Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 3, 2015 -

Join us for the first ever Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire on October 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tunxis! Admission is free. This family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity is open to people of all ages who are interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, designing or connecting. Maker Faires serve as hands-on events that showcase projects other makers have worked on, while sharing new forms of innovation and experimentation across a range of disciplines.

Among the projects to be showcased: • Engineering • Robotics • 3-D printing • Arduinos and other microprocessors • Student projects • Custom tools • Science demonstrations • Design • Food/agriculture • Biotechnology • Wood, glass, and metal work
For more information on how you can participate in the Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire, contact Mary deManbey at 860.244.1975 or To attend, exhibit, sponsor or volunteer, visit:

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Gallery: “Eye Candy” Exhibition Sept. 9-Oct. 1

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 1, 2015 - jennifreidmanphoto copy

The public is invited to “Eye Candy,” prints and drawings by Jenni Freidman, Sept. 2-Oct. 1 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis. The opening reception is Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
“Continuing to be inspired by flora and recently by sweets and treats, the palette of my work shifts from muted tones to vibrant hues,” said Freidman. “These prints and drawings are the evidence of a conscious journey and search for happiness in my life and work,” she continued. “My mother taught me long ago, that it is better to give then to receive. So these are for you. I hope they bring you joy.”
Freidman is an assistant professor at University of Hartford’s Harford Art School. She makes prints, drawings and limited edition books under the name of Stone Dragon Press. Freidman holds a master of fine arts in printmaking and resides in West Hartford.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment.For more information, call 860.773.1974 or email Arthur Simoes at
“Bubbly” Screen Print

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Academic Support Center Open House 9/29 & 30

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 30, 2015 -

The Tunxis Academic Support Center will hold an Open House on Sept. 29 & 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the 600 Building, Room 6-109. It’s a great opportunity for Tunxis students to find out about free services and resources offered by the Center and meet the staff.

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Heublein Tower Hike

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 25, 2015 -

All Tunxis students, faculty and staff are welcome to join the Business Club on a hike to Heublein Tower on Friday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Meet at Tunxis by the flagpole at 11 a.m. RSVP to The GPS location for the tower is Summit Ridge Drive, Simsbury.

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The Clothesline Project Display

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 24, 2015 -

The Clothesline Project, a display which has been presented nationally to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view Oct. 19-23 in the Administration 100 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. 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

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Auditions for “One Slight Hitch” 9/14 & 16

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 16, 2015 -

Auditions will be held for Tunxis Stage’s fall production, Lewis Black’s “One Slight Hitch” on Sept. 14 & 16, 2:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Theater. No experience is necessary.
Community members are welcome to attend one of the audition dates, which will consist primarily of reading from the script. Actors are encouraged to prepare a short monologue, but it’s not required. There are parts for four women and three men.
Performances will be Nov. 20 & 21. For more information, contact George Sebastian-Coleman at, 860.773.1635.

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New Student Orientation

Posted by Melissa Lamar - August 27, 2015 -

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, August 27 2015.
We look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall as we kick off the 2015-2016 academic year!
Orientation will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Check-in for this half-day event will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Welcome/Student Panel
Academic Majors Fair
Campus Tours

MyCommNet: Logging on for the first time to the CT Community College system’s online portal
MyCommNet: Primary features
Office 365: Student email & applications
Blackboard overview
ePortfolio (Digication) overview

Provided by Tunxis

Ensuring Transfer Success Workshop
Learn all about the numerous transfer opportunities available after you attend Tunxis.

Please Note:
Order of sessions is subject to change.
The Computer Resource Center will be open from 12-3 p.m. to take student photo IDs.
Individuals with disabilities who will need accommodations for this event should contact the Dean of Student Affairs Office at 860.773.1480. In order to provide accommodations in a timely manner, please submit a request as soon as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the event.
Parents of New Students:
Parents of new students may attend and participate in the parent session held at 9:30 a.m. in the Tunxis Library.

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“Super Saturday Registration Blitz”

Posted by Melissa Lamar - August 22, 2015 -

Tunxis will hold a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” on August 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to help students with applying and registering for classes. The event will be held in the 100 Building, by the main entrance near the flagpole.  The event offers one-stop access to fall 2015 course registration.
Please visit the Super Saturday information page to learn more about what you will need to have handy. Tunxis staff will assist prospective students through the registration process and help with class schedules, course selection, financial aid, placement testing and other matters.
Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington at 271 Scott Swamp Road. A map of the Tunxis campus is available online. For more information, please call Admissions at 860.773.1490.

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Fall Course Registration Walk-in Wednesdays, August 5, 12 & 19

Posted by Melissa Lamar - August 19, 2015 -

Walk-in advising will be available for continuing and readmit Tunxis students only interested in registering for fall semester courses.
Advising is available on a first-come, first-served basis, in the Tunxis Academic Advising Center/Counseling on the following days and times:

Wed., August 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wed., August 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wed., August 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Continuing and readmit students may also schedule an appointment to register for fall semester courses by contacting the Academic Advising Center/Counseling at: 860.773.1510.
All new students who wish to register for fall classes must contact the Admissions Office at: 860.773.1490.

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Gallery: Advanced Photography Students Exhibition 6/3-7/3

Posted by Melissa Lamar - July 3, 2015 - art

Tunxis Community College invites the public to an Advanced Photography Students Exhibition, June 3-July 3 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. The opening reception is Wednesday, June 3, from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Photography by Tunxis students Jennifer Bartley, Tyler Beauvais, Jayni Jedicka, Mark Nakib and Jessica Nelson are on display. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment.For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at

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