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THIS [email protected] - Norwalk Community College
THIS [email protected]
February 13, 2013
Volume 23, Number 3
IN THIS ISSUE
Page 2
Training Sessions for New CMS
“Express Yourself:” Protest
Violence Against Women
Thinking Beyond the Chalk
Student Club Leadership
NCC Hosts Blood Drive
Page 3
Grants Workshop
ING Representative at NCC
Lumina String Quartet
NCC iVolunteer Project
Page 4
NCC Plus 50 Initiative
Art on Campus
ePortfolio Template
Graduation Application Deadline
Page 5
Faculty & Staff News
SUBMISSIONS
to Karen Hart
[email protected]
Next issue published:
February 19, 2013
Deadline for submissions:
February 15, 2013
This Week @ NCC is published by
the Public Relations Office
Copy Editor and Writer
Karen Hart
[email protected]
Copy Editor and Writer
Madeline Barillo
[email protected]
Graphic Designer and Writer
Cindy Zaref
[email protected]
VITA Tax Coach Kiosks
Now Open
Gordon Skinner, Self-Portrait at 35, acrylic, oil stick, and collage on canvas
Art Exhibition:
Gordon Skinner, Hard Works
On View in the East Campus Art Gallery
February 8 to March 13
The subject of identity is one most artists battle with – whether by voiding it of its
importance, basing their art entirely on it, or simply questioning it.
As a young African-American, Gordon Skinner was frustrated by his lack of
ownership in society – feeling fragmented, colonized, and lost. “I felt robbed of my
heritage and culture” he said, and turned to painting to vent that sense of invisibility.
In 2009, Skinner began painting figures wearing colorful masks that represent
both concealment and expression. Though the figures’ true identities and defining
features are concealed by the masks, the images are expressive and dynamic and full
of vigor and animation.
Skinner produces work that is raw, spontaneous, colorful, and fragmented.
Through a variety of mediums, he is locating his voice out of voicelessness, and
emerging into a category of human that transcends definition and exists purely in
a place of creativity and innovation.
Hard Works will be on view through March 13. The Gallery is open Monday to
Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed Sunday. For more
information contact Susan Hardesty at (203) 857-7197 or [email protected]
Artist’s Talk and Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
U P C O M I N G
E V E N T S
Training Session for New
Content Management System
Center for Teaching
Workshop: Thinking Beyond
the Chalk Thursday, February 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
East Campus, Room E306
Thursday, February 21, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. West Campus, Room W105 The content management system for revising content
on NCC’s newly-designed website is Expression Web.
The next training session available to content managers
will take place on Thursday, February 14, from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m., room E306. Additional dates will be
announced. To register, please contact Lois Aime at
[email protected]
Art instructor Jim Bergesen will present this workshop on
how to spark creative brain waves for new teaching ideas,
based his work with Harvard’s Project Zero.
Student Club Leadership
Workshop
NCC “Express Yourself”
(Start a Rising) Event
Protest Violence Against
Women
Friday, February 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location TBA The Student Government will host its first Student Club
Leadership Workshop this month on February 22. There
will be three 40-minute sessions for club members to
attend to better enhance individual student leadership and
improve the success of their clubs. Session 1 runs from
11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Session 2 runs from 12:15 to
12:55 p.m., and Session 3 runs from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. For more information, please contact Adrienne Conley,
Acting Director of Student Activities, at (203) 857- 7249
or [email protected]
Thursday, February 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
East Campus Art Gallery
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in
her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women dancing is a revolution.
The Fairfield County Women’s Center (FCWC) and
Student Activities invite you to join a gathering in the
NCC East Campus Art Gallery to protest global violence
against women.
All NCC, students, friends, faculty, staff, community
members and guests, both female and male, are invited
to share their commitment to end violence against women.
Self-expressive art forms (poetry, song, dance, posters,
etc.) are welcome to show solidarity in a global initiative
to demand an end to violence against women. Inform
yourself by watching a three-minute video on this
important topic, One Billion Rising by going to http://
onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/one-billion-rising-trailer.
Participants may register at http://onebillionrising.org/
page/event/detail/wwc. For additional information
please contact FCWC Director Bernice Marie-Daly at
(203) 857-6943.
NCC Hosts Blood Drive
Friday, February 25, 11:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
East Campus Atrium
NCC will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive.
To sign up, please contact the Student Activities Office at
(203) 857-7146 or email Adrienne Conley at [email protected]
norwalk.edu.
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(Upcoming Events cont’d. on next page)
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Center for Teaching
Workshop: Grants
If you are interested in setting up an individual meeting,
please contact Marilyn Timbers at (203) 539-6233 or
[email protected] She will confirm all
appointment times, the meeting place, and recommend
what information to bring to the meeting.
Thursday, February 28, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and
Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
West Campus, W103
Lumina String Quartet
to Perform
The Center for Teaching is pleased to announce that
K.C. Senie, Director of Institutional Advancement and
Strategic Planning, will hold two workshops on grants.
Topics will include: where to find grants, how to write
them, how to submit them, and how to manage them
once they’re obtained. The workshops promise to be not
only interesting but also necessary for those who would
like to investigate the available grants out there, but don’t
know how to begin the process.
If you are already involved with grants, you are also
invited to attend and have your questions answered.
Refreshments will be served.
If you would like to attend, please contact Sue Seidell,
Acting Director of Center for Teaching, at (203) 857-7102
or [email protected]
Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m.
