Flu Clinic Oct. 19 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Flu Clinic will be Thursday, October 19 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Health Services LB106. Just walk-in, no appointment necessary. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to be most effective, so immunize now. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends the flu vaccine for EVERYONE who wishes to reduce the chances of getting the flu.

 

  • Students-$15
  • Faculty and Staff-$20
  • No cost to NMC insured.

Cape Dorset Print Sale

Since the 1960’s NMC has hosted the Annual Cape Dorset print sale, first with Bernie Rink at the Library and then at the Dennos Museum Center. This year’s Print Collection features the work of 15 artists and has 30 images.

The prints are on exhibit now at the Dennos and the sale will take place SaturdayOctober 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the museum. There will be a reception prior to the sale. For more information contact the Museum Store at 995-1586 or ttarnow@nmc.edu

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair

The Annual Dennos Museum Center Holiday Art Fair will take place in the museum: 

  • Thursday, October 265-8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 291-5 p.m.

50 artists will be featured at this art fair designed to give you a head start on holiday shopping. Admission is free. NMC Staff, Faculty & Students receive a 10% discount at the sale and in the Museum Store, PLEASE tell the clerk at the time of the transaction that you receive the discount.

Questions contact the Museum Store at 995-1586 or ttarnow@nmc.edu

 

 

 

Be a Hawk Owl Hero: Raise money for your student group AND support NMC!

Is your NMC student group looking for a way to raise money? 

Members of your group can volunteer to help the NMC Foundation at select events throughout the school year. In return, the NMC Foundation will reimburse your student group for the amount of time each of your members volunteered. You will earn $10/hour for your student group.               

Upcoming Activity: HAWK OWLS SAY THANKS (HOST) Booth

  • Activity includes: Explaining a thank you letter writing activity to NMC students and passing out t-shirts.

Dates, Times, Locations: 

  • Tuesday, November 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hawk Owl Cafe (West Hall)
  • Wednesday, November 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Osterlin Library

For more info, contact Katharine Zurek, Annual Giving Specialist at kzurek@nmc.edu or 231-995-1030. Or, sign up here.

NMC students aim to fill local food pantries

NMC students aim to fill local food pantries

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College students are leading an effort to fill local food pantries before the holiday season. The business communications students are working with the Northwest Food Coalition (NWFC) for the fifth annual Food for Thought food drive October 18- November 18.

The NWFC identifies 22% percent of families in the five-county region as being food insecure, or lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The group serves more than 500,000 meals a year to address that need. The Food for Thought Food Drive is a semester long experiential learning project that collects donations on behalf of the coalition, and enhances students’ professional communication skills.

For the first time, students will also collect food for a new NMC Food Bank. NMC staff and students created the pantry after noting an increase in food insecurity among students. The Minus 5 Project identifies that in a class of 40 students, as many as 5 could be food insecure.

Community members can help by donating non-perishable food and personal hygiene items in Food for Thought collection barrels at the following NMC locations October 18- November 18:

  • Main Campus: Osterlin Library, West Hall and the Health and Science Building
  • Aero Park Campus: Parsons-Stulen Building
  • University Center Campus

Tom’s Food Markets will be accepting donations from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., October 21- 22 at its East Bay, West Bay Interlochen and 14th Street locations. The public is invited to bring donations to the S.T.E.M. Exploration Day at NMC’s Parsons-Stulen Building 11 a.m.–3 p.m., November 18. The community can also make financial donations to support the pantries at any of the events or on the NMC Foundation website.

Anyone who donates at least 5 items or $5 will be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses.

Release date: October 17, 2017

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC Instructor
kmcdonald@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1059

Hunter Krecow
Director of Marketing NMC’s Food for Thought
krecowh@mail.nmc.edu
(231) 620-3716

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Upcoming NMC Jazz Band Performances

  • Thursday, October 19: NMC Jazz Big Band, 8 p.m., West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, free
  • Thursday, October 26: NMC Jazz Lab Band, 8 p.m., West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, free
  • Saturday, December 2: NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com and at the door.

