Virtual TEDxTraverseCity

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
9 A.M.-1 P.M. – $39

50% of proceeds will benefit the COVID-19 Fund at Munson Healthcare Foundations

TEDxTraverseCity goes virtual! Because of these unprecedented times, TEDxTraverseCity will be offered in an online platform this year. A livestream event will ensure our community stays safe while we celebrate ten years of bringing ideas worth spreading to Traverse City. Our tenth TEDxTraverseCity will provide another excellent opportunity for our community to be inspired and challenged. TEDxTraverseCity’s 2020 event will examine the timely concept of RETHINKING OUR HEALTH.

Learn more here.

Student Success Wednesday Workshop Series

Balance Your Life graphicWant to improve your college success skills? This is the first in a series of eight Student Success Workshops offered by the Student Success Center on Wednesdays at 1 pm.


Life shouldn’t feel like a juggling act when taking college classes. Learn simple tips and tools to help you balance your life and school.

Other Student Success Workshops include:

  • Succeeding in the Online Classroom (6/17)
  • Navigating Unemployment 6/24)
  • Goal Setting (7/1)
  • Reducing Stress & Anxiety (7/8)
  • Organization 101 (7/15)
  • Interpersonal Communication (7/22)
  • Team Work (7/29)

For workshop descriptions go to

Register for all Student Success Workshops here:

Newton’s Road LIVE STEM at Home

Thursday, May 28,4:30–5 p.m.

Join Jason Slade, NMC’s Director of Technical Academic Area, as he talks about NMC’s Marine Technology and Engineering Technology programs as part of Newton Road’s STEM-related Career investigation for Grades 10-12. In addition to finding out more about local STEM-related careers, we’ll investigate pathways to try these jobs on for size and regional programs to obtain the skills needed.

Learn more here –

This program is broadcast on Traverse Area Community Network, Facebook Live, and Cable TV. For more information about this and other STEM at Home programming, go to

Artist Talk with Karen Bondarchuk

Wednesday, May 20, 2 p.m.

Join the Dennos Museum Center for a live conversation on Zoom and Facebook with Karen Bondarchuk, the artist who created Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day, now on exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center. In 2014, Canadian-born Karen set out to mark the passing time that her mother – diagnosed with dementia in 2010 – no longer could. For 365 days, she produced a crow a day on a hand-cut, hand-gessoed panel, remembering her mother as she once was and grieving her loss. The resulting work explores communication and an artist’s relationship to the world; it resonates for its depth, beauty, and elegiac and potent whimsy.

Our guest host for this interactive conversation is Kathy Kelsey Foley, Director of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum which organized the traveling exhibition.

Learn more here.

How to Care for Artwork and Family Treasures

Wednesday, May 13, 2 p.m.

Presented by Dennos Museum Center Executive Director Craig Hadley in partnership with NMC Extended Education

All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this live webinar session, you will learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious news clippings.

We will discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Bring your questions! Free and open to the public. You can also watch the session live on our Facebook page!

Celebrate Wednesday’s Museum Week theme #TogetherMW with us by joining us for this online event.

Learn more here.

IAF hosts discussion on climate change

The dramatic impact of a changing climate in the Antarctic

Thursday, May 21 @ 4 p.m. via ZOOM

“We can’t solve this problem if we won’t even talk about it.” – James McClintock

Join the International Affairs Forum for a timely climate crisis discussion. This virtual event will include a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. James B. McClintock, Endowed Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (more…)

Dennos K-12 Virtual Pet Exhibit

Virtual Tour and Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

On Facebook Live:

Following the call for art for the Dennos Museum Center’s first ever totally virtual exhibit, you’re invited to visit the gallery and chat with the artists and their families from the comfort of your home.

The museum asked for digital photo entries of kids’ pets — real, imaginary, or even stuffed. All of the entries were included alongside a few digital versions of art from the Dennos collection, and now everyone is invited to a reception for our young artists and the community on Facebook Live!

The exhibition can be viewed at

Join the Facebook Live reception at

Michigan Legends and Lore: Stories from Shore to Shore Virtual Storytelling Program

Storyteller and NMC Success Coach Jen Strauss will be lighting the Storylamp on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Storytelling Zoom Room. This is the third Storytelling Program in a series of three offered to NMC faculty, staff and our northern Michigan, NMC Community.

Grab your family and join Jen around the Virtual Campfire for stories about the Woods and Waters, Critters and Loggers, Ships and Lighthouses OF MICHIGAN! Journey to the upper peninsula, meet the little people who live in the sand dunes and hear the Legend of the Sleeping Bear.

All ages welcome!

Zoom Meeting ID: 958 9433 7887
Password: NMCSTORY

See the Facebook Event post.

Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone Storytelling Event

Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone illustrationAttention NMC Students, Staff, Faculty and Northern Michigan Community Members with children at home!

Join Professional Storyteller and NMC Success Coach Jen Strauss in the Storytelling Zoom Room Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m. for:

Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone

  • Zoom Meeting ID 218-376-826
  • Password: NMCSTORY

Get paid at student phone-a-thon Thursday

The NMC Foundation Student Phone-a-Thon will be held this Thursday March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.! Students will make calls to community members, donors, and alumni to raise money for scholarships & programs here at NMC. Volunteers will be paid $10 an hour to their student group! No experience is necessary and training and dinner will be provided.

Sign up here:

If you have any questions please contact Jill Prior, Annual Giving Assistant, at or 231-995-1814.

Karan Casey free Irish concert

Join us for a free concert by Irish folk singer Karan Casey and her band Tuesday, March 10 between noon and 1:15 p.m. in the Scholars Hall auditorium in SH 109.

Traditional Irish Shepherd’s Pie will also be available for $8 cash, or you can use your NMC meal plan!

Keep Calm and Network On!

Monday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m.
Dennos Museum Sculpture Court

Enjoy a night of mock networking with local professionals and alumni:

  • Make connections
  • Learn to network
  • Enjoy light refreshments
  • Enter to win prizes

Register here.

Zuzu Acrobats Performance

The Student Life Office, in honor of Black History Month, is sponsoring a free performance of the Zuzu Acrobats Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium. Zuzu Acrobats a five-person Kenyan acrobatic show which embodies the Bantu Culture of East Africa. The show lasts one hour and features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy, fast skip rope, juggling and much more all set to high energy lingala music.

The first 50 NMC students who show their student ID at the door will also receive a $10 gift card to the NMC bookstore.

For any questions, feel free to contact the Student Life office at (231) 995-1118.