NMC Audio Tech Spring Concert 2021

Audio Tech concert flyer imageNMC Students, Faculty & Staff! Our Audio Tech program is hosting a spring concert on Wednesday, April 14 starting at 5 p.m. on NMC’s main campus. We will have performances by East Bay Drive featuring Laurie Sears, Little Graves, Doc DPC, and more! The stage will be set up in the field behind North Hall where there is plenty of space for people to come jam and stay safe. (Please respect COVID-19 social distancing and mask guidelines).

The show will also be livestreamed on the NMC Audio Tech YouTube channel so you can tune in anywhere at any time!

IAF teams with IPR for discussion on Protecting Press Freedom

International Affairs Forum logoThe International Affairs Forum continues a worthy annual tradition by commemorating World Press Freedom Day. As ever, it is vital that journalists be able to conduct their work freely, without fear of reprisal. To speak to the ongoing issue, on April 15 @ 7:00 PM IAF welcomes Dr. Courtney Radsch, advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists.

TCIAF protecting press freeedoms graphicDr. Radsch addresses the daily dangers journalists face the world over. She is author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change. As a veteran journalist, researcher, and free expression advocate, she writes and speaks frequently about the intersection of media, technology, and human rights.

The conversation will be moderated by Jacob Wheeler, NMC journalism instructor, editor of the Glen Arbor Sun, and journalist-at-large. This event will be broadcast via Zoom and simulcast on IPR News Radio, WICA 91.5 FM. Join the discussion on April 15!

The 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 and IPR News Radio. Q & A submissions via Zoom only. Find more info at TCIAF.com.

Register Here

Light up the Night

Light up the Night illustrationJoin us for an evening of hope and healing in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event will include flag and chalk decorating, food, goodie bags, a candlelight vigil, and connection with your campus community.

Date and time: April 8, 7:30–8:30 p.m, between West Hall and East Hall

National Crayon Day

National Crayon Day illustrationIn celebration of National Crayon Day, Student Life will be handing out a little treat, crayons, and coloring pages outside of the Cafe in West Hall! Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 31!

IAF event explores intersections between climate change, water & food

IAF climate event announcement graphicWhat interconnects us, across all borders, as much as the essentials of food and clean water? Our global climate may be the answer.

On March 18 at 5 p.m. IAF welcomes J. Carl Ganter, co-founder / director of Circle of Blue, whose “intense focus on water and its relationships to food, energy, and health has created a new model of front-line reporting, data collection, and convening.” Carl and colleagues at Circle of Blue are in conversation with researchers and citizens around the world, on the frontlines of an escalating global crisis that will shape our collective future.

Don’t miss an evening of stunning photojournalism and poignant revelations on climate change, its effects on food production, and on the fresh water that surrounds us.

IAF events are free to students and educators.
Broadcast livestream via Zoom, including Q & A.
More info at TCIAF.com.

Register here.

Book author discusses Native American artist Mary Sully

Book coverJoin Dr. Philip J. Deloria, Harvard University history professor and author of Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract, Friday, March 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. as he discusses his book on the Native American artist and answers audience questions. Dr. Deloria will be introduced by NMC history instructor Mindy Morton.

Dr. Deloria’s book was named a summer reading critics pick by the New York Times.

Tune in to the event here: nmc.zoom.us/j/95782415126.

NMC Virtual Transfer Fair

College logosMarch 16, 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Are you looking for answers about transferring to a university? The Spring 2021 Virtual Transfer Fair is coming soon!

Each day, eight different Michigan universities will be available to provide information about their school, transfer process, and provide answers to questions. Each university will have its own one-hour time slot so there is time to meet with them all!

Visit the Virtual Transfer Events page for a calendar of events and virtual links: nmc.edu/transfer-fair.

Can’t make this event? Many universities are providing additional virtual information sessions both before and after the Virtual Transfer Fair. Save gas, time, money, and stay healthy while you get answers to all your questions about your future transfer plans!

