Media Mentions for September 21

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media in the past week. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to publicrelations@nmc.edu. If possible, please include a link to the piece and information about where and when it was used.

(Please note access to some stories may be limited by paywalls set up by the media outlet. This includes the Traverse City Record-Eagle, which limits free clicks to five per month.  You may also read Record-Eagle articles in the print edition at the Osterlin Library.)

Designer interview with Aaron Draplin (NMC ’93)
The Logo Creative, Sept. 21

Early fall brings new art, programs to Dennos
Record-Eagle, Sept. 14

A creative space
Record-Eagle Sept. 21

Ferris State University Open House October 24

Complete your entire Ferris bachelor’s degree right here in Traverse City! Our degree programs bring you a whole new world of possibilities on the NMC campus. Join us at our Open House to learn how to take the next step on Wednesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on campus at the Health & Science Building Atrium.

Advisors from all our offerings in TC will be there. On site admissions/Transfer up to 90 NMC credits! Free t-shirt for just stopping by! RSVP at Ferris.edu/TraverseCity.

Temporary sidewalk installed

NMC has had a new sidewalk installed on main campus that goes around the West Hall construction area, which will be fully fenced off after the September 24 groundbreaking ceremony. The temporary sidewalk starts directly between East and West halls and cuts across the grass to the long east-west sidewalk that connects the Health & Science Building to the Oleson Center.

Designing Tusen Takk – A Modernist Masterpiece

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Milliken Auditorium
Dennos Museum Center

This presentation is a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest architects, Peter Bohlin, discuss the fundamental design principles that underlie his understanding of how great buildings consider the circumstances of the nature of people, places and how we make things.

The designing of Tusen Takk will serve as a means to explore the ideas behind many of the iconic modernist buildings that AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin and his firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ.com) have created. Geoffrey Peckham, a photographer and Tusen Takk’s visionary owner and director, will assist in describing Tusen Takk’s past, present and future.

Peter Bohlin was commissioned by Geoffrey Peckham to create Tusen Takk, a spectacular residence with a now under construction artist-in-residence guesthouse and studio located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Leelanau County. Individual artists, one at a time, will come from around the world to Tusen Takk to work for a short period of time. Plans are for collaboration activities to take place at Northwest Michigan College, The Dennos Museum or Leland’s Old Art Building where the Tusen Takk guest artist will share insights about their work with the people of this region.

Tickets are $10 and available by calling the museum at (231) 995-1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800-836-0717, or online at https://mynorthtickets.com/events/designing-tusen-takk. Tickets are free for NMC students with a valid photo ID (pick tickets up at the museum).

Yen Yoga and Fitness Classes for Employees

Check out this exclusive offer from Yen Yoga for NMC employees and those authorized for employee tuition waivers. Currently offering more than 115 classes a week (check schedule at yenyogafitness.com), Yen is Northern Michigan’s largest class-based fitness studio, offering yoga, indoor cycling, group fitness, TRX and more. Teachers and staff at Yen know that walking into a yoga or fitness studio can be intimidating at first, so they strive to create an environment that is welcoming and non-judgmental – emphasizing mind, body, spirit and joy. Purchase a 30-class package for $40 with a 100% tuition wiaver (normally a $360 value). Start your classes anytime, September to mid-May; expires 12 months after purchase date. Easy 2-step sign-up: 1) call NMC Extended Educational Services at 231-995-1700 to enroll and purchase; 2) then call Yen Yoga and Fitness (231-421-5496) to sign up for your first class.

TIAA is offering a Financial IQ Challenge

Test your financial know-how and you could win a $250 AMEX gift card! We’ve teamed up with TIAA to bring you the What’s Your Financial IQ? challenge.

From October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018, take this educational challenge to have fun and learn important information about financial planning. Each day five new questions are added to the challenge. Every time you play, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a prize. The more you play, the better your chances of winning—so sign on every day! (All responses are confidential.)

You could win a $250 AMEX gift card!

Ready to test your financial savvy and learn something new each time you play?  Take the Challenge HERE!

NMC Wellness Activities

Still time to register for READY, SET, MOVE

  • Challenge Dates:  September 17-October 12, 2018
  • Enrollment Open: September 10-21, 2018
  • Challenge: Average of 30 minutes of exercise daily for 26 days = 780 minutes
  • Rewards:
    • $100 Visa Gift Card to the individual with the highest number of minutes
    • $50 Visa Gift Card to 4 random individuals who meet the challenge of 780 minutes

SIgn up through your Blue Cross Wellness site, or if you don’t have Blue Cross- email Hollie DeWalt to be added to the Google tracking sheet.

