TNCC Observes Black History Month with a Series of Free Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will observe Black History Month with a series of free presentations and other activities. Themed “African American Women Innovators: Thinkers, Creators, Dreamers,” the celebration begins Tuesday, Feb. 7. The schedule is indicated below.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
TNCC Welcomes Carolyn McKinstry

  • 12:00 p.m. — Meet and greet
    Library, Historic Triangle campus, Williamsburg
  • 7:00 p.m. — Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Experience
    Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA),
    Templin Hall, Hampton campus
  • 8:00 p.m. — Meet and greet/book signing
    MTCA, Templin Hall, Hampton campus

As a child, Carolyn McKinstry survived the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. After losing four friends in the attack, McKinstry attended mass meetings and rallies at the church as a teen and was among thousands of students hosed by firemen during marches in 1963. The Birmingham native survived a second bombing that destroyed a large portion of her home in 1964. McKinstry has shared her experiences with the History and Discovery Channels, CNN, Life Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, national and local Public Radio and numerous other organizations and academic institutions.


TNCC Faculty Colloquium to Feature Retired NASA Researcher

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences presents a faculty colloquium Tuesday, October 5 featuring retired NASA Researcher Ed Prior. Entitled “Scientific Investigation of the Shroud of Turin,” the one-hour presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on the Hampton campus and is free and open to the public.

The Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen cloth believed to reflect the image of the crucified Jesus Christ. Many who have studied and seen the shroud say the image is a miracle. Others insist it is a medieval painting fraud. NASA personnel made several personal contributions to studies of the cloth in 1978 and to its carbon dating in 1988. Prior was among millions of people who saw the famous cloth on display in Turin earlier this year.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week @ TNCC: January 13-16, 2010

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January 13, 2010

  • 11:00 a.m., Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall
  • Sponsored by TNCC’s Cultural Affairs Committee
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Word-Beat combines the artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams and global-jazz percussionist Tom Teasley to perform the inspirational texts of such authors as Langston Hughes and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrapped in powerful percussive grooves and uplifting melodies.