Media Mentions for November 16, 2018

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 awarded $10,000 from Veterans in Crisis to help student vets
TV 9 & 10, Nov. 12
Record-Eagle, Nov. 13

NMC honors local veterans
UpNorthLive.com, Nov. 13

TCL&P’s renewable energy goal an economic benefit
Record-Eagle, Nov. 13

Traverse City Energy Experts, Officials Look to Veterans to Fill Growing Demand
TV 9 & 10, Nov. 12

Dozens walk to raise awareness about homelessness
UpNorthLive.com, Nov. 13

Health Savings Account Adjustments

Just a reminder that if you contribute money from your paycheck into your Health Savings Account, you are able to adjust those contributions throughout the year. So, if you want to make adjustments after compensation letters have been received, all you have to do is send an email to Hollie DeWalt at hdewalt@nmc.edu.

Fred Laughlin’s Retirement Party is Dec. 3 at Lobdell’s

On behalf of the GLCI staff and faculty and the local American Culinary Federation Chapter, we invite you to join us to celebrate Fred‘s 26-year career at NMC and to wish him well as he moves on to another chapter in his life:
 
Monday, December 3
5-7 p.m.
Lobdell’s, A Teaching Restaurant at the Great Lakes Campus
Enjoy refreshments, appetizers and a cash bar. 

Success Story: Making a semi-truck size dent in food insecurity

November 13, 2018

Food for Thought Food DriveThe spirit of Thanksgiving and the holidays is extending out from campus to the community, with several charitable projects now underway. There’s still time to pay it forward with a donation of food or a warm jacket, and mark your calendar to enjoy a free family day at the Dennos Museum Center Nov. 23.

Student Blake Bandrowski, marketing director for NMC Professional Communications students’ sixth annual Food for Thought food drive, said students will take a wallet full of $5,500 in donations on a mega grocery shopping trip this weekend, aiming to fill up a semi-truck before Monday’s distribution.

“On Sunday we will be spending all the money we got through donations,” Bandrowski said.

Since mid-October, students have also collected food on campus and at special events. This year’s drive benefits four pantries that help students and their families. A 2016 Northwest Food Coalition survey revealed more than 2,000 children in the region are food insecure, which can be a barrier to learning.

The food drive is an experiential learning project that enables students to help the community by practicing professional communications skills — like soliciting donations.

“That’s the great thing about the class. Not only are you helping people, but you’re learning the skills by actually using it,” Bandrowski said. “It is legitimate work experience.”

Through Monday, community members can donate non-perishable food and personal hygiene items at red collection bins in the Tanis Building and Osterlin Library on main campus; University Center; Hagerty Conference Center and Parsons-Stulen on Aero Park campus. More info »

In addition to the food drive:

  • Clothing drive photoNMC’s Bookstore is leading the third annual Hoodies for the Homeless through November 21. Donate new or gently used outerwear — hoodies, coats, snow pants all welcome — at the bookstore, now located in the Health & Science Building, and get a coupon for 30 percent off one regular priced apparel item. All items donated will go to the Goodwill Street Outreach program for distribution to people in need.
  • NMC Student Life and Learning Services are teaming up with student leaders to offer Stocking Stuffers to students, a successor to the former Giving Tree program, which offered holiday gifts to students for seven years. In the new program, students will fill out a short application requesting extra assistance to shop for their children/dependents this holiday season. Approved students may choose gift cards from Meijer, Target, Kohl’s or Books-a-Million. Donations to the program are sought by Dec. 3 and can be made online.
  • The Dennos Museum will open its doors to the community with free admission on Friday, Nov. 23. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Students to distribute semi-load of food

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC business students will host Distribution Day, the culmination of the sixth annual Food for Thought food drive, at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Aero Park Laboratories parking lot, on NMC’s Aero Park campus, 2525 Aero Park Drive.

During the month-long food drive, the professional communications class collected a semi-truckload of food and hygiene products to benefit four local pantries serving students. At the distribution event, students will form a human chain to unload the truck and equally distribute the donations among the four pantries.

  • TLD Prayer Fyre
  • Step Up Northern Michigan
  • TBAISD Spirit Pantry
  • NMC’s Food Pantry

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” has been a semester-long experiential learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition. Following the food distribution, students will move to a new, second part of the giving-back project: Thanksgiving dinner distribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters families. NMC students sought complete traditional meal donations, led by donations of turkeys from Family Video. Meals will be distributed to 50 families at Traverse Heights Elementary School at 5 p.m.

The holidays are a time for gratitude, not only is the class grateful to be working on such an important project but we have all been overwhelmed by how gracious and giving our community really is.” said Kristy McDonald, NMC instructor.

Release date: November 13, 2018

For more information:

Blake Bandrowski
Marketing Director
bandro3@mail.nmc.edu
(231) 633-8813

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

 

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

Media Mentions for November 12, 2018

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 honors local veterans
TV 9 & 10, Nov. 12

Newsmakers 
Community College Daily, Nov. 12

NMC students fly to TC New Tech pitch night win
Northern Express, Nov. 10

GLMA anchored by past, sails toward future
Record-Eagle, Nov. 8

Former Bangladesh supreme court justice speaks at NMC
TV 9 & 10, Nov. 5

Pop-up paradise: Temporary eateries let restaurateurs test their wares
Record-Eagle, Nov. 3

NMC works hard to welcome veterans
Editorial, Record-Eagle, Nov. 3

Last Day to Drop- Friday, November 16

This Friday, November 16 is the LAST DAY for your students to drop regular 15-week classes. Please encourage those students in your classes who may benefit from exercising this option to check with Student Financial Services prior to dropping. Dropping by Friday means the student receives a ‘W’ on their academic transcript instead of a grade for the class. Questions? Contact a professional advisor in the Advising Center at 5-1040. Thank you!

