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Winter 2013 Shor t classes December through Apr il

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Events

FEBRUARY

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Festival of Foods

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Life Lunch: The Weather Machine

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MARCH

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Life Lunch: Up North Rocks!

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Arts and Music 35 Photography, painting, beading, choirs

College for Kids 61 choirs, cooking, pottery, ACT prep

Computer 13 Microsoft, photo editing, websites

Welcome to your community college

Culinary 30

Browse the lifelong learning courses inside. You’ll find over 300 ways to enrich your life and expand your mind. Winter classes begin continuously, December through April.

contact us phone (231) 995-1700 e-mail ees@nmc.edu

Energy and Construction 21 Solar, wind, MIOSHA, home inspection

Fitness and Wellness 50 Yoga, exercise, dance, fitness center

Home, Finance 47

Interior design, home repair, retirement finances

Registration is easy Register early for best selection. It’s easy to do online or by phone. Or you may enroll via mail, fax, or in person. Form is on page 70.

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26 tasty topics

63 new classes

Global Issues 43 Monthly lectures, Islam, Afghanistan

Language and Writing 44 Spanish, French, publishing, blogging, fiction

LIFE Academy 23-29 Enrichment classes for age 50+

Online Classes 10 Career training and personal interest

Recreation and Sports 58 Golf, snowshoeing, skiing, fencing

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Professional Development 3

toll-free (800) 748-0566 ext. 1700

Management, entrepreneur, marketing

hours Mon–Fri 8am–5pm walk-in University Center on Cass Rd. (between 14th St. and S. Airport Rd.)

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Martial Arts 60 Judo, tae kwon do, aikido, kids classes

Instructor Biographies 64 Registration Forms 70


Professional Development Social Media for Business Continuing Ed Careers and Transitions Small Business Grant Writing Computer Work Shouldn’t Hurt— Ergonomics for Everywhere EEBU926 Sit at desk; gaze at screen; manipulate keyboard and mouse; repeat often—a recipe for a whole lot of hurt! Your body wasn’t designed for the sit-all-day-bent-forward position and in time, it will clearly let you know. Create your own intervention in a lab/ classroom workshop designed to provide insight into your body’s structure and practical solutions for every day posture and movement challenges. Guided by Dr. Mayes, who works daily with the consequences of following “the recipe,” you will learn effective strategies for designing a healthier day in the office and receive individual feedback to be able to effectively customize your workspace. Wed., Feb. 6 Code: 12002 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Carrie Mayes, D.C. $59

Reach more potential customers with Google Adwords— see page 16

What Business Travelers Need to Know BEFORE Going Abroad EEBU898 How prepared are you to safely conduct business abroad? Guided by Ed Lee, former senior officer of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, you’ll explore topics that will help you be more successful in selling products and services, be prepared if facing an emergency, and know the role of the U.S. government in assisting business travelers. The session covers many critical topics that are essential to know before you leave from laptop security to crisis management. Novice and seasoned travelers will gain important international security awareness that can help you reduce travel risks. Comprehensive workbook included. Optional text: Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working, and Living in a Post-9/11 World by Ed Lee. (Reduced price for students—available in EES office.) Wed., Feb. 13 Code: 12016 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Ed Lee $79, includes workbook

Introduction to Salesforce for Sales

EEBU904

Increase the effectiveness of your sales team through the use of Salesforce and the Force.com platform. The focus is on the features of the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management system that can be utilized to effectively manage your organization’s sales pipeline and activity. Explore the benefits and learn how to better utilize this highly effective software. Wed., Feb. 6 Code: 12030 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 Instructor: Adam Dwyer $99

NEW Business Courses • Work Shouldn’t Hurt— Ergonomics

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• Graphic Design for the Workplace

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• Facebook for Business: Creating a Fan Page

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• Pinterest for Business

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• Constant Contact

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• Logic Pro—Apple Cert.

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• KATA Awareness

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• Fundam. of Real Estate

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• Home Inspection Training

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• Bringing Your Business Online Legally

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• B&B Fundamentals

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• Photoshop CS6

Graphic Design for the Workplace

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EEBU928

Flyers, posters, brochures, business cards—many work and organization related tasks involve putting together materials designed to get your message out. And most of us could use some help! Work with a graphic designer to learn essential skills you can put to use right away. You’ll stimulate your creative thinking as you learn to look for and apply design elements. Discover what computer programs work best for what projects. After classroom, computer lab, and project time, you’ll leave with more confidence to take on your next design tasks. Bring sketch book and pencils. Optional text: The Elements of Graphic Design, 2nd Edition, Robin Williams available at the NMC Bookstore. 3 Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Code: 12003 Feb. 27-March 13 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 205 Instructor: Laura Nunnery $79

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Lean Office Simulation EEBU856 Through an office simulation, learn Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. Whether you work in a service industry, education, government, or the office side of manufacturing, you will discover how Lean tools and techniques can help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin transformation within your organization. Fri., Jan. 18 Code: 12032 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Adam Dwyer $99

LEAN OFFICE CHAMPION Starts Feb. 14, 2013 and runs for six months. For information, contact Vicki Rumbach 231-995-2218 vrumbach@nmc.edu

KATA Awareness

EEBU933

This short workshop will focus on providing a very brief overview of the principles presented in Mike Rother’s new book Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results. The principles presented in Toyota Kata represent a significant shift in lean thinking from merely applying lean tools, to creating a sustainable continuous improvement culture in which lean tools can be applied to solve specific problems. Fri., Jan. 25 Code: 12037 8-10 a.m. Parsons Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 Instructor: Darrell Rogers $25

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Lean Manufacturing Overview

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This introduction to Lean will answer the question, “What is Lean and how could I apply it in my organization?” Through a manufacturing simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. You will also see how Lean tools and techniques help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a lean transformation within your organization. Fri., Jan. 18 Code: 12031 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 Instructor: Darrell Rogers $99

5S-Workplace Organization Overview EEBU855 A clean and organized work place impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety. Learn how the discipline of the 5S’s (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e i n yo u r organization! Fri., Feb. 15 Code: 12035 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 Instructor: Darrell Rogers $99

Value Stream Mapping Overview

EEBU854

Discover the tools of Value Stream Mapping which allow you to see the flow of value as you follow a product or service’s production path from ‘dock to dock’ or ‘order to invoice’. You will learn how to identify and collect accurate data to draft a Current State Map, how to use Lean concepts to identify areas for improvement, and how to create a Future State Map. Fri., March 15 Code: 12033 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 Instructor: Darrell Rogers $99

Lean Awareness for Healthcare

EEBU909

Join NMC’s Training and Research for a two-hour hands-on workshop. Through the application of Lean principles, you will experience how you and your healthcare organization can better deliver value to your customers while cutting cost out of your patient care and office processes. Fri., March 8, 8-10 a.m. Code: 12034 Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103 Trainer: Adam Dwyer $25

Starting a Business? Get the information and skills you need to be successful. See page 8 for a variety of courses tailored to your needs.

Practical Math for the Workplace

EEOU102

(Online) For anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to understand and perform common business activities such as payroll, banking, invoicing, and purchasing. Business owners and managers will benefit from insight into the basic mathematical skills and processes needed to perform financial tasks required in the workplace. This course provides a basic foundation for understanding the practical applications of mathematics in common workplace activities. Required text is Schaum’s Outline-Basic Business Mathematics, Second Edition (ISBN 978-0-07-161158-9); and may be purchased locally or online. A UGotClass online course. Feb. 4-March 1 Code: 12006 Registration Deadline: Feb. 8 Instructor: Constance Yates $145, does not include text


Social Media for Business Intro to Social Media for Business

Facebook for Business: Creating a Fan Page EEBU920

Are you struggling with social media for your business? There are a wide range of social media tools you can use to communicate and exchange information with customers. It’s your chance to be liked, friended, and followed by hundreds of people locally and around the world. Explore Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other tools to see what’s out there and which ones are right for you. Discover what it takes to get connected and communicate your message through social media. Wed., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12007 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 222 Instructor: Blake Bernard $49

Pinterest for Business

EEBU930

Pinterest came out of nowhere and it is now the big rage. People LOVE photos! Retail businesses who adopt this tool early have a unique opportunity to explode sales. You will learn: • What Pinterest is • The Pinterest demographic • How to set up your account for highest visibility to search engines, as well as social search (SEO) • Basic navigation of the site • How to connect Pinterest to your Facebook fan page and your website • How to market your products on Pinterest This course is tailored for retail businesses. Wed., Feb. 27, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12009 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Michelle Corteggiano $69

EEBU929

It’s 2013! Your business has to be on Facebook and it needs to be positioned for search engines and social search. In this class, you will learn: • How to setup or rebrand your fan page • Basic navigation of the page • Posting techniques that will get you noticed • Where critical keywords for your business need to be placed • How to integrate Twitter, YouTube & Pinterest to your page • How to create a “look” for your social brand • And posting techniques that will get your business extra exposure This course is great for businesses that already have a page as well as businesses that need to build one. Wed., Feb. 13 Code: 12008 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Michelle Corteggiano $69

Getting Started with Constant Contact

EEBU931

Discover how partnering with Constant Contact is a great way to offer more services to your customers, while generating more revenue for you. Learn how to set up a Constant Contact account for your business, upload contacts, grow your lists, and manage your contacts. Find out how to design engaging emails using and modifying existing Constant Contact templates. Walk away ready to create email newsletters, send special occasion emails, and promote events or sales. You will also learn how to use Constant Contact’s built-in reporting features to improve your results. Thurs., Jan. 31 Code: 12010 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $49

Constant Contact for Advanced Users

EEBU932

Amp up your marketing with Constant Contact, your one source for everything social media. Learn how to import custom HTML templates. Get the practical “how-to” on specialized functions, including using Constant Contact for social media campaigns, event management, and online surveys. Find out how to use their social campaigns to create custom Facebook promotions and drive traffic to your Facebook page with personalized emails. These tools make it easy to reach, engage, acquire, and retain customers and members. Thurs., Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12011 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $49

Test Preparation Courses • LEED Green Associate

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• Certified Nursing Assistant

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• Property and Casualty Insurance pg. 7 • Logic Pro— Apple Certification

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• Fundamentals of Real Estate

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• ACT Test Preparation

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Continuing Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered by NMC for most professional development and computer courses. To receive CEUs, please fill out a CEU request no later than the day of the last class period, attend all sessions, and complete a signed feedback form. Requests are processed through the NMC Extended Education office at a fee of $10 per course. CEU certificates are mailed within 30 days. Seeing Your Practice through Your Client’s Eyes— for Healing Arts Professionals EEBU916 Impact your practice with simple and practical techniques to increase client retention and build client rapport. You can become a household name by following creative, low cost, and effective means of customer service. We will take a look at how your clients see your practice through their eyes and how they experience the service provided by you and your staff. Learn the business aspect of your practice to compliment the healing modalities that only you possess as a massage therapist, Reiki Master, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Naturopath or any other healing arts practitioner. NMC CEUs (.5) available for $10 when registering. Lunch included. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12017 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Myra Lynne Lautner $89, includes lunch

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Boys, Boys, Boys

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Perplexed by the boys in your life— at home or in the classroom? Learn power activities to help active preschool kids ages 2 to 6— especially boys—channel their energy. Guided by local parenting book author, Heather Shumaker, learn tips to talk and listen to boys and manage wild emotions including conflict and anger. Discover the benefits of roughand-tumble play and leave with ideas to make your classroom, daycare, or home more boy-friendly. Although the focus is on boys, parents and teachers of girls will also benefit. Optional text, It’s OK Not to Share: and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids, available at class or can be purchased in local bookstores. NMC CEUs (.3) are available for $10. Wed., Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12018 University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Heather Shumaker $49

Creating a Culture of Care and Service— Aging Professions

EEBU913

Establishing a culture of caring in aging services is a delight and a challenge. Having so many customers— patients/residents, families, medical personnel—demands excellent skills and a big heart. Guided by an instructor with over 30 years of experience in health care and aging services as a manager, trainer and consultant, you’ll gain practical customer service skills and ideas for working with older adults in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or home care. Personal resiliency in caregivers and teamwork for support will also be covered. NMC CEUs (.7) available for $10 when registering. 2 Thurs., Feb. 21 & 28 Code: 12004 8:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Megan Raphael $145

Movie Post-Production— Enhanced Editorial EEAC749 Led by freelance filmmaker, Dan Kelly, go beyond the basics of editing as you connect with other editors, improve your technical chops, and expand your aesthetic palette. See full description on page 38.

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation EEOU101

(Online) Acquire the fundamental concepts of green building. Then prepare yourself to take the Green Associate exam and earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. The course is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, thirdparty verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP B+C and LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. A UGotClass online course. Feb. 4-March 29 Code: 12005 Registration Deadline: Feb. 8 Instructor: Kelly Gearhart $695

Congratulations to Peggy Kuhlman who earned the NMC Continuing Education Certificate in Computer Skills in March 2012.


Careers and Transitions Find Your Fit— Core Talents and Life Strategies

Logic Pro— Apple Certification

EEBU833

Could you benefit from a deeper understanding of your core strengths and abilities? Would you like a greater sense of purpose? Are you restless in your current job or going through a time of transition? Discover tools and learn action steps to help identify your core talents. Through discussion, guided reflection and using the perspective of your own life, explore the characteristics and qualities that define you. Develop a strategy for using these core talents to generate new possibilities for life and work. 2 Thurs., 6-9 p.m. Code: 12022 Jan. 17 & 24 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218 Instructor: Jonathan Pool $69

Property and Casualty Insurance: Pre-Licensure Training EEBU900 Get the essential information you need to pass the licensing exam in the broad areas of property and casualty insurance in a live-classroom format. The 40-hour training meets the requirements of the state of Michigan Insurance Bureau. You’ll learn key terms, concepts, and laws in the area of homeowners, auto, recreation, commercial, personal insurance, and more. Please begin your learning prior to class by reviewing the text— Property and Casualty Pathfinder. Michigan State Law Decoder and Pathfinder Tools are also available at the NMC Bookstore. Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs) are awarded for completing 40 hours. Mon.-Fri., Jan. 14-18 Code: 12021 8 a.m.-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Jim Camp $349

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program EEBU896

Prepare to enter the field of allied health by becoming a nurse assistant. The training prepares you to sit for the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. The 128-hour program consists of classroom (includes 8 hours of dementia training) labs, and 32 hours of clinical placement. Two evenings each week plus Saturdays provide your classroom and lab skills sessions followed by clinicals which will be completed in two Saturday and Sunday shifts. Prospective students must register for and attend a 90-minute free information session where complete details and enrollment materials will be available. Find additional information and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna. The next training will take place January 26-March 17, 2012. To begin: register for a free Information Session— Option 1: Wed., Dec. 12 Code: 7762 5:30-7 p.m., University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Wed., Jan. 9 Code: 11920 5:30-7 p.m., University Center Rm. 207 (Cass Rd.) Free of charge – pre-registration required

EEBU934

Learn the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro in this 3-day workshop designed to enhance your music production skills and prepare you for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. You will learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create your own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. Indepth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need to have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost of the course includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the 3rd day. Class breaks for lunch on your own each day. Classes meet Fri., Sat., Sun.; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Option 1: Feb. 15-17 Code: 12020 Option 2: April 5-7 Code: 12283 Instructors: Steve Quick & Mike Hunter University Center Rm. 12 $1200 each option

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Fundamentals of Real Estate— Comprehensive Study

EEOT101

(Online) Learn the fundamentals of real estate on your own time and at your own pace with this comprehensive online course. Successful completion will satisfy the education requirement and qualifies you to take State of Michigan Real Estate Salesperson’s License exam. Topics include contracts, liens, title and title transfer, leasing, land use and taxation, Michigan law, Civil Rights and fair housing, the Americans with Disabilities Act, finance, and more. In addition to the 40-hour pre-license course, the comprehensive package includes the MathMasters and MI Exam Prep course. Course includes the text, Michigan Real Estate: Principles and Practices, textbook. Registration is completed online only. For more information or to register, go to nmc.edu/ees and search for “Real Estate”. $299

Home Inspection Training

(Online) Prepare for a career as a home inspector. NMC is pleased to announce a partnership with Carson Dunlop to bring their comprehensive 10-course training program to our area. Endorsed by the American Society of Home Inspectors, the series provides the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the Home Inspection field. Each online course includes a technical mentor, textbooks and online course materials. The courses can be taken in any order and include: Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing, Exterior, Electrical, Structure, Insulation and Interior, Roofing, along with communication and professional practice. For details, go to www.nmc.edu/ees and search for home inspection training or call 231995-1700. Cost is $425 per course.

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Small Business/ Entrepreneur Get the skills and expertise you need to finance, market, and manage your business endeavor with short, information-packed courses. NMC partners with area business people to bring you upto-date information and skills. Lending Sources for Small Business

EESB139

Recent challenges in the economy have made lending sources for small businesses somewhat of a mystery. If you have a new business concept that is trying to acquire startup money or an established company looking to grow, join Chris Wendel, regional director for the Small Business & Technology Development Center, as he shares dozens of relevant funding resources. Review many of the traditional sources of capital as well as new sources of funding often unknown. Get a clear overview of bank financing in addition to federal, state, and local loan and grant programs. Several lending institutions will have representatives available to address recent changes. Tues., Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12024 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Wendel $39

Starting a Business in Northern Michigan

EESB102

Starting a business can be exciting, but it’s also challenging and daunting. Explore the essential parts of starting a business including how a new business fits into your own personal situation and assessing all of the risks and costs involved. Recognize the requirements needed to start a new business, from knowing if your concept is viable, to developing a thorough written business plan, to finding appropriate sources of funding. Using practical examples of small business success, this fast-paced course considers all of the issues facing a first time entrepreneur. 2 Tues., Feb. 5 & 12 Code: 12023 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Wendel $59

NorthSky Nonprofit Network N o r t h S ky N o n p r o f i t N e t wo r k offers a full spectrum of professional development opportunities for nonprofit organizations and community members. Visit www. northskynonprofitnetwork.org or call 231-929-3934 for information.


Bookkeeping for Small Business

EESB104

Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. Required text, “Bookkeeping Made Simple”, is available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 2 Tues. & Thurs., Code: 12026 Feb. 26 & 28; March 5 & 7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218 Instructor: Jim Bertoldi $89 (does not include text)

Introduction to QuickBooks/ QuickBooks Pro EEBC168 Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Option 1: 4 Mon., Code: 12094 Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Beckett Rm. 217 Option 2: 4 Fri. Code: 12095 Feb. 1-22, 9 a.m.-noon Beckett Rm. 217 Instructor: Holly Finch $169 each option, includes text

Gift Certificates for any occasion Available for any class or any amount $25 or more. Call Extended Education, 995-1700.

Bed and Breakfast Fundamentals for the Aspiring Innkeeper

EESB140

Have you thought about opening a Bed & Breakfast? Perhaps you have an extra room to rent during the tourist season. Does the red tape and regulations keep you from moving forward with your dream? Join Jackie Freeman, Bed & Breakfast operator for over 25 years, for an “essential business owner” evening that includes a review of township zoning regulations, planning commission procedures, lighting restrictions, occupancy rates, and more. Sales tax, DBAs, groups to join, and the power of TripAdvisor will also be covered. Finish with Q&A and a discussion of current trends. Tues., Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12028 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226 Instructor: Jackie Freeman $39

Selling on Etsy

EESB135

Are you frustrated with Craft Fairs? Do you want to expand your marketing audience? Discover Etsy, an online marketplace where you can buy and sell supplies and all things handmade and vintage. Explore Etsy from opening an account to setting up shop, listing items, performing transactions, and providing comprehensive customer service. Get helpful hints and tips for marketing your business and enriching your Etsy experience. Tues., Feb. 5 Code: 12025 6-9 p.m., Biederman Bldg. Rm. 35/37 Instructor: Deb Hepner $45

Bringing Your Business Online Legally

EESB141

Are you ready to take your business online? Make sure that you are protected when you sell products or services online. Gain a better understanding of Internet marketing and advertising and find out how to protect yourself and your employees, while selling products or services on the Internet. Topics to be covered include keyword advertising, display advertising, copyright best practices, trademark law, domain names, and social media policies. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12027 6-9 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224 Instructor: John DiGiacomo $45

Start Your Own Consulting Practice

(Online) From start-up to taxes, learn the process of starting and operating a consulting practice, including licensing, legalities, record-keeping, and tax issues. Cost is $99. For complete description and to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees and click “Online Courses.”

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Online Courses —It’s Time to Try One

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

Course Fees Start at Just $99

• Comprehensive 4 and 6 week sessions • Expert instructors lead each course • Courses start each month • Certificate Programs available • Engaging classes available anytime day or evening from any computer

www.nmc .edu/ees Online Top Sellers Accounting Fundamentals Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2010. In this easy online course, you’ll discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach This course teaches medical terminology according to each body system. Multiple graphics, study tips and unusual facts make for a most enjoyable course.

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Online classes are convenient and affordable

nmc.edu/ees click “online classes” About Online Learning Millions of people have decided to add online options to their learning experience and why not? It’s enjoyable and a very productive way to learn, and done at a time of day (or night) that works for you. You’ll engage with your instructor and other participants and leave with new information and skills. Getting Started There are a couple of ways registration works depending on the course: • Online through a registration link • Directly through the Extended Educational Services (EES) Office The course description will let you know if registering directly online is an option. If not, you register directly through the EES office. Either way, you will get an email follow-up with details about getting your password and starting your course. How It Works Once you receive your password and log into your class, you will begin your first unit of study. You’ll find course readings, video clips and recorded presentations, and links for additional information. You can ask questions and discuss answers while interacting with other students and your instructor on discussions boards. You can also take quizzes along the way to see if you are understanding the material.

Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning

Michigan Energy Demonstration Center at NMC One of eight demonstration centers in the state of Michigan, the center serves as an energy information hub, offering community education, workforce training, and technology demonstration to enhance the collective understanding of the energy issues facing o u r c o m m u n i t y t o d a y. Visit www.nmc.edu/energy

Northwest Michigan Business Atlas helps businesses find the resources they need. From business plans to financial projections, hiring new employees to getting financing, help is out there. Many organizations in Northwest Michigan provide services to business, but as a busy professional, you don’t have time to figure out which organization to call. The Business Atlas makes it easy—simply select your business need and get direct links to services. Visit www.BusinessAtlas.org

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Grant Writing Grant Writing Basics

Grant Resources EEBU870

Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal. Wed., Jan. 30 Code: 12036 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 222 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $49

EEBU871

Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required. Wed., Feb. 6 Code: 12044 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $49

Grant Writing: Next Steps

EEBU872

This continuation is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal. 2 Wed., Feb. 20 & 27 Code: 12045 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 222 on Feb. 20 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 on Feb. 27 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $79

Mobile Marketing Certificate (3 one-month online courses) Bring your marketing plan up-to-date by incorporating mobile marketing. In partnership with the international LERN organization’s UGotClass, NMC offers three courses to help you gain confidence and skill in this new area of opportunity. Register for any class individually or earn a certificate in Mobile Marketing by registering for all three, at a cost savings*.

