The Long Night You’ve Been Waiting (…And Waiting) For

The Long Night Against Procrastination returns to Osterlin Library on Thursday, December 5th from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.!

Advisors, tutors, success coaches, WRC staff, and librarians will be joining forces and burning the midnight oil to help students tackle the end of the semester in festive style. Waves of free pizza will arrive at 7pm and 11 p.m. with other free snacks, treats, coffee and soft drinks throughout the night.

Departments and organizations across campus (as well as a few other local partners) have donated a bunch of awesome prizes, which we’ll be raffling off at 12:30 a.m.

Come get the fuel, motivation and help you need to crush those final papers and exams!

Passport to the Peace Corps

Passport to the Peace Corps with former Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet

If you’ve ever been just a little bit curious about the Peace Corps then join Carrie as she speaks specifically to students about the continued relevance and impact of the Peace Corps and humanitarian work on individuals and the world. Carrie Hessler-Radelet returns to her native northern Michigan to tell stories from her 40 years of humanitarian service and provide takeaways for those curious in this commitment through service.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:15-1pm
Scholars Hall, room 109

*Global Endorsement students, please bring your GE passport so that it can be stamped to earn your GE event points!

What’s Up World?! Civil Disobedience

The NMC International Club will facilitate this month’s featured discussion topic of civil disobedience, and what this means and how it’s treated around the globe. What’s Up World is a monthly student-led talk series that investigates current global topics. Join us for free food and beverages with an enlightening conversation. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.

When: November 20, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: East Hall Lower Study Lounge

Safe Colleges Launch Party

Student Life would like to entice you to complete your Safe Colleges Training. Please join us on Thursday, November 14th in Osterlin 113 from 11am-2pm to complete the online module and enjoy free pizza and free headphones!

Mel Larimer Concert Series feat. NMC Children’s Choir!

The NMC Children’s Choir will be performing in the Mel Larimer Concert Series on Sat., Nov. 23rd at 7pm and Sun., Nov. 24th at 4pm at First Congregational Church. This spectacular performance will also feature the Grand Traverse Area Festival Chorus and Chamber Orchestra, NMC Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers, and soloists Laura and Keith Brown – all under the baton of nationally known conductor, Dr. Henry Leck of Butler University. Dr. Leck is the founder and emeritus director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, one of the most highly acclaimed ensembles of its kind in the world. Tickets are available at MyNorthTickets (search Mel Larimer Concert Series).

Winter Talk Series

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Gaylord Michigan, in conjunction with Northwestern Michigan College’s Environmental Science Dept. will be hosting a discussion covering winter weather. The presentation will take a look back at last winter, present an outlook for the coming winter, and discuss taking and reporting snow observations. In addition, NWS staff will cover big storms on the Great Lakes and associated shipwrecks.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Osterlin Library 205 

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

When: Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Hagerty Center/Great Lakes Maritime Campus.

The walk is a mini-guided tour of how people experience homelessness and food insecurity. People can expect to have a glimpse of how challenging it is to get basic needs met. Resources will be highlighted by the people that are assisting those working to end food insecurity and homelessness.

PTKEDGE! and Academic Success Fair

The PinePalooza of Academic Success!

Our first event will be held in the Osterlin Library and Student Success Center directly following the Transfer Fair on Tuesday, November 19th. Join us in a presentation of Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Edge program! This program educates students on the transfer process and guides them with tips and tricks as well as important information in the process of transfer. We will have several Academic Departments on hand to assist anyone looking for more information on what comes next!

For those in East Hall, we will be bringing our academic and student success related departments to YOU in the East Hall Basement on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Get an EDGE on the transfer process or just come to learn more about what you can do to be more successful through NMC’s many student resources!

Thanksgiving Feast

The Hawk Owl Café
Annual Thanksgiving Feast
November 21st – All Day In The Oleson Center!

Bring an NMC related toy and receive $2.00 off your Thanksgiving Meal for each toy donated! (more…)

Free Veterans Day Movie!

Thank you for Your Service, a mainstream Hollywood movie based on a true story (from writers or American Sniper and Lone Survivor) will be aired free of charge and in honor of NMC veterans on Monday, Nov 11th (Veterans Day) from Noon-2pm. This will be in the Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum.

The Harmaleighs Perform at the Dennos

Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium

The Harmaleighs are Haley Grant (lead vocals and guitar) and Kaylee Jasperson (bass and backup vocals). They honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. Past versions of the band have been sparser, but the group’s newest album, She Won’t Make Sense, explores new territory in sound and subject matter. The album deals directly with Haley’s mental health, documenting the many forms depression can take. “Anthem for the Weak” introduces Haley’s anxiety. “It’s that dialogue with your inner self and how at times it feels like that inner voice has more control over you than you do.”
As always, NMC student tickets are free and should be obtained through the Dennos or NMC Student Life.

Presented in partnership with Interlochen Center for the Arts

NMC Concert Band’s “Winter Wonderland”

December 10, 7:30pm (Milliken Auditorium)
NMC Concert Band – Pat Brumbaugh, Director
Enjoy “A Winter Wonderland” featuring the NMC Concert Band.
General Admission. Tickets are $13 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available from Tickets are also available at the door. Call (800) 836-0717 for more information.

NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Winter Showcase

December 7, 7:30 p.m. (Milliken Auditorium)
NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Laurie Sears and Mike Davis, Directors
Join the NMC Jazz Bands for their Winter Jazz Ensemble Showcase!
General Admission. Tickets are $13 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available from Tickets are also available at the door. Call (800) 836-0717 for more information.

Careers in Freshwater Information session

Nov. 20, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. GL 101 (Great Lakes Campus)
Explore careers in Fisheries and Wildlife and Conservation Biology with Dr. Ashley Moerke Director, Center for Freshwater Research and Education at Lake Superior State University and Dr. Constanza Hazelwood, Program Coordinator, Freshwater Studies at NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute.

Participants will be introduced to career pathways starting at NMC with an Associate’s in Freshwater Studies and transfer up to 70 credits to LSSU where they will complete Bachelor’s programs in Conservation Biology or Fisheries and Wildlife.

These pathways prepare students to become Conservation Officers, Fisheries Managers, Wildlife Managers and Research Biologists and more:

  • Conservation Biologist/Scientist
  • Fish or Wildlife Biologist
  • Freshwater or Marine Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Wildlife Refuge Manager
  • Endangered species/Non-game biologist
  • Naturalist or Interpreter
  • Environmental educator or outreach coordinator

Reviving Civility: Quality Conversations in a Polarized World

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum.

Join us for an evening of engaging conversation as a panel of community members discuss reviving civility and the launch of Traverse City’s “7-Day Civility Challenge.” This talk will be facilitated by Interlochen Public Radios News Director Noelle Riley and Human Rights Commissioner Susan Odgers. 

This is a free event and it will be ASL interpreted.

NMC Magazine Open Mic

Wednesday Oct. 30, 7 – 10 p.m. Join NMC Magazine to celebrate Halloween with poetry, music, comedy, and more. Bring your instrument. Open to students, staff, faculty, & community members. Costume contest optional. Doors open at 7PM, Fine Arts 115. Come early to sign up and meet & greet.

Abra Berens Book Signing & Cooking Demo

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to VegetablesWednesday, October 30, 2019, 6 PM
Lobdell’s Restaurant

Join us for an evening with NYTimes Best Cookbook author Abra Berens. Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables is her first cookbook and is rooted in her experience as a chef, former farmer, and everyday eater! The event will include a tasting and a cooking demonstration. Books will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a cash bar available.

Buy tickets here.