International Affairs Forum – Honoring World Press Freedom Day with Rami Khouri

Inetrnational Affairs Forum logoTuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the State Theatre

Rami Khouri, internationally acclaimed journalist, commentator, author, and professor at American University of Beirut, speaks with clarity and authority on the challenges facing journalism — and journalists — today.

Tickets are $5.00 and FREE to students, educators and journalists. Call (231) 947-3446 to reserve your seat.

Honors Convocation and Commencement

Save the dates!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these two important events recognizing our outstanding students and graduates!

Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, May 3 with the reception starting at the Dennos Museum’s Sculpture Court at 4:45 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at the Milliken Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

Commencement will be held Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Traverse City Central High School. The public is invited to attend, or can watch the ceremony streamed online here.

Hope to see you there!

Cross-the-campus Dance Event

Observe NMC dance students and guest dancers cross the campus with improvisational dance on Monday, April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m. featuring live music by Dede Alder. For more information, contact: Dorothy Eisenstein, project director

Exhibit Tour April 16: Refugee Experience

Tuesday, April 16, 12:15-1 p.m.,
Dennos Museum Lobby

Come enjoy a guided tour of Orna Ben-Ami’s exhibit, Entire Life Package, and the Inuit art that we have on display at the Dennos Museum. Entire Life in a Package is the story of millions of refugees with millions of packages, suitcases, sacks — “Life packages” that hold the desire to survive. In it, they pack both hopes and pains. Behind every package there is someone looking for a place. The objects that people take, in one package, represent their identity and sense of belonging, their memories and hopes for the future.

Campus Clean Up Day

Monday, April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Presented by the Student Green Team and NMC Green Team

Show some Hawk Owl pride on Earth Day by doing your part to clean up our beautiful campus! Volunteers will be on hand in the Health & Science Atrium and Osterlin Library to assist you with everything you need to lend a hand with on-campus trash clean up! Many hands make light work!

Post a photo on Instagram of your clean up efforts and use the hashtag #NMCEarthDay to be entered into a prize drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!

¡Bienvenidos! – Ticket Discount for NMC

The Dennos Museum Center welcomes NMC faculty, staff, and community members back from spring break 2019 with a special discount for our upcoming concert with Aguankó on Friday, April 5. This Detroit-based band, led by percussionist and composer Alberto Nacíf, is steeped in the tradition of jazz infused Son-Salsa.

So bring the whole family for a wonderful night of Latin music and dancing. They will be performing for hundreds of local K-12 students in the morning, followed by the public concert at 8 p.m.

Following the link below, you can enter the code NMC to receive a 50% discount on all tickets.

Stepping Into Awareness

Bringing suicide awareness closer to home, one empty shoe at a time.

Suicide affects nearly every individual, though the signs are not always clear. A panel of local community experts will come together to provide support, resources, and information on this pressing issue. Join us in bringing together a broken community and learn how to help those in need. 

Wednesday April 17 at 6 p.m.

Northwestern Michigan College: Scholars Hall (SH) Room 109                                                                   

Panel Participants:

  •  Dr. Benjamin Kennert | Ph.D., BCBA, LLP        
  • Mickie Jannazzo | Child and Family Services
  • Jackie Jorgensen | NMC Student Life LPC          
  • Lori Nolf | Kingsley Area Public Schools     

And more!!

For more information contact Lisa Blackford at or call 231-995-1294

NMC iDance The Greatest Showman Dance this Saturday

iDance spring Opera House Dance
6 p.m.-midnight
City Opera House
106 E Front Street, Traverse City

Come enjoy a night of slow, waltz, salsa, tango, swing and other Latin dancing hosted by NMC’s iDance student group. Costumes encouraged but not required.

The theme is ‘The Greatest Showman’. From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. we will feature a Mykl Werth Movement (MWM) basics workshop taught by Mykl Werth and dips and tricks workshop taught by Ashley Urbanus and Jon Vanhoose. Open dance then begins at 8 p.m., ending at midnight.

Ticket prices:
General admission- Workshop & Dance- $19, Dance Only: $15
Senior/Student Tickets- Workshop & Dance- $10, Dance Only: $8

Concert for Community Awareness Apr. 6

NMC Audio Tech students are collaborating to bring the Concert for Community Awareness to our campus. The mission is to bring awareness to substance abuse, suicide prevention, mental health and homelessness in our community. Featuring: Seth Bernard, Little Graves, Joy Decision, Hail Your Highness, Deadlight Holiday and Lofteez.

This is a free event that allows you to come and enjoy at any time throughout the evening. Join us April 6 at Milliken Auditorium from 3-10 p.m.



Can I Kiss You?

Communication is key in all relationships. Mike Domitrz, founder of The Date Safe Project, presents a powerful free program through honest discussion and humor that teaches you how to ask for what you want — without having to play any of the games.

Wednesday April 10, 6:30 p.m.,
Milliken Auditorium

For more information, contact NMC Student Life at (231) 995-1118.

Sponsored by the Michigan DHHS Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.

NMC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week

NMC’s Office of Student Life will host four events on their campus the week of April 8-11, 2019 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week aims to educate students through connections to resources, dialogue and information on how to prevent sexual violence and advocate for those who have been impacted. These events will also provide a safe place for students to learn about topics such as consent, healthy relationships and dating.

IAF lecture Mar. 21, Reinventing Our Cities: The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles

The International Affairs Forum presents Samuel Kling: Re-Inventing our Cities: The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles,Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Ready or not, automated vehicles are becoming part of our urban landscape. What is the promise, and peril, of the new “hands-off” technology and how will it change the way we live. $15.00 tickets at the door. FREE TO STUDENTS

Western Michigan University – Traverse City: Information Session Apr. 4

Western Michigan University at Traverse City, is hosting an Information Session regarding the Freshwater Sciences and Sustainability Bachelor’s Degree Program in Traverse City at Northwestern Michigan College: Great Lakes Campus, classroom 112, on Thursday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn more about the Freshwater Science and Sustainability Program and details that this entire program has to offer. For more information, please contact Kim Stevens at (or) 231-995-1846. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register here: