TMC to Host OH-KY All-Star Basketball Game April 13

ohkyThe 22nd Annual Russell Athletic Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game will be taking place on Saturday April 13th, 2013 at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. This annual showcase of talent regularly produces many of the top names in college basketball and even boast several NBA alums.

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Spring Walk and Planting Scheduled for April 20

MoreoverSpring2013Thomas More College’s Department of Biology will host a Spring Walk and Tree Planting on the morning of Saturday, April 20. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome and introduction in the Villa, located inside the Administration Building. Shortly following, students from TMC’s Field Biology course led by Professor of Biology Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent will guide participants on a walk across campus, highlighting characteristics of trees and the impact of spring weather on nature. The event will conclude with a tree planting in the William S. Bryant Arboretum. The weather-dependent event is free and open to the public.

Thomas More College To Host “Writing And Healing: A Residency With Jeanne Bryner” Literary Event Series


Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program is scheduled to  host “Writing and Healing: A Residency with Jeanne Bryner,” a project funded by John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee, and ArtsWave, in early April 2013.

Jeanne Bryner is a poet, nurse and creative writing teacher who has also written plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature. Her most recent book, Smoke, is winner of an American Journal of Nursing 2012 book award. No Matter How Many Windows is winner of Working Class Studies’ Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing. Jeanne was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio, where she still resides.

Saturday, April 6, 10 am- 3 pm- Loveland, OH- Writing as Healing with Jeanne Bryner

This workshop at Grailville Retreat Center uses poetry, journaling and narrative to explore physical and spiritual healing and thriving. Jeanne Bryner is a registered nurse and award-winning writer whose poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in the US and beyond. Developed through Jeanne’s work with cancer survivors, it is offered to any interested in writing and health, whether their own or others. Registration and info at 513-683-2340- or

Monday, April 8, Noon- Crestview Hills, KY -Staged Reading of Jeanne Bryner’s Foxglove Canyon

Held in Thomas More College’s theatre, Foxglove Canyon focuses on the lives of nursing home residents and a nurse near the end of her career. Honoring the physical and emotional struggles and courage of each character, the play is ultimately about hope and connection. Free and open to the public. Info at (859) 344-3309 or

Tuesday April 9, 7 pm- Cincinnati, OH- Appalachian Poetry Reading at Cincinnati Public Library’s Poetry in The Garden Series

Award winning poet and nurse Jeanne Bryner and Thomas More College’s Sherry Cook Stanforth, poet, fiction writer, singer/songwriter and professor, read together at the Library’s annual celebration of Poetry Month. Followed by an open mic reading. Free and open to the public. Contact: David Siders in the Popular Library Department at 513-369-6919 or visit

Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm – Crestview Hills, KY- Poetry reading and book signing by award-winning author Jeanne Bryner

Join us at Joseph Beth Booksellers for the final event in the Appalachian Writers Series. Jeanne Bryner is a poet, nurse and creative writing teacher who has also written plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature. Bryner will read from her most recent book, Smoke, winner of an American Journal of Nursing 2012 book award. Free and open to the public Contact (859) 912-7860 or visit

Thursday, April 11, 6:45 pm – Crestview Hills, KY—Steigerwald Hall (inside TMC Student Center), Thomas More College— Words Celebration
Award winning author and nurse Jeanne Bryner is the featured reader at this annual celebration of Words, Thomas More College’s official literary arts magazine of the College, is a collection of students’ original stories, poems, photographs and artwork. Free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth at

TMC to Host Ecumenical Prayer and Music Service Tuesday, March 19 at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. is hosting an ecumenical prayer and music service Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the new Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.  Representatives from various Christian denominations will participate in this event, including those from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant faiths. The service will include a selection of songs and prayers derived from the Taizé Community, which is an ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France. The Taizé Community includes more than a hundred brothers from Protestant and Catholic traditions who originate from nearly 30 countries.  More than 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing and communal work.

Woven within the program, the Heritage Edition volume of The Saint John’s Bible, Gospels and Acts, will be unveiled.  The event proceeds the March 20 Hillemeyer Lecture, which features the director of The Saint John’s Bible, Tim Ternes who will speak at 7 p.m. on the making of the historic Bible.

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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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Sedes Sapientiae: Window and Mirror of Spirituality – Thursday, March 14 – 4:00pm


Professor Anne Harris of DePauw University will be visiting campus on Thursday, March 14 to present a lecture in celebration of our Thomas More College’s new Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel. Professor Harris is a scholar in the field of medieval art, and just coincidentally her major area of study is “Mary Seat of Wisdom” stained glass windows. She has just returned from taking art students to see the most well known of the “Mary Seat of Wisdom” windows in the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France.
The lecture will be in the Science Lecture Hall at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend.