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 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.

NMC Jazz Concert December 1

On Saturday, December 1 the NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert at Milliken Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and FREE to NMC students with ID.

The groups will be performing an array of swinging jazz standards plus Latin music styles by Count Basie, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Leonard Bernstein, Tito Puente and more.

Walk for Health & Housing

The annual Walk for Health & Housing begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Campus, Monday November 12 and will continue through downtown Traverse City with speakers addressing various topics along the way. The walk will last approximately two hours. The walk is hosted by Ryan Hannon of Street Outreach, Good Will in collaboration with ENG111, SOC101 & SWK121 classes. The walk helps to raise awareness to the issues of homelessness and food insecurity. Students, faculty, staff and all community members are strongly encouraged to come and participate in this powerful event.

NMCBSU presents Bangladesh Supreme Court Justice Kumar Sinha and Golam Rabbani: A Night For International Peace

Monday November 5
Scholars Hall Room 109, 4-5 p.m.

NMC Black Student Union, the International Migrant Foundation, NMC International Affairs, and Youth Peacebuilders presents “A Justice for A Justice: Ensuring the Rule of Law and Democracy for Peace”, an event with guest speaker Kumar Sinha (left), former Chief Justice of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, and Speaker Golam Rabbani, an international social worker and human rights attorney.

Come learn about international politics and grasp the tools to promote international peace!

Humanities Open House

Come join us as we celebrate the newly refreshed Shirley Okerstrom Fine Arts Building with an evening featuring art, live music and dance presented by students and faculty.

Side-by-Side, Students and Faculty Creating Together!

Join us from 4-7 p.m., on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the Fine Arts Building at NMC.

Light refreshments will be provided.

11th Annual Freshwater Summit

The Freshwater Roundtable is proud to announce the 11th Annual Freshwater Summit to be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hagerty Conference Center at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. The Freshwater Summit is a conference of environmental professionals and engaged citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region.

 Presentations include understanding drivers of change in Great Lakes water levels, planning to be a resilient Great Lakes community, and measuring the economic impacts of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Cost is $35/person or $15/student and includes lunch. Registration is available online here.

The Freshwater Summit is a product of the Freshwater Roundtable and is organized by The Watershed Center, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inland Seas Education Association, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Grand Traverse Conservation District.

Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner November 9

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Great Lakes Great Chefs dinner benefiting NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

The November 9 evening begins at 6 p.m. with sparkling wine and a raw bar on the Great Lakes Campus catwalk, then moves to Lobdell’s: A Teaching Restaurant for five amazing courses and a spectacular view. Guest chefs working in collaboration with GLCI students include GLCI alumna Brooke Mallory (3030 Ocean), Adam McMarlin (Nine Bean Rows), and Jeff Brandon (Superior Foods).

Tickets are $100 per person can be purchased online here or by calling (231) 995-1021.

Proceeds from this event will be used to bring talented chefs and others from the culinary world to the Great Lakes Culinary Institute to teach and work side by side with students.

Fall 2018 Transfer Fair is Thursday, October 11!

Over 20 university representatives will be on NMC’s campus on Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to talk with students, staff and faculty about their programs and the transfer process. The university representatives will be Located in 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 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

University Center College Night Tuesday, October 9

Visit the University Center for College Night Tuesday, October 9 from 7-9 p.m. in rooms 215 & 217.

Make visiting colleges easy this fall. Join us for one night and learn about eight universities that have a home base right here in Traverse City! Learn about the programs available from: Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Spring Arbor University, Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.

Learn what your next step is to prepare for college:
● Meet with university representatives that have classrooms right here in T.C.
● Take a self-guided tour of the University Center
● Oh Yea, and get sweet swag!

Sign up and show up:
● First 50 people who sign up receive a free t-shirt 
● To sign up click here or call 231-499-7712 (registration not required)

Passport to Rwanda October 11

The Passport Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures though the experience of international speakers.

On October 11, from 12:15-1 p.m., bring your lunch to Founders Hall Room 110 and hear International Peacemaker, Pastor Jerome Bizimana Nkumbuyinka, share his powerful stories of reconciliation in Rwanda following the genocide years.

Global Endorsement students, please bring your GE passport so it can be stamped to earn event points!

The Art of: Perspective

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:30-8 PM, Dennos Museum Center

Free Event

Join author and activist Larry Plamondon for an in-depth look at the stories between the paintings in the exhibition, Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, organized and toured by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Plamondon will offer a historical perspective of the time period as it relates to the Native American experience, pulling from his own involvement in various movements during the 20th century. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College’s Native American Student Organization (NASO).