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Annual Humanities Program

September 21:
“Rosalie Edge – Hawk of Mercy”
Award-winning author Dyana Furmansky will share the true tale of the feisty New York socialite and suffragette who filed suit against the National Association of Audubon Societies to get them to do more to protect birds and wildlife. She later founded Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.   
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
Live-stream, Room 202, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus
7 p.m.
For more information, call 610-332-6272.
 
This programming is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and generous donors and in partnership with the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, Stroudsburg Area School District, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, and the Monroe County Historical Association.

Art Exhibits

August 22 – October 21:
“Recent Artwork”
Paintings by William Christine.
September 9: Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery, Communications Hall, Bethlehem Campus

September 19 – January 13:
“Flying Free: Birds and the Human Spirit”
September 21: Reception, Dunning Art Gallery, 5 – 6:45 p.m.         
September 21: Keynote speaker, Dyana Furmansky
Live-Stream, Room 202, Keystone Hall, 7 p.m.        
Exhibit: Dunning Art Gallery, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus

November 1 – December 16:
“Trustom Pond”
Photographs by John Hafey.
November 11: Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
            Gallery, Communications Hall, Bethlehem Campus
The gallery in Communications Hall is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
The Dunning Art Gallery, Keystone Hall, is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. 
 

Theatre

October 20 – 23:
“Heathers: The Musical,” by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
Step into the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High. Directed and choreographed by Bill Mutimer, musical direction by Sheri Melcher.
          Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
October 20, 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.
October 23, 3 p.m.

November 17 – 21:
“Blithe Spirit,” by Noel Coward

Comedy ensues when cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine is literally haunted by the ghost of his late first wife after he remarries.
Norman Roberts Lab Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
November 17, 18, 19, 21, 7:30 p.m.
November 20, 3 p.m.
Admission is free. Non-perishable food item donations and/or a monetary donation for the Norman R. Roberts Theatre Scholarship are welcome. Reservations suggested. Call 610-861-5524 or email [email protected].

Film

November 11, 12:
Warren Miller Presents “Here, There and Everywhere”

Travel around the world for action-packed winter adventure. Sponsored by NCC Ski Club, Elk Mountain Resort and Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard shop.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
November 11, 7 p.m.
November 12, 3:30 and 7 p.m.
$15 in advance (starting October 7); $18 at the door
For more information, go to www.nccWarrenMiller.com
 

Ceremonies & Celebrations

September 15:
Flag-Raising Ceremony
Learn about the history of the Hispanic flag, as it is raised simultaneously on the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses to kick off Hispanic Heritage month. Enjoy traditional Latino music and refreshments.
Quad: Bethlehem and Monroe Campuses
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

October 10:
Athletic Hall of Fame
Celebrate athletes, coaches and supporters who have been key players in the Spartans’ success.
Laub Lounge and David A. Reed Community Room, College Center, Bethlehem Campus
7 p.m.

January 28:
Winter Commencement
Celebrate the accomplishments and share in the hopes and dreams of August and December graduates at this joyous occasion.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m.
 

Especially for Youth

Enjoy educational events for children in the Cops‘n’Kids Reading Room at Northampton’s Fowler Family Southside Center, Room 403, from 10 a.m. – noon on the following Saturdays:

September 10:
“All Ducks are Birds,” by Tara Zrinski
Explore syllogisms about ducks, geese, swans and other birds with author Tara Zrinski. Write and illustrate your own syllogism using what you see, think and know about the natural world. Suggested ages, 4 – 8.

September 24:
Wildlands Conservancy
Get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, an opossum or skunk, and birds of prey while listening to a nature-themed storybook. Create a take-home craft.

October 8:
“From Apple Trees to Cider, Please,” by Felicia Chernesky
Celebrate a favorite activity of the harvest season with Felicia Chernesky, as she reads from her rhyming book, telling how apple cider is made. Make a take-home apple craft and taste crisp local apples and delicious fresh-pressed cider.

