The NSCC Bulletin
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Danvers Staff



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Lynn Construction Update


Hello all, 
The Lynn electrical project is moving along as anticipated. The next phase for the building addition is to install the structural aggregate piers for the foundation. This will be a noisy process utilizing a large piece of equipment which is essentially vibrating and tamping in 54 separate aggregate piers into the ground. The work is scheduled to begin by the end of this week and continuing through Friday, November 15.
In accommodation for new electrical service connection National Grid will be opening up Broad Street beginning November 5 in between our Broad Street parking lot and the intersection at Washington Street. Lynn police will be present to direct traffic and construction plates will be in place at the end of each day. Broad Street will be open to traffic during construction but one lane of traffic is likely to be closed. Due to the complex conditions under the road, National Grid is anticipating this work to take a few weeks likely ending shortly after Thanksgiving. 
Our Broad Street parking lot will also be impacted as the new electrical service will be crossing it. This is likely to take place the week of the 11th but it is still to be determined. The lot entrance will be limited to one lane of travel during the construction. Police will be present to direct traffic. This work will also take a few weeks.
Thank you,
--Jamieson Wicks, Director of Facilities



Professional Development Fund$ Available

The Professional Development (PD) Committee would like to let faculty and staff know that professional
development funds are available.

There are three levels of PD grants that you can apply for:

  • Mini grant ($300 or less)
  • Large grant ($301-$1500 – requests are currently being funded at 75%)
  • Coursework grant (for undergraduate or graduate credit coursework, up to $500.)

    Please note that out-of-state travel requires pre-approval from your Vice President and the President. You will
    want to have the pre-approval to travel in writing (email is fine) before you submit the PD grant application. A
    copy of this pre-approval to travel will need to be forwarded to the PD Committee Chair.

    Before completing the PD grant application form, please review the eligibility and application guidelines. These
    are available on My Northshore.

    In My Northshore, search for professional development. Click the Professional Development Application &
    Award Process tile to access the eligibility and application guidelines as well as the Proposal Application Form.

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 Applications are due at least one week prior to the monthly governance meetings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out the the PD Committee Chair.

Thank you,

Andrea Milligan, PD Committee Chair,


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OER Panel

As part of their Affordable Textbooks Campaign, MASSPIRG students and NSCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) are hosting an OER (Open Educational Resources) Panel on November 6, 1:30 pm, Danvers Campus, room DS106B.  All are invited.

MASSPIRG students and the SGA believe that faculty need more information about OER and need to have the discussion with statewide staff and their peers to know exactly what it takes to make the switch. The DHE Director of Learning Outcomes, Robert Awkward, will be talking about what they are doing at the state level, and students will tell their stories about how the high cost of course materials has affected their college experience.

Refreshments will be available.  Learn more about OER at NSCC :

--Ashley Brown, Campus Organizer, MASSPIRG students,


Upcoming Events


November 6 - First Generation Celebration

Join the First Gen Committee in celebrating National First Gen Day on Wednesday, November 6th from 9:00-1:00 on both campuses. We are currently looking for faculty/staff volunteers that day. Please let us know if you are able to assist! Vxm6DvTgZtETMSwQ8
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November 7 - Annual Veterans Day Luncheon for faculty, staff and student veterans. More info, contact Kristine Babcock at

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November 8 - Lynn Campus Flu Clinic

The practical nursing faculty and students, in collaboration with the Lynn Board of Health, will be holding a Flu Clinic outside the first floor library in the McGee Building, Friday 11/8/19, 1-3 pm.  Please bring your insurance information.

--Norene Gachignard, Professor, Nurse Education






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Be a Mentor!

The College's new initiative, Men as Leaders Empowered to Strive (M.A.L.E.S) Mentor Program for new NSCC students is seeking mentors!  read more




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Seeking Nominations for the 54th Commencement Keynote Speaker!


NSCC Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 21st at SSU’s O’Keefe Center

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 54th Commencement Keynote Speaker.

Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, November 8th at 4pm.

Commencement Committee,
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 Meet your newest colleague!

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 The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleague to NSCC - Joseph Kelly, Painter, Facilities.


Open Jobs



Dean of Career and Technical Education and Business Division

PT Grant Researcher/Writer, Grants Development

Registrar, Enrollment Services


Clerical/Office Support

Payroll Analyst (Accountant II), Human Resources and Payroll

PT Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs (Temporary position)



FT Faculty, Nurse Education (Foundations of Nursing & Maternal Health), Spring 2020

PT Adult Education Instructor for Level 3 (GLE 9-12) class

PT Instructor, QuickBooks Level 1

PT Instructor, SolidWorks



Educational Advisor (Special Program Coordinator), TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program

Sr. Specialist for Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes  


For more information on these and other open jobs, contact Kim Bevan at




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 November 4- How can I ensure academic honesty in my online assesments?

