NMC alumnus wins WMU’s top academic honor

NMC alumnus wins WMU’s top academic honor

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC alumnus John R. Lutchko has been selected as one of only 50 students to receive Western Michigan University’s highest undergraduate academic honor, the Presidential Scholar.

The award puts Lutchko, a 2013 NMC graduate, among the most elite of Western Michigan’s 6,500 seniors. He was selected by WMU faculty as the 2016 John Lutchko picturePresidential Scholar in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

“John was selected from all the students in environmental studies, which includes over 150 students from two majors,” said Dr. Steven Kohler, director of WMU’s Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. “He excelled academically, and he has been an outstanding spokesperson and ambassador for the new freshwater major, WMU and our partners at Northwestern Michigan College.” 

Launched two years ago, the Freshwater Science and Sustainability program is a collaboration between WMU and NMC. Students who earn associate degrees in fresh water studies from NMC can transfer into WMU’s freshwater science and sustainability program at the University Center  to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Lutchko expects to graduate from Western in August and is simultaneously working on a second associate degree from NMC, in Engineering Technology-Marine Technology.

Lutchko, who grew up visiting his family’s cottage on Lake Leelanau, has extensive experience using underwater remotely operated vehicles and numerous underwater sonar systems. During summer 2012, he took part in an internship working for the National Park Service and NMC. He currently works at NMC as the marine technology laboratory coordinator and primary ROV pilot, and he also holds the watershed technician position for the Lake Leelanau Lake Association.

In his role at the lake association, Lutchko collects and analyzes water quality data and monitors wetland permits. He plans someday to pursue a graduate degree in a water-related discipline.

“The Freshwater Science and Sustainability program has allowed me to excel in my position at the LLLA because it has not only provided me with a solid science background, but also a background in policy, economics, and sustainable practices,” said Lutchko. “There is no question the well-rounded program has made me extremely desirable in the workplace, and I have found that employers are impressed by my skill set.”

On his path toward degree completion, Lutchko earned the Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship in 2012, the Marine Technology Society ROV Scholarship in 2013 and the Hydrographic Society of America National Scholarship in 2014 and 2015.

Release date: april 26, 2016

For more information:

Hans VanSumeren
Great Lakes Water Studies Institute director
(231) 995-1793
hvansumeren@nmc.edu

WMU Extended University Programs
Tyler Lecceadone
616-776-3511
lecceadone@seyferthpr.com

 

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Student jobs – Secure a job for the summer or next fall now!

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • Tutor – Accounting or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
  • Fall Resident Assistant
  • Summer Resident Assistant
  • Summer Crew
  • Groundskeeper
  • Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications Student Employee
  • Electronics Lab Assistant
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Financial Aid Office Assistant
  • Science and Math Office Assistant

GVSU MSW Information Session April 28

gvsuCome join us and learn about the Social Work Program right here in Traverse City. This program will enhance the depth of practice, refine and shape advance practitioners. Students will be prepared to effectively intervene and acquire advanced skills in leadership. The session meets April 28, 5-6 p.m. in the University Center’s Room 13.

RC Swap Meet

dji_phantom_3_standard_frontOn Saturday, April 23, the NMC UAS Club is hosting an RC Swap Meet where people can come buy or sell their old remote controlled equipment. The event is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Aero Park Campus, Room 101.

If you would like to register to sell at the event, email gomez35@mail.nmc.edu.

Therapy Dogs Are Coming!

Therapydogs2016Therapy dogs are coming to Osterlin Library Monday, April 25 between noon and 3 p.m.

Take a break from reading, studying, writing and stressing.

Dominiak and Hamlet will be ready to cuddle!

Great Lakes Maritime Academy hosts open ship

Great Lakes Maritime Academy hosts open ship

Training Ship State of MichiganTRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s open “ship” showcasing the training ship State of Michigan from 1 to 3 p.m. April 23. The day will include:

  • Guided tours of the T/S State of Michigan 
  • Interaction with current Maritime cadets 
  • An opportunity to learn more about the Maritime Academy and the maritime industry

Tours will begin at the pier security gate entrance on the north side of NMC’s Great Lakes campus, 715 E. Front St. Low-heel, closed-toe, soft-soled shoes are highly recommended. The event will occur rain or shine.

Release date: April 18, 2016

For more information:

Scott Fairbank
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
sfairbank@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1200 

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Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Library’s “Long Night Against Procrastination” April 21-22

nmclibraryowl-nightcapNMC Library’s “Long Night Against Procrastination” will run Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. through Friday, April 22 at 2 a.m. Extra-extended hours to tackle final papers and serious studying!

  • Free pizza at 7 p.m. and midnight, milk and cookies at 10 p.m.
  • Tutoring help for math courses available 6 p.m.-midnight.
  • Tutoring help for Anatomy & Physiology available 8 p.m.-midnight.
  • Assistance writing papers and citing sources available 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Coffee available all night long!

NMC Bookstore: Spring book buyback, Summer financial aid

Spring Book Buyback will be open April 25-29. Stop by the bookstore during regular store hours to see if your books are eligible for buyback.

Summer financial aid will be available to use in the bookstore April 18-June 17. All items in the bookstore are eligible for financial aid, including school supplies, apparel, and $25 Speedway gas cards.

