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Sustainable, Edible Crops Sale May 5-9

Sustainable, Edible Crops Sale May 5-9

Student-grown crops are result of semester-long sustainable production practices

Students in Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Horticulture Program have spent the last semester cultivating ornamental and edible crops that they’ll now sell from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,  May 5-9 in the Technology Hall Greenhouse, 750 Chase Parkway.  The spring bedding plants fill the greenhouse this time of year and are the outcome of sustainable production practices in the horticulture classes.

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Professional Women in Science Inspire High School and College Students

Professional Women in Science Inspire High School and College Students

Students talk one-on-one with professionals about career paths

What do manufacturing, water quality, biomedical engineering, research science, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology have in common? You’ve undoubtedly guessed it: they are all powerful career fields for women who thrive on the “hows” and “whys” of the world and who embrace the challenge to make that world better. 

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NVCC Fulbright Scholar to Present Caribbean Story Project

NVCC Fulbright Scholar to Present Caribbean Story Project

The multi-media presentation will focus on the interdisciplinary link of art and education to social and environmental projects.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, will present her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm in the Playbox Theater. The project entails the building of an interactive website that will offer a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, will present her collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability as her “gift” to the College on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm in the Playbox Theater. The project entails the building of an interactive website that will offer a multitude of ways for readers to engage with Kempadoo’s story “Naniki”, which in the indigenous Taino language means “to be active” or “spirit”. Based on this concept, the story has integrated interdisciplinary elements to link art and education to social and environmental concerns.
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NVCC Open House April 27

NVCC Open House April 27

Learn how to become a student at the College and tour the campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College will host the second annual Spring Open House Sponsored by Dunkin Donuts 1249 West Main Street on Sun., April 27 from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Ruth Ann Leever Atrium, Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.

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NVCC Women's Month 2014 Honorees

NVCC Women's Month 2014 Honorees

13 Women Are Recognized for Their Academic Achievement in the Face of Adversity

At a high tea ceremony held Thurs., March 6, 2014, members of the campus community gathered together to honor the extraordinary lives and achievements of 13 outstanding female NVCC students. The awardees were nominated by faculty and staff whose lives have been inspired by their students’ strength, patience, commitment and endurance to persist both personally and academically.

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March Snapshots

March Snapshots

March was a busy month for NVCC, both on and off campus...

Throughout the month of March, a number of important events took place both on and off campus. These snapshots represent just a handful of the noteworthy interactions that have impacted our College community. Take a look!

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Smaller Manufacturers Association Honors Two NVCC Students at Annual Meeting

Smaller Manufacturers Association Honors Two NVCC Students at Annual Meeting

Manufacturing Students Named SMA Students of the Month

On Monday, March 10, the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association (SMA) honored two Naugatuck Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) students, TJ Dignan and Daniel Damiata, as SMA’s March Students of the Month. Both students entered the AMTC in fall 2013 and are expected to graduate this May with Level II Advanced Manufacturing certificates, which means they have completed all of the education necessary for entry into the workforce.

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Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier Engage College Affordability Discussion at NVCC

Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier Engage College Affordability Discussion at NVCC

More than 100 attend to learn about college savings proposals

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed Governor Dannel P. Malloy, together with State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, on Wed., March 19 to discuss college affordability with nearly 100 local leaders, community members, business owners and members of the campus community.

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NVCC Helps Congresswoman Esty Launch National STEM Competition

NVCC Helps Congresswoman Esty Launch National STEM Competition

"App" Workshop will be held at College April 5

Naugatuck Valley Community College is partnering with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) in the local launch of the first annual House Student App Challenge, a national competition promoting high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) student engagement and innovation in mobile programming. 

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NVCC Seeks Employers for Annual Job & Career Fair

NVCC Seeks Employers for Annual Job & Career Fair

Deadline to register is March 14

Employers, you should be at NVCC’S Annual Career Fair on March 25! NVCC averages more than 800 graduates a year (2011-2013) in over 100 disciplines, and the Career Fair is your opportunity to meet with these students one-on-one and educate them about career opportunities at your organization.

