events for the weekend can be found here.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.