The NSCC Bulletin


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NSCC & the Cultural Arts Department present…

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Directed by Matthew Woods

Dec 2 & 9 at 7 PM

Dec 3 & 10 at 3 PM and 7 PM

Dec 4 & 11 at 1 PM

LOCATION:  Lynn Museum / Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA

TICKETS:  Pay What You Can at the door! 

To RSVP tickets in advance or for more information contact

ABOUT THE PLAY: Everybody is a modern -- and playful -- riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman, and a shrewd examination of the human condition in the face of mortality.  The story follows a character called “Everybody” as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.   

Check out this documentary project that was produced by students in the MDA 116 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking class in a cross curricular assignment with DRA 102 Introduction to Theatre for the NSCC Fall production of "Everybody" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The video was edited by Paige McIntosh. Documentary Production crew includes students Jefferson Amaya, Edward Cuevas, Dan Martin, Emma McLaughlin, Paige McIntosh, and Ally Zimpeck.




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We're almost there!

But we still need your help to join NSCC Police and Toys for Tots to Stuff A Cruiser with toys! 

New, unwrapped toys will be collected on the Lynn Campus on Tuesday, December 6 from 9am-3pm.

Stop by and listen to some Vincent Guaraldi classics, while enjoying some hot chocolate and cookies which will be served noon to 2 p.m., or have some fresh popped popcorn which will be served from 2-3 p.m.
(while supplies last).

Toys and non-perishable food may be dropped off, in advance of the 6th, on both the Lynn and Danvers Campuses.

Questions – contact Lt. Kevin Marshall at

Thank you for your support!




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Thanks to everyone who SHINED their LIGHT
so brightly for NSCC on GivingTuesday! 

NSCC raised more than $7,000 for our Here to Help program AND we welcomed 400+ new followers on NSCC social media accounts!  These are fantastic outcomes, and the enthusiasm on campus at our Shine Your Light tables and on social media was truly inspiring.  Special thanks to our 51 official ambassadors for such a successful launch of our new spirit day!  

There's still time this holiday season to GO ALL IN for NSCC with a gift to the Annual Fund for North Shore Community College! Give today at AND be sure to save the date - Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - for our 2nd annual SHINE YOUR LIGHT for NSCC spirit day!

To learn more, contact



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Enter the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!

 You could win a pizza party for 10!  details/sign-up

Join us at the Winter Wonderland Celebrations!

Mingle with colleagues and enjoy refreshments, music, and FREE raffle drawings - lots of fun prizes!
Gingerbread creations will be on display - vote for your favorite!

Lynn Campus, Monday, December 19, 2- 4pm, Lynn Cafe
Danvers Campus, Tuesday, December 20, 2- 4pm, Math & Science Old Cafe

-CARE Committee




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Check out the schedule here




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Arts in April: Call for Faculty, Staff, and Student Participation

The Arts in April committee is now planning the month-long arts festival for April 2023 and wishes to invite faculty, staff, and students to participate in the programming.

One way to participate is for faculty or staff to host an event, by yourself or with other faculty or staff. In the past, for example, faculty and staff have demonstrated techniques such as printmaking, hosted panels on various topics such as comic book artists, demonstrated how to enact combat scenes for dramatic productions, performed on various musical instruments, and exhibited their own art in one of the NSCC libraries. If you would like to discuss possible ideas, please email Cari Keebaugh (  Presentations may be on campus or virtual though we are eager to offer more on campus events this year.

Another way to participate is to create an assignment in one of your spring courses that offers students the opportunity to write or perform and to receive credit (or perhaps even extra credit) for their work that would be presented on campus or virtually. For example, students might write poems, create a Tik Tok performance or short video, or create an art work related to course work. The committee is thinking of a variety of ways in which this work would be featured as part of Arts in April, either as an on campus exhibit or a virtual presentation.

If you are interested in participating in either of these ways, please notify Cari Keebaugh ( at your earliest convenience and no later than the end of January, 2023. Cari needs to know what type of assignment you plan to incorporate into your course by the end of February 2023, but students would not need to submit their work until sometime in March.

Finally, we hope you will support Arts in April by taking your classes to some of the events and/or by making them aware of this festival.


Stop by to congratulate Joanne Sullivan!

joanne sullivan with flowers in greenhouseColleagues -- Joanne Sullivan is retiring! Having joined NSCC in 2010, Joanne has spent the last 12 years shepherding projects (state, federal and private) and herding cats (us) with her inimitable style.  North Shore has been the fortunate recipient of her many successful grant submissions – most notably our recent Title III grant -- and we are lucky to have had her.  Though she declined to be the star of a rowdy send-off party, Joanne is in her office (DB 322) Monday through Wednesday.  Please take some time between now and December 21st to stop in and wish Joanne well as she begins this next chapter of her life!

