OCTOBER 27, 2014
Founder’s Hall
Hours: Monday-Thursday
Zombie Historical
Bake Sale
Thursday, October 30th
9am to 4pm in ASB
NCCC Gives Back
History Association fundraiser
for the annual
Jeopardy Challenge
Last week NCCC students participated in “NCCC Gives Back” week and volunteered their time
in service projects at the Open Door Soup Kitchen, Educated Canines Assisting with
Disabilities [ECAD], and the Town of Winchester. All participants in NCCC Gives Back will be
highlighted and recorded in the NCCC Community Service Honor Roll. For
more pictures, see page six and check us out on Facebook and follow us on
Twitter and Instagram.
Twitter and Instagram: @NCCC_CT
This week’s highlights:
“A Heroine’s Journey” (p 3)
Ballroom Dance (p 2)
Book Circle (p 2)
Campus Calendar (p 5)
Center for Workforce Dev (p 5)
Domestic Violence (p 3)
Gene Gort Lecture (p 2)
Registration Information (p 2)
Scholarship Tips (p 3)
Student Club/Meetings and
Events (p 4)
Transfer Representative
Schedule (p 5)
Veteran’s Day (p 3)
Voter Registration Info (p 5)
Thursday, October 30
6:30 P.M. FH Auditorium
Storytelling & Book Event with Michael Nethercott
Author of The Haunting Ballad
A 1950s Greenwich Village Mystery
Mystery writer and storyteller Michael Nethercott will be appearing at Northwestern
Connecticut Community College on Thursday, October 30, at 6:30pm as part of the book tour
for his latest novel, The Haunting Ballad, a tale of murder in 1950s Greenwich Village. In keeping with the theme of the book, Nethercott will be telling tales of mystery, music and ghosts,
and singing traditional “murder ballads.” Following the storytelling, Nethercott will read a short excerpt
from The Haunting Ballad, discuss the book, and field audience questions. Copies of the novel will be
available and can be signed by the author. The event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the
Beardsley and Memorial Library and hosted at the Northwestern CT Community College Auditorium in
Founders Hall in Winsted, CT. Email [email protected] for information about this event.
Michael Nethercott can be reached at [email protected]
OCTOBER 27, 2014
Gene Gort is an artist, video producer and educator whose work aims to make the
quotidian significant. Simple things are elegant, challenging and revelatory. His use of
technology in this transformation focuses on the awareness of its role in determining
meaning. Digital printmaking and photography, video production and installations, and
multi-media performance collaborations are the main output of his work. Gort prefers the
selection of media for its intrinsic connection to the idea of the work that maintains a
conceptual focus. He has shown in galleries, museums and media festivals internationally.
He received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego and his BFA from
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford where he is currently Professor of Media Arts,
a program he designed and directs.
His work has been recognized by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts with a
Fellowship for video in 2001; he has received two MacDowell Colony residencies in 2003
and 2006; two nominations for Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in 1999 and 2003; two
residencies at I-Park, Easy Haddam, CT; a Pollack - Krasner Foundation Fellowship in
1997; and a New Works Grant from the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation with
composer and collaborator, Ken Steen in 2005; among others. His work has been
screened and exhibited internationall y including the Boston Cyberarts Festival (2009);
Connecticut Biennial, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (2008); "50,000 Beds" project,
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum/Real Art Ways/Artspace (2007); DeCordova Museum
and Sculpture Park (1999); The Black Maria Film and Video Festival (2011, 2001, 1998,
1997); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, UK (2006); Impakt Festival,
Casco Gallery, Utrecht, Holland (2005), among others. His videotape, "Narcissus O.C.D.", was purchased in 2010 by the Connecticut State Art
Come to an informative lecture about this medium and an exceptional Connecticut artist who creates it.
Following Atticus
by Tom Ryan
Don’t Go
by Lisa Scottoline
Prison Baby
by Deborah Jiang Stein
The Secret of the
Nightingale Palace
by Dana Sachs
November 13
Draper Room 102
You still have
time to read!!
November is National Education for
Business Month!
For more information on business
careers and the NCCC Business and
Management Administration
programs, please contact Prof.
Valerie Royals at [email protected]
or Dr. David Rodgers at
[email protected] .
Now is the perfect time to schedule
an appointment to discuss the
business course offerings available for the spring 2015
Ballroom Dance
This popular dance series returns!!
If you haven’t tried it, come join us and
have some fun! Singles and couples are
Classes will be held on the following
Fridays from 7:00-9:00pm in GW 128:
November 14, and December 12
FREE for registered NCCC credit students
Non-students: $10 per person payable at the door on the
night of class.
Sponsored by your Student Senate.
It’s Time to Register for Spring
Online registration for continuing students only
begins Monday, November 3rd; walk-in and online
registration for all students begins Monday,
November 17th.
