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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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Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

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.

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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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Alumni Social April 3

Stop by, bring a friend, try the cheese :-)

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 ecatuccio@nv.edu or 203-575-8045.

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Join Us for the 31st Annual CT Cactus and Succulent Society Show, Sale and Conference

Join Us for the 31st Annual CT Cactus and Succulent Society Show, Sale and Conference

Learn about growing cacti in Connecticut or purchase your own

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. 

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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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Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive

Donations will benefit Saint Vincent DePaul Shelter in Waterbury

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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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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 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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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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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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Iron Chef-Inspired Competition Provides Work-Based Learning Experiences

Iron Chef-Inspired Competition Provides Work-Based Learning Experiences

Students from five area high schools practiced the art of cooking and teamwork during the second annual High School Culinary Competition held at Naugatuck Valley Community College on November 8.
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October Manufacturing Information Sessions

October Manufacturing Information Sessions

How to Earn Manufacturing Certification in One Year

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting two information sessions in October for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 15 and 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 30.
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Meet Oonya Kempadoo and Stay for Confluencia!

Open Mic, Fulbright Reception, Book Release: "Confluence in the Valley"

Join us on October 16, 2013 as we welcome our new Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Oonya Kempadoo, and celebrate five years of Confluence in the Valley.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

BOR President, Hispanic Heritage, Fulbright Scholar, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

NVCC will host a number of important events in Oct. and Nov., including featured guests: Board of Regents President Dr. Gregory Gray, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, Dr. Marianela Medrano, Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz.
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College Completion a Hot Topic at NVCC

College Completion a Hot Topic at NVCC

Dr. Vincent Tinto shares research on innovative retention

Connecticut community college faculty and administrators came to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Sept. 23 to hear Dr. Vincent Tinto, a distinguished Syracuse University professor and former chair of the Higher Education Program, share best practices for helping students graduate.
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Community Shows Support at All-College Meeting

Community Shows Support at All-College Meeting

Out with the old and ini with the new NVCC Strategic Plan

More than 200 community stakeholders and NVCC faculty and staff gathered within the Main Stage Theater at NVCC on September 6th to rally around the success of the College’s 2010-2013 Strategic Plan, Toward a Splendid College.
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New York Chinese Opera Society to Perform at NVCC

New York Chinese Opera Society to Perform at NVCC

The New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) will perform “Beauty of Peking Opera” in the Playbox Theater at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 pm. 
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