Pizza with the President

Pizza and sliceTake a study break! Power up with free Pizza!

Join NMC President Nick Nissley for Pizza with the President at Noon Wednesday, April 27 in the Innovation Center near the Hawk Owl Café.

Art Night

Art Night posterCome paint, draw, color, doodle, on a big canvas and we will hang it up in West Hall!

Art supplies will be provided. See you there!

NMC Pride Mixer

The NMC Pride student group will hold a Pride Mixer Thursday, April 7 at 6–8 p.m. in room 106 in the Innovation Center. We will have games and other activities. All students are welcome!

For more information, please contact Denny at

Passport to Puerto Rico

Rafael HernandezThe Passport Student Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures through the experience of NMC students.

Hear Rafael Hernandez, a culinary student at NMC, talk about life and culture in Puerto Rico 12:30–1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 in West Hall Innovation Center Rm. 106. Empanadillas will be served, made by Rafael from his grandmother’s recipe.

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

Light Up the Night

Join us Tuesday, April 19 from 7:30–8:15 p.m. for an evening of support and solidarity for survivors of sexual assault here on campus. There will be free food, poetry reading, personal testimonies, a vigil and more! Meet outside of the West Hall Innovation Center and East Hall.


Movie Viewing

Movie showing graphicJoin the Student Life Office Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Hall Innovation Center in room 104/105 for FREE food and a movie viewing in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month!

OptiMize Workshop

Representatives from the OptiMize program out of the University of Michigan will be on campus after the Transfer Fair Tuesday 3/15 to help students learn more about the opportunities it can offer, whether or not you wish to attend Univ. of Michigan.

If you could change something in the world, what would you change? OptiMize is a community of people helping students turn ideas into impact. Networking, social impact, entrepreneurship, transfer and funding are just some of the opportunities available through optiMize. For more information & examples of their work, visit their website here:

Join us in West Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to learn more!

Theater of War’s ‘The Nurse Antigone’ Screening

Nurse Antigone illustrationIn collaboration with English and Health Occupations faculty members, NMC Library will host a screening of Theater of War’s upcoming production, ‘The Nurse Antigone‘ on Thursday, March 17, at 5–7 p.m. in West Hall 106/107.

We will watch the performance (it begins at 5 p.m.) and subsequent panel discussion, and also hold our own informal local conversation to follow for any who are interested.

Pizza will be provided.

Please share with any interested faculty, staff and students!

Transfer 101

Transfer 101 graphicDo you plan to transfer after NMC and don’t know where to start?

Stop by this workshop in West Hall 104 on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. with our advising partners from the University Center. They’ll be going over important details for transferring to a four-year college after NMC.

It’s also a great way to learn more about what is offered here in Traverse City!

Voter Registration Drive

Vote buttonThe League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area (LWVGTA) will offer voter registration on campus Wednesday, March 16 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the West Hall Innovation Center lobby. NMC students, employees and the community are welcome.

Self Care Event

Self care event graphicInterested in journaling but don’t know where to begin?

Join us in West Hall on Thursday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where you can grab a free journal and information on how to journal!



Travel on a Budget Workshop

Travel Workshop illustrationThinking about traveling for Spring Break and want some tips for a budget friendly adventure?

Get expert tips from world traveler Success Coach Marina on Tuesday, March 15 from 3–4 p.m. in West Hall Rm. 123 and leave with a plan and snacks for your journey!

IAF event to address populism, Germany’s new perspective and Russia’s war in Ukraine

IAF logoOn Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. the International Affairs Forum engages with Jeff Rathke, president of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, to discuss German and European reactions to the war in Ukraine, the rise of populism, and Germany’s new role.

Jeff RathkeRathke (left) served 24 years as a Foreign Service officer, dedicated primarily to U.S. relations with Europe. He was deputy chief of staff to the NATO Secretary General in Brussels. In Washington, he was deputy director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs. He was a Weinberg Fellow at Princeton University. He also served at U.S. embassies in Dublin, Moscow and Riga, which he helped open after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Join IAF on March 17 for a robust discussion moderated by John Zachman, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern Michigan College. The virtual event will include public Q & A.

This program is free to current students and educators. There’s a $10 suggested donation for the general public.

Register here for this virtual event:

Holi Celebration!

Holi celebration illustrationWe are so excited to be celebrating Holi on campus this year!

We will start the day Wednesday, March 16 with a 1 p.m. Lunch & Learn where Sarah Montgomery-Richards will give a brief history and overview of the Hindu festival celebrating the start of spring while we enjoy some Indian food for lunch. Then at 1:30 p.m. we will move our celebration outside with the traditional color throwing! We will listen to Bollywood music, throw colors, and enjoy some time together as a community!

Join us for the whole event or stop in whenever you can! We cannot wait to celebrate with you!

If you are participating in color throwing, please make sure you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

Seeing Each Other as Human Again

Ratio Christi event slideA captivating lecture, “Seeing Each Other as Human Again” will be given by Abdu Murray at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in Scholars Hall 109. You may have noticed that the world has become alarmingly polarized. From politics, to religion, to social issues, we have come to see those who disagree with us as the enemy and even less than human. Is there a better way to engage in dialogue without compromising our convictions? Can we engage in debate without hate? Abdu Murray offers ways forward from a Christian perspective.

Abdu is an international speaker and author on the intersections of the Christian and the questions of culture. He is the President of Embrace the Truth International and the author of several books including Saving Truth – Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World, Grand Central Question – Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, and his forthcoming More Than a White Man’s Religion – Why the Gospel Has Never Been Merely White, Male-Centered, or Just Another Religion. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim until a nine-year historical, philosophical, theological, and scientific investigation pointed him to the Christian faith.

Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Abdu lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife, Nicole, and their three children.

This event is sponsored by Ratio Christi at NMC. For more information email or visit


Not Just April event graphicLove water bottles and coloring pages? Join us in West Hall for a FREE water bottle and coloring pages promoting sexual assault prevention and mental health awareness!

This event will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact the Student Life Office at (231) 995-1118 or with any questions.