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Thorneloe University Chapel Garners Prestigious Architectural Award

April 24, 2017

The unique design of Thorneloe University’s chapel has garnered provincial recognition alongside some of Canada’s most famous landmarks. This year, the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark will share the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Landmark Award with the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Past Landmark Award recipients include Massey College, the Toronto Eaton Centre, […]

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Nicole Charette Elected Board Chair at Thorneloe University

March 11, 2017

At its regular meeting on March 9, 2017, the Thorneloe University’s Board of Governors elected Ms. Nicole Charette as its next Chair. Nicole replaces Paul Baskcomb, who served as Board Chair since 2014. Nicole is the Rainbow District School Board’s Senior Advisor for Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning. She also serves as Freedom of Information […]

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A Statement to the Thorneloe University Community on the Recent Vandalism of Signs on Two Faculty Members’ Office Doors

March 06, 2017

As some of you may have heard, there was an incident of hateful vandalism of signs on two faculty members’ office doors on Monday of last week. The Administration at Thorneloe University condemns this incident, takes it very seriously, and has launched a formal investigation as prescribed in Thorneloe’s “Harassment and Discrimination Policy.” The Thorneloe […]

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Thorneloe & Cambrian present GREEK by Steven Berkoff

March 02, 2017

Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Theatre Arts – Technical Program present GREEK by Steven Berkoff Follow Eddy’s journey as he leaves his East End home in London to encounter love, and battle the plague that characterized Thatcher’s Britain. Using language that is as rich as Shakespeare spoken in a cockney slang, Steven Berkoff (the […]

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Ninth Triennial of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion

January 20, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Bob Derrenbacker, President and Vice-Provost of Thorneloe University, attended the Ninth Triennial of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India over the Christmas break. To read more, please see: Anglican Communion News Service: Ninth Triennial of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion The New […]

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Anglican Diocese of Algoma Position Available

December 16, 2016

Anglican Diocese of Algoma Position Deanery Pastoral Worker (Sudbury-Manitoulin) The Deanery Pastoral Worker will work with parishes in the western half of the deanery of Sudbury-Manitoulin (Manitoulin Island, Espanola, Elliott Lake) to develop local and area-wide initiatives to support congregational health, discipleship, and formation. The position will include: consultation with parishes to assist with assessment […]

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Thorneloe to Receive NOHFC Funding for Film

November 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOHFC FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 Thorneloe University to Receive NOHFC Funding for Unique Film and TV Production Workshops Thorneloe University, federated with Laurentian University, is proud to announce that it will receive a $62,500 grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) towards funding unique film and TV production workshops for […]

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Thorneloe Chapel on Cover of Faith and Form

November 24, 2016

Thorneloe’s Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark just made the cover of Faith & Form, an interfaith journal of religion, art and architecture. Laurentian University School of Architecture faculty members Dr. Mark Baechler and Dr. Tammy Gaber wrote an article entitled “The Voice of Abraham’s House,” exploring the structures of soundscapes in local places of worship […]

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Thorneloe Prof in Solo Theatre Production

November 08, 2016

Shakespeare’s Will captures the Imagination   Anne Hathaway was married to William Shakespeare for over 30 years, yet they spent vast amounts of time apart as he became key to the London theatre scene. Why did they stay married? What was the bond between them? Acclaimed Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen imagines this rich landscape of […]

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Comedic Double-Bill for Thorneloe University’s Fall Mainstage

November 02, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College’s Theatre Arts – Technical Production Program proudly present an evening of comedy with a double bill by one of America’s foremost comic playwrights, Christopher Durang. The farcical THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE plays out George’s descent into confusion and panic as he is catapulted […]

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Thorneloe University Chancellor (and Graduate) Elected Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma

October 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Thorneloe University Chancellor (and Graduate) Elected Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma Thorneloe University is thrilled to announce that its Chancellor, Archdeacon Anne Germond, has been elected the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma. Archdeacon Germond was elected on the sixth ballot at the Cathedral of St. Luke […]

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Annual Newsletter 2016 is Here!

