The NSCC Bulletin




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46th Forum On Tolerance
Virtual Event from October 18-21, 2021

What does Asian American mean? Identities, Struggles, & Contributions

The need for this forum was spurred by the devastating 149 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in American cities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also aware that such sentiments that exclude, stereotype, and target Asian-Americans have existed well before the recent pandemic.   What we hope to achieve with this forum is to share a variety of unique human stories that explore the many Identities, Struggles, & Contributions of Asian-Americans. We hope that all participants will also share their unique answers to the question, “What does Asian-American mean?”

Speakers include: Dr. Paul Watanabe, keynote; Dr. Ben Railton; Dr. Li Li; author Aimee Liu

To see the entire schedule of events, session topics and to register for sessions, click here



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Free Flu Clinic

NSCC nursing students and faculty will be assisting the Lynn Department of Public Health at the following flu clinic:

Monday, 10/18, 4-7p.m. at Breed Middle School, 90 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn

All are welcome to come and get a free flu shot. Please bring your insurance information.




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Share Your Pets in Costume Photos!

It’s October and we all know what that means. Time to dress up the pets!

Share your favorite photo of your pet/s dressed up for Halloween.  Email photos to by 3pm on October 29.  Please include your pet's name.  All photos received by October 29 will be included in the November 1 issue of the Bulletin.

Pictured is Admiral (Addie) McPupnstuff Marsala dressed up as a scorpion, shared by doggie dad Jason Marsala, Director of Student Accounts. 




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NSCC students rise, achieve, and persist - Lynn Item

NSCC alumnus Paul Parisi is new Ipswich Fire Chief - Town of Ipswich




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Navigate Weekly Workshops

We are about halfway through the Fall semester! As Spring 2022 registration is slowly creeping up, we want to invite you all again for some workshops on Availability & Calendar Syncs, Appointment Campaigns, and Tips & Tricks of the Academic Planning tool! Additionally, the Navigate team has come up with an extremely fun initiative for our students that we are calling, “The 15-Days of Giveaways” event. This will run from mid-October through the first part of November. This event will encourage students to engage with the tool and give us some live data feedback through our Giveaways Survey. Students will have a chance to win amazing prizes from Amazon gift cards, to any (3)-credit course, all the way to a new free HD Lenovo Laptop!

As we continue through the semester and get ready for Spring, you may want to review your Navigate skills. You can do that through our Blackboard Navigate Training Course, or by visiting the Navigate team during any of these meeting days/times!

Wednesday, October 20

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Availability 101 & Calendar Syncing: Getting Ready for Appointments

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 

Wednesday, October 27

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Course in Blackboard: Module 5: Appointments & Campaigns

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 

Wednesday, November 3

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning: Features, Functions, Tips & Tricks!

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time

Wednesday, November 10

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Notes & Appointment Summaries // Running Reports

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 


Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, and Scott




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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 Fall Semester (2021) for ANIMAL TAILS: A Virtual Storytelling Project

Talented tricksters go toe to toe with terrible troublemakers in this series of tales featuring a menagerie of feathered, finned and four-legged beasties from around the world.   

Come join the team responsible for bringing these stories to life this fall!

No experience needed!  All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. 

AIR DATE:  December 2021, as part of NSCC’S Cultural Arts programming.

For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at








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  • troy smithJoin Digital Commonwealth for "Building Bridges of Inclusion: Creating Dynamic Learning Relationships", Free Event, October 20 2021, 1-2PM EDT with Professor Troy Smith. North Shore Community College

FREE Registration: https:// digitalcommonwealth.

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer,






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Seeking 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker Nominations

Do you know of someone who would be a great role model to our graduating students? Someone they could relate to, someone who will inspire them? The College is now seeking nominations for the 56th Commencement Keynote Speaker.  NSCC's 2022 Commencement Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday November 5, 2021 at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to




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Mass STEM Week

Celebrate Mass STEM Week which officially starts on October 18! A full schedule of fun, fun STEM events is located here!




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RH Perry is pleased to assist North Shore Community College in its Chief Academic Officer Search. We realize that you are extremely busy this time of the year. However, we hope you will make time to attend a constituent group Zoom meeting with us.  Click on the schedule of constituent group meetings.

--Thanh Giddarie, Interim VP of HR/Payroll,





NSCC students, faculty, and staff must be
fully vaccinated by January 2022

All employees and any students studying or coming to campus must be fully vaccinated by January 2022 President William Heineman announced on September 20.

The decision was made unanimously by the Presidents of all the state’s 15 community colleges.

“During the last eighteen months, the Massachusetts Community Colleges have prioritized the health and safety of our communities while also recognizing that many of our students have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already vaccinated or are in the process of becoming vaccinated, the fifteen colleges are seeking to increase the health and safety of the learning and working environment in light of the ongoing public health concerns and current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” it was noted in a joint statement.

Students who seek to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.

The announcement comes amid a rise in the number of new cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, the increased access and availability of vaccines, the Food & Drug Administration’s full and pending approval of available vaccines, and CDC guidance that the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be extremely safe and highly effective at preventing infection, severe disease, hospitalization, and death, the requirement is aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for the more than 135,000 students served by the community colleges each year.

“The Massachusetts Community Colleges are committed to ensuring vaccination status is not a barrier to students and will continue offering a range of virtual learning opportunities and services,” Heineman said.




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20 Minute Online Professional Development

The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.

For the week of October 18th - How Can I Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?

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,







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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:
This is an example of middle/upper class privilege: I have visited a doctor for a “check-up.”

If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore. edu






Please share with your students.


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 #BecauseWeWill is accepting nationwide student submissions of student stories - in short video or written story format.  All submissions will be considered to receive an unrestricted $1,000 cash award to support students' personal education goals. Winners will be announced monthly.

Learn more on the #BecauseWeWill website.



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Mobile Food Markets (Danvers Campus Only)

Mobile MarketFree farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester.  The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.  It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.  

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.

Fall 2021 Semester Dates                               Spring 2022 Semester Dates

September 9, 2021**                                        February 10, 2022
October 14, 2021**                                             March 10, 2022
November 18, 2021                                          April 14, 2022
                                      December 9, 2021                                           May 12, 2022           

*Please note registration will be required for each monthly market.  Be sure to sign up for the ones you would like to attend.

**Market Sign Up closed.  Please reach out to Amanda Dooling at for assistance.
If you need food assistance please complete the Here to Help Application.

If you are a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.



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Sunday tutoring hours now available!

In addition to the tutoring hours listed in the above flyer, your students can now schedule remote sessions with our tutors between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Sundays.  For the near future, we are piloting limited service during these hours.  Subjects currently available at these times are writing, ESL, statistics, math 110, and selected history, psychology, and other courses.

Students can request a session here: https://northshore.libanswers. com/tutoring/.



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