On-Campus Jobs

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Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Asia

TRAVERSE CITY —  Dr. David Shambaugh,  director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University will speak at a June 28 International Affairs Forum global hot spot event on the current state of U.S.-China relations.

Shambaugh opened a 2014 conference convened by IAF, bringing together 40 experts on foreign policy, business, education, art and culture to debate what China’s emergence would mean for northern Michigan. Since then, China’s economic, military and political clout has grown enormously. Shambaugh has just returned from an extended study tour of key Asian countries and will discuss how the continuing growth of China’s influence is shifting the dynamics of U.S. and China relations. 

In addition,  NMC President Tim Nelson will providen an update on connections between northern Michigan and China. What has grown? What has withered? And what are the “next big things” between our region and Asia. 

The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hagerty Center. Reception begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for IAF memers and $20 for non-members and available at MyNorthTickets.com. 

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Success Story: New baking certificate is perfectly done

June 13, 2018

Becky TranchellBecky TranchellCulinary students in a new baking certificate program will cap off their studies in delicious fashion, opening the revamped Cafe Lobdell’s at the Great Lakes campus June 19.

Customers can enjoy coffee, pastries and breads three mornings a week through July 26. For the six-week cafe class duration, Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant, located on the second floor overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, will be converted from a table-service establishment to a cafe/coffee bar open from 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Comfortable furniture has been installed and newspapers will be on hand. Outdoor tables will also be available. Culinary instructor Becky Tranchell and service lead Kerry Fulcher will oversee daily operations.

Cade Lobdells student decorates pastries

“I’m hoping it’s a spot where people can come in and linger for a few minutes or an hour,” said Patty Cron-Huhta, front-of-the-house coordinator for NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute. “The espresso machine is cranking all morning.”

Also on the menu: croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, four different kinds of bread and a variety of coffee drinks for take out or dine-in.

The summer season operation will enable Lobdell’s to continue its commitment to use local foods, Cron-Huhta said, including Higher Grounds coffee.

She expects loaves of the multi-grain bread, popular during the restaurant’s fall and spring semester lunch service, to be a hot item. Customers will also be able to personalize cakes.

Culinary student with baked goods“This is our first run at this. We’re excited to see how it all turns out,” she said.

The baking certificate expands the offerings of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which already offers a comprehensive culinary certificate as well as a culinary degree. Institute director Fred Laughlin said it will serve the needs of a growing number of students interested specifically in baking and pastry.

Cafe Lobdell’s will be open from 7–11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 19–July 26, except July 4.

Cafe Lobdell’s opens

TRAVERSE CITY —  Northwestern Michigan College’s bayside teaching restaurant will revamp itself into Cafe Lobdell’s, serving coffee, pastries and breads three mornings a week from June 19-July 26.

Cafe Lobdell’s is the “capstone class” of a new one-year baking certificate that began last fall, said Patty Cron-Huhta, front-of-the-house coordinator for NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

For the six-week class duration, Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant, located on the second floor of NMC’s Great Lakes campus overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, will be converted from a table-service establishment to a cafe/coffee bar. Customers can order croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, four different kinds of bread and a variety of coffee drinks for take out or dine-in.

Comfortable furniture will be installed and newspapers will be on hand. Outdoor tables will also be available. Culinary instructor Becky Tranchell and service lead Kerry Fulcher will oversee daily operations.

“I’m hoping it’s a spot where people can come in and linger for a few minutes or an hour,” Cron-Huhta said. “The espresso machine is cranking all morning.”

Cafe Lobdell’s will serve Higher Grounds coffee, continuing the restaurant’s commitment to use local foods as much as possible. The summer operation will also enable that.

“It’s going to be during a season when we can use local products. Local berries are readily available,” she said.

She expects the multi-grain bread loaves, popular during the restaurant’s fall and spring semester lunch service, to be a hot item. Customers will also be able to personalize cakes.

“This is our first run at this. We’re excited to see how it all turns out,” she said.

The baking certificate expands the offerings of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which also offers a comprehensive culinary certificate as well as a culinary degree. Institute director Fred Laughlin said it will serve the needs of a growing number of students interested specifically in baking and pastry.

Cafe Lobdell’s will be open from 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings June 19-July 26, except July 4.

Release date: June 6, 2018

For more information:

Patty Cron-Huhta
Front-of-the-house Coordinator, GLCI
pcron-huhta@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1376 

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IAF lecture: “U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil”

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s International Affairs Forum wraps up its 2018 season June 21 with a presentation titled, “U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil” presented by Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga, award-winning journalists who call the border home.

