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In Fall 2015, UConn Torrington will continue to offer busy adults ways to fulfill their educational goals through its Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program and other undergraduate options. Many adults in the region who are thinking about returning to higher education are looking to UConn Torrington. A significant number of local employers offer tuition reimbursement or other kinds of support programs to help their employees continue their education.
UConn Torrington is known for offering an exceptional and affordable educational experience with afternoon, evening and online classes available. The campus offers a convenient location, a beautiful, easy-to-navigate campus, and ample parking. Students work with academic advisors to plan their courses of study and select classes.
Dana Forchette, Admissions Director, says, “Adults considering furthering their education often struggle to balance work, family and life. For those who have specific learning goals, or want to enhance their resumes and explore new learning opportunities, UConn Torrington offers the perfect academic environment for a life-changing experience.”
Individuals who have earned an Associate Degree or at least 60 credits from a degree-granting, regionally accredited college or university are invited to apply to the BGS program at UConn Torrington. A few of the Fall 2015 afternoon class offerings for busy adults include:
2:00 – 3:15 PM
COMM / The Process of Communication (Tues/Thurs) Virginia Alexander
HDFS / Human Development: Infancy thru Adolescence (Mon/Wed) Lisa Kraimer-Rickaby
MATH / Calculus for Business & Economics (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
POLS / Intro to Political Theory (Tues/Thurs) Richard Testa
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
ECON / Principles of Macroeconomics (Mon/Wed) David Rodgers
HDFS / Individual & Family Development (Mon/Wed) Cynthia Van Fleet
HIST / U.S. History Since 1877 (Tues/Thurs) Karl Valois
PSYC / The Psychology of Language (Mon/Wed) Gerald McRoberts
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM
AASI / Intro Asian American Studies (Tues) Christine Reardon
ANTH / Other People’s Worlds (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
PSYC / General Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
MATH / Problem Solving (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
ANTH / Social Anthropology (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
HIST / Civil War America (Tues) Karl Valois
PSYC / Abnormal Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
SOCI / Society & the Individual (Mon) Peter Mendelson
WGSS / Gender Rep U.S. Popular Culture (Wed) Lacey Byrne
Registration began March 23 and Fall classes begin Monday, August 31, 2015.
To apply, get admissions information or to schedule a tour, call Dana Forchette 860.626.6813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UConn Torrington offers quality education close to home. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or go to torrington.uconn.edu.
Stop in through the month of April
Monday – Friday @1:30
Free drink, snack and a tour of Litchfield Hills Adult Day Care
407 Bantam Rd., Litchfield
VISIT US THIS SPRING!
Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 PM
Founder’s Hall Auditorium
We welcome Potential Students, Parents, and Adult Guests
Come and learn more about:
Programs of Study ~ Admissions Process ~ Financial Aid ~ College Resources
No registration required to attend!
Parking Available in Greenwoods Hall and the Arts and Science Building lots. Campus Maps are available at www.nwcc.commnet.edu
Questions? Please call (860) 738-6330 or email email@example.com
Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen, CT was awarded the prestigious medal of Double Gold and Best of Class for their estate-grown wine, SMV Blustery Blend.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards of Goshen, CT was awarded the prestigious honor of receiving Double Gold and Best in Class for their wine, SMV Blustery Blend, in The International Eastern Wine Competition held in California. Blustery Blend is a blend of estate-grown grapes and portrays a distinct fruit and floral aroma with a crisp, light fruitiness, making this an excellent wine for any occasion.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards is especially honored because Blustery Blend is a 100% CT Grown wine. “This recognition is a tribute to the efforts of our staff and hard work that goes into producing a true estate CT wine,” says George Motel, owner and winemaker.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards is a CT farm winery with over 35 acres of wine grapes planted over 55 acres of pristine farmland. The farm has been owned and operated by the Motel family since 1996. The winery opened for business in 2008. Sunset Meadow Vineyards is a member of CT Vineyard and Winery Association, a participating winery on the CT Wine Trail, and has been awarded several honors for their wine quality and tasting room hospitality.
The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC), established in 1975, is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States. Judges are comprised of qualified members of wine media, wine/vineyard research, winemaking, wine education and wine marketing. Double Gold is only awarded when all judges on the panel agree on a gold on the first round without any discussion. Best in Class is determined between a minimum of five wines in its class. A list of judges can be found at: http://www.winecompetitions.com/#nav=judges
For more information or to inquire about the wines, please contact Sunset Meadow Vineyards at:
The Torrington Civitan Club will sponsor their “6th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dance” on Sat. March 28 from 7:30 – 11 pm at P. Sam’s Bar & Grill, 1301 Torringford West St., Torrington. Dance to the music of popular “Night Moves Band.” There will be a cash bar; bring your own snacks or purchase food at the bar. A gift basket raffle will be held. Proceeds will benefit local college-bound high school students and LARC Camp Moe. To make donations to gift basket raffle or to purchase tickets, call Stephanie Peltier at 860-482-5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the dance are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Civitan member or purchased at the door by cash only.
