Afternoon of Poetry and Music With Brian Turner

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 27, 2014 - turner10 bw

Tunxis invites the community to an Afternoon of Poetry and Music with celebrated author Brian Turner, this year’s touring poet for the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, on Thursday, October 29, from 12-1 p.m. in Founders Hall. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. Free, with jazz music and light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase. 
Turner’s latest book, “My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir,” (Jonathan Cape/Random House UK, W.W. Norton & Co., 2014) recounts in detail his war experience in Iraq, from predeployment to combat and the aftermath. 
His two collections of poetry, bestselling “Here, Bullet” (Alice James Bookes, 2005; Bloodaxe Books, 2007) and “Phantom Noise” (Alice James Books, Bloodaxe Books, 2010) have been published and translated in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swedish. Turner has received dozens of awards and other recognition for “Phantom Noise,” including the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the 2006 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Poetry, the 2007 Poet’s Prize, and an “Editor’s Choice” selection from The New York Times. His poetry and essays have been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, Poetry Daily, and other journals. 
Turner earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he served in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division. He directs the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College and serves as a contributing editor at literary magazine The Normal School. 
The event is part of an ongoing Tunxis Humanities Series offered throughout the year. For more information, contact Carol Mahmood at 860.255.3665 or cmahmood@tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For map and directions, visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu/directions. 
 

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Tunxis English as a Second Language Program Provides Non-Native Speakers Path to a Degree —With Translation in Español and Poliski

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

El Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera de Tunxis Da Gente que no Son Angloparlantes una Manera de Obtener un Título.  
El Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera de Tunxis Community College ayuda hablantes no nativos de inglés mejorar su comunicación y entendimiento de inglés mientras preparan a continuar su estudios universitarios.
El programa, que puede ser terminado en un año (depende de nivel), ayuda alumnos adquiere habilidades de hablar, escuchar, escribir y leer en inglés.  Créditos de ESL pueden ser aplicados hacia un título de Tunxis o hacia títulos de otras universidades.
Tunxis ofrece clases matutinas y nocturnas, y tutoría gratis.  Ayuda financiara es disponible para quienes califiquen.
!Pueden inscribir ya!  Clases para otoño empiezan 27 de agosto. Para recibir más información, llame: 860-255-3555.
Ubicado en Farmington, Tunxis ofrece más de 60 títulos y certificados, dando la habilidad de pensar críticamente y resolver problemas que preparan alumnos para transferir a un buen trabajo o a una universidad que dé un bachillerato.  Visite el sitio de web: tunxis.edu.
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Progam nauki jezyka angielskiego w Tunxis pierwszym krokiem do zdobycia dyplomu. 
Program nauki jezyka angielskiego (ESL) w Tunxis Community College pomoże ci poprawić swoje umiejętności komunikacyjne i rozumienie języka angielskiego oraz przygotuje cie do kontynuacji nauki w collegu.
Program ten można ukonczyc w ciagu roku, w zaleznosci od  umieszczenia w programie. Zdobyj umiejętności w zakresie czytania, pisania, rozumienia ze słuchu i mówienia. Kredyty mogą być wykorzystane do uzyskania dyplomu w Tunxis lub w innym  univerystecie.
Małe klasy prowadzone w dzień i wieczorem przez dedykowanych nauczycieli. Dla kwalifikujacych sie pomoc finansowa lub splaty w ratach.
Rejestracja na semestr jesienny 2014 jest w toku. Aby uzyskać wiecej informacji prosimy o kontakt z Biurem Rekrutacji: 860.255.3555.
Tunxis znajuje sie w mieście Farmington i oferuje ponad 60 programow i certifikatow oraz zapewnia nauke krytycznego myślenia i umiejętności rozwiązywania problemów, te zas przygotowują studentów do dalszej nauki w univerytetach 4-letnich I daja mozliwosc zatrudnieia na rynku pracy.
Odwiedź stronę internetową Tunxis: tunxis.edu.
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Tunxis English as a Second Language Program Provides Non-Native Speakers Path to a Degree
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Tunxis Community College helps non-native speakers improve their communication skills and understanding of the English language while preparing to continue their college studies. 
The program, which can be finished in as soon as a year depending on placement, helps students acquire skills in reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. ESL course credits can be applied to an associate’s degree at Tunxis or to degrees at other colleges and universities.
Tunxis offers day and evening classes, and free ESL tutoring. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
Fall 2014 semester registration is under way. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555.
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. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 
 

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Writers Bessy Reyna and John Stanizzi Among those Featured in “Bend in the River” Series at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 12, 2014 -

