NMC Magazine Call for Submissions

People find community in many places — online, in church, in their families, even across the globe. Book lovers, movie fanatics and musicians build community. Connections flourish in the LGBT community. International students enrich community. NMC students and faculty participate in community.

Plug into our campus community by contributing to the NMC Magazine this fall. Submit your examples of and experiences with community through essay, short story, poetry and artwork of all mediums. Submit in person or by email. (more…)

TEDxTraverseCity 2014 Reprised

Did you miss out on TEDxTraverseCity back in May? Here’s your chance to catch the best talks of this year along with some of the top TED videos in the comfort of the State Theater. Join other TED enthusiasts on Friday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to noon for this inspiring event. You’ll learn about Game Changers and perhaps be inspired to change the game yourself!

Tickets for the event are $5 and can be purchased here: www.tedxtraversecity.com.

New to Moodle? Taking an online class?

Whether this is your first time taking an online course or you just need some additional help with Moodle, Moodle Orientation and Open Lab sessions will be held:

  • Monday, August 25: Noon–1 p.m. in Osterlin 134
  • Wednesday, August 27: 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Osterlin 134

There will be computers available, but you are encouraged to bring your own laptop or mobile device so you can practice right on your own equipment.

Online courses will be available five days prior to the start of the semester.

If you need additional help, please contact the NMC Technology Help Desk in one of the following ways:

Community Cinema from the Dennos and WCMU

Muslim MuhammadThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and WCMU present the 2014-2015 Community Cinema Series. Events take place on second Thursdays, September 2014 through May 2015, at 7:00 p.m., free of charge. Each program features a documentary film followed by discussion with community leaders and scholars. Visit http://www.dennosmuseum.org/events/community-cinema.html for more information and a full schedule.

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The Big Draw – Grand Traverse celebrates drawing for everyone!

The Big Draw - Press 03 - 300 ppiThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College, in partnership with many educational organizations and businesses throughout the region, presents The Big Draw – Grand Traverse. This series of events in October 2014 will put the Grand Traverse Region on the global scene as a participant in the annual Big Draw.

An impressive collection of organizations in the Grand Traverse Region are working together for the first ever Big Draw – Grand Traverse, offering a calendar of arts events for all ages and abilities. Partners include the Dennos Museum Center, Artcenter Traverse City, Blackbird Arts, SCRAP TC, Oliver Art Center, NMC Art Club, NMC Extended Education Services, SEEDS, Grass River Natural Area, Art Rapids!, Jordan River Arts Council, and Grand Traverse Conservation District, with events happening at several venues as well as local schools. (more…)

Fitness Center offers student discount rate for fall semester

The NMC Fitness Center offers a student discount rate of $60 for the 4 month term Fall term.  That is a 40% discount on the community rate.

Studies have shown that a regular fitness routine can help students earn better grades.  In 2013, Purdue University News reported current statistics on higher GPA’s from those students regularly using the fitness center.

Contact the NMC Fitness Center at 995-1379 or stop by the Fitness Center located in the Rajkovich Building (Physical Education), Room 206. (more…)

Appraise your treasures and heirlooms

DonButkovichThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will host local art appraiser Don Butkovich on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10am – 3pm. Proceeds benefit educational programming at the Museum.

Do you have a family heirloom, work of art, or historical artifact that you want more information about? Local art and antique appraiser Don Butkovich will be at the Dennos Museum Center to verbally appraise your hidden treasures. Each person can bring one item per session at a fee of $10. Sessions are up to 15 minutes each. Each additional item requires registration for a separate session at an extra $10 fee. All proceeds support the Museum’s education programming fund. Subscribe to our email newsletter for notification of upcoming Appraisal Days. (more…)

Northwestern Michigan College and Davenport University announce partnership degree program

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and Davenport University (DU) have formed a new transfer degree agreement that expands upon the long-time partnership the two institutions share. NMC students who earn an Associate of Science and Arts degree can transfer their credits to DU toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting Fraud Investigation. (more…)

World Cup drawing results

Kalizya NiselukaCongratulations to Kalizya Nseluka for picking Germany to win the World Cup and also winning the drawing for the Adidas Brazuca soccer ball!

Thanks to all who stopped by to catch a bit of “the world’s game” earlier this summer as well as the approximately 35 of you who joined Outreach Services (International Services & Service Learning) for the USA – Germany match on June 26. Despite the final score, it was still a great time! We’ll do it again in 2018! (more…)

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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