Introduction to Mobile Marketing

Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business EEOU104

Advanced Mobile Marketing

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More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphone have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Analysts forecast that smartphone sales will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2016. Mobiles are changing the way consumers interact with brands and connect to the world. Find out about locationbased marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capability to retain current customers and gain new ones. Feb. 4-March 1 Code: 12012 Register by: Feb. 8 $195

Nearly everyone is carrying a smartphone these days. Smart organizations across the globe are investing in building cellphone apps for their businesses. In this four-week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand how to quickly deploy smartphone applications. March 4-29 Code: 12013 Register by: March 8 $245

Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and track usage of your application. You’ll leave with a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort and measuring its success. Get the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. April 1-26 Code: 12014 Register by: April 5 $245

EEOU103

*Mobile Marketing Certificate

(Online)

EEOU105

EEOU106

Bundle the three courses above, save $90, and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of achievement in Mobile Marketing. You will also receive 3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from LERN. Bundle all 3 Mobile Marketing courses for $595 Code: 12015

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Computer Mobile Technology Getting the Most out of Your iPhone

EEBC300

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for handson experience. Wed., Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12047 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39

Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

EEBC302

The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like as Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Thurs., Feb. 14 Code: 12046 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39

Microsoft Office Programs Introduction to Word Processing: Microsoft Word

Intermediate Word

EEBC249

If you are new to word processing, or want to update your skills, learn to use MS Word tools for an easier, faster, and more efficient way to create professional looking documents. Discover how editing and formatting tools are at your fingertips as you work with the toolbar ribbon. Leave with the skills to create a document, format, change styles and fonts, cut/ paste, import text, and edit a document with confidence. Option 1: 3 Tues. Code: 12048 6-9 p.m., Jan. 22-Feb. 5 Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Diane Kimmel Option 2: 3 Thurs., Code: 12049 Feb. 7-21, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $129 each option (includes text)

Want to learn to use Facebook, Constant Contact, or Pinterest? see page 5

EEBC156

At this level, you are comfortable with the basics of MS Word, but want to take advantage of the real power of this software. Learn to use Quick Styles and Document Themes to quickly change the appearance of text, tables, and graphics throughout the entire document. Use Building Blocks to assemble documents from frequently used or predefined content such as disclaimer text, pull quotes, sidebars, cover pages, and more. Create templates, use mailing features, and save documents in PDF and other formats so others can read and access your work and much more. 2 Tues., Feb. 19 & 26 Code: 12051 6-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $85, includes text

Introduction to Database: Microsoft Access EEBC161 Learn the basic skills to get started with the construction of a relational database in Microsoft Access. You will learn to create and work with tables, forms, and reports; use queries; and create and maintain a database. Includes text. A working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills are required. 4 Fri., March 1-22 Code: 12054 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $165, includes text

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Intermediate Excel

Introduction to Spreadsheets: EEBC250 Microsoft Excel Learn the basic fundamentals of Excel and the secrets behind writing powerful formulas including relative and absolute references; using functions; formatting data; moving, copying, inserting, and deleting ranges; previewing and printing worksheets; sorting and analyzing data; and setting print titles and page breaks. Discover dozens of shortcuts for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. Option 1: 3 Tues. Code: 12056 Jan. 22-Feb. 5; 1-4 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy Option 2: 3 Thurs. Code: 12057 Feb. 14-28, 6-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend Option 3: 3 Fri. Code: 12059 March 1-15; 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $129 each option (includes text)

Beyond the Basics—Microsoft Excel Get the skills you need with these courses designed for Excel users who would like to get more out of the software’s unique features. Enroll in two or more courses in this Excel series and save $5 on each. Excel: Tips, Tricks, and Practice

EEBC164

Do you need an Excel refresher? Maybe you use Excel regularly, but could profit from some tips and tricks? Review Excel basics: enter, move, and copy data; navigate, modify, and format a worksheet. Unleash the power of Excel as you learn keystroke shortcuts, how to manage workbook files, quick data entry and editing techniques, and helpful formatting strategies. Come with your questions and an Excel file that has you stumped and leave feeling more comfortable and confident. Wed., March 6 Code: 12075 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $39

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Excel: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, and Graphics EEBC165

Excel: Sorting, Filters, and Pivot Tables

Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC’s of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required. Wed., March 13 Code: 12076 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $39

Pivot tables and these other advanced features of Microsoft Excel are perfect if you create lists of information like inventories or download data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Understand how to use Excel’s built in sorting, filtering, and pivot table features without difficulty and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. Wed., March 20 Code: 12077 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $39

All Beyond the Basics Microsoft Excel $39 for one ($34 each if taking 2 or more)

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EEBC261

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills in Microsoft Excel 2010. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a Web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel. 2 Tues., Feb. 12 & 19 Code: 12074 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $85, includes text

EEBC247


The Power of Integration— Word, Excel, and Access EEBC202

Creating Email Newsletters with Microsoft Publisher

How would you like to more efficiently use Microsoft Office? One of its most powerful features is the ability to use data between the different applications. Learn to easily link and share data between MS Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint without having to re-key any of it. Prerequisites: entry-level courses of at least three of the four MS Office programs. 2 Fri., Feb. 15 & 22 Code: 12078 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $75

Save time and money as you discover how Microsoft Publisher can help you create and send attractive, high quality, and engaging email communications. Using Publisher, you will learn to develop newsletters, promotional emails and e-vites for events. You’ll also see demonstrations of how to customize templates to keep your communications clear, effective, and consistent with your business image. Thurs., March 14 Code: 12080 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

Microsoft Publisher

EEBC169

Learn to use the power of Publisher that is included in Microsoft Office. Learn how to quickly create a newsletter, business cards, greeting cards, stationery, flyers, calendars, and more using available templates to get you started. Discover how to insert your own photographs to personalize your document or publication. It’s fun and easy when you let Publisher do most of the work for you. 2 Thurs. Code: 12079 Feb. 28 & March 7, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $85, includes text

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint EEBC309

Prezi Presentations: Putting New Life in Your Presentations EEBC297 Are you tired of creating the same old presentation? Get out of “slide” mode and learn to use the online zooming presentation editor called Prezi. Whether you’re an educator presenting to students or laying out your company’s strategic plan to the board of directors, with Prezi you’ll create dynamic and interactive presentations. Learn how to create a free account, develop and edit a Prezi, and finally learn how to present and manage your Prezi presentation. Bring a flash drive with images and files to create your presentation. 2 Mon., Feb. 11 & 18 Code: 12081 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Rm. 201 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $59

EEBC170

Any presentation is more enjoyable with eye-catching, interactive, and dynamic visuals. Learn the basics of creating a slide show and graphic slides. Design and format a presentation, apply template designs, incorporate text, graphics, audio, and add animation and transition effects. A working knowledge of windows and Microsoft Word is required. 3 Thurs., Feb. 7-21 Code: 12082 6-9 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Rm. 203 Instructor: Diane Kimmel $129, includes text

PowerPoint for Fun

EEBC283

PowerPoint is a great tool for business, but it’s also fun for family and friends! Discover how to make a presentation for any social gathering. Learn to create a slide show of family or event photos and see a demo of the possibilities. Gain an understanding of how to create and edit slides, insert photos, incorporate clipart, and include slide-show features like transitions and animation. Working knowledge of windows is required. 2 Tues., Feb. 12 & 19 Code: 12083 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $49

Earn a Small Business Entrepreneur Certificate

Get practical, ready-to-use skills to start or expand your own business. Our Small Business Entrepreneur Certificate highlights essential skills in four core areas: business start-up, finance management, customer service, and marketing; plus electives allowing you to tailor the certificate to the skills you need most. To get started, just complete the free enrollment form at www.nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

Core courses offered this term: • Starting a Business • Bookkeeping • QuickBooks

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Basic Computer Skills

Organize Your Files and Folders

Introduction to Computers and Windows EEBC148 Designed for beginners, this course leads you through basic computer skills, the keyboard, and mouse operations. Become familiar with the desktop, icons, and menu system. Learn to adjust settings, create files and folders, and use shortcuts. You’ll also be introduced to a variety of accessories. This course, or equivalent knowledge, is needed for all other computer courses. Option 1: 4 Fri. Code: 12084 Feb. 1-22, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 4 Tues., Code: 12085 Feb. 12-March 5, 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 Instructor: Diane Kimmel $145 each option, includes text

Internet Basics

EEBC272

Join in the fun and browse great websites while learning tricks and techniques for effective use of the Internet. Learn to send and receive emails, attach documents, and send photos or even YouTube videos. Discover the convenience of using the web for research, shopping, driving directions, banking, and chat, while learning Internet safety and security measures. Ideal for the new Internet user as well as those who want to enhance their skills. Basic computer skills are necessary. Thurs., Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12088 University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

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Google

Learn to organize your computer files in ways that work for you! Sort documents by name, date, size, or type. Practice copying and moving files to a different folders, find missing files by name, date last modified, size, or by text contained in them. The skills you learn will save you valuable time every time you use your computer! Prerequisite: working knowledge of the material covered in Introduction to Computers and Windows. Option 1: Thurs. Code: 12086 Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: Tues. Code: 12087 March 12, 6-9 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 Instructor: Diane Kimmel $45 each option

Advertising with Google Adwords

Essential Computer Skills: Typing, Computer Keyboarding, and Data Entry EESA378

(Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations) EEBC294 and Gmail Learn how to create, edit, and share word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet documents using Google Docs, a free web-based application that lets you access your documents from any computer or mobile computing device with internet access. You will also learn how to take advantage of the features in Google’s webmail program, Gmail, including calendaring and conversations. Explore the many advantages to using these feature-rich, free programs. Option 1: 2 Thurs. Code: 12091 Jan. 24 & 31, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 2 Wed. Code: 12092 March 6 & 13, 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $69 each option

Efficient computer use begins with good typing and keyboard skills. Through guided practice, learn to “touch type” as you discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. Learn quick shortcuts using keyboard functions and adopt proven speed and accuracy techniques. It takes practice, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly you pick up speed, accuracy, and comfort. Leave with drills and games to make further progress at home fun and painless. Option 1: 2 Thurs., Code: 12089 Jan. 24 & 31, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 2 Thurs., 6-9 p.m. Code: 12090 March 14 & 21 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel $59 each option

EEBC311

Using Google Adwords is one of the most economical and effective ways to reach potential customers. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn to set up a Google Adwords account and get started. Learn how to use program features like the keyword analyzer, traffic estimator, placement and targeting tools, and learn about pay per click expenses. See how these features can be used to create engaging ads to attract people to your website. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12093 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

Google Docs


Other Computer Topics Introduction to QuickBooks/ QuickBooks Pro EEBC168

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Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Option 1: 4 Mon., Code: 12094 Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Beckett Rm. 217 Option 2: 4 Fri. Code: 12095 Feb. 1-22, 9 a.m.-noon Beckett Rm. 217 Instructor: Holly Finch $169 each option, includes text

You and Your Laptop

Boost Your Computer’s Performance EEBC269

Buying and Selling Like an eBay Pro

Is your once robust and vibrant computer sluggish as a snail? Learn how to identify causes that slow your computer and get it humming at top speed again in this hands-on session. Explore several effective and free software programs for repairing and tuning your computer. Develop a strategy to prevent future problems and leave with the confidence to do this on your own at home. A working knowledge of computers is required. Tues., Feb. 12, 1-3 p.m. Code: 12096 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Scott Johnson $29 each option

Sell and buy on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of how eBay works, you’ll walk through the process of preparing and organizing your account as you learn to buy and sell safely and securely. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to find items, monitor bidding, define settings, write descriptions, post pictures, and manage your correspondence, and maximize your success using eBay. Wed., Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12098 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Chris Doyal $45

EEBC282

Bring your laptop to this session and get a crash course in the use of special features. Gain tips and tricks to help you with your mobile computing needs. Learn about controls and settings to help you adjust your computer to different lighting, adjust sound, attach devices, and set up the internet when your are away from home. A question and answer session will provide you with some personalized information. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12097 1-3:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Scott Johnson $35

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

EEBC290

Learn the fundamental features of the world’s leading desktop publishing software—Adobe InDesign. Work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages in multi-page documents, develop master pages, prepare and package documents for commercial printing and use Adobe Bridge and metadata. Use InDesign CS6’s newest features including alternate layouts, ePub enhancements, and improved PDF handling. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you’ll like this intuitive page-layout application. Basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text. 3 Wed., Feb. 13-27 Code: 12099 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Steve Kellman $135, includes text

EEBC236

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Photo Editing

Introduction to Photoshop

Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos EEBC219

Get acquainted with Photoshop CS6, one of the most advanced photoediting tools on the market (not to be confused with Photoshop Elements) Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the basic tools of this sophisticated program including lasso (isolating and working with any component), rubber stamp (cloning), filtering, and more. The course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC; Windows or Macintosh experience required. 3 Wed., Jan. 23-Feb. 6 Code: 12102 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts. Rm. 120 Instructor: Tom Auch $95

If you are shooting digital photos, you face the challenge of figuring out what to do with them—how to store, retrieve, and work with them. Learn how to keep your photos organized on the computer, and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing. Wed., Jan. 23 Code: 12100 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $45

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

EEBC146

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements, a software similar to the regular Photoshop program, but especially good for beginners and for those wanting to work with digital photos. Learn how to sharpen out-of-focus pictures, touch up faces, fix red eye, enhance outdoor shots, and prepare photos to send via e-mail. Basic computer experience is required. 2 Mon., Feb. 4 & 11 Code: 12101 6-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Tom Auch $85

Creative Photo Editing EEAC734 Are you interested in editing your digital photographs, but don’t know where to start? Using Gimp, a free and open source pixel based software, learn how to transform your ordinary photographs into new artistic creations. See page 36 for details.

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EEBC180

Improve your Photography skills

Web Page Design How to Build a Website

EEBC312

Are you interested in building a website? Save time and aggravation as you learn how. Walk through the steps necessary to construct a simple website while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur in the development process. Learn how to search for and register a domain name and how to develop and maintain your site to keep it fresh and attract traffic. Class discussions include determining content, choosing a web host, and evaluating a variety of free and payfor-service content management systems. You’ll gain important tips so you can evaluate your knowledge, skill, and determine if you should build a site yourself or hire an expert. Wed., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12108 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

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Designing Web Pages Using HTML – Level I What’s NEW in Photoshop CS6

EEBC278

If you’re a current Photoshop user (CS5, CS4, or even CS3) and want a quick overview of Photoshop CS6s new features, this is for you. Save time and effort as you learn about new features like: content aware patch tools, liquefy improvements, improved cropping, skin tone selections and the coolest filter ever—Oil Paint. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop or beginner Photoshop experience. Mon., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12103 Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217 Instructor: Tom Auch $45

EEBC174

Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages. Peek behind the scenes of web sites published on the Internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important introduction if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web. Basic Wi n d ow s s k i l l s r e q u i r e d . P r i c e includes text. Tues/Thurs/Tues, Code: 12110 Jan. 29 & 31; Feb. 5; 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 203 Instructor: Jeff Straw $135, includes text


Designing Web Pages with Dreamweaver

Beginning Computers EEBC129

Dreamweaver is one of the leading design tools for creating professional web sites. Learn to use basic features of this powerful program to design pages, format text, create links, and use graphics. Discover how to define a web site, format text, and apply images, tables, and styles. You’ll also learn how to create and format links; and publish a web site. Working knowledge of HTML is required. 3 Wed., March 6-20 Code: 12111 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Kellman $109, includes text

Introduction to Flash MX

(Online) Learn how to develop rich, interactive Web media from top Flash developers. This 6-week online course is offered every month. Cost is $99. For more information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees and click “Online Courses”.

Computer Life— Practical Skills Skype for Beginners

EEBC286

Talk face-to-face with live video for free. All you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a web cam, and you can get started using this free video calling application. Learn how to download the program, setup an account, test the settings, and then get started using this popular web application. Bring your laptop (with webcam and Wi-Fi) if you have one, but it is not required. Thurs., Jan. 17 Code: 12106 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 11 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

EESA471

If you are an absolute beginner, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Windows computer operations; word processing basics like manipulating text, cut, paste, and copy; and how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge, practice, and confidence to grow your computer skills. Option 1: 3 Wed. Code: 12104 Jan. 16-30, 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy Option 2: 3 Fri. Code: 12105 March 8-22, 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $69 each option ($57 with LIFE Discount)

Internet Basics

EEBC272

Join in the fun and browse great websites while learning tricks and techniques for effective use of the Internet. Learn to send and receive emails, attach documents, and send photos or even YouTube videos. Discover the convenience of using the web for research, shopping, driving directions, banking, and chat, while learning Internet safety and security measures. Ideal for the new Internet user as well as those who want to enhance their skills. Basic computer skills are necessary. Thurs., Feb. 7 Code: 12088 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Facebook for Beginners

EESA548

What is Facebook? Become familiar with the concept of social networking and gain an understanding of network sites like Facebook and Twitter in this class. Discover why so many are joining these online communities to share interests and activities. Find out how to get started and learn how you can use these sites to connect and reconnect with family and friends. If you already have a Facebook account, bring your login and password; if not, you’ll be guided through setting up one up in class. Wed., Feb. 20 Code: 12107 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Family History Fundamentals

EESA257

Climbing your family tree is often not easy. This one-day workshop offers a set of tools, including forms and techniques, to get you started on that legacy you have been promising yourself. For those that have run into brick walls with current searches, learn tips and suggestions on how to use today’s internet sources to help you when the going gets tough. Option 1: Fri., Dec. 7 Code: 7677 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Option 2: Fri., Jan. 25 Code: 12109 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 each option ($33 with LIFE Discount)

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54 Technology and Computer classes to update your skills With new technology skills, you become: • more efficient • a more valuable employee • ready to advance your career Earn a Certificate in Computer Skills

Complete a well-rounded collection of computer courses used in office settings and earn a Continuing Education Certificate in Computer Skills. The 75-hour program consists of eight short, concentrated core courses in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, database or PowerPoint, file management, and the Internet, plus at least one elective and an integrative course. Students with a strong background may receive competency credit for up to two courses. Brochure and enrollment information is available from NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700 or at www.nmc.edu/ees.

Are you using Constant Contact? Should you be? Get the scoop on page 5

Does your business have a Facebook Fanpage? Find out how to make one on page 5

NEW! Logic Pro Apple Certification Preparation is offered this winter See course description on page 7 photo courtesy of Charles St. Charles, instructor for the HDR Photography class

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Mobile Marketing Classes help you incorporate the newest techniques— see page 12 for details How do I know which computer class to take? Novice or first-time computer user— start with basic skills: • Introduction to Computers or Beginning Computers • Essential Computer Skills: Typing The next classes to augment your basic skills may be taken in any order: • Internet Basics • Intro to Word Processing: Microsoft Word • Organize Your Files and Folders Once you have taken Introduction to Word or have equivalent knowledge, we suggest the following courses, in no particular order, according to your needs: • Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel • Intermediate Microsoft Word • Intro to PowerPoint • Intro to QuickBooks • Intro to Database: Microsoft Access For additional guidance, call Extended Education at 995-1700.


Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles EEHF468

Energy and Construction

Here’s a rare opportunity to explore the latest in automotive technology— the hybrid and electric vehicle. Learn from the experts who train the technicians as you visit NMC’s newly remodeled Automotive Technology Lab. See page 48 for details.

Energy Off The Grid: Solar Power Battery Charging Systems

At Northwestern Michigan College EEVE188

Solar power battery charging systems provide off-grid (utility) electricity for many uses. Learn how solar energy can be used to power remote structures, such as cottages, cabins, garden sheds and barns. Topics covered include: basic types of systems, the solar resource in Michigan, system components, basic design procedures, environmental benefits, and economics. This introductory, singlesession course will describe the basic aspects of “off-grid” solar power systems that provide power to locations away from utility power lines. The basic aspects of “grid-tied” solar power systems, which are backed up by utilities, will be discussed. Mon., March 18 Code: 12112 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Ced Currin $49

Wind Power for Homeowners

Are you interested in wind power and curious about what it takes to put up a wind generator? Through a step-by-step process, discover what is required to install a wind generator at your home or small business. Learn about towers, height restrictions, construction and maintenance specifications, and grid interconnection or battery charging constraints—all required for successful project completion. A guide to selecting and sizing a system to meet your needs is included. Save time, effort, and money in your quest for clean energy. 2 Tues., March 5 & 12 Code: 12114 6-8 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Rm. 224 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Randy Smith $55

Solar Power Basics

Look for the following training programs in our Spring Schedule: • Solar Photovoltaic Entry Level Training – One Week Bootcamp • Solar Photovoltaic Site Assessment Training • Solar Thermal Site Assessment Training • Solar Photovoltaic Training for Electrical Inspectors

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EEVE104

Solar energy is rapidly finding an important place in our energy mix. Explore concepts and technologies through discussion, demonstration, and examination of NMC’s solar equipment. Learn about solar electric and solar thermal, and explore how much solar energy is available in our region. You will leave with a much better understanding of how solar energy can be captured, how it is used, and the incentives to motivate you to use it. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12115 6-8 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Rm. 224 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Randy Smith $35

Construction MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) Employers, employees, construction workers, equipment manufacturers, union members, safety and health personnel and emergency responders, and college students can participate in the same training MIOSHA provides to their professional staff. All Courses are Approved for Residential Builders Pre-Licensure Safety Training Requirements. MIOSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course EEVS119 Review regulations for the construction industry in this 10-hour program focused on MIOSHA regulations. Detailed information is presented to enable you to develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. Gain insight to MIOSHA inspection procedures while developing understanding of the most frequently cited MIOSHA violations. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing hazards and describing safe work practices to eliminate or control those hazards. Participants will receive both MIOSHA and OSHA 10-hour cards upon successful completion of the class (about 30 days after completion). 8:30 check-in. Wed. & Thurs., Code: 12116 Jan. 30 & 31, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Paul Griggs $170

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Lead Paint Safety, Repair, Renovation

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The EPA now requires anyone performing renovation work on homes and child-occupied facilities for compensation (built before 1978) to complete 8 hours of training to become a “Certified Renovator”. All builders, remodelers painters, plumbers, electricians, and mechanical contractors are included. This one-day course meets all requirements and provides the certification. Class breaks one hour for lunch on your own. Bring pen/pencil, photo ID, and arrive promptly. Fri., Dec. 14 Code: 7525 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102 (2525 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Builders License Institute Staff $159

MIOSHA – Excavations: The Grave Danger EEVS120 Gain an overview of MIOSHA Part 9, Excavations, Trenching, and Shoring. You’ll learn to identify hazards in the workplace, especially those associated with earth excavation regulations. Learn safety procedures which address electrical hazards, material handling, soil stability, fall protection, hazardous atmosphere and much more. Presentation includes a brief description of soil mechanics. There will be time for questions and answers. 8:30 check-in. Fri., Feb. 15 Code: 12117 9 a.m.-noon Aero Park Laboratories Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Paul Griggs $75

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When MIOSHA Enforcement Visits

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Many business can save time, effort, and money simply by understanding what happens during a MIOSHA Enforcement Visit. Gain an insight into the process and procedures of a MIOSHA compliance officer workplace inspection. Learn about MIOSHA citations and how to respond if your business receives one. Topics covered include inspection types, employer/ employee rights and responsibilities, and penalty reduction factors. This program will assist you in preparing for an inspection and provides guidance as you work through a sample citation. Students will be provided with hands-on exercises to reinforce the principles that are discussed in the course. Tues., April 30 Code: 12118 8:30 a.m.-noon Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Paul Griggs $75

MIOSHA: Asbestos and Lead Awareness

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Construction trades routinely renovate and demolish buildings that were built prior to 1981 often resulting in contact with lead or asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos and Lead Awareness Training is for employees whose work activities may contact asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM), but do not disturb ACM or PACM during their work activities. This combined training consists of information regarding asbestos and lead and their various forms and uses and includes information on the health effects associated with exposure to these substances. Attendees will receive their two-hour, Class IV Asbestos Awareness training card. Tues., April 30, Code: 12119 12:30-4 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Paul Griggs $75

Prepare for a career as a home inspector. NMC is pleased to announce a partnership with Carson Dunlop to bring their comprehensive 10-course training program to our area. See page 8 for details.

