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: Or check out the quick links on the NMC Foundation’s home page at

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.

International Education Week November 12-16

Monday and Tuesday: Global Flavors Day:

International Club members and Sodexo have developed a special menu. Let your senses experience tastes, smells, and sounds from afar.

Monday: India

Tuesday: Spain

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oleson Center Cafeteria

Wednesday: What’s Up World: What’s God Got to Do With it?

 The Global Citizenship and Religion student group will facilitate this month’s featured discussion topic of why it is important to understand different religions from around the world.  What’s Up World is a monthly student-led talk series that investigates current global topics.  Join us for complimentary snacks in a living room setting and enlightening conversation.  No prior knowledge on the topics is required.

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m., East Hall Lower Study Lounge

Thursday: Global Literature Group: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

The NMC Global Literature Reading Group meets twice a year to discuss a book about the life in another culture. The group aims to bring together NMC faculty and staff from all departments and disciplines to stimulate critical thinking, literary pleasure, awareness of global diversity, and cultural interconnections. You can get this semesters featured book for $5 in the Osterlin Library.

12-1 p.m., Scholars Hall 103

Thursday: Photo Contest Reveal

Meet NMC Study Abroad students and hear examples of the benefits and impact of their experiences. Each year NMC sends approximately 60 students abroad. Come learn about the exciting opportunities for 2019 and see the winner of this year’s photo contest.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Osterlin Library

Thursday: International Affairs Forum: “Against All Enemies: Securing America in a Hostile World”

Whether the issue is Russian meddling, cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, future warfare, or rising sea levels, Dick Clarke is America’s leading authority on the next major threats to U.S. national security. This is a rare opportunity to sit down with Richard Clarke, advisor to 4 presidents over three decades, and central figure in the 9/11 report.

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m., City Opera House

Friday: Campus Day: The Sights and Sounds of India

Listen and experience India with NMC’s Director of International Services and Service Learning, Jim Bensley, and his humanities students as they share reflections and photos from their recent 2-week journey to India. Join us as we attempt to understand significant cultural aspects such as; funerary practices on the Ganges, Buddhist culture of the north, the stratification of Indian society, arraigned marriages and the festive joy of annual religious celebrations…we may even offer you a taste of traditional Indian samosas!

9:45 a.m.-11 a.m., University Center

Friday: Movie and Popcorn Night: Homecoming King

Join us for a showing of Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up comedy show, Homecoming King. He shares the story of his life as an Indian-American Muslim and talks about many different subjects like racism, bullying, and growing up with the high standards of his immigrant parents. Bring a friend and enjoy some free popcorn!

7-9 p.m., East Hall Lower Study Lounge

Nov. 1 Town Hall Meeting Video

View the video of the Nov. 1 Town Hall meeting where NMC President Tim Nelson announced his decision to retire at the end of 2019 below. Read the news release here and his letter to NMC students here.