UConn Transfer Information Sessions

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 28, 2015 -

Learn more about transferring to UConn to pursue your bachelor’s degree at one of several Transfer Information Sessions scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 28. A representative from UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be on campus for sessions at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Room 201. Students planning to attend should sign up in the Advising Center or by calling 860.773.1510.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about:
·         The Guaranteed Admission Program with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, College of Agriculture, and Health and Natural Resources
·         Admission & program requirements
·         Application process, deadlines, etc.

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Photography Open House—Tunxis@Bristol

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 27, 2015 -

Tunxis Workforce Development and Continuing Education will host a Photography Open House on Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at satellite facility Tunxis@Bristol. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
It’s a great opportunity to find out about the many non-credit digital photography courses and workshops offered at TCC, all of which meet for six session or less. Come meet our photography instructors, learn about course offerings, participate in a live photo shoot and attend a Q & A session. Participants who bring up to three printed images can take part in an optional critique of their own printed images, and are also encouraged to bring their DSLR cameras.
The evening will include Introduction to Photography, Studio Lights, Flash Photography, Photoshop CS6, Photo Composition, and Digital Asset Management.
Please reserve your spot by Oct. 23—call 860.314.4700 or email tx-bcc@tunxis.edu. Tunxis@Bristol is located at 430 North Main Street in Bristol, in North Side Square near The Super Natural Market & Deli.

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CT Make a Difference Week 10/18-24

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 24, 2015 -

Tunxis is participating in CT Publics Make a Difference Week, with several projects dedicated to serving the community Oct. 18-24, part of a larger initiative of all of Connecticut’s Public Higher Education.
Activities at Tunxis during the week included:
• A food drive to benefit Plainville Community Food Pantry. The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit outreach agency that provides food, energy assistance, clothing, crisis intervention and referral services to individuals in need. Donation boxes are located outside of the faculty offices, Information desk, Library and across from the Academic Support Center at Tunxis.
• The Clothesline Project exhibit will be displayed in the main hall of the 100 Building Oct. 19-23. The Clothesline Project is to educate the public about the magnitude of the problem of violence against women and to testify to the impact violence has had on the individual, their family, and their friends. The Clothesline Project bears witness to victims’ courage and will to survive, as each shirt acts as a window into the painful life of the woman or child who has had to live with violence or died because of it. The Clothesline Project is brought to us through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The exhibition is accepting decorated t-shirts which can be donated to the permanent collection. Please bring them to Faculty Office #36. For more information see http://www.clotheslineproject.org/ or visit them on Facebook.
• There will be a bake sale on Wed., Oct.21 from 10-2 in the 100 Building Main Lobby to benefit Kyla’s Kids Fund. Kyla was a Tunxis student who has tragically killed in 2014 in front of her children in a domestic violence murder-suicide by her husband.  The fund will help provide for her three children now and as they grow. Co-sponsored by: The Tunxis Human Services Program and the Tunxis Human Services Club.
• Bake Sale to benefit Tunxis students in need on Oct. 19 starting at 9 a.m. All money raised will be used to purchase gift cards for gas and food. The cards will be distributed by the Counseling Office to students who demonstrate need.

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“Success in Business” Talk with Brent Hazzard

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 21, 2015 -

Tunxis students, staff and faculty are invited to “Success in Business” on Wed., Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. A light lunch and beverages will be served.
Brent Hazzard, managing director for GE Capital with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, is the guest speaker. He will speak on his experience at GE Capital, how he rose to his position, how the economy and the finance industry look from his perspective, and offer some lessons learned from his career. GE Capital specializes in providing loans of greater than $25 million to companies that are going through restructuring or recapitalization.
Sponsored by the Tunxis Business Administration Program. Each fall, a prominent business leader is invited as a guest speaker on campus to share insights.

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Mood Disorder Screenings

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 8, 2015 -

Anonymous screenings for a mood check-up will be held Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building main corridor during National Depression Screening Day. Participants take a private questionnaire that addresses mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD, and will have the opportunity to speak with a screener or counselor. Referrals to community support services and educational information will be available. The event is held annually in October to spread awareness of depression and related disorders, and to educate the public about symptoms and treatments. For more information, call 860.773.1506 or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.

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Health and Wellness Fair

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 8, 2015 -

Tunxis will hold a Health and Wellness Fair on October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Administration Building hallway. The event is open to TCC students, staff and faculty only. A number of community and health organizations will have tables, information and giveaways. Take advantage of chair yoga, blood pressure checks, stress level screenings and more! Learn more about wellness from traditional and holistic health care providers. Admission is free.

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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 mary.demanbey@cbia.com. To attend, exhibit, sponsor or volunteer, visit: http://greaterhartfordmakerfaire.com/

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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 asimoes@tunxis.edu.
“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 tx-business-club@tunxis.edu. The GPS location for the tower is Summit Ridge Drive, Simsbury.

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