Builders License Continuing Competency Did you obtain your Builders License after January, 2009? If so, you are in need of 21 Continued Competency Credits within your first three years of licensure. Below is a list of courses which will qualify for Competency Credit. All are found on this page. • Lead Paint Safety, Repair, Renovation • MIOSHA Training Courses • Quickbooks for Contractors (online)

NMC Construction Programs

NMC construction programs in HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, Facilities Maintenance, and Renewable Energy are offered for academic credit. Details are available online at www.nmc.edu/technical or call (231) 995-2768. A variety of energy and constructionrelated courses continue to be offered through NMC Extended Education. QuickBooks for Contractors

(Online) Designed specifically for the unique bookkeeping needs of the construction industry. This 6-week course is offered monthly. Cost is $99. For more information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees and click “Online Courses”.


Welcome to Winter term of the LIFE Academy—where “Learning is ForEver” is the theme. Designed for age 50+, the Academy offers unique learning experiences in short formats. Courses are listed with the regular price and the reduced price for residents of Grand Traverse County age 62+. Courses are on pages 23-29.

Art Colonies of New England

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Take an informative and visually stunning trip with Dave and Lyn back to the New England Art Colonies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, John Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Henry Ranger, August Saint-Gaudens, Gertrude Fiske, Matilda Browne, and a host of others traveled regularly to Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to participate in an American art scene that produced an astonishing amount of beautiful work. You will be impressed by the quality of American artists during a time when attention focused more on artistic achievements in Europe. 2 Tues., Jan. 29 Code: 12134 Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 09 Instructors: Dave Parrish & Lyn Salathiel $49 ($41 with LIFE Discount)

From Flintstones to Broadway: Music through the Ages

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From the earliest fragments in the ancient world to jazz and Broadway, explore how music has been reinvented through time. Discover fascinating influences of architecture, dance, art, poetry, fashion, and religion on music of the day. Follow a time line as you discuss, listen to recordings, and enjoy a “visual” music experience in the Court of Louis IVX at Versailles with treats from the King’s larder. The finale (optional) is attending the Vienna Boys Choir March 20 concert at Interlochen. (Concert tickets are not included in the cost of the class and should be purchased well ahead.) 5 Wed., 3-5 p.m. Code: 12136 Jan. 23-Feb. 20 University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Kathleen Leach $95 ($78 with LIFE Discount)

A Cultural Immersion: Incredible India

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Experience India’s heritage and traditions by immersing yourself in one of the world’s most ancient cultures, yet one of the fastest emerging world powers. India offers a different aspect of her personality to each visitor – exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic. Learn the basics of Hindi language and get a glimpse of Indian culture and religion. Explore the architecture as you travel by images from the ancient village havelis (historical mansions) to the modern streets of Mumbai. The last session takes place in NMC’s teaching kitchen where your sense of smell and taste come alive. Discover the aromatic spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of home-style Indian food. 3 Wed., Jan. 30-Feb. 13 Code: 12157 10 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Lisa Brown $69 ($59 with the LIFE Discount)

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Empires of Light

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Since the day Mr. Edison first illuminated the light bulb, the world sought better ways to light up our lives. This course will entertain and educate you on the history of electricity and lighting, while bringing you up-todate on the latest technology. Trace the invention electric lights from Arch Lights and Edison’s iconic “light bulb” through to the use of the Light Emitting Diodes (LED) of today. Examples of CFL, LED and induction lamps will be used and compared as part of the class. Reading the book, “Empires of Light”, by Jill Jonnes prior to class is recommended. Wed., March 13 Code: 12147 1- 3:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Stewart McFerran $29 ($25 with LIFE Discount)

Beating the Holiday Blues—Ten Ways to Feel Good Again

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Holiday expectations usually don’t pan out and after the holidays are over, you may find yourself feeling down and discouraged. Invest in a morning designed to help you get out of the slump and increase your energy and enthusiasm. We’ll explore types of losses and the grieving process, identify negative thought patterns, and develop practical strategies that lead to a greater sense of well-being. You are worth the time and money! Sat., Jan. 26 Code: 12218 9:30 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dr. Barb McIntyre $59 ($49 with Life Discount)

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Northern Naturalist Program This continuing education certificate program focuses on the Northern Michigan natural environment. Specific courses and several electives complete the program. Designated courses taken over the last 3 years can be included. Details available at www.nmc.edu/ ees. The qualifying courses offered this term are: • Fisheries of the Great Lakes • Animal Tracking • Environmental Studies

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Fisheries of the Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes fisheries are a large part of Michigan’s natural environment. Gain an understanding of past and present Great Lakes fisheries issues and their relation to Michigan’s commerce, ecosystem, history, and culture. Explore the challenges the fisheries face. Leave with knowledge of commercial fishing techniques, fishery stressors, and how regulation and policy between the U.S. and Canada influences the ecosystem. A field trip to Fishtown in Leland will cap this important course. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. 3 Thurs., March 7-21 Code: 12124 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Stewart McFerran $85 ($71 with LIFE Discount)

Animal Tracking—Mammals of Northern Michigan EESA645 The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of various animals. Discover who lives here and how to interpret their tracks and signs. The first two sessions are in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Field trip details and location will be provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3 Thurs., Feb. 7-21 Code: 12125 1-3 p.m. (last class 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117 Instructor: Matt Miller $85 ($71 with LIFE Discount)

Environmental Studies— A Northern Michigan Overview EESA613 How does the global environment affect our region? How does this region impact the larger picture? Explore this area’s “bigger story” through the integration of environmental sciences. Sessions cover natural history, the scope and approach of environmental studies, the regional ecology in which issues exist, challenges of human impact, and environmental management, sustainability, and resilience. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. The course is open to all and is a core course in the Northern Naturalist Program. 4 Wed. Code: 12126 Feb. 20-March 13, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Kate Fairman $79 ($65 with LIFE Discount)


Can Islam and Democracy Co-Exist?

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Explore how political and social changes are transforming the Middle East. Guided by a 40-year veteran of US foreign policy who experienced first-hand the Palestinian uprising and the Gulf War, you’ll look at the new governments consolidating power in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. See how they are grappling with the Islamic Fundamentalists who are important players in the emerging societies. Look at the continuing conflicts in Yemen, Mali, Syria, and beyond, and what these events say about the role of fundamentalism in Islamic countries today. What are the implications of these new political realities for U.S. interests in the region? Optional text: Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, by Michael Oren. Option 1: Tues. Code: 12148 March 5, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Tues. Code: 12149 March 12, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Jack Segal $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Foreign Policy Challenges of the Next Four Years

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Explore the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing the President as he begins his second term. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat and White House and NATO advisor, review how the unexpected explosion in the Middle East, the US withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the continued rise of religious fundamentalism affect our own prospects. You’ll have a chance to evaluate President Obama’s pivot toward Asia, his reset of relations with Russia and his handling of the conflict with Iran. You’ll then look ahead to areas and issues that are likely to loom larger as the new term progresses. Option 1: Thurs. Code: 12159 March 7, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 212 Option 2: Thurs. Code: 12161 March 14, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Jack Segal $39 each option ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Al Qaida: A Revised Update

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Discover what goals the US had for our surge of troops, money, and assistance into Afghanistan now that the surge has ended. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat and White House and NATO advisor, explore the challenges posed by the tribal culture and backwardness of Afghanistan and Pakistan, what the state of our military and development aid program is today, and what effect our departure is likely to have on the region. You will receive an update on Al Qaida’s activities and will engage in a debate of possible alternative approaches to addressing the problem of fundamentalist-inspired violence directed against the US and our allies. Wed., Feb. 13 Code: 12163 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Jack Segal $35 ($29 with LIFE Discount)

LIFE Lunch Winter Programs Lunch and forum Fridays highlight people, places, and ideas of regional interest. Each provides a casual atmosphere for exploring a topic, meeting people, and enjoying a buffet lunch. If you prefer, bring a brown bag lunch—beverages provided. Life Lunch: February 15 Storms and More— The Weather Machine EESA585 Join Dave Barrons, long time weatherman, for a look at Northern Michigan and global weather from thermal dynamics to forecasting. Get behind the headlines of storms that make the headlines to look at causes and influences on unusual weather. Consider the role of climate change, including local ice records. We’ll order good weather for this event! Fri., Feb. 15, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215/217 $18 with lunch buffet Code: 12120 $9 without lunch Code: 12121 (bring your own)

Life Lunch: March 15 Up North Rocks! EESA586 Explore the remarkable array of rocks, many from hundreds of miles away, that glaciers deposited in the Great Lakes. Kevin Gauthier, author of Lake Michigan Rock Picker’s Guide, provides tips for identifying rocks you’ll find along beaches and demonstrates rock cutting to uncover what’s inside. If you have a rock you would like identified, bring it along. Fri., March 15, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215/217 $18 with lunch buffet Code: 12122 $9 without lunch Code: 12123 (bring your own)

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Safe Foreign Travel for 50+

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Facebook for Beginners

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How much do you actually know about traveling the globe safely in today’s world? Guided by Ed Lee, retired senior executive of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, you’ll explore over 50 topics including understanding of foreign cultures, medical considerations, credit card fraud, larceny, scams played on travelers, violent crime, terrorism, and much more. Both the novice and seasoned traveler will gain essential international security awareness that can help you reduce travel risks…even here at home. Price includes $15 workbook. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12127 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Ed Lee $49 ($44 with LIFE Discount) includes workbook

What is Facebook? Become familiar with the concept of social networking and gain an understanding of network sites like Facebook and Twitter in this class. Discover why so many are joining these online communities to share interests and activities. Find out how to get started and learn how you can use these sites to connect and reconnect with family and friends. If you already have a Facebook account, bring your login and password; if not, you’ll be guided through setting up one up in class. Wed., Feb. 20, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12107 University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Spring Campus Day is May 10­— save the date! Mark your calendar; info to follow.

Several times a year, the 22-member LIFE Council meets to plan for the next term, explore course ideas, prepare for special events, and work on promotion ideas. This year’s members are:

From Takeoff to Landing

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Get travel tips from a pro. Guided by Betsy Williams, former travel executive and consultant, you’ll explore step-by-step planning—a significant part of your adventure. You’ll get help navigating the multitude of travel resource websites and gain a better understanding of destination selection and booking options. In addition, you’ll learn must-knows, travel tips, and recommendations. Basic Internet skills recommended. Wed., Jan. 30, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12128 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Betsy Williams $35 ($29 with LIFE Discount)

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Meet the LIFE Academy Advisory Council

John Beery Jo Collins Ann Conway Gene Cortwright Alta Frears Judy Gass Bill Gipson Nancy Harris John Heiam Betty Koons Carolyn Kucsera Dick and Shirley Murray Dave Parrish Fran Perkett Ken Pickering Maxine Rideout Phyllis Robinson Lyn Salathiel Jerry Sura Ann Swaney Fran Westerholm Alan Westerholm (Chair)

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If you are an absolute beginner, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Windows computer operations; word processing basics like manipulating text, cut, paste, and copy; and how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge, practice, and confidence to grow your computer skills. Option 1: 3 Wed. Code: 12104 Jan. 16-30, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy Option 2: 3 Fri. Code: 12105 March 8-22, 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $69 each option ($57 with LIFE Discount)

Internet Basics

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Join in the fun and browse great websites while learning tricks and techniques for effective use of the Internet. Learn to send and receive emails, attach documents, and send photos or even YouTube videos. See details on page 16.

Skype for Beginners

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Talk face-to-face with live video for free. All you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a web cam, and you can get started using this free video calling application. Learn how to download the program, setup an account, test the settings, and then get started using this popular web application. Bring your laptop (with webcam and Wi-Fi) if you have one, but it is not required. Thurs., Jan. 17 1-4 p.m. Code: 12106 University Center Rm. 11 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)


Getting the Most out of Your iPhone

Mah Jongg Madness EEBC300

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for handson experience. Wed., Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m. Code: 12047 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

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The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like as Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Thurs., Feb. 14 Code: 12046 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Essential Computer Skills: Typing and Computer Keyboarding

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Efficient computer use begins with good typing and keyboard skills. Through guided practice, learn to “touch type” as you discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. See details on page 16.

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Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg—a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and card used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived. 3 Mon., Jan. 7-21 Code: 12130 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Peggy Rod $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)

Family History Fundamentals

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Climbing your family tree is often not easy. This one-day workshop offers a set of tools, including forms and techniques, to get you started on that legacy you have been promising yourself. For those that have run into brick walls with current searches, learn tips and suggestions on how to use today’s internet sources to help you when the going gets tough. Option 1: Fri., Dec. 7 Code: 7677 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Option 2: Fri., Jan. 25 Code: 12109 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 each option ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Gentle Yoga

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Find out why so many have found t h a t yo g a i m p r o v e s f l e x i b i l i t y, strength, posture, and balance, and provides a sense of physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. 11 Tues. Code: 12129 Jan. 8-March 19, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Margaret Bennett $99 ($81 with LIFE Discount)

Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws EESA109 Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do, and discover a step-bystep method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. 6 Wed., Jan. 23-Feb. 27 Code: 12135 3:30-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 218 Instructor: Elizabeth Abeel $119 ($97 with LIFE Discount)

Encounter with the Arts Enhance your Old Town Playhouse experience by attending a class to explore each work and meet a director. Then it’s off to the theater. Tickets are included in the price; lunch is included for the Sunday matinee below. Just What the Doctor Ordered

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Your prescription reads: enjoy lunch, meet friends, learn about a funny play, attend matinee performance! The Good Doctor, written by Neil Simon, is a comedy with music set in 19th century Russia. Meet Carly McCall, director, at lunch as you discuss the play, the playwright, and interesting aspects of production. Following lunch, attend the performance enriched by what you’ve learned. Sun., Dec. 9 Code: 7618 1-5 p.m. Meet at Horizon Books Shine Café Instructor: Margaret Schaal $45 (includes lunch and ticket) ($41 with LIFE Discount)

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Opera Notes Attend informative pre-event seminars and you’ll get more out of the New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theater. Through story, song, & video become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Each class explores two operas. Margaret Schaal is the coordinator/instructor for these events. Purchase your opera tickets directly from the State Theater (not included in the cost); inquire about student discounts. December – ­ Love and Revenge in Boston and Egypt

February – Two Tempests EESA610

Un Ballo in Maschera and Aida. Two operas by Verdi with very different settings and tales of how they came to be. Karin Mattila and Stephanie Blythe star in Verdi’s melodrama, A Masked Ball, set in Boston. Roberto Alagna plays the conquering Radames in Aida. There’s much to talk about! Fri., Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7501 University Center Rm. 208

January – Hot Histories!

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Les Troyens & Maria Stuarda—Berlioz’s epic tale portrays characters from the Trojan War with a starry cast. Donizetti’s opera is a premiere with Joyce DiDonato in the role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Fri., Jan. 4, 1-3 p.m. Code: 12137 University Center Rm. 214

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Rigoletto & Parsifal—Enjoy a new production of Verdi’s opera of revenge gone wrong set in Las Vegas, 1960. Also the MET’s new production of Wagner’s Holy Grail tale—his final masterpiece. Jonas Kaufmann stars as Parsifal, the innocent who finds wisdom. Fri., Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m. Code: 12138 University Center Rm. 214

March – Politics, Love & Betrayal

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Francesca de Rimini & Giulio Cesare—Zandonai’s opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, stars Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani as the doomed lovers. A new production of Handel’s Ceasar and Cleopatra is the April opera—“the opera that conquered London” in Handel’s time. Fri., March 15, 1-3 p.m. Code: 12139 University Center Rm. 214

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Has anyone ever urged you to put your stories down on paper? Whether you do it for family and friends, or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your life’s journey in writing. Beginning and experienced writers alike will work with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places, and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a three-ring binder and an enthusiasm for writing stories. If you are taking the class for the first time, you can receive an NMC scholarship for $25 toward tuition. 6 Tues. Code: 12140 Feb. 5-March 12, 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Martha Hornbaker $99 ($82 with LIFE Discount)

The Life Story— A Sequel

All Opera Notes classes meet at University Center on Cass Road Instructor: Margaret Schaal $20 per course ($17 with LIFE Discount)

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Writing Your Life Stories

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You have enjoyed Lifestory writing and are ready for more. Continue (or renew) your writing in this 5-week experience designed to motivate new writing and enhance your skills. Focusing on the craft of good story writing, we will work with the writer’s challenges in creating a sense of place, vivid characterizations, crossing the not-so-fine line between fact and fiction and more. The class is designed for those who have taken a previous Lifestory writing class. Bring pen and paper. 5 Thurs. Code: 12141 Feb. 7-March 14, 2-4 p.m. (no class Feb. 28) University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Debra Jackson $89 ($74 with LIFE Discount)


Publishing Your Story to a Website

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Treat your family and friends to a visual history of your life by combining stories, anecdotes, pictures, and even personal art work—and posting them on the web. The course introduces you to the tools necessary to publish your work on the web. Topics include: creating a template for the website, developing a content outline, evaluating and sorting through content, and working with text, graphics, and color. Prerequisite: basic Windows and MS Word skills. 3 Wed., Feb. 13-27 Code: 12142 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Mary Bridges $99 ($82 with LIFE Discount)

Essential Spirituality: 7 Central Practices

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We live in a time when world religions seem to disagree on nearly everything, but below the surface of politics, the great traditions agree on many things: kindness, peace, wisdom and generosity. In this new course we will explore the seven central practices that awaken the heart and mind. The course will include visits with practitioners of other traditions. Required text: Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind. Please read pages 1-28 for the first session.  4 Tues., Feb. 5-26 Code: 12143 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Chava Bahle $79 ($65 with LIFE Discount)

Forever Fit— Designed for 50+

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Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. See page 56 for details.

Mudhouse Sabbath: What Christians Can Learn from Jewish Spiritual Practice EESA594 In her book, Mudhouse Sabbath, named for the coffee shop in which it was written, Lauren Winner, who converted from Judaism to Christianity, sets out to discover how to incorporate some of her beloved Jewish practices into her new faith. Winner presents eleven Jewish spiritual practices that can transform the way Christians view the world and God. Explore some of these practices and discuss some of the problems with cross-cultural appropriation. The text, Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline (Pocket Classics) by Laureen Winner, is available in bookstores. 3 Tues., March 5-19 Code: 12145 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $65 ($54 with LIFE Discount)

LIFE Discounts and Scholarships R e s i d e n t s a n d / o r p r o p e rty owners in Grand Traverse County at least 62 years of age are eligible for a LIFE Discount entitling you to a 20% tuition discount on NMC courses. Note: the LIFE Discount cannot be applied if registering online. Partial scholarships are available for those age 55+, for most LIFE Academy courses. The Tompkins Computer S ch o l a r s h i p c a n a p p l y t o ward any computer course. Call 231-995-1700 or stop by the University Center on Cass Road for a scholarship application.

Religious Traditions in Native American Culture

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Discover the experiences and religious traditions of the indigenous peoples of the U.S. Through lecture, discussion, and video excerpts, look at the first settlers, prehistoric culture, and Native America. You’ll explore the wide variety of traditions of the Southwest, Plains, Southeast, and Great Lakes and learn about contemporary religious practices including the Native American Church and the American Indian Movement. The text, Quest for Harmony by William Young, is available at the NMC Bookstore. 3 Mon., Feb. 11-25 Code: 12144 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Kenneth Melichar, Ph.D. $85 ($70 with LIFE Discount)

The Rest of the Story—Nag Hammadi and More EESA491 The Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas, Trimorphic Protenoia, Thunder Perfect Mind—these and many other intriguing writings don’t appear in the collection of texts we call the Bible but were contemporary with it. Who wrote these? What information do they provide about the world in which they were written? What controversies have their discoveries created? Resource handouts provided. 3 Tues., Jan. 29-Feb. 12 Code: 12146 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Fran Perkett $59 ($49 with LIFE discount)

International Affairs Forums Gain insight and u p - t o - d a t e i n f o rm a t i o n by p a rticipating in this global lecture series. Find full details at www.nmc.edu/iaf. Find dates and cost on page 43.

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Culinary Whether you’re a serious home cook, a culinary school hopeful, or just looking to sharpen your cooking skills, our award-winning classes will put you on the right path. Taught by local chefs and food aficionados in a state-ofthe-art classroom kitchen, each class features up-to-date culinary techniques and tasty recipes. We continue to offer tried and true favorites as well as new seasonal courses to keep things fresh. In our small classes, you’ll interact with others and come away energized about cooking! Bring a take-home container and a clean bib-apron to each class.

