MCO Faculty Conversations on OER

Faculty are invited to attend the 2019 MCO Faculty Conversations Series. Each session allows featured faculty to provide an overview of how they are using OER in their classrooms, what they are using, adjustments they made, challenges and opportunities along with a question and answer time. They are held on the Zoom platform and last one hour (noon to 1:00 p.m.).

Register for your preferred session below:

  • January 28, 2019: Economics Featuring Christian Nelson from Bay College 
  • January 29, 2019: Public Speaking Featuring Claire Sparklin from Washtenaw Community College
  • January 30, 2019: Abnormal Psychology Featuring Susan Harvey from Delta College
  • January 31, 2019:  Calculus I & II Featuring Matt Boelkins form Grand Valley State University and Larry David from Washtenaw Community College
  • February 1, 2019: Physics Featuring Rod Price from Kellogg Community College
  • February 4, 2019: Sociology Featuring Jean Ramirez and Aliza Robison from Lansing Community College
  • February 5, 2019: Social Work  Featuring Lisa Blackford from Northwestern Michigan College

Support Students One Bean at a Time!

Throughout the month of January, the NMC Foundation is a recipient of the Beans for Bags project at Oryana Natural Foods Market. It’s easy to support student scholarships at Oryana this month, simply:

1. Shop at Oryana in January
2. Bring your own bag(s)
3. Put one bean per bag in the NMC Foundation jar at the Customer Service counter

We’re supporting NMC students as they pursue their educational dreams at NMC one bean at a time!

New Year, New Look for the Website

Happy New Year NMC! 

In the past few days we launched a new look for nmc.edu. This was a great team effort with a lot of input from students and employees. The goal was to help make it easier for potential students to take action from the homepage. While not a total redesign, the relaunched site has a new look and feel. There may be a few kinks to work out in the beginning. Please let us know if you see something that might need a tweak. And as always, we welcome your feedback.
 
Thanks,
Your PR, Marketing and Communications Team

Sad News

Jack Ozegovic, instructor in NMC’s Fine Arts Department for over 20 years, passed away December 15. He was 86 and a resident of Lawrence, Kansas at the time of his passing. Read his obituary here.

From Glenn Wolff:

“I have learned sadly that we lost another very fine artist and elder yesterday. Jack Ozegovic, a great friend and mentor to me and many others, created the Printmaking department at Northwestern Michigan College back in the ’60s. Learning intaglio and lithography in that studio under his patient instruction, then working as his assistant, had a profound influence on me as an artist. He was also wise enough to boot my ass out the door after two years, insisting I go on to art school, when I was wavering about leaving. It was a true full circle honor recently to be hired by NMC and take over teaching that printmaking class. Thank you Jack. I will strive to do justice to that wonderfully analog shop that you created.”

From Paul Welch:

“Jack Ozegovic, Norm Averill, and I (right to left) were the beginning of the NMC Art department in the early 1960’s. We hired Jack from Gettysburg College, to develop the printmaking program at the college. It was his efforts and others who saw the major growth of the fine arts in the 1960’s and ’70s. Eventually, because of fine arts expansion, the art program moved into the Bauhaus designed Shirley Okerstrom Fine Arts Building on the campus. Jack is gone but not forgotten.”

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!

Congratulations to NMC’s Student Life team, winners of the 2018 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and the coveted contest trophy!

The winning submission was determined via applause-o-meter at the NMC Holiday Party Friday, Dec. 14. Other outstanding entries included the Business Office, Dennos Museum Center, Extended Education and the University Center! We’re already looking forward to NEXT year!

Intramural Basketball

Season starts Sunday, January 27 for six weeks. Two games per week played Monday – Thursday. At 2:10, 3:10 or 4:10 p.m. or the new time offering Sundays 9:10, 10:10 p.m. 

All players must be current NMC students! All teams must be co-ed! At least one female player must be on the court at all times or you will play short. Female points count double.

Mandatory Captains’ meeting and Sign-up Deadline:

  • Thursday, January 24 at 5 p.m. in the PE Lobby.
  • Registration forms are located throughout campus or pick up one at the Fitness Center in North Hall. Turn in rosters to Steve Dixon at the Fitness Center or bring them to the mandatory captains meeting.

For more information or questions, please call Steve Dixon at 995-1379

Sponsored by N.M.C. Student Life/Student Activities and N.M.C. Physical Education, Sports and Recreation

Don We Now Our Worst Apparel!

Do you and your team have the style, swagger and seasonal spirit to rock an ugly sweater? Will last year’s champs, the NMC Foundation, win the coveted trophy, and the bragging rights again this year? There’s only one one way to find out! 

Send the best of your worst to publicrelations@nmc.edu by 5 p.m. Thursday, December 13. Still photos only, no video submissions please.

The winning team will be decided via applause-o-meter at the NMC Employee holiday party December 14 at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

 

Remember to RSVP!