Don’t miss deadlines, and don’t submit an application after the
deadline. If you have missed deadlines, revisit your plan and
schedule. Use a checklist to improve your personal organization.
Always proofread your scholarship application and essay. Check for
grammar and spelling. Send your application, unless online, via
certified mail, return receipt or with delivery confirmation.
If you have difficulty writing essays, record yourself as you answer
the application questions out loud and transcribe the recording.
Then write an outline afterward to organize your thoughts.
Personalize your essay and be passionate. It is easier to do if you
write about something of interest to you. Make your application
stand out from the crowd. Talk about your impact on other people.
Give examples and be specific.
Reminder: Last date to withdraw from a
class is Monday November 17th.
If you have stopped going to class, make sure you fill out a
Withdrawal form, have it signed by your instructor or a
counselor and bring it to the Registrar’s office by 4:30 pm on
Monday November 17th. If you do not submit a withdrawal
form, you may receive a grade of “F” for that class.
Reminder: The deadline to apply for January
Graduation is Friday, November 21st.
In order to apply to graduate, you need to meet with your
advisor and have them complete and sign a curriculum sheet
and complete a Graduation Application available online at and
bring both of those to the Registrar’s Office in Green Woods
Hall Room 215.
OCTOBER 27, 2014
10. Google your name to be certain that you have a professional online
presence. Use a clean email address such as first name, lastname Review your Facebook account. Remove any
inappropriate and immature material.
Watch for “ The Last Few Tips for Winning Scholarships …” next week!!
Thursday, November 6
12:00noon ~ FH Auditorium
“A Heroine’s Journey” with Amber Chand
Dramatic Performance
An inspiring and unforgettable show, “The
Heroine’s Journey” offers an evocative and
inspirational glimpse into
the life of a global woman.
Part memoir, part musing, this one-woman theatrical
performance beautifully weaves stories of Amber
Chand’s Indian childhood in Uganda, her adolescent
experience in a British boarding school, and the
expulsion of her family from Uganda by tyrannical
dictator, Idi Amin.
Veteran’s Day
Open House
Visit our
Veterans’ Oasis
Center located
in the
White Building
behind Founders Hall
on Monday,
November 10th
Presented by NCCC Cultural Planning Committee
9-11 a.m.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse,
emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse. It is a pervasive,
life-threatening crime that affects thousands of individuals in Connecticut regardless of age,
gender, economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or education. Victims are
left feeling scared, confused, dependent and insecure about their ability to survive on their own, financially or otherwise. The
children of an abused parent must contend with these same fears and realities.
CT Domestic Violence Laws
Connecticut has many laws that are intended to help keep victims of domestic
violence safe and hold offenders accountable for their actions. These laws, referred
to as domestic violence or family violence laws, apply to victims regardless of their
age, gender, economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, education,
or immigration status.
OCTOBER 27, 2014
Attention All Business Students!
If you are interested in forming and joining a new Business and
Management Club on campus, please contact Professor
Valerie Royals or Dr. David Rodgers for more information and to
sign up. An organizational meeting will be held soon.
History Association
October 30—Annual Zombie Bake Sale, 9:00am-4:00pm,
November 7—Movie Night “Joyeux Noel”, 6:00pm,
FH Student Lounge
For more information about these events, contact
Prof. Bryda or Katelyn Steeves [email protected]
NCCC Student Nurses Association
“Seniors Meet the Freshmen”
WHEN: Monday, October 27, 1:15-2:30pm
Pre-nursing students are welcome to attend!!
NCCC Student Nurses Association
Holiday Bazaar
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 10am-3pm
Crafts, handmade greeting cards, jewelry, Mary Kay, baked
goods and beverages, massages, face painting and more!
Donations graciously accepted for the NCCC Student Nurses
Early Childhood Education Association
The Early Childhood Education will be collecting donations of NEW
undergarments and socks to donate to FISH, the local community
shelter. Boxes will be provided for donations in Founders Hall, Art &
Science Building, Green Woods Hall, and the Library. If you have any
questions or concerns, please contact Michele Better,
[email protected] or Aleaha Iulo, ECE Association president.
Donations will be collected through October 31st. Thanks!!
K9 Search and Rescue Presentation
Thursday, November 6th
ASB 209 ~ Noon to 1:00 PM
Featuring Melissa Bettigole,
Dr. Shary Siksay, “Aggie” and “Otis”
*The discussion will include information on how these dogs
are trained and their various uses.
*A scent dog demonstration will follow (weather permitting).