October 12, 2016

Do you want to know what’s happening at Thorneloe University this year? Read on in our Annual Newsletter 2016.

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Thorneloe Convocation Honours and Installation

October 07, 2016

Thorneloe University Honours Longtime Faculty Members, Local Community Activists, a Former President and Bishop, and Installs its New Chancellor at its Convocation Ceremony FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 At its annual Convocation ceremony on October 6, Thorneloe University honoured two former faculty members, two local community activists, and a former President of the […]

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Women’s History Week at Laurentian

September 29, 2016

Women’s History Week at Laurentian October 3-7, 2016 MONDAY | LUNDI Aven McMaster, “Giving Weapons to the Amazons: Ovid’s ‘Art of Love’ for Women” ANCS 4/3317, 10:00-11:30 in T250 Linda Ambrose, “Women’s History? Gender History? What’s the Difference?” HIST 4215 2:30 -5:30 in Science 2A – F335 KEYNOTE: Merna Forster, “Women on the Currency” 7pm […]

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Jason Jallet and Sudbury Cinefest

September 21, 2016

Sudbury Cinefest: Film producer reflects on his role Motion Picture Arts instructor Jason Jallet interviewed by The Sudbury Star.

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OPCOTE RFP: Digital Media for Promoting Theological Education in the Province of Ontario

June 29, 2016

OPCOTE proposes to engage the professional services of a qualified consultant or consortium to prepare a series of up to four (4) additional videos with accompanying User Guides as a resource for equipping lay and ordained (diaconal and 2 priestly) ministries and encouraging Christians to engage in questions and equip themselves for lay and ordained […]

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Former Thorneloe University President to Head Wycliffe College

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Thorneloe University President to Head Wycliffe College Thorneloe University at Laurentian is pleased to congratulate Bishop Stephen Andrews on his appointment as Principal of Wycliffe College, a leading theological school in Toronto. After serving as Dean of the Diocese of […]

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Thorneloe T-Shirts for Sale

December 01, 2015

We have a selection of 100% cotton t-shirts in Thorneloe purple with white logo across the front and white crest on the left sleeve, for $15 each (tax included). Sizes S-M-L-XL-2XL. Come by the office to buy yours today!

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Congratulations to Dr. Dryden

November 30, 2015

Dear Friends, It is with excitement that I announce that OmiSoore Dryden, Lecturer in Women’s Studies at Thorneloe University, has today successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. OmiSoore’s thesis is entitled “Unrepresentable Blood: Canadian Blood Donation, ‘Gay Blood, and the Queerness of Blackness.’” Please join me […]

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Remembering John Sandys-Wunsch

October 01, 2015

Dear Friends, Yesterday, I learned the sad news that the Rev. Dr. John Sandys-Wunsch died on Tuesday, September 29. John was Provost of Thorneloe University from 1982-1991. During that time, he was an honorary assistant at the Church of the Epiphany. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters (D.S.Litt.) from Thorneloe University in […]

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Thorneloe University to bestow honours at convocation on October 8th

October 01, 2015

Thorneloe University at Laurentian will recognize the significant contributions of three individuals at its Convocation on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm in the Ernie Checkeris Theatre. University of Guelph professor Dionne Brand, a renowned poet and writer of both fiction and non-fiction, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate for […]

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SSJD Presentation

September 30, 2015

YOU’RE INVITED to a conversation about a new monastic initiative for women offered by the Sisters of St. John the Divine. Please come, and share this invitation with other students, staff and faculty. Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 3:30 PM Location: The Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark, Thorneloe University at Laurentian Presenters:  Sr. Connie and Sr. […]

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Thorneloe Student Wins at Cinefest!

