GLMA nuclear opportunities brief

GLMA nuclear opportunities seminarHave you ever wondered what it would be like to work aboard a nuclear powered ship? On April 9, Captain Delaney will be hosting an informational seminar on nuclear opportunities in room 211 of the Great Lakes Building. The discussion begins at 1430 with plenty of time for Q&A. Feel free to leave early for class at 1500, or to arrive once your class gets out at 1500.

Student Connect: International Tea

International Tea spring 2024Join the International Services and Service Learning Department as we sample unique teas from around the world while getting together in a casual setting to make connections.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 9:15–10 a.m., in the Student Lounge outside the O100 offices in the Osterlin Building (#3 on the Front Street Campus Map).


Generative artificial intelligence (AI) in education

Generative AI in education NMC GVSUGrand Valley State University is hosting a free community event in partnership with NMC where experts will share their experience with artificial intelligence in education.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked significant interest in the academic world, dominating headlines and becoming a focal point of academic discussions. A prevailing concern is that students may exploit AI to complete assignments and write papers. Instead of perceiving AI as a threat to academic integrity, it is crucial to acknowledge its potential as a tool and remain open to the possibilities it presents for enriching education. By adopting a forward-thinking approach, educators can leverage AI to complement traditional teaching methods, fostering a more dynamic and effective learning environment.

The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Register at to attend in person or join the livestream. Those joining in-person will meet in Room 07 (lower level) of the NMC University Center.

Spring jazz concert with guest artist Jim Cooper

NMC Jazz spring concertImmerse yourself in the joyful exuberance of the NMC Jazz Bands under the direction of trumpeter and educator Joshua L Wagner on Saturday, April 20 in the Milliken Auditorium. This concert will feature vibraphonist Jim Cooper as soloist with the Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Big Band, and a special Jazz Combo that will be performing works by Jim. The concert will feature a vibrant mix of music genres, showcasing each band’s versatility. Expect an evening filled with rhythm, melody, and harmony that will leave you spellbound.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. with a brief intermission.

Tickets at the door are $13/advance $15/door for adults, $8/advance $10/door for seniors and free for NMC students with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased at Exact change cash purchases at the door are appreciated, Contact the NMC Box Office line at (231) 995-1340 for questions or assistance in purchasing tickets.


Area libraries invite fruit lovers to talk with chef & author Abra Berens

Michigan Notable Book Tour Abra BerensThe Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library and Traverse Area District Library (TADL) will host author and chef Abra Berens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the McGuire Community Room at the public library on Woodmere Avenue. The speaking engagement is part of the Library of Michigan’s 2024 Michigan Notable Books Author Tour. 

Berens, currently farmer and chef at Granor Farm in Three Oaks, started cooking at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, co-founded Bare Knuckle Farm in Northport, and has collaborated with Farm Club in Leelanau County. She currently serves on the advisory board of NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

Abra Berens will discuss her latest cookbook Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit; recently selected as a Michigan Notable Book for 2024. In addition to highlighting recipes using fruits of the northwest lower peninsula, Berens will discuss challenges and opportunities related to area agriculture and food production.

At the April 11 event at TADL, students of NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute will recreate both sweet and savory recipes from Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit for attendees to sample.

For more information about this free event celebrating a Michigan author, contact NMC Library at (231) 995-1064 or

The 2024 Michigan Notable Books program and Author Tours are made possible by the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit and

Light Up the Night

Light up the NightLight up the Night is an evening of awareness and solidarity surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment. Join fellow NMC community members at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 for a vigil honoring and empowering survivors of sexual assault. Attendees will meet in room 106/107 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center. The event is open to students and employees. Refreshments and crafts will be provided.


Drop-in speed coaching

NMC drop-in speed coachingAre you planning to attend the Walk-in Wednesdays with the advisors? Finish your semester strong and see a coach too! The Student Success coaching team is hosting drop-in speed coaching to help with study tips, time management, organization skills and stress management!

Drop-in speed coaching will be available on:

Wednesday, April 3
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, rooms 124 & 125

Gala to Give: The Garden Gala

Dress up and enjoy a night of glamour, laughter and entertainment at the second annual Gala to Give. Organized in 2023, Gala to Give was created by NMC students for the NMC community. It’s a time to celebrate achievement, perseverance, and the sense of community that makes NMC great! 

NMC Gala to Give

This year’s event, The Garden Gala, brings together students from across campus and features performances from Audio Tech students and refreshments provided by the Multicultural Student Club. The Garden Gala is a unique opportunity for students to plan and execute an elegant event, using creativity and imagination to create a very special evening. During the gala, there will be dancing, refreshing mocktails and drawings for raffle prizes (tickets available for purchase during the event),

The Garden Gala will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in the Dennos Museum Center. Tickets are limited and all proceeds raised will be designated for the NMC Food Pantry. Tickets are $10 for current NMC students and $30 for guests, alumni and NMC employees. Sponsor packages are also available.
Purchase tickets and become a sponsor at

Women in Marine Tech event

Women in Marine Tech event NMCThe Marine Technology Society is hosting a Women in Marine Tech event from 4–6 p.m. on Friday, March 15 in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, room 106/107. Female industry leaders will speak about their experiences in the field. A catered dinner will be provided.

