Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse

Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle

What:
A total eclipse of the moon will begin during the night of Monday, April 14th and proceed into the early morning hours. This lecture will discuss the cause of eclipses, along with everything you need to know for observing this eclipse from your own backyard. It’s been more than two years since a total lunar eclipse was visible from our location.  Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies on the night of the eclipse!

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory

When and Where:

Please note the later starting time due to the beginning of daylight saving time!

Saturday, April 12th

8:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
9:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Special Observatory Event:
Lunar Eclipse Camp-Out
Monday, April 14th – 10PM-4AM
Watch the Lunar Eclipse from the Grounds around the Observatory!
Drinks, snacks, and entertainment – weather permitting.

A Tour of the Universe

A Tour of the Universe
Presented by:  Dean Regas, The Cincinnati Observatory

What:  
Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some very cool simulation software Dean Regas takes you up to investigate the structure and mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. You’ll witness the variety of objects orbiting the Sun, and discuss Pluto’s fate. Then you’ll make the big jump out of the solar system into interstellar space and experience the vastness of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Finally your stomach will drop as you sail outward to try and comprehend how many galaxies make up our universe.

Dean Regas is a co-host of Star Gazers, which airs on over 100 PBS stations around the world. He has been the Outreach Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000 where he has developed his skills as a dynamic public speaker and brings the complicated field of astronomy down to Earth for students of all ages.

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Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory

When and Where:
Please note the later starting time due to the beginning of daylight saving time!

Saturday, March 22nd
8:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
9:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Future Open House Dates:
Saturday, April 12th – 8PM
Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle

Date Night at the Observatory

Date Night at the Observatory
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle

What:
The skies are full of tales of love and loss. Join us for a romantic evening discussing some of the myths and legends associated with constellations, planets, and moons. What better gift could you give your significant other on the day after Valentine’s Day than a date night at the observatory?

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).
This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory

When and Where:

Saturday, February 15th
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.

Future Open House Dates:

Saturday, March 22nd – 8PM
A Tour of the Universe
Presented by: Dean Regas

Saturday, April 12th – 8PM
Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle

February 1st Observatory Open House

Eyes in the Sky: A History of Space Telescopes
Presented by:
  Dr. Wes Ryle

What:  

From the surface of the Earth, the majority of the cosmos is hidden from us.  While our atmosphere fosters and protects life on Earth, it also blocks light and information from the Universe around us.  Many of the great discoveries of the past 50 years are due to a fleet of craft launched into space to serve as remote observatories.  This talk will overview some of the most important spacecraft to date, including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as future missions like the James Webb Space Telescope.

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory

When and Where:

Saturday, February 1st
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Future Open House Dates:

Saturday, February 15th  -  7PM
Date Night at the Observatory

Saturday, March 22nd – 8PM
Topic TBA

Saturday, April 12th – 8PM
Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse

TMC Hosts Dec 7th Observatory Open House – “Things That Go *BOOM!* in the Night”

Supernovae — Things That Go *BOOM!* in the Night
Presented by:  Dr. Thomas Pannuti

What: 
Supernova explosions are amongst the most dramatic events that occur in our Universe. Observations of these explosions in our own galaxy commanded significant interest during the course of human history (including a mention in Hamlet!) while the discovery of these events in nearby galaxies has become routine in modern astronomy. Supernovae have continued to command a considerable amount of interest from both observational and theoretical perspectives among the community of professional astronomers. In my talk, I will provide historical background on the study of these objects along with current theories about how these explosions occur, unresolved issues in the studies of these sources and the uses of supernova explosions as probes for cosmology.

Dr. Thomas Pannuti is an associate professor of space science and astrophysics at Morehead State University. He works at the Space Science Center at MSU and is a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. His research interests center on multi-wavelength (X-ray, optical, infrared and radio) observations of Galactic and extragalactic supernova remnants.

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the moon, stars, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory

When and Where:
Please note that this event begins at 7PM due to the end of Daylight Saving Time!

