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International lecture series.


Each semester, North Central’s International Committee, in partnership with the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, brings free international events to campus.  Students and community members are welcome to attend all international events.



Explore the Lake Superior Water Trail and Heritage Coast with Gary and Joanie McGuffin

Thursday Feb. 12, 1 p.m.   

FREE and open to the public
North Central Library Conference Center

Enjoy a visually stunning presentation about the Lake Superior Water Trail with Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Canadian wilderness ambassadors, adventurers, authors, photojournalists and conservationists. The McGuffins have shared their experiences of long-distance voyages through national radio serials, television documentaries, national newspaper and magazine features, photographic exhibitions and their many books.  They are founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy, an international nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Lake Superior Watershed.  Book signing immediately following presentation.  Books available for purchase.  Presented in partnership with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. 



Waganakising Leadership 1830-1994: The Leaders and their impact for the LTBB Odawa

WED, March 11, 1 PM         

FREE and open to the public
North Central Library Conference Center

In 1994, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa had their status as a federally recognized Indian tribe reaffirmed by congress. This remarkable story is one of perseverance, dedication to home and leadership. The actions of the Odawa leaders are felt locally and nationally to this day.  Presenter: Eric Hemenway Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, Michigan.



An Afternoon in Japan:
Art, Community & Culinary Connections From Japan to Petoskey

WED, March 18, 2015           
North Central Iron Horse Café & Crooked Tree Arts Center. 


11:30 a.m. -  JAPANESE LUNCHEON - North Central Michigan College Iron Horse Café


Come early to purchase lunch and reserve your seat for the noon presentation.  No reservations required.



North Central Michigan College Iron Horse Café
Petoskey and its sister city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan have been exchanging delegates, culture and art since 1968.  Agnes and Art Shaw, Petoskey's First Exchange leaders, and Meredith Richter, today’s Exchange Program organizer, will share some of the memorable relationships and cultural exchanges between the two cities.  Learn about past visits and how you can join the program today.