Road Closure Heads Up

The City of Traverse City will be closing part of East Front Street off Munson Avenue between the main entrance to NMC’s main campus and the Hawk’s Nest for road construction several times during the next few weeks. A detour will be available via Indian Woods Drive, east of the road closure.

The planned closure dates are:

  • Thursday, September 29
  • Friday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 4
  • Friday, October 14

Please note these dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Sorry for any inconvenience.

See a map of the closed portion of the street here »

Health Education Tuition Subsidy Presentation

  • GVSU logo cutoutMonday, October 3, 2016, Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Grand Valley State University — Traverse City Campus
  • NMC University Center Building Room 09

Learn how you can pursue a degree in primary care and how to make money to pay for your degree. The presentation will focus on how students can get money for loans by putting their skills and abilities to work in communities in need. Topics to be discussed will include the National Health Service Corps and the Michigan State Loan Repayment program.

Register online at

Space is limited. Register by September 30.

Learn more here »

Passport Student Lecture Series continues October 20 with a focus on Thailand

October 20, 12:15-1 p.m.
Location: Founder’s Hall, room 110

The Passport Student Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures through the experiences of NMC international students. Bring your lunch and hear Jettarin (Jay) and Jitpanu (Joe) Issaravanich speak about their home country of Thailand.

If you are a Global Endorsement student, please bring your GE passport so that it can be stamped and earn your GE event points!

Fall 2016 Transfer Fair is October 11

book-stair-to-graduation-cap-graduate-walk-up-stairs-39854596-1Over 30 university representatives will be on NMC’s campus on Tuesday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with students, staff and faculty about their programs and the transfer process. The university representatives will be in two locations:

  • Health & Science Building Lobby – Main Level
  • West Hall Lobby – Main Level

This is your opportunity to discuss transfer requirements and get information on degrees available at a variety of schools without having to travel to each u
niversity. Bring your questions and explore your options! A list of colleges attending and a list of questions to ask at a transfer fair is available here.

See you there!
Advising Staff

CIT Open Advising Sessions

announcerCIT STUDENTS:

Need to register for Spring 2017 classes? Stop in for Open Advising!

Note: First year students are required to attend, or make a separate appointment with their advisor, before they can register for Spring classes.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Aero Park Campus, Parsons-Stulen Building, Room 204: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Main Campus, Beckett Building, Room 202: 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 24

  • Aero Park Campus, Parsons-Stulen Building, Room 204: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

sodapizzaTuesday, October 25

  • Main Campus, Beckett Building, Room 202: 4:10-5:30 p.m.

Pizza and soda will be available!

NMC Magazine is looking for adventure submissions

The road less traveled may be fraught with danger, but its journey offers endless possibilities. This semester, NMC Magazine delves into its latest theme: Adventure! Send in your stories, poems, essays, artwork, photographs, or other designs by Monday, October 24.

Bring hard copies to the Communications Office, Scholars Hall 214, Attn: Alissia Lingaur -OR- to the Humanities Office, Fine Arts Building, Attn: Caroline Schaefer-Hills. Email submissions to

Make sure to include the submission form, available here:

Voter Registration at NMC (for National Voter Registration Day)

voting-poster-2016Osterlin Library, the League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area, and the League of Women Voters of Leelanau County are cooperating to offer voter registration and provide voter information on NMC’s campus on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday September 27th. Volunteers will be in the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th, as well as at the Parsons-Stulen Building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Volunteers will assist people in completing voter registration forms, and will submit them to the county clerk’s office. They can also help people find out whether they’re registered to vote, where they should vote, and what candidates and issues will be on the ballot.

Check whether you’re registered to vote and view a sample ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center »


Ice cream social with international students Thursday

nmc-ice-cream-socialMeet and greet NMC’s international students this Thursday, Sept. 22 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. outside the Health & Science Building at the sculpture court (or inside the lobby if raining).

This free event is sponsored by NMC’s Office of International Service and Service Leaning, the Admissions Office, and the International Club.

Career Counseling & Major Exploration

career counselingThe Advising Center has professional advisors on staff to help you explore and decide on majors and possible careers! Visit us in the Osterlin Building to make an appointment or learn more about how we can help you decide on a major or career. Deciding on a major or career means less time spent taking courses you may not need in the future! Visit or call us at 995-1040 to get started!

Building a culture of peace Sept. 21

Panelists including NMC faculty and students will discuss “Building a Culture of Peace” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Scholars Hall 109.

The discussion is part of International Day of Peace, commemorated Sept. 21, and is organized in part by the NMC International Student Club and local Veterans for Peace chapter. 

For more information visit


NMC Mindfulness Initiative

mindfulnessTuesdays at Noon Health & Science 101

A 10 minute mindfulness practice can help:

  • Improve focus and awareness
  • Reduce anxiety, depression and stress
  • Promote emotional balance
  • Cultivate compassion
  • Promote academic performance
  • Prevent burnout
  • Increase creativity

Come unplug for 20 minutes with NMC’s new mindfulness learning community. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome!

For more information or a private mindfulness session, contact Kristy McDonald at 995-1059 or

NMC Board Candidates Forum

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is hosting a forum for NMC Board of Trustees candidates that will be moderated by Mary Grover from the LWV. The forum will be Tuesday, October 18, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Milliken Auditorium.

UpNorth Media Center will cover the event and record it for future viewing.

Six candidates are running for two positions on the NMC Board of Trustees. The following will be on the November election ballot for Grand Traverse County:

  • Chris M. Bott
  • Carolyn Collins
  • Christopher Dailey
  • Michael Estes
  • Michael B. Haynes
  • Rachel Johnson

WNMC Volunteer Call-Out

WNMC, the community public radio service of NMC, is looking for some new volunteers. Thousands of people in the Grand Traverse region listen every week, hundreds are listening at any given time. WNMC plays music heard nowhere else on the dial — jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, Michigan music, and music from around the world. Most of that music is brand new. You don’t have to know a lot, but you do have to be willing to be a musical explorer and tour guide. All you need is a sense of sonic adventure and a bit of time. Four training sessions are provided, and you can apply online.

Nursing Information Session

Mark your calendars for the opportunity to attend a two-part event on Tuesday, September 27!

  • At 3:30 p.m. the Advising Center Team will help you create an academic plan for your nursing program (Osterlin 113).
  • At 5:30 p.m. the Director of Nursing Programs will present information about the competitive application process and take questions from students about Nursing Program courses and experiences (Health & Science 101).

Sign up for either or both sessions here »

Growing Pains

There will be a few temporary growing pains while we build our new student housing and expand the Dennos Museum Center. Sections of the Aspen and Elm parking lots will be used for construction crews and their equipment during the projects. You may want to plan a little extra time if you usually park in these lots. You can also check out alternatives with this parking lot map. Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for understanding.

Parking enforcement starts Sept. 19

The Traverse City Parking Patrol will begin enforcing parking at NMC on Monday, Sept. 19.  All faculty, staff and students must have their new 2016-2017 permits displayed by that date.

The Traverse City Police Department has provided the following information on how to avoid parking tickets on campus by properly displaying your parking permit:

  • Place your permit in the bottom left hand corner of your windshield.
  • Place your permit right side up. An upside-down permit will be considered invalid.
  • Be sure that the expiration date on your permit can be seen from the outside of your vehicle. (Some vehicles have a tint on the edges of their windshield, so be sure your permit 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 permit from the outside.

If you do get a ticket, payment can be made at the red dropoff payment box at the east end of the Cedar lot in front of the Health & Science building. You can also mail the fine in to the city, or pay at the parking services office in the public parking garage at 303 E. State St. Payment information is also on each ticket.

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