Archive: November, 2013

“Lend Me a Tenor” Theater Production 11/22-23

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 22, 2013 -
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Tunxis invites the community to a theatrical production of  Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me a Tenor,” on November 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee November 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. The play is appropriate for pre-teens to adults. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in the Administration Building Main Lobby or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/509417. If the performances are not sold out, there will also be sales at the door. For more information, call 860.255..3731 or email gsebastian-coleman@tunxis.edu.

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“Flying Spaghetti Monsterism” Talk and Pasta Potluck

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 22, 2013 -
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The Tunxis Philosophy Club will host a talk on “Flying Spaghetti Monsterism” by the Rev. Mandy Dutkiewicz on Friday, Nov. 22  from 5-7 p.m. in Room 6-127. The community is invited, along with new students, alumni of the Club and those who have taken college philosophy courses over the past few years.
Dutkiewicz, a Tunxis student, will discuss a number of topics including why some believe the international decrease in pirates is the cause of global warming; how it may be possible that when scientists carbon date a fossil, an invisible force akin to spaghetti and meatballs is present,”changing the results with His Noodly Appendage;” and what role cosmic intoxication during the creation of the universe may have played in spawning many of the problems we face in life.
Please bring a noodle dish to share—the club hopes to have a number of international dishes. Email Philosophy Club president Arda Tezcan at ardatezcan1@gmail.com by Monday, 11/18 if possible, with a note of the dish you will contribute.
 

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SOLD OUT: Bus Trip to NYC

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 22, 2013 -
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Tunxis students, faculty and staff are invited on a bus trip to New York City on Friday, Nov. 22. Bus departs from Tunxis parking lot at 9:45 a.m.
Those who attend can choose from the following itinerary options:
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first drop-off point.
• A visit to the partially completed National September 11 Memorial (final drop-off point). The outdoor reflecting pools are open to the public, but a paid admission ticket (provided by SGA at no additional charge) will be required.
• Take advantage of either drop-off points and enjoy a free day of shopping and touring the city at your leisure.
All attendees will need to be at Rockefeller Plaza at 8:45 p.m. for the return ride back to Tunxis, with arrival back on campus around 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 each for staff and students, regardless of drop-off option. Tickets are available for sale at the student worker desk in the Student Lounge Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the SGA and the Art Club.
 

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CANCELED:Confidential HIV Testing

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 20, 2013 -
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CANCELED: Confidential HIV testing for TCC students on Wednesday, November 20  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 860.255..3403 or email ccleary@tunxis.edu.

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Transfer College Fair

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 19, 2013 -
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Tunxis hosts its Annual Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19  from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the main hallway of the Administration Building(100). This is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from colleges and universities, gather information about the application process and financial aid and learn more about academic opportunities.
Participating colleges include: Albertus Magnus College, Bay Path College, Becker College, Bryant University, Central Connecticut State University, Charter Oak State College, Curry College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Keene State, Lyme Academic College of Fine Art, Mitchell College, Plymouth State University, Post University, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Southern Connecticut State University, Trinity College, UConn, UMass-Lowell, University of Phoenix, University of Saint Joseph, and University of South Alabama.
For more information, contact Kelly Pittman at 860.255..3544 or kpittman@tunxis.edu. 
 
 
 

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“Acute Edge Control” Exhibit on View 11/18-12/16

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 18, 2013 -
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The public is invited to view “Acute Edge Control” a collection of visual constructions by Ben Rosecrans, in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Nov. 18-Dec. 16. The community is invited to enjoy refreshments at an opening reception on Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m.
The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery, located at the entrance of the 600 Building, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.255..3661 or email William Kluba at wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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Campus Safety Video

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 12, 2013 -
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Tunxis students are invited to view a showing of “Shots Fired” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The safety video gives suggestions for surviving an active shooter situation. Pizza will be served.

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“Theory of Moral Sentiments” Panel Discussion

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 7, 2013 -
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Tunxis students and faculty and welcome to this panel discussion with Tunxis professors Andre Blaszczynski, Dr. Rafaele Fierro, and Bob Brown, moderated by Tunxis Librarian Rachel Hyland on Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in Room 6-127.

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Guest Lecture: Tibetan Medicine in the Light of Dzogchen: the View from Above

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 7, 2013 -
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Tunxis Community College invites the community to “Tibetan Medicine in the Light of Dzogchen: the View from Above,” a free guest lecture by Menpa (doctor) Phuntsog Wangmo, on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. in Room 6-127.
Internationally recognized as a leading Tibetan medical practitioner and teacher, Wangmo will discuss the integration of theory and application that makes her field one that attracts attention from doctors, healers, academics, and laypeople globally. She will present findings that reveal the promise of this system as a complement to modern Western care, and also share her personal experience as a practitioner in the Buddhist Dzogchen lineage of her uncle, noted master and scholar Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. In Dzogchen—traditionally, the perspective of enlightenment itself—one recognizes one’s relative circumstance as a manifestation of the primordial state, a helpful point of departure for sustaining health.
Tibetan medicine is similar to Ayurvedic medicine, but with a Buddhist framework that changes the medicine’s application. The inner philosophical and spiritual tradition in Tibet classifies Buddhist paths into the Way of Renunciation (Sūtra), the Way of Transformation (Tantra), and the Way of Self-Liberation (Atiyoga or Dzogchen). By working with the standpoint of this threefold division, it is possible to gain clear understanding of the depths of Tibetan materia medica and medical care—and see the benefit that current studies suggest the Tibetan system offers.
Wangmo received her advanced degree from the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in 1988, where she also served a two-year residency after completing her five-year training program. During that time, she studied with Khenpo Troru Tsenam and Khenpo Gyaltsen, two of Tibet’s foremost doctors who are credited with the revival of Tibetan medicine in Tibet under the Chinese regime. She has practiced as a doctor in Eastern Tibet for many years, where she collaborated and directed the implementation of the Associazione per la Solidarietà Internazionale in Asia (A.S.I.A.), the non-profit organization founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Since that time, she has worked on behalf of A.S.I.A. setting up hospitals and training centers in the remote regions of Sichuan Province and Chamdo Prefecture.
Wangmo remains in residence at the Shang Shung Institute in America, located in Conway, Massachusetts (www.shangshung.org), where she is the director of the Institute’s Traditional Tibetan Medicine Program.
The talk is one of a series on philosophy and the history of ideas sponsored by the Tunxis Humanities Series and Social Sciences Department.
Questions? Contact J.I. Abbot: jabbot@tunxis.edu, or 860.255..3623
 

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Joe Vorih to Talk Business

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 5, 2013 -
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The community is invited to “Success in Today’s Business World,” with guest speaker Joe Vorih, vice president and chief commercial officer of Stanadyne, Inc., on Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. Refreshments will be served.
Vorih will talk about his career and work-related travel throughout the world and share his experience on thriving in today’s business world.
Currently his position at Stanadyne includes global sales, marketing, product line management, new business development, joint ventures, strategic alliances and acquisitions.  Prior to Stanadyne, Vorih worked with Danaher Corporation for 16 years, most recently as general manager of the company’s high-precision automation systems. He holds an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stanadyne is a leader in technology and services for engine components and fuel systems including diesel fuel injection and filtration systems, and oil and fuel pumps used in agriculture, construction, industrial, and automotive vehicle and equipment applications. The company has headquarters in Windsor, with facilities in Italy, India, and China in addition to the United States.
For more information, call 860.255..3717, or email mmilewski@tunxis.edu.
 
 
 

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