Enjoy NLC’s 2020 “Making History” Virtual Graduation

Join us for our 2020 NLC “Making History” Virtual Graduation Saturday, June 13 6:30 p.m. Links to view the ceremony on the DCCCD YouTube and Facebook pages, as well digital programs, will go live June 13. Making History 2020 will be your last chance to see North Lake College graduates, as we transition to Dallas College this summer. Dress in your NLC colors and celebrate with us! We also invite you to take plenty of pictures and record videos of virtual commencement day celebration and share them with us! For more information, please visit dcccd.edu/grad2020. Our very special keynote speaker will be: Mark [...]

Six Apps to Keep You Organized

If you’re looking to stay on track to meet your goals this year by getting organized, meeting a goal, or starting a new habit, there’s an app for that. Phone and desktop apps can help you track your finances, make a to-do list, or better plan and visualize your life. Whatever goal you need to meet, one of these organization apps can help. We’ve selected six apps that are especially useful and easy to set up. Better yet, they’re all free. Evernote. This popular note-taking app is especially beloved by college students according to collegechoice.net (link?), but anybody who needs [...]

2020-02-28T10:31:58-06:00February 28th, 2020|Campus Life|

Thirteen Great Perks for North Lake College Students

Are you enjoying all the perks of being a North Lake College student? At NLC, you’re eligible for so many freebies and discounts that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Check this list and make sure you aren’t missing out on all the resources we offer. Microsoft Office. Need to build spreadsheets in Excel, create an email account, or take class notes in OneNote? Microsoft Office 365 is a free download for Dallas County Community College District students. Find out how to get Office on your computer. Free rides on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART, [...]

2020-01-28T10:14:55-06:00January 15th, 2020|Campus Life, Giveaways|

North Lake College’s Blazer Market Tackles Campus Food Insecurity

Hunger on college campuses is a bigger problem than many people think. Almost 20% of households with a two-year college student are food insecure – meaning that they frequently cannot afford food or do not know when or where their next meals will be. Most students are not allowed to turn to government assistance for help, either. North Lake College’s Blazer Market was created in response to student food needs on campus. In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, the Blazer Market created a new campus space which stocks both fresh produce to take home and ready-made foods to [...]

2019-12-19T16:27:09-06:00December 10th, 2019|Campus Life|

Help Stock the Blazer Market

The Blazer Market, NLC's food pantry, is seeking donations of food items to distribute to members of the NLC community. There are two ways to donate. If you wish to donate food and other goods, we will have boxes all over Central Campus and are accepting the following items through December 5. Items with stars are favorite items which are especially popular among students. Cereal (cold)* Oatmeal (canisters and microwaveable cups preferred)* Jelly/jam* Canned vegetables and beans (options other than green beans and peas are great!) Canned Fruit (or fruit cups) Canned meats (chicken, tuna, spam/ham)* Canned pasta (Spaghetti O’s, [...]

2019-11-22T16:30:18-06:00November 18th, 2019|Campus Life, Services|

North Lake College Has a Student Club for Every Interest

North Lake College’s student clubs and organizations bring friends together, celebrate shared interests, and serve the community. Every day, NLC students stay on campus before and after classes to discover another side of their college experience – the common bonds with others and new experiences which clubs can foster. No matter what you want to do, one of North Lake College’s dozens of student organizations has something to offer you. Whether you’re in college for the first time or returning to campus, now is the time to get involved. What are you looking for in a student club? Community service [...]

2019-09-05T13:55:12-05:00September 1st, 2019|Campus Life|

Eleven Great Perks for North Lake College Students

Are you enjoying all the perks of being a North Lake College student? At NLC, you’re eligible for so many freebies and discounts that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Check this list and make sure you aren’t missing out on all the resources we offer. Microsoft Office. Need to build spreadsheets in Excel or take class notes in OneNote? Microsoft Office is a free download for Dallas County Community College District students. Find out how to get Office on your computer. Rides on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART, which operates rails and buses around [...]

2019-10-21T15:11:04-05:00May 24th, 2019|Campus Life, Giveaways|

An Inside Look at NLC’s Hydroponic Farming

Students in North Lake College's introductory biology class, BIOL 1406, don't just learn about plant life from a textbook. They get an introduction to gardening, too. On the second floor of NLC's C building, two hydroponics tables house an ever-growing collection of vegetables and herbs. The tables are tended by BIOL 1406 students in the Green Club, with help from science lab assistant Katelyn Miller and Green Club sponsors Amanda Mello and Jordan Sloop. Mint, basil, and other herbs grow on the NLC hydroponics table. Every semester students grow a different crop of produce. Right now they’re tending [...]

2019-06-06T14:51:49-05:00April 4th, 2019|Academics, Campus Life|

An Introvert’s View on Fitting in at College

By Brian Reinhart, NLC staff College is an intimidating place for many first-time students. Learning your way around a new campus, meeting hundreds of new classmates, and adjusting to university course work are all huge challenges to take on at one time. For introverted or shy students, these challenges can be even bigger. I personally remember them well. But I also remember the lessons I learned adapting to college: lessons about being confident in my identity, being open to new experiences, knowing when to ask professors for help, and using student organizations to express myself. Here are some of the [...]

2018-12-03T16:58:50-06:00November 30th, 2018|Campus Life, Features|
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