A message of thanks to our NMC family (Video)

Good afternoon NMC family,

As NMC prepares to head into Spring Break following several challenging weeks, I wanted to connect, reflect and look forward with you “in person.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for all of us and we are all working together to build new solutions to keep our students, employees and community safe, while minimizing the disruptions to student learning as best as we can. I hope Spring Break gives you an opportunity to rest and relax (while following CDC guidelines) so you can finish the semester strong.

As a reminder, you can continue to find the latest information on NMC’s response to the pandemic and resources to help you at nmc.edu/coronavirus. There you will also find a feedback form if you have any questions or need help; our response team will get back to you within 24 hours.

Thank you,
Nick

Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College | 231.995.1010

New NMC site makes it easier to find program and course information

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College has launched a new academic catalog website at catalog.nmc.edu that offers more comprehensive and coordinated program and course information and requirements in an easy-to-navigate format.

The new catalog site will serve as a single source for NMC students to find detailed program requirements, course descriptions and course sequence guides, while providing a common location for NMC employees to update information and submit new programs and courses and acting as the college’s official catalog of record going forward.

Over the coming weeks, much of the specific program and course information on the public website at nmc.edu will be redirected to the new site at catalog.nmc.edu, with links to specific program requirements and course sequence guides on the new site from each main program page on nmc.edu. In the meantime, look to the new site first for the most current catalog and curriculum information.

Release date: MARCH 26, 2020

For more information:

Brian Heffner
Director of Academic Affairs
bheffner@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1014

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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

Finals to be held remotely, Commencement postponed

TRAVERSE CITY — As Michigan continues to try and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwestern Michigan College today announced it will not return to face-to-face classes for exams this semester and  will postpone its 2020 Commencement ceremony.

On March 13, NMC canceled face-to-face classes through April 27, the last week of the semester, when final exams are scheduled. Students will now not return to campus for exams. Instructors will make arrangements between now and then and communicate directly with students.

The 2020 Commencement ceremony, originally set for May 2, will either be delayed until August or a double ceremony held in May 2021.

In compliance and support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay home, stay safe order, all NMC’s campuses are closed through April 13. This includes the Dennos Museum and the Hagerty Center. All events are canceled through mid-May, including the NMC Barbecue originally scheduled for May 17. See a complete list of cancellations here.

Release date:

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

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

COVID-19 important updates: Commencement & Spring Semester

Good afternoon NMC community,

Throughout the last few weeks the college has had to make a lot of important decisions quickly in an effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these decisions have been difficult, but the goal remains to keep you safe while limiting the impact on learning as much as possible.

Today we have two new important updates to share with you:

  1. NMC will not return to face-to-face learning this semester and will continue online learning. On March 13, NMC canceled face-to-face classes through April 27, the week final exams were scheduled. Now, students will not return to campus for exams. Instructors will determine details for final exams and communicate directly with students as soon as possible.
  2. Commencement will be postponed. The May 2, 2020, commencement ceremony will either be delayed until August 2020, or a double ceremony will be held in May 2021. We will continue to communicate with you as the situation evolves.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for all of us. Thank you for your patience, as we continue to work together toward solutions to these new challenges. You can continue to find the latest information on NMC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resources to help you at nmc.edu/coronavirus. There you will also find a feedback form. If you have any questions, or need help, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

NMC Public Relations

COVID-19 update for students: “stay at home” order

Dear students:

As our state continues to try and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, today Governor. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay home, stay safe order. To support this effort, and comply with the order, Northwestern Michigan College will extend the closure of all five of its campuses in Traverse City for two additional weeks, through at least April 13.

Virtual instruction of classes are scheduled to continue through April 27. You can also see a complete list of canceled events here. The college will announce a decision on commencement and the remainder of the semester’s activities this week. 

The following NMC services remain closed:  

  • The Hawk Owl Café in the Oleson Center
  • Northwest Grind–Starbucks in Osterlin Library
  • The NMC Fitness Center
  • The NMC Bookstore
  • Osterlin Library
  • Lobdell’s: A Teaching Restaurant
  • The Hagerty Center
  • The Dennos Museum Center  

This is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. We will continue to communicate with you to keep you safe and limit the disruption to learning as much as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your instructor or use this feedback form.

As we get updates and changes, we post them first on nmc.edu/coronavirus. Please check there for the latest information. 

Available resources

NMC has also compiled a list of resources to help you succeed in your studies during this challenging time, which include the following:

COVID-19 update for NMC students

Dear students — Thank you for your flexibility and patience this week, as we have transitioned face-to-face classes to online to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As you know, NMC has closed all campuses through the end of March.

