Professional Development Workshops this Spring at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 18, 2015 -

 Tunxis Community College will offer an array of non-credit professional development courses this spring in Farmington. For more information on these and other courses, visit tunxis.edu/cesched, or call 860.314.4700.
• Change Your Career: Change Your Life, Fri., April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.:
This interactive workshop with career counselor Eleta Jones Ph.D., LPC, will help participants develop the next steps in their career plan and create a personalized action plan. Fee: $45
• Influencing without Authority, Fri., April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Even without the authority to compel cooperation, managers and supervisors often have to use their “powers of persuasion” to get work done. This program, led by professional development consultant Deanne Shapiro, will focus on enhancing effectiveness by using influence and persuasion skills to gain mutual commitment and cooperation. Fee: $99.
• How to Refocus Your Job Search, Thurs., April 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Learn how to refocus the job search and application process away from age and on to experience. During this half-day workshop, participants will have the chance to look at samples of actual job openings, conduct mock interviews, redesign their résumés and strengthen their cover letters. Those who enroll should bring a copy of their cover letter and résumé to the workshop. Helen Sneed has more than 15 years of experience in human resources management. She has coached and counseled people to help them become more successful in their current jobs and in their search for new positions. Fee: $45
• Secrets to a Successful Job Search, April 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Human resources coach Helen Sneed will share how to find job opportunities beyond CareerBuilder and Indeed.com. Learn how to uncover jobs that others may not know about and improve your online job application skills. This workshop also includes a self-assessment exercise, résumé review, and interviewing skills practice. Tools from this class will help participants expand their field of opportunities and increase their chances of finding and getting the job they want. Fee: $45.
All classes are held on campus. For more information on non-credit professional development courses and customized training at Tunxis Community College, email tx-bcc@tunxis.edu. For a map and directions, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 

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Panel Discussion on CT’s Juvenile Court System at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 17, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College invites the community to “Behind Closed Doors: Juvenile Court in Connecticut, an Honest Discussion of Child Abuse and Neglect in Our State,” on Thursday, April 9 at11:30 a.m. in Founders Hall.
Legal practitioners from juvenile court will present a behind-the-scenes view of what constitutes abuse and neglect, how a case proceeds from initial filing to disposition, and how it is defended. Panelists will include former Assistant Attorney General Sherelyn Labowski and Attorney Scott Sandler. The discussion will be moderated by Angela Fierro, M.S.W./J.D., Tunxis lecturer in sociology and political science. For more information, email Fierro at afierro@tunxis.edu.
Located in Farmington, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For an online map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 
 

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Schools and Colleges Attend Student Success Workshop at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 12, 2015 - L to R: During the session, Rebecca Dukstein, a member of the ECMC Foundation PERSIST training team, talks with Tunxis Community College’s dean of academic affairs, Michael Rooke, Ph.D., and Darryl Reome, Ed.D., director of Advising, Counseling, and Student Retention.

L to R: During the session, Rebecca Dukstein, a member of the ECMC Foundation PERSIST training team, talks with Tunxis Community College’s dean of academic affairs, Michael Rooke, Ph.D., and Darryl Reome, Ed.D., director of Advising, Counseling, and Student Retention.
Tunxis Community College hosted “PERSIST: A Comprehensive Guide for Student Success in Higher Education,” a professional development workshop on college student success and retention presented and funded by ECMC Foundation, on Feb. 27.
Over 60 people representing 20 organizations attended the event, including many of the Connecticut Community Colleges and State Universities, UConn, and several area high schools.
Experts in education from institutions across the country presented at the training session, which included interactive exercises that allowed participants to collaborate and assess institutional retention performance, create programs that support academic success, and gain insight into helping students who are concerned about paying for college.
ECMC Foundation’s mission, according to its website, is “to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.”
Located in Farmington, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.  For more on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 

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Tunxis Events Scheduled For April

