Thomas Nelson Community College christened its new Historic Triangle building with a grand opening ceremony Friday afternoon. The building is three stories tall and 120,000 square feet.
In addition to classrooms, it includes a bookstore, computer labs, a library and office space for faculty and staff. The new building can hold up to 2,000 students. More than 1,600 were enrolled there as of early September.
TNCC's new dental hygiene program that starts in the fall of 2010 will be housed there.
TNCC hosts forum on science and religionWondering about the big questions?
A free public forum discussion on the relationship between science and religion will take place at TNCC's Mary T. Christian Auditorium, on the Hampton campus, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The college is pairing with the Lutheran Council of Tidewater to host "Convergence: The Universe Within (Brain/Mind/Soul)."
Guest panelists scheduled are Duke University philosophy Professor Owen Flanagan and John Haught, research professor and senior fellow at Georgetown University's Science and Religion Woodstock Theological Center. TNCC Professor Charles Smith, who teaches biology and religious studies, will moderate.
Informational flu videos are now availableThe Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, has produced two videos to inform parents and school staff of steps they can take to prevent the transmission of H1N1 influenza and seasonal influenza.
The videos — "H1N1 for Parents" and "H1N1 for Educators" — are available on the Education Department's H1N1 influenza Web site: doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/influenza/index.shtml.
Students get chance to visit oysters virtually Booker T. Washington Middle School in Newport News was one of four schools able to check out oyster beds in the bay without leaving the classroom.
The school participated in a virtual field trip on Sept. 23 hosted by Old Dominion University's Academic Technology Services program, the maritime museum Nauticus in Norfolk and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The oyster beds are in a tidal pool in an inlet of the Lafayette River near the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk. Students stayed in their seats while educators standing in the oyster beds talked about ecology, life cycles and other science-related topics.
Educators worked with students by way of live video stream over the Internet. ODU's team used several cameras to capture the action, sending all signals to a computer that then transmitted the information to the participating schools.
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