NMC’s website gets a new look and a responsive design

NMC’s website gets a new look and a responsive design

Northwestern Michigan College has launched a new, more responsive website to showcase the college’s major programs and success stories. The site also works better on the wide variety of devices used by today’s students, staff, alumni and community members, including smartphones, tablets and larger computer screens.

The new look was designed by NMC’s Public Relations, Marketing & Communications department and developed by Flight Path Creative, which provided technical and implementation services. The site’s streamlined home page showcases unique college programs and also features a new color palette more reflective of NMC’s campuses and the natural environment of the Grand Traverse region.

The three-month process included focus group meetings with potential and current students, discussing how to make the site most user-friendly for them.

Northwestern Michigan College is a publicly funded community college that serves more than 50,000 people, organizations and businesses annually throughout the Grand Traverse region and beyond. NMC offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees through the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, professional certificates, and an extensive array of non-credit community classes. NMC also is home to the Dennos Museum Center, Hagerty Conference Center, WNMC 90.7 FM Community Radio, and the NMC University Center, whose eight partner universities grant baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.

Flight Path Creative is a full-service brand communications firm based in Traverse City. Flight Path was formed in 2004 by Aaron Swanker and Dan Smith, who combined have more than 30 years of experience serving companies of all sizes. For more information, visit www.flightpathcreative.com.

Release date: August 31, 2015

For more information:

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

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

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

Parking permits must be displayed by September 28

NMC Parking permits are now available in the Admissions office, Cashiers/Records and Registration office in the Tanis building.  All cars parked in NMC lots must have an NMC parking permit affixed to the lower left side of the windshield by September 28, 2015. Please be sure to remove past NMC parking decals.

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Dennos Museum Center announces the 2015-2016 Performance Season in Milliken Auditorium

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“Barbara Furtuna combined with the instrumental group Constantinople performing a concert of music inspired by music of the Mediterranean, the classical Persian tradition, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.”

The Dennos Museum Center is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Dennos Performance Season in Milliken Auditorium.

This coming season features a unique set of offerings that will showcase great performers from the region and around the world with a mix of jazz, blues, Cajun, folk, classical, comedy and hip hop assuring an opportunity for everyone to find performances they will enjoy. (more…)

8th annual Pine Palooza set for September 15

pine palooza croppedCome celebrate all things wonderful at college! Enjoy free food and live music while learning about many of our student organizations, campus resources, and community collaborators. Join us for the 8th annual Pine Palooza student fair on Tuesday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the green between East and West Halls.

In addition to the annual photobooth and henna artist, this year the event will feature live music by Kalamazoo based band, Medicinal Groove, and a series of workshops in the kinetic arts (juggling, hoop and poi) by local performance troupe, Third Space Movement. (more…)

The Global Endorsement- Alex’s global journey

alex bondarAlex Bondar will be a junior at Western Michigan University in the fall of 2015. She earned her associate’s degree from NMC in general studies and hopes to receive a degree from Western in education with a focus in English.

Throughout the years, Northwestern Michigan College has gained popularity for being a ground-breaking community college. Offering four-year degrees, having maritime, aviation, and culinary programs, and even being the number one community college in the state for amount of study abroad trips. NMC has a lot to offer a student! But, it doesn’t stop there; now, the Office of International Services and Service Learning has created an opportunity for students to become more globally competent – the Global Endorsement. And I had the pleasure of receiving my GE during my last year at NMC. (more…)

Student jobs

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

Tutor

Elementary Reading Tutor

Writing & Reading Center Reader

Grounds

Switchboard

Technology Support Assistant

Student Life Office Assistant

Reader/Scribe

Residence Hall Front Desk

Health Occupations Office Assistant

Lab Assistant – Biology

Lab Assistant – Chemistry

Library Service Desk Assistant (more…)

Get to know eLearning (Moodle)

moodleWhether you are a new student or returning, checkout our Moodle Orientation course to help you get acquainted or refreshed with Moodle. Use this Moodle Orientation link or access the orientation from the “New To Moodle?” block on your Moodle homepage.

Since all courses here at NMC use Moodle, this course will help you get ready for the semester. Learn how to navigate, submit assignments, respond to forums, take quizzes, check grades, and more.

If you have any questions contact the NMC Technology Help Desk at 231-995-3020. (more…)

Welcome Weekend set for August 28-30

Welcome Weekend set for August 28-30

NMC Hawk Owl logoNMC students will be welcomed back to campus the weekend of Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 with a series of free events including a showing of Jurassic World at the Milliken Auditorium,  an ice cream social after the movie, a beach barbecue and bowling. See the full list of events below.

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Move-in for East Hall students (East Hall)
    East Hall residents check in begins in the East Hall lobby.
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m.: Faculty and Staff helps East Hall students move-in.
    Volunteers please meet at the blue tent in front of East Hall ten minutes before your shift.
  • 6–8 p.m.: Mandatory meetings for East Hall residents (West Hall cafeteria)
    East Hall residents please read the signage on your floor in reference to your respective meeting.
  • 8–10:30 p.m.: showing of Jurassic World at Milliken Auditorium
    All NMC students and guests are welcome to watch the movie. Please do not bring any food or drinks into the Milliken Auditorium.
  • 10:15–11 p.m.: Ice Cream Social after the movie
    Ratio Christi will sponsor an ice cream social in the museum foyer free to all NMC students and guests.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