September 30, 2015

Zahra Golafshani, a student in the Motion Picture Arts program at Thorneloe University, won the open category Innovation Award at Cinefest for her short “Perceptions,” which MPArts Prof. Mathieu Seguin photographed. Ms. Golafshani took 2nd prize last year for her film “Bullet-Headed.” http://www.cinefest.com/blog/posts/congratulations-to-the-2015-ctv-best-in-shorts-winners

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Perspective @ Cinefest

September 24, 2015

The members of the Motion Picture Arts faculty at Thorneloe University invite you to the feature film Perspective, which screens at Cinéfest Sudbury on Friday, September 25, 2015 at noon. Several Thorneloe University faculty members are involved with this feature film: Written and directed by … Benjamin Paquette Produced by … Jason Jallet Camera … Mathieu […]

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Thorneloe Seeks Input on New Strategic Plan

September 22, 2015

Thorneloe University is currently developing its five-year Strategic Plan. Members of the public are invited to provide input by completing a brief survey at the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/thorneloestratplan. Thorneloe University has offered programming in the humanities for more than 50 years. As a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation, on the campus of Laurentian […]

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Thorneloe at Cinefest

September 18, 2015

Thorneloe University professor Ben Paquette’s film “Your Name Here” is making a splash in the news. Read more: Northern Life – Your Name Here CBC News – Acting Workshop Morphs Into Surprise Film Cinefest – Cinema Summit 2015 Schedule

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Thorneloe News 2015

September 18, 2015

Thorneloe University is pleased to present its annual newsletter for 2015. Thorneloe Newsletter 2015 (PDF)

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Next Chapter of PERSPECTIVE Premieres at Cinefest

September 18, 2015

LATEST CHAPTER OF LOCAL CINEMA EXPERIMENT PERSPECTIVE PREMIERES AT CINEFEST Shot and set in Northern Ontario and produced by a professional cast and crew also from the region, Perspective (2012-2020) is an ongoing cinema experiment from award-winning Canadian filmmaker and academic B. P. Paquette. Subtitled Variations on a Love Triangle in 9 Chapters, Perspective is challenging, […]

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Drag Queens on Trial Opens Sept. 18

September 14, 2015

DRAG QUEENS ON TRIAL opens at the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University on the Laurentian University campus on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm for two weekends. This is a co-production of Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Theatre Arts Techical Theatre Production Program. This first production of the Thorneloe/Cambrian 2015-2016 season is the […]

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YOUR NAME HERE to Premiere at Cinefest Sudbury

September 14, 2015

UNIQUE LOCAL FEATURE FILM YOUR NAME HERE PREMIERES AT CINEFEST SUDBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Shot and set in Northern Ontario and produced by a professional crew also from the region, Your Name Here (2015) is a feature-length docufiction featuring dozens of local amateur actors under the direction of award-winning Canadian filmmaker and academic B. P. Paquette. […]

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An All-Canadian Theatre Season at Thorneloe University

September 03, 2015

Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Technical Theatre Production Program announce their 2015-2016 season – “Completely Canadian!!!” From dizzy drag queens to a murdering daughter, and including a newly created piece by Encore Theatre’s Jenny Hazelton, the season will thrill, fulfil and chill you while offering laughter and tears and plenty of passion. The season opens […]

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Perspective Continues at Cinefest

August 27, 2015

“Reflecting”, the fourth chapter of Thorneloe University Motion Picture Arts professor Benjamin Paquette‘s experimental film Perspective: Variations on a Love Triangle in 9 Chapters, will be presented at Sudbury’s Cinefest this September. The film features Theatre Arts professor Patricia Tedford, Stephane Paquette, and Pandora Topp. Purchase tickets on the Cinefest website.

