IAF honors Vice Admiral John Currier and the Lifesaving Role of the U.S. Coast Guard

Monday, Jan. 25, 5 p.m. ET via Zoom

John CurrierIAF hosts a special evening to honor the late Vice Admiral John Currier, career aviator and former IAF board member.

VADM Currier was the recipient of the Harmon International Trophy for aviation, which resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. He shares this accolade with the likes of Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, and “Buzz” Aldrin.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City Commander Charles “Chuck” Webb will provide remarks. A first-person interview with VADM Currier describing his most daring and commendable rescue mission will also be aired.

Join us for this virtual event via Zoom. All proceeds go to the Vice Admiral John P. Currier Aviation Scholarship at Northwestern Michigan College.

Register at TCIAF.com.

Free to students and educators.

Jan. 18 Screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble

Good Trouble poster imageMONDAY, JAN. 18, 7–9 P.M. VIA ZOOM

In honor of MLK day, join the Student Life office for a showing of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” — an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’s life, from his teenage years on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement, to becoming a legislative powerhouse.

Local musician Seth Bernard will be joining us in the beginning with a new song to kick off the evening.

Registration is required for the event.
Use this link to register.

Cocoa & Crafts

Let’s get together online for some holiday fun!

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the end of the semester. Ornament kits with cocoa are available. Contact Student Success at (231) 995-3021 to arrange picking up a kit.

Join us on Zoom here.

Dec. 3 Screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble

Good Trouble poster imageNMC’s Alpha Rho Pi proudly presents a screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” — an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’s life, from his teenage years on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement, to becoming a legislative powerhouse.

The screening will take place Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion.


Lesson of the Lark Virtual Choral Concert

Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

NMC’s Music Department, in collaboration with the NMC Audio Tech and Visual Communications programs, is pleased to announce the premiere of “The Lesson of the Lark” — a new concert work celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of Women’s Voting Rights hosted by Jeffrey Cobb, Director of Music Programs. The piece, which is meant to uplift and unify us during these challenging times, is a multi-movement work composed for narrator, soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists, chorus, and jazz orchestra. The work takes its inspiration from the language of Jazz, including elements of Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova ,Gospel, Salsa, and improvisation.

“The Lesson of the Lark,” is based on local author Laura Knight Cobb’s recently published book of the same name. The book, written to celebrate this year’s 100th Anniversary of the ratification of Women’s Voting Rights, is a dramatic interpretation of the struggle for women’s voting rights, told through the characters of a Girl, a Lark, and a Gardener, in beautiful prose and stunning artwork. A portion of the proceeds from the book’s sales go to the Equal Means Equal organization whose goal is to complete the ratification of the original Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.

Sign up for free tickets to the virtual event at MyNorthTickets. Those who register for the 7 p.m. Dec. 4 performance will receive a link to view the premiere and pre-premiere talk shortly before the event.

Screening of The Clean Bin Project

The Clean Bin Project illustrationWant to learn a little more about sustainability and taking care of our planet? NMC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Rho Pi, presents a screening of The Clean Bin Project.

This short comedic documentary follows partners Jen and Grant as they try to live zero waste for an entire year, and opens our eyes to the sobering amount of waste we create.

Join us for a virtual screening Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at nmc.zoom.us/j/96745464210.

IAF presents A Lens on War, Religion, and Culture in the Middle East: A View From Lebanon

IAF Kim Ghattas flyer imageOn Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., IAF will welcome Kim Ghattas, New York Times best-selling author, former BBC journalist, and current non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ghattas knows the factors that have shaped the modern Middle East, and her vast experience provides deep insight into American foreign relations.

As the BBC’s US State Department correspondent, Ghattas travelled regularly with Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry. Her front row seat to the making of American foreign policy led her to write the book, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, which became a New York Times bestseller. The book includes personal reflections about being a child in war-torn Lebanon, growing up with questions about America.

In January 2020, Kim Ghattas released her new book, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East.

Ghattas will join IAF live via Zoom from Lebanon.

Register at nmc.edu/resources/iaf/iaf-2020-11-19-event-registration.html. Registration closes at noon Nov. 19.

This event is open to the public, free for students and educators. Regular season IAF events are “pay what you can” for non-members. Livestream via Zoom including Q & A. More info at TCIAF.com

International Club – Global Goodies

NMC International Club Facebook QR CodeThis Friday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m., we will be learning how to make brigadeiro from Brazil over zoom. This can be done in the microwave or on the stove top if you choose to follow along. Rayssa (Hi-ee-sah) from Brazil will be teaching us. Please feel free to reach out to bhanbury@nmc.edu or message us on Facebook if you have any questions about this! Scan our QR code to the right to find us on Facebook and follow us to stay up with all of our latest events.

