Operation Christmas Child

Help fill a shoebox, and share the joy of the holidays with children around the world. The NSCC Nursing Student Activities Committee is collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child. Items can be dropped off in the NSCC Nursing Lab on the second floor of the ‘H’ Building Monday, November 3 through Friday, November 21.

What to include:

  • Toys – small dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (extra batteries please), etc.
  • School supplies – pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-liquid hygiene items – toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • Accessories – t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (extra batteries please), etc.

Spring Registration Error Message

Have you received this error message while trying to register for spring classes? 

error messageHere’s a step-by-step guide of how to find the cause:

  • Go “Look Up Classes” and click on the CRN link
  • From the schedule listing, click on the course name and number at the top
    course name and number
  • Look through the prerequisites and co-requisites listed at the bottom of the pageprerequisites
  • Consult with your academic advisor or run a DegreeWorks audit to determine which course(s) you should register for instead

If the course lists the Online Learning Readiness Assessment as a prerequisite, follow these steps:

  • Follow these instructions to add the course
  • Review the material and take the test
  • Check your score in the gradebook or under tests & quizzes. You must have at least a 75% (184 points) to pass.
  • Wait. Grades are updated every other hour (9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., etc.).
  • Register for your online class as normal

Race to Registration

Do you need help registering for spring classes? Stop by an upcoming Race to Registration Workshop! Before attending, follow these steps:

  • Schedule a meeting with your advisor
  • Print this form and take it to your advising session
  • Bring the completed form to the workshop of your choice

There are several sessions to choose from, and all sessions will take place in A109.

  • Monday, October 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Everyone who participates will be entered to win a $25 gift card to the NSCC Bookstore!


Ebola Virus: Planning & Protecting

In an effort to provide accurate, factual information on the Ebola virus and it’s impact on Ohio, the Black Swamp Safety Council hosted a panel discussion with representatives from the Williams County Health Department this week. Because this topic is of great interest to the campus community and general public, the Williams County Health Department granted permission for us to share the presentation.

It includes information on the history of the virus, how it is transmitted, the Ohio connection and plans that are in place to help protect the US. Additionally, it provides a list of trustworthy sources for those who want to follow the latest developments.

Thank you to the Black Swamp Safety Council for organizing the presentation and to the Williams County Health Department for helping to keep the community well informed.

Unity Day

The AmeriCorp completion coaches invite the campus community and the public to show support for bullying awareness by wearing orange on Unity Day, Wednesday, October 22. The goal of Unity Day is to send a message hope and support.

If you would like more information and resources on bullying and how to prevent it, visit the National Bullying Prevent Center website or stop by the display table in the Atrium. The table will be available October 20-23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Discover NSCC Day

Mark your calendar to explore the opportunities waiting for you!
Saturday, November 1 • 10 a.m.-Noon


  • Become captivated by the science of 3-D printing, examine an electric vehicle and watch chemistry come to life
  • Put your leadership skills to the test in our team-building challenge, and experience a new twist on the game of Life
  • Picture yourself in scrubs as you observe a birthing simulation, cardiac arrest and more in NSCC’s state-of-the-art nursing lab
  • Test specimens in the medical assisting lab, explore the in-demand field of respiratory care and watch law enforcement professionals showcase their defensive tactics
  • Control a robot and try out the technology that makes manufacturing tick
  • Be one of the first to apply for scholarships and find out how Northwest State can help you start on the path to a bachelor’s degree for less

For more information, contact the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320 or admissions@NorthwestState.edu.

Entrepreneurship Forum

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own business or turning an idea into a product, Northwest State’s upcoming Entrepreneurship Forum may be the launching pad you’re looking for. Attendees will have five minutes to present their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurship experts who will provide feedback and advice.

“Televisions shows like ‘Shark Tank’ have helped put entrepreneurship in the spotlight. However, many who have great ideas for a product or business never pursue them because they don’t know where to go or what to do,” said Lisa Becher, business faculty at Northwest State. “Our goal with this event is to provide an opportunity for people to share their ideas, receive feedback from experts in the field and walk away with an outline of how to make their dream a reality.”

The Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Voinovich Auditorium at NSCC. Lunch, sponsored by First Federal Bank, is included. The event is free, but reservations are required by Friday, October 24. To reserve a presentation time or for more information, contact Lisa Becher at 419.267.1264 or lbecher@NorthwestState.edu.

The panel of experts will include:

  • Jerry L Zielke, director of Paulding County Economic Development
  • Joel Miller, executive director of Henry County Chamber of Commerce
  • Diamond Zimmerman, coordinator for the Williams County Economic Development Corporation
  • Matt Gilroy, executive director of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation
  • Isaac Lee, president/CEO of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Wolfe, Ph.D., dean of business at NSCC
  • Representatives from the commercial lending department at First Federal Bank

It’s a Fiesta

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture at Northwest State Community College with “It’s a Fiesta” on Saturday, October 4. Free food, entertainment, music and other activities will be featured from noon to 3 p.m.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Piñatas: 12:45 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Templo Christiano Praise Band: 1:15 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Zumba demonstration: 1:15 p.m.

Throughout the day, guests can enjoy food, crafts for the kids, a Latino military heroes display, information on tracing your family tree, music by Loco Sounds and tours of NSCC. Activities will take place in and around the NSCC Atrium.

Hispanic specialties including homemade tortillas, baked goods and more will be available courtesy of local restaurants, churches, and NSCC students and staff.

“It’s a Fiesta” is free and open to the public, with freewill donations benefiting Hispanic student scholarships at NSCC.