Celebrated writers Bessy Reyna and John Stanizzi will lead two workshops this fall as part of Tunxis Community College’s “Bend in the River” series.
• Writing Your Memoir, Sat., Sept. 27: Poet and former Hartford Courant columnist, Bessy Reyna will conduct a one-day workshop on memoir writing. Through guided discussions and exercises, she will help participants build a foundation that will support their efforts to explore and capture significant life moments. Reyna has led memoir writing workshops at the Mark Twain House, the Hill-Stead Museum, and many other venues. Her bilingual poetry collection “Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover” was published by tunAstral press, Mexico. Her work has also appeared in literary magazines and anthologies throughout the United States and Latin America. Fee: $95
• Poetry Reading and Writing, Sat., Oct. 18: A one-day workshop for those who want to hone their skills in reading and writing poetry, with teacher, author and poet John Stanizzi. Stanizzi will help workshop participants become more adept at close reading, gain a better grasp of some great poems, and create their own draft of a potential poem or two. Stanizzi is the author of “Ecstasy Among Ghosts,” now in its fourth printing, “Sleepwalking,” “Windows,” “Dance Against the Wall,” and “After the Bell.” Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, in 1998 Stanizzi was named The New England Poet of the Year by The New England Association of Teachers of English. He teaches English at Manchester Community College and Bacon Academy. Fee: $95
“Bend in the River” is a series of short non-credit courses for those who love to learn and experience new challenges. With no exams or grades to worry about, courses are designed for intellectual stimulation and enrichment, and include offerings such as arts, music, film, health, and social networking. All classes are held on campus in Farmington. For more information on these and other courses, visit tunxis.edu/bend, or call 860.314.4700.
 

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Register for Fall Semester at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - August 5, 2014 -

Credit Registration for the fall 2014 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place August 25.
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; registered 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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Tunxis Presents Jewish Music Performance with Mezzo-Soprano Monika Krajewska

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - July 25, 2014 - Monika Krajewska

Music of the Jewish Soul
Tunxis Community College will present a free concert/workshop with celebrated mezzo-soprano Dr. Monika Krajewska on August 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Tunxis Cyber Café.
Discover the music of Israel, klezmer, Yiddish theater, and major Jewish composers in this free, unique performance and discussion.
Performing with Krajewska will be Natasha Ulyanovsky, piano and Walter Mamlok, clarinet.
A special preview of the new “History of Jewish Music” course taught by Krajewska this fall at Tunxis, the concert will feature performance and discussion of music of the ancient synagogue, the shtetl, Yiddish theater, opera and Broadway, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein and more.
About Krajewska
Praised by The New York Times for her “reach and strong tone that expresses not only beauty, but a luminous sense of peace and comfort,” Krajewska has sung in signature roles with major opera companies and orchestras around the world. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist in Mozart’s “Requiem.” A co-founder of Connecticut Lyric Opera and of Alla Breve Opera & Consort, Krajewska has released CD recordings of “Russian Romances and Encores,” “Favorites Arias and Songs,” “Yiddish Songs,” and recently “Jewish Cantorial Music.”
Krajewska specializes in performing and lecturing on Jewish and Slavic music. Her book on Jewish music, “Contemporary American Jewish Music and Its Practical Performance,” was published earlier this year by ARS NOVA. Among her degrees, she holds a doctorate from the Paderewski Music Academy (Poland) and master’s degree in music from Yale University.
“History of Jewish Music” will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:20 p.m. starting September 2. For more information on the course, call 860.255.3765. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. Directions and maps of campus can be found online at www.tunxis.edu/directions.
 

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Tunxis Announces Class of 2014 Graduates

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 26, 2014 -

The 43rd Commencement of Tunxis Community College was held on May 30 in the College’s courtyard.
A total of 490 graduates were conferred 594 associate’s degrees and certificates, representing the largest graduating class to date in Tunxis history. Those who were conferred degrees in December 2013 were also recognized at the ceremony.  Please see the complete graduate list of degree and certificate recipients by town.
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, please call 860.255.3500, or visit Tunxis online at www.tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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Tunxis Graduate Named to All-Connecticut Academic Team

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 24, 2014 - Lina Matthews

Tunxis Community College graduate Lina Matthews of Bristol was one of 12 outstanding students from the Connecticut Community Colleges to be named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held this spring at the State Capitol.
The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community and junior colleges. The students chosen for the state team also represented the state of Connecticut in the All-USA Academic Competition, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today.
“I had worked hard my whole time here, and had made Dean’s List and received scholarships, but this award was very special,” said Matthews, who received her degree in general studies on May 30.  “It was very gratifying to know faculty and administration recognized my academic achievement.”
Originally from Bosnia, Matthews came to the United States in 2008 as an au pair with hopes of a better future. Along the way, she married and decided to pursue a college degree. “I believe that if you work hard, the possibilities are endless,” said Matthews, who also received the President to President Scholarship, a renewable grant awarded to a high academic achieving transfer student. She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Iota Alpha chapter, and worked two part-time jobs while pursuing her associate degree.
Matthews will transfer to Central Connecticut State University where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in biomolecular sciences as she prepares to go to medical school or pursue a career in the health care field. She is thankful for her Tunxis professors, and also her husband and family in Bosnia for helping her achieve her academic goals.
The ceremony was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges and the largest honor society in American higher education; and the Board of Regents for Higher Education.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis Community College offers over 60 associate 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, call 860.255.3500 or visit tunxis.edu.
 
