January’s Elementary Leadership Summit held at NVCC again this year welcomed batches of children from grades 4-6 excited to participate in teamwork and communication building exercises that the student volunteers were equally excited to coordinate.
What do you get when you cross a student with a missed assignment? Excuses. People often feel that creating excuses will lessen their guilt and they’ll escape rightful blame. The real outcome is that others will lose trust in you.
Ten students were recently inducted into this year’s President’s Circle. The President’s Circle is a group of committed, accomplished students chosen by President Daisy Cocco De Filippis and her cabinet to represent NVCC and advocate for the college.
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Students have been told a great myth: most students earn their degree on time. The truth of the matter is that the majority of full-time students at public universities do not graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years, and the number of these students is even larger at community colleges. The system is costing students thousands of extra dollars in tuition and is not graduating enough of them.
The game area in Cafe West has long been used as a place where friends can meet to play pool, ping pong, or just talk. The area is open to all students every day of the week, assuming all rules are followed and it is kept clean.
Unfortunately, after acts of vandalism, rigging the pool table, messes, and non-students using the area, the SGA was forced to make a decision on how to enforce the rules of the game area. After much debate, a decision was made to close down the area for a week as punishment for students not following the rules.
Chances are, if you are a student at NVCC you have seen the talented of Micah ‘FrenchFame’ Small, the 20-year old General Studies major who simply dances up a storm.
In the heat of final exams, many students may reach for coffee and energy drinks to get them through the jam packed semester. But researchers say that this isn’t the best strategy.
While coffee has been found to have real health benefits, such as decreasing cardiovascular issues and reducing the risk of diabetes, too much of it can lead to loss of sleep and of optimal brain function.
Many of the most successful people in business were college dropouts. Typically, these “rags to riches” stories are a one-in-a-million, but Peter Thiel, the former CEO and co-founder of Pay Pal, is paying students to quit it all for $100,000, telling Business Week that “College is a waste of time and money.”
Students walked, chanted, and cheered for safety during the sidewalk rally held in October. The event called attention to the need for sidewalks along Chase Parkway to make a safer pathway for pedestrians crossing the street and reaching the bus stop and our campus.
Naugatuck Valley Community College is a well-respected school that is ranked among the best community colleges in Connecticut. NVCC offers open enrollment to over 7,000 students, low in-state tuition, and a large amount of highly qualified professors and advisors. Founded in 1967, the campus has seen many generations of graduates, and in many cases it carries the wear and tear of its years on the surface.
After about a year of inactivity, students are once again showing support for a reopening of the school’s fitness center. The fitness center opened with Technology Hall originally in 2009 and has since closed twice as a result of lack of funding.
In this economy, many people question its importance and even suggest that people will be better off skipping higher education and jumping directly into the business world.
Peter Thiel, former CEO of PayPal and the first person to invest in Facebook, has tested this idea multiple times by giving a group of young students money to drop out of college and start a business. In 2013, he gave 20 college students under 20 $100,000 and two years of mentoring from professionals in the business world. The goal was to see if these young adults could make it without an education.
John Calabrese is the Music Man. The 18-year old Liberal Arts major has his own business, J & C Entertainment, and has been in the music business as a DJ for the past five years.
Recent changes shorten developmental sequences for math and English courses, reducing the amount of credits students take as well as saving them money. But reactions to the changes have been mixed.
“We’re going to discover how much fun writing can be,” declares Prof. Lantigua-Williams, this newspaper’s faculty adviser, about the creative writing class she will be teaching next semester. “I’ve been thinking about teaching this class since I came to NVCC five years ago, so I am overloaded with ideas,” she says.
Some may believe that the passion that often results in student activism is dead. During recent contentious events, such as the Michael Brown shooting, people around the country became vocal on multiple sides of issue. When people looked a colleges and universities to see a reaction, the easiest place to find it was the internet, with photos and videos of students advocating a cause or protesting another. Student activism often begins with a student, but it doesn’t stay in one place.
NVCC concluded it 50th anniversary celebration with an elegant luncheon held by the President De Filippis September 12th. A very special guest, Dr. Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary of Education, joined the celebration and she shared her thoughts, insights and experience with the college.