NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Microsoft Office and Google Docs introduction

microsoft vs google docsMicrosoft Office has held the market for professional and individual word processing, presentations, and data recording for years and with good reason. No other software platform has been able to create or support a well-rounded and thorough product to seriously threaten their market share. Google through their Google Apps has taken the basic functionality of Microsoft Office products like Word and Excel an added a very unique feature that works well with the established Microsoft Office programs. The feature allows documents to be created in Drive or Microsoft Word, and then allow, people to work on the same document at the same time and see the changes made in real time. (more…)

CIE’s Friday Forum for March focuses on helping students produce stronger writing

Friday Forums will occur one Friday each month through April. These forums are brought to you by the Center for Instructional Excellence which supports student learning by encouraging faculty-driven initiatives, promoting development of faculty knowledge, and recognizing the achievement of excellence. March’s Friday Forum will take place on Friday, March 6 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 110 and addresses the question: How can we help our students produce stronger writing in every class? Lunch is provided, good conversation is guaranteed.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 4 to Rita Kucera at rkucera@nmc.edu. (more…)

Skilled trades grant is largest program equipment grant in NMC history

Skilled trades grant is largest program equipment grant in NMC history

TRAVERSE CITY —  NMC received double good news last week, with announcements of both state and federal grant dollars to expand college program.

On Feb. 24 NMC learned it will receive the largest program equipment grant in college history from the state of Michigan: $2.07 million for Engineering Technology, Marine Technology, Welding Technology, Nursing and Computer Information Technology programs. NMC is one of 18 community colleges around the state to share $50 million in skilled trade equipment funds. Gov. Rick Snyder said the program represents “an effort to help close a talent gap and meet a demand for good-paying jobs.”

NMC will match 25 percent of the grant funds, or $697,061, to bring the total cost to $2.77 million.

“This investment by both the state and NMC is substantial, and indicative of the significant role community colleges play in their local economies,” said NMC President Timothy J. Nelson.

In addition, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center last week also received approval for $2 million in new federal funding, to be spent statewide. As the northern office of the MMTC, which provides training and other services to help businesses grow and improve, NMC’s Training Services division expects to see at least $75,000 starting July 1. More details will be available as that date approaches.

Release date: March 2, 2015

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications 
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

 

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Summer childcare camp!

munson-summerMunson summer camp is offering a program for children ages 3-8 years at the NMC Children’s Learning Center. We are located in the Olsen Center on NMC’s campus. Our flexible recreationally based camp offers field trips, guest speakers, arts and crafts based on fun themes and a summer packed with fun!

Parents sign up week to week for the hours they need at $3.50 per hour. A 10% sibling discount for multiple children applies. Please contact Bethany Dugan at (231) 342-7861 or bdugan@mhc.net to register. Space is limited, enroll now! (more…)

Community Cinema: The Homestretch – March 12, 2015

At times, Anthony sought out places of isolation so that no one would discover he was homeless.

At times, Anthony sought out places of isolation so that no one would discover he was homeless.

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and WCMU present Community Cinema on March 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., FREE of charge. The program features a documentary film followed by discussion with community leaders and scholars. This month’s panelists include Abby Jordan from the Student in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP – http://www.tcaps.net/programs/step/), and Courtney Russell and Elizabeth Black with Third Level Crisis Intervention Center (http://www.thirdlevel.org/). Visit http://www.dennosmuseum.org/events/community-cinema.html for the full schedule. This film is screened as part of local Embrace the Dream programming. embracethedream.org (more…)

NMC to host nautical archaeology field school in July

TRAVERSE CITY —  Underwater archaeology enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to train with instructors and students from around the world July 12-26, when NMC hosts the Nautical Archaeology Society’s 2015 International Field School.

Nautical archaeology is the specialized study of maritime technology (e.g., ships, boats and other craft). Based at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus on West Grand Traverse Bay, the NAS Field School will consist of taught courses and the supervised archaeological survey of a historic shipwreck in Northport, Grand Traverse Bay and an earlyArchaic site on the shore of an inland lake.

This is the fifth consecutive year NMC has been selected to host the field school. Based in the United Kingdom, the Nautical Archaeology Society is a non-government organization formed to further interest in underwater cultural heritage. The field school is open to anyone interested and no previous experience is necessary. Although scuba experience is not required, certified divers may dive as part of their field research.

The program is structured as follows:

Week One: Introduction to foreshore and underwater archaeology and the supervised survey of either a dry-land or underwater archaeological site

Week Two: A series of day-long specialty courses covering topics such as: archaeological surveying, artifact typology, ship and boat construction, flint knapping, Native American settlement in northwest Michigan, documentary research, underwater archaeological surveying and archaeological illustration.

For more details, visit www.nasnmc.com. A variety of tuition packages are available, and on-campus housing is available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mark W. Holley, Ph.D
(989) 307-9651
mholley@nmc.edu

GLMA Captain’s Dinner tickets on sale now!

The second Great Lakes Maritime Academy Captain’s Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Lobdell’s. Two seatings will take place at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Join us for an exceptional dinner and tour of the training ship State of Michigan and brand new ship handling training simulator while supporting a great cause! Tickets are $50.00 and are on sale now, visit www.glmacaptainsdinner.com to purchase. Space is limited and it is anticipated that this event will sell out, so please mark your calendar and purchase tickets early. Questions may be directed to Great Lakes Maritime Academy at 231-995-1209.

The dinner benefits the cadet organizations at the Academy: Women on the Water, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and The GLMA Sailing Team. (more…)

Wellness- March 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…)

March Wellness Works- National Nutrition Month

The temperatures may be frigid but the sun is peaking through the clouds and the days are getting longer, reminding us that spring is around the corner. Start preparing for those busy summer days by embracing National Nutrition Month. After all, if you eat better you will feel better and have more energy. Taking small steps like eating more fruits and vegetables will fuel your body and trim your waistline. (more…)

NMC Magazine call for submissions- Deadline extended!

The deadline for submissions to the NMC Magazine has been extended to March 6! They are looking for stories that are stupendous, far-fetched, outlandish and tall. Submit your true, mostly true, or totally fictional story – the one you tell around the fire, the one you pass down to your children’s children. Tell them your written narrative through essay, short story, poetry, or interview. Send them your visual tale through photography, video, fine art, or graphic design. Their favorite art submissions will be immortalized as stickers.

Submit in person or by email. Bring hard copies to the Communications office, Scholars Hall, Attn: Alissia Lingaur OR Humanities Office, Fine Arts Building, Attn: Caroline Schaefer-Hills. Email submissions to nmcmag@icloud.com. Be sure to attach the Submission Form found at www.nmc.edu/nmcmagazine. (more…)

Writing workshops for veterans and formerly or currently homeless

Writing workshops for veterans and formerly or currently homeless

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC faculty will continue to host on-campus writing workshops aimed at both veterans and those who have experience with homelessness through the spring semester. Participation is open to the general public as well as NMC students.

Veterans writing workshop

Monthly meetings held from 10 a.m. to noon the third Friday of the month  in Scholars Hall room 101. Future meetings will be held March 20 and April 17.

In addition, open office hours will be offered to veterans weekly, from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday in Scholars Hall room 102. Veterans can get writing support for academic writing assignments or other writing projects.

For more information contact Teresa Scollon (231) 383-2958 or tscollon@nmc.edu

Homelessness writing workshop

Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. in Scholars Hall 209. Writers will hold a public reading on April 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery. 

For more information contact Susan Odgers at (231) 392-6843, cell/text or sodgers@nmc.edu.

Release date: february 26, 2015

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Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination