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.

Long Night Against Procrastination: Spring 2022 Mid-Semester Edition

Long Night Against Procrastination event graphicCome to the NMC Library and the 1st floor of the West Hall Innovation Center Wednesday, March 9 from 2–8 p.m. for an afternoon and evening of collaboration, commiseration and camaraderie as we all tackle the mid-semester homework heap.

We’ll have snacks and hot drinks, and NMC’s Student Success Coaches are bringing back the pancake bar from 4–6 p.m. by popular demand!

Come for the snacks and solidarity, stay for the support. Peer study groups, student success coaches, Writing and Reading Center staff, and librarians will all be on hand to help you power through assignments and exam prep.

New this semester, we’ll also have an onsite child care room for kids preK and up to give you some uninterrupted focus time (parents must remain reachable and in the building).

NMC Career & Employment Fair

2022 Career Fair graphicThe annual NMC Career & Employment Fair is coming up on Thursday, March 3 from 2–6 p.m. In partnership with Northwest Michigan Works, 60 area employers will be in attendance looking to fill positions.

The fair, at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, is free and open to students and the public.

For more information and a list of attending employers and available positions, visit

Vision Board Workshop

Vision board graphicHave any new years resolutions you’ve been slacking on or feeling the winter slump?

Join our in-person workshop noon Wednesday, Feb. 23 in West Hall Rm. 123 and make your very own Vision Board to boost your inspiration and motivation!

Bad Art Night

Bad Art Might event graphicPaint, draw, color your worst art piece and win some prizes!

Pizza, drinks and art supplies will be provided!

Completing Your Transfer Plan

Are you planning to transfer to a four-year college or university but not sure where to start?

Join the NMC Advising Center and transfer professionals from the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts for Completing Your Transfer Dream/Plan, a workshop that covers everything you need to know to successfully transfer to a four-year school.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Room 106, West Hall Innovation Center

Spring 2022 Transfer Fair!

Spring Transfer Fair graphicOver 20 university representatives will be on NMC’s campus on Tuesday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with students, staff and faculty about their programs and the transfer process. The university representatives will be Located in: West Hall Innovation Center.

This is your opportunity to discuss transfer requirements and get information on degrees available at a variety of schools without having to travel to each university. Bring your questions and explore your options!

A list of colleges attending, links to their websites and questions to ask at a transfer fair are  available on the Academic and Career Advising pages at

Open Mic

Photo of Open Mic performer Skye MartinCalling all performers!

Audio Tech student Skye Martin will be hosting an Open Mic in Osterlin on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5–8 p.m.