By the end of today, you should have heard from all of your instructors as to how they will deliver their coursework through the end of the semester. If you have not heard from them, first please reach out to the instructor directly. Second, let us know using the feedback form

We understand that the conversion to online coursework is challenging for many of you. Our primary goal is to help you be successful in your current courses and earn the credits you have worked toward so far this semester. In addition, we are currently working on adjusting policies and procedures to help you complete the coursework. This includes an extension of the final date to drop to May 2, 2020. Up to this date you can Drop with Record, which means it will not count in your grade point average calculation.  It will show on your transcript as a W – Withdrawal. Please talk with your instructor about the concerns you have for the class, and wait a week or two before taking any action. The college will be providing a variety of options to help reduce the financial and academic effects of this interruption. Let us know if you have other suggestions using the feedback form.

Available Resources:
NMC has also compiled a list of resources to help you succeed in your studies during this challenging time. These include:

Throughout this public health crisis, NMC’s goal is to keep you, our students, our faculty and staff healthy and safe while minimizing the disruption to learning. This is an unprecedented situation for all of us and there will likely be more changes ahead. We will continue to communicate with you along the way. As we get updates and changes, we post them first on nmc.edu/coronavirus. Please check here for the latest information.

Thank you for your commitment to NMC and your commitment to your own education. We remain committed to you. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Update from the President

Dear NMC Family,

This week we saw the COVID-19 virus continue to spread and the health consequences reach heightened levels. With the shelter-in-place order in the San Francisco Bay Area and the closing of the US-Canada border, the world surely seems a little darker. But, we’ve also seen numerous executive orders designed to keep us safe, and a federal stimulus package that’s designed to fuel an economic recovery. It is also the end of our first week of transitioning from face-to-face to online learning. While everyone might expect that to be an incredible hurdle, our faculty and staff have boldly accepted the challenge. Departments like our Educational Media Technologies have been there to aid our faculty, and Student Success Coaches have continued to support student success by shifting to virtual coaching. Of course it’s not perfect. And, truth be told, we will experience challenges and conflict as we move ahead. But, that’s the good news. That’s a sign that we care deeply and want to get it right for our students.

When the founders of NMC created our college, it was to meet a need. They didn’t have a set of directions, but had to customize our college to serve our community. We share that same entrepreneurial spirit in our DNA today. The characteristic that defines the NMC family, which I am seeing so clearly during this time of unprecedented stress, is our resourcefulness and our possibilitarian nature. We believe that together, we can achieve more than was originally imagined. That has been the role of community colleges in our society – to serve as epicenters of hope. I’d like to share with you how the NMC Family is doing that. Some examples that I’ve seen this past week, that make me so proud.

  • After we closed the campus Tuesday, Library and Learning Services staff set up a system for students to pick up laptops, internet hot spots and lab course materials outside, so that students can have the tools they need to continue their classes. The staff have creatively figured out how to adhere to social distancing recommendations while minimizing disruption to student learning.
  • Similarly, our Student Life staff have found innovative solutions, to ensure that even though campus is closed, our most vulnerable, food insecure students, can have access to our Food Pantry. Student Life staff have bagged up groceries and personal care items for curbside pickup for students in need.
  • Our Residence Life staff are listening to heartbreaking situations, of students living in the campus apartments who have lost jobs and are now unable to pay rent. Staff are responding compassionately and suspending policies to ensure that our students can remain in campus apartments, even when rent goes unpaid, during this crisis.
  • As some students have chosen to leave our dorms, to go home to be with family, I watched our Residence Life staff help these students carry heavy loads to waiting cars. Heavy lifting is being done literally and figuratively by so many in our college community!
  • We are also keeping the business of the college working at this time with increased efforts from our custodial, maintenance and business office staff to ensure our college is safe and our operations continue.
  • Many of our employees and students work outside of the college as first responders – from nurses in the hospital ER to health care workers in locked-down nursing homes. While employees continue to serve our students, they are also serving the health care needs of our community, keeping others safe.
  • Not only are we taking action, we are also listening. An ombudsman virtual office has been established by Student Services, to ensure that student concerns are understood and addressed individually and systemically. This is a great example of seeking ways for the student voice to be heard directly during this crisis.

Yes, it’s easy to see the darkness that surrounds us this week. But, I’d counter, it’s also easy to see the truly ‘above and beyond’ efforts of our NMC family. Our faculty/staff/students are proving that the possibilitarian spirit is alive and well at NMC. Our campus community is being resourceful, flexible, creative, and compassionate as they seek to serve our students and community during this time of great challenge.

