Spring 2015
NCC Happenings
Open to the public and (mostly) free

NCCCheck for Updates:
Changes in times and locations will be posted on the College website. Go to www.northampton.edu for the latest information.

Exploration of this year’s theme is made possible by an endowment established through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and generous donors. Community partners include the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, Stroudsburg Area School District, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and Monroe County Historical Association.

March 17:
Panel Discussion
NCC faculty and students discuss the book “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

March 24:
Open Book Discussion
Join a discussion of “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen.
Facilitated by Kelly Allen, associate professor of English.
Room 440, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Facilitated by Emily Mross, library manager
Room 242, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

April 22:
Keynote Speaker: Will Allen

Don’t miss hearing the activist, author and former NBA basketball player-turned-urban farmer, named one of “Time” magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be reserved after February 1 on a first-come, first-served basis by going to www.northampton.edu/NEH.


Through March 23:
Frank Wyso: “Coal Miners of Northeastern PA”

Paintings and drawings by Frank “Wyso” Wysochansky.
Dunning Art Gallery, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus
March 6: Closing reception and presentation by Steven Lichak and Thomas Shillea of the WYSO Foundation
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Snow date: March 20
Room 201, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus
Through – March 30:
Selma-to-Montgomery Photo Exhibit

This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, that stirred the nation’s conscience into passing the Voting Rights Act.
January 14 – February 20, Laub Lounge, College Center
February 25 – March 30, Main Hallway, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus
Through – March 21:
Annual New Arts Exhibition
Photo essay and other images by Betty Beaumont.
March 5: Gallery talk followed by a reception
3:30 – 6 p.m.

March 30 – June 16:
Heart and Soil: Our Farms, Our Legacy
Photographs by Rick Smith.
Dunning Art Gallery, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus

March 31 – April 14:
Kraus Drawing Exhibition

First-year drawing students exhibit their best work in honor of Patrick J. Kraus, a talented artist who attended NCC.
April 14: Awards Ceremony
11 a.m.

April 23 – May 4:
Exhibition by NCC Fine Arts Students

April 30: Artists’ presentation.
Room 146, College Center, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
April 30: Reception.
Gallery, Communications Hall, 5 – 6 p.m.

June 15 – July 24:
Art as a Way of Learning
Delight in the creativity of children enrolled in Reibman and Hannig Family children’s centers.
June 16:Reception, 4 – 6 p.m.

All art exhibits and receptions are held in the gallery of Communications Hall, unless otherwise noted. The gallery is open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
The Dunning Art Gallery, Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.       


March 19 – 23:
“Buried Child” by Sam Shepard
This play won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for its depiction of the breakdown of traditional family values and disillusionment with the American dream.
Norman R. Roberts Lab Theatre, Kopecek Hall
March 19, 20, 21, 23, 7:30 p.m.
March 22, 3 p.m.

April 16, 17, 18, 19:
“Les Liaisons Dangereuses” by Christopher Hampton
The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals and ex-lovers, use seduction as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, all the while enjoying their cruel games and boasting about their manipulative talents.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
April 16, 17, 18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 3 p.m.

Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items or a contribution to the Norman R. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Reservations suggested. Call 610-861-5524, or email NCC_theatre_tickets@northampton.edu.


April 26:
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Travel to exotic lands and experience adrenaline-packed action sports in this exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
6:30 p.m.
$18 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 with student ID
For tickets and information, email studentlife@northampton.edu or call 610-861-5324.

Ceremonies & Celebrations

January 24:
Winter Commencement

Join guest speaker Melinda Stumpf, ’01, regional community relations director for PPL, in honoring August and December graduates.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m.
April 23:
Awards Convocation

Celebrate a year’s worth of accomplishments by NCC students.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
3:30 p.m.
May 1:
Tribute Garden Ceremony

Join us in the garden as we dedicate gifts made in 2014.
Susan K. Kubik Tribute Garden, Bethlehem Campus
11 a.m.
May 21:
Spring Commencement

Pay tribute to May graduates on this joyous occasion.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
6:30 p.m.

Music, Dance & Poetry

March 4:
Art and Lecture Series

Sean Pidgeon, author of “Finding Camlann” and director of research solutions at John Wiley & Sons, will read from his book and discuss publishing from the perspective of the writer and the industry. Music will be performed by a local artist.
Room 108, Pocono Hall, Monroe Campus
Reading: 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Music: 8 – 8:45 p.m.
March 7 – 9:
Spring Up! Dance Festival              

Enjoy free master classes, workshops and performances by artists and choreographers from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and the Lehigh Valley. Sponsored by the Monarch Dance Company, The Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange and a Project Stream Grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.

March 7: Professional artist performance
7:30 p.m.

