The Bulletin for North Shore Community College


Fall Registration Week starts Monday, April 1st.

Registration week Any student who registers during Registration Week (April 1 to April 5) will be automatically entered to win a free course for Fall 2019 (up to a $645 value). 

Registration Week Activities Include:

  • Classroom advising sessions
  • Prizes and giveaways to students who register early
  • Free coffee in the Advising Centers
  • New and unique course offerings for Fall 2


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 20Deadline 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.



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 18th – How can improving student feedback improve the quality of each educational encounter? 

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




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 21 – Enjoy a taste of hoops madness

student vs. faculty/staff basketball game right here at NSCC!  Sign up for the annual students vs. faculty/staff basketball game!





March 26 – Addiction Ain’t Fiction:  How is it affecting you?

Addiction posterPlease share with your students.

Students in Michelle Simon’s Substance Use Prevention class will be hosting resource tables on addiction prevention Tuesday, March 26, 10am-12:30pm, on the Lynn Campus, across from the 2nd floor café.  All are invited to stop by to check out the resources and speak to the students about their personal experiences. There will also be a trivia game about addiction and the brain with some prizes.  

For more info, contact Michelle at or at 617-549-1318


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



The Liberal Arts Division of North Shore Community College presents…


Directed by Matthew Woods

Taming of the Shrew

April 5 at 7 PM     
April 6 at 3 PM and 7 PM     
April 7 at 3 PM

Lynn Museum / Lynn Arts, Inc.
The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
featuring Pay What You Can ticketing

Controversial, complicated, and highly comical, William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew serves up a profound (and profoundly funny) love story wrapped in a wry critique of the marriage contract. 

Although the beautiful and mild-mannered Bianca is surrounded by suitors, her father refuses to let her marry until her elder sister, the fiery-tempered Katharina, first lands a husband.  But who would willingly wed himself to a shrew?  Enter the swaggering and fortune-seeking Petruchio, who directly begins an audacious plan to woo, wed, and tame the wild Kate.   Will these two impossible lovers discover they were made for each other? Or will their happy-ever-after turn into an endless battle-of-wills?  

The Taming of the Shrew is a student-driven production presented by North Shore Community College and the Liberal Arts Division. 


Our goal is to make tickets affordable for everyone, so all tickets for this event are Pay What You Can ($1-$15)!  

Not sure what you should pay Consider the standard range for our shows and go from there:  Students and seniors $1-$5; general admission $7-$15; or, why not consider Paying It Forward?  Your larger donation of $10-15 will allow students and others who may not be able to afford even a minimal donation a chance to attend for free!  

For more information please contact Matthew Woods at or call Academic Affairs at x2160. 

A NOTE TO EDUCATORS:  if you know a student who would like to attend and who would benefit from a free ticket, you may let them know that there are two ways for them to claim a free ticket: 

  • To reserve a seat online, they will need to offer a minimum of $1 to purchase a ticket, but they can select the PAY AT THE DOOR option at check out, which will not charge them for the ticket. This will allow them to reserve a seat, and they will have a choice to either make a small donation at the door (if they are able), or to simply collect their free ticket / seat.
  • They can contact me at I have held a handful of seats for each show to accommodate students who may need free seats.


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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