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Wings of Knowledge presents
award-winning author
Brunonia Barry

Tuesday, December 3, 7 pm, Library Living Room

FeatherOn Tuesday December 3, NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge lecture series presents award-winning novelist Brunonia Barry, author of the best-selling novels The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places.  Both books are set in Salem, Massachusetts, famous for the Salem witch trials. 

The Lace Reader began its literary life as a self-published novel, achieved local success and gained critical notice.  This eventually led to a multi-million dollar book deal for Barry, and the novel became a New York Times bestseller.  A film deal is now in the works.

All Wings of Knowledge events are free and open to the public.  There will be time for book signing and questions after the presentation.

Clubs Help Make Christmas for the Homeless

Christmas stockingLast year the Social Science Club, along with help from the Christian Student Organization, hosted a Christmas Gift-Giving Event for the Family Shelter in Concord.  The thought was that most of the Christmas drives being held are to make sure that every child receives gifts on Christmas morning.  The clubs' idea was, wouldn’t it be nice if the kids had the opportunity to pick out and wrap something for their parents and their siblings, so that it would feel more like a ‘family’ Christmas despite living at a shelter.

The idea was very well received, so the clubs have decided to repeat the effort this year.  On Tuesday Dec 3, from 12 noon - 2 pm in the Wellness Center Lobby, there will be a drive to collect gift items.  Won't you please consider providing a donation?  It could be something you have that you know you will never use.  It could be a cash donation toward buying shirts and ties for dads trying to interview for a job.  It could be hats, mittens, and slippers, or niceties such as jewelry and bath soaps.  Almost anything is helpful as long as it is new or in nearly new condition. We could also use wrapping paper, tape, and boxes, so there are many ways you can help. 

If you can't make the gift drive, you can drop items off at Jeanne Duford's office in Langley Hall (N115), or club members will be glad to pick things up.  We thank you for your support!


If It Talks Like LeDuc ...

First year Sports Management major Mike LeDuc of Northwood doesn’t know what his ultimate career will be, but the title “sportswriter” may just be in his future.

LeDuc really enjoyed a two-week on-line (Blackboard) discussion group exercise required of first-year sports management majors taking SM101.

“Some students get into the requirement more than others,” explains Sports Management Professor Michael Moffett. “Mike obviously enjoyed writing about sports issues. His daily submissions were well-written, salient, and humorous, often prompting responses from other students, as the exercise was interactive.”

LeDuc later looked into ways to continue writing about sports and connected with RANTSPORTS.COM which eventually gave him a blog opportunity.

“I love it,” says LeDuc. “It’s great to have a platform to share my opinions with other sports fans.”

It’s too soon to tell where LeDuc’s fledgling journalistic endeavor will take him, but it’s already putting money in his pocket.  He gets a dime every time someone clicks on his link!

Check out Mike's blog!

Final Exam Schedule up
on myNHTI

Check for your final exam times under NHTI Announcements!  Schedule is up by day, course and professor.  Check the schedule here.

Make sure to double check your times before your exam, it's subject to change.

Registration Now Open

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Stage Lynx Presents:

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo”

Friday, December 6 &
Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm
Sweeney Auditorium
Admission $10, open to the public.
NHTI Students with ID FREE

Written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Jim Webber. This comedy is set in the upper class German-Jewish community living in Atlanta, Georgia in December 1939.  Presented with generous support from NHTI Student Senate.  Contact Jewel Davis, 271-6484 x4150.