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NVCC closed for the Thanksgiving holiday!

NVCC closed for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Naugatuck Valley Community College will reopen on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe and happy...

NVCC closed for the Thanksgiving holiday!

NVCC closed for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Naugatuck Valley Community College will reopen on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
11/27/2014 - 11/30/2014
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NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to  Succeed in College

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara...

Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of...

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to Succeed in College

NVCC Alumnus, Dr. Robert Hartmann McNamara Inspires Students to Succeed in College

Unassuming and down-to-earth is how one might describe Dr. Robert McNamara, a 1984 graduate of Mattatuck Community College, who was invited to speak...
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NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and...

On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto...

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

NVCC Honors Activist Poet, Julia de Burgos and Celebrates Confluencia

On October 15, 2014, Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted “Julia de Burgos, de Puerto Rico al universe/ From Puerto Rico to the Universe: A...
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Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck...

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday,...

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author Daisy Hernandez to Speak at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Author and lecturer, Daisy Hernandez, is coming to Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday, Nov. 14 for “An Evening With Daisy...
11/14/2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join...

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of...

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

NVCC Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Join "Make a Difference Day" Campaign

"Make a Difference Day" is the largest national day of community service. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world...
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NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in...

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley...

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

NVCC Hosts Manufacturing Month Celebration in Conjunction with Opening Art Exhibit

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of Naugatuck Valley Community College hosted a forum to feature the...
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Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe...

For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of...

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

Brass City Comic Con Donates Proceeds to Safe Haven

For the past five years, NVCC English Professor William H. Foster III and Robert Lyons, owner of Legends of Superheros in Middlebury, have teamed up...
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NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate...

Alumni from Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley...

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

NVCC Hosts Alumni from Three Colleges to Celebrate 50 Years of Higher Education and Community Service

Alumni from Waterbury State Technical College, Mattatuck Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College came together at NVCC’s...
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NVCC’s GEAR UP and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host a  G20 Summit for Female Students

NVCC’s GEAR UP and the Connecticut Women’s...

NVCC’s Gear UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program), STARBASE (a...

NVCC’s GEAR UP and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host a G20 Summit for Female Students

NVCC’s GEAR UP and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund Host a G20 Summit for Female Students

NVCC’s Gear UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program), STARBASE (a nationwide STEM education program designed for...
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Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students...

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the...

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

Naugatuck Valley Community College Students Organize All-Campus Walk for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Naugatuck Valley Community College is leading the College’s participation in the International Walk...
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NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The...

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a...

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

NVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month and The Mattatuck Community Collection at October Event

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Mattatuck Museum have forged a collaboration to feature a collection of paintings at the College on a long...
10/30/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to...

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally...

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

NVCC Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing Training

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been identified as one of 270 community colleges nationally that will receive federal grant support from the...
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Many for Sidewalks, Sidewalks for Many

Many for Sidewalks, Sidewalks for Many

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.
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Under Pressure, Colleges Update Sexual Assault Policies

Nationwide, there has been a lot of talk, and action, on college campuses against sexual assault. Last month, the state of California passed a bill that requires its colleges to define “yes means yes” when investigating claims of sexual assault. With this bill, the definition of consent requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” 
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Take Pride and Take Care

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.
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Editor's Notebook: November

A coat. A flower. A ceramic snowman. These items signify the holidays for me. Movies and shopping malls may try to tell us what the holidays are and how they should look, which can distort our focus on what they mean to us.  

Much too often Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah are all stereotyped. According to Macy’s department store, everyone has a turkey for Thanksgiving or an ornately decorated coniferous tree standing in their living room during December.
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Many Young People Abstain from Voting

The results are in. Most young people ages 18-29 have chosen to forego their constitutional right to vote.  According to CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the Connecticut voter turnout during the 2012 election fell to an all-time low of 21.6% for young people 18-29. 

