Summer exhibitions open at Dennos Museum Center

Keep_pushingThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents two summer exhibitions sure to spark the interest of summer tourists and the local community. Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture and Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan – Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki will be on exhibition May 31 – September 6, 2015. More details on events and programming are available online at dennosmuseum.org. (more…)

Congratulations to students who made the spring Dean’s List

Congratulations to students who made the spring Dean’s List

Published at the end of each term, the Dean’s List recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of full-time and part-time students. These students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a possible 4.0 while taking twelve or more credits (full-time) or between six and eleven credits (part-time). Follow the links below to view the Dean’s Lists for Spring 2015.

Spring 2015

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Graphic designer Aaron Draplin returns to Traverse City

AaronDraplinHeadshotThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents Tall Tales from a Large Man on June 19, 2015 at 7pm, in conjunction with the exhibition, Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture, May 31 – September 6, 2015. The event kicks off a weekend of art, skateboarding, and music that will take place at the Museum and Civic Center Skate Park on June 20-21. More details will be available online at dennosmuseum.org.

NMC Alumnus and graphic designer Aaron James Draplin returns to Traverse City on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7pm for a presentation on his life and work. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for Dennos members, available online at http://www.dennosmuseum.org/milliken/box-office/index.html or by calling 231.995.1573. (more…)

Abandoned bike pick up slated for May 15

bikesSummer is here and the NMC Security Department is asking for your help. Security will be tagging bicycles on campus which appear to be abandoned. Bikes slated for pick-up will have a tag attached to the bike’s chain sprocket. If your bicycle is tagged, simply remove the tag to let Security know that the bike is still in use and not abandoned.  Bikes with tags left on them will be picked up after noon on Friday, May 15, 2015.

If you have any questions please contact NMC Security @ 231-995-1111. (more…)

Three named 2015 Outstanding Alumni

Three named 2015 Outstanding Alumni

TRAVERSE CITY — Three alumni have been named the 2015 recipients of NMC’s Outstanding Alumni award. 

Created in 1988, the award recognizes alumni for professional achievement and community and professional leadership. The 2015 recipients, announced at Saturday’s commencement, are:

Sally Rogers, class of 1981 – Rogers took her first art class on campus at the age of 15, and knew immediately that visual arts were her passion.  She graduated in 1981 with her associate’s degree and went on to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art. Her career took her to North Carolina, where she built a studio and still lives and works today, focusing on large scale sculptures of steel, glass, stone and wood. In 2004 her sculpture, “Nexus” was installed on the east side of the Health and Science building. Rogers is also the daughter of the late Joe Rogers, a longtime math and science instructor and the namesake of NMC’s Joseph H. Rogers Observatory. 

Gary Seabrook, class of 1972 - After NMC Seabrook attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University medical school. He is now chief of the department of vascular surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Education was a value deeply instilled in Seabrook by his mother, Joanne, and in her memory he has created a significant endowed scholarship for business students. 

Al Zelinski, class of 1983 – Zelinski is a member of the commercial lending team at Honor Bank. He has served on the NMC Foundation Board’s Scholarship Open committee since 2005. He chaired the event, the college’s largest single-day fundraiser, for two years, more than doubling its net profit. He joined the Foundation Board in 2014 and has expanded his fundraising activities still further.

Read about past Outstanding Alumni here. Alumni interested in reconnecting should plan to stop by the Alumni Tent at the NMC Barbecue on May 17. Located under the pines in front of Osterlin Library, the tent will include a drawing for a new bike, the traditional quilt raffle as well as other prizes, NMC swag, appearances by nursing alumni seeking to support current nursing students, and by Paul Welch, whose department’s role in shaping the region’s thriving art community is chronicles in the new retrospective book, A Colorful Cast

Release date: May 4, 2015

For more information:

Betsy Coffia
Director of Alumni Relations 
bcoffia@nmc.edu
(231) 995-2825

 

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Congrats to Student Life!

Congratulations to the NMC Student Life team who won a 2015 NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award in the undergraduate category for organizing the Sweet Earth Festival! (NMEAC stands for: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council.)  (more…)

2015 Learner Engagement Survey drawing winners!

As a thank you for participating in the 2015 Learner Engagement Survey, two students were randomly drawn from all 352 survey participants to win a $75 NMC bookstore gift card. The winners are Lisa Peele and Aubrey Webb!

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Learner Engagement Survey and congratulations! (more…)

NMC Magazine release date delayed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the newest edition of the NMC Magazine will not be released till next week. You will be able to find it on campus starting next week and throughout the summer. Thanks for your understanding!

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NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: NMC Year End Checklist for Technology… and everything else

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.

Another year at NMC is coming to a close, and whether you are just taking the summer to regroup before hitting the books again in the fall, or moving on to bigger and better things, it is important to finish everything off before taking that well deserved breath. Finals always take center stage as they should this time of year as well they should, but below we have a “Taking Care of Business” checklist for all the other little things you need to do before kicking back and enjoying the sunshine. (more…)

Community Cinema: Limited Partnership – May 14, 2015

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and WCMU present Community Cinema on May 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., FREE of charge. The program features a documentary film followed by discussion with community leaders and scholars. Visit http://www.dennosmuseum.org/events/community-cinema.html for the full schedule.


Limited Partnership

Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado, Richard and Tony were one of the first same sex couples to be legally married in the world. (more…)

Alumnus tapped to fill Trustee vacancy

Alumnus tapped to fill Trustee vacancy

NMC Board of Trustee member Chris BottTRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Chris M. Bott, a 1983 alumnus and practicing CPA, to fill a vacant trustee slot on Monday. He will serve through Dec. 31, 2016.

“I want to give back to what I consider a hidden gem in this community, and one that my nieces, nephews and grandchildren should consider as their first step in their college education,” Bott said in his application materials, noting that six of his siblings and his own three children also attended NMC. He said this personal experience with NMC, over two generations, set him apart from other candidates.

Bott, who has owned an private accountancy practice since 1998, has also served on NMC’s Business Administration/Accountancy advisory committee since 2004.

“This has been an informative experience for me, and refreshing to know that the college wants input from area employers as to the needs of said employers and then acts to implement some of the suggestions,” he said in his application.

Trustees thanked all the applicants and noted the high caliber of the applicant pool. Ten individuals applied to fill the vacancy created by Cheryl Gore Follette’s resignation on March 23. Per Michigan law, Bott will serve the remainder of Follette’s original term, through December 31, 2016. 

He will be eligible to run for election for a full, six-year trustee term in November 2016.

Release date: April 20, 2015

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

 

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