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Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing

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Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze, or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with a few of your creations to sample and many new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Option 1: Wed., Dec. 5 Code: 7363 6-8 p.m. Option 2: Sat., Dec. 8 Code: 7364 10 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Julia Slack $39 each option

For Italian Food Lovers

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Chef Pete Peterson, from Tapawingo, demonstrates and supervises your preparation of some of his favorite rustic dishes from his frequent visits to Italy. Chef Pete has traveled extensively through Italy, where he observed some of these dishes made in grand restaurants to other variations prepared in Siennese homes and farmsteads in Piemonte. Recipes include Risotto variations, Squash Gnocchi, Ravioli Nudi, Roasted Vegetable Panzanella, and Zabaione. Tues., Jan. 15 Code: 12039 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Pete Peterson $69

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Peak Performance Cooking

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Do you want to live and enjoy a healthier lifestyle? The physical activity you do and the emotions you feel are all interconnected to define your lifestyle—especially the foods you eat! Discover how to prepare foods that are naturally low in calories, but high in nutrition and flavor. Recipes include Peak Performance Udon Bowl with Sweet Chili Mushroom Broth and Asian Vegetables, an easy veggie burger, Mexican Black Beans Mole with Spanish Rice, and Indian Curried Chickpeas with Mint Basmati Rice. Thurs., Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m. C ode: 12040 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Glenn Noffsinger $69

Cheese Making Workshop

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Attention serious cheese makers! Ramp up your skills and learn several important cheese making techniques, including separating curds, cutting curds, draining, brimming, and pressing. You will prepare three types of fresh cheeses: Greek feta, French chevre, and Italian crescenza. Understand how to use curding agents of rennet and cheese cultures and discover the differences of raw and pasteurized milks. Bring a clean 8-ounce yogurt container and take home new recipes to try with your fresh cheeses. Fri., Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. Code: 12041 and Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Nancy Krcek Allen & Mary Buschell $109


A World of Spices— The Reason to Season EEFO413 Enjoy a culinary journey through the world of spices. Discover how chefs use flavors to provide a subtle enhancement and not overpower recipes while you try your hand at toasting, grinding and blending spices. Learn when to use dry or fresh spices and herbs in dishes to jazz up everything from appetizers to desserts. Prepare new recipes from Not Just Basil Pesto and Chimichurri Sauce perfect for any grilled food to a delicious Cinnamon and Apple Compote. Mon., Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12042 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $69

Sushi Rolls

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Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and handrolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this handson class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class, and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Sat., Jan. 26 Code: 12052 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Misaeng Suh Liggett $69

Festival of

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Come and enjoy a Saturday of demonstrations and food discovery while area chefs and specialty food businesses strut their stuff. Each hour highlights four workshops in the kitchen and classrooms—you select 4 of the 16 options to suit your interests. Discover Nudi Ravioli with Pete Peterson (Tapawingo Restaurant); experience a local farm breakfast with Chefs Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Wiitala (Black Star Farms); gain confidence cooking without a recipe with Chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee (The Cook’s House); or make homemade pasta and sauce with Jim Abfalter (Spaghetti Jim’s). Transform a simple cake into one too pretty to eat with Ann Barraclough (Aunt B’s); relish a Taste of Japan with Chef Misaeng Liggett; and experience amazing vinegars and oils with Fustini’s. Add knife skills, bread making, and much more, for a delicious day.

Of course, there will be tastings throughout! Register now to receive a flyer with complete workshop choices in January. Details will also be available then at www.nmc.edu/ees. Be early with your workshop selections so you get your first choices at this popular event. Sat., Feb. 9 Code: 12038 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Check in begins at 9:45 a.m.) Oleson Center on NMC Main Campus $69

Dining at Home

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Are you looking for restaurant quality meals at home without all the fuss? Get tips from personal chef, Mary Reh, on dishes that impress, but can easily be created with limited ingredients and equipment. Appetizer recipes that are big on flavor and presentation include Baked Brie in a pecan, brown sugar crust and Asian Crab Salad in wonton cups. Try White Lasagna, a lighter but flavorful version of the comfy classic; and a sautéed seasonal fish with a versatile garlic butter. End the evening with Lemon Curd, a very easy but stand out dessert. Eating at home doesn’t mean giving up the restaurant experience. Wed., Jan. 23 Code: 12043 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mary Reh $69

Simple Salad Dressings

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Not only does homemade taste better, but bottled salad dressings contain a lot of preservatives and added sugar and salt you can do without. Learn to make basic vinaigrettes and creamy dressings with tasty ingredients that will have you and your family eating healthier. Try your hand at mayonnaise too, a wonderfully simple kitchen staple to prepare, and its garlicky aioli cousin. Prepare a distinctive winter vegetable salad and side dishes to be the foil for all that delicious dressing. Bring containers to take home some of your creations. Thurs., Jan. 24 Code: 12050 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rose Hollander $65

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Vegetarian Cooking for Anyone

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Explore a variety of ethnic foods and simple techniques for creating delicious vegetarian cuisine. Learn to prepare meals from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and how to readily adapt a recipe to a wide range of ethnic flavors. Discover quick and easy recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, sides, and entrées including Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup; Nuevo Tamales with Pico de Gallo; Greekstyle Cannellini plus vegetables with fennel and orange salad; and Mushroom Ravioli with sautéed spinach and fresh tomato pan sauce. Wed., Jan. 30 Code: 12053 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Glenn Noffsinger $69

Biscuits— Warm from the Oven

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Quick and easy biscuits will have your kitchen smelling like fresh baked bread morning, noon, or night! Learn different mixing methods and work with different dough to make light and flaky angel biscuits, the classic buttermilk biscuit, a sweet potato biscuit, and more. Find out how easy it is to add flavor to the biscuit with the addition of cheese or herbs mixed directly into the batter. Cutting and creating shapes with an onion poppy seed dough gives a pull-apart result. Take home recipes and the confidence to add “made from scratch” goodness to your next meal. Thurs., Jan. 31 Code: 12055 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

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When our northern winter arrives, it’s time to revive your repertoire of meals that are nourishing and nurturing. Experience an evening of foods that are appetizing, bountiful, and comforting. Using mostly local ingredients, prepare a savory French Onion Soup and fresh Roasted Chicken with Three-cheese Macaroni. Top off your ‘comfort meal’ with a Michigan Fruit Cobbler. Warm and full from sampling your creations, you’ll leave with new ideas and insights into the availability of local foods. Mon., Feb. 4 Code: 12058 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Eric Patterson & Jennifer Blakeslee $69

Tapas—Small Bites, Big Flavors

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Tapas are irresistible mouthfuls of goodness bursting with flavor. Using fresh ingredients, you will make several tapas including a Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig Sauce, a Walnut Dressed Salad, and Stuffed Dates that blend into a sweet, salty, and smoky quick bite. Prepare a creamy Gouda Horseradish Spread that adds zip to any roast beef sandwich. A super light melt in your mouth Cheese Puff and Cichetti (fried olives) add color to your tapas menu. Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature. Tues., Feb. 5 Code: 12060 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

The Art of Vegetable Cooking

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Eating at least five vegetables a day might seem daunting, but spend an evening with Laura McCain, chef and nutritionist, and learn a few tricks and techniques to make it an easy and delectable thing to accomplish. Learn the art of preparing an expanded repertoire of vegetables as you discover how to braise, roast, and quick-sauté them. From a fast five-minute Sautéed Broccoli side dish to a beautifully Roasted Root Vegetable Medley and more, you will soon have family and guests asking for seconds and thirds. Thurs., Feb. 7 Code: 12061 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Laura McCain $65

Bring a take-home container to your cooking class Easy Cheese Making

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Home-made cheeses are fresher and less expensive to make than storebought. Find out how easy it is to make your own fresh cheese successfully. Stretch your imagination to create new flavoring combinations while you control what’s in your cheeses. With a few simple tools, you’ll prepare fresh cheeses like mozzarella, Indian paneer, and Ethiopian ayib (buttermilk cheese) with goat’s and cow’s milk. Sample some of the finished cheeses in class and go home with delicious new recipes to try throughout the year. Tues., Feb. 12 Code: 12062 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Nancy Krcek Allen & Mary Buschell $69


Gluten-Free Cooking

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Experience foods that are flavorful, have great texture, and are glutenfree! Using a combination of flours in a variety of recipes, you’ll make a flaky cherry studded scone with a delicately crunchy, golden-brown top; entrees that satisfy your carb cravings, including a gluten-free Greek Pizza made from a chickpea flour that gives you a crispy outer crust with a chewy center. For the pasta lovers, try your hand at a melt in your mouth Potato Gnocchi topped with a Burrata Cheese and Tomato Sauce. For the finale, fall in love an ultra-chewy chocolate cookie that has no added fat. Wed., Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12063 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

Cooking for a Crowd

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When the family reunion comes around, or the guest list jumps from 8 to 20, what can you serve out of your humble kitchen? There are a number of crowd pleasers beyond the chili pot. Two main course options will be demonstrated: a poached marinated turkey breast, served with Agro Dolce (Italian sweet-tart sauce) and a baked whole salmon served with a cucumber sauce. Discover ways to utilize local bounty as you prepare a seasonal grain/vegetable dish—two sides in one. End the evening with a Chocolate Almond Tarte. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12064 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rose Hollander $69

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Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you’ll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Tues., Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12065 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $65

Date Night: Food and Wine Pairings

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Enjoy a great night out with Chefs Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Wiitala from Black Star Farms. Learn to prepare delicious dishes that you’ll treasure making together at home for years to come. Your four course wine-paired dinner includes locally sourced Leelanau Peninsula produce, proteins, dairy, and wine. Pick up a few special tips, techniques, and recipes to create your next memorable and entertaining date night at home. Thurs., Feb. 28 Code: 12066 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Stephanie Wiitala & Jonathan Dayton $69

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Registration is easy 231-995-1700 The Cook’s Choice

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How often have you come home from work, looked in the pantry and refrigerator, and said, ”What can I make with what I have?” Join Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s House and discover how to cook without a recipe. Acquire cooking techniques and gain confidence as you experiment with flavors and prepare a soup or appetizer, entrée, side dish, and dessert. The choice is theirs but the benefit is all yours! You won’t be disappointed. Mon., March 4 Code: 12067 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Eric Patterson & Jennifer Blakeslee $69

Passion for Pizza

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Add one part fresh pizza dough, one part homemade sauce, one part creativity and what do you get? The ultimate pizza class! Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough then see how easy it is to grill, bake, fry, and even stuff your pizza. Prepare a variety of toppings—from classic combos to some unexpected and unforgettable matches—and learn the secrets of selecting and assembling your own artisan pizza. You’ll be amazed by your own talent and your favorite pizza joint will wonder where you’ve gone. Wed., March 6, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12068 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $69

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Authentic Thai Cuisine EEFO448 Explore the exotic tastes and flavors of Thailand with native Siranee McMillan. Discover why Thai cuisine consistently receives high marks from the critics while you become familiar with basic Thai ingredients. Try several cooking methods as you prepare many popular Thai dishes from spicy Gai Pad Med Ma-Muang Himapan (Stir Fry Chicken with Cashews) to the favorite Gaeng Kheaw Wan Gai (Sweet Green Curried Chicken) and more. From selection of the best ingredients to plating tips, you will enjoy the recipes of this tantalizing experience whether you are a vegetarian or meat eater. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12069 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Siranee McMillan $69

Italian Dinner: Family Style

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For most Italian families, it’s all about food. Tony Buzzelli, Italian and specialty foods distributor, loves nothing more than having the family gathered for a meal. It starts with antipasto and continues with soup, salad, pasta, meat, Italian potatoes and dessert. Join Tony and his daughter Kathy Gibbons for an inside look at creating an Italian peasant meal. You’ll not only help in preparation, but you’ll share in the meal at the end. Come hungry. Sat., March 9 Code: 12070 2-5 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Kathy Buzzelli Gibbons & Tony Buzzelli $75

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Knife Skills—Slice, Chop, and Dice Like a Pro EEFO288 Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you’re cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry. Tues., March 12 Code: 12071 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $69

A Traditional Irish Dinner

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With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, why not serve an alternative to corned beef and cabbage? Join Rose Hollander as she shares some wonderful Irish dishes she discovered while at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland. Recipes include Savoy Cabbage Soup, Winter Salad, Irish Lamb Stew, Colcannon, Brown Yeast Bread and Soda Bread. Top off the evening with Irish coffee cream meringue. Bring your appetite and don’t forget to wear something green! Thurs., March 14 Code: 12072 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rose Hollander $69

Prep Once, Eat Healthy All Week

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No time to prepare fresh meals every night? That doesn’t mean you’re confined to order in junk. You just need some planning and we’ve done the leg work for you. Get your how-to guide for preparing all your meals on the weekend and eating for an entire week—simple, quick, and good for you. From your week-end prep you can brown-bag it to work (saving money) and assemble healthy, easy dinners at home each day in minutes. The best part: we priced it out on a budget, so you can learn to get a week’s worth of lunches and dinners for $50! Demonstration, discussion, hands-on, tasting, and take-homes! Sat., March 16 Code: 12073 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Sarah Shimek $75

Kids in the Kitchen: Winter Warm-Up Lunch (For youth in grades 1–4) EEYP854 Imagine playing outside in the cold snow and then coming inside to a delicious and warm lunch prepared by you! Get familiar with kitchen basics, kitchen safety, and how much fun it is to cook in a big shiny kitchen. Sip on the richest cup of hot cocoa you made from scratch and discover the steps to making warm creamy soup without the can! Save room for homemade apple crisp and real whipped cream! Bring containers for leftovers just in case you can’t eat it all. Sat., Feb. 2 Code: 12277 10-12:30 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rebecca Walters $39


Photography Understanding Your DSLR Camera

Photography: A Study in Light

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Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than their film counterparts. Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust basic and advanced functions of your new DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera’s settings such as exposure modes, the histogram, and much more. Bring your digital camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual and your questions. Wed., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12158 University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Chris Doyal $49

Understanding Your Digital Point-and-Shoot Camera

Professional Techniques for the Average Photographer

In this series, you’ll learn simple techniques to improve the quality of your photographs whether you are a hobbyist or advanced amateur. Even experienced photographers will pick up tips! Bring your digital camera, tripod, and questions. Enroll in more than one in this series and save $5 on each one.

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Point-and-shoot digital cameras are powerful picture making tools. Learn how to identify and use basic and advanced functions of your digital camera. This hands-on class explains white balance, flash modes, quality settings, and other functions. Uploading images to your computer or online storage options will also be explored. Some basic camera owners won’t have access to all features described, but there’s something for everyone! Bring your digital camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, and your user manual. Tues., Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12160 University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Chris Doyal $49

Essential Skills for Photographers

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Do you want to take better pictures? Practice and master the simple but essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn to set the correct exposure and what the numbers mean. Learn how to expose photographs correctly and how to know and exploit the capabilities of digital cameras. Discover how to see and think like a photographer by exploring composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera and tripod. Wed., Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12162 University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $49

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Learn the different qualities of light and how to use it to control color and tonality in your images. Discover why the camera cannot always capture what you see with your eyes, what you can control with lighting, and how to pre-visualize your images. If you have ever taken images that did not come out the way you remembered the scene, then come and find out why. Prerequisite: Essentials Skills for Digital Photographers. Bring your digital camera and tripod. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12164 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49

Close-up Photography EEAC687 Ramp up your macro photography skills and learn how to take better photos of people, flowers, or any detail that catches your eye. Learn simple techniques that don’t require expensive lenses. Explore macro lenses, extension tubes, close-up filters and tripods (bring yours if you have them). Bring your camera for hands-on experience with focus and depth of field issues; lighting and white balance; composition and color; and point and shoot camera macro modes. Prerequisite: Essentials Skills for Digital Photographers. Thurs., Feb. 28 Code: 12165 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49 Individual classes are $49 each; enroll in more than one in this series and save $5 on each

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Creative Photo Editing EEAC734 Are you interested in editing your digital photographs, but don’t know where to start? Using Gimp, a free and open source pixel based software, learn how to transform your ordinary photographs into new artistic creations. Create black and white photographs while leaving one object in color, crop your image to correct print sizes, use filters to create interesting effects, and overlay multiple photographs to achieve a double exposure image. Basic computer skills are required. Bring a flash drive with a variety of digital pictures for in-class projects. Mon., Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12166 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $49

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

Would you like to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing those images. Find out how to “save scenes” with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera. Thurs., March 14 Code: 12168 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49

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Discover the world of nature photography as you explore three distinct types—landscape, close-up, and wildlife. Learn about the best times to capture the beauty of nature that you see through your own eyes. Gain tips on new digital techniques and tools. You will also find out how to approach wildlife, where to photograph, how to maximize color, how to compose a variety of scenes, and creative ways to view and share our natural world. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12167 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49

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Want to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories, and capture images of loved ones for the future in this professional-level class. Get direct feedback on your photos from professional photographer, John Robert Williams, as you work with your camera, tripod, and a subject. Learn proper settings for your DSLR to get the best lighting results/effects and how to choose the best background. Get tips on how to coach your subject into pleasant expressions, to capture your subject as naturally as possible. Bring your DSLR, a charged battery and a tripod to class. Mon., March 4 Code: 12169 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: John Robert Williams $49

Creative Arts Discover Watercolor Painting

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Expand your artistic ability as you explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice discover how to create dynamic artwork using the unique aspects of watercolor. Learn the use of a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift and wipe paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a photograph to use as a reference and inspiration for your painting project in class. Ask for supply list when registering (approx. cost $80). 2 Mon., Jan. 21 & 28 Code: 12131 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $85 (does not include supplies)

Acrylics: Jump-Start Painting

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Here is the jump-start you have been looking for, whether you have always wanted to paint and didn’t know where to start, or your paints and easels are collecting dust. We’ll focus on the important aspects of assessing value and color mixing from a limited palette, composition, structure, analyzing forms, paint application, and brushwork. You will be using acrylic paints, but instructions can be applied to those interested in using oils. A supply list will be mailed prior to class. 3 Tues. Code: 12132 Jan. 29-Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Joan Richmond $115 (does not include supplies)


Acrylic Painting: Keeping Your Engines Revved

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This workshop is geared to strengthening your painting skills. We’ll focus on composition and brushwork by executing a one-session “sketch” painting and then devote time to a more complex two-session painting. Reviewing a variety of techniques, you’ll be able to practice what you know while learning new approaches. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate painters and may be used as a continuation of the Acrylics: Jump Start Painting sessions. A supply list will be mailed prior to class. 3 Tues., Code: 12133 Feb. 19- March 5, 1-4 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Joan Richmond $115 (does not include supplies)

Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws EESA109 Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do, and discover a step-bystep method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. 6 Wed., Jan. 23-Feb. 27 Code: 12135 3:30-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 218 Instructor: Elizabeth Abeel $119

Discover the beauty of stained glass as you craft your own project. Beginning with a small project, you will learn basic techniques. With an emphasis on safety, learn to use glass cutters, grozing and breaking pliers, and the soldering iron. Gain experience in the use of foil, solder, and polish to give your piece that stunning finished look. The history and evolution of stained glass art will be discussed throughout. A list of required supplies (approximate cost $125) will be mailed prior to class. 5 Mon. Code: 12150 Jan. 28-Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Meet at Stained Glass Cabinet Co. (4160 E. M-72 in Acme) Instructor: Shirley Triplett $95 (does not include supplies)

Glass Fusion

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Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Fashion a stunning glass pendant for a necklace, a glass pin, a sun catcher, and a wine bottle cheese tray with knife. Bring your favorite wine label on the bottle. All other materials will be provided. Tues. & Thurs. Code: 12151 Feb. 5 & 7, 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Debra Anton-Coburn $95, includes materials

Beginning to Knit

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Learn the foundation techniques of cast on, knit, purl, rib stitch, increase, decrease, and cast off, while you knit a warm winter scarf. Many people use this craft to relax. It also provides a creative outlet and sense of accomplishment. You will be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class. 3 Wed., Jan. 16-30 Code: 12152 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Lindy Barnes $49

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Create a beautiful heirloom rag doll that your child or grandchild will enjoy for years. Often a child’s favorite, rag dolls are super easy to make from spare pieces of fabric. Work from a pattern to make your doll then use your creativity in putting your rag doll together. Choose how it will look, giving your doll a unique personality. Basic sewing skills are helpful. Bring your own sewing machine to class. A supply list will be mailed prior to the class. 2 Mon. Code: 12153 Feb. 11 & 18, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Diane Bozzi $59

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What’s in Your Closet? Sustainable Clothing and Fashion

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What we wear is often a partial expression of who we are. How does the sustainable clothing movement fit into this? Are there moral and ethical issues surrounding the production and use of clothing? What’s sustainable and what’s not? Although the production and use of clothing is becoming a social issue as we become aware of the high cost to the environment (as well as humans), this course offers levity to the issue by exploring fun and innovative ways to learn about clothes and participate in the sustainable clothing movement. Optional text is Over-Dressed: The Shocking High Cost of Cheap Fashion, by Elizabeth Cline. 3 Thurs. Code: 12154 Feb. 28-March 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Rm. 222 Instructor: Charlene Allen $69

Movie Post-Production— Enhanced Editorial EEAC749 Led by freelance filmmaker, Dan Kelly, go beyond the basics of editing as you connect with other editors, improve your technical chops, and expand your aesthetic palette. In a workshop format you’ll critique each other’s work and screen the classics. Basic proficiency in editing software and a passion for story are the only pre-requisites. Although there will be some technical nuts and bolts, this series is more about transcending the “gee whiz” of technology and touching the editorial art. Enroll in either or both options. Both options 5 Wed., 6-8 p.m. Opt. 1: Jan. 16-Feb. 13 Code: 12155 Opt. 2: Feb. 20-Mar. 20 Code: 12156 UpNorth TV Studio/LIAA (324 Munson Ave., TC) Instructor: Dan Kelly $175 each option

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Take an informative and visually stunning trip with Dave and Lyn back to the New England Art Colonies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, John Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Henry Ranger, August Saint-Gaudens, Gertrude Fiske, Matilda Browne, and a host of others traveled regularly to Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to participate in an American art scene that produced an astonishing amount of beautiful work. You will be impressed by the quality of American artists during a time when attention focused more on artistic achievements in Europe. 2 Tues., Jan. 29 Code: 12134 Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 09 Instructors: Dave Parrish & Lyn Salathiel $49

Welding Basics

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Learn the essentials of welding for your work, art, or home-based projects. You’ll learn what you must know about safety along with the tools for wire and stick welding. Through presentations, demos, and hands-on work in the lab you’ll gain beginning skills in working with oxy-fuel, Stick Welding, and MIG processes along with some plasma cutting. You’ll receive information about personal protective equipment at the first class: safety glasses, gloves, and welding helmet (approx. $40). These will be needed for remaining sessions. Class size limited to 12. 6 Wed., Jan. 16-Feb. 20 Code: 12170 6-9 p.m., TBA Career Tech Center, Welding Lab (880 Parsons Rd., TC) Instructor: Robert Grose $235 (includes welding materials)

Cartoon FUNdamentals— Family Style (for a fun-loving adult and child) EEAC580 Looking for a creative activity to share with a school-age child? Cartoonist, Dick Evans introduces a step-bystep approach to creating your own wild and crazy cartoon characters. Together, you’ll learn to draw faces, show expressions, and enhance “the story” with body gestures and setting the scene. No drawing experience required. Book included. Bring a 9x12 sketch pad (not newsprint) and two pencils with erasers. Sat., Jan. 26 Code: 12171 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Dick Evans $35 (includes 1 adult & 1 child)

Beading Basics—Make Your Own Jewelry

EEAC571

Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You’ll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a simple and elegant necklace and earring set. Bring a small towel, a pair of roundnose pliers, and your reading glasses. All other supplies provided. Tues., Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12172 University Center Rm. 211 Instructor: Tonja Carlson $39, includes supplies

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Swarovski Tennis Bracelet

Rag Rug Braiding

EEAC159

Ramp up your jewelry making skills and add a beautiful piece to your collection. Create an exquisite tennis bracelet using your color choice of sparkling Swarovski crystals. Learn how to sew a daisy chain and then add accent beads. Find out how to attach a clasp and how to start a second thread of beads. Leave with a stunning work of art or at least enough of it started and the skills to confidently finish at home. Please bring reading glasses for fine detail work. Tues., Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12173 University Center Rm. 211 Instructor: Tonja Carlson $49 (includes all materials)

Learn a lost-art technique which is different from the rug braiding most are familiar with. Rather than sewing the braids together, each row is interbraided into the last, resulting in a strong, functional, beautiful rug that will carry on for generations. Learn how to braid your own rugs from start to finish. A list of materials and instructions will be mailed prior to class (some sewing required in material prep). 2 Thurs., Jan. 24 Code: 12177 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Lori O’Neil $39 (does not include materials)

Jewelry Wire Wrapping EEAC706

Learn to Sew!