Aviation open house

Aviation open house

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to an open house in the Parsons-Stulen building to celebrate the 50th anniversary of aviation at NMC. Check in at the welcome table for tours. There will be staff on hand for tours and information, and refreshments in room 101.

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Stephanie Carpenter Fiction Reading

Please plan to attend a fiction reading by Traverse City native Stephanie Carpenter, whose short story collection won the 2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and will be published this month.

Carpenter will read from her new book, “Missing Persons” Oct. 13 at Dutmers Theater in the Dennos Museum from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with light refreshments to follow.

Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Michigan Tech. Author George Saunders wrote a blurb for her book, Missing Persons, in which he described the collection as, “Inventive, magical, compelling, and strange in just the way life and people are strange. Stephanie Carpenter is a rare and wonderful talent.”

NMC Soccer Club Informational Meeting Oct. 23

There will be an informational meeting October 23 at 5 p.m. in room LB 105 of the Biederman Building for those interested in taking part in the NMC Soccer Club. Any and all students are welcome. The club offers both recreational and competitive opportunities.

Age of Consequences documentary and panel discussion Oct. 25

NMC’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization working to pass federal legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is partnering with the International Affairs Forum to present a screening of the documentary, The Age of Consequences, about the national security risks of a changing climate. It has just been confirmed for October 25, 6:30 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Major General Michael Stone of the Michigan National Guard and Major General Michael Lehnert USMC (ret.) who is an SVA board member living in our area now.

Many people aren’t aware of the broad consensus among national security experts and our military leaders that climate change is a threat multiplier that will put our armed service members at increasing risk. Secretary of Defense Mattis said “I agree that the effects of a changing climate — such as increased maritime access to the Arctic, rising sea levels, desertification, among others — impact our security situation. I will ensure that the department continues to be prepared to conduct operations today and in the future, and that we are prepared to address the effects of a changing climate on our threat assessments, resources, and readiness.”

Finally, the CCL’s work has had great success building support for climate solutions in Congress because they approach every congressional office from a place of appreciation and respect. In fact, our own Congressman, Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman, just announced that he joined the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus. You can read here about how the local CCL chapter involved Traverse City Central high school students in that effort.

Intramural Volleyball Sign Up

Spike Time!

Season starts Wednesday, November 1 for six weeks.

  • Two matches per week played Mon. – Thurs. at 2:10, 3:10 or 4:10 in the Gym
  • All teams must be Co-Ed!
  • Six players on court, at least 3 must be female

 Team Sign-up sheets available at:

  • Sports and Recreation Office – Gym (PE 102)
  • North Hall or East Hall Front Desk

Mandatory Captains’ Meeting and Sign-up Deadline:

  • Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 pm in the PE Lobby

 

For more information call Steve Dixon at 995-1379.

Sponsored by NMC Student Life/Student Activities and NMC Physical Education, Sports and Recreation.

 

 

 

Open Recreation Schedule – Fall and Spring Semesters

 

Northwestern Michigan College
Sports and Recreation

Open Recreation Schedule 2017-2018

 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

12:00 PM

         
 

Basketball

 

Basketball

   

1:00 PM

     
       

2:00 PM

         
           

3:00 PM

         
           

4:00 PM

Current NMC/University students/Faculty/Staff:

For more information

 

Free with NMC ID

please contact:

5:00 PM

Community members:

   
 

$6.00 daily rate or 15 visits for $60.00

Steven Dixon

6:00 PM

         
 

Volleyball
Fall Semester

   

Phone: 995-1379

7:00 PM

   

Email: Sdixon@nmc.edu

         

8:00 PM

         
 

Volleyball
Spring Semester

Basketball

 

Basketball

 

9:00 PM

   
     

10:00 PM

         

Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner Nov. 10

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Great Lakes Great Chefs dinner benefiting NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

The Nov. 10 evening begins at 6 p.m. with sparkling wine and a raw bar on the Great Lakes Campus catwalk, then moves to Lobdell’s : A Teaching Restaurant for five amazing courses and a spectacular view. Guest chefs working in collaboration with GLCI students include GLCI alumni Stephanie Witala (S2S), Katie Ianni (Executive Pastry Chef, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa) and Ed Sura (Executive Chef, NoMi, Park Hyatt, Chicago); as well as Chef Joseph George (Kingsley Enterprises) and Chef Rob Sargent (Stafford’s Hospitality, The Pier).

Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling (231) 995-1021.

Proceeds from this event will be used to bring talented chefs and individuals from the culinary world to the Great Lakes Culinary Institute to teach and work side by side with students. Join us for a great night of food and wine presented by the Great Lakes Culinary Institute and Superior Foods.

Flu Clinic

Health Services will be open Tuesday, October 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by Biederman Building, room 106 and get your flu shot.

 

  • $15 for Students
  • $20 for Faculty and Staff
  • No cost for NMC insured

GLMA hosts Women on the Water conference Oct, 26-28

GLMA hosts Women on the Water conference Oct, 26-28

TRAVERSE CITY — U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities Linda L. Fagen will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Women on the Water Conference hosted by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Women on the Water Cadet Club Oct. 26-28.

Maritime cadets (students) travel to Traverse City from the seven academies across the country for the opportunity to learn more about the unique career. A broad spectrum of maritime officers, human resource directors, industry representatives and government officials will participate as speakers, on panels and in workshops to assist future mariners on their professional development and career options.

The conference will include a video welcome from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and remarks from Maritime Administrator RADM Mark H. Buzby. GLMA will also host concurrent prospective student admissions sessions.

Women on the Water, (WOW) was founded at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in 2007 to support women entering the maritime industry and promote professionalism. Chapters now exist at academies from California to Canada. The conference rotates between academies.

A complete agenda is available here.

Release date: october 5, 2017

For more information:

Judy Druskovich
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
jdruskovich@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1200

 

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Giving Tree Program for NMC and University Center students

The NMC Foundation has once again joined forces with the Student Life, Student Financial Services, and Public Relations & Marketing departments to offer support to NMC and University Center students during the holiday season. If you are a student who is struggling to provide holiday gifts and winter essentials for your family, you may apply for support from the Giving Tree program.

Applications will be reviewed by committee; only 50 applicants will be selected to participate. Of those selected, faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers will provide gifts for each individual listed on the family application.

Please note that applications must be returned to Founders Hall on Main Campus by October 23, 2017. Applications can be returned in-person, by mail, or email. Please see the form linked below for details.

 

Download the application form here »

10th Annual Freshwater Summit

The Watershed Center is proud to announce the 10th Annual Freshwater Summit to be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hagerty Conference Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. The Freshwater Summit is a conference of environmental professionals and engaged citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region.

Select topics include meteotsunamis in the Great Lakes, the FishPass project on the Boardman River, swimmer’s itch, and harmful algae blooms.

Registration is available online at gtbay.org. Cost is $35/person or $15/student and includes lunch. For more information, contact ccrissman@gtbay.org or (231) 935-1514, ext. 1.

The Freshwater Summit is organized by The Watershed Center, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inland Seas Education Association, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Grand Traverse Conservation District.

Award-winning growth in study abroad participation

Award-winning growth in study abroad participation

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has been recognized as a Generation Study Abroad (GSA) leader by the Institute of International Education for more than doubling student participation in study abroad experiences in three years.

NMC was one of approximately 30 schools among 800 GSA institutions worldwide to already achieve its commitment to double student participation in study abroad before the end of the decade. The GSA initiative was launched in 2014, when NMC sent 36 students overseas. In 2016 NMC sent 74 students abroad and ranked 12th in the nation among community colleges for short-term study abroad.

“We are honored to be receiving this award and know it would not have been possible without the dedication of participating faculty and financial support from the NMC Foundation,” said Jim Bensley, executive director of International Services and Service Learning, who will accept the award at an IIE conference in Washington, D.C. next week.

Ensuring that learners for success in a global society is one of NMC’s strategic directions. In 2018 NMC expects to send students to study abroad in six destinations, including South Africa, India, Ireland, Costa Rica, Italy and Indonesia.

Release date: September 27, 2017

For more information:

Jim Bensley
International Services and Service Learning
jbensley@nmce.edu
(231) 995-2527

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