(GREENVILLE, Pa.) - Thomas More College swept the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Player and Coach of the Year Awards and had five Saints named All-PAC by the conference’s head coaches.
Junior third baseman Alex Walter (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) was named the PAC Player of the Year and earned first team All-PAC honors. She is the sixth Thomas More student-athlete to earn PAC Player of the Year honors during the 2012-13 academic year. Walter has the Saints in batting this season as she is batting .470 with a .573 slugging percentage. She is 55-for-117 at the plate with nine doubles, a home run, 23 runs batted-in and 25 runs scored, while being walked 22 times.
Head Coach Lindsay Bramhall was named the PAC Coach of the Year as she has guided the Saints to a 24-17 overall record and a 12-6 record in the PAC. She is the fifth Thomas More head coach during the 2012-13 academic year to earn the Coach of the Year honor. Thomas More won the PAC Championship Tournament last week for the fourth time in program history and third under Bramhall. She is has the Saints in their fifth NCAA Division III Tournament in program history and third since she has taken over as head coach during the 2009 season.
Joining Walter on the All-PAC first team was junior pitcher Ronni Burns (Dayton, Ohio/Carroll) and freshman pitcher/outfielder Mamee Salzer (Erlanger, Ky./St. Henry). Burns has a 1.87 earned run average and a 14-8 record in 26 appearances. She has given up 52 runs (40 earned) on 117 hits and has struck out 136 batters in 149.2 innings pitched. Salzer is second on the team in batting with a .376 average with 13 doubles, three home runs, 28 RBI and 29 runs scored. In the circle she has a 2.35 ERA with a 10-8 record as she has given up 59 runs (39 earned) on 118 hits and has struck out 73 batters in 116 innings pitched.
Junior first baseman Stefaney Turner (Franklin, Ohio/Carlisle) and freshman Ana Walter (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) were second team selections by the conference’s head coaches. Turner batted .296 as she was 34-for-115 at the plate with six double, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored. Walter batted .277 as she was 33-for-119 with five doubles, 17 RBI and 16 runs scored.
The Saints will open up NCAA Division III regional play on Thursday (May 9, 2013) when they play Capital University at 4 p.m. at the Angola, Indiana Regional hosted by Trine University.
Four Faces Of Conservatism: Possible Directions For The GOP
“Massie doesn’t owe his political heritage to any person on the moderate side, or however you would describe the mainstream Republican Party in this area,” says John T. Spence, a political scientist at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. “He just doesn’t.”
All of that is in keeping with the preferences of most people in his district, Spence says.
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Park Sheds Confederate Name, Drawing Ire
John Cimprich, a history professor who published a book on Fort Pillow, said Gen. Forrest’s exact role in the incident is unclear, but black soldiers, many of whom had surrendered, were slaughtered by troops under his command. Mr. Cimprich said Gen. Forrest’s KKK involvement remains “the worst thing on his record.”
“I understand if a local community is not comfortable with a park being named after him,” he said.
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Thomas More College will host The St. John’s Bible 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.
Guest speaker will be Tim Ternes, director of The St. John’s Bible, who will present “From Inspiration to Illumination, an Introduction to The St. John’s Bible” in the Student Center. (Read More)
Conceptualizing and creating drawings for the elaborate and ornate wall of stained-glass windows in Thomas More College’s new chapel was the easy part for Sister Emmanuel Pieper.
What the 84-year-old Benedictine nun and artist struggled with was picturing how her 12-by-12-inch drawings could possibly be transformed into an entire church wall, 70 feet long and as high as 35 feet. (Read More)
If Zach Autenrieb wins on Wednesday the Gagliardi Trophy as college football’s best Divsion III player, he’s not sure what his reaction will be.
It’s sure to be different than when the Thomas More senior defensive back learned he was one of four finalists for the honor, though. Autenrieb was noticeably subdued last Tuesday when Saints coach Jim Hilvert called to inform his star player that he was one of four finalists for the small-school equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. (Read more)
Even scholars at Thomas More College have never seen the Bible like this.
