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.

Lady Saints to play in NCAA Division III Sectional Semifinals in Walla Walla, Washington!

Congratulations to our women’s basketball team who will play in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Sectional in Walla Walla, Washington. The sectional will be played at the Sherwood Center on the campus of Whitman College on Friday and Saturday (March 14 and 15).  No. 1-ranked Thomas More College will play No. 17-ranked University of Texas-Tyler at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern in the first game on Friday and No. 7-ranked Whitman plays No. 20-ranked Christopher Newport University at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern.  The two winners from Friday will play at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern on Saturday for the right to advance to the Final Four.

Thomas More College will hold a viewing party (free to attend) on Friday March 14 at 7:00 pm in Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center). The game begins at 8:00 pm EST.

For those who would like to watch the game from the web, here are the instructions. Go to www.tmcsaints.com. Click on Women’s, then click on Basketball. Click on the Schedule/Results page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Video for the NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinals game. Here is the link to that page: http://www.tmcsaints.com/sports/wbkb/2013-14/schedule Here is the link to the video stream: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/whitman.portal

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

Thomas More College Hosts “An Evening of Excellence” on January 13, 2014

Started in 2006 by the Thomas More College Office of Enrollment, the Evening of Excellence is an annual celebration of TMC applicants’ academic achievements and recognition of their families’ support. Guests join Thomas More representatives from the James Graham Brown Honors Program, Chancellor’s Servant Scholars, and Office of Enrollment for an evening of fine dining and fellowship.

President David A. Armstrong and the Thomas More Community are proud to host the following distinguished high school students for this year’s event:

Savannah Lear
Brianna Berry
Andrew Jensen
William Neltner
Riley Kinsella
Evan Harmeling
Grifffin Stanley
Sarah Brown
Rebecca Thaman
Sara Thesing
Bridget Thesing
Kaitlin Delape
Maria Rechtin
Kim Lohbeck
Laura Finke
Catherine Tuttle
Christina Whitley
Nicholas Auteri
Maria Linkugel
Jennifer Packard
Mathew Krabacher
Sarah Kunkler

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 Hosts Oct. 19 Observatory Open House – “Solar System Moon Tour”

Solar System Moon Tour
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle

What:
Planets tend to get all the attention in conversations about the Solar System, but moons can be interesting places too!  This talk will focus on some of the more interesting moons in our Solar System.  We’ll discuss the formation of our own Moon, the Galilean moons of Jupiter, the hazy atmosphere of Titan, and the doomed fate of Triton, just to name a few.  Every moon has a story and you’ll be sure to find a favorite!

As an added treat, Thomas More College admissions counselors will be on hand before and after the lecture to speak with students interested in going to college.  If you know of any high school students beginning to make plans for their future, be sure to invite them to this open house!

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:
Saturday, October 19th
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, November 9th  -  7PM
Humans in Space: Past, Present, & Future

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

Inauguration of Thomas More College’s 14th President to be held October 18th

David A. Armstrong will be inaugurated as the 14th president of Thomas More College Friday, Oct. 18.

All inauguration events will take place on Thomas More College’s campus, 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky. At 10:00 a.m., there will be a special Inauguration Mass at the new Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel. At 2 p.m., the installation ceremony will take place in the Connor Convocation Center. The public is invited to attend the Mass and installation ceremony, but an RSVP is requested. Visit www.thomasmore.edu/inauguration for further details and RSVP information.

Armstrong assumed the role of president July 1. He succeeded Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, who stepped down after nine years of service. Before coming to Thomas More College, Armstrong served as Vice President and General Counsel at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio where he had successes in academics, enrollment, higher education law and athletics.

For more information, please visit www.thomasmore.edu/inauguration.

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