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 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

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

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

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 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!

Holi celebration

On Wednesday, March 8, International Services and Student Success will host a Holi celebration. 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! 

Holi Celebration

The even will start with a Lunch & Learn from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center room 106/107. Sarah Montgomery-Richards will give a brief history and overview of the festival. The Hawk Owl Cafe will be preparing tandoori chicken thighs and tandoori braised tofu. Both dishes will be served with lemon-herb basmati rice, Indian spiced root vegetables, grilled naan (bread), and a cucumber-yogurt dipping sauce. Lunch will be provided for free to all who attend the Lunch & Learn session. 

The celebration will conclude with traditional color throwing in the Cherry Lot from 1:30-3 p.m. We will listen to Bollywood music, throw colors, and enjoy some time together as a community!

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



“Library of Things” collection will launch with Game Night March 2

Game NightCome play games to celebrate the library’s brand new “Library of Things” collection! Join us in the library on Thursday, March 2 from 6-9 p.m. to try out a new board game or play a familiar favorite. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and all games and other items in the “Library of Things” collection will be available to borrow at the end of the event.

Our newest collection embraces a broader notion of the kinds of resources libraries can steward for their communities. Games, knitting needles and therapy lamps are among the items that will soon be available to borrow, along with specialized equipment related to the college’s academic programs such as a portable audio recorder (Audio Tech) and a cardiac stethoscope (Nursing).

We’d also love to hear from NMC students and employees about “things” they’d like to see added to the collection. Hope to see you there and bring a friend—the more the merrier!

Alvin Hall: A road trip through America’s haunted racial past

Join the National Writers Series for an evening with Alvin Hall, author of Driving the Green Book. Alvin Hall wrote Driving the Green Book, an account of a 2000-mile journey across the country, using the Green Book as his guide to help him understand the experience of African Americans through the 1960s.

Alvin Hall NMC Driving the Green Mile

He will be talking about his experience at the City Opera House on Thursday, February 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music and the event starts at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing. The Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has purchased tickets for the event. Please get in touch with Marcus Bennett if you are interested in getting free tickets for the event at (231) 995-1401 or

Learn more about Alvin Hall by visiting


SCARy: A student cybersecurity awareness rally

The Technology Help Desk and Information Security are hosting SCARy: a cybersecurity learning experience on Wednesday, February 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center in rooms 106/107.

SCARy cybersecurity event

The NMC Theater Class will be presenting, there will be activities to learn about phishing, webcam covers, password security, fake scholarship/debt relief and more! There will be giveaways, treats and great prizes like Doordash, Best Buy, and gas gift cards.

Don’t miss this informative event — cybersecurity is incredibly important for you to understand!

International Affairs Forum | India: Asia’s New Superpower

Northwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum continues Thursday, February 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center. Experts will explore India’s economic evolution, domestic politics, and foreign policy in relation to the U.S., China and more. Guests will take questions from both in-person and online audiences. A reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. featuring appetizers provided by the event sponsor, Taste of India. (more…)

Cobot Demonstrations

NMC CobotAirgas, a local supplier for the NMC Welding Technology program, will host Cobot (the newest robotic system) demonstrations at Aero Park Labs on Thursday, February 16 throughout the day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.