Add a personal touch to your jewelry collection. Discover basic wireworking skills as you learn to wrap small decorative objects (supplied at class) with a variety of wires. We will do three projects each geared to a specific technique enabling you to transform your cherished items like sea glass, beach stones, beads or coins into unique wearable art. Take home several wrapped pieces and the skills to make many more. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Opt. 1: Wed., Jan. 30 Code: 12174 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Opt. 2: Wed., Feb. 20 Code: 12175 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Deni Whaley $39 each option

Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. We will start with the basics including machine maintenance, complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing— many costing $20 or less—after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. Need a machine? Ask at registration as the instructor has a few to loan for the duration of the class. Minimum age is 18. Option 1: 4 Wed. Code: 12178 Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 6:30-9 p.m. Option 2: 4 Wed. Code: 12179 Feb. 13-March 13, 6:30-9 p.m. (no class March 6) University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Pat Samborski $79 each option

Pottery Techniques

EEAC729

EEAC602

Beginners through advanced students—try all of the techniques and materials available in the Ceramics Lab. You’ll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation. 8 Wed., 6-9 p.m. Code: 12176 Jan. 23-March 13 Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135 Instructor: Michael Torre $215

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T-shirt Quilt

EEAC608

Have you seen those cool quilts made out of old t-shirts? They’re a fun way to preserve memories and they make wonderful gifts for sports fans or recent graduates. Gain confidence and skills to make your own quilt! Get an overview of the process from cutting and sewing to quilting and binding. Bring a sewing machine to the second and third class and come prepared to give new life to 15-20 old t-shirts under the guidance of a seasoned quilter. Basic sewing skills are helpful. Supply list and pre-class instructions will be mailed prior to class. 3 Wed., Code: 12180 Feb. 20-March 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 27) University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Diane Bozzi $55

Drawing I

EART121

This academic course is also open to noncredit students as a joint offering. Learn the fundamentals of drawing along with perspective, texture, line, shading, objects in space, and composition; using pencil, ink, and charcoal. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 11956 Jan. 14-May 1 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 130 Instructor: Sue Kopka $359 (does not include text)

Painting I

EART161

This academic course is also open to noncredit students as a joint offering. We’ll take a formalistic approach to problems in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. 15 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 11957 Jan. 15-May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 130 Instructor: Joan Richmond $359 (does not include text)

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Watercolor Painting I

EART165

This academic course is also open to noncredit students as a joint offering. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, stilllifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) are accommodated. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 11961 Jan. 14-May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 130 Instructor: Ken Richmond $359 (does not include text)

Photo I (Lecture/Lab)

EART171

This course in black and white photography is also open to noncredit students as a joint offering. Learn camera functions, exposure and creative controls, film selection, and develop visual communication skills. Learn black and white film developing, print processing, and techniques for manipulating images. Both options meet Jan. 14-May 3 Option 1: 15 Fri., Code: 11958 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Instructor: Sue Kopka Opt. 2: 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 11959 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Sheila Stafford Scholars Hall Rm. 32 (lower level) $425 each option (does not include text)

Printmaking I

EART181

This is an introduction to the printmaking techniques of intaglio, lithography, relief embossing and mono prints. Gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, and presentation of achromatic prints. This course is also offered for credit. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 11962 Jan. 14-May 1, 1-3 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 132 Instructor: Douglas Domine $391

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Music Jazz Improvisation

Beginning Guitar EEAC726

We all enjoy great improv but how do you learn to do that well? Gain the tools and techniques for getting started with jazz improvisation. Learn the elements of jazz harmony, blues, and characteristic chord progressions which are rooted in an understanding of scales and arpeggios. Learn to perform solos in a number of jazz styles using a variety of techniques. You’ll also have the opportunity to improvise on standard jazz repertoire in a jazz combo setting utilizing basic harmonic and melodic concepts. Intermediate skills on your instrument are expected. A required text will be available for purchase at the first class (approx. $16). 6 Thurs. Code: 12181 Feb. 14-March 21, 6:30-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 14/16 Instructor: Michael Davis $99 (does not include text)

Percussion Ensemble— High School, College, Adult EEAC742 Explore multiple facets of percussion in a group setting. Use your current experience and develop new skills with this opportunity to play jazz, classical, world, and rudimental styles. Enhance your listening and reading skills, playing technique, and overall musical understanding. Designed for percussionists with playing experience—high school or college band—and ability to read music. The finale is a performance. 10 Thurs. Code: 12182 Jan. 17-March 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Meet at The Beat Lab (3886 Cass Rd.) Instructor: Brad Novak $149

EEAC595

Learn the basics of guitar playing from chords and progressions to different strumming styles, and get a fundamental introduction to lead guitar. Discover tuning techniques and how to care for a guitar while adding to your skills and knowledge at each session. Please bring an acoustic sixstring guitar and pick to class. Music materials included. Designed for adults and youth age 15 and up. 4 Wed. Code: 12183 Feb. 27-March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 1 Instructor: Gael Eschelweck $79

Flute Choir for Adults

EEAC719

Improve your playing skills while enjoying 4-6 part flute choir literature. Each week you’ll work on technical skill and listening as you play the different voices. The class, designed for players with intermediate skills, meets weekly for 10 sessions. 10 Fri. Code: 12184 Jan. 18-March 22, Noon-1 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 105 Instructor: Deborah Podolka $125


Beyond Singing in the Shower—Voice Class for Anyone

EEAC525

Learn to be a better singer working with the voice you have, whether you want to sing in a choir, a group, or go solo. You will work with breathing, tone, diction, conquering performance anxiety, and preparing for solo work. Enjoy working with a variety of music as you explore the potential of your voice. Sing on! The required text Sing Legato by Kenneth Jennings may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 5 Wed., Jan. 23-Feb. 20 Code: 12185 5:30-6:45 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Kathleen Merrill Leach $129 (does not include text)

Gift Certificates for any occasion Available for any class or any amount $25 or more. Call Extended Education, 995-1700.

Logic Pro— Apple Certification

EEBU934

Learn the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro in this 3-day workshop designed to enhance your music production skills and prepare you for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. You will learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create your own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. Indepth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need to have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost of the course includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the 3rd day. Class breaks for lunch on your own each day. Classes meet Fri., Sat., Sun.; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Option 1: Feb. 15-17 Code: 12020 Option 2: April 5-7 Code: 12283 Instructors: Steve Quick & Mike Hunter University Center Rm. 12 $1200 each option

NMC Children’s Choir This program of exemplary choral music ensembles develops high levels of artistic, expressive singing for students in Kindergarten through grade nine in the greater Grand Traverse Area. See page 62 for details.

From Flintstones to Broadway: Music through the Ages

EESA538

From the earliest fragments in the ancient world to jazz and Broadway, explore how music has been reinvented through time. Discover fascinating influences of architecture, dance, art, poetry, fashion, and religion on music of the day. Follow a time line as you discuss, listen to recordings, and enjoy a “visual” music experience in the Court of Louis IVX at Versailles with treats from the King’s larder. The finale (optional) is attending the Vienna Boys Choir March 20 concert at Interlochen. (Concert tickets are not included in the cost of the class and should be purchased well ahead.) 5 Wed., 3-5 p.m. Code: 12136 Jan. 23-Feb. 20 University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Kathleen Leach $95

Recording Studio Techniques (For youth in grades 8–12)

EEYU101

Teens will learn to make CDs and MP3s like the pros. Get hands-on with the latest techniques, software, and equipment for doing live recordings—your own band or vocal group or someone else’s group. Mics, cables, recording gear, hardware, software, folders, files, loops, session files, routing signals, sound checks, mixing techniques—you’ll learn to work with all of this. The last day includes mixing techniques to get a finished song and then creating a CD or MP3 to take home or upload to Facebook. 3 Sat., March 2-16 Code: 12279 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 12 Instructor: Steve Quick $79

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NMC Grand Traverse Chorale

NMC Concert Band EMUS115

This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing of quality choral literature selected from Antiquity through the 21st Century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1338. 15 Mon. Code: 11963 Jan. 14-April 29 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 115 Instructor: Jeffrey Cobb $65

NMC Chamber Singers EMUS117 This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing of quality choral literature selected from Antiquity through the 21 st Century with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1338. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 11964 Jan. 14-May 1, 5:30-7 p.m. Fine Arts Rm. 115 Instructor: Jeffrey Cobb $85

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EMUS119

The NMC Concert band is made up of community musicians and college students who play any traditional band instrument. This course will provide a survey of significant concert and symphonic band repertoire. Members will learn performance techniques on their instrument as are relevant to the concert band medium. Members will also learn the role that their instrument plays within the context of a concert band. Generally, two to four concerts will be performed each semester. Members must have a high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. An audition or personal interview with the conductor will be required for placement in the ensemble. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1325. 15 Tues. Code: 11965 Jan. 15-April 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Milliken Auditorium Instructor: John Beery $65

NMC Jazz Band

EMUS121

Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is briefly explored and always encouraged, although it is not the main focus of this course. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1325. Both options 15 Mon., Jan. 14-April 29 Opt. 1: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Code: 11966 Opt. 2: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Code: 11967 University Center Rm. 14/16 Instructor: Mike Hunter $65 each option

Vocal Jazz Ensemble EMUS136A This small ensemble of men’s and women’s voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1325. 15 Tues. Code: 11968 Jan. 15-April 30, 7-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 14/16 Instructor: Mike Hunter $95

Private Music-Private Lessons Flute • Guitar • Piano • Voice • Percussion and more Private lessons are available for most instruments and can be taken for personal interest or academic music credit. Please call the EES office to register, 995-1700. Dates, times, and details arranged through NMC’s Music Department 15 half-hour lessons: $345 15 one-hour lessons: $679

NMC becomes an Apple Authorized Training Center Northwestern Michigan College is now a licensed Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) offering training sessions for certification in Logic Pro in 3-day weekend formats. New stateof-the-art labs provide excellent opportunities for learning. Two training sessions are listed in the winter/spring schedule with additional sessions planned for the summer months. Please visit nmc.edu/ees for more information. Academic audio tech training is also available with a new applied 18-month degree in Audio Technology. Details are on the web at nmc.edu/music or contact Steve Quick at (231) 995-1716.


Global, National, and Regional Issues Can Islam and Democracy Co-Exist? EESA676 Explore how political and social changes are transforming the Middle East. Guided by a 40-year veteran of US foreign policy who experienced first-hand the Palestinian uprising and the Gulf War, you’ll look at the new governments consolidating power more in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. See how they are grappling with the Islamic Fundamentalists who are important players in the new emerging societies. You’ll also look at the continuing conflicts in Yemen, Mali, Syria, and beyond, and what these events say about the role of fundamentalism in Islamic countries today. What are the implications of these new political realities for U.S. interest in the region? Optional text: Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, by Michael Oren. Option 1: Tues. Code: 12148 March 5, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Tues. Code: 12149 March 12, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Jack Segal $39

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International Affairs Forums Gain insight and up-to-date information by participating in this global lecture series hosted by the International Affairs Forum and NMC. Each month features notable speakers—former ambassadors, government advisors, professors, and think-tank people—who discuss topics in their fields of expertise. The remaining 20122013 lecture series dates (all Thursdays) are: Feb. 21, 2013 – “National Security and the Politics of Intelligence” author Joshua Rovner illustrates how politics, not “intelligence failures” led the U.S. into war in Iraq. March 21 – “Africa is Changing: Is that Good News?” Ambassador Robert Gribbin describes how Africa’s violent recent history shapes the continent’s prospects. April 18 – “Afghan Youth: The Key to a Brighter Future” Tom Toomey explains how youth education exchanges may offer a ray of hope for Afghanistan’s gloomy future. May 16 – “Drugs, Crime, Terrorism: Threats to America’s Security” Ambassador Mel Levitsky describes his experience heading UN efforts to fight the scourge of global drug trafficking. June 20 – “India and the Religion of the Heart” World-renowned scholar John Stratton Hawley guides a discussion of the role of religion in promoting peace. All lectures are held in the Milliken Auditorium on NMC’s main campus. Refreshments and reception begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Individual lecture tickets are available through the Extended Educational Services (EES) office for $10 and at the door. Become a Subscriber for $125 and receive 16 tickets to use for any lecture(s) throughout the year. Current teachers and students are admitted at no charge. The schedule of lectures is updated regularly on the website at www.nmc.edu/iaf. To receive a complete schedule by mail, or for tickets, please call the EES office at (231) 995-1700.

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Essential Spirituality: 7 Central Practices

EESA675

We live in a time when world religions seem to disagree on nearly everything, but below the surface of politics, the great traditions agree on many things: kindness, peace, wisdom and generosity. In this new course we will explore the seven central practices that awaken the heart and mind. The course will include visits with practitioners of other traditions. Required text: Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind. Please read pages 1-28 for the first session.  4 Tues., Feb. 5-26 Code: 12143 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Chava Bahle $79

Foreign Policy Challenges of the Next Four Years EESA597 Explore the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing the President as he begins his second term. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat and White House and NATO advisor, review how the unexpected explosion in the Middle East, the US withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the continued rise of religious fundamentalism affect our own prospects. You’ll have a chance to evaluate President Obama’s pivot toward Asia, his reset of relations with Russia and his handling of the conflict with Iran. You’ll then look ahead to areas and issues that are likely to loom larger as the new term progresses. Option 1: Thurs. Code: 12159 March 7, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 212 Option 2: Thurs. Code: 12161 March 14, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Jack Segal $39 each option

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Al Qaida: A Revised Update

Continuing Arabic EESA612

Discover what goals the US had for our surge of troops, money, and assistance into Afghanistan now that the surge has ended. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat and White House and NATO advisor, explore the challenges posed by the tribal culture and backwardness of Afghanistan and Pakistan, what the state of our military and development aid program is today, and what effect our departure is likely to have on the region. You will receive an update on Al Qaida’s activities and will engage in a debate of possible alternative approaches to addressing the problem of fundamentalist-inspired violence directed against the US and our allies. Wed., Feb. 13 Code: 12163 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Jack Segal $35

Language and Culture Beginning Russian

EECO300

Give yourself a leg-up in Russian whether you want to enhance your traveling experience or simply enjoy learning a new language. Guided by a native Russian teacher, emphasis will be on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar, and conversation. You’ll gain a wonderful window into Russian culture while practicing basic reading, speaking, and writing skills. The required text, The Everything Learning Russian Book, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 10 Mon., Code: 12186 Jan. 14-March 18, 6-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Zlata Champion $139 (does not include text and CD)

EECO273

Expand your vocabulary as you gain confidence with pronunciation and conversation. Once you’ve mastered the Arabic alphabet, you’re ready to learn basic grammar. Designed for those who have completed the Introduction to Arabic course or have comparable skills. 10 Thurs. Code: 12187 Jan. 17-March 21, 6:30-9 p.m. Scholars Hall Rm. 104 Instructor: David Van Hammen $149

Beginning French

EECO166

Get started or brush up those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You’ll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text French in 10 Minutes a Day may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 9 Tues. Code: 12188 Jan. 15-March 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148 Instructor: Madame Der-Boghossian Parker $119 (does not include text & CD)

Conversational Spanish I

EECO207

This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text Spanish Now! Level 1 may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional. 10 Thurs. Code: 12189 Jan. 17-March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Kristine Dietrich $139 (does not include text and CD)


Conversational Spanish II

EECO208

Gain confidence as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. You’ll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 9 Wed. Code: 12190 Jan. 16-March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 20) Beckett Bldg. Rm. 216 Instructor: Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth $129 (does not include text and CD)

Spanish at Lunch

EECO324

Keep your Spanish skills current with this new course open to anyone who has completed Conversational Spanish II or has previous Spanish speaking experience. Build on what you know as you increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and gain confidence in the spoken language. Bring your own lunch and enjoy guided conversation based on current news and happenings. 9 Tues. Code: 12191 Jan. 15-March 19, 11:45 a.m. -1 p.m. (no class Feb. 19) University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth $85

Go global—study a foreign language Beginning American Sign Language

EECO281

American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop conversational ability, culturally appropriate behavior and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf and hard of hearing culture. The text, A Basic Course in ASL can be purchased at the NMC bookstore (995-1285). 5 Mon. & Wed., Code: 12192 Jan. 28-Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101 Instructor: Leanne Baumeler $139 (does not include text)

Intermediate through Advanced German

English as a Second Language— Intermediate Level

EECO292

This course is designed for those with basic English skills. You will continue to focus on vocabulary and language for citizenship exams, civics, employment social interaction, and college preparation. Study and practice more advanced grammar, and improve your pronunciation of spoken English. There will be some individualizing to meet needs and goals of class members. The textbook is Interchange Level 2 (third edition); purchase book when registering for $25. 9 Mon. & Thurs. Code: 12194 Jan. 14-March 14, 6-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 06 Instructor: Laura Rozeboom $169

EECO238

For anyone who already knows some German grammar and vocabulary, this class will help you put it to use in everyday speech. Lessons are casual and liberally studded with anecdotes, which will open up the world of German history and culture. Ger Fuleky, German-born instructor, teaches the courses in her home with access to her library, in a 2-hours-a-week format. The instructor can help you decide which level is right for you (995-9295). The winter classes begin the week of January 14, 4-6 p.m. and meet 10 weeks, days arranged. The winter classes Code: 12193 begin the week of January 14 and meet 4-6 p.m. for 10 weeks., days arranged Instructor: Ger Fuleky $125

Experience India’s heritage and traditions, including a cooking demonstration and sampling­ — see page 23

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Writing

Self-Publishing Using Online Technologies

Blogshop: Creative Workshop for Bloggers

It’s fast, easy, and economical to create and print almost any kind of book today using online technologies— and the results are stunning! Learn about the options for designing, printing, and distributing everything from cookbooks to family photo albums, travel books to art portfolios, poetry, memoirs, and fiction. We’ll demonstrate the creation of a photo book and a book of poetry online, then present the finished products providing a visual overview of the many possibilities. Wed., Feb. 27 Code: 12201 6-8 p.m. Beckett Bldg. Rm. 215 Instructor: Heather Shaw $29

EECO318

What makes a great blog? Read, critique, and write your own blogs as you explore content, format, structure, and design features using free blogging sites like Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress. Learn to personalize your writing style and get tips and techniques for blogging (and sharing via social media). You’ll also develop your photo editing skills in Photoshop Elements. We’ll create a community for discussion and an engaging, enthusiastic, and inspiring atmosphere to help you better connect and network with other bloggers in Northern Michigan. 3 Mon., March 4-18 Code: 12199 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Allison Leigh Peters $89

Poetshop: Creative Workshop for Poets

EECO317

Explore the processes and formulas of writers and poets today by working with all stages of the writing process, from reading to writing to getting known and published. Read the hottest contemporary poets to hone your critical/analytical skills; write with the goal of exploring new styles and voices; read each others’ poems in a helpful workshop format; and look at modern, practical ways you can market yourself. You’ll also get tips on submitting your creative work to literary magazines as well as how to design your own chapbook worthy of publication. 3 Tues., March 5-19 Code: 12200 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Allison Leigh Peters $89

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Self-Publishing Books for Family Use— A Hands-on Workshop EECO320 The possibilities are limitless: make a travel book, a photo memoir, an illustrated date book, a cookbook, or anything else that combines words and pictures. Using online technologies, learn to upload your photos and text and arrange them to create a fullcolor soft or hardcover book. Bring a collection of digital photos or art, plus a text document on a thumb drive and start creating a beautiful heirloom for yourself and your family and friends. No fancy design programming necessary, but you should be familiar with the Internet basics. Class takes place in a Macintosh computer lab; bring your own laptop if you prefer. Wed., March 6 Code: 12202 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120 Instructor: Heather Shaw $49

Self-Publishing with Amazon’s Online Technologies— A Hands-on Workshop EECO321 Self-publishing has gone from a dirty little secret to a viable tool for growing an audience, presenting your work to agents and publishers, and making money through online and local sales. Bring your text on a thumb drive and learn how to format work for uploading to CreateSpace. Discover online services available for cover design. Explore printing and distribution options plus costs, royalty payments, and sales challenges. No fancy design programming necessary, but you should be familiar with word processing and Internet basics. Class takes place in a Macintosh computer lab; bring your own laptop if you prefer. Wed., March 13 Code: 12203 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120 Instructor: Heather Shaw $49

Shaping Your Narrative EESA398 Short story, memoir, chapter from a novel, creative non-fiction—learn strategies to strengthen the story you want to tell. Novelist and writing professor, Stephen Lewis, guides this workshop process for exploring your work from fresh perspectives. Become a more effective writer as you work to sharpen your language, combine narrative elements for best effect, and engage the reader. Bring a narrative you would like to work on to the first class. (This could be something you have just started or revision of a work in process.) The setting is a computer lab making it easy to project work, make changes, and save class-edited revisions and ideas. Bring a couple pages of current work on a flash drive. 5 Tues., Jan. 22-Feb. 19 Code: 12206 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Stephen Lewis $99


Writing Your Life Stories

Spark your interest in writing by taking a class

A Novel Experience: Fiction Writing Workshop

Has anyone ever urged you to put your stories down on paper? Whether you do it for family and friends, or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your life’s journey in writing. Beginning and experienced writers alike will work with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places, and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a three-ring binder and an enthusiasm for writing stories. If you are taking the class for the first time, you can receive an NMC scholarship for $25 toward tuition. 6 Tues. Code: 12140 Feb. 5-March 12, 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Martha Hornbaker $99

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Give yourself a day to focus on writing with teacher and novelist, Elizabeth Buzzelli. Through writing exercises, you’ll explore ways to begin a story, set a scene, develop plot and character, and work with elements of time. You’ll get tricks to keep you going, look at the myth of writers’ block, consider when to stop, and explore marketing. Whether you are a practiced writer or new to writing, you’ll leave ready to begin or continue that novel you’ve wanted to write. Fri., March 8 Code: 12208 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli $85, includes lunch