I am a believer of the leadership maxim, begin with the end in mind. A staff member reminded me this week, as she looks ahead, asking herself what might come of this, she suggested, “I really think that this time has bigger gifts that will emerge for us all in how we care for each other.” I also believe that we will grow stronger and closer through this experience. So, let’s keep pulling together.

We will overcome.

Nick

Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College | 231.995.1010

All campuses closed at noon March 17, 2020

TRAVERSE CITY — Due to the confirmation of two COVID-19 cases in the region, Northwestern Michigan College today closed all five of its campuses in Traverse City to all but essential employees for two weeks, through at least March 31.

 “Local cases are a trigger event we identified that would necessitate the closing of the college, to be consistent with public health protocols and to ensure campus and community health and safety,” President Nick Nissley said. “All staff, except ‘essential employees’ will be sent home at noon today.”

Faculty are essential employees and will continue teaching their classes virtually, with no course/lab work permitted on campus. On March 13 NMC announced it would shift face-to-face classes to distance learning beginning March 16. That transition is expected to be complete by Friday, March 20. Virtual learning will continue through April 27.

Non-essential employees are considered non-reporting /on call. Nissley assured college employees the closure will not affect compensation.

“No matter how you are categorized, you will be compensated. This includes all part-time and student workers. We will be monitoring the situation and will reassess at the end of March,” he said.

Today’s decision expands steps already taken. The Dennos Museum Center closed March 14 through April 6. Major NMC events for the next two months are cancelled, including the NMC Barbecue originally scheduled for May 17. See a complete list of canceled events here.

“This is an extraordinary step, but working with our partners in health care and public safety, we are convinced it is necessary,” Nissley said.

Stay informed of the latest updates at nmc.edu/coronavirus.

Release date: MARCH 17, 2020

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019 (o)
(231) 392-6082 (mobile)

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

COVID-19 Update – College to close at noon today for two weeks

Good Morning NMC Family,

There is again some breaking news relating to the coronavirus issue here in Michigan. Late last night we learned of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Traverse City. This is a trigger event we identified that would necessitate the closing of the College, to be consistent with public health protocols and to ensure campus and community health and safety. Following the Governor’s executive orders we have made the decision to close the College, effective at noon, today for a two-week period. This includes Main Campus, as well as all campuses and University Center. Additionally, while we will continue to deliver classes via virtual learning, we are cancelling all face-to-face labs. Faculty will communicate directly with their students on how they will deal with such classes. However, they cannot meet face-to-face. All staff, except ‘essential employees’ will be sent home at noon today. While campus is closed and doors will be locked, limited access will be available with your employee ID card if you need equipment or supplies.

We have now divided all staff into one of two categories: ‘Essential’ and ‘Non-Reporting/ On-Call’. If you are an ‘Essential’ employee, you will be told by noon today. Vice Presidents will communicate with supervisors on identifying essential and non-reporting/on-call employees. Supervisors will communicate the way forward reporting schedule and safety protocols for essential employees. A team will then work to develop further details and will communicate with all other employees (‘Non-Reporting/On-call’) on how you will be considered moving forward. The College reserves the right to change or modify your classification at any time based on changing circumstances and need. Be sure to monitor your NMC email for further information.

No matter how you are categorized, you will be compensated. This includes all part-time and student workers. We will be monitoring the situation and will reassess at the end of March. We are trying our best to not impact those who may be least able to endure that financial burden. Should the period of closing go beyond the end of the semester, the College reserves the right to modify this plan. We will be assessing our supplemental staffing levels and will communicate with those employees directly later this week.

For those who are Essential and Non-reporting/On-Call, further information will be shared as to how your work will continue during the days the College is closed. Look for those details over the next 48 hours and respond accordingly.

Faculty are essential employees and will continue teaching their classes virtually, with no course/lab work permitted on campus. In order to continue serving faculty in their transitioning from face-to-face instruction to virtual teaching and learning, essential employees (e.g., Educational Media Technologies) will still be available. However, we ask that you severely limit your need to be on campus and follow social distancing and other CDC health protocols, if you must visit campus, in order to plan for and deliver your teaching online.

I would like to thank our staff, faculty, and students for the cooperation that has been displayed during the unprecedented situation we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The presence of the first case here in Traverse City has changed our plans yet again. However, we are resilient and will continue to plan for the days ahead with our employees and students in mind.

Stay safe. Together we will overcome.

Nick

Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College | 231.995.1010

NMC extends college campus closure through April 13

TRAVERSE CITY — In response to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23 NMC will be extending its college campus closure through Monday, April 13. 

NMC’s five campuses include:

  • Main – 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City
  • Great Lakes – 715 E. Front St., Traverse City
  • Aero Park – 2600 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City
  • University Center – 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Traverse City
  • Rogers Observatory – 1753 Birmley Road, Traverse City

In an ongoing effort to ensure public safety, please see the following list of event cancellations and closures:

CANCELED

  • NMC Transfer Fair – March 17, 2020
  • Free Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop – March 18, 2020
  • International Affairs Forum – March 19, 2020
  • Panel discussion on legalized marijuana’s implications for health – March 20, 2020
  • 2nd Annual Concert for Community Awareness – March 20, 2020
  • Rogers Observatory Public Viewing Night – April 3, 2020
  • Blood Drive – April 6, 2020
  • Long Night Against Procrastination – April 16, 2020
  • International Affairs Forum – April 16, 2020
  • A Taste of Success – April 17, 2020
  • Mystical Arts of Tibet (Dennos Concert Series) – April 17, 2020
  • Big Little Hero Race – April 18, 2020
  • T/S State of Michigan open house – April 18, 2020
  • NMC Retirement & Recognition Reception – April 22, 2020
  • Loudon Wainwright III (Dennos Concert Series) – May 2, 2020
  • NMC Commencement – May 2, 2020 (POSTPONED)
    NMC’s commencement ceremony will either be delayed until August 2020, or a double ceremony will be held in May 2021.
    All commencement-related activities, including Honors Convocation, will also be postponed.
  • Nursing Pinning Ceremony – May 3, 2020
  • Lifelong Learning Campus Day – May 8, 2020
  • NMC BBQ – May 17, 2020

CLOSED 

  • The Hawk Owl Café in the Oleson Center
  • The Hawks Nest in East Hall
  • Northwest Grind–Starbucks in Osterlin Library
  • The NMC Fitness Center
  • The NMC Bookstore
  • Osterlin Library
  • Lobdell’s: A Teaching Restaurant
  • The Hagerty Center
  • The Dennos Museum Center
  • Aero Park Professional Testing Center

RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2020; updated April 1, 2020

For More Information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019 (direct)
231) 995-1020 (office)
(231) 392-6082 (mobile)

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

COVID-19 update: NMC transitions face-to-face classes to distance education classes beginning March 16

Good morning NMC community,

As you know, we have been monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are committed to keeping you safe, while working to limit the disruption to learning as much as possible. After careful consideration, with input from our partners in the Grand Traverse County Health Department, Munson Healthcare and state and federal health and emergency response agencies, NMC will suspend face-to-face classes starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

Late last night Governor Whitmer announced the closure of all Michigan K-12 schools to students starting March 16 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Governor identified that this is not only to protect the students and their families, but overall public health. We at NMC support these efforts to mitigate the impact of the virus in our community.

All NMC classes will be delivered via distance education if possible. Some courses may not be able to be delivered via distance education, including some occupational and lab classes (e.g. culinary and welding.) Detailed information and instructions pertaining to each individual class will be communicated to students directly from the instructor. Please regularly monitor your email for updates.

I am proud to see our faculty and staff work diligently together toward the goal of transitioning learning to distance education delivery where possible. There is still work to do and we will continue to keep you informed of changes. Given the highly fluid nature of the situation, the best place to find updates is nmc.edu/coronavirus.

While classes are transitioning to distance education delivery, please note that campus is still open at this time. This includes all services and offices. We have many services available via phone, email and video conference, and are actively working to expand those options. We also have counseling services available, if you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious at this time. NMC’s two residence halls, East Hall and North Hall, as well as the NMC apartments, will remain open and food service will be available for those students who want to remain on campus.

Our plan is to resume face-to-face classes on campus the week of April 27. Given the highly volatile nature of the pandemic, we recognize this situation may change and we will continue to communicate with you.

While one of our goals is to limit the disruption to learning, I recognize this is an historic event. Our college community has always proven itself to be resourceful with a history of overcoming challenges, and I am confident that together we will continue that proud tradition now and into the future.

Nick Nissley, President

Success Story: Retooled Career Fair debuts

March 4, 2020

More than a year’s worth of efforts to ramp up student employment readiness and meet area employer needs will debut at a retooled Career Fair Thursday.

Lisa BaldygaIt’s the first fair since Employment Readiness Specialist Lisa Baldyga (right) joined NMC’s Academic and Career Advising Center last fall. Her addition to the advising staff — and her shared employment status with Michigan Works — was an intentional step to enable NMC to offer more comprehensive career preparation services.

