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 860.255.3547 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 860.255.3661 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).

“AROUND THE WORLD WITH MUSIC,”
 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).

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

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

CHAMBER MUSIC & PIANO CLASS RECITAL,
Wed., August 20,
7 p.m.
VMI OPERA: MOZART’S “MAGIC FLUTE,
” Thurs., August 21,
7 p.m. Performed by singers of the Connecticut Lyric Opera Summer Opera Institute, with Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Festival Orchestra.

CHAMBER MUSIC & PIANO RECITAL, Sat., August 23,
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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Painting Exhibition in Gallery Aug. 5- Sept. 4

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 5, 2014 - Field 2

The public is invited to an exhibition of paintings by Tunxis alumna Erica Field in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Aug. 5-Sept. 4. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Aug. 5 from 4-7 p.m.
Field recently graduated from University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and will pursue a master’s degree at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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 860.255.3661 or email William Kluba at wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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“Exquisite Manifesto” Photography Exhibition July 1-31

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - July 31, 2014 - manifesto

The public is invited to “Exquisite Manifesto” featuring photography by Terrel Grant, Karl Mattson and Meg McNeill,  in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis July 1-31. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on July 1, from 4-7 p.m.
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 860.255.3661 or email William Kluba at wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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Advanced Drawing Students’ Works on Exhibit 6/3-6/22

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 22, 2014 - Advanced-Drawing-students-2

The works of advanced drawing students from Tunxis will be on display in the Barnes-Franklin Gallery from June 3-26. Opening reception is Tuesday, June 3 , 4-7p.m. Refreshments will be served.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and by appointment.

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“First Impressions Last” Workshop

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

The community is invited to “First Impressions Last,” building on the interview essentials of eye contact, ideas and silence. Presented by Michael Halal, an accomplished and recognized senior IT manager, on Friday, June 6, 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 6-127.

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There’s No App That’s the Same Thing as a Good Idea

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 5, 2014 -

Tunxis invites the community to a guest lecture by Michael Halal, former senior vice president at Citi, and now a quality assurance manager at a leading professional services automation software company, on “There’s No App That’s the Same Thing as a Good Idea,” on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 6-127.
Halal maintains that without a strong foundation in liberal arts, solid writing skills, robust critical thinking, genuinely empathetic interpersonal skills, moorings in human history and traditions, and a caliber of work ethic, the companies that young professionals run or support will not compete in the long run with the global firms that honor and practice these universals. Halal wants to prepare ambitious young people for what happens when the game is over and they must adapt—and indeed, no app will be a substitute for original and thoroughly considered ideas and deeds. He will share mind-and character-strengthening principles that will serve young Americans and their managers in the ever-changing marketplace.
For more information, call 860.255.3623 or email jabbot@tunxis.edu.
 
 

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