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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Spring Fling

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

Come by for some food and fun during the Tunxis student Annual Spring Fling on May 6 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. in Tunxis courtyard! Free, but open to Tunxis students only. Rain date is May 8.

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NYC Bus Trip— “La Gringa”

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

Tunxis students, faculty and the community are invited to attend a non-guided trip to New York City to see “La Gringa,” a play in Spanish, on Sat., May 3, at the Teatro Repertorio Español. Tickets (non-refundable) are $30 each and include the play and round trip bus fare from Tunxis. Free English and Spanish subtitle monitors are available at the theater.
Those attending must purchase tickets in advance and should meet at the bus in the Tunxis parking lot by 7:45 a.m. Passengers will be dropped off at the theater at 138 East 27th Street, and will return on their own to the Teatro Repertorio Español by 2:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. show. Participants will have free time from 4:40-5:45 p.m., and the bus will depart the theater at 6 p.m. for arrival at Tunxis around 8:30 p.m. Please contact Lisa Celona at 860.255.3624 or for more information. Tickets can be purchased from Celona or Rosalie Kavouras at the faculty desk by paying in cash or by check payable to Tunxis Community College. Those who sign up should leave name, cell phone, and email for each person attending, along with their payment.

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SOLD OUT: Boston Bus Trip

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - May 2, 2014 - boston fb

The TCC Student Government Association and Art Club will sponsor a bus trip to Boston on Friday, May 2.
The bus leaves Tunxis at 10 a.m. and will drop off at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Faneuil Hall. The bus will depart from Faneuil Hall at 9 p.m. for the trip back to Tunxis. The trip costs $20 and is open to students, faculty, staff and their guests. Tickets can be purchased in the Student Lounge Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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Blood Drive

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 30, 2014 -

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on April 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Founders Hall.

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4th Annual Short Film Festival

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 25, 2014 -

The community is invited to the 4th Annual “Short Film Festival,” at Tunxis on Friday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. in Room 201, 200 Building. Popcorn and movie candy will be provided.
The screening celebrates the winning entries of a short film competition.
Guest speaker will be Andrew Gernhard, producer/owner of Synthetic Cinema International, who will discuss his experience producing independent horror films in Connecticut.
For more information contact Patrice Hamilton at 860.255.3753 or

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Career Fair

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

Tunxis will host a Career Fair on April 22 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the 100 Building corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations and job placement agencies looking to hire will be available to meet with prospective employees. Attendees are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their résumé.

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New Works by Kluba in Gallery Through April 16

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - April 16, 2014 -

“Conscious Effort”
The public is invited to view “New Work—Paintings and Pastels by William Kluba,” works by Tunxis professor of fine arts,  in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis March 10-April 16. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on March 10, from 5-8 p.m.
In excerpts from his artist statement, Kluba wrote, “This body of work, for me, is a step in a new direction that brings new themes and forms into play. Art is a vehicle that can transcend the rational mode of thinking allowing one to explore regions of the mind and soul that are not readily accessible in this busy world. Being attuned to the work when it is produced brings about a certain fluidity for me that frees me to let images basically create themselves. Of course I make artistic choices in terms of color, shape and tonal value but the images like to speak clearly and sometimes forcefully. Therefore, I like to think of this particular body of work as an investigation into the mechanics of the energy behind the forms, the intuitive and spontaneous. Inside all the pieces is a highly organized and formal structure that keeps harmony and balance within its parameters yet allows the forms to freely interact with each other.”
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. The Gallery will be closed March 17-21 for semester recess. For more information, call 860.255.3661 or email William Kluba at
“Fertile Energy”

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