Upcoming Extended Education classes for employees

NMC’s tuition waiver benefits extend beyond credit classes—take a fitness class, learn a new hobby, or even enjoy a date night with your partner. Check out these upcoming classes! Place the class in your shopping cart in order to see the discount. 

Want to view upcoming classes at a glance? View the NEW Calendar of Classes.

Functional FitnessNMC Extended Educational Services Functinal Fitness Class
12 sessions; Tuesdays & Thursdays May 14 – June 20; 6–6:45 a.m.
Employee price: $32 (Public price 175)
Early bird exercisers, this one’s for you! Join IT guru and fitness fanatic, Kyle Morrison, for this early morning workout that blends flexibility, strength training, aerobics, posture improvement, and breathing techniques to increase overall fitness and enhance recovery. Participation in this class will be alongside others with similar goals, abilities and limitations – a personalized experience unique to each individual. Utilize a mix of boxing, kettlebells, and bodyweight exercises, ending with a total body stretch to promote recovery.
Register here

Knife SkillsNMC Extended Education Knife SKills class
Tuesday, May 14; 6–9 p.m.
Employee price: $34 (public price $99)
The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert will guide you in honing important knife skills. Work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon, and avocado using the methods of julienne, dice, concasse, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class.
Register here

Barre ExpressNMC EES Barre Express
5 sessions; Fridays, May 31 – June 28; 12–12:45 p.m.
Employee price: $34 (Public price $75)
Rajkovich Physical Education Building (#16 on campus map)
Looking for a quick lunchtime workout? Whether you are new to fitness or you’ve danced for many years, get ready for a fun way to strengthen your entire body!
Register here

 

Need help setting up your profile? Look for “EES” in the Help Desk drop down menu.

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Media mentions for May 6, 2024

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media recently. 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 NMC Library.

NMC celebrates Class of ‘24
Record-Eagle, May 5
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Dennos Spring Art Market

Dennos Museum Spring Art MarketOn Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Dennos Museum Center will be hosting the Spring Art Market. Engage with 25 talented artists selling work in a range of media from painting, printmaking, illustration, mixed media and ceramics to glass, wood, fiber, and jewelry. Take a museum stroll with mom and enjoy a pianist playing in the galleries. Create a Mother’s Day card with our docents. There is fun for all during this FREE DAY at the museum.

    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Art Market
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Printmaking and ceramic demos throughout the day
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. card making project
    • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pianist in the galleries
    • 12–2 p.m. Coffee and cookies in the galleries (or as long as they last)
    • 2–3 p.m. Special behind-the-scenes tour with the Director

Parking is free in the Dennos Museum Center lot and throughout NMC’s campus.

People Need People blood drive June 4

Donate blood and help save lives!

Versiti Blood Centers is holding another blood drive on campus. The blood bus will be in the Cedar Lot on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 12–4 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome! Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. All donors will receive a free t-shirt. 

 If you want to sign up please click on the link below or call 1(866) Mi-Blood.

For questions, contact Heidi Robinson from Veristit at hrobinson@versiti.org.

Performance and goals workshops

Register for one of the upcoming sessions in NeoEd Learn using these instructions to get a jump start on your performance evaluation and goals with a step-by-step walk through. The new DEIB professional development goal/learning opportunity for you and/or your team will also be discussed.

Sessions are scheduled on these dates:

    • Monday, May 13, 2–2:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 15, 10:15–11 a.m.
    • Thursday, May 16, 1–1:45 p.m.

Annual performance reviews and goal setting timelines

The timelines for reviews and goals for employees are:

Adjunct Faculty:

  • 4/19/24 – Adjunct current-year evaluations available
  • 5/12/24 – Adjunct self-evaluations due
  • 6/26/24 – Supervisors evaluations finalized & meetings conducted
  • 6/26/24 – Acknowledge Meeting Sign-off Electronically (Both)

Staff:

(Note: The staff performance evaluation due date of 6/30/2023 is incorrect.)

  • 4/20/24 – Staff evaluations open
  • 5/17/24 – Staff self-evaluations due
  • 6/24/24 – Supervisor evaluations & meetings due (forms signed electronically by supervisor and employee)
  • 6/24/24 – Staff goal planning meetings completed
  • 7/19/24 – Staff goal plans due to supervisors (electronically)
  • 7/26/24 – Supervisors approve staff goal plans
  • 7/26/24 – Staff begin working on their new goals

Faculty (FEP Dates):

  • 4/9/24 – Faculty current year goals and evaluations available
  • 5/24/24 – Faculty self-evaluations due
  • 7/22/24 – Supervisors evaluations finalized & meetings conducted
  • 9/13/24 – All Faculty annual goal plans submitted to supervisor
  • 10/11/24 – Annual Plan goals approved by supervisors
  • 10/11/24 – Faculty begin working on goals

For additional support, please contact Human Resources at hr@nmc.edu, (231)995–1143 or enter a HelpDesk ticket.

Kudos!

Kudos to Maria Ulrich. Maria took care of a messy incident that occurred during a concert. It was far outside her job description, but she dealt with it quickly and efficiently with what she had on hand.

Kudos to Charles Macphee, Hollianne McHugh, Jim Bensley, Marina Call, Kristy McDonald, and Brandon Everest. Thank you to Jim Bensley and Marina Call for offering the Study Abroad Panel, and to Charles Macphee (EGY 105), Hollianne McHugh (MFG 203), Brandon Everest (SOC 201), and Kristy McDonald (BUS 231) for opening up their student presentations to NMC and the community for the 3rd Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Their students did an outstanding job of representing themselves and NMC through the various presentations.