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Got a great book or book idea? How do you get New York to agree with you? Learn to navigate the first stages on the path through the traditional publishing world. Writer, Heather Shumaker, provides first hand insight into searching for a literary agent, writing book proposals, drafting query letters, and building author platform. You’ll get a practical overview of what you need to know to transform your finished book, or book idea, into a book contract. Appropriate for fiction and non-fiction writers. Wed., Feb. 20 Code: 12209 6:30-9 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 215 Instructor: Heather Shumaker $39

Home Time Creative Couponing— Shopping Smart

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Learn how to spend less, get more, and have fun doing it. Whether you are a casual couponer or want to be a competitive couponer, you will pick up money saving tips and techniques. Discover how to cut down your grocery bill and the secrets to actually making money on some purchases. This class will pay for itself once you know where to find coupons, how to store them, and how to use them to save up to 100%. It’s easier than you think! Tues., Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12210 University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Darci McKellar $39

Interior Design Workshop

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Would you like to create beautiful rooms like a pro? Work side by side with local interior designer, Gretchen Knoblock, as she guides you through the process of creating a professional looking space, including the creation of your own concept board. Using the basics of good design, you’ll focus on applying principles and elements of design and learn how to find your style, proper use of color, space planning, and pulling a look together. This step-by-step workshop format will actively engage you in decorating an actual room in your home or a room of your dreams! Bring a 24 x 36 black foam core or poster board and a photo of an existing room to the first class. 4 Wed., Feb. 6-27 Code: 12212 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beckett Bldg. Rm. 147 Instructor: Gretchen Knoblock $79

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Home Repair and Maintenance for Women

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Tired of having to call someone in to do those little home repairs you feel you could do yourself? Learn lots of useful skills to attend to the tasks required to maintain your home. You will work hands-on with things like drains, faucets, doors, windows, and drywall to make adjustments and repairs. Learn the safe use of basic tools while learning to repair, adjust, and replace common household fixtures. 2 Sat., March 2 & 9 Code: 12216 1-3:30 p.m. Aero Park Laboratories Bldg., Rm. 102 Instructor: Kent Wiejaczka $69

Do-It-Yourself: Power and Hand Tool Skills and Safety

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Attention aspiring do-it-yourselfers! Gain the essential skills and safety considerations for the use of common carpentry tools used for home repair and remodeling projects. Class will include demonstrations and discussions and will cover all power and hand tools needed to work on home repairs. Get hands-on experience with guidance from our instructor to improve your skill, safety, and quality of work. Tools will be supplied. 2 Sat., Feb. 16-23 Code: 12217 1-3:30 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Kent Wiejaczka $59

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Know Your Car

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Unlike the cars of the past, today’s vehicles are packed with new technology under the hood. Come out and visit NMC’s recently remodeled Automotive Technology Lab and learn about the cars of today. Gain new understanding of your car’s systems and learn to interpret signs of trouble. We’ll put a car on the hoist so you can more accurately pinpoint parts and communicate what’s happening with your service technician. We’ll explore basic maintenance you can do yourself as well as provide you an understanding of when to call for service. You’ll save money, time, and aggravation with the knowledge you gain. Save $5 on each course when you enroll in both “Know Your Car” and “Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles” classes. Mon., Feb. 11 Code: 12220 6-9 p.m., Aero Park Campus, Auto Tech Bldg. Rm. 100 Instructor Wayne Moody $35

Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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Here’s a rare opportunity to explore the latest in automotive technology— the hybrid and electric vehicle. Learn from the experts who train the technicians as you visit NMC’s newly remodeled Automotive Technology Lab. Using a working hybrid training vehicle you’ll get a close up view of the types of hybrid systems and gain understanding of service, maintenance, battery technology, drive systems, and safety. Save $5 on each course when you enroll in both “Know Your Car” and “Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles” classes. Mon., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12222 6-9 p.m., Aero Park Campus, Auto Tech Bldg. Rm. 100 Instructor: Dave Bajema $35

Make your own backyard sweet maple syrup! Discover how and when to tap your maple trees this spring and learn to collect, store, and boil the sap to make high-quality syrup you’ll enjoy year ‘round. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and materials you will need and where to get them. Gain important tips to ease the production management whether you boil your sap outdoors or on the kitchen stove and increase your enjoyment of this great spring ritual. Wed., Feb. 13 Code: 12224 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Dean Conners $35

Design Your Best Garden

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Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers, and fruit! Explore companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns, and details in your garden design so you can create a rich-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Bring a list of your favorite plants for an in-class project. Tues., Feb. 19 Code: 12226 6-8:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Kirk Waterstripe $35


Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens

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A great garden starts with great plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed! Find out when to plant a variety of crops indoors and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic. Discover the merits of various soil amendments in planting mixtures. Get dirty in this hands-on class and give your garden the best possible start. Sat., March 9 Code: 12227 9 a.m.-noon Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117 Instructor: Kirk Waterstripe $39

Introduction to Tarot

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Have you ever wondered what the Tarot cards are about? Can a deck of cards really tell us anything? Bring your curiosity and gain an understanding of the basic history of the Tarot. Through demonstration and experiential hands-on learning, you’ll see how to interpret the suits, picture images, colors, and numbers. Discover how to answer a question and read the Tarot. Have fun learning how this tool has served us for thousands of years and how it might serve you in your world today. Wed., Jan. 30 Code: 12230 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Susan Steadman $29

Financial Planning

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

Retirement Planning Today

Get the most out of your retirement! In straightforward language, acquaint yourself with financial strategies such as tax-efficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection and providing a legacy. Discover fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, business ventures, and lifelong learning to make the most of your retirement years. Learn to calculate IRS-required minimum distributions. Examine how investment returns are taxed and explore health care, long-term care, and end of life decisions. Includes a 143-page illustrated workbook. Class size is limited. Option 1: 2 Thurs. Code: 12235 Jan. 24 & 31, 1-3 p.m. Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 12236 Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dennis Prout $65 each option, includes workbook (spouse or guest attends free)

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Learn how to avoid the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes! Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this will help you plan your future with confidence. The need for sound financial strategies has never been greater. You’ll learn how to: create a plan to retire early, manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan. Includes a 230-page illustrated textbook. Class size is limited. Option 1: 2 Thurs., Code: 12232 Feb. 28 & March 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. A/B Option 2: 2 Tues., Code: 12233 March 5 & 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dennis J. Prout $65 each option, includes workbook (spouse or guest attends free)

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WEATHER-RELATED CLASS CANCELATIONS Please be aware of ways classes may be canceled due to unfavorable weather: 1) NMC may DELAY opening, CANCEL all classes, or CLOSE EARLY (all are reported to TV and Radio stations) 2) An individual class may be canceled. In this event, NMC-EES staff or the instructor will call the affected students. You may also call 231-995-1718 anytime for weather-related Extended Education course cancelations.

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Fitness and Wellness Yoga Dance Wellness Health Education Institute Fitness Recreation and Sports Martial Arts

Yoga Beginning Yoga

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This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Option 1: 5 Thurs. Code: 12195 Jan. 10-Feb. 7, 4-5:15 p.m. Option 2: 5 Thurs. Code: 12196 Feb. 14-March 14, 4-5:15 p.m. Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Staff $75 each option

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Yoga—Beginning and Beyond

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Yoga works through awareness of the body, teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Option 1: 11 Fri. Code: 12197 Jan. 11-March 22, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Instructor: Libby Robold Option 2: 11 Sat. Code: 12198 Jan. 5-March 16, 9-10:30 a.m. Instructor: Staff Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) $165 each option

Yoga for the Male Body

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This class focuses on releasing tightness that is so typical of the male physique. Young or old, active or inactive, this is for men who wish to take preventative steps to avoid common male maladies that affect glands (prostate), organs (heart, brain, liver) muscles (tightness, weakness) and nerves (hypertension). Includes a well-rounded selection of yoga poses with numerous adaptations for all male body types. Option 1: 5 Tues. Code: 12213 Jan. 8-Feb. 5, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Option 2: 5 Tues. Code: 12214 Feb. 12-March 12, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Staff $65 each option

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An energetic “wake me, shake me” flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and wellconditioned, athletic individuals. 11 Tues., Code: 12204 Jan. 8-March 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $115

Moon Flow Yoga

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The Moon Flow is an invigorating yoga practice of classic yoga asanas and a blend of beautiful vinyasa (synchronizing breath and movement). Chandra Namaskara is a flow based on sideways movement, energizing yet calming. This is a complementary flow to the sun salutations for all levels of practitioners. 11 Wed., Code: 12205 Jan. 9-March 20, 5:45-7 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Michael Robold $140

Yin-Yang Yoga

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Yin-Yang Yoga devotes a portion of each class to a quiet, meditative practice that passively works connective tissue & ligaments with gentle traction and breath. The active portion of the class offers traditional yoga poses designed to strengthen muscles while maintaining/increasing overall flexibility. Suitable for all levels. 11 Thurs., Code: 12207 Jan. 10-March 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Michael Robold $115


Kundalini Yoga Fire Series

Pre-Natal Yoga

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Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. 11 Thurs. Code: 12211 Jan. 10-March 21, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $165

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. The sessions blend relaxation and gentle yoga movements with a focus on the breath to support a calm body and mind during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement. Option 1: 6 Mon. Code: 12240 Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 5-6 p.m., $85 Option 2: 5 Mon. Code: 12241 Feb. 18-March 18, 5-6 p.m., $69 Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Margaret Bennett

Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies

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Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. In this session, arthritis will be looked at from the perspective of balancing the “energy body.” Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. 11 Fri., Code: 12215 Jan. 11-March 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $220

Gentle Yoga

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Find out why so many have found t h a t yo g a i m p r o v e s f l e x i b i l i t y, strength, posture, and balance, and provides a sense of physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. 11 Tues. Code: 12129 Jan. 8-March 19, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Margaret Bennett $99 ($81 with LIFE Discount)

Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you’ll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing. All options meet 15 weeks, Jan. 15May 3 Option 1: Tuesdays, Code: 11971 6:35-8:35 p.m. Instructor: Dorothy Sirrine Option 2: Thursdays, Code: 11972 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Instructor: Robin Fisher Option 3: Thursdays, Code: 11973 3:10-5:10 p.m. Instructor: Robin Fisher Option 4: Fridays, Code: 11974 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Instructor: Robin Fisher All meet in Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 $185 each option

Continuing Yoga

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Focus on understanding and controlling the body, the breath, and the mind through exercises, breathing techniques, and meditation training. Prerequisite: at least one semester of Yoga, and you should be currently practicing yoga. This course may also be taken for credit. 15 Tues. Code: 11975 Jan. 15-April 30, 3:10-5:10 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Dorothy Sirrine $185

Bikram Yoga EHF118A Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses, two breathing exercises, plus heat. Class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 7 weeks for a total of 21 workouts on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week with daytime, evening, and weekend times to choose from. Call (231) 3924798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are REQUIRED for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Orientation is Wed., Jan. 16 for the class that begins Jan. 16; orientation is Wed., March 6 for the class that begins March 6; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant) – those who don’t attend will be dropped from the course without refund. This course may also be taken for credit. Class meets for 90 minutes three times per week for 7 weeks on a flexible schedule Opt. 1: Jan. 16-Mar. 5 Code: 11976 Opt 2: Mar. 6-April 30 Code: 11977 Bikram Studio, 845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant Instructor: Brandon Kietzman & Staff $179 each option

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Dance

Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing

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This course introduces a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation from dances and parties to clubs and wedding. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary. 7.5 weeks Code: 11969 Jan. 14-March 6 Mon., 8:45-10 p.m. and Wed., 6:45-9:30 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth $189

Social Partner Dancing EEPA392 Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, trust, and become a better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slodancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Both options 7 Fri., Jan. 18-March 1 Option 1: 6:15-8 p.m. Code: 12237 Option 2: 8:15-10 p.m. Code: 12238 Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth each option $95 per individual, or $180 per couple

A Chance to Dance

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Enjoy a Friday night dance and practice all those great new moves you acquired in a dance class. Instructor Mykl Werth will be on hand to keep a variety of music styles going and to give a little guidance if you wish. Singles and couples welcome. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Attend any scheduled Friday; as few or as many as you like. 7 Fri., Jan. 18-March 1 10 p.m.-Midnight Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Dance Master: Mykl Werth $5 per person, per class (pay at the door)

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Hip Hop Dance

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Learn dance combinations used in the Hip-Hop dance style and develop strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance, and safe body mechanics. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear clean, dry gym shoes. No partner needed. 15 Mon. Code: 11970 Jan. 14-April 29 6:35-8:35 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Joedy Annis $189

Personal Growth and Wellness Beating the Holiday Blues—Ten Ways to Feel Good Again

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Holiday expectations usually don’t pan out and after the holidays are over, you may find yourself feeling down and discouraged. Invest in a morning designed to help you get out of the slump and increase your energy and enthusiasm. We’ll explore types of losses and the grieving process, identify negative thought patterns, and develop practical strategies that lead to a greater sense of well-being. You are worth the time and money! Sat., Jan. 26 Code: 12218 9:30 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dr. Barb McIntyre $59

Reflexology for Life

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Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder. Thurs., Feb. 21 Code: 12219 6-8:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Leslie Friend $39


NMC Fitness Center 25th Anniversary Upgrade

It’s been 25 years since the Fitness Center opened at NMC, and major improvements were made this fall. Here’s what you’ll find now: • Expanded Hours 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-noon Saturday • New Life Fitness Circuit Stations – 13 new pieces of equipment • New spin bikes • TVs to keep you moving • New carpet and fresh paint • New welcome station • Locker room improvements • Lower membership prices – lots more for much less!

Purchase an NMC Fitness Center Membership

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Get your fitness program on track in the updated NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness and exercise specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Refreshed locker rooms with showers are available. Call the center at 995-1379 to schedule your personalized analysis and orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. Enjoy unlimited use—January through the end of May Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-noon. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Membership price: $100 Code: 12254 (NMC academic student price is $50) Code: 12255

Other fitness options: Yoga Dance NIA Step Aerobics Piloxing Strength Training 12 O’Clock Toner

Pilates Zumba Aerobic Dance Forever Fit Cardio Kickboxing Martial Arts

Recreational opportunities: Fencing Golf Skiing Snowshoeing

Backpacking Caving Rock Climbing Winter Camping

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Hypnosis for Daily Living

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Discover the tools, techniques and principles involved in the art and science of hypnosis. You will learn about the power of suggestion in all aspects of our modern lives. Myths and misconceptions about hypnosis will be clarified and an accurate understanding of both self-hypnosis and clinical hypnosis will be gained and experienced. You will learn how to relax your body and your mind and how to create and use affirmations and “gratitudes” as important tools in creating the life you want. Explore a variety of ways your understanding of hypnosis can and will benefit you in your daily life. Box lunch included. Sat., Feb. 23 Code: 12221 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Will Michael $65, includes lunch

Work Shouldn’t Hurt—Ergonomics for Everywhere

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Sit at desk; gaze at screen; manipulate keyboard and mouse; repeat often—a recipe for a whole lot of hurt! Your body wasn’t designed for the sit-all-day-bent-forward position and in time, it will clearly let you know. Create your own intervention in a lab/ classroom workshop designed to provide insight into your body’s structure and practical solutions for every day posture and movement challenges. Guided by Dr. Mayes, who works daily with the consequences of following “the recipe,” you will learn effective strategies for designing a healthier day in the office and receive individual feedback to be able to effectively customize your workspace. Wed., Feb. 6 Code: 12002 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Carrie Mayes, D.C. $59

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Aroma Therapy— How Scents Enrich

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The practice of using essential oils from plants and flowers to stimulate brain function is how we define aroma therapy. Explore the properties of different oils, the process of making oils, how and why they work, and what they do. You’ll make bath salts and try oils as you learn ways to use them to enhance your life in your day-to day world. You’ll leave refreshed and smelling very good. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12223 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Leslie Friend $39

Introduction to Tarot

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Have you ever wondered what the Tarot cards are about? Can a deck of cards really tell us anything? Bring your curiosity and gain an understanding of the basic history of the Tarot. Through demonstration and experiential hands-on learning, you’ll see how to interpret the suits, picture images, colors, and numbers. Discover how to answer a question and read the Tarot. Have fun learning how this tool has served us for thousands of years and how it might serve you in your world today. Wed., Jan. 30 Code: 12230 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Susan Steadman $29

Assisting Aging Parents

(Online) Gain insights, tools, and resources to help you help your parents deal with financial, legal, and health issues and much more. This compassionate, comprehensive course gives you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. Cost is $99. For complete description or to register, go to nmc. edu/ees and click “Online Courses”.

Health Education Institute The Institute is a partnership between Munson Healthcare and Northwestern Michigan College. The Art of Vegetable Cooking

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Eating at least five vegetables a day might seem daunting, but spend an evening with Laura McCain, chef and nutritionist, and learn a few tricks and techniques to make it an easy and delectable thing to accomplish. Learn the art of preparing an expanded repertoire of vegetables as you discover how to braise, roast, and quick-sauté them. From a fast five-minute Sautéed Broccoli side dish to a beautifully Roasted Root Vegetable Medley and more, you will soon have family and guests asking for seconds and thirds. Thurs., Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. Code: 12061 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Laura McCain $65

Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women

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Known as the mother of Chinese medicine, Qigong (“chee-gong”) the root of Tai Chi, is a gentle form of self-healing that combines movement, breath, visualization, self-massage and sound to increase your energy, body balance, mind, and spirit, and heal or prevent many common illnesses. Learn and practice a 9-minute Qigong routine you can use at home to improve your balance, strengthen and tone your muscles, build your confidence, and improve your mind and spirit. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Option 1: 8 Wed., Code: 12225 Jan. 16-March 6, 9-10 a.m. Option 2: 8 Thurs., Code: 12229 Jan. 17-March 7, 6-7 p.m. Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Joan D’Argo $89 each option


Tai Chi for Arthritis— Beginning

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This specifically designed program maximizes the potential benefits of Sun style Tai Chi. It provides a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. You will learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercise that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. 8 Thurs. Code: 12231 Jan. 17-March 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Munson Community Health Center, Classroom F (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Nancy Deye $89 ($73 with LIFE Discount)

Tai Chi for Arthritis— Continuing

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Continue study of the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis-Beginning. 8 Mon., Jan. 14-March 4 Code: 12234 5-6 p.m., Munson Community Health Center, Classrm. F (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Nancy Deye $89 ($73 with LIFE Discount)

Tai Chi for Arthritis— Advanced

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The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis – Continuing. 8 Mon., Jan. 14-March 4 Code:12239 3:45-4:45 p.m. Munson Community Health Center, Classroom F (550 Munson Avenue) Instructor: Nancy Deye $89 ($73 with LIFE Discount)

Pre-Natal Yoga

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Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. The sessions blend relaxation and gentle yoga movements with a focus on the breath to support a calm body and mind during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement. Option 1: 6 Mon. Code: 12240 Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 5-6 p.m., $85 Option 2: 5 Mon. Code: 12241 Feb. 18-March 18, 5-6 p.m., $69 Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Margaret Bennett

Total Body Fitness with NIA

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Mix a little martial arts (tai chi, aikido, tai kwon do), dance arts, and healing arts (like yoga), turn on the music, and you have a fun, dynamic way to get an effective cardiovascular workout. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) promotes healthy joints and balance; increases strength, flexibility, and circulation; reduces tension; and especially important, it is designed to be pleasurable and movements can be modified so that you work at a level appropriate for you. Wear comfortable clothing. 10 Tues. Code: 12242 Jan. 15-March 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Anna Wassa $109

Zumba Fitness

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Zumba is a dance/fitness program inspired by Latin and international rhythms. The combination of hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves creates an exciting and energizing workout that’s fun and works all major muscle groups. Zumba is designed for all fitness levels, with no dance experience necessary. Bring a water bottle and wear worn soft-soled tennis shoes. 10 Wed. Code: 12243 Jan. 16-March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Cheryl Send $99

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Zumba Gold

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Cardio Kickboxing

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Zumba Gold is a dance fitness program inspired by Latin and international rhythms. Gold is specially designed for active older adults, beginner exercisers, and those wanting to get back into a fitness program after a prolonged absence. Enjoy this energizing and exciting workout that is fun and easy to do. No dance experience is necessary. Bring a water bottle and wear worn soft-soled tennis shoes. Option 1: 5 Tues. Code: 12244 Jan. 15-Feb. 12 Option 2: 5 Tues. Code: 12245 Feb. 19-March 19, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Cheryl Send $49 each option ($41 with LIFE Discount)

Want to get in shape quickly and have fun? Kickboxing uses a collage of moves to promote strength, speed, and agility, blending athletic drills with martial arts to create an intense cardiovascular workout. You can burn as many as 500 calories in a one-hour class and achieve a total body workout, according to the American Council on Exercise. Following warm-ups, you’ll work with a routine combining punches and kicks designed to increase mastery and fire-up large muscle groups. Class concludes with a stretching cool down. Bring a yoga mat. 6 Sat., Feb. 9-March 16 Code: 12248 10-11 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $69

Piloxing—A New Way to Get in Shape

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Piloxing is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout that is attracting followers including Hollywood celebrities. This unique routine blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. PILOXING is the brainchild of Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen. Learn the basic moves and build on them as you become more conditioned. The routine is low impact so shoes are optional. Bring your yoga mat—funky music provided. 6 Thurs. Code: 12247 Feb. 7-March 14, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $69

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Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat. 11 Fri., Jan. 4-March 22 Code: 12249 Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class Jan. 18) University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Kimberly Stevens $89

Forever Fit— Designed for 50+

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Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Mondays and Wednesdays Moderate Aerobics: Tuesdays and Fridays Exercise Ball: Thursdays All options meet 9-10 a.m. 11 weeks, Jan. 7-March 22 1-2 days a week: $65 Code: 12250 3-4 days a week: $110 Code: 12251 5 days a week: $135 Code: 12252 Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Strength Training for 50+

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Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the NMC Fitness Center. 11 Mon. & Wed. Code: 12253 Jan. 7-March 20, 8-9 a.m. Instructor: Maggie Quinn Phys. Ed. Rm. 206 $105 ($88 with LIFE Discount)


Gift Certificates for any occasion Available for any class or any amount $25 or more. Call Extended Education, 995-1700. Weight Strengthening

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Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes. 11 weeks, Mon/Wed/Fri Code: 12256 Jan. 7-March 22, 5-6 a.m. Instructor: Maggie Quinn NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) $135 ($116 with LIFE Discount)

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So you want to dance! Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance is the longest running aerobic program in the country. The program is choreographed for the non-dancer, although you will feel like a dancer while strengthening your core and cardiovascular system and firming your body. Combines Latin, ballroom and jazz using contemporary music and is taught low and high impact. Taught as a joint offering with the Physical Education Department. Bring a floor mat. 15 Tues. & Thurs., Jan. 15-May 2 Code: 11978 9:05-10 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Terry Tarnow $189

Pilates is a physical strengthening program used to develop long, lean bodies along with strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. Build strength without bulk, develop flat abdominals, increase agility, and improve posture, balance, and coordination. Pilates is a good cross-training option at any age or level of ability. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Please bring a 1/4-inch mat and wear formfitting activewear. All options 15 weeks, Jan. 14-May 2 Option 1: Mon. & Wed. Code: 11980 10:10-11:05 a.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Maggie Quinn Option 2: Tues. & Thurs. Code: 11981 Noon-12:55 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Bridgit Frank Option 3: Tues. & Thurs. Code: 11982 5:30-6:25 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $195 each option

Step Aerobics EHF122 Jacki Sorensen’s Strong Step is a body sculpting and fat burning program. It provides a unique blend of exercise, bench, and resistance training in low impact, high-energy step routines. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Bring a floor mat. 15 Mon. & Wed., Jan. 14-May 1 Code: 11979 5:30-6:25 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Jennifer Dykstra $195

Continuing Pilates EHF143 This joint offering with the Physical Education Area is for anyone who has completed Beginning Pilates. Please bring a 1/4-inch mat and wear formfitting activewear. 15 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 12285 Jan. 14-May 2, Noon-12:55 p.m. Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Bridgit Frank $195

TRY ME FREE: Aerobic Dance, Step Aerobics, Pilates, Forever Fit EEPA446 Join our fitness instructors for Saturday sample sessions to explore 4 different exercise class options—Aerobic Dance, Step Aerobics, Pilates and Forever Fit. Try one or try them all. Free of charge, but please call 231-995-1700 to reserve your space in either session. Option 1: Sat. Jan. 5 Code: 12257 Option 2: Sat. Jan. 12 Code: 12258 10-11 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructors: Maggie Quinn & Terry Tarnow Free of charge

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Physical Agility Training—Test Prep and Advanced Fitness EPE134 Get ready! Prepare for law enforcement, get ready to enlist in the armed forces, or get in shape for your next sport experience. Guided by a certified fitness trainer, engage in a challenging, directed workout regime to acquire higher level physical skills. The course can be used by prospective law enforcement/Police Academy students to prepare for the Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) entry exam required for coursework in the Police Academy. This course is also available for academic credit. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 12001 Jan. 14-May 1, 6-7 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Instructor: Zack Light $245

Recreation and Sports After-Work Snowshoe Sampler

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Get a healthy dose of exercise and fresh air at the end of your work day. Guided by NMC Wellness Coordinator, Sarah Shimek, enjoy three snowshoe hikes (every other week) on NMC’s Eastern Avenue trails. The adventure begins in the entry of the Physical Education building. Snowshoe rentals are available for $6 additional (covers all 3 hikes); reserve when registering. 3 Mon., 5:15-6:15 p.m. Code: 12259 Feb. 4 & 18; & March 4 Phys. Ed. Bldg. Lobby Instructor: Sarah Shimek $19

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Basic Bike Maintenance

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Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills in this demonstration course for “do-it-yourselfers”. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. Thurs., March 7 Code: 12262 6-8 p.m., Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Remy $55, includes book

Advanced Bicycle Maintenance

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Attention experienced riders, racers, and aspiring bike mechanics! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level. Gain essential understanding of inspection, adjustments, and repair of: rear sprockets, truing wheel rims, pedals and crank sets, chains, derailleur systems, brake systems, handlebars, stems, seats, and posts, frame, and fork. Bike tinkering has never been more fun when you know how to do it right. Course fee includes: Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (Park Tool). 2 Thurs., Code: 12261 March 14 & 28, 6-8 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Remy $75

NMC Aviation First-class instruction is available to the general public, with or without enrollment in a degree program. For information, call NMC Aviation at 995-1220 or visit the website www.nmc.edu/aviation.

