The Miliken Auditorium will be hosting its third annual TedX Traverse City event on Wednesday, May 15. TedX will feature 19 speakers, including scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, economists, and human rights advocates. Two student speakers will also be present, including international student Olubusayo Akande from western Nigeria, a graduate of the AAS Renewable Energy Technology program at NMC, who will speak about American misconceptions on Africa. It will also feature three musical guests: 11-year-old Sonya Shoup of Northern Michigan, local songwriter Blake Elliot, and traditional folk duo Don Julin and Billy Strings.
David Milarch of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a non-profit organization that specializes in the cloning of “champion trees” (the largest trees of a specific species), spoke to a group of community members and students at NMC April 22 about the impact of trees on the environment. The talk focused on giant sequoias in particular, and Milarch shared his passion for repopulating the earth with these carbon-absorbing titans.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., roughly 200 soon-to-be NMC graduates will participate in the 2013 spring commencement located in the gymnasium of Traverse City Central High School. After every fall and spring term, NMC students receive certificates and/or degrees, but since the ceremony is held only after spring term, both fall 2012 graduates and spring 2013 graduates are welcomed to walk. Also included in commencement are graduates of specific degrees through Ferris State and those students in the NMC Maritime program.
A new student group has been approved for funding after a petition was circulated throughout the NMC campus. The group, modeled after the Westboro Baptist Church, requested funding from the Student Government Association last week, but the SGA was unsure if granting funding to the group would be too controversial.
It’s a tall order to sell: “Spend your spring break doing chores for someone else.” But that’s exactly what the members of NMC’s student Group Alternative Spring Break spent their week doing. The group assisted an organization called the St. Bernard Project, named after the St Bernard parish (similar to a county), which suffered the most damage from hurricane Katrina. After the storm hit, 100 percent of the homes in the parish were rendered uninhabitable.
The University Center is a joint effort between Northwestern Michigan College and some of Michigan’s four-year universities to bring extended education to those who cannot or prefer not to leave Northern Michigan.
What you should and shouldn't do when writing a resume.
Ferris has the Bulldogs, Michigan Tech has the Huskies, and now Northwestern Michigan College has the Hawk Owls. That’s right: the board of Northwestern Michigan College has decided to adopt the Hawk Owl as its school mascot.
On the evening of Friday, February 22, 400 people filled NMC’s Great Lakes Campus for this year’s Tasters’ Guild. The event, put on by the students of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, serves as a scholarship fundraiser, and regularly garners great success.
For the past few years, the mobile food craze has expanded throughout the United States, no longer focused in large cities like New York or Los Angeles. A now one billion dollar industry, the food truck business has grown at a rate of 8.4% from 2007 to 2012, making it one of the fastest growing markets to date.
October 25, 2012
October 25, 2012
October 11, 2012This month, the State Theater’s matinee classics go on the campaign trail, presenting films set in the world of major league American politics.
October 11, 2012Unbeknownst to many, NMC has quite a diverse, international student population. International students are a great benefit to our college.
October 11, 2012Imagine all the roads you drove on were owned by private companies—let's call them Road Service Providers (like Internet Service Providers, or ISPs). You would pay some sort of fee, and they in turn would allow you to use their road system to get to the places you wanted to go.
October 11, 2012
No matter what you think of corporate personhood, the difference between efforts to gather campaign funds through donation in the 2008 presidential race and that of 2012 should be self-evident.
October 11, 2012
Military Services, a component of the new Outreach Services Department, is implementing an innovative program designed particularly for veterans, active personnel and their families.
April 26, 2012
NMC prepares to participate in the Cherry Royale Parade again this year with a global theme.