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2020 Spring Blue Green Program

Dear members of the Blazer community,
Welcome back and happy New Year!

For those of you who have been part of the North Lake community, welcome to the new semester. Hopefully everyone was able to get some relaxation time with yourself and/or loved ones during the winter break.  For those just joining North Lake, welcome to your new space! We are looking forward to collaborating, learning, and working with you. Each Blazer contributes in their own way, so we are excited to see how our school will benefit from you.

Last week, Dr. Slejko paved the way for the new semester with many valuable announcements. Dr. Slejko’s first talking point was about the relationship between North Lake College and the Dallas ISD program. She shared data about the evolution of passing grades for Dual Credit students from Fall 2011 through Fall 2019. Additionally, she talked about the overall passing grades for all students, which ranged from C’s to A’s within the same yearly semester. Due to North Lake’s large population, Dr. Slejko talked about different services that are provided for students, including the Blazer Store, beneficial resources, and the movement of professors helping to meet the diverse needs of their students.

Dr. Chapman giving presentation at Blue Green 2020

Likewise, Dr. Chapman’s main topic was about the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion. He discussed a wide range of the types of burdens and personal struggles that a student may encounter before coming to class. He mentioned students likely often need support from their professors that goes beyond course material. He reiterated the importance of professors providing meaningful feedback and resources for students despite their religious affiliation, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, skin color, and other diverse qualities. Both presentations were very uplifting, inspirational, and a great way to kick off the 2020 Spring semester!

Dr. Chapman giving presentation at Blue Green 2020

After these talks, everyone made haste to the cafeteria to get some lunch! We were treated to lasagna, including a vegetarian and vegan option. Of course there was salad, bread, and cookies to go along with this. While eating, everyone enjoyed catching up with one another and swapping stories about their winter break.

After lunch, there were three breakout sessions to choose from, which we heard great feedback from:
Blazer Common Book: The Final Three
Healing Foods & the Microbiome
LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training

Lastly, congratulations to our raffle winners who have won a copy of Blind Spot! This book was hand picked by Dr. Slejko, so we do hope you enjoy it. The winners were chosen at random! The winners are:
Julieta Sejera
Lena McGee
Sequetta Desgraves
Alicia Ramos
Precious Green

Precious Green holding book "Blind Spot"
Lena McGee holding book "Blind Spot"
Julieta Sejera holding book "Blind Spot"
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Happy 2020! Let’s make this semester and the rest of the year wonderful!

Upcoming Events

Mar
3
Tue
1:00 pm NLC – Title IX Session Series: U... @ K216
NLC – Title IX Session Series: U... @ K216
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NLC - Title IX Session Series: Unconscious Bias @ K216
As in any organization, everyone has subconscious biases. They are simply the brain’s way of coping with and categorizing all the information we receive every day; both positive and negative. Our tendency to discriminate against[...]
Mar
5
Thu
2:00 pm NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Mis... @ A206
NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Mis... @ A206
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NLC - Civil Rights Sessions: Mississippi Burning: African Americans and the Vote in Mississippi @ A206
This April, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college’s second Civil Rights Tour. The trip takes place April 2-5, with[...]
Mar
11
Wed
2:00 pm NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Vot... @ A206
NLC – Civil Rights Sessions: Vot... @ A206
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NLC - Civil Rights Sessions: Voting and Mass Incarceration @ A206
This April, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college’s second Civil Rights Tour. The trip takes place April 2-5, with[...]
Mar
13
Fri
11:30 am NLC – Teaching Squares Program: ... @ K322
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: ... @ K322
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NLC - Teaching Squares Program: Round Up @ K322
Interested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal[...]
Mar
25
Wed
2:30 pm NLC – Faculty Teaching Strategie... @ K305
NLC – Faculty Teaching Strategie... @ K305
Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
NLC - Faculty Teaching Strategies - English Dept @ K305
An ongoing series of teaching ideas presented by English faculty members incorporating new pedagogy into the classroom, including new activities, assignments and technologies. Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs Register on myDCCCDsuccess Learning: Keywords: NLC, teaching, pedagogy,[...]

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