Blackness & Becoming Feb. 20

Saga Boy book coverA conversation between musician and author Antionio Michael Downing and Kaylan Waterman, musician and host of Detroit’s Kumbuka, an annual remembrance of African Americans in the literary arts. Antonio Michael’s new book, Saga Boy; My Life of Blackness and Becoming, is being released in Canada this month and in the U.S. in September. Written, in part, in our own northern Michigan, Saga Boy tells the harrowing story of the 11-year old Antonio Michael’s displacement from the rainforest of Trinidad to the snowy wilderness of Canada when his beloved grandmother died and his subsequent metamorphosis.

Blackness & Becoming promises a captivating conversation between Downing and Waterman, as well as an opportunity for Q&A and audience comment.

Join event hosts the NMC Library and Title Track, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. via zoom: nmc.zoom.us/j/93785985852 (Webinar ID: 937 8598 5852).

Winter Festival

Winter Festival logoJoin Student Life, Student Success, the Student Government Association, Residence Life and other campus groups Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4–8 p.m. on the lawn behind East Hall for an evening of games, prizes and free pizza and hot chocolate in the Hawk Owl Café!


Masks and social distancing required

Black History Month – Spoken Word Poetry Session

NMC Student Life has invited two spoken word poets to perform live via zoom this Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 1–2 p.m. Spoken word poets Jae Nichelle and Quindell Peyton will be performing with a focus on Black History Month, addressing issues that impact their communities, along with bringing a message filled with inspiration and hope,  All NMC students are invited to join this event; they can join via this Zoom link.

Quindell Peyton will perform a piece called ‘This Little Light of Mine’ that metaphorically talks about the light absorbing aspect of melanin and how Black Americans have shined that light throughout our history in this country. Quindell Peyton is from Detroit, and has been traveling through Michigan for six years doing speeches and spoken words at health events, black history events, and leadership conferences in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Pontiac. He writes: “it is truly my dream to inspire people to follow their dreams and the light that shines toward the eventuality of their own lives, despite societal cautions and individual fears.”

Jae Nichelle will perform multiple pieces connected to Black History Month; she focuses a great deal of her work on black womanhood and mental health. With over 50 million views on Facebook and 1 million on YouTube, Jae Nichelle is a viral spoken word artist from Louisiana. Her work has been featured in Best New Poets 2020, and she’s been winning poetry slams since she was 16. She has shared: “my guilty pleasures include crop tops, taco bell, and starting projects that I’ll never finish.”

IAF hosts national security expert Karen Greenberg Feb. 18

IAF event invitation graphicThe International Affairs Forum presents Outlooks on US National Security with Karen Greenberg at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Greenberg is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law and author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State and The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days. She is a renowned expert on national security, terrorism, and civil liberties whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Mother Jones, and on major news channels. She is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Join the discussion about national security challenges facing the Biden-Harris administration.

For more information and to register for this virtual event, go to TCIAF.com.

Suggested donation $10 for non-members. Free to students and educators.

Financial Aid Virtual Fair Feb. 24

February 24, 5:30-7 p.m.

Enrollment Services at Northwestern Michigan College is pleased to offer a virtual financial aid fair for current college students, prospective students, and parents. This is open to anyone, regardless of which college they are planning to attend.

The fair will consist of three 20-minute virtual sessions with questions and answers following each session. Attendees are welcome to come and go at any time to catch a topic of interest.

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

Register for the webinar here.

Playing for Change: A Conversation with Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke

Playing for Change logoTuesday, Feb. 23, 3–4 p.m.

Join Mark and Whitney as they bring people together with the global power of music! Watch and listen to how the Playing For Change Foundation is creating positive change for marginalized youth in diverse communities through music and arts education. Find answers on how PFC has partnered with musicians such as Jason Mraz, Billie Eilish, Maroon 5, Ringo Starr, Sara Bareilles, Ziggy Marley, Becky G. Lucas Nelson, and others to promote global understanding!

Check out a sample video here: playingforchange.com/theweight/.

Join the program here: nmc.zoom.us/j/2278162174.

Sponsored by NMC International Services and Service Learning

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.