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

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Chris 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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NMC has an app for that

ellucian-go-app-1-on-iphone-smallNow you can check your grades, keep track of courses, find important numbers, get directions to campus locations, and keep up with news and events right from your smartphone or tablet with NMC’s free new app from Ellucian GO.

iPhone/iPad users: On your device, go to the App Store and download the app.

Android users: On your device, go to the Google Play store and download the app.

Once installed, open the app and select “Northwestern Michigan College” from the list of schools.

Learn more here »

New group study rooms in the library

study room2The library has two new group study areas partitioned off for students to work on group projects and practice presentations.  One is in the back of the reference area by the library offices and the other is at the back of the stacks area.  Both are equipped with a large screen tv to share laptop screens, whiteboards, and whiteboard supplies.

They are free to use anytime the library is open and can be reserved for particular times.  And don’t forget that you can check out a Chromebook to use in the library. Or check out a Dell laptop with Microsoft Office to take home and use for three weeks! (more…)

NMC’s Children’s Choir’s Cantus group earns gold medal in NYC

The NMC Children’s Choir’s oldest group, Cantus, returned to TC on Sunday, April 12, following a very successful tour to New York City. Our singers were invited to perform in New York with the St. Joseph’s University Singers as well as compete in the prestigious Big Apple Classic Music Festival. Our singers enjoyed many of New York’s wonderful landmarks including: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and Times Square. While in NYC, our singers also saw a performance of “Phantom of the Opera” and were able to do a workshop with some of the performers from the show. The highlight of the trip were our two wonderful performances. Our singers impressed audience members and adjudicators alike, earning a Gold Medal and 1st Place in the Junior Division. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Google calendar

calendar1Tech 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.

How great would it be to have access to a coworkers calendar anytime you need it? That’s exactly what you get with Google Calendar and while this has been around for some time at NMC, more and more people are using this invaluable tool. This next article gives a quick tutorial as to how to get the most out of Google Calendar at NMC. (more…)

Sign up to volunteer at the BBQ!

BBQ logo in red CUTOUTSpring fever is in the air… we hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break! Before we can catch our breath the 60th annual BBQ will be upon us! This year the BBQ will be held on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NMC Barbecue board would like to invite you to take part in putting on our annual community picnic.

Here’s how to sign up in 4 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/iQeFKb
  2. Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy — you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
  4. Be sure to click the green SAVE button after selecting your shift(s). This can be found at either the top or the bottom of the list of activities on the sign up page.

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Survey incentive winner announced

Congratulations to NMC Student Kerri McAdams who was randomly selected to receive a $50 gift certificate to the NMC Bookstore for completing a course evaluation for the first half of the spring semester.

Course evaluation survey links were sent out on Monday, April 6 to all students who are registered for current semester courses (second half and full 15 week courses). If you would like a chance to win an NMC Bookstore gift card, please complete your course evaluation by April 17. (more…)

NMC Concert Band ends season with a “Bang”

NMC Concert Band ends season with a “Bang”

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC singers, musicians and dancers will offer a performance for every taste between April 17 and 24 at venues around Traverse City.

  • Friday, April 17 NMC Canticum Novum performance, plus sweets from Morsels Bakery and chocolates from Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates. 7:30 p.m., Kirkbride Hall. Tickets: mynorthtickets.comCanticum Novum, or “new song,” is a small, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble with a focus on challenging and new choral repertoire directed by Jeffrey Cobb.
  • Sunday, April 19 Fauré’s Requiem. NMC Choirs perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Arts Academy. Tickets: Contact the TSO, 947-7120.
  • Sunday, April 19 NMC Jazz Bands performance. 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $10/adults, $5/seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger, and free for NMC students with ID. 995-1553 or buy onlineCredit and non-credit students may participate in the Jazz Lab Band, and the Jazz Big Band. Interim Director is Chris Bickley.
  • Wednesday, April 22 Steps and Stares, NMC dance performance. 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $8, call 995-1553 or buy online. Directed by Dorothy Eisenstein, the concert will feature two masquerade dances performed in celebration of Earth Day as well as multiple styles including modern dance, partner dance, improvisation, hip hop, belly dancing, and a special film/dance presentation in collaboration with the visual communications department.
  • Friday, April 24 NMC Concert Band performance, “Bang.” The performance will feature the cannon sounds heard in the famous “1812 Overture” by Peter Tschaikovsky, as well as Jerry Bilik’s powerful, “American Civil War Fantasy.”  The concert will include “An American Elegy,” Frank Ticheli’s hauntingly beautiful tribute to the Columbine High School tragedy of 1999, as well as lighter concert band fare. The concert features selections from “The Music Man” by Meredith Wilson, marches by John Philip Sousa and “Chorale and Shaker Dance,”  a concert band standard by John P. Zdechlik. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $10/adults, $5/seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger, and free for NMC students with ID. 995-1553 or buy onlineThe band includes college students playing alongside experienced amateur and professional musicians. Directed by Pat Brumbaugh.

Read more about NMC’s performance ensembles »

 

Release date: april 8, 2015

For more information:

Jeffrey Cobb
Director of Music Programs
jecobb@nmc.edu
(
231) 995-1338

 

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