On-Campus Jobs

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • Science Lab Assistant
  • Tutor
  • White Pine Press Writer (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press Advertising Salesperson (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press Staff Photographer (Independent Contractor)
  • White Pine Press – Staff Designer
  • Grounds

Pure A Cappella Concert

The 6th Annual Pure A Cappella Festival will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium. Enjoy a wonderful evening featuring multiple a cappella groups from the Grand Traverse Region.

Part of the proceeds from this event are donated back to NMC to fund scholarships and financial aid for the NMC Children’s Choir. Tickets are $13 and available at mynorthtickets.com

NMC’s Spring 2017 Transfer Fair is March 14

Over 25 university representatives will be on NMC’s main campus on Tuesday, March 14 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 the Health & Science Building lobby on the main level.

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 and a list of questions to ask at a transfer fair is available at nmc.edu/student-services/advising-center/college-visits.html

See you there!

Advising Staff

GVSU Walk In Advising Day and Health Care Programs Showcase

Grand Valley State University will have an open Advising Day for all students. Please join us on March 15 between 10 a.m.and 6 p.m. at the NMC University Center in room 06. Representatives from advising, admissions, financial aid, study abroad and the library will be available to answer any questions.

That same day, between 10 a.m. and noon, learn more about the career-building degree programs available from Grand Valley State University in Traverse City. Our Health Care Showcase in University Center room 217 will feature representatives from undergraduate programs such as: Liberal Studies, Allied Health Science (which both CAN BE designed for PreOT, PrePT, PrePA, & PreMed), and Nursing, as well as graduate programs such as: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Social Work, and Occupational Therapy.

Nominate today: Faculty Excellence Award Deadline is March 17

Have NMC instructors made a difference in your life? Could “dedicated”, “innovative” and “excellent” be used to describe them? If you are looking for a way to recognize the impact an NMC teacher has had on your learning journey, please consider nominating that teacher for the Faculty Excellence awards. Faculty are truly honored to be nominated for these annual awards. 

This is the highest teaching honor awarded at NMC and nominations can only come from students.

Nominations are due by March 17 and can be submitted here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YGV7XJN

Initiated by a contribution from longtime NMC benefactors Harold and Imogene Wise in 1970 and first awarded to a full-time faculty member in 1971, recipients are chosen by a student selection committee, and award criteria includes teaching excellence, rapport with students, innovation in the classroom and a sense of dedication.

 

Career Counseling & Major Exploration

The Advising Center has professional advisors on staff to help you explore and decide on majors and possible careers! Visit us in the Osterlin Building to make an appointment or learn more about how we can help you decide on a major or career. Deciding on a major or career means less time spent taking courses you may not need in the future! Visit or call us at 995-1040 to get started!

Nominations are open for the Foundation Excellence Awards!

Please take a moment to honor an outstanding NMC employee or team through the annual Foundation Excellence Awards program.

The Foundation Excellence Awards promote exemplary service to students and clients and recognize the dedication to and demonstration of NMC values. Tell us about how you or someone you know has demonstrated innovation and thoughtful risk taking in their work. Or, has demonstrated exceptional stewardship of resources entrusted to us. Or, is exceeding expectations and exhibiting foresight by helping to prepare learners for the future.

Remember, multiple awards may be granted annually, and the recipients are announced at the Retirement and Recognition Reception in April. All college employees are eligible for this award — and we’d love to hear from you!

Any member of the faculty, staff, community, or student body may nominate a person or group for the award by completing a nomination form and submitting it to the NMC Foundation office by Friday, March 10.

Download the nomination form here »

On-Campus Jobs

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • President’s Office Assistant;
  • Science Lab Assistant;
  • Tutor;
  • White Pine Press Writer (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press Advertising Salesperson (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press Staff Photographer (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press – Staff Designer;
  • Maritime Assistant-Student Employee – Engine;
  • Grounds;
  • Switchboard Operator

NMC Career Fair

Students and the public are invited to NMC’s eleventh annual Career Fair, set for 4-5:30 p.m. March 2 at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus.

Employers from professional and occupational fields will be recruiting for career-track positions, seasonal and entry-level opportunities, as well as internships, service learning and networking opportunities.

Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, bring resumes and be prepared to talk to local employers about open positions/opportunities. On-site interviews are possible, at the discretion of the employer on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click here for information to help you prepare for the Career Fair.

NMC Career Success Coach Andrea Hentschel is available to help get ready for the event. To schedule an appointment email or call (231) 995-3024 for assistance with resumes, interview pitches and general preparation for the career fair.

More than 70 employers (such as Munson Health Care, Hagerty, TCAPS, Britten and Oryana) are scheduled to participate. For the most updated list as well as more information, visit nmc.edu/careerfair.

What’s Your Plan?

What classes are you taking next semester? What do you have left to finish your degree? When will you graduate? Did you know ALL of these questions can be answered with an academic PLAN? NMC has an online tool, available through MAP that helps you PLAN your classes for all future semesters. Check it out by logging into MyNMC and clicking on the MAP icon, then selecting the Plans tab. You can create possible plans or meet with an advisor to help you. This tool is great for all students – regardless of program of study or transfer plans! Check it out and make sure YOU have a PLAN!

