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).

John Primer Blues Concert

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM, Milliken Auditorium

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. John Primer is a Chicago Blues living legend.

Tickets are free for NMC students with valid ID (pick them up in person at the Museum), $24 for members, $27 advanced, and $30 at the door by calling the museum at 231.995.1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800.836.0717, or online at

Free Screening of Dawnland

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 PM, Dutmers Theatre

Dawnland presented by Indy Lens Pop-Up (56 minutes)
By Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, Dawnland reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Morsels of Traverse City.

Linda O’Meara Day of the Arts

Saturday, October 6 – Noon-4 p.m.

Visit the Dennos for a day of celebrating the arts. Local partners and artists will be on hand to help inspire your work, whether it’s a drawing, painting, dance, or performance — anything goes! Day of the Arts is the official kickoff event for DRAW NoMI, a local event whose purpose is to encourage making art together. Supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education. The Museum will be free admission for children 17 and under.

Guest Speaker on Great Lakes Pollution Restoration

Dr. John Hartig, Great Lakes Science-Policy Advisor for the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), will present “Restoring Polluted Areas of the Great Lakes” Wednesday, October 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 112 on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to Cathy Jarvi at as seating is limited. Contact Dr. Constanza Hazelwood at for more information.

Designing Tusen Takk – A Modernist Masterpiece

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Milliken Auditorium
Dennos Museum Center

This presentation is a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest architects, Peter Bohlin, discuss the fundamental design principles that underlie his understanding of how great buildings consider the circumstances of the nature of people, places and how we make things.

The designing of Tusen Takk will serve as a means to explore the ideas behind many of the iconic modernist buildings that AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin and his firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson ( have created. Geoffrey Peckham, a photographer and Tusen Takk’s visionary owner and director, will assist in describing Tusen Takk’s past, present and future.

Peter Bohlin was commissioned by Geoffrey Peckham to create Tusen Takk, a spectacular residence with a now under construction artist-in-residence guesthouse and studio located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Leelanau County. Individual artists, one at a time, will come from around the world to Tusen Takk to work for a short period of time. Plans are for collaboration activities to take place at Northwest Michigan College, The Dennos Museum or Leland’s Old Art Building where the Tusen Takk guest artist will share insights about their work with the people of this region.

Tickets are $10 and available by calling the museum at (231) 995-1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800-836-0717, or online at Tickets are free for NMC students with a valid photo ID (pick tickets up at the museum).

Designing Tusen Takk– A Modernist Masterpiece

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in collaboration with the Tusen Takk Foundation will present the world renowned architect and AIA Gold Medal recipient, Peter Bohlin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium. Tickets to the event are $10 plus fees and can be purchased at and or by calling the Dennos Box Office: (231) 995-1055 or 1-800-836-0717. 

The designer of the iconic Apple Stores, the headquarters of Pixar and Adobe and architect for the homes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs plus a roster of significant projects world-wide, Peter Bohlin was commissioned by Geoffrey Peckham, to create Tusen Takk, a spectacular residence with an, now under construction, artist-in-residence compound with living, studio and gallery space on the shores of Lake Michigan in Leelanau County. A place where artists and scholars from around the world will come to work and share their talents with the people of this region.

This presentation is a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest architects, Peter Bohlin. He will discuss the fundamental design principles that underlie his understanding of how great buildings consider the circumstances of the nature of people, places and how we make things.

Transfer Tuesdays

Know a student who plans to transfer? Want them to meet with an academic advisor from their transfer school? We give you: Transfer Tuesdays!

Held weekly on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health & Science Lobby, advisors from colleges at NMC’s University Center including Central Michigan, Davenport, Ferris State, Grand Valley, Michigan State, Spring Arbor, and Western Michigan University will be on hand. A schedule of visiting academic advisors can be found here.