*Please join us for an educational and interesting
The NWCC Health Professions Club with the CT
Society of Santas and the Watertown Recreation Department
present …
WHEN: November 1 & 2, 2014 ~ 10am-6pm
WHERE: Watertown Municipal Center, 61 Echo Lake Road,
Bring the family to the Watertown Municipal Center and have your
2014 Christmas card photos taken by a professional photographer.
Sit in Santa’s sleigh, on his chair, or in front of his tree. Santa and
Mrs. Claus will be there and would be happy to be in your photo with
you. At the end of your session, you’ll leave with a disc containing
multiple images. Prints can be made while you wait and packages can
be ordered for an additional charge. The photo session and disc are
only $25.00! The CT Society of Santas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization. Please call 860-945-5246 to schedule your
appointment. There will also be a collection box for nonperishable
food to support the Watertown Food Bank. Only cash or personal
checks accepted.
Nonperishable food items may also be dropped off in boxes in front
of Joyner 127 or FHX 212 prior to the event.
Club Meeting Calendar:
 History Association—Wednesdays, 12-1pm, FH 306
 CJ Association—Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15pm, FH Conference Rm
 NW Deaf Club—Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45pm, FH 207
 Dungeons and Dragons Club—Tuesdays, 1-4pm, FH 301
 REAL Club—Tuesday, October 28, 11:45am-1:00pm, ASB 205.
 Early Childhood Education Association—Mondays,
November 3 & 17, 4:00-4:30pm, FH 207
 Film Club—Thursdays, October 30, November 13, December 11,
11:45am-1:00pm, ASB 209
Also, Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 25, noon-1:00pm, ASB 205.
Bring your lunch; snacks will be provided.
 Spanish Club—Thursdays, 2:35pm, FH 207
 Student Senate—Tuesdays, 11:45-1:00pm, GW 110
OCTOBER 27, 2014
October 30
November 3
Call 860-738-6444 or 860-738-6484 to register or
stop by the CWD offices at the Goulet Building, 56 Park Place.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) for Health Care Providers and Renewals
This American Heart Association course teaches CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), barrier devices, bag-valve masks and foreign-body airway
obstruction relief. This 5-hour course is intended for the health care professional.
Fee includes text and AHA certification.
CRN: 3248 Saturday, November 8, 8:00am-1:00pm, $76
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that
teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the
first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn
skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first
aid emergencies. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training
who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other
requirements. Upon completion of this course, students receive an American
Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for
two years.
CRN: 3293 Friday, November 7, 2:00pm-5:00pm, $35
An overview of respiratory care in the acute care setting, to include anatomy and
physiology of the respiratory system, basic respiratory assessment, and assessment of oxygenation and ventilation. Participants will have the opportunity to
use oxygen delivery devices, and adjuncts. Non-invasive ventilation, CPAP and
mechanical ventilation will be discussed. The lecture will include medication delivery, basic and advanced airway skills and capnography. CEU 0.7 Instructor:
Paul Rabeuf, RRT, EMT-P, EMS-I, CPFT.
CRN: 3294 Friday, November, 7, 8:00am-4:00pm, $95
November 6
November 10
November 11
November 12
November 13
November 14
December 12
Michael Nethercott—Storytelling &
Book Event, 6:30pm, FH Auditorium
Online Registration for Continuing
Students begins
“A Heroine’s Journey”, 12noon,
FH Auditorium
Veteran’s Day Open House, 9-11am,
Oasis Center,
Veteran’s Day (no classes)
Student Senate Retreat
Ballroom Dance, 7-9pm, GW 128
Fall 2014 Book Circle, Draper Rm. 102,
11:45am-12:45pm & 5:30-6:30pm
Ballroom Dance, 7-9pm, GW 128
Ballroom Dance, 7-9pm, GW 128
Student Club Meeting & Event Information (see page 4)
For more event information, click on the Campus Events logo on
the NCCC homepage at
Oct 27
Nov 4
Springfield College, 10am-1pm, ASB
Albertus Magnus, 10am-1pm, ASB
Trinity College, 10am-1pm, FH 1st fl
Nov 6 Univ of Bridgeport, 10am-1pm, ASB
Southern CT State Univ, 10am-1pm, FH 1st fl
Nov 10 Univ of Connecticut, 10am-1pm, ASB
Univ of Saint Joseph, 10am-1pm, FH 1st fl
Nov 12 Central CT State Univ, 10am-1pm, ASB
Nov 19 Central CT State Univ, 10am-1pm, individual
appointments, location TBD
Are you registered to Vote?
Do you know that Nov. 4, 2014 is Election Day?
Do you know that you can now register online?
Do you know the deadline to register?
(In person by October 28)
Everything you need to know can be found on the links or below.
Voting fact sheet for students:
Online voter registration:
General CT voting information:
• Are you at least 17 and turning 18 on or before Election Day?
• Are you a United States Citizen living in Connecticut?
• If you have been convicted of a felony, have you completed confinement and parole?
If you can answer YES to all three of these questions, you are eligible to vote in CT
CT also has Election Day Registration available. Visit, for more info.
OCTOBER 27, 2014
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These photos were taken at The Open Door
Soup Kitchen.
Check back next week for more photos from
additional service opportunities with the Town of
Winchester and Educated Canines Assisting
with Disabilities [ECAD].
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