Archive: March, 2013

Writing Talk by Author Amy Bloom

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 14, 2013 -
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Amy Bloom, photo by Elena Seibert.

The community is invited to a free talk by The New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom on March 14 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall, followed by book signing and refreshments.
The author of two novels and three short stories, Bloom is a past National Book Award finalist and nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in “The Best American Short Stories,” “Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards,” and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, among others, and won a National Magazine Award. Her most recent novel, “Away” (Random House, Inc., 2007), was an epic story about a Russian immigrant. Her new collection of short stories, “Where the God of Love Hangs Out” (Granta Books), was published in 2010. She became Wesleyan University’s Writer-in-Residence in 2010 and previously taught creative writing for many years at Yale University. Contact Patrice Hamilton at 860.255.3753, phamilton@tunxis.edu.

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International Week Events 3/11-14

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 14, 2013 -
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The community is invited to events to mark International Week, held March 11-14  at Tunxis. Those events that are open to the public are noted at the end of each listing.
• March 11, 12-2 p.m., Cafeteria, courtyard—Mariachi Connecticut, Los Trovadores de América strolling Mariachi Band. Serenade will conclude in Founders Hall. Open to the public.

• March 12, 1:50-2:20 p.m., Founders Hall—Student Forum on Culture. Open to Tunxis students, faculty and classes.
• March 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cafeteria—Flamenco dance and guitar performance with Melinda Marquez and Val Ramos. Open to the public.
• March 14, 10-11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Cafeteria—Salsa lessons with Armando González and a female dance partner. Open to the public.
• March 14, 4-5 p.m., Room 201—International Trivia Contest. Students are welcome to participate in the actual contest or just observe. Students, who can make their own teams of three or be assigned to a team, will compete on international trivia questions. One faculty allowed per team. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Those who are interested can sign up with Marie Clucas (mclucas@tunxis.edu) or Rosalie Kavouras (rkavouras@tunxis.edu) in the faculty offices.
• March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria—International Pot Luck Dinner with music by Goza Latin Jazz trio. Call 255.3625 for more. For Tunxis students, faculty and staff. Attendees are requested to bring a dish for 8 people to share— appetizer, main dish, or dessert. Salad, beverages and utensils will be provided. Steam trays will be available for those who bring hot foods.

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Explore University of St. Joseph Day

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 13, 2013 -
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Tunxis will host Explore University of St. Joseph Day for students interested in teacher education or social work programs at University of St. Joseph. Representatives from  University of St. Joseph will be on campus on Wed., March 13 in Room 6-127. Lunch will be provided for both sessions. For students, faculty and staff who wish to attend, please stop by the Advising Center or call 860.255.3540 to reserve a spot.
The schedule for the two programs follows.
Education Workshop: 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Social Work Workshop:  12 noon – 1 p.m.
 

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Problem Gambling Awareness Screenings

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 7, 2013 -
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Free information and screenings for problem gambling on March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. in the Administration Building Corridor. Held in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 3-9. For more information, call 860.255.3548 or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.

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“Beyond Utility: A Liberal Arts Education in an Era of Standardization”

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 4, 2013 -
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The campus and community is invited to “Beyond Utility: A Liberal Arts Education in an Era of Standardization” by Leon Botstein, Ph.D., president of Bard College, educational reformer, author, and music director/conductor, on March 4, 1-2:30 p.m. Held in Room 6-127, the talk is free.
Botstein will explore the dangers of academic conformity, the rewards of alternative approaches to testing and learning, and the value of original thinking for students discovering a meaningful career and life. Botstein is one of the founders and leaders of Bard High School Early College in New York and New Jersey. He is also author of “Jefferson’s Children: Education and the Promise of American Culture” (1997), in which he proposes ending public schooling after tenth grade so that students can begin college early. Botstein’s books and essays on education, music and other topics have been widely published. His honors include theNational Arts Club Gold Medal, the Centennial Medal of the Hartford Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences, and several other awards. Pizza, desserts and beverages will be served. The lecture is one of a series of talks on philosophy and the history of ideas. For more information, call 860.255.3623, or email jabbot@tunxis.edu.

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Student Relaxation/Stress Management 3/4-5/9

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - March 4, 2013 -
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Free relaxation sessions for students are available March 4-May 9 (Mon.-Thurs.) from 11:30 a.m.-12 noon in Room 6-158. Come to one or all of the stress management sessions and learn how to relax through the use of breath-focused meditation, imagery, mindfulness exercises, or body movement techniques. Call Vivian at 860.255.3548 for more information.

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