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2014-09-26 North Central Presents Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – September 26, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE PRESENTS
APOLLO 13 ASTRONAUT FRED HAISE

North Central Michigan College’s Lecture Series will feature Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in North Central’s Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Fred Haise began his 20-year NASA career as an aeronautical research pilot, serving as backup crew for the Apollo 8, 11 and 16 missions and commander of the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1977 for the Approach and Landing Program at Edwards Air Force Base. But Haise is most well known as a crew member on the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. Portrayed by actor Bill Paxton in the Apollo 13 movie, Haise was the lunar module pilot on the space mission.

In 1973, while flying an aircraft used in the filming of the Pearl Harbor movie Tora! Tora! Tora!, Haise was involved in an accident with a BT 13 aircraft that had been modified for the film. A fire erupted and Haise was burned over 65% of his body. It would take 14 months of recovery and rehabilitation before he could return to the skies to subsequently command the Space Shuttle Enterprise in the 1977 approach and landing tests.

Haise served as president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, among others. He has also been inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available at the North Central Michigan College Student Services office, fitness office and bookstore on the Petoskey campus and at the college’s Gaylord and Cheboygan offices.

For more information, call North Central Michigan College at 231-439-6218.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839
2014-09-23 North Central Presents Two Great Noon Lectures NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – September 23, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL PRESENTS TWO GREAT NOON LECTURES

North Central Michigan College will present two lectures on October 2 and October 3. These lectures will be at noon in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus.

On Thursday, October 2, the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium will present a free international lecture entitled “Iceland’s Saga Today: Lessons from a Small Island. Join photographer, educator and explorer Carole Elchert for a look at Iceland’s approaches to the issues that face rich or poor, large or small countries around the world: how to preserve the environment and develop resources; how to increase literacy; how to reduce poverty while increasing wealth; how to protect the freedom of information and privacy rights; how to eschew war in a well-armed modern world; how to revitalize today with the great literature of the past—the sagas. Carol will present her beautiful photographs and insights from multiple visits to Iceland and lead a discussion on issues that impact all cultures.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No lunch is provided.

On Friday, October 3, North Central’s Luncheon Lecture will focus on the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Libor Ondras, DMA, the orchestra’s new music director, will talk about the upcoming concert in Bay View featuring works by Sibelius and Dvorak. Maestro Ondras is a native of Bratislava in the former Czechoslovakia and conducts and performs at venues around the world. He recently led a group of students from the University of Tampa on tour to Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as a part of a semester-long music history course. He is currently director of orchestras and string specialist at Grand Rapids Community College.

Reservations are required for this lecture. Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation starting around noon. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839

2014-09-22 College Night at North Central Michigan College NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


NEWS RELEASE – September 22, 2014

COLLEGE NIGHT AT NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE

North Central Michigan College invites high school juniors and seniors and their parents to College Night, Thursday, October 16. The event will be held on the Petoskey campus in the Student and Community Resource Center from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

High school students and parents can meet with representatives from more than 50 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the Midwest about higher education options, admission requirements, programs of study, costs of college, campus activities and residence life. Armed Forces representatives will also be available. A North Central financial aid advisor will be present to answer questions about federal financial aid for college.

The program is offered to the community by North Central as a free service for college-bound students and families, and is supported by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839

2014-09-15 North Central Luncheon Lecture Looks at Women in Politics NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – September 15, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL LUNCHEON LECTURE LOOKS AT
WOMEN IN POLITICS

North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lectures resume on Friday, September 19 with a look at women in American politics. The lecture will be at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

Susan B. Hannah, Ph.D., will review the history of the women’s movement, the current status of women in political office, the relationship of sex and policy outcomes, and offer thoughts about the future for women in American politics. Professor Hannah was vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of political science at Purdue University and previously served in faculty and leadership positions at Indiana University, Indiana University, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College.

Cost for the event is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839

2014-08-29 Look Out for the Cookout on September 14 NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE –August 29, 2014

LOOK OUT FOR THE COOKOUT ON SEPTEMBER 14

The public is invited to North Central Michigan College’s 17th annual cookout on Sunday, September 14 from noon to 3:00 p.m. on the Petoskey campus. The cookout is a fundraising event for the North Central Michigan College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Attendees will enjoy a picnic-style lunch of BBQ chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, cole slaw and baked beans and groove to golden oldies and nostalgic music with DJ Johnnie Walker, J2xTrubL. Free games, a bounce house and other entertainment will be available for children. There will also be a silent auction and bake sale.
Cookout tickets are available on the Petoskey campus in Student Services or the fitness center, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Oleson’s Market. Ticket prices are $8 per person. Children five and under eat free. For more information, call the NCMC Foundation at 231-439-6218.

