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Archive: October, 2010

An Evening of Poetry, Art, Music and Food

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 26, 2010 -

Program highlights include:

Poetry by Jack Bedell, published author and editor of Louisiana Literature
Original Tunxis student artwork — sculptures,  photography and more
Dr. Kevin O’Neil’s jazz ensemble
Open Mike Poetry–all are invited to participate

Sponsored by the Tunxis English Department and Tunxis Art Club, the event is free and open to all.

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Art & Academic Challenge & Holiday Festival at Tunxis

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 23, 2010 -

Tunxis hosts the 3rd Annual Art & Academic Challenge & Holiday Festival on Saturday, October 23 from 10 am – 2 pm. Local high school juniors and seniors will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals  in nine categories including art, current event/history, math, music, photography, public speaking, sciences, theatre (monologue), and writing(poetry, short story). In addition to the competition, the College will also host a holiday festival complete with craft vendors, food and entertainment.Ten percent of the day’s proceeds will benefit the Student Emergency Fund. The event is free and open to the public.

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13Threads:Guatemala & Women’s Health Issues Topics for Lunch Discussion

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 21, 2010 - 13Threads

13 Threads: Guatemala will be the featured presentation at the Dining for Women and Celebration of Womanhood sponsored lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Cyber Cafe. Bring your lunch and come learn how 13 Threads  empowers organized groups of indigenous women artisans to bring about changes, through their own efforts, that will alleviate the adverse effects of poverty and improve their quality of life.  Also, Ursula Steadman, M.D. of Bristol will lead a discussion on woman’s health issues.

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Transfer Information Sessions

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 20, 2010 -

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue your bachelor’s degree, attend one of the transfer information sessions now through Oct. 20. It’s a great opportunity to get answers to your questions and learn more about transfer requirements. Sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
Oct. 18, 3 p.m.
Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Oct. 20, 1 p.m.
For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at 860.773.1510.

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2010 Tunxis Mock Debate

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 18, 2010 -


US Senate “candidates” square off in a mock debate featuring  Bob Brown, Professor of History/English, as Richard Blumenthal, English Professor Sally Terrell as Linda McMahon and Rafaele Fierro, Assistant Professor of History, as Wolf Blitzer.

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NYC Bus Trip

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 16, 2010 -

Join the Tunxis Spanish Club for a trip to New York City on Saturday, October 16th. You’ll visit the Lower East Side’s Tenement Museum and see “In the Heights” a Broadway musical starring former American Idol winner Jordan Sparks. The trip is open to all students and tickets are available NOW for only $40! Bus departs at 7:45 am and returns at 8:00 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lisa Celona, Assistant Professor of Spanish, at 860.773.1604; lcelona@tunxis.edu or stop by her office at F33.

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Silent Witness Exhibit Commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 15, 2010 -

The Silent Witness Exhibit, a display which is part of a national movement to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view October 15-22 at Tunxis in the Administration Building Main Lobby to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, see the news release.

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Tunxis Hosts The Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 14, 2010 -

The evening program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet opus 18 no. 4 and Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B-minor performed by members of The Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra: Adrian Sylveen, violin; Brunilda Myftaraj, violin; Aaron Packard, viola; Melissa Morgan, cello; and Jonathan Towne, clarinet .   For more information, visit www.thevirtuosi.org

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Tunxis Celebrates 90 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 13, 2010 -

The community is invited to “Celebrate 90 Years of Women’s Suffrage” today at 6:30 p.m. at our Bristol facility. The celebration will commemorate the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. Refreshments will be served. For more information, see the news release.

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Gallery Talk Features Artist Benigna Chilla

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - October 12, 2010 -

Join professor and artist Benigna Chilla for a gallery talk on Tuesday, October 12 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery. Chilla, a professor at Berkshire Community College whose  works are currently on display at the gallery,  draws inspiration for her work from ancient, geometric patterns found in architecture, textiles, and nature. Over 25 of her pieces are held in corporate, public and private collections throughout the world, including several museums. The event is free is open to the public.

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