TNCC Student Art to be Displayed During Renowned Author’s Oct. 28 Book Signing at Ferguson Center for the Arts

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The creative works of 15 Thomas Nelson Community College students will be exhibited at the Ferguson Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. when award-winning mystery writer Walter Mosley meets/greets fans for a book signing and discussion. As part of a class project, the advanced Computer Arts students created posters, tickets, program booklet covers, and bookmarks to promote the event.

Free tickets for the event which is sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC) are currently available at Virginia Peninsula libraries or call 926-1350 for ticket information. The VPLC exists to stimulate public interest in authors, books, reading, and libraries, and to encourage the study and enjoyment of books.  The consortium includes the libraries of TNCC, Christopher Newport University and Hampton University as well as the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and which collectively serve about 800,000 residents.

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Student Writing Contest Deadline Coming Soon

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Reminder – Students enter the STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

This competition closes at noon on Thursday, October 23, 2008.

Two categories: SHORT STORY &  POETRY
Eligibility:  contest is open to all currently enrolled TNCC students, both full- and part-time.

Prizes:  1st $100; 2nd $75; 3rd $50; 4th $25; 5th $15.    Guidelines:  Students must submit THREE COPIES of each entry.  Students may enter either or both categories.  Entries should be original and previously unpublished compositions.  Entries should be typed (double-spaced) on 8 and 1/2 by 11 paper.  Students should fill out entry forms (available at main desk of library; outside Student Activities Office, room 224; outside Communications & Humanities Office in Templin Hall, or Office 114 in Building C at the Historic Triangle.  Students’ names should NOT appear on any page of submitted poetry or short story.  Submissions with attached entry forms should be turned in to main desk at the library on Hampton campus or to Office C-114 at the Historic Triangle campus by noon, Thursday, October 23, 2008. Students should retain a copy of each entry because submissions to this contest cannot be returned.

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New Studio Allows Students’ Imaginations To Run Wild

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The Daily Press

One person peeks out of the top of a tote bag asking for help. Another person stops eating a sandwich and opens the bread to reveal a miniature person standing inside.

These were some of the initial images created by students using the new green-screen production studio at Thomas Nelson Community College. Those attending professor Cece Wheeler’s multimedia design class Thursday tried it for the first time, welcoming a giant new innovation to the computer arts department, which Wheeler heads.

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Multimedia Exhibit Featuring Student Art Set for Oct. 24 in Templin Hall

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A multimedia exhibition of individual art portfolios by Thomas Nelson Community College students entitled Play will be featured in Templin Hall (Hampton campus) on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit features the digital portfolios of graduating students Zach Bealer, Michelle Folts, Karen Price, Joe Reedy, Kira Shird and Brittanie Thompson. These advanced art students who are enrolled in HONORS ART 193 have employed the latest technology and design concepts to build unique motion graphics portfolios showcasing their design, video, typography and animation skills.

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Thomas Nelson Digital Arts Society to Hold Film Festival

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Computer arts students at Thomas Nelson Community College may be using the same digital software that created blockbuster movies like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Shrek, but the results are on a more intimate scale. Whether it’s animating Barbie and Ken in a story about love gone wrong or a cartoon animation lampooning political figures, these students are using high-end technology to create pieces that synthesize their technical knowledge with a personal creative aesthetic.

Over 40 young artists will be presenting their final visions at the annual Student Digital Film Festival at Thomas Nelson Community College on Wednesday, November 15.  The festival will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on the College’s Hampton campus. The festival is free and open to the public.

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Celebrate African-American History Month

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Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate African-American History Month with a wide array of cultural events and presentations to be held on the College’s Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses. TNCC students and members of the community at large are invited to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of the African American community. All activities are free, open to the general public and suitable for families. Highlights are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

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