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 10:00 a.m. 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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Get discounted tickets (save $23 off full price!) to NSMT’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL!

Join NSCC’s Alumni Association at Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theater to celebrate one of New England’s brightest holiday traditions! An original adaptation based on Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story following Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys where he discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Featuring dazzling special effects and traditional songs this award-winning production was created specifically for NSMT and has been seen by more than 1 million people since its 1989 debut. RUNNING TIME: 2h 20m (includes intermission) CONTENT ADVISORY: Contains sudden loud noises, pyrotechnics, dark images. May not be suitable for all audiences.

December 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

Adults $58.50, Youth (4-18) $35.50 Promo Code: ALUMS

Seating is limited – reserve your seats now! Go to to buy tickets.

Hope to see you there!

--NSCC's Alumni Association





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Enjoy lunch at the Beacon!

The Beacon Café, North Shore Community College’s student-run café, will be serving fresh, hot meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 15th through December 10th. The café will be closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Luncheons are only $5.00 -$7.50, depending on the menu, and will be served buffet style.  The Beacon has two seating times: 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and reservations are required. Please call (no emails, please) to make your reservation at 978-762-4000, x1513 and follow the instructions in the message.

The Beacon Café is located off Route 114W at 30 Log Bridge Road, Middleton in the North Shore Business Center.

Hope to see you at the Beacon!





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The NSCC Mobile Markets are held monthly on both the Lynn and Danvers Campus and provide fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to ALL NSCC students, faculty and staff, FREE of charge. Each participant may receive up to 25 pounds of produce.

A one-time registration is required for each campus. Registration may be done online or in person at the Office of Student Engagement Lynn, LW-171 or Danvers, DB 132.

Please plan to bring your own reusable bags to carry your items as bags may not be available at each market.

To volunteer or to register and to find out the dates, times and locations of the mobile markets,




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 Problem of the Week #9

Click here for Problem of the Week #9 and solution to Problem of the Week #8.

PLEASE NOTE:  Week #8 Leaderboard scores will not be available until later.  Stay tuned!


Contest Rules:

Each week we will send out a problem solving challenge as a friendly competition among students, faculty and staff. They will vary in topic, format and difficulty. Problems are posted on Tuesdays and answers need to be returned via email to Professor Anne O'Shea ( or Professor John Gambino ( by 11:00 am on Friday of the same week.     

The first randomly selected correct entry, regardless of when it is received, will earn 10 pts, the next 9 pts, the third 8 pts, the fourth 7 pts and the fifth 6 pts. All other correct submissions will earn 5 points. The person with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the semester (12/13) will be declared the winner and Problem Solving Champion and win a “fabulous” prize. Separate contests will be held for Students and Faculty/Staff.

Problems are posted each in the Bulletin each week, posted on the North Shore Community College Mathematics Department Facebook page, and on bulletin boards across from LE303 (Lynn) and on the first floor of the Berry Building (Danvers) by Tuesday. Other locations may be added at a later time.





Worthy Causes


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Help NSCC students, and others in need, Chase the Chill!
Please consider donating your knitted creations of hats, scarves, and gloves OR donate new or very gently used ones for the Chase the Chill Lynn event on Saturday, November 30, 12:30p.m..  We are always especially in need of thick men's gloves and socks. And those in need often ask for coats, sweatpants or sweatshirts. 
Chase the Chill Lynn was started by a graduate of NSCC, Kecia Rideout, and several NSCC faculty, staff, and students assist with the event each year.  We distribute these items outside of My Brother's Table.  They hang on clotheslines so people in need are empowered to choose whatever they like for free from the vast selection of colors and designs. 
This year, we will be joining efforts with the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) by collecting gently used/new clothing between Nov. 4-15 (boxes outside both OSE).  We plan to offer clothing items to NSCC students on tables outside the Danvers cafe and across from the Lynn gym during Dec. 2-13.    
Don't have time to shop?  We will shop for you if you would like to give a donation. Donna Davis (Student Support Center, first floor of Health Professions Building) accepts donations all year long and new volunteers and knitters (or shoppers!) are always welcomed.   To help, contact Donna at extension 4245 or





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