Walk In Advising August 13-29

Classes start August 25 and you still need help with your fall schedule?! We can help! Stop by the Advising Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 13-29 for Walk-In Advising. Sessions are on a first-come-first-served basis. (231) 995-1040 for questions.

NMC Dining Services – New locations and hours!

NMC Dining Services’ Fall 2018 locations and hours will be as follows. The new hours begin August 24:

Hawk Owl Café

Open 7 Days a week
10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Located in the Oleson Center – NEW LOCATION!

Hawks Nest

Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Located in East Hall  – Cashless location

Northwest Grind – Starbucks

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Located in the Osterlin Building

For details, contact Dining Services at (231) 995-1688.
For more information, visit nmcdining.sodexomyway.com.

NMC Aviation reaches international milestone

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College has welcomed a record number of international students for its 2018 summer aviation program.

The group includes 32 students from 17 different countries including Malaysia, Nigeria, China, India, Lithuania, Thailand, Bangladesh, Portugal, Italy, Kenya, United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Ecuador and Uganda.

The students are studying Aerospace Engineering at three main NMC partner universities in the United Kingdom: University of Hertfordshire, University of the West of England and University of Manchester.

This partnership began in 2009 with an Innovation Grant from the NMC Foundation as a way to boost enrollment to the aviation program during the often slower summer season. Since its beginning, the international partnership has brought in an additional $2.5 million and increased the financial viability of the aviation program.

According to NMC’s International Aviation Program Coordinator, Steve Ursell, the greatest benefits are to the students: “This fantastic diverse group really contributes to the atmosphere and training of all of our students and instructors whether they’re from Traverse City or Thailand. They bring a new perspective, experience and cultural understanding to our flight school that helps prepare our students for careers that may take them around the world.”

This partnership is another example of NMC leveraging its unique assets to provide mutual benefit, says NMC Director of Aviation Alex Bloye: “NMC has been a trusted partner with these universities. We’ve worked with them to design specific flight training and flight test courses that add valuable practical flying experience to the aerospace theory courses offered in the United Kingdom.”

International aviation students must go through a TSA and Visa approval process, overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to be able to train at NMC. This process starts almost nine months before students arrive at NMC..

Release date: August 2, 2018

For more information:

Alex Bloye
NMC Director of Aviation
abloye@nmc.edu
(231) 995-2929

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Bookstore Move

The bookstore will be closed August 2-7 to move to the Health & Science Building. We will reopen on Wednesday, August 8, in Health & Science Room 101. All online book orders submitted during that time will be processed on August 8.

Summer Book Rentals Due

Summer book rentals are due on August 10.

Please note that the bookstore will be closed August 2-7 to move, and will reopen in Health & Science Room 101 on August 8.

Fall Financial Aid at the Bookstore

Fall financial aid will be available to use in the bookstore August 13-September 11. Gas cards will be available for purchase with financial aid August 20-September 11.

Can’t get to the bookstore for your books but need to use financial aid? Email the bookstore at bookstore@nmc.edu for more information.

It’s time to secure your fall classes!

Payment for fall classes is due July 31, 2018

Online: nmc.edu/selfservice, under Student Billing

  • Electronic Check from checking or savings account at no cost
  • Debit card payment at no cost to you
  • Credit card payment: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover (including JCB, Diners Pay and China Union Network). A 2.85% service fee applies to all credit card payments for charges related to academic credit courses
  • Authorize someone else to make a payment
  • Enroll in direct deposit for refunds
  • Enroll in a deferred payment plan
  • Make a housing or aviation deposit under Deposits
  • Go to Financial Aid menu to check your financial aid

In person: Payments by cash, check, or money order can be made at Student Financial Services (Tanis Bldg., main level)

By mail: Please note your NMC ID on your check.

