Non-profits invited to submit design projects

Non-profits invited to submit design projects

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s Visual Communications department invites area non-profit groups to submit graphic design, art direction and new media projects for consideration as pro bono class projects during the spring semester. Submissions are due by January 1, 2018.

Part of the Visual Communications curriculum, the class project is free to the non-profits selected. The goal is a real-world assignment that allows students to interact with clients and exposes them to the commercial printing and production worlds, including film and new media production, creative advertising, graphic design and packaging. Projects will be completed by the end of the spring semester in April 2018. Some projects may be able to be completed before this date.

Potential projects could include logos, brochures, ad campaigns, packaging, graphic design, branding, posters, infographics, announcements, invitations, film, web animations, Flash animations, exhibition design, TV commercials or anything relating to visual communications, commercial art, illustration and film or web design. The department is especially interested in conceptually-driven projects that will offer the students substantial opportunity for interaction with the client and process.

In the past, NMC students have created:

  • The initial design for the “Bay Bucks” local currency
  • Newsletters and brochures for TART Trails
  • Branding for Grow Benzie
  • Streetscape signage and metalwork bridge design for the city of Alden
  • Book design for the Dunes Review literary journal and A Colorful Cast – The Rise of Visual Arts in Traverse City

Images of past projects are available here.

Interested non-profits with valid 501(c)(3) status in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, Kalkaska and Wexford counties should direct questions to Visual Communications instructor Caroline Schaefer-Hills at (231) 995-1334. A brief description of the project and the organization’s needs are required and should be sent via email to cschaefer@nmc.edu by Jan. 1. Non-profits will be notified of status by Jan. 9.

Release date: December 7, 2017

For more information:

Caroline Schaefer-Hills
Visual Communications Department Chair
(231) 995-1334
cschaefer@nmc.edu

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Health Service Holiday Hours

Health Services will be closed from December 16 and reopen January 8 at 9 a.m. If you need refills, please call (231) 995-1255 to schedule an appointment before December 12.

For emergencies call 911, or proceed to the following medical centers:

  • MCHC, 550 Munson Ave – 935-8686
  • Bayside Docs, 501 Munson Ave – 933-9150
  • The Walk-In Clinic, US 31 South – 929-1234
  • Munson Medical Center, 1105 6th St – 935-5000

Good luck on finals!

The Advising Center wishes you great success on your final exams in the coming weeks! Make sure you are registered for Spring semester before this semester is over!

Fall Rental Books Due

Books rented from the NMC Bookstore are due on Friday, December 15, 2017. Can’t remember which books you rented? Email the bookstore at bookstore@nmc.edu and include your student ID, and we’ll get you a list.

Surgical Technology program awarded initial accreditation

Surgical Technology program awarded initial accreditation

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s Surgical Technology program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The accreditation status stands for five years.

The accreditation is the result of an on-site peer review conducted in February by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors, and recognizes NMC’s substantial compliance with the nationally-established accreditation standards. The initial accreditation status will expire on November 30, 2022.

The ARC/STSA will regularly monitor NMC’s compliance with the outcomes assessment thresholds through the program’s annual report.

Surgical Technology is one of NMC’s newest programs. The college awarded eight degrees in May 2017. It is offered in partnership with Munson Medical Center. Surgical technologists are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. They work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

Release date: November 27, 2017

For more information:

April Kesler
Surgical Technology coordinator
akesler@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1275

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Spring Arbor University at NMC

Spring Arbor University will have a display table in the lobby of NMC’s Health and Science Building on December 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring Arbor University allows students the opportunity to complete their bachelors degrees and masters degrees in Traverse City and across Northern Michigan in a format that is geared for working adults. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Management, Nursing, BSW, & Human Services. We also offer MBA, MSW, and MSN (along with the RN-MSN program). Classes are 1 night a week for less than 2 years. We have programs available online, as well. SAU is very VA friendly; it meets 6 out of 7 of the MVAA’s Gold Standards. Ask if you are eligible for a VA discount!