(adults & kids age 13 and up)

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If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body positions, footwork, basic blade positions and parries. Skill-building drills and an introduction to techniques and strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skillappropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. 4 Sun., Jan. 6-27 Code: 12263 6-7 p.m. Meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Ste. E6) Instructor: Robert Bartle $59

Fencing - Intermediate (adults & kids age 13 and up)

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Intermediate Fencing is designed for those who have completed the beginning class and want to continue to refine foundational skills while moving into advanced footwork and blade work. Includes one-on-one time with the instructor as well as group drills. A basic set of equipment is recommended; options for gear rental or purchase will be discussed prior to the class. Fencers are separated into age and skill-appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. 4 Sun., Feb. 3-24 Code: 12287 6-7 p.m. Meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Ste. E6) Instructor: Robert Bartle $59


Indoor Golf Enjoy the warmth of the renovated indoor Golf Center, 6270 Secor Road, as you improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Doug Lichty and staff. The center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, putting green, and golf shop. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Golf Fundamentals

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If you haven’t played golf in awhile or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Learn the proper technique from the importance of your grip and stance, and elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll even improve your shot accuracy. Topics include: putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You can also try the full swing simulator. Equipment is provided if needed. Option 1: 4 Fri. Code: 12265 Jan. 18-Feb. 8, 10-11 a.m. Option 2: 4 Tues. Code: 12266 Feb. 12-March 5, 6-7 p.m. Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Instructor: Golf Pro Doug Lichty and Staff $99 each option

Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement EEPA184 This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You’ll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course—which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You’ll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Option 1: 4 Tues. Code: 12267 Jan. 15-Feb. 5, 6-7 p.m. Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Option 2: 4 Wed. Code: 12268 Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 10-11 a.m. Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Instructor: Golf Pro Doug Lichty and Staff $99 each option

Beginning Cross-Country Skiing EEPA503 Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And crosscountry skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-andglide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Course meets at Hickory Hills Ski Area, 2000 Randolph Street. Come prepared to ski. If you need them, rentals are available at Brick Wheels (call ahead). 2 Tues., Jan. 8 & 15 Code: 12270 1-2:30 p.m., Hickory Hills Ski Area Instructor: Randy Smith $35

Women’s Golf Basics EEPA157 Get a head start on the golf season by using an indoor golf setting! Golf pro Doug Lichty and staff guide you through the essential skills of golf. Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. 4 Tues. Code: 12269 Feb. 12-March 5, 10-11 a.m. Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Instructor: Golf Pro Doug Lichty and Staff $99

Introduction to Skate Skiing

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Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen’s terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You’ll learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Course meets at Hickory Hills Ski Area, 2000 Randolph Street. Come prepared to ski. If you need them, rentals are available at Brick Wheels (call ahead). 2 Thurs., Jan. 10 & 17 Code: 12271 3-4:30 p.m., Hickory Hills Ski Area Instructor: Randy Smith $35

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Exploring Telemark Skiing

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Telemark skiing allows both downhill (alpine) and cross-country (nordic) skiers to expand their experience and broaden skiing skills. This classical technique was the first method used in the evolution of modern alpine skiing. On groomed slopes, you will learn the fundamentals of telemark turning. Build confidence, control speed, change direction, and challenge yourself to conquer the slopes in a new way. You should be comfortable (advanced - intermediate level) on either downhill or cross-country skis. Enrolled students will receive a call from the instructor prior to class to discuss equipment. Mon., Jan. 21 Code: 12272 6-8:30 p.m., Holiday Hills Ski Area (Holiday Road) Instructor: Bill Queen & Brad Miller $45, includes lift ticket

Winter Travel and Camping

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Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. This course introduces the backcountry traveler to safe and enjoyable winter outings. The focus is on winter safety, travel techniques, menu planning, clothing and gear selection, navigation, and shelter building. Nordic skis and snowshoes are provided. Sat. & Sun. Code: 11983 Jan. 26 & 27 Orientation: Tues., Jan. 22, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Keith Tampa Call 995-1198 for course details $265

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Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Learn about snowshoe sports and how to easily walk in the woods on top of the snow. Course includes how to buy snowshoes, walking techniques, and winter camping. Snowshoes provided. Transportation and/or carpool necessary for field trip to area trail and overnight winter campout. Sat. & Sun., Feb. 2 & 3 Code: 11987 Orientation: Tues., Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Chad Kahler Call 995-1198 for course details $265

Caving I

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An introduction to the geology of cave formation and cave ecology. By exploring non-commercial cave systems, you will be introduced to the equipment, techniques, and safety systems associated with the sport of caving. Orientation session required. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Fri., Sat., Sun. Code: 11985 April 12-14 Orientation: Tues., April 9, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Keith Tampa Call 995-1198 for course details $315

Rock Climbing I

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In this high-participation course, climbing techniques, belaying, and safety practices of class-five climbing are introduced. You should be reasonably fit and without current exerciselimiting injuries. Orientation session required. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Code: 11986 April 26-28 Orientation: Tues., April 23, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Frank Dituri Call 995-1198 for course details $295

Backpacking I

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Designed for beginning backpackers, this weekend course includes basic backpacking skills, overnight camping, equipment, food planning and preparation, map and compass navigation, and backcountry first aid. You’ll also learn minimal-impact strategies. Equipment provided if needed. Orientation session required. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Sat. & Sun. Code: 11984 April 20 & 21 Orientation: Tues., April 16, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Keith Tampa Call 995-1198 for course details $245

Martial Arts Judo EPE164 This joint offering introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). 15 Wed., Jan. 16-May 1 Code: 11988 7:40-9:40 p.m. Phys. Ed. Gym Instructors: Stephanie Hawkins & Maggie Sperry $119


Aikido EPE141

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This joint offering is based on the martial arts of the samurai, Aikido teaches balance, safe falls, working with a partner, and self-discipline. Wear a long-sleeved sweatshirt and sweatpants. Minimum age is 16. FREE first class session. 15 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 11989 Jan. 15-May 2 6:35-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Shawn Denton $189

In this joint offering, you’ll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Wear comfortable clothing. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). 15 Tues. Code: 11992 Jan. 15-April 30 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Rick Babik $179

Continuing Aikido

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This joint offering provides training that emulates regular Aikido practice in a private dojo (training facility), with mastery of advanced techniques, weapons, and Aikido philosophy. Minimum age is 16. 15 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 11990 Jan. 15-May 2 5:30-6:25 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructors: Craig Carlson & Doug Zernow $189

Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I EPE144 In this joint offering, you’ll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. Wear comfortable clothing. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). 15 Tues. Code: 11991 Jan. 15-April 30 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Doug Mehl $179

Tae Kwon Do— Black Belt

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This special advanced workout focuses on “point style” free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16. 15 Tues. Code: 11993 Jan. 15-April 30 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class March 26) Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Doug Mehl $65

Kuntaw I EPE148 This joint offering introduces a martial art which stresses flexibility and agility, rather than power or strength. Using circular strike/counter defense, training includes use of arnis (sticks), basic strikes, blocks, kicks, anyos (forms), and self-defense. Minimum age is 16. 15 Wed., Jan. 16-May 1 Code: 11994 8-10 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Paul Vittorelli $179

Create hands-on learning adventures with classes designed for ages 6-17. Registration forms are found on page 70. Judo (Ages 8–Adult)

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Judo is an internationally recognized sport based on traditional Japanese arts of bare-handed fighting. It is a development of mind and body. Class will be divided according to skill and ability. Parents are welcome to enroll with their child. Wear comfortable clothing. 10 Sat., Jan. 12-March 16 Beginning: Code: 12273 9:30-10:20 a.m. Advanced: Code: 12274 10:30-11:50 a.m. NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Gym Instructors: Stephanie Hawkins & Maggie Sperry $55 each course

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 7–16)

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Tae Kwon Do is the technique of unarmed combat for self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, and kicks, along with self-defense techniques taught in a manner allowing personal development and growth, as well as mental and physical discipline. Students who have obtained belts in other clubs are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Both options meet 15 Thurs., Jan. 17-May 2 (no class March 28) Beginning: Code: 12275 5:30-6:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advan.: Code: 12276 6:30-7:30 p.m. NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Robert Odette $85 each course

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Kids in the Kitchen: Winter Warm-Up Lunch (Grades 1–4)

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Imagine playing outside in the cold snow and then coming inside to a delicious and warm lunch prepared by you! Get familiar with kitchen basics, kitchen safety, and how much fun it is to cook in a big shiny kitchen. Sip on the richest cup of hot cocoa you made from scratch and discover the steps to making warm creamy soup without the can! Save room for homemade apple crisp and real whipped cream! Bring containers for leftovers just in case you can’t eat it all. Sat., Feb. 2 Code: 12277 10-12:30 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rebecca Walters $39

Private Flute Lessons for Kids (Age 9 and up)

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Fifteen weeks of private flute lessons are available with Dr. Deborah Podolka, an accomplished musician with over 30 years of experience teaching all levels of flute to children and adults. Call 995-1700 to register. 15 weeks; days and Code: 11999 times arranged; Includes a ½-hour lesson per week NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Instructor: Dr. Deborah Podolka $345

Cartoon FUNdamentals— Family Style (for a fun-loving adult and child) EEAC580 Looking for a creative activity to share with a school-age child? Cartoonist, Dick Evans introduces a step-bystep approach to creating your own wild and crazy cartoon characters. Together, you’ll learn to draw faces, show expressions, and enhance “the story” with body gestures and setting the scene. No drawing experience required. Book included. Bring a 9x12 sketch pad (not newsprint) and two pencils with erasers. Sat., Jan. 26 Code: 12171 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 216 Instructor: Dick Evans $35 (includes 1 adult & 1 child)

NMC Children’s Choir (Grades K–9)

The NMC Children’s Choir (NMCCC) is a program of exemplary choral music ensembles that develops high levels of artistic, expressive singing for students in Kindergarten through grade nine in the greater Grand Traverse Area. Children in grades K-3 may join the choir in January for the winter session. Older students are invited to join next September. Prelude The Children’s Choir exists to artistically enrich the lives of the children, their families, and the community. Participation in the choir is open to all and is a fullschool-year commitment, with choral performances presented throughout the academic year. The Choir organization consists of six ensembles. Students are placed in an ensemble based on age and experience level. For information about the choir, visit nmc.edu/childrenschoir or call NMC-EES at 231-995-1700.

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(a musical term meaning “introductory music”) K-1 graders – no audition Prelude is NMCCC’s introductory program for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. This non-auditioned group meets Thursday nights for a shortened eight-week session. In Prelude, young singers have the opportunity to learn about their voices and learn basic singing techniques in a friendly, nurturing environment. Winter Session: Code: 11996 8 Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m. Jan. 24-March 14, Fine Arts Rm. 105 Director: Stephanie Schall-Brazee $89

Dolce

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(dohl’-chay – Italian for ”sweet”) Primarily 2-3 graders – no audition Dolce is NMCCC’s introductory choir for young children with little or no prior musical experience. Singers rehearse Thursday evenings as well as a few Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Singers build their foundational music skills in a fun, interactive learning environment, learning recognizable folk-based repertoire appropriate for beginning singers. Dolce performs in NMCCC’s Winter and Spring Concerts. Winter Session: Code: 11997 14 Thurs., 6-6:50 p.m. Jan. 10-May 6, Fine Arts Rm. 102 Director: Todd Vipond $125


Wheel and Hand-built Pottery (Grades 6–12)

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Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potter’s wheel and handbuilding techniques through demonstration, instruction, and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, you’ll create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab, and mold methods. Items will be fired at the end of the third week and be ready for glazing the following Saturday. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Dress to get joyously messy. Materials included. 4 Sat., Jan. 19- Feb. 9 Code: 12278 1-4 p.m. Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135 Instructor: Lisa Hockin $109

Recording Studio Techniques (Grades 8–12)

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Learn to make CDs and MP3s like the pros. Get hands-on with the latest techniques, software, and equipment for doing live recordings—your own band or vocal group or someone else’s group. Mics, cables, recording gear, hardware, software, folders, files, loops, session files, routing signals, sound checks, mixing techniques—you’ll learn to work with all of this. The last day includes mixing techniques to get a finished song and then creating a CD or MP3 to take home or upload to Facebook. 3 Sat., March 2-16 Code: 12279 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 12 Instructor: Steve Quick $79

ACT Preparation Strategies and Practice for High School Sophomores and Juniors Think of ACT Test Preparation like an athlete thinks of preparing for competition – you need to practice before you compete! Scoring well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Prepare for one of the most important facets of the college application process. Our courses help familiarize students with the test, provide practice, build confidence, and reduce test anxiety.

ACT Diagnostic Option

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ACT Basic Option

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Take an authentic, full length retired Designed as a brush up course, this test and get back computerized re- provides ample test taking practice sults. You can then evaluate your using parts of actual retired tests. strengths and get guidance on where Learn test taking strategies, by idenimprovement can be made. Your tifying question types, then work on computerized results include a com- methods to increase quickness and posite score, percentile rank, a sum- concentration. Covers the four primary of English, Math, Reading, and mary areas of the test: Science, Math, Science, along with a breakdown Reading, and English. Registration for of category scores. You can then the course does not include registratailor your studies to specific areas tion for the ACT test, but includes for improvement. For best results, it book. Last session goes to 9:30 p.m. is recommended to take this course early, several months before taking the exam. Registration for the course does not include registration for the ACT test. Prep for the March 5 MME-ACT Test— Diagnostic Option: Code: 12280 5 Tues., Jan. 29-Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. Basic Option: Code: 12281 4 Tues., Feb. 5-26, 6-9 p.m. Both in Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101 Instructor: Kate Fairman Diagnostic Course $265, includes book Basic Course $235, includes book

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About the instructors Elizabeth Abeel, B.A., a batik artist since 1975, is a member of the Michigan Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, has won numerous awards for her work, and has taught for EES since 1995. Charlene Allen, M.A.-textiles and clothing, has taught high school and college clothing construction and textile science, as well as the sociological and psychological aspects of clothing at Simmons College, Boston, MA. Most recently she has studied the current sustainable clothing movement, which she believes will gain momentum. Nancy Krcek Allen, a graduate of California Culinary Academy, has over 20 years experience in kitchens and classrooms. She has taught full-time at the Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan and owned and operated City Kitchen in Traverse City. Joedy Annis has formal training in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop. She danced professionally for three years, and has been teaching Hip Hop since 2002. Debra Anton-Coburn, B.F.A., B.S.-art education, and K-12 certified. Having taught art for elementary and middle schools, she now teaches fine arts at the high school level. She also teaches art workshops for adults.

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Tom Auch, B.S.-business, teaches Photoshop at NMC. He is a photographer for White Pine Press, and is on staff at the Center for Learning at NMC. Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth, B.A.-linguistics/international business, worked for an international company, commuting regularly to Latin America and worked as a language training consultant for business executives. Chava Bahle, M.A., is a Rabbi, writer, and instructor. She is Director of the Or Tzafon Retreat Center and an ordained Maggid (storyteller and inspirational preacher). She has taught religion courses at University of Michigan and NMC. She is a former organizational development consultant. Dave Bajema, is a ASE Master Automotive Technician with 38 years of experience. Dave is currently an instructor for NMC’s Automotive Technology Program. Lindy Barnes, B.A., M.Ed., is a retired elementary teacher. She has been knitting since she was 10 years old and has taught knitting to young and old alike.

Robert Bartle is the co-founder of Three Swords Fencing Club of Traverse City. His experience with all three fencing weapons allows flexibility to train students in the weapon of their choice. Under his leadership, the club has incorporated many games that are not only enjoyable but enhance fencing skills. Leanne Baumeler, B.S.W., is a nationally certified sign language interpreter, has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing since 1986, and is the disability support services specialist at NMC. John Beery, retired Professor Emeritus from Manchester College in Manchester, Ohio, has over 14 years of collegiate band leadership experience. Margaret Bennett, R.Y.T., B.A.-psychology, is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has taught yoga at NMC since 1997, is a Reiki Master, and has formal training in meditation traditions. Blake Bernard, B.S.-business-resort management/hospitality has over 10 years experience in small-business, hospitality, and retail from working for the family business to owning his own business.


Jim Bertoldi, B.B.A.-accounting, has over two decades of experience working in the area of public accounting and consulting. Jennifer Blakeslee is the chef/owner of The Cook’s House on Front Street, specializing in local sustainable cuisine. She was formerly the sous chef at Andre’s French Restaurant in Las Vegas. Diane Bozzi, M.A., is a retired Special Education teacher with 36 years at TCAPS. She has been sewing since childhood, and enjoys all aspects of sewing. Mary Bridges, M.A.-writing, has taught at the National Louis University and the College of DuPage. She has extensive computer experience. Lisa Brown, M.F.A., is a product designer, illustrator, lecturer, and fine artist. She lived in India for three years where she explored the finest India had to offer. She has designed cars for Ford, toys for Fisher-Price, and housewares for Target. She currently designs and creates unique works of art for her own company, Upcycled Objekt. Mary Buschell is a dairy goat farmer, who partnered with her husband Dick Flowers, raises and milks a small herd of Alpine goats. She has been making cheese for over five years and has attended cheese seminars in the U.S. and Northern Italy. Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, B.A., is a novelist, short story writer, speaker, journalist, and book reviewer for Northern Express. Her latest novels Dead Dancing Women and Dead Floating Lovers are in bookstores. Tony Buzzelli is a longtime imported, Italian and specialty foods distributor. He is currently a distributor for DeLallo Foods. Jim Camp, CLU, CHFC, LUTCF, has been in the insurance business for over 20 years working as an agent, trainer, and managing partner. He has moderated LUTC courses for 10 years and taught insurance courses at NMC. He is past president of the Northwest local NAIFA.

Craig Carlson, B.S., A.S., is a 1st-degree black belt and certified instructor with the Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. He has been trained in aikido since 1989. Tonja Carlson, A.A.S., has been involved with beading and other crafts including Native American arts since 1970. She currently works and teaches for Nawbin’s. Zlata Champion, B.S., is a native Russian speaker. She has extensive experience teaching and tutoring both children and adults. Prior to moving to Traverse City, she had taught language classes at the University of Wisconsin since 1998. She is also fluent in German and French. Jeffrey Cobb, M.M.-choral conducting, is the Director of Music Programs at NMC. He has over 20 years of experience in music education as a teacher, choral director, composer, and church Director of Music. Choirs under his direction have received state and national awards and invitations; several of his compositions have received awards. Jeff also performs as a Jazz vocalist and pianist. Dean Conners, B.F.A., B.L.A., is a registered landscape architect who has been a backyard sugarer making maple syrup on a family scale since 1996, creating syrup, candy, sap tea, and beer. Michelle Corteggiano, founder of ATI Attraction Marketing, has over 20 years of experience in direct selling, marketing, sales, relationship building, and leadership. A nationally recognized social media speaker, strategist and author; her book, Power of Attraction has been featured in the media. Ced Currin, is the President of Currin Corporation of Midland and has been a solar practitioner since 1983. Joan D’Argo is a diplomat of Asian Bodywork Therapy and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also a member of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia and is a graduate of the Blue Lotus School of Shiatsu and Asian Medicine.