 

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Tunxis Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 5, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington has announced the names of those students who have qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 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 Spring 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 860.255.3500, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu/programs.
 
 
 
 

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Outstanding Tunxis Students Inducted Into PTK International Honor Society

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 5, 2014 -

The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized in May at an induction ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.
The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.
The new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence are:
Avon
Monica Khersonsky
Barbara Paine
Berlin
Rebecca Lunt
Bristol
Chiara Boibeaux
Erin Caruso
Heather Correa
Christina Cyr
Matthew Diblase-Daley
Adam Hayes
Richard Hoffman
Chantel Johansen
Ericka Lowell
Kendra Roy
Ellen Stockman
Angela Marie Volpicella
Wieslawa Warszawik
Burlington
Taylor Bettcher
Victor Neves
Canton
Brianna James
Cheshire
Ashley Bowman
Michael McMinn
Collinsville
Shannon Emilia
Farmington
Julie Cardenas
Volha Kavalenka
Hartford
Lyz Meza-Villantoy
New Britain
Briar Holyst
Brittany Larese
John Oliver
Jesse Pastore
Israel Rosario
Julie Szczesniak
Paul Thibodeau
Urszula Tondos
Paula Zalewska
Newington
Melissa Bengston
Antu Stettler
Plainville
Billie-Jo Sauvron
Zachary Scholl
Prospect
Christopher Moccio
Southington
Penny Barbour
Kaitlin Koczon
Sara Popielarczyk
Waterbury
Zidane El-Alaoui
West Hartford
Doreen Atkins
Augusta Kovaleski
Malaya Mount
Miriam Ostrozynski
Windsor
Talitha Kuttler
 

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Science, Theater and Fun for Kids This Summer at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - June 4, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will offer a variety of summer science and theater workshops for children ages six to 11 starting in July. Taught by certified teachers, the following courses will be offered:
• Build Your Own Vehicle, Hover Craft and Egg Drop Car; July 7-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The laws of motion, energy, air pressure, friction, lift, speed and elevation will be explored as children design and build an air-powered Hover Craft and Egg Drop Car to bring home. Once they’re up and moving, they’ll experiment with defying gravity and controlling direction by using their creativity. Cost is $149.
• Can You Dig It? Dinosaur Fossil Hunt; July 14-18; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Each child will join in a simulated fossil excavation, uncovering different bones before assembling them to create a three-dimensional dinosaur to take home. Children will also make plaster fossil replicas, identify 20-million-year-old shark’s teeth, cave bear teeth, dinosaur eggs, rocks and minerals. Excavation tools, labels, and specimen bags included. Cost is $149.
• Make It and Take It Home: Science Projects That Are Fun; July 7-11, 12:45-3:45 p.m.
Students will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach science concepts. Among the projects are growing a crystal tree, making an energy bracelet, ice cream making, building a working electric motor out of household items, and make-your-own bubbling blobs, Silly Putty, glowing goo, and more. Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt for one of the activities. Cost is $149.
• Harry Potter: Join Our Magical Mystery Tour; July 14-18, 12:45-3:45 p.m. 
Children will join in the escapades of Harry and his friends as they experience where the magic of science, art and literature meet. They will play Quidditch, make an edible wand, “brew” potions to drink, experiment with colored magic sand, create and watch chemical reactions, and make crystals. Cost is $149.
• Children’s Summer Theater Camp (Ages 6-10); July 8-22, 9-11:30 a.m., with performance on July 24 for “The Wizard of Oz;” or
July 29-Aug. 12, 9-11:30 a.m., with performance on Aug. 14 for “Peter Pan’s Magical Neverland.” 
This class will explore the use of makeup, imagination, and creativity. Children will bring out individual expression through pantomime, theater games, improvisation, props, and character development. Performance held at the end of each session. Cost is $85 with a $5 materials fee for each session.
The courses are among many available through Tunxis Workforce Development and Continuing Education. To view course details and additional summer non-credit offerings, see the Tunxis Continuing Education summer course schedule online at www.tunxis.edu/cesched.  Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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