Long Night Against Procrastination

Long Night Against ProcrastinationThe library’s finals studyfest returns! Join us on Thursday, April 27 from 4 p.m. to midnight for a night of camaraderie and commiseration and get the fuel and support you need to knock out your final assignments and exam prep.

Librarians, Success Coaches, and Writing Center staff will be on hand to help, and we’ll have snacks, as well as a pancake bar from 6–8 p.m. hosted by Student Success. Hope to see you there!

BSN informational session

Davenport University is hosting an informational session at NMC’s University Center, room 209 on Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. for students who are interested in earning their BSN.

Topics covered will include:

  • Recognition of your NCLEX-RN license and Associate of Nursing with NMC
  • Flexible course offerings
  • Financial Aid Consortium Agreement that allows attendance at both schools concurrently

If you have questions, please contact Zach Whitaker, Campus Director and Nursing Advisor, at zwhitaker@davenport.edu or (616)732-1180.

Passport to Mexico

Jose Reynoso-MazoyThe Passport Student Lecture Series is a chance to explore other cultures through the experience of NMC students.

Join us as Maritime student Jose Reynoso-Mazoy talks about life and culture in Mexico on Wednesday, April 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, Rm 106/107. Attendees will get to make homemade tortillas, sample fresh pico de gallo and other Mexican treats.

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

Audio Technology Open House

Come and visit Founders Hall, home of the NMC Audio Tech program! We are hosting an open house on Friday, April 14 from 3-10 p.m.

All are welcome to come and see our recording space, mix rooms, and live-streaming setup. Aspiring musicians and music lovers are encouraged to stop by and check out what students in the program have access to year-round: guitars galore (electric, acoustic bass guitars, even a baritone!), Steinway B grand piano, hi-fi professional grade speakers, 4K Blackmagic cameras, and more!

Check us out in Founders Hall on Main Campus, next to the Health and Science Building and behind the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center!

Spring 2023 volleyball tournament

Spring Volleyball Tournament

Campus Life is hosting a volleyball tournament on Monday, April 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rajkovich Physical Education Center. This tournament is open to all NMC students, staff and faculty. The deadline to sign up is April 16. Maximum of 6 players per team.


For questions, please contact Marcus Bennett at mbennett@nmc.edu

Spring 2023 Health Forum of Northern Michigan

Health forum flyerJoin us for a free community discussion related to adult mental health in Northern Michigan presented by GVSU Traverse City and NMC. Panelists from across the community will share information and local resources related to this important topic to care for our community.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (7:30–9:30 a.m.)

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30–8 a.m.
  • Program Start: 8 a.m.


The Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College
715 East Front St,Traverse City, MI 49686

This event is free and open to the public. For more info and to register, go to gvsu.edu/hfnorthernmich/.
Registration deadline is Monday, April 10.

The Health Forum of Northern Michigan is offered in the fall and spring of each year. It is a collaboration between the GVSU Traverse City Regional Center and Northwestern Michigan College. It is supported by a planning committee of community leaders in the Grand Traverse area. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Michigan.

Self-defense workshop

self-defense workshopJoin us to learn self-defense techniques from a local martial arts instructor on Friday, April 7 from 10-11 am in the Rajkovich Physical Education Center (Gym). This event is free and open to all NMC students.



Questions? Email bhanbury@nmc.edu

Nursing program informational session

NMC nursing program

Join the upcoming Nursing information session on Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center Room 106/107 to learn more about the pathways to a career in nursing. Representatives from Admissions and the Director of Nursing will cover all three nursing program requirements and the ADN application process. Current nursing students will be there for a Q & A and our university partners will also be available to discuss BSN programs.


IAF to host former U.S. Ambassador to Oman to discuss Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran and more

International Affairs ForumNMC’s International Affairs Forum continues on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium with a discussion on the evolving dynamics on the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen and more. IAF will host Ambassador (ret) Greta C. Holtz for this in-person event with livestream available.

Greta Holtz headshotAmbassador Holtz served 35 years as a career diplomat with extensive experience in the Middle East region. Holtz served as Senior United States Coordinator for Operation Allies Refuge in Qatar from August-October 2021 and as Chargé d’affaires in Qatar from June 2020 until April 2021. She was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and she was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) to the Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from 2017-2019. She served as the United States Ambassador to Oman from 2012 to 2015.

Jack Segal International Affairs ForumJack Segal, a former senior U.S. diplomat and former IAF Board co-chair, will moderate the discussion. Segal served in the U.S. Embassy in Israel as counselor for political/military affairs during the first Intifada and the Gulf War. In the Clinton administration, Segal was the National Security Council director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and served 10 years as senior political advisor to the NATO Commander where he was responsible for Afghanistan policy. He is an active instructor at NMC Extended Education on a variety of global affairs topics.