October 22:
The Lehigh Valley Drumming Circle, featuring drum circle facilitator Moe Jerant

Play percussion instruments and enjoy rhythm games during this rhythm party for big and little kids. Suggested ages, 6 and up.

November 5:
“Sylvie and Sean,” by Dr. Cheryl B. Filipak

Learn about how firefighters from Ladder 19 in South Boston save a husky dog from drowning in the icy waters at Pleasure Bay in Boston. This true story highlights positive role models. A firetruck will be there!

November 19:
“Tell-a-bration”
Celebrate the International Day of Storytelling with storyteller Karen Maurer. Make up stories using colored chalk and river stones.

December 3:
Holiday Festivities

Usher in the holidays with chocolate and music.

Cops ‘n’ Kids programs are free, but pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 610-861-5526. The Reading Room is also open to the public on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
 
November 5:
Youth Chess Tournament
15th annual fall youth chess championship for ages 18 and under. Five rounds of chess, rated and unrated sections. Prizes and trophies awarded, random prize drawings. Parents welcome.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center, Bethlehem Campus
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$34 pre-register by November 3
$39 at the door
For more information or to register, go to http://www.northampton.edu/chess or call 610-861-4120.

Conferences, Speakers and Workshops

September 20:
“The Mask You Live In”
How do views of masculinity affect young men?  Watch the documentary “The Mask You Live In” and share your thoughts following the panel discussion.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

October 6:
Peace Conference and Cohen Lecture

Tim Wise, anti-racism writer and activist, will deliver the 2016 Cohen Lecture on “Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America.” The Peace Conference will focus on equality and activism.
Peace Conference: 9:30 – 11 a.m., Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
12:30 – 3:30 p.m., David A. Reed Community Room, College Center, Bethlehem
Campus
Cohen Lecture: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

November 17:
Dateline:  The White House
Hear White House correspondent (and Lehigh Valley native) Dave Boyer’s take on the election and on one of the most exciting newsbeats in the world.  His visit to Northampton is being sponsored by the student newspaper, The Commuter.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m.

Music, Dance & Poetry

September 28:
Tres Vidas Ensemble Performance
A singer and instrumental trio (cello, piano and percussion) will celebrate the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni, in a chamber music theatre performance featuring a wide stylistic range of music.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Hispanic Caucus’ Dreamers Scholarship.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 610-861-4145. For information on the ensemble go to http://www.coreensemble.com/shows-on-tour/tres-vidas/
 
October 4:
Arts and Lecture Series
Hear Lynn Levin, past poet laureate of Bucks County, read from her work, followed by an hour of live music by singer songwriter Tara Michel.
Room 108, Pocono Hall, Monroe Campus
7 – 9 p.m.
For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].
 
October 27:
“The Trouble with My Name”       
Don’t miss this high-octane, poignant and hilarious one-man show that embraces the autobiographical journey of poet and NCC professor Javier Avila as he moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m.

December 2:
Holiday Concert

Get in the holiday spirit as Bel Canto Dalle Stelle, NCC’s community chorus, sings seasonal favorites.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
7:30 p.m.
Admissions is a non-perishable food item to benefit the needy, or a $5 donation to the chorus scholarship fund.
 
December 8, 9:
Winter Danceworks

A dance concert featuring NCC students with choreography by NCC students, staff and guest choreographer.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
December 8, 11:10 a.m.
December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank.
 

For a Good Cause

October 1:
3rd Annual Spartan Sprint 5K Run/Walk & Lehigh Valley Health Festival

Run or walk to support Spartan Aid, a fund to assist students with unanticipated expenses. Then enjoy fitness challenges, yoga, a pet walk, speakers, cooking demonstrations, delicious healthy food, and displays featuring health-related businesses and organizations.
5K Walk/Run: NCC Bethlehem Campus, 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $10/any student/any age/any college; $20/non-students

Health Festival: Overflow parking lots, Bethlehem Campus, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, go to http://northampton.edu/spartansprint or www.lvhealthfest.org.

