Indulge in a Sweet Evening with ‘Chocolat’ 

Chocolat Movie flyer NMC Voices Multicultural ClubJoin NMC Voices and the Multicultural Club for a magical screening of the enchanting 2000 film, Chocolat on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, Room 106/107. Unwrap the layers of this delightful tale that blends romance, humor and a touch of magic in a quaint French village.

Free popcorn and chocolates from Great Lakes Chocolate & Dessert Co. will be served! This event is open to all NMC students and employees. Don’t miss out!

For questions, contact or

Dodgeball tournament

Dodgeball tournament

Campus Life is hosting a dodgeball tournament on Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Rajkovich Physical Education Center (PE Building).

  • Prizes for 1ˢᵗ and 2ⁿᵈ place teams
  • No entry fees
  • Open to all current NMC students and employees
  • Maximum of 5 persons per team 

The deadline to sign up is December 6, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Marcus Bennett at


Study abroad photo contest exhibit

NMC study abroad photo contestStop by the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center during 12–1 p.m. on Monday, December 4 to see the winning photographs from the 2023 study abroad photo contest. Photos from Morocco, Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Guatemala will be on display.

NMC Pride group bake sale

NMC pride bake saleThe NMC Pride student group is holding a bake sale in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center on Wednesday, November 29 from 12–4 p.m. A variety of baked goods, including vegan and gluten free options will be available for purchase. Stop by and show your support! Cash is preferred.

Climate Sisu screening and discussion

Climate SisuJoin us for the “Climate Sisu” documentary and panel discussion on Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m. in the Dennos Museum Center. In addition to viewing the film, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from environmental activists, climate scientists and educators who will provide insights on local resources and community initiatives, allowing us to explore potential solutions for climate resiliency. 

Find more information and to register, visit

Long Night Against Procrastination

NMC Long Night Against ProcrastinationJoin the Library, Writing Center, Student Success and Student Life teams for our end-of-semester finals studyfest on Thursday, November 30 from 4–11 p.m.! We’ll have the fuel and support you need to tackle your exam prep, final essays and projects, as well as a relaxation room and a knitting corner (available from 7–9 p.m.) for when you need to take a study break. We’ll also be raffling off a range of prizes at the end of the night. Stop by for a bit or stay for the duration and take a serious dent out of your finals work pile!

Pizza will be served at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl HarborOn Thursday, December 7, Major General Marsiglia (USAR) will cover the strategic importance of the Pacific Theater in the modern world and the history of the Pacific before and since the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The talk begins at 2 p.m. in Scholars Hall, room 109.

This event is open to the public and is free to all. Seating is limited to 100. First come first serve.

Explore Your Major: Social Work

Explore Your Major Social Work Ferris State UniversityUniversity Center partners from Ferris State University will be in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, room 106/107 on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30 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! FREE Food and swag will be provided.

For questions, contact Kevin D’Alessandro at or (231) 492-6522

Pinecone turkey pop-up

NMC Student Life Pinecone turkey pop-upAre you getting hyped for Thanksgiving yet? Student Life is ready to bring on the holidays and help you create your first Thanksgiving 2023 memory. Our MCAN Coach, Tait Ricks, will be in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center hallway on Tuesday, November 14 from 1–3 p.m. with all the supplies needed to make the most amazing pinecone turkeys in history. Stop by and say hi and create a turkey or two!

8th Annual NMC/GW Walk for Health and Housing

The public is invited to join NMC students and Goodwill Northern Michigan on the 8th Annual Walk for Health and Housing, a guided tour of downtown Traverse City from the perspective of people experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them, departing from NMC’s Great Lakes campus parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The walk is a part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, happening Nov. 11–19, and brings together students and community partners to raise awareness about the increasing affordability crisis in Northwest Michigan. Lasting about two hours, the guided walk through downtown Traverse City illuminates the problems of food insecurity and homelessness. Along the route, participants will stop to hear stories from service providers about their efforts to mitigate these problems in the region. 

