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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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Men’s lacrosse looks to make a statement in home opener

Last spring, NCC’s Department of Athletics approved the creation of a men’s lacrosse program. This spring, the team is playing in its inaugural season. On Saturday, the team will battle Region XIX foe Brookdale Community College in its first home game ever. “We have good students and good athletes on our squad,” head coach Paul…

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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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Board of Trustees takes action

From the college: On March 6 NCC’s Board of Trustees met to discuss upcoming plans for the college: 1) The Board approved promotions for 11 members of our faculty. Their names will be announced after they are formally notified of the Board’s action. Then we can extend appropriate congratulations!   2) The Board approved a…

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Cabin fever is part of this winter’s snowball effect

Commuter reporters Elanor Greaves and Briana Wortmann outline how NCC students come to grips with the isolation winter can bring.   Cabin fever grips NCC students battling the snow, ice and freezing temperatures that have crippled much of the East Coast, making this one of the worst winters in recent memory. “It’s making me go crazy.…

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Students, faculty show scattered feelings toward spring break cancellation

Commuter reporters Mary Harvilla and Justin Pietkiewics asked the NCC community how they feel about the cancellation of this year’s spring break… Northampton Community college recently canceled spring break after winter played havoc with the school’s schedule. Mardi McGuire-Closson, vice president of Student Affairs, sent the announcement to students and staff after Mother Nature caused…

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NCC can’t catch a break

For the first time in its history, NCC is canceling its entire spring break. Blame Mother Nature. True, in the past accumulated weather closings compelled the school to hold some makeup classes during spring break, and one year NCC extended the semester by a week to make up lost ground. But losing the entire spring…

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