NMC’s 13th Annual Career Fair Mar. 7

Please encourage your students to participate in NMC’s 13th annual Career Fair, to be held from 4- 6 p.m. on March 7 at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Employers from professional and occupational fields will be recruiting for career-track positions, seasonal and entry-level opportunities, as well as internships, service learning and networking opportunities. More than 70 employers are registered to participate in the Career Fair, the only event of its size in northwest Michigan. For the most updated list as well as more information, visit nmc.edu/careerfair. Participants should bring multiple copies of their resume and dress in business attire. For more tips on job fair preparation, review the job-seeking tools at nmc.edu/careers.

Live Variety Show at Fine Arts Room 115 on Friday, Feb. 15

WNMC will present a live radio broadcast of a student-produced variety show featuring performances from several local artists. The live show will begin at noon in the NMC Fine Arts Building room 115. Come on down to hear live music, interviews and discussions of the regional performing art scene.

Bill Dungjen, host of the Roundup Radio Show, will take the reins of the variety program and performers will include The Lofteez and Song of the Lakes. Adair Correll will drop by to talk about the Great Indoor Folk Festival (GT Commons, 2/24). Who know what else we’ll cook up between now and then !?!?

Bring a bag lunch and an appetite for great local talent. Of course, if you can’t attend live, tune in to WNMC (90.7 FM or wnmc.org) at noon sharp to listen in!

Presented by the students & faculty of the audio tech department (and friends).

For more information:

Bill Dungjen
Cedar Valley Productions
(231) 342-1062

Spring, 2019 Transfer Fair is Tuesday, March 12

Over 25 university representatives will be on NMC’s campus on Tuesday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with students, staff and faculty about their programs and the transfer process. The university representatives will be located in the Health & Science Building Lobby – Main Level

Please let your students know about this opportunity to discuss transfer requirements and get information on degrees available at a variety of schools without having to travel to each university. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to dialogue with the university representatives as well!

A Printable List of Colleges attending and Questions to Ask at a Transfer Fair is available on the College Visits page here

See you there!

Advising Staff

Back by popular demand – Captain’s Dinner Mar. 1

Please join us Friday, March 1, at Great Lakes Maritime Academy on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Dinner will be in beautiful Lobdell’s teaching restaurant and a cadet led, in-depth tour of Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Training Ship State of Michigan, full mission simulators and labs will follow. A silent auction is also planned with maritime and locally themed items. The dinner, prepared by Chef Rodriguez of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute will feature actual menus from Great Lakes ships past and present. Cadets will not only guide you through the tours but be on hand to answer your questions about their unique education and prospective careers in the Maritime industry.

Click here to purchase tickets, sponsorships and find additional information. All proceeds benefit the cadet club organizations.

BSUFest Feb. 21-24

Northwestern Michigan Black Student Union is a collective of young progressive activists geared towards the social, economic, and political empowerment of people of color and marginalized youth. This Black History Month, in order to prevent hate crimes on campus and commemorate the death of Malcolm X, NMC Black Student Union is holding an immersive black cultural festival on NMC campus. BSUFest is to be a black cultural campus festival bringing progressive action to campuses in order to create opportunities for minority students, especially students of color, featuring guest speakers and performances that not only dazzle the community but expose them to something new. There will be artwork inspired by Black America, and delicious food that people on campus might not otherwise have access to for free or at a low cost. We hope this event can not only lift up the local and regional communities of color, but can expose our community to a positive black cultural experience and reduce the amount of racially-based hate crimes on and off campus. 

Join us across campus from Feb 21-24 and make sure to check out the LIVE MUSIC playing in the PE room every night from 9 p.m. to midnight. Performers include:

  • Feb. 22: MYTH and her Dancers
  • Feb. 23: Jordan Hamilton
  • Feb. 24: Emilee Petersmark

Also check out our “mentor speed-dating” event where you can connect with a mentor of color in Osterlin 205 on February 23 from 4-6 p.m. See you there!



SVA Chili Cook Off Feb. 20

6th Annual NMC SVA Chili Cook Off, February 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Health Science Atrium. 

  • $1 donation for 3 samples
  • $1 for a bottle of water

Come vote for your favorite chili or enter to win! Anyone can enter, see rules below. 

Chili Cook Off Rules

  1. Chili cook-off registration forms must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on February 15. Register by filling out & submitting the registration form, which can be obtained/submitted in the Military & Veteran Services Office, located in the Tanis Building.
  2. The chili entry must be in a crock-pot or electric roaster to maintain appropriate temperature.
  3. Chili must be brought on site the day of the cook-off (by 10 a.m.). If preferred or needed, you can drop it off earlier in the morning to the NMC Enrollment Services Office.
  4. Each cook must prepare a full crock pot of chili to be judged (a donation of 12-16 servings of chili is recommended). Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place.                                         
  5. You do not need to be present to win
  6. NMC SVA members will serve your chili if you are unable to do so
  7. Crock pots can be picked up from the Health Science Atrium at 1:30pm or from the Enrollment Services Office later in the day.

