Juneteenth celebration

NMC’s 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 in the courtyard outside of Founders Hall* on the Front Street campus. Food trucks, games and activities will be available. All are welcome. Contact Marcus Bennett at mbennett@nmc.edu for further information.

*In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held inside the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center.

 

IAF completes 30th season with demographics expert on global population, migration

The International Affairs Forum’s 30th season concludes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 with a fascinating presentation by Jennifer Sciubba, Ph.D., President & CEO of Population Reference Bureau, political demographer, and author of 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World. As one of the foremost experts in the field of political demography, Dr. Sciubba’s work argues that “a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration trends points us toward the investments we need to make today to shape the future we want tomorrow.”

Jennifer Sciubba NMC IAF

Dr. Sciubba is affiliated with the Wilson Center and the Hess Center for New Frontiers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, both in Washington, DC. She is formerly a tenured professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. She has studied at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and served as a demographics consultant to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).

This event is sponsored by TentCraft. Books will be available for purchase and signing, provided by Brilliant Books.

The event will be held at the Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center. There will be a welcome reception at 6 p.m., with the program following at 7 p.m. The program is also available to livestream online.

Visit TCIAF.com for event details and to secure in-person & online tickets. Event admission is free for students, educators, and all NMC employees. 

 

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Pride Carnival

NMC Pride CarnivalNMC will host the annual Pride Carnival in partnership with Up North Pride on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at NMC’s Front Street Campus.

The family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature food trucks, games, activities and giveaways. 

 

 

IAF to explore indigenous sovereignty on May 16

Northwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum welcomes Matthew L.M. Fletcher for a hybrid event at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 16 to discuss tribal sovereignty and history.

Fletcher is the Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of federal Indian law, American Indian tribal law, Anishinaabe legal and political philosophy, constitutional law, federal courts, and legal ethics.

Fletcher also sits as an appellate judge for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, and the Tulalip Tribes. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band.

The moderator for this event is Mark Wilson, a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians and former Vice-Chair of the Tribal Council (2014-2022). Wilson serves as Mayor Pro Tem of Traverse City and is a member of the International Affairs Forum Advisory Board.

The event will open and close with a drum ceremony by Dusty Bear, composed of members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

This event is supported in part by grant funding from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

The event will be held at the Dennos Museum Center Milliken Auditorium, 1701 E. Front St, Traverse City, MI. There will be a welcoming reception at 11:30 a.m.. The 12:30 program is also available to livestream online.

Visit TCIAF.com for event details and to secure in-person & online tickets. Event admission is free for students & educators, including all employees of NMC and area schools.

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Dennos Spring Art Market

Dennos Museum Spring Art MarketOn Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Dennos Museum Center will be hosting the Spring Art Market. Engage with 25 talented artists selling work in a range of media from painting, printmaking, illustration, mixed media and ceramics to glass, wood, fiber, and jewelry. Take a museum stroll with mom and enjoy a pianist playing in the galleries. Create a Mother’s Day card with our docents. There is fun for all during this FREE DAY at the museum.

    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Art Market
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Printmaking and ceramic demos throughout the day
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. card making project
    • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pianist in the galleries
    • 12–2 p.m. Coffee and cookies in the galleries (or as long as they last)
    • 2–3 p.m. Special behind-the-scenes tour with the Director

Parking is free in the Dennos Museum Center lot and throughout NMC’s campus.

People Need People blood drive June 4

Donate blood and help save lives!

Versiti Blood Centers is holding another blood drive on campus. The blood bus will be in the Cedar Lot on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 12–4 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome! Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. All donors will receive a free t-shirt. 

 If you want to sign up please click on the link below or call 1(866) Mi-Blood.

For questions, contact Heidi Robinson from Veristit at hrobinson@versiti.org.

Marine Technology Society End of Year Party

NMC Marine Technology Society end of year partyThe Marine Technology Society is hosting a party to celebrate the end of the year on Thursday, May 2 from 4–7 p.m. at the pier at the Great Lakes Campus. Join us for food, games and ROVs! In the event of inclement weather, the party will be held indoors at the Makerspace in the Parsons-Stulen Building.

For questions, contact Shelby Satkowiak at satkow2@mail.nmc.edu.

Success Coaching finals study tables

Need a study buddy for finals? Join the Success Coaching team from 2–5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in room 106/107 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center for study tables! This is a great opportunity to get prepared for finals. Join in on subject area tables with others who might be studying similar material while enjoying light refreshments. Success Coaches will be available to help with study strategies, tips, resources and to answer any questions you might have about other support available on campus. Finals can feel stressful but with some support (and some snacks!) they can feel a little bit easier!

Questions? Email successcoach@nmc.edu or call (231) 995-2828.

NMC Magazine Release Party Open House

NMC Magazine release party

Join the NMC Magazine staff from 3–5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in room 32 of Scholars Hall to celebrate the release of the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 issues.

Magazine contributors and supporters are invited to help us jazz up our office; we’ll be painting the wall bricks! Refreshments will be provided.

Keep an eye out for the award-winning NMC Magazine’s Spring 2024 issue, “Hues of NMC,” coming soon to campus newsstands!

Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council Awards

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council is hosting their annual awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum on NMC’s Front Street Campus. Celebrate with passionate environmentalists and honor their dedication to protecting our planet. David Milarch, Co-Founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, will be the evening’s keynote speaker and NMC faculty member Nick Roster will be receiving an award. The event is free for NMC students and employees. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Marcus Bennett at mbennett@nmc.edu for more information.

Celebrating Inclusion: A Student Q&A

NMC Disability Awareness EventDo you have questions surrounding disabilities? Ever wondered what it would be like to live with a disability?

