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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

2014-07-31 Sign up now for CNC classes in the Fab Lab NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – July 31, 2014

SIGN UP NOW FOR CNC CLASSES IN THE FAB LAB

The Fab Lab, the new mobile digital manufacturing lab at North Central Michigan College, is currently on the road designed to meet the urgent need for high-tech manufacturing training for students as well as employees at manufacturing facilities. This 44-foot mobile lab is the only one of its kind in Northern Michigan and will train high school and college students and will support workforce development in our region.

North Central is offering three new courses this fall in the Fab Lab in Petoskey. These three classes are designed to be taken as a single unit, giving a complete introduction to this exciting new field. The classes will run on Tuesdays, beginning September 2, from 4 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. At 4 p.m., CAM 100 teaches the basics of computer-aided manufacturing. At 5 p.m., in CNC 102, students will be introduced to the CNC lathe, and at 6 p.m. in CNC 103, students will be introduced to the CNC mill.

Space is limited to 12 students. For more information, contact Peter Olson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Health, Business and Technology, at polson@ncmich.edu or
231-348-6619.

Customized training is also available through North Central’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) department. CCE offers training on-demand, on-site, based on specific company needs, worker schedules and budgets. Call CCE Director Tom Nathe at 231-348-6613 or email tnathe@ncmich.edu to arrange customized training for your workers.

A trained workforce is essential for manufacturing growth in Northern Michigan. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth of seven percent for computer-controlled machine tool operations. CNC operators and CNC programmers with skills and experience working on a variety of CNC machines will have an edge in a competitive job market.

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
2014-07-25 Hampton Sides Location Change NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – July 25, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL AND MCLEAN AND EAKIN PRESENT
HAMPTON SIDES

There are still free tickets left for the Hampton Sides lecture and book signing, presented by North Central Michigan College and McLean & Eakin Booksellers, on Friday, August 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event location has been changed from the Library at North Central to the Edward Fenlon Lecture Hall in the main administration building, room 122, on the college’s Petoskey campus.
Hampton Sides is the author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and other bestselling works of narrative history. His most recent book, Hellhound On His Trail, is about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and the international manhunt for assassin James Earl Ray. His newest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, will be published in August by Doubleday.
This is a free event, but an RSVP is required. Email Bess at bess@mcleanandeakin.com or call 231-347-1180.
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
2014-07-10 North Central and McLean and Eakin Present Hampton Sides NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – July 10, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL AND MCLEAN AND EAKIN PRESENT
HAMPTON SIDES

North Central Michigan College and McLean & Eakin Booksellers invite the public to a special Lecture Series presentation and book-signing with best-selling author Hampton Sides. The event will be held on Friday, August 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Library Conference Center in Petoskey. This is a free event.

Hampton Sides is the author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and other bestselling works of narrative history. His most recent book, Hellhound On His Trail, is about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and the international manhunt for assassin James Earl Ray. His newest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, will be published in August by Doubleday.

Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation, and Men’s Journal. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.
Ghost Soldiers, a World War II narrative which has sold slightly over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into a dozen foreign languages, was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film, The Great Raid. Hampton's Blood and Thunder, about the life and times of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine and is currently under development for the screen.

This is a free event, but an RSVP is required. Email Bess at bess@mcleanandeakin.com or call 231-347-1180.

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