The Genesis and Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Northwest State Community College will host a special exhibition, The Genesis and Art of Chinese Calligraphy, in the NSCC Library April 7-23. The exhibit includes twelve large panels that trace the long evolution of Chinese writing from its origin in ancient times to present day. The exhibit is free and open to the public during the library’s regular hours of operation.

The exhibit explains how the characters are constructed syntactically and how their meanings are developed semantically. It puts Chinese writing in global context among other ancient writing systems and also features examples of the different scripts, illustrating the range of historical styles in brush work.

Dr. SuiWah Chan, professor emeritus of the College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University and associate of the Center for Chinese Studies of the University of Michigan, created the exhibit. Professor He BingWu, a contemporary master of calligraphy from Xian, China, was commissioned to curate the display of 23 works of calligraphy.

The NSCC Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a special program featuring a lecture by Dr. SuiWah Chan on Friday, April 10. The program is open to adults 55 plus, and reservations are required.

Summer & Fall Registration is Open

Registration for summer and fall classes is open. We encourage you to register as early as possible for the best chance at the classes and schedule you want. Plan ahead by reviewing the schedule online and making note of other commitments such as work and family obligations.

Returning students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering. You can also review DegreeWorks to ensure you are on track to reach your academic goals. Once you know the classes you need and the schedule you want, register online through myNSCC.

Newly admitted students are required to attend Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR). During SOAR, you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Current students who have questions about registration should contact their academic division, and newly admitted students with questions should contact the admissions office.

Inclement Weather Procedures

With winter weather in full swing, school delays and closings happen more often. Unlike K-12 school systems, NSCC does not provide transportation and relies on different factors to determine whether to close or delay. For more information on how the College makes these decisions and what to do if you do not feel comfortable traveling when classes are in session, please review the College’s inclement weather procedures.

The best way to stay informed of delays, closings and other important NSCC-related information is to sign up for the QuickAlert system. QuickAlert can call, text and/or email you with emergency notifications.

Delays and closings are also distributed to local television and radio stations. A complete list is available here.

Write in the Night

Get a jump start on your research and have some fun at the same time during Write in the Night on Tuesday, February 24. The NSCC Library and Success Center will be open until midnight to help you refine and format your next big assignment. In addition to mini workshops and one-on-one assistance, enjoy free chair massages, the chance to spin the wheel for prizes and snacks.

Make plans to join us. Check out myNSCC for more information, or email

1098-T Forms

Hard copies of 1098-T forms will be mailed to students by January 31, 2015. You can access your 1098-T form now through your myNSCC account. Go to the billing and financial aid tab, click on Banner self-service, student, student account and tax notification. Enter the tax year and click submit.

If you have any questions on your statement, please contact the NSCC Business Office at 419.267.1311 or visit C107.

Request for Proposals

Northwest State Community College has issued a request for proprosals for a third-party evaluator and career coaching services. Both are part of the recently awarded TAACCT grant, which is sponsored by the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The services will run through September 30, 2018.

Written proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015. For more information, contact Tom Wylie, associate vice president of special projects, at using the subject “TAACCCT Proposal Questions.” Questions should be submitted no later than January 28, 2015.

SCOA Spring Newsletter

Students for Community Outreach and Awareness (SCOA) is an official student group at Northwest State. SCOA’s activities focus on social issues such as suicide prevention, domestic violence and child abuse.

Recent projects include fundraising for Christmas for Kids, volunteering at the PATH Center and managing the NSCC Food Pantry. To learn more about how the group is reaching out to local communities and how you can get involved, check out the spring edition of the SCOA newsletter.