Kudos to Caroline Schaefer-Hills, Glenn Wolff, Laura Korch, Brady Corcoran, Amber Marsh, and Terri Gustafson. Thank you to the following NMC faculty and staff for helping recruit students to share at the Reflective Table Talk session at the 3rd Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Caroline Schaefer-Hills brought her VCA Studio Class to discuss their non-profit work, Laura Korch recruited students to share their ceramics work, Glenn Wolff brought a student with him to share details from their Ex Libris project, Amber Marsh recruited an honors student to share her dance project, Brady Corcoran recruited Audio Tech. students to share about the rave they sponsored and Terri Gustafson recruited E-Sports members to share about their experiences. It was awesome to hear their reflections and passion for the learning they do at NMC!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Welcome our newest hires

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Jeffery Curtis, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Vessels Deck Crew
    • Mark Linde, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Vessels Deck Crew
    • Ann Olson – Adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor
    • Liam Clone – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
    • Raymond Huntzinger, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Assistant Engineer Tug/Vessels
    • Doug Richardson, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Culinary Intern
    • Madilyn Brake – student employee – Aviation Line Crew

Media mentions for April 29, 2024

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media recently. 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 NMC Library.

Northern Living in brief
Record-Eagle, April 28
(more…)

Upcoming Extended Education classes for employees

NMC’s tuition waiver benefits extend beyond credit classes—take a fitness class, learn a new hobby, or even enjoy a date night with your partner. Check out these upcoming classes! Place the class in your shopping cart in order to see the discount. 

Want to view upcoming classes at a glance? View the NEW Calendar of Classes.

Fitness ConditioningNMC Extended Education fitness class
16 sessions; Mondays & Wednesdays, April 29 – June 26; 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Employee price: $30 (Public price $249)
Condition your entire body by using a variety of modalities like Pilates, yoga, strength training, and cardio. By using many different types of exercises that incorporate flexibility, strength, and resistance, you will build strength, agility, and power. Each hour-long class will challenge your mind and body, since no two classes are the same. Low impact modifications will be offered.
Register here

Podcasting 101NMC EES class podcasting 101
Wednesday, May 8; 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Employee price: $24 (public price $99)
Have you been thinking of creating a podcast but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you find the technology intimidating or aren’t sure how to interview guests. We make it easy for you by giving you guidance and the tools you need to start your podcast the right way. Join us as we discuss the best ways to get started in the podcast world!
Register here

Barre ExpressNMC EES Barre Express
5 sessions; Fridays, May 31 – June 28; 12–12:45 p.m.
Employee price: $34 (Public price $75)
Rajkovich Physical Education Building (#16 on campus map)
Looking for a quick lunchtime workout? Whether you are new to fitness or you’ve danced for many years, get ready for a fun way to strengthen your entire body!
Register here

 

Need help setting up your profile? Look for “EES” in the Help Desk drop down menu.

EES Help Desk

Kudos!

Kudos to Haley Francis.  Kudos to Haley Francis, Student Health Services Office Manager, for providing a welcoming and friendly face for student health services. She’s always eager to help the students and identifies ways we can improve to meet their health care needs. She’s developed several useful resources for the clinic to help our day run smoothly.

Kudos to Stephanie Bloye. Kudos to Stephanie Bloye, student health services RN, for her dedication to providing professional health care and educating students. We appreciate her creative efforts to update and create clinic resources. Stephanie has developed several educational materials to help relay important health information to students in a fun and interactive way.

Kudos to Amy Pflughoeft. Amy Pflughoeft recently orchestrated a rich opportunity for the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. On behalf of the library, she applied for a host grant from the Library of Michigan to bring a 2024 Michigan Notable Book author to Traverse City. Amy engaged the GLCI team to parlay this community event into an experiential learning opportunity for culinary students. As a result, Abra Berens, author and chef of Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit came to Traverse City on April 11 to participate in a community conversation, facilitated by Jacob Wheeler, about food, cooking & writing, the life of a chef, and the payoffs of demonstrating resilience in pursuit of ones’ passion. The audience also enjoyed two samples from the cookbook Pulp prepared by GCLI students under the supervision of GLCI Instructor, Chef Wenz. The next morning, Ms. Berens met with Chef Morses’ graduating students to hear their culminating projects on creating a full menu for a concept restaurant and provide feedback.

The instructors at GLCI were so appreciative to expose their students to a nationally acclaimed chef with local ties and passion for the agricultural lands and produce of the region.

From Les Eckert, Director of Culinary-GLCI, “Amy was a joy to work with and was truly motivated to collaborate in many ways. She created multiple avenues for students, instructors, industry chefs, and community members to engage with Abra. Kudos to a job well done.”

From Jim Morse, GLCI Instructor, “Amy was very organized and communicated extremely well with all of us as she brought her vision to reality. She was thorough in every detail of orchestrating and hosting Abra for this wonderful event. Our students and local American Culinary Federation chapter were delighted to be a part of the event and prepare some delicious samples from her latest book, Pulp.”

From Kerrey Woughter, NMC Library Director, “Amy went so far above and beyond with this project. As the library liaison to GCLI, she is constantly exploring resources and experiences to support this unique program. This collaboration paid off in exciting ways for the community and our students.”


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Have you taken the brand assessment survey?

NMC employees and students were sent a survey on Thursday to gather their perspective for a comprehensive brand assessment and strategy development project. This important work builds upon the strategic plan and facilities master plan.

Please complete this survey if you have not done so already. Your unique perspective is important as we work to shape the future of the NMC brand with students, counselors, high schools, and the Grand Traverse community. Your responses will remain confidential—none of your responses will be associated with your email, name, or other identifying information. Please check your email for more information and to access the survey.

2024 You Made it Possible employee recognition luncheon

NMC employees are invited to attend the annual employee recognition event which will be held on Thursday, May 9 at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Special honorees include excellence award recipients, service award recipients2 and those who have retired during the past year. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend!