Constitution Day hero

Hawk Owl logoThank you to Social Sciences Instructor John Zachman for hosting a Constitution Day event to celebrate the 235th anniversary of the foundational document. Democracy in a Politically Polarized America: How Can We Find Common Ground? will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Osterlin Building. Beginning at 10 a.m., you can also register to vote in the Osterlin Building Lobby, through  the League of Women Voters.


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NMC Information Security

Hawk Owl logoThank you to NMC’s Information Security team for their ongoing efforts to keep NMC’s networks safe, and for training NMC employees on how to spot phishing attempts and other digital threats. At a time when other colleges have been knocked offline by phishing, malware and ransomware attacks, the team’s vigilance is much appreciated.


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Hawk Owl Café staff

Thanks to the Hawk Owl Café staff for nourishing the NMC community and congratulations to Matt King for his new role at NMC as the Head Chef of the café.

The students, faculty and staff at the college appreciate having a place on campus to refuel and the variety of affordable, fresh options that are available. The service that you provide makes our lives are a little richer, our brains a little sharper and our bellies a little fuller.

The Hawk Owl Café is open daily from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. View the menu here.


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Upcoming programming from the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and Marine Center

Thank you to Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and the Marine Center for their efforts to close the skills gap in Northern Michigan, helping to position the region as a global leader for freshwater business development and research. Learn more about the important work they are doing by attending the Blue Economy webinar on September 8 and Lakebed 2030: Mapping the Great Lakes Conference from September 28-30.


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Welcome Week Volunteers

Thank you to the many Welcome Week volunteers who will be helping our resident Hawk Owls move in later this week and become adjusted to campus life at NMC as well as the faculty and staff across the college who are working hard to prepare for the beginning of a new school year.

2022 Welcome Week kicks off on Wednesday, August 24. The complete event schedule can be found on the 2022 Welcome Week page.


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Michigan Reconnect milestone

NMC’s Enrollment Services has helped more than 300 adults over the age of 25 return to NMC to finish their degree or start for the first time through the Michigan Reconnect program.

Michigan Reconnect provides free in-district tuition and reduced out-of-district tuition for adults who are 25 years or older and don’t have a college degree or GED.


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BSN Program Development

Kudos to Director of Nursing Tami Livengood and Vice President for Educational Services Stephen Siciliano for their work planning a bachelor’s of nursing degree pathway. Following passage of enabling legislation in July, NMC plans to apply for a $2 million state grant to administer a partnership with one or more four-year universities that would allow students to complete their BSN on NMC’s campus.


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Great Lakes Culinary Institute

Congratulations to the Great Lakes Culinary Institute for a successful summer of Cafe’ Lobdell’s. The Great Lakes Culinary Institute recently received a full seven-year accreditation and “exemplary status” from the American Culinary Federation.

This is the last week that Cafe’ Lobdell’s will be open for the season; don’t miss your chance to grab a tasty pastry or handcrafted drink made by our culinary students. Cafe Lobdell’s is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30–11:30 a.m. Reservations are not needed. 


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Marine Technology Program Faculty and Staff

This week’s Hawk Owl Helpers and Heroes are the faculty and staff in NMC’s Marine Technology program, who have deployed three research buoys so that they can collect data from different sections of Lake Michigan including East Bay that has not previously ever had any measurements taken.

Collecting this data provides students with experiential learning opportunities, actively engaging them through relevant and ongoing experience, while doing the important work of monitoring the Great Lakes.

NMC is the only school in the country that offers a Bachelor’s in Marine Technology, and graduates have a 100% employment rate in the marine industry.


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College for Kids Organizers

This week’s Hawk Owl Helpers and Heroes are the staff members of Extended Educational Services for coordinating the annual College for Kids program and engaging young learners during the summer months. Class topics include science, technology, robotics, creative arts, performing arts, writing, outdoor adventure and more.

Classes kicked off this week and run weekly through mid-August. View the youth catalog to see the complete list of classes offered this summer.


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Organizers of Juneteenth Celebration

This week’s Hawk Owl Helper and Heroes are the organizers of the Juneteenth Celebration which will be held at the NMC Campus in the courtyard area between East Hall and the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center on Sunday, June 19 from 1–5 p.m

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Last year, Congress designated it as a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. 


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Pride Carnival coordinators

This week’s Hawk Owl Helper and Heroes are the organizers of the Pride carnival which will be held at the Dennos Museum Center on Saturday, June 11. NMC is proud to partner with UpNorth Pride for this free event from 11 a.m.—2 p.m. which includes an outdoor art installation, “Unconditional”, plus food, music and other family events.


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Study abroad program coordinators

Jim Bensley and International Services have brought back the study abroad program for the first time since the pandemic began. Fifty students from multiple academic areas are traveling to the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Colombia as part of this year’s program. The study abroad program aligns with strategic goals of future-focused education and institutional distinction and sustainability by offering innovative instructional delivery models and relevant, hands-on educational experiences to empower global learners for the future and expanding global connections for our learners and communities. NMC is committed to providing experiential learning for our students and our study abroad program gives students the opportunity to gain real world experience while developing cross-cultural awareness and learning new perspectives.


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You Made it Possible setup volunteers

The following employees showed the NMC values of collaboration and excellence by simply seeing a need and stopping on Tuesday to help arrange the tent for the 2022 You Made It Possible event:

  • Marcus Bennett
  • Emily Crull
  • Justin Guillard
  • Kyle Morrison
  • Todd Neibauer
  • Chad Schenkelberger
  • Phil Trowbridge
  • Dan Wasson

Each jumped in to help when they saw a need — moving the stage, attaching sides to the tent, arranging tables and chairs. Their collaboration contributed to the success of the event and is a reminder of why NMC is such a great place to work. We appreciate you all and your commitment to excellence!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 


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Outdoor social spaces on campus

NMC Outdoor Social Spaces hammocksThis week’s Hawk Owl Helpers and Heros shout-out goes to Cathy Warner and her English 112 class, which took on improving campus outdoor spaces and seating as an experiential learning project during the spring semester. They successfully wrote for grant funds and received $500 to purchase Adirondack chairs and hammocks for main campus. The Adirondack chairs and hammocks can be found outside of the Innovation Center. Additional hammocks can be checked out from the security desk inside the Innovation Center.

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Thank you NMC retirees!

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Thank you to the 2021-2022 retirees — you have enriched the lives of many throughout your career at NMC and we are grateful for your contributions to our community. The retirees who will be honored at You Made it Possible: 2022 Employee Picnic and Recognition celebration next week are:

  • Barbara Assendelft Adjunct- Criminal Justice (2002-2020
  • David Bajema – Automitive Instructor (2006-2022)
  • Maureen Carlson – Staff – Extended Educational Services (1992-2021)
  • Laura Carmickle – Staff -Information Technology Services (1988 – 2021
  • Samuel Foster – Staff – Systems & LAN Management (2011-2021
  • Shayrrl McCready – Staff – Business Office (1997-2022)
  • Mindy Morton – Adjunct-Humanities (2002-2022)
  • Daniel Murphy – Maintenance Mechanic – (1982-2022)
  • Taoufik Nadji – Adjunct-Physics (1995-2022)
  • Jeff Send – Maintenance Mechanic (1986-2022)

 


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