The needed ingredients are:

  • Butter
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate sprinkles (Optional)

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IAF hosts discussion on climate goals and business, focus on Indonesia

U.S. Ambassador Robert BlakeIAF logoTHURSDAY, OCT. 15 @ 5 PM ET via ZOOM

Are the goals of profit and climate solutions incompatible? What roles can government and business play in addressing climate change? And how has industry abroad worked to tackle these challenges? Join us for a case study discussion on Indonesia with former US Ambassador Robert Blake.

Amb. Blake served 31 years in the U.S. State Department including as Ambassador to Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives, and as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia. He is currently Executive Director at McLarty Associates, a Washington-based international trade advisory group.

This event is open to the public, and “pay what you can” for non-members. Broadcast livestream via Zoom, including Q&A. Submit questions during the webinar or email ahead to iaf@nmc.edu.

Register here.

NMC Pumpkin Painting Party & Contest

Pumpkin painting party flyerReady to get in the fall spirit?

Join us for a pumpkin painting party in the West Hall Innovation Center on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tag your pumpkin #nmcfallidays to enter our competition! Prizes for scariest, funniest, best school spirit, and most overall likes! We’ll share your entries on the Student Success Center Facebook page.

All participants get a free coupon to the Hawk Owl Cafe where you can grab some yummy fall treats.

(Curbside pickup will also be available with pumpkin painting kits set outside West Hall’s main entrance for students to pick up and take home.)

Coffee Talk with President Nissley

Celebrate National Coffee Day by joining NMC President Nick Nissley for coffee on Tuesday, Sept. 29!

Students can stop into the Hawk Owl Cafe in the West Hall Innovation Center from 9 to 11 a.m. for free coffee and time to chat with Nick.

NMC Fall Summit: Global Issues, Local Impacts

Fall summit illustrationFriday, Oct. 9, 2020
9:30 a.m.-Noon

It’s a Small World After All… The year 2020 has inspired us to come together to talk about the influence a global crisis has on our community. Northwestern Michigan College has always been a connector between our region and the rest of the world. The current state of our global health and economy has brought home just how connected we are globally.

Join us for a day of meaningful discussions as we examine global issues, talk about impactful change around diversity and inclusion, and the effect all of this has on our individual and community health.

This event is jointly organized by NMC Extended Educational Services, International Affairs Forum and The Dennos Museum Center. The cost is $39 (special discount information will be emailed to IAF and Dennos members.)

Learn more and sign up for the event here.

Virtual Opening Celebration for the West Hall Innovation Center

West Hall event inviteWe can’t wait for everyone to see it in person, but until then, join us virtually at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18 as we celebrate the opening of NMC’s new West Hall Innovation Center. Highlights include a ribbon cutting ceremony and a video tour of the new 54,000-square-foot, multi-story library and flexible learning space.

The project has received extensive campus, community and legislative support since its 2016 inception and 2018 groundbreaking. Learn more about the project here and view a photo gallery here. And thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

Zoom event link: nmc.zoom.us/j/94378958529

Voter Registration Drive

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., League of Women Voters – Grand Traverse Area volunteers will be in the West Hall Innovation Center on NMC’s Main Campus (#9 on the Main Campus Map) to register new voters.

IAF: Grappling With Pandemics: Global Health Policy In The 21st Century

WED, SEPT 16 @ 5:00 PM EST via ZOOM

IAF logoDr. Julio FrenkWith the world still wrestling with the pandemic, the International Affairs Forum opens its 27th Season in conversation with Dr. Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami, former Minister of Health of Mexico, former Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, former Executive Director of Evidence and Information for Policy at the World Health Organization, and co-editor of Saving Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future.

The discussion will be moderated by Ken Warner, former dean, professor, and researcher at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and current IAF board member.

Join us for a discussion on global responses to the pandemic and the future of public health and social wellbeing. Questions for discussion can be emailed to iaf@nmc.edu.

Join the discussion!

Register here or call (231) 995-1844 for more information.

The Art Of: Sally Rogers Sept. 9

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — 10:30 a.m. EST

Nexus sculptureJoin artist Sally Rogers and Curator of Education Jason Dake for a candid conversation online on Wednesday, September 9th at 10:30 a.m. EST about the artist’s work in the Dennos Museum Center permanent collection, including indoor and outdoor sculptures. In addition, they will talk about current and upcoming projects.

Sally Rogers grew up in the Grand Traverse region and is an alumnus of Northwestern Michigan College. She received her BFA from The Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, followed by her MFA at Kent State University, Ohio. Rogers has completed many large scale commissions and exhibits her work regularly throughout the United States.

Registration tickets are pay what you can, $0 – $15. Tickets must be reserved through the Dennos Museum Store Website. Registration will close at 9:00 a.m. the day of event to allow staff to prepare. After your ticket is reserved, a member of Dennos Staff will email you the details to join us on Zoom. A reminder email will go out the day of the event to all registrants 30 minutes prior to the start time. Registration will close an hour before the event starts.

The Art of :__ is generously supported by Art Bridges.