Pure Michigan needs your help Wednesday!

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Hi NMC!

Pure Michigan needs your help in shooting a new TV ad highlighting beautiful Traverse City!

Crews will be holding an open casting call in the West Hall conference room tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1-3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome (students, faculty and staff). Dress casually. No headshot or picture required.

Crews will be back in town September 10-11th for filming. If you are chosen for the spot, you will be paid $150.

If you can’t make the casting call and still want a chance to be in the TV ad, email your picture and contact information to igroup@theigroup.com. Please put “Traverse City” in the subject line.

Good luck and let us know if you get your big break!

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International Society of Experimental Artists exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

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Barbara J. Thorne Lilies and Lemons 2015 Watercolor and ink on paper

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Art Exhibition from September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Since its inception in 1991, the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) has hosted an annual art exhibit with work submitted from around the world. Works are selected by leading art authorities from thousands of submissions representing experimental techniques and attitudes. The ISEA Art Exhibit has become not only a showcase for ground-breaking art but also a vivid testimonial to the value and importance of exploring new avenues in a variety of media. (more…)

Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau on exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

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NORVAL MORRISSEAU
Thunderbird Man
Serigraph 90/99
Collection of the Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau from the Museum’s Collection September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Norval Morrisseau, (March 14, 1932 – December 4, 2007), was an artist known by many names and phrases. Born Jean-Baptiste Norman Henry Morrisseau, he was given the name Copper Thunderbird during an Anishinaabe renaming ceremony meant to cure him from illness when he was 19. After establishing his visionary style of the Woodland School of Art, some referred to Morrisseau as the “Picasso of the North.” With thick black lines and bright interior patterns, Morrisseau’s artwork was at first inspired by the many myths and legends of his Ojibwe culture. Later in life, the artist incorporated his personal struggles and religious imagery. As recognition for his work grew, Morrisseau became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the Order of Canada. In 2005, he became the first native artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. (more…)

Liu Bolin – Hiding in Plain Sight exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center

Liu Bolin (Chinese b. 1973) Hiding in the City, Door God No. 1, 2013 Photograph Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery

Liu Bolin (Chinese b. 1973)
Hiding in the City, Door God No. 1, 2013
Photograph
Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Liu Bolin – Hiding in Plain Sight from September 20 – November 29, 2015.

Liu Bolin (Chinese, b. 1973) is a contemporary artist whose has gained an international reputation by painting himself into his surrounding environment. In recent years he has traveled the world blending into the background of the place he finds himself at the time, from graffiti in New York City to cathedrals in Europe. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Overview to NMC Technology Services

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 Technology Help Desk offers support around campus including:

  • Printer Issues
  • Q: & N: Drive Storage
  • Google Applications
  • Password Issues
  • eLearning – Moodle
  • Banner
  • Wireless Internet
  • NMC Self Service
  • and more…
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New art banner to be installed in downtown Traverse City

Madonna Walters  Run Before the Wind Acrylic on Canvas

Madonna Walters
Run Before the Wind
Acrylic on Canvas

A new large scale art banner featuring the work of Madonna Walters will be installed by Britten Studios on September 3, 2015 (subject to change) at 310 West Front Street in Traverse City. The banner is produced from her original painting entitled Run Before the Wind.

Madonna Walters is an artist from the Traverse City area known for her large color-field abstract paintings. She is a former art student of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), where she trained with Paul Welch, Norm Averill, and Jack Ozegovic.  Madonna now lives and works in Ann Arbor, but her roots are in Leelanau County, where she was raised on the family farm, and where she found her earliest inspiration to paint.  “I think it was the combination of enormous open spaces and the relentless power of Lake Michigan, the lakeshore, and the ever-present wind that imprinted my psyche and my paintings,” says Madonna.   (more…)

10th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck & Car Show

autoshow-2008-01The 10th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Truck & Car Show will take place on September 12 at the NMC Automotive Tech Building (2510 Aero Park Drive) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee to show is just $10 and admission as a spectator to the event is FREE! Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

Come for the food, music, prizes and trophies!  (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…)

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 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