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Theology Student Publishes Book

July 17, 2015

Theology student William Imona-Russel has recently published a book titled Divine Call through Author House. The book is available as an e-book or in soft-cover at http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000992422/Divine-Call.aspx

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Aven McMaster joins WeTheHumanities platform

May 19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE AVEN MCMASTER JOINS WE THE HUMANITIES PLATFORM AS CURATOR May 25, 2015, Sudbury ON Aven McMaster, Assistant Professor at Thorneloe University at Laurentian, will be joining the international humanities Twitter account, We the Humanities, as next week’s guest curator. @wethehumanities is a rotation-curation account which offers a central platform for discussion and news […]

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Thorneloe Course on New Hollywood

April 14, 2015

Thorneloe University will offer an on-campus course on the “New Hollywood” this spring. The course will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 PM to 9 PM, May 4 – June 11, 2015. To register, please sign up at https://webadvisor.laurentian.ca or visit http://laurentian.ca/registration. CINE 4106 EL 01 – Special Topics: New Hollywood New Hollywood, also termed […]

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Thorneloe University Theatre Faculty and Students Travel to Taiwan

April 10, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, 12 students and 3 faculty members of the Thorneloe University Theatre Arts Department at Laurentian will be flying to Taichung City, Taiwan, to collaborate with students at Providence University in producing and performing two plays, THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS adapted by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière and THE AFFECTED YOUNG […]

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Thorneloe Theatre Grad Finds Success at QUONTA 2015

March 31, 2015

Congrats to Thornelovian Tova Arbus for her role in Sault Theatre Workshop’s award-winning production of Snapshots. http://www.saultstar.com/2015/03/22/sault-show-wins-three-awards

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Alex Kurke appointed to Superior Court Judiciary

January 16, 2015

THORNELOE UNIVERSITY at Laurentian is pleased to share the news that Board member Alex Kurke has been appointed to the Superior Court judiciary in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Read more: http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=83215

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The Maids by Jean Genet

December 15, 2014

Thorneloe University’s workshop production of The Maids by Jean Genet has been postponed to January 2015. The new performance dates are: January 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University Tickets are $5 (only at the door) The cast and crew hope to see you there!

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2014 CTV Best in Shorts Competition

September 22, 2014

Thorneloe University is delighted to congratulate Motion Picture Arts students Zahra Golafshani (writer/director) and Melanie Leduc (writer/producer) on being awarded the Runner-up Open category prize in the CTV Best in Shorts Competition for their film Bullet-Headed. The winner of this category was Thorneloe alumnus Callam Rodya for Beautiful Monster, which featured several other Thorneloe alumni. […]

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Thorneloe Convocation 2014

September 18, 2014

Thorneloe Convocation 2014 The Thorneloe University Board of Governors cordially invites you to attend THE THIRTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for the awarding of Diplomas and Degrees in Theology, for the awarding of Scholarships and Prizes for the awarding of the Thorneloe Mitre on David Gould for the conferring […]

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Anglican Universities Convene in Seoul

September 11, 2014

Story on the Anglican Communion News Service: http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2014/07/anglican-universities-convene-in-seoul.aspx

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Thorneloe University President Elected Board Chair of International Anglican Organization

August 11, 2014

Sudbury, Ontario – Thorneloe University is pleased to announce that its President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) at its Triennial Conference in Seoul, Korea this past July. Comprised of over 120 institutions on all continents, CUAC is […]

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Thorneloe Faculty Producing New Movie

June 16, 2014

Thorneloe University faculty members Benjamin Paquette and Jason Jallet, who teach in the Motion Picture Arts program, are the Nortario Film Group producers of a new Canadian indie sci-fi movie being shot on location in Sudbury. The movie, titled ESC, is headlined by Molly Parker (House of Cards) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/house-cards-molly-parker-toplines-711819

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National Chairman of Prayer Book Society to Preach and Celebrate at Thorneloe Chapel Service

March 27, 2014

The Rev. Gordon Maitland, National Chairman of the Prayer Book Society of Canada, will Celebrate and Preach at Thorneloe University’s weekly Eucharist service in the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark, at 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A set of new Prayer Books will be dedicated at this service. All are invited to […]

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Thorneloe Grad Appointed Board Chair

February 07, 2014

For immediate release: Thursday, February 6, 2014 Local city planner appointed Chair of Thorneloe University Board of Governors Sudbury, ON – Thorneloe University is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Baskcomb as Chair of its Board of Governors. A local city planner and Thorneloe graduate, Paul Baskcomb replaces Steve Moutsatsos whose term as Chair […]

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Cabaret! Thorneloe’s First Musical in a Decade!

