National Moment of Silence for Umpqua Community College on Oct. 8

Via the American Association of Community Colleges we extend this invitation to take part in a National Moment of Silence in honor of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Here’s the invitation from Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO at AACC:

Dear Community College Colleagues,

We ask that your college participate in a National Moment of Silence in honor of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Please join us this Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (PT)/2:00 p.m. (ET) in observing a moment of silence.

As a show of solidarity and support for our friends and colleagues who are working tirelessly to pick up the pieces on the UCC campus, please use the #IamUCC hashtag and share your support via social media. Please encourage your students, staff, and faculty to participate in these efforts and let’s show Umpqua that we all stand with them as they begin the process of healing their campus community. (more…)

Voicemail system downtime for updates

Telephone Operations will be updating the voice mail system on Friday October 9, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The voice mail system and any lines answered by automated messages will be down for approximately 1 hour. (more…)

Global Literature Reading Group to meet

telexThe Global Literature Reading Group will meet on Friday, November 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the West Hall Conference Room. This semester’s book is Telex from Cuba, by Rachel Kushner. It chronicles the last days of the American ex-pats living in Cuba on the eve of Castro ‘s revolution in the 1950s. Copies of the book are available for the subsidized price of $5.00 from Tina Ulrich in the library (995-1063 or  (more…)

Barbara Furtuna & Constantinople performs at Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium

Constantinople_Barbara_Furtuna (1)The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in collaboration with Interlochen Center for the Arts will present Barbara Furtuna & Constantinople on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum Center. Tickets for the concert are $30 in advance ($27 for museum members) and $35 at the door. Call the Milliken Auditorium Box office at 231-995-1553 or MyNorthTickets: 800-836-0717 for tickets or purchase on line at or

Witness two outstanding ensembles combine their talents for one powerful evening of music. Listen to the groups here and here.

NMC Magazine seeking submissions on Food Literacy

MAG cutoutFood Literacy encompasses the ideas of the community and access to good food, understanding where our food comes from, and the health of the people and environments as it relates to food. Express your Food Literacy with a story, poem, journalistic article, film, photograph, illustration, or design for the NMC Magazine. Deadline for submissions is October 26. (more…)

NMC email signature option

email signatureNMC faculty, staff and students can now use one of two online templates (first option shown to the right, Hawk Owl variation also available) to quickly create an email signature with contact information, the NMC logo and links to NMC’s main social media channels. Email signatures are automatically added to outgoing email messages and to email message responses. To see and copy the email signature template, and to learn more about customizing it, click here.

Note that not everyone will be able to view your email signature depending on their email program and settings. The Public Relations department is not able to troubleshoot issues with email signatures. (more…)

College Night planned for Oct. 13

The 2015 College Night, a MACRAO sanctioned event, is brought to you by the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District and Northwestern Michigan College. It will take place Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center (715 East Front St . Traverse City.) High school students throughout the region have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities and military branches and learn about financial aid opportunities and scholarships.

Questions? Contact Scott Herzberg at (231) 995-2526, Josh Jacobson (231) 995-1051, or Cathy Meyer (231) 633-4710  (more…)

Position vacancies

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

Dennos Museum Operations Manager

President’s Office Administrative Coordinator

Supplemental Banquet Server

Supplemental Banquet Bartender

Nurse – Student Health Services (more…)

Reserve your free NMC office decor today!

Would you like to show your NMC pride? Looking for some free NMC decoration to add to your office? The Public Relations and Marketing Department is now taking orders for the following FREE items…see below for details on picking up/having your items delivered.


October Wellness Works- Explore the great outdoors!

great outdoorsFall is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy our local parks and hiking trails. The crowds have dissipated, the temperature is just right and the leaves are turning gold and bronze. A relaxing stroll through a peaceful park or trail settles the mind and body. Besides, hiking is a fun, healthy, and affordable. The Grand Traverse Hiking Club is offering a 100 mile challenge which can be completed over weeks or months. Visit them at to find out more information. You can also learn about group hikes, the North Country Trail including printable trail brochures and general hiking facts. (more…)