Hosts Craig Saunders and Gary Holik from Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) will join a panel of NMC students to discuss what it is like to live day-to-day with various disabilities so that attendees can grasp a better understanding of their human experience through life.

The event will be held in the room 106/107 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center from noon to 1:30 pm. on Wednesday, April 24. 

A QnA session will follow their presentation. Boxed lunches will be provided. Open to all employees and students.

This event is brought to you by the NMC Disability Support Office and DEIB Advisory Council.

Block Party

NMC block partyStop by the End of Year Block Bash from 5–9 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in the Dogwood and Chestnut parking lots. Carnival attractions, live music, food and more—the opportunities for fun are endless. Those who wish to participate in rides must register and complete a waiver first. Registrants will receive a bracelet on the day of the event.

This event is brought to you by Campus Life, Audio Tech, Multicultural Club, Residence Life and the East Hall Council.

For questions, contact Marcus Bennett and mbennett@nmc.edu.

NASO pow wow honors 2024 graduates

NMC’s Native American Student Organization will hold a pow wow honoring the 2024 Native American graduates from 1–4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 on NMC’s Front Street Campus. Grand Entry is at 2:30 p.m.

The pow wow will be held under the pines south of the Osterlin Building at 1701 E. Front St. in Traverse City. Admission and parking are free. The event will include food and other vendors in addition to traditional dancing. All tribal vendors from any tribe are welcome. Honorariums are available to the first 40 dancers.

For more information contact Nathan Bootz, NMC’s Native American Success Coach, at nbootz@nmc.edu or (231)436-2411. 

Explore Your Major: Social Work

NMC Ferris State University social work programDiscover the field of Social Work! See how your Social Sciences classes and degree can help you earn a degree and career in Social Work!

Representatives from Ferris State University’s Traverse City campus will be in room 106/107 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center on Wednesday, April 17 from 6–7:30 p.m. to discuss the ever-growing career field of Social Work, the NMC to Ferris State University transfer pathway, internship opportunities and earning potential! 

For questions, contact Lisa Blackford at lblackford@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1294 and Kevin D’Alessandro at kevindalessandro@ferris.edu or (231) 492-6522

Comparative Religion and Interfaith Conference

Students in NMC’s Western and Eastern Religions classes are hosting a conference on Saturday, April 13 in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center at NMC’s Front Street Campus.

NMC Comparative Religion and Interfaith Conference

The Comparative Religion and Interfaith Conference is the culmination of an optional course project that will serve as a way for students to apply their learning of world religions in a way that benefits our campus and local community. The conference aims to increase knowledge and understanding of not only diverse religious and cultural perspectives, but also of some of the ways religion pops up in the world around us. Children’s activities will be available throughout the event except during lunch. This event is free and open to the public. 

Schedule

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Opening session

 

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Buddhist Meditation
Quiet meditation led by local Buddhist leaders.
 
Comparative Religion for Health and Human Services
Hear from professionals in healthcare related fields on religious diversity in their work.
 
Comparative Religion for K-12 Educators
Hear from Dr. Sarah Montgomery-Richards on the ways the academic study of religion can be included in a K-12 setting to promote greater cultural understanding.

Interfaith Panel Q&A
Hear from a diverse panel of local individuals who will share their spiritual perspectives and take questions from the audience.

The Religion and Pop Culture Experience, Pt. 1
Ever wondered about how religion pops up in video games and more? Come explore this topic!

 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Buddhist Meditation
Quiet meditation led by local Buddhist leaders.
 
Comparative Religion for Health and Human Services
Hear from professionals in healthcare related fields on religious diversity in their work.
 
Comparative Religion for K-12 Educators
Hear from Dr. Sarah Montgomery-Richards on the ways the academic study of religion can be included in a K-12 setting to promote greater cultural understanding.

Interfaith Panel Q&A
Hear from a diverse panel of local individuals who will share their spiritual perspectives and take questions from the audience.
The Religion and Pop Culture Experience, Pt. 2
Join us for Part 2 of this topic!
 

For more information, contact Sarah Montgomery-Richards at smontgomery@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1331 and Ceynor Drumm at cdrumm@nmc.edu.

Long Night Against Procrastination

NMC long Night Against ProcrastinationStop by the Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 5–11 p.m. for the the end-of-semester finals studyfest ! We’ll have the fuel and support you need to tackle your exam prep, final essays and projects, as well as a movement room and a craft corner to de-stress with some crocheting and coloring. The Writing Center, Student Success and tutoring teams will be available to provide additional support.

Two rounds of Dino’s Pizza will be provided along with a selection of other snacks, beverages and fun raffle prizes. Stop by for a bit or stay for the duration and take a serious dent out of your finals work pile!

What’s Next workshop

NMC NMU college workshopNMC, in collaboration with Northern Michigan University, will be hosting a workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center room 106/107 for students to learn about the appropriate next steps to take after being accepted as a first year student or transfer student to a college or university.

Topics covered include:

    • financial aid options
    • housing & dining
    • orientation
    • registration & tech access

The workshop is open to NMC students, high school students and community members. Dinner will be provided.

 

Study Smart, Finish Strong: Finals preparation workshop

NMC Student Success finals workshopThe Experiential Learning Institute and Student Success team are excited to present an interactive, “Study Smart, Finish Strong” finals preparation workshop from 12–1 p.m. on Monday, April 8. This will be an interactive lunch and learn for students, focused on understanding the learning cycle and how to apply that knowledge to make a study plan for finals! The workshop will take place in the ELI office (TJNIC 103) and lunch will be provided, courtesy of ELI.