TNCC to Observe Black History Month with Series of Lectures, Exhibits More

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures, exhibits and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. Themed “On the Shoulders of Giants: Agents of Change,” the month-long celebrate begins Tuesday, February 1, 2011. All events will take place at the Hampton campus.

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New TNCC Program for Male Students Launches Lecture Series

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Guest Speakers from Across the Region Featured

A new initiative called M.A.N. Up (Motivated to Achieve your Needs) that aims to help male students at Thomas Nelson Community College succeed launches a series of spring semester workshops beginning this month. Featuring presenters and speakers from across Hampton Roads, the series of 10 workshops begins Thursday, Feb. 26.

Rev. Kevin Swann, pastor of Newport News-based Ivy Baptist Church brings his presentation — “Why YOU need to MAN Up” — to the College’s Hampton campus that day from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in Hasting Hall, room 324. Swann will focus on the M.A.N. Up program’s purpose.

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TNCC Honor Society Launches Lecture Series

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Thomas Nelson’s Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will launch a lecture series beginning Tuesday, March 24 based on the topic, The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences. The series featuring TNCC professors consists of three lectures conducted on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the lectures all begin at 6 p.m. in the Espada Room at Moore Hall.

The first in the series — Genetics of Liver Disease in a Multigenerational Population of Maltese Dogs: The Paradox of Affluence on Dog Breeds — is presented by Assistant Professor of Biology Jacqueline Spencer. Spencer, who is also assistant dean of the Science and Allied Health Division, will address the problems of liver vasculature that affect at least 33 breeds of purebred dogs, such as Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Havanese, Shih Tzu, and Cairn Terriers. She will explore how these diseases have increased the affluence of dog breeders and owners to preserve and maintain these harmful genes in the affected breeds, leading to dogs with liver problems which tend to be smaller in size and will sell for more as puppies.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Phi Theta Kappa to Host Lecture Seminars

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The Virginia Peninsula – The Thomas Nelson Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be hosting the presentation of the following pre-recorded lectures:

•    “The Iraq War and Its Consequences in the Middle East”
Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 pm in the Mary Christian Auditorium.
Presenter: Dan Senor, former Chief Spokesperson for the U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq and a Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer III.

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