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Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

The Phi Theta Kappa inductees face the audience to thank loved ones for their support.

Sixty-six Terra State Community College students were inducted into membership by the Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony on April 3 at the Fremont campus.

Cindy Carbone, Regional Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa Ohio Region and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Central Ohio Technical College, was the keynote speaker.  She focused on two aspects of the organization’s mission statement, leadership and service. “You have come to discover and refine your academic and leadership potential,” Carbone said. “Leadership is an art in perpetual motion.”

She told the new inductees that service comes in many forms, and, as Phi Theta Kappans, they must be ready whenever and wherever to serve. “You have to have that sense of optimism of what can be done,” she said. “When you serve, you lead.”

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students who are invited to membership on the basis of scholarly achievement, leadership, citizenship, character and faculty recommendation. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed at least 12 hours of course work. 

Nina Schyllander, Associate Professor in Mathematics at Terra, serves as the chapter’s advisor and Michelle White, Assistant Professor in Mathematics, serves as a co-advisor.

Area students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on Sunday are:

Graytown-Qiaoping Rohloff and Michelle Ulrich
Gypsum-Britney Lindemann
Lindsey–Jessica Foos and Abbi Hasselbach
Oak Harbor–Annmarie Detray, Cindy Dunfee and Elizabeth Zelms
Port Clinton–Andrea Dlugoleski, Ariel Gresh, Jamie Kennedy, Stacy Nesbitt, Gabriel Reyna, Heather Dilly and John Jadwisiak

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Terra State presents Resounding Brass tonight

Join Terra State Community College’s Brass Choir and select high school musicians as they perform in concert this Friday, April 11.  

The performance, “Resounding Brass,” will include a wide range of music written for brass and percussion.  Participating students were selected from Fremont Ross, Lakota, Margaretta, Monroeville, Port Clinton and Sandusky high schools to rehearse and perform with community and semi-professional musicians from the Terra State Brass Choir.  

"We are very excited to see these collaborations take place, as providing such musical activities only enhances cultural enrichment for our communities," said Michael Shirtz, Dean of Business, Communications and the Arts at Terra State.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School and admission is free. 

For more information call the Terra Music Department at 419-559-2233.

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Jazz American Music Festival at the Strand

Terra State Community College will be presenting their 2nd Jazz  American Music Festival, JAM Fest 2, at The Strand Concert Theater & Recording Studio on April 12. The concert is organized by the Music Business I class at Terra to give students experience producing a live music event..

This year’s show will be a fundraising event for the Humane Society of Sandusky County. There is no admission charge; however, patrons are encourage to make donations of $5 in cash and/or items for The Humane Society. Items that the Humane Society needs include cat litter, dry and wet cat food, dry dog food, Dawn dish soap, laundry soap, computer paper and paper towels.

Headlining this year will be the Toledo band Nathan Roberts & The New Birds. This American rock band is very active in the Northwest Ohio area. They have been promoting their self titled album, “Nathan Roberts & The New Birds”, released in November, 2013. Other area bands that will be appearing include Clark’s Cape, Nick Davenport, Martin Koop of Freewild, Terra State Community College Fusion Machine and Terra State Community College Contemporary Ensemble.

JAM Fest 2 will begin at 7 p.m. and will run until approximately 12:30 a.m. The event will be B.Y.O.B. Beverages will also be available for purchase. More information can be obtained by calling The Strand at 419-355-8548.

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