The duo were originally scheduled as IAF’s kickoff speakers in September 2017, but the earthquake in Mexico prevented their travel. Corchado is the Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, author of two books about U.S.-Mexican relations, and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence and the myriad issues facing the U.S. and Mexico. His latest book, Homelands, releases this month.

As a TV journalist, Kocherga reported from the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border region. She is currently borderlands director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Discussion topics will include immigration, the changing Mexican-American community, the drug war in Mexico and America’s opioid crisis, and plans for the wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are preceded by a reception in the Dennos Museum Sculpture Court at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and free to students and educators.

Release Date: June 5, 2018

For more information:

Karen Segal
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064
karenpsegal@gmail.com

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June 30 Flying Pancake Breakfast benefits Aviation scholarship

Support a good cause and enjoy a flipping good time as Chris Cake’s pancakes soar through the air in support of the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship. Top your cakes with Herkner’s Cherry Topping & Out of the Woods Maple Syrup at this National Cherry Festival event sponsored by Molon Excavating.

Kevin Copeland was a graduate of NMC’s Aviation program and an NMC aviation instructor. He competed and flew in airshows all over the region, including the National Cherry Festival. At the time of his death last July, Kevin was an aircraft captain with Air Services, Inc. Friends, colleagues, and family members created the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship in memory of his life and love of flying to inspire other students with a similar passion.

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Moving Sale at the NMC Bookstore

The NMC Bookstore is having a moving sale! Check out the great deals on merchandise and apparel. There are sales in every department.

Stop by the current location in the lower level of West Hall before it’s gone!

On-Campus Jobs

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under “Jobs On Campus.” Apply now for Fall 2018.

  • Writing Center Reader
  • Tutor
  • White Pine Press Writer (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press Advertising Salesperson (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press Staff Photographer (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press – Staff Designer
  • Reader Scribe
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Campus Security
  • Elementary Reading Tutor
  • Fitness Center Staff
  • Grounds
  • Environmental Science Lab Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Science and Math Office Assistant
  • Physics Lab Assistant
  • Chemistry Lab Assistant
  • Environmental Science Lab Assistant
  • Student Life Office Assistant
  • Conference Crew (Summer Job)
  • Switchboard Operator

Michigan Clean Energy Conference and Expo June 21-23

NMC will host and co-sponsor the Michigan Clean Energy Conference and Expo at the Hagerty Center and Aero Park campus June 21-23. Local speakers including NMC VP Marguerite Cotto and Tim Pulliam, who co-founded Keen Energy Solutions with former NMC instructor Steve Morse, will join headliners Ken Davies, director of renewable energy for Microsoft (and who also started Google’s renewables program) and Al Hildreth, General Motors global manager of energy efficiency. The panelists range from industrial energy auditors to advocates providing net-zero energy home solutions to people of low and middle income. Students will receive a 50% discount on tickets. 

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Mission One STEM Expo Saturday, June 9

A STEM Exploring Post has been established that is a collaboration between NMC, Scouting, Newton’s Road and the Chamber of Commerce. Monthly events are organized and led by members of this group with NMC taking a lead role. The goal is to bring exciting, hands-on STEM experiences to youth ages 14-19. Programs have included Heath Care, Agriculture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Audio Technology, etc. This June’s program centers on Space and includes a wide array of STEM technologies and career opportunities.

The Mission One STEM Expo will take place Saturday, June 9, noon-4 p.m. at NMC’s Parsons-Stulen Building. Exploring Career STEM Expo and Launch Day will feature leading STEM professionals, former NASA astronauts, college faculty and experts, as well as state and local business showcasing STEM activities and opportunities in related fields. Besides engaging in fun, hands-on programs, events of the day will inspire our students that with preparation, hard work and determination, anything is possible. We will also create awareness of opportunities and pathways for students to achieve a meaningful and successful career in a STEM field. One of the key highlights of the STEM Expo will be the launch of a CanSat mini satellite to an altitude of over 100,000 feet.

In addition, various other STEM technologies of NMC (robotics, drones, etc) as well as others like Inland Seas will be on display. The Expo is free for all and requires no registration.

