NMC Jazz Bands in concert

jazz bandPresenting the Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Big Band, both directed by Laurie Sears and featuring an evening of music by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Henry Mancini, Jerome Kern and Benny Carter! Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Milliken Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. (more…)

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet comes to perform at the Dennos Museum Center

beausoleilHIGHThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8 PM in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $27 advance, $30 at the door and $24 for museum members plus ticket fees. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.dennosmuseum.org or by calling the box office at 231-995-1553 or My North Tickets at 800-836-0717. (more…)

Hawk Owl selfies wanted!

FB FINAL 'SELFIES'STUDENTS, we need your selfies! We are seeking both male and female models for a photo shoot.

Submit your selfies to publicrelations@nmc.edu for your chance to be a smiling face of NMC! (more…)

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge at the Dennos Museum Center

HornWolfgangredpinsAdCrop1The Dennos Museum Center (DMC) at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge December 13, 2015 – March 6, 2016.

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge examines the state of fibers and textiles in the fine art world today. The exhibition was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) with guest curator Geary Jones who invited a group of “major” artists from around of the world and then enhanced that core show with a jury-selected body of work. The result, Extreme Fibers, features 136 artworks by 79 artists representing 25 States from the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Peru, Poland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. (more…)

Extreme Fiber Fashions exhibition and sale at the Dennos Museum Center

rowan 4If you are looking for a unique handmade gift of art for that special someone, or if you want something original for yourself this holiday season, then consider shopping Extreme Fiber Fashions, an exhibition and sale of wearable art by Michigan fiber artists at the Dennos Museum Center.

This sale of wearable art is being presented by the Dennos Museum Store in association with the installation of Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge the next exhibition opening at the Dennos December 13, 2015. The sale will open Friday, December 11 at 10 am and continue through Sunday, December 13, 5pm, in the Museum Sculpture Court. (more…)

NMC, TC Police open satellite police office on campus

NMC, TC Police open satellite police office on campus

TRAVERSE CITY – Northwestern Michigan College and the Traverse City Police Department opened a satellite office on NMC’s main campus today, an effort to build upon existing communication and partnership between the college and law enforcement.

The satellite, or sector office, is co-located in the NMC security office in West Hall. Officers will have a desk, computer and phone available 24 hours a day.

NMC Assistant Director of Security Jim White initiated the idea of a satellite police office on campus proactively, not due to any increase in crime. Traverse City officers already conduct vehicle patrols of campus. The satellite office will serve as a base from which officers can establish face-to-face relationships and learn the needs of the campus community.

“Our faculty, staff, students can get to know the officers that work this area, give us more of a one-on-one relationship with local law enforcement,” White said.

TCPD Interim Chief Jeff O’Brien said the satellite office fits with his goal to restructure the TCPD along a community policing model. The department has operated one other satellite office, in the emergency room at Munson Medical Center, since January 2010.   

“It falls in line with that philosophy, that concept. This is a prime example of how you decentralize an agency,” O’Brien said. “Any time we can get our guys out of the car, it’s a good thing. They’re going to meet staff, and make friends, go out for coffee.”

White called the new office a “win-win.” In the wake of events like the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, a more visible police presence could provide both deterrence and reassurance.

There is no cost to NMC, which will continue to contract with Grand Rapids-based DK Security to provide private security on all four campuses.

“This is not costing the college anything, this is not costing the taxpayers anything. This is just to have exposure,” O’Brien said. “We’re thinking about safety of the students, we’re thinking about having a plan, we’re thinking about a partnership with the police department, the college, security.”

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2015


Jim White
NMC Assistant Director of Security
(231) 995-1939

Jeff O’Brien
TCPD Interim Chief
(231) 995-5170


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International Affairs Forum presents: “Diplomacy in an Election Year: What’s at Stake?”

Join the International Affairs Forum as they present Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, America’s legendary diplomat as he leads the discussion Diplomacy in an Election Year: What’s at Stake? The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6:00- 7:15 p.m. in the West Hall Conference Room with a reception prior to the presentation at 5:15 p.m. This event is FREE to all current students and educators. (more…)

Special prices for educators and students at National Writers Series event

dolphinsA Conversation with Susan Casey will be held November 18 at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House. Special ticket prices are $10 for educators and $5 for students! Bestselling author Susan Casey talks about the mysterious life of dolphins. “What if nature spoke to us in music, and the dolphins were her chorus? What if we stopped talking, and joined their harmony?” ~ Susan Casey

The event will feature guest host Doug Stanton who is a founder of the National Writers Series and the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers.

For Tickets: Stop by the box office, call 231-941-8082 or go to nationalwritersseries.org. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Connecting to Wi-Fi – iOS device

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

The following is information regarding connecting to Wi-Fi from an iOS device. (more…)

Nominate an Instructor Today! The Faculty Excellence Awards Deadline is December 19

nmc_gray_nancyHave NMC instructors made a difference in your life? Could “dedicated,” “innovative” and “excellent” be used to describe them? If you are looking for a way to recognize the impact an NMC teacher has had on your learning journey, please consider nominating him or her for an Imogene Wise award.

This is the highest teaching honor awarded at NMC and nominations can only come from students. Nominations are due by December 19 and can be submitted here ».

The award was initiated by a contribution from longtime NMC benefactors Harold and Imogene Wise in 1970 and first awarded to a faculty member in 1971. Recipients are chosen by a student selection committee, and award criteria includes teaching excellence, rapport with students, innovation in the classroom and a sense of dedication.

Fingers & Toes Before It Snows winter clothing drive

culvers caresThis event is being put on by the Ferris State University social work students. Come to the Chum’s Corners’ Culver’s on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 2-4 p.m. and donate an article of new or gently used winter clothing and receive one free custard per person, per donation! All donations will be given to Goodwill of Northern Michigan’s Street Outreach program. Street Outreach locates and engages homeless adults and families living on the streets of the Grand Traverse area. Street Outreach provides emergency assistance and/or referrals to community based support services.  (more…)