NOTE:  The SVA will provide an assigned table, electricity, testing cups, spoons and bowls for the public, ballet box, and rubber gloves. If you are serving chili, please wear a hat. 

All proceeds benefit NMC student veterans!

Immigration: Northern Michigan & Beyond, Friday Mar. 1

NMC’s Office of Student Life will host Immigration: Michigan & Beyond, a free, one-day conference, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 in Milliken Auditorium.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. At 9:00 a.m. Marcelo Betti, JFON Immigration Attorney, will begin the conference with Immigration 101, followed by local stories and a panel discussion featuring Marcello Betti, John King of King Orchards, Rev. Wayne Dziekan Diocese of Gaylord, and Gladys Munoz, Justice and Peace Advocacy Center. At 11:30 a.m. participants will hear from Susan Reed, managing attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. The conference concludes at 12:30 p.m. with a complimentary lunch and coffee and conversation with speakers.

The event is free, but please register by February 22. To register online, go to nmc.edu/student-life and click the Immigration: Northern Michigan & Beyond link.

Festival of Foods Feb. 2

At Festival of Foods, you will learn new cooking skills and get fresh ideas from area chefs and gourmet food artisans. Enjoy tasty samplings in this learn-a-lot-quick experience on Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $99. Each hour highlights four workshops you select your favorite 4 of the 16 options. Local presenters, including Chef Eric Nittolo (Lochenheath Golf Club), Chef Janene Silverman (Raduno), Andre Bushell (Dickey’s BBQ) and Kim Fish (The Cheese Lady), will be joined by many outstanding chefs and food experts and there will be tastings throughout. View the schedule of sessions here, then register for this sellout event by calling 231-995-1700!

HBA Home Expo 2019

Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA) is pleased to present the 35th annual Home EXPO. Each year the Home EXPO showcases new building trends, products, ideas, and inspiration! Whether you are a homeowner looking to buy or if you’re planning to build a new home, this family-friendly event is for you!

NMC’s Construction Technology department will host a booth highlighting the actual plans of the build the students are doing for the competition as well as offering information regarding programs offered in the construction trades to Expo attendees.

Learn more here »

Meals on the Move

This semester we are starting something new. It’s called Meals on the Move. It will be a cook-to-order hot meal. Any given day from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Where? The Hawks Nest in East Hall, the Lobby of Health & Science Building, or the Lobby near Northwest Grind-Starbucks. Follow The Hawk Owl Cafe on Facebook for more information! Let’s find Chef Jason!

This will be a cashless location and will only accept Credit or Meal Plan Cards.

GVSU PA Program Preview Day Jan. 18

Friday, January 18, 1-3 p.m., University Center 09 (basement)

Are you interested in finding out more about GVSU’s Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program? Come to the PAS program preview event on January 18 from 1-3 p.m. During this afternoon session, you will have a chance to meet with the PAS program assistant director, members of the PAS Admission Committee, Advisor, and current GVSU PAS students. We will be available to answer any of your admission and/or program related questions and will also provide a tour of the facilities used by the PAS program. This event is open to anyone interested in the PAS program.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

This event will also be supported by the Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Pre-PA club.

Scholarship Success Workshop Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
NMC University Center Room 204, upstairs

Need help finding scholarship dollars? Free Workshop! RSVP now.

Grand Valley State University in Traverse City is offering a one-hour workshop on university and local scholarships available to you. This is a great asset for both current students as well as people thinking about going back to school! Learn Tips and Tricks on how to write a winning essay and what the committees are looking for. With any questions or concerns, please email us at nminfo@gvsu.edu or call our office at (231) 995-1785.

RSVP at GVSU.edu/traverse/events.

Invasive Species Documentary Showing and Panel Dec. 5

A documentary showing and panel discussion about invasive species, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, will be held on December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium. Excerpts from the documentary “Making Waves– Battle for the Great Lakes” will be shown, and four local experts on the issue will come together to share their stories and answer questions from community members. The event is free for everyone.

Transfer to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan

Are you interested in studying the natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences at the University of Michigan? The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts os coming to talk with you about transferring. Tuesday, December 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Health & Science Building Lobby. If you can’t make it during this time, please email Michael Hartman at mrhartma@umich.edu to schedule another time to learn more about transferring to LSA.

A Diversity & Inclusivity Symposium

Dani Woods, the LGBTQ Liaison of the Detroit PD, and Taylor Comiskey, the LGBTQ Liaison of the Traverse City PD, will lead a presentation on inclusivity, awareness, and sensitivity at Northwestern Michigan College on Wednesday November 28, 2018 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in Scholars Hall Room 217.

TC Sings! will begin the event with a lively and inviting performance to celebrate diversity within our community.

Self Defense Class December 4

NMC EES Tae Kwon Do Instructor Tania Arens will be teaching self-defense techniques and providing an opportunity to practice on Tuesday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the P.E. Building.

Tania has been studying Tae Kwon Do at NMC since 2007 and obtained the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in 2015. She has taught under the guidance of Tae Kwon Do instructors Robert Odette and Dough Mehl and is currently the Youth Tae Kwon Do instructor for NMC Extended Education. 

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. This event is FREE to all NMC Students.