January 23, 2014

Cabaret (1998 Version) Produced by : Thorneloe University Department of Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Technical Theatre Program Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Publicity contact: Please email ptedford@laurentian.ca for further information. Join in on the excitement as our MC- the debauched everyman welcomes us into the world of the […]

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Thorneloe News 2014

January 01, 2014

Thorneloe University is pleased to present its annual newsletter for 2014. Thorneloe Newsletter 2014 (PDF)

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Thorneloe News 2013

September 12, 2013

Thorneloe University is pleased to present its annual newsletter for 2013. Thorneloe News 2013 (PDF)

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Thorneloe University re-appoints Robert Derrenbacker as President

June 28, 2013

For immediate release, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Thorneloe University re-appoints Robert Derrenbacker as President Sudbury (Ontario) – Thorneloe University’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, the President, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Thorneloe University, has been re-appointed for a second five-year term. The Board of Governors unanimously approved the recommendation from […]

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Judas Iscariot at QUONTA

March 11, 2013

For Immediate Release Monday, March 11, 2013 News Release Thorneloe Play to Compete at Northern Ontario Competition Thorneloe University is pleased to announce that its highly successful winter mainstage production “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” will be competing at the upcoming QUONTA Festival in North Bay, Ontario. QUONTA is the Quebec Ontario Theatre Association […]

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TCST in Timmins

December 17, 2012

Thorneloe University’s School of Theology is pleased to offer a live, one-week intensive course in Timmins, ON in July 2013. The course is open to all students with an interest in learning more about the ancient books of Moses, either for university credit, or to audit. What: The Pentateuch – a study of the Books […]

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Women’s History Week 2012

September 18, 2012

Dear Colleagues, Women’s History Week will be celebrated at Laurentian from October 15-19, 2012. If you could plan to include something in your courses about women during that week, and if you would be willing to open your classroom up to the public for that occasion, we would like to hear about it. Please contact […]

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2012-2013 Theatre Season

September 18, 2012

Thorneloe Theatre and Cambrian College present another exciting season Cloud Nine By Caryl Churchill Directed by Ian Maclennan November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (7:30 p.m.) Nov 11 (2:00 p.m.) The Last Days of Judas Iscariot By Stephen Adly Guirgis Directed by Patricia Tedford March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. March 3 […]

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Thorneloe @ Cinefest

September 13, 2012

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 13, 2012 Unique Film Project From Thorneloe University To Be Screened at Cinefest Sudbury A preview clip is available at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151094583642561 A dramatic feature film written and directed by Thorneloe University professor Benjamin Paquette will premiere at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, SilverCity Cinemas, Friday, September 21, 2012 at 3:30 […]

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3rd Annual Women’s Studies Student Symposium

June 05, 2012

Friday 30 March, 2012 – Room T250 9:00am-noon Women’s Studies students from all levels of study present and discuss papers, projects and other work on the subject of critical studies in gender. All are welcome! Please contact Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Department Chair to submit a paper or for more details jljohnson@laurentian.ca

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Thorneloe News 2012

June 05, 2012

Thorneloe University is pleased to present it’s annual newsletter for 2012. Thorneloe News 2012 (PDF)

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Thorneloe Fellow Taking Reins at Stratford Festival

March 12, 2012

Antoni Cimolino, a Sudburian and Thorneloe University Fellow, has been appointed the next artistic director of the Stratford Festival. Northern Life article Globe and Mail article Stratford Shakespeare Festival media release