NMC Fall Conference Proposals Needed

CIE and PDI are seeking faculty and staff to facilitate sessions. Click here to access the Google form to submit your proposed topic for October 9.

NMC’s annual Fall Conference professional development day is October 9, 2018. Mark your calendar for this great event, open to all adjunct faculty, faculty, and regular staff.

Book Read

Are you interested in the NMC Fall Conference book read? All adjunct faculty, faculty and regular staff are invited to participate at no cost. There will be a session on October 9 where you can participate in a conversation and gain insights into the books. To review the summaries for the two book options or to request a book, click here.

For additional questions, contact Lori Hodek at 995.1143, lhodek@nmc.edu or Kristen Salathiel at 995.1392, ksalathiel@nmc.edu.

Media Mentions for September 14

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media in the past week. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to publicrelations@nmc.edu. If possible, please include a link to the piece and information about where and when it was used.

(Please note access to some stories may be limited by paywalls set up by the media outlet. This includes the Traverse City Record-Eagle, which limits free clicks to five per month.  You may also read Record-Eagle articles in the print edition at the Osterlin Library.)

NMC to host public ceremonies for building projects
Ticker, Sept. 14

Adult opportunities for education at NMC
TV 9 & 10, Sept. 13

Interlochen, Glen Lake library lead arts grants recipients (Dennos included)
Ticker, Sept. 13

NMC, BSA exploring careers of the future
Record-Eagle, Sept. 12

Designing Tusen Takk, a modernist masterpiece in Leelanau County
MyNorth, Sept. 11

NMC holds 13th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car Show
UpNorthLive (TV 7 & 4) Sept. 9

Celebrate Constitution Day September 17

The annual celebration of Constitution Day will be held in the Osterlin Library lobby on Monday, September 17. Free pocket Constitutions, cake at noon, and a chance to voice your opinions on Constitutional issues. Join us in celebrating the document that has kept our nation on course for 229 years!

NBSU Presents “Roxanne Roxanne”

On Friday, September 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. in Scholar’s Hall your friendly neighborhood Black Student Union presents: “Roxanne, Roxanne”, based on the ugly but true story of 14-year old rap legend Roxanne Shante. “The most feared battle emcee in the early 1980s in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects. At the age of 14, Roxanne Shante was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend, as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the street.”

Come by, watch the flick, and learn more about what the black student union can do for you. Our regular meetings are every Friday from 4-5 p.m., come by and ask about leadership and travel opportunities, community events and outreach that our group has planned for the year. WARNING: movie contains adult content and themes. 

NMC celebrates two building milestones

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) welcomes the community to the groundbreaking of the new West Hall Innovation Center and the rededication of the Shirley S. Okerstrom Fine Arts Building Monday, September 24, 2018.

“The building projects and the dual celebrations highlight our proud NMC past, as well as our exciting future,” said NMC President Timothy J. Nelson. “Their design, student impact, and community support demonstrate how NMC is, and has always been, a leader in creating forward-thinking structures to help our learners succeed.”

The West Hall Innovation Center project combines state investments of more than $7 million for important renovations and modernizations of the 50-year-old West Hall building with NMC-funded investments of more than $7 million to create a 54,000-square-foot, multi-story library and flexible learning space. It will incorporate innovative and transformative learning environments and multiple academic and simulation spaces. The project has received extensive campus, community and legislative support. For more information on the project go to www.nmc.edu/innovation.

The Shirley S. Okerstrom Fine Arts Building was the last building in the United States designed by famed Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius in 1969. The College invested in refurbishing the building’s unique cedar exterior and windows in 2018.

Groundbreaking at the West Hall Innovation Center begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the rededication on the Shirley S. Okerstrom Fine Arts Building at 12:30 p.m.

Release date: September 13, 2018

For more information:

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

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Flu Clinics

No Appointment Necessary! Visit Student Health Services in Biederman Building, Room 106:

  • Monday, September 17: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20: 1-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25: 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26: 9-11 a.m.

Cost:

  • Students: $15
  • Faculty & Staff: $20 (no cost if covered under NMC insurance)

NOTE!  All flu clinics subject to change per current CDC and/or GT Co. Health Dept. recommendations and vaccine availability.

Call 995-1255 with questions

 

NMC Has a Job Board!

NMC students and graduates are in high demand with local employers and the job board accessible at CollegeCenrtral.com/NMC is the best place to connect students looking for jobs with local employers. With postings in many different career fields, you can help your students begin looking and applying for jobs and/or internships in their intended career field today! Questions? Contact the Academic & Career Advising Center at 5-1040 or advising@nmc.edu