Dennos Museum participating as a Blue Star Museum for 2015

Active duty military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College all summer long thanks to Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts; Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization supporting military families; and the U.S. Department of Defense. (more…)

Memorial service for former adjunct Jo Bullis set for June 3

Memorial services for the late Jo Bullis will be held on June 3, 2015, at the Hagerty Conference Center, on  NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the service will start at 5:30 pm.

Rabbi Chava Bahle and Sister Augusta Stratz will serve as officiants.  Questions may be directed to Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn, 231-941-0771.

Bullis died May 15, 2015. She spent 25 years working at the Women’s Resource Center and was also an adjunct instructor at NMC. She taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, diversity, civil rights and interpersonal communication, domestic violence nature and prevalence, as well as domestic violence law. Read her obituary here.


New Paramedic Associate Degree through partnership with Munson

Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Regional EMS have partnered to offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a Paramedic focus.  All general education classes are offered at NMC; all paramedic classes are offered through Munson Regional EMS.  It is designed so students can transfer 43 paramedic credits from Munson Regional EMS to NMC.  Once an additional 18 or more general education credits are completed as identified in the NMC program map, the student will earn an AAS – Paramedic.

Learn more by clicking here! (more…)

June Wellness Works- National Skin Cancer Prevention Month

national skin prevention monthSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Over 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year. The deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, racks up more than 76,000 new cases each year. Although the statistics are sobering, the American Cancer Society has developed simple steps you can take to prevent the disease. (more…)

Global Literature Reading Group Books

The Global Literature Reading Group committee has chosen books for the 2015-16 school year:

  • Telex from Cuba book coverTelex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner on November 20, 2015
  • House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, by Anthony Shadid on April 15, 2016.

Copies of Telex from Cuba are on order now and available for the subsidized price of $5.00. If you would like one to read over the summer, contact Tina Ulrich in the library (995-1063 or

Read more about the Global Lit Reading Group here »

Happy summer reading from the Global Lit Group!

Benefits corner: Supplemental retirement plans

If you are interested in establishing a supplemental retirement plan and having payroll deductions routed directly to the plan, please contact one of the four companies to get started.

Consolidated Financial Corporation
(403b and 457 Plans)

28411 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 950

Southfield, MI  48034


Contact: Jerome Garrett or Dave Sawchuk

Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund
TIAA-CREF   (403b Plans)

2000 Town Center, Suite 2000

Southfield, MI 48075-1120


1.800.842.2044 ext.251411

Contact: Edward Bolt

VALIC (403b Plans)

2701 Cambridge Court, Suite 115

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

800.892.5558 ext. 87648


Contact:  Ken Smagacz

Thrivent Investment Management Inc. (403b Plan)

625 Fourth Avenue S.

Minneapolis, MN 55415-1665


Contact: Mark W. Jackson

Office: 989.356.1330

Toll-Free: 1.866.582.7684

Cell: 989.657.6466

Position vacancies

Are you looking for career opportunities? Find it here! Current openings include:

Nursing Instructor – Mental Health

Nursing Instructor – Medical Surgical

Maritime Engineering Instructor – Department Head

Lead Accounting Assistant

Supplemental Nurse for Student Health Services

Supplemental Digital Content Specialist

21st Annual Smart Commute Week – June 1-5

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch… but you can get a free breakfast.

How? Join us for the 21st Annual Smart Commute Week June 1st-June 5th.

What is Smart Commute Week? It’s an annual celebration held during the first week of June consisting of events promoting cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart commuters. Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Challenge. Register your team and rack up points to win prizes with every smart commute trip you make.

If you want to join the NMC Smart Commute Team, please contact Marcia Talicska at I will register our team and we will compete for prizes and giveaways throughout the week.

Below is the free breakfast schedule. Drop by on your way to work and let them know you are part of the NMC Team.

Breakfasts are scheduled from 7-9 a.m. and free to Smart Commuters:

Monday June 1st

  • Cavallino Café, 131 Lake Avenue, TC

Tuesday June 2nd

  • Munson Medical Center, 1105 6th Street, TC
  • Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave, TC
  • Harvest, 113 East State Street, TC

Wednesday June 3rd

  • BATA Transfer Station, 115 Hall Street, TC
  • The Kitchen, 1249 Woodmere Ave #B, TC

Thursday June 4th

  • Disability Network, 415 E Eighth Street, TC
  • Dennos Museum, 1410 College Drive, TC

Friday June 5th

  • Oryana, 260 E Tenth Street, TC – Final awards ceremony

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Forwarding Email

Tech Tips: Forwarding emails

A Quick Guide on how to forward NMC emails

If you have too many email accounts and are always forgetting to login and check emails, don’t worry. Here is a quick tech tip on how to forward your NMC email to your chosen email.

Let’s start off with the page you see below. Click on the gear icon on the top right hand corner of your NMC email where the red arrow indicates on the image below.


Once you have clicked on the gear, a drop down box will appear. Then click on “Settings” which the red arrow below is pointing towards.


Once you have clicked on “Settings”, the settings menu will appear on the screen. Click on the top tab that says “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”. You will then need to click on the “Add a forwarding address” tab.


After clicking on the “Add a forwarding address” the screen below will appear, enter the email address that you want your NMC emails forwarded to. Then click “Next”. You will be then shown what email address you have typed in, make sure it’s the correct one then click “Proceed”.


For your security, we’ll send a verification email to your forwarding address. Open your forwarding email account and find the confirmation message from you NMC Gmail account. If you’re having trouble finding it, check your Spam folder.

Write down the conformation code which will need to input in your NMC Gmail account. Once your have the code written down click the verification link in that email. Once you click on that you will get a Gmail Conformation success window that open.


Now go back to your NMC Gmail account. Re-open the settings window and go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP page in Settings. Enter in the conformation code that you wrote down then click “Verify” as the red arrow shows in the image below.


Once you have clicked verify, make sure “Forward a copy of incoming mail” is selected and your email address is in the drop-down menu. Your selected option should look like the image below.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes” and HEY PRESTO! All your NMC emails will now be forwarded to your preferred email.

If you’re having problems with forwarding your emails or just have a question, please call the NMC Technology Help Desk on 231-995-3020.

For more information on opening hours or when to contact us, please follow this link:

Emergency management- May: Crime

In the event that you are the victim of a crime, observe a crime in progress, believe a crime may be in progress, or observe a suspicious person:

  • Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with the possible criminal, except in cases of self-protection
  • If a life threatening emergency Call 9-1-1 first, then call the Campus Security at 995-1111
  • Provide your name, location, and a description of the incident
  • If safe to do so, remain where you are until contacted by a Security officer
  • A description of the suspect(s) would be useful. Note height, weight, sex, color, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and the person’s name, if known
  • If the suspect is entering a vehicle, note the license number, make, model, color, and any outstanding characteristics of the vehicle
  • Do not disturb the crime scene


This information along with a comprehensive list of other topics can be found at:

May NMC Scan available

The May NMC Scan is now available on the ORPE employee pages ( Please take time to review this document which provides important context for what is happening in the environment around us. This issue focuses on demographics including population trends, educational attainment, median income, unemployment, the fastest growing and largest industries and occupations and more.

As always, ORPE is interested in your feedback regarding the Scan. Please contact Karen Ruedinger at with questions or comments. (more…)

Summer exhibitions open at Dennos Museum Center

Keep_pushingThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents two summer exhibitions sure to spark the interest of summer tourists and the local community. Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture and Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan – Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki will be on exhibition May 31 – September 6, 2015. More details on events and programming are available online at (more…)