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

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Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 30, 2014 - graduation sm

Tunxis will hold its 43rd Commencement on Friday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine in the Tunxis courtyard.
Graduates should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. and meet in Founders Hall for lineup and instructions regarding the ceremony. For those graduates who need more information, see the Tunxis Commencement FAQ.

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Author and Early Childhood Expert to Talk on “Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs”

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 14, 2014 -

Tunxis will host a talk by author and early childhood expert Ellen Galinsky on her book “Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs” (HarperCollins, 2010), on May 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The talk is free and open to the public, and will include a book signing. The first 200 registrants will receive a free copy of Galinsky’s book. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, email For more information, see the news release:

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Student Relaxation/Stress Management May 5 & 12

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 12, 2014 - free-meditation-sf

The last two free relaxation sessions for students will be May 5 & 12 from 1:30-2 p.m. in Room 6-172. Come to the stress management sessions and learn how to relax through the use of breath-focused meditation, imagery, mindfulness exercises, or body movement techniques. Call Vivian at 860.255.3548 for more information.

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Dog Days of Finals

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 12, 2014 - Beau's Library Photo with Frame!

Forget your worries for awhile and come visit with Beau the Bassador (certified therapy dog) during “The Dog Days of Finals” on Mon., May 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Tunxis Courtyard.  There will also be a guest appearance by Jemma the Golden Retriever. Rain location is Cyber Café.

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Math Mania

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

Tunxis students who are enrolled in Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra are invited to stop by the Academic Support Center for “Math Mania,” a marathon of studying, on Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is specifically for students working on sample finals. Tutors will be available to review concepts and answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 860.255.3570 or email

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“Be the Match” Bone Marrow Donor Registry 5/6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

PTK is hosting “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registry in Founders Hall on May 6, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a bone marrow donation may be their only hope for a cure. Be The Match Registry® is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. Be The Match is the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world. See more on the registry here:

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ESPN Executive to Talk About Communications Careers

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 6, 2014 - laplaca espn

Chris LaPlaca, senior vice president of ESPN Corporate Communications, will talk about choosing a corporate communications career path in today’s job market on Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in Room 6-127. The talk is open to Tunxis students and staff only.
LaPlaca is responsible for ESPN’s worldwide internal, public and media relations strategies, including oversight of consumer, corporate and employee communications for ESPN’s 50 business units. He also oversees the company’s day-to-day working relationship with The Walt Disney Company’s corporate communications and investor relations groups.
ESPN’s communications team has earned many accolades over the years, including PR Week’s “Team of the Year” for large corporations in 2005, and CableFAX Magazine’s “Team of the Year” for 2012.
LaPlaca is active within the industry and the community. He is a member of the NCTA’s Public Affairs Committee, and co-chaired the Association for Cable Communicators’ annual conference in 2013. In 2010, he was a keynote speaker at the PR News annual Media Relations Forum, and presented at the Conference for Corporate Communication at Notre Dame in 2013. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University.

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