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Call for staff53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony - Call for Event Staff!

NSCC's 53rd Commencement ceremony is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Salem State University. The Commencement Committee is seeking event staff to help the event run smoothly.

We welcome all who can assist! Please note, there are several opportunities to contribute and still walk in the ceremony, if you so choose. This is a great opportunity for staff and/or faculty. Please speak with your supervisor regarding specific departmental needs during the day, your potential participation, and approval to work at the event.

You can access the form here to sign up as an Event Staff member at the Commencement Ceremony. This form will be accessible until Friday, May 10, 2019.

Questions can be directed to or 978-762-4000 ext. 6686



Seeking 53rd Commencement Student Speaker Nominations

Deadline Extended to March 20!
NSCC Commencement Ceremony
Date: May 23, 2019
at SSU’s O’Keefe Center

Do you know a student who would be an inspirational student speaker for the graduating class of 2019?   Encourage them to nominate themselves for the student speaker role! Spread the word!

Student Speaker nomination form -

More information -

Student Speaker - Deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, March 20th at 4pm.


Logic PuzzlePlay the Weekly Logic Puzzle Challenge

A Friendly Competition Among Faculty, Staff and Students 

Week #6 logic problem

Week #5 puzzle solution      Week #5 Winners

The Logic Problem of the Week is a fun challenge open to all.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to try these fun problems.  Click here or stop by the bulletin boards in either Danvers (Berry reception desk) or Lynn (across from LE 303) to see the instructions and the poster each Friday at Noon.  You can also join the NSCC Mathematics Department Facebook page to see the problem. Solutions are due every Thursday at Noon. All solutions should be emailed to either or and must have your first name, last name and class or department. If you have any questions, please contact us at those email addresses.

The Logic Problem of the Week is for anyone who is looking for a fun challenge. Those submitting correct solutions will earn points towards a prize at the end of the semester. First correct submission - 10 pts, 2nd correct submission - 9 pts, 3rd correct submission – 8pts, etc. down to 1 pt for the 10th correct solution. Student and faculty contests are separate. Puzzles will vary in difficulty level and style.

--Professor John Gambino and Professor Anne O'Shea, Math Department


20 minute online professional development

20 Minute Online Professional Development


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 11th - What are Five Methods that Help Students Become More Effective Learners? 

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.)

New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. The complete spring schedule for Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at

The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) – we would appreciate your input!

--Andrea Milligan



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Seeking Topics of Interest to YOU for President Pat's Podcasts


New for 2019 is President Pat's Podcasts, a twice-monthly podcast hosted by President Gentile consisting of 15-minute segments that will feature your new program or initiative, classwork or course, or emerging trends.  She welcomes you to email her with suggested topics that includes the subject and a brief overview.  If your topic is selected, she will create the podcast by interviewing you.   Let her know asap if you'd like to be interviewed!

We’ve also been approached by some local media outlets to share some of our faculty and staff perspectives in the form of Op Eds. Linda Brantley will be organizing this outreach so if this is something you are interested in, please let her know at We can use this as a beginning of starting our own Panel of Experts that can also be utilized to localize national stories or provide speakers and again, sing the praises of what is happening at NSCC. 


FAFSA FridaysFAFSA Fridays

Please share this information with your staff and help us promote FAFSA Fridays.

SFS will be offering FAFSA assistance with our FAFSA Fridays in March and April.  We will be encouraging students to complete their 2019/2020 FAFSA by the May 1st priority deadline.  Staff will be available in Danvers and Lynn from 10-2. 

--Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Financial Aid


Upcoming Events


March 18 – Book signing/discussion by President Emeritus Wayne Burton

Wayne's War book cover

North Shore Community College's Professors Emeriti invite the NSCC community and the public to a book signing and discussion by NSCC President Emeritus Wayne Burton about his recently published book, “Wayne’s War.” The book explores how the Vietnam Conflict inspired him to a career in public higher education and later to public service.

The free community event will be held on Monday, March 18, 10-11:30a.m. on the Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, in the Lecture Hall, DS119. Copies of “Wayne’s War” will be available for purchase at the book signing or may be purchased here

For more information, contact Tom MacLachlan at

Join us for this free Liberal Studies Lecture Series (LS)^2

Seeing is Believing“Seeing is Believing? The Deception of Perception”
Thursday, March 28
12:30-1:45 pm
Lynn Campus gym
Presenter: Dr. Fred Altieri

For more information, or


April 18 - Film Fighting

Film Fighting posterEnglish Professors Cari Keebaugh and Nicki Buscemi will “duke it out” in a stage combat demonstration of film fighting techniques.

Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m., Lynn Campus, LE305

Questions?  Contact,




April 22 & 23 2019 NSCC Visiting Writer: Oompa

OompaOompa is a nationally acclaimed, Roxbury-born slam poet, hip-hop artist, and self-described "hood, queer, black, womynist, orphan, sister, friend, and teacher."  She is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam.  She has been featured in magazines such as The Huffington Post and DigBoston and has appeared at colleges such as Boston University, Boston College, and the Berklee College of Music.

You can find out more about Oompa on her website, including sample audio and videos.

This year's event will take place on the

  • LYNN CAMPUS: Monday, April 22, at 9:30 and 11:00 am in the President's Board Room in the new building (LS328)
  • DANVERS CAMPUS: Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 and 11:00 am in the library

Please direct any questions to John Zamparelli at


Veterans Fair 


Volunteers NEEDED for upcoming NSCC Mobile Markets

Mbile MarketThank you to all the volunteers who help set up, distribute food and clean up.  The success of the mobile markets would not be possible without our volunteers!  The schedule of upcoming winter/spring mobile markets on both the Lynn and Danvers Campuses may be found here.    Volunteers are needed!  If you are able to stop by and volunteer at any of the markets, please check out the volunteer page. 

Thank you for your continued support!!

--Amanda Dooling, Director of Student Engagement


NSCC offering FREE salon services to North Shore First Responders

Free SalonPlease spread the word!

North Shore Community College is offering FREE salon services for all North Shore First Responders!

Where: NSCC’s Cosmetology Clinic, North Shore Business Center, Building 100, 30 Log Bridge Road, Middleton, MA

When: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-12:30 p.m. No appointment necessary but call ahead appreciated. (chemical services must be started by 10:30a.m.)

Please bring your First Responder I.D.

For more information, call 978-762-4000, x1516.

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