Northwest Food Coalition to host ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser on April 28

Empty bowls fundraiserThe Northwest Food Coalition of local food pantries, including NMC’s Food Pantry will hold its annual “Empty Bowls” fundraising event from 1–3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the Howe Arena in Traverse City.

Proceeds from the event will support the Farm 2 Neighbor Program which provides fresh produce and proteins to NFC member pantries such as our own NMC pantry. This program allows us to stock fresh items like greens, root crops, eggs, and chicken from local farms.

The theme of this year’s event is Artful Hearts: Brushing Away Hunger, and it’s a great chance to turn out to support both regional food access efforts and local agricultural producers in a collaboration that makes a positive impact on the daily lives of many NMC students. Visit the Northwest Food Coalition’s website to purchase tickets, or to learn about volunteer opportunities related to this event.

NMC Nursing program informational sessions

Pre-nursing students are invited to attend an informational session on Wednesday, March 6 in room 104/105 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center on NMC’s Front Street Campus.

Representatives from Admissions will discuss the steps to be accepted into NMC’s Nursing program such as applying to the program, registering/taking the HESI exam as well as what courses are included in the program.


Holi celebration

NMC Holi Celebration 2024NMC will host their annual Holi celebration on Tuesday, March 19. Holi is a Hindu festival that originated in India but is now celebrated in different communities all over the world. Holi is a time for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the new changes that spring brings! 

The celebration begins with a Lunch & Learn session at 12:45 p.m. in room 106/107 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center. NMC Religions professor Sarah Montgomery-Richards will give a presentation about tradition of Holi celebrations. Jim Bensley from International Services will discuss the NMC Global Endorsement and study abroad opportunities and Alex Walsh, of NMC’s Multicultural Student Club, will talk about the Persian festival of Nowruz.

Lunch will be provided compliments of the Hawk Owl Café, who will be serving Indian cuisine. Attendees should stop by room 106/107 during 12:15–12:40 p.m. to get their meal ticket before picking up their lunch.

Color-throwing will follow the Lunch & Learn at 1:30 p.m. in the Cherry lot.

This event is open to the community and all ages are welcome.

Questions? Email

Thanks to Student Life, Marcus Bennett and DEIB, and International Services and Service Learning for making this annual event possible.

IAF Global Hotspot | Israel-Palestine: Conflict in Context

Joshua MeltzerNorthwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum continues its 30th season on Tuesday, March 19 in the Dennos Museum Center. Join IAF for AI & Global Cooperation: What’s Happening & What’s Next featuring Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. Meltzer will discuss why generative AI matters, how government policy can address new risks that AI exposes, as well as economic potential for scientific discovery, and potential competition with China.

Meltzer’s research focuses on international economic relations and the intersection of technology and trade policy. Along with Cameron Kerry, he co-leads the Forum on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)—a multi-stakeholder dialogue with government officials from the U.S., EU, Canada, the U.K., Singapore, Japan, and Australia, as well as AI experts from industry and academia. He also leads the USMCA initiative, which focuses on how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) can strengthen international cooperation in North America.

The March 19 in-person event at the Dennos Museum Center is open to the public and available to livestream online. Admission is $15 per person. Admission is free for all students and educators. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with the program following at 7 p.m.

For in-person tickets, online tickets, and all event details, visit

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CMU Education Open House

CMU Open House at NMCThinking of transferring to Central Michigan University after you graduate from NMC?

Representatives from CMU will be at NMC’s Front Street campus from 4–6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in room 123 of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center. Stop by to learn more about the programs they offer at their satellite campus in Traverse City, their main campus in Mt. Pleasant and online.


Hope springs blood drive March 19

Versiti Blood is bringing the big pink bus to NMC’S Campus again in hopes of changing lives one donation at a time! 

They are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Cedar lot. Those who donate will receive a $10 e-gift card.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

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

For questions, contact Kristi Hallett at or Susan Street, Senior Representative of Versiti, at

True Self Prom

True Self PromBreak out of your cocoon, and spread your wings! Come to the True Self Prom Saturday, on March 16 from 7–9 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center (#1 on the campus map) and dance with us! Everyone 18+ is welcome! Semi-formal attire. Light refreshments will be provided.

FREE for NMC students and $5 for non-students.


For more information or questions, email

Hosted by NMC Pride

Navigating healthcare careers

Grand Valley State University healthcare careersJoin us for hot cocoa and conversation!

Meet representatives from Grand Valley State University in the atrium in the Health Science Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21 to learn more about clinical and non-clinical career options in healthcare.