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December 18, 2019

In Case You Missed It

NMC’s Marine Technology Program Receives Grant from Consumers Energy
9 & 10 News, Dec. 13

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge, 75 years on
Record-Eagle, Dec. 16

Classical IPR in Concert: NMC Concert Band, musicals that changed our lives!
Interlochen Public Radio, Dec. 11

Inside the ZIP code that houses the most millennial millionaires in America, where luxury homes start at $500,000 and the gig economy is growing
Business Insider, Dec. 11

Q&A: Courtney Lorenz talks Make-A-Pitch, New Venture and entrepreneurship
(Interview with Great Lakes Culinary Institute alumna)
Central Michigan Life, Dec. 4

For your calendar

Friday, Dec. 27
Learn to play the game of Cricket at Holiday Cricket Camp for Ages 8–14, 9 a.m.–Noon, NMC Main Campus, Physical Education Bldg. Gym, $39 per student, 995-1700

Thursday, Jan. 2-Friday, Jan. 3
Holiday STEM Camp 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. NMC University Center, Room 215/217, Grades 3–6, $149. 995-1700

Friday, Jan. 3
Public Viewing Night, 9–11 p.m., Rogers Observatory. $2/person; $5/family, 995-2300

Thursday, Jan. 16
Indie Lens Pop-Up free film screening, 7 p.m., Eating Up Easter, Milliken Auditorium. Free to the public, 995-1029

Friday, Jan. 17
Welcome reception and community open house to meet new NMC President Nick Nissley. 4:30–6:30 p.m., Hagerty Center

Monday, Jan. 20
Reservations open for spring semester lunches at Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Feb. 5-April 28. 995-3120

Success story: First EL Fellows selected

This month, as Experiential Learning expands at NMC, the community has an opportunity to take advantage of one of the most enduring EL projects, while five faculty members selected as the college’s first class of EL Fellows will substantially convert their courses to the high-impact instructional style’s principles in 2020.

EL principles include students working in teams, immersive experiences or project-based assignments, and flipped classrooms, with faculty offering guidance and help more than direct instruction. All of those are embedded in the community opportunity offered by NMC's Visual Communications department, which invites area non-profits to submit graphic design, art direction and new media projects by Jan. 6 for consideration as pro bono class projects during the spring semester.

Instructor Caroline Schaefer-Hills introduced the studio format to the class in 2002.

“It’s almost a mini-internship,” Schaefer-Hills said. “Our students are having real-world experiences and printed and produced pieces before they transfer.”

Traverse Chamber logo2019 projects included logos for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (right), Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, and Wagbo Farm & Education Center. Past projects included the design for the local Bay Bucks currency, streetscape and signage for the city of Alden, and newsletters and brochures for TART Trails.

Schaefer-Hills is also one of the first EL fellows selected for 2020. The fellows project is one of the first initiatives of NMC’s Experiential Learning Institute, announced earlier this year. Read more »


26 nursing graduates receive pins

December graduates of NMC’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program received their nursing pins, the traditional symbol marking their transition into the profession, at a ceremony last week. Each graduate received their pin from a mentor he or she chose. Graduate Mikaela Bluck's next step is starting the NICU residency program at Munson Medical Center.


Marine Technology program gets grant

Marine tech equipmentNext semester, students in NMC’s Marine Technology bachelor’s degree program will benefit from the purchase of new sonar equipment made possible by a $50,000 Consumers Energy Foundation grant the college accepted last week. Read more »

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