𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 - March 8
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world!! (www.internationalwomensday.com).
Volunteers Kendalle Jones, Kim Carney, & Robert Vaccaro
Nearly 350 community members signed up for the first Farmers to Families free food box distribution held March 3, 2021 at North Shore Community College’s Danvers campus.
Each food box, available to ALL families in need, held 32 pounds of perishable and non-perishable food including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and meat products.
NSCC, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, will continue
to hold bi-monthly Farmers to Families free food box distributions. Participants must
register in advance at mmsfi.org. The next food box distribution will take place on
Wednesday, March 17.
Additional photos may be viewed on Facebook or Flickr.
Congratulations to Professor Irene Fernandez-Palacios who recently participated in the Foreign Language OER Conference. Prior to this conference, Irene was recognized for her excellence in online education
and OER via being awarded an OER Master Creator Badge from Coerll; her name and our
college's name are publicized in this link: https://community.coerll.utexas.edu/.
What a difference a week makes! Thanks to a combination of faculty and staff sharing the news, announcements in Blackboard and My Northshore, the Weekly Wave and social media, we had 300 students start their applications in Award Spring the first week! Right now about half of the applications are complete. The scholarship cycle is open until March 31st, but please continue to encourage students to check their email for an invitation to apply.
If you’re curious and would like to see what invited students see when they get into Award Spring, contact Kathy Faulkner at email@example.com. She will happily Zoom with you for a close-up view! Please do not put yourself into Award Spring as an applicant – the view you will see is not the same as what the student sees, and it skews the analytics associated with the system.
Finally, we’ve got 55 scholarship reviewers this year! The more reviewers we get, the less work it is for everyone. There’s still time to sign up – training will begin next week. Fill out this form to receive training: https://forms.gle/vkYu22iNGWz8Vtyn9
The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Elected Alumni representative to the college’s Board of Trustees. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝗶 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲.
The responsibilities of Massachusetts community college trustees are described in state law under Chapter 15A and include selecting and annually evaluating the college president, setting fee schedules, ensuring an annual independent audit, and providing appropriate governance of the college, among other accountabilities.
The term of the Elected AlumniTrustee is five years and those elected are limited to no more than two consecutive five-year terms. The NSCC Board of Trustees meets 6 times per year with committee meetings on an as-needed basis. The Elected AlumniTrustee must also attend two yearly meetings of the Alumni Association Board. The current vacancy will begin with a two-year appointment to fill a resignation.
Those interested should submit this application no later than 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
Questions? Email NSCC_Alumni@northshore.edu.
Remembering and honoring our NSCC colleagues who have recently passed away.
Student Nominations Needed for NSCC’s 2021 “29 Who Shine” Honoree
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s “29 Who Shine” student honoree. This event, organized annually by the MA Department of Higher Education to recognize an outstanding graduate from each of the state’s 29 public colleges, will be held virtually Thursday, Thursday, May 13 at 2-3 p.m. via YouTube Livestream.
The “29 Who Shine” awards highlight the special role that Massachusetts public college and university students play as engaged citizens and future leaders. The awards and the attention generated by the ceremony serve to remind the legislature, business community and the public of the important contributions that public higher education students make to their communities. The "29 Who Shine" are a visible reminder of the "dividend" that investments in public higher education can yield for the Commonwealth.
To achieve this objective, we seek student honorees who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping others through community service and civic engagement. Given the extraordinary events of the past year, we ask that you prioritize student nominees who have demonstrated a willingness to help others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These might include students who volunteered to assist peers through on-line mentoring programs, or assisted at an understaffed local food pantry, or made calls to ease the isolation of house-bound seniors. It could also include students who proposed or designed specific solutions to Covid-related problems on campus or in the community.
As in previous years, there is no academic requirement associated with the "29 Who Shine" award. A student's GPA is considerably less important, in this case, than his or her record of service to others.
In addition, as in past years, students will be asked to identify a staff person or faculty member who served as a mentor, either informally or as an assigned advisor. This year, we will honor the mentors by asking them to pre-record 30-second introductions of the students they've supported.
Please nominate your best and brightest students for this honor. Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 12.
Criteria for 29 Who Shine 2020: Student nominees must:
- Complete his/her degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college, state university or UMass campus within the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Be a Massachusetts resident who plans to continue living and working in the state upon graduation. (A student who plans to live in Massachusetts after furthering his or her education, either in or out of state, would also qualify).
