Seungmo Park Exhibition at the Dennos Museum Center

Seungmo Park, MAYA 7624, cut wire meshThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the exhibition Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped and Wrapped, May 4 – September 7, 2014.

The Dennos Museum Center is pleased to present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the works of Seungmo Park of Seoul, Korea featuring his meticulously cut MAYA imagery and aluminum wire wrapped sculptural forms.

The MAYA (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit) are created by layering slightly out of line and separated sheets of wire mesh. After sketching the outline of the image on to the mesh, he cuts thought the layers to varying depths to create more or less density of wire cross hatching, which when lit from behind results in images that may look transparent, illusory, or shadowy. (more…)

Calculus: The Musical! presented free May 2

calculusthemusicallogoNMC students, faculty, and staff are invited to a free presentation of Calculus: The Musical! Friday, May 2, from 10-11 a.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum.

From Archimedes to Riemann, the quest for the instantaneous rate of change and the area under the curve comes to life through song and sketch comedy.  The review of the concepts and history of calculus include musical tributes to The Beatles, Gilbert & Sullivan, Petula Clark and  Eminem, just a few of the artists who have inspired this engaging and educational lesson that is nothing at all like your high school or college textbooks. Calculus: The Musical! promises to be entertaining to the arithmophobe and the rocket scientist alike. (more…)

International Affairs Forum presents add-on presentation about Ukraine

ukraine map flagJoin us on Monday, April 21, 6 pm for “Ukraine: A New Cold War?” with International Affairs Forum’s own Jack Segal, former diplomat and Director of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus at the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration.  This is a special add-on presentation to the IAF’s regular season! Money raised this evening will be used to send the Traverse City West High School team which won our local Academic World Quest competition last month to the national competition in Washington DC on April 26. Come out to support our winning students – and to learn something about the troubled relations between Ukraine, Russia and the region. (more…)

TEDx TC free tickets gone

tedx TCAs of noon, Monday, April 21 all free tickets at the State Theater for TEDx TC taking place on May 14, 2014 have been claimed. Stay tuned next year to get your free tickets when they become available. (more…)

FY’15 Operational Plans available

Thank you all for your work in submitting your department level operational plans for FY’15. It looks to be a year positioned for much progress and achievement! All of the Operational Plan A3′s for next year are now available on the intranet along side the A3′s that we’re all still executing on for this year. These plans can be accessed here on the ORPE intranet pages.  (more…)

Administrative Professional Day is April 23

administrative-professional-istock-630x419Looking for something nice to do your office manager?

Treat them to lunch!

Email the cafeteria ahead of time and they’ll have a table set for you!

For more information and to reserve your table email Patrick Tesner at (more…)

Attend commencement, May 3

CommencementBe sure to mark your calendars to attend commencement on Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m.

Staff should arrive by 1:15 p.m. and go upstairs at Traverse City Central High School.


Great Lakes Maritime Academy open house

The community is invited to tour the NMC Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s 225’ Training Ship T/S State of Michigan on the Great Lakes Campus of Northwestern Michigan College at our spring open house on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Academy is located at 715 East Front Street (next to the Holiday Inn) in Traverse City. (more…)

Weather awareness

In light of the past week being Weather Awareness Week, our campus security would like to remind you about weather safety by explaining the following watches, warnings, etc. (more…)

Homelessness in the Grand Traverse community survey

Students of the English 112 and Social Welfare classes have come together to investigate homelessness in the Grand Traverse community. With the growing number of homeless and rising costs of living the students were interested in finding out what their peers thought about this issue. They created this survey to answer some questions about what we think homelessness is, who is homeless, and if people are aware of programs in the community that can help. (more…)

Writing and Reading Center is now hiring for the 2014-2015 school year

Several student employee positions are open in the Writing and Reading Center for the 2014-2015 school year. Students typically work 8-12 hours per week and the pay starts at $7.75 per hour. Training includes two days before the semester, online modules, and one-to-one observation and mentoring. Candidates must complete ENG 112 by the end of the summer semester and have at least 6 credits at NMC for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. (more…)

Great Lakes Pastel Society exhibition at the Dennos Museum

Contemplative, Debra Van LeenThe Dennos Museum Center will present the Great Lakes Pastel Society’s 2014 National Juried Exhibition April 13 – May 25, 2014.

The exhibition is being presented in Traverse City in association with the Society’s annual convention which will be held at the Park Place Hotel from May 16-18, a 3 day educational event filled with presentations and demonstrations designed especially for amateur and professional pastel artists.

The exhibition features 70 works by artists from across the USA, and one from Spain, that were selected by exhibition juror, Desmond O’Hagan, from 254 works submitted  by 97 artists for consideration by the juror.

The Great Lakes Pastel Society seeks to promote the use of pastels and increase the public awareness of creative pastel painting as a fine art medium. The juror awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and 17 additional awards of merit and sponsored awards which will be presented to the artists at a Pastel Society Members and Guests Reception, Friday, May 16, 2014 from 7-9 PM at the Dennos Museum Center. (more…)