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“Arms and the Man” Theater Production Runs 11/21 & 22

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 22, 2014 -

Tunxis Stage is proud to present George Bernard Shaw’s satire on the romanticization of war “Arms and the Man,” on November 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee November 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. The play is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased in the President’s Office or online at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, call 860.773.1635 or email gsebastian-coleman@tunxis.edu.

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Transfer College Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 18, 2014 -

Tunxis will host its Annual Transfer College Fair on Tues., Nov. 18  from 11 a.m. – 1:30 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.
For more information, contact Kelly Pittman at 860.773.1503 or kpittman@tunxis.edu. 

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“The Emergence of Emergence” Lecture

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 17, 2014 -

All are welcome to a free lecture, “The Emergence of Emergence,” by Dr. Peter Skiff on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. in Room 6-127.
A description of the lecture states, “In the last 20 years, developments in science have rendered the dominant academic philosophy of science obsolete and irrelevant. In physics, for example, proposals such as time reversal in cosmology, string theory in particle theory, and symmetry breaking in condensed matter physics are just a few areas where classical notions of causality, theory reduction, logical consistency, and “scientific method” simply cannot be applied.
‘Emergence theory’ proposes that new laws ‘emerge’ as systems evolve to more complexity. But, we might dare to ask, will philosophy ‘catch up’ with modern scientific arguments?”
Peter Skill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics and co-director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Bard College. He served as referee for World Scientific, Advances in Applied Mathematics, Foundations of Physics at Cambridge University Press, and regularly publishes articles in such journals as “Nineteenth-Century Contexts,” “Foundations of Physics,” and “American Journal of Physics,” among others.

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Community College Day at CCSU

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 15, 2014 -

Central Connecticut State University will hold a Community College Day on Nov. 15, featuring a tour, free lunch, and free admission to the CCSU vs Howard University football game.
The day begins with an information session at 11 a.m. in DiLoreto 001, where students will be given tickets to the lunch and the game. The information session will be followed by a tour and then a free lunch in the tent at Arute Field. The game between CCSU and Howard University begins at 1 p.m.
To register for the event, click here www.ccsu.edu/CCD or call 860-832-2278. Registered students will receive information about location, travel directions, and parking.

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Jazz Series Performance

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 11, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the public to a free jazz concert with Robert Gottfried’s Band and guest violinist Brunilda Myftaraj, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Cyber Café at Tunxis. The concert is one of several planned as part of the Vitrano Family Jazz Series.

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Roundtable on Veterans’ Mental Health

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 10, 2014 -

All from the Tunxis community are welcome to attend a roundtable discussion on veterans’ mental health hosted by U.S. Senators Murphy and Blumenthal on Mon., November 10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Veterans OASIS, Founders Hall.

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Trinity College on Campus

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 6, 2014 -

Tunxis students are welcome to find out more about Trinity College’s Individualized Degree Program at a workshop presented by Trinity College representative Roberta Rogerson on Nov. 6 at 5:15 p.m. in Room 7-206. Tunxis alumni who transferred to Trinity will also share their experiences.

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Gallery: “Shadow Tessellations” on View 10/21-11/6

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 6, 2014 - Vertical Corrugation2

“Shadow Tessellations,” a recently completed collaboration by Christine Dalenta and Benjamin Parker which combines paper folding and photographic techniques, will be on display Oct. 21-Nov. 6 in the Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery.
Dalenta, who is an instructor of photography at Tunxis, graduated from the University of Hartford with an M.F.A. in photography. Parker has taught origami at conventions and libraries for several years and specializes in folding geometric patterns as a fine art form. His new book, “Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Method of Origami Tessellation Design,” is scheduled to be published in 2015.

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Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 29, 2014 - PhantomNoise-reduced

The Tunxis Humanities Department will hold an “Afternoon of Poetry and Music” with CT Poetry Circuit Poet Brian Turner on Oct. 29 from 12-1  p.m. in Founders Hall. Turner will read from his poetry collections, with Q&A and book signing to follow.
Turner served in the U.S. Army for seven years and spent time in Iraq and Bosnia. He has published two poetry collections and a memoir. Read about him at http://www.blueflowerarts.com/booking/brian-turner.

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National Domestic Violence Display on View 10/20-24

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 24, 2014 -

The Clothesline Project, a display which has been presented nationally to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view October 20-24  at Tunxis in the Administration Building hallway to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
T-shirts on the line are hand-decorated by survivors with their sentiments and messages, as well as by friends and families of survivors and victims, who have felt the impact of violence.
The Clothesline Project presents itself as the first international movement of its kind, providing a medium for educating the public about the magnitude of the problem of violence against women, while promoting healing and social change.
The display is on loan from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For those who would like to decorate a shirt  to donate to the permanent collection, please bring it to faculty office # 36.
For more information on the display, call 860.773.1637 or email crichard@tunxis.edu

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