Calling All Foodies

October 24, 25:
Robert C. Wood Chef-in-Residence Program

Named “Most Likely to Succeed” in his class at the Culinary Institute of America, Chad Licsko has cooked with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern and prepared a 4-course vegan meal for Malcolm X’s daughter. Now Sodexo’s executive chef of catering at Lehigh University, Licsko will share recipes and stories, and even cook for you during the Robert C. Wood Chef-in-Residence program
October 24: 6 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
$15

October 25: 6 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
Hampton Winds Restaurant, Gates Center, Bethlehem Campus
$100 per person to benefit the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs.
For more information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents or call 610-861-5519.
 
October 29:
Food in the Public Square: Community Conversation

Learn the results of a six-month study of the Lehigh Valley food supply and food culture. Join others discussing the implications.
Room 605, Barnette Conference Room, Fowler Family Southside Center
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, go to http://foodinthepublicsquare.com/events/

Crafts

November 12:
Annual Fall Craft Fair

Shop to your heart’s content at one of the Lehigh Valley’s largest craft shows, featuring unique treasures including food, wood crafts, jewelry, glass, flower arrangements, holiday items and more.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$2 general public; $1 65+; free for children under 12
For more information, email [email protected] or call 610-861-5088.
 

Honoring Veterans

November 10:
Tribute to the Borinqueneers

Pay tribute to the Borinqueneers and other veterans during a moving program featuring keynote speaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet, producer of an award-winning documentary about the only Hispanic-segregated unit in Army history – a unit that was recently awarded one of the highest civilian awards in the United States – the Congressional Gold Medal. Meet Borinqueneer veterans, see archival photos of the regiment, and participate in a ceremony that will include a color guard from Dieruff High School. This is sure to be an event to remember!
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For more information, email [email protected].
 

Heading to College

Where are you going next year? Picture yourself at NCC while touring the campus and getting answers to any questions you may have. Bring your dreams.

Bethlehem Campus
Tours begin in the Enrollment Center

11:30 a.m.                               3:30 p.m.
Sept. 6                                    Sept. 22
Oct. 4                                      Oct. 20
Nov. 1                                     Nov. 17
Dec. 6                                     Dec. 22

Monroe Campus
Tours begin in Keystone Hall

11 a.m.                                    5 p.m.
Sept. 7                                     Sept. 19
Oct. 24                                    Oct. 13
Nov. 9                                     Nov. 29
Dec. 7                                      Dec. 20

Fowler Family Southside Center
Special tours for dental hygiene, hospitality, massage therapy and medical assistant majors will begin in the lobby.

11:30 a.m.
Sept. 8
Oct. 6
Nov. 10
Dec. 6

For more information, or to register go to www.northampton.edu/Admisisons/Campus-Tours.htm  or call 610-861-5500 (Bethlehem, Southside Campuses) or 570-369-1801 (Monroe Campus).
 
October 11:
College Fair
Representatives from more than 150 colleges, universities and technical schools will be at NCC to meet with high school students, their parents, transfer students and adults interested in continuing their education. This large fair is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling.
            Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
6 – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected], or call 610-861-5500.
 
October 8:
Monroe Campus Open House

Come and see why students have fallen in love with NCC’s newest site. Learn about the many fields of study offered, meet faculty members and current students. Get your questions answered by the pros in admissions, financial aid and career services. Tour the beautiful campus in its fall splendor.
Pocono Hall, Monroe Campus
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For more information, or to register, call 570-369-1801.
 
November 19:
Bethlehem Campus Open House
Learn about the many fields of study offered at NCC’s largest site, tour the campus, meet faculty members and current students. Get your questions answered by the pros in admissions, financial aid and career services.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, or to register, call 610-861-5500.
 

Sports

Come and cheer the Spartans on to victory. Fall sports include women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, co-ed cross country, men’s golf, men’s basketball, women’s basketball.
For schedules, please go to www.nccspartans.com.

You’ll find details about all of these events, including times and locations, as well as information about other fabulous (and mostly free) happenings at
northampton.edu/events