A Heritage Edition of Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible’s Old Testament, and 10 illuminated pages from other volumes of The Saint John’s Bible were unveiled at the college’s Eva G. Farris Art Gallery at noon Nov. 12. (Read More)
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference may soon need to be renamed as the Saints’ Athletic Conference.
Thomas More College has dominated the fall sports season. The Saints recently won the PAC championships in men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball. Each team now advances to the NCAA tournament to represent Thomas More and the PAC on a national stage. (Read More)
In the Middle Ages, monasteries of Benedictine monks worked prayerfully writing and drawing manuscripts of the Bible called illuminations.
For the first time in 500 years, Benedictine monks have commissioned a new illumination, and beginning this month, a heritage edition of this new illumination – the St. John’s Bible – will be on display at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. (Read more)
Thomas More president announces retirement
Thomas More College added 10 baccalaureate programs, grew enrollment by 20 percent, and completed major construction projects during the eight years Sister Margaret Stallmeyer has been the institution’s president.
On Oct. 18, Stallmeyer announced her retirement, effective June 30, 2013, to the college’s board of trustees, faculty and staff. (Read More)
Sister Margaret Stallmeyer will retire next summer as president of Thomas More College.
Stallmeyer, 66, has been president of the Catholic liberal arts college since 2004.
Since then, enrollment has increased by 20 percent, to about 1,800 and Thomas More has added 10 new bachelor’s degree programs. (Read More)
CRESTVIEW HILLS — A new landmark has taken shape at the heart of Thomas More College’s campus.
The Catholic liberal arts college is expected to open the doors to its Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel this December. After decades of anticipation, seeing the new chapel in the final stages of construction is exciting for the school community, said President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer.
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Tiffany Reding, Master of Arts in Teaching graduate, Spring, 2012, was recognized at the annual meeting of The Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators, which was held in Georgetown, KY on September 28, 2012. The Post-baccalaureate Professional Development Award is presented each year to an individual who has shown excellent leadership in academics as well as in service learning. Tiffany competed with post-baccalaureate nominees from colleges throughout Kentucky and was recognized for her action research, entitled, Will Changing my Ratio of Left-Brain-Right-Brain Teaching Strategies Increase Student Participation in my Classroom? In addition, service learning projects for the 8th Grade Insights Retreat where students collected socks for the Parish Kitchen, the Welcome House, and Be Concerned in Covington; 6th Grade Welcome House Project where students baked cookies and delivered them to residents at Welcome House in Covington; and the 8th Grade Collection for Tornado Victims, where students collected supplies as “Pals for Piner”, for persons who were affected by the March, 2012, tornado in Southern Kenton County, all influenced the decision to make this prestigious award recognition to Tiffany.
Tiffany received a $150 check; a nice plaque; and the prestige of being entered into the next level of competition at the regional conference which will be held later in October.
Tiffany teaches Mathematics at St. Henry High School and resides in Hebron, Ky, with her husband, John, and their three children.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Program is proud to note that this is the second year in succession that a MAT Post-Baccalaureate individual has won this prestigious award. In 2011, the award was presented to Rachel Aissen, a 2011 MAT graduate, who taught Physics at Covington Holmes HS.
Featured in The Community Recorder
Written by Libby Cunningham
CRESTVIEW HILLS — It’s a sunny August morning in Crestview Hills when students awaken the campus at Thomas More College for the first day of classes.
But this year something’s different. Of the 1,900 students enrolled about 375 live in one of four residence halls.
That’s more than ever.
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Emmy is headed to London this fall to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Paralympic Games. Check out the recent nky.com story.
Emmy was also featured in the most recent edition of Moreover. Click here to check out the story.
CRESTVIEW HILLS — The landscape is changing at Thomas More College’s campus this month, and the transformation is going beyond Mother Nature’s spring blooms.
A new project under way at Thomas More, called Sculpting Spaces, is taking the classroom outside and encouraging students of all disciplines to transform the campus’ green spaces into outdoor studios, laboratory classrooms and student galleries – and aiming to create a visual art destination in the community. (Read More)