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Give Thanks and Give to Others

Give Thanks and Give to Others

In 1620 a group of 102 brave colonists set sail on a 66 day harrowing journey across the Atlantic Ocean, landing on Plymouth Rock in Cape Cod. The colonists befriended a community of Wampanoag Indians, who taught them how to plant and cultivate corn. In the fall of 1621, they all gathered together to celebrate the first harvest in a three-day feast that is now known as Thanksgiving.
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Respiratory Club Fights for Smoke-Free Campus

A hot button issue at NVCC right now is whether people should be allowed to smoke on campus.
NVCC is currently a smoker-friendly campus, with designated smoking areas behind Technology Hall, on the 2nd Floor Ekstrom garage and on the plaza. There are also rules that prevent people from smoking within a certain distance of the main entryways. These rules seem to be rarely enforced, however, and now students from a number of clubs are speaking out. 
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Students React to Developmental Changes

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. 
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NVCC Honored Puerto Rican Poet

NVCC held a symposium in the Playbox Theater celebrating the life and legacy of Puerto Rico’s legendary poet and feminist, Julia de Burgos, with guest speakers and students. Julia de Burgos blazed a trail for writers in Latin America and gave a voice to the social injustice issues in her country.
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App Links Veterans to Special Discounts

With Veteran’s Day on November 11th, there are many companies and restaurants that honor veterans by offering countless discounts and freebies available on this day as well as all year round. 
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Playing Video Games Like a Girl

Playing Video Games Like a Girl

To all male gamers who have ever encountered a female gamer: Yes, she can probably beat you on your favorite map in Call of Duty. Yes, she really is female. No, she doesn’t care for your opinion about her playing video games. No, she isn’t there for your entertainment. She is there for her own, and deserves to be treated like a fellow gamer, regardless of her sex.
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Is Recycling Worth It?

Millions of Americans sort recyclables from their trash, waiting for large, noisy trucks to come pick up their materials. From there, the materials are brought to a processing facility, where everything is organized and crushed into smaller pieces. Then, these goods are refined and transformed into another product that is ready to be put on shelves for consumers to buy.
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Danbury Center Achieves Campus Status

For more than 5 years, the Danbury has broadened the reach of Naugatuck Valley Community College and allowed students to earn credit without traveling into Waterbury. More importantly, the college branch has continuously expanded throughout its existence, with over 1100 students taking courses there this fall.
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Absent Young Voters

Many college students may not understand the significance of their thoughts or opinions regarding the welfare of politics. Their insights and initiatives on how to make Connecticut, or even this country, function in a more fruitful and beneficial way are important; however, many do not voice their thoughts. Young peoples’ votes carry more weight than they realize. As recent elections have proven, political decisions can be decided by just a handful of votes.
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Making Strides to Walk in Waterbury

For the first time in the Greater Waterbury area, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), an organization for breast cancer awareness through the American Cancer Society, will hold a walk through Library park to raise awareness about breast cancer, and to celebrate its survivors.

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Students Create Nail Polish to Protect from Date Rape

Four male undergraduate students at North Carolina State University are creating a discreet tool women can use to protect themselves against drug-assisted sexual assault. Nail polish. These students are designing, and are close to producing, a nail polish that will change color in the presence of several date rape drugs.
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NVCC Responds to Students in Need

NVCC Responds to Students in Need

Upon recognition of the alarming rate of college students going hungry, NVCC began the necessary research to find the best way to provide for its students. 

“We recognize the concerns, we appreciate them bringing them to our attention and we intend to do something about it,” says Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services. Over the summer, NVCC has attained funding to provide storage cabinets and refrigerators of healthy snacks for its students at both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses. 

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A Servant to God and NVCC

A Servant to God and NVCC

After thirty-two and a half years of dedicated work at Naugatuck Valley, grounds superintendent Leonides Luciano has seen a lot of change happen at the school and in his church, the First Assembly of God in Naugatuck, where he was elected a pastor in January. He has formed a connection with NVCC different from most who are involved with college by being an employee, a graduate, and the parent of a student.

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Chow Time on Campus

The cafeteria has become one of the centerpieces of this school, a place where students can meet to talk, play cards, duel at the ping pong tables, and shoot the cue ball at the pool table. Social activity thrives here but something not often talked about is the food culture that accompanies it...

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Treating Pain While Creating Addicts

In the past 15 years, over 100 million prescriptions for Oxycodone were given to Americans. This is equal to one prescription for every three people. Almost half of these prescriptions never should have come to be. “Drug dealers with MD’s” are the corrupt doctors of today. They are protected by federal law and...

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