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Transform CSCU 2020 Sets Goals for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Over Next Five Years

Transform CSCU 2020 Sets Goals for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Over Next Five Years

NVCC will see significant support in early college and transfer programs

“We are delighted to receive support for our students,” said NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. “We understand that this is a first step to be followed by future allocations in support of the excellent work we do to provide access and quality affordable education.” 
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Julia de Burgos Centennial Celebration & Symposium Set, Oct. 17

Julia de Burgos Centennial Celebration & Symposium Set, Oct. 17

Call for papers deadline April 25

Naugatuck Valley Community College, the Dominican Studies Association, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, the Office of Community Relations of Hostos Community College and the Latino Artist Round Table invite proposals for papers to be read at an October 17 symposium to mark the centenary of Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), arguably one of the greatest poets native of Puerto Rico. The symposium will lead off Hispanic Heritage Month events at NVCC in 2014.
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Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

Alumni Insider: Ion Bank President & CEO Charles J. Boulier III

Boulier describes a high-profile career defined by hard work and focus

NVCC Alumni Charles J. Boulier III joined Naugatuck Savings Bank in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2009, he was elected President and Director of Castle Bank & Trust, which was merged into Naugatuck Savings Bank. He is also the Vice President and Treasurer of Nutmeg Financial, MHC, the parent company of Naugatuck Savings Bank and the Sutherland Insurance Group. In addition he has served as a Director of the Bank and the MHC since 2010.

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Alumni Donate Time, Skills to Drive Membership

Alumni Donate Time, Skills to Drive Membership

“Wines of the World” and Craft Catering Donated for April 3 Event

The first official Alumni meet-and-greet will take place on April 3 in the Technology Hall Dining Room from 5:30 – 8 p.m. To get the Association off the ground, NVCC Professor Peter Cisek will donate his expertise as the national director of education for the American Wine Society in a “Wines of the World” tasting, featuring a select palette of reds and whites. The wines will be paired with specially crafted hors d’oeuvres by New England Flare LLC, owned and operated by 2011 graduate and distinguished student recipient Jonathan Miller and his sister, Sarah Miller, a 2012 graduate and President’s Circle member.

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Confluencia Heads to Danbury Palace Theater March 12

Confluencia Heads to Danbury Palace Theater March 12

Students and community members are invited to participate or listen to readings

Area residents and all lovers of literature and poetry are invited to attend the free event and take part in the “open mic,” listen to published poets, and enjoy music and refreshments.

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“Changing Image of Blacks in Comics” On Display in Denver, CO

“Changing Image of Blacks in Comics” On Display in Denver, CO

An exhibition by comic book historian Dr. William H. Foster III, attempts to encapsulate nearly 50 years of African-American characters in comics.
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Call for Entries!

Call for Entries!

Fresh Ink Literary Magazine accepting entries until Feb. 28

Fresh Ink invites writers and artists to submit their work for consideration in the Spring 2014 issue.
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NVCC President Honors Poet's Centennial in Santo Domingo, New York and Connecticut

NVCC President Honors Poet's Centennial in Santo Domingo, New York and Connecticut

Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos headlines Dominican celebrations in 2014

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at two major conferences this February to mark the centenary of Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), arguably one of the greatest poets native of Puerto Rico.

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Future Center for Health Sciences Headlines January All-College Meeting Updates

Future Center for Health Sciences Headlines January All-College Meeting Updates

January’s All-College Meeting traditionally welcomes back faculty and students and sets a vision for the upcoming semester. This year, that vision extended to 2017, the projected completion date for the Founder’s Hall renovation and campus wide site improvements projects – two initiatives that promise to significantly improve the campus’s aesthetic and functional appeal for future classes of students.
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Physical Therapist Assistant a Top Five Job for Associate Degree Earners by 2020

Physical Therapist Assistant a Top Five Job for Associate Degree Earners by 2020

NVCC Students Secure Full-Time Work Before Graduation

Students travel to NVCC from all over the state to earn an associate degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, a degree that will likely put them in the workforce even before they graduate.

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