Happy Lunar New Year!
With roots in the traditional lunisolar calendar of China, Lunar New Year is celebrated in a diversity of ways by communities in Asia, such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Ryukuan (Okinawan), and other Asian communities around the world. The Tibetan and Mongolian new year also falls on the same day in some years. Lunar New Year is often a time of family, reunions, food, and special customs. Click here to learn more about and find resources on Lunar and Chinese New Year as compiled by the Asian American Education Project.
Sadly, the list of U.S. mass shootings continues to grow, including a shooting that killed 10 and injured many in Monterey Park, California, a predominately Asian community, after celebrations on the eve of the Lunar New Year over the weekend. Content warning: click here to learn more about this weekend's tragic shooting via NPR.
For those impacted, Amplify Restorative Justice is hosting an Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American Collective Grief Space on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 PM EST. Click here for more details and sign-up.
--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer
2022 W-2 now available
If you suppressed your 2022 W-2, it is now available for you to view and print within HR/CMS. Using your User ID (Employee ID-6 digit number) and password, log into HR/CMS. Upon log in, click on Payroll Tile > W-2/W-2C Forms Tile. You are required to answer a security question in order to view W-2 page.
Note: If you have not setup or forgot your “security question”, you can setup or get your answer by navigating back to the Main Menu > Click on System Setting Tile > My System Profile Tile > Click on link “Change or set up forgotten password help”. After providing some validation information, you will then see your question/answer. If you need to, you may also change your questions/answers in the same place
If you did not suppress your 2022 W-2 before, it will be mailed to your home address, postmarked on January 31, 2023 and will available in HRCMS for access after this date.
Please contact the payroll office by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
--Tammy Nguyen, HR & Payroll
New steps to obtain a parking decal
To receive your parking decal, you need to follow these steps:
1. Log into your MyNorthshore account
2. Click on the following tile (search categories for "parking"):
3. Fully complete the application document that is provided
4. Agree to follow all parking rules & regulations by checking "yes" in the box provided
5. Pick up your decal at the location and time that is provided
NOTE: If your vehicle information changes, you will have to repeat these steps by completing a new application and getting a new decal for your vehicle.
CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series
Over the spring semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually once or twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations.
Our first Coffee and Conversations session of the spring semester will be on Friday, February 10th and the topic will be “Engaging Students with Service-Learning Experiences: Connecting the Classroom to the Community.” We invite you to join us for an informal conversation about our Service-Learning program. Our Service-Learning Graduate Fellow, Elaina Berry, will engage us in a discussion around the benefits of a service-based experiential learning course, examples of projects students are currently engaged in, and available support for making a Service-Learning experience meaningful to your students.
Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions.
Spring Semester Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar.
We would love your feedback on the topics for these sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might like to learn more about at https://forms.gle/yGifSTLdZmmyp75p7.
We hope to see you on February 10th!
Summer Workshop: Religious Nationalism in a Global Context
Across the globe, the relationship between religion and nation-states is complex and dynamic. Religious nationalism, a somewhat understudied aspect of this relationship, is key to understanding policies, personal and community impacts, and outcomes globally. Educators today must grapple with these issues as they teach their students to be global citizens. This year, the Global Studies Outreach Workshop will provide teachers with a space to think, learn, and ask questions about religious nationalism in a variety of contexts.
We plan to convene this workshop in person on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from July 31- August 3, 2023.
Questions? Contact Kara Kaufman at email@example.com
NSCC’S Cultural Arts Department announces…
AUDITIONS and INFORMATION SESSIONS
For the spring production of the sci-fi spectacular, FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD, by Qui Nguyen.
Set in a futuristic universe FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD blends stage combat, puppetry, and multi-media to create an action-packed sci-fi parody that follows the adventures of E-V, a hard nosed prizefighter and the last known human in the galaxy.
Auditions will take place beginning January 25. To sign up for a specific audition slot, please contact Matthew Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to prepare anything in advance for your audition, and auditions are open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni -- no experience necessary!
Those interested in participating as a member of the stage crew or in a production support role should also contact Matthew at the above email address.
5-Session Math Success Lab
An engaged class of 15 students participated in the 5-session Math Success Lab during the January Intersession. The class was free to students due to funding from the STEM Starter Academy grant. The students were eager to learn and many shared that they found the class very helpful. We will likely run a similar program leading up to future semesters. Thank you to Suchi Amritkumar for advocating for this project and teaching along with Tingting Fang, Ali Tateosian for promoting the program, and Deans Steven Hubbard and Walter Stone for supporting the initiative.
There's a new way to check in at the Lynn student success center for:
- Student Financial Services
- Coming soon to Danvers and Centro Hub!
- Students can grab a spot in line from anywhere! Please see the attached flyer.
NSCC in the news
NSCC Respiratory Therapy Grad new COO of Anna Jaques Hospital
Blood Drive, Lynn Campus, February 9
Questions? Contact Amanda Dooling at email@example.com
Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter NSCCLynn to schedule an appointment.
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We want to see you in pictures!
2023 Faces of NSCC - TOGETHER We welcome all NSCC students, faculty, staff, administrators to participate by submitting a picture(s), short video and or quote. Encouraged to include with you any 2/4 legged/feathered family/friends at home, on campus, outside, studying, having fun, traveling, vacations, anywhere! We want to see you!
Deadline to submit April 30, 2023.
--Diversity Leadership Committee 2023 Faces team
Arts in April: Call for Faculty, Staff, and Student Participation
The Arts in April committee is now planning the month-long arts festival for April
2023 and wishes to invite faculty, staff, and students to participate in the programming.
One way to participate is for faculty or staff to host an event, by yourself or with other faculty or staff. In the past, for example, faculty and staff have demonstrated techniques such as printmaking, hosted panels on various topics such as comic book artists, demonstrated how to enact combat scenes for dramatic productions, performed on various musical instruments, and exhibited their own art in one of the NSCC libraries. If you would like to discuss possible ideas, please email Cari Keebaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org). Presentations may be on campus or virtual though we are eager to offer more on campus events this year.
Another way to participate is to create an assignment in one of your spring courses that offers students the opportunity to write or perform and to receive credit (or perhaps even extra credit) for their work that would be presented on campus or virtually. For example, students might write poems, create a Tik Tok performance or short video, or create an art work related to course work. The committee is thinking of a variety of ways in which this work would be featured as part of Arts in April, either as an on campus exhibit or a virtual presentation.
If you are interested in participating in either of these ways, please notify Cari Keebaugh (email@example.com) at your earliest convenience and no later than the end of January, 2023. Cari needs to know what type of assignment you plan to incorporate into your course by the end of February 2023, but students would not need to submit their work until sometime in March.
Finally, we hope you will support Arts in April by taking your classes to some of the events and/or by making them aware of this festival.
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Student mental health support: Telehealth and more
Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and scary. Your Student Support Program (SSP) is here to help you, not judge you. Call or chat with My SSP anytime. Free, confidential, and available 24/7.
NSCC's MyStudentSupport app from Lifeworks connects students with credentialed, Masters-level counselors to help them successfully address cultural, physical, and mental health challenges as they pursue their college education. Students can speak with a counselor in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese no matter where they are. Students can download the free app from the Google Play or Apple Store, or visit their website at https://myssp.app/us/signup.
Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project
As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges,
culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community,
and the larger world.
We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.
Think about this:
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler challenged the prejudice that prevented African Americans from pursuing careers in medicine to became the first African American woman in the United States to earn an M.D. degree. Although little has survived to tell the story of Crumpler's life, she has secured her place in the historical record with her book of medical advice for women and children, published in 1883.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.