The NSCC Bulletin

President Heineman, Deb Ruggierio signing MOU

It's official!

President Bill Heineman and Lynn Public Schools Superintendent Deb Ruggiero sign a memorandum of understanding formalizing the new early college high school on the Lynn campus, the first of its kind in Massachusetts.
Lynn item story    Additional photos of the event may be viewed on Facebook or Flickr.


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Saturday’s Open House a huge success!

Big shout out to our amazing team of NSCC faculty, staff, and students who were on the Danvers Campus, on a beautiful Saturday, welcoming prospective students and their families. #NSCCProud

Additional photos of the event may be found on Facebook or Flickr.


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48th Forum on Tolerance
We're NOT there yet! -
Still fighting sexism and misogyny in the U.S.

North Shore Community College presents the 48th Forum on Tolerance: We’re NOT There Yet – Still fighting sexism and misogyny in the U.S. on Thursday, October 27, 11am-12:30p.m. in the Lynn Campus gym or via Zoom.  The forum is free and open to the public.

This past year, women’s rights in the U.S. have slid backward, most notably with the overturning of Roe versus Wade.  In this forum, we will explore what that means for women’s autonomy over their own bodies and how this ruling impacts all of us.

There will be a viewing of short documentaries and a panel discussion about the current status of gender equality in the U.S. 

Further details and a registration link may be found at

For more information, please contact Dr. Laurie Carlson at


Congratulations, Dr. Mezquita!

kudos korner thumbs upCongratulations to our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Mezquita, who will be honored with a Latin Pride 2022 award on October 25 at the Proud of our Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Lynn Auditorium!! 👏 #NSCCProud



Please join us!

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Halloween Blood Drive, October 31
Lynn Campus

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                                  STEM Night

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We were thrilled to see so many local 7th-12th graders and their families come out to the NSCC Lynn campus for STEM Night last week. Students had the opportunity to learn about the design process and projectiles by building a catapult, check out squirmy critters under the microscope, and learn about the programs available at NSCC. We want to thank our enthusiastic NSCC students and faculty for their great work in running engaging activities to keep students excited about STEM.  View additional photos of the event on Facebook or Flickr.

--NSCC’s STEM Team


First Ever Employee Bake Off!

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Navigate Weekly Workshops

As mentioned before, the Navigate team has created short video clips of student facing functionality within Navigate. We know that not all Staff/Faculty have access to the student portal. With that being said, over the next several weeks, the first hour of our Wednesday workshops will be used highlighting one or two of the new student video content and how that can be leveraged, used, or coincides with various tools/functionality on the Staff/Faculty facing Navigate portal! If you’d like a head-start on some of the video content, please see our Navigate NSCC - Youtube Channel. Make sure to like & subscribe! 😉

The institution has moved forward with a new onboarding process for newly accepted students. These students will be introduced to Navigate as the second “step” in their onboarding experience. This means that almost ALL of our students will be using Navigate. If you need to just brush up your skills, please feel free to utilize these workshops to come in and ask any questions you may have! Remember: The Navigate blackboard course, as well as resource tiles on MyNorthShore, are places to find useful materials.

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Student Tips: Incorporating Advisor Feedback – Academic Planning!

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

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Scott, Michael, Jeleiny & Sam

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From an Idea to a Reality

Reflections on a collegial collaboration

In the Spring 2022 semester, Drs. Larry Davis and Kara Kaufman of the history department teamed up with Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies to bring scholars to their classes and the larger NSCC community to discuss the experiences of women in the Eastern front during World War II. 

This video is a conversation between Dr. Davis and Dr. Kaufman as they reflect upon what they learned both in terms of content and logistics. This program turned out to be more controversial than they thought it would be, since publicly discussing the content could have life-threatening ramifications on the scholars if not treated seriously.


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Account Access While Abroad

Are you planning a trip abroad?  Will you need to log into your NSCC email or Blackboard accounts while you're away?  Make sure to contact the NSCC Helpdesk before you leave the United States!! 

For security purposes, access to your NSCC account is blocked from outside of the U.S.  Don't worry, you can still take your trip and access your account(s), if you so choose!  We can add an exception that will allow you to access your account while you are traveling, but you must contact the helpdesk in order to enable international access to your account.  

Here's what to do: 

  • Send an email to

  • Include your NSCC username and the dates that you will be traveling (be sure to include your return date)

  • Enjoy your trip! 

(Please share with your students, too!)

--Cassandra Reed, Administrator of User Services




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CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series

We are excited to announce that the CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series will be back this year.

Over the fall 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 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 next Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, October 28 and the topic will be “You Spoke, We Listened! Introducing a New NSCC Blackboard Assessment Tool”. Based on NSCC faculty feedback about assessment needs, CTLI staff and the faculty assessment fellows are piloting a self-directed Blackboard module to support program-level student learning outcomes assessment. The module includes assessment resource links, planning templates (e.g., for writing SLOs, curriculum mapping, etc.), and discussion boards for sharing assessment tips with faculty from across the college. Please join Kim Stevens and faculty assessment fellows Erinn Gilmore, Lori Azzara, Luciano Sappia, and Matt Edinger to learn more about this new resource! 

Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions. 

Future Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar.

  • November 18

  • December 2

  • December 16

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

We hope to see you on October 28!


--Andrea Milligan, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation/Instructional Technology



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Cafe Specials for October

Note the FREE BOO-berry muffins on Halloween! 
October Cafe Calendar



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Please share with your students
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


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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 24th: How Can I Create an Engaging, Student-Focused Syllabus?

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 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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We would love to tell you all about the fantastic wraparound services we provide to our cohort of Black and Latina/o students. We are kicking off our fall recruitment plan and would love an opportunity to visit your classroom or department to share information about our incredible wraparound support services. Please complete this form if you want a team member to visit you virtually, in person, or by video asynchronously!

--Michele Cubelli Harris,




Worthy Causes


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Beyond the Blues Musical Fundraiser
Produced by retired NSCC Professor/Playwright/Director Ralph Tufo
Help in the fight against Breast Cancer

Hello NSCC colleagues, I am reaching out for your annual help in supporting the fight against Breast Cancer. I walk annually in memoriam and for survivors.  This year will be my 11th year walking to raise funds and to support more research for cures.  I hope that you can join me in providing real-time help to those facing and fighting these devastating diseases.

You can make a donation online by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.

Susan G Komen Race For The Cure Breast Cancer Walk
Walk  - October 29th
Team Captain:  (me) Vanessa Bates
Donate Team:  AJ Ladybugs
Fundraising Goal:  $500

Thank you for helping me raise money in support of ending Breast Cancer forever and finding a cure for ALS.

Most Sincerely,

Vanessa Bates, TRIO/Student Support Services



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.                                  

October Deep Dive:

High-achieving Black athletes throughout the decades have been inspired and motivated by those who came before them. Many of these originals were the first professional black athletes in their sports and set examples for fans and future superstars alike. In this article famed athletes share recollections of these heroes who set records, won championships and made their marks, showing later generations what was possible.

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


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