June & July Youth Camps at Thomas More College Still Accepting Applications

Thomas More Colleges announces its summer camp offerings, through which area youth are invited to enhance their skills and learn new ones in a fun, interactive environment.  As a community-focused institution, Thomas More College welcomes children each summer to see the College through their own eyes, whether that’s via a STEM educational camp at the Biology Field Station, an athletic camp on the courts and fields  in the theater at drama camp or at TMC’s newest addition, Sports and Recreation Camp, which focuses on both indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about specific times and fees, visit thomasmore.edu/summercamps. The following is a listing of camps currently scheduled at Thomas More College this summer.

YOUTH ATHLETIC CAMPS

Baseball - 
June 4-7 (9:00-3:00), July 9-12 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-14 for both sessions
The cost is $110/player; however, if 5 or more players from the same team register, the cost is $80/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Hetzer at jeff.hetzer@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3532.

Girls’ Basketball - June 25-28 (9:00-3:00), July 16-19 (9:00-3:00); Ages 7-18 for both sessions
If registered before May 25, the cost is $90/player; if registered after May 25, the cost is $100/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Hans at jeff.hans@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3336.

Boys’ Basketball –
Juniors: June 18-21 (9:00-12:00), July 23-26; Ages 4-8 for both sessions
Seniors: June 18-21 (9:00-3:00), July 23-26; Ages 9-18 for both sessions
The cost for junior campers is $60/player; the cost for senior campers is $110/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Rogers at jeff.rogers@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3630.

Football - June 25-27 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-13
If registered before June 1, the cost is $110/player; if registered after June 1, the cost is $135/player. If there are conflicts, players can pay a $45/day fee and only participate on the day(s) able.
For more information, contact Jim Hilvert at james.hilvert@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3516.

Soccer - July 16-19 (9:00-12:00); Ages 5-13
If registered before June 10, the cost is $70/player; if registered after June 10, the cost is $80/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Cummings at jeff.cummings@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-4053.

Softball - June 4-7 (9:00-3:00)
The cost is $90/player.
For more information, contact Lindsay Bramhall at lindsay.bramhall@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3628.

Volleyball – June 11-14 (9:00-3:00), July 9-12 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-14 for both sessions
The cost is $90/player. Campers can opt for half-day camps at a rate of $45/player.
For More information, contact John Spinney at john.spinney@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3634.

NEW THIS YEAR …
Sports and Recreation Camp – June 11-14
This camp will focus on recreational sports, both indoors and outdoors. Sports and activities include badminton, walks through campus, sand volleyball, Frisbee golf, other games to play with friends or on your own, lessons on eating and healthier diet and more. This is designed to keep our youth active and working toward a healthy lifestyle. A basic overview of sports, such as soccer, basketball and volleyball will also be taught in a recreational manner. The camp will include daily awards and prizes. The cost is $60/player. For more information, contact Terry Connor at terry.connor@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3308.

OTHER CAMPS

TheatreWorks Drama Camp - 
June 11-15 (9:00-2:00 Monday through Thursday and 1:00-7:00 Friday)
TheatreWorks is a summer acting/musical theatre camp designed to allow kids ages 6-14 to explore the fun of theatre through pantomime, puppet/mask creation, improvisation, movement, script work, games and song and dance. The cost is $140/student. For more information, contact Jim Nelson at james.nelson@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3421.

High School Summer S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Institute - July 15-20 (overnight)
Work with faculty and students from Thomas More’s Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments, participate in hands-on field research projects, learn water-quality testing and chemical sampling techniques and MORE!
For more information, contact Chris Lorentz at chris.lorentz@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3373. Please note: Space is limited to only 40 qualified students who apply by May 4, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.thomasmore.edu/fieldstation/summer_camp.cfm.

Secret Adventure Camp - July 16-20
Secret Adventure Camp is a newly-created experience that offers students entering 4th-9th grades an exploration in the liberal arts. The week-long academic camp provides a creative curriculum taught by the College’s professors. Campers will explore a variety of disciplines, including English, Math, Science, Philosophy and Music. For more information, visit www.thomasmore.edu/secretadventurecamp.

Shakespeare Boot Camp – June 4-9
A week-long performance intensive for high school students. Students work with Thomas More faculty, guest teachers, and theatre professionals to explore Shakespearean text and acting methods through workshops in character development, voice, movement, and stage combat. Students develop an original performance drawn from favorite scenes and monologues. Students entering their junior or senior years of high school may earn college credit. Enrollment is limited; early application is encouraged.

Thomas More College MAT Program Now To Include Spanish Content Area

Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., recently announced the addition of the content area of Spanish to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program.  The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board approved this addition in May and notified the College on May 15, 2012.  This allows the MAT Program to offer the opportunity for people who have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish to enroll in the MAT Program immediately and begin classes with the fall 2012 cohort.  Acquiring initial teacher certification in Spanish through this program certifies recipients to teach Spanish in grades P-12 in the state of Kentucky.

