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NCC security ready for any situation

NCC security constantly drills and plans out responses to different scenarios, says NCC security chief Marvin Gruber. Security performs tabletop drills, which are “key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting,” he says. Security prepares for “weather problems, building malfunctions, power loss and school shootings,” Gruber says. His staff “plans and organizes as best…

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Heartwarming commencement speech drives 2014 graduating class

This year’s Winter Commencement speaker was 2012 NCC graduate LaToya Brown. She gave a memorable and inspiring speech to the nearly 1,000 attendees. “I can describe my Northampton experience as a number of things. It was scary coming back to school as a non-traditional student, challenging as I will soon describe and probably one of…

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Casino Training Program Info Session at NCC

NCC will hold an information session for its Casino Training Program on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fowler Family Southside Center, Room 623. The interactive session will provide the information you need to launch a successful career in one of the fastest growing industries in Pennsylvania. Attendees can learn about the…

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Amid waving flags and colorful dancers, a call for compassion

  They came to worship, they came to sing, they came to pray. NCC’s Christian Fellowship Club hosted its Samaritan Generation Concert in November at the Student Life Zone before an audience and representatives from churches near and far. The concert derived its name from the Good Samaritan, who is acknowledged in the Bible for…

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NCC tunes in with new radio broadcasts

In this era of having the news right at our fingertips, NCC is trying a new, innovative way to help students stay on top of what is going on at the college: Live radio broadcasts. WNCC, the school’s radio station club, is in charge of airing these broadcasts on a 24-hour loop that began its…

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NCC Theater staging great season

  Action, intrigue, scandal and revenge are some of the ingredients of this year’s theater season at NCC, with an eclectic selection of shows that include a critically acclaimed rock opera and a legendary tragedy.   “We’re looking forward to an exciting theater season at NCC,” says Theater professor Bill Mutimer, director of the first…

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Energy drinks: The good, the bad and the ugly

Energy drinks such as Red Bull, AMP, Monster and 5 hour energy are major trends among young adults lately. One big question arises from these power producing drinks: How healthy are they? “Caffeine is used socially in drinks such as coffee, tea and colas by a majority of the adult population in the United States;…

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Newly required class stirs up freshmen

This year, all incoming freshmen are required to take a course called College Success. Many freshmen this year have the same question: Why do we have to take a class that teaches us skills we already know?   “College is a way out of a path of being unsure, to make a better life for…

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New mobile app class ready for download

A new technology-focused class had its first semester this spring at NCC. The newly created iPhone app development course will wrap up its maiden voyage at the end of this semester. Instructed by mobile industry veteran Mark Koberlein, students learned how to build from scratch an app for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system with a…

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A celebration of life

From Dr. Mark Erickson, President of NCC:   Please join us in celebrating the life of Dr. Robert J. Kopecek, at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in Lipkin Theatre. Dr. Kopecek served as president of Northampton Community College for 26 years – from 1977 until 2003. He passed away in North Carolina on April…

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“The future of storytelling”

A New York Times story is making consumers eager to see the next step in news storytelling. The story, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” is a cross between a news story and novel that follows 16 expert skiers and snowboarders caught in an avalanche in the Cascades in Washington State. Three died. “Snow…

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