February 6, 2019 Melissa Lamar

Tunxis Community College’s Civic Engagement Institute invites the community to the following free lectures and discussions during the semester, in 600 Building, Room 6-127. Light refreshments will be served. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be canceled or postponed if the college is closed. For more information, email rfierro@tunxis.edu. For a map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/map.

Feb. 14, 11:40 a.m.

Discussion: “School Shootings in America: A Cultural Perspective,” in Room 6-127 with Tunxis professor Dr. Rafaele Fierro.

Feb. 28, 10 a.m.

Discussion: “The Opioid Crisis: A Policy Perspective,” with Tunxis professor James Schlatter.

March 28, 11:40 a.m.

Guest lecture: “Political Discourse in the 21st Century” with J.R. Romano, chair of the Connecticut Republican Party.

April 8, 1:15 p.m.

Panel discussion: A panel of experts from Wheeler Clinic will discuss “Mental Health Strategies for Victims & Families of School Shootings: Part 2.”

The Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute is a campus organization committed to sharing knowledge and information for Tunxis students to become good citizens and neighbors. Besides civic engagement activities that occur in the classroom, the Civic Engagement Institute provides forums, guest speakers and other intellectual exchanges designed to generate ideas and help improve the lives of others.

From fine arts, health, and technology to business and advanced manufacturing programs, Tunxis offers more than 70 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

 

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