Archive: April, 2012

Earthstock Connecticut Postponed to 4/29

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 29, 2012 -
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Earthstock Connecticut, an eco-friendly family event held in celebration of Earth Day, has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard at  Tunxis Community College.  The event is free and open to the public. Call 860.255.3615 for more information.
The event will feature eco-minded vendors and exhibitors, food, music and family activities.
Some of the event’s highlights include performances by John Mayock and The Homesteaders, The Green Jazz Band, Tunxis Community College Student Jazz Ensemble, and drumming circles by Power of the Drum
Vendors will sell items such as jewelry, crafts, candles, apparel, handbags, handmade soap, honey, art, and more. A portion of proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Tunxis Community College Sustainable Energy Fund.
Plenty of family activities are planned including face painting, hair extensions, rides on the Roaming Railroad’s electric engine train, and greetings with costumed characters.
For more information including a list of vendors, please visit the Earthstock Connecticut website.  Tunxis Community College is located at the corner of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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Communicating With Families About Difficult Issues

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 26, 2012 -
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Tunxis will host “Communicating with Families About Difficult Issues,” on April 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 6-127. The workshop is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Professionals working with young children have the challenging task of talking with parents about sensitive topics such as a child’s health issue, potential developmental delay, or a specific behavior. Presented by Michelle Anderson, coordinator of Family Resource Center in Torrington, this workshop will help early childhood professionals address these difficult topics with families as they gain new communication skills.
The talk is part of activities at Tunxis celebrating the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child, and is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and Tunxis Community College’s Early Childhood Education program.
Reservations are required. Please contact Carol Richters by April 23 at crichters@tunxis.edu or 860.255.3502.

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Tunxis Hosts “Earthstock Connecticut”

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 22, 2012 -
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Earthstock Connecticut, an eco-friendly family event, will be held in celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the courtyard at  Tunxis Community College.  The event is free and open to the public. Rain date is April 29.
The event will feature eco-minded vendors and exhibitors, food, music and family activities.
Some of the event’s highlights include performances by John Mayock and The Homesteaders, The Green Jazz Band, Tunxis Community College Student Jazz Ensemble, and drumming circles by Power of the Drum
Vendors will sell items such as jewelry, crafts, candles, apparel, handbags, handmade soap, honey, art, and more. A portion of proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Tunxis Community College Sustainable Energy Fund.
Plenty of family activities are planned including face painting, hair extensions, rides on the Roaming Railroad’s electric engine train, and greetings with costumed characters.
For more information including a list of vendors, please visit the Earthstock Connecticut website.  Tunxis Community College is located at the corner of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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3rd Annual “Short Film Festival”

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 20, 2012 -
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The community is invited to the 3rd Annual “Short Film Festival,” at Tunxis Community College on Friday, April 20, 7-9 p.m. in Room 201.
The screening celebrates the winning entries of a film competition for Connecticut residents. The short films, all 20 minutes or less, will be shown in the categories of comedy, drama, documentary, animation/FX, cultural heritage, and Connecticut high school student. For more information on the competition, see the news release, or call Patrice Hamilton at 860.255.3753.

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“Spirituality: Theology or Philosophy?” Talk

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 18, 2012 -
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Is spirituality any longer only a realm of the theological? Is it possible that the spiritual can also be firmly planted in philosophic speculation? The public is invited to further explore these ideas at a free lecture “Spirituality: Theology or Philosophy?” by Rabbi Howard Herman, at Tunxis on April 18 at 7 p.m. in Room 6-127. The talk is one of a  series of talks in philosophy and the history of ideas.
For more information, contact Jesse Abbot at 860.255.3623, jabbot@tunxis.edu.

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Yale Repertory Theatre Field Trip

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 7, 2012 -
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All Tunxis students are welcome to join the Tunxis English Department on a bus trip to see “The Winter’s Tale,” by William Shakespeare at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven on Sat., April 7. There may be availability for Tunxis staff and other guests as of April 2. Tickets, which are $15 and non-refundable, include bus transportation and admission to the theater.
Please meet by  Tunxis Library entrance promptly at 11:15 a.m. to board the bus, which will leave at 11:30 sharp. There will be time to eat lunch in the area at your own expense before seating for the 2 p.m. play. The bus will depart the theater at approximately 5 p.m. to return to Tunxis. For more information, contact Sandra Kovach at skovach@tunxis.edu or 860.255.3638.

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Talk on Business and Politics

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 5, 2012 -
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Tunxis invites students and faculty to a talk on “The Road to Success in Today’s World,” with Sen. Beth Bye (D-5)  and Rep. Bill Wadsworth (R-21) on April 5 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. A buffet of sandwiches, finger foods, cookies and beverages will be served.
Bye and Wadsworth will talk about their careers, the paths they took to where they are today, and what steps college students can take if they plan to pursue a career in public service or business and politics. They will also discuss connections between business and politics and how business people and politicians work together for the mutual benefit of society. There will be time for Q & A following the talks.
Students can also register to vote during the event.
The talk is sponsored by the Tunxis Business Club and the Student Government Association.  For more information, email mmilewski@tunxis.edu.

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Public Safety Fair

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 5, 2012 -
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Tunxis will host a Public Safety Fair on Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 600 Building Hallway. Federal, state, and local agencies will be available to talk about internship and career opportunities in their respective departments. For more information, call 860.255.3764.

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“Faces of Survival” Exhibit Runs Through 4/10

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 2, 2012 -
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The public is invited to the “Faces of Survival Exhibit” at Tunxis from April 2-10 in the Administration Building Main Lobby to commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
On loan from Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS), the tabletop display uses personal stories and pictures of 26 Connecticut sexual assault survivors to educate the public about the impact of sexual violence and to help combat the stigma surrounding the issue. The exhibit can be viewed from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, contact Colleen Richard, Ph.D., at 860.255.3736, mailto:crichard@tunxis.edu.

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