Parking stickers must be displayed properly to avoid tickets

As of Monday, Sept. 15 parking enforcement began at NMC in all parking lots. The Traverse City Police Department has passed along some information for everyone on how to avoid parking tickets on campus by having your parking sticker displayed correctly:

  • Place your sticker in the bottom left hand corner of your windshield.
  • Place your sticker right side up. An upside-down sticker will be considered invalid.
  • Be sure that the expiration date on your sticker can be seen from the outside of your vehicle. (Some vehicles have a tint on the edges of their windshield, be sure your sticker is not behind a tint, as it will make it difficult to see from the outside.) When it doubt, get out of your vehicle and be sure you can see the entire sticker from the outside.

If you have any questions about parking enforcement on campus please call (231) 995-1111. (more…)

Front Street/US 31 construction causing delays, some BATA routes closed during construction

Construction is currently taking place in the proximity of our main campus location. It is occurring on Munson Ave./Front St. The construction is causing backups throughout the area, especially in spots where traffic is reduced to one lane.

In addition, BATA has released this statement concerning changes in their routes:

From Tuesday, September 16 at the time of this release until construction is complete on Munson Ave./Front St. BATA bus stops on the main campus of Northwestern Michigan College at the following locations will be CLOSED:

  1. Dennos Museum on College Drive – Stop #364/328
  2. Cedar Parking Lot on College Drive – Stop #366/326

Please use the following BATA bus stop:

  1. Rajkovich Physical Education Building – Stop #330: Picking up and dropping off at :07/:37
  2. NMC Campus Apartments – Stop #362/332: Picking up and dropping off at :06 and :36

These are inbound loops only.  If you intend to travel towards Tom’s East Bay you will have to ride out to the Hall Street Transfer Station and back around to your destination.  Please plan accordingly. Please contact the BATA Customer Service Center with any questions: (231) 941-2324. (more…)

UM Flint defeats NMC Soccer Club

soccer-ballThe NMC Soccer Club dropped their first match of the fall season 5-1 to University of Michigan Flint.  The Hawk Owls got off to a slow start, falling behind 2-0 early before settling in.  Down 2-0 at the half, NMC gave up two more early goals in the second half, before Eddie Villagomez scored a goal, assisted by Charley Needham.  NMC could have cut the lead in half, but UM Flint goalkeeper made a save on a penalty kick.

For more on the NMC Soccer Club, click here.

Study abroad opportunities meeting to be held Sept. 26

Cape of Good HopeInterested in making the world your classroom?

Join us to hear more about NMC Study Abroad opportunities for 2015!

Plan on attending one of the information sessions Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Health Science, Room 114 OR Friday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Health Science, Room 101.

Countries with experiences in the planning stages currently include:

  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Wales (more…)

Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17

NMC will be celebrating Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Osterlin Library’s government documents collection.  A video of NMC students, faculty, and staff reading the entire Constitution will play in the library lobby all day.  Join in the celebration with free pocket Constitutions and cake at noon.  NMC’s History faculty will also be holding a discussion forum at 6:00 p.m. in Scholars Hall, room 109.  Everyone is welcome! (more…)

NMC will hold workshops on writing the experiences of homelessness

Join fellow writers at NMC’s workshops on writing the experiences of homelessness. The public are welcome and you do not need to be a registered NMC student to attend. The workshop will take place on Tuesdays starting September 16 through December 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Scholars Hall 204. FREE refreshments and writing supplies will be provided.

For more info contact: Susan Odgers at (231) 392-6843, Melissa Sprenkle at or Michael Anderson at (more…)

Student discounts available for the Solar Powering Michigan conference

solar-powering-michigan-logoThings are heating up in Michigan’s solar industry! NMC is co-sponsoring a statewide solar conference in a big partnership effort this fall called – Solar Powering Michigan, taking place on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Hagerty Center. Training will be in August and September to gear up for and in conjunction with the conference.  Student discounts are available, call (231) 995-1701 for more information. (more…)

Nursing information session

Please join us for a Nursing Information Session on September 24, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Biederman building, room 38 (lower level).  This session will better acquaint you with our Nursing program, review admissions criteria and discuss program policies and procedures. If you are interested in attending the Nursing Information Session please complete the registration form available on the Advising Center webpage:

Conifer parking lot changes

To better accommodate the needs of NMC campus tour participants, the Conifer parking lot on the west side of West Hall has been converted to a gated lot.

A significant increase in the number of campus visits during the last academic year as well as the time limits on metered visitor parking slots prompted the change. Now campus tour participants, who will access the lot via a code provided by NMC, will be assured of a secure parking place for the duration of their visit.

NMC employees and students will not have access to the Conifer lot.

Learn more about parking on campus »

Lobdell’s opens for lunch

Lobdell’s opens for lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — Lobdell’s, NMC’s teaching restaurant, will open for fall semester lunch service Wednesday, Sept. 17. 

Lobdell’s is located on the second level of NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared and served by NMC culinary students plus the best view of West Bay in town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Reservations are highly recommended. Call (231) 995-3120.

Release date: September 8, 2014

For more information:

Patty Cron-Huhta
Front of the House Coordinator
(231) 995-1376

Four campus voter registration events set for September

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 23 and NMC in conjunction with the League of Women Voters is offering multiple opportunities for students and staff to register to vote.

  • Sept. 23, 24, and 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Osterlin Library
  • Sept. 29 – Visit the Secretary of State’s  mobile branch office van, between the Osterlin Building and the Power House (west end of the Cedar Parking Lot) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Participants at all events may sign up for TurboVote, an online tool that simplifies voting by mail and also offers text and e-mail reminders about upcoming elections.

October 6 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.


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