TNCC Professor to Discuss Transcendental Movement Writers

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Department of Communications and Humanities presents a faculty colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 4 featuring English Professor Victor Thompson discussing his experiences at a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) workshop in Concord, Massachusetts. The one-hour presentation beginning at 2:30 p.m. is free and open the public in the Espada Conference Room, Hampton campus.

Dr. Thompson was among educators from across the nation selected to participate in NEH Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers this summer. His Tuesday discussion at TNCC entitled “Walden Three” will center on such Transcendental Movement rebels and reformers as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and the Alcotts, among others.

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Fall Literature Circles – A Novel Event

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All faculty, staff, administrators, and students are invited to participate in the Fall Literature Circles at the Historic Triangle in Williamsburg.

FALL LITERATURE CIRCLES – A “NOVEL” EVENT

Friday, November 14, 2008, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge at TNCC’s Historic Triangle.

First, read one of the following novels:

  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • or The Color of Water by James McBride

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Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia Features History of Women’s Life through Dance

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Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia Features History of Women’s Life through DanceIn celebration of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and of Women’s History Month, Thomas Nelson Community College presents Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia on Friday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is performed by the Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre (KHGDT) and explores stories from 400 years of Virginia and American history. This program is currently touring across Virginia as part of the State’s 400th anniversary.

Stories to Remember About Women in Virginia dips into history from the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 to present and includes dances recounting the life of women who were born or worked in the state of Virginia. The program opens with a work based on the court dances of France, Spain and Italy that crossed the Atlantic with the first settlers and continued to influence the New World culture and style for years to come. The program then turns to the legends of Pocahontas and First Lady Martha Washington. Slavery and the Civil War are also explored with Spirituals showing the importance of song for the slaves in the south and Battleground depicting Annabella Jenkins of Richmond and the women who took command at home while their men were on the battlefield.

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