The Club awarded $2,800 in scholarships last year. The Torrington Civitan Club is a non-profit service organization that meets at 6 pm the second Tuesday of the month at Marino’s Restaurant in Torrington. For more information about Civitan International, logon to www.Civitan.com
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Fairview Farms Golf Course
Registration/ Lunch at 11 am
Tee Off at Noon
Tee- $110 for a chloroplast sign placed on a tee hole
Checks should be made out to:
OWTS Booster Club
c/o Ruth Simoncelli
75 Oliver Street, Torrington, CT 06790
If you're interested in playing, please notify:
Ruth Simoncelli- 860-496-5300 x5316 or
Mark Eucalitto- email@example.com
*We are also looking for raffle prizes*
The UConn Torrington campus ARTS PROJECT will feature the work of Romanian –born artist Florin Firimita at the campus’ Brick Wall Exhibition Space and the Whitson Gallery from February 9 – April 10, 2015. The exhibit, Reliquaries includes mixed media paintings, notebooks and resource materials from the artist’s studio. The documentary film, The Art of Leaving: A Portrait of Florin Ion Firimita will be shown on Thursday, February 26th, at 6:30 PM, followed by a conversation with the artist. The Art of Leaving depicts the journey of self-discovery for this Romanian immigrant trying to regain the past through painting, ultimately exploring his internal and external journeys and how they influenced the process and meaning of his art. Sponsored by the ARTS Project, the screening of the film and conversation will be held in the Whitson Gallery, followed by a reception for the artist. These events are free and open to the public.
For more information contact: Pamela Bramble at 860-626-6821 or Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late Bird Special
Dine between 7:30-9 pm and take 25% off your check Thurs-Sun
Enjoy live music in the Bistro too!
Open mic on Thursday nights from 8-10 pm
Featured local musicians on Sunday nights from 7:30-9 pm
Join us for Happy Hour
4:30-6 pm Thurs-Sun
$4 House Wines
$4 Draft Beers
Food specials too!
Infinity Hall, Route 44, Norfolk, CT
The UConn Torrington Campus invites local businesses and organizations looking for a place to hold meetings, conduct training sessions or present informative lectures to consider its site as the perfect venue.
The campus has a wide variety of spaces available to rent at competitive prices. These include small classrooms for groups under 25, large classrooms for groups up to 50 people, an intimate conference room and a lecture hall that seats nearly 250 people. All of these spaces are equipped with technology including computers, projectors and (in some cases) high quality audio capabilities. IT personnel are available to ensure that the technology needs will be met. In addition, there is a distance-learning room which allows access to presentations happening at another location.
JoAnn Ryan, President & CEO of the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce says, “Since education is life long, we are fortunate to have the UConn Torrington campus in our back yard to take advantage of courses, seminars and meetings. It is the perfect venue in which to learn, make new friends and to generate business.”
The campus is a popular venue for high-profile events such as civic organizations presenting guest lecturers, government agencies conducting staff trainings and educational organizations holding ceremonies. Groups are provided with space appropriate for their needs, technical support, a welcoming staff and an appealing facility. Tables and linens for registration materials or refreshments are also available.
The campus is located on the west side of Torrington, one mile off Route 4 on University Drive, with ample parking available on site. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM.
If you would like to book an event, get a tour, or simply request more information, contact Molly Sexton Read at email@example.com or 860-626-6812. For directions to UConn Torrington, visit www.torrington.uconn.edu and click on ‘contact’ or call 860-626-6800
RIVERTON SELF STORAGE, 2 SCHOOL STREET, RIVERTON, CT is a designated site for GREENspot DROPoff ®--Free and convenient e-waste recycling Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Sunday, Closed. Call 860-469-8187.
Televisions, Computers, Computer Monitors, Optical Drives, Laptops, Computer Mice, Tape and Zip Drives, Hard Drives, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Oscilloscopes, Keyboards, VCR/Beta machines, Cables & Cords, Printers, Radios, Loose PCBA’s, Stereo Components
A large hand-truck and dollies are available to assist in bringing your e-waste to the bins in the Self-Storage building.
E-waste is anything that you plug in that you want to throw out. GREENspot helps you recycle for free.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
Students Will Gladly:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 202-5796 for more information and availability.