March 8: Emerging artist showcase
Emerging artist showcase  2:30 p.m.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
For information or to register, go to www.lehighvalleydanceexhange.org or email lehighvalleydanceexchange@gmail.com.
March 25:
Déjà Brew Coffee House

Hear talented students perform alongside the professional acoustic duo “SideArm” as they play requests from the audience, including cover tunes from all genres and decades. Proceeds from raffles and the coffee/dessert bar go to the Stephanie Rivera Scholarship Fund.
Room 108, Pocono Hall, Monroe Campus
5 – 9 p.m.
April 9:

Len Roberts Poetry Day
This year the featured poet is Alix Olson, a Bethlehem native who has a unique style of reading and performing, blending art, activism and social awareness in the public arena.

Laub Lounge, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Room 108, Pocono Hall, Monroe Campus
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
April 24:
Spring Concert
Rock to the music of the ‘50s – ‘90s. This upbeat show will be fun for the entire family.
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
7:30 p.m.
$5 donation to the chorus scholarship fund or non-perishable food item to benefit the needy. For more information, call 610-861-5091.

Conferences, Speakers and Workshops


February 19:
On the Road to Northampton

Be inspired as NCC faculty and staff members discuss the obstacles they overcame on the road to their successful careers here at the college.
Laub Lounge, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
March 26:
Peace Conference and Cohen Lecture
Meet Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, whose presentation will focus on his activism and music from the 1960s to the present. This year’s Peace Conference will honor the 50th anniversary of our nation’s first pro-peace “teach-in,” held at the University of Michigan on March 24-25, 1965.
Lipkin Theater, Kopecek Hall
Peace Conference: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Peter Yarrow: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For more information, email jvonschilling@northampton.edu or vanastasakos@northampton.edu.
March 31:
Immigration Reform: Effective Solutions
Award-winning filmmaker Jesus Nebot, a former undocumented immigrant who worked in the fields during his youth, will encourage students to pursue their highest dreams and to help find solutions to some of the greatest social challenges of our time, including immigration.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
April 6 – 10:
4th Annual Enough Is Enough Campaign
NCC will again participate in this national campaign to promote peace and reduce violence on campus and in society.
Laub Lounge, 2nd floor, College Center
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, email kanderko@northampton.edu.
April 22:
Administrative Professionals’ Day
Join other administrative professionals for a workshop titled “Change Your Mind, Choose Your Outlook, Up Your Productivity.” Examine the power we possess to make our lives better by choosing our response and dealing effectively with stress, resulting in higher levels of accomplishment and satisfaction in our work.
Room 605, Fowler Family Southside Center
Noon – 4 p.m.
Fee: $55
Earn 0.4 CEUs. Course Code: LDRAPDAY
To register, go to www.northampton.edu/lifelearn. For more information, visit our web page at www.northampton.edu/apday, email cbi@northampton.edu or call 610-332-8678.

Fine Dining

March 6:
Classical Cuisine Goes to Peru

This popular dining experience will take you to the Andes mountains in Peru.  Meet NCC students who set a Guinness World Record there and enjoy Peruvian and American cuisine prepared by NCC’s culinary arts students. Silent auction will feature Peruvian crafts and treasures from closer to home.
Alumni Hall, Gates Center
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
$100 per person
For information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents or call 610-861-5519.

March 30, 31:
Robert C. Wood Chef-in-Residence
This residency brings an outstanding guest chef to campus to offer a public cooking demonstration and to prepare a gourmet dinner with NCC’s culinary arts students. Join us for either or both.
March 30: 6 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration
Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall
$10 per person (includes tastings and a recipe booklet)

March 31: 6 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
Hampton Winds Restaurant, Gates Center
$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.
April 24:
White House Dinner

Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction and a dinner prepared by NCC’s culinary arts students. Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters will be the guest speaker.
Alumni Hall, Gates Center
$125 per person includes a pre-dinner meet-and-greet with Gary Walters
$85 per person
Dinner: 7 p.m.
For information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents, email alumni@northampton.edu or call 610-861-5088.
May 29, 30, 31:
6th Annual Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival
Calling all foodies and wine lovers! This annual festival held at the Sands Event Center, gets bigger and better every year. Sample food from some of the Lehigh Valley’s best restaurants and wine from around the world. You can also enjoy champagne, spirits tastings and live entertainment. Sponsorship proceeds benefit the NCC Foundation.
Sands Event Center, Bethlehem
For more information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/foodandwine.

Black History Month


February 26:
Student Debate: “Do We Need Voter ID Laws?”

