The NSCC Bulletin


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NSCC Pets on Parade

This video is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!  Thank you to all who contributed videos of their pet/s.

Special thanks to Josiah Bourgeois from Instructional Media for coming up with the concept and for all his hard work in putting everything together.

Sit back and enjoy the show!



Navigate: Availability, Appointments, and Summaries  

Wed, Nov 18 at 2:15

Want to Learn More about utilizing Navigate to meet with Students?

The Student Success team will be hosting a training this Wed, Nov 18 to teach attendees how to set up their availability, invite advisees or students to make appointments, and write appointment summaries to add to the student record.

This is an introduction to these functions, but attendees should know how to log in to Navigate, find a list of students or advisees, and be comfortable with Google Calendar.

If you are planning on attending but would like to receive materials ahead of time email





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Let's show students who we really are!

Please help us get the word out about the College and our great faculty! Marketing would like to use real photos of instructors in online environments in upcoming marketing campaigns (digital ads and direct mail) to prospective students. If you'd like to participate, grab a screenshot of yourself in Zoom and forward to Sam McGilloway at




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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 16th - What are 3 keys to teaching intercultural competence?

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,




Faces of NSCC 2021

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart. 

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up.  Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working.  Photo suggestions:  Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc. Be creative!

Students' music approx  5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!

There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional.  People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.

Please direct any questions, send photos, student release form, 10-second individual video message,  student music for project background to:

Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee





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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 white privilege:  When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.

However, this country’s history is filled with Black women who have been steadfast in their efforts to advocate for democratic rights for ALL Americans.  In 1948, Charlotta Bass, a California newspaper publisher and editor, left her 30-year allegiance to the Republican party out of exasperation over their very limited support for racial and gender inclusivity. She joined the newly created Progressive Party and, in 1952, Charlotta became the first Black woman to be nominated to the role of Vice President on any party’s national ticket. 

In 1968, New York Democrat Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman to win a seat in Congress.  In 1972, Congresswoman Chisholm became the first African American and the first woman to seek a major party’s nomination to run for President. She was openly anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-war, pro-choice, and pro-labor, and she sought solutions to the chaotic issues that were plaguing the nation during that time.  Although both women were committed to their parties, party establishments did not consider either politician to be a real agent of change or the appropriate 'face' for their party. 

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


--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project



beyond the blue graphicBeyond the Blues

Enjoy retired Professor Ralph Tufo’s new musical, Beyond the Blues, a play about the power of music.

You can also access the video by going to YouTube and typing “Beyond the Blues Zoom Production” in the search box.

 Ralph wrote the script, lyrics, and music. Samantha Bestvina was the producer/director, and Larry Plitt of the Squeezebox Stompers performed the music. Feel free to share this email.

Synopsis - It’s 1982 in the Brickyard neighborhood of Lynn, MA. The gritty Urban Legend Bar & Grill is hosting its annual Singer/Songwriter Blues Competition. Four finalists are vying for the coveted award. They each sing 2 original songs accompanied by dramatic monologues which describe their song inspirations, the hardships they’ve gotten beyond, and their own unique connection to Lynn’s history. The owner of the Urban Legend is struggling to keep the bar operating since the Brickyard neighborhood has been decimated by urban renewal and a loan-shark is now threatening him for payback.   The Blue Blazers Band (Squeezebox Stompers) provide the live musical back-up for the singers. What happens to the bar?  Who wins the award at the end? It’s up to the actual audience who votes for the winner at each performance.

Pop some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

--Rockin’ Ralph





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North Shore Community College Fall 2020 Meditation Series

- featuring pre-recorded, live via Zoom, & Spanish meditation options as well as education
click here


 Faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the following events and
are encouraged to share with their students!


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Complete this form to join! 


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To sign up, please complete this form!



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Join OSE for the Virtual Thankful Turkey Trot!  Click here to sign up!


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Sign up for one or all of the OTA sessions.

Job Openings


Chief Diversity Officer
Director of Human Resource Development (Temporary, Remote 6-month position January 2021-June 2021)
PT Staff Associate (Program Coordinator), ESL

Clerical/Office Support

Accountant II, Grants Accountant, Fiscal Affairs


FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program (Medical Surgical Nursing), Spring 2021
FT Faculty, Associate Degree Nurse Education Program, Spring 2021


Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department


PT Academic Advisor and Outreach Specialist  

For more information on job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at



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.

Thursday, December 10th

If you know of a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please have them complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.




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Stay informed by reading the Weekly Wave.




Quote of the Week

(Contributed by Maria Decker, Adjunct Faculty)

"Don't believe everything you think."

--attributed to Winston Churchill

You're invited to share your favorite quotes.  Send your contributions to




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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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