Bridging the Gap: Religious Discourse at Tunxis

April 10th, 2018 No comments
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The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored “Bridging the Gap: Religious Discourse at Tunxis” April 4, 2018. Guest speakers were Dr. Colleen Keyes. Mohammed Mountassir and J.I. Abbot. The three panelists spoke about tolerance among the world’s religions as well as the relationship between science and religion. This was one of five events the Civic Engagement Institute produced in the Spring of 2018.

view video | 72 min.

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Advanced Manufacturing Panel Discussion

April 9th, 2018 No comments
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There are many job opportunities available for good paying jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector here in Connecticut but not enough skilled workers to fill them.
Industry experts shared their knowledge and explain how you can get started in an excellent career right here at Tunxis Community College.
Moderator: Max McIntyre, Vice President, New England Air Foil Products, & President, Aerospace Components.
Panelists:
• Dr. James Lombella, Interim President, Tunxis Community College
• Paul Murphy, Executive Director, Aerospace Components Manufacturers, and past President, Mallory Industries
• Michael Polo, President & Founder, Advanced Composites & Metalforming Technologies

view video  |  59 min.

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Joell Ann Jacob: Author

April 4th, 2018 No comments
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Joell Jacob discusses concepts from her book, HAPPY, which explores ways we can feel better both physically and emotionally without the aid of pharmaceuticals. Jacob describes her personal experience and explores how anxiety and depression can produce physical ailments that negatively impact our lives. You can buy Joell’s book from her Amazon page http://bit.ly/joelljacob Intro and outro music by Shane Iver used under Creative Commons licensing. It’s Not Over ‘Til The Bossa Nova.https://www.silvermansound.com

view video | 46 min.

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The Opioid Crisis

March 12th, 2018 No comments
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The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored a discussion of the opioid crisis. The discussion featured Tunxis graduate Sarah Nichols, drug counselor Jamaly Rios, and Farmington police officer Joanna Blumetti and was led by Professor James Schlatter. The group offered powerful personal stories and professional experience of this raging epidemic. More than 80 Tunxis students, faculty, and administrators attended the event. Intro and outro music used with creative commons license through bensound.com

view video | 74 min.

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Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu

March 12th, 2018 No comments
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Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu visited Tunxis Community College on March 5, 2018. She spoke to an audience of students and Tunxis faculty and administrators about the importance of youth involvement in civic activity. Mayor Zoppo-Sassu spoke eloquently and powerfully about specific ways young people can contribute to the improvement of their communities.Intro and outro music by Kevin MacLeod used with creative commons license through incompetech.com
view video | 53 min

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Faces Of Homelessness 2018

February 26th, 2018 No comments
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The Faces of Homelessness Speakers event, sponsored this year by the Community Outreach club and the Civic Engagement Institute, brings two speakers from Hands on Hartford to Tunxis to expose and discuss the critical social issue of homelessness in the state of CT. The speakers shared their personal stories of homelessness. This was accompanied by a short presentation on homelessness in the state of CT and a Q&A session. Thanks to Susan Mazer for the music.

view video | 71 min.

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Successful Student Panel 2018

February 21st, 2018 No comments
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The Tunxis Center for Teaching held a student panel, “Stories and Strategies of Successful Students” on February 12th, 2018. Students discussed ways to be successful at Tunxis, including time management, motivation, free resources and ways to make connections on campus.

view video | 63 min.

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Students With Anxiety

December 18th, 2017 No comments
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Community Connections For Survivors (CCFS) is a VOCA-funded program for victims/survivors of crime. The program offers, at no cost to the client, individual clinical counseling; clinical case management, if needed; and, medication management, if needed. The appointments are of no cost; however, should the client wish to partake in medication, those would be paid through client’s insurance.
Community Connections For Survivors cmhacc.org is a VOCA-funded program for victims/survivors of crime. The program offers, at no cost to the client, individual clinical counseling; clinical case management, if needed; and, medication management, if needed. The appointments are of no cost; however, should the client wish to partake in medication, those would be paid through client’s insurance.
Vivian and Judy’s presentation addresses the positive and negative aspects of stress in all of our lives, the challenges that students diagnosed with anxiety disorders face in college and the ways that faculty and staff can help those students to succeed. Vivian Craven and Judy Reily-Roberts are experienced counselors at Tunxis and have decades of combined experience. Their contact info can be found on the Tunxis website.
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Stefano Giardiniere used with permission under a Creative Commons license.
view video | 41 min.

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TPAC Discusses Civility in Politics

December 18th, 2017 No comments
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The Political Awareness Club recorded their second podcast in December discussing civility in politics. Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Director of the Civic Engagement Institute, led the discussion. Students Mike Farnham, Jon Girard, Bethany Keifer, Nick Nigro and Kevin Shortt. All made excellent points and contributed to a fruitful conversation. The Civic Engagement Institute blog is located at site.tunxis.edu/civic. Intro music used by permission through Creative Commons licensing.

view video | 58 min.

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It’s On Us – CT State Colleges and Universities

December 13th, 2017 No comments
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Members of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities community have taken the pledge to stand against sexual assault in support of the “It’s On Us” campaign, a project aimed at raising awareness and educating others about the responsibilities we have in stopping sexual assault. To learn more about CSCU commitment to our students’ safety and well being, visit our sexual violence prevention and response policies at ct.edu/files/pdfs/hr-policy-sexual-misconduct.pdf and the It’s On Us campaign at www.itsonus.org. Participating schools include: Asnuntuck Community College,Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Charter Oak State College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Northwestern CT Community College, Norwalk Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Southern Connecticut State University, Three Rivers Community College, Tunxis Community College and Western Connecticut State University.
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