--Laurie LaChapelle, AVP, Planning, Research and Resources





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Kudos Korner

Kudos to Assistant Professor Bonnie Ashmore who had four of her amazing works of art on display @Gallery263 during their 11th Annual Members’ Exhibition, a group exhibition featuring Gallery 263’s artist members. The exhibition will be ongoing until December 17, 2022. www.gallery263





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Final Exam Schedule

Please find below the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Fall 2022 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Consult your instructor for further details:





Return of Vaccinations

covid 19 vaccine serumBeginning November 8, vaccinations will once again be available through Transformative on the Danvers campus, DB108-DB114, from 9am to 3pm Book an appointment for the Danvers site. Dates include:


  • Tues, Dec 6; and Wed Dec 7th, and Thurs., Dec 8th. 

Both Moderna pediatric and Pfzier for 12+ initial COVID shots and boosters will be available.  Vaccinations will be available to both the NSCC community and general public.



COVID-19 Vaccination Student Accommodation Deadline and Process

While the College and the MA Community College’s strongly prefer that all students, faculty and staff receive their COVID-19 vaccinations (and on-going boosters), we also recognize that some individuals will seek accommodations.

If a student is seeking a reasonable accommodation for the COVID-19 vaccination for Spring 2023, please have them complete the Student Reasonable Accommodation Form by the deadline date of Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Student Vaccination Review Committee has 10 business days to respond to a completed submission. Therefore, it is crucial that students requesting a reasonable accommodation do so by the posted deadline date to have their application reviewed prior to the start of Spring 2023 classes.

Please note, if a student submits a request for a reasonable accommodation, it’s the College’s intention to provide a reasonable accommodation while upholding the Massachusetts Community College COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All requests are carefully reviewed, and alternative options such as taking a course on-line or via videoconference may constitute a reasonable accommodation. Requests for accommodations do not guarantee that the student will be approved for the specific accommodation they are seeking. Questions about the process should be directed to the Student Vaccination Review Committee by emailing

~The Student Vaccination Review Committee



Important Year-end Updates from Payroll:
  1. Address Verification: In preparation for year-end tax reporting and document delivery, any updates in home address must be made by no later than 12/31/2022 in HR/CMS Self-Service site.

  2. Employees may consent to receive and print out an electronic W-2 or 1095-C through HR/CMS Self-don't take chances with your taxes 2Service:

       Some benefits of suppression are as follows:

  • A reduced risk of forms being lost or stolen in the mail.

  • Early access to W-2 and 1095-C in mid-January only to those employees who are suppressed through HR/CMS by 12/31/2022. Employees who select suppressed* W-2 and/or 1095-C will receive an email when those become available. *Paper W-2 or 1095-C forms will not be distributed through the mail.

  • Suppressed W-2 or 1095-C format allows individuals the ability to “cut and paste” the information into most tax preparation software.

If you do not wish to consent, form W-2 will be postmarked in the mail by January 31, and 1095-C in the mail by the end of February.

There is no action required if employees have already consented to suppress Forms W-2 and 1095-C.

How to access the W-2 and 1095-C consent forms:

  • Consent to Receive Electronic W-2, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Payroll tile > W-2/W-2c Consent tile

  • Consent to Receive Electronic 1095-C, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Benefits Details > Form 1095-C Consent.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form W-2, please use this link here.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form1095-C, please visit here.

As reminder, NSCC is not supported by the Employee Service Center (ESC), please do not contact the ESC. If you have any questions or need assistance with the above info, contact HR/Payroll at and/or
(978) 739-5422.





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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Spring 2023 registration has been open for a few weeks now, and some of you may be figuring out creative ways to reach out to your students! Visit one of our workshops (even if the topic isn’t registration) to talk about how Navigate can be used for you to connect with your advisees and streamline the work you are trying to do! As always, our videos can be found on the Navigate NSCC - Youtube Channel. Make sure to like & subscribe! 😊

Remember: The Navigate blackboard course, as well as the resource tiles on MyNorthShore, are places to find useful materials.

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Analytics & Reporting – How can they benefit me?

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

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Michael, Jeleiny & Sam




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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 December 5th: What Are 3 Calendar Hacks Faculty Can Use to Avoid Stress and Burnout?

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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CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series

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 last Coffee and Conversations session for the fall semester will be Friday, December 16th and the topic will be "Blackboard Base Navigation: An In-depth Exploration". CTLI team members will provide a more in-depth walkthrough of the new Blackboard Base Navigation as well as provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to test it out before the go-live at the end of December. Please bring any of your questions.

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

The CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series will return in the spring semester and 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 December 16th!


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




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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


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.    

December Deep Dive
Why is it so hard for women to talk about money? Open up social media, and you’ll see people sharing intimate details of their lives – things they might not even discuss with their closest friends or family – with virtual strangers. But when the conversation shifts to finances, women often clam up, keeping the specifics of their wages private. Even as discussions about equal pay become more common in society, many women still hesitate to talk to each other about their bottom lines. So, what happens when women talk openly and honestly about money? Watch this video from NBCLX News.

Think about this:

Whether you are shifting gears in your car, storing away a billiard cue, braking safely on a bus, or tapping a beer keg, you owe thanks to African American inventor Richard Spikes. A holder of eight patents, Spikes is responsible for a number of diverse creations that have a major impact on our everyday lives.

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


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