Three-Volley Salute to Veterans on Monday 11/12

Colleagues:

Out of respect for our campus community and in light of shootings that have occurred around the nation, I wanted to inform everyone that a Three-Volley Salute will be performed as part of the NMC Veterans Day Activities. It will commence shortly after the flag is raised on Monday, November 12, between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

The Three-Volley Salute, accompanied by the playing of Taps, is performed in honor of veterans/soldiers who are no longer with us. This is a coveted ceremony for our veterans as they honor all those who came before them, served alongside them, and gave their lives in the line of duty. These are blank rounds (gun powder in a copper casing) with no actual bullet being fired. For more information on the origin of the Three-Volley Salute, please see the attached document, provided by Scott Herzberg, NMC Military & Veteran Services/Advisor.

On behalf of all NMC veterans, please accept my sincerest gratitude for your support and continual understanding. We hope you’ll join us on Monday as we observe Veterans Day!

Tim

Timothy J. Nelson, President
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (231) 995-1010

Origin of the Three Volleys

The practice of firing three rifle volleys over the grave of a veteran, and at other honor military-related ceremonies, originated in the old custom of halting the fighting to remove the dead from the battlefield. Once each army had cleared their dead, it would fire three volleys to indicate that the dead had been cared for and that they were ready to fight again. Three volleys fired has become a tradition to mean the dead have been cared for. It has evolved into a military salute for the deceased serving their country. Firing the three volleys is one of the highest honors to give a deceased military veteran.

NMC Marijuana Policy

NMC students, faculty, and staff:

I thank all of you who exercised your right to vote yesterday in our country’s mid-term election.  In Michigan, voters approved the recreational use and possession of marijuana covered under Proposal 18-1 and it will become law ten days after the Secretary of State certifies the election and changes the state law regarding marijuana possession in Michigan.

Please be aware of the following:

Proposal 18-1 does not change NMC policies or federal laws.  The use, distribution or possession of marijuana by students, employees or any person on college property or at college events is prohibited.

Using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  NMC must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  As a recipient of federal funds, NMC takes measures to combat the use of drugs and alcohol.

Violating NMC policies may be grounds for discipline up to and including dismissal.  Thank you for continuing to adhere to college policy and federal law.

Sincerely,
Timothy J. Nelson, President

Veterans Day commemoration

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC invites the public to attend Veterans Day ceremonies on campus Monday, Nov. 12, to offer special recognition to student, faculty, and staff veterans. The schedule includes:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. — Breakfast for veterans in NMC’s Dennos Museum
  • 9 a.m. — Campus community gathers along the sidewalk from the Dennos Museum to the flagpoles west of the Tanis Building for the Walk of Honor
  • 9:05 a.m. -– Walk of Honor
  • 9:10 a.m. — Flag ceremony by VFW, Taps and the three-volley salute, remarks from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman
  • 10 a.m. — Cake and coffee, Tanis Atrium

Serving those who have served the nation is a year-round priority at NMC. Last month NMC was ranked as the No. 2 community college in the country for veterans by Military Times magazine in its 2019 Best for Vets list, rising from third place this year. Most recently, NMC’s services to veterans have been augmented by a $10,000 gift to the NMC Foundation to offer unrestricted assistance to student veterans.

To be awarded by a committee, the  “Got Your 6” funds are intended to help student veterans overcome obstacles — such as medical emergencies or unexpected home expenses — that might deter their persistence toward a degree. Funds were donated by Veterans in Crisis, a northern Michigan organization dedicated to veterans, founded by NMC alumnus and veteran David Mikowski 

“It’s incredible to have a dedicated fund to tap when unexpected situations arise,” said Scott Herzberg, POC, Military and Veteran Affairs. “The support of our community will allow our veterans to keep their focus on school, as well as the other things in life that really matter.” 

 

Release date: november 8, 2018

For more information:

Scott Herzberg
POC, Military and Veterans Affairs
sherzberg@nmc.edu
(231) 995-2526 

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

Innovation Grants are due December 1

The deadline for the spring semester’s round of Innovation Grant applications is December 1. Applications must be submitted to your area Vice President by this date.

It is strongly recommended that you discuss your proposal idea with your Vice President before developing the full proposal. VPs do have the authority to reject an application but can also provide valuable feedback to help develop great proposals that are more likely to be successful!

Find more information about innovation grants here: nmc.edu/about/foundation/about-the-foundation/grants/. Or check out the quick links on the NMC Foundation’s home page at nmc.edu/foundation

Please note that ALL applicants are required to do a 5-minute presentation for the committee plus plan 5 minutes for Q&A.

Come to Northwestern Michigan College Black Student Union!

Come visit us this Friday, November 9, from 4-5 p.m. at Scholars Hall 102 for a weekly black student union meeting!

Calling all progressive and active students for a collective of young adults geared toward socially and economically empowering people of color and marginalized youth!

Come help plan events, watch movies, and enjoy a snack. For more information call or text Maya James, NMCBSU president at 231.392.1684

Hoodies for the Homeless

The third annual Hoodies for the Homeless will be held at the bookstore November 12-21. Donate a new or gently used hoodie or coat at the bookstore, and get a coupon for 30% off one regular priced apparel item. All items donated will go to the Goodwill Street Outreach program for distribution to people in need.