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NCC in Running for Tech Leader

“NCC is ranked fourth in the nation among large community colleges in the use of technology to serve students.” That is a statement taken from Northampton Community College’s own website, My NCC. While it may sound like creative boasting, public relations, or propaganda, there is merit to it. According to a spring 2014 article that…

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Hartzel technology hall renovations

“This is not your grandfather’s manufacturing” said Christopher Gaylo, Director of Industrial Technologies at Hartzell Technology Hall. Major renovations began on Northampton Community College’s Hartzell Hall a day after the spring semester ended and were completed Aug. 21st, three days before the start of the fall semester. Hartzell Hall, named after its leader Eugene Hartzell,…

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The AAUW reaches out to NCC’s women…and men

The American Association of University Woman visited NCC’s Main Campus on Sept. 22 to encourage students to vote. The group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, self-reports “more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches and 800 college/university institution partners.” Its mission, found on the organization’s website, is “advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education,…

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NCC’s Quadfest 2015: A Story in Photos

This year’s iteration of a Northampton Community College tradition, the annual Quadfest, took place August 27th. The event, held on the grounds of the main campus in Bethlehem, PA, welcomed new students and those returning alike. Quadfest featured free food, live entertainment including dancing and singing, food eating contests where students devoured Jello & whipped cream pies without…

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Incoming Editor on the Inspirations of Journalism

Peter Jennings was the first person to teach me about the concept of death. I never met the man, and yet he taught me that important human lesson we now take for granted as adults, and so much more. Given that we’ve just passed the tenth anniversary of the great broadcast journalist’s death, I thought…

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A Look at the Newly Completed NCC Residence Halls

The Fall 2015 semester is within a few weeks, and with that in mind The Commuter wanted to give our readers a look at the new residence halls on the main campus of Northampton Community College. We thank Mitchell Indelicato, the photographer, for bringing our readers a look at the now completed residence halls and…

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A celebration for students

With music, food and flag-filled pageantry, the 2015 Sammy Awards show was a celebration of student life. The midday festivities, held April 21 in the Student Life Zone, recognized academic and non-academic student achievements. Flags representing the home countries of NCC’s international students gave a colorful touch to the occasion. The show kicked off with…

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“There’s no place like home”

This years earth day event took off without a hitch this year on April 21. Students participated in games, water taste tests, free food, gained insightful information on earth day topics and played with the science departments turtle named Corey. Gabe Olah, Mathematics, hosted a “Taste Test” table. Olah had participants taste two different kinds…

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Newseum field trip inspires

When the video ends, there are sniffles, a few clearings of throats, and a collective pause. The claustrophobic room — as many as 25 people packed into the small space — empties at a crawl. When the audience emerges into the light of the fourth floor, tears are wiped and whispered chatter begins. Many powerful…

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Crops and the nation

The only thing growing faster than Will Allen’s crops is his dedication to help others. Allen was the keynote speaker April 22 for the college’s year long “Agriculture and the American Identity” initiative, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. During his evening lecture in the Spartan Center, Allen showed photos of his innovative…

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Northampton values civility

Editors note: The author of this article was one of the presenters of civility on April 8. On April 8, Katrina Popovice, Jose Galarza, Michelangelo Murina, and Alex Tushinsky-Robie, graduate from the 2015 Leadership Class, gave a presentation on civility. What is civility? It is a very broad idea, but boils down to awareness and…

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Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony

At the end of the semester, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Psi Beta: The National Honor Society in Psychology, inaugurated several students into their prestigious program at the NCC Monroe campus, further maintaining the five-star rating they’ve kept since 2005. These students represented the best of the PTK, with goals of providing an intellectual…

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