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.
Please join the Hospitality Management Department and the Black Student Union in T509 for a commemorative slide show and lecture by Mr. Bill Blair, adjunct instructor of Travel & Tourism. Bill will discuss the background events, the political scenarios and horrors of one of the modern world’s most notorious genocides.
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.
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. 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 an international 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.
If you want more information about the event or the Alumni Association, contact Elizabeth Catuccio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-575-8045.
The free event will feature displays, auctions, educational exhibits and twenty-minute lectures on a variety of topics such as “Cacti and Succulents 101,” and “Hardy Cacti for the CT Garden.” Last year the show gathered well over 1,000 attendees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allison Egan O'Leary