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 5, 2015 -

The community is invited to the following free events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be cancelled or postponed if the College is closed.
• March 9-April 9
Gallery Exhibition: “Still Lifes: Echo/Shadow/Reflection,” by Janette Maxey, a Tunxis alumna and University of Hartford Art School graduate, in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. 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.
• April 1, 10-11:20 a.m.
Panel discussion: “Diverse Perspectives on Our Criminal Justice System,” a discussion about the criminal justice and incarceration system in Connecticut, will be held in Founders Hall. Free, with light refreshments. Female performers from Judy Dworin Performance Project will open the event with songs and monologues from the group’s show “In My Shoes,” which brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage. The panel will include former inmates, professionals who have worked in the prison system, and criminal justice faculty from Tunxis. If the college is closed due to weather, the discussion will be rescheduled for April 8.
• April 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Public Safety Career Fair: Federal, state, and local agencies will be available to talk about internship and career opportunities in their respective departments. Held in the 600 Building Hallway. For more information, call 860.773.1646.
• April 8, 7 p.m.
Concert: Jazz performance in Tunxis Cyber Café, one of several planned as part of the Vitrano Family Jazz Series.
• April 17 & 18
Theater production: Tunxis Stage will present “A Real Step Up” and “Retribution,” the premiere of two new works by playwright Geoffrey Craig, who also directs, on Fri., April 17 at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., April 18, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall theater. The Saturday matinee will be followed by a session with the playwright and cast. “A Real Step Up” centers on issues of racism and violence. “Retribution,” a fictional play which bears resemblance to historical facts, takes place in 1945 and is about justice and revenge in the aftermath of the Nazi genocide. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased after April 1 in the President’s Office or online for a small service fee at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1358301.
April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Career Fair: An Annual Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 100 Building corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by exhibitors. Employers at the fair will represent a range of industries including financial services, telecommunications, law enforcement, insurance, residential services, manufacturing, social services, hospitality, food, security and retail. Those who attend are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their résumé. For more information, call 860.773.1504, or email kjames@tunxis.edu.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.
 

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Tunxis to Host Public Forum on Campus Disaster Mitigation Plan

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 18, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College will hold a public forum on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room of the 100 Building to provide a brief overview of a Hazard Mitigation Plan and answer questions.
Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to learn and comment on the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan, which will highlight some of the hazards that could present the greatest risks to campus operations.
The plan is part of a greater project which includes all 17 institutions governed by the Board of Regents— the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities’ (ConnSCU) 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College. The plan will assist the campuses in identifying and reducing risks from natural hazards, identify actions that can be taken to prevent loss of life and property damage, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. While natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, the continued implementation of mitigation strategies identified in the plan will make ConnSCU campuses more sustainable and disaster-resilient.
The project is funded by a grant allocated by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Please contact Charles Cleary, dean of administration, or John Lodovico, director of facilities, at 860-773-1303.
Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 inFarmington. For directions and campus map, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 
 

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Tunxis Events Scheduled for February and March

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 5, 2015 -

The community is invited to the following free events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be cancelled or postponed if the College is closed.
February 2-March 5
Gallery Exhibition: “Tunxis Art & Photography Faculty,” in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. Works will be on display by Tunxis faculty 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.
February 25, 7 p.m.
Concert: “Virtuosi Strings in Jazz Standards,” in Tunxis Cyber Café. The concert is one of several planned as part of the Vitrano Family Jazz Series.
February 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Eating Disorder Screenings: Held during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the Administration Building corridor. The screening offers information on common eating disorders for those who are concerned about a loved one or themselves. Counselors will be available to discuss screening outcomes and community resources available. For more information, call 860.773.1506, or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.
March 10
Guest lecturers: • University of Hartford History Professor Dr. Mari Firkatian will give a talk, “Beyond Endurance: My Family’s Memories of the Armenian Genocide,” from 10-11:30 a.m. in Founders Hall. For more information, email redwards@tunxis.edu.
• Surgeon David Knight, M.D., who spent many years working in Liberia, will talk about the history of the country and the current state of health care in Liberia from 5:45-7 p.m. in Room 6-127.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.
 
 
 
 
 

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Tunxis Announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 21, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington has announced the names of those students who have qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester. Students matriculated in a certificate or degree program who have earned a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher and have successfully completed 12 or more credits, or have earned a cumulative 12 credits over multiple semesters, are eligible for this academic honor.View those Tunxis students who have been named to the  Fall Semester 2014 Dean’s List.
From health, human services and technology to liberal arts and sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
For more on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu/programs.
 

