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Archive: February, 2011

World-Renowned Judaic Studies Scholar to Give Talk

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 24, 2011 -

Join internationally recognized Judaic studies scholar and author Eliot R. Wolfson, Ph.D., for a talk on  “Revealing and Re-veiling the Messianic Dimension of Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s Kabbalah” on February 24 at 7 p.m. in Room 6-127. Wolfson is the Abraham Lieberman professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. His main area of scholarly research is the history of Jewish mysticism, but he has brought to bear on that field training in philosophy, literary criticism, feminist theory, postmodern hermeneutics, and the phenomenology of religion. Specialty pizzas, cookies and beverages will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.
For more information, please view the news release.

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National Eating Disorders Screening Day

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - February 24, 2011 -
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National Eating Disorders Screening Day will be held on Thursday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30  and 5-6 p.m. in the Administration Building corridor in observance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 20-26.
The screening will provide information on anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder for those who are concerned they or a loved one may be struggling with an eating disorder. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call 860.773.1506, vcraven@tunxis.edu.

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Accomplished Performer Lenise NuNuu Smith Makes Presentation

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 23, 2011 -


Lenise NuNuu Smith, poet, writer, actress and spoken word performer, will present her poetry and share theatrical pieces. She has performed at local venues such as the Bushnell and out-of-state at Organix Soul in Springfield, MA and The Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City.
The event, which is part of the Tunxis Black History Month celebration, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Transfer College Fair

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 22, 2011 -

Tunxis hosts the Annual Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the main corridor of the Administration Building(100). This is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from New England area college and universities, gather information about the application process and financial aid and learn more about academic opportunities.

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Gallery Hosts Reception for Sculpture Exhibit

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 17, 2011 -

“Two Ceramic Sculptors,” an exhibition by John Rohlfing and Peggy Steinway is on display through March 14 in the Barnes-Franklin Gallery. The opening reception is Thursday, February 17 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bill Kluba at 860.773.1621 or wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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“The Slave Narratives” reading features poet D. Moss

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 17, 2011 -

A reading and discussion of “The Slave Narratives” with poet D. Moss. In the late 1930s, over 2,300 former slaves from across the South were interviewed by writers of the Works Progress Administration. Born in the last years of slavery or during the Civil War, these former slaves provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities and on small farms.
The event, which is part of the Tunxis Black History Month celebration, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Tunxis Stage Auditions

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 16, 2011 -

Tunxis Stage will hold auditions for “War Crimes” by Sergei Burbank on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Founders Hall Theater from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Casting call is for 3 males and 4 females including an actress who speaks Arabic.  Production dates are April 8 & 9. For a script please email George Sebastian-Coleman.  For more info including character descriptions click here.

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Workshop Features Motivational Speaker

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 16, 2011 -


“Volume!” workshop on the writing and performing of poetry, with Tai Allen, writer, music producer and workshop facilitator. The workshop is designed to help participants enhance their writing skills, foster creativity, and provide tips on how to transform written material into strong presentations with voice and tone.
The event, which is part of the Tunxis Black History Month celebration, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Presentation Discusses Role of African Americans in the Political Process

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 15, 2011 -

Join Denise Jordan, first African American chief of staff for the city of Springfield, MA, for an informal presentation on her position and the role of African Americans in the political process.
The event, which is part of the Tunxis Black History Month celebration, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Children’s Science Fiction Author Gives Talk

Posted by Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate - February 10, 2011 -

Keshawn Dodds, children’s science fiction author, motivational speaker and director of Greek life at American International College, will talk about the importance of perseverance, motivation, dedication, and self determination. Copies of his book “Menzuo in the Calling of the Sun Prince” will be available for purchase at the talk.
The event which is part of the Tunxis Black History Month celebration is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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