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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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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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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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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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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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Words Give Life to Progress at Annual Leadership Breakfast

Words Give Life to Progress at Annual Leadership Breakfast

Community leaders gather to share goals and opportunities

Legislators, city officials and NVCC administrators, staff and students came together for the College’s fourth annual Leadership Breakfast (formerly Legislative Breakfast), "Serving Students… Serving Communities," on Fri., Jan. 17, to share successful approaches that have addressed the educational, employment and community needs of our shared constituencies and to explore mutual interests moving forward.

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Prospective Students and Parents Seek Financial Aid at College Goal Sunday

Prospective Students and Parents Seek Financial Aid at College Goal Sunday

NVCC helps more than 100 attendees work through FAFSAs online

For prospective students and parents who haven’t been through the process before, financial aid can prove a daunting and often confusing task, which is why more than 100 future college students and parents attended College Goal Sunday at 1:30 pm on Jan. 26 in Technology Hall at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
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NVCC Students Help CAS Empower Future Generation of Leaders

NVCC Students Help CAS Empower Future Generation of Leaders

Elementary Level Leadership Conference Held at College

Claire Dignan and Iralis De Jesus were among eleven NVCC students to lead interactive exercises in communication for the students.

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NVCC Danbury Center Outgrows Second Location in Three Years

NVCC Danbury Center Outgrows Second Location in Three Years

More that 1,000 students enrolled in classes

The NVCC Danbury Center is rapidly outgrowing its current space at 183 Main Street and looking to expand in 2014. While proposals are being reviewed in the next several weeks by the Department of Administrative Services, the College is moving forward with plans for a larger, more varied space and added facilities in the next year.
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College Ends 2013 with Recognition of Talent, Hard Work and Generosity

College Ends 2013 with Recognition of Talent, Hard Work and Generosity

Employees showcase special interests in the third annual NVCC Talent Show

Graduation records, allied health successes, a new strategic plan and an introduction to the College's new Winter Intersession were just a few of the items discussed at the annual December All-College meeting, which also featured special recognitions and the employee talent show.

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Inter-Faith Center Offers Spiritual Refuge On Campus

Inter-Faith Center Offers Spiritual Refuge On Campus

Sandy Hook remembered during ribbon cutting

Naugatuck Valley Community College celebrated the opening of the campus’s first Inter-Faith Center on Mon., Dec. 9 with a gathering in remembrance of the young lives lost at Sandy Hook and a brief ribbon cutting ceremony. 
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Charter Oak State College and NVCC Institute Reverse Transfer Program

Charter Oak State College and NVCC Institute Reverse Transfer Program

Associate degrees to be awarded students seeking bachelor’s degrees

For the next several weeks, Charter Oak and Naugatuck Valley Community College staff will be reaching out to former students who have transferred 15 credits or more to Charter Oak, and earned at least 60 credits total, to offer an associate degree from NVCC ex post facto.

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President’s Office Adds Executive Assistant to Staff

President’s Office Adds Executive Assistant to Staff

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., welcomes NVCC’s newest staff member Beth A. Monchun as executive assistant to the president. In her new role, Monchun will build on more than ten years of experience working in a federal legislative office.
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Parallel Lives Intersect at NVCC Music Department

Parallel Lives Intersect at NVCC Music Department

Michigan-born musicians finally cross paths

NVCC music instructors Emily Boyer and Scott Switzer have a lot in common, but they didn't know it until recently.
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Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

Junot Díaz Brings Communion to Diaspora at NVCC

Several hundred gather to hear the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author at his only community college stop

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author fascinated fans and newly acquainted readers alike during his stop at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Thurs., Nov. 14. Díaz made NVCC the only community college stop on his international book tour to promote his latest work, This Is How You Lose Her.

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Honors Students Display In-Depth Research Projects

Honors Students Display In-Depth Research Projects

Students displayed projects encompassing a semester’s worth of research and hard work during an Honors Institute Showcase held at NVCC on November 22.
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