NMC Food Pantry

Want to help distribute food to NMC students and their families? Just sign up using the link below and then meet up in the Advising Center in the library to serve your shift. 

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity. 

Please sign up for Food Pantry Volunteer! 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click here to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Paul Kolak at pkolak@nmc.edu to sign up manually.

Thanks for supporting this cause and helping students get their needs met!

Math Bootcamp

The Student Success Center will be hosting one math bootcamp session over winter break this year. It will run 9 a.m.-12 p.m.January 2-5. The cost will remain $25. 

Students who completed math bootcamp over the summer increased their math placement 1.5 levels on average!

Interested students can call 231-995-2134 or e-mail studentsuccesscenter@nmc.edu to register.

Holiday concerts

Holiday concerts

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC’s performance ensembles will present the following holiday concerts:

Sunday, November 19: NMC Children’s Choirs holiday concert. 3 p.m., Lars Hockstad Auditorium. Reserved seating. MyNorthTickets.com and at the door. (800) 836-0717.

Saturday, December 2: The NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble present Winter Jazz Ensemble Showcase. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors at MyNorthTickets.com and at the door. (800) 836-0717.

Saturday, December 9: The NMC Choirs join the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for “Home for the Holidays.” 7:30 p.m., Lars Hockstad Auditorium. MyNorthTickets.com. (231) 947-7120.

Sunday, December 10 The NMC Choirs join the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for “Home for the Holidays.” 3 p.m., Lars Hockstad Auditorium. MyNorthTickets.com. (231) 947-7120.

Monday, December 11: Hip hop dance performance of “Hip Hop Nature” by NMC dance students. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, free.

Sunday, December 17: The NMC Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers join area choirs for a concert featuring the music of Dan Forrest. 2 p.m., First Congregational Church. Tickets (231) 947-6698.

Tuesday, December 19: The NMC Concert Band presents an evenng of holiday music. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors at MyNorthTickets.com and at the door. (800) 836-0717

Release date: November 16, 2017

For more information:

Jeff Cobb
Director of Music Programs
(231) 995-1338
jecobb@nmc.edu

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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

STEM Exploration Day

STEM Exploration Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is offering a fun and unique way to give back to the community while getting an up-close look at some of the most exciting new technology available on campus.

Students will host STEM Exploration Day from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park campus. The event benefits the Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge.”

Community members of all ages are invited to explore and play with some of the latest equipment from NMC programs including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, aviation flight simulators, welding, hybrid vehicles, 3D printer and interactive robots. LEGO robotics and the Grand Traverse County Police Technology Department will also be available.

NMC’s Computer Information Technology department will also host an Explore Your Major event during the STEM Exploration day. By completing activities on a Exploration Passport, such as building and programming games,  exploring cloud computing and experiencing virtual reality, participants in sixth grade and above can enter a drawing for an XBox One. 

Other activities include face painting, a bake sale, crafts and a silent raffle. Suggested admission is 10 non-perishable food/hygiene items or $5 per person. Products and funds collected will help fill shelves at 51 area food pantries.

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” is a semester-long experiential learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition. 

Release date: november 14, 2017

For more information:

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

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

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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

On-Campus Jobs

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

 

  • Elementary Reading Tutor
  • Grounds
  • Tutor
  • Residence Hall Front Desk
  • Writing and Reading Center Reader
  • 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
  • Writing Reading Center Reader
  • Physics Lab Assistant

Planning to Graduate this year?

Are you close to completing your Program of Study? Have you applied to graduate?

If you are planning to complete a degree or certificate this year, you should submit a Graduation Application to the Records Office. Forms are available here, or in the Records & Registration Office on the main floor of the Tanis Building. You will receive an official audit of your coursework and assurance that you are on track to complete your program as planned.

The Graduation Application should be submitted at least one semester before the semester you anticipate completing your degree or certificate program requirements. Students planning to graduate this Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 should submit this form now!

Submitting the Graduation Application also helps the Records Office when ordering diplomas and planning for Spring Commencement. If you have any questions about graduating, please contact the Records & Registration Office at 995-1049 or records@nmc.edu