The event at Milliken Auditorium is open to the public and will be available to livestream, including a public Q & A. The event includes a welcome reception with appetizers from Food Arabia at 5:30 p.m..

In-person tickets are required and available for purchase at TCIAF.com or at the door for $15 per person. Attendance for students and educators is free. Registration is required to livestream.

For in-person tickets, livestream registration, and all event details, visit TCIAF.com.

Student Connect: International Tea

Join 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.

International Tea flyer

The event is Wednesday, April 5, from 9:15–10 a.m., in the Student Lounge outside the O100 offices in the Osterlin Building (#12 on the Main Campus Map).

Lunch and learn: Summer travel hacks

Are you ready to pack your bags and travel? Join us for a delicious lunch and learn on Tuesday, April 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, room 123. Space is limited; registration is required.

Summer Travel Hacks
Marina Call, former tour director for student groups across Europe, will share her travel hacks and help you plan your summer travel. She will also give you a sneak peek at NMC study abroad trips for 2024 and ways to live abroad while making some cash!

This event is hosted by the Student Success Center and International Services and Service Learning.

Don’t miss out!


Student Connect: International tea

Join 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.

International Tea flyer

The event is Wednesday, March 22, from 9:15–10 a.m., in the Student Lounge outside the O100 offices in the Osterlin Building (#12 on the Main Campus Map).

Spring soccer tournament

The NMC Soccer Club is hosting a 6-on-6 indoor soccer tournament to raise funds for new goals on Sunday, March 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Rajkovich Physical Education Center. Soccer tournament

Cost is $10 per person or $50 per team. Individual players and spectators are welcome to attend.

If you have questions, please contact Isaac Dedenbach at idedenbach@nmc.edu.

Test Your Cliteracy

Test your Cliteracy

NMC Voices is hosting Test Your Cliteracy on Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, room 104/105. Stop by for an evening of female anatomy trivia, games and to test what period cramps feel like using a simulator.

Questions? Email bhanbury@nmc.edu.

March Madness basketball tournament

NMC March Madness basketball tournament

NMC Campus Life will be hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. This tournament is open to all NMC staff, students, and faculty and will be held in the Rajkovich Physical Education Building. 


    • All players must sign a waiver before play.
    • Rock/Paper/Scissors To Start.
    • One timeout per game.
    • Ball must be checked by opposing team player before each possession.
    • No more than 3 team members from each team on a court at a time, substitutions can only be done during a stoppage of play.
    • Change of possession must begin at top of key (three point line).  Ball must be returned to 3-point line in a change of possession following missed basket.
    • Self-officiated contests, no free throws. Defense calls the fouls.
    • Made shots inside the arc will count as 2 points, outside the arc will count as 3 points. 
    • No more than 4 persons max on each team. Once on a team, you are on that team for the duration of the tournament.
    • No profanity or fighting will be allowed. Student Rights and Responsibilities policies apply.  
    • Poor sportsmanship will mark with opponent free shot; second leads to disqualification.
    • The first team to 21 wins.


    • First Place: $25 Gift Card for each team member (maximum of 4 team members)
    • Second Place:  $10 Gift Card for each team member (maximum of 4 team members)


If you have any questions please reach out to Marcus Bennett at mbennett@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1401. 

A Night of Stars talent show

The Democratic Party Club and the Audio Tech Club are hosting a talent show featuring NMC students on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Scholars Hall, room 217.

Talent Show

Join us for entertainment, food and beverages! It is free and a fun time for all who show up!


GVSU Physician Assistant program preview day

GVSU physician assistant photoAre you interested in finding out more about GVSU’s Physician Assistant program? Come to the PA program preview event in Traverse City on Friday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with the PA program director, the chair of admissions for the PA program, a representative from the College of Health Professions Student Service office and current GVSU PA students. We will answer any of your admission and/or program-related questions and provide a tour of the facilities used by the PA program.

This event is open to anyone interested or curious about the PA program and will be held at the NMC University Center in room UC 09.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Career Fair March 2

NMC Career Fair

Students and community members are invited to the 17th annual NMC Career & Employment Fair, in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works and Networks Northwest. The event will be held on March 2 from 3-6 p.m. (2:30 p.m. opening for veterans). 80 regional businesses will be looking to fill seasonal, part-time, full-time and internship positions, as well as network with the community. Resources will be on site the day of the event to assist with career counseling, veteran services and resumes. Attendees will also be entered to win raffle prizes!