Make book pickup easy through online reservations at bookstore.nmc.edu. Reserve your summer books between now and May 31, and the bookstore staff will pull your books for you and have them ready at the counter. Reservation pickups must be completed by June 3.

Student jobs – Positions for Summer and Fall are now being posted!

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • Tutor – Accounting or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
  • Fall Resident Assistant
  • Summer Resident Assistant
  • Summer Crew
  • Groundskeeper
  • Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications Student Employee
  • Electronics Lab Assistant
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Financial Aid Office Assistant
  • Science and Math Office Assistant

#MyVoice photo campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

#myvoiceThe #MyVoice Photo Campaign was created with the intention of raising awareness during sexual assault awareness month (April), as well as showing support for survivors and starting conversations both on and off campus. The campaign was developed by the NMC student group Voices. Voices is a peer support and activist/advocacy group working to raise awareness and change the way our community views and discusses sexual assault.

BOT Presidential Performance and Compensation Committee meeting

BOT Presidential Performance and Compensation Committee meeting

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Almost Home Housewarming Event

ferris-logoA group of Master’s level Social Workers from Ferris State University is raising money on behalf of 36 families and individuals moving into Carson Square Apartments, a new supportive housing development in Traverse City specifically for individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence and people with disabilities.

To reach their goal of $10,000, the group is hosting an event at Right Brain Brewery on Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. and asking for sponsors and cash donations. Sponsors who donate $250 or more will be featured by name at the event. The money earned at this event will go a long way in covering the move-in needs of a new apartment and your gift will make a difference in the life of many individuals and families from your community!

Learn more here »

What’s Up World? Environmental Balance: Whose water is it anyway?

whats-up-world-april-6-7FREE FOOD and enlightened conversation Wednesday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the West Hall Conference Room.

Join us for the exciting NEW launch of our student talk series. Come join fellow students for a living room discussion on a specific global hot topic each month. Each discussion will be hosted by a student group, and one faculty/expert in that area. (more…)

Window on the World

An NMC Global Opportunity logoWindow on the World

A week of international events: April 14–23, 2016

Date

Event

Region

Time

Place

Cost

Thursday, April 14

International Club International Dinner
Featuring fine cuisine from many regions and cultures. Also featuring international talents and entertainment. Located at the Hagerty Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available through MyNorth at MyNorthTickets.com. (For student prices, please contact Julia at jcastilho@nmc.edu or the Jason in the Admissions Office at (231) 995-1054)

World

6–8 p.m.

Hagerty Center

$40

Friday, April 15

Global Literature Reading Group Discussion
The Global Literature Reading Group will discuss this semester’s book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, by Anthony Shadid, which tells the story of a Lebanese-American journalist who stumbles upon the ruins of his grandfather’s estate while covering the war in Lebanon.

Lebanon

Noon–1:30 p.m.

West Hall Conference Room

Free

Saturday, April 16

Sweet Earth Arts & Music Festival
An all-inclusive Earth Day celebration featuring musicians, artist vendors, family friendly activities and workshops to help plant the seeds of environmental consciousness and provide resources to help it grow.

United States

1–6 p.m.

Hagerty Center

Free

Tuesday, April 19

Global Endorsement Spotlight—Tabling Event
An opportunity for students to discover how to distinguish themselves from other NMC graduates by participating in the Global Endorsement program and by earning the endorsement on their transcript. Available to those wanting to know more and to those already a part of the GE Cohort, especially if you are in need of completing your Capstone.

World

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

West Hall, Lower Level

Free

Wednesday, April 20

Sounds From Afar
NMC international students will share music and stories from their home countries on WNMC.

World

7:30 a.m.

WNMC, 90.7 FM

Free

Global Flavor Day
Taste a variety of international cuisines from Sodexo.

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Hawk Owl Café, West Hall Varies

Thursday, April 21

Passport Student Lecture Series Brown Bag Lunch – Peru
Explore other cultures through the experiences of NMC students. Bring your lunch and hear international student Stefany Gray speak about Peru.

Peru

12:15–1 p.m

Founders Hall, Room 110

Free

International Affairs Forum Canada: PM Trudeau’s New Direction
Justin Trudeau, a 43-year old ex-teacher with no government experience but a famous pedigree, is taking Canada’s Liberal government in new directions. Among his immediate challenges as prime minister are Syrian refugees, free trade, climate change, and how to confront the Islamic State. Join Canadian diplomat David Collins for a discussion of Canadian foreign policy, including issues in Michigan’s backyard.

Canada

6–7 p.m.

Milliken Auditorium

$10 at the door, free for students and educators

Saturday, April 23

Caravanserai II – A Project of the Arts Midwest
The second tour of the Caravanserai’s 2015‐16 season will feature hip‐hop/soul duo The Reminders joined by a female hip‐hop dance troupe led by choreographer Amirah Sackett. The tour will be emceed by Caravanserai’s Artistic Director, Asad Ali Jafri, performing under his stage moniker, DJ Man‐O‐Wax.

 World

8–9 p.m.

Milliken Auditorium

$17 members, $20 advance, $23 door (additional fees apply)

Window on the World is sponsored by NMC International Services, The Dennos Museum Center, NMC International Club, International Affairs Forum, WNMC 90.7 Community Radio, The State Theatre, Michigan Global Awareness Consortium and Sodexo.