Welcome to NMC Betsy!

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Betsy Coffia joined NMC as the Director of Alumni Relations on March 23, 2015. She can be reached at (231) 995-2825 or bcoffia@nmc.edu.

Betsy is a proud 2005 NMC graduate, and all three of her siblings also attended NMC. Betsy has been a northern Michigan resident since early childhood; some of her favorite memories are of riding her bike to Torch Lake to go swimming in the summertime. She holds a BSW from Ferris State University. Betsy is a former Michigan Press Association Award winning news editor, photographer and reporter for UpNorth Publications and Morningstar Publications. Betsy and her partner Brendan O’Donnel, a tall ship captain, are beginner beekeepers. Betsy enjoys long distance hiking, growing her own food and canoeing on the Manistee River.


Expecting summer guests?

East Hall housing is available from May 15 – August 15, 2015. The main campus location is perfect for conference attendees, interns, students or anyone wanting a convenient and affordable place to stay. Single Room: $55.00/night/person + tax, Double Room: $35.00/night/person + tax, Family Suite (parents and up to two children): $80.00/night/family + tax.

More info: nmc.edu/housing (more…)

Celebrating 20 years

GVSU School of Social Work in Traverse City will celebrate 20 years of Serving Northern Michigan with a free breakfast and social work continuing education training for MSW alumni and faculty only at the NMC Hagerty Conference Center (715 Front St., Traverse City) on April 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. You must register for this event by calling 231.995.1785. (more…)

Passport Student Lecture Series continues April 16 with focus on Egypt

Egypt picNMC International Services and Service Learning presents their Passport Student Lecture Series for April with international student Abdalla Elhadad who will speak to attendees about Egypt. The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm in Founders Hall, room 110. Guests are invited to bring lunch and/or coffee to enjoy while they listen.

The Passport Student Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures through the experiences of NMC international students who will give presentations about their home countries. Information during their lectures can include culture, food, fashion, recreation, religion, gender issues, politics, current events, etc. (more…)

Sexual Assault Awareness Week (S.A.A.W.) runs April 6-10

SAAWDuring the month of April, the Student Life office, along with Residence Life, will be holding a Sexual Assault Awareness Week (S.A.A.W.). There will be events throughout the week focused on raising awareness around sexual misconduct, specifically on college campuses. This is the first year that NMC will be holding a week of events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week will offer unique opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

The events during the week of April 6 through April 10 are as follows:

Spring forward- NMC 5K course

running for wellnessSigns of spring are easy to spot: melting snow, longer days and sunshine. This is a perfect opportunity to walk, run, jog, skip or hop your way along the 5K campus course. Contact Marcia Talicska (Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education) and she will send you a course map. Better yet, earn a COOL 5K finisher tee-shirt by walking/running the course with me. Marcia is happy to work with individuals or groups. Contact her at: mtalicska@nmc.edu or 995-1154.

REMINDER: The Big Little Hero Race on April 11 is approaching. There are three options available: Fun Run, 5K walk/run or 10K run. Start your training today.

April Wellness Works- Earth Day month

earth dayEarth Day has been celebrated around the world on April 22 since 1970. Originally founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, it began a groundbreaking movement that led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. (more…)

Position vacancies

Are you looking for career opportunities? Find it here! jobs.nmc.edu. Current openings include:

Executive Director of Human Resources

Engineering Instructor

Supplemental Nurse for Student Health Services (more…)

Bob James Live at the Milliken Auditorium CD released

BOB JAMES LIVE - Cover 75The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and Tappan Zee Records are pleased to announce the USA release of the new CD Bob James Live at the Milliken Auditorium as recorded in concert with the Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist Bob James and the Bob James Quartet on May 3, 2014.

The CD features Bob James – Piano with Perry Hughes – Guitar, Clarence Penn – Drums and Nathaniel Phillips – Bass. It includes 8 extended tracks from the concert including, Blues Down Under 6:56; The Jody Grind 7:25; Skidaway 9:46; Where are You/Downtown 8:49; Night Crawler 7:07; Nautilus 7:03; Westchester Lady 6:20; Angela/Someone to Watch Over Me; 10:45.

Listen to a cut from the CD at www.bobjames.com


Nagata Shachu to perform at Dennos Museum Center

Nagata Shachu DrummersThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present Nagata Shachu a taiko (Japanese drum) ensemble, on Friday April 17, 2015 at 8:00 in the Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum Center. Tickets for the concert are $27 in advance ($24 for museum members) and $30 at the door. Call the Milliken Auditorium Box office at 231-995-1553 for tickets or purchase on line at www.dennosmuseum.org.

While firmly rooted in the folk drumming traditions found throughout Japan, Nagata Shachu has worked to rejuvenate and redefine this ancient art form ensuring its relevance for the present. The ensemble produces challenging and dynamic works that seek to create a new voice for the taiko. (more…)