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Celebrating International Peace Day

Northwest Vista College celebrated International Peace Day on Sept. 21 by recognizing the new partnership between the San Antonio Peace Center and NVC and the Alamo Colleges. This new partnership will help strengthen NVC’s existing Peace and Conflict studies program and expand its programmatic offerings. Since 1994, the San Antonio Peace Center has nurtured peace

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Volunteer for HalloVista 2022

Help make this a GREAT EVENT! Students Can EARN Community Service Hours for Non-academic Transcripts Volunteer from 5 – 7 p.m. or 7 – 9 p.m. SIGN UP HERE You’ll be assigned to hand out giveaways, candy, attend decorated areas, set-up/clean-up, entertainment lines, and/or help kids with activities. Safety training, event shirt, volunteer bracelet, snacks, and pizza will

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NVC FUERTE Students Visit St. Mary’s for Fall Kick Off Meeting

Our Northwest Vista College students, accompanied by Dr. Mary Zocchi (Math), Dr. Thomas Pressly (Engineering), and Mark Jurena (Engineering) completed their Kick Off meeting for fall 2022 at St. Mary’s University on Sept. 23.   The students first completed a mentoring and student feedback session with Drs. Juan Ocampo and Rick Sperling.  Then, the NVC students toured

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Employee Development Day: Call for Proposals

College Commitments:  Northwest Vista College creates opportunities for success by offering quality academic, technical and life-long learning experiences to its diverse communities in a collaborative, student-centered, data-informed and shared leadership environment. Northwest Vista College is working towards a better Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive environment for both employees and students. In 2020, NVC leadership made DEI

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San Antonio Peace Center Invites You to a Day of Celebration

This day is shared across the world as an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and nations to engage in acts of kindness, mutual thriving, and coexistence. Please join us in celebrating this exciting moment as we welcome the Peace Center with music, art, community partners, and speakers that will center us in peace and compassion. Wednesday, September

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September All College Meeting Back in Person

Northwest Vista College’s Academic Services hosted the October All College meeting on Sept. 9. NVC Dean Bobby Ayala helped lead the meeting with some of the areas that make up his departments, such as Humanities & Government, English & Reading, Dance, Drama, Learning, and Community Engagement. Other areas also provided updates like Community Collaboration and

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Get Ready for a Ghostly HalloVista

HalloVISTA  2022 is on FRIDAY, October 21 – 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of DWWC and end at 7:00 pm when the movie begins. This year we are showing Ghost Busters: Afterlife The audience for the event is the

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Getting Kidnapped in the Remote Indian Himalayans

By NVC’s Scott Walker Over the summer I was “kidnapped” while trekking outside of an ancient village in the remote Indian Himalaya. I kid you not. In 2019, I wrote a research fellowship proposal to the American Institute of Indian Studies and was selected to conduct the project for the summer of 2020. Of course,

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Moving Diversity Forward with Inclusive Language

Northwest Vista College continued its Moving Diversity Forward series on Sept. 9. The Zoom workshop explores concepts centered on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice or DEIJ. Last semester, the four workshops attracted about 500 attendees. The Sept. 8 topic explored how using inclusive language can disrupt racism. The workshop is hosted by NVC’s two

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Data Bites: Community College Survey of Student Engagement

The CCSSE (pronounced as “sESSie”) is a national survey of community college students that focuses on their academic engagement while in college. The Department of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) administers the survey for NVC biannually during the Spring semester in selected college-level courses. To determine which courses will be chosen to administer the

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NVC’s First Annual Plus+STEM Symposium

The first student group in the grant-funded Northwest Vista College Plus+STEM Project were recognized for their internships at the first Plus+STEM Symposium on July 28. These students also completed summer workshops at NVC and are on their way to becoming future scientists by getting their feet wet this summer in statistics, chemistry and engineering. The

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New Vista Veterans Library Opens at NVC

Returning to school can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially daunting for veterans, who not only have to transition to civilian life, but may also be recovering from physical and mental injuries. In mid-March, the Northwest Vista College (NVC) Library opened the Vista Veterans Library providing veterans with a quiet place within

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