The U.S. Constitution and the Legalization of Marijuana

September 29th, 2014 No comments

On Monday, September 29th, 2014 four panelists spoke about an aspect of the debate on the legalization of marijuana and the U.S. Constitution. The panelists were Professor of History Robert Brown, Professor of History Fran Coan, Professor of Criminal Justice Ren Marchand, and Professor of History Rafaele Fierro. The topics covered an aspect of the topic including the historical perspective centered on the 18th Amendment, the issue of federalism, and law enforcement. Professor Robin Knowles moderated the event. Music used with permission through Creative Commons-”Propaganda” by Jammin Inc (


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Passing Through: Art Installation at Tunxis College

June 24th, 2014 No comments

“Passing Through” is an installation of 48 life-sized stainless steel silhouettes that represent students hiking and engaging in related activities, placed in various locations on the walls of the 600 Building at Tunxis Community College. Tunxis students modeled for the silhouettes, making this a community project and connecting the installation to the college’s population at the point in its history when this major addition was built during Phase II of construction at the college. Participants were selected based on essays they wrote about their journey to Tunxis.Installation by Brad Guarino. Music courtesy of HiGhMaS.

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Michael Halal: Workshop on Interview Essentials

June 6th, 2014 No comments

Quality assurance thought leader Michael Halal—former Senior VP in the area of change management and production assurance at Citigroup and now quality assurance manager at a leading professional services automation software company spoke at Tunxis Community College.
He gave an exciting follow-up workshop on interview essentials the next morning, Fri., 6/6 from 9-10:30 a.m.—our third annual Φilosophy & Φood workshop—for ambitious young people who wanted to transcend the habits of any one generation and make optimal use at interviews of eye contact, ideas…and silence.
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Michael Halal: There’s No App That’s the Same Thing As a Good Idea

June 5th, 2014 No comments

Quality assurance thought leader Michael Halal—former Senior VP in the area of change management and production assurance at Citigroup and now quality assurance manager at a leading professional services automation software company— gave a philosophy of business talk on the millennial generation we’re all encountering. Mr. Halal’s unique perspective is that the very concept of this collection of traits as a coherent set is largely a luxury of an invention built on the credit of past American successes—and something that can’t be sustained. It’s edgy, and I think we’re fortunate to be an academic community where a speaker’s views don’t necessarily have to align with our own. But I think you’ll find Halal does make at least quite a provocative case! His title is tellingly “There’s No App That’s the Same Thing As a Good Idea.”

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Graduation Ceremony 2014

May 30th, 2014 No comments

Tunxis’s 43rd  Commencement Ceremony included speakers Senator Chris Murphy  and  President of the Board of Regents Gregory Gray.

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Jeff Borden at “Old School v. Digital” conference

May 22nd, 2014 No comments

Dr. Jeff Borden is Vice President for Instruction and Academic Strategy at Pearson. He’s also a dynamic speaker, professor, researcher, comedian, trainer, and dad. Jeff recently spoke at the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) annual  conference, testified before the U.S. Congress’ Education Committee, keynoted a 6,000 audience member conference in Asia, and presented in the New Media Consortium (NMC) Virtual Symposium for the Future.  With a diverse and rich background, Jeff comes to Tunxis knowing that very few people will spend their time, energy or money on a technology asset or application that doesn’t “get” them something meaningful in the end. For Jeff, technology should excite, save time, and provide meaningful assistance and experiences. He will talk about how to make technology work more effectively for you and your students.

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Hendree Milward: Five Fresh and Fruity Tools to Make Tech Fun Again

May 14th, 2014 No comments

Old School v. Digital:  When was the last time your computer made you smile? Has it been long? Too long? These five tools will make your computing life easier, faster, and more fun. World- renowned computational relationship therapist Hendree Milward will return you and your device to the days of your unboxing video. Remember that feeling? Yes, the doctor of tech love will be in the house and he will be speaking binary.


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The Importance of Being Earnest (at Tunxis Stage)

May 13th, 2014 No comments

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. Directed by George Sebastian-Coleman.  Cast and crew are as follows:

Samantha Byron, Marco Castaldi, Nathan Dionne, Paola Duque, Jack Geisselman, Diamond Keith, Janet Lam, Javon Lewis, Luis Marrero, Ryan Mennett, Sabrina Olivia Strom, Audra Torres, Justin Trapanese, Jacob Ulreich, Kayla Zantow

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Crisis in the Ukraine: A Panel Discussion

May 6th, 2014 No comments

Tunxis Faculty and students attempted to gain insight on the Ukrainian crisis and the subsequent challenges facing Europe and the United States. Aspects of the crisis including the historical origins, the current geopolitical dynamics, and the possible end results were discussed.  Panelists included Bob Brown, Professor of History/English; Dr. Fran Coan, Professor of History (moderator); Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Assodate Professor of History; Andre Blaszczynski, Professor of Business/Economics; and Mark Milewski, Lecturer in Business.

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The Science of Violence;Preventing Violence Through Research & Education

April 14th, 2014 No comments

A presentation by Dr. Jeremy Richman of the Avielle Foudnation.[]
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