 

Is America in Retreat? Film premiere benefits AWQ team

Is America in Retreat? Film premiere benefits AWQ team

TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Michigan will get a preview of a new documentary, Is America in Retreat? at a benefit premiere screening set for 6 p.m. March 6 at the State Theatre. Admission to the film and filmmaker Q & A to follow is free but donations will accepted to help send Petoskey high school students to the national Academic WorldQuest competition in Washington DC in April.

The International Affairs Forum, sponsor of AWQ, is presenting the film, based on the book, America in Retreat by Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Wall Street Journal, as an opportunity to discuss the U.S. role in the world from a non-partisan perspective. It will air on PBS stations March 24.

“This film goes beyond politics to look at U.S. foreign policy strategy in the world. American action or inaction abroad – it all has huge ramifications,” notes IAF Co-Chair Karen Segal.

Since WWII, the United States has been at the forefront of a Pax Americana – a period of relative peace guaranteed by U.S. military might. According to the film producers, including Leland-based Executive Producer Tom Skinner, today that peace is threatened from multiple directions: Ambitious and aggressive foreign policy by China in Asia, Russian territorial claims and occupations in Eastern Europe, and deteriorating conditions in the Middle East. More than half of Americans polled today believe we should “mind our own business.”

“Our documentary explores those questions with Bret, other foreign policy scholars and political and military leaders,” Skinner said. 

“Whether or not you agree with every aspect of the film, it does an outstanding job of laying out the issues which the audience can then discuss after the film,” Segal said.

Petoskey won the regional AWQ competition Feb. 3. Made up of four Juniors, the team has been competing in AWQ since they were freshmen. They won this year with the highest point score ever awarded in the competition organized by the IAF and NMC.

Release date: february 13, 2017

For more information:

Karen Segal 
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064
jsegal_kpuschel@yahoo.com 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Mark your calendars for Honors Convocation and Commencement

Save the dates!

Be sure to mark your calendars to attend these two important events recognizing our outstanding students and graduates!

Honors Convocation will take place Friday, May 5 with the reception starting at the Dennos Museum’s Sculpture Court at 4:45 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at the Milliken Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

Commencement will be held Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Traverse City Central High School. The public is invited to attend, or can watch the ceremony streamed online here.

If you have any need for a new cap/robe/hood, please contact Lisa Krupp-Wilmeth at 5-1048.

Hope to see you there!

On-Campus Jobs

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • President’s Office Assistant;
  • Science Lab Assistant;
  • Tutor;
  • White Pine Press Writer (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press Advertising Salesperson (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press Staff Photographer (Independent Contractor);
  • White Pine Press – Staff Designer;
  • Maritime Assistant-Student Employee – Engine;
  • Grounds

Human Trafficking Conference Free to the Community March 10

NMC Student Life and Students United for Gender Rights (SUGR) present a FREE Human Trafficking Conference on Friday, March 10.

Human trafficking is a local issue that requires our attention. This all-day conference will prepare attendees to recognize the signs, and learn ways to get involved to stop trafficking.

Join us for presentations from noted guest speakers including Grand Rapids based advocate Theresa Flores, founder of the SOAP Project. The conference is open to the community and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hagerty Center; check in will begin at 8 a.m. Food will be provided; pre-registration is required.

Pre-register here »

Nursing Students – Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the opportunity to attend a two-part event on Thursday, February 23.

  • At 3:30 p.m. in Osterlin Room 113, the Advising Center Team will help you create an academic plan for your nursing program.
  • At 4:30 p.m. in Health & Science Room 114 the Director of Nursing Programs will present information about the competitive application process and take questions from students about Nursing Program courses and experiences.

Check your email for details and to sign up!

Taste of Success

Taste of Success

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 24 Taste of Success, the largest annual fundraiser for students at NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

Patrons will enjoy a strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine and craft beers, all prepared and served by culinary students. An online auction with unique options such as private parties and restaurant dinners will be offered in conjunction with the event.

The 2016 Taste raised $87,000. GLCI Director Fred Laughlin said the funds raised by the event, first held at the Park Place Hotel in 1994, are vital to many students.

“The event goes a long way to showcase the talent of our students and providing them with needed funds to continue their education,” he said.

The Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College is designed to provide rigorous and concentrated study for students planning careers in the rapidly growing food service industry. The program’s main emphasis is to prepare students for entry-level chefs and kitchen management positions. It is accredited by the American Culinary Federation, one of fewer than 200 U.S. colleges to receive that distinction. Students are eligible to become ACF Certified Culinarians upon graduation.

Tickets are $100 each. Table sponsorships are also available. Buy online at www.nmc.edu/tasteofsuccess

Release date: february 1, 2017

For more information:

Paris Morse
NMC Foundation
pmorse@nmc.edu 
(231) 995-2822

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination