Winter Water Quality Symposium 2020

NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and Freshwater Solutions, along the lake associations from Glen, Lime, Leelanau, Long, Elk/Skegemog, Three Lakes, Intermediate, Big Platte, Charlevoix, Walloon, and ZeroGravity LLC have contributed financial resources to host this FREE symposium focused on various water quality parameters, including the latest in swimmer’s itch prevention, discovery of a new schistosome species host, snail-parasite distribution in Michigan, enteric bacteria testing, and promotion of qPCR within a community-based monitoring model.  Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by February 9.  RSVP to “reimink@hope.edu

When & Where: Feb. 17, 2020. 8 a.m. – noon. Hagerty Center-NMC-715 E. Front St. Traverse City

Student Success Fair – A chance to win textbooks!

Who: Tutoring, Personal counseling, Advising, Success Coaches, Student Government & more
What: A time to introduce yourself to the on-campus resources that are here to help you be successful. Also, stop by the success fair either or BOTH days to enter a drawing for free textbooks up to $250 value, 2 lucky students will be selected!
Location: Health & Science Building Lobby
Date: Tuesday, January 14th & Wednesday, January 15th
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Festival of Foods

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at the Hagerty Center. 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. 16 total workshops; you choose 4. Workshop descriptions available at nmc.edu/festival-of-foods. Register soon to receive first-choice of workshops at this sellout event! $99 per person.

Financial Aid Fair

February 12, 4-7 p.m.
Osterlin Library, Room 113

Enrollment Services at Northwestern Michigan College is pleased to offer a financial aid fair for prospective college students, parents, alumni, and current NMC students. There will be half-hour workshop sessions and time for students to meet individually with a financial aid representative. Snacks will be provided!

Sign up for half-hour workshop sessions:

  • Counting the Cost of College – comparing schools (4-4:30 p.m. & 5:30-6 p.m.)
  • Waivers and Scholarships for Native American Students (4-4:30 p.m. & 5:30-6 p.m.)
  • Types of Financial Aid (4:30-5 p.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.)
  • How to Find and Apply for Scholarships (5-5:30 p.m. & 6:30-7 p.m.)

Before or after the workshops, get one-on-one help with:

  • Completing the FAFSA by the March 1 State deadline
  • Applying for Scholarships
  • Completing financial aid requirements (for current NMC students)
  • Comparing financial aid offers
  • Student loan counseling

GVSU Scholarship Success Workshop

Need help finding scholarship dollars? 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 committees are looking for.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, NMC University Center Room 204 (upstairs)
RSVP today, seats limited: https://www.gvsu.edu/traverse/events

Student Success Fair – A chance to win textbooks!

Who: Tutoring, Personal counseling, Advising, Success Coaches, Student Government & more
What: A time to introduce yourself to the on-campus resources that are here to help you be successful. Also, stop by the success fair either or BOTH days to enter a drawing for free textbooks up to $250 value, 2 lucky students will be selected!
Location: Health & Science Building Lobby
Date: Tuesday, January 14th & Wednesday, January 15th
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To Be Seen and Heard

A Phi Theta Kappa and Northwestern Michigan College community resources event, presentation, and panel for invisible disabilities.

The second floor of the Osterlin Library on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.

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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…)