Michael Davis, B.S.-music, has performed as a professional jazz musician on saxophone and flute for over 40 years and is founder and leader of the Mike Davis Trio. Mike started the NMC Jazz Ensemble. He is the saxophone instructor at NMC and a private woodwind instructor. Shawn Denton, M.S., B.S., teaches in the Business and Physical Education Areas at NMC. Nancy Deye M.A.-education, B.S., is a certified TCA (Tai Chi for Arthritis) instructor. She has been a student and teacher of Sun and Yang style Tai Chi since 2003. Kristine Dietrich, M.A., learned Spanish in Mexico and studied in Spain. She has been teaching Spanish since 2000 and ESL since 1985. John DiGiacomo, J.D., B.S., is employed by Traverse Legal, PLC, an internet law firm with a global presence that focuses on intellectual property protection and litigation. He specializes in trademark, copyright, and internet law. Douglas Domine, B.S., B.F.A., A.A., is an instructor in the Humanities Discipline at NMC, who worked for eight years at the Art Institute of Houston. Chris Doyal, a commercial photographer for over 20 years, owned a studio in South Bend, IN. His specialty areas include product and underwater photography. Chris majored in photography at Purdue University and is currently the ecommerce manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, Inc. Adam Dwyer joined NMC’s Training & Research team and focuses on training in Lean principles, A3 Problem Solving, and Information Technology Systems. He also has hands-on training and implementation experience in Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Gael Eschelweck, A.A., is an accomplished classical and Spanish guitarist. She performs for weddings and other local events. Gael taught guitar classes for TCAPS and gives private lessons. Dick Evans, B.A., has taught cartooning for over 25 years, owns Bear Clause Publications, and published Up North Coloring Book, Cartoon FUNdamentals, and Discover the Magic of Rainbows.

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Tina Norris Fields, M.A.-leadership, B.S.-Bus/CIS, owns Tall Pines Computer Training and specializes in facilitating adult computer mastery. Her background includes database systems development, adult education, and genealogical research. Holly Finch, B.A., is President of Frost Hill Financial Services, LLC. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She has worked in finance since 1992. Heather Fraizer, Ph.D., joined the NMC Training and Research staff in 2008. She is a Lean Champion providing training to both manufacturing and service organizations. Bridgit Frank has been an avid Pilates enthusiast for over 15 years. She is a STOTT® certified instructor and teaches mat classes in many area yoga studios. She teaches Pilates for NMC and owns Village Pilates where the focus is on individuals and small groups. Jackie Freeman, M.A.-training and development, has been in the B&B business since 1986. She was Director of Inns for a Maryland culinary college, where she supervised student staff while conducting operations at two historic inns. She recently launched a temporary-help service for B&B inns. Leslie Friend is a certified reflexologist and has used aroma therapy in her practice for over 15 years. She has received specialized training in aroma therapy. She owns On-the-Spot Reflexology. Ger Fuleky was born and educated in Germany. She was employed there with the U.S. Department of Defense for 34 years. She has been teaching German at NMC since 2000. Kathy Buzzelli Gibbons is a longtime food writer and avid cook. She currently writes food articles for the Traverse City Record-Eagle and Booth newspapers.

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Mary Bevans Gillett, M.B.A., M.A., B.F.A., has worked in marketing communications, professional services and nonprofit management for over 30 years, with experience as a grant writer, reviewer and manager as well as branding, strategic planning, community building, project management and marketing. Paul Griggs, B.A., works as a Consultant for MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division which provides construction safety services for the counties of Northern Michigan. Robert Grose has worked as a welder since 1999. Beginning fall of 2010 he began teaching welding for the CTC and the NMC welding programs. Stephanie Hawkins has a 1st-degree black belt through the U.S. Judo Federation. She has competed nationally, and is State Judo Champion numerous times in her division. Deb Hepner, B.A.-business administration and management, is the owner and designer of Pretty Stinkin’ Green, a women’s recycled clothing line. She has been active on Etsy for several years. Lisa Hockin, A.A., B.F.A.-art education, is currently an elementary art educator with Elk Rapids Public Schools. As an artist, she uses a variety of art mediums including clay. Rose Hollander recently completed a chef certification course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Europe. She has attended cooking classes over the years and taught cooking classes privately and in local restaurants. She currently works as a paralegal for Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson. Her lifelong interest in food and cooking is rooted in her father who was a chef. Martha Hornbaker, B.A., has taught middle school English, and is working on her masters degree. She has started several writers’ groups in the area and has been published in local print media. Martha has been studying and writing life stories for the last two years with special emphasis on memoir writing.

Mike Hunter teaches instrumental music at NMC and performs with the NMC Faculty Jazz Quartet. He is a trombonist and arranger, and works freelance with many jazz artists. Debra O. Jackson, B.S.-business management, is a business professional with experiences in sales, marketing, training, and business management in small and large companies. She has also worked with acquisitions and reorganizations. Cheryl Janz graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and previously taught culinary classes at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. She has recently moved back to Michigan where she enjoys cooking with the many local products. Scott Johnson, an admitted geek, has been building, tweaking, and tuning computers for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in tutoring users for home and business. He owns the Stained Glass Cabinet Company. Chad Kahler, B.S.-environmental education, earth science, and biology, has taught in the College for Kids program for many years. He is also a part-time instructor in the Physical Education Department at NMC. Steve Kellman, B.A., is an awardwinning journalist with a decade of newspaper experience. He is the Coordinator of Web Content at NMC and an adjunct instructor. Dan Kelly, freelance filmmaker, worked in NYC from 2004-2010 collaborating extensively with the avante garde dance and performance community. He’s cut many short documentaries and narratives and is currently completing a VFX heavy narrative through his production company, Trickster Pictures. He is one of the driving forces behind the Michigan Movie Makers, a regional affinity group meeting monthly in TC. Brandon Kietzman, A.A.S., graduated from Bikram Yoga College Teacher Training in 2002, then recertified in 2006 and 2009. He has attended many Bikram Yoga Seminars, studied with senior Bikram yoga teachers, taught nearly 10,000 yoga classes, and has been teaching for NMC since 2009. He is director of Bikram Yoga T.C.


Diane Kimmel, M.A., teaches high school full-time for TCAPS in the English language arts program. She taught business and computer programs for TCAPS for 4 years and 8 years for GTACS and is certified in online instruction. She has taught computer application courses for NMC-EES since 2004. Brian Kissel, graduate of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, is the owner and chef of Blue Slipper Bistro in Onekama. Gretchen Knoblock, CHMS is an award-winning Interior Designer and Certified Home Staging Specialist. She has been practicing design professionally since 2005 and currently owns New Leaf Interiors in Traverse City. Susan Kopka, M.S., B.S., LMSW, has taught photography at NMC for over 15 years. She is sole proprietor of Common Counsel, offering clinical social work services to families/individuals. Myra Lautner, C.M.T., has over 30 years of business/management experience and 25 years as a Healing Arts Practitioner. She started the massage program at Munson Medical Center, has done extensive training in spas and taught stress management at the corporate level. Presently her business consulting practice assists health practitioners in the start-up of their practice as well as building clientele. Kathleen Merrill Leach, M.A., is a voice teacher, adjudicator and clinician, and music educator. She has been a choral and ensemble director at the high school and college levels. She is also a vocal soloist. Ed Lee, M.S., retired U.S. diplomat and Federal agent, spent years as a Regional Security Officer in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East where he was responsible for keeping diplomats, their families, and U.S. interests safe. In 2002 he returned to the State Department as a senior advisor to help institute post9/11 anti-terrorism efforts. He authored the recent book, Staying SAFE Abroad— Traveling, Working and Living in a Post9/11 World.

Stephen Lewis, Ph.D., has published seven novels, and several short stories and poems. He has taught writing for 30 years and is retired as professor of English from Suffolk Community College. His most recent novel, Stone Cold Dead, was released in 2007.

Darci McKellar has been an avid couponer for more than 25 years. Her motto is “never pay retail” and her passion is finding the best deals around. She is employed by AT&T where she has been a trainer and mentor through various programs.

Doug Lichty, B.B.A.-business administration, is a member of the PGA Golf Profession with 20+ years of teaching experience. He was the head golf pro at Leland Country Club from 1993-2004 and now owns the Traverse City Golf Center.

Siranee McMillan attended the Royal Thai Exquisite Cooking School and the International Cooking Center, both in Bangkok, Thailand prior to moving to Traverse City.

Misaeng Suh Liggett, a native of Japan, attended Tsuji Cooking School in Tokyo and worked as a chef. She has taught Japanese cooking workshops and Japanese language at NMC since 2005. Zack Light, M.S., holds certifications as a personal trainer, is employed as a police officer, and is acting supervisor of the NMC Health and Fitness Center. He has had success locally and internationally as a weight lifter and body-builder. Carrie Mayes, D.C., in chiropractic practice for 12 years, provides wellness education and ergonomics coaching in the community in addition to her private practice. Previously she was a physical education teacher and coach for 10 years. Laura McCain is a graduate of NMC’s Culinary program, a Registered Dietitian, and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has worked as a Clinical Dietician at Munson Medical Center since 1995 and does community cooking and nutrition education. Stewart McFerran, B.A.-environmental studies, has worked for years as an outdoor leader and educator teaching orienteering with compass and maps. Barbara B. McIntyre, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC is a board certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who has specialized in grief and loss issues for people of all ages. She consults with other agencies to provide credible art therapy services to help others deal with life transitions. Dr. McIntyre is also a part-time faculty member for Wayne State University and Spring Arbor University.

Doug Mehl has studied Tae Kwon Do for 25 years and holds the rank of 3rddegree Black Belt. Ken Melichar, Ph.D., is a sociologist retired from Piedmont College after 31 years of teaching and administration. His graduate work was in religion with a concentration in Native American Studies. He has taught courses in Native American Religions most recently at the University of Georgia. Will Michael, PhD, CHT, is a clinical hypnotherapist and a retired psychologist. He is the founder of the Institute for Holistic Living and the Clinical Hypnosis Institute of Montana. He is a certified hypnotherapist through the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and has been training and certifying hypnotherapists for several years. Will has over 30 years of experience leading seminars and classes in the areas of holistic health and human empowerment. Brad Miller is a certified ski instructor and a certification examiner for the Central Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Matt Miller is a graduate of the Wilderness Awareness School Residential Program & Anake Leadership Program and completed the Wildlife Tracking Intensive program at Alderleaf Wilderness College. Matt serves as Executive Director and Lead Instructor at HumaNature School in Traverse City. Wayne Moody, is Director of Automotive Technology at NMC. His is an ASE Master Automotive and Truck Technician who, for 34 years, owned and operated a local automotive repair facility in Traverse City.

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Glenn Noffsinger is the Executive Sous Chef at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. He is also a personal chef specializing in whole foods cooking to achieve health and wellness for private clients. Glenn has over 15 years professional chef experience in country clubs, fine dining restaurants, resorts, bakeries, and as a business owner and caterer. Brad Novak has been a musician for over 25 years. He owns “The Beat Lab” teaching studio, is on the faculty at GTACS, and is adjunct faculty at NMC. Laura Nunnery, B.A.-graphic design for print and digital media, has held design positions in New York City and London. She is currently an Art Director for a thriving advertising company. Robert Odette, B.A.-education, is a first-degree black belt with nearly 10 years of teaching experience. Lori O’Neil has been involved with crafts most of her life and has been teaching rag rug braiding at NMC for many years. Madame Der-Boghossian Parker is a French-born citizen who lived in Provence. She teaches private French lessons, tutors French, and holds French cooking classes. David Parrish, B.M.E., M.M.E.-music education, M.F.A.-humanities, is a retired music and humanities teacher. He taught choral music and served as Music Coordinator for TCAPS. Eric Patterson is the chef/owner of The Cook’s House on Front Street specializing in local sustainable cuisine. He was the chef at Andre’s French Restaurant in Las Vegas prior to moving to Traverse City. Fran Perkett, M.T.S., B.A., has worked for over 20 years in education and pastoral positions. She is a regional workshop leader.

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Allison Leigh Peters is a poet and blogger in Traverse City. She won an Academy of American Poets Prize in 2010, and her poems have been published or are forthcoming in the Michigan Quarterly Review, The Portland Review, and elsewhere. She is Founder and Creative Director of Elemeno, a nonprofit publishing house, and Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Orange Quarterly (orangequarterly.com). Harlan “Pete” Peterson was an industrial designer with Ford Motor Company for ten years. Following his passion for cooking, he moved to Northern Michigan in 1984 and opened Tapawingo restaurant. Located in tiny Ellsworth, Tapawingo garnered national attention for its menu of fresh local foods, artfully presented. Deborah Podolka, Ph.D.-flute performance and conducting, is a flute instructor at NMC. She has over 30 years of teaching experience with youth and adults. Jonathan Pool is an out-of-the-box thinker who’s passionate about helping others achieve what they did not believe possible. He draws on his infectious energy and personal experience to make a difference in everything he does. Jonathan is the Professor of Idea and Opportunity for the Free Agent Academy, and a certified Paterson Center strategic advisor and coach. Dennis J. Prout, B.S.-business administration, has taught financial planning courses since 1985. He is a certified Senior Advisor with decades of experience and President of Prout Financial Design. Bill Queen, B.S., is a Program Coordinator at NMC and coordinator of the Michigan Energy Demonstration Center. He served on the Built Green Grand Traverse committee, and built a green home in Cedar, Michigan. Bill instructs a variety of recreational activities including skiing and kayaking.

Steve Quick is a musician/singer/songwriter with over 25 years experience as a recording engineer and record producer. He teaches Music Technology in NMC’s Humanities Area. He was lead recording instructor at the Recording Institute of Detroit, and was trained by former Motown personnel. He runs True North Audio, an audio processing and mastering service. Maggie Quinn, M.A.-clothing and textiles, B.A.-home economics, is a certified personal trainer and a certified Jacki Sorensen aerobics instructor. Megan Raphael, B.A., is President of Courage Project, a personal and management development company. She has over 30 years of experience managing, consulting, training, and coaching in health care and business. She is the former Director of National Writers Series, and also serves as a SCORE mentor for business owners. Mary Reh, B.S. culinary arts, has worked as a restaurant chef, banquet chef, pastry chef, and executive sous chef for Hyatt Hotels. She was the Executive Chef at the Culinary Institute of America Dining Room and currently works as a personal chef. Chris Remy is a certified bike mechanic from Bike Lab TC with 7 years of professional bike shop and field experience. Chris provides repairs for many of the area’s bicycle events and races. Joan Richmond, B.F.A., M.F.A., teaches painting in NMC’s Humanities Area. She has exhibited regionally in galleries and juried exhibitions. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. Ken Richmond, AIA, B.Arch., M.Arch., architect and watercolor artist, has painted and held workshops locally and abroad. Best known for his paintings of buildings and landscapes, his work is widely exhibited and collected. Libby Robold, M.A., RYT, PRYT, has been teaching yoga for NMC since 1984. An experienced art and yoga therapist, Libby has authored articles on education, yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle wellness. She co-directs Yoga for Health Education, Center for Conscious Living, in TC.


Michael Robold, M.A., CYT, has been teaching yoga since 2002, after assisting in classes for 15 years. He teaches for NMC and co-directs Yoga for Health Education, Center for Conscious Living, in TC. Peggy Rod, B.S., is a retired TCAPS elementary teacher. Her retirement activities still include teaching; now it is teaching adults to play Mah Jongg. She has enjoyed the game since 2001. Darrell Rogers, B.A., has been with NMC’s Training & Research since 1987 and specializes in process improvement skills, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, leadership skills, team training, facilitator training and trainthe-trainer. Laura Rozeboom, B.A., has a TESOL certificate from the School for International Training and a CELTA certification from Cambridge University (UK). She has taught English as a Second Language in Greece, Tanzania, and England, and locally since 2006. Lyn Salathiel, M.A., is a teacher and traveler who taught English and Humanities at TC Central High School for 36 years. Art appreciation and critical thinking were components of the curriculum. His travels have included Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. Pat Samborski has been involved with sewing all her life. She owned and operated The Added Touch, a consignment shop specializing in gifts made by area craftspersons. She is now a freelance seamstress and sewing instructor. Margaret Schaal, B.B.A., has been involved at Old Town Playhouse for over 20 years as a director, producer, painter, designer, and teacher. She has served on the Artistic Board, been Volunteer of the Year, and is an Unsung Hero Award recipient. Stephanie Schall-Brazee, M.M.E., B.M.E., teaches elementary music for TCAPS. She has worked with elementary, high school, and college choirs.

Jack Segal, M.A.-international relations, served until June 2010 as one of NATO’s top advisors on Afghanistan. Previously he worked in the White House as a director on the National Security Council, was a negotiator on the START agreement, and with his wife, Karen Puschel, opened the first western Consulate in central Russia. As a State Department Foreign Service Officer, he served in Israel, Russia, Greece, Botswana, and Washington. Cheryl Send, CPT, is a personal and fitness education trainer who has been active in group fitness since 2000. She also works with sports teams conditioning with sport specific drills and core training. Maggie Shaughnessy, M.A.-adult education/training, has been an online instructor for Tutor.com and Baker College. Heather Shaw is a freelance editor and book designer. Recent local work includes Aaron Stander’s Medieval Murders, Cooks’ House by Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee, and In the Kitchen with Fustini’s. Stephanie Sheffer Wiitala, A.S., is a graduate of Great Lakes Culinary Institute employed by Black Star Farms where she creates breakfasts for guest at the inn and assists in special events. Sarah Shimek, B.S.-public health education and health promotion with a minor in human nutrition, worked four years in local health departments, focusing on client counseling, lifestyle interventions, motivational interviewing, and health coaching. She currently works as the Employee Wellness Coordinator for NMC. In addition to her professional experience, she is a Level 1 Certified Crossfit trainer, and specializes in performance nutrition. She enjoys cooking, and has been a contributing author to several health and fitness publications sharing nutrition information, cooking tips, and original recipes.

Heather Shumaker, M.S., is a freelance writer who began writing professionally in 1996. She is the author of It’s OK Not to Share: and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids (Tarcher/Penguin 2012) and has published in magazines like Parenting, Organic Gardening, and Traverse. She is a frequent speaker on early childhood issues. Julia Slack has been teaching cake decorating at NMC since 2004. She enjoys baking, cooking and creating special cakes for all occasions. Randy Smith, B.S.-resource development, has skied all Nordic disciplines for 40 years and is a PSIA-certified Instructor for classic and skating techniques. He is also the owner of Renewable Services, LLC, a design/installation company for solar PV, solar thermal, and wind energy with BPI certification for home energy diagnostics. Randy has been part of the NMC Energy Demonstration Center since its inception and has residential and commercial installations throughout Michigan. Elizabeth Sonnabend, M.B.A., has 15 years of marketing experience working for various companies throughout northern Michigan. Maggie Sperry was one of the youngest people in the U.S. to achieve the level of Shodan, first-degree black belt in judo. She is a youth judo instructor at NMC since 1989. Charles St. Charles III is a nature and wildlife photographer and writer. His photography is displayed in private and public settings throughout the U.S., Africa, and Australia. He makes presentations to photography classes, environmental groups, governors, and elementary school students. He works from Alaska to Asia, Canada to Hawaii, but his home is here in Michigan. Sheila Stafford, M.A.-art/photography, has taught photography at NMC since 1980. Steve Stanton, B.S., works with IBM on the worldwide deployment of a major software tool for internal and IBM Business Partner users. He developed classroom training in the U.S., Canada, France, and England.

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About the instructors (continued) Susan Steadman, is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader. She was given her first Tarot deck in high school over 40 years ago. Kimberly Stevens, B.A., ACE certified aerobics instructor, has taught exercise classes since 1985. Kim teaches at the Grand Traverse Resort and works for Western Michigan University. Jeff Straw M.S., B.S.-electrical engineering, has been teaching computer technology courses at NMC since 2002. Previously, he was an engineer and manager for high-tech companies in Colorado. Jeff has recent A+, MOS, and MTA certifications. Marcia Talicska is a certified piloxing instructor and has her Personal Trainer Certificate through the American council on Exercise (ACE). An athlete throughout her life, Marcia has taught classes at Yen Yoga and for She Skis/ She Bikes. She has completed 15 half marathons in the last 5 years and participated in triathlons and other sporting events. Keith Tampa, A.S., B.S., is a Physical Education Instructor at NMC. Terry Tarnow, B.F.A.-weaving, is manager/buyer for Dennos Museum Store at NMC. She has taught Jacki Sorensen Aerobics since 1991. Michael Torre, M.A., art instructor at NMC, has taught college courses since 1990 in drawing, ceramics, and 2- and 3-D design, sculpture, and art appreciation. His work has been included in over 100 national exhibitions, books, and magazines. Shirley Triplett, BRE, has been a stained glass artist since 1989. Employed at the Stained Glass Cabinet Company in Acme, she has taught classes for NMC since 2007.

David Van Hammen, M.A., has lived and traveled in the Middle East and North Africa for over 20 years. He is fluent in Yemeni and Egyptian Arabic. He was trained by the Peace Corps as an Arabic Language instructor. Adam Van Houten, B.F.A.-art education, has been teaching photography and other art classes for TCAPS since 2004. Photography is part of his art-making process, and he has been using Prezi in the classroom since 2009. Todd Vipond is Director of the Dolce Ensemble of the Northwestern Michigan College Children’s Choir. Paul Vittorelli, who studied Shotokan Karate in the 1980s, was introduced to the Filipino martial art of Kuntaw in 1994 and now holds a 4th-degree black belt in Kuntaw. He has instructed a variety of martial arts around the country and continues to study them. Rebecca Walters, B.A., K-12 certified, currently teaches American Foods, Global Foods, and Creative Living at West Middle School. She has been a part of TCAPS since 2008. Anna Wassa, M.A.-education, is a certified NIA White Belt instructor. She teaches at Glen Lake Community Schools where she has included NIA instruction for both student and parent groups. Kirk Waterstripe, M.S.-ecology, is the Science Lab Manager at NMC and an adjunct instructor of Plant Biology. He has been an active organic gardener and compost maker since 1990.

Chris Wendel, B.A-economics, serves the Grand Traverse Region as a Business Consultant and Lender with Northern Initiatives, a private community development corporation providing rural entrepreneurs with access to capital, information, and markets. With a background in retail, marketing, and manufacturing, Chris has worked with hundreds of Michigan small businesses. He is also a contributing writer to the Traverse City Business News and upnorthbusiness.org. Mykl Werth has been performing and teaching professionally since 1983 focusing on partner dancing and modern dance as well as country, folk, clogging, Irish, show, and theatrical dancing. Denice (Deni) Whaley is a seasoned bead instructor, teaching varied levels locally and at national bead shows. She has been published in both Bead & Button and Beadwork magazines with her original stitches and projects. Kent Wiejaczka, M.A., is a licensed builder and an award-winning artist specializing in realistic painting and drawing. Elizabeth (Betsy) Williams, former travel executive and consultant, has over 30 years of travel agency experience. She has traveled extensively and organized travel for many individuals, business travelers, and travel groups. John Robert Williams, TC native and NMC alumnus, has over 33 years of experience as a full-time commercial and portrait photographer. He has taught photography to many students in his studio, at NMC, and lectured at universities coast-to-coast. Doug Zernow, B.G.S., is a sixth-degree black belt in Yoshokai Aikido. He is also head of his own advertising and marketing communications firm. He has taught at NMC since 1984.

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