Man Up: Stopping Violence towards Women through Youth and Social Advocacy

Man UP Banner2This presentation will be led by Jimmie Briggs, an Athena Fellow, Barnard Medal of Distinction recipient, and award-winning journalist and educator. It will take place Wednesday, November 19​, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium. The event is free to students and $15 for community members. Tickets can be purchased at the Dennos Museum Box Office.​

This is an NMC Global Opportunities event in partnership with the NMC Student Life Office and NMC’s International Education Week. Please join us to address shared challenges and concerns, to listen to fellow community members, ​and engage with one another. (more…)

Passport Student Lecture Series continues Nov. 20 with focus on China

China pic of Jax and AllenNMC International Services and Service Learning presents their Passport Student Lecture Series for November with international students Sichong Yan (on left side of photo) and He Sen Cai (on right) who will speak to attendees about China.The lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm in Founders Hall, room 110. Guests are invited to bring lunch and/or coffee to enjoy while they listen.

The Passport Student Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures through the experiences of NMC international students who will give presentations about their home countries. Information during their lectures can include culture, food, fashion, recreation, religion, gender issues, politics, current events, etc.


The African Guitar Summit to Perform at the Dennos

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the Juno Award winning African Guitar Summit on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $27 advance, $30 at the door and $24 for museum members plus fees. Tickets may be purchased on line at, or by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553; also at 1-800-836-0717 or


African Guitar Summit performersThe Dennos Museum Center invites you to indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin – 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year – African Guitar Summit. This star-studded collective unites the talents of 5 musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit. (note to press – the original African Guitar Summit is composed of 9 musicians most of whom have their own bands – hence the entire group can rarely travel together due to other commitments, but the this group features the main members)

Do not miss the opportunity to experience live this superb and unique achievement for African music; the mix of musicians who are distinct in cultural backgrounds and languages yet sharing stories and singing each others praises, the inspiration of these skilled hands and voices joined in common to reach the summit…A truly incredible experience! (more…)

Bio 208 presents Cafe Scientifique this Nov. 13 & 18

cupofcoffeeThe microbiology class (Bio 208) is hosting Cafe Scientifique on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. on the couches near the cafeteria (under the Starbucks sign) in West Hall, main level.

The class will also host an evening version of this forum on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Jolly Pumpkin on the peninsula at 7 p.m. (more…)

NMC Rowing Club in The Leelanau Chase

rowing club 2The NMC Rowing Club participated in the Leelanau Chase, their first official timed race.  The Hawk Owls team of Brian Kindt, Pierce Thomas, Kim Kelderhouse, Noelle Sieloff and the cox Micah Thoreson was timed at 11:38 for 2.5K.  In addition, the club assisted the Lake Leelanau Rowing club with parking and event timing for the regatta that had over 400 downstate high school rowers​.  It was a great opportunity for the NMC Rowing Club to gauge their progression after only five training sessions together. (more…)

SVSU defeats NMC Soccer Club

soccer-ballThe Hawk Owls fell 2-1 to Saginaw Valley State University Soccer Club, despite dominating the second half.  Going down 2-0 early in the match, NMC took control of the match and scored on a free kick to pull within 1 goal.  NMC then put shot after shot on goal, twice hitting the cross bar and numerous others just missing wide or over the top.  In the end, NMC could not score and SVSU held on for the win.

Next Saturday, NMC Soccer Club plays their last match of the fall season, tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. vs Cornerstone JV at the Traverse City Coast Guard Fields.   (more…)

It’s Our World: Artists Inspired by Children’s Visions of the Future, opening Nov. 1

BigDraw4-JoyceAndGlennAs part of The Big Draw – Grand Traverse, the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents the exhibition, It’s Our World: Artists Inspired by Children’s Visions of the Future, November 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibition features five local artists–Dewey Blocksma, Nancy Crisp, Nancy Nash, Joyce Petrakovitz, and Glenn Wolff–inspired by a child’s artwork. Each artist chose one or more drawings created by a young visitor during Big Draw Day on October 4, to incorporate and recreate in the medium of their choice. Children ages 4-12 created drawings in response to questions about keeping the Earth clean as part of this year’s Big Draw theme, It’s Our World. The exhibition will feature the artists’ interpretations, the original drawings from the children, and a digital slideshow of drawings and events that took place as part of The Big Draw–Grand Traverse. (more…)

Rowing Regatta this Sunday will feature four NMC Rowing Club members

rowing_crewLake Leelanau Rowing Club is hosting a rowing regatta 8 a.m.-2 p.m., this Sunday, October 26, with over 400 downstate high school rowers, their parents and masters rowers coming up to race each other as well as four Traverse City High School rowers and four NMC college rowers.

All regatta info and race times are on the national regatta calendar website: Click on Leelanau Chase for participating schools and clubs, and all race times.

Come on out and watch rowing in action!  What a great activity and great fitness opportunity!  NMC Rowing Club is a new student organization and will train in rowing indoors this winter to compete in some spring regatta’s.    If interested in more information contact Noelle Sieloff at  


Coming to NMC – the History of Rock and Roll!

rock n rollThe music department is offering a new course – MUS 129 History of Rock and Roll – this spring semester.

In this course students will study the development of rock music styles from its roots to the present, watch historical footage and listen to musical examples of each musical period.

MUS 129 is a Group 1 Course and will satisfy three credits of your Group 1 Humanities requirement. Come join us! (more…)

Red Ribbon Day takes place Oct. 27

red-ribbon-weekRed Ribbon Day is Monday, October 27, 2014. Get a red ribbon to wear and show your support for saying “no” to illicit drugs!

When you get your ribbon, you’ll also get a cup of coffee (the “legal drug”) on us! Come to the Welcome Center in the Health and Science building from 8-11 a.m.

An Outreach/Enrollment Specialist will also be available to help students sign up for free health insurance. (more…)

Scott Wright Student Essay Contest presented by NISOD

Community College Week and NISOD are proud to announce the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest in honor of Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education. (more…)