What’s Up World Feb. 13

Topic: All You Need is Love: Dating, Sex, and Relationships Around the World

Join us for this exciting student-talk series Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m., Lower Level Study Lounge in East Hall. Come join fellow students for a living room discussion on dating, sex, and relationships around the world. This discussion will be hosted by NMC International Club. These events are designed to inform students, pique curiosity, build community and keep you in the know. No prior knowledge on the topics is required or expected. We will also provide snacks at each event so bring your friends and classmates and let’s start asking What’s Up World? 

BSUFest Feb. 21-24

Northwestern Michigan Black Student Union is a collective of young progressive activists geared towards the social, economic, and political empowerment of people of color and marginalized youth. This Black History Month, in order to prevent hate crimes on campus and commemorate the death of Malcolm X, NMC Black Student Union is holding an immersive black cultural festival on NMC campus. BSUFest is to be a black cultural campus festival bringing progressive action to campuses in order to create opportunities for minority students, especially students of color, featuring guest speakers and performances that not only dazzle the community but expose them to something new. There will be artwork inspired by Black America, and delicious food that people on campus might not otherwise have access to for free or at a low cost. We hope this event can not only lift up the local and regional communities of color, but can expose our community to a positive black cultural experience and reduce the amount of racially-based hate crimes on and off campus. 

Join us across campus from Feb 21-24 and make sure to check out the LIVE MUSIC playing in the PE room every night from 9 p.m. to midnight. Performers include:

  • Feb. 22: MYTH and her Dancers
  • Feb. 23: Jordan Hamilton
  • Feb. 24: Emilee Petersmark

Also check out our “mentor speed-dating” event where you can connect with a mentor of color in Osterlin 205 on February 23 from 4-6 p.m. See you there!



SVA Chili Cook Off Feb. 20

6th Annual NMC SVA Chili Cook Off, February 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Health Science Atrium. 

  • $1 donation for 3 samples
  • $1 for a bottle of water

Come vote for your favorite chili or enter to win! Anyone can enter, see rules below. 

Chili Cook Off Rules

  1. Chili cook-off registration forms must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on February 15. Register by filling out & submitting the registration form, which can be obtained/submitted in the Military & Veteran Services Office, located in the Tanis Building.
  2. The chili entry must be in a crock-pot or electric roaster to maintain appropriate temperature.
  3. Chili must be brought on site the day of the cook-off (by 10 a.m.). If preferred or needed, you can drop it off earlier in the morning to the NMC Enrollment Services Office.
  4. Each cook must prepare a full crock pot of chili to be judged (a donation of 12-16 servings of chili is recommended). Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place.                                         
  5. You do not need to be present to win
  6. NMC SVA members will serve your chili if you are unable to do so
  7. Crock pots can be picked up from the Health Science Atrium at 1:30pm or from the Enrollment Services Office later in the day.

NOTE:  The SVA will provide an assigned table, electricity, testing cups, spoons and bowls for the public, ballet box, and rubber gloves. If you are serving chili, please wear a hat. 

All proceeds benefit NMC student veterans!