PTK International Honor Society at TNCC to Sponsor Honor Seminar Series

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Gold, Gods and Glory, the Global Dynamics of Power is this year’s topic for the Honor Seminar Series sponsored by the Thomas Nelson Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. Seminars will be held in Room 100, Diggs Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 28.  The seminars are free to TNCC students, faculty and staff.  Admission is $2.00 for the general public with all proceeds to be donated to the VA Civil Rights Memorial Fund. For additional information about the seminars, visit the PTK website, www.ptk.org or call PTK faculty advisor, Wenda Ribeiro at 825-2820.

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Lecture Series at Thomas Nelson Community College Commemorates Founding of Jamestown

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In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Thomas Nelson Community College will present Jamestown 1607, a Colonial Lecture Series celebrating the historical significance and archaeological treasure-trove of America’s first English settlement. Jamestown 1607 is a series of three lecture presentations that will take place at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the College’s Hampton campus.

The following presentations are free and open to the public:

A Collision of Worlds: The Indians and the English as They Were in 1607 by Helen C. Rountree
Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Alike in some ways, different in others, the Powhatan Indians and the English were on a collision course from the moment the British Islanders decided to colonize the New World. The outcome was by no means certain in Jamestown’s early years and the reasons lay not only in mistakes the English made but also in important aspects of the Powhatans’ culture.

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TNCC Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate Black History Month with the special documentary presentation of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a panel discussion of Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and a special event sponsored by the College’s African-American Culture Club. All activities are free and open to the general public. Highlights are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

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