Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Emily Nagoski: Beyond Consent—The Science of Yes and No

    Monday September 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Author, Smith College professor and sex educator Emily Nagoski discusses sexual health.

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    Banned Books Week Panel: The Hate U Give

    Tuesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Library

    To coincide with national Banned Books Week, the Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College is holding a faculty panel discussion of the award-winning book The Hate U Give on Tuesday September 25th from 12-1pm in the library solarium. This event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. GCC professors Alyssa Arnell, David Lanoie, and Linda McCarthy will lead a discussion about the book, which tells the story of a black teenaged girl who witnesses her unarmed friend be shot and killed by a police officer. Published in 2017, this young adult novel also made the American Library Association’s 2017 list of top ten most banned or challenged books. A film adaptation is set to be released next month.

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    Gallery Talk: Jim Peters

    Wednesday September 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Jim Peters talks about his current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit in the South Gallery.

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    Time Management Workshop

    Wednesday September 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Do you find yourself pulling all-nighters to write papers or cram for exams? Do deadlines seem to spring out of nowhere and derail you? Do you feel overwhelmed, like you’re scrambling just to keep up with everything? Come to this workshop to explore tools and strategies for taking charge of your semester. Learn how to balance your responsibilities, cut down on procrastination, and create time to relax without the guilt! Lunch provided.

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    Update from the Immigrant Protection Project

    Wednesday September 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    The Immigrant Protection Project (IPP) is a project of the ACLU and a coordinated regional effort by attorneys and organizations to provide immigrants in Western Massachusetts with referrals for legal assistance and connections to other services. Come here ACLU attorney and former GCC professor Buz Eisenberg talk about this important resource.

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    The Marijuana Industry in the Pioneer Valley

    Thursday September 27 6:00pm-9:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    In 2012, Massachusetts voters officially legalized medical marijuana and then in 2016, voters officially legalized recreational marijuana. The marijuana industry offers a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth – a once banned substance that now has some forecasts projecting legal sales to reach $1 billion by 2020.

    Come join experts currently operating in the regulated industry in MA discuss the prospect and challenges of this growing industry. This free workshop is for anyone interested in working, investing, owning, or just plain curious about the regulated marijuana industry. This workshop is an introduction to a series of classes to be offered at GCC for those interested in becoming part of this industry.

    Pre-registration required! Pre-register now →

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    Lost Towns of Quabbin Hike

    Saturday September 29 9:00am-4:00pm

    Hike to the center of the former town of Dana and compare old photographs of the town with the cellar holes and recovering forest that exists today. We might even hike deep into the woods to see the remains of a crashed fighter jet. This workshop involves moderate hiking on and off trail in a forested environment in early spring conditions.

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    Transfer Fair

    Monday October 1 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with college admissions and transfer reps from all over New England!

    Past participants have included:

    • Anna Maria College
    • Assumption College
    • Bay Path University
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Bryant University
    • Clarkson University
    • College of St. Rose
    • Dean College
    • Elms College
    • Emerson College
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Hampshire college
    • Johnson State College
    • Keene State College
    • Leslie College
    • MCLA
    • Mount Holyoke College
    • Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences
    • Prescott College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • Smith College
    • Springfield College
    • Suffolk University
    • UMass: Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of St. Joseph
    • Unity College (Maine)
    • Western New England University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University

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    Andrew Forsthoefel: Walking to Listen

    Monday October 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us to hear from Andrew Forsthoefel, author of Walking to Listen: 4,000 miles Across America, One Story at a Time, a memoir of one young man’s coming of age on a journey across America—told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way. Free refreshments.

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    Wellness Center Open House

    Monday October 1 12:00pm-2:00pm

    C423 Wellness Center

    Drop by the Wellness Center for a cup of coffee! Meet the Wellness Center staff, explore the stress-free Wellness Studio, check out some of the Assistive Technology tools available to qualified students and browse through the pamphlet racks to acquaint yourself with resources that promote wellness!

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    TED Talk: Kevin Breel—Confessions of a Depressed Comic

    Tuesday October 2 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Writer, comic and mental health activist Kevin Breel speaks up about depression in this film of a popular TED talk.

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    Addiction: Meaning Making and Ethics

    Wednesday October 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    Join us for the second annual Dovi Afesi Lecture Series, featuring speaker Amy Ford who examines how individuals give meaning to their lives, especially when life circumstances and global events threaten our sense of place and purpose.

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    Gallery Talk: Paul Lindale

    Wednesday October 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Paul Lindale talks about his current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, in the South Gallery through October 4.

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    Westfield State RN to BSN Information Session

    Thursday October 4 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Westfield State University

    Learn more about Westfield State’s RN to BSN partnership—offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Northampton! Speak with faculty and begin the application process; $50 application fee is waived just for attending! RSVP at westfield.edu.

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    Learning Tree Bark

    Saturday October 6 10:00am-1:00pm

    For nearly half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree ID. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at a different stage of growth. Come learn more with Nancy Goodman!

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    Riverboat Tour: Fall, in the Connecticut River Again!

    Sunday October 7 1:00pm-4:30pm

    Explore the geologic history of the area on this popular 90-minute cruise down river about six miles to Barton Cove before returning to Northfield. Meet prompty at Northfield Mountain’s “Riverview Dock.” Trips depart at 1pm and 2:45pm.

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    Gallery Talk: Jen Simms

    Wednesday October 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Jen Simms talks about her current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, in the South Gallery through October 4.

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    In Our Own Voices: Diversity

    Wednesday October 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    In Our Own Voices is a regular panel series that provides an opportunity to hear from individuals in our community about their journeys to and at GCC. This month, hear people talk about diversity. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided. Open house in the Inclusion & Diversity Center follows.

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    STEMinar Series: Mathematical Models of Climate Change

    Wednesday October 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    More info to come. Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at GCC.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Wednesday October 10 3:00pm-4:30pm

    Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

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  • Friday Film Series: Broken Lines

    Friday September 21 12:00pm-2:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join us for a screening of Broken Lines: A Story of Addiction, a documentary about drug addiction and recovery.

    Zumba Africana

    Friday September 21 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    GCC student Aimee Salmon leads a free Zumba dance class.

    • Tuesday October 2Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 5Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Monday October 8Indigenous Peoples’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday October 16Spring course schedule available online
    • Tuesday October 30Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Tuesday November 6Advising Day – no day or evening classes

      Current students meet with advisors to register for the spring term. Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Tuesday November 6Spring priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Monday November 12Veteran’s Day (observed) – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday November 13Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Wednesday November 14Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Monday November 19Spring registration for new students begins
    • Wednesday November 21No evening classes
    • Thursday November 22Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday November 23Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday December 7Applications for January graduation due in Enrollment Services

      Graduation applications can be downloaded and printed at the Registrar’s Office website. Forms must be completed in ink and returned to Enrollment Services (C103) no later than this date. You must complete an application for graduation whether or not you intend to participate in Commencement.

    • Thursday December 13Last day of evening classes
    • Monday December 17Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Monday December 17Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday December 18Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Tuesday December 18Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

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