Free Public Forum at TNCC Examines Human Existence Past, Present and Future

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) joins the Lutheran Council of Tidewater to present a free public forum on TNCC’s Hampton campus titled, “Convergence: What Does it Mean to be Human? … From Apes and Early Humans to Trans-human Cyborgs.” The panel discussion takes place Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium located in Templin Hall.

Dr. Charles Smith, who teaches Biology and Religious Studies at TNCC, will serve as moderator for guest panelists Dr. Barbara King of the College of William and Mary and Dr. Philip Hefner, professor emeritus of systematic theology for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois. The two educators will present their views on human nature, its relationship with the apes and human ancestors, and they will look ahead to the future of human technology and spirituality. After each speaker’s 30-minute presentation, both will take questions and comments from the audience.

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Literary Consortium to present author David Baldacci free to the public

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Best known for his political thrillers and his series “The Camel Club” and “King and Maxwell,” all of Baldacci’s 16 novels have become national and international bestsellers. His newest book, “First Family,” will be released April 21.

Baldacci will share humorous tales of his experiences in researching and writing his novels under the title, “Life Between the Pages.”

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NASA Scientist to Speak at Thomas Nelson Community College in Celebration of Earth Day

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Dr. Jack Fishman, a Senior Research Scientist in the Science Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center, will speak at Thomas Nelson Community College at 7 p.m. on April 21, 2009 as part of NASA’s weeklong celebration of Earth Day.

Sponsored by the Science Club at Thomas Nelson Community College, Dr. Fishman’s talk will be held in the Espada Conference Center of the Hampton campus and is free and open to the public.

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Academy Award-winning Director to Present Film at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Cultural Affairs brings Academy Award-winning director Paul Wagner to the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. presenting his film “Windhorse.”  The event is free and open to the public on TNCC’s Hampton campus at Templin Hall.

The motion picture was filmed secretly inside Chinese-occupied Tibet and in Nepal and tells the story of three young Tibetans’ search for freedom amidst the clashing cultures of Chinese-occupied Tibet. A trailer of the movie can be viewed at http://www.windhorsemovie.com/aboutWindhorse/.

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‘Find Your Future’ at Thomas Nelson’s 2009 Open House

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Find Your Future is the theme for Thomas Nelson Community College’s 2009 Open House set for March 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wythe Hall, Hampton campus. The public is invited to this free educational experience.

During Open House new, prospective and returning students along with their parents will get an overview of the learning opportunities that are available at TNCC including degree and certificate programs, the admissions process and student activities. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the campus, visit the Information Fair and attend workshops to discuss such topics as financial aid, scholarships and transfer options.

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TNCC Celebrates Black History Month with ‘1001 Inventions’

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What would life be like without products invented by Africans and African Americans? Find out when Pin Points Theatre brings its production “1001 Inventions” to Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

Open to the public, the free event is sponsored by TNCC Cultural Affairs and is among a slate of activities in the College’s observance of Black History Month.

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