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Riparia Workshop at Laurentian and Thorneloe in April 2012

January 27, 2012

Riparia Workshop (April 12-14, 2012) The international workshop Integrated Waterside (Riparia) Management: Knowledges and Practices will be held under the auspices of ICIRHS at Laurentian University and at Thorneloe University on April 12-14, 2012. This meeting of researchers from the Humanities and the Social Sciences presents an interdisciplinary reflection on social representations of integrated waterside […]

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Encore Delays DDPR Due to Tragedies

January 06, 2012

Good afternoon patrons and members of the media: We have made the decision today to delay the Jan. 13 opening of our debut mainstage, Down Dangerous Passes Road, due to the tragedies on Highways 69 and 17 this past Tuesday. The play contains subject matter that we believe could inflict further pain on a community […]

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Thorneloe Community in Mourning

January 05, 2012

Thorneloe University is mourning the death of resident Hillary Afelskie, along with two other Laurentian students, as the result of a tragic accident on Hwy 17 on January 3rd, 2012. We are also praying for the recovery of Emily Olmstead, who was injured in the accident. Please see the article in The Sudbury Star: 3 […]

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Ulrich Sikora

November 30, 2011

Dear Thorneloe Friends, It is with great sadness that I must announce the death this morning of Ulrich Sikora, sessional faculty member in Theatre Arts and Fine Arts. As you may know, Ulrich valiantly battled pancreatic cancer since his diagnosis over casino a year ago. Ulrich was well-loved by all his colleagues and students at […]

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Re-Imagining the Humanities

November 17, 2011

All are invited to join faculty, staff and students from the four partner institutions in the Laurentian University Federation to contemplate and celebrate the Humanities as a cornerstone of university education. Each institution will be sponsoring one session, with the schedule as follows: Session 1 – “Imagine: the Work of the Humanities and the University […]

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Thorneloe University Reopens Renovated Chapel And Honours Two Prominent Canadians at Convocation

October 12, 2011

Sudbury – Former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson officially reopened the newly renovated and renamed Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark on the grounds of Thorneloe University in Greater Sudbury today. Dr. Adrienne Clarkson, honoris causaMadame Clarkson was the honoured guest at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the completion of $350,000 in renovations to this important community landmark. […]

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Adrienne Clarkson to address Convocation

October 11, 2011

Former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson to address Thorneloe University Convocation and Officially Reopen Thorneloe University Chapel The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s former Governor-General, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Canon Law and give the keynote address at the Thorneloe University convocation, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, beginning at 7:30 pm, in the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University. […]

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Thorneloe Fellow Reviewed in Globe & Mail

September 20, 2011

Thorneloe Fellow Roger Nash’s new book The Camera and the Cobra has been reviewed in The Globe & Mail. Read the Review here.

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Adrienne Clarkson to Reopen St. Mark’s Chapel

September 20, 2011

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada, will officially reopen the newly renovated St. Mark’s Chapel at Thorneloe University on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm. Madame Clarkson will be in Sudbury to receive an honorary doctorate and deliver an address at Thorneloe’s Convocation Ceremony at 7:30 pm the same day. […]

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New Additions to Faculty and Staff at Thorneloe University

August 30, 2011

Thorneloe University is pleased to announce the following new additions to its faculty and staff: Mr. Bill Lane has been hired as a Lecturer in Theatre Arts. Mr. Lane will be replacing Dr. Ian Maclennan for one year while he is on sabbatical. Bill’s record of creation in Canadian theatre goes back to the early […]

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Richard Rose wins $50,000 Walter Carsen Prize

August 26, 2011

Director Richard Rose has been awarded the $50,000 Walter Carsen Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts. Richard Rose received an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters (D. Litt.) at Thorneloe University’s 1998 Convocation in recognition of his influential work in Canadian Theatre. Richard Rose is currently the Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. […]

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News Release – Extreme Makeover: Chapel Edition

