September 21, 2018 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College’s Civic Engagement Institute invites the community to the following free lectures and discussions during the semester in the 600 Building, Room 6-127. Light refreshments will be served.

During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at, since events will be canceled or postponed if the college is closed. For more information, email [email protected].

Oct. 17, 11:40 a.m.

Robert Lee, town manager of Plainville, will discuss getting involved in the local community during his talk “Ask Not What Your Town Can Do for You, But What You Can Do for Your Town.”

Nov. 5, 1 p.m.

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

Nov. 13, 11:40 a.m.

Join Tunxis professors Bob Brown and Dr. Rafaele Fierro, for a discussion on “Assessing the 2018 Mid-Term Elections: What Happened and How It Might Impact You.”

Dec. 6, 1:15 p.m.

A discussion on “Gun Violence and School Shootings, a Cultural Explanation,” co-sponsored with Phi Theta Kappa.

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. For more information, contact Rafaele Fierro at 860.773.1642, or [email protected]

From advanced manufacturing technology, fine arts, and engineering science to liberal arts & sciences 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.