Students will debate the pros and cons. Assistant Professor of History Brian Alnutt will moderate.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



March 21:
Annual Spring Craft Fair

Find one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, wood, floral, food, holiday items and more. Many of the regions’ finest crafters will be showing their work.
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$2 general public; $1 55+
Free for children under 12
For information, email alumni@northampton.edu or call 610-861-5088



March 7:
NCC Night with the Phantoms
Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends for a night of Phantoms hockey at the new PPL Center.
PPL Center, Allentown
7:05 p.m.
$21 per person
For information and tickets, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents.
May 7:
Charity Cask Night
Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends for a happy hour at Bethlehem Brew Works in downtown Bethlehem. All proceeds from special cask samplings will benefit the Alumni Association scholarship and programming.
Bethlehem Brew Works
569 Main Street
5 – 7 p.m.
For more information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents or call 610-861-5088.
June 5:
NCC Night with the Iron Pigs
Bring family and friends and enjoy a fun night at the ballpark.
Coca-Cola Park, Allentown
7:05 p.m.
$27 per person, includes a picnic-style buffet.
For information and tickets, go to www.northampton.edu/specialevents.

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.
Feb. 3                         Jan. 22
March 3                      Feb. 19
April 7                         March 19
April 16

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

11:30 a.m.
Feb. 10
March 12
April 14

For information or to register, go to www.northampton.edu/Admissions/Campus-Tours, or call 610-861-5500.

February  25:
Financial Aid Workshop

Students planning to attend NCC, and their parents, can learn how to apply for federal, state and institutional aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Staff will explain application procedures and eligibility requirements. The financial aid priority application deadline for residence hall students is February 28 and for all other students the deadline is March 31.

Bethlehem Campus
February 17, 6:30 p.m.
Snow date: February 23
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center
For more information and to register, call 610-861-5510.

Monroe Campus
February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Snow date: March 4
Room 202 A & B, Keystone Hall
For more information and to register, call 570-369-1800.
FAFSA Workshops
Receive personal assistance in completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Walk-in sessions – No RSVP required
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2 – 6 p.m.
March 27, 2 – 5 p.m.
March 30, 31, April 2, 9, 16, 2 – 6 p.m.

Bethlehem Campus
Advising Offices, Student Enrollment Center

Monroe Campus
Room 150, Keystone Hall
March 21:
Monroe Campus Open House

Picture yourself going to college on a spectacular new campus. Meet faculty, staff and current students. Learn about academic programs, support services, student organizations and clubs and take a tour.
Pocono Hall
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, call 570-369-1801 or email adminfo@northampton.edu.


Especially for Youth


All events are held in the Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room, Room 403, Fowler Family Southside Center, from 10 a.m. – noon, unless otherwise noted.
February 21:
Meet Author Richard McLaughlin

Meet local author, teacher, singer and song writer Richard McLaughlin. Join him as he reads “The Skunk with a Stinky Attitude” and hear about the lessons to be learned from his book. Also, sing songs, play instruments and listen to awesome live guitar music.

March 7:
Illustrator Kathi Ember
Artist Kathi Ember will talk about how she makes a story “come to life.” Journey with her as she demonstrates how she illustrates books, and take a peek at her sketches and art work for the book “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution.”

March 21:
“There’s a Tree Where the Sidewalk Ends”

The talented senior theatre majors from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts will present their adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” Be ready to participate!

April 4:
“Kushka: The Dog Named Cat,” by Eli Kowalski
Have you ever heard anything as silly as that? Kushka, a beautiful white Maltese dog thinks she is a cat and acts that way too. Meet her and hear her story from the author. Bring a camera. Kushka will wear funny hats!

April 18:
Ninth Annual Cops ‘n’ Kids Celebration of Reading…and the Arts and Sciences

Family fun for all with free books, activities, reading stations, food and entertainment. Join us as we say “Happy Tenth Birthday” to NCC’s Fowler Family Southside Center, home to the Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program.
Fowler Family Southside Center
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 9:
Creating “Magic” in the Fab Lab

The future is here. Create cool things using a laser, a 3-D printer, the woodshop and more. Learn the skills you need to become a “Maker.”
Programs above are free, but pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 610-861-5526. For information about the Cops ‘n’ Kids program, go to www.copsnkidslv.org or email lvcops-n-kids@att.net. The Reading Room is also open to the public on Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March 21:
Youth Chess Tournament

Compete in the 14th annual spring youth chess championship for ages 18 and under. Five rounds of chess, rated and unrated sections. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Bring a lunch or purchase items for sale.
David A. Reed Community Room, College Center
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$30 pre-registration by March 19
$35 at the door
For information, call 610-861-4120 or go to www.northampton.edu/continuing-education/for-kids/events.


Come and cheer the Spartans on to victory. Spring sports include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and lacrosse. For schedules, please go to www.nccspartans.com.