Northampton Community College’s Efforts at Sponsoring a Refugee Family, Inside Higher Education, 2/15/17

By: David J. Smith, February 15, 2017 My colleague Kiki Anastasakos at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA and her colleagues have been making plans to host a refugee family.  She incorporated the effort as a service learning project into one of your courses.   This is an example of what other community colleges across the U.S.Continue reading “Northampton Community College’s Efforts at Sponsoring a Refugee Family, Inside Higher Education, 2/15/17”

Community College Initiative Program: Creating Learning Opportunities for International Students at U.S. Community Colleges

By: David J. Smith, January 13, 2016 I was honored recently to spend time with international students participating in the Community College Initiative Program.   The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Since 2006, the program working with 50 U.S. community colleges, has hosted nearlyContinue reading “Community College Initiative Program: Creating Learning Opportunities for International Students at U.S. Community Colleges”

Using Music to Build an Intergenerational Peacebuilding Coalition: Peter Yarrow at Northampton Community College

By: David J. Smith, March 30, 2015 Northampton Community College (NCC) in Bethlehem, PA held its 5th Annual Peace and Justice Conference on March 26.   This year’s conference – sponsored by the Center for Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution –  featured folk legend and activist Peter Yarrow, formerly of the musicial group Peter, Paul andContinue reading “Using Music to Build an Intergenerational Peacebuilding Coalition: Peter Yarrow at Northampton Community College”