2014 Food for Thought food drive a success; NMC Challenge winner announced

food for Thought 2014The 2014 NMC Challenge winner is the Aviation Department! They donated a total of 159 items. They will be enjoying their catered meal from Spaghetti Jim’s.

Second place was Advising with a total of 124 items and third place was the Business Academic Area with 101.

Thank you so much to all of the departments, faculty and staff who participated. The students enjoyed learning about all of our different areas on campus. NMC collected a total of 901 items. As a class they collected over 24,000 items and filled 15 pantries. (more…)

Don’t forget to RSVP by Dec. 5 for the NMC Holiday Party!

holidaysThe NMC Holiday Party will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center on our Great Lakes Campus.

Employees and retirees are asked to please remember to RSVP by December 5, 2014 if you plan to attend.

New this year: Instead of our usual food drive, we’ll be collecting winter clothing at the party (coats, hats, scarves and gloves) to donate to the Father Fred Foundation. Update: New and gently used items are acceptable!

Also, beginning Monday, December 1, you’ll find large red barrels in various campus locations for the collection of clothing drive items. Feel free to use them to donate whether or not you can attend the party! (more…)

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, join NMC in #GivingTuesday Dec. 2

What is it?
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide call to action to celebrate generosity  during the holiday season. NMC is joining the third annual event December 2, and invites you to do so, too.
But I’m not wealthy.
You don’t have to be a world leader or a millionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about everyday people coming together to do extraordinary things with small acts of philanthropy.
Hmm. Tell me more.
Getting involved is easy. Watch the video for ideas. Give a tweet, give a dollar, give the gift of education! Follow the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #YouMeNMC on Facebook and Twitter to join the fun, spread the word to your friends and give because it helps. Please join us on December 2!

Please direct any Employee Wellness related questions to Jean Rokos through Dec. 5

Zack Light will be away from NMC until Dec. 5 while he teaches master’s classes with fellow NMC faculty member Doug Zernow, in Kunzelsau, Germany. Jean Rokos (jrokos@nmc.edu or [231] 995-1248) has graciously stepped-in to cover any Employee Wellness-related questions/initiatives in Zack’s absence.

Wellness “kudos” to Alan Beer, Becca Richardson, Jean Rokos, and Trish Strahan who all continue to run/train outdoors in the pursuit of wellness. (more…)

Meal Madness taking place the first week in December

meal madnessFor four days straight in the first week of December, managers from Sodexo will be featured each day creating culinary masterpieces at the West Hall cafeteria. Vote for your favorite manager to win Meal Madness!

  • Monday, December 1: Robert Scott
  • Tuesday, December 2: Roy Bartle
  • Wednesday, December 3: Susan Gross
  • Thursday, December 4: Patrick Tesner


“Understanding Autism’ lecture

“Understanding Autism’ lecture

TRAVERSE CITY — A panel of experts from Michigan State University will discuss “Understanding Autism” as the Your Health Lecture Series revisits Traverse City on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The program will be at 9 a.m. in the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and streamed live online at nmc.edu/video. Panelists include:

  • Sarah N. Douglas, Ph.D., assistant professor in MSU College of Social Sciences’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Laurie L. Linscott, M.A.,director of Child Development Laboratories in MSU College of Social Science’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Anthony J. Richtsmeier, M.D., associate professor in MSU College of Human Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in 68 American children are identified with autism spectrum disorders. Expanded awareness of the condition and the application of new diagnostic criteria have contributed to the increase in prevalence over the past 40 years. The panel will discuss its effect on individuals, their families, and the health care system.

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College, Munson Medical Center, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Traverse City campus.

The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1701 E. Front St. in Traverse City. The  lecture will also be recorded and archived for later viewing.

Release date: November 12, 2014

For more information:

Dale Killingbeck
Munson Healthcare
Corporate Communications
(231) 935-3393