TNCC Professor Conducts Free Presentation on ‘Hero Myth’

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences presents “Hero Myth.” The faculty colloquium will examine the hero archetype. Free and open to the public, the one-hour presentation begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 in the Espada Conference Center, Moore Hall on the Hampton campus.

TNCC Adjunct Professor of English Christopher LaPointe will describe some characteristics that a typical hero has and how those characteristics have been altered in various works of literature. Figures such as Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Moses, Jesus, Superman, and others will be discussed.

For more information, please contact Clarence Hundley at 825-2777 or hundleyc@tncc.edu.

 

Sept. 17 Faculty Colloquium at TNCC Explores Peace Corps

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Communications, Humanities  and Social Sciences presents “Welcome to the Far East of Nowhere?” The faculty colloquium will examine the Peace Corps and its operations in Mongolia. Free and open to the public, the 90-minute presentation begins at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 17 in the Espada Conference Center, Moore Hall on the Hampton campus.

TNCC Adjunct Professor of English Christopher LaPointe will describe his experiences as a member of the Peace Corps. He served in Mongolia from June 2007 to August 2009, but stayed in the country an extra year to experience the culture. LaPointe hopes to appeal to those interested in joining the Peace Corps as well as those who are “simply interested in multicultural experiences.”

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