GVSU Master of Physician Assistant Studies Info Session July 22

GVSU logo cutoutGrand Valley State University in Traverse City will hold an information session regarding the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program offered at the NMC University Center in Traverse City on Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. in room 05. Faculty and academic advisors will be available to answer any questions you have about the GVSU PAS program.  For additional information, please call us at (231) 995-1808.  To RSVP, log on to www.gvsu.edu/traverse or email tomekc@gvsu.edu.

Benefits Corner

If you have life insurance, long term disability insurance, accident insurance or critical illness insurance with Cigna you also have access to the following.  Additional information can be found here. (more…)


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SilkRoad Onboarding is getting a facelift!

Attention SilkRoad Onboarding Users (Formerly known as RedCarpet)

SilkRoad Onboarding is getting a facelift!  That’s right, a new user interface is coming.  Changes include:

  • Modern look and feel
  • Optimization for use with your mobile device
  • Re-format of the menu bar

Things that will not change:

  • The options available to you in the menu bar
  • E-mail reminders when tasks are due/overdue
  • The tasks themselves will not change

The update will occur on Thursday, June 23rd.  If you have any difficulty with the change, please feel free to call HR 995-2612.

Here are a few screenshots of what to expect.

silkroad1Figure 1: This is what your dashboard on the admin site will look like.


silkroad2Figure 2:  When you open a task in the dashboard, this is what it will look like.

Benefits Corner – 24-Hour Nurse Line

Current Blue Cross Blue Shield Members: You have access to a 24-Hour Nurse Line. Learn more at bcbsm.com/index/members/health-wellness/nurse-line.html.

Call one of our registered nurses at:

PPO Plans – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
1-800-775-BLUE (2583)

This 24/7 service connects you with registered nurses supported by board-certified physicians that can:

  • Share tips for healthy lifestyles
  • Discuss at-home treatments for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Answer questions about upcoming surgeries and medical tests
  • Provide health education materials about rare or chronic conditions
  • Teach you about preventive care like mammograms, immunizations and prostate screenings
  • Suggest chronic condition management programs and community resources

Please note: Our 24-hour nurse line should not be used in medical emergencies.


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Kudos to Chad Schenkelberger and the entire Hagerty Staff for another outstanding Fellows dinner. The NMC 2016 Fellows dinner was wonderful and well attended and the food and service seems to get better every year. Thank you for over the top food and customer service once again!

Position vacancies

Are you looking for career opportunities? Find it here! jobs.nmc.edu. Current openings include:
Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
3rd Shift Custodian

NMC scores 2nd place in Smart Commute challenge!

Members of the NMC Team putting the Art in Smart Commute Week

Members of the NMC Team putting the Art in Smart Commute Week

NMC’s team had a great showing for Traverse City’s 22nd Annual Smart Commute Week. With 22 participants from three campuses, they walked, carpooled, rode the bus and pedaled their bikes to second place in their division!

A special thanks to the Wellness Team for covering costs for the breakfast on Tuesday and Sodexo for their beautiful and delicious food. It was a great success!

The NMC Breakfast Club Riders team included Alan Beer, Ann Geht, Anna Bachman, Betsy Coffia, Brian Sweeney, Cari Noga, Craig Mulder,  Dan Gentry, Heather Hess, Jason Dake, Judy Druskovich, Julie Doyal, Karen Ruedinger, Lisa Molmen, Meg Young, Melinda Mitchell, Michele Howard (Team Captain), Rochelle Hammontree, Ruth Ann LaMott, Shayrrl McCready, Tammy Coleman and Terri Gustafson.

Thanks to TART Trails, and the Smart Commute planning committee, for organizing another great week of events and congratulations to all of the teams involved! The 22nd Annual Smart Commute Week was a record-breaking one with 55 teams, more than 1,200 team members and more than 1,300 breakfasts given away.

For a complete list of team rankings, visit traversetrails.org/smart-commute/team-rankings. Hope to see you next year!

Emergency Management- June: Weather watch and warning notifications

Watch Notifications

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. When a watch is issued, you should go about your normal activities, but keep an eye to the sky and an ear to the National Weather Service’s weather radio or local radio and television stations for further updates and possible warnings.

A severe thunderstorm warning, on the other hand, means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information. You should move indoors to a place of safety. Schools should think about delaying departure of buses, and should take quick action to delay outdoor sports activities, etc.

The term severe refers to hail that is dime size, 0.75 inches in diameter or larger, and/or wind gusts to 58 mph or more. Although lightning can be deadly it is not a criterion for what the National Weather Service defines as severe since any ordinary thunderstorm can produce a lot of lightning. Also, excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding, but heavy rain is not a criterion for the term severe. Severe strictly refers to hail at least 3/4 of an inch in diameter or wind gusts of at least 58 mph.

If hail golf ball size or larger is falling, it indicates that a storm is very well organized and likely has a rotating updraft. Any storm producing giant hail should be watched closely for signs of a possible tornado.

A tornado watch, like a severe thunderstorm watch, means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to form, but it also means that a few storms may be capable of producing a tornado. A tornado warning is the ultimate in severe warnings, it means that a tornado is either occurring or imminent based on radar. You should take cover immediately.

This information along with a comprehensive list of other topics can be found at: https://employees.nmc.edu/depts/emergency-mngt-plan/

NMC employees can golf at a special price

NMC Scholarship OpenYou are cordially invited to play in the 2016 NMC Scholarship Open on Thursday, August 4, at Grand Traverse Resort. This day of fun and friendly competition provides vital support for Honors, Presidential, Founders, and Academic Area Scholarships at NMC.

Golfer fees are $225 per golfer for the public, but NMC employees and retirees will receive a special price of $200!

Registration fees may be paid through payroll deduction. Contact the NMC Foundation at 995-1021 to learn more or to register.


Hawk Owl Café specials for the Week of June 13-17

MDF_TurkeyFlatbreadCranMayo_LDSIn case you missed it! The Turkey Flatbread with Cranberry Mayo is back this week, Monday-Friday.

Keep in mind our other Mindful specials. We will be running and Herb Roasted Chicken and Seasonal Veggie Plate Wednesday for lunch.

Also, starting Monday, June 13, salad will be $0.15 per ounce.

Summer Hours at the Hawk Owl Café are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.