  •  9 a.m.–3 p.m.: Bookstore (lower level of West Hall)
    Please stop in to the NMC bookstore to get last-minute school items.
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.: Get Your NMC ID (upper level of West Hall)
    Please stop by the West Hall Security Office to pick up your NMC student or residential facility ID.
  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Dennos Museum Tour
    Door prizes and activities for NMC students. Free admission for all guests with a valid NMC ID.
  • 11 a.m.–Noon: BATA (Bay Area Transportation Authority) (HS 101)
    Students will learn how to navigate the BATA public transportation system in Traverse City and get student discounts for using their services.
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: East Hall late check-ins (East Hall)
    East Hall residents arriving on this date are asked to check in at the East Hall lobby.
  • 12:20–1 p.m.: Oryana (HS 100)
    Students will learn the benefits of healthy eating and how to prepare meals on a budget.
  • 1–3 p.m.: Game of Life (HS 101)
    NMC Financial Services will host a game of life activity where students can win prizes and learn financial literacy information.
  • 4–7 p.m.: Fun on the beach at (Bryant Park)
    His House and International Student Club will host a barbecue at the beach for all NMC students. Free food and activities will be provided.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • 1:30–3:30 p.m. Find my class (East Hall fishbowl)
    Residential Life staff will be taking students on a main campus tour to find classes located on NMC main campus.
  • 3:30–5:30 p.m. Family Feud Event (HS 101)
    Phi Theta Kappa will be hosting an event for students to learn successful student strategies. Prizes will be given away during the event.
  • 5:30–7 p.m. Fun on the lawn (behind East Hall on the athletic fields), sports, games, crafts, etc…
    His House, Ratio Christi and Residence life will provide activities for NMC students and guests.
  • 8–11 p.m.: Bowling at Lucky Jacks
    Student Life and Residential Life will provide free bowling to NMC students.

All events are free to NMC students with a valid NMC Residence Hall, Hawk’s Nest or Student ID.

Special thanks to the following groups and organizations: BATA, Ratio Christi, His House, Jimmy John’s, Oryana, Phi Theta Kappa, NMC Public Relations, Student Financial Services, Student Life and Office of Residential Life.

For more information:

Marcus Bennett
NMC Director of Residence Life/Judicial Affairs
mbennett@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1401

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

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

Student jobs

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

Tutor

Elementary Reading Tutor

Writing & Reading Center Reader

Grounds

Switchboard

Technology Support Assistant

Student Life Office Assistant

Reader/Scribe

Residence Hall Front Desk

Health Occupations Office Assistant

Lab Assistant – Biology

Lab Assistant – Chemistry

Library Service Desk Assistant (more…)

Canticum Novum to hold auditions in mid August

Canticum Novum to hold auditions in mid August

TRAVERSE CITY — Experienced singers of college-age or older are invited to audition for Canticum Novum (kahn’-tee-koom  noh’-voom), a new choral ensemble being offered at Northwestern Michigan College. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the Fall and late Spring. Performances with the TSO and a Michigan Tour are scheduled for 2015-2016. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire.

Auditions will be held on the NMC Campus Monday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 19. Please call 231-995-1700 to set up an appointment for an audition.

More information is also available here on the website.

Release date: August 4, 2015

For more information:

Jeffery Cobb
NMC Director of Music Programs
jcobb@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1338

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

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

Big win for NMC Scholarship Open

Big win for NMC Scholarship Open

TRAVERSE CITY — It was a win-win at the 35th Annual NMC Scholarship Open! The sold out event was held August 6th, 2015 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Golfer Jeff Rademacher won the hole in one contest sponsored by Fox Motors. He made the impressive shot on hole 17 of The Bear Golf Course. That course is ranked as one of the most challenging in the country by Golf Digest. The winning shot earned Rademacher a new Mercedes Benz C300 valued at $52,000.

Students at Northwestern Michigan College were the big winners of the day. Golfers and 130 sponsors raised a record amount of more than $120,000 for Honors, Presidential and Academic Area Scholarships.

The NMC Scholarship Open is a top-ranking tournament in Northern Michigan held each August. Throughout its history, the event has raised more than a million dollars to benefit scholarship students at Northwestern Michigan College.

 

Release date: August 7, 2015

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu

(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

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

Express advising available!

keep-calm-and-come-to-express-advisingIt’s August — do you have your fall courses scheduled yet?! The Advising Center will be offering Express Academic Advising from 9am to 3pm August 17 through 21 and again on August 25, 26, and 28. These short 10-15 minute sessions are on a walk-in basis in the Advising Center (Osterlin Building), and are ideal if you:

  • Need help choosing classes for fall
  • Have basic questions about transfer resources
  • Want to have a brief introduction to your academic planning resources

Please arrive early and bring your completed Preparing for Express Advising Form with you.  Need more than 15 minutes or have a hold on your account? Call us at (231) 995-1040 for an appointment.

 

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Student jobs

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

Tutor

Elementary Reading Tutor

Security

Writing & Reading Center Reader

Grounds

Switchboard

Technology Support Assistant

Student Life Office Assistant

Reader/Scribe

Residence Hall Front Desk

Health Occupations Office Assistant (more…)

Student jobs

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

Tutor

Elementary Reading Tutor

Security

Writing & Reading Center Reader

Grounds

Switchboard

Technology Support Assistant

Student Life Office Assistant

Reader/Scribe

Residence Hall Front Desk

Health Occupations Office Assistant (more…)