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Northampton Community College

Suicide prevention show Feb. 19

Northampton Community College (NCC) will offer a three-part event on suicide prevention on Tuesday, February 19, at the Bethlehem and Monroe Campuses. It will be held at the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at the Monroe Campus, Room 108, Pocono Hall, in Tannersville from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The three-part event will be facilitated by Josh Rivedal, international speaker, author, playwright, educator, and arts entrepreneur. In the first part, a 15-character off-Broadway play, based on Rivedal’s father’s suicide, will be performed. This will be followed by an educational session about Rivedal’s own struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, a review of local and national helping resources, an outline of warning signs, and Rivedal’s recovery. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, email

Other play date announced

The Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16; 3 p.m. Feb. 17; age 18 and older. Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, N.C.C., 3835 Green Pond Road, 18020. Information: email:; call 484 484-3412; visit

Suicide Prevention: One-Man Show about suicide & its prevention. 11 a.m. Feb. 19. Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, 18020.

McClintock-Walsh named Kopecek chair

Dr. Cara McClintock-Walsh, professor of English, has been selected to hold the Robert J. Kopecek Endowed Chair in the Humanities of Northampton Community College over the next three years.

McClintock-Walsh’s proposal, “To the wrongs that need resistance, to the right that needs assistance: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” includes studying women’s history, literature, and culture on the curricular level, the program level, the campus level and beyond. The year 2020 marks the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in America.

The Kopecek Chair was established in honor of Dr. Robert J. Kopecek, NCC’s president from 1977 until 2003. It is intended for faculty who envision a long-term project in the humanities that involves research, initiative and student involvement.

Northampton Community College’s main campus is located at 3835 Green Pond Road. The Fowler Family Southside Center is located at 511 E. Third St. For information, call 610-861-5000 or visit

Marketing course begins March 7

Marketing modules introduces existing and prospective business owners to the process of developing a marketing plan and conducting market research. Learn how to define digital and social media and other markets and target advertising to attract customers.

To register, email with SYB - Marketing (Spring 2019) in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Sales and Professionalism begins May 2

The Sales and Professionalism module introduces entrepreneurs to the sales cycle and how to pitch business ideas. Develop effective customer service techniques, learn how to manage time as a business owner and test out business ideas at a networking event with other entrepreneurs.

To register, email with SYB - Sales and Professionalism (Spring 2019) in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Small Business Finance begins April 4

The Finance module looks at a personal financial situation and how effective financial management translates to business success. Learn how to identify startup costs, develop financial statements and apply for financing. A hands-on workshop will allow students to put their new skills into practice under the guidance of a business planning professional. There is a cost. To register, email with SYB - Finance (Spring 2019) in the subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the email.