This year’s Cookout includes a College Open House. Interested students are invited to participate in the following activities:
• Explore academic programs like allied health, eldercare, nursing, early childhood education, general education/transfer and more;
• Get questions answered about admissions, financial aid and degree planning;
• Check out the Residence Hall, the Fab Lab and the new Health Education and Science Center;
• Learn more about our library services. Story time for children ages 3 to 10 will be by the Turtle statue at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.;
• Enjoy sports activities like ping pong and basketball in the gym (for middle and high school students).

Pick up a game card at the ticket table in the Student and Community Resource Center (one card per family). Visit more than 12 activity/information areas listed on the game card and enter to win a new iPad. One family member must be 18 years or older. The College Open House is free and open to the public.

Visit www.ncmich.edu and click on Cookout. Major sponsors for the Cookout are Meijer, Inc., Petoskey News-Review, Odawa Casino, American Spoon and Bank of Northern Michigan.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839


2014-08-26 2014 Fall Luncheon Lectures Announced NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


NEWS RELEASE: August 26, 2014

2014 FALL LUNCHEON LECTURES ANNOUNCED

North Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series for the fall semester will begin on Friday, September 19. A wide variety of topics will be featured: women in politics, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, birding, the bassoon, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and wines of Northern Michigan. All programs in the fall series will be held on Fridays in the College’s Library conference room. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

Kicking off the series on September 19 will be Women in American Politics: Does Sex Matter? Susan B. Hannah, Ph.D. will review the history of the women’s movement, the current status of women in political office, the relationship of sex and policy outcomes and offer thoughts about the future for women in American politics.

On October 3, Libor Ondras, DMA, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s new music director, will talk about the upcoming concert on Sunday, October 5, at John Hall Auditorium in Bay View featuring works by Sibelius and Dvorak. Maestro Ondras is a native of Bratislava in the former Czechoslovakia and conducts and performs at venues around the world.

Charlevoix and Emmet counties are home to 236 species of birds and many excellent places to view and photograph them. Darrell Lawson, the acting president of the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, and Lisa Hoyt, promotions coordinator, will discuss birding and show images of bird species that can be found at the various locations in our area. Darrell leads field trips for Audubon groups and maintains a birding blog with spectacular photos of birds at www.birdingcharlevoix.com.

Located in Traverse City, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy is one of six state maritime academies in the nation. Immediate employment awaits every student upon graduation. Graduates can become captains and chief engineers in the maritime industry and work on any type of vessel of unlimited tonnage. Deck graduates concurrently train and license to become Great Lakes pilots. In addition to their license, cadets earn a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology as well as many internationally recognized certifications. Judy Druskovich, admissions specialist, will be the speaker.

On November 14, Thom Zantow, principal bassoonist for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will explain and play this odd-looking instrument with a long history and a rich sound. Thom is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Wisconsin where he earned graduate degrees in music and library science. He performs in numerous orchestras and chamber groups and has played in backup orchestras for Joni Mitchell and Michael Bolton.

It started as a retirement project, but now Geoff and Gail Frey’s Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery is a full-scale business with 2,000 grapevines on 20 acres and a tasting room overlooking Pickerel Lake. Geoff will explain why the winemaking business is taking off in Northern Michigan, how it may help the local economy and what North Central Michigan College has been doing to help make it all happen. He will also offer guests the opportunity to sample some of the wines he is producing.

All Luncheon Lecture programs are held on Fridays in the Library conference room. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839

2014-08-05 North Central Offers Nursing and Allied Health Information Sessions NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


NEWS RELEASE – August 5, 2014


NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH INFORMATION SESSIONS

North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold monthly information sessions on Thursdays starting in September at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs.
The sessions will be in Room 347 of the college’s Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise noted. The sessions will be held on:
• Thursday, September 25
• Thursday, October 23 at the University Center at Gaylord, Room U-105
• Thursday, November 20
• Thursday, January 22, 2015
• Thursday, February 19
• Thursday, March 19 and
• Thursday, April 23

Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2015 program.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839