Archive: April, 2014

Blood Drive

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 30, 2014 -

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on April 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Founders Hall.

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4th Annual Short Film Festival

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 25, 2014 -

The community is invited to the 4th Annual “Short Film Festival,” at Tunxis on Friday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. in Room 201, 200 Building. Popcorn and movie candy will be provided.
The screening celebrates the winning entries of a short film competition.
Guest speaker will be Andrew Gernhard, producer/owner of Synthetic Cinema International, who will discuss his experience producing independent horror films in Connecticut.
For more information contact Patrice Hamilton at 860.773.1643 or

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Career Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 22, 2014 -

Tunxis will host a Career Fair on April 22 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the 100 Building corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations and job placement agencies looking to hire will be available to meet with prospective employees. Attendees are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their résumé.

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New Works by Kluba in Gallery Through April 16

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 16, 2014 -

“Conscious Effort”
The public is invited to view “New Work—Paintings and Pastels by William Kluba,” works by Tunxis professor of fine arts,  in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis March 10-April 16. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on March 10, from 5-8 p.m.
In excerpts from his artist statement, Kluba wrote, “This body of work, for me, is a step in a new direction that brings new themes and forms into play. Art is a vehicle that can transcend the rational mode of thinking allowing one to explore regions of the mind and soul that are not readily accessible in this busy world. Being attuned to the work when it is produced brings about a certain fluidity for me that frees me to let images basically create themselves. Of course I make artistic choices in terms of color, shape and tonal value but the images like to speak clearly and sometimes forcefully. Therefore, I like to think of this particular body of work as an investigation into the mechanics of the energy behind the forms, the intuitive and spontaneous. Inside all the pieces is a highly organized and formal structure that keeps harmony and balance within its parameters yet allows the forms to freely interact with each other.”
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. The Gallery will be closed March 17-21 for semester recess. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at
“Fertile Energy”

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Tunxis Art Professor to Share Insights on Creativity at Book Signing

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 15, 2014 - kluba book poster copy fb

Tunxis Community College professor William Kluba will talk about his new book, “Where Does Art Come From?” during a discussion and book signing on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the 600 Building Cyber Café at Tunxis. Books will be available for purchase. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
In praise for his book, artist and educator Nancy Manter writes, “Creativity is, in a sense, a spiritual practice that engages possibility, time, and openness. This book is written from a visual artist’s perspective, and yet anyone in any field would find it inspirational and illuminating. This book should be alongside such classics as Robert Henri’s “The Art Spirit,” and Eugen Harrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery,” as on important and mindful resource for those who really want to examine and explore their potential creativity in a busy twenty-first-century life.”
For more information, contact Lisa Lavoie at 860.773.1543 or

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Dad of Sandy Hook Victim Speaks on the Science of Violence

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 15, 2014 -
Avielle Foundation

Tunxis invites the campus and community to “The Science of Violence: Preventing Violence Through Research & Education,” with Dr. Jeremy Richman on April 15 at 10 a.m. in Founders Hall. Richman and his wife formed The Avielle Foundation in memory of their daughter Avielle, who was one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. The mission of The Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence by fostering brain health research, education, and policy; and community development, engagement, and responsibility. For more on The Avielle Foundation, visit

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“The Importance of Being Earnest” Theater Production 4/11-12

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 12, 2014 -

Tunxis invites the community to a theatrical production of  Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest,” on April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee April 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. Directed by George Sebastian-Coleman, the  play is appropriate for all ages, including those who love the snide banter of “Downton Abbey.” Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in the President’s Office starting March 31. Tickets can also be purchased online at for a small service fee. If the performances are not sold out, there will also be sales at the door. For more information, call 860.773.1635 or email

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Tunxis Math Contest

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 11, 2014 -

The Tunxis Annual Math Contest will be held Friday, April 11, from 12–2 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, and statewide prizes. Open to any student currently enrolled in any course at Tunxis. Questions on the exam are mostly algebraic, and sample exams are available. Sign up with Rob Clark in Office F-32. 


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Public Safety Career Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 3, 2014 -

Tunxis will host a Public Safety Career Fair on Thursday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 600 Building Hallway. Approximately 27  agencies will attend, including corrections, police, military, and security. For more information, call 860.773.1646.

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