High Altitude Satellite Launch

The Magnitude I.O. CANSAT space exploration program involves about 30 youth who have been receiving online training for months in the design of experiments that are conducted in a high altitude (100,000’) environment reached through the use of balloons. Three Cansat satellites will be launched at 2 p.m. at the Parsons-Stulen Building. The rest of the day will be spent with the student “engineers” recovering their satellites and their data. The emcee for the launch will be Greg Johnson, ret. Air Force Colonel and a recent NASA Shuttle Astronaut.

Johnson will also give a presentation Saturday evening at the Dennos Museum Center discussing his experiences in space and where the space program is headed in this country. The 7 p.m. presentation is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required and can be made at: eventbrite.com/emission-one-lecture-tickets-46161394975

Kids Free Fishing Day

TRAVERSE CITY — More than 500 young anglers are expected at the thirteenth annual Kids Free Fishing Day, set from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus.

Kids accompanied by an adult are invited to join in the free fishing fun. Under the supervision of the Department of Natural Resources, 750 rainbow trout 10 inches or longer will be stocked in the campus harbor for the event. Fishing rods, reels, and bait are all provided. Children may also bring their own fishing gear. Experienced volunteers will help with baiting hooks and fishing instruction, and clean the fish.

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will host a free fish painting activity for kids waiting to fish. The Northern Angler will give fly casting demonstrations. There will also be a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration. Free pizza, courtesy of Little Caesar’s and Orchard Creek Senior Living and Healthcare, will be also provided. Parking is available at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, located just east of the Holiday Inn on U.S. 31.

Free Fishing Day is sponsored by Traverse City Rotary Clubs, Rotary Camps & Services, NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association, and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City.

Release Date: May 29, 2018

For more information:

John Noonan, Program Director
Rotary Camps & Services
jnoonan@rotarycamps.org
(231) 941-4010 x 210

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Success Story: Industry gains from Maritime-Culinary partnership

May 23, 2018

Abbey KasuskeIn just two years, a unique NMC programming partnership has turned three culinary interns into three highly paid cook-mariners, filling a critical need in the shipping industry and expanding opportunities for graduates.

Abbey Kasuske is the latest. The 2018 Great Lakes Culinary Institute graduate launches her career as a mess cook for ConocoPhillips’ Polar Tankers fleet next week. She’ll work aboard one of five vessels operating in the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System, carrying crude oil from Valdez, Alaska, to ports along the West Coast and Hawaii.

Kasuske’s route to her galley gig started as an intern aboard the T/S State of Michigan, cooking for Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadets fulfilling sea time requirements on their 2017 summer cruise. That was the second year of what one industry manager described as a “trailblazing” Culinary-Maritime collaboration, created by GLCI Director Fred Laughlin and GLMA Superintendent Jerry Achenbach.

That industry manager, for Crowley Maritime, the world’s third-largest shipping company, hired both 2016 interns. (Read more about them here.) Meanwhile, the 2018 cruise departed last week with the first of three culinary students in the galley. (See a map and itinerary here.)

The position marries Kasuske’s childhood with her passion and her education. In the marina, her favorite duty was running the companion deli. As a Petoskey High School student Kasuske, 21, enrolled in the culinary program at the Traverse Bay Area ISD’s Career Tech Center, and then the GLCI in 2015. When she learned of the internship opportunity in the galley of the T/S State of Michigan, the training ship of NMC’s Great Lakes Maritime Academy, all the pieces clicked together.

“It was a dream,” she said. “When I stepped on this ship, I had this feeling come over me, ‘this is home.’”

Only 15-25 people will be aboard her tanker, much smaller than the State of Michigan’s 70-strong crew. But Kasuske will also have to work her way up. As an entry-level mess cook she’ll do a lot of cleanup, dishes, stocking and storage. She can help the cook/bakers and chief steward — if granted permission.

“I’m definitely looking to make an impression,” she said. “I want to be a cook-baker so bad.”

She’ll work about 70 days on and then 60 days off. She expects to make New Orleans her new home base after her boyfriend, whom she also met aboard the State of Michigan, graduates from the Texas Maritime Academy in December.

Wherever she sails, Kasuske will take the lessons she learned at the marina and at neighborhood potlucks in her hometown of Oden: Food nourishes more than the body.

“Food can be so powerful,” she said.  “They come in, they’re having a bad day, they take a bite of your food, and it makes their day.”

Open Rec Basketball

Open Rec Basketball times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon-2 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 p.m.

FEES:

  • CURRENT NMC Students and Employees = Free
  • Adult Community Members = $6.00/play
  • Punch card available = $4.00/play

NMC names 2018 Outstanding Alumni

TRAVERSE CITY — Alumni from the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s have been named NMC’s Outstanding Alumni for 2018.