To apply to the Thomas More College Master of Arts in Teaching Program, visit  thomasmore.edu/mat or contact Dr. Joyce F. Hamberg at joyce.hamberg@thomasmore.edu or by phone at 859.344.8888.

Thomas More College To Host Shakespeare Boot Camp June 4-9

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTION OFFERED TO HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

Shakespeare

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY., May 18, 2012 — Thomas More College is hosting Shakespeare Boot Camp, a week-long performance camp intensive for high school students. Students/campers work with Thomas More College faculty, guest teachers and theatre professionals to explore Shakespearean text and acting methods through workshops in character development, voice, movement and stage combat. Students develop an original performance drawn from favorite scenes and monologues. Students entering their junior or senior years of high school may earn college credit. Shakespeare Boot Camp runs June 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and June 9, 1- 9 p.m., with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Enrollment is limited. Camp fee is $135. For more details about the camp or the college credit option, contact Alana Ghent at Alana.ghent@thomasmore.edu or 859.380.9525. Click here to download the registration form.

Temporary Power Outage

Due to electrical work for the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, all data, internet, and phone services will be down at the College beginning at 2:00 a.m. tonight. We expect everything to return back to normal at around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Thomas More College Commencement Ceremony To Be Held May 12

Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., will hold its 84th Commencement Exercises Sat., May 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in honor of approximately 350 graduates. The ceremony will be held in the Connor Convocation Center. The preceding Baccalaureate Mass will take place the same day at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption at 1140 Madison Avenue in Covington, Ky.

Kit Andrews, a news anchor for Local 12 WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, will deliver the commencement address. Andrews’ 31-year career with Local 12 is full of experience reporting valuable news and feature stories to audiences in Greater Cincinnati. Manager of Community Relations of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing in North America Helen M. Carroll will be presented an honorary doctorate degree. Other individuals receiving special recognition include Dr. Ray Hebert who will be presented the Outstanding Teacher Award and David Lloyd who will be presented the Outstanding Part-Time Teacher Award.

Thomas More College President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P. and Dr. Bradley A Bielski, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College will oversee the commencement ceremony. Chancellor of Thomas More College and Bishop of the Diocese of Covington The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D. will offer the benediction. Chairperson of Thomas More College Board of Trustees Dr. Jeanne-Marie Tapke will offer congratulatory remarks. The Villa Madonna College Class of 1962 will be honored in recognition of its 50th anniversary.

For more information about Thomas More College, please call (859) 341-5800.

TMC campus undergoing artistic transformation

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)

New “Four is MORE” Partnership Guarantees Gateway Graduates Admission and Scholarships at TMC

Gateway Community and Technical College and Thomas More College today announced a new educational partnership that will guarantee qualifying Gateway graduates automatic admission to Thomas More College and an enhanced financial aid package with a value of at least $10,000. Students earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Gateway will be eligible for the new “Four is MORE Program.”

“The Four is MORE partnership reflects Gateway’s ongoing strategy to provide hiqh quality transfer education that prepares our students to pursue a bachelor’s degree if they so desire,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO.

“The program benefits our students by providing a seamless transition into one of region’s premier four-year colleges,” Hughes added. “Equally important, students will be able to save very substantial sums of money on a four-year degree by completing their first two years at Gateway at our very affordable tuition rates and then having access to a very attractive financial aid package at Thomas More. We are delighted to be able to extend these benefits to our students.”

President of Thomas More College Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., further explained, “There is a growing recognition in our region of the necessity of post-secondary education, and increasing the access to higher education is a primary goal of our partnership with Gateway. I believe the Four is More program addresses that in a most concrete manner by providing a smooth transition from a two-year degree to a four-year degree.”

Stallmeyer noted that the partnership is ideal for students who have begun a two-year degree and realize the potential that a four-year degree could offer. “Gateway students who want to go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree will find that our small class sizes and individualized attention offer them opportunities to fully explore their chosen fields. We’re proud to partner with Gateway on this valuable student benefit.”

The partnership guarantees Gateway associate degree graduates who enroll full time at Thomas More a minimum of $10,000 in scholarships and grants from Thomas More. Awards are based on a combination of financial need and grade point average.

Students with grade point averages of 3.0 and higher will be eligible for larger awards, up to $14,000 a year for three years.

Gateway and Thomas More College officials will formally sign the partnership agreement in a meeting Friday at 2 p.m. at the Thomas More College library on the campus at 333 Thomas More Parkway.

Gateway students interested in the Four is MORE Program should contact Mike Rosenberg, Gateway director of transfer services, by phone, 859-815-7681, or email,michael.rosenberg@kctcs.edu. People who wish to apply to Gateway to begin a transfer degree should contact the Admissions Office at 859-442-1134.

For more information about the Four is MORE program, click here.