Saturday, December 7th
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

TMC Sponsors Reading by Regional Authors Michael Henson, Rhonda Pettit, and Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel

November Visiting Author flyerRegional authors Michael Henson and Rhonda Pettit join Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel to read from and discuss their newest works of poetry and prose as part of Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series. Join us for this free literary event on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, KY. Signing will follow.

Michael Henson is the author of three books of fiction and three of poetry. His newest work, the novella Tommy Perdue (MotesBooks), is a memorable and revealing morality tale straight out of 21st century America which explores issues of community and addiction in urban life.  UC professor Rhonda Pettit’s courses explore the intersections between creative writing, literature, and women’s studies. Her new poetry collection, Fetal Waters (Finishing Line Press, 2013), offers lyrical observation and discussion of race, gender, and war.

Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence, Pauletta Hansel, is the author of four poetry collections, the latest of which, The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications, 2011), has been described by former North Carolina poet laureate Cathy Smith Bowers as a “beautifully crafted and deeply felt walk through the many mansions of the human heart.”

Thomas More College’s Fall 2013 Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.

TMC Hosts Nov 9th Observatory Open House – “Humans in Space: Past, Present & Future”

Humans in Space: Past, Present & Future
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle

What: 

The first human was launched into space in 1961.  Since that time, we’ve sent astronauts to the Moon and built space stations in Earth orbit.  The largest such facility to date, the International Space Station, has been continually occupied by humans for almost 13 years.  Join us as we discuss the people and technology that have enabled humans to live in space, as well as some of the cutting edge ideas for reaching further into the cosmos. 

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the moon, stars, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TheBankofKentuckyObservatory
When and Where: 

Please note that this event begins at 7PM due to the end of Daylight Saving Time!

Saturday, November 9th

7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:

FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Future Open House Dates:

Saturday, December 7th  -  7PM
Dr. Tom Pannuti, Morehead State University

Learn More About TMC Adult Programs

TAP Open House
November 12th 4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 

Visit TAP at the Crestview Hills Campus or the Blue Ash location to learn more about the adult and professional degree programs at Thomas More College.

Enrollment representatives will be available to answer your questions and provide information to help you understand the available options at Thomas More College for busy professionals.

  • Graduate programs available in Business or Education.
  • Undergraduate programs include Business, Communication, Healthcare Management and the RN-BSN.

Stop by one of our locations:

  • Center for Adult and Professional Education at 365 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.
  • Blue Ash Center at 4340 Glendale-Milford Rd., Suite 170 Cincinnati OH 45242 (Business Programs offered in Blue Ash)5024 TMC Open House Card.indd

 

TMC Sponsors Literary Event With Author Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Oct 16

Stoykova author photoTake a break this October and pull up a chair with poet, translator, editor, teacher, radio host and publisher Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program hosts this renowned international author on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, KY for a free literary event. Katerina, a Bulgarian native who now lives in Lexington, will read from her newest book, The Porcupine of Mind, and discuss her life and multi-faceted creative career. Conversation and a book-signing will follow.

Katerina has published three previous collections of poetry: The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Express, 2009), which won the 2010 Pencho’s Oak award, given annually to recognize literary contribution to contemporary Bulgarian culture; The Most (Finishing Line Press, 2010); and Indivisible Number (Fakel Express, 2011, Bulgarian only). She is the host of Lexington radio show Accents (WRFL, 88.1 FM), which invites discussion of literature, art, and culture. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing – an independent press for brilliant voices.

Thomas More College’s Fall 2013 Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.

