Archive: March, 2014

Tunxis College Night

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 27, 2014 -

Tunxis students are welcome to Tunxis College Night in the Student Lounge on March 27 from 7-11 p.m. Fun, food, contests and prizes, with DJ from  Jock in the Box Entertainment. One lucky Tunxis student will win a scholarship of $250 for Fall 2014 semester!

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TCC Film Competition Submissions Accepted Through March 21

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 21, 2014 -
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The community is invited to submit short video/films for a short film competition culminating in a screening of winning entries at Tunxis. Submissions will be accepted Nov. 20, 3013-March 21, 2014. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries, which will be shown at a screening on April 25.
Films of 20 minutes or less may be submitted in the following categories: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation/FX, High School Student Film, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Commercial/PSA. Submissions must be on DVDs, with an entry fee of $10 for students and $20 for all others. Checks should be made payable to Patrice Hamilton.
For more details on how to enter, call Patrice Hamilton at 860.773.1643 or email

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International Week Events March 6-13

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 13, 2014 -
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The community is invited to events to mark International Week, held March 6-13  at Tunxis. Those events that are open to the public are noted at the end of each listing.
• March 6, 6:45-7:15 p.m., Room 211, “Cultural Experiences of Italian Immigrants,” through the eyes of their descendants, presented by members of The Prince Thomas of Savoy Club and Women’s Auxiliary. An Acapella group will sing songs of Italy. Traditional Italian cookies will be served. Open to the public.
• March 10, 11-11:30 a.m., Tunxis Courtyard—Parade of Nations, with children from the Early Childhood Center and TCC international students who will march dressed in their national costume. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 11, 10-11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Cafeteria—Salsa lessons with Armando González. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 11, 1:45-2:20 p.m., Room 6-127—Student Forum on Culture. International students will talk about their experiences in the United States. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 12, 12-1 p.m., Cafeteria—Spanish Lunch Table. The Spanish Club will host a table in the cafeteria for lunch and Spanish conversation. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 12, 12:00-1 p.m., Cafeteria—Flamenco dance and guitar performance with Yohanna Escamilla and Val Ramos. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 201—International Trivia Quiz. Students are welcome to participate in the actual contest or just observe. Student teams of three (one faculty allowed per team) will compete based on international trivia. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Call 860.773.1632. Open to Tunxis students and faculty.
• March 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Founders Hall—”In My Shoes” performance by The Judy Dworin Performance Project. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. See details. 
• March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria—International Pot Luck Dinner with music by Goza, a band that features Latin American, Brazilian and Spanish music. Please bring a dish that serves 6-8. Beverages provided. For Tunxis students, faculty and staff.
• March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 6-127—Talk by Leslie Bulion, author of children’s book “Fatuma’s New Cloth,” which takes place in East Africa. Bulion is the recipient of the 2003 Best Children’s Book & Children’s Africana Book Award. Open to the public.

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“In My Shoes” Performance

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 13, 2014 -
Judy Dworin

Photo by Nick Lacey and Lisa Beebe.
Tunxis Community College invites the community to a free performance of  “In My Shoes” by The Judy Dworin Performance Project  on March 13 at 10 a.m. in Founders Hall. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
“In My Shoes” brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage in spoken word, dance and song and asks audiences to engage in what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes as it challenges us to explore issues of criminal justice from the stance of our common humanity.
“In My Shoes” is performed by women who have re-entered the community from York Correctional Institution joined by The Ensemble of the Judy Dworin Performance Project.

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Opening Reception for New Art Installation

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 6, 2014 -
passing though

The community is invited to an opening reception for “Passing Through,” the new permanent public art installation completed as part of Phase 2 of construction at Tunxis, on Thursday, March 6, from 4-7 p.m. in the 600 Building Extension 2nd Floor Atrium. Refreshments will be served. Artist Brad Guarino and Tunxis students who participated in the project will be available to talk about the installation.

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Student Club Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 5, 2014 -

A Club Fair for Tunxis students will be held on campus March 5  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Administration (100) Building main hallway. Come by for food and fun as you learn more about student clubs on campus. Entertainment by Jock in the Box. Call 860.773.1362 for more.
Joining clubs is a great way to build lasting friendships, talk about academics, develop leadership skills, network, learn about other cultures, and engage in community service. See a list of Tunxis student clubs and organizations


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