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Political Awareness Club (PAC)

The Tunxis Political Awareness Club is an official campus organization approved by the Student Government Association. Its purpose is to bring civil discourse and multiple points of view to our political culture. In a polarized nation such as ours, educational institutions have a responsibility to instill the ideals of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility in our student body. This club plays a role in doing just that. Dr. Rafaele Fierro, professor of history and government, is the advisor to this club.

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Events

President of Poland Visits New Britain

https://www.courant.com/photos/hc-polish-president-visits-new-britain-20190923-q2v3ykqhgnhafkjeu56s4xxpwm-photogallery.html  …

The “R” Word Film Opens

Filmmaker Amanda Lukoff grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed). With The R-Word, she unravels the history and lasting…

Rally for the Amazon in Hartford

Activists are rallying to show their support for those suffering due to the burning of the Amazon rain forest. https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/connecticut-advocates-to-rally-in-hartford-to-condemn-amazon-fires/…

Upcoming Meetings and Events with The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is holding several events that focus on community and civics. Many of these are being held in Hamden and Hartford, CT.…

CT Volunteer Opportunities

There are hundreds of places to volunteer in Connecticut. Students involved with civic engagement may find some of these interesting. Click the link below to…

Talk on Immigration at the Avon Free Public Library

Dr. Francis Coan from here at Tunxis will be telling the story of American immigration through maps. It will be held on  September 14th from 2-3:30pm…

CT Youth Joining Forces on Civic Engagement

Many Tunxis students reside in New Britain, Connecticut and might be interested in this article about civic engagement in that city. Check out the link…

Get Your Certificate in Civic Engagement

Students who are matriculated at Tunxis Community College can now get a Board of Regents approved certificate in civic engagement. This certificate consists of 18…

Civic Engagement Awards

Every year, the Civic Engagement Institute offers awards for Tunxis students who go above and beyond in their civic participation. This year, the winners are…

Mental Health and Social Media Event

Erica Baloga and Kim Holyst, social workers from the Wheeler Clinic, spoke to an audience of about 40 students, faculty, and staff on "Mental Illness…

Presentation on Mass Shootings in America

The Civic Engagement Institute put together a lecture on mass shootings in America on Thursday, February 14th. The speaker, CEI Director and history and government…

The Opioid Crisis Forum

  The Civic Engagement Institute hosted a forum on the opioid epidemic on Thursday, February 28th in room 6-127/128. Panelists included Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu…

19th International Conference on Healthcare, Nutrition, and Fitness

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Civic Engagement Institute's Opioid Forum featured in the Bristol Press

http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Bristol+News/345867/bristol-mayor-police-chief-attend-talk-on-opioids-at-tunxis…

Opioid Epidemic: a Public Policy Forum

On February 28th at 10:00 a.m. in room 6-127/128, the Civic Engagement Institute will host a public policy forum on the opioid epidemic. The panelists…

Civic Engagement Award

The Civic Engagement Institute is once again offering a civic engagement award to three Tunxis students who have shown exemplary leadership in their communities. The…

Food Pantry Success

For the Thanksgiving 2018 season, the Tunxis Food Pantry provided 53 Thanksgiving baskets to its members, totaling 168 individuals being fed! The Pantry and the CEI would…

Bristol Press Covers Civic Engagement Institute Event

The Bristol Press came to Tunxis Community College on Tuesday, November 13th to cover an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections. Professors Bob Brown and…

An Analysis of the 2018 Midterm Elections

The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored an analysis of the 2018 mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 13th. Professors Bob Brown and Rafaele Fierro each covered a…

Our Resources Page Has Been Updated

Tunxis Librarian Rachel Hyland has updated the "Resources" page of this blog. Please check out some of the new information we have put in place…

Civic Engagement Institute Breakfast

The Grand Opening Celebration breakfast of the Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) was November 7, 2018. It was attended by business and community leaders including…

Colonel Jack Jacobs to Visit the Veteran's Oasis

Jack Jacobs is a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He will be visiting our Veterans’ OASIS on Tuesday November 13 at 3:00pm. Please join as…

Wheeler Clinic, Post-Trauma, and Civic Engagement

On November 5th, the Civic Engagement Institute featured social workers Erica Baloga and Kim Holyst from the Wheeler Clinic who discussed how traumatic events such as…

Voter Registration Drive

Tunxis Students Register to Vote 10/25/18 The Civic Engagement Institute and the Tunxis Library conducted a voter registration drive in the Civic Engagement Office on Wednesday,…

Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee Visits Tunxis

The Civic Engagement Institute hosted Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee on Wednesday, October 17th. Mr. Lee, along with his assistant Scott Colby spoke about…

Constitution Day Panel Discussion--the Second Amendment

The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored Tunxis Community College’s 14th annual Constitution Day panel discussion on September 17th, 2018, this one on the history, meaning, and…

WNPR and the CT Mirror Collaboration on Civics

Below is a link to a collaboration between National Public Radio and the Connecticut Mirror on all things related to politics and government. Check it…

Civic Engagement Contest Winners

    Left to right: Eric Dougherty, Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Sarah Nichols, Kelli Parady, and Sam Najarian   First Prize Winner: Sam Najarian  $300 Sam…

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart Coming to Tunxis

The Civic Engagement Institute is honored to have New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart visit Tunis Community College on Thursday, April 26th in room 201. Mayor…

Bridging the Gap: Religious Discourse at Tunxis

Video from our latest presentation on  April 4, 2018. Guest speakers were Dr. Colleen Keyes. Mohammed Mountassir and J.I. Abbot. The three panelists spoke about…

Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu Visits Tunxis

Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu visited Tunxis Community College on Monday, March 5th. She spoke to an audience of students and Tunxis faculty and administrators about…

Tunxis Opioid Discussion Draws More Than 80 Students

The Civic Engagement Institute sponsored a discussion of the opioid crisis. The discussion featured student Sarah Nichols, Tunxis graduate and drug counselor Jamaly Rios, and Farmington police…

Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu Coming to Tunxis

Tunxis Community College and the Civic Engagement Institute Welcome Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu! She will be speaking to Tunxis students on Monday, March 5th at…

West Hartford Police Lieutenant Michael Perruccio returns to Tunxis

Tunxis Community College and The Civic Engagement would like to thank West Hartford Police Lieutenant Michael Perruccio for coming to speak at Tunxis about the…

President Lombella With Student Members of CEI

During a recent survey event for the Civic Engagement Institute President Lombella dropped by to take a picture and discuss the institute for a few…

Trinity Professor Visits Tunxis

The Civic Engagement Institute welcomed Trinity College Professor Adrienne “Renny” Fulco on December 4th, 2017. Dr. Fulco spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, and…

American Way Veterans Fund

The Tunxis Community College Veterans Oasis is an organization designed to help students that are also veterans of any conflict. Peter Jannuzzi is a veteran…

Tunxis Foundation Breakfast

This past Friday, November 17th, Tunxis Community College and the Tunxis Foundation held their annual fundraising and networking breakfast. A giant thank you is in…

CEI Spring Schedule of Events

The Civic Engagement Institute is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 schedule of events: February 14th 10:05: West Hartford Lieutenant Michael Perruccio discusses Community Engagement,…

West Hartford Police Officer Michael Perruccio Speaks to Students

Tunxis Community College would like to thank West Hartford Police department Lieutenant Michael Perrucio for coming to speak and answer questions for the student body.…

Winter Clothes Drive for Hurricane Relief Victims

Dear Tunxis Community, The Civic Engagement Institute is sponsoring a winter clothing drive for those who have been displaced from their homes in the Caribbean…

West Hartford Police Lieutenant Michael Perruccio to Visit Tunxis

The Civic Engagement Institute is honored to have West Hartford Lieutenant Michael Perruccio give a presentation on crime and poverty in our neighborhoods on Wednesday,…

Civic Engagement Contest 2018

We would like to award monetary prizes to three Tunxis students who have shown exemplary leadership in a civic engagement activity that has contributed to…

Holiday Giving

  For the Thanksgiving 2018 season, the Pantry provided 53 Thanksgiving baskets to its members, totaling 168 individuals being fed!   Amy Feest, APR Business Admin. Program…

Civic Engagement Contest Coming Soon

The Civic Engagement Institute is proud to sponsor a civic engagement contest that will award the top three monetary prizes to students who exemplify community…

Trinity College Professor Coming to Tunxis

The Civic Engagement Institute is honored to have Public Policy professor Adrienne "Renny" Fulco as a guest speaker on Monday, December 4th at 1:00 in…

Tunxis dental hygiene students present Oral Health Day at the Legislative Office Building

Each March, as part of the Community Oral Health II course, Tunxis dental hygiene students and faculty join with other pre-professional students and representatives from…

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