THOMAS MORE COLLEGE HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL 
FALL WALK OCT. 5 AT WILLIAM S. BRYANT ARBORETUM

Event to Coordinate with TMC Homecoming Activities

As the air turns crisp and the leaves change colors, Thomas More College’s campus in Crestview Hills will be full of life during the upcoming 4th Annual Fall Walk at the William S. Bryant Arboretum on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  The approximate 1.5-hour walk will be led by TMC Professor Emeritus Dr. William S. Bryant. Held the morning of the college’s homecoming festivities, the Fall Walk is free and open to the public.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Villa, located in the Administration Building in the heart of Thomas More’s campus.  Participants will enjoy a tour of the arboretum and discussion about the different trees and their changing colors. Following the walk (at approximately 11 a.m.), a tree planting will be held in honor of former TMC Professor of Biology Dr. Fred Humphreys (1952–2000). Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing are suggested. This weather-dependent event is open to all ages.

Thomas More’s campus is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky. Participants are asked to park behind the Science Building located off of Renaissance Drive, just off Thomas More Parkway. For more information, visit thomasmore.edu or contact Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent at shannon.galbraith-kent@thomasmore.edu or 859.344.3370

Thomas More College To Host Northern Kentucky Regional College Fair Sept. 24

Thomas More College and Northern Kentucky University Partner in Effort to Inform Prospective Students of Regional College Options

The Northern Kentucky Regional College fair is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Thomas More College from 6-8 p.m. in the Connor Convocation Center located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky. Thomas More College and Northern Kentucky University are partnering together to host this annual event, which will welcome more than 100 colleges and universities.  The goal is to assist high school students in Northern Kentucky, the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area and Southeastern Indiana with the college search process.  Attendance in the previous years has exceeded 1,000 students and their families.

Thomas More College Director of Undergraduate Admissions Billy Sarge described the event as one-stop shopping for students and their parents and elaborated on what they can expect, “The Northern Kentucky Regional College Fair is designed to help high school students be better prepared with the transition from secondary to post-secondary education. We will host approximately 100 colleges and universities which are sending college admissions representatives here to speak one-on-one with high school students and their families about academics, financial aid and scholarships, athletics, student life opportunities and so much more. Thomas More College looks forward to again partnering with Northern Kentucky University to educate students that college is an option for everyone and to work with students to help them find the best fit,” he said.

For more information about the Northern Kentucky Regional College Fair and to view a list of participating colleges, visit thomasmore.edu/collegefair or contact Billy Sarge at billy.sarge@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3332.

TMC To Offer New Major In Athletic Training, new Co-Curricular Marching Band And new Athletic Program In Women’s Lacrosse

Thomas More College (TMC) in Crestview Hills, Ky., announces new programs and activities, including a new academic major in athletic training, the formation of a marching band and the addition of women’s lacrosse. Thomas More College President Dave Armstrong said that each of these new offerings is expected to appeal to a wide variety of current and prospective students, giving them opportunities to expand their skills and continue developing talents. “As Thomas More College continues to expand its reach and relevance in the region, we are seeking to find programs that are mission-centric and appeal to the quality students who thrive here.  Our faculty have been working on a launch of athletic training as a major for the last several years because it is founded in the strength of our science programs and there is a growing market for this profession. Initiating a marching band has great appeal because of its relation to the liberal arts, and the students in this region have an intense passion for excellence in this genre. Women’s lacrosse is an emerging sport in the NCAA, and bringing it to Thomas More will enhance the strong tradition of women’s athletic programs here.”

Athletic training will be offered as a new major during the current academic year, bringing the total number of majors offered to 34.  Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Thomas More College Brad Bielski noted that athletic training fits well with the academic offerings already available and the college is currently recruiting for the program. “Our goal is to begin offering the classes in the major and work concurrently to achieve program accreditation so that our graduates will have the best job opportunities available. Initially, we are planning for 20 students, but will expand in accordance with demand. The program is academically rigorous, requiring a strong science component as well as the courses in our challenging, liberal arts core curriculum. Our graduates will not only be prepared to be excellent trainers, but they will also be prepared to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field,” he said.

The new marching band opportunity is being developed as a co-curricular activity which allows students to pursue their interest in this musical discipline simply for the love of it or as a complement to pursuing an associates degree in music.  Thomas More College Vice President for Student Affairs Matthew Webster elaborated, “This region is a hotbed for high school bands and the area is very competitive. Now, students have a chance to continue their passion for marching band here at Thomas More College.”  According to Webster, the formation of the band and a search for the conductor is currently underway.

