Immigration Law Clinic for Students Affected by DACA is Available at UConn Law School

The Immigration Detention and DACA (IDD) Clinic at UConn Law School is offering legal consultations for people who have lost, or will be losing, protection they previously had under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.

The consultations will provide advice on possible immigration avenues and assistance on DACA renewal for those who qualify, but the IDD Clinic is generally not equipped to provide further representation.

The consultations will be performed by teams of law student interns under the supervision of an experienced attorney.  Consultations and any other services will be free of charge (except for potential filing fees) and will likely require two or more meetings at the UConn Law School in Hartford.

If you would like a consultation with the IDD Clinic, please contact Jon Bauer, at jon.bauer@uconn.edu or 860-570-5205, or Anna Cabot, at anna.cabot@uconn.edu or 860-570-5460.

 

Released January 22, 2018

Learn more about Kelly Cecchini – English Adjunct

English adjunct Kelly Cecchini has been actively involved and in the forefront of bridging the gap between high school readiness and college requirements. Her work in this field has been recognized on a local, state and national level.

She was asked to contribute a chapter to the newly published collaborative book, Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom.

Kelly was invited to speak on two panels at last year’s National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference in St. Louis. The first panel concerned authors’ respective chapters in Deep Reading. This included Kelly, Dr. Jason Courtmanche from UConn, and Dr. Sheridan Blau from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. The second was a National Writing Project panel which examined the grant (written by Kelly, Jason Courtmanche, and Amanda Lister from Manchester High School)  to provide professional development for argument writing at Manchester High School.

Kelly is currently working on getting grant funding for a new project (with Patrick Sullivan from MCC’s English department and Dr. Ellen Carrillo, director of first year writing at UConn, Waterbury), in which they hope to conduct interviews with high school students, community college students, and UConn seniors to examine when confidence in reading and writing ability – and love of reading/writing – falls off and why.

QVCC to Celebrate International 24-Hour Comics Day

Artists who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited to Quinebaug Valley Community College for this year’s 24-Hour Comics Day. The day of extreme cartooning allows 24 straight hours for amateur and professional cartoonists of any age to challenge themselves to write, draw and letter an entire 24-page comic in 24 hours. This year’s 24-Hour Comics Day starts at the QVCC Cafeteria at 3 pm on Friday, October 6th, and continues through 3 pm on Saturday, October 7th.

Creating comic art can be lonely work. 24-Hour Comics Day provides an opportunity to stretch creative muscles and get invigorated by working alongside a group of fellow artists.

This annual international festival of comics creation draws in young and old, experienced and novice. Don’t let a lack of experience or materials keep you away – previous participants have been as young as 7, and have used supplies ranging from a box of crayons to top-of-the-line drawing pencils. “Celebrity” 24-hour comic book creators include: Neil Gaiman (“Sandman”), Erik Larsen (“Savage Dragon”), Steve Bissette (“Swamp Thing”), and 24-hour comics inventor, Scott McCloud (“Understanding Comics”).

Artists who complete the challenge may submit copies of their comics to be included in the official 24-Hour Comics Collection hosted by the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum & Library.

For more information about the event, contact Jakob Spjut, QVCC associate professor of engineering science, at 860-932-4156 or visit http://qvcc.edu/event/24-hour-comic-book-day/ or www.24hourcomicsday.com.

Released September 29, 2017

Baugstock Music Festival, Friday May 5, 2017 – Held Indoors – Featuring Local Talent and Vendors

The Baugstock Music Festival continues again this year at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Friday, May 5, 2017, starting at 4 p.m. This free event will feature local talent, food trucks, craft vendors and more at the Danielson campus. The event is open to the community and held rain or shine.

Headliner bands including Desert Rain, from Danielson and New England natives, Wicked Peach, return to this year’s event. Additional talent includes The Dirty Secret, Jon Searles, The Infinite Groove Band, The Stock and Pat You and the Yo-Yos.

The QVCC Student Government Association is the driving force behind the expanded schedule of events and talent.

Besides food and musical entertainment, there will be crafts, outdoor games (weather permitting), and a variety of vendors selling their products. In the event of rain, all activities will be held indoors on campus.

For questions, contact Amanda Giles, 860-932-4217 or agiles@qvcc.edu  or to learn more www.qvcc.edu/baugstock