Our annual Holiday Party is less than 2 weeks away! Final count is due THIS FRIDAY, 12/7/2018, so please RSVP if you haven’t already and plan to attend. You may use the link in the invitation you received by email on November 20, or click here.

Promote Your NMC Initiative on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is the global day of giving back that takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 27, the NMC Foundation will be encouraging alumni and community members to make a gift to their passion at NMC. 

You can promote your program or passion by sharing our emails and Facebook posts with your audiences and asking them to give to your favorite NMC initiative! Be sure to “Like” the NMC Foundation on Facebook to share posts. Please contact Annual Giving Specialist, Katharine Zurek, with any questions at 5-1030 or kzurek@nmc.edu.

Changes to the Google sign-in interface coming soon

 

Starting November 27, we’ll make some small changes to the appearance of the Google sign-in page. These follow changes made earlier this year, which updated the sign-in page to match the Material Design principles used in other Google products.

Specifically, you might notice outlines around some entry fields, and changes to the spacing and styling of other text on both the web and mobile screens. The changes will start to take effect on November 27 and may take up to two weeks to reach all users. 

The image to the right depicts the sign-in page that will start rolling out on November 27.

For further questions, please contact the NMC Technology Help Desk at 231-995-3020 or nmc.edu/help.

New NMC Promotional Toolkit

NMC’s Public Relations, Marketing & Communications department has launched a new promotional toolkit for NMC employees to use when promoting their NMC-related programs and events. The toolkit includes photo galleries of featured NMC programs, students and facilities, slideshow templates in Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint formats, a guide to promotional items like pens buttons and note pads, and other items. Find it online at nmc.edu/toolkit.

Fred Laughlin’s Retirement Party is Dec. 3 at Lobdell’s

On behalf of the GLCI staff and faculty and the local American Culinary Federation Chapter, we invite you to join us to celebrate Fred‘s 26-year career at NMC and to wish him well as he moves on to another chapter in his life:
 
Monday, December 3
5-7 p.m.
Lobdell’s, A Teaching Restaurant at the Great Lakes Campus
Enjoy refreshments, appetizers and a cash bar. 

Three-Volley Salute to Veterans on Monday 11/12

Colleagues:

Out of respect for our campus community and in light of shootings that have occurred around the nation, I wanted to inform everyone that a Three-Volley Salute will be performed as part of the NMC Veterans Day Activities. It will commence shortly after the flag is raised on Monday, November 12, between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

The Three-Volley Salute, accompanied by the playing of Taps, is performed in honor of veterans/soldiers who are no longer with us. This is a coveted ceremony for our veterans as they honor all those who came before them, served alongside them, and gave their lives in the line of duty. These are blank rounds (gun powder in a copper casing) with no actual bullet being fired. For more information on the origin of the Three-Volley Salute, please see the attached document, provided by Scott Herzberg, NMC Military & Veteran Services/Advisor.

On behalf of all NMC veterans, please accept my sincerest gratitude for your support and continual understanding. We hope you’ll join us on Monday as we observe Veterans Day!

Tim

Timothy J. Nelson, President
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (231) 995-1010

Origin of the Three Volleys

The practice of firing three rifle volleys over the grave of a veteran, and at other honor military-related ceremonies, originated in the old custom of halting the fighting to remove the dead from the battlefield. Once each army had cleared their dead, it would fire three volleys to indicate that the dead had been cared for and that they were ready to fight again. Three volleys fired has become a tradition to mean the dead have been cared for. It has evolved into a military salute for the deceased serving their country. Firing the three volleys is one of the highest honors to give a deceased military veteran.

NMC Marijuana Policy

NMC students, faculty, and staff:

I thank all of you who exercised your right to vote yesterday in our country’s mid-term election.  In Michigan, voters approved the recreational use and possession of marijuana covered under Proposal 18-1 and it will become law ten days after the Secretary of State certifies the election and changes the state law regarding marijuana possession in Michigan.

Please be aware of the following:

Proposal 18-1 does not change NMC policies or federal laws.  The use, distribution or possession of marijuana by students, employees or any person on college property or at college events is prohibited.

Using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  NMC must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  As a recipient of federal funds, NMC takes measures to combat the use of drugs and alcohol.

Violating NMC policies may be grounds for discipline up to and including dismissal.  Thank you for continuing to adhere to college policy and federal law.

Sincerely,
Timothy J. Nelson, President

Innovation Grants are due December 1

The deadline for the spring semester’s round of Innovation Grant applications is December 1. Applications must be submitted to your area Vice President by this date.

It is strongly recommended that you discuss your proposal idea with your Vice President before developing the full proposal. VPs do have the authority to reject an application but can also provide valuable feedback to help develop great proposals that are more likely to be successful!

Find more information about innovation grants here: nmc.edu/about/foundation/about-the-foundation/grants/. Or check out the quick links on the NMC Foundation’s home page at nmc.edu/foundation

Please note that ALL applicants are required to do a 5-minute presentation for the committee plus plan 5 minutes for Q&A.