Effective Oct. 3 at 9AM, all College phone numbers have changed. Please refer to this phone directory for the new numbers.

Bus Trip to NYC

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 17, 2014 -

Tunxis students, faculty and staff are invited on a bus trip to New York City on Friday, Oct. 17. Bus departs from Tunxis parking lot at 8 a.m.
Those who attend will be dropped off and picked up from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1000 5th Avenue, and are free to explore the museum and city on their own.
The bus will leave NYC at 6 p.m. for the return ride back to Tunxis. Tickets are $25 each and are non-refundable. It is recommended that you bring $12 for museum admission and additional food and sightseeing money. Tickets can be purchased from Carianne Garside, 860.773.1647, cgarside@tunxis.edu. Her office hours are Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m.  Sponsored by the Tunxis Art Club.

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CCSU Transfer Information Session

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 15, 2014 -

A representative from Central Connecticut State University will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, for students, faculty, and staff. This is a great opportunity to learn more about:
·         The Dual Admission Program
·         Other guaranteed admission opportunities
·         Academic & program requirements
·         Admission process, deadlines, etc.
Those students who plan to attend should sign up in the Advising Center or by calling 860.773.1510.

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Health and Wellness Fair

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 9, 2014 -

Tunxis will hold a Health and Wellness Fair on October 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Administration Building hallway. A number of community and health organizations will have tables, information and giveaways. Learn more about wellness from traditional and holistic health care providers. Admission is free.
Participants include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Bristol Community Organization, Bristol Hospital, Capital Area Substance Abuse Council, ConnectiCare, CONNTAC EOC, Give Life—Organ Donation, Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Look for the Good Project, National Association for Mental Illness, Plainville Food Pantry, Prudence Crandall Center, Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS), Solutions EAP, TCC Counseling Office, TCC Dental Assisting/Hygiene, Turning Point—Mental Health Resource, Volunteers in Psychotherapy (VIP), Wellness Journey, Wheeler Clinic/CT Clearinghouse, Yoga practitioners, and YWCA of New Britain.

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“Himalayan View” Gallery Exhibition Runs Through 10/16

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 7, 2014 -

The benefit show, “Himalayan View,” a collection of children’s art from Nepal, opens today, 10/6. Please stop by the Barnes-Franklin Gallery from 4-7 p.m tonight for the opening reception. The show runs Oct. 6-16 and is a fundraiser for children from Nepal and their education. Each painting sold will go directly to the support of these childrens’ education.

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Careers in the Arts Workshop

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 3, 2014 -

Tunxis students and faculty are invited to Careers in the Arts Workshop on Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a..m.-1 p.m. Free; refreshments will be served.
A panel of successful professionals from the art, design and photography world will answer your questions on what it takes to make it as an artist. Life coach Tara Sage Steeves will lead participants through a playful, powerful “dream acceleration” workshop. To register and reserve a spot, call 860.773.1647, or email cgarside@tunxis.edu.

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International Day of Peace Observance

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - September 22, 2014 -

International Day of Peace will be observed at Tunxis on Monday, September 22 at 12 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the 100 Administration Building. It is the first in a year-long series of peace-building activities on campus, and will include an address by President Cathryn Addy, Ph.D., a parade by children of the Tunxis Early Childhood Center, a Wish Tree that participants can fill with peace messages, and an open mic for sharing sentiments of peace. For more information, call Maggie Carlin at 860.773.1505 or Rachel Hyland at 255.3787.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace.”
The United Nations “invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.”

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Lonnie DiNello Exhibition Sept. 9-Oct. 2

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - September 9, 2014 - Lonnie web

The public is invited to an exhibition of illustrations, drawings and sculpture by Tunxis alumna Lonnie DiNello in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Sept. 9-Oct. 2. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 9  from 3-7 p.m. The artist will draw caricatures of visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. , and refreshments will be provided starting at 4. 
After Tunxis, DiNello graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design.
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 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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New Student Orientation

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 26, 2014 -

All new part-time and full-time Tunxis students are invited to a New Student Orientation on August 26 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch will be provided. It is very important to bring the last four digits of your Social Security number and the post card that you were mailed.
The orientation will include important information regarding your transition to college studies, your selected major, and the opportunity to meet members of the Tunxis faculty. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the Parents Orientation program that day.
Tunxis looks forward to welcoming all new students as we kick off the 2014-2015 academic year! If you have extenuating circumstances which prevent you from attending, please email tx-orientation@txcc.commnet.edu.

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CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera Performances 8/10-23

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 23, 2014 -

The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Connecticut Lyric Opera will host the 4th annual Summer Music Institute & Festival at Tunxis Community College from August 8-23. For more information, visit www.institute.thevirtuosi.org, or call 860.944.0423.
The festival’s performances will feature a number of public concerts at Tunxis in the 600 Building Cyber Café. Free-will offering admission on performances except as noted.

OPENING CONCERT OF THE 2014 INSTITUTE, Sun., August 10, 7 p.m.:
 Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” and Bolling’s “Suite For Violin and Jazz Piano,”
with Adrian Sylveen (violin), Brunilda Myftaraj (violin), Katalin Viszmeg (violin), Jessica Heller Cortes (viola), Anne Berry (cello), Alex Smith (double bass), Corbin Beisner (piano) Blake Hansen (harpsichord), Robert L. Gottfried (drums).

 Wed., August 13, 7 p.m. : Schumann’s “Piano Trio No. 3 In G-Minor” with Batia Lorenzen-Steinbock (piano), Eckert Lorenzen, Jurate Svedaite (soprano), Brunilda Myftaraj (violin), Anne Berry (cello), Rodrigo Queiroz (piano).

 Fri., August 15, 7 p.m.: Performed by Luiz De Moura Castro.
Free admission.

VMI OPERA: OPERA SCENES, Tues., August 19, 7 p.m.

Wed., August 20,
7 p.m.
” Thurs., August 21,
7 p.m. Performed by singers of the Connecticut Lyric Opera Summer Opera Institute, with Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Festival Orchestra.

11 a.m.

Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For a campus map and directions, visit tunxis.edu/directions.

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Jewish Music Performance

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 6, 2014 -

NOTE: This event has been changed from its original time of 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., reflected in below.
Discover the music of Israel, klezmer, Yiddish theater, and major Jewish composers in “Music of the Jewish Soul,” a free performance and discussion with celebrated mezzo-soprano Dr. Monika Krajewska on August 6 at 7 p.m. in Tunxis Cyber Café.
A special preview of the new “History of Jewish Music” course taught by Krajewska this fall at Tunxis, the concert will feature performance and discussion of music of the ancient synagogue, the shtetl, Yiddish theater, opera and Broadway, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein and more.
For more information, see the news release.

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