NMC Student Financial Services
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Explore payment options: nmc.edu/cashier

Questions? (231) 995-1035 or sfs@nmc.edu

Helpful tips:

  • Check your NMC email and Self-Service often
  • Respond to any requests for information
  • Drop before 100% Refund Date (on your schedule) if you don’t plan to attend
  • Financial Aid information: nmc.edu/financial-aid

Fall session begins August 25. Register today!

 

NMC Board of Trustees approves balanced budget, sets tuition and fees for 2018-2019

TRAVERSE CITY — During its regular June 25 monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees for Northwestern Michigan College unanimously approved a balanced budget and set tuition rates and fees for the fall 2018 and spring/summer 2019 semesters.

General tuition rates for residents will increase by $2.25 per contact hour for in-district students, from $103.70 to $105.95.

“Northwestern Michigan College is committed to preparing our learners for success in a rapidly changing global society and economy,” said NMC President Timothy J. Nelson. “We are proud of the work we have done to limit the financial impact on learners by remaining agile and responsive. We still have more work ahead of us, but are dedicated to keeping NMC as the top choice for our learners.”

College leaders have been working to make the institution more efficient and lower costs, including reducing 16 positions through restructuring in the last four years and 12 positions through a voluntary separation plan this year. Those efforts combined with support from donors, lawmakers and community members are helping the college achieve its goals.

For 2018-2019, 21 percent of NMC’s revenue will come from state aid, 22 percent from local property tax, 52 percent from tuition and fees and five percent from other sources.

Northwestern Michigan College general rate tuition categories:

Category

2017-2018 Tuition

2018-2019 Tuition

In-District

$103.70

$105.95

Out-of-District

$215.60

$220.30

Out-of-State

$281.00

$287.20

International

$317.50

$324.50

Release date: June 26, 2018

For more information:

Vicki Cook
Vice President for Finance and Administration
vcook@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1144

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Asia

TRAVERSE CITY —  Dr. David Shambaugh,  director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University will speak at a June 28 International Affairs Forum global hot spot event on the current state of U.S.-China relations.

Shambaugh opened a 2014 conference convened by IAF, bringing together 40 experts on foreign policy, business, education, art and culture to debate what China’s emergence would mean for northern Michigan. Since then, China’s economic, military and political clout has grown enormously. Shambaugh has just returned from an extended study tour of key Asian countries and will discuss how the continuing growth of China’s influence is shifting the dynamics of U.S. and China relations. 

In addition,  NMC President Tim Nelson will providen an update on connections between northern Michigan and China. What has grown? What has withered? And what are the “next big things” between our region and Asia. 

The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hagerty Center. Reception begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for IAF memers and $20 for non-members and available at MyNorthTickets.com. 

Release date:

For more information:

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Success Story: New baking certificate is perfectly done

June 13, 2018

Becky TranchellBecky TranchellCulinary students in a new baking certificate program will cap off their studies in delicious fashion, opening the revamped Cafe Lobdell’s at the Great Lakes campus June 19.

Customers can enjoy coffee, pastries and breads three mornings a week through July 26. For the six-week cafe class duration, Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant, located on the second floor overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, will be converted from a table-service establishment to a cafe/coffee bar open from 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Comfortable furniture has been installed and newspapers will be on hand. Outdoor tables will also be available. Culinary instructor Becky Tranchell and service lead Kerry Fulcher will oversee daily operations.

Cade Lobdells student decorates pastries

“I’m hoping it’s a spot where people can come in and linger for a few minutes or an hour,” said Patty Cron-Huhta, front-of-the-house coordinator for NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute. “The espresso machine is cranking all morning.”

Also on the menu: croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, four different kinds of bread and a variety of coffee drinks for take out or dine-in.

The summer season operation will enable Lobdell’s to continue its commitment to use local foods, Cron-Huhta said, including Higher Grounds coffee.

She expects loaves of the multi-grain bread, popular during the restaurant’s fall and spring semester lunch service, to be a hot item. Customers will also be able to personalize cakes.

Culinary student with baked goods“This is our first run at this. We’re excited to see how it all turns out,” she said.