“We are here to serve our community, not just community members but employers,” said director of advising Lindsey Dickinson. “Part of that is helping students become employed after they’re finished with us.”

Baldyga, who had five years of connections and contact with regional employers through Michigan Works, was the ideal person to take employment readiness to the next level, Dickinson said. Her work is on top of college-wide efforts to ensure students have the skills and credentials they need to become employed.

In her first semester Baldyga conducted more than 150 mock interviews with students, helping to prepare them for the real thing, which is expected to occur on-site Thursday, when more than 80 employers gather. For students with limited work experience, she also helps them translate skills learned in the classroom, such as time management or communication, onto a resume.

“It’s the soft skills the employer is looking for. They’re looking for that you’re going to work well in their work culture, that you’re going to be polite, prompt and on time,” Baldyga said.

NMC Career Fair photoOther changes to the 14th annual fair, to be held at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes campus from 3-6 p.m., are aimed at benefiting employers:

  • It combines multiple separate events: Jobs for Vets, a Technology Career Fair, and a general fair, to offer the convenience of a one-stop shop. Veterans will be admitted early, at 2 p.m., but general fair hours have been doubled, from 90 minutes to three hours, to allow more time for employers and job seekers to engage.
  • Extensive pre-fair student preparation. In the last two weeks Baldyga’s held three resume workshops and a first-of-its-kind network night. Held Monday at the Dennos Museum, students rotated through stations where they practiced basics like interview-appropriate body language and eye contact, attire and tie-tying, and dining etiquette for interviews conducted over meals.

Also new at the fair: Students can get professional photos taken to use on a LinkedIn account. Baldyga, NMC advisers and student success coaches will staff an on-site resource room where students can get pep talks, print resumes or practice pitches before approaching an employer.

The fair is open to community members as well as students.

“Everybody we’re putting together is hiring right now,” Baldyga said.

Resident Assistant Information Nights

The Office of Residence Life is looking for student leaders to be Resident Assistants during the 2020-21 school year. If interested, please apply online at nmc.edu/jobs and attend one of the RA information Nights listed below.

  • Monday, March 9 – LB 105 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10 – East Hall Basement – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11 – North Hall 2nd Floor Enclave – 9:30 p.m.

Renewing Accommodations

Students! Do you have accommodations?

Good news! Starting with the fall semester, you will need to renew these only once a year instead of once a semester.

Contact Leanne Baumeler in Disability Support (LBaumeler@NMC.EDU) for more details.

The Big Little Hero Race has been canceled

UPDATE – The Big Little Hero Race has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

 

TRAVERSE CITY — Grab your capes, put on your masks, and join local running legend Tony Anderson for the sixth annual Big Little Hero Race Saturday, April 18 on the main campus of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).

NMC Professional Communications students host the event as an experiential learning project to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (BBBS), which provides professionally supported mentoring services to at-risk children. This year’s race will honor Traverse City resident Tony Anderson, who will join the field and run his final race before his 51st marathon. 

As 2020 marks the end of Anderson’s journey to run a marathon in each state, it represents the start of many children’s own journey alongside a Big Brother or Big Sister. Anderson’s endeavor has raised $500,000 for BBBS.

“Would I run 51 marathons to change the cycle of poverty for one kid? Absolutely, yes. There’s nothing more important than changing the cycle of poverty for one kid,” Anderson said.

With the 2020 event, the Big Little Hero Race is expected to surpass $100,000 in funds raised for BBBS.

All races will begin and finish near the Health & Science Building on NMC’s campus. Options include:

● One mile fun run/walk: Free. All participants will receive a gold cape
● 5K run/walk: $20 for students, $30 for adults
● 10K run: $20 for students, $30 for adults

The costume-encouraged Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. and is followed by the 5K and 10K which simultaneously start at 9:30 a.m. Register by March 8 to receive a $5 discount and free race T-shirt. To register and for more information, please visit biglittleherorace.com.

Food, a children’s carnival and an awards ceremony will follow the races. 

Release date: FEBRUARY 26, 2020

For more information:

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

Molly Thomas
Student Marketing Leader
thoma593@mail.nmc.edu
(810) 335-7481 

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

Civic (Mis)information: a librarian-led discussion of how we find, evaluate and share news

Monday, March 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

McGuire Community Room
Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City, MI

NMC library and TADL collaborative programming, with support from the League of Women Voters – Grand Traverse Area, present a discussion featuring our own Nicco Pandolfi and TADL Director Michele Howard about news and (mis)information online.

The presentation and conversation will focus on how the news ecosystem has evolved, different types of misinformation campaigns, and tools and tips for evaluating information, with time dedicated for discussion.