- The student intends to pursue a career track or interest for which there is a demonstrated need in the Commonwealth, such as a high-demand STEM-related career (health care, life sciences, information technology), or a start-up business that will produce jobs, or a community service role to better the lives of fellow Massachusetts citizens (such as teaching, working in a social service agency or community organization, etc.)
Please submit student names and description of how they meet the above criteria to Linda Brantley, Executive Director of External & Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 12. President Bryant will make the final selection decision based on nominations received.
Navigate Weekly Workshops!
Come learn in this supportive environment. Attendees will have an opportunity to watch demos, receive handout materials, and will be given an opportunity to work on their own with “experts” on hand to assist with questions. We are also available upon request to go over features with any meeting, group, or department.
During the “Navigate Sandbox” facilitators may share tips and tricks but attendees are encouraged to explore the site features on their own as well.
Wednesday, March 10
8:30AM – 9:00AM EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A
2:00PM - 2:45PM Student Registration Overview
3:00PM - 3:45PM Navigate Sandbox: come and play in a supported environment
-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia
Please spread the word!
You must pre-register to receive a box. mmsfi.org
Murder By The Minute
Calling all creatives! We need you to get involved…in the Performing Arts at North Shore!
We are looking for actors, artists, sound editors, tech wizards, and more to join us this Spring Semester (2021) for a virtual production of:
MURDER BY THE MINUTE!
Mischief, mayhem and murder rule the air waves when we journey back in time to the 1940’s and the Golden Age of Radio, for a selection of popular Five-Minute Mysteries.
Cunning criminals mingle with wise-cracking dames, as gumshoes and scoundrels play at cat-and-mouse games in this thrilling homage to a bygone era!
AIR DATE: throughout April 2021, as part of Arts in April programming.
No experience needed! All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.
For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at email@example.com.
The clock is ticking…what are you waiting for?
Submit your recipe here.
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.
For the week of March 8 - What Are 9 Practical Steps to Implement Mastery Learning?
Directions for Accessing the Link to the Presentation and Supplemental Materials
Select the URL link below to access the presentation and to print the supplemental materials. (You may also copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.) Supplemental materials are available to view and print now.
New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday.
The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation – we would appreciate your input!
--Andrea Milligan, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
Chief Diversity Officer
Dean of STEM and Education
HR Generalist (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
Human Resources Payroll Analyst (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
Administrative Assistant, Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing
FT Faculty (Clinical Coordinator), Respiratory Care Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Nutrition & Dietary Management Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Chemistry, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
PT Instructor, Community Health Worker (CHW) program
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Biliterate (English/Spanish) Curriculum Developer for Medical Terminology (Grant funded)
PT Special Programs Coordinator: STEM Coach Liaison, Academic Affairs (Grant Funded)
For more information on these and other job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at email@example.com
The External and Public Relations Office invites you to share the stories of NSCC so that we can spread the word far and wide of what a great resource and choice NSCC is for the North Shore region and beyond. Depending on your role at the college, you know best about our special students, professors, initiatives, etc. Share your story by filling out this form to let External and Public Relations know about and promote our super stars and programs!
--Linda Brantley, Executive Director, External and Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all creative faculty and staff!
The Arts in April Committee is seeking people interested in participating in the virtual "ARTS IN APRIL" month-long event! This form is being sent out to North Shore Community College faculty and staff interested in giving a presentation, organizing a panel, or demonstrating an activity in music, art, poetry, photography, creative writing, and/or other art forms.
Here's the link to the form.
--Aaron Keebaugh, email@example.com
The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events. “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart.
With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up. Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working. Photo suggestions: Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc. 10-second individual video message. Students' music approx 5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed!
Be creative! Submission form
Questions to Anne Tabet at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021
Have fun taking pictures and videos!
--The Diversity Leadership Committee
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.
March Deep Dive:
The events of January 6, 2021, rattled the nation to its core. The extreme ideologies that led to the insurrection at the Capitol are reflective of radicalized ideological and theological perspectives that are evident in larger society and on college campuses. Within this context, this video will examine the viewpoints and historical perspectives that led to the events of January 6th. The speakers will also offer recommendations for college and university leaders on how to advocate for justice and reconciliation on our campuses and in our nation. Presented by Cora Learning. Featuring: Luke J.Wood, Lasana Hotep & Frank Harris III (1:26:00)
Think About This:
White fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes
intolerable [for white people], triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves
include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors
such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors,
in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
What's going on in Student Engagement?
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Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access. Please monitor your college email and check www.northshore.edu/corona for frequent updates and resources.