The baking certificate expands the offerings of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which already offers a comprehensive culinary certificate as well as a culinary degree. Institute director Fred Laughlin said it will serve the needs of a growing number of students interested specifically in baking and pastry.

Cafe Lobdell’s will be open from 7–11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 19–July 26, except July 4.

Cafe Lobdell’s opens

TRAVERSE CITY —  Northwestern Michigan College’s bayside teaching restaurant will revamp itself into Cafe Lobdell’s, serving coffee, pastries and breads three mornings a week from June 19-July 26.

Cafe Lobdell’s is the “capstone class” of a new one-year baking certificate that began last fall, said Patty Cron-Huhta, front-of-the-house coordinator for NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

For the six-week class duration, Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant, located on the second floor of NMC’s Great Lakes campus overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, will be converted from a table-service establishment to a cafe/coffee bar. Customers can order croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, four different kinds of bread and a variety of coffee drinks for take out or dine-in.

Comfortable furniture will be installed and newspapers will be on hand. Outdoor tables will also be available. Culinary instructor Becky Tranchell and service lead Kerry Fulcher will oversee daily operations.

“I’m hoping it’s a spot where people can come in and linger for a few minutes or an hour,” Cron-Huhta said. “The espresso machine is cranking all morning.”

Cafe Lobdell’s will serve Higher Grounds coffee, continuing the restaurant’s commitment to use local foods as much as possible. The summer operation will also enable that.

“It’s going to be during a season when we can use local products. Local berries are readily available,” she said.

She expects the multi-grain bread loaves, popular during the restaurant’s fall and spring semester lunch service, to be a hot item. Customers will also be able to personalize cakes.

“This is our first run at this. We’re excited to see how it all turns out,” she said.

The baking certificate expands the offerings of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which also offers a comprehensive culinary certificate as well as a culinary degree. Institute director Fred Laughlin said it will serve the needs of a growing number of students interested specifically in baking and pastry.

Cafe Lobdell’s will be open from 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings June 19-July 26, except July 4.

Release date: June 6, 2018

For more information:

Patty Cron-Huhta
Front-of-the-house Coordinator, GLCI
pcron-huhta@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1376 

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Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

IAF lecture: “U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil”

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s International Affairs Forum wraps up its 2018 season June 21 with a presentation titled, “U.S.-Mexico: A Border in Turmoil” presented by Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga, award-winning journalists who call the border home.

The duo were originally scheduled as IAF’s kickoff speakers in September 2017, but the earthquake in Mexico prevented their travel. Corchado is the Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, author of two books about U.S.-Mexican relations, and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence and the myriad issues facing the U.S. and Mexico. His latest book, Homelands, releases this month.

As a TV journalist, Kocherga reported from the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border region. She is currently borderlands director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Discussion topics will include immigration, the changing Mexican-American community, the drug war in Mexico and America’s opioid crisis, and plans for the wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are preceded by a reception in the Dennos Museum Sculpture Court at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and free to students and educators.

Release Date: June 5, 2018

For more information:

Karen Segal
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064
karenpsegal@gmail.com

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June 30 Flying Pancake Breakfast benefits Aviation scholarship

Support a good cause and enjoy a flipping good time as Chris Cake’s pancakes soar through the air in support of the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship. Top your cakes with Herkner’s Cherry Topping & Out of the Woods Maple Syrup at this National Cherry Festival event sponsored by Molon Excavating.

Kevin Copeland was a graduate of NMC’s Aviation program and an NMC aviation instructor. He competed and flew in airshows all over the region, including the National Cherry Festival. At the time of his death last July, Kevin was an aircraft captain with Air Services, Inc. Friends, colleagues, and family members created the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship in memory of his life and love of flying to inspire other students with a similar passion.

Learn more here »

Moving Sale at the NMC Bookstore

The NMC Bookstore is having a moving sale! Check out the great deals on merchandise and apparel. There are sales in every department.

Stop by the current location in the lower level of West Hall before it’s gone!