NMC English instructor gives the homeless voices as part of Speak Up Traverse City

English instructor Dr. Melissa Sprenkle has been working with the Speak Up Traverse City street paper project and is holding weekly writing workshops for local people experiencing homelessness who are interested in contributing to the street paper. The first publication containing stories from local writers has been printed and will be sold this month in downtown Traverse City and surrounding areas.

For more info about Speak Up Traverse City, read a write up from Interlochen Public Radio here.

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Chinese students visit NMC

A group of ten 11, 12 and 13 year old Chinese students from Weiming Education Group are visiting Northwestern Michigan College for a few days, experiencing NMC’s College For Kids classes, dorm life and touring the Traverse City area.  The students at NMC are one of six Weiming Groups currently visiting Michigan educational entities.  (more…)

Join the Docent Team at the Dennos Museum Center

MikeCotter2The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College invites new docent volunteers interested in working with K-12, college, and adult tour groups. Docents help fulfill the mission of the Dennos Museum Center by preparing and presenting tours in a team, teaching art projects to students, and evaluating the success of various educational activities. In addition, being a docent connects you with a large and welcoming family of like-minded learners that provide support and encouragement. (more…)

Canticum Novum auditions to be held in late July, early August

Experienced singers of college-age or older are invited to audition for Canticum Novum (kahn’-tee-koom noh’-voom), a new choral ensemble being offered at Northwestern Michigan College. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the Fall and late Spring. Performances with the TSO and a European Tour are scheduled for 2014-2015. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. (more…)

Student health insurance changes

This year we are sending students this message rather than a mailing to inform you of the health insurance offered to students at Northwestern Michigan College. As you may know, Health Care Reform has created great changes in the insurance industry in the past couple of years.

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Solar Powering Michigan conference is September 12

solar-powering-michigan-logoThings are heating up in Michigan’s solar industry! NMC is co-sponsoring a statewide solar conference in a big partnership effort this fall called – Solar Powering Michigan, taking place on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Hagerty Center. Training will be in August and September to gear up for and in conjunction with the conference.   (more…)

Please note these important NMC Bookstore dates

textbooks4Please take note of the following NMC Bookstore information for the summer and fall semesters.

 

Summer Semester

August 8: Rentals are due back (or before August 8 if your class is done)

 

Fall Semester

July 1 – July 31: Web will be open for book reservations

August 4 – September 12: Financial aid is available for in store purchases

August 4 – September 12: Verba comparison site will be open

 

 

For more bookstore information please click here! (more…)

NMC and Munson to partner for on-campus child care

Day careMunson Medical Center will manage a child care program and provide all related services at Northwestern Michigan College starting this fall.  Space has been identified in the college’s Oleson Center for Continuing Education on the main campus at 1701 East Front Street in Traverse City.

Initial plans are for the service to be provided between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and would accommodate approximately 32 children at a time.  Child care will be available for those aged three or four and early five year olds. (more…)

NMC Soccer Club summer league off to good start

soccer-ballThe NMC Soccer Club is competing in a local summer adult 8 vs. 8 soccer league on Sunday evenings at the Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer fields off Keystone road.  The team is currently 2 wins and 1 loss after this Sunday night’s 5-2 win.

The NMC Soccer Club is for both recreational and competitive soccer players and a great way to meet other students.

To learn more about the NMC Soccer Club student organization please click here! (more…)