The award recognize alumni with significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in the local or global community. The three recipients named at NMC’s 2018 Commencement ceremony are:

Ed ReynoldsEd Reynolds, 1973-78: Reynolds is the president and CEO of Quantum Sails, the world’s second-largest sail maker with headquarters in Traverse City and operations internationally, including a high-tech sail manufacturing plant in Malaysia and plant, designers and engineers in Spain.  Reynolds turned heads and broke into the elite sailing market in 2008 when on the starting line of the MedCup Circuit, his was the only boat without the then-dominant competitor’s sail. His team dominated the series and won the overall championship sailing under Quantum sails. The company has grown and prospered ever since, achieving double-digit growth from 2007 to 2015.

Robert TanisDr. Robert Tanis, 1958-59: The son of NMC’s first president, Tanis at first floundered in college. With encouragement, however, he achieved a turnaround in his second year and embarked on a career in sciences. Highlights include serving as a researcher at the University of Michigan; as Director of Biochemistry at Michigan State University; at the National Institutes of Health and at Harvard Medical School, where his 27 years with the administrative team included serving as director of Harvard’s Genetics Department. In 2015 Tanis established the President Emeritus Preston N. Tanis Scholarship, a $100,000 endowment providing scholarships for NMC students studying the sciences.

Trevor TkachTrevor Tkach, 1995-97: Tkach is the president and CEO of Traverse City Tourism, a position he began in 2016. Prior to that he spent a decade at the National Cherry Festival, including five years as Executive Director. During his tenure with the Cherry Festival, he earned wide respect for managing the event in a way that was respectful of local concerns while also serving the tourist population who are a lifeblood to the region. Tkach was named to the Traverse City Business News’ 40 under 40, an award recognizing the region’s most influential professionals under the age of 40, for eight consecutive years.

Release Date: May 7, 2018

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations
(231) 995-1029
dfairbanks@nmc.edu

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NMC Barbecue

BBQ logoTRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will host the 63rd annual Barbecue, one of the Grand Traverse region’s most popular spring traditions, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20 on main campus.

The late Gerald W. Oleson and his wife Frances, founders of Oleson’s Food Stores in Traverse City, started the annual fund raiser picnic in 1956. Under the leadership of the third generation of the Oleson family, Oleson’s Food Stores continues to donate the food. Several thousand people attend every year, raising $1.5 million for college programs and equipment over the years.

What does it take to put on a picnic that size?

  • 500 volunteers
  • 1,400 pounds of carrots and celery
  • 3,000 pounds — each — of potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans
  • 8,400 ice cream cups
  • 4,500 cartons of milk
  • 3,000 pounds of buffalo burgers and hot dogs

In addition to the traditional picnic lunch, the schedule of events held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes:

  • 10:45 a.m. – Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem
  • Free admission to the Dennos Museum Center, bonsai display
  • Live entertainment outdoors in front of the Osterlin Building
  • College displays and classroom demonstrations
  • Invitational car show
  • Children’s games (Ticket purchase necessary) including the popular Cake Walk
  • Chip, NMC’s life-size faux buffalo, and the Buffalo cam 
  • Alumni tent including prizes
  • Art department pottery sale – Osterlin Fine Arts Building
  • Osterlin Library open, children’s book readings
  • East and North halls open for tours

Services available to attendees include a baby care station and veterans’ tent, as well as compostable utensils and plates and composting of food waste, as part of an effort towards making the Barbecue a zero-waste event.

Barbecue tickets are $6 in advance (plus a $1.25/ticket fee for online purchase and $8 on Barbecue Day. Tickets are available online at nmc.edu/bbq until noon Friday, May 18, on campus, at Oleson’s Food Stores and most local financial institutions.

For more information, call (231) 995-1020 or visit nmc.edu/bbq.

Release date: May 15, 2018

For more information

Diana Fairbanks
Director of Public Relations & Marketing
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

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On-Campus Jobs

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.” Apply now for Fall 2018.

  • Writing Center Reader
  • Writing Resource Center Reader
  • Tutor
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  • White Pine Press Advertising Salesperson (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press Staff Photographer (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press – Staff Designer
  • Reader Scribe
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Campus Security
  • Elementary Reading Tutor
  • Fitness Center Staff
  • Grounds
  • Environmental Science Lab Assistant
  • Library Assistant
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  • Chemistry Lab Assistant
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  • Switchboard Operator
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