Community Cinema: American Denial


Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1947 Credit: Photograph by Gordon Parks / Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and WCMU present Community Cinema on February 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., FREE of charge. The program features a documentary film followed by discussion with community leaders and scholars. Visit for the full schedule. This film is screened as part of local Embrace the Dream programming.


Wellness- Desk stretches for relief

We all have everyday aches and pains caused by sitting and/or typing for long periods of time but we can find relief. Take a few minutes out of your day to try out the stretches below which can be done at your desk. (more…)

Febraury Wellness Works – Sleep on it

sleepOver time, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to an array of serious medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even early mortality. While sleep requirements vary by individual, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that most adults need seven to eight hours a night. Though, some people may need as few as 5 hours per night and others may need up to nine or ten hours of sleep each day for proper functioning.

Studies show that people who get the appropriate amount of sleep on a regular basis tend to live longer, healthier lives than those who sleep too few or even too many hours each night. This underscores the importance of making sleep a top priority. (more…)

NMC releases new Community Survey

The Community Survey is administered every 2-3 years and serves as a pulse check on how the community (NMC’s Service Area) evaluates the college in terms of performance. The 2014 survey results are now available for review on either the employee site located here or on the NMC website located here.  (more…)

Critical Incident Management trainings scheduled for Feb. 6

For all faculty and staff: There will be two Critical Incident Management training sessions available on Feb 6. College faculty and staff are paramount to the protection of our students in a crisis, being the first line of defense. Faculty and staff will receive instruction in immediate reaction to responses of violence, school lock-downs, bomb threats, shelter-in-place to minimize hazardous material incidents, and hostage survival. These trainings include school security relating to visitor identification, faculty and staff identification and the need for control of school access through a single point of entry. (more…)

Campus SAVE Training brochure offers resources for those in unhealthy relationships

Sometimes it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. If you or someone you know is concerned about being in an unhealthy relationship please consider reaching out to a supportive professional for help.

The NMC Campus SAVE Training Brochure contains the vital information you need to help you or someone you know through this difficult situation. (more…)

Wellness update- Benefits of breakfast

healthbreakfastAfter weeks of festivities containing rich foods it is no wonder that January is Weight Loss Awareness Month. One simple way to jump start your weight loss is by eating breakfast. Studies have found that eating a balanced breakfast raises your metabolism by 10% and reduces binge eating throughout the day. What does a healthy balanced breakfast look like? Which foods are going to provide the fuel you need to keep focused and pang-free all morning? Building a healthy balanced breakfast is easy if you choose a food from each of the four categories below: (more…)

Benefits corner: A few notes about your new insurance benefits

The Eye Med coverage provides different levels of coverage for progressive and anti-reflective lenses. The different Tiers are related to the specific brand of the product.  If you are interested in the full list for each Tier please contact Hollie DeWalt in HR, 995-1350.  The list will be made available on the employee web site as well.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will provide coverage for 24 chiropractic visits each calendar year.  If your provider tells you that they see only 12 visits, you should let them know that NMC provided a modification from 12 to 24 visits.  If they do not find the benefit at 24 visits, please contact Hollie DeWalt in HR, 995-1350, for assistance. (more…)

January news from the Professional Development Institute

professional developmentFoundations of Leadership

The second Foundations of Leadership cohort kicked off its six-month learning experience with a panel of community leaders who inspired the group with their personal stories and insights.

Future sessions will focus on creating and communicating a shared vision, building strong teams, creating a culture of innovation, and other topics.  Learn more about the Foundations of Leadership cohort and how you might get involved! (more…)