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Credit Registration for Spring 2015

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 8, 2015 -

[PLEASE NOTE THAT CREDIT REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2015 IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. FOR QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING  for credit courses, please contact Admissions at 860.773.1490, or email tx-admissions@tunxis.edu.]
Credit Registration for the spring 2015 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place January 20.
Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year degrees and transition into the workforce with such programs as business; computer information systems; early childhood education; engineering; criminal justice; graphic design; human services; liberal arts and sciences; and technology.Financial aid and payment plans are available for those full- and part-time credit students who qualify.
For those who seek the flexibility of learning off-campus, online courses are also available.
Continuing education (non-credit) registration is ongoing, offering career training for professions such as certified nurse aide; medical assistant; phlebotomy technician; pharmacy technician; central sterile processing technician; veterinary assistant, patient care technician; EKG technician; and medical billing & coding. Many of these programs are approved for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding through the Connecticut Department of Labor. Professional development and personal interest courses are also available. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register.
Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 

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Register for Winter Session at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 17, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 29-January 16.
Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 29, prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace. There are no classes Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490. Visit tunxis.edu/credit-schedule to view courses. New students can enroll by mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; closed Dec. 25 & 26.
Accounting, art appreciation, art history, computer information systems, dental assisting, economics, finance, U.S. history, mathematics, public speaking, and intermediate Spanish are among the courses, many of which are offered online.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information on Tunxis programs, call 860.773.1300, or visit the website at tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
 

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Tunxis Professor Represents BOR at White House Summit

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 5, 2014 - Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ed.D., is professor of applied science at Tunxis.

 
Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ed.D.
BOR’S COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO EXPAND COLLEGE ACCESS DURING WHITE HOUSE EVENT
(Hartford, Conn.) —Dr. Karen Wosczyna-Birch, director of the College of Technology and executive director of the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing at the Board of Regents for Higher Education, joined President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joseph Biden, along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders on Thursday, Dec. 4, to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the president’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country to help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.
The Board of Regents has committed to sponsoring and facilitating outreach initiatives that encourage underrepresented students to pursue college education in science, technology, education and manufacturing (STEM) disciplines. Participants were asked to commit to new action in one of four areas: building networks of colleges around promoting completion, creating K-16 partnerships around college readiness, investing in high school counselors as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, and increasing the number of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
“We commend Dr. Wosczyna-Birch’s commitment to this initiative and the many students she supports through her work for the Connecticut College of Technology, the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence, and the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing,” said Tunxis Community College President Cathryn L. Addy, Ph.D. “We are also grateful for her contributions as a Tunxis professor and wish her success in helping increase interest and participation in STEM careers across our system.”
“Connecticut state colleges and universities play a significant role in the intersection between higher education and economic development,” said Gregory Gray, President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education.  “It is essential that we continue to align education with workforce development needs to help young people complete college in a timely manner and be trained for the 21st century workforce. I applaud President Obama for convening these stakeholders and thank him for his commitment to higher education and economic growth.”
The Connecticut College of Technology is a statewide initiative that focuses on creating educational pathways for students to earn certificates, associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in engineering science and technology studies. As part of the effort to increase participation in STEM by women and underrepresented minorities, the Connecticut College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (COT-RCNGM) commits to sponsor and facilitate outreach initiatives that specifically encourage these students to pursue a college education in STEM disciplines.
The COT-RCNGM — a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence administered by Tunxis Community College in Farmington — will launch dedicated outreach to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to consider available careers in STEM, impacting more than 8,000 students. By holding high school manufacturing expos, guidance counselor workshops, and creating marketing materials featuring female and underrepresented students as role models, the COT-RCNGM will introduce high school students to career opportunities available in STEM. Through these initiatives, more than 8,000 students will be able to see first-hand that STEM careers are for anyone who has an interest in the fields.
President Obama announced new steps on how his Administration is helping support these actions, including announcing $10 million to help promote college completion and a $30 million AmeriCorps program that will improve low-income students’ access to college.  Today’s event is the second College Opportunity Day of Action, and will include a progress report on the commitments made at the first day of action on January 14, 2014.
Expanding opportunity for more students to enroll and succeed in college, especially low-income and underrepresented students, is vital to building a strong economy and a strong middle class.  Today, only 9 percent of those born in the lowest family income quartile attain a bachelor’s degree by age 25, compared to 54 percent in the top quartile. In an effort to expand college access, the Obama Administration has increased Pell scholarships by $1,000 a year, created the new American Opportunity Tax Credit worth up to $10,000 over four years of college, limited student loan payments to 10 percent of income, and laid out an ambitious agenda to reduce college costs and promote innovation and competition.
 
For Immediate Release: December 5, 2014
 
Michael Kozlowski
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Board of Regents for Higher Education
860.723.0261 (W)
860.719.2136 (C)
kozlowskim@ct.edu
 
 
 

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