June 28, 2011

One of the most distinctive buildings on the Laurentian University campus is getting a makeover. Major renovations are being made to St. Mark’s Chapel at Thorneloe University, one of the federated partners of Laurentian University. The star-shaped Chapel, built into the side of a grassy slope on the grounds of Thorneloe, won a prestigious architectural […]

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Encore Theatre Company reaches permanent theatre arrangement with Thorneloe University

June 22, 2011

SUDBURY, ON — The Encore Theatre Company has reached an agreement with Thorneloe University to permanently house the company’s mainstage productions at Thorneloe’s Ernie Checkeris Theatre. The soon-to-be-renovated 157-seat theatre will house Encore’s three mainstage productions as well as special performances and offerings throughout the season. Encore’s Founder and Artistic Director Callam Rodya said he […]

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Media Advisory – Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

EVENT: Thorneloe University 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 TIME: 2 pm PLACE: Tom Davies Square, Sudbury, Ontario Background: Thorneloe University, on the campus of Laurentian University, will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration in the foyer of Tom Davies Square on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 2 pm. A number of […]

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Thorneloe featured in Algoma Anglican

March 17, 2011

Please see the attached “Letter from the Bishop” about Thorneloe’s 50th Anniversary, published in the March issue of the Algoma Anglican.

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Thorneloe University Featured in Northern Life

March 10, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President of Thorneloe University, has contributed a series of three guest columns to Northern Life, Sudbury’s twice-weekly community newspaper. February 24th, 2011: ‘Embracing ‘vital need’ for arts, humanities’ http://northernlife.ca/news/columns/guests/Derrenbacker240211.aspx March 3rd, 2011: ‘Much to celebrate’ as Thorneloe marks 50th birthday’ http://www.northernlife.ca/news/columns/guests/Derrenbacker030311.aspx March 10th, 2011: ‘Thorneloe home to award-winning theatre’ http://www.northernlife.ca/news/columns/guests/Derrenbacker100311.aspx

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Theology Courses in Spring and Summer 2011

February 18, 2011

For Immediate Release Public Service Announcement Thorneloe University’s School of Theology will offer four correspondence courses and two live courses in 2011. The correspondence courses will include Introduction to the Old Testament, Introduction to the Post-Apostolic Church, Seeking the Historical Jesus, and Spirituality as Relationship. Courses run from May 2 to July 21, 2011 with […]

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Thorneloe Theatre renamed in honour of Dr. Ernie Checkeris

February 11, 2011

For Immediate Release Thursday, March 10, 2011 Thorneloe Theatre renamed in honour of Dr. Ernie Checkeris The theatre at Thorneloe University, on the Laurentian University campus in Sudbury, has been renamed in honour of Dr. Ernie Checkeris. A visual artist and educational leader, Dr. Checkeris is a founder of Thorneloe University, long-time Board Member and […]

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Thorneloe Theatre to be Renamed

February 11, 2011

For Immediate Release Friday, February 11, 2011 Public Service Announcement Thorneloe University, on the campus of Laurentian University, will host a special event on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6 pm at the Thorneloe Theatre. The theatre will be renamed in honour of a prominent Sudbury citizen and artist who has dedicated a lifetime to […]

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Les Belles Soeurs at Thorneloe

February 10, 2011

Michel Tremblay classic Les Belles Soeurs at Thorneloe For a certain generation of Canadians, licking books of savings stamps to win prizes does not seem that long ago. In Michel Tremblay’s exceedingly popular and most translated comedic work, Les Belles Soeurs, Germaine Lauzon, (played by Thorneloe’s Kelsey Rutledge) has won a million gold savings stamps […]

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Thorneloe University Chapel Garners Prestigious Architectural Award

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Nicole Charette Elected Board Chair at Thorneloe University

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A Statement to the Thorneloe University Community on the Recent Vandalism of Signs on Two Faculty Members’ Office Doors

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Thorneloe & Cambrian present GREEK by Steven Berkoff

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