Interactive Cooking Demo with Oryana Jan. 23

Oryana will be here on Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Oleson Center/Hawk Owl Cafe to show students basic knife skills and how to create quick and healthy ‘power bowl’ meals. This demo is sponsored by NMC Student Life, Spoonful of Foodies and Oryana. 

MCO Faculty Conversations on OER

Faculty are invited to attend the 2019 MCO Faculty Conversations Series. Each session allows featured faculty to provide an overview of how they are using OER in their classrooms, what they are using, adjustments they made, challenges and opportunities along with a question and answer time. They are held on the Zoom platform and last one hour (noon to 1:00 p.m.).

Register for your preferred session below:

  • January 28, 2019: Economics Featuring Christian Nelson from Bay College 
  • January 29, 2019: Public Speaking Featuring Claire Sparklin from Washtenaw Community College
  • January 30, 2019: Abnormal Psychology Featuring Susan Harvey from Delta College
  • January 31, 2019:  Calculus I & II Featuring Matt Boelkins form Grand Valley State University and Larry David from Washtenaw Community College
  • February 1, 2019: Physics Featuring Rod Price from Kellogg Community College
  • February 4, 2019: Sociology Featuring Jean Ramirez and Aliza Robison from Lansing Community College
  • February 5, 2019: Social Work  Featuring Lisa Blackford from Northwestern Michigan College

Emergency Management: Gas Leak

Natural gas is a colorless, odorless, and combustible gas consisting primarily of methane. For safety and detection, there is an unpleasant odorant called mercaptan (smells like rotten eggs) to the natural gas traveling through most of the pipelines. Propane is a gas compressed into a transportable liquid and stored in tanks. The odorant mercaptan is also added to propane. (more…)

Local Hero nominations wanted

TRAVERSE CITY — Student organizers of the fifth annual Big Little Hero Race are seeking nominations for the Local Hero Award.

Local Heros are individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to children, mentorship and community. The winner leads the fun run, receives a gift, is celebrated in the media and is honored at the award ceremony of the Big Little Hero Race, a spring semester experiential learning project organized by NMC business students to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwestern Michigan. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $80,000.

Past Local Heroes include Tony Anderson, a marathon runner whose runs also benefit BBBS,  Blair Elementary School staff and a memorial award to the late NMC instructor Sonja Olshove.  

The public may nominate on the race Facebook page, NMC Business Students for BBBS, or email Nominations are due by Feb. 15.

The 2019 Big Little Hero Race is April 13, 2019 on NMC’s main campus and offers a free one-mile fun run/walk and a 5K and 10K timed race. Registration is now open at early bird prices.

Release date: january 21, 2019

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC instructor 
(231) 995-1059 

Hailey Ardelean
NMC student
(231) 632-1715 


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