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Vox Wat Performs at State Capitol
Posted on: 4/8/2015
by University of Hartford Communications Intern Kimberly Bigelow

The Watkinson a cappella vocal group, Vox Wat, traveled to the state capitol yesterday, April 7, to perform at Art Slam for Arts Education Awareness Day.
Art Slam is an event presented annually by the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) and the Connecticut Art Educators Association (CAEA). Musical performances are held in a room at the capitol, along with the opportunity for art students to create projects. Six middle schoolers from Watkinson also took the trip to participate in group art activities.
Vox Wat, a group of eight students, performed for one hour at Art Slam. They sang in front of CAEA, the president of CMEA and members of other school vocal programs.

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United Technologies CFO Speaks at Watkinson
Posted on: 3/30/2015
by University of Hartford Communications Intern Kimberly Bigelow

The Chief Financial Officer of United Technologies Corp. in Hartford is scheduled to come speak at Watkinson on Tuesday, March 31.
Akhil Johri, 53, was appointed as the CFO and Senior Vice President of UTC in December of 2014. He is coming to discuss the company and how the economy affects it.
Rajiv C., a junior, reached out to Johri and invited him to come speak.
“A lot of people don’t really understand what finance is,” Rajiv said, “High-schoolers are trying to find out what they really want to do so I think it’s important for kids to understand what finance does in general and how world issues, politics and all kinds of factors impact the economy.”
Rajiv, who started the stock club on campus, said the discussion is geared toward the stock club and global studies students but anyone is welcome to attend.
“It will be a forty-five minute presentation followed by a half hour Q&A and informal discussion,” Rajiv explained.
The event will take place on Tuesday, March 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the ALC.

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