Women’s lacrosse will begin as a varsity sport during the 2014-15 academic year. According to the most recent research by the Sports Marketing Surveys USA, it is the fastest-growing team sport in the United States. The addition of women’s lacrosse will bring the total number of athletic teams at Thomas More to 19 (10 women and nine men). The team will play in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), which will officially sponsor a championship in women’s lacrosse during the 2014-15 academic year. Currently, Saint Vincent College, Thiel College, Washington & Jefferson College and Waynesburg University sponsor women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport in the PAC.  According to Thomas More College Athletic Director Terry Connor, a national search for a head coach will begin immediately.  “We believe that lacrosse will provide us another level to showcase our student-athletes at Thomas More,” he added.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 859-344-3332 or visit www.thomasmore.edu.

TMC Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Authors Series Offers Free Literary Events

Sept. 9 Event at Joseph Beth Kicks Off Schedule

CRESTVIEW HILLS KY, August 12, 2013 – Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., continues its collaboration with Joseph Beth Booksellers/Crestview Hills to offer literary programs by award-winning authors that are free and open to the public. On Monday, September 9, 2013, two programs will be presented with renowned essayist and poet Rebecca McClanahan, the author of a multi-generational memoir. McClanahan will visit Thomas More College’s campus for a noon-time discussion about the writing life and the challenges and rewards of family history writing.  At 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/Crestview Hills, McClanahan will read from and sign her newest book, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, a multi-generational memoir based on hundreds of letters and documents spanning more than a century of life in and beyond her family’s central Indiana origin.  McClanahan is the author of nine previous books of poetry and prose, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Wood Prize from Poetry, among other honors. McClanahan travels throughout the country to conduct readings, workshops and writing residencies.

Upcoming events scheduled for the Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision Program also include:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/ Crestview Hills

Stoykova author photoThe Porcupine of MindKaterina Stoykova-Klemer will read from and sign her newest book, The Porcupine of Mind, and discuss her life and work as a poet, translator and editor in both English and her native Bulgarian.  Stoykova-Klemer is a poet, translator, editor, teacher, radio host and publisher from Bourgas, Bulgaria who has lived in the United States since 1995 and in Lexington, Ky., since 2004.   The author of three books of poetry, she hosts Accents—a radio show for literature, art and culture on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington, and leads various poetry groups and workshops in the region. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing—an independent press for brilliant voices.

Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers/ Crestview Hills

Mike Henson by margaret randall 41Pauletta Hansel closeRegional authors Michael Henson and Rhonda Pettit join Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel to read from and sign their newest books. Henson’s latest work is Tommy Perdue, a novella from MotesBooks, set in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill. He is the author of two previous books of fiction, Ransack, a novel; A Small Room with Trouble on My Mind, a book of stories; and three collections of poetry, The Body Geographic, The Tao Of Longing and Crow Call. Pettit’s newest What I Did Therebook is Fetal Waters (Finishing Line Press 2013), poetry that ranges from lyrical observations to explorations of race, gender, and war.  Her poetic drama, The Global Lovers, was a Critic’s Pick at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.  Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications 2011) and What I Did There (Dos Madres Press, 2011).

The Lives We Live in HousesThomas More College’s Fall 2013 Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. For more information about Thomas More College, visit thomasmore.edu.

 

Learn More about TMC Adult Programs at their August Info. Sessions

TAPExpand your professional credentials with the highly regarded TAP program. Our accelerated programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of busy adults, from the College you know and trust..

Attend a TAP information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd in the Blue Ash Center in Ohio or Tuesday, August 20th  in Crestview Hills, Ky. RSVP for directions to judy.bautista@tap.thomasmore.edu or 859-341-4554.

For more information about TAP program offerings visit www.thomasmore.edu/tap