The walk is an example of Experiential Learning (EL) at NMC. EL actively engages learners through relevant and ongoing experiences, critical problem solving and reflective practices, bringing us closer to the content, issues and problems of coursework. 

Community partners include the organization National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Goodwill NM, Northern Michigan Supportive Housing, Jubilee House, Housing North, Central United Methodist Breakfast program, Food Rescue of Northern Michigan, Traverse City Police Department, Safe Harbor and the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness.

As this is intended for our entire community, please feel free to invite family and friends. 

NMC’s Great Lakes Campus is located at 715 E. Front St., Traverse City.

Fall 2023 volleyball tournament

Fall volleyball tournament

Campus Life is hosting a volleyball tournament on Thursday, November 16 from 7–10 p.m. in the Rajkovich Physical Education Center. This tournament is gender-inclusive and open to all current NMC staff, students and faculty. Teams must sign up by Tuesday, November 14, 2023 before 11:59 pm.


For questions, please contact Marcus Bennett at or

NMC and Davenport University BSN informational session

Davenport BNS meeting

NMC has joined together with Davenport University to offer a seamless transfer for those interested in advancing thea Bachelor’s in Nursing. Advance your career in nursing with Davenport’s BSN completion program. Join the upcoming informational session to learn how to transfer to Davenport University and earn a BSN in 10 courses. Davenport’s Traverse City team will guide you through the application process and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our faculty experts.

Benefits of completing your BSN at Davenport University include:


Friday, November 10
1 p.m.
NMC University Center, room 15 (located in the basement)


Friday, October 13
1:30 p.m.


Now accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact Zach Whitaker, Campus Director and Nursing Advisor, at or (616)732-1180 for questions.

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IAF brings director of United Nations University “Think Tank on Water” to NMC

Kaveh Madani NMC International Affairs ForumNorthwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum continues its 30th season on Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a talk by Kaveh Madani, Ph.D., world renowned environmental scientist and director of the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, known as the UN Think Tank on Water. Madani previously served as the Deputy Vice President of Iran in his position as the Deputy Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, and as the Vice President of the UN Environment Assembly Bureau, the world’s highest-level decision-making body for matters related to the environment.

Being in charge of the international relations of Iran’s Department of Environment, in his diplomatic role, Madani led Iran’s delegation in different major intergovernmental meetings and negotiations, including the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23).

The event will be held at the Dennos Museum Center and is available to livestream online. Admission is free for students and educators; tickets for the general public are $15. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

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

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Lunch & Learn: Ken Scott Transformation Coaching

NMC Lunch & Learn Ken ScottIn this engaging interactive presentation, Kennith Scott, HeartMath Certified NeuroChangeSolutions Consultant, will guide you to an understanding of how your brain can be memorized into a vision of the future. Advances in technology allow us to observe the brain in action and one of the biggest outcomes of this technology is a greater understanding of how the brain works, but this understanding is not a discovery, successful individuals have been using this capability of the brain without the scientific understanding for hundreds or thousands of years. The evidence of the brain’s power to create is all around us and in this presentation, you will start to build a model you can use to leverage the greatest technology the world has ever known, your human brain!

Pizza and beverages will be provided by the Experiential Learning Institute. The Lunch & Learn will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 1–2 p.m. in room 226 of the Parsons-Stulen Building at NMC’s Aero Park Campus.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at NMCThe NMC Ambassadors are hosting the annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 26 from 6–7:30 p.m. 

The Student Life Office and Student Ambassador team are hosting Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 26 from 6–7:30 p.m. in the Cherry Lot across from the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center. NMC students and their families as well as community members are invited to trick or treat that evening.

Students may also participate in the event by signing up to be one of the vehicles that lines up to hand out the candy that evening. Participants handing out candy should pick a theme, dress the car (and/or themselves) in the theme. You will also need to provide your own candy. Vehicles are asked to be in place 5 p.m. that evening.

Sign up to dress up your trunk and hand out candy

Please contact the Student Life Office at (231) 995-1118 if you have questions.