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Sweet Tweet: News outlets taking on social media

Social media has changed the way that we obtain our news in a “real-time” format. Twitter has become a vehicle in which news organizations have been able to produce up to the minute stories for the public to read. On April 15th, Sarah Wojcik, police beat reporter for the Express-Times and Sara Satullo, education beat…

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NCC offers student input on the new school website

Paul Joly, marketing director, Shannon Sigafoos, marketing and publications department, and Digital Wave Antech Systems are teaming up to get NCC students involved in the new website design in focus groups being held on campus. Sigafoos explains, “The idea is to show students some design ideas for the new website and to get their feedback…

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Journalists speaking at NCC on cultural shift in Bethlehem

Allentown’s Morning Call reports a cultural shift occurring in Bethlehem as hundreds of Asians from New York pour into the city by casino bus daily, lured by $45 in free slot play for the price of a $15 bus ticket. Many sell their Sands casino cards and scatter across the South Side to await the…

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Congratulations to the Leadership Class of 2014

The 2014 Leadership Program graduating class celebrated their completion of the semester in a private and intimate graduation ceremony with friends and family on April 16 in the Student Life Zone. This year’s leadership program class consisted of 17 NCC students that strive to become future leaders in the community, country and world. The program…

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Workshop helps balance time and stress

Parents Achieve Success Now (PASNOW), a workshop for students with children, hosted The Balancing Act on April 3. The topic of the event,  facilitated by Jeff Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, surrounded advice and suggestions for student parents about time management, schedules and things they can do to…

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NCC aflutter over Twitter controversy

   “Vile and demeaning” are just some of the words used by NCC President Dr. Mark Erickson in an email that slammed an online Twitter page run by an unknown NCC student.    The Twitter account known as NCC Confessions has close to 1,000 followers and to date has posted more than 2,000 tweets. Students…

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Author provides inside look at an unfortunate reality

The author and cofounder of “The Facing Project” gave NCC an inside look at the people and places that provide the world with everyday goods, the unfortunate reality of those people, and the compelling stories of his travels. Kelsey Timmerman spoke Thursday at the fourth annual Peace and Justice Conference in the Lipkin Theatre to…

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Casino Training Program Info Session at NCC

From the college: Northampton Community College will hold an information session for its Casino Training Program on Tuesday, March 18, 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…

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NCC Admissions packs up, hits the road with ‘Trek to the Top’

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an… RV? That’s right. NCC will launch its first-ever Admission Van this spring. The 33-foot recreational vehicle will be turned into a mobile command center for everything Northampton, said Mardi McGuire-Closson, the college’s vice president of Student Affairs. “This is just another way that we can take the…

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