NCC PepsiCo Theater, East Campus The Extended Studies and Workforce Education Division
of NCC announces that the Lumina String Quartet will
present Late Mozart and Late Dvorak during their February
performance at NCC. A limited number of complimentary
tickets are available. If you are interested
in attending this
event, please contact
Barbara Cartsounis
at (203) 857‑7302
or [email protected]
norwalk.edu.
ING Representative
To Be on Campus
NCC iVolunteer Project:
Habitat for Humanity
Marilyn Timbers with ING Financial Advisers, LLC, will
be on campus to meet with new and current employees
to review the following plans:
Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Alternate Retirement Plan
• State of Connecticut 403(b)
• Roth 403(b)
• 457 (Deferred Compensation)
The Service Learning Club invites students to lend their
services to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County for
a day of house building in Oradell, NJ. Your efforts will
help a family in need.
Stop by the Service Learning Office in room W117
and see Courtney Anstett or Shawlene Hendricks, or
come to the Student Activities Center in room W111 and
see Adrienne Conley for additional information and to get
your application.
Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Reservations are limited so sign up now. Join the trend on
Twitter: #NCCivolunteer.
Timbers will answer your financial questions, reallocate
portfolios, and enroll new and current employees.
Appointments are scheduled between the hours of
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following dates:
February 14, room E305
February 21, room W102
March 14, room E212
March 21, room E213
April 4, room E213
April 18, room E213
May 2, room E213
May 16, room E213
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N E W S
&
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
NCC Plus 50 Initiative
ePortfolio Template
Available to Graphic Design
Students
Norwalk Community College was recently chosen to join
the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort
to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare,
education and social services. This program is sponsored by
the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
The college will assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations
that give back to the community. With many adults over
50 out of work or seeking to transition to a new career, the
program offers skill updates and career makeovers.
NCC will prepare older adults for such careers as
medical or dental assistants, home health aides, and child
development associates.
NCC has long been committed to serving mature
learners and understanding their unique needs. In 2010,
NCC launched an innovative partnership with Meadow
Ridge, a senior retirement community in Redding, CT,
to provide on-site courses for residents taught by NCC
faculty. NCC also hosts the Lifetime Learners, a 20-yearold nonprofit adult education organization offering lectures
and courses on the NCC campus for learners over 50.
Norwalk Community College is one of only 17
colleges recently selected for the Plus 50 project.
The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program is offered by
the AACC in cooperation with its member colleges and
will ultimately comprise 100 colleges with special training
programs for students age 50 and older.
An ePortfolio template has been created and will soon
be required for use by all students in the Graphic Design
Program. Students will create an ePortfolio with the new
template in the Intro Graphic Design I course (GRA 151)
and then populate it as they move through the program.
Pages exist in the template for all required studio courses.
Students can customize it within the framework, and
may add pages to it for any non-required studio courses
they take. Ultimately, this can be used for the Portfolio
Prep class, for overall assessment purposes, and for
student career and/or transfer-oriented goals. For more
information, please contact Professor John Alvord at
(203) 857-6890 or [email protected]
2013 Graduation
Application Deadline
Art on Campus:
The Importance of Place
Please remind students that the deadline for applying
for May 2013 Graduation is Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m.
Applications are available on the web or at the Records
Office in room E102. Completed applications should be
returned to the Records Office. There is no charge for
applying for graduation.
The deadline for applying for August 2013
Graduation for students who, in advance of graduation,
want to walk in the May Commencement Ceremony
is also Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m. Commencement 2013
is Thursday, May 23.
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On View in West Campus Gallery
Through March 13
Works by NCC Photography Professor Joan Fitzsimmons
and Susan Newbold will be on view in The Importance
of Place. The exhibit will be on view through March 13
in the West Campus Community Gallery, located on
the first floor of the West Campus building. For more
information, contact Art Gallery Director Susan Hardesty
at [email protected] or (203) 857-7197.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: Closed
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F A C U L T Y
&
S T A F F
N E W S
Linda Lerman Selected
as Representative to the
State Library’s ACLPD
Lisa Maronian to be Honored
at Great Chefs Benefit
NCC Culinary Arts
Professor Lisa Maronian
will be honored on Friday,
March 1 at the Greenwich
Hospital Great Chefs 2013
Benefit for Community
Health, to be held at the
Westchester Country Club.
Maronian teaches
Baking and Pastry Arts
and Advanced Baking in
Lisa Maronian (center)
the NCC Culinary Arts and Professor
with students looking on
Hospitality Management
Program. Students benefit from her years of experience
in the culinary arts industry including an A.O.S. degree
in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park, NY, and a Grand Diploma from the
International Pastry Arts Center in Elmsford, NY.
Maronian is married to Chef Stephen Maronian, who
also teaches in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program at NCC. The two own the highly acclaimed
Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes bakery in Cos Cob, CT.
On February 4, Dr. Elsa Núñez, Vice President of the
Board of Regents for Connecticut State Universities
and President of Eastern Connecticut State University,
approved Linda Lerman, Director of Library Services at
NCC, to be the Board of Regents and Department of
Higher Education Representative to the State Library’s
Advisory Council for Library Planning and Development
(ACLPD). The ConnSCU Library Directors and the State
Librarian made a joint proposal recommending Lerman
to the Board of Regents. Linda Lerman,
Director of Library
Services at NCC
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