June 29 Flying Pancake Breakfast benefits Aviation scholarship

Support a good cause and enjoy a flipping good time as Chris Cake’s pancakes soar through the air in support of the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship. Top your cakes with Herkner’s Cherry Topping & Out of the Woods Maple Syrup at this National Cherry Festival event sponsored by Molon Excavating.

Kevin Copeland was a graduate of NMC’s Aviation program and an NMC aviation instructor. He competed and flew in airshows all over the region, including the National Cherry Festival. At the time of his death, Kevin was an aircraft captain with Air Services, Inc. and an instructor at NMC. Friends, colleagues, and family members created the Kevin Copeland Memorial Scholarship in memory of his life and love of flying to inspire other students with a similar passion.

Learn more here.

2019 Smart Commute Week Challenge—join NMC’s team!

This year’s Smart Commute Week is June 3-7! The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Smart Commute is for everyone. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart commuters. NMC will be hosting a breakfast stop at The Dennos on Tuesday, June 4 from 7-9 a.m.!

Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. Last year NMC came in 7th place and we hope you join the team this year and help us reach the top!

To join NMC’s Smart Commute team, fill out the brief Google Doc form here.

View the flier here.

NMC BBQ First Annual Printmaking Sale

Please join us May 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building for an art-filled day at the NMC BBQ! Purchase student prints produced throughout the 2019 Spring Semester using various techniques such as intaglio, embossing, and monoprinting. All proceeds go towards the rising artists. We welcome participants of all ages to come and see as well as be inspired by the traditional methods of printmaking offered at the classes here at NMC. Prints start at $3, and vary on price based off of quality, quantity, and size. Watch students demonstrate different printing techniques, learn about the printing process through our live demos, and delve into the art.

Tim Nelson to be honored with National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

NMC President Tim Nelson will be honored with a National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award at a Building Character Celebration at the Hagerty Center Monday, May 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boy Scouts of America’s Michigan Crossroads Council.

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. The NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact in the community.

Learn more about the award and the entire celebration here.

Bill Queen’s Retirement Celebration

Bill Queen is retiring!

Please help us celebrate his impressive and fun-filled career at Extended Educational Services. His invaluable work has painted the EES canvas with a wide variety of high-interest educational experiences for our community learners — young and old.

Bill Queen’s Retirement Celebration
Right Brain Brewery – 225 E. 16th St.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Open House 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Physician Assistant Preview Day

Join us Friday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon to meet GVSU Physician Assistant faculty & academic advisors to ask questions about program specifics. The information session will include a tour of lab facilities. Students who attend this session will be provided a FREE online GRE prep workshop. 

For more information, please contact our office: 
call 231-995-1785 or email nminfo@gvsu.edu

RSVP here

NMC Magazine Release Party May 1

Join the NMC Magazine staff on Wednesday, May 1 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 115 to celebrate our creative community at the “In Brief” magazine release party. Come meet the staff and enjoy short readings, visual art, and light refreshments.

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 deisenstein@nmc.edu

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 lblackford@nmc.edu 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