Spring Fling

Posted by Melissa Lamar - May 5, 2015 -

Come by for some food and fun during the Tunxis student Annual Spring Fling on May 5 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. in Tunxis courtyard! Free. Rain date is May 7. There will be a DJ, cookout, fried dough, amusement rides and games, student club displays and more!

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SOLD OUT: Boston Bus Trip

Posted by Melissa Lamar - May 1, 2015 -

The TCC Student Government Association will sponsor a bus trip to Boston on Friday, May 1. The trip is sold out.
The bus leaves Tunxis at 10 a.m. and will drop off at Quincy Market around noon. The bus will depart from Quincy Market 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 at the student worker desk starting April 1. This trip often sells out quickly!

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Gallery: 36th Annual Student Exhibition Ends 4/30

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 30, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College invites the public to the 36th Annual Student Art Exhibition April 15-30 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. The opening reception is Wednesday, April 15, from 4-7 p.m., and student awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Gallery hours are 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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Univ. of New Haven Transfer Information

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 29, 2015 -

Learn more about transferring to University of New Haven to pursue your bachelor’s degree at a Transfer Information Session on April 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A representative from University of New Haven’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions will have a table set up in the Administration (100) Building Main Lobby.
This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about admissions requirements and the application process.

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Spanish Theater Performance

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 7, 2015 -

Tunxis Spanish Club invites students to “El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera” (Love in the Time of Cholera), a free play in Spanish by Gabriel García Márquez, on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the University of Saint Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Athenaeum.
The play will be performed by the Repertorio Español of New York City.
The performance is co-sponsored by Tunxis and the University of Saint Joseph. The University of Saint Joseph is located at 1678 Asylum Avenue in West Hartford. For more information, contact Lisa Celona, Spanish Club Advisor, at 860.773.1604 or Lcelona@tunxis.edu.

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International Week Events March 9-12

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 12, 2015 -

The community is invited to events to mark International Week, held March 9-12  at Tunxis. Those events that are open to the public are noted at the end of each listing. Please check back, as this listing is not yet complete.
• March 9, Tunxis Courtyard—Parade of Nations, with children from the Early Childhood Center and TCC international students who will march dressed in their national costume. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 10, 10-11:30 a.m., Speaker on Armenian Genocide. Open to the public.
• March 10, Diversity Panel Discussion. Open to the public.
• March 11, 12-1 p.m., Cafeteria—Spanish Lunch table, Flamenco dancers. The Spanish Club will host a table in the cafeteria for lunch and Spanish conversation. Open to Tunxis students, faculty.
• March 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m., International Trivia Quiz. Students are welcome to participate in the actual contest or just observe. Student teams of three (one faculty allowed per team) will compete based on international trivia. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Call 860.773.1632. Open to Tunxis students and faculty.
• March 12, 12-1 p.m., Cafeteria—Salsa dance.
• March 12, Cafeteria—International Pot Luck Dinner. Please bring a dish that serves 6-8. Beverages provided. For Tunxis students, faculty and staff.

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“Diversity in the Community College” Panel Discussion

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 10, 2015 -

Tunxis students, staff and faculty are invited to “Diversity in the Community College: A Tunxis Student Panel Discussion” on March 10, 1-2:20 p.m. in Founders Hall.

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Tunxis Art Faculty Exhibition Feb. 2-March 5

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 5, 2015 - Faculty-Exhibition fb

The public is invited to the Tunxis Art & Photography Faculty Exhibition running February 2-March 5 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis. An opening reception will be held February 4 from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served; free.
Works will be on display by Christine Breslin, Christine Dalenta, Jaqueline Decker, Jim Decesares, Carianne Garside, Gary Jacobs, Steve Klema, William Kluba, Jeanne Manzelli, Liza Martin, Lisa Macbride, Hunter Neal, Paula Robins, Ben Rosecrans, Arthur Simoes, Jessica Somers and Susan Strauss.
Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email wkluba@tunxis.edu.

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Performance by Soprano Elizabeth Lyra Ross

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 4, 2015 -

 Tunxis will present “My Musical Autobiography” with Soprano Elizabeth Lyra Ross and Doris Lang Kosloff on piano, on March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the 600 Building Cyber Cafe. The program will include:
“Summertime” and  “My Man’s Gone Now,”  from “Porgy & Bess” (Gershwin)
“Ride On, King Jesus” and “Steal Away to Jesus” (Johnson)
“Fleur Jeteé” (Fauré)
“Vissi D’arte,” from “Tosca”  (Puccini)
“I’m Just Wild About Harry,” from “Shuffle Along ” (Blake)
“Ecco l’orrido campo,” from ‘Un Ballo in Maschera” (Verdi)
“Four Women” (Simone)
Ross’s international career has included the opera roles of Aida, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, and both Bess and Serena in “Porgy and Bess.” She has appeared with the New York Metropolitan Opera and she was in the New York City Opera production of “Porgy and Bess” that was nominated for an Emmy Award on the PBS series  “Live from Lincoln Center.” Her oratorio repertoire includes the “Verdi Requiem,” “Britten War Requiem,” “Mozart C Minor Mass,” “Elijah” by Mendelssohn and Handel’s “Messiah.”
Ross released her fourth CD, “Oh Holy Night and Other Holiday Songs,” in 2010. She was the first African American female member of the United States Army Band and Chorus, and has continued to perform with the group since completing her enlistment.

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FAFSA Fridays 2/20 & 2/27

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 27, 2015 -

Tunxis will help students who need assistance with